Working in the fashion industry, first as a magazine stylist and now as the editor of POPSUGAR Fashion, I've picked up a few tricks along the way for storing, displaying and organising the content of my (somewhat overstuffed) closet. From the colour coordinating trick I pull on my hanging space, to my vast collection of boxes (thank you IKEA), to the use of table ware to display my dainty
PANDORA jewellery collection — there's plenty of pro tips to take from going inside my wardrobe. Then, there's the small matter of my shoe addiction. . . Ahem. Feel like getting your snoop on? Then let me give you the grand tour . . .
Jewels like these deserve a pretty perch. I use decorative saucers and vintage serving platters to make my ring collection a focul point on the dresser. These stackable gems are from PANDORA's latest collection. Stackable enamel rings, $49 each,
PANDORA, gold and silver ring, $139, PANDORA, and vintage lace ring $199, PANDORA.
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Many moons ago I worked weekends at Sportsgirl. This little lady was in the hard rubbish pile after stocktake one year. I recued her, and she's proudly worn a rotating collection of necklace, scarves and hats ever since. These coral necklaces I bought from the markets in Port Douglas in Far North Queensland. The yellow shell number I picked up years ago in the South of France and the long tassled piece I bought at Beacon's Closet in NYC.
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I prefer to use the curtain pull-backs as bag holders
— far more practical! Left to right: Marc by Marc Jacobs small black evening bag, Marc by Marc Jacobs caramel tote and Miu Miu tie dye tote.
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Storage boxed keep my clutches in check. Clockwise from top left: Vintage (c/o my Great Aunty Wilma), Fleur Wood, Claire Vivier,
ASOS and Claire Vivier.
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I like to mix my dainty pieces with statement vintage jewels. My favourite PANDORA ring makes the perfect companion to this diamonte necklace that I picked up from Kirribilli markets for the bargain price of $2. TWO DOLLARS.
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And the wardrobe. Yes, it's crowded in there — but I swear it's very organised. I hang in order by item (jeans, pants, dresses, shirts/blazers), then by colour — black to denim to blues to peach to red to navy to black to navy to beige to grey. Phew!
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The space above the bed has a nifty built-in shelving system that I use to store my bits and pieces. Lesser-worn jewellery go in the assorted trinket boxes that I've collection from my travels, fascinators in the
IKEA hatbox and chunky scarves in the Isabel Marant carry bag from Paris that I just couldn't bear to bin.
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IKEA storage boxes are my BFF. I use them to stow my scarves (left box) and belts (right box). Haven't quite gotten around to labelling but . . . you know, one day. My collection of fashion books has been relegated to my dressing room. Not that I mind having Grace and Carine as my go-tos when I'm drawing a sartorial blank.
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Vintage serving platters, like these wooden dishes, are perfect for displaying my trickets. I collect wrist candy whenever I travel, and they always end up tangled in this rose-tinted glass vase — which I secretly love.
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I have a thing for pretty flats; comfy AND cute. Clockwise from top left: Marc by
Marc Jacobs, Valentino, Sambag (I designed these pretties myself!) and Bensimon.
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I bought these
Lanvin glitter pumps before they were a thing, and I still love them to bits. I don't wear them very often, but they make pretty paperweights, non?
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I have to confess, the aforementioned 'peach dress' section of my wardrobe is pretty chockas. These are some of my favourites. Left to right: Lover, Willow and Willow.
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My 'dressing room' opens onto a terrace area, and I love opening the French doors to test the weather in the morning.
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