Kerry O'Brine Womens Wear

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The Fashion Studio Move Update!

So if you tried to call us or you made an order during mid-end May then you will know that the Kerry O’Brine Womens Wear studio has been on the move!

We have had a space purpose built for the business and it is very exciting times for us! The space is bigger, which will mean we can push on with a lot more things.  A month later we are still getting organised and moving bits into and around the studio. I’ve moved the book shelves for the second time! It’s not until you start working in somewhere that you find out if things work in the position you put them!

 

Day 1 they had joined and cut lots of wood but this is how the day ended!
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Pre-studio concrete space

End of day 1

The area at the end of day 1

 

Here is the new studio after day 2 – the main frame is up.

Day 2 All the bits were put up and joined together!

The studio

Then the cedar cladding went on!

 

Day 3 the sun came out at last and they put the rubber roofing on.

 

The men are on the roof, putting it on!

The men are on the roof, putting it on!

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End of day 3 – the roof is on. Just waiting for the doors and windows!

Day 4 – It’s all done! Doors and windows are in.
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We moved a lot of the studio equipment in!

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Looking down the other end – you can see the window and storage space door!

Final shed shed

The storage space is open – yet to be filled!!

The building is clad in beautiful cedar wood – it smells divine and mixed with the smell of the roses growing outside – it’s like having a special fashion house perfume!

Things accumulate over time in a studio- images, paperwork, fabrics and lots of other bits and bobs. I’ve had to be ruthless about what came with us into the new space. We’ve now got more room but I wanted to leave space for things I couldn’t access easily before such as my collection of Vogues.

So in these pictures we have just popped all our stuff in! More organising to be done.

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How to wear it three ways

Sometimes one new dress is enough. Really? Yes. You just need to pick the right dress.
If it is a great length on you, a great colour and not too fussy with details you can easily dress it in different ways.
Adding neutral accessories is an easy way of accessorising bright colours and changing it into a variety of different looks.

A shift dress style is a great tool to have in your box. You could:

1. Belt it in to create waist definition
2. Leave it loose and relaxed (great for BBQs)
3. One large accessory can make a statement – try a necklace, hat or belt
4. Shoes can often set the tone of a look – flat sandals for summer festival fun or sharp toed heels for days in the office
5. Add a cardigan or jacket – take the air conditioning chill off but don’t forget this contributes to the style you are creating

Three Ways To Wear It


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Does your working environment reflect your personality?

Does your office or studio reflect your personality or style?
Add a few key pieces that will make your work space a nicer place to be!

Do you like an eclectic individual look?

Be Individual

or prefer an elegant vintage style?

Be Elegant

Or maybe you love the neutral tones of the Scandinavian Style:

Do Scandi Style

Perhaps you want to get back to nature with some wild prints and natural materials:

GO Wild

Shades of Grey

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Shades of Grey

Grey can look very professional for work. You need to pick the right grey for you. A very dark grey could be perfect or it could overpower you. A pale grey could work wonders or could wash you out. As with all colours you need to see them against your skin tone and preferably in a natural light.
A friend with an honest opinion helps and you can compare different grey’s against your skin tone.

A sales assistant who tells you the truth is worth her weight in gold – ask her opinion, get her suggestions and show your appreciation. All sales assistants should be honest (but this isn’t always the case), if you get home and you hate it then you’ll just take it back, a waste of everyone’s time.

A Range of Greens

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A Range of Greens
Perhaps you’ve never considered how many different greens there are in the world?
You can begin to understand why it might be difficult to find the right green for yourself when there are so many out there.
Choose the right green for you and the right outfit for your working environment and you will have a winning professional outfit.

Here I am in a green dress!:
Kerry and guests