16 Oct 2011


On Thursday night I had the pleasure of hitting up the VIP night for Therese Rawsthorne's first ever pop-up store. The store (located at 401 Crown Street, Surry Hills) stocks an extensive range of Therese's SS11/12 collection, Falling, together with her diffusion line T.R. Ensemble. The latest collection lives up to the ethos of Therese's brand as uncontrived and easily wearable, with signature garments alongside statement pieces.

I was lucky enough to have a quick chat with Therese who spoke about how the inspiration for Falling was derived from the nineties TV series, Twin Peaks

TR: It's a bit of a tribute to a lot of the characters in the show and so there's a really nice blend of masculine elements mixed back with really soft feminine pieces. With the costuming in the show they use lots of iconic styles like trench coats and biker jackets and I tried to integrate those in but reinvent them by splicing them and putting them together in new ways. The outcome is obviously my signature still, but it's really pretty and really light, as well.

B&B: What's your favourite Therese Rawsthorne piece ever?

TR: Oh, ever? (laughs) I don't know if I could pick. It's kind of like you forget about pieces after a while and then you go back into the archive and you go "oh wow, this is great!" and out it comes again. But one of my favourite pieces this season is probably the Twist Smock, it's a really beautiful Japanese cotton shirt, or the Trench Biker jacket with the leather sleeves and trench coat body. They're a couple of my faves this season but it's always hard to choose.

B&B: Who are what are your biggest influences?

TR: I get lots of inspiration each season from different sources like film and books and artists. Overall I guess my taste is quite broad. I really love the beautiful designers from the '20s and the '50s but I think it's always changing. For me the inspiration is more about the woman who wears the clothes rather than a specific time period or a place.

B&B: So who would be one of your top style icons?

TR: Probably somebody like Patti Smith. She's got a really amazing personal style. She also had that ability to throw things together, that looked really effortless but she looked really great.

B&B: If you were on death row, what would your last meal be?

TR: Maybe a bowl of ice-cream. Big ice-cream fan.

In the meantime, I think I'll be beans-on-toast-ing it for a while so I can mother that insanely sick Trench Biker.

Make sure you don't miss out - the pop-up store is only open until 17th NovemberTherese's latest collection is also available for those internationally here.


rouli said...


Alice /// VESTIGIAL WINGS said...

adorable. i love pop up stores!

Becky said...

this is so sweet !!!


Mariana said...

aww I looovw the 2nd jacket :) amazing post !!

Come At Me Bro said...

This is great!

Anonymous said...

Thats so cool shop looks great!

Kim - Blonde Suburbia said...

Pop ups are amazing! Therese Rawsthorne is pretty incredible...

You aleady know how I feel about that beautiful leather jacket.


Sandra said...

Omg, that jacket is the most gorgeous thing ever!


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kaye said...

Hey, thanks for your comment on my blog! My heels are last season but I think some stores still have them Mine were the last pair in my size :)


chloe said...

twin peaks!? sounds cool to me!

Francesca said...

naw babe thanks for such a sweet comment ^_^ you're the bestestestest! LOL. and omg I'm a huge fan of Therese Rawsthorne's stuff so I am SO jealous that you guys got a pop-up store down in Syd. Wish she came to Brisbane arghhh!!!! awesome photos babe, that jacket with the studs is actually in a photo frame on my dresser. stole it from a magazine hehe.
xx http://opinionslave.blogspot.com
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il était une fois... said...

girrl you are hilar! love your super sweet comments doll thank you! :)) that jacket so needs to be in my life too!! maybe you should've got it and when i get my jeans we can totes play swapsies. deal? ;) xxx
ps. don't forget to enter my super fab competition doll - you'll love!! ;) xx


Sabina said...

Nice interview. Love the studs on the jacket sleeves.

Fashioncircus said...

OMG, the studdded jacket! I want it!


WanderLust said...

lust lust lusting this jacket!! Great blog- following you :)


Inhale | Fashion and Beauty said...

Very cool

Amanda Nguyen said...

woooooow...what an amazing event!! lucky girl!
I looooove everything in the store! if I had the moolah, I would have a field day in there!


annalisa said...

that jacket looks so intenseee! xx


Catherine @ Not Dressed As Lamb said...

That studded sleeve jacket is just AMAZE-ING...!!!!! Am following you :)

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Claire and Vasia said...

We love the jacket on the second picture..


She's Dressing Up said...

Great interview; thanks for sharing!

