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Christine Power’s – Style – Colour – Story

I haven't known Christine Power very long but what I have learnt in a short time is that she is a woman who moves forward and embraces life with a vibrant energy and enthusiasm of a much younger woman.

Her love of fashion is evident and she has plans to put her eye and skill to use in the near future with a small business that helps other women sort out their clothes. Curating what they already own and works for them, then advising on additions and colour palettes that will enhance their wardrobe.

I will post the link when the site is ready to launch. In the meantime here is Christine's style story.

WHO ARE THE DESIGNERS YOU LIKE?

Loads!
I’m drawn to Australian and New Zealand designers…..including
Sabatini, M.A. Dainty, Kowtow, Karen Walker,
Scanlan Theodore, Brigid McLaughlin and Arnsdorf

I try to buy mindfully – choosing conscious, sustainable clothing brands.

WHAT SORT OF CLOTHES APPEAL TO YOU?

Relaxed clothing, that’s a tad innovative and youthful.
I like classic clothing too, with a touch of the feminine. Don’t mind colour nor prints.

DO YOU HAVE ANY STYLE ICONS ?

Yes….I’m inspired by a few senior style icons namely ... 
Linda V Wright, Linda Rodin, Joanna Lumley, Ines  de La Fressange and Grece Ghanem.

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT GETTING OLDER

Beats the alternative!
I’ll be turning 70 in January, so I’m leaning toward the pointy end of my life.

I think the key is learning to accept oneself
and embracing the changes in your body and mind that come with maturity!

DO MAGAZINES OR AD CAMPAIGNS TALK TO YOUR GENERATION?

Not really! The Lorrie Graham Blog is my fave!
I subscribe to Tonic Mag and its pretty much on the button too.

Occasionally, I buy Mind food– a combo AUS/NZ magazine.
Love interiors – oftentimes buy Belle, Vogue Living, Elle Decoration.

HOW DO YOU APPROACH FASHION COMPARED TO YOUR MOTHERS GENERATION?

There are no rules now, on how we should dress as we age.
We’ve thrown away the rule book. No need for matching shoes and handbags any more! There was a clear gender divide and less choice for my mothers generation.

I was born and raised in New Zealand when most women sewed and were resourceful. My mother was born in 1914 in WW1 so lived through the Great Depression.
However, she was no slouch at dressing and being a skilful seamstress made our clothes and most of her own. Fabric shops were de riguer back in the day and many happy hours were spent choosing fabrics and dressmaking patterns.

WHERE ARE THE CLOTHES IN THE SHOTS FROM?

Downstairs Door
Apiece Apart, Zabeta Shirt Dress
Bassike, Earrings
Zomp, White Lace-ups

Outside Location
Kitx, Lady Boss Scarf Top
M A Dainty, Black Cami
Verge, Navy Pants
Zomp, Black Sandals
Dinosaur Designs, Black Earrings

On Couch
Johnny Was, Silk Pants
Funky Staff, Green Silk Top
Kow Tow, Pink T
Lucy Folk, Earrings

Upstairs Balcony
Sally Smith, Papillon Silk Skirt
Pol, Black T
Maria Black, Earrings

Plus
Brigid McLaughlin, b/w Ikat Jacket

Oh! …. and not forgetting the Axel Mano bags..!

WHAT ARE THE THINGS THAT ARE MOST IMPORTANT IN YOUR LIFE AS YOU GET OLDER?

It’s definitely a work in progress….but most importantly
feeling my best by staying healthy and young at heart. Enjoying our life with my husband and ….being socially and culturally connected.

Love to fit in more international travel ….. when the world allows it!

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  1. Great to see Christine showcased so well on your blog. We’ve had many fun times together looking at clothes and interiors. She has always had a talent for colour and design – and is kind and generous too!

  2. Great to read about your style Christine on this blog. l wish you all the success in the world. You look fabulous, and l love your look. Regards Liz Fletcher

  3. So proud of my sister . She
    has always dressed in an innovative way and I can’t wait to go shopping with her again . It is hard to believe she will be 70 soon and because I am living in England I won’t be able to celebrate with her.

  4. Christine has always been a breath of fresh air in my life! Thx Lorrie for such an awesome blog.

  5. Thanks Lorrie for featuring Christine. She looks great and obviously is embracing the “pointy end” with style. I have many memories of shopping in Sydney with Christine and and always make sure I have an empty credit card on my visits.

  6. Chris you are so wonderful! Great piece, Ben even got a cameo haha!! So glad I got to take a look 🙂
    Livvy xx

  7. Beautiful shots Lorrie of my friend Christine. She is a woman of great style with an incredibly spontaneous, curious and adventurous attitude to living life that always inspires me.

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