The style edition
”Style is about making connections to the past, to friends and family, to the world at large…the only enemy of style is laziness.”
Leah Dent doesn’t just talk the talk. With partner Angela Mitchell, she has made it her business to be stylish — from creating classy stationery that’s in demand the world over, to helping other businesses bring their dreams to life.
The design duo behind Mitchell & Dent and Studio Bomba are also passionate about their craft, another key ingredient in the style mix.
Restaurateur Iain Lawless may own one of the hipper venues around town, in Leederville’s Kitsch, but he believes style is as much about attitude as it is appearance.
For Melissa Lekias, the glam gal behind some of the most fabulous events around town, style is a matter of personal expression. “People fall into the trap of wanting to be really prescriptive in their style, as opposed to letting themselves run free and expressing who they really are.”
It’s a sentiment that resonates with personal stylist Zofia St James, who loves nothing better than emancipating the corralled clotheshorse within her clients.
In West Weekend’s special Style Edition, these West Australians share their stories — and help explain why style is about so much more than the way we look. As Yves St Laurent said, fashion fades, style is eternal.
Yin & yang
He’s the fun, party guy, she’s the nester and nurturer. Together Natalie and Mark Green have created a shop that’s more than the sum of its parts.
Style & beauty
Pull off urban wear with attitude by choosing strong, simple tones and keeping the colour palette to a bare minimum.
Looking to ramp up your style? We talk to the experts about those finishing touches that can make all the difference to a man about town.
Food & drink
Rob Broadfield admires the works of art at a Margaret River institution; Ray Jordan finds out the secrets behind one of Australia’s most celebrated reds; and Bar Code ducks into a Subi haunt you’ll wish was in your neighbourhood.
Mia Freedman has a thing or two to tell Carrie Bradshaw; Style Counsel hunts down modern homewares; Sabrina Hahn tells you how to get the best out of little apple trees; jewellery designer Sami Bromley opens up her sunlit space; and we review the latest books and meet war junkie Sebastian Junger.
A black 15-year-old in Mississippi shook in fear as he described how white schoolmates put a noose around his neck and pulled it tight, leaving no physical scars but perhaps a life-changing emotional …