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By Connie Matthews, The Stylish Director, Personal Stylist, Brisbane Australia
Recently I had a family wedding in Adelaide April 16, 2016. Like most women, what do we do – go shopping of course! Early in April, with plenty of time up my sleeve, off I went. But where to go and what to buy?
Indooroopilly Shopping Centre offers easy parking, has a great range of shops, covers all price points with friendly, genuine service. I cannot impress upon you just how fantastic all the staff are.
Living in Brisbane the need for a coat is few and far between however, in Adelaide, you need to keep warm. Travelling home for this event I wanted to have something a little more sophisticated, beautifully crafted, edgy, avant-garde with some flow and Australian. To my great surprise I found everything to fit my shopping criteria at Manning Cartell.
This… is the power of STYLE.
I put my husband through one of my movie choices – Van Hesling. If you are anything like me I love to Google the stars. We all know and love Hugh Jackman. However, Richard Roxburgh is an Albury boy, which I never knew, and is married to co-star from this movie, Silvia Colloca. David Wenham – we all loved in SeaChan
ge. All Australian – super cool..
Kate Beckinsale was the object of my desire. She is a beautiful looking women, always well-presented and groomed, immaculate hair and make-up, along with being an amazing actress. As women these are the things we all want to achieve.
I was surprised to learn that Michael Sheen, who is a brilliant actor, was her partner from 1995 – 2003 and they had a daughter – Lily Mo Sheen. Again, if you are anything like me, I always look through images. And BOOM! There it was! Kate Beckinsale, Lily Mo Sheen and Michael Sheen are seen in Soho, New York, on April 5, 2016 | Source: Getty Images, with my Manning Cartell coat. At this point I slid off my couch, picked myself up, dusted myself off, ran upstairs, pulled MY COAT out, just to make sure it was the same, ran downstairs with great excitement to tell my husband all about it, who really did not care, that Kate, my new found friend was wearing MY COAT.
The next day I searched for the same image, and what should I find: Amal Clooney in Giambattista Valli and Manning Cartell, image by Polyvore, – wearing MY COAT.
Most of us buy the latest magazines, seek out where to purchase the fashions displayed and buy that look. Not me! I purchased MY COAT and then found these images.
I have to say I felt pretty good at this point, in fact – awesome!
STYLE is what we make it, how our choices make us feel and how we walk, talk and own it.
STYLE… is as individual as YOU
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