Former International Model and Bestselling Author; Steph Adams is the Founder and Editor of LAQUA MagazineAuthor of 3 books, Art Director and Publisher. Born in Perth, Western Australia, Steph began her career in the fashion industry as an international model before moving to Sydney in 2003. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Curtin University in 2004 and started working as an Art Director for Vogue, Vogue Living, Marie Claire, Instyle, Grazia, GQ, Belle, Gourmet Traveller, House and Garden and Delicious magazine. Steph moved to London in 2009 and worked as an Art Editor for Net-a-Porter, designing their first ever magazine with Claudia Schiffer on the front. She has since worked internationally with British Vogue, Elle, Harpers Bazaar, Conde Nast Traveller and Marie Claire.

As an Art Director, Steph has collaborated with some of the industry’s most iconic image-makers including: Stephen Quinn (Publisher of British Vogue and Net-a-Porter founder: Natalie Massenet.

In April of 2016, Steph published her first book, a collection of healthy recipe’s from celebrities, hotels, spa’s and cafe’s around the world, called “Good to Glow” which was released by Teneues Publishing. The book has since been translated into three languages and published in Germany, UK, US and France.

In Dec 2016, she published bestselling book: “The Game Changers; Success Secrets from 40 women at the top with her co-Author; Samantha Brett. The book has been featured on Good Morning America, Harpers Bazaar UK, Marie Claire Australia, Grazia and hit number 1 in its category. It’s also been printed in over 100 newspapers around the world.

Steph has worked professionally with Dior, SKII, Estee Lauder, WelleCo, Aerin Lauder, Loreal Paris, Waterford Crystal and many more.

Steph shares her passion for philanthropy by having worked with charities such as Pink Hope, The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, Global Goals Australia, Barnardos x Sass & Bide, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer, Belvedere x Red and Jeans for Genes.

Awards  –  Australia’s Top 50 Influencer Award, 2017

Photography: Chantell Bianchi  Make-up: Priya Goddard