July 1, 2016
The Style Society: Meet the Style Leaders
July is shaping up to be a huge month. This will be my last month as Profile Style Editor as I take a break from my role at Profile Magazine to enter the world of motherhood. I’m excited my last day just happens to coincide with Profile’s largest and most stylish event ever – Profile Style Society. What an incredible way to wrap it up!
At 36 weeks pregnant I will do my best to channel the likes of fabulously stylish expectant mums, Blake Lively and Bar Refaeli, as I put together my outfit for the event. Don’t let the chill of winter keep you away – it’s the perfect time of year to wear a fabulous long sleeved dress or blazer.
This is THE event for fashion, lifestyle and creative enthusiasts! The Profile team has been busy working away to create an incredible event for the Sunshine Coast. Trust me when I say you won’t want to miss this one. Grab a few friends, enjoy a delicious long lunch and learn from three amazing national style leaders, who will share their tips for fashion and style at every age. I’m particularly excited to learn from these creative and inspirational women.
Click here for all the details and to book your tickets — be quick, tickets are selling fast. I can’t wait to see you there!
The stylish and well-loved TV presenter and self-confessed “Sunshine Coast girl at heart” has further cemented her fashion credibility as this year’s Channel 7 Brisbane Racing Carnival Ambassador. Liz joins us as Master of Ceremonies.
What defines your personal style?
I like to dress in shades – lots of monochrome, neutrals and navy. I’m very much a ‘no-frills’ kind of girl and love simple but beautifully structured pieces that offer shape and definition. And I always look to accessories to add an edge – they can make or break an outfit.
What is your style advice to women of all ages?
Dress to your body shape! I can’t emphasise this enough. If you’re comfortable and confident in an outfit then it will empower you to feel great and allow your personality to shine through.
The contemporary jewellery designer and Sunshine Coast native has taken her superstar silversmith skills to the global stage, with the work of her eponymous label being published in numerous leading Australian fashion publications.
How did you arrive at your signature aesthetic?
I have always designed primarily for myself and those closest to me, drawing on a range of sculptural, conceptual art and architectural influences. My family and friends share my love of art and design so we’ll regularly have conversations about new artists and work that we’ve recently discovered. It’s wonderful because it’s both creatively stimulating and supportive at the same time.
What advice would you give for enhancing your style through accessories?
My advice is to keep it personal and stay true to your own style. And it’s all about quality over quantity — there’s something so intimate and sentimental about jewellery that makes it such a worthwhile investment and I love how it completely transforms an outfit. You could be wearing a t-shirt and jeans but the moment you add some quality jewellery, you enhance that look ten fold.
With an online following of over 54,000, this creative force has styled and directed multiple campaigns for online fashion heavyweights Sabo Skirt and continues to be in high demand, both locally and internationally.
What influences your personal style and do you relate this to your work?
I favour masculine pieces that are relaxed and well-tailored but also love to mix textures and jewels for a more feminine evening look. Modern minimalistic trends like this definitely influence my personal style but my creative direction for clients is on a completely different level. I have no limits when I’m in my creative zone!
What role do you think fashion and styling play in empowering women?
Fashion is one of the best forms of self expression. If a woman knows her identity and is comfortable with who she is, showcasing her own personal style is a great way to express her personality and her own unique signature qualities.
As a Westfield stylist and Mimco muse, Annabel has a seriously impressive portfolio, having curated campaigns for brands such as Sass + Bide, Marriott Hotels and Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival.
How would you describe your personal style and where do you think it originated?
Layered, neutral and androgynous with a touch of leopard print (my weakness!). My personal style has been influenced by industry icons such as Christine Centenera, Carine Roitfeld and the Olsen twins.
What is your style advice for empowering women to look and feel their best?
You can never be overdressed. A well cut blazer, statement heel, oversized cocktail ring or slick of red lipstick can do wonders for your confidence and also makes a statement about who you are without having to say anything.