JANE BIRKEN VIBES
As the cool winter air breezes through Sydney I can certainly feel my taste moving to a warmer, moodier palette. Recently I’ve been moving away from a purely monochrome aesthetic and appreciating nostalgic caramel like hues alongside my basic black and white default. I love a natural ease, and this warming hue adds that iconic retro vibe that never seems to date.
I’m all about everlasting style. Trends come and go but some looks never date, and a wardrobe full of classics is a far better investment than fast fashion. Becoming more conscious about investing smarter is at the forefront of my mind at the moment from a financial and environmental point of view. Investing in quality pieces that you adore rather than a vast quantity of pieces that you can easily regret fosters a more sustainable wardrobe in every sense.
The French seem to have had this down for years, and their adopted Jane Birken is my style icon of late. Style should have a natural ease, after all it is a reflection of one’s own personality and that should not be forced. I do lean towards quite a relaxed aesthetic. Whilst I truly appreciate good tailoring and quite architectural structured pieces, I always prefer to wear fewer items at any given time and let them speak for themselves. I just came across Interval the label who embody this for me, overall quite minimal designs but contemporary shapes and forms.
Another brand that I have always been a huge fan of is Lack of Color, an Australian hat company (gotta love local) famous for their ever-cool felt and straw hat collection. Their last campaign, ‘A French Love story” is so reflective of my aesthetic right now. A creamy, neutral palette gives the shoot a nostalgic aura, and classic styling embodies French girl chic. A bit of silk here, a band tee there, a flash of a fur coat. There’s not a single piece featured that I wouldn’t want in my wardrobe.
These are just a few of the things floating around in my little head at the moment. I’ve been feeling like I would like to be a bit more open on this platform and make it a bit more personal. I’d like to share a bit more about what I’m doing and where my inspiration is coming from. You may already have seen via Instagram I have recently been contributing to The Vault Online, a Sydney blog and style guide whom I have admired for years. This has been a very exciting opportunity and I am very much enjoying working with the girls there, go and check them out if you get a chance!
Anyway, The Eve came from a place to express my own creative interests so I think now more than ever it needs to have more ‘me’ in it. I have some excited changes in the works in the next few weeks and I am very much looking forward to sharing the next steps here.
Any-hoo…. Word-vomit over. Thanks for listening and hope to see you back here soon!