Location: Friedrichswerderscher Cemetery, Berlin
Jeans: Birdy’s Vintage / Top: My Nana’s / Earrings: Sunday Social / Shoes: Amsterdam / Bag: Repeater Vintage / Belt: Secondhand
I wore this outfit to cycle around Berlin on a sunny summer day. I love the fresh, soft pastels and the preppy jeans and brogues. On our bike ride, we ended up in a luscious overgrown cemetery in Kreuzberg. It felt strangely welcoming and relaxed—the leafy trees, scattered wildflowers, old buildings and sun-dappled ground created a peacefulness that seemed to encourage people to enter and wander around in silence.
The top I’m wearing is special to me because it was my Nana’s. She’s in her nineties now, but remains even more in love with clothes than me. Her incredible wardrobe goes back throughout the decades because of her habit of holding onto things. I’ve inherited so many clothes from her, and feel lucky to be able to continue giving life to her collection.
The jeans are from a vintage shop in my neighbourhood in Berlin—Birdy’s. They sell a select range of handpicked items, mostly streetwear. Every time I go in, I leave with a new treasure, which is a problem because it’s dangerously close to my apartment!
The backpack is a favourite—it matches everything and I love its weathered look. I bought it from another Berlin store—Repeater in Neukölln. They sell old and new clothes, and have a back room that’s stocked floor to ceiling with vintage shoes and bags.
The earrings are another absolute favourite. They’re from a brilliant store in Brisbane—Sunday Social—who have a quirky range of carefully curated vintage and rare clothing, and an out-of-this-world earring collection.
The sunglasses are ASOS eye candy that have served me well this summer, and I found the belt at a secondhand market in Brisbane many years ago. The shoes are from Amsterdam, but I can’t remember the store!