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

Brooke Testoni, Pottery Barn, Interior Interior Design, Antiques, Vintage

Brooke Testoni, Pottery Barn, Interior Interior Design, Antiques, Vintage

Brooke Testoni, Pottery Barn, Interior Interior Design, Antiques, Vintage

Brooke Testoni, Pottery Barn, Interior Interior Design, Antiques, Vintage

Brooke Testoni, Pottery Barn, Interior Interior Design, Antiques, Vintage

Brooke Testoni, Pottery Barn, Interior Interior Design, Antiques, Vintage

Brooke Testoni, Pottery Barn, Interior Interior Design, Antiques, Vintage

Brooke Testoni, Pottery Barn, Interior Interior Design, Antiques, Vintage

Brooke Testoni, Pottery Barn, Interior Interior Design, Antiques, Vintage

 

Brass Accents

Brass – it is one of those decor elements that seem to make a comeback every decade or two. Personally, I am a huge fan and that is truly evident in my home. There are a few guidelines I follow though; not too bling bling (let’s leave that trait back in 80s), don’t go overboard and if you are a fan, go for the more understated yet grand looking brass. If brass decides to once again go out of style, you will be thanking me later. Here are a few glimpses of my home. I am not showing you the whole package just yet, patience is a virtue.

I do not like my home to be ‘too’ minimal. I like to add character by mixing old with new, but most importantly to furnish it for an overall warm and luxurious feel. Look, I do like white, I did paint my floors and walls all white, but the addition of brass, Persian rugs, linens, different tones of woods and textures give warmth to my house. I do not want my home to feel too clinical.

Have you added brass into your home yet? I hope this gives you a little inspiration.

Featured:

Pottery Barn Carson Tufted Leather Ottoman Kate Moss Coffee Book, Russh Magazine, Vintage jewellery box

Pottery Barn Leona Console Table, Adam Cullen Illustration, Vintage vase and crystal jewellery box, Aerin fragrance. Chloe fragrance

Pottery Barn Leona Cube Table,  Vintage crystal, Dina Broadhurst print.

Styled and photographed by Brooke Testoni

 

 

Brooke Testoni, Vetements, Toteme, Charlotte Olympia, ootd

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Knitting it out

Move over cotton tees, knitted tees are my new favourite.  You’re going to have to make room for many more of them. Gone are the days I wore cotton tees nearly every day (actually I lie – I wore one yesterday), however, how easy is it to put on another tee with jeans. VERY, easy, almost too easy. So, I decided to buy some ‘tees’ that were more, how do you describe it, ‘put together?’ Introducing the knit tee. Still as comfy as a casual cotton tee, just with a little more elegance. I am in love.

Wearing – Toteme knit tee (budget version + here) | Vetements jeans (budget version + here) | Charlotte Olympia heels (budget version) | Loewe sunglasses

Photographed by Hannah Roache

 

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Brooke Testoni, Georgia Alice, Base Range, The Row, Topshop, OOTD, Fashion, Style

Brooke Testoni, Georgia Alice, Base Range, The Row, Topshop, OOTD, Fashion, Style

Brooke Testoni, Georgia Alice, Base Range, The Row, Topshop, OOTD, Fashion, Style

 

Brooke Testoni, Georgia Alice, Base Range, The Row, Topshop, OOTD, Fashion, Style

Brooke Testoni, Georgia Alice, Base Range, The Row, Topshop, OOTD, Fashion, Style

Shoulder show

Black, we all wear it, we all love it, but how do we change it up a bit? Find a piece that is a little different. I invested in a few extra black pieces for Winter and yesterday, well I threw them on together.

I have many black jackets and coats but this one, it is different. I have had my eye on this coat ever since seeing it at a press showing a few months ago. With the cut out shoulders, you can either show a little skin if it isn’t too cold (don’t be cruel), disguise them with black, or show a little colour. (Coat: Georgia Alice).

Ok, lets talk about the dress. I love a low back, it shows a little skin, but not too much (don’t be too naughty now). I have been looking for a black dress which is casual but not ‘too’ casual. I found it when trawling an online store the other day, which I do everyday might I add. (Dress: Base Range)

I didn’t feel like wearing all black everything, so I threw on my snakeskin boots and then added The Row round sunglasses (similar here).

Wella.

Photographed by Hannah Roache

 

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VIDEO: What jeans to buy? My guide to denim.

So, I am getting a little bored with just creating still imagery and wanted to bring my personality to the table. So a video a week it is. I call it the Monday Matinee.

First up, my guide to what I wear the most, denim.

Catch you on the flip side.

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Favourite denim featured in video –
Acne Studios High Rise Pin (worn in video) | Acne Studios Skin 5 black (available in blue here) | Rollas Dusters jean | Vetements reworked denim | Vintage levis denim (find at your nearest flea market or vintage store)

Brooke Testoni, BC the label, Street Style, Personal Style, Man-style dressing, Winter

 

Brooke Testoni, BC the label, Street Style, Personal Style, Man-style dressing, Winter

Brooke Testoni, BC the label, Street Style, Personal Style, Man-style dressing, Winter

Brooke Testoni, BC the label, Street Style, Personal Style, Man-style dressing, Winter

White suits

Not ‘Suits’ as in the TV show I am currently extremely addicted to, but the suit in which you wear. I love man-style dressing, the number of black pants, white shirts, black blazers and brogues I have in my wardrobe is a little humiliating. How could I possibly change it up a little? I know, buy another suit, but in white. Brilliant.

The jacket hangs effortlessly whilst the pant crops at the ankle for the slimming effect we all love! To top it off, it is pinstripe. I am sure there is a rule about stripe, you can never have too much in your wardrobe.

Now lets hope my lunch doesn’t fall in my lap, which has been a reoccurring event as of late.

Wearing –

BC the label jacket | BC the label pant | BC the label top | The Mode Collective Heels (similar here) | Ray-Ban sunglasses

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Photography by Ana Suntay-Tanedo

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