What Would Cher Wear?

Clueless is one of my all time favourite films. When Farfetch got in touch asking me to create an iconic fashion film look with items from their site, I couldn’t turn down the challenge. There’s no doubt that over the years Cher Horowitz’s outfits have become ingrained in pop culture psyche. However, instead of trying to recreate a carbon copy Cher outfit, I went with a more modern interpretation of what Cher would wear. Because copying an entire look? Ugh, as if! That would be a total Amber move. I took inspiration from key looks in the movie and updated them with current trending items. Preppy staples like collared shirts, A-line mini skirts, and knee high socks are all present but there are plenty of playful personality-driven accessories too. With a nod to the nineties and classic Valley Girl style cues, this is my take on what Cher would wear in the year 2015.

Clockwise-ish from top
Sun Buddies ‘Type 02’ Sunglasses
Federica Moretti  Pom-pom Cap
Lanvin Printed Notebook
Alexa Chung for AG Jeans Denim Skirt
Avril Gau ‘Rosy’ Pumps
Karl Lagerfeld ‘K Chopette Love’ Clutch Bag
KTZ Striped Knee-High Socks
Stella McCartney iPhone 6 Case
Alexander Wang knit top layered over Vivetta ‘Hands’ Collar Shirt 

Eye Want it All

Eye motifs are everywhere right now. Sure, they’re nothing ground breaking and eye symbols have been popping up for centuries. You’ve got the Eye of Horus, the All Seeing Eye, the Hamsa, evil eyes, etc. But ever since Kenzo introduced their ubiquitous eye motif a few years ago it has seemingly gone gangbusters in the fashion world. Is this another illuminati conspiracy or just the fashion powers-that-be telling us that they’re watching and judging all our fashion choices? Who knows. I jumped on the bandwagon with my Falconwright eye clutch earlier this year and more recently have been eyeing off several pieces of Eyland jewellery. Here’s some more eye-catching clothing/accessories/homewares because who am I to displease our fashion overlords?
Clockwise-ish from top left:
Baron’s Eyes blouse and Philtre skirt by Hannah Kristina Metz
Eye clutch bag by Sunita Mukhi
Round eye cushion by Arro Home
Emerald Evil Eye clutch by Poppy Lissiman
Flirting Eyes shoes by Chiara Ferragni
Fortuna Layla heaphone set by FRENDS x BaubleBar

Kit and Ace, James St

Kit and Ace James St.
Last week I visited the new Kit and Ace store in James St., Fortitude Valley. Focusing on luxury basics, this store is sure to be a must-visit for those looking for wardrobe staples and minimalist attire. The store stocks selected styles from the Kit and Ace collection, including core styles made from their signature blend of cashmere. That is, cashmere that’s machine-washable. Yep, you read that correctly. Machine-washable cashmere! Hallelujah! While Kit and Ace is a Canadian brand, what I like about their approach is that they aim to engage local makers and creators. The James St. store currently features a piece by Brisbane artist Louise de Weger and will include feature lights by Luxxbox. The local emphasis follows through with in-store pamphlets highlighting the best places to eat, drink, and shop in the area. The space itself is quite generous with couches and tables providing ample space to sit and converse. I tried on a few pieces in store and let me tell you, I am all about the cashmere t-shirts now. Because if Tom Haverford and Donna Meagle have taught me anything it’s that you’ve got to treat yo’ self.

Kit and Ace James St.
Kit and Ace James St.
Kit and Ace James St.
Kit and Ace James St.
Kit and Ace James St.
Kit and Ace James St.
Kit and Ace James St.
Kit and Ace James St.

Patch It Up

Has anyone else noticed that embroidered patches are coming back in a big way? While haphazardly patched up jeans and jackets were once the realm of punk and alternative fashion, this no longer seems to be the case. The look these days is decidedly more preppy with current season collections from local favourites like Gorman, Salasai, and House of Cards all featuring garments with patched details. If you’re feeling crafty, you could just grab a plain piece of clothing and DIY your own design. You don’t have to look particularly hard to find cute and quirky patches either – just look at the ones I’ve found here! If iron on patches seem like too permanent an option, don’t forget you can also find temporary alternatives in lapel pins and brooches.

Clockwise-ish, from top left:
Patch It Up Top from Gorman
Swan Patch by Rosehound Apparel
Love Patch by Coucou Suzette
Sportmax Embellished Skater Dress
Iron on Patch Set from Gorman
Zara Denim Jacket (seemingly sold out but you can find similar jackets here, here, and here)
Puberty Blues Cap by House of Cards
Sad Songs Patch by Stay Home Club
Unicorn Patch by Rosie Wonders
Pizza Patch by Kitiya Palaskas

Pin It Down

Pins and badges are making a comeback of sorts, and I’m loving it. I used to have a dumb collection of pins as a kid and my favourite was a little Tweety Bird one (it was the nineties, okay?) These days however I’m drawn to designs like the cheeky – and unfortunately sold out – boobie pins by Coucou Suzette and all of the Georgia Perry pins. Stick them onto the lapel of your old faithful denim jacket or clustered together on one corner of a trusty tote bag for an instant update. These are just some of the pins that I have been eyeing off lately.
Top Row, L-RWatermelon Pin by FeelGoodCo, Boobies Pin by Coucou SuzetteFingers Crossed Pin by Georgia Perry
Middle, L-RMilkshake Pin by fairycakes, Lucky Eye Pin by Coucou Suzette, Donut Pin by FeelGoodCo
Bottom, L-RIce Cream Pin by DzyDzydesign, Dynamite Pin by Prize Pins, Stuck On You Pins by Gorman
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