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Issue No. 10 Pony Anarchy is aimed at creative, fun and curious folk who enjoy Art, Photography, Fashion, Music and all things lovely! Editor Kristie Webster Photography contributors: Kim Carrier, Michelle Paulsen, Jesy Almaguer, Vivienne Mok, Andrea H端bner, Jamie Hopper, Erika Astrid, Gemma Albors. Cover: Photography by Marina Refur Contact Website: www.ponyanarchy.com General enquiries: ponyanarchy@gmail.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/ponyanarchymagazine Twitter: @ponyanarchy Advertising: for rates and information on advertising and sponsored giveaways please contact us for a media kit. Copyright is reserved. Reproduction in whole or part is prohibited. Email addresses are published for professional communications only.

Contents Editors Note Page 08 Fun Finds Page 09 Beyond the tracks by Kim Carrier

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casper&pearl: The Secret Garden

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Vintage Escape by Michelle Paulsen

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Photography feature: Amy Harrity

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Valentina by Jesy Almaguer

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Artist feature: Carol Farrell

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Emma by Vivienne Mok Page 36 Photography feature: Caitlin Morey

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Time Flies by Andrea H端bner

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Artist feature: Melissa Hartley

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Autumn Romance by Jamie Hopper

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Photography feature: Marina Refur

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Forest Creature by Erika Astrid

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Artist feature: Joel Pakenam

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Handsom AW13 Page 66 The Bride of Lake Constance by Vivienne Mok

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Her Pony AW13

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Notting Hill by Gemma Albors

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Saveus AW13 Page 81

Editors Note This isssue of Pony Anarchy celebrates everything Autumn and Winter. Now we know lot of people kind of dislike Winter but we think it’s pretty a-okay! I mean what isn’t to like about warm cosy knits, skinny jeans, hot chocolates in secret cafes, wearing beautiful coats and jumping into a warm bed after a long busy day!? As always, this issue is full of swoon-worthy editorial stories by some amazing photographers and interviews with talented individuals that we hope kick your creative juices into gear. Enjoy! Kristie x

mod dolly

grace design

Stone & honey

Pretty Parcel

Founded in 2010 by blogger Amy He, Mod Dolly is a fashion outlet for small independent brands to showcase their designs. Amy sources vintage, reworked and handmade items from all over as well as her own designs to bring you a collection of the sweetest indie and alternative fashion. www.moddolly.bigcartel.com

Grace is a Toronto based leather and textile handbag and accessories brand created by Canadian designer Alison Gledhill. Alison uses fabrics found on adventures abroad to create accessories that speak of their history and traditions of craft, foreign marketplaces, culture and creativity. www. gracedesign.ca

Stone & Honey is a handmade jewelry brand run by Portland designer, Teresa Robinson. Her most recent collection is inspired by the makers of the early modernist craft movement and incorporates original cast and hand tooled bronze shapes with fiber accents. Check out www. stoneandhoney.com

The Aurumn/Winter 2013 collection from Melbourne based label, Pretty Parcel is magnifique! We love the french nautical colour palette and the with cheeky vintage style throughout. To see the full collection head to www. prettyparcel.com.au

POL Collective

Ernest Hope

The Gorjess Closet

Kelsey Davis Design

POL is a collaborative design collective that focuses on experimenting with female form via texture and organic fibres, dressing silhouettes with a design aesthetic that focuses on functionality and wear-ability. To find out more visit www.polclothing.com.au

Ernest Hope is a diverse production, carefully reviving salvaged and vintage textiles into fresh, bespoke wares. ndividually handcrafted by Erin, each is unique or a limited edition. See for yourself at www.ernesthope.com.au

Born in 2012 and launched in 2013, The Gorjess Closet is a quirky label by Jessica Awad. We’re loving the current Autumn/Winter collection which offers an interesting mix of textures, detailing and funky shapes at super affordable prices. Have a look at www.thegorjesscloset.com.au

