May 3, 2014
I met up with Courtney Highden-Smith for my first style insider feature. This lady has serious style credentials and a highly covetable wardrobe. Courtney is a true Aussie girl that exudes beauty inside and out. Originally from Queensland, Courtney has spent time living in Tasmania before moving to beautiful Perth, WA. She has style in her DNA! Her parents own Eumundi Style, a fashion and lifestyle shop, near, the Eumundi markets in Queensland. I caught up with style savvy Courtney to get the inside story on her Aussie wardrobe.
Welcome to paradise. Courtney’s sartorially tropical look makes me want to grab a pina colada and go dancing on an island. The tropical print was a highly covetable trend for summer 2013 and this year the fashion flavour sensation is back. Tropical fashion has gained momentum with fashionistas embracing the pineapple print. The fruity fashion trend is quirky and most definitely a must have for Spring Summer.
Courtney candidly styled her look with a Tropicana pineapple print skirt from Avenue Apparel, Maylands. This fruity maxi with split detailing is designed and made in Perth, by, Australian label Ethel and Leo.
Ethel and Leo is a label that mixes bohemian romance with boyish,coastal charm. Hailing from the serene beaches of Western Australia, with an innate appreciation for the beauty in life that surrounds and encourages those free spirited souls to express their inner creativity, walk to the beat of their own drum and believe in magic. Fostering a unique aesthetic and impeccable quality standards, Ethel & Leo is handmade, with original artwork and timeless hand printed silks. Vintage and tribal influences can be seen throughout each enchanting collection of tailored and transeasonal pieces. Ethel & Leo reflects the unique & the beautiful
Courtney accessorized her look with the Tahiti gladiator sandal from Rubi shoes. This style of “T” wedge construction is typical of what you will see the stylish Australian ladies wearing. They are ideal for day to night wear and currently a “must have” shoe. Her citrus green top is from Aussie shop Supre which is another summer wardrobe essential. She finished her look with an exquisite waterfall cape from Temt to create this slice of paradise.
Why not channel your inner tropical chic? Create your very own “taste of the tropics” by shopping some fruity fashions below.