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.
There are conflicting opinions on whether women of a certain age should wear bright lip shades, but you would be hard-pressed to find a woman more qualified to challenge this ideal than stylist turned beauty entrepreneur Linda Rodin. One glance at the 69-year-old style icon shatters all preconceptions of what mature women can or cannot wear. It’s obvious Linda is a fan of the bold lip. And she always pulls it off.
Sharryn Morris-Claire is somewhat of a style legend, both here and overseas. Starting out on Instagram only two short years back as a way to share and experiment with outfit ideas, the Melbourne based colour consultant has amassed a following of epic proportions. It is currently sitting at close to 40,000 followers.
On a mission to not become invisible, Sharryn is renowned for her Boho style – part gypsy, part urban edge. We talk to this very Stylish Woman about her inspiration, and the many times she has sacrificed comfort for style.
Linda Jackson can see into the future. Although the iconic artist and fashion designer, who made a generation fall in love with the dazzling shades and dramatic shapes of the Australian landscape, came of age decades before we trawled Instagram for inspiration, she’s long believed the images we look at help us get to know the world.
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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