Scratched and Stitched

Scratched and Stitched is a regular event that showcases a selection of Brisbane’s best emerging and established designers and boutiques…and some unbelievable new talent on the decks and mic’s!!

And it was all about the accessories at the recent Scratched and Stitched event at Mirra on the 26th of June 2009.

Accessories for the boys… Tie, Scarf, Wayfarers…

A black tie should be a staple in any boys’ wardrobe. Winter 2009 sees the black tie teamed with collared shirts of any colour – the bigger the contrast, the better. The tie adds an element of class and completes a strong masculine look. And more importantly will carry into next season. Similarly the scarf is also a must-have for the boys this season…. Whether it be thick and full, skinny, patterned or plain adding texture instantly updates a tired winter look…

But the most exciting accessory is the Ray-Ban Wayfarer….guaranteed instant street-cred! Work the wayfarer in classic black for a rockstar look (think Bob Dylan) or add a splash of colour with Ray-Ban’s new season styles.

A bit of history…..”The Ray-Ban Wayfarer is a design of sunglasses manufactured by Ray-Ban since 1952, when their design was a revolutionary break from the metal eyewear of the past. Wayfarers enjoyed early popularity in the 1950s and 1960s, especially after they were worn by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Though the sunglasses had faded from the limelight by the 1970s, a lucrative 1982 product placement deal brought Wayfarers to their height of popularity. Since the mid-2000s, the sunglasses have been enjoying a revival.” (, Wikipedia)

GET THE LOOK: Ray-Ban Wayfarers $229.95. (Sunglass Hut)

Accessories for the girls….Capelets and Collars…

And texture and layers to any outfit with a charming capelet or collar. A capelet is a mini-cape..the most popular length this season finishes half way down the upper-arm. The pictured black and white frill collar adds texture and height to a sleek black outfit. If you are feeling adventurous try fur or feathers to get a little wild! A perfect solution to add some edge on a budget!

GET THE LOOK: Hussy Black Feather Capelet, $198. (

More accessories for the girls….Statement Clamshell Purse…

The clamshell purse is a vintage lovers dream… rare finds at a vintage market or boutique can make your weekend shopping splurge! If you’re minted then designer Judith Leiber (think the swan purse Big gives Carrie in STC) is renowned for her quirky designs. An excellent statement piece that adds fun and individuality to any outfit!

GET THE LOOK: Vintage boutiques, Markets, ebay….it’s the thrill of the find!

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