Brooke Testoni's diary on her style, lifestyle and travel

TH Brown Danish Stools, a Mattea Perrotta painting and Dunlin candlesticks sitting within Brooke Testonis home

TH Brown Danish Stools, a Mattea Perrotta painting and Dunlin candlesticks sitting within Brooke Testonis home

TH Brown Danish Stools, a Mattea Perrotta painting and Dunlin candlesticks sitting within Brooke Testonis home

TH Brown Danish Stools, a Mattea Perrotta painting and Dunlin candlesticks sitting within Brooke Testonis home

TH Brown Danish Stools, a Mattea Perrotta painting and Dunlin candlesticks sitting within Brooke Testonis home

 

An Australian mid-century icon returns

She is back. 

She is more than just a stool, she is an icon and I have had my eye on her for a decade. She is the famous Danish Bar Stool by TH Brown, one of the most sought after mid-century stools ever produced in Australia. Yes that is right – made in Australia.

They only rarely come up for sale, at local vintage furniture stores here in Sydney, which is why I can happily note they are now (thanks to the 3rd generation of TH Browns family!) being reproduced. This is truly a beautiful story. The original stools were designed and produced from the mid 1950’s through to the 1970’s and are  among the most coveted Australian mid-century pieces ever produced. The original examples have become collectors items and are featured in some of the finest interiors in Australia and across the globe.

Welcome to the family TH Brown. Your Danish Bar Stools in Dark Ash are a perfect addition to my home.

Featured: TH Brown Dark Ash Danish Bar Stool 

 

Brooke Testoni wearing Hera Saabi earrings, Paris Georgia Basics dress and Misha Nonoo turtleneck at home

The new jewels on the block (my ears are in love!)

 

I admit, I own an excessive number of gold earrings. Just call me ‘Ear Bling Hoarder.’ I collect them from all over the world, from vintage stalls in Paris or Brooklyn, to the new jewels on the block here in Australia. I like my ear bling to be different, a bit of a statement piece and something to dress up an outfit.

I am here to introduce these sweet gems I found whilst I was in New Zealand for fashion week. Please welcome Hera Saabi. My ears have never been so in love. 


Wearing –

Hera Saabi earrings | Paris Georgia Basics slip dress | Misha Nonoo turtleneck | Rylan Studio bag 


Photographed by Ana Suntay-Tanedo
Brooke Testoni wearing Jac & Jack sweater, Ellery pants, Uniqlo turtleneck and Susan Driver earrings in her home.

Brooke Testoni wearing Jac & Jack sweater, Ellery pants, Uniqlo turtleneck and Susan Driver earrings in her home.

Wearing – Jac & Jack sweater | Uniqlo turtleneck | Ellery pants | Susan Driver earrings 
Painting – Tulip fields with the Rijnsburg by Claude Monet

Brooke Testoni wearing Balenciaga blazer, Misha Nonoo turtleneck, Balenciaga knife heels, Reliquia Earrings and Rylan bag in her home.

Brooke Testoni wearing Balenciaga blazer, Misha Nonoo turtleneck, Balenciaga knife heels, Reliquia Earrings and Rylan bag in her home.

Wearing – Balenciaga blazer | Misha Nonoo turtleneck | Sylvester pants | Rylan bag Balenciaga heels 

Brooke Testoni wearing Camilla and Marc top and Levis denim in her home

Wearing – Camilla & Marc top | Levis jeans | Reliquia earrings 

How I wear colour

A couple of years ago, the fashion world went through a monochromatic era (we were penguins fo life!), where colour seemed to be very little to non existent. For a girl who grew up refusing to wear black (my Dad loves to remind me of that!), I admit that I fell for the monochrome trend and basically ditched all colour in my wardrobe. 

Fast forward to now and I am wearing earthy colours (ok, sometimes a POP colour!) with nearly every outfit. Who am I?!

Photographed by Ana Suntay-Tañedo

 

Brooke Testoni, AG denim, street style

Brooke Testoni, AG denim, street style

Brooke Testoni, AG denim, street style

Brooke Testoni, AG denim, street style

Brooke Testoni, AG denim, street style

Brooke Testoni, AG denim, street style

Brooke Testoni, AG denim, street style

You had me at denim and old school tops

Denim, Summer dresses, old school long sleeve tops tucked into high waisted denim, AG, your new collection has my name written all over it. Watch the video and come on a journey with me.

Fall 2017 collection is in store now on www.davidjones.com.au and selected premium boutiques.

Creative Direction/Styling: Brooke Testoni
Videography: Brooke James 
Styling Assistant: Jessica Rolfe
Shot in collaboration with AG jeans

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The four lip colours I wear

I wear a lipstick every single day. No exaggeration. Nudes – always. When I am feeling like a little colour – Red, burgundy and orange. Pop a little colour I say!

 To see what lipstick I wear, with what and when. Watch the film. X


Wearing throughout video (in order) –
Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Shine – Sand | Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Shine – Tangerine | Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Shine – Red Carpet
Giorgio Armani Ecstasy Shine – Icon


Shot by Brooke James
Shot in collaboration with Giorgio Armani Beauty
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