I couldn’t find the clothes I wanted, so I designed them’, was the inspiration and then campaign slogan that launched Margaret Porritt’s iconic Melbourne fashion brand, Feathers. A giant in the business and fashion worlds, Margaret has seen many a retail storm come and go while Feathers has endured, standing tall with over 15 retail stores and Myer concessions both here and in Sydney. But while Margaret’s adapt and evolve approach to business has kept the Feathers brand #foreveryoung, it’s her unapologetically bold personal style, that has kept this fashion icon at the top of her game and influencer lists, into her 60s and beyond.
Libbi Gorr is one of Australia’s most iconic broadcasters. Working across radio and television she is widely known for the creation of the 90’s it-girl and football tragic, Elle McFeast, and has been at the forefront of Australia political and social commentary ever since. Casey Rafferty caught up with Libbi recently to chat balance, ‘leaning-in’ and the Gen-X sandwich.
Stylist Claudine Calliebot, is by far one of the edgiest 50-plus women in Geelong. Not one for the white capri pant and floral tunics that normally adorn those living so close to the coast, she is turning heads with her unique take on femme-punk, and has recently collaborated with some of the country’s hottest new designers, including Geelong’s very own Birdskin.
Broad is the premier publication dedicated to the life, style and beauty needs of mature Australian women. We put women aged 50-plus centre stage, to disrupt the stereotype of ageing through quality journalism and a design lens that embraces the beauty of being older.
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