Q & A with a very modern mother: Faux Fuchsia
There is much more to popular blogger Faux Fuchsia than her immaculately applied lipstick. She is a super-smart solicitor, mother-of-one, avid cook and reader, obsessed accessoriser and pedantic domestic stylist. She also worships at the alter of Jackie O – a kindred spirit. Here is her glittering guide-to-life. Be sure to check-in with her too at fauxfuchsiastyle.blogspot.com.au. Thanks for the tips FF. x
Location: Brisbane, Queensland.
Home: A cottage.
Social media: My faux fuchsia blog and I do instagram at FAUXFUCHSIA.
Mothering style: Heavily influenced by my Mum. Quite strict about bed time and saying please and thank you.
How do you fake calm kids: I endorse a bribe.
Daily breakfast: Avo on toast or just air.
Daily uniform: Frocks for work and jeans for play. I like a lot of colour and am partial to a sequin.
Personal style: A bit glam and I try to be well-groomed. When I look better, I feel better.
Style icons: Jackie Kennedy, Princess Diana, Iris Apfel, Anna Wintour – all the big names.
Daily splurge: I paint my nails every day.
Go-to-accessory: Am partial to Hermès scarves – they hide a multitude of sins and hide my collapsing neck.
Sunnies: I always wear those big Jackie O ones. My current are by Kate Spade.
Sneakers: Am unfamiliar with these.
Tees: Don’t mind an old school Ralph Lauren polo shirt.
Lingerie: Anything that’ll cover figure flaws.
Scent: Arpege by Lanvin, Chanel No. 5, Youth dew, Chance by Chanel, YSL Opium.
Lipstick: Nars in Schiap (the best hot pink ever).
Beauty: Cheap supermarket stuff.
Candle: I like Glasshouse Candles, especially the ones that smell like caramel and lollies.
Coffee: Skinny Cap.
Tipple: A soothing and calming glass of anything. In summer I think I’ll re-embrace Campari…
Signature dish: Roast chicken with quince and pine nut stuffing.
Culinary weakness: I love pâté and cheeses but I have a sweet tooth and really luff puddings.
Flowers: Fresh garden roses. My favourite is Mister Lincoln which has the best scent, just like musk lollies.
Destination: Hong Kong, London, Paris, the beach.
Hostess gift: I like to bake things- brownies, bread, choc chip biscuits.
The 5 people you would like most to join you for dinner: my partner, my sisters, Jackie Kennedy, Oprah, Princess Diana and Martha Stewart ( more than 5!).
Best tip for putting the ‘L’ back in LOVE: A fancy-pants romantic dinner, without the toddler