Twenty Questions with Briony Kent

Welcome to Twenty Questions!

Every week I’ll be sharing a new twenty-something on the blog and their responses to twenty quick-fire, intimate questions about themselves. No one featured on Twenty Questions is a celebrity or public figure, and most of these people I don’t know very well, or at all. My hope is that by taking a peak into someone else’s soul you will realise that, despite our fundamental differences, we still have very similar insecurities, make similar mistakes and have fought similar battles to become the people we are today.

Briony Kent

What is your full name?

Briony Louise Kent.

 

How old are you?

20.

 

How old do you feel?

Growing up I always felt way older than I was. I’ve been super blessed to have grown up surrounded by brilliant older women who treated me as an adult from the age of 13 and forced me to open my mind beyond teenage dramas.

 

Where were you born, and where do you live now?

I grew up in a small country town called Camperdown in Australia, once I finished high school my best friend and I moved to Melbourne where I stay for almost three years but two months ago I got swept off my feet by an english man so I decided to pack up and move to the UK. So now I’m an Essex gal.

 

What do you do for work?

Ahhh. This is my current struggle. I am – well have always been – obsessed with my career in fashion but it is hard work to crack into the fashion magazine industry. I am currently selling my soul to any fashion editor I can get in front of. So in the mean time I am about to start part time retail at Skinny Dip and I also design patterns for netball dresses and freelance work for a fab little company designing posters.

 

What do you do for fun?

Sex.

 

Did you go to university? If so, what did you study? If not, why?

Yep! I just graduated from Whitehouse Institute of Design with a Bachelor in Creative Direction & Styling.

 

What is your favourite movie of all time?

Omg. I hate when people ask me this, there are way too many! But I think I would have to say “A Walk To Remember”. I’m a sucker for old school romance.

 

What is the biggest risk you have ever taken that has paid off?

I don’t really think of anything as a risk. I believe that everything you go through or throw yourself into, good or bad, it shapes you. So you never really have anything to lose because you will always grow from it. Moving to the UK with someone I’ve only known existed for three months, leaving behind everything I’ve ever known, to live with people I’ve never met, is probably the biggest thing I’ve ever done. But so far it’s also probably the best thing I’ve ever done and I wouldn’t change a thing.

 

Hardest moment of your twenties so far?

I have only been twenty since February so I would say living in a place of uncertainty. I have always had a plan, always known where I was heading and how I would get there. But now I don’t know. I don’t know what will happen tomorrow – let alone next month – especially in terms of my career. I’ve had quite a few meltdowns and it has taken me a while to get used to, well, just living. Not trying to live the way I had planned it in my head, but to just go with it and enjoy all the rocky roads along the way.

 

Best moment of your twenties so far?

Definitely falling in love.

 

Who do you miss?

My crazy family.

 

What do you like the most about yourself?

My drive and ambition.

 

What do you like the least about yourself?

The pressure I put on myself. Constantly.

 

If you had to get a tattoo, what would you get and where would you get it? If you already have tattoos, which is your favourite and why?

I already have quite a few tattoos. I think my favourite is a big heart I have on my ribs that says “A love that lasts. – Pat & Collie”. Pat and Collie are my grandparents who have a love for each other larger than The Notebook. Their relationship has inspired me ever since I was a child to make sure that I never settle for anything less. When I showed my nana the tattoo she said, “Briony, I have one piece of advice for you – take no shit. And you’ll be fine.” It was also my first tattoo.

 

How would your friends describe you?

Fucking mental, loyal and a good laugh.

 

How would your parents describe you?

Determined. When I was younger (12 to 14) I would write my parents business proposals to show them why they should invest in things I wanted. Like a horse. And I would then email it them until they said yes or gave me another option.

 

When was the last time you cried?

Two weeks ago after a few too many wines. I don’t remember it but apparently it was because I was happy.

 

What are you afraid of?

Failure.

 

If you could start your twenties again, what would you do differently?

Stop stressing so much over the small shitty stuff and just enjoy not having any “real life” problems for a while.