Chicwish is an online store that sells retro, indie and unique fashion. They cater to the younger generations with a distinct sense of chic style, whilst maintaining great quality and affordability (who doesn't love a bargain?). If you appreciate vintage-inspired and handmade collections, you'll probably like some of the items on the site so go have a peek!
Russian fashion designer Ulyana Sergeenko, is my favourite person in fashion right now. Her style is so elegant and feminine but quirky and cool at the same time. Not too long ago she released her debut fall/winter 2011 collection. It's almost as if it's a modern-retro version of the fairytale character, Red Riding Hood. With floor-grazing maxi skirts, corseted waist-belts and woolen headgear, Ulyana combines the 1940s and the charming aesthetic of the Victorian era. I can imagine feeling like a Russian princess in her clothes, because really, that's what she looks like herself.
Do you like wooden jewelry and woodland creatures? Because we do! Elgar & Lyle is a funky Melbourne based jewelry label quite different to anything else around at the moment. Through the use of materials like recycled laminate, elastic, and different types of timber, they aim to explore the convergence of digital and traditional techniques. The Woodland collection includes beautiful fox necklaces made from a variety of timber species, and is inlaid with laminate or brass inserts. Each piece is unique and definitely a bold statement in any outfit. Check out the rest of their collections here or pop on down to Craft Victoria on Flinders Lane.
HerPony Fashion Label
HerPony is a Melbourne based independent fashion label that specializes in one of a kind, unique hand sewn clothing. Whilst being a fairly young label, one year old to be exact, HerPony has definitely made waves in the local Melbourne fashion scene. The label has established a loyal following and has featured in the likes of Spook, DHA and Fjorde magazines as well as taking part in various fashion events in Melbourne. Vintage inspired designs are merged with modern fashion forward ideas to create the HerPony aesthetic. Many of the garments make use of vintage, rare and recycled materials. They pride themselves on being environmentally friendly and utterly unique. You can even custom order your garments to make them just that extra special. I love love love it!