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Styling No.22

Capturing the beauty within

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Dearest Readers, Welcome to the 22nd issue of Styling magazine, one of the most aweinspiring issues that I have ever worked on. I hardly dare mention it...more time has passed that I would have liked with this issue; it has been one that just didn’t seem to want to end, however, I am excited to say that here it is… finally complete. This issue, we celebrate the magnificent and majestic crown chakra, and what an incredible subject to research! The crown chakra is the seventh chakra and it sits just above our head. This chakra connects us straight to the heart of the divine and to the entire angelic realm. It is where our imagination comes to life and we think in ways beyond logic. It is the opening portal to all of creative consciousness, and that’s what we’re all about! I have travelled far and wide and back in time looking at the many different genres of the crown. It is said that babies and young children still have their crown chakra wide open for the first few years of their life. Their imagination is at its purest and they still hold a very close connection to heaven and the spiritual and non-physical world. Sadly, as we age, that connection closes. On the cover this month is a beautiful little girl named Olivia, (also seen here with her mother) she is only six years old, and she still holds the key to the door to creative consciousness. She and her brother Orlando often visit me at the studio and their enthusiasm for everything creative is wonderful. I think I will


have to make Olivia my new muse‌have you ever seen such amazingly beautiful hair? Olivia is modeling one of the feathered masks that we made for a masquerade dinner party last month, (featured in this issue). I open the magazine with exceptionally beautiful ‘fractal’ artwork, digitally blended with an impressive selection of royal crowns. This is a story that captures the essence of the importance of crowns throughout history, and it is also an artistic expression of the never-ending presence of pure consciousness and creative energy. As you may know from my years of blogging, I have been on a spiritual path for a long time now. It is very important to me and it is the center of my life. I love to weave this spiritual energy into my work and of course through this magazine. I constantly strive to scale new heights with the themes that I choose and the style of stories, images and artists that I include. They all play an integral part to the way the magazine is carefully designed. I endeavor each issue to take you on a creative journey, and one that I hope fills you with love and inspiration. We are not like any other magazine. So step inside, open your heart, and I hope you enjoy this new issue! Sending much love to you all, Xx Coty Farquhar


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In this issue Bavarian State Library - The Jewels Book


The Crown The Jewel in the crown 2015 A Kaleidoscope Kingdom Fractal The Painted Art - Cory Garden Ench Villa de la Livia, Rome Cap Crown FrenchSonali and OldGhosh Brussels- ‘Sugar style bobbin et al’ lace cap Food Stylist, Photographer and Cook

Natalia de Shabelsky Collector extraordinary, Russian folk art and textiles 18th Century Jewellery Designs at Sotheby’s

The crown of Hinduism Still Life Styling Costume An AutumnThe Banquet at Queen Gibraltar Hotel Agnieszka Osipa Christian Boian - Digital Artist The Jewel Book of the Duchess Anna of Bavaria Happy Easter - Cloche & Eggs Private Prayers LivingInterior with sacred Designer objects LarsandBolander religious art Home & Contents Auction A crown of flowers - Fontange Jeanne Lanvin Exhibition A masquerade party Wispy GrassesGlory and Autumn landscapes Crowning - Anna Pavlova Carvedand Angels in Wood Shopping auction hunting “Just because they’re so beautiful” pages Country Auctions in the Southern Highlands Books by creative women “Just because they’re so beautiful” pages


The Crown Chakra is considered to be the doorway to divine universal energy. It takes you far beyond physical worldly things into timeless infinite consciousness. It is the pathway to pure awareness and creativity. Crowns have fascinated the world for thousands of years and this issue celebrates their captivating beauty.

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Fractal Art Kaleidoscope Kingdom

Our opening story features exceptionally beautiful illustrations of fractal artwork that are digitally blended with an impressive selection of royal crowns. A fractal is a natural phenomenon, it is a never-ending pattern and infinitely complex. This story captures the essence of this issue and the importance of ‘The Crown’ through history. This is an artistic expression of the never-ending swirling presence of pure consciousness and creative energy flowing through our crown chakra to the higher realm.


