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We talk bandage, must-haves and have-nots with Caroline Michaels 

Caroline Michaels started up the online shopping store My Bandage Dress in 2013, with a small store on Ebay that grew into its own website just a year later. Caroline talks running her own company, what not the wear and why the focus on bandage.

Tell our readers a little about My Bandage Dress and why you started it? 

I have always been a highly motivated and driven person so I knew from a young age I wanted to run my own company. During my student years I worked in a combination of luxury retail environments and it was then that I realised my love of fashion and desire to help people by providing excellent customer service was my calling. I began a small store on EBay in May 2013 and by March 2014 had launched my official website. To date I am still loving every minute of running and owning the brand and I am excited to see what the next year holds! 

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Why did you focus purely on bodycon dresses? How do you think they flatter the female body? 

I have always loved bodycon dresses myself as they are my signature style. I believe bandage fabric can hide a multitude of sins and flatter all shapes and sizes if worn correctly. It's a classic design that has been around for so long I don't think it can age. 

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What is a fashion trend in Perth you would like to see stop happening? 

Ha-ha, my pet hate is women wearing flat shoes to bars and nightclubs. Make more of an effort! 

What would you consider a must have in a woman’s wardrobe? 

My most worn staple piece would be an over sized t-shirt. It's a versatile garment that can be dressed up with an A line skirt and heels or worn casually with boyfriend jeans. 

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What is your biggest fashion blunder or outfit you wish you hadn’t worn? Why?  

I would say back in my school days wearing big baggy flared jeans they were pretty horrific. 

Which part of Perth do you live? Where would you call your local? 

I live in Iluka which is North, I am not really a big drinker but Currambine is our local. 

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How would you describe Perth to someone who has never been here?  

Relaxed! 

What is your favourite place to eat? Why/Dish of choice? 

I used to love the London Cafe because it reminded me of home and had lots of traditional English food but unfortunately it recently closed. 

Where is your favourite place to go on a night out in Perth? What’s your drink of choice on a night out? 

I can't say I have been to many places to be honest, so I wouldn't know where to begin! My drink of choice would be a strawberry daiquiri I have a sweet tooth. 

 

Tessa Dempster

Hi, I'm Tessa. I've lived all over Western Australia getting to sample food, wine, local events and more. I'm merciless when it comes to a long black, love a glass or three of red wine, and can often be found showing off my eccentric but enthusiastic moves whenever there is music playing (shopping centres included). I now document my finds and antics for Perth Underground. Hit me up if you want me to come discover your business! I'd love to pop by for a chat.