earrings I got these in Port Douglas Blazer Pinko Blouse Kookai Skirt Ripe Maternity Australia Watch Logines Shoes Chloe
While I do love her Chloes, for some extra interest, yummy mummies like Sara might like to use their BusinessChic offer on the Vivienne Westwood Ultragirl BOW (in black) or STAMP – comfy flats that are still polished for the office + lots of personality! thoughts?
Shops that have provided you with maternity workwear Country Road and Kookai have been quite good for tops. I’ve only had to go a size up with Country Road to get some extra length and Kookai is good for stretchy tops. I’ve also liked maternity shops like Egg.. and Pea in a Pod in South Yarra.
Best for shoes Normally Dolce Firme, but I’ve a pair of Prada flats which have been deliciously comfortable and recent purchases have included some ballet flats from Country Road.. and a pair of patent leather ones from Witchery.
Make up for the office Aveda has been good to me for skincare. I go to Dior for foundation and Stila for lippies and glosses in colours that I like.
busichic – Thanks again Sara and good luck – I’m sure it’s not long now!!
“Louis” is pronounced like the prenom for ‘Vuitton’… not the pronounciation used for Kate Langbroek’s son. Readers, look twice. No, not into the blues of his eyes but instead, the split tones of his shirt – sillies! The first time, I saw Louis-Blue-Eyes in this shirt, I actually walked out after him to enquire where he procured this traditional-item-with-unexpected-twist. The answer – The two toned shirt is by Vanishing Elephant… It is sold by Incu, Fat and General Pants (although the brand is produced by Incu, most of the products are sold in Fat and GP).
shirt Vanishing Elephant belt Versace shoes Jack London
I love love Louis’ shoes which are by Jack London – a purveyor of stylish workwear for blokes.. my own dashing brother has some quite nicely cut shirts from this label… I’m hoping to attend their LMFF show too.. <fingers-crossed>
Describe your corporate dress style I don’t really fit into any one category, although I would like to think that I err on the polished side of contemporary business wear. I like to adapt depending on what my day will entail.
Favourite shops/brands for workwear I buy my shirts from Incu, suits from Ralph Lauren. I recently bought a suit from Saba though, and I think the cut is pretty spot on.
Most hardworking accessory Probably my watch. Most men have zero idea about watches, so I think it says a lot about someone when they think to wear a unique and personal item intentionally as part of their look.
busichic– LOUIS! I didn’t get a picture of your watch and can’t believe you didn’t point it out to me. So we’re going to have to catch up again so I can photograph it for the benefit of BC readers who will now be thinking “I didn’t see a picture of this watch… Edwin’s on the otherhand…”
Skincare that performs well for you I use a Lancome moisturiser for the face. Shaving rash looks shocking and is best avoided with such remedies.
Publications/sites you find interesting GQ is my biggest source of inspiration, along with The Sartorialist
Reliable tailor you recommend The best tailor I know of is Nick tailors in Toorak (8/45 Canterbury Road, Toorak). He takes the time to properly line pants that have been taken up and is willing to make any adjustment, no matter how minor.
And for our final blue-eyed stunner of this post, the ever-so charming Julia who reminds me of a modern day Audrey Hepburn. A design-savvy dress in a strong colour that is tasteful enough for a conservative work environment.. and made ever more sophisticated by interesting collar detail.. and fashion-folk – what do i call the pleat thingy down the middle? … argh… Julia’s look is so visually arresting, I am going to give up the struggling for words and let you enjoy the pictures!
earrings Angus & Coote dress Arories – I picked this up at a market in Bangkok for upcoming designers bag Oroton laptop bag Crumpler belt Review watch Logines hosiery Best & Less shoes Tony Bianco
Describe your work dress style A mix of corporate and contemporary business. Usually the week starts with suits and ends with a relaxed top.
Favourite shops/brands for workwear I really like Witchery and Country Road for work wear. Saba for suits and skirts.
Most hardworking accessory or item of clothing in your workrobe? My black straight leg pants. They look formal when worn with a shirt and blazer, and towards the end of the week can also be quite casual with a nice silky top.
Skincare or cosmetics that perform well for you I prefer Sohey's for moisturiser, Lancome for foundation, Dior Show for eye shadow, Kevin Aucoin for pink blush and my life line, my tube of [Lucas] paw paw.
Your favoured coffee source or lunch/dinner/drink venue lunch and dinner - I love Rococo on Acland street. Drink venue - Lily Blacks down Meyers place in the city for a relaxed drink, and Carlton Club for a big drink.
un bon week-end! xox