Are you a lover of COS?
This is of course a rhetorical question, as I’ve yet to meet anyone to the contrary!
In Sydney recently to celebrate the opening of their new store at 5 Martin Place, I was lucky enough to catch up with their lovely Head of Women’s Wear Design, Karin Gustafsson.
So, as a slightly different take on ‘In Her Wardrobe‘, I asked Karin to fill us in on what inspires her, fashion lessons learnt and what every woman needs in her wardrobe.
For the full interview, follow the link below…
You may recall a feature we ran on Kelly Searl a few weeks ago, where she shared her well edited go-tos for flowers, homewares, cocktails and all the rest.
But it doesn’t end there!
We also got to spend an afternoon with Pony Rider‘s Creative Director in her wonderful, wonderful home (and trust me, I’m not using these 2 ‘wonderfuls’ lightly – her place is SO ridiculously good) peeking into her wardrobe whilst exchanging tips on flea markets, booby bras and the virtues of polka-dot tees.
Keen to see more?
Follow the link below for all the pics…
Louella Tuckey has the most fantastically unique sense of style that’s both spirited and contagiously creative.
One half of Australian furniture and interiors brand, Mark Tuckey (much loved for their custom made timber furniture in addition to a handsome curation of seating, homewares, lighting and artwork) it’s also worth mentioning at this point that Louella is HEAPS of fun to hang out with too.
We were lucky enough recently to spend a morning with Louella (and her handsome hound, Scribble) at the home she shares with husband Mark and daughters, Chilli and Indigo.
Like an enchanted curio box, their beachside home on the shores of Clareville Beach in Sydney, Australia so uniquely documents their lives together through art, furnishings and found objects.
For all the pics as well as Louella’s musing on wedge heels, poncho regret and the right time to wear sequins, follow the link below…
One of the best things about my job is the incredibly talented, inspiring people that I have the pleasure of meeting every single day. Even after 20 years as a stylist, I still get excited about going to work… even when the weather is a little on the dramatic side.
Non-Sydney residents may have heard of our recent, freakishly cyclonic rains (read: hail, flash flooding, collapsed building and widespread blackouts).
It was on this (remarkably wet) day that me and my team set out on a road trip to photograph my latest girl-crush, Elise Pioch.
Home for Elise is The Church on the edge of the Colo River, around 2 hours out of Sydney.
Upon arriving (whilst shaking wet umbrellas, patting down fluffy hair and kicking off our muddy boots) we were instantly calmed and charmed in equal measure by the wonderful warm home that she, her husband, Pablo Chappell (of Chappelli Cycles) and their adorable little lady, Loulou have made here together.
As the wind howled and rain pelted the windows, we sat around their kitchen table, chatting about everything from Canadian shoe designers to rain water tanks, all whilst sipping Elise’s signature lemon and thyme tea and nibbling on local strawberries.
Born in the south of France, Elise worked in Paris (for Hermès and Martin Margiela) before deciding to make the move to Australia 10 years ago, where she continued working in fashion (as a buyer for Belinda and The Corner Store).
It was 3 years ago however that she decided to try something new, launching the most exquisite collection of handmade, perfumed candles, Maison Balzac that have been so well received that they can now be found in the all the best boutiques around the world.
Want to take a little peek inside Elise’s home too?
Follow the link below for my profile on Elise and all the pics from our shoot…
Jewellery is such a personal thing.
Whilst fashion fancies shift with every new season, your favourite, timeless pieces of jewellery hold-strong year after year.
Tanja Kovacevic, founder of Petite Grand really understands this sentimental connection.
Her unique, deliciously delicate collections of handmade earrings, bracelets, necklaces, rings and anklets are so lovely to wear that you’ll find you rarely take them off, instead simply layering them in varying combinations over time.
It’s upon meeting Tanja however that you really get to understand why this is – her brand’s endearingly thoughtful, considered signature is in fact a direct reflection of her own distinctive personal style.