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Cap C r o w n Fo n d d e b o n n e t Breathtaking details and exquisite hand work. French and Old Brussels style bobbin lace caps Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum


In 1962, Richard Cranch Greenleaf bequeathed an incredible collection of textile arts spanning many centuries to the Cooper Hewitt museum in the memory of his mother, Adeline Emma Greenleaf. Within the many hundreds of items and textile fragments is an exquisite selection of delicate crown caps. All intricately handmade with French and Old Brussels style bobbin lace. Crown caps, (known as cap-crown or fond de bonnet) was the headdress worn by beautiful women who graced the French court in the 17th and 18th century. Originally designed to keep their hair in place and they became a very fashionable accessory for women’s dress and an important item for a bride’s trousseau. In more recent times, the lace cap continues to be a beautiful bridal accessory.


Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum


Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum


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Спасибо Наталья

Thank you Natalia Natalia de Shabelsky


An amazing collection of folk art and fine textiles was collected in the late 19th century by Russian noblewoman Natalia de Shabelsky (1841-1905). We say thank you Natalia! You have saved for the world an exquisite and important collection of fine art. Natalia devoted her life to the conservation of folk art. She travelled through Great Russia and amassed a large collection of over 4’000 intricately embroidered textiles and opulent festival garments from the Russian peasant class. This collection was housed in her own home for many years until she took her collection around the world. Many of the garments and textiles are now housed at the Metropolitan Museum, New York, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Cleveland Art Museum. Most importantly some of this collection is housed at home in Russia at the museum of Ethnography in St.Petersburg, where in March 2009, on the initiative of Mr Pierre Bergé from Yves Saint Laurent, an exhibition was held of “Peasant Traditional Costumes”. We have selected a few of our favorite costumes to share with you from this rare and priceless collection of photographs collected by Natalia herself. Costumes were made from expensive fabrics including patterned silk, fur, wool and velvet. The dresses were details with pearls, exquisite embroidery, braided fringing and hand sewn metal thread detailing.


IMAGINATION & MYTHOLOGY A Meditation on the Crowns of the Hindu Gods


Visual thinking

The Art of Imagining Reality The more one thinks of something, the more certain that thing will happen. Imagination is a skill, it is the ability to mentally visualize an object in all its details and properties. Imagination is the building material for everything, and you cannot start a design or project without it. It is the ground plan and the visual concept. Imagination is to visualize, to dream, to create and to bring new ways into your everyday life. We have all been blessed with this special tool, it cannot be touched and it cannot be seen, it lives in our crown chakra, and it is the most valuable skill we own! Visual thinking is beyond the physical world, you need to be in the present moment, ‘the now� to start to imagine. Mythology, especially one belonging to the Hindu religion is sacred to so many.

The Hindu God’s myths account for

explaining our existence on earth. Hindu mythology is a large body of traditional narratives related to Hinduism as contained in Sanskrit literature. Meditate often on these beautiful Gods, and bring them into your life. It will raise your vibration and your imagination will open in ways you would never imagine.


How to live creatively - Bring into your present moment right now beautiful thoughts and memories of happy and loving times throughout your life… how do you feel right now, do you feel different? Hold this special feeling for as long as you can, have gratitude, be thankful

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reality for yourself. It is not just one happy memory, but many, swirling around you and through you. Imagine you can breathe in this feeling, this new energy into every single cell of your body and every creative thought bubble that you are releasing, just like the mandalas floating above and around the Hindu Goddess Kali. Meditate on the vibration of this and you can change your reality and your future. Whilst in this space, which is your space, your reality right now, start to create. Don’t let your mind or chitter chatter take over, just let ideas flow. Start to raise your thoughts to outside of your mind and let the energy flow from above down through your crown chakra and into your own space. Ideas and creative thoughts will just start to pop in, and let them! The universe will give you everything you need, when you’re ready.


To be creative you must be flexible and fluid and have total trust in what comes to you while you’re meditating. Ideas come to you for one reason only, because you are the one that can bring them into reality. Creative ideas and clever thoughts come from the collective consciousness, we can all tap into this at any time, but you must be quiet, be silent and be in the now. Connect to the inner and outer world and pay attention to everything around you. This is the beginning of you being a creative being, where you are in complete devotion to self in its oneness and with everything that exists around you.


