We peek into the lives of three women – an image consultant, a wellness advocate and a commercial stylist – to discover how style shapes their self-expression. They define style in their own words and share their experiences that influence this expression to ultimately shape their style.
These women represent our ethos of Ageless, Seasonless and Timeless beautifully.
We’re proud to have them #wearingwest14th
Style is such a personal thing. Very individual. To me, style is more than how you look and what you wear. It is also how you treat people, the words you speak and the feeling you give to people in your presence. Some people can ooze style in jeans and a T-shirt, just by adding their unique simple touch (say, a statement ring) and a warm smile.
I grew up on a farm and one of five kids. A lot of my clothes were either homemade or hand-me-downs. To breathe fresh life into old clothes I would swap out the buttons, or change the hemline, something simple, just to add my own style. It was only on special occasions that I was able to get a new outfit. And even on those occasions I preferred my mum to make me something. I liked having individual pieces and wearing something that was made with love and not pumped out by the thousands. The same is said for my fashion choices today.
My daughter (who is in textiles) defines my wardrobe as either designer pieces (not Chanel designer, rather small-batch, local designer) or active-wear. I like to wear nice clothes, made well by great people. However, my health and fitness background means I’m equally happy in comfy sweats. I do love iconic Australian brands – I have been wearing RM Williams boots since I could walk and have several pairs. I also have a lot of exercise gear made from recycled fishing line or repurposed rubber. I definitely opt for clothes that have a story.
I have a few motto’s I live by and these definitely define my style.
I might wear simple styles and colours, however I will add something unexpected.
I would say the same above rules (motto) apply. I detest clutter and piles and cheap ‘things’ that love dust. I’m all for very simple and natural, bought together with a piece with a story.