My FIRST feature! I am so excited! Just selling my clothes is exciting enough but to be featured on the markets website has really made my day.
For more photos and information about the market check out the Mister Mode web site here!
Below is a copy of the interview taken from the Mister Mode web page.
Mister Mode asks Emma! Your lookbook had us at Hello with your striking style. Describe your style.
Emma says I am addicted to quirky vintage fashion that is a tad edgy. I like to stand out from the crowd. For me blending in would just be boring! I like to have fun with what I wear so clashing prints and textures is always a must.
Mister Mode asks what made you join lookbook?
Emma says I joined Lookbook to get more exposure for my blog as I hoped it would entice people to check out my own site.
Mister Mode asks Name 3 of your biggest fashion icons?
Emma says Chloe Sevigny, Alexa Chung, Nicole Warne from Gary Pepper Vintage
Mister Mode asks how do you find yourself putting together a daily outfit? Where do you start?
Emma says Firstly I check the weather to refine my options. Next I pick one item that I want to wear; an item could be a pair of brightly coloured socks or a denim shirt. Normally I just stand in front of my wardrobe and randomly select an item I feel would work. Then I just work around the chosen item until I have a complete outfit ensuring that I have at least one vintage or thrifted item of course!
Mister Mode asks When did you become interested in fashion and why?
Emma says I started to really enjoy fashion when I was around 16 as I worked at a newsagency so I was constantly surrounded by glossy magazines full of beautiful pictures. I began liking the idea of being able to express my personal sense of style through my clothing. I find creating and customising clothing to make lots of different outfits from a limited wardrobe and budget enjoyable.
Mister Mode asks Do you have any shopping tips?
Emma says Before I head to the local op shops I like to have a rough idea for what I am after for example a bag or a shirt. This helps narrow down the search as looking through all those over flowing racks can at times be painful when you have no direction. I find looking out for cool patterns and textures amongst the racks helpful as this saves time as well. For me the older and smellier the op shop the greater the chance of finding that amazing vintage masterpiece. And of course remember to have fun! Think of op shopping as a treasure hunt because you never know what you might find!
Mister Mode asks What has been your most recent key bargain buy?
Emma says My yellow rain coat. $4 from a local op shop. I could wear it every day, so light and yet still warm. Amazing. (See profile picture above)
Mister Mode asks what in your daily life motivates or inspires you?
Emma says Nicole Warne from Gary Pepper Vintage – Her style is quirky and unique which I adore.
Sportsgirl – I love their vintage inspired clothing and bright fashion campaigns, it gives me ideas of what to look out for the op shops.
Rumi Neely from FashionToast – Her style is so effortlessly cool that I am always in awe.
Melbourne university students – I love seeing good style in real life. I find every day that I am on campus I am overloaded with inspiration.
The characters off Skins – I love the edgy styling on this British TV show, it inspires me to take more fashion risks.
Mister Mode asks Do you have any fashion related plans for the future?
Emma says I am currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce so in the future I would love to be able to invest in up and coming designers or be on the financial side of a fashion house. Another dream would be to become a fashion buyer, being surrounded by beautiful clothes everyday would be epic.
So there you have it Mode army, this is Emma Louise and her key items that she is selling at her stall at the next Mister Mode event. You can expect a lot more of her quirky prints, bright colours and a Look-at-me-now statement piece. I’d be dying to round up your friends for a treasure hunt adventure on September 3rd.
You can always find Emma and her quirky sense of fashion on her Pom Pom Lace blog.
I am so grateful for Tish finding me on lookbook and giving me this opportunity to share my love of second hand clothing with other like minded peeps.
The market is going to be held on the 3rd of September, 8pm onwards at the Garden St Warehouse (enter via Chapel St Jam Factory). So make sure you pencil it in!