I came across Black Milk because of the fabulous/addictive world of Twitter (which, may I add is possibly one of the best marketing tools ever to exist – completely free and reaches those across the globe in seconds and allows people like me to find brands like these).
Black Milk is yet another Australian fashion brand that I have now stored in the fashion filing drawers in my head (and also on my Bookmarks Bar – my memory’s not too great, as those of you who know me will know full well!) They remind me of We Are Handsome – also pictured below, known for their printed lycra, showing off the female form in all it’s glory in crazy statement designs. Now, I live in leggings – i have black shiny ones, purple velvet ones, black velvet ones, green ones, red suede ones – the list goes on. But I can NEVER have too many. They do dresses and tops too, but the legwear particularly caught my eye.
Slightly cheaper than it’s rival, Black Milk has firmly established itself on my Christmas wish list. Take a look at the website and read the inspiring piece in the ‘About’ section too…
We Are Handsome, mentioned above, have been a favourite for a long time – as you can see here. They are perfect for the beach, but if I owned one of these wonderful pieces, I’d team the costumes with jeans, and the lycra dresses with…well, heels. The collection prior to ‘The Vintage,’ is ‘The Memoirs,’ and I preferred the whimsical prints from this one to be honest – I loved the magical horses and the wolf – those pieces meant business. However, they have done little to disappoint with the current collection/beautiful pieces of art. The peacock print is just divine.
Bec & Bridge is the brainchild of Becky Cooper and Bridget Yorston. The designs are just stunning, and the styling to match. Feminine silks are cut into sharp silohouettes, and this is then combined with a mixture of textures to give the styling variation and a gritty edge.
I want the dungarees in my life.
Camilla & Marc caught my eye because of the similarity in design direction. A little pricier but worth the extra spend – just gorgeous dresses, which are simple in design and cut but work so well styled with chunky black heels. Ribbed leather, opaque tights and contrasting sleeves are all perfect additions to the various designs.
The thought of heading down under to a world of sunshine, sand and smiles is now on my mind, and having both emigrated there (a long time ago) and travelled there in 2005, I feel that Sydney could be calling again. There are job opportunities in fashion – unlike here, and with brands like these to work with, the idea seems even more appealing. But it’s just soooo far from home, and I’m a bit of a home bird at heart.
Or is it time for this little bird to fly the nest?