Welcome Caroline Hutchinson "breakfast radio presenter" to our series "Ladies who Love Linen"!
At Costa Vita Purolino, our ethos is about nurturing women of all shapes and sizes in order to bring out their best most confident self. Linen is a luxurious natural fibre for classic pieces that never date.
We are excited to meet with some of our confident "Ladies who Love Linen" in Queensland. Read on to find out a little more about our ladies share their story with you.
Q. Tell us what really makes you tick…gets you excited and ready to take on each day?
I read a Helena Bonham Carter quote this week, that everything in life is art. She said, “Everything is art. What you do. How you dress. The way you love someone, and how you talk. Your smile and your personality. What you believe in, and all your dreams. The way you drink your tea. How you decorate your home. Or party. Your grocery list. The food you make. How your writing looks. And the way you feel. Life is art.” I am not saying my life is a masterpiece, far from it, but I think that’s what makes me tick, just building a life that feels beautiful to me.
(Caroline wears the Tallulah dress in the pink)
Q. What have you found is your best secret styling tip over the years?
It’s taken me a long time to truly practice it, but less is more. Buying lots of cheap clothes is bad for the planet and bad for the heart. Not least because you always feel like you have nothing to wear. Saving up for things you love is the secret to true style.
Q. What do you love most about linen?
I love linen because it feels so good to wear. I also love linen because it comes from a time when things were made to last. It’s old school luxury, not fast, flashy or disposable.
Q. What do you think is most important when it comes to dressing and living on the Sunshine Coast?
The Sunshine Coast doesn’t take itself too seriously. That means the only true dress requirement is to be yourself. You can have a swim, wash off the salt under the beach shower, throw a linen dress over your head and go straight to lunch. If you want to get dressed up – go for it. We like it both ways.
(Caroline wears the Lennon Dress in the Gingham Olive)
Q. What do you wish you could tell your 20 year old self about how to dress?
I would tell myself to buy vacuum bags and save, not chuck my favourite clothes. I am 52 and think I have seen the same styles cycle through three times. I remember denim jackets, linen dresses and leather boots that went to Vinnies. Don’t do that!
Q. What do you love about living in Queensland?
I am West Australian by birth and that will always be my country but Queensland has my heart. I am all about the weather. I live pretty close to the beach. Two out of three kids live in the same suburb as me. Covid has forced us to holiday locally and I can’t believe how much I didn’t know about Queensland. It’s the greatest place on earth.