I recently got to spend the morning with Tanja (and Max), peeking into her wardrobe whilst chatting about everything from favourite scents and Hollywood starlets to the pain of 2am pie-regret.
Want to take a little peek inside Tanja’s wardrobe too?
Follow the link below for my profile on Tanja and all the pics from our shoot…
Spending a morning with Jamie, the reasons behind her success become evident – aside from generally being just heaps of fun to hang out with, she manages to strike that perfect balance between sexy/cool, laid-back, old-school and rock.
Want to take a little peek inside Jamie’s wardrobe too?
Follow the link below for all the pics from our shoot as well as her musings on style, happiness and the search for that perfect custom made dog collar…
I recently spent a morning with the lovely, talented and incredibly inspiring Louise Olsen.
Her story is indeed well know to many – designer, artist and creative director of Dinosaur Designs, partner (in both life and business) to Stephen Ormandy, sister to gallery owner Tim Olsen and daughter of much loved Australian artists, John Olsen and Valerie Strong.
As you’d imagine, her home is a wondrous reflection of this creative world that surrounds her. Set high amongst the leafy treetops overlooking Sydney’s Bronte Beach, it is filled with light, art and so many magical colours.
And her wardrobe is of course a natural extension of this – a fantastic collection of pieces that are equal parts whimsical, curious and a little experimental, imparting a wonderfully colourful yet calm self assuredness all of her own.
Want to take a little peek inside her home too?
Follow the link below for the interview and all the pics…
Magali Pascal’s story reads a little bit like your ‘dream-you’ – born in France, she studied fashion design at ENSAD, the much revered decorative arts school in Paris.
Then, in 2002 after the launch of her first collection for Galeries Lafayette, Magali discovered and fell in love with the island of Bali, and made the decision to move there and create her own brand.
Fast forward to today, she has 3 boutiques in Seminyak and a very loyal following across the world of girls who can’t get enough of her signature feminine, French bohemian way with silks, lace and the prettiest little embellishments.
But it doesn’t end there. She and her and husband, Matt Neville (who also has his own label, From) have just opened a restaurant, Corner House in Seminyak. Reflective of Magali’s French roots, they have lovingly considered every French Provincial inspired detail with its polished cement walls, handmade floor tiles and the best collection of lovingly procured curios.
And this is where we met, curled up on a linen upholstered sofa, sipping smoothies and chatting about her new furry-child, Freckles (the ever-hungry-beagle), her recent dash to Singapore for surgery on her broken hand (when she tripped over Freckles) and all things fashion.
Keep reading for the full interview and all the pics…
Back in 2002, Genevieve Smart and her sister Alexandra started that wonderful Australian fashion and lifestyle brand, Ginger&Smart.
Known for its distinctive, individual take on style, it is now held fondly in the hearts (and wardrobes) of many a well-dressed woman.
In the spirit of full disclosure, I have to admit that I’ve been friends with Genevieve for a long (long) time… But because of this, I can attest to the fact that apart from being really stylish, super talented and terribly clever, she is also heaps of fun.
And I think it’s this sense of cheeky, fun that really resonates with their collections – a spirited confidence that draws you in and makes you want to hang around (and dance… and drink cocktails…)
Want to take a little peek inside her wardrobe?
Follow the link below for the interview and all the pics…
Deb Sams is the co-founder and designer of that much loved Australian fashion label, bassike.
Over the years, I’ve snooped into the wardrobes of many a well-dressed woman and something that I’ve noticed time and time again is that regardless of their style, they all have at least a couple of pieces from bassike.
Because bassike manages to consistently create timeless, stylish staples we didn’t know that we needed, but that somehow make sense of everything else in our wardrobes.
And their reach is wide – now stocked in over 90 stores across the world, some of bassike’s more well known fans now include Charlotte Gainsbourg, Sofia Coppola, Cate Blanchett, Nicole Kidman, Miranda Kerr and Sarah Jessica Parker to name but a few.
So with all this in mind, I figured it was time that I took a little peek into the wardrobe of Deb Sams.