It’s time to sparkle…

Your festive season style, sorted.

Whether you are celebrating the silly season beachside with the family, at a rooftop bar sipping cocktails or snuggled up with your love & a good bottle of red we have your style dilemmas sorted.  Keep things simple and fresh for steamy summer days & long sultry nights.  Make white, gold & black your go-to wardrobe essentials.

{christmas eve drinks with neighbours}

Cocktails on your apartment block’s roof-top terrace…

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Man the Label Paris choker in gold {$149} Sophie Cox Sea Breeze heel, available from Quincy {$655}
Willow for Igniting Change rope bracelet {$110} UNIF.M Tri Placket Playsuit in white{$369}
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Easy, breezy BBQ at the house down the road…

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Bec & Bridge leather pant in white {$390} Seed foil t-shirt in white-golf {$49.95}
True Penny The Knot flat
 in black, available from Quincy {$270}

{christmas day with the family}

Champagne in the city…

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Sass & Bide Mis-Education dress {$390} | Oroton Scent Mini bag in linen {$395}
True Penny The Knot flat in black, available from Quincy {$270}

Down by the beach…

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Seafolly shimmer lattice one-piece in black {$150}| Scanlan Theodore cotton silk shirt dress in white {$380}
Lovisa feather cluster necklace {$7} | Mania Mania Hollywood necklace {$220}

{new years eve with friends}

Girls night out…

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Sass & Bide Gilded Youth shoe in black {$490} | Saba palm clutch {$111.75, for a limited time} |
Country Road gathered sleeve shift dress in black {$179} | Mania Mania Babylon cocktail ring {$281}
Geometric Skies body harness from Etsy {$64.95}

Wishing for a midnight kiss… don’t forget your overnight bag!

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Willow white draped top {$295} Zimmerman gold leather skirt {$595}
Sophie Cox Sea Breeze heel, available from Quincy {$655} Scanlan Theodore fine calf tote in white {$600}

Date night with your love…

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Jac & Jack Dan pant in black {$249} Zimmerman valiant pearl top {$495}
Sass & Bide a Writer’s Life cape {$490} | Mania Mania Babylon cocktail ring {$281}
Sophie Cox Sea Breeze heel, available from Quincy {$655}

All items in this post are designed by Australians or made in Australia, or both!  Why not make your New Year’s resolution to support your local boutiques and designers – wherever you live? Happy festive fashion lovelies!

All photographs are from the website linked to each product.
Prices are approximate and in Australian dollars.

xx Catherine JPEG

And they’re off… celebrating the racing season at Quincy

On a hot Sydney evening, with the smell of jasmine in the air that always signals Summer is on its way, Quincy celebrated the launch of the Spring Racing Carnival with customers,  friends and shoes, shoes, shoes!

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In addition to gorgeous heels, perfect for Fashions on the Field, guests mingled surrounded by stunning millinery by Suzy O’Rourke and NH Millinery {direct queries to Quincy}, clutches ideal for your race day essentials and Coco Rose London folding flats for an elegant walk home.

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The milliners themselves, Suzy O’Rourke and Natasha from NH Millinery, discussed this season’s racing styles with Maddy King, regular Quincy customers and friends of the Quincy team.

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Florals were provided by Floreat Floral.  A paired back arrangement of blossom, rosemary & hydrangea was used so as not to overshadow the various colours and styles of the shoes.  Guests were invited to enter to win a gift bag choc full of goodies generously gifted by Ecoya.  catherine & grace was thrilled to offer event styling for this event.

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Contact Quincy to get your hands on any of the gorgeous styles shown in this post…

Proper Quincy LOGO

76 Queen Street, Woollahra

+61 2 9363 0559

care@quincy.com.au

xxCatherine_PNG72ppi

Photography & event styling by catherine & grace

Wardrobe wizard…Dad’s shirts and jackets.

Something I am very passionate about is keeping your clothes and accessories in the best possible way to give them a long life.  I am not into fast fashion, which means all purchases (investments!) must be stored with care.  This way they will last and last…

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So, on my continuing mission to ensure everyone treats their clothes with the respect they deserve I snuck into my Dad’s wardrobe this afternoon for a quick tidy up and coat hanger exchange.  One of the quickest, cheapest and most effective ways of storing clothes with care is to choose good quality wooden coat hangers for your items.  I loathe, loathe, loathe wire coat hangers (I doubt there is anything worse for a beautiful silk shirt than death by wire coat hanger).  Good quality plastic hangers can be used in emergency situations, however to truly get the best out of your clothes the correct wooden hangers are a must.  And, they can be found relatively cheaply at Kmart, Target and even the larger supermarket chains.

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This important style lesson sailed right over my father’s head, so…I just got stuck in and did it myself!  I changed all of the wire and plastic hangers holding his shirts for lovely wooden shirt hangers in a masculine dark stain (available here) and used hangers with a slightly thicker shoulder part for his jackets (similar styles available here).  The thicker shoulder section works well to keep the jacket’s shoulder in shape.  Dad may not even notice, but I am sure his clothes will!  What do you think?

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xx catherine and grace

 

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