Start each new day with this imaginary exercise – visualize now that you can see the first ever cell of you arriving into your human body. Draw this tiny cell in your mind – it’s round, it’s vibrating softly, and it is filled with love and beautiful creative energy. Now imagine you can drop into this cell, every single beautiful thing that you love in life. Good health, happiness, beauty, crystals, your loving memories, the people you love and all your secret wishes & desires. Feed it daily in your mediations and watch it grow and spread to every other single cell in your body. Dream up your own reality, visualize it and bring it to life.


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Agnieszka Osipa Polish designer, Agnieszka Osipa’s gorgeous c o l l e c t i o n o f f a n t a s t i c a l ly d e c o r a t e d a n d meticulously made costumes, Kokoshnik style head-dress and crowns have become a must-have fashion accessory for fashion designers. Her creations are often featured alongside their designs on the catwalk in Europe. Hauntingly beautiful images by young Polish photographer Marcin Nagraba


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The Jewel Book


Bavarian State Library - The Jewels Book


This priceless book boasts the last vestiges of a cultivate age, a world of taste and culture, elegance and beauty. Five hundred years ago, artist Hans Muelich was commissioned by Albert V, Duke of Bavaria, to draw in detail and paint an inventory of all the jewelry that he and his wife, the Duchess of Bavaria, Anna of Austria owned. This manuscript, titled ‘The Jewel Book’ contains 110 beautifully intricate drawings of jewelry & is still held by the Bavarian State Library today. It was a difficult task for us to choose just a few items to share in this story as they are all incredible. One can only imagine what these jewels were like in the real.


Private Prayers Living with spiritual objects and religious art in your home A collector, an artist and a jewelry designer — masterfully mix their treasured objects within their beautiful homes. Objects are carefully curated and placed with respect along side other interior elements. Many of these sacred objects symbolize prosperity and long life, so why not have them with you in your home.


Spir itual icons, religious statues and devotional objects definitely hold a special energy that permeates far and wide throughout a home. I am sure that the many years of prayers that were privately shared are set deep within these objects. It’s not sur pr ising, that in many homes today there is a special place set aside for them. Religious objects and art have always been collectible by antique dealer s and collector s. They add a touc h of gracefulness to a room and I think enhance the harmony in a room. I believe, you must love them to live with them. There are spiritual objects in many of my friend’s homes and mine! These beautiful car ved wooden statues (left) are in a friend’s home and they are positioned in an unexpected par t of the home...the kitchen, they stand on an old spice cupboard overlooking the main cooking area. I grew up in a home with religious statues, they were to be a little reminder to stop and reflect.


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Styled on the beautiful Meissen busts of the Bourbon children, we have created a wonderful selection of whimsical headdresses: the fontange, the bonnet and the crown of flowers.


Masquerade

Take your guests on an incredible masquerade dining experience with theatrical styling, cleverly crafted decorations and optical illusions with mirrors and lighting. If there’s one style of party you want an invite to, it’s a masquerade party. Last month, we designed a ‘surprise party’ for sixty guests who thought they were all coming to just a dinner. It was not until they opened a beautifully presented box awaiting in their room. Inside, a hand made feathered mask, along with a note saying…Tonight we celebrate with style and flair, here lies your mask for you to wear. The room was brimming with colour and excitement, and all we wanted was for the guests to enjoy the experience, and they did, they partied on till dawn.


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Crowning Glory The beautiful headgear & costumes of Anna Pavlova

Painting by Sir John Lavery - 1911 The Swan


She was the woman that changed the world of ballet and one of the most famous ballerinas of all time. She lived at a time of opulence, beauty and grandeur. Anna Pavlova was meticulous about her appearance on stage but equally concerned with her off-stage image. She was a supremely elegant woman, and she was always perfectly groomed. Her magnificent costumes and headgear were designed to be an extension of the characters that she played, especially her ‘Swan’ costume.


