Photos by Laura Bamford
Since coming across House of Maryanne on Facebook a few months ago, I have been heavily sighing at almost every single one of their dresses. Maryanne Bridges has immaculate taste and a keen eye when it comes to curating one-of-a-kind vintage pieces for her Australia-based shop. Now that their fall lookbook, True Prep, is here and filled with pretty pleats, dainty blouses, and amazing cloaks, I’ve found myself looking forward to tights and beret season. Coming from me, the true LUVA of summatime, that really MEANS something! And since I love to spoil you around here, House of Maryanne is giving away a $50 voucher to one of you stylish reader hotties. All you have to do is like their page on Facebook, and leave a comment on this post! You can also sign up for their mailing list here! EDIT: The winner will be announced on Tuesday!
On the inspiration for True Prep: “Coming out of the Melbourne Winter, we found that we had cocooned ourselves in layers of ponchos, hooded duffles and Indian blankets for months without end. The northern Hemisphere had likewise spent the summer with their midriffs out and long legs basking in the sun. We felt like we wanted to mark the change in seasons. This Trans-seasonal period calls for a tailored silhouette. IT works for both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere – that perfect time when fashion aligns for a short period and the whole world can dress as one. The uniform for this year, has to be True Prep. Cute knee socks, plaid pleated skirts, semi-sheer button downs and primary coloured well-cut cardigans. A pallet of tomato, mustard, navy and cream – Classic. The perfect way to transition through the mild weather and well into the coming extreme winter/ summer.”
**UPDATE: I have just chosen the winner via random.org and it is #5 KENNEDY! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!**