CHERIE HAUSLER, 44 En­tre­pre­neur

Fash­ion has to be prac­ti­cal and stylish for Cherie, co- owner of a Bangkok restau­rant and tea blender at Scullery Made.

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De­scribe your per­sonal style. Mood de­pen­dent. More of­ten than not, I lean to­wards re­laxed cloth­ing and lots of nat­u­ral fi­bres like linen and cot­ton, re­gard­less of be­ing ter­ri­ble at iron­ing (ter­ri­ble, be­cause I never do it!). How has your style changed over the years? My wardrobe has al­ways been in­flu­enced by my lo­ca­tion — in Mel­bourne, ev­ery­thing I wore was black, which made things easy. Then in London, ev­ery­thing came from Benet­ton or Gap be­cause I was nan­ny­ing and my clothes needed to be nice but not pre­cious. In Syd­ney I started to wear more colour and, be­cause I was work­ing in TV, things got a bit fancier — and less com­fort­able! Now you’re in the Barossa Val­ley, but travel to Syd­ney and Bangkok. What do you never leave home with­out? Linen and cot­ton dresses and skirts, that can be worn with or with­out tights, jeans than can be worn with or with­out heels, a plain white shirt and cot­ton scarves. I’m ter­ri­ble at pack­ing shoes though, so I al­ways come home with more pairs than I left home with. Read­ing that back, it does sound more like an un­con­scious shop­ping strat­egy… What are your win­ter must-haves? I love lay­er­ing clothes so I keep to a neu­tral colour pal­ette and then ev­ery­thing will match (I can hear my friends laugh­ing now be­cause they know I only wear beige, grey and navy). I love knit­ting, too. I’m not nec­es­sar­ily good at it, but I love it, so I’ll do a new chunky wool scarf for my­self each win­ter. Where are your favourite places to shop? If I’m lo­cal, it’s Alabaster in the Barossa. They have beau­ti­ful brands and the owner has such a good eye. In Syd­ney, I love Gor­man, and al­most ev­ery brand at Col­lec­tor Store in Surry Hills. Ac­ces­sories can make an out­fit — do you have a favourite jew­ellery brand? Emma and Tom. It’s hand­made in the Barossa with re­claimed olive wood, old wine bar­rels and vin­tage fab­rics. She’s one of those ef­fort­lessly stylish peo­ple and her jew­ellery car­ries that same feel­ing. Any shoe brands that you love? I love the R.M. Wil­liams boots my sis­ter gave me when we moved to London. I was 21 years old. I can def­i­nitely call them long-last­ing! What would we find in your beauty cabi­net? Ae­sop skin­care and Aveda make-up. I’ve been loyal to those brands for years be­cause their prod­ucts and com­pany philoso­phies are just bril­liant. And I’m a sucker for beau­ti­ful pack­ag­ing. What’s the best style ad­vice you’ve re­ceived? Pants first, then shoes. Also, hats make bad hair days non-ex­is­tent. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit scullery­made.org

1 ‘Karla’ scarf, $99.95, from Tren­ery. 2 In­ner Light Min­eral Tinted Mois­turiser, $59.95, from Aveda. 3 Oil-free Fa­cial Hy­drat­ing Serum, $67, from Ae­sop. 4 Cropped poplin shirt, $139, from Coun­try Road. 5 ‘Cam­den’ coat, $249, from Driza-bone. 6 Ten­nis shoes, $70, from Ben­si­mon. 7 Salus rose geranium soy can­dle, $39, from Alabaster. 8 Golden Milk Matcha tea (160g), $25, from Scullery Made. 9 Year­ling ‘Ade­laide’ boots in black, $545, from R.M. Wil­liams. For stock­ist de­tails, see page 134.

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