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WORDS JACKIE MEYERS IMAGES COTY AND BEC FARQUHAR,
WIZARD OF IMAGES - MARK KELLY
Highlands woman Coty Farquhar has long inspired Australians
with her creative vision, but now she has taken it to the rest of
The former stylist with Vogue Living and Vogue Entertaining Guide
has attracted an international following of almost 500,000 people
through the internet over the past two years.
In fact she is showcasing both her own creative talents and
Highlands beauty through her blog, Styling by Coty Farquhar,
established in November 2008.
She draws on the experiences of her early working life,
which saw her working for various Vogue publications,
freelance styling for Vivienne's Modelling Agency and editing
the fashion and beauty pages of New Woman magazine.
Creative ideas for table settings, home decorating, gardens and
weddings and even special events such as the Chevalier College
debutante ball or her vision for scenes, costumes and settings of the
SHYAC production of Wizard of Oz have graced Coty's blog pages.
Coty has spent her recent years as a wife and mother of two
children sharing her creativity from behind the scenes on many
Highlands projects, often on a voluntary basis for local
schools and community groups such as SHYAC.
She has also racked up a few impressive
honours for her stylings in recent years including
a Canberra Area Theatre (CAT) Award for her
role as Creative Director on the Wizard of Oz,
and an award for best display for a small stand
for her work on the Southern Highlands Corporate
Events stall at last year's Darling Harbour Show, RSVP
She said she had long been intrigued by the
concept of blogging and on-line magazines and
had a growing belief that it was the way of the
"I decided to investigate the concept as a way
of sharing my creative ideas with others and
was surprised at how easy it was to establish a
blog," she said.
Coty said she appreciated the opportunity
through blogging to get ideas into the public
arena without the need for a full creative
"There was a lot of trial and error in the
early days, but I had a strong
understanding of what I wanted to
achieve on my internet site," she said.
1a. Judges (left to right),
Magazine's Jackie Meyers
& Tony Springett
1b. Winner, Ray Alliston's
2. Runner up, Peter Foster
3. Runner up, Linda Bahls
4. Runner up, Tiffany Sly
5. Runner up, John Chapman
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