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Styling NO.27

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Coty

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Hello again... has it really been a month since my last issue of Styling Magazine? Winter certainly arrived here this week in Australia‌it was icy cold and sleeting a little in my garden! I am sure though you would agree with me that browsing favourite sites online that are heading into summer keeps the balance just right. We now get to enjoy seeing blossoms and blooms at the same time as dressing up in gorgeous winter coats. This also changes the dynamics of publishing a seasonal magazine: it does not exist anymore in the digital world! So, saying that, we have a little of every season in this issue. We are celebrating a colourful world, wonderful palettes of glorious colour. Do you surround yourself with colour? The latest word in fashion and interior trends is that colour has returned but I never thought it went away! But I have never been one to follow trends! Can you imagine a world without colour, a garden without colour? Colour is what we need when living a creative life. Colour plays such an important role in how we show who we are, our moods and how we feel. A varied palette adds to the spice to life. Find and enjoy colour in all areas from nature through to textile, paints, pigments, season and so much more. You will see some amazing creative people in this issue who live this life of colour everyday and who bring it to others. Gardens feature strongly in this issue, the turn from summer to autumn’s magic and its colourful array is evident in the whimsical and romantic shoot Styling Magazine did at Invergowrie, Exeter seen here in these photos. Please share these stories with your family and friends and if you have something special or know someone creative that you want to share with me then please make contact. If you have a creative idea and you would like to collaborate with Styling Magazine with your business or products then let us talk! Wishing you all a wonderful, colourful and creative month ahead and I hope you enjoy this issue. Coty Farquhar Styling Magazine Australia www.stylingmagazine.com.au Email - cotyfarquhar@bigpond.com


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Finding your Colour Pallette

Garden Play - Invergowrie , Exeter Garden Inspired Furniture Fragrance - The Perfume Bottle The Many Colours of Jade Shopping - Auctions - Hunting - Resources What’s On - A Creative World Our top picks of Colourful Creatives Pinterest & Instagram Inspiration ‘Just because they’re so beautiful’ pages

In this issue


Finding your Colour Palette from Nature Photography by Coty Farquhar


“SEEING” COLOUR


I am often told by my readers and clients that the most difficult part about decorating for them is being able to put colours together, decide on colours and really "see" and feel colour interactions. With that in mind, I want to inspire you to see the depth of colour, the variations of tones and the colours in the shadows by looking at these images from nature of luscious blooms. Look closely at each and count the amount of different colours. In this image the pinks are not just pink...they are magenta, fuchsia, raspberry, cream, ballerina slipper pink, eggplant dark leaning over the eggy, creamy, sandy, sunrisey, buttery blooms infilled with black. Colours must be felt by one not copied with the latest catalogue. I encourage you to use this "seeing" of colour as the basis to create the wonderful and individual feel of your home and your life. The colours that give you the happiest emotional response are your colours.


GARDE N PLAY

T H E H I S T O R I C G A R D E N S O F I N V E RG O W R I E

John and Jessica Hewson's daughters grew up at Invergowrie, Exeter in the NSW Southern Highlands with a Paul Sorenson designed garden as their playground. With biophilia (love of life or living systems) in mind, it is easy to imagine the creative play in this garden that these two beautiful girls and their friends had as the basis for their future good health. Imagination, confidence, enquiring minds, movement and a sense of wonder come from surrounding our children with gardens to play in. This garden that was originally planted by Sorenson in the 1937 and then redesigned by Sorenson in the 1960s with further garden design and plantings being lovingly and passionately created and nurtured by John Hewson. It has developed into the park-like place that it is today with each new family (especially their children) adding their own spirit to the garden making it their own forever.


PH OTOGR APH Y BY COTY FARQU H AR


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Styling Fragrances The Message in the Bottle

BOTTLE LOVE The design, the shape, the detail and especially the colour of the perfume bottle is what gives each fragrance its uniqueness and its own individual personality. What makes good design in a perfume bottle? It is a combination of many elements - the material used, the glass( be it textured, smooth or frosted), the fine detailing, the weight of the bottle, the sculptural shape and form, how it fits in your hand, the reflection and the all important signature label or hand etched stamp. It is serious design, it is sculpture enclosing the coveted liquid ! The lid is the ‘crown’ and needs to turn beautifully with precision and spray with poise and exactness. The strong message in the design of a perfume bottle is very important to the designer to reflect their style. This is what makes many perfume bottles so very collectable especially the limited edition fragrances.


Six years ago Styling Magazine featured the incredible work of perfumer Dimitri Weber as he arrived on the shores of Australia leaving behind his homeland of Belgium. We also created together ‘The Art of Making a Fragrance’ workshops in our studio to showcase his talents. We predicted that there was more to come from this young man and we were right! Dimitri travelled our country extensively and knew that the rare and unique botanical essences unique to Australia were something that needed to be bottled. He found combinations of fragrances and ingredients that had never been used before in perfumes. Inspired by the natural beauty of the outback landscape from sunrise to sunset he began Goldfield & Banks, the first ever maker of luxury fine fragrances for men and women in Australia. Mixing these new found rare scents with the finest ingredients from across the world and 25 years expertise in the olfactory industry Dimitri Weber’s collection is now sold worldwide. There are seven unique fragrances in house, each representing different parts of Australia: Southern Bloom (with notes from the boronia flower native to Tasmania), Blue Cypress (created to resemble the morning due on eucalyptus leaves in Kakadu, Northern Territory) and Pacific Rock Moss( a fresh perfume inspired by the sea sprays of the southern coastline of New South Wales) just to name a few. Created in Australia with colorful bottles designed to capture the raw essence of Australia.  Watch this Man, we know there are more exciting things to come!


