Stevie Dance is one of those girls. Beautiful, stylish and endlessly talented, she’s got the world at her feet. So, who better than to kick start our Topshop Australia Edited? The creative consultant and stylist, who calls New York home but was born and bred in Oz, will be taking over a section of our Gowings store in Sydney and Chapel Street in Melbourne with a guest edit of her favourite items. Dance currently has projects galore: Contributing Editor of Vogue Australia, Fashion Director of Pop and Creative Director of Shop Ghost and will this month be taking on yet another task. Dance is curating her most-loved pieces from the whole of Topshop and from 4th – 14th April, you’ll be able to find them in the stores above and snap them up yourselves!
We spoke with the multi-tasking creative and designer lover stylist here.
My earliest fashion memory is…
Insisting on wearing my long johns with leotards as my go to. I was heavily into Flash Dance.
Growing up I wanted to be…
A Dancer. A choreographer.
My all time favourite designers are…
Nicolas Ghesquière, Marques Almeida, and basics like James Perse, vintage Levi’s, & Acne.
The highlight of my career so far has to be…
Any time I am lucky enough to be on set in the middle of nowhere with the ones I love.
My fashion weakness is…
Dressing down. Vintage t-shirts.
If I could go back to any era, I’d love to live in…
When I have a moment spare I love to…
Dance, run, eat acai, burn incense, laugh really hard.
My favourite thing about Australia is…
Jumping off the rocks into the sea.
I would most love to collaborate with…
Anyone who is inspired and propelling their ideas forward. Or, dream run, Terrence Malick.
If I wasn’t working with fashion, I’d be…
For AW13, I’d like to see the return of….
The subversive, the discrete.
If you look inside my wardrobe you’d see…
How would you describe your style?
What’s the one piece of clothing you couldn’t live without?
My suede navy boots. They go everywhere.
What do you love about Australian girls’ style?
They make it all work and they take big risks, and they don’t take themselves too seriously.
What do you think you’ll be wearing most in SS13?
Who are your style icons?
Zippy Seven. Charlotte Rampling. Judd Nelson circa Breakfast club.
What were the most exciting collections at the AW13 shows?
JW Anderson. Celine.
What tips would you give to get SS13 style?
Do your own thing.
What do you love about Topshop?
They make trends available to everyone, fast.
So if you’re in Sydney, make sure you head down to store to get a piece of Stevie’s style!