A Series of Shades

Destination 90s ~ our A*mazing Crew with James Sherry (Episode 7) - photo courtesy of Fernando de Sousa

Back in April, Business Chic was a bi-weekly post consisting of at least one batch of workwear inspiration plus other things which were keeping me inspired…like Destination 90s, a show on Channel 31 for which I was stylist and a segment presenter… It was under the influence of my family and friends that after April, the focus was only on workwear. It was per the advice of Joyce Watts of MEL: HOT or NOT (the decisive guide to Melbourne) that I started thinking about making my photographs larger… which actually didn’t happen until well into May because being an amateur photographer I was frightened all technical faults would be noted. But Business Chic-izens you have been kind thusfar! So without further ado, here’s a blow up of  one of my favourite Business Chic series ~ Sunglasses at Work. Xx Cheryl

Sunglasses at Work

Sunglasses – I need them and like them but find it challenging to make them work.. for work. Good thing then, that I found these workers who augment or enhance their business chic well with shades in different styles and sizes..  

Melissa (Polished/Corporate)  


sunglasses Sportsgirl (Ok so I cheated some with this first one~ my own) earrings I got these from a shop along Chapel St blazer & top Cue skirt & belt (set) Portmans shoes Peeptoe  

I love the peplum detail on Melissa's jacket such that I ran after her to ask to capture it.. the back of her Portmans skirt had lovely ruffle panel detail which unfortunately I wasn't able to capture as clearly..

These sunglasses are my own but I feel that round frames added a nice touch of quirky to Melissa's smashing polished outfit. love.

Laura (creative / smart casual) 


sunglasses Tom Ford earrings hearts on fire  blazer,bag&boots Country Road jumper/sweater Kookai skirt Sportsgirl stockings Ambra 

classic styling in black adds professionalism and sharpness to a fun-shape skirt with great movement.

 Favourite shops/brands/websites for workwear? – scanlan theodore / country road / vintage accessories / net-a-porter – for dreaming 
Most hardworking accessory or item of clothing in your workrobe? thin black knits from scanlan theodore for layering 
Skincare or cosmetics that perform well for you? aesop / nars / by terry 

Tom Ford sunglasses - stylish semi-tinted frames will come in handy to stave off glare come sun,hail,rain - and anything else Melbourne weather will come up with..

Your hairdresser/colourist/stylist? Liza @ Kudos Fitzroy 

Publications/sites you like for updates in your industry or just find interesting? – Vogue (Aust / British / Italian and French) / Garance Dore / Sartorialist / Interview / Vasili’s Art Patrol / Design Files
Your favoured coffee source or lunch/dinner/drink venue? Journal / Cafe Vue / Gills Diner / Bondstore / Movida Next Door 

Andrew (Corporate)

I like how Andrew’s frames add an unexpected twist to an otherwise conventional corporate outfit –  an example of the transformational/personality-enhancing value of a good accessory.  


sunnies: Hans Kjobenhavn – Timeless frames direct from Copenhagen, Denmark suit straight from the high end bespoke tailors of Yaly in Hoi An, Vietnam shirt Country Road – I like my candy stripes shoes Aria Shoes – good rubber sole for walking to work 

coiffure a la natural

1. Shops you go to for workwear Country Road is my usual stops for workwear. The Country Road Factory Outlet on Bridge Road is a gem, I usually head there once a fortnight. If I head there on the right day and I can walk out with 2-3 great fitting, decent quality business shirts with change of $100. Bargain!
2. What’s in your lunchbox? This really depends. Usually a good homemade roll with salami, tomato, pesto, baby spinach, and cheese. The trick is to bring the tomato separate and cut it up at lunchtime to avoid a soggy disaster. Then, at lunchtime, the only question is: to toast or not to toast?
3. Tasty quick recipe for when you get home from work? I love cooking, but sometimes when I get home from work cooking is the last thing I want to do. Quick and easy tomato napoli with penne, the way nonna makes it, is easy.
4. Coffee source There are a few I like in the city. Mess Hall, COT, Journal, Postal Hall. I usually prefer to drink in than takeaway, as I am not a fan of paper cups.

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