So thrilled to introduce our new Perth contributor, personal style consultant Kate Miles. She'll be sharing her monthly loves with us here and you can follow her over at @wearingittoday. Ready to meet her, mamas?
A bit about me – I am a very hands-on mum to my two-year-old boy Freddie. We live in Cottesloe directly opposite the beach and spend most of our time outdoors soaking up Western Australia’s amazing weather. I am also a Perth-based personal style consultant (you’ll find me at @wearingittoday or www.wearingittoday.net) and a fashion buyer for the designer boutique Adam Heath. My job is very flexible and I am able to work around Freddie and his two days he spends in daycare, which is perfect for me as I love being a mum. Essentially as a personal style consultant, I go to a client’s house and we go through their wardrobe and work out what needs to be sold, chucked or kept. I will restyle looks from existing items and work out what they need to fill in the gaps to make their wardrobe work harder. I will then either send them an email with various shopping links (who has the time to trawl online boutiques?) or I take them shopping. I then help them work their new pieces into their existing wardrobe if they want/need.
At the moment I am watching Season 2 of The Handmaid’s Tale. This small screen adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s disturbing dystopia is very intense and sadly relevant. It’s beautifully shot but definitely not for the faint-hearted. I can only manage one episode per night.
Odyssea Restaurant in City Beach, which is sophisticated without being intimidating. Overlooking the Indian Ocean this is a beautiful spot for a late lunch with friends. We drank French rose and ate natural oysters shucked to order, the zucchini and courgette, pan-fried brussel sprouts, slow-cooked beef cheeks, king prawns and the yummiest spiced cauliflower and pomegranate salad with mint, parsley and goats cheese.