Anne Look is an Australian born fashion stylist, writer and consultant who moved to London to study design and merchandising at the London College of Fashion.
In 2008, an image from a shoot styled by Anne was chosen to represent British designers at the Nolcha Fashion Week Gala event in New York City. The following year, she worked alongside Sapphires Model Management and Harvey Nichols to style a ‘One Night Only’ catwalk event to raise money for The Prince’s Trust.
Anne has worked with a vast array of photographers, make-up artists and set designers to style shoots with a number of personalities including ‘Hustle’ actress Kelly Adams and Jodie Marsh, leading Hollywood actress Gillian Anderson and Universal signed recording artist Sophie Delila.
In this exclusive interview she shares her Fashion tip with fellow Shoppingbirds.
Who are your favorite designers?
Gosh that’s an extremely tough question. There are so many and for different reasons! I love the playfulness of Aussies Sass and Bide and the humour of Ashish. I love the technique and fabric uses by London based designers like Michael Van Der Ham and Mark Fast. The prints of Holly Fulton and Mary Katrantzou are outstanding. On an international scale, it’s hard to look past designer’s like Ivan Grundahl, Comme des Garcons, Balmain, Elie Saab, Alexander McQueen and Viktor and Rolf to head up exciting new movements and scales of cutting – they really are closer to walking art than design at that level.
What is your favourite store?
Again, there are so many but here in London my guilty pleasure is Dover Street Market for the latest and greatest. Also, having recently become the London editor of Chester based boutique The editeur, I’m fortunate enough to visit frequently and walk around the gorgeous Tudor style building. The shopping experience is worth it alone but they also house one of my favourite designers, Acne and are soon to stock Australian leather accessories designer Rachael Ruddick.
What is your shopping mantra?
If you don’t love it immediately, you won’t when you get it home. Absolutely impulse buy. The best styles are a reflection of your immediate desires. Don’t overthink a ‘look’ or it will wear you as opposed to you wearing it.
Who is your style icon?
Mary Kate Olsen with no hesitation. Next question! lol.
Describe your style
That’s hard actually. It’s kind of an ordered mess. I like to play with volume and fabric so I’ll often combine unlikely pieces but tend to balance it well. As a stylist, I’m always aware of what looks good on others so I guess you also pick up things as you go along. I change alot as well and fashion moves fast. I guess I’m a rock n roll peasant. Half glam half mess. Usually rocking it with a hat!
What are your Sydney shopping tips?
Sydney is great for vintage finds and colour! Absolutely embrace the soft fabrics and the differences in designer aesthetics that Australia does well. Hit Glebe and Bondi Markets for new and up and coming designers.
What are your favourite wardrobe pieces?
I love my torn Sass and Bide purple jacket with the sparkly shoulders. I call it my ‘Prince’ look. There’s also a long brown cloak I have which is so torn I can barely wear it. It was a gift and it’s just too sassy for words. I can’t do without my skinny jeans, high boots, structured blazers and hats on a more daily basis.
If you were to give your fellow Shoppingbirds one advice when it comes to fashion, what would it be?
Visit my site Stylist And The City for style advice and to shop with us at The editeur! Haha.