Pleased to meet you: Stellar and the Chief

Oct 10 2013 by Nicole

StellaradnTheChief Sign

Margaret River was alive last Friday night as the uber cool and boho chic headed down south for the ‘Introduction’ of new store, Stellar and The Chief.


Owner Talei Manners is well entrenched in the West Australian fashion world having been a professional stylist for more than 10 years (Lifestyling with Talei) and designer of the fabulous Te for Two accessories range.

Talei and Paul

Stellar and The Chief: Paul and Talei Manners

Her new venture started when she decided to move her family from the city south to Gracetown near Margaret River.
“It seemed like the perfect opportunity to put all of my knowledge under one roof. Margaret River is on its way up, so it was the perfect time to open here,” Talei said.


Stellar and The Chief store and DJ Nat Punk

TST loves the name Stellar and the Chief and Talei told us its inception was wine inspired;
“I wanted something cool and strong, so my girlfriend Jodes and I sat down over a glass of red and brainstormed,” she said.
“We loved The Chief but it was so masculine. So I googled COOL and Stellar came up. That was it for me. Stellar and The Chief. So many people think that there is a beautiful romance between Stellar and The Chief, I love it!”


Catherine Ord wearing Anu and Elements dress and Talei’s Te for Two clutch

The launch showcased many of Stellar and the Chief’s key style stories from labels such as Rude Riders, Lisa Brown and Spell which Talei describes as “Eclectic, just like me!”


Hair and make up by Nicola Payne from Gracetown Hair and Make Up

Talei still offers her styling services in-store so women can shop with confidence. I can’t recommend her highly enough, she sorted out my wardrobe (a spring clean its needed since 1990) and I’m sure we ditched some denim overalls. True story.


So if you live in Margaret River or just visit on holidays – make sure you drop in and experience everything Talei – Stellar and The Chief truly is her personality, design talent and styling genius, all wrapped up as a stunning clothing and lifestyle store.

TST Style Stalk


Sharna McKay, Maree Fucile, Gaetana Hough, Natasha Bussell, Lotti St Clair, Lucy Scott and Emma St Clair.


Nicole Holzer, Anna Biven, Erika Lindstrom and Francine Davies.


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Nicole is a rare mix of glitz and pragmatism. She loves redefining her style and has an unhealthy obsession with lipgloss, Rag & Bone and champagne. She makes party planning look effortless and when she's not blogging or researching something she's spending time with two rather rambunctious redheads, Max & Charlie.