CAR­LIE OATES

Country Style - - FASHION -

STYLIST, 32 After a decade work­ing as a stylist in Syd­ney, Car­lie moved to a farm in NSW’S Rive­rina, and founded the Cu­ra­tors Col­lec­tive bou­tique. How has your style changed since mov­ing to Ju­giong? The move hap­pened when I had a baby so my style re­mained the same but the fab­rics be­came eas­ier to main­tain and the high heels re­tired to the back of the wardrobe. Do you dress dif­fer­ently when you’re at home, at the shop or at work in Syd­ney? Ab­so­lutely, but there’s a com­mon thread: denim. It’s the most ver­sa­tile op­tion. I love my Coun­try Road blue jeans for re­lax­ing at home, J Brand waxed black denim jeans for the shop and Bas­sike drop-crutch jeans for a stu­dio shoot in Syd­ney. How do you shop now? With two young girls, Cu­ra­tors Col­lec­tive and a hus­band run­ning a farm, my win­dow for shop­ping is lim­ited. These days, most of my shop­ping is done on the lounge after 9pm with a glass of wine. What are your go-to brands? Do­mes­ti­cally, I love Jac+jack. I can’t go past COS for their sim­pli­fied shapes and colour pal­ette. And I adore Chloé. Each sea­son their abil­ity to re­main clas­sic yet stylish is so im­pres­sive. Are you a fan of pat­tern? My pat­tern of choice is a stripe — be it in a long line sum­mer frock or heavy jumbo ca­ble-knit sweater, a hor­i­zon­tal stripe will never age. Do you have a favourite ac­ces­sory? I love ear­rings. As my style is pared back, I can af­ford to have fun with my ac­ces­sories, be it ear­rings or a state­ment hand­bag. What cos­metic prod­ucts do you love? I was re­cently in­tro­duced to Chante­caille Liq­uid Lu­miere. It gives me an in­stant high­light, even on the hazi­est of days. I also love Tom Ford lip­sticks — I’m yet to find a colour I don’t like. Are there any spe­cial pieces that stand out in your store at the mo­ment? We have Hugh Ste­wart, Nick Leary and Alissa Wright as the main artists in store at the mo­ment. What’s your best fash­ion ad­vice? You should love ev­ery item in your wardrobe, if you don’t, it is time to part ways. Be sur­rounded by items that fill you with con­fi­dence and feel great on your skin. Most im­por­tantly, qual­ity and good de­sign should never be over­looked. > Visit cu­ra­torscol­lec­tive.com.au

Car­lie takes a walk on her NSW prop­erty, Boon­garry, with daugh­ters Dakota and Poppy.

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