Frankie Mooney’s fash­ion in­spi­ra­tion is never-end­ing

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Where do you work?

I am stock man­ager and 2IC at Kate Sylvester Brit­o­mart [58 Tyler Street]. ———

What’s your favourite piece in store?

The Kate Sylvester Miller skirt in ink. It’s a long leatherette skirt with a belt that fas­tens around the top. I wear it a cou­ple of times a week and I’d hate to be with­out it. ———

What are some fash­ion trends you’re em­brac­ing at the mo­ment?

I try not to be too trend-ori­en­tated but I do re­ally love leather corset belts, which are def­i­nitely trend­ing. ———

Where do you get your fash­ion in­spi­ra­tion?

My in­spi­ra­tion is never-end­ing but of course, places like In­sta­gram and Tum­blr. I get so much in­spi­ra­tion from films and film stills that I see on the in­ter­net. Even cin­e­matog­ra­phy that isn’t associated with fash­ion. I’m very ruled by my emo­tions so any­thing I see can make me feel like dress­ing a cer­tain way. ———

What makes a good cus­tomer?

I’m not fussy but man­ners are al­ways ap­pre­ci­ated. ———

What’s an item of cloth­ing that ev­ery­one needs in their wardrobe?

A lit­tle black dress is im­por­tant. Oth­er­wise qual­ity jeans. ———

Whose style do you ad­mire?

Stylist and make-up artist Stacey Nishi­moto. She re­minds me of my­self be­cause she draws in­spi­ra­tion from places that aren’t ac­tu­ally real, and she has made me re­con­sider what fash­ion is to me. ———

How would you de­fine good style?

I think good style is the ap­pro­pri­ate com­bi­na­tion of fash­ion and per­son­al­ity. Know­ing which item is the right piece to put with an­other, to cre­ate an over­all feel, or say what you want it to say. Some things are ugly but next to some­thing else they can be per­fec­tion.

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