Graphic Design graduate Kelsey Davis is a crafter of cute. Cute design, cute art, cute stuff you don’t really need but want because it’s cute. We’re pretty obsessed with the stuffed animal cushions, plush wall mounts and other goodies that we found in her Etsy store and we suggest you go check it out too! www.kelseydavisdesign.etsy.com

beyond the tracks Photography ‒ Kim Carrier Model ‒ Vera Claeys

Secret Garden We chat to Stacey hendrickson from casper&pearl about her debut collection & the inspiration behind it. First of all, congratulations on the launch of your A/W13 collection. You must be as proud as punch! Thank you! I guess I am – it’s still a little surreal though! Tell us a little about the concept behind the ‘Secret Garden’. What’s it all about? Well I grew up reading The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It’s a metaphor for my brand as it’s all about a little girl who grew something beautiful and unexpected out of nothing when nobody else thought that she could. I’m always so inspired by the innocence of children and the beauty of nature, so it’s just a perfect combination and one that I wanted to re-create. The collection gives off a charming, nostalgic 70’s vibe - where did you draw inspiration from? I’m obsessed with the 70’s and 90’s – these eras are mostly where I draw my inspiration. I wish more than anything that I could have been a hippie in the 70’s so I guess I like to exude that kind of style and mood. I’m also deeply inspired by my muses Elle Fanning and Isabel Lucas, there is nothing more beautiful than naivety and innocence in my eyes. Researching international runways, London street style and story books are also where I usually start out when designing. Do you have a favourite piece from this collection? It’s hard to choose – it’s like asking a mother to choose her favourite child! I guess the ‘Wallflower’ dress is the piece I spent the most time on, drawing that embroidery by hand. It’s the central piece to the collection and the first one I designed so I guess we always have a special bond with our first born. What’s next for casper&pearl? Big things – of course we’re getting ready to launch the next collection for S/S 13/14 and just working on getting the brand recognised in more stores across Australia and the world. Watch this space! To check out the full collection visit www.casperandpearl.com


escape Photography ‒ Michelle Paulsen Model ‒ Kacy Hill Make-up ‒ Amanda Mendoza Hair ‒ Michelle Verdugo Styling ‒ Zoe Flood

Amy Harrity We chat to young photographer Amy Harrity about her passion for photography & what inspires her work.

upon something new. Are there any particular photographers you’re really into at the moment? Tim Barber and JUCO. What does Photography mean to you? God that’s a hard question. Everything, really. It’s been so definitive for me. It’s given me a purpose, it’s given me a reason to stop and look around and reflect and realize what’s in front of me. It’s given me a reason to trust my instincts and follow my dreams and push myself. I know that all sounds so cheesy, but it’s true. If I don’t pick up my camera for week I become restless, unhappy, and moody. I know it’s because I have this thing inside that I simply have to pursue for my own sanity. It’s one of the only things I feel 100% sure about. What has been your biggest hurdle photographically and how did you overcome it? The pure cost of pursuing this career and I don’t know if I’ve overcome it, I just make it work. I’ve gotten creative and been super scrappy at times. What do you do when you’re not taking photos? A mix of hibernating away in my home, hiking around outdoors, and drinking in bars. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given? Don’t worry about what gear you have, work with what you’ve got. Show only what you want to shoot. Use every shoot - even the worst ones, as an learning experience to try something new while you’re behind the camera. If you keep pursuing something, something’s bound to happen. What are you currently working on, and what do you have planned next? I’m working on a really exciting Road Trip shoot with an awesome producer. It’s still in the works so I can’t discuss it too much, but it’s 2 days of shooting down the California coast with a whole lot of gear.

Tell us a little about your background – What path led you to photography, and to creating the style of work you’re currently making? I relocated from Louisville, KY to San Francisco when I was 21 years old. I always had an interest in cameras but never really got my hands on them until I moved out West. I purchased my first SLR and a few film and toy cameras and started to document the world around me. Leaving the world I knew behind and documenting the new place I was in through photography truly helped me find who I was. It created an outlet of introspection I had never experienced before. I began shooting friends and the way we were living which lead me down a path to shooting lifestyle photography. How would you describe your style? Free spirited and open. I like to make photos that you can’t differentiate whether they were staged or real. How much preparation do you put into taking a photograph? Are you planning every step or is it always spontaneous? It really depends on the shoot. A lot of times I go into a shoot with an image in my head. Sometimes that image looks great, sometimes I get there and realize it’s not going to work but I continue to play with the original concept. Some of my favourite photographs have been spontaneous or mistakes. What inspires you? New places, new people, new experiences. That sense of discovery you can only get while stumbling To view more of Amy’s work, head to www.amyharrity.com

