Local label, Ryder has long been one of my favourite boutiques to frequent on the ever changing High St, Armadale shopping strip. With white washed walls, green foliage throughout and Kirsty Budge custom paintings hanging above racks of colourful clothes, the feeling is somewhat earthy and nostalgic. The designer Penny Brown, embodies the Ryder girls free spirit. She's effortless and undone, feminine, but somehow slightly boyish with her preference for loafers over heels and shorts over dresses. The clothes are everyday - yet not basic. Each garment is considered in its design. The collection an abundance of texture, colour and shape to choose from. Inspired by the Australian coastline - where the forest meets the sea - Ryder is like no other label. xxx

photography + words: liz sunshine