Tuesday, November 16, 2010

From the land down under..

Today's Le Placard is brought to you from the land down under- Australia! (And yes we plan on exploring closets on every continent) Our friend Sammi, of Chase Dakota shares with us her closet (or 'Walk in robe' as she calls it- Love!) which consists mostly of pieces in black and neutral, while her accessories tend to be more bright and exotic, just like this funky Aussie chick!

Sammi wearing an Italian Silk turban she made herself.

Name: Sammi Burley
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Occupation: Designer/Accounts at an engineering company
Favorite Quote: "Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable" Coco Chanel

Favorite Designer: That's a hard one, as i have a few, but i would have to say my all time favourite... not that I can afford his stuff, is Alexander McQueen... he will go down in fashion history as a legend.

How would you describe your style? I would have to say it is a subdued eclectic style. I love my basics but i love mixing in a few different styles into one look.

Where do you get your clothes? Pretty much everywhere and anywhere... I do make a lot of my own clothes, but I also buy a lot too.
Just to list a few stores:





If you can't tell, I'm addicted to online shopping?

What is #1 on your fashion wish list at the moment? Ohh… a pair of Pendleton meets Opening Ceremony shorts…. They aren’t available online, so I think I’m doomed as we don’t have an Opening Ceremony store here in Aus…. If anyone knows where I can get my hands on them let me know ASAP lol.

"The unique thing about my closet is… on the plans for the house, it’s called a WIR (walk in robe), but I think SIR (step in robe) is more appropriate, as it’s not actually possible to do any walking in my closet it is that small… but I’m working on it. One day I will have a HUGE closet!!! But at the moment that is just a pipe dream."

Maurie and Eve Boots

As soon as I saw them I fell in love and bought them immediately. No regrets what so ever with the money I parted, as hey have seen me through think and thin, I have been able to pair them with just about any outfit I throw at them.

Assorted Jewelery

From left to right: Armour ring by Sportgirl, leopard knuckle duster by fellow Esty seller superwicked, diamond ring from my man, cross bangle + Aztec ring both by Sports girl, jade ring from Hong Kong, Michael Kors watch and bell watch gift from Asia.

Vintage Mohair Sweater (Once was a turtle neck)

I got this from my mum actually. I wasn’t diggin the turtle neck at the time, so I cut off the neck and slit it down the middle to make a cardi/jacket. And the awesome thing was I didn’t have to hem it.

Pendleton Dopp Bag

I have only just recently acquired this bag from Opening Ceremony, and it has already shot straight to the top of my favourites list.

If you love Sammi's style as much as we do, especially that awesome silk turban she made, check out her Etsy store.

Thanks Sammi!



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  1. woohoo that'a me!!


  2. love the scarf, love the boots, love the acessories.. pretty much EVERYTHING <3


  3. Nice!

    I love the Maurie & Eve boots!


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