Friday, November 19, 2010

Ouick interview with Rach of stylestaker

Rachel from stylestalker sent through these photos on Wednesday and I thought it would be cute to team them with a little interview about Desert fox, styling and the fashion industry!

How cute does Bambi look? The photos are taken by Zanita (blogger and photographer)- and how amazing are they? She truly is talented!

It's so hard to pick a favourite piece! I pretty much want to own everything from this collection! But after looking at these photos for two days i think i have finally found my favs!

Hope you enjoy the interview.

Q:What inspired you to get into fashion design/ How did you get into fashion design?

A: Susie and I went to uni together and later job-shared at an advertising agency. We were constantly ‘stylestalking’ looking through magazines,  scouring the web, and shopping up a storm on overseas trips together in places like morocco and London. At the time we just couldn’t find the things we loved at a price we could afford so we decided to start a label for girls like us- designer quality pieces at affordable prices. We had no formal training or background in fashion so we taught ourselves everything. It was a huge task and we’re still learning so much but we’re still so passionate about what we do that we look forward to getting better every season.

Q: Can you tell us about your new collection "Desert Fox", talk us through the pieces. Do you have any favourites?

A: The collection was inspired by a road trip through Arizona and New Mexico, and the artist Georgia O’Keefe who painted those landscapes. So the colors are really sun-drenched, with accents of gold. We also have a neutral-hued python print, and embroidered scorpions and bugs. We love doing little body-con dresses but this season we mixed it up with some oversized tees and wide-leg pants.

My faves are the snakebite leggings, jackal dress, mirage tank and hornet tee.

Q: What are some of your favourite labels here in Australia?

A: We love Australian labels Ellery, Josh Goot, Dion Lee, One Teaspoon, Willow and Sass & Bide.

Q: How would you both describe your style?

A: Exactly like our collections! We design for ourselves mostly haha

Q: What high fashion designers are you inspired by?

A: Pucci,  A McQueen, Proenza, Wang

Q: Who inspires you in everyday life?

A: Sue-Ann! Haha no but really.

Q: What advice do you have for a young woman who wants to be a fashion designers?

A: Intern, intern, intern!

Q: Finally, do you have any fashion advice or styling tips you could give to my readers? If we invest in one thing this season, what should it be?

A: Don’t be afraid to make mistakes- fashion is just one big game of dress ups!
The mirage tank is pretty ‘wow’!


Thanks Rach for the images and for taking the time to answer some questions!

You can check out and buy your favourites here!


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