Superette Loves…Our Sydney favourite eateries.

Here is our picks of our fave places to eat when we’re over in Sydney…

1. Longrain ( This is James’s favourite!!). Some would say a Sydney institution, Longrain is modern Thai cuisine with an aussie twist and is always our first dinner stop on day one!

2. Next best on the list is Sailor Thai... check out the menu..and get ready for some pretty authentically hot dishes.

How’s all the Thai places huh! We’ve got one more that we haven’t been to yet but have been told its just as good (if not better) than the above favourites. We find that hard to believe but will keep you posted and let you know….Rambutan on Oxford St.

3. Gotta get to Bourke St Bakery everyday.

4. And over the road, The Book Kitchen. Go really hungry as it’s soooo hard not to go to both when you are there!!

5. Vini on Holt Street in Surrey Hills. This is amazing Italian that is all made from scratch and the menu changes everyday with the seasonality of produce. Wine list and the staff are amazing- we can’t fault it. Open for either lunch or dinner (or both) but get there early as it is small and fills up quick!

What I’m Packing for Fashion Week…James Rigden

Fashion Week essentials… What I’m Packing
 James Ridgen

 Here is James’s essentials to pack ready for our early Monday morning flight. Traveling with two girls I sure hope he’s packing light…

1. My Passport..so I can GO!

2. My I-phone for tunes and ear-phones so I don’t have to use these second hand average ones they give you on the plane.

3. My laptop to get some work done, and pencil case fully equipped!

4. Credit Cards to eat good food and shop up a storm.

5. Boardies for a swim at Clovelly.

6. My New Supra’s

Available here

7. Jeans and jeans and jeans….(definitely my black Nudie Slim Jim’s)

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8. My Zuitton check shirt, and a few knits for these balmy nights.

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9. Hats, Sunnies and an overflowing sponge bag ( Panadol and Asproclear to lift the fog before a busy day at work)

10.  Heaps of Duty-Free and a damn fine attitude!!

Oh….and a fake Bell & Ross so I can do the ol’ switch-a-roo when trying on the real one in Sydney DFS. I am in love with this watch and want it real bad!!

But for now…I got ma new…TOY Watch Gold Chrono.

On out Radar…I love Rock & Roll

Nothing like a bit of Rock and Roll chic to toughen up the wardrobe this winter.

With everything from leather pants, black super skinnies and the perfect leather jacket to slouchy vintage-look and boyfriend tees in store.. it’s enough to make even the good girls go bad!

We’re paying homage to our favourite groupie girls this season…so jump on board, enjoy the ride….
Shop our pics below.


Kiwi’s doing it up in Oz – Part One

With only four days to go until the Fashion Week shows officially kick off, the countdown is quickly turning from days to hours.
Our very own Stolen Girlfriends Club are showcasing their latest collection on the runway on day one of the jam-packed schedule- a first time for the trio, who have never shown at Australian Fashion week before.

So I had a quick chat with creative director Marc Moore about the lead up to the big event… who describes the last week as being pretty ‘manic’ after ‘being stuck in holiday mode for just a little too long!’
“We left everything to the last minute, and up until this morning we only had like, a quarter of the collection!”
With the collection samples still arriving daily, and a minor delay involving a volcano (which left their shoes stuck in Europe for days), the boys have been working non-stop around the clock shooting the lookbook and styling the show.
Maybe it has something to do with his laid back surfer-roots, but set-backs and fast approaching deadlines have done little to faze Moore, who says he is just ‘excited’ to see the collection coming together.
And we couldn’t agree more! The boys have done nothing but impress us with their shows from season to season and we are pretty damn excited too to see what they pull out of the bag this time around.
The collection is entitled ‘Lifes a Beach… Watch out for Crabs,’ and draws loosely upon the label’s aforementioned surfer roots (Marc, Luke and Dan are all surfers from way back!)
Moore explains that the collection is a mixture that is best described as ‘Post-apocalyptic surf athleticism’.
“Now I am not the most intelligent person in the world but even I can understand this collection, so lets hope everyone else can.”
The upcoming Sydney Fashion Week debut is also celebrating something else pretty big for the brand- their 5th birthday! From the printed slogan tees that formed the backbone of the label in its early years ( come on…who doesn’t own a ‘Stolen Girlfriends Club Says Relax’ tee?), the label has come a long way.
“Some would say a milestone perhaps…” says Moore, “I remember freaking out about turning 2 years old, and now we’ve hit the 5 year mark, hopefully that means we are here to stay!”
With no professional design training to begin with, the trio (who began by simply making clothes for themselves and their friends) have quickly progressed over this five years. The Stolen Girlfriends Club range now extends across tees, denim, jewellery and fashion- both mends and women’s.
“The brand has evolved so so much, I think probably more as a result of myself, Luke and Dan evolving. We’ve spent the last 5 years learning how to design clothes and run a business with little to no experience. I’d like to think that we now know the ins and outs pretty well.”
Moore says that since the brands inception in 2005, their personal tastes have naturally refined and this is always something that is consistently reflected through the brands product and positioning.
“We have always been focused on having an international feel to our brand, from the very start- even before we knew what we were doing.”
An international they are! Stolen Girlfriends Club is now available in 13 countries worldwide (and more if you count how many countries across the globe we have been shipping their products too via our online store!) Moore is being too modest when he says this “probably sounds a lot bigger than it is, but it’s a good start.” 
So till then…here are some Fashion Week survival tips from Marc. Let’s show these Aussies what we’re all about!

