Meet Georgah Crane, the Melbourne model who splits her time between modelling, working at a consignment clothing store, and inner-city beekeeping with the Honey Fingers collective.
How old are you?
When did you first start modelling?
It was about five years ago now. I first started in New Zealand when I was living there. I was doing snow seasons in Queenstown. But I didn’t really do much there until I came back to Australia and moved to the Gold Coast. I sort of became friends with a lot of photographers and creatives and just fell into it that way.
Where were you born?
I was born in Canberra and I lived there until I was about ten.
Where do you live now?
In Fitzroy North, Melbourne.
What do you do to relax?
I would say beekeeping, but I haven’t been able to go out lately. I know this is actually a really bad habit, but I love to just come home and read articles on the internet for, like, five hours straight, or just have a good scroll through Instagram, or watch Netflix with my partner and our cat. But I feel like that was in winter. That was our hibernating phase and now that it’s getting warmer I really like to go down to Edi Gardens and just have a can of something and an ice cream.
How did you get into beekeeping and what do you love about it?
I got into beekeeping through Instagram actually; I met my mentor Honey Fingers on there. I had DM’d him to say how much I enjoyed his posts and videos on bees and he invited me to come along, then I never stopped. There are so many things I love about beekeeping: the sense of community with other beekeepers, the lessons we can learn from the bees, the delicious honey!
What song always puts you in a good mood?
‘Mas, Que Nada!’ by Jorge Ben Jor – such a good summer beach tune. Also special mention to the album Afro-Harping by Dorothy Ashby. Perfect mood music.
What is your skincare routine?
Glossier Milky Jelly is my favourite cleanser. Although I’ve run out at the moment, so I’m just using a Cetaphil because that’s a similar texture. I’m trying to keep it really simple and just use the Biologique Recherche P50 Lotion a couple of times a week. I have this facial oil slash serum from a brand called Lesse that I try and use every day. And then I sort of cycle through different moisturisers. Sometimes it’s just a Cetaphil one and other times it’s Glossier. Anything that’s nice and heavy that I can really lather on before I go to sleep.
What’s your go-to beauty product?
I would say at the moment it’s the Lesse oil. It’s really really good. It feels really hydrating. You feel really glowy. Like you’re really doing a favour for your skin when you put it on. I’m really into that. I need to buy more actually.
Do you have a signature scent?
I do. It’s the Maison Louis Marie No.04. in the little oil. I think it’s the most popular one. A lot of people tell me it smells like Le Labo Santal, but I don’t think they smell similar at all.
What’s your healthiest habit?
My healthiest habit is I’ve really gotten into drinking lemon water all the time. Probably too much, actually. I also love cooking. I’m in the process of upgrading all my kitchen stuff. I just bought a really nice cast iron pan. So I think my favourite thing that I cook the most is risotto. I love a good risotto. But I’ve been trying to cook a new recipe every week, to teach myself new things and find new recipes that I like to eat all the time. I’m kind of testing out a few things.
What’s the quality that you most like about yourself?
I think I’m really kind.
What is a quality that you most like about others?
I would say I probably look for kindness in other people as well. I think it’s just when people are really genuine and kind. That’s what I’m most attracted to.
Can you finish this sentence? To me wellness is…
To me wellness is balance. It’s about checking in with yourself and making sure that you’re fulfilling all of your needs; not too much in one area and less in the other. As my mum always used to say, “everything in moderation”, which I think is really good.
You can follow Georgah Crane on Instagram. Photography and words by Really Well.