The Model and Me: Boom Shankar Spring-Summer 2011

Nikki ParkinsonThe Model and Me 29 Comments

The Model and Me: Ever looked at a model wearing an item of clothing that appeals to you and dismissed the purchase out of hand?  Yep, me too.  Well, I’m here to tell you that you SHOULD get into that change room and give the object of your desire a try.  You may not look like the model (I don’t, I’m a size 14), but you never know, it just may look right for you.

As the temperature heats up, I resign myself to months of unattractive perspiration and reach for cool, cotton clothes that I can either throw on over a cozzie or dress up with heels and a few accessories for a cafe meeting.

Sunshine Coast-based label Boom Shankar allows me to do all that AND indulge my inner hippy. Bet you didn’t know I had one, did you?

Hippy chic is definitely one of my multiple wardrobe personalities. I can trace her beginnings back to my step-mum’s arrival to regional Queensland from London in the mid-70s.

Here she was all platforms, cheesecloth kaftans and worry beads … and I was in awe.

Now I call on my hippy chic to inject a bit of casual fun on days spent close to home on the Sunshine Coast.

Here are two of my favourites from the latest Boom Shankar collection, styled on models:

Boom Shankar Sally dress $69, left; Topsy dress $59, right

Boom Shankar Sally dress $69, left; Topsy dress $59, right

And here they are on me:

Boom Shankar Sally dress; Sambag wedges; earrings, bracelets and watches "from the vault"

Boom Shankar Sally dress; Sambag wedges; earrings, bracelets and watches “from the vault”

Boom Shankar Topsy dress in yellow $59; with Country Road jacket and platform shoes; Sophie Kyron earrings

Boom Shankar Topsy dress in yellow $59; with Country Road jacket and platform shoes; Sophie Kyron earrings; Uberkate necklace. Note: I’m also wearing a Metalicus white tank dress underneath as this is a very light cotton. For a beach look you wouldn’t need the extra layer.

Not only is Boom Shankar designer Dui Cameron incredibly talented, she’s an amazing philanthropist, giving back to the Coast community as well as communities overseas.  You can read about the work she does here.

To check out more from the label’s current collection, view the catalogue online here.

*These items were gifted to me in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

 

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  1. Now I’ve seen on you I’ll be going back for a Sally dress…. You carry those designs off very well. Eumundi Markets. Thanks Annabel – and you can shop for them at Eumundi Markets!

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  2. I LOVE Boom Shankar. Why just last week I bought the Cleo skirt in green, the Olivia dress in the same fabric as your Topsy dress, and a pair of Guru pants.
    Love your ‘Model & Me’ concept too. You look smashing!

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  3. Could you send me one of these right now? I’m poolside and bored with all my black!!

    I think this is the label I was looking at on birds nest recently? Now I’ve seen on you I’ll be going back for a Sally dress….

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  4. Oh, I love these dresses Nikki. This is the ideal thing I’ve been looking for for school drop offs and then dressing up for a morning coffee or shopping trip. You carry those designs off very well.

    Anne @ Domesblissity

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  5. Thank you Nikki….you do all the hard work for me in these ‘Model and Me’ posts! I am the same size and same colouring! Love those Sambag wedges too BTW.

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  6. I agree – the dresses look better on you! Love this label, the fabrics she uses are always so gorgeous… and I’m pretty sure there is a shop just up the road from me…….

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  7. Hi Nikki. Like so many others I love your Model and Me post. The Sally dress looks better on you than the model which goes to show you don’t have have to have a models figure to look amazing in an outfit as you have so beautifully demonstrated. Have a nice day. Jo

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  8. I so want a country road jacket like that for a job interview on wednesday, but couldn’t find one on the coast… love your model and me posts too – gives me confidence to try something new.

  9. I know I’ve said this before but I LOVE YOUR “MODEL AND ME” CONCEPT!

    You look great, and I like the tip about wearing the Metalicus underneath the sheer cotton. Now off to check out the Boomshankar online shop.

    P.S. I’ve been looking for that blazer at CR, but couldn’t find it. Is it still available?

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