Dotti is an elite makeup artist in the highest echelons of fashion, but doesn’t wear makeup. Though she is ultra passionate about the creativity of her work, she doesn’t even like mascara and only wears lip balm. Her glowing complexion is as much an accessory as her designer shoes, jaunty hats and best friend Michelle Jank’s whimsical floral embellishments. Eating bananas from the trees where she grew up on the Great Barrier Reef, lots of exercise and a vegan diet has paid off in the depth of her inner beauty which reflects on the outside. In fact, exposing skin in the most elegant, not in your face way, is a Dotti signature. Her chest and back in Bliss Lau’s body chain kind of shook me to the bone in how tastefully understated, yet powerful she appeared in it. A Rick Owens cashmere tank never looked so good. However, feet are not for showing when it comes to Dotti’s fashion, even though she spent most of her childhood barefoot on the beach. She owns one pair of sandals, Margiela’s perfect take on the buffalo, that she wears with her Jean Muir covet-worthy animal print dress to the floor. Dotti refers to it as her “Je Ne Sais Quoi” dress for how clingy but not too revealing it is. I love how Dotti wears her state of the art boots with everything, especially when mixed with her ball gowns and sequin ’50s sweaters. She has the most enviable collection of the best avant-garde footwear. For her, clothes are not meant to be precious, but should be worn, even dragged on the ground, in order to tell a story. The more wear and tear, the more beautiful for Dotti – she doesn’t like to cover it up.