This post is about … clothes and character: This is Sally from Sydney, Australia on Kenmare Street. She and her husband are visiting from Australia. I bumped into them right after passing by Ruby’s which is an Australian eatery actually.
I liked how she wasn’t afraid to wear a bit of color with her pants and how she subtly mixed in her polka-dot socks! I like her boots of course and how she drapes her top. What really made it for me was her hat - a beautiful, timeless accessory. I’m not sure how to describe it - but I like that embroidered/pendant type thing. She doesn’t work in fashion but still cares about it a healthy amount. This is my perfect subject - someone who looks great, is subtle, and isn’t showy with their fashion.
Hat - Sonia Rykiel
Something else I didn’t note correctly - her pants I think - Sass and Bide
Everything was bought in Sydney.
Sass and Bide is. so. cool. Look at their Spring 2012 RTW collection here. I know, I’m quite new to this, I had heard of Sass and Bide before but meeting Sally made me have a reason to really research them. They aren’t afraid to use colors and have fun. They are creative. Each of their collection has its own little personality. I’m not sure how to describe it but I got a similar feeling when I first discovered J.W. Anderson (UK). I think Sarah-Jane Clarke and Heidi Middleton, Sass and Bide designers, have worked in London and show in London. Their clothes allow the wearer to visit a different world, be imaginative, unabashed, yet everything is fairly wearable - it’s not insane and gaudy. It’s healthy, a mixture of solid colors and patterns. Here’s their Fall 2011 collection. I’ll let Meenal Mistry explain.
I have always wanted to visit Australia or England - I’ve been meeting a lot of Australians lately and they all seem quite cool - it’d be nice to work in either place.
Refinery 29 did a piece of Australian Designers to follow a few days ago (Sass and Bide included!)