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Name: Christina Dietze
Occupation: Model and fashion blogger
Describe your style: Bad ass, some serious shoulder and I’m into my PVC and my sky high heels.
Favourite fashion designers: Ellery, Miss Unkon.
Favourite clothing stores: Incu, Corner shop.

Christina’s blog: http://src783.blogspot.com/

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I love the way this girl mix and matches, so many unique elements, all working sublimely together. The bowler hat, the tulle tutu like skirt, the fur/skin scarf, all the ethnic necklaces and bangles and of course the doc martens! Each element is so different from the other, yet everything blends into 1 unified vision on her.

Hah! One day I’d like to learn how to do that.

Name: Angie
Occupation: Menswear designer
Describe your style: Try to be myself, try not to dress like anyone else, be comfortable and express myself creatively.
Favourite fashion designers: Gareth Pugh, Martin Margiela, Karl Lagerfeld, John Paul Gaultier.
Favourite clothing stores: Ashen (Oxford St Sydney)

Name: Michel
Occupation: Visual merchandiser
Describe your style: Classic pieces.
Favourite fashion designer: Maison Martin Margiela, Prada.
Favourite clothing stores: Dover St Market, Harvey Nichols.

They say models can get away with wearing anything. Well, what do you think?

Name: Tallulaa
Occupation: Model and artist
Describe your style: Put whatever on in the morning.
Favourite fashion designer: Vivienne Westwood
Favourite clothing stores: Shops in Newtown

Name: Bruce
Occupation: Model
Describe your style: Combination of little bits of everything.
Favourite fashion designer: Etro, Zambesi, Kate Syvelster, Stolen Girlfriend’s Club.
Favourite clothing stores: None, haven’t shopped much for 2 years.

Name: Annabella
Occupation: Model
Describe your style: I love comfy clothes, basic pieces, big jerseys to wrap around.
Favourite fashion designer: Zambessi
Favourite clothing stores: Crown St for vintage.

In London I was struck by how well dressed the business men were, their seemingly natural knack of that British look, think Burberry, think Ralph Lauren, but better, much more elegant, better put together yet so effortless. It was in their nature. Some would call it breeding.

I never liked the office clothes people wore in Sydney, I remember seeing a lot of white jogging shoes worn walking to work with a suit, for men and women. Horrendous! “My eyes!! They burn, my eyes!!!” Ok ok, that was a little over the top, but you have to admit, it’s a horrendous look. Men, at least invest in some black leather sneakers, there are some great dressy and comfortable ones out there. Women, wear flats! Hello!!!

I’ve started working already, it’s 9 to 5, so I’m rushing around at peak hours and well, funnily enough, amongst the jogging shoes, I’m seeing some rather stylish office outfits. Sydney, I’m impressed. You lot aren’t half bad.

Corporate ladder - Sydney CBD

Corporate ladder - Sydney CBD

Corporate ladder - Sydney CBD

Corporate ladder - Sydney CBD

I shall be collecting some more office outfits in the near future and bringing them to you.

Just because you work in a corporate office it doesn’t mean you should automatically dress bad and boring. Put a little effort into it, invest in a well cut suit that actually fits you, not 2 sizes too big, because you think a fitting suit looks gay, a baggy suit makes you look so much older. Ladies, buy some flats to walk to work in, not hideous white jogging shoes, even black havianas will do the job.

This all leads to a top secret project I will be starting tomorrow which is office related, it’ll be a new recurring feature I will be doing for xssat here, but not always office related. Oh, I better shut up now before I give everything away. Be patient kids! You’ll see the results soon enough.

What makes you a New Yorker? Do you have to be born in New York? Live here for 10 years? 20 years? Is it a lifestyle, an attitude, or maybe you just need to put on a big parka and stride the streets of New York with confidence.

You know I was secretly so happy when on 3 separate occasions recently that people asked me for directions in New York! Even though I only vaguely helped 1 of them, but still, to appear to be a local is a huge compliment to me. Well, as soon as I open my mouth, they’d know they asked the wrong person, but hey, that 1 I can work on!

So when I saw Dorothy from across the street I knew that this was a New York gal. Something about the way she dressed, the boots, the stride, the coffee in her hand, oh-so-New-Yorker! Well, I stomped across the street with my 3 trillion shopping bags and asked to take her picture. (Ok, 3 shopping bags, but that’s still a handful.)

New Yorker - Soho

New Yorker - Soho

Name: Dorothy
Occupation: Student
Describe your style: Whole heartedly New York
Favourite fashion label: None
Favourite clothing store: Vintage shops

Dorothy is a born and bred New Yorker, now that’s kinda rare but not so hard to spot.