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At home with... Jan de Teliga

Posted on February 02 2017

Slightly late but back none the less, we have our first 'At home with' for 2017. We are constantly inspired how our customers wear things, their style, their personalities and how it is all expressed through the way they carry themselves. One customer that comes to mind when we think of who inspires us most is Jan de Teliga. When we first met Jan, it was a like meeting the living breathing version of "Aunty Mame”  ( for those of you who don’t know who she is - Aunty Mame is a movie about a fabulous, progressive, effervescent Woman set in the 1920’s… Its amazing, watch it, I dare you 
Jan Literally is a barrel of laughs , has the most funny stories, is constantly giggling and in essence is the definition of FABULOUS ! She breezes in the store in her amazing colourful outfits and sparkly jewellery, tries on a frock and waltzes out like the dress always belonged to her, she literally oozes confidence and light heartless and makes the best bloody banana bread you have ever eaten, among other things!
When we asked her if we could shoot her at home,  she responded.. and I quote “ Fabby i’ll have the champagne ready..!”
She is a fierce individual with a sharp mind and a quick wit, ready for anything life throws her way, she is inspiring, artistic  (  has one of the biggest collections of Art I have seen in a home ) and oozes kindness ,consequently its her favourite word… she taught us a thing or two just by being in her presence. 
We hope you have as much fun reading this as much as we did shooting it! Meet the Fabulous Jan de Teliga and as her personal business card reads ( yes she has her own personal cards ) 
Jan de Teliga 
( of me ) 

1. Tell us three things about yourself

I love my family, I love my friends  & Quite like a g'n t

2. How would u describe your style ? And what inspires you ?

Vibrant, Cheerful, LOUD

3. What are your favourite Bow and Arrow brands and why ?

Romance Was Born
Creatures of Comfort
Rachel Comey
Simon Miller
Ulla Johnson
For Love of Lemons

Because they are divine and I feel fabulous in these gorgeous frocks.

4. You have the most infectious energy and happy disposition, the world is a crazy place and there are so many things that can get you down or stressed etc how do you keep your attitude sweet? 

I was taught by the most gorgeous Catholic Nuns in the world. In fact my Confirmation name is Gemma, I just loved my 3rd grade nun, doesn't translate so well, I was in fact in New Zealand and I was in Standard 3, so about 7. Story getting a bit long.........

Anyway these fabulous young women taught me to look for the good in everyone, and guess what? You find it. Not so different from all that New Age Stuff, concentrate on something and that is what you will find.

So just look for the good in people, it really works.

5. You have some incredible Art in your home, what does Art mean to you and who is one of your favourite artists? 


Art is life, joy, pain, expression everything.

My favourite artist ever is Stan de Teliga my father-in-law.

6. how do you define beauty ? 

Beauty is life, joy, fun and whatever you love.

7. best piece of advice you have been given and or life motto ? 
A Wise Man Once Said NOTHING
My most favourite word ever
Kindness, always works in every situation .
My work now here is done
There's a little bit of bubbles left.
Miracle of Fatima xxxx

Brands featured include: Ulla Johnson, Romance Was Born, Lacausa 
Photographed by @Madisonxco


  • ELle: February 05, 2017

    Most spot on article about a person I’ve ever read. Janny you are fabulous…as is your wardrobe! X

  • Mandy: February 03, 2017

    That was so enjoyable to read.. I thought Betty Boop was in her own gallery… ofcorse she is!!!
    Janny carries that outstanding smile and ring of laughter wherever she travels!! She’s a hoot ? Great stuff!

  • Louise Hutch: February 03, 2017

    Lovely and accurate profile of Janny!!

  • cast off collective: February 03, 2017

    Couldn’t agree more with you B&A. One absolutely fabulous lady who we ADORE too. Did she mention she can knit? Loving the photos and THE blanket.

  • Marina: February 03, 2017

    We are all glad to call you our friend.

  • Hels: February 03, 2017
    Fabby x 1000….
  • Holly: February 03, 2017

    I’m glad you are my friend!

  • Jan de Teliga : February 03, 2017

    I think I’d want me as a friend

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