07 Dec We’re nearly there 2020
Hello and welcome to our 2020 festive edition of Style Culture Magazine!
Just like me, I’m certain many of you are also ready to start a fresh new year leaving 2020 behind, to be remembered like that sell-out blockbuster movie that took the world by surprise…
Alas, we will not allow 2020 to dull our festive sparkle nor will we stand for any kind of rain on our summer break parade! This month I welcome you to join me in celebrating our health, the bonding between family formed during lock down and love for our local communities and businesses doing it tough in the year that has been, TOGETHER we can and have made a difference, I’m sure.
We are kicking off the month of December with a fabulous curated list of plush très chic pieces to suit the holiday mood no matter what your social calendar is or isn’t guiding you towards this year. And even though much larger gatherings and office parties have been placed on hold we can be thankful for future times planned with friends, lunching dates with family and early evening festive dinner dates with your favourite human. Our December edition is All About YOU!
So what would you say if I told you your next fab find was waiting for you right there under your nose? Online marketing and shopping platforms have made it that much easier for the consumer to by-pass our amazing local brands steering us towards must have items found across the globe however, at a time when iconic labels shut their doors and especially this year in the wake of Covid-19 it feels logical we support our home grown fashion industry, designers, brands and retailers more than ever. Sounds Perfect Right?
Come join me as I share my hand-picked season’s favourites to shop and treat yourself to something nice along the way. Think budget-friendly finds to suit every occasion. Yes, it’s time to invest in yourself by sourcing that timeless piece of jewellery you’ve had your eyes on or that show stopper dress you’ll be feeling great in while entertaining this Christmas, I’m going to sound totally cliché in saying it but “Life is short, YOU really are worth it, so just do it”!
P.S If it’s my last minute shopping guide you have come to look forward to each season, keep an eye out in your inbox it’s soon to follow. Think last-minute gifts for that hard to buy for person delivered straight to your door and inbox.
Wishing you all the Merriest Christmas more than ever before! Stay safe and thank you for the continuous love and support received through the year, be it in person, via e-mail and on social platforms – without you the Style Culture community would not be here.
Look out 2021 we are coming straight at you!
Much love always KerryK xox
1. Summer’s Hottest Hits
1. By the sea dreaming
Easy, breezy, light & flowy… just a few words to describe this textured tiered dress that has an extra element of flair thanks to its beautiful open back tie detailing. Best enjoyed with a lifestyle sneaker & denim jacket for am frolicking while a quick change into your favourite statement sandal will be certain to transform your look when the sun sets for dinner and drinks too.
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2. Hello easy Christmas lunch outfit
When it comes to wearing that perfect Christmas Day dress that providing both comfort and style during those long family festive lunches, you can’t go past a flowy maxi! This fab find with its relaxed fit will skim over your waist leaving plenty of room for prosecco and dessert. And how about that ruffled detail on the shoulders and sleeves that somehow whisk you away to an almost fairy tale ending to ring out the year.
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3. Did someone say cocktails and dreams…
Cocktail in one hand + boss babe confidence in the other! Aje’s classic voluminous sleeve and asymmetric aesthetic makes for the perfect dress to take you from day to night, bound to leave you wearing this dress on repeat this season.
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4. Summer whites all day long…
You’ve all come to know my love for all things white and this fab little find is no exception. Think of it as the summer’s laid back throw-on-and-go approach equivalent to the little black dress and you’re good to go!
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5. Shine bright in a New Year’s statement dress…
The ultimate statement dress! Be it after-dark party affairs, calls to the dance floor with your plus one or festive fireworks with the girls, this gorgeous dramatic one-shoulder number is bound to help you ring in the new year in the utmost style.
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Next Level Aussie Jewellers
Whether it’s a statement piece to complete your outfits or a sophisticated minimal look to suit your chic understated style here are a few of my favourites to add to your forever after collection and best of all they are Australian made and treasured – need I say more!!!
Nothing screams timeless like a “Made to order” piece of jewellery. As a brand, Holly Ryan seeks to minimise impact by creating timeless designs that are inspired by art and nature.
This Hidden Treasure Chest Necklace is an ode to organic beauty, featuring 3 beautiful sapphires, embedded into a weighty gold pendant that is unique to each order, one word come to mind “LOVE “.
Designing with a sensibility that combines modern and simplistic shapes with an imagination of decades past, Natasha Schweitzer pieces are instantly recognisable for their refined beauty and exceptional quality.
Modern hand meets classic with these handmade 9k yellow gold freshwater pearls worn for simplicity on their own or styled for a statement with the Octagon Lariat.
Each fabulous piece crafted in the Nicolaides collections have been strongly influenced by her artistic upbringing as well as her Greek heritage, indulging in her love of antique, antiquities and vintage runway jewellery.
If there ever was a statement earring this would be it! Combining hand craftsmanship with pink and blue crystals the Greek gods would be envious!
Ryan Storer’s eponymous jewellery brand champions clean, crisp lines and boldly understated finishes.
Always on the hunt for that something different from the rest, this set of earrings held me hostage with their “beaded chain of tears” name. Made from 14k gold best worn just about everywhere!
Walk This Way
Tried and tested Aussie designer shoes to last the summer and beyond…
1. Alias Mae – Slide into the summer’s updated version of the classic heeled mule. This fun and sexy 100% soft leather heel makes it practical and comfortable for summer dressing showing off that effortless day time look all season long. Shop here
2. Tony Bianco – Cool casual and oh-so chic. Step out in style with these statement Sage Green mules featuring a striking angled cut-out. Shop here
3. Jo Mercer – Sleek and sophisticated leather flats, best worn for zoom calls at home, casual Fridays in the office and summer brunches too! Shop here
4. Bared – Looking for the ultimate summer lover at your feet? This is that perfect barely-there sandal! Shop here
Sun & Surf Down Under
I’ve rounded up the seasons hottest Australian swimwear brands to help cool you down during those long hot summer days. Be it a short staycation, lounging by the pool, cruising on your yacht or splashing around that great open ocean, looking the part starts here…
1. Splice Boutique
Wearable, simplistic, everyday women’s wardrobe essentials designed in Sydney, Australia this two-piece wonder provides the right kind of coverage while staying on-trend. Shop here
Luxe creations made locally, not much else one could possibly want from a swimwear label. Loving the design of this two-piece neatly styled to look like an overall one piece and best of all it suits most body shapes too! Shop here
Forget Venice beach, Byron Bay is where at this season. Wear this chic one-piece waist cut out to the beach and team back with your favourite linen pants as a statement body suit for sunset drinks, bound to turn heads instantly. Shop here
4. SKYE & Staghorn
Can’t make it to the south of France? That’s totally OK, you can up the style antics right here with the lsa Asymmetrical full piece that’s bound to flatter your body while simultaneously making you feel like a goddess! Shop here
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