IN­TE­RIOR DE­SIGNER AND STYLIST, 48 Over a ca­reer span­ning more than 20 years, Shan­non has de­vel­oped a unique style.

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How has your style changed since mov­ing to Ban­ga­low?

I’m orig­i­nally from Bondi, Sydney, but my mother’s fam­ily were born in Kyo­gle — an hour in­land from By­ron Bay. I’d spend most hol­i­days there with Nan and Pop so the move to Ban­ga­low (also in­land from By­ron) felt nat­u­ral. I’ve al­ways had a ca­sual style, opt­ing for jeans and shirts with the oc­ca­sional gyspy dress thrown in on my fem­i­nine ‘dress up’ days. On oc­ca­sion you’ll find me sport­ing a lit­tle bling just to keep me on my fash­ion toes. I like to be com­fort­able but still rel­e­vant, so ev­ery sea­son I’ll in­vest in pieces to keep me up to date with what’s hap­pen­ing out in the ‘real world’!

Do you dress dif­fer­ently for home and work?

If I’m in the city for meet­ings I’ll al­ways dress up. If I’m work­ing around the farm, it’s run­ners or Hunter boots and leg­gings. My fash­ion needs to re­flect my mood, and that can go from laid-back ca­sual to no­tice-me evening wear. What are your go-to fash­ion brands? Au­guste The La­bel, Zim­mer­mann, Spell and The Gypsy Col­lec­tive, Drift­lab, Mis­ter Zimi and The Up­side, just to name a few. They all em­body a clas­sic look that suits my age and stage without sac­ri­fic­ing fash­ion rel­e­vance. Favourite ac­ces­sory? My leather and gem cuffs from Buf­falo Girl. They have se­cret mes­sages on the in­side which is a thought­ful ad­di­tion.

What about cos­met­ics, any prod­ucts you love?

I use rose­hip oil morn­ing and evening, noth­ing hyr­drates my skin as well. I also love the range of body oils from Beach Road Nat­u­rals. Pure heaven. My favourite scent is Gar­de­nia Pas­sion by An­nick Goutal. Ro­man­tic and clas­sic.

What are your tricks for feel­ing put to­gether in an in­stant?

Tinted mois­turiser with an SPF — Bobbi Brown is a favourite, it’s great for evening out the skin tone. Bronz­ers from Becca give you an in­stant glow. What’s on your wardrobe wish list? A whim­si­cal dress from Zim­mer­mann. I like the beau­ti­ful old-world shapes and fab­rics. What book or art­work are lov­ing right now? A Book Of Dreams by Peter Re­ich — it in­spired the Kate Bush song, Cloud­bust­ing. My art love is lo­cal Ban­ga­low artist Hi­lary Her­rmann. What’s your fash­ion ad­vice to live by? Keep­ing it time­less and clas­sic is my mantra. > For more in­for­ma­tion about Shan­non, visit shan­non­

CLOCK­WISE Shan­non in one of her gypsy dresses; as a de­signer and stylist, she is of­ten sur­rounded by beau­ti­ful things; Shan­non and her spoo­dle, Iso­bel, out on her farm.

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