Parlour X is one of the few truly international fashion boutiques in Sydney, owned by the amazing Eva (whom I have shot before here); it’s one of those places were you find pieces you can nowhere else. Where you find a whole delicious rack of bohemian Isabel Marant alongside print-tastic Peter Pilotto and sexy Alaia.
It’s no secret that online shopping allows us to purchase whatever our heart desires from almost anywhere in the world, but it has to be said that traditional boutiques do offer tangible experience that cannot be emulated. There’s just something so special about walking in the door and stroking that new season Balenciaga I may not be able to afford, but want in my hot little hands nonetheless.
A good part of Parlour X’s allure is Eva. She has this bold, charismatic personality that draws you in and get’s you talking passionately about anything and everything. There’s a real fire in her heart and it rubs off on whoever is near. Eva’s wardrobe is ridiculously amazing, but it’s the way she wears it is what impresses me most. Stylish, but a true original.
Supreme hat, RayBan Wayfarers, Kahlo dress, Miu Miu boots
I don’t have a sporty bone in my body, but somehow this whole sport inspired trend that’s doing the rounds at the moment has found it’s way into my wardrobe. I’ve gotten plenty of wear out of my Supreme cap since I got it online last year; the navy wool goes with everything and is perfect for hiding ones face when you’re feeling a little worse for wear. And this raglan dress by Kahlo is another favourite; the cotton is super soft, and the way it falls on the body is nothing but comfortable. I may be a little late to the sport-luxe party – I don’t yet own fluorescent sneakers – but I’m sure it’s only a matter of time.
Two things I can’t get enough of right now; white jeans and tropical prints. The weather has turned for the worst here in Sydney, and both of these trends are the perfect antidote to the greyness outside!
I love how Sara tied her denim shirt around her waist, breaking up the white and cinching in her Alexander Wang shirt. So fresh and casual-cool! And her Nick Campbell sunglasses are the ultimate finishing touch; such a great shape and the white frames look so good against her tan features. Summer can’t come fast enough!
Elin’s minimalist style is perfection; she makes the most of clean lines, strong silhouettes and plenty of black. There’s no doubt Swedish style has become a strong source of inspiration here in Australia recently. What’s not to love about sharp separates, slick accessories and a nonchalant attitude? It doesn’t hurt that Swedish girls seem to be extraordinarily beautiful either.
It’s no secret I harbor many a girl crush, and Elin is definitely one of those girls you can’t help but be slightly in awe of. She’s taken her power blogger status to the next level with Nowmanifest, and her label Nowhere is one of the few affordable designer collections that is as cool as you would hope it to be. I’m a massive fan of her style, so much leather, black and strong tailoring; Elin’s a woman after my own heart.