Three rules to live by during Fashion Week…Drinks lots of water, wear cool clothes, and don’t sleep ( cause there’s after-parties every night!)

What are you packing to take with you….Lots of Water, Cool Clothes, and No-Doze Pills.

Its Fashion Week, and all the girls should be wearing….High Heels.

And the boys…Denim on Denim.

When the show is over I’ll be…thinking about the next collection!!
Stay tuned for more on Stolen Girlfriends as we get closer to the show. No doubt we will have lots of goss for you from backstage! In perfect timing just before we pack and up and go is the latest drop to arrive from Stolen Girlfriends Club’s Winter collection.  
Shop Stolen Girlfriends Club here

A quick note…Fashion Week essential- Beau Coops.

Beau Coops Frankly 01 boots will be the top of the list when packing our bags for  R.A.F.W in Sydney next week.

Two weeks in and these shoes have barely left our feet. These wedges fill both the height and comfort criteria, and with all the running to-and-from shows and showings that the week will entail, firmly placed on them they will stay!! The Frankly 01 is the perfect trans-seasonal bootie too, and look great paired with both tights and bare-legs, so we will be sorted rain or shine. ( Although we are crossing our fingers for the latter!)

And lucky for all of you that missed out the first time- we have a second lot of these hot to trot boots arriving in the second week of May. To secure your size you can pre-order here. The re-cut is coming in both Black and Grey Suede.

Shag-tastic.

Shaggy fur vests and jackets in all incarnations are set to be the uniform of the winter season.

Just arrived in our latest Shakuhachi delivery ( yes Drop One is finally here!!…more to come) is this hot shaggy black faux fur vest.

So as the sky begins to cloud over and the chill sets in… we think this wee number will help take your favourite lighter pieces into the winter season quite nicely! Take inspiration from Miss Moss below and throw your vest vest over a plain tee and skinny jeans for instant boho glam.

Snap it up quick here

x

Superette does R.A.F.W…

Sydney here we come!!

Its madness here in the office as we are beginning to gear up for a trip across the ditch next week for Fashion Week. Madness…and much excitement of course!!

For the first time ever, Superette are bringing you our very own coverage of R.A.F.W. Rosemount Australian Fashion Week is Sydney’s spring/summer equivalent to our own Fashion Week which covers the Autumn/Winter season.

As well as coverage on our own designers showing throughout the week- including Camilla and Marc, Bassike, Therese Rawsthorne, Ksubi, Alice McCall…and our very own Stolen Girlfriends Club, we’ll be bringing you live news, pics, and daily blogs from across the ditch! Alongside this, we will be compiling our own reviews of Sydney must-see and do’s and keeping you up to speed on what is hot and happening on the Aussie fashion front.

So tune in to Superette on Twitter, and Superette on Facebook to follow us in the lead up and coverage of the week!

x


Friday fix.

Friday…end of the week ( for most!) What are your plans?

Here is a bit of inspiration for the last few hours of the working week… we have heaps of amazing new stock just hit the racks just in time for the weekend…From the hot new label Wildfox, to new Lover, Chronicles of Never (including the shoes!!) and Stolen Girlfriends. So whether your staying in or hitting the town, we’ve got you covered from head to toe.

Oh…and we are open from 1pm on Sunday (Anzac Day). So do pop by!

Happy Friday to you all.

xx

This song is getting us through the day…

Not leaving the house this weekend? Shop online….here.