Today I am sharing another one of my favourite Australian Blogs Thrift & Thread. The blog is run by Sydneysider and Graphic Designer Lucinda Burtt, who’s dark and minimal style has had me flicking through her blog each and every week. I love her choices in the shape and make of garments, which always have an interesting texture or structure, but I especially love to check out Lucinda’s beautiful leather bags which she designs and makes herself. You can take a look at her blog HERE, definitely worth a look! Lucinda has kindly answered some questions for LILT.
How did “Thrift and Thread” come about?
It began as a personal outlet around the time I started full time work. I needed a place apart from my day job to capture and play with my inspirations. I found fashion creatively compelling and was also beginning to clearly define my personal style.
How would you describe your personal style?
Dark and functional. I like to keep things minimal, modern with a lot of black and I’m not afraid of showing some skin. There must be a Sydney girl under the pale exterior.
What are the top 5 things you think are absolutely essential in ones wardrobe?
A failsafe black dress (or pants), a slouchy leather jacket, a crisp white t-shirt, an oversized wool coat, black skinny jeans.
You design and make your own leather goods, which are absolutely gorgeous. Where do you get your inspiration from for your designs?
That’s so nice of you to say. I design pieces I want to use and wear. I start with what I need and then consider the materiality of the leather as different skins suggest different approaches. My recent clutch came about because I’d bought a giant mobile phone I needed to carry and had a beautiful piece of pebbled bone white leather that called for a simple design.
Who are some of the people that inspire you and why?
In life, my grandmother. She’s whip smart, independent, took her responsibilities seriously and is still one of the most open-minded people I know. In style, I always find myself attracted to Josefin Arestav and Vanessa Traina. I think we share similar taste with a preference for conscious simplicity and silhouette. I’m also endlessly inspired by my favourite bloggers, Nadia from The Animal Orchestra, Gracia from The Rosenrot, Chloe from Skelerope, and the list goes on.
What is the best place to shop in Sydney?
You can’t go past The Strand Arcade for its grandeur and utility. I’ll drop by for shoe repairs or records but end up browsing the top floor boutiques. For a perfect lazy afternoon, Paddington is the place and Glenmore Road essential.
What is your favourite part of blogging?
Definitely the inspiring people, the conversations that start and the real life friendships. You start as likeminded bloggers but become close friends.
All images provided by Thrift & Thread