Fashion Weeks come and go, but interior decor is forever (kind of). And Tamila’s desk is just the kind of inspiration I’m looking for as I start to decorate my new London home. I’m now on the hunt for a simple jewellery stand like this super cool glass hand, and of course, plenty of greenery.
For my latest Style Spy post, I caught up with Tamila Purvis, one half of the Mania Mania duo in their beautiful Sydney studio. Mystical and raw, their pieces have the perfect kind of imperfections that makes jewellery special. And Tamila is cool personified – the kind of girl you can’t help but want to be – laidback, layered in jewels, with killer style.
You can check out Mania Mania’s current collection here. My pick is the Telepathic Ear Cuff; clean and simple with plenty of edge.
See the full studio visit over at Vogue here.
Two new-ish additions sitting on my desk. The first is a rhinestone necklace which I haven’t actually worn a great deal, but love having in my jewellery collection all the same. It sits perfectly on the collarbone, and is relatively subtle considering it’s nothing but neon rhinestones. The other is the first issue of a new publication from the UK, titled Vertities. Much like a good conversation, Verities examines the good and the bad, the important and the interesting. It’s a pretty good read and the photography has an honest feel to it. They call it ‘the ultra observant’, pick it up here.
When Brenda invited me to come behind the scenes of Benah’s AW12 campaign shoot I was more than happy to come along, particularly when she said Ben (her fiance) was shooting the campaign. Not because Ben is a talented filmmaker and director (although he is), but because Brenda is forever singing his praises to anyone who will listen, and it was super cute to see them working together.
As far as accessory campaigns go, I was completely blown away by the concept, styling and direction of the shoot. Alice Babidge’s styling was truly next level; the clothes were beautiful and carefully considered without stealing the limelight. And it was amazing to see Ben’s raw photography style, relying more on the dreamy natural light and models mood than an elaborate set-up to get a great shot.
Inspired by projections of the future and the way these inevitably shift as time goes on, the collection contemplates everything from an era of bygone idealism to an apocalyptic future. Featuring pastel pinks and pistachios alongside holographic prints, Limits is both romantic and psychedelic all at the same time. Each piece is quietly compelling, telling a story that you can’t help be intrigued by. From the rose gold cuffs, the suede brogues (for the first time ever) to the patent shoulder bags; I love it all.