Black Sheep

Friend of Mine coat, Miu Miu heels

If I could wear coats all of the time, I would. In my mind, there’s nothing better than putting on the perfect outer shell which keeps you warm and creates one clean silhouette. I couldn’t go past the fluffy look of this Friend of Mine ‘poodle coat’,  which despite it’s name just reminds me of the black sheep which used to sit idle in the paddock near my childhood house. No, the sheep wasn’t mine, but there were a few around (it was New Zealand after all).

Even though it’s faux fur, the lining is super think and it’s the ultimate insulator against the cold weather we’ve had lately. This covered up look is a far cry from Friend of Mine’s new collection which is due to drop into stores soon, and I have to say I’m surprisingly drawn to it. It’s pretty sexy; but there’s just so much black, white and leather I can’t say no.


Rumi proving that sometimes simple really is best; and there’s nothing more simple or classic than a navy wrap dress. And the open-toed booties toughen up the outfit, keeping it from being to prim and proper.

Emma Mulholland

Emma Mulholland is quickly carving out a name for herself here in Australia. Her name-sake label has a distinct vision which is completely her own, and you can’t help but be drawn in by it. While everyone else is feeling florals, Emma’s turning out Iguanas and shark motifs. Although her prints and embellishments are intricately detailed, there’s an uncomplicated, cool girl kind of exterior which surrounds the brand. Like you could swing one of her backpacks over your shoulder and not give a damn.

I had been meaning to contact Emma for sometime, but before I had a chance to track her down, we ended sitting next to each other at Christopher Esber’s show during Fashion Week. We’d never met, but the ice blonde bob and lizard emblazoned on the back of her bomber told me it was her. The show finished and we went our separate ways, but I managed to find a spare moment to meet up again before Emma left for Bali to work on her next collection.

Her current collection ‘As Bad As I Guana Be’ is influenced by the Mexican desert and basketball playing Iguanas – an original concept for sure.  I’m a big fan of the bomber jackets (obviously), leather quilted skirts and the sequined dress which is about Teenage Ninja Turtle as you can get. For all my minimalist tendencies, I love how perfectly the prints and colours clash. Anything goes and that’s why it works.

Watch the awesome film for this collection, and you’ll see what I’m talking about. Basically there are two lizards with attitude from the Mexican desert and they are off to battle it out on the basketball court. Trust me, it’s great.


Even though there are so many colours and textures in Isobel’s outfit, the whole look actually comes together very clean and carefully thought out. I love that she’s toned down her bright accessories with plenty of nude and white; those Zimmerman heels are the perfect neutral strappy sandal. Isobel’s neon tasseled bag is one of her own designs; she creates intricately detailed accessories and handbags, all of which feature her trademark eclectic style and are completely handmade.