Not only is Liberty Watson fifty percent responsible for Watson X Watson's killer fashion week S/S '13-'14 collection, but she also is the owner of one mighty stylish wardrobe. We've never seen a closet wholly dedicated to high-end lingerie, but this Sydney-based designer surprised us with her vintage furniture find. From her knack with layering fragrances to her jam-packed rails, we got well and truly inside her wardrobe! Coming?
Yesterday Gail Elliott gave us her expert tips for buying, styling and caring for leather, and today we're tapping the Little Joe Woman designer for our Inside Her Wardrobe feature. Why? Well, the woman was a card carrying member of the original '90s supermodel crew for one thing, and still owns some of the Chanel runway goodies (gifted from king Karl himself) for another. Curious to see the inside of a supermodel-slash-designer's closet? Come inside!
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Today we're going inside the wardrobe of Vogue's style editor, Rebecca Caratti. Having sharpened her stylist teeth at Shop 'Til You Drop, Madison and Harper's Bazaar before taking up gig at Vogue, Rebecca's personal style epitomises that of the classic fashion insider — on-trend without ever falling into 'trendy' territory thanks to a killer lineup of understated designer labels. Her luxe arsenal of shoes and bags are just the lust-inducing chaser, and we have to admit our hearts skipped a collective beat when we saw her little family of Birkins. She says of her heirloom-filled wardrobe, "My most treasured possessions are the classics that were passed down to me by my mother. She had impeccable taste." Indeed she did. If you're OK to be hit with an acute case of cupboard-envy, step inside. . .
There's something special about peering inside the wardrobe of a fashion designer. Shona Joy is no exception to the rule, curating her gypset-worthy wardrobe with the same eye for detail that can be found in her eponymous label's feminine but fresh aesthetic. From neon-hued ethnic satchels to chunky gold bling to a closet full of punchy prints, this VIP wardrobe tour will inspire even the most hard-core minimalist to work some crochet/colour/craft into their look. Ready? Let's go inside!
If you're familiar with the edit of local e-tailer My Chameleon, you'll know that the founder-slash-buyer-slash-creative director has seriously cool taste. Giselle Farhat has curated an understated mix of lesser-know brands and designer labels that all share a sense of non-flashy yet distinctive aesthetic appeal. We assumed that this expert eye would extend to her own wardrobe, and guess what? We assumed right! From iconic handbags to knock-about flats, Givenchy heels to cosy knits, Giselle's closet is an essay in discreet style. Take the tour!
We're in the thick of all things Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, and we're keeping a keen eye on visiting international style-setters and bloggers. Most important are the buyers who turn up hoping to spy cool new threads and trends to adopt — and this year Shopbop, one of our most visited shopping sites, has its team on the ground here in Sydney. New Yorker Jenny Fuchs is one of Shopbop's fashion buyers, and we asked her to tell us what she brought with her for the trip. In here, you'll find a totally wearable compilation of easy dresses, cool bomber jackets and a colourful clutch — all from a mix of Aussie and international designers. See the pieces (and shop them!) in the gallery, and have a read of Jenny's thoughts on MBFWA.
- On what she's excited to see: I love all the swim shows — they have such a fun vibe! Plus seeing all the Aussie bloggers — their style is amazing and they always represent what’s new from Australian designers.
- Last year's MBFWA: It was a whirlwind! We met so many new designers that are now on our site.
- Australian style: Easy and fun, but still chic — items that can go from the shows and market appointments to a dinner down at Bondi Beach.
Fashion editors are a special breed of fashion lover: fussy beyond compare, hard to impress thanks to having seen everything three months prior to the in-store drop date, and managing to look effortlessly stylish at all hours of the day. Stylist Penny McCarthy embodies the last trait in particularly well, always looking just as immaculate in real life as any of her glossy fashion shoots. You may have seen her work in The Sydney Magazine, where she's the fashion director. Or before that, in Vogue. Or before that, Madison. From Hermés wrist candy to killer stilettos, birthday-day dresses to her most treasured jewels, we asked the style doyenne to let us look inside her wardrobe. Walk this way.
Living the expat life has some seriously beneficial side effect for your wardrobe, as ex-Sydney sider Rebecca McGeoch well knows. The designer of luxe cashmere label Gasparre Cashmere moved her operation (and her life) to Hong Kong to be closer to suppliers and her production base, and the flow-on effect was some great designer buys that are hard to find in Oz. We asked (nicely) for her to give us the VIP tour of her compact but beautifully organised closet. Her shoe collection alone will give you a case of the well-jels.
What does the inside of a head designer's wardrobe look like? We weren't sure. So we asked the ever-inspiring Prue Rainey who is head of design at one of our most treasured Australian-owned chain stores, Cue. The answer? Organised! And very chic. A clean monochrome palette of international buys and iconic Cue pieces let the odd pop of colour truly stand out. From her open-shoe shelves to her very specific hanger requirements, why not let the lady herself show you around?