valentina Photography – Jesy Almaguer Models – Marijose García Styling – Tere Prieto Makeup & Hair – Beauty Bar

carol farRell We chat to artist & designer, carol farrell about her super cute illustrations & what she loves the most about art. Tell us a little about yourself - What path led you to becoming an artist, and to creating the style of work you’re currently making? I’m Carol and I’m an illustrator and designer from Ireland. I love to travel and I have worked as a designer in Toronto and Melbourne but have finally settled back home in Dublin. I’ve always loved to draw, but in college I studied design, as I was scared I couldn’t make a career from art. I love graphic design and have worked for many years in print and digital but then my desire to get a creative fix away from the computer has lead me back to drawing and to illustration. I do a lot of self-initiated illustrations, which I sell prints of in my online shop. I am constantly developing my style by experimenting new mediums and working on different projects recently I’ve been working a lot with colouring pencils and watercolours and I have just completed a series of paintings of my favourite woodland creatures. How would you describe your illustrative style? It is mostly figurative, with elements of nature, femininity and folklore. Nature is a predominant feature within your body of works – was that an intentional decision or something that just happened? Nature is something that has always had a huge influence on me, maybe because I grew up in the city but only got to truly appreciate its beauty when I was older and began to travel. I do try to incorporate nature into my work

as I feel it adds a folk or mythological element and helps to tell a story. I also like to challenge myself to try and capture the different textures and colours in flora and fauna, there is such a huge variety to draw from. Can you give us a little insight into your creative process? I will have an idea of what I want to create, and then I’ll find some reference images, do a rough sketch of the layout and then just start the drawing and let it develop. I usually use a few different mediums to get the detail or colour right like pencil, watercolour and colouring pencils. Once I am happy with the drawing I scan it into the computer to edit in Photoshop and try to match it to the original. How do you feed that process? What do you do to keep motivated and inspired? There are so many things that inspire and motivate me like music, nature walks, blogs and old folk stories and fairy tales. I love creating art. What do you love the most about Art? Creating art is such a personal process for me, drawing is like therapy and it helps to keep me happy and content. I love that I get to explore my imagination and get to escape to into my own world. Are you working on anything in particular at the moment? I’ve started a new series of botanical paintings that I will be working on throughout the year and I am working on lots of new things for my shop including new limited edition prints, totes and greeting cards. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given? It’s what everyone says, but to work crazy hard and draw, draw, draw. If you love what you do then don’t worry about success, be creative and believe in yourself, the rest will happen. To see more of Carol’s work head to www.carolfarrell.com

emma Photography ‒ Vivienne Mok Model ‒ Emma S. @Studio KRLP/Viviens Styling ‒ Vivienne Mok

caitlin morey We chat to young melbourne photographer, caitlin morey about her work & how she came to love photography. Tell us a little about yourself and the path that led you to becoming a photographer. My name is Caitlin Morey and I’m a 21-year-old photographer from Melbourne. I was always creative since I was a youngin’ – I would paint and draw and sew (even though I was awful at it) and write my heart out. However, photography never really interested me. It was only when I was spotted at school by a photographer at the age of 15 who asked me to model for her that I was exposed to that world. I was amazed at how much you could do and create with that medium so started trying it out for myself and fell in love. My first pictures were all awful selfies and photographic manipulations I now sift though occasionally for a dose of amusement – but they were definitely the building blocks for the photographer I am today! How would you describe your photographic style? I have had it described to me as feminine, simple and emotion-filled. I like that so I’m stealing it haha. What inspires you? Anything and everything, really. My brain is a whirr of colours, pictures and stories. Sometimes it’s difficult to turn it off! Other than my crazy psyche – other photographers, other artists, books, pretty faces, pretty locations. I see photographers as easily-distracted people because our eyes are always on. Walking down the street it’ll be “Yeah, so yesterday … oh wow, look at that sunset! It’s so beautiful!” What are you doing when you’re not taking photos? Editing them – haha! I also read and write a lot – writing is my other passion, although I don’t share it so much with the general public! Perhaps

