I’m so excited to have been able to get the low down from Marie Hatzis herself, Australian fashion designer extraordinare for Hussy and Madame Marie. Marie is one of our leading Australian Designers, her cutting edge high fashion labels Hussy and Madame Marie are sought after the world over.
Marie has kindly provided her fashion insights for our Autumn/Winter 2009 season that arrived this month.Â But before we look at some gorgeous new looks from Hussy, I so heart this divine green dress Marie is wearing, it is a Madame Marie piece from her Illustrious Whispers Summer 2008/09 collection, gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.
1. What are the key looks for Autumn/Winter 2009
Over the knee boots are a must have for the look this winter. Try our Mistress Boots in black or smoke, which work back with our fish scale teardrop tights or colourful sparkly leggings. Dress up any outfit with a tailored coat which is a real look this season, or inject instant elegance with a shimmery gold or black knee length cardigan, tapered at the waist with a directional belt. Sweet florals work back with hard leathers and play on feminine vs sexy, and you can sharpen up any outfit with our stylish keyhole wrist length gloves.
2. What are the key colours?
Inject some colour into your winter with muted tones such as tangerines, sands and greys, and then for the depths of winter invest in some gorgeous deep grape and floral tones to brighten up your life!
3. How can we incorporate these looks into our wardrobes now that we have to tighten our belts?
Invest in accessories such as a luxe belt or over the knee boots to accessorise with dresses and jackets from last winter, to bring them into the forefront of this season. Also invest in pieces such as an essential winter coat, a great day dress and a great cardi which can take you from day into night. Buy fashion which is good quality and will standthe test of time so that you can reinvent them next season.
4. Where do you get your inspiration for each season from? Do you come up with a particular theme each season or just what’s upcoming fashionable?
The beauty of Hussy is that we don’t follow the trends, we have our own unique style. I design for the confident, successful, go getting sassy girl who wants to stand out and be unique, and of course wants to catch the glance of everyone in the room! The Hussy girl remains the same but her look changes from season to season. The colour palette in the current collection and the uber stylish layered pieces should be a staple in every Hussy’s winter wardrobe. The collection is called “late night lover” which implies a very seductive yet well put together look, perfect for enticing whomever you choose!
What’s new with Hussy? We are thrilled to be opening our fourth flagship store in Surfers Paradise in April. There are some incredible in-store promotions happening in the next few months and a killer collection also from Madame Marie in-stores next month.