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                            WINTER FEATURE | Highlands Style
 HIGHLANDS STYLE
AS OUR WINTER INSTAGRAM STAR MELISSA PENFOLD TELLS US
ON PAGE 105, STYLE IS A STATE OF MIND. IT’S A CONFIDENT FLAIR AND BELIEF IN YOURSELF. THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS IS FULL OF PEOPLE WHO OOZE STYLE, DOING BUSINESS WITH SOPHISTICATED APLOMB, MAKING THE HIGHLANDS THE INCREASINGLY UNIQUE, ECLECTIC AND FUN RETAIL DESTINATION IT IS. ESCAPE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS TAKES LESSONS FROM FIVE SUCH STYLE STARS.
IMAGES ELISE HASSEY
JUSTINE TAYLOR, RABBIT TRAP TIMBER & ANTELOPE CO, MOSS VALE
What’s your style? Rabbit Trap Timber is
all about the lush recycled timber tables we make, and Antelope Co is vintage pieces reworked to give new life. We celebrate
the old, worn and beautiful using existing materials in a sustainable way. What makes you unique? Our passion, our willingness to deliver what clients need, and the fact our tables are beautiful one offs. How do you offer that je ne sais quoi? It’s in the detail
and the finish. They say in retail you should wear what you sell. How do you get around that? In the workshop I literally wear sawdust, paint, glue and stain. In the shop I have books, photos, timber samples and always the odd bit of paint and stain on my skin. What’s
your personal style? It goes from linen to velvet jacket and sequin boots. Style is about confidence, the sisterhood, taking chances and being brave. What’s the sharpest thing you own? An enormous oil painting that is very old and full of rips. I found it at the tip for $40 and just love it. When you think style
in the Highlands, where do you go for a drink? Biota or Bistro Officina in Bowral, or the Taphouse in Moss Vale. Dinner or lunch out? Highlands Merchant or Birch in Moss Vale.
A present for a loved one? Suzie Anderson, Made by Others, Mossy Store, Nest &
Burrow or Bowerbird on Argyle. Two stylish Highlanders doing it their way? Weavers Natalie Miller and Harriet Goodall.
Antelope, 408 Argyle Street Moss Vale, rabbittraptimber.com.au
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