Pure & sim­ple; Bling thing; Bay Gar­nett; Jean Touitou; Per­sonal touch.

With her in­stinc­tive easy el­e­gance and laid­back life­style, Jac­que­line Per­rett is a nat­u­ral fit for Bas­sike’s min­i­mal­ist style, writes Zara Wong.

VOGUE Australia - - Contents - STYLING MICHELLE LORETO PHO­TO­GRAPH DUN­CAN KILLICK

An as­sured per­sonal style of­ten means a strong sense of self and an aware­ness of what works and what brings out one’s best. But Jac­que­line Per­rett, Bas­sike’s com­mu­ni­ca­tion man­ager and a mother of two, puts her style down to some­thing else. “I am the ul­ti­mate in lazy dressing,” she says with a laugh over the phone from Bas­sike’s north­ern beaches’ head­quar­ters, down­play­ing a sig­na­ture look that has be­come renowned in the Aus­tralian fash­ion in­dus­try: re­strained in colour with re­laxed pieces made from nat­u­ral fi­bres.

Per­rett has an easy Aus­tralian-ised el­e­gance, vis­ual taste and life­style that’s fit­ting for her job, a lean­ing she cred­its in part to her mother, who ran a fash­ion bou­tique in Mos­man when she was grow­ing up.

“My style is de­lib­er­ately con­sis­tent. There has al­ways been a tomboy el­e­ment to the way I dress,” she says of her pen­chant for mostly neu­trals and chic vari­a­tions of white.

Hav­ing re­cently chopped her long hair into a bob, she has had to adapt her morn­ing rou­tine. “I need to make sure I look pol­ished in terms of hair and make-up. With shorter hair I have put more care into how I look.”

Bas­sike has been an easy fit for Per­rett’s sar­to­rial per­sua­sion. And al­though after six years with the brand her style has re­mained the same, the la­bel’s phi­los­o­phy has in­flu­enced how she pulls her wardrobe to­gether. “Now I buy pieces with longevity that are bet­ter made, bet­ter qual­ity and with bet­ter fab­ri­ca­tion,” she says.

LOEWE SHIRT-DRESS, $1,750, FROM HARROLDS. BAS­SIKE SKIRT, $795, AND RING, $860. JAC­QUE­LINE PER­RETT WEARS A SEAS TOP, $515, FROM EAST43. BAS­SIKE PANTS, $420.

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