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Vintage Seekers wish list



International vintage site Vintage Seekers launched last year, billing itself as the ‘crème de la crème of 20th Century vintage’. Since my first introduction, it has cranked up the buy considerably with all manner of fashion, furniture and ‘collectibles’ to swoon over. Here are my wants…

Signed copy of Off The Wall, £1,095



A nice bit of skirt



Just in at Netaporter.com – the neon skirts that wowed us all at Jil Sander. And don’t forget the happy-clappy shoppers…

Neon pink side split skirt, £580, Jil Sander at Netaporter.com

Fuchsia leather shopping bag, £580, Jil Sander at Netaporter.com

Yellow leather shopping bag, £580, Jil Sander at Netaporter.com. These bags have two top handles but also have a detachable shoulder strap to make them more versatile – just the thing for the weekly shop, no?



Reiss’s pieces



Just before Christmas, Reiss asked me to take part in their guest stylist programme. They gave me free rein in their fashion cupboard (ie, the entire flagship store – whoop!) and let me dress my model in a mash-up of menswear and womenswear (and some of my own tat ‘archive’ bits). Reiss’s own Jonathan Weatherley shot the pictures in their studio, Sonia Bhogal did the make-up and I was thrilled with my model, Hirschy from Select. Don’t you love her intense eyebrows and Mean Girls stare?

Most of the clothes are sold out now or in the sale. The camel men’s coat is in the sale for £142 and it’s a really beautiful coat! The red shoes are by Underground shoes who incidentally just did the shoes for the Thierry Mugler menswear show

I was lucky to get Hirschy when I did as she jetted off home to Australia for the holidays the next day. But I did manage a quick fire Q&A with her first…

Favourite photographers?
Mert & Marcus, Camilla Akrans and Mario Sorrenti

Favourite shoot?
A brilliant shoot I did with Tank magazine for Liberty – in a completely bizarre set with a load of random  props. It was like a crazy jungle!

Favourite designers?
Zimmermann for their vibrant coloured swimwear, Sass & Bide for their cut-out stuff and Acne for the shoes.

Can you recommend any Australian shops?
In Melbourne I like mostly vintage shops. I’ve bought heaps of stuff from Lion in Love on Brunswick Street – I still wear the little black wedges I bought there years ago.

Hirschy is with Select