one day. My other job is promotions, which is anything from handing out flyers to talking to people at functions. I started this as I used to be a shy person, and found it difficult to maintain conversations with strangers without feeling extremely awkward and nervous. I find forcing yourself into situations that make you a little uncomfortable is a wonderful way to overcome those feelings. Other than that, I graduated from university last year – so I’m really just finding my footing as far as life goes. What has been your biggest hurdle artistically and how did you overcome it? I think every artist hits a wall at one point or another. Where you just think you’re no good and don’t think it’s worth continuing. It’s so important to push past that negativity. I still struggle, sometimes! What does photography mean to you? It is definitely an outlet for me. It’s a place for my emotions and ideas to go. I cannot pinpoint exactly why I love what I do so much – it is long hours, tired eyes and a lot of sitting behind a computer – but being able to create images and shoot with wonderful people makes it all worth it. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given? Live for what you love instead of what seems safe. Film or digital? I shoot digital. Although I certainly appreciate film and its beautiful grainy texture. I sometimes pick up my mums old film camera to have a play, but I often scan the negatives and edit in Photoshop instead of using a darkroom. What tips do you have for other aspiring photographers like yourself? Shoot shoot shoot! And don’t give up. Try to improve with every shoot you do, even if it’s just by a little bit. And please don’t use selective colouring. Are you working on anything in particular at the moment? I’m shooting like a crazy person at the moment! So many photos, so little time! I’m actually just back from a shoot today I did in a forest, with long dresses and soft lighting. It was gorgeous and dreamy. I’m also travelling to Sydney soon, and then Adelaide a bit after that for work – which shall be an experience! To see more of Caitlins work head to www.caitlinphotography.com

time flies Photography ‒ Andrea Hübner Model ‒ Hannah Hair & Make-up ‒ Nathalie Tyrell

Melissa Hartley We chat to Sydney based artist & cat lover, melissa hartley about her recent work and inspiration. Tell us a little about yourself – What path led you to becoming an artist? From as long as I can remember I’ve always had a love and an urge to create. As a child I was always drawing and making things. At school I would create scenes in the margins of my school books depicting candy and all things girly, much to the amusements of my teachers! I’m a self-taught artist that studied graphic design and have been working for the last 16 years in publishing in Sydney and Edinburgh. Over time I felt a need to get back to the hands-on approach of being creative and move away from technology a bit, so in 2010 I decided to pick up the paint brush again and pursue my love of painting. How would you describe your artistic style? My compositions feature darkly poetic female portraits against undefined backgrounds, in a void or dream-like state. These mystical portraits of women, almost haunting in their beauty, are seeped in the natural world; each work contains an element of the supernaturally surreal. They are contradictions within themselves, brought to sensual life through surrealistic icons & symbols. Each subject is attractive yet somehow disturbing. These paradoxes play an important part in my work, the subtly strange, with an intermingling of the pretty and obscure, distant and elusive, but at the same time sensual and enticing. These females seem like they could be from another world. Is there anything in particular that has influenced you and your creative process? I’ve always been drawn to the little details in other paintings so I’ve concentrated on this aspect a lot in my painting process. What do you do when you’re not painting? I’m always creating! I’m also a bit of a creature of comfort – I love a great meal at home with my husband and cats, watching a good movie. Do you have any creative routines

