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Meet The Wearer Annie Banner

Over the past 25 years, Brora has been enjoyed by customers of all ages, shapes and sizes. Here, we introduce some of those people and share their stories.

Annie wearing a Navy Bird print Brora shirt

Annie Bernier, 61, is a retired Children & Families Social Worker & embraces her own style.

What achievement are you most proud of?

Being invited to speak at an international conference on the rights of the child. The conference was held at the University of Cape Town in South Africa shortly after Nelson Mandela was released. I remember crying when I got off the plane in Cape Town. Mandela was free. It was an awesome feeling.

What is your earliest fashion memory?

My mother taking me shopping to buy me a dress. I refused to wear it for the simple reason that it was a dress and it was pink. It was never going to happen.

What are your earliest memories of Brora?

Many years ago, I received a red lambswool scarf as a present. I still enjoy wearing it.

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What is your favourite Brora piece you own?

My collection of Liberty print shirts are definitely a favourite.

Do you have any particular memories involving Brora?

I was pretty chuffed to have received a Brora box filled with cashmere socks for my 60th birthday.

Where do you go to for fashion inspiration?

It’s simple. I just wear what I like but I love having a good rummage around in second hand shops.

Whippet on British beach