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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 kyah­wil­ >

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.

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