or rituals? I come up with a basic idea and then research a lot of imagery and meaning based around the chosen theme - mainly drawing from photos and other source material from old books. I then move on to the digital composition phase, playing around with the layout of all the different reference material to build up an idea to the point I’m satisfied enough to start the actual painting. Where do you find your inspiration? Everywhere and anywhere! Sometimes ideas will just come out of nowhere. I’m inspired by many things, but my paintings predominately draw on the sublime beauty of nature, old traditional craftsmanship, especially botanical illustrations of the past, and fashion photography. I also like to incorporate tattoo designs on my females, melding this old world with the new. Travelling is also a great source of inspiration. Are there any mediums you’d like to explore but haven’t? I started with acrylics, then dabbled in oils for a bit and then went back to acrylics and they have remained my favourite since. I love the immediacy of them and the rich buttery texture of the paint. But having said that, I really want to return to oils and see what I can achieve and how this will affect my painting style. If you could work alongside any artist (dead or alive) who would it be? Wow that’s a tough one as there are so many artist that inspire me. I love the work of Mark Ryden, Audrey Kawasaki, Hieronymus Bosch, Klimt and Mucha. I would probably have to say Salvador Dali though, as I would love to have experienced that eccentricity of his! What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given? Just keep at it. If you want something bad enough, with a lot of hard work, you will get there. What tips do you have for other aspiring artists like yourself? Practice as much as you can and never give up! You will see that over time with practice your work will definitely improve. What are you currently working on, and what do you have planned for the future? I’m working on a few things at the moment. A solo show in July at Auguste Clown Gallery in Melbourne and a few group shows coming up throughout the year. After that I plan on hopefully experimenting, and trying to push my style a bit further. To see more of Melissa’s work head to www.melissahartley.com.au


Romance Photography ‒ Jamie Hopper Models ‒ Sophia @ Factor Women Chris @ Chosen Management Hair/MUA ‒ Brielle Brenner

Marina Refur We chat to German photographer, marina refur about her creative process and her enchanting portfolio.

But there are plenty of other pictures on my portfolio that were taken spontaneously such as the “Stone Roses” series. The flowers I used for this photo were the last remnants of a bouquet my grandma gave me for my birthday and the time from having the idea to editing the pictures was less than an hour. Do you have any creative routines or rituals? Whenever I have an idea that is not realizable spontaneously I write it down in a little scrapbook along with drawings, photos etc. to build a “mood board” that helps me to get back into the emotion that I aim to express. Furthermore there’s no editing without listening to music. What do you do when you’re not photographing? I’m working hard to get everything sorted to start my own business as a photographer and graphic designer during this year. When it comes to free time activities I love to listen to music and to go to concerts, hang out with friends, visit the flea market… pretty random things though! What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given? Listen to your heart. It’s more about emotion and expression than about technical perfection. What tips do you have for other aspiring photographers like yourself? I don’t know whether I’m qualified for giving advice but what has helped me was not to back off from any idea that crossed my mind. Even if it seemed totally weird or just not realizable at all it was worth a try and I’ve been absolutely stunned more than one time what is possible. What are you currently working on, and what do you have planned next? At the moment I’m working mostly on graphic design based things such as a new website and logo. Aside from that I have a few lovely ideas for pictures that I’d hope to be able to realize this summer with other people in front of the camera. As everybody knows I have mostly been shooting self-portraits until now and it’s time to step out of my comfort zone. Self-portraiture is something that has accompanied me since I started photography but even though there are lots of advantages when shooting yourself, I miss flexibility and interaction between a model and the photographer which I believe can bring out very special moments that you won’t experience when taking pictures of yourself. At the moment I feel like my style could become even more intense and interesting when shooting other people.

Tell us a little about your background – What path led you to becoming a photographer, and to creating the style of work you’re currently making? Ever since I was a child I had a strong affinity for all kind of creative expression. I’ve been taking snap shots with a simple digicam for around 10 years but it’s been in the middle of 2010 when I completely fell in love with photography. I started a so called “365 project” which means to take a picture a day for one year and this is how the story started. Shooting constantly helped a lot to improve my photography skills and to keep the creative process going. It’s been really challenging to come up with a new idea every day and even though I quit the project at around 200 pictures it became clear to me that photography is the means of creative expression that I feel the most comfortable with. Describe your style in three words. Sensitive, mystical, enchanting. What inspires you? I basically seek inspiration from music and other photographers as well as from daily life or experiences of the past. Actually almost everything can become an inspiration and that’s one of the things I like about photography or being an artist in general… you’ll never know what will be the next thing that crosses your mind. Is there anything in particular that has influenced you and your creative process? I haven’t really talked about this before but I’ve been dealing with health problems for years that make it nearly impossible to shoot sometimes. On the other hand the situation I’m living through wakes emotions and ideas that perhaps wouldn’t have crossed my mind in other circumstances. Do you normally shoot spontaneously or do you take your time and plan your photos? That depends on what is required for the shoot. The series “The courage of others” for example was planned because I needed to make sure I could shoot on a Sunday so that nobody was around the parking lot where I arranged all of the shopping carts. To view more of Marina’s work, head to www.marinarefur.paspartout.com


