FASHIONISTA SPOTLIGHT: Tamzen Hayes

Oh, baby it’s cold outside! I’m on school holidays, I have central heating and well, it’s cold outside! So why would I want to leave the house? Because of bike rides, blue winter skies and having famous Melbourne coffee with fabulous Melbourne friends, that’s why.

Name: Tamzen Hayes

Year: Senior

Major: Acting

CollegeFashionista: What are you wearing and where did you get if from?

Tamzen Hayes: A vintage dress and white shirt that I brought from a charity store in my hometown. I’m also wearing an American army jacket from a disposable store in NYC.

CF: How did you put your outfit together?

TH: I don’t think any of it really goes but it suited my mood. I felt that I needed to take the edge of the cuteness from the dress and collar, so I added the jacket.

CF: What is your favourite item in your wardrobe and why?

TH:  My favourite piece is my Julia Deville ‘Rook Skull’ necklace which I’m wearing, she’s my favourite jewelry designer

CF: Who is your favourite designer?

TH: I absolutely adore Gwen Stefani’s L.A.M.B collection, the name is cute but she produces strong colour, graphics and silhouettes.

CF: Where do you like to shop?

TH: I love fashion but I actually don’t like shopping. I like buying! I just find trying things on boring. I like to go in, buy something and get out. So makers markets, second-hand or charity stores are best. Charity stores are inexpensive, where as markets don’t give you the opportunity to try things on, so it’s easy for a girl like me.

How To: The military look is as easy as 1, 2, 3 with a plethora of surplus stores online. You can go full camo or bask in the warmth of a fur trimmed hooded quilted jacket from the Navy.  The military look doesn’t always have to be so, uh Military, there are subtle feminine looks that don’t even need to be khaki! And the best thing about the military look? It’s always in fashion.

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