We are delighted to have the amazing duo The Boyfriend Shirt on board for this Jewellers Lounge interview. A winner of Western Australian Fashion Awards for 2015’s Best Fashion Blogger, its founder Louisa and Holly have been making waves in the Western Australian blogging scene since it was launched in 2013. Exploring local fashion, culture, food and artists, The Boyfriend shirt is definitely a go-to place for discovering something more independent, fresh and unique. Here we have a quick Q&A with Louisa and Holly about their favourite things. And more.
Holly: A relaxed eclectic feel Louisa: Comfortable with clean lines.
What are your favourite Australian fashion brands?
H: Big Dion Lee fan and for some hometown love Dyspnea and Aimee Cherie. L: Live in my aimee Cherie but also love Bruug and can’t go past Nat Rolt for a special gown
Where is your favourite place to go shopping?
H: Online or if I’m looking for something immediately Claremont and Fremantle. L: Love the boutiques around Northbridge and Mount Lawley. A girls day at Chanel on King is always fun too.
Who is the influential figure in your life?
H: Honestly my boyfriend, he supports me in pursuing my dreams but knows how to ground me when I get to carried away. L: I have too many to name! I am so lucky to be surrounded by inspirational and creative people!
Are there any hidden gems in Perth you’ve discovered recently?
H: A trip to the farmers markets in the valley is well worth it, fresh produce and friendly faces. L: I’m loving the recently opened Dominion League for a Aperol Spritz while indulging in some people watching.
Where is your favourite holiday destination so far?
H: Edinburgh and Munich. L: Forever Paris or if I am after a little slice of paradise close to home head down to Bunker bay.
Where do you wish to visit one day?
H: New York L: Morocco
How would you describe your jewellery style?
H: I look for details in the craftsman ship and aren’t afraid to mix metals L: Simple, fine pieces that I can layer up.
What is your favourite piece/or a piece that stood out from Tayha Designs.
H: Black open wattle ring
L: Ruby smile
Where are your favourite places in Perth for:
Coffee: H: Into the Woods, bassendean L: Mary St Bakery
Dinner: H: My lounge room floor with slow cooked pork belly, but if I’m out La Cholita L: PICA for the steak sandwich and a glass of red
Breakfast/lunch: H: Little Bird in Northbridge L: Little Bird hands down! Or Bib and Tucker if I am South of the river
Bars: H: La Fayette L: Varnish
What’s the best thing about living in Perth?
H: We’ve got such a wide and diverse range all in the one city
L: There is always something exciting going on
5 words to describe yourself.
H: Tea drinker and book reader
L: Wine drinking crazy dog lady