Based in Dubbo NSW, this mum of five spends her time in flowing dresses, Birkenstocks and a “ridiculous” amount of denim jeans.
You’ve been in Dubbo for 14 years, but moved to a dairy farm in 2013; how did that change your style? I am often covered in paint, so comfort and practicality is a necessity. I wear clothes that are easily changed so I can slip into something else to pick up my children. How would you describe your style? Country bohemian — it varies from jeans and boots to flowing dresses and sandals. What are your wardrobe essentials? The only shoes I wear in the studio are Birkenstocks in summer and ugg boots in winter. I own a ridiculous amount of jeans. I have worn one favourite pair of AG blue denim jeans so much that I have had them repaired twice. Do you have any favourite clothing labels? I prefer Australian brands. Auguste The Label for long skirts and dresses, One Teaspoon for basics. I have hats from Fallen Broken Street, Ace of Something and Witchery. Where do you love to shop? Online I stalk The Iconic. Their delivery to the country is remarkably quick. I love a country drive to The Sonic in Orange, NSW. Saddler and Co in Dubbo has quality leather goods. What are your go-to beauty products? I have naturally curly hair and plenty of it! I use the Wella Oil Reflections range and Moroccan oil treatments. I take care of my skin with Medik8 serums. With make-up, I use the ‘less is more’ approach. My staples are Chantecaille Future Skin foundation with a dab of lip gloss doubled up as a blush. If I’m going out I add NARS bronzer in Laguna and NARS blush in Orgasm. Favourite accessories? My Daniel Wellington rose gold petite watch, which I pair with Samantha Wills bracelets. What do you wear to an exhibition opening? I love a jumpsuit, necklace and heels. What do you never leave home without? A Nikki Williams ‘Harriet’ saddle bag (it has tassels and I can’t go past them). What inspires you as an artist? The earthy tones of the Australian landscape. What’s your best style advice? Accessorise! It takes a boring outfit to a stylish one in a step. Visit kyahwilson.com.au >
CLOCKWISE, FROM ABOVE Kyah likes free-flowing dresses; the family, from left, Kobi, 17, Zae, 20, Seb, 10, Kyah, Joden, 18, husband Bernard and Naite, 11; searching for a painting spot accompanied by dogs Stanley and Duke.