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Canberra Center Brings Big Names to New My Style, My Way Campaign

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If you’re looking for style inspiration with the change of season and the switch to winter fashion (in a city where winter fashion is serious business), then look no further than Canberra Center for a very personal campaign featuring some of the famous Australian faces.

Brooke Boney, journalist and activist; Lee Carseldine, sports personality and former Australian survivor; and Brooke Jowett, another Australian Survivor and activewear designer, are the stars behind the My style my way campaign.

The campaign features the latest styles from the centre’s wide range of fashion labels, but each personality interprets winter’s essential looks in their individual way.

Brooke Boney, Today Show host and a voice for advancing Indigenous rights and women’s equality, loves to use fashion to represent the version of herself she’s presenting to the world at any given moment — or that. now with bold colors that pop on TV screens, or understated pieces that evoke a sense of calm.

TV host and activist Brooke Boney

“I appreciate having meaningful conversations about the things I care about, especially Indigenous affairs and women’s issues. I feel privileged to have those conversations and be a representative of both groups in the media.”

Like her career, Brooke’s personal sense of style is a tale of contrast. She explains: “I really like bold colors, especially for broadcasts, because vibrant pieces really pop. I also love mixing textures, like a beautiful silk shirt with leather pants and a big fluffy winter coat.”

Brooke’s advice for discovering your own style is to know which styles suit you instead of slavishly following trends.

“My advice is to look for clothes that make you feel confident, because nothing will look better than something that makes you feel good. It doesn’t matter what the trend is or what the style is, it’s about how you feel and how you would wear it.”

When the weather starts to cool down, Brooke loves to layer up with winter essentials. And she has an addiction to coats. “I love jackets! I think I have a problem. I also like scarves, hats and big cardigans – I’m a real comfort person and I like to be tough.”

When she visits Canberra Center Brooke knows exactly where to buy items to suit her style. “I love Bonds for basics like cool t-shirts or even vests. I also like Witchery – I go to a Witchery store when I see one. Seed is great for jeans or seasonal jackets then it must be Adidas for shoes. I’m a big Adidas girl – I love the Rod Laver sneakers; I probably have five or six pairs in different color combinations! Then for beauty, I love Mecca – I mean, they have everything!’

Lee Carseldine wears many hats, but his career profile would be best read as an ex-professional cricketer, business owner and TV presenter. If you’re a Survivor fan, you may also recognize Lee from seasons one and five of Survivor: All-Stars.
Lee prefers clothing for both comfort and style.

TV host and former Survivor Lee Carseldine

“I’m very relaxed with my sense of style – my days are very busy and I move a lot. Comfort and practicality are important to me, but my outfits also have to have an element of ‘sharpness’. I could come from an important meeting or with going to my company location to drop my boys off at school or soccer practice.”

As the days get fresher, Lee likes to embrace the change of seasons and the trends that come with it.

“I live for the colder months. In the cooler months you can have a few more layers and play with it which is great. The style-conscious ex-athlete also enjoys the opportunity to combine accessories, especially the beanie. “I have a lot of hats, but in the winter I get excited about wearing a beanie because it’s not often cold enough to wear them. The other thing I would never leave home without is a watch. I love my watches, so I will always wear a watch.”

When it comes to fashion stores, Lee enjoys shopping in a mix of casual, street style and high-end, especially when looking for corporate or event wear. “I like General Pants Co and Universal Store for more casual street style days. Also as an ex-athlete, I can’t go past Rebel Sport. That would be my go-to place to pick up activewear. ‘dressed up’ I would definitely go to Peter Jackson – I love their style.”

Brooke Jowett does not shy away from a challenge. Whether it dominates on Australian survivor: All Stars, guiding people towards their fitness goals as a personal trainer, or growing her sustainable activewear brand ‘Jrsy’, her style is as diverse as her career.

Personal trainer and activewear designer Brooke Jowett

For her more casual everyday life, she admits to being completely obsessed with sportswear. “I probably wear sportswear 90 percent of the time. When I’m at home I’m in activewear, when I go to the shops I’m in activewear.”

And on the rare occasion that Brooke doesn’t wear sportswear, she tends to go for a more casual, laid-back style. She loves to rock the boyfriend look, with baggy pants or a cropped or oversized t-shirt or sweater.

While this doesn’t mean she doesn’t like to brighten up – Brooke, like many of us, loves a day out at the winery and takes pleasure in any excuse to get dressed for the day.

Brooke is all about layering. Neutral, earthy browns are her absolute favorite trend this season, especially for coats. Asked about her best winter fashion tip, Brooke says, “I love to layer and have a cozy warm sweater under a jacket – any excuse to wear a beanie is a good excuse for me too!”

But this winter, Brooke is going to embrace a more vibrant color palette.

“One thing I like to do is stick with neutrals and blacks, so I really want to push myself this season to try some of the brighter colors like lilac and bright green. I feel like now is the time to give a little color, even if it’s just a little pop.”

If she were to go to Canberra Center today, she has no doubts where she would go. “When I’m looking for something chic to wear, I love Seed. My whole family loves Seed! Or when I go out and need a full outfit, I go to Myer.”

“When I need a new t-shirt I always go straight to Cotton On because they have really good basics. And then Decjuba – that’s where I get all my puffers from. In terms of shoes, I’m a Wittner and a platypus of sorts. I get my sneakers from Platypus and would go to Wittner when looking for a dress shoe. I also love bonds. I’m such a Bonds girl – and everything at Bonds is just super comfy.”

Discover the My Style Way Way campaign at canberracentre.qicre.com

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