Q&A WITH KATE CHARCHALIS

Brisbane-based stylist and creative consultant Kate Charchalis is talented to say the least. At only 21, she is currently working as the creative consultant for DISSH, as well as keeping busy with multiple freelance styling projects on the side. Here she spills her styling and beauty tips as well as some online shopping advice!

How would you describe your personal style?

Grunge! I know everyone is into boho at the moment, especially DISSH who I work for, but I just can’t seem to completely get around it. I love styling boho trends but I feel like I am grunge-alternative at the heart. You will always see me with my leather jacket normally paired with a vintage tee, deinim shorts and a pair of boots.

What are your favourite trends at the moment?

1. I am digging that the 70s are back! Suede and fringing make me weak!
2. I know it hasn’t really hit Australia yet but I love the dark goth like biker trend that we saw Alexander Wang bring to his entire Fall collection. It just makes me want to dress in all black long layers with a leather vest and chains! Stay tuned Australia, its coming!

What is the one item of clothing that you can’t live without?

I can’t live without my Wittner leather boots. They are the perfect combination of comfort and an effortless edge.

Do you have any styling tips for this Winter?

Its all about the layers! Rug up in dresses/wrap skirts paired back with flare pants or jeans underneath.

What are your online shopping tips?

AHH Online shopping, I am a discount code freak. People don’t realise that there are so many discount codes for big retailers like ASOS, ICONIC and even DISSH! You just need to google your little heart out and eventually you’ll find codes ranging anywhere from 10% off to 70% off.

Your eyebrows are amazing! What do you use?

THANKYOU! I really don’t want the bold brow trend to fade, i love my big brushy brows! I like to spray hairspray onto an eyelash wand and set them in place by brushing them all the way up. TRY IT!

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What would be your ultimate beauty tip/products that you can’t live without?

I can’t live without my STILLA convertible colour – Gladiola (its from the US, not released in Australia yet). My makeup artist go to girl, Marnie from MECCA at James Street, gifted me this dual lip / cheek and eye creme. It is a beautiful peachy tone that is on the rise in the beauty industry.

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See more of Kate’s personal style and projects via her Instragram @katecharchalis

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