Over the years, I’ve noticed that my personal style has evolved according to where I work. When I worked in the city I spent my lunch hours checking out Country Road and Saba (these were the days before H&M and Zara came to Melbourne).
When I worked in Carlton, I spent way too much time (and money) shopping on Lygon Street. There were a lot more trips to Country Road, but Husk was where I did some serious damage to my ability to save!
But that was all in the days before having Ava and the last few years have been a little different. I still shop at Country Road but I’ve fallen in love with some great local brands.
About six months ago I discovered Feather & Noise, an online store whose owner is based in Melbourne. The F&N style appeals to me on so many levels. With stripes and spots featuring throughout their collections, their clothes are so on brand for me! I have quite a few of their pieces now and I can’t even explain how brilliant their jeans are – super comfy and they look great too.
My fave F&N piece is a black and white striped jacket which I wore to the Kidspot ‘Voices of 2015’ Top 100 event. I got so many comments, on the day and also on my Instagram feed. It has become my go-to jacket for client meetings. Not only do I love the F&N pieces, I love that I have connected with the lovely women behind the brand. They are savvy, talented, super friendly and so responsive with helpful tips for sizing and what goes with what.
My other new fave brand is Radical Yes who create the most awesome shoes. The owner and designer is also based in Melbourne and last weekend I got to meet her. It was at the launch of their new range and pop-up shop at Home-Work in Brunswick. I’ve always been a big fan of the talented Home-Work ladies and have done many a creative workshop there.
But back to Radical Yes. Well, to say I love their shoes is an understatement. And as of last weekend I now have four pairs, oops! When I found them on Instagram I was so excited. Not only are the styles unique and stylish, the story behind the brand is really great. The quality is amazing and I always get people asking me where I got my shoes.
The radical range showcases lace-up boots, ballet flats, slip ons, toe caps, slides and moccasins. If you love shoes, get yourself over to the Radical Yes site now.
This is in no way a sponsored post, I just love these brands and wanted to share them with you.