Make A French Connection This Spring

Image source: Photographer Ian Waldie

This season we think beyond (albeit pretty) florals and juxtapose the clean lines and crisp colours of classic Gallic style with the tactility and embellishment of bohemian luxe. Easy separates in simple shapes add structure and versatility.

Dresses are fitted yet not constricting, enhancing the feminine shape without cloying. Fabrics are natural, draped softly on the silhouette and serve to create comfort of wear as the days warm. Cliché is avoided with careful additions of accessories using materials recalling the carefree spring holidays of our childhood: raffia, cork, beading, wood and straw.

The gentleman updates his look with subtle touches of sixties surf culture, beaded and leather bracelets, an impeccable new hat and classic footwear in soft powdery blues, navy and ever-true tan. This is the esprit, the sartorial essence of our Noosa. This is Spring 2019.

 

Above: Chrissy wears sunglasses from Options Eyecare; Noosa Beach earrings from Noosa Collective; Navy shirt and Feather neckpiece from wYse Lifestyle; FRANKiE4 white sneakers from Feet First Footwear; Fringed bag from Pandanus Culture; White skirt from Soul Sanctuary.

Shot on location outside Aromas Noosa.

 

POOLSIDE SPLASH

Simple lines of figure-flattering swimwear in the colours of the Tricolore are coupled with softly draped enhancement. Whisper thin cotton voile coverups catch the Spring breezes while bespoke statement jewellery adds a tasteful dose of poolside glamour. Pristine white sneakers accessorise ably whilst striking sunglasses are de rigueur.

Above: Bonnie wears swimsuit from Jets Swimwear; printed shirt from SoulSong; Bracelets from Stitch Piece Loop; Earrings from Pandanus Culture; Superga Sneakers from The Romantic; Red bag by Solid & Striped from Who Invited Her; Sunglasses from Options Eyecare.

Chrissy wears swimsuit from Jets Swimwear; Cotton voile coverup from SoulSong; Sunglasses from Options Eyecare; woven bag from wYse Lifestyle; blue chevron sarong from Heartfelt Designs; Cuff and earrings from Isabella’s; Elk shoes from Stitch Piece Loop.

 

Above: Bobby wears linen shorts, white linen shirt and hat from Cottonworx by Mensroom; Indosole black slides from Okanui.

Shot on location at poolside at Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort.

LUXE LUNCH

Dine in easy elegance. Pale tones of white, cream and aqua set the tone for a seafood luncheon. White linen trousers and thoughtfully reworked espadrilles bring a new freshness. For the ladies, beaded and embellished adornments refine and add sparkle.

Above: Bonnie wears peasant dress from Flannel; Earrings and bracelets from Noosa Collective; resin bangle from ResArtDesigns; hair slides from Deccoangel; Bag from eco Luxe Australia; lace sandshoe from The Romantic.

Bobby wears glasses from Options Eyecare; Palm tree shirt from Okanui; Linen pant from Cottonworx by Mensroom, Espadrilles and unisex bracelets from Mensroom.

Chrissy wears Jalk ring and earrings from CLO Studios; Cowry rings Tres Noosa; Bangle from ResArtDesigns; woven clutch from Pandanus Culture; Silk scarf from Soul Sanctuary; Linen dress and leather shoes from The Romantic.

Shot on location at Noosa Beach House, Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort.

THE CABANA

Relaxed yet refined pieces in navy stripes and florals set the scene for apéritif “ Cabana” style. Strong shapes in eyewear give the wearer not only instant style cred but also make essential people watching oh so easy!

Bobby wears linen collarless shirt, patterned short, leather skull cuff and hat, all from Cottonworx by Mensroom; Ecco Collin shoes in Cashmere from Feet First Footwear.

Chrissy wears sunglasses from Options Eyecare; dress from Butterscotch Castle; Earrings from Pandanus Culture; FRANKiE4 Ziggi shoes in Champagne from Feet First Footwear; raffia and leather bag from The Romantic; bangles from ResArtDesigns.

Bonnie wears dress, slip and leather sandals from SoulSong; Ring and red bracelet Noosa Collective; white and navy bracelets from Tres Noosa; Earrings from Deccoangel; Bag from eco Luxe Australia; Sunglasses from Options Eyecare; Straw sunhat from Stitch Piece Loop.

PROPS: White and navy polka dot bolster from SoulSong; coral tassel towel from Tres Noosa; white fringed cushion from Casa Noosa; Blue tote bag from Solid & Striped from Who Invited Her.

Shot on location at The Cabanas, Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort.

EVENING GLOW

Feather-light gossamer silk in the palest blue hue supports a spectacular marrying of luxurious jewellery. He reclines in a faultlessly cut collarless shirt in perfect white linen and French navy flat fronted trousers. An enchanted evening begins.

Bobby wears white linen shirt, French navy linen trouser and bracelets from Cottonworx by Mensroom; Navy deck shoe from Feet First Footwear.

Chrissy wears silk maxi dress from Flannel; Earrings and brooch from Isabella’s; Elk slide shoes from Stitch Piece Loop; Handbag from eco Luxe Australia.

Shot on location at Riviera Lounge, Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort.

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