There’s undeniable career envy of the job of the interior stylist…because, it is their job to go shopping! They are always on the hunt to find obscure and unique pieces. Most stylists have their own distinctive style, and usually own a treasure-trove of props. They are impressively eclectic, in every sense of the word. Does this sound a little like you? Where do all these modern day stylists find unique home treasures? Online of course…the world is full of artistry, vintage and antiques waiting to be loved! So let’s go shopping!


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Let’s go shopping Cottone Auctions


M irror M irror Are you in the market for a mirror? Look no further than the fabulous and eclectic collection of mirrors at One King’s Lane. Sunburst mirrors, convex mirrors, gilded and distressed mirrors. They look like little flowers bursting open to the sun. We just adore them!


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Time Pieces The Pocket watch A u c t i o n - A u k t i o n e n D r. C r o t t


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Those we admire... He is simply too creative to not share... M A N I S H A R O R A

Manish Arora is one of the most celebrated and inspiring contemporary designers in the fashion world today. He is known for his astute craftsmanship and unique play on bright colours and incredible mixing of patterns. There is no other designer today that can play with so much pattern and colour in one garment. His beautifully intricate designs are inspired by his Indian heritage and his own personal experiences in life.


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Photography - Manish Arora website - Viral Bhayani

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INSPIRATIONAL

VINTAGE POSTERS

The graphic designers and artists of the 50’s and 60’s were so cool! These advertising posters capture the essence of the products so perfectly. They are so inspirational... the style of font, the mix of colours, the symbols, the artwork and the style of layout all work perfectly. Be inspired by them, bring them back to our products today. They just make you want to smile. These posters are going under the hammer right now. Swann Auction Galleries


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“ M y wo r k i s a n e m o t i o n a l e n d e a v o r. I o b s e r v e e v e r y t h i n g , s t o r i n g s e n s a t i o n s a n d i n s p i r a t i o n s t o s h a r e w i t h my c r e a t i v e team. I keep a notebook in which to record things that strike m e . T h e n I wo r k b y s u b t r a c t i o n , g r a d u a l l y c l e a n i n g o u t t h e n o t e b o o k a n d t h r o w i n g aw ay m o s t o f t h e n o t e s u n t i l i t i s t i m e t o muster up the courage to close the circle. What is left for ms the h e a r t o f t h e c o l l e c t i o n � Ve r o n i c a E t r o

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Sharon Santoni has been sharing her daily life, living in Normandy, France from her blog, ‘My French Country Home’ for many years now. I never tire of reading it! She now shares the lives of her French girlfriends with her new book ‘My Stylish French Girlfriends’ which has just arrived in store this week. Congratulations Sharon, it is superb! The book portrays twenty French women of all ages, all walks of life and from all over France. Whether they live in a cottage in Normandy, a chateau in the Var or a fisherman’s home on the Atlantic coast, they share a common thread of a love of life, and a pleasure of sharing.

Published by Gibbs-Smith - Order book on Amazon - click here M Y S T Y L I S H F R E N C H G I R L F R I E N D S - S H A RO N S A N TO N I P H OT O G RA P H S BY F R A N C K S C H M ITT


Meet 20 beautiful, creative French women who live with passion; work every day; and love to take care of their homes and families. Visit them in their grand chateaux or charming little country cottages or Parisian apartments. Learn where they shop, where they work, where they play, how they dress and, how they entertain. Absorb each girlfriend's style and joie de vivre. Santoni's affectionate writing, along with gorgeous photography, tells each woman's story with an

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intimacy usually reserved for the closest of girlfriends. “I wrote the book, My Stylish French Girlfriends, because I love to showcase some of the stylish, talented and creative women that I am lucky enough to know in France. We all like to see how others live, to understand their pleasures and observe the context of their daily lives� Sharon Santoni.

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Beautiful new books...

