Fashion items you reach for the most?
In winter it would have to be my durable black triple threat of polo, block heeled boots and cotton cord pants. To tie these faves together is a wonderful second-hand camel coloured coat I found in a consignment store. I love these items because even with a lot of wear the style stays sharp as the garments are quite durable.
The same can be said for my go-to summer items; a detailed cream skirt, a white short sleeved blouse, and tan sandals. It’s one of those outfits I feel great in and can be worn casually to work or out for an event.
The one thing you always feel amazing in
My vintage Lanvin suit is always so wonderful to wear! It’s such a change from my everyday minimalistic faves, though it embodies the maximalist detailed expression I value so dearly.
Vintage Lanvin suit from Eurotrash and second-hand top from Secondo
Favourite brands/places to shop
For second hand I can’t go past Bruce in Clifton Hill. Its array of stunning high-end designs will make you rethink what waste actually can look like!
When it comes to basics I can trust with my values and my sense of style; I’d have to say ecomono. I found my reliable Dorsu polo, ethically made out of waste fabric, from Sam’s store. I was put onto ecomono through Sarah from Pulka The Label who is apart of Before March Store, a small collective of ethical designers using deadstock fabric to create exquisite garments.
A few doors up from them in Northcote is Neisha, a fantastic designer who goes far and beyond to make clothes that sing of a greater cultural narrative. Insightful conversations and delightful garments are to be found in this beautiful place. I know the meaning of my Neisha active wear I have in a way that brings value not just to my style but also my sense of self.
Below left: Leather bag I made from repurposing a pair of vintage leather pants. Right: A.BCH GOTS certified organic linen dress styled with a vintage belt from Yesteryear Vintage Clothing.