MELBOURNE STREET STYLE AND FASHION

 ELKE

Byron Bay, NSW.

“Effortlessly cool with a pair of relaxed acid wash jeans and a navy striped top, we love how this look is paired with some classic Chuck Taylor’s and a denim fisherman’s cap. It feels like Elke has brought the south of France to Byron Bay and we love it!”

STREET FASHION // PHOTOGRAPHER: LIZ SUNSHINE // 2015

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 SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2015

- BLUNDSTONE X STREET SMITH -

EVENT

Blundstone boots are the quintessential Australian shoe. Based in Hobart, Tasmania, the company has literally been around for over 140 years! When we decided we would go looking for the perfect festival shoe, it was without hesitation that we chose Blundstones as our obvious choice. With Splendour in the Grass looming just around the corner, we decided to team up with three of our favourite fashionistas and put Blundstone to the test.

Chloe from Melbourne based band KloEllie model extraodinaire from LONDON, and Pheobe, fashion designer for Melbourne label Rollas. With Blundstones firmly planted in the mud, we documented the ladies foray into festival fashion, and picked out some of our very favourite outfits of the weekend. A big thank you again to Blundstone for keeping the ladies looking stylish and for providing the perfect festival shoe. After walking through fields of mud, dancing in the dirt, and splashing through puddles, we can say that Blundstones definitely passed the test!

Here are our favourite looks from the festival. xx

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Photography: Justin Ma and Wanda Chin. Words: Katelyn Rew. – 2015 – Event

FRIEND IN FASHION

INFLUENCER

Jasmin Howell // Friend in Fashion

‘Chanel in one hand, passport in the other.’

Instagram – @friendinfashion // Facebook – friendinfashion // Twitter – #friendinfashion

LOOK 1: J Brand Jeans, Elka Collective Coat, Isabel Marant Boots, Chanel Bag and Jewellery by Jasmin.

LOOK 2: Spell & the Gypsy Collective Dress, Jeffrey Cambpell Boots and Jewellery by Jasmin.

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Photography: Vincent Calderon – 2015 - 

 CHLOE KAUL

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INTERVIEW

                             Chloe Kaul is one of those extraordinary woman that literally exudes cool. An incredibly talented singer/songwriter, world traveller, fashion aficionado, and lover of vintage, this 21 year old is always looking effortlessly chic.

A natural beauty with intelligence to match, who is refreshingly down to earth, especially after her success with duo KLO. As part of a collaboration with Blundstone boots and in perfect synergy with Splendour In the Grass starting today, we were lucky enough to sit down and chat to Chloe about how she made her foray into music, a bit about KLO, as well as what she’ll be wearing to Splendour this weekend and a little insight into her natural beauty routine.

FIRSTLY CONGRATULATIONS ON JOINING THE SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS LINEUP. HOW DID YOU GET ASKED TO BE A PART OF SUCH AN ICONIC FESTIVAL?

Thank you! We got involved with Splendour because some of the festivals that we had previously played had the same artists, who recommended us. The Melbourne music scene is such a tight scene, so we’re all quite close. Other artists approached us and asked us if we wanted to play the festival, and of course we were down for it.

LET’S START AT THE BEGINNING WITH MUSIC. HOW DID YOU GET INTO MUSIC? AND HOW DID YOU END UP TEAMING UP WITH YOUR COUSIN SIMON LAM TO BEGIN KLO?

I’ve always been a singer, and been getting singing lessons since I was about 13.

Simon and I never made music together, and were never interested in each others music because we were always worlds apart. He was into electronica and I was more of a soul singer. He was actually studying sound engineering when we came together, he sampled my voice on one of his tracks and it was really interesting! From there we decided to make a song together, not because we wanted to start a duo, but because we just wanted to have a bit of fun. It really took off from there, realizing we worked really well together, even though we were so different. It brought out a different side of both of us.

KLO wasn’t really a serious project until all of a sudden we had managers, and labels, and were like, wow this is happening!

A NAME IS SUCH AN IMPORTANT THING. HOW DID YOU END UP AS KLO?