Carolyne Roehm’s new book - ‘At Home in the Garden’ will be out on the 27th October through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. It will include her own watercolor paintings inspired by the flowers in her garden. “Gardens are hard work, they can be a source of pride and giving a sense of accomplishment and a source of frustration. Every time I walk through the garden I see more work to be done - I think I and my garden shall be devoured by weeds” Carolyne Roehm


Saskia Havekes’s sensational fourth book Flower Addict Saskia Havekes is at the forefront of artistic flower arranging in Australia. Grandiflora is an oasis of beautiful blooms, sculptural branches and lush swathes of foliage at Potts Point in innercity Sydney. Saskia's large-scale installations and breathtaking arrangements are luxurious and bold, stemming from a deep love and appreciation of nature. In Flower Addict, Saskia shares some of her favourite floral moments, photographed by Nicholas Watt, who captures all the passion and originality of her work. On sale October 2015, Preorder - Booktopia

Cross Purpose by Adria de Haume Bespoke jewelry designer and artist Adria de Haume fashioned her first cross sculpture in 1982 to encourage the recovery of a critically ill friend. She has since harnessed the power of the cruciform to create a splendid array of personal, intricate, and truly meaningful cross-centric pieces. For three decades, de Haume’s sculptures have inspired, comforted, and delighted viewers and collectors. Cross Purpose is an exquisitely striking homage to this dominant and revered art form, illustrating the range of materials de Haume uses in her craft. As an artist, Adria is most inspired by nature, the properties of light and ancient cultures: these conscious elements are reflected in her designs. Collectors find transcendent value in her work, as all have traditional significance combined with spiritual essence. Book arrives September 2015 - Assouline


Beautiful new books... E T R O - A N I M A G I N A RY J O U R N E Y: PA S T A N D F U T U R E The first monog raph published on the acclaimed fashion house celebrates a brand famous for its lustrous fabrics and artisanal quality. Gimmo Etro founded the eponymous fashion company in 1968 with the launch of a range of fabrics made with noble and natural fibers embellished with original designs via an innovative color process. The company’s signature paisley motif appeared in its first collection and quickly became an iconic design element. In 1981, Etro expanded into textiles for upholstered furniture, and leather goods were added in 1984 with a bag and valise collection in paisley jacquard fabric. In 1985, Etro launched the home accessories and complements collection, thus consolidating the brand’s lifestyle concept. The 1990s saw the unveiling of the first men’s and women’s prêt-àporter collections, their inventive and recherché style earning the label instant recognition. The materials and a special talent with prints are what make Etro unique and inimitable. The Etro family began using textiles and fashion as a mode of art as well as expression. Originally identified primarily with Gimmo, the founder, today the company is managed by the four children. Renata Molho is the author of Being Armani. She contributes to several Condé Nast publications, including Vogue Italia and L’Uomo Vogue, and is the fashion and lifestyle critic for Italy’s leading financial newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore. Rizzoli - New York


Fondant haters, lazy bakers and timepoor hosts rejoice! These naked cakes are achievable, budget friendly and swoon worthy-and they provide an ideal opportunity to experiment with and display your individual creativity. Beautiful, rustic and organic in form, naked cakes are always tiered, with filling and frosting between layers but never on the outside--thus 'naked'. Available August 2015 through Murdoch Books

Lyndel Miller is a commercial and editorial still life, interiors and food stylist, food styling being her greatest passion. Raised between a quintessential seventies home and the commercial kitchen of her family's cafe business, she has an all-consuming affection for cooking and entertaining in all its delicate and delicious detail.

The captivating story of the pursuit of the most powerful color.  A global symbol of power, wealth, mystery, and sexuality, red has seduced viewers and inspired artists for millennia. Painters and other artists engaged in a quest for the source of the perfect red that conveyed the luxury, spirit, and substance of living. In the 1520s, Spanish explorers found it in the grand Aztec markets—in a dye derived from the cochineal insect. The ensuing global spread of American cochineal changed art, culture, science, and trade for centuries. A Red Like No Other follows the precious bug juice from Mexico to Europe and beyond as it insinuated itself into all forms of art, politics, and commerce to color the world in vivid red hues. A Red Like No Other: How Cochineal Colored the World Edited by Carmella Padilla and Barbara Anderson - Available September 1st through Rizzoli, New York


“ J u s t b e c a u s e . . .” I t ’s s i m p l y t o o b e a u t i f u l t o n o t s h a r e . . . The official opening dinner of Expo Milano 2015

A city with centuries-old history and beautiful churches is precious because of the symbols that make it unique and the ethical and cultural values that the city champions. Values such as industriousness, inventiveness, generosity addressed to the city’s historical heritage as well as to those in need. These and more are the ideals that have inspired the event that was held on May 14th, 2015 in Via della Spiga, in the heart of Milan’s fashion quadrilateral: the street welcomed 1,000 guests at a beautifully styled 400 meter long table with hundreds of exquisite flower arrangements for the opening of the Expo Milano 2015.


