Whenever I think of Nina Proudman, I rarely think of her standing still. There always seems to be so much movement in her character.
I love how Offspring’s costume designers have enhanced that movement through the outwear that Nina wears – and this season it’s all been about the lightweight trench in silk or tencel.
It’s a trans-seasonal layering piece that offers a little warmth between home and work but flows beautifully as a clothing piece without taking away from the outfit underneath.
Remembering that Asher Keddie is quite small, a big coat would overwhelm Nina. An open trench has the opposite effect, instead adding an extra dimension to each look.
This week’s episode featured Nina in a shorter trench over one of her newer style outfits – a knit, wide-legged culottes, neck-tie and boots.
Read on for ideas on how to recreate the Nina Proudman look, including some exact matches, plus your chance to win one of Nina’s favourite trench coats/jackets.
Recreate the Nina Proudman look
In the below look, Nina is wearing a Viktoria + Woods trench; the earrings I’ve matched for you below. The knit is Jigsaw (not current) and Indigo boutique pants. The rings on the left hand are LoveHate. She’s wearing those Seed suede ankle boots again. Boy have they had a great run this season. Hands up if you own some from when they were around last year?
1. Katies coat $79.95 | 2. Anna Coroneo scarf $94.50 @ David Jones | 3. Nicole Fendel necklace $99 | 4. Country Road knit $139 | 5. Livingstone Cooper pants $59.95 (on sale) @ Birdnest | 6. Top End boots $129.95 @ Styletread | 7. Nicole Fendel cuff $99 | 8. Love Hate earrings $75
And can we please gush (A LOT) over Billie’s white off-the-shoulder top? It was love at first sight at those shoulders – and those statement sleeves.
The de-brief (spoiler alert)
Oh thank goodness for the return of Nina’s dream sequences. Boy we’ve seen some good ones over the years. My all-time favourite being Patrick bare chested with a bear-skin slung over his shoulders. Here’s a visual.
Oh, where were we? Right. Dream sequences, steamy Harry and Nina scenes, lots of baby-making business and talk of Nina having it all. Yep, that old female chestnut.
Loved Billie’s line below (backed up by Cherie later in the episode). Loved that Harry totally supports Nina going for Clegg’s old job. Loved Zoe stepping in and demanding they “make a baby right now”. And love that they’re very happy to be jumping on the baby train. Bring on another Proudman baby, I say. And a Kim and Jess baby. And come on Martin, sneak back into St Francis to give that baby-making with Cherie another go.
It wasn’t a total baby-fest of an episode. Billie continues to crack me up with the delivery of the script she’s been given.
Breaking protocol with the last brick in her sex wall by giving Dan her number meant she met her match in the woo-ing department. Despite Dan not showing up for the welcome “party” at the Proudmans, I don’t think we’ve seen the last of him yet. I feel something in my waters between those two.
Meanwhile, I was bawling as Zara gave her backseat plea to Jimmy, asking if they could try again to make their marriage work (just as he was about to spill the beans about his “party pash and a prod” with Kerry). “I miss you; I miss the simple comfort of year.” SIGH.
Kerry skipped over the telling Will bit … roll on next week’s episode for that fall-out.
WIN Nina’s favourite Primness sueded silk trench coat
We all know that Nina LOVES a light, flowy trench, don’t we? Well, listen up. One of her favourites – as seen this season – is this fabulous 100% sueded silk Primness Rever jacket in mushroom. Styling You has teamed up with Primness to celebrate all things fabulous about Nina’s wardrobe and one very lucky Styling You reader will win this jacket for her own wardrobe.
Why you should love Primness
Primness by Vanessa Rochman is a collection of straight-forward silhouettes that combine premium fabrics and finishes. Each collection is non-structured and contemporary, creating luxury staples for everyday. The Primness concept combines Vanessa’s relaxed Australian lifestyle, and her love of craftsmanship and travel. “My inspiration unravels in unassuming places. I always follow my design intuition, my aesthetic is casual simplicity.” Everything is designed and manufactured in Melbourne, Australia.
- Head over to Primness and sign up for their email alerts.
- Leave a comment below, answering this question: how would you style this jacket and make it your own (with or without a little Nina inspiration)? You’re welcome to add a photo to your comment.
Entries open Thursday, August 3 at 5am (AEST) and close Tuesday, August 8, at 5pm (AEST). Australian and New Zealand entries only, sorry. The winner will be judged on originality and creativity (photos can be included and uploaded with the comment). The winner will be emailed and their name will be published here. Entrants must include an email address when the filling in the commenting system below to be eligible to enter. All photos included in the entries below may be used in future blog or social media posts. If you do not want your photo to be used elsewhere, please email [email protected]. The total prize value is $450 + postage. Full terms and conditions here.
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