CREATURE Photography ‒ Erika Astrid Model ‒ Sara Kelley @PULSE Hair ‒ Jessica Bassick Makeup ‒ Shaylinn Barlow

JoËl Penkman We chat to Uk based graphic designer and painter, Joel Penkman about her mouth-watering still life paintings. Tell us a little about your background – What path led you to becoming an artist, and to creating the style of work you’re currently making? I studied fine art at Canterbury University in New Zealand, specializing in graphic design. While I was working as a freelance designer I had a little more spare time so started painting and taught myself to use egg tempera paint, a medium I had wanted to try. From there I’ve just built on the opportunities that have come along and I have been lucky. I think the simplicity and style of my work is strongly influenced by my graphic design background. Describe your style in three words. Simple, humorous, nostalgic. What inspires you? Food, familiar objects, colour, light. Is there anything in particular that has influenced you and your creative process? Maybe moving countries, living in different places shows you what makes each unique. Are there any mediums you’d like to explore but haven’t? I would really like to try some of the different print making techniques. Do you have any creative routines or rituals? If so, what are they? Not sure if it’s a ritual but I quite like looking around the supermarket for inspiration. What has been your biggest hurdle artistically and how did you overcome it? Having time to make things. It is really hard to make time for art when you have a paying job doing something else. But an opportunity came and I decided painting was something I really wanted to do and resigned myself to having no income for awhile. Of course this wouldn’t have been possible without my supportive husband. What do you do when you’re not painting? Gardening and we are just about to renovate our old kitchen. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given? I really don’t know. I have been told to decide where I want to be, it’s good to have a direction. What tips do you have for other aspiring artists like yourself? You should be making what you want to make, things seem to turn out better that way. What are you currently working on, and what do you have planned next? A bag of apples, and next maybe some ice creams. To see more of Joel’s work head to www.joelpenkman.com



The Bride of Lake Constance Photography ‒ Vivienne Mok Model ‒ Janine Heini @Option Styling ‒ Vivienne Mok


herPony AW 2013

The latest HerPony collection, ‘Moonland’ is an exploration of dark vs light and innocence vs experience, whilst balancing elegance with effortless style. Amidst the range, you’ll find yourself discovering soft tailoring, easy to wear, quirky-cool garments and a theme of layering and knits for the cooler months. The addition of knits is a first for HerPony and came about as a Melbourne must. To see the full collection visit www.herpony.com

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hill Photography ─ Gemma Albors Model ─ Laura Ligeikyte Make up ─ Alexandra Mihaly Styling ─ Clara Li

Issue No.11 Fairytales & Fables out June 30th

Carnaby Street

Saveus AW 2013

Influenced by an electrifying evolution of fashion and culture, the ‘Carnaby Street’ collection showcases an inspiring contrast of flirty femininity and subtle seduction, signalling the exciting entry into the next era of Saveus. Constructing an intricate narrative that incorporates both the sticky sweet and splendidly sexy sides of London in the swinging 1960s, AW13 aspires to instill women with the confidence to embrace gorgeous glamour that commands attention. Luscious hand made knits and popping pastel shades offset impeccably tailored suits and fantastic fabrics incorporating exclusively designed “lolly” prints. A contemporary twist on timeless elegance and the classic silhouette, it is a luxurious offering that deserves to be savored. Providing exciting options for women to create their own sartorial adventure, the ‘Carnaby Street’ collection mixes girly grace with powerful precision for a winter wardrobe that is both a nod to mod and an ode to all things beautiful. To see the full collection visit www.saveus.com.au