We were very stuck with names. I had about 300 different names in my phone notes. Terrible names though, because you get a bit caught up in it. I knew I was getting a little out of hand when I started looking at car number plates and shops for inspiration. Then one day we sat together and we randomly looked up space atoms. Science and electronic music (the way we make it) really connect. We looked up some atoms and then all of a sudden we came up with KLO!

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE OF SOUNDS?

Experimental electronic pop with UK garage influences is one way to describe our sound, however we want to cater to a wide audience, so try not to tie ourselves down to a specific genre.

WHEN PLAYING AT A FESTIVAL WHAT DO YOU PACK?

I always bring my Blundstone’s with me, they always get me through the rough times, whether it be the rainy weather, or dry bush. I always bring a couple of oversized jackets that I’ve bought from vintage stores, and if they’re black it doesn’t matter if I get them dirty. Also, a good pair of sneakers and my vintage backwards caps. I have a cap that was my mums and I wear it all the time.

I NOTICED WE SHARE A LOVE FOR THE ORIGINAL BLUNDSTONE BOOTS. WHICH PAIR ARE YOU WEARING TODAY?

I think they’re just the original 525′s,

WHAT ARE 5 STAPLES IN YOUR WARDROBE?

Oversized bomber jacket, backwards cap, sneakers, overalls, and most definitely my Blundstones! 

WE KNOW YOU’RE A NATURAL BEAUTY AND PREFER TO BE UNDONE THAN DONE UP. WHAT DOES YOUR BEAUTY ROUTINE LOOK LIKE?

Yes, I like to moisturise my face, as I’m definitely not a foundation person as it makes me feel claustrophobic. I wear a bit of bronzer and try and contour, although I’m still working on it. A bit of mascara and a brown eyeshadow on the eyelids and that’s pretty much it. I don’t like wearing much makeup.

OTHER ACTS YOU’RE KEEN TO SEE THIS WEEKEND?

Silent Jay & Jace XL, Slowmo, Knowledge, and No Such Thing. They are all on the Red Bull music stage. There’s a few others like Tame Impala that I wouldn’t mind seeing, but mostly I’m staying true to the red bull music academy stage.

WHAT’S NEXT?

Strawberry Fields is coming up. We played it last year, so I’m looking forward to playing it again. We have a few other festivals coming up, but none that have released their lineups yet, so it’s still all a bit hush hush.

HOW DO YOU UNWIND AFTER A PERFORMANCE?

I always have a glass of wine and a cup of peppermint tea. I usually have it on stage as well.

ULTIMATE FESTIVAL TO PERFORM AT:

I feel like I’ve already played it! I spoke to a few artists at Primevara and they said it was their favourite festival. It’s such a beautiful setting.

FASHION MUSE:

Mary Kate & Ashley, and also Rihanna.

FAVOURITE FESTIVAL STATEMENT PIECE FOR SPLENDOUR:

Baseball bomber jacket always and Blundstones.

AN INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT THAT INSPIRES YOU DAILY?

@Kingminzly, she lives in America and is effortlessly cool.

You can catch Chloe tonight on the Red Bull stage at 8pm. xx

LOOK 1: Josh Goot Bomber Jacker, Mothers own corduroy cap, Stussy Barre topAmerican Apparel black overalls and Blundstone 558 boots .

LOOK 2:  Dress up Cream Capri pants, Stussy long sleeve top, American Apparel sheer socks and Blundstone 525 boots.

LOOK 3:  Rollas Scorpion Jeans , Vision crop top, Vision cropped Jacket worn around waist and Blundstone 525 boots.

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Creative direction + Styling: Liz Sunshine. Photography: Michelle Moses. Interview: Katelyn Rew – 2015 – Interview

KATYA

RMIT University, CBD Melbourne.

‘Wearing acid wash Denim shorts, a biker style leather jacket and topped off with the essentials –  Laptop and wide brim hat and an oversized satchel. Katya is completely emulating the Model of duty look and we just cant get enough of it this season.’

STREET FASHION // PHOTOGRAPHER: MICHELLE MOSES // 2015

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