Street style: What we recommend…

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Greetings BusiChic,
How are you?
I’ve just been visiting family and friends back home and had a pretty WONDERFUL time. The catch ups, the FOOD – it’s been a lovely time to reconnect considering Mr BusiChic and I spent Christmas exploring NZ away from our loved ones. Something that I noticed on this trip was that everyone had something to recommend – I found myself constantly reaching for a phone or pen to jot these things down, here’s a snippet:

  • Jane told me about TeuxDeux – the to-do list app that allows her to drag and drop tasks across a calendar.
  • Moir told me about OnceIt an app in New Zealand to buy designer clothes.
  • Kristoffer told me to keep an eye out for Issue 91 of Monocle for a special look at Melbourne.
  • James told me about the ACMI x VAMFF 2016 fashion film program he curated which will be on as part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival Cultural Program.
  • Clea told me about how Burch and Purches has interpreted her clothing label, Limedrop, as a dessert! “Limedrop” the pineapple/lime dessert will be available for sale during the fashion festival.

So when I hit the streets down the New York end of Collins street I simply had to ask what these stylish workers were recommending – check it out!

Perfect conference style in structured blazer that also adds warmth

Anamika wears jacket and dress from Cue, bag from Michael Kors.

A ladylike handbag in neutral

For those of you Netflix and the like, Anamika recommends:

 Suits and Game of Thrones, they are both brilliant TV shows and highly addictive viewing.

Effortless chic in a LBD teamed with a timeless collarless blazer and ferragamo flats

Winnie is an IT Solution Designer and rocks a Zara tweed jacket, dress from Sass and Salvatore Ferragamo Varina flats. Her sunglasses are Quay Australia “My Girl” sunglasses, earrings are Lovisa Stirling Silver Pearl Earrings and Necklace is a Hermes Silver Clou de Selle pendant necklace.

Ferragamo flats

Winnie recommends: TED Talks by relationship therapist Esther Perel and her book: Mating in Captivity.

She’s such an engaging speaker and her research and perspective on marriages and relationships in today’s society is quite profound. Her book elaborates further on what she covers in her talks and it’s a fascinating read. Also watch the new Deadpool and Zoolander 2 movies as they are hilarious.
Dapper colour combination and accessories of navy blazer and aubergine trousers

Social Media Coordinator is timeless yet trending wearing sunglasses from Dangerfield, Jacket from H&M, Tie and pants from Target, shoes from Florsheim, and a pocket square from Joe Blacks.

Pocket square and tie detail mens style

Jonathan’s rec: I thoroughly recommend everyone check out Lin Manuel-Miranda’s music Hamilton. A brilliant blend of traditional theatrical story telling, layered with modern Hip Hop and R&B influences.

Business Chic summer look with hat and gladiator sandals

Maia is an ATO Compliance Officer and wears shoes from Lipstick, dress- Supre, Cardigan- Supre, hat- Swimwear Galore, bag Michael Kors.

Purple Michael Kors bag is a nice touch

Maia recommends TV show, House of Cards.

It’s very addictive!! plus my fashion idol is one of main characters- Claire Underwood (played by Robin Wright)

Fun vintage inspired chic office look featuring pieces bought in the UK

Michelle wears vintage inspired frock and shoes from Topshop and bag by Cambridge.

Fabulous hair and accessories for the office

Here are some of my recommendations:

  • Podcasts: Start Up podcast – in Season 1 this podcast followed the life of a start-up company in REAL time = v. exciting for entrepreneurial geeks. Second season followed an online dating start-up that amongst other things offered insights into life for female entrepreneurs – gah! Then we’ve just had the mini-season with updates on Gimlet, the company we heard about in Season 1 – teething issues for growing companies from employing your partner to work in your company to company culture and issues of diversity.
  • Fashion: I told Moir about local labels Vege Threads (similar vibe to NZ’s Kowtow), APOM (A Part of Me)and Alice Euphemia’s online incarnation on Instagram. I also recommend that for more formal workwear she check out Cue – one of Australia’s largest brands accredited by Ethical Clothing Australia.
  • Books: Amy Cuddy’s “Your body language shapes who you are” is one of my favourite TEDx Talks of all time. It’s now a book called “Presence“. Also if you haven’t already, Anh Do’s The Happiest Refugee is a hilarious and gorgeous read that I think is a must for all Aussies.

What have you loved recently and are recommending?


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