ack when I first started Smaggle in 2007, I used to be a part of a community called Wardrobe_Remix on Flickr. I think that’s just about the most antiquated thing I’ve said all week. Anyway… Wardrobe_Remix was kind of like an outfit a day thing and I used to follow all these girls from overseas to see what they were wearing everyday. One of my favourite re-mixers was a girl with a name I couldn’t pronounce if I tried and she was a Swedish architect living in Stockholm. Every day she wore beautiful, colourful, structural, yet minimalist outfits and I’d sit at my computer waiting for her to upload her photos every day. She stopped uploading her photos years ago and her account is private now but I think about her often as a sort of future muse for my developing style.
Quite recently the store COS opened in Melbourne and I’m officially hooked. It’s full of interesting cuts, awesome patterns and really modern designs. I’ve bought about 3 or 4 dresses from COS so far and every time I do, I think about my Swedish architect and how she’d probably nod her head in approval if we walked past each other in the street.
Dress from COS
Shoes from TOMS
Coin necklace from my grandfather
Rings and earrings from Thailand, Bali and Byron Bay
I usually don’t love summer at all but the one thing I really enjoy is the simplicity of popping on a dress, a pair of sandals and my signature jewellery pieces and getting out the door. I also love going coat free – dressing well in winter in Melbourne is a waste because you just end up putting a coat over the top of your outfit all the time.
This outfit was worn for a busy day of writing. This dress is so comfortable, it’s like a giant t-shirt so it felt like I was wearing PJs all day. I spent my work break today designing a crochet blanket for a special friend. My treat when I get home from the gym is ordering the yarn for it online! Granny-gasm! I’m so looking forward to bed tonight – the end of the year is always crazy busy!
Have you ever met a fashion muse who’s inspired you? What kind of clothes did they wear?