This unconventional opena i r d i n n e r p a r t y, symbolically called Mille Spighe per una Guglia, or One Thousand Spikes for One Spire (having also a meaningful subtitle, At the Table of the Friends of the Duomo) aimed to combine the Expo’s core theme and Milanese people’s love of t h e c i t y ’s wo r l dw i d e recognized symbol, the cathedral. This special dinner party, which took place in a truly unique setting, along one of Milan’s most elegant and glamorous streets, was organized by the Friends of Via della Spiga Association, to celebrate the opening of the Universal Exposition and, at the same time, to offer guests the chance to join the Adopt a Spire initiative, which contributes to the restoration and upkeep of the cathedral, Milan’s cultural and artistic symbol and one of its most visited attractions. And as the unique touch to this unforgettable event, Four Seasons Hotel Firenze and Four Seasons Hotel Milano, official partners, offered their catering services to ensure the party was a great success. Top-level services, further enhanced by the presence of Vito Molokai, the Michelistarred Executive Chef of Four Seasons Hotel Firenze and Four SeasonsHotel Milano. The dinner party was an opportunity to invite guests to look up at the Madonnina atop the cathedral’s main spire and round, at Via della Spiga, with its gleaming and dazzling shop windows filled with Italian-made products - a sort of open-air art installation that made the event an unforgettable experience: a look at the present and a vision for the future. EXPO MILANO 2015 Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. 1st May - 31st October 2015 184 days of events, over 140 Countries, 20 million visitors.


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Styling is a reflection of our personality – our tastes, our power of observation, our own cultural upbringing and our talent for originality. Creativity is a fundamental human compulsion to invent or to compose. Take time each week to create your own ideas, however humble you may think they are. Look closely at the details in everything and notice the colours, the shapes and the deep inner feelings you have when you are attracted to something. Creative expression comes from the many objects we have around us in our lives, a bowl of flowers, a favourite teapot on a lovely table, a painting or a garden on a misty day. Creativity is inspired by the wonders of our universe. When you are in the right state of heart and soul, just like magic you can tap into the endless flow of universal creative energy and resources and inspiration comes straight to you. - Coty Farquhar


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Let your thoughts of peace guide you, enter the realm of your inner soul, find the things that make you happy and bring them all here, listen to yourself, let go, and fall through the clouds of peace. Soar in the open winds, allow serenity and peace to fill your mind. See the things you want, feel it... it’s already yours.This is your inherent birth right, flow with the rivers, flow with the wind, emerge yourself in the beauty that is you, and the universe will follow.


Styling Magazine Coty Farquhar

Founder & editor in chief of Styling magazine Coty Farquhar is a professional creative d i r e c t o r, v i s u a l d e c o r a t o r, b l o g g e r a n d photographic stylist whose career began and grew within the Australian Vogue Stable of Magazines, Vogue Living, Vogue Enter taining Guide and Vogue Children, her magazine career culminating as Fashion & Beauty Editor of New Woman Magazine. With a passion for the visual ar ts, par ticularly photography, Coty carries with her more than 30 years experience in jour nalism, styling, designing & creating events. Coty has the rare and unique combination of journalistic experience, media, visual ar t and marketing in the fashion, food & wine, interiors, theatre and event industries. Coty has styled and photographed for many books, magazines, websites & adver tising campaigns. Coty has lived in the Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia for 23 years with her husband, cabinetmaker & restorer Andrew Fa r q u h a r o f Fa r q u h a r ’s F u r n i t u r e w h o s e extraordinary work is housed in many famous Australian buildings & private homes.


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