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AUSTRALIA’S FIRST FINE FRAGRANCE FOR MEN AND WOMEN


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THE MANY COLOURS OF

J ADE


I love jade fruit and jade floral decorations. I love vintage jade especially. I love its varied colours (pale turquoise cream, cool rich greens, dark rich reds, surprising pinks and sensuous black), its smooth feel, its delightful shapes and the fact that it seems to have a place in many decorating styles and looks. It looks exotic and interesting often with beautiful detailing. I also love jade for its wondrous healing properties. The Chinese believe that jade helps with good luck, it can ward off negative energies and negative thoughts and helps to live a long life, create self sufficiency , prosperity and abundance with many more positive traits. I personally see only positives in having a lovely piece (or ten) of jade in your decorative items at home.


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AuctionHouses & Online shopping Directory -Vintage-Antiques-Where to buy Inspiration & updates on past auctions

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Fine Arts

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On line shopping &

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A RT I S T KATE BERGIN T A B L E T O P VA R I A T I O N S EXHIBITION - ARTHOUSE, SYDNEY

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SILVIA BISCONTI Fashion that makes you dream

R A P T U S & RO S E


Silvia Bisconti, Raptus & Rose

Silvia Bisconti is the incredible creator and designer behind the Italian brand, Raptus & Rose. A brand that brings so much colour and life to women, her designs, her events, her styling and fashion shows, her philosophy on life and her oh so beautiful and colourful words... It is a fashion brand that makes you dream. We fell in love with everything she does, her work is a tribute to women. Applause, applause for this clever woman who mixes her creative knowhow with talented artisans to create a world of beauty. We feature her designs, her shows and her amazing ‘words of wisdom’ on how to live a beautiful life over the following pages. I hope she inspires you as much as she continues to inspire us!


Silvia Bisconti writes on her travels...There are days that have the magic light of wonder inside. Yesterday it was like this. And it didn't matter if I arrived in the middle of the night, with a flight that had accumulated hours of delay, and with an infinite tiredness. Nothing mattered because as soon as I touched the soil of this country that I love so


much, they began to happen one after the other, things that smelled of discovery, of rare amazement. There are days that resemble dreams so rare is the air that passes through them and the plot that develops them unexpectedly. There are days that are full of beauty that makes you breathe

IMAGES - Silvia Bisconti, Raptus & Rose

deeply and brilliant encounters that make you imagine


wonders. Sometimes I really think there is a design, a maneuver that gives us new possibilities and stories, new scenarios. For me it was so yesterday and not only because I was in one of the cities that I love most in the whole universe, but perhaps because the sky really moves the threads and opens

up

visions.

Yesterday it happened to me. It is up to us to know how to see them, seize them and then transform them

into

tangible

realities, in a natural movement that gives us new chapters of our journey, of the life we have chosen. Because one thing is certain. Life must be chosen every day, with courage and perseverance, giving and receiving, in an unstoppable flow that at certain moments really brings you closer to the life that most resembles you.


In my first long journey in India, very young and dressed in black, I looked at the women in brightly coloured saris in front of the temples of the South, or at the proud Rajasthani women full of colourful bracelets, almost

IMAGES - Silvia Bisconti, Raptus & Rose

always dressed in pink. And on that journey I understood. 


I understood right here, my beloved India, that colors are life, that every day worn can inspire higher thoughts, different desires and above all freer attitudes. Yes, because our blacks, greys and western beige are very chic, but unmistakably monotonous.  And to dress in colour makes us citizens of the world, free and passionate. It moves us different frequencies, it changes the beat, it teaches us that we can be the poster of ourselves. - Silvia Bisconti


Beauty is searching for differences. Beauty is finding the balance between emptiness and fullness. Beauty is moving around the world searching for fabrics to which you can give a new identity. Beauty is mixing fearless together so different fabrics. Beauty is forgetting time and feeling neither the cold nor the dust while in gelid warehouses you are tracking down unexpected fabrics. Beauty is giving new life to by then lifeless fabrics. Beauty is feeling your heart beating fast when in the most isolated small shop an unexpected, magnificent fabric comes up. Beauty is dressing women by listening to their souls and by stirring their passion. Beauty is teaching the courage of an eccentric outfit, because it can be the small revolution for a soul. Beauty is making women clothes which women can love at a glance and then will love them forever. Beauty is not being afraid to try. Beauty is having gone on loving crazily this job for many years and maybe every day more and more - Silvia Bisconti


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I n s p i ra t i o n a l I n s t a g ra m Pa g e s. . . B O TA N I C A L B E AU T Y

D E R L E T Z T E WO L F ( T h e L a s t Wo l f ) An explosion of pure creativity, passion a n d h e a r t - o p e n i n g g l o r y. A h i d d e n g e m a n d d e f i n i t e l y O n e t o f o l l ow , e s p e c i a l l y w h e n y o u n e e d a l i t t l e b e a u t y i n y o u r w o rl d .


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Tools of the trade... P R E C I S I O N - C U T C RYS TA L S

S WA R O V S K I F O R P R O F E S S I O N A L S Imagine what could be created with all these little gems!

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Just too beautiful to not share... A RT I S T ANNIE MONTGOMERIE Have you ever seen anything more wonderful than these incredible life-like nursery rhyme styled sculptures? We love the vintage textiles and the adorable styling!

ANNIE MONTGOMERIE


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