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Wednesday, July 13, 2016
@ 5:54 PM

This year the South of the border team decided to pack the Kombi and caravan and head to Splendour in the Grass
We are armed with clothes from all of our stores, so stop by our stall and see the girls favourite get ups for Splendour 2016.

Here is Michelle's styling suggestions:

"If I could meet and dress one artists it would have to be Canadian twin sisters - Tegan and Sara Quinn.
They both have a great alternative / indie style that would suit:
 1.) the python blazer with a pair of
2). vintage jeans and
3). black studded lily boots
Or the
4). tartan boy pants
5). cropped trench in petrol matched with a vintage rock tee or
6). plain tee and
3). black studded lily boots 

"I do not want to miss them singing 'boyfriend' and I can't wait to see James Vincent McMorrow perform 'Higher Love'.

I also asked Dee who she would dress and she instantly expressed her love for Robert Smith from THE CURE

Styled by Dee:

"I would dress Robert Smith OF COURSE! He would be chilling in:
1). A Siouxsie & the Banshees over sized tee
2). our tartan boy pant
3). his favourite kicks or an
5). old skool pair of high top Reeboks
4). or maybe a plain Folksong tee under a
6). tartan blazer.

"The man is a genius and deserves our tartan pants. Oh and the hair...i love that hair."

Now Bek is hanging to see The Kills, Urthboy, Santigold and more...
Just hit the lineup page to find your fav's and in the mean time see what Bek is going to dress her number one artist in:

Bek's best:

"If i was to dress an artist it would probably be the one and only Alison Mosshart, leading lady from the Indie rock band The Kills.
She is punk at its best! I can see her rock out in:
1).  Our leather biker boot
2). Mexicana embroided shirt
3). South of the border skinny leather pants
4). and a leopard cropped trench jacket. 

"She loves a little animal print."


Hope to see you at Splendour!!

xx The Border Team

Friday, July 1, 2016
@ 3:41 PM

Our good friend Mia Freedman joins us this month to say hi: 
"I'm often asked if I own part of South of The Border because of how often I wear their clothes. I wish. The reason I wear so much of it is simple: the owner/designer of the label is my friend, Vanessa Cranfield and we met 15 years ago when our boys became buddies at pre-school.  Even though it would be more than a decade until she would start her own label(she wasn't even working in fashion back then), 
I always swooned over Vanessa's personal style. ­

Cropped trench:  $199                                    Boy pant:  $129                                 Long Yet vest: $189

Now she has her own label, several stores and 
a thriving online business and I've found clothes that fit, flatter and fun-up my life and my wardrobe like no other I've ever known. Whenever I wear Ness's clothes, I'm asked where they're from so we thought we would try a little collaboration.

Here are my top picks from South of the Border this season. You can click on any picture to see the other colours and patterns each item comes in (I own most versions of all of them) and you get 10% off when you enter the promo code MIAEDIT at checkout. If that isn't a justification to shop, I don't know what is.

Folksong tee: $89                               Bronze age sequin tank: $139                             Oaxaca loafer: $199

M xxxxxxx

PS: feel free to forward to any friends 

you think might like a bit of a shop.

Friday, July 25, 2014
Splendour in the Grass Border Style Part 2 @ 9:54 AM

Ok, so I'm not exactly in the same generation as the majority of the splendour crowd, so I thought I'd take advantage of Bec and Tara's inside festival knowledge and let them kit me out.

Here is Bec's styling suggestions:

"Hmm ok what about; a Border crochet dress with Woodstock grey yeti vest. Vintage Century Lily boots and some Spell rings to jab the people in front with hehe. Or what about your We Are Handsome leggings with a Woodstock cream vest and a pair of black docs?? 
Hair out is a must.. looking shaggy with your side fringe."

 1. Spell jewellery - available in store
2. Yetti vest, sold out!
3. Lilly boot - $189 in store and online
4. Yetti coat, sold out!
5. Doc Martins
6. Wild Fox leggings

I think Bek's second suggestion sounds awfully like how I look to walk my dog each morning, so I asked Tara what she thought,

"Okaaaaay so.. Boy pant in leopard with Lilly cream boot. Vintage band tee and the Elouera cape in taupe for when it cools down. Aztec Navajo bag. Red Wildfox reflector sunnies. Actuallllllly, you can wear Wild Fox love heart sunnies instead if you like? 
(I would love - but they are sold out - Vanessa)
No lippy. No make up. No brushing of the hair. Cool as a cucumber haha <3"

1. Wild Fox Sunglasses
2. Vintage t shirt
3. Vintage Aztec Navajo bag
4. Lilly boot, $189 in store and online
5. Boy pant in leopard, $160 in store and online

(Okay, so they both suggested The Vintage Century Lily Boot, so I guess I really must have them - Vanessa)

Now for Vanessa's turn to style her favourite artists for Splendour...

I can’t choose - this is tough! On the one hand, I would love to dress Lily Allen, just because she’s such a big star, her lyrics make me smile and I would love to see her in a pair of our SPARKLE PANTS! So, I would put her in our gold sparkle pant and jacket and throw in a Wildfox Panda knit and a pair of Converse - super cute! 
1. Sparkle blazer, $169 in store and online
2. Wild Fox panda knit - $169 available in store
3. Converse sneakers
4. Sparkle pant, $189 in store and online

But, then, I would really like to dress Gossling, because she has a style I love - classic, but with a fair bit of quirky and I am really looking forward to seeing her. I would make her wear our floral suit, for sure. Because she also loves things that are little more neat and classic, I’d pop our Loretta beaded collar shirt underneath.

1. Loretta shirt$149 in store and online
2. Floral blazer$169 in store and online (Wild Fox tee underneath)
3. Floral pants$160 in store and online

Hope to see you at Splendour!!

xx The Border Team

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