“They’re just clothes and they’re meant to be fun.”
Describe your style.
Like a glitter pen vomitted on a 4yo girl.
What is the cheapest thing in your wardrobe?
I own a lot of Supre singlet tops which were about $8 each on sale. And those stretchy target bras which are like $10 for a pack of three.
What’s the oldest thing?
I’m not at all nostalgic about clothes. I’m ruthless. I like to cull them constantly and there are things I now regret throwing away. I saw my friend Paula Joye the other day wearing a Sportsgirl jacket we both bought when we were working at Cleo magazine together 20 years ago. She kept it and it looks perfectly right again. I sold mine or gave it away. D’oh.
The most expensive thing?
A Prada jacket which I bought almost 20 years ago in New York when I was obsessed with Carolyn Bessette Kennedy. I still wear it. I don’t have anything else that’s designer like that.
How do you store things like belts and jewellery?
I am obsessed with Howard’s Storage and spend many happy hours in there on weekends looking for fun new ways to store things. I have one of those coathanger, belt holder thingies even though I never wear belts. And my jewellery…..I buy those plastic hooks and hang my jewellery in the bathroom on the wall like this:
And I’ve just done a big re-organise of my jewellery using lots of old Howard’s Storage bits and pieces. I put lots of my earrings into a lipstick container!
How often do you add to your wardrobe?
What’s that thing they have in American courtrooms? The amendment which criminals use when they don’t want to say anything that will incriminate themselves? That. Look, for me, I’m adding to my wardrobe constantly. My clothes are like a hobby. My latest addition(s), from a shop in Melbourne called Habbot:
I also bought some great dresses recently from a local store called Marshmellow including this one (I got the image from their website):
How do you shop – online or in-store?
Almost always in-store. I find it immensely unsatisfying to buy something and not be able to take it home immediately. I also love the physical experience of shopping. Maybe because it’s alone time (usually, unless I’m desperate and I have a child in tow). The only time I shop online is when I’m looking for something really specific that I can’t find in store. Like a particular pair of trainers or something I’ve bought before.
I just love shops. I have a habit of losing all my inhibitions when I’m in a store, usually because I’m impatient. I can never be bothered to wait for a change room or get dressed. My friend Vanessa who owns South of the Border says I’ve traumatised all her sales assistants because I run around in my undies grabbing things off the rack to try on. I once did that in the Byron Bay store and Chris Hemsworth was apparently in there with his wife and I didn’t even notice. TOO BUSY SHOPPING.