Charlie Brown comes to town

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She’s Australian fashion royalty and she’s heading our way to show at New Zealand  Fashion Week next month.



It’s the first time Charlie Brown, who has a stand-alone store in Auckland’s Newmarket, has shown in New Zealand and she’s the only  international designer showing.

Charlie Brown is best known for her elegant evening dresses and her beautiful tailoring.

While she’s keeping her new collection under wraps until the big reveal at Fashion Week I recently caught up with Charlie to find out a little bit about her own personal style.

How do you decide what you wear each day?
I like to look different every day, I tailor my outfits to suit what kind of mood I’m in. One day I may feel like wearing a bright, colourful and happy print, other days I may feel like wearing a more sophisticated outfit – something streamlined and black.

How do you build an outfit?
It changes every day, I usually pick an item that reflects my mood and how I’m feeling that day, then I work around a statement item with more basic pieces and accessories to tie the outfit together.

Where do you get your fashion inspiration from?
Rather than following trends I like to use my own mood to dictate my style and inspire my outfit.

What are your best tricks for updating a wardrobe on a budget?
I think a gorgeous statement piece can make any outfit look great. A summer print or a metallic piece will make you feel fantastic and compliments a basic outfit.

Whose style do you most admire?
Jodi Gordon, which is why she is the latest face of Charlie Brown. I think she has a super polished personal style and has grown into a sophisticated style icon.

Can’t live without beauty product?
Red Lipstick. It can make an outfit look instantly classy and polished.

Favourite everyday lipstick?
For an everyday colour I love YSL Rouge Volupte in Luscious Pink.






Image 1: Charlie Brown

Image 2 & 3: Charlie Brown’s current collection.