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Have you ever marvelled at how differently two people interpret the same raw material? At the maker we're constantly inspired by the expressive, dynamic ways women style their lj struthers: once these pieces walk out with you, they each take very different turns!

This month we shine a little light on the quadro dress, our signature, square-cut style. With its versatile volume and knee(ish) length, this clever dress has tricks up its cropped sleeves and we're sharing a few with some of the maker's favourite faces.

the maker, lj struthers, quadro dress, quadro tunic, designed and made in Tasmania

the maker, lj struthers, quadro dress, quadro tunic, designed and made in Tasmania  the maker, lj struthers, quadro dress, quadro tunic, designed and made in Tasmania

on Melanie : artist, mother and human sunbeam...

Understated boots and tights let the quadro's silhouette speak for itself- the drama's created in the details, like deep cuffs and a high, squared-off neckline, with loose volume drawn in at the hem. Amplify this sculptural look with bold, contemporary earrings like these from Hobart designer Jane Hodgetts, and you're every bit the irreverent sophisticate at your next gallery show...

the maker, lj struthers, quadro dress, quadro tunic, designed and made in Tasmania

the maker, lj struthers, quadro dress, quadro tunic, designed and made in Tasmania the maker, lj struthers, quadro dress, quadro tunic, designed and made in Tasmania

on Linda : photographer, friend of computers, and vintage maven...

Rolled sleeves and the world's softest, broken-in jeans give Linda room to move on long, challenging shoots (plus, two sets of pockets)! In a structured mid-weight cotton, like the raw, sumi ink-dyed version featured here, the quadro never rests, staying breathable and loose in summer, with room for your favourite stretchy merino layers in winter. Linda keeps on the smart side of casual by styling her look with an ever-changing parade of immaculate Japanese socks!

the maker, lj struthers, quadro dress, quadro tunic, designed and made in Tasmania

the maker, lj struthers, quadro dress, quadro tunic, designed and made in Tasmania  the maker, lj struthers, quadro dress, quadro tunic, designed and made in Tasmania

on Lee : gardener, grandmother and maverick matriarch...

After decades of professional attire, green-thumbed Lee prefers the relaxed luxury of the finest natural linens and cottons in loose layers. Adding soft stretchy arm covers to guard against chills and harmful UV rays, the quadro travels from mulching to market with panache, and seamlessly pairs with her favourite flats and archer pants.

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We always love to see how you live in your lj struthers, and where you'll take these multipurpose pieces next. Don't be shy- tag us in your selfies using #myljstruthers and let us in on your styling moves!

xx the maker 

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