Carmen Hamilton from Chronicles of Her collaborates for sass & bide Style Week to profile Elly McGaw, a contemporary designer who inspires.
Carmen’s CHRONICLESOFHER.COM is a place to get inspired by cool women around the world - what they wear, what they do and where they go.


  
 
WHAT IS STYLE?
Style defines who you are - it's what you wear, it's the way you move, hold yourself, where you like to go... everything!

SUM UP YOUR STYLE IN THREE WORDS
Classic, uncomplicated, everchanging

WHICH THREE WORDS BEST DESCRIBE SASS & BIDE SPEAKEASY WINTER 17 COLLECTION?
With the (jazz) band!!

What shows are you most excited about at MBFWA? 
Dion Lee, Hansen & Gretel and sass & bide (of course hehe). 

What’s a typical week for you at fashion week? and how do you keep your energy up?
Busy! Bananas, piccolos and champagne. 

How do you plan your week and style / outfits for MBFWA? 
I decide what mood I’m in, and then I choose specific pieces I love to build outfits around. I also factor in a few backup options in case I’m not vibing something on the day. We're turning our office into a styling suite (glorified changing room)!



 





 
 

THREE SONGS & MUSICIANS ON YOUR PLAYLIST?
Friday Sky - Babeheaven
Please, please, let me get what I want - The Smiths
Passionfruit - Drake

What does inspiring contemporary design mean to you? 
Approaching simple ideas or classic concepts from a new perspective which results in something beautiful and unique. I love discovering new sources of inspiration everywhere - from travel, to my current apartment renovation, photography... Instagram!  

Tell us about your work as creative designer & stylist?
Tech and all things digital excite me the most. My work requires me to jump in and wear many hats. I think being adaptable in this age is important for all of the creative industries.  

Which contemporary designers (artists, architects, interior or industrial designers) are influencing & inspiring you right now? 
Christiane Spangsberg (artist), Katty Schiebeck (interiors architect) and Paul Matter (light designer). 

Who are a couple of women whose style you most admire? 
My sister (she does corporate cool so well) and all the women in our STREET365 section on CHRONICLES OF HER!

What’s the most exciting thing happening now in the world of design? 
For me personally it's all about interactive and immersive experiences through technology - I'm excited by where it will take us take us. 

Why do you love sass & bide? 
My first designer purchase was a pair of Sass & Bide jeans and I remember how great I felt in them. I think I was 14. For this reason it will always be a special brand to me

Tell us one thing we might not know about you?
I'm a nerd!

Who inspires you? 
Natalie Massenet!




Destination: Berlin. Piece In Your Wardrobe: A black blazer. Gallery: The Met 


Ride With You Knit. Deepest Oceans Coat. Back To Back Pant. In Wonderment Neckpiece. Dance In The Dark Blouse.


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