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RACHAEL AND CHARLOTTE

As a luxe bohemian brand designed for the SW woman, we love to see how our favourite bloggers and influential women are styling our pieces. Mixing back statement jewels with FINE pieces, make-up artist and beauty blogger Rachael Brook, and fashion blogger Charlotte Bridgeman, let us into their lives and show us how they style their picks from our newest collection, 'Only In Dreams'. 

RACHAEL BROOK |  @rachael_brook 

Traveling across the country sharing your skills with women nationally must be so rewarding! How does your wardrobe reflect your current jet set lifestyle? 

The most noteworthy part of my lifestyle right now is that I'm constantly going to events where I'm photographed which means I need to be switching up my outfit every time so that it doesn't look like I only have a couple of outfits on rotation.  So in saying that, I like to invest in staple pieces that I know I can switch up and wear in different ways - such as my light blue Michael Lo Sordo trench coat.  I can wear it over an outfit or I can tie it up and wear it as a dress.  I also love to own pieces that have something a little bit different about them such as my Dion Lee skivvies.  From the front they just look like a comfy long sleeved top, and from the back they're incredibly sexy and backless - they look amazing with a necklace placed down your back.

You absolutely can’t go past the essentials – does this apply with your make up as well? What is your go-to look to make a statement and how do you balance this with your jewellery?

My go-to make up look is dewy, highlighted skin, with bronzed (& slightly contoured) cheeks, a black winged eyeliner and smoked out warm brown eyeshadow.  I team this with wavy hair, and I pull one side behind my ear or flick it over, and balance it out with a statement ear cuff.  I'm completely obsessed with ear cuffs.  This look works really well with the highlighting and the wing and it shows off your cheekbones reallywell too.

You must be a pro at winged eyeliner then – struggle town for us! How would you create this look on the go? Winged eyeliner in a cab musn’t be an easy feat!

If you love wearing a winged liner, but don't leave yourself enough time to do it (story of my life) - before leaving the house, apply moisturiser and lip balm and do your winged eyeliner before applying any other make up.  That way, the trickiest part is done and the rest of your face can be completed on the run if it's necessary.   Your skin and lips will be absorbing all the moisturising goodness in the meantime and you can finish your make up on the train to work, or in the car before getting out (not while driving!)

Keeping a few key products in your bag at all times makes for an easy day to night make up transition.  For example an eyeliner, a highlighter and a bold lipstick are quick to apply but make a huge difference to your look. 

So that’s how you nail it! Will need to lock that one away in the memory bank! So you’ve got 3 minutes to complete your look what is your game plan?

I can't leave the house without my rings on.  I have about 6 that I stack on every day and I feel naked without them.  I have a ring that was given to me by my Grandmother and it never get's taken off - the rest are stacked around it.  I love pinky rings and rings that sit mid way up my finger.  I've also started wearing a watch more recently, although it's really just there to look pretty because I seem to still only use my iPhone to find out what time it is.  

 SHOP RACHAEL'S NECKLACE HERE

SHOP RACHAEL'S BRACELET HERE

SHOP RACHAEL'S FINE RINGS HERE

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CHARLOTTE BRIDGEMAN |  @winstonandwillow

Style speaks to different people in different ways, how would you describe your take on fashion – is there a style icon you can relate to?

I think my style is definitely quite classic with a modern twist. I love keeping up with current trends but I'm always very cautious of not taking them too far. As for a style icon, I love the elegance in how Miranda Kerr dresses, her style is something I definitely relate to. 

Let’s be honest, we love Miranda everything! We can definitely see how you resonate with her as a style icon. Naturally embodying this mantra must mean you have three staple items that you can’t live without?

A pair of black high heel pumps, a black leather jacket and my black monogrammed leather tote bag - it fits everything and is very sturdy. 

Black leather jacket would be on our list as well! Fashion staples should form the base of your wardrobe, which is vital when you travel as often as you do! I’m sure travelling must influence your style, where else do you get your inspiration from?

I follow a lot of blogs, both personal style and street style, so I draw most of my inspiration from them, but when I travel to different places such as New York, I'm constantly inspired by what people are wearing! Everyone just seems to look so good in New York.

And where does jewellery come into your day to day looks?

For day to day I mostly wear finer jewellery, particularly rings and always a necklace. However when I go out I love to add some more elaborate pieces - it really completes an outfit. 

As a professional within the industry you must notice that trends ebb and flow, how does this relate to your style and how has working within the industry changed the way you see fashion?

I don't think my role has changed my style that much, however living in Sydney definitely has. As I walk almost everywhere now I find myself dressing for comfort a little more than I used to and incorporating flats into my looks more than I did when I was living in Melbourne. 

SHOP CHARLOTTE'S CUFF HERE

SHOP CHARLOTTE'S RING HERE

SHOP CHARLOTTE'S EARRINGS HERE

SHOP CHARLOTTE'S FINE RINGS HERE

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