PATRICIA O’CALLAGHAN CHIC MANAGER I was born and raised in Mount Isa, completed a Bachelor of Business majoring in PR and Marketing at QUT in Brisbane. Moved back to the Outback to be with family and then packed up my amazing seven year old son and fiancé to pursue a dream career in tourism and marketing. I now work for Townsville Enterprise as the General Manager for Tourism and Events and I have the great job of selling North Queensland to the rest of Australia and the world. Doesn’t get any more exciting than that! Describe your style? Fun and dynamic – outfits need to be multipurpose so I can easily transition from work to events. Most treasured item? My engagement ring. Hoping to complement it with a wedding ring any time soon… Labels you like? Not a labels shopper at all. I buy my clothes from discount shopping stores to boutique dress shops. It’s not about the label, it about looking and feeling good no matter who designed it. Best shopping trip? When I first moved to Townsville 15 months ago. I came with one suitcase and had an entire wardrobe and a half before all of our belongings arrived. Your style guru? My best friend Nicole who is a style/beauty genius and my mother who always taught me the importance of being well presented without costing millions. You’d never be caught wearing…? Flat shoes at work or events. Wardrobe item you can’t bring yourself to part with? A number of cocktail dresses from my early 20s. I was a little more adventurous back then and my style has changed significantly but I can’t seem to let them go! Shoes or dress first? Dress first as you may be able to buy two or three pairs of shoes to match.
44 DUO MAGAZINE JUNE 2013 duomagazine.com.au
Published on May 31, 2013
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