Laura Corradi said...

I really LOVED the stud jacket! Is this brand from usa? Im going to orlando next week for vocation and i was wandering if i could find something like that there, do you know?
thnak you! =) and I loved that u just post a comment on my blog, specially because it is written in portuguese (i'm sorry, i will try to write in both languages soon, but it takes loads of time)
Pétalas e Paetês

stylemailbox said...

the clothes look amazing. i love the peachy colors. really fresh!

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Jade said...

Great interview! I love getting inside the mind of people which such amazing visions. And lucky you getting to go to the vip night xx

le sorelle said...

Ah none of these awesome Pop Ups ever open up near me! Really wish I could get my hands on that amazing leather jacket!

Hope you had a lovely weekend! :)

sorelle in style

Heather said...

loving yellow right now so love that tee!!


coco said...

super !

shardette.. said...

Ahh wish I was in Sydney! I love her stuff (as you may seen in my previous posts).
Now following you..

xx Shardette


nicole said...

Such a cute interview and I love that jacket! Oh Therese Rawsthorne will be the death of my bank account.


pinkmate said...

love the color and style of the studded jacket! I also love what you're wearing in "the long and short of it" entry! Let's follow each other dear!



Sootjeelina said...

The jacket on the second picture is so cool! Love the studded sleeves of it

xoxo Sootjeelina <3

Sarah Bahbah said...


Gabrielle - I LIKE IT FAST said...

yay! I'm loving the yellow top

Jo said...

that sounds exciting, and looks great!

your blog is really cool, I love how easy it is to navigate.

your new follower,
jo from slowcatharsis.blogspot.com

hollypop said...

lalala. i love this store.
i went in there and wanted a bunch of things but the colours just weren't quite right for my skin. sad.

Michelle Goldie said...

Love that biker jacket! I'd be 'beans-on-toast-ing' too!

Thanks for your comment x

Estelle said...

She really is one of Australia's best designers in my opinion! I like your question about death row- good one! x x x


pixelhazard said...

Pop up stores. yay!

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Marella said...

Love the mustard jacket!

tessa said...

that mustard studded jacket is absolutely DIVINE.

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j. said...

gah i'll join you in saving up for that, it looks amazing!
jessie x
the weekend project.

lapetiteblonde said...

love mustard jacket!!
kisses and have a nice day=)

Sabrina said...

amazing blog!!!

DNA (designers+artists) said...

Great colors!


Jessie said...

Sweet interview!

Caroline said...

I´ve never heard about this brand before, it looks amazing though. Loved the yellow jacket with studs.

Eva said...

Want that jacket!! So cool xoxo


Kristen Leotsakou said...

the clothes look amazing! lovely interview ^_^

Andi Cui said...

Love discovering new brands, especially if they are as good as this one!!!!
Love you blog!!!


Anonymous said...

Therese Rawsthorne seems like a pretty cool, grounded new designer - great interview, love discovering new designers! Following you right now on bloglovin'! Check out mine and follow me too if ya wanna...I think you'll like it : D

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Anonymous said...

...oh btw I think your blog is pretty dope ; )

Urban art + street fashion addict:

the nyanzi report said...


Mónica C. Welton said...

amazing top the one on the first pic!


yiqin; said...

that jacket is TO DIE FOR.

Kara Chelsie said...

wow the clothes look so cool! mustard jacket... i likkke


That Girl Lucy said...

Brilliant interview! And that yellow studded jacket looks INSANE.

costra y ampolla said...

hi doll!!!

great interview!!

the studded leather jacket is TO DIE FOR!!!

rebecca said...

So, so cool. I adore the jacket with the studded arms.

Ren said...

I love the colors.

I have a new post on my blog with pictures from a mini fall RTW collection I designed. If you have a minute, stop by and tell me what you think!

Stay Beautiful,

Laken Linnea said...

the jacket in that second photo...i'm drooling!

love always,

Jen Umm said...

the studded golden jacket... OMG
i want it :(

Laura Clayderman said...

i definitely love the yellow jacket!!
would you mind telling me where to get it? any directed link how to get it? :)
anywy, where do you live dear?


balkis said...

Gorgeous gorgeous clothes!! I love that studded jacket.


il était une fois... said...

that jacket needs to be in my life!!
ps. you're such a doll! thanks for the super sweet comment!! Xx

Stella said...

Nice collection!


Bailey Hospodor said...

That studded coat is amazing!
Thanks so much for the comment!