Stepping out on the red carpet at the InStyle and Audi Women of Style Awards wearing a gold Chanel gown, Tonkin looked all the part an It girl. Sharing what Women of Style means to her, Tonkin was quick to share the importance of lifting up women — especially in fashion.
"I think this is a really special event because it really champions women in all industries across a bunch of fields. I think it’s really important to showcase all different types of women and all types of different types of amazing things. It’s a really beautiful way to showcase every different type of woman," she told us.
Sharing her number one tip for surviving a long red carpet, Tonkin has an unexpected answer — CBD oil.
"I just put CBD oil on my feet to prevent my high heels from killing my feet all night," she said.
But when it's time to go home, Tonkin is all about a good, long bath.
"I kind of stick to epsom salts, put them in the bath, get a book and just try and shut out the world for an hour."
And, just for the record, it isn't all Chanel dresses and heels for the actress, who admits her work wardrobe consists of "sweatpants, a hoodie and probably Ugg boots because it’s normally five o’clock in the morning!"
To mark the 11th annual Women of Style Awards, we're honouring 10 inspiring women that bring the message of the night to life. 2019's group of honourees includes leaders in science, business, fashion, social justice, beauty and entertainment, boasting a list of combined achievements that proves style is more than just the clothes you wear.
Notably, Celeste Barber, Phoebe Tonkin, Amy Shark and Jesinta Franklin lead the fashion set on the red carpet in head-turning ensembles. Local stars Anna Heinrich, Sam Frost, Phoebe Burgess round out our best-dressed list. Head here for every dazzling red carpet look.