For all my enthusiasm about moving back to Perth there was one area with a little shadow of doubt hovering over it - my career. I had, after all, made the move to Melbourne in the first place to chase the dream - and I'd been working bloody hard at it. While studying fashion design at RMIT (highly intensive, & well regarded because of it) I interned, networked, volunteered left right & centre, then afterwards worked for one of my favourite Australian labels while freelancing and building my styling portfolio. I loved doing it, but I'm not going to pretend it was easy, and was worried it might all go to waste.
Were there going to be any job prospects for me in a state where safety-vest-yellow is the the hue de jour (for full outfits, mind, not cute little patent clutches)? Yes, as it turns out, as I am now designing the windows for ELLE boutique in Nedlands (although to merely call it a boutique is the understatement of the century, the place is an INSTITUTION). The owner, Wendy Marshall, is a fashion pioneer and it's incredibly exciting to have the opportunity to work with amazing international labels in such an iconic store. Above are my first windows (which I just deinstalled yesterday), 'knIT girl', inspired by all the chic & cosy woollen pieces in store. Keep an eye out if you're in the area or pop in for a closer look!
Cnr Weld St & Stirling Hwy
Nedlands WA 6009
ph. (08) 9386 6868