HOW DID YOU GET WHERE YOU ARE TODAY? After years working in art direction and design for fashion brands in London, NYC and here in Melbourne I decided to do a post-grad in Visual Arts having always had a keen interest in drawing and painting. Before long it was all-consuming and I now do what I love full time.
BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER RECEIVED? Don’t live your life waiting for the weekends to roll around – find your passion, exactly what it is you love to do, and it will never feel like work.
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT ITEMS IN YOUR BAG? My Sun Buddies sunglasses, my lip balm and a pencil.
STYLE ICONS? Kirsten Owen in the 90’s, the Olsen Twins and Winona Ryder in Reality Bites.
GO TO OUTFIT? Always, always a black dress.. my current favourite is a long and oversized matte black silk slip that’s on high rotation this Summer.
If you are from Melbourne there is no doubt you would follow @givemethathing. Alex and Jayme have been showing us how to dress effortlessly cool for years. Their minimalist style with that touch of edge has had us following them religiously since day dot. We were lucky enough to chat to Alex. Her personal account is just as good as her blog. If you are not already this little pocket rocket is one to follow.
MOST VISITED PLACE IN MELBOURNE:
I spend so much time in the city running errands so probably the emporium Melbourne!Everything is there and it’s such a good place to shop, plus the food court is insane.
ITEM AT THE TOP OF YOUR WISHLIST: Faux Snake skin boots
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT ITEMS IN YOUR BAG: Nars lipstick in gypsy, carmex, Aesop hand cream, my Iphone and hair oil for when I’m having a crazy hair day.
FAVOURITE PIECE FROM OUR NEW COLLECTION: The chain black – obsessed with chain bags at the moment and the size is so perfect !