In conversation with: Marina Didovich
In Conversation With:
We recently partnered with renowned stylist & friend of the brand, Marina Didovich at our Prahran Boutique. Marina hosted an exclusive styling masterclass for our ‘Paper Dolls’ - Spring ‘23 Occasion Wear Collection, an event-wear wardrobe for graceful dressing by day or night.
Our guests enjoyed an elegant evening of styling advice from Marina herself, as well as our Co-Founder, Nadia Bartel. The duo styled a palette of deep teal, dusty blue, crisp white and barely there pink, in the form of various silhouettes, perfect for flower-filled parties and long lunches. Each piece is considered, and designed to be worn on multiple occasions, for seasons to come.
Here, Marina talks all things styling, and event-dressing, sharing a wealth of styling advice to live by when dressing day-to-day.
What is your signature aesthetic?
M: 'I like to think my ultimate aesthetic is to add elevation to any look.'
As one of Australia’s most sought-after celebrity stylists and creative directors, Marina is renowned for her polished, and refined styling aesthetic, with the ability to add elements of professionalism and creativity to any look.
How do you prefer to dress for events?
M: 'The first thing I do before styling up a look for an event is triple check the dress code. I've made the major faux pas before of showing up to a black tie event and not realising it was black tie... NEVER AGAIN!'
How do you choose to pair accessories with each look? Do you have any styling rules to live by?
M: 'I am definitely an accessory girl. However I like to follow the Coco Chanel rule "Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off". Usually this helps me create an ultimate vibe.'
Marina also shared with us that she opts to not mix metals. When pairing gold jewellery, ensure they are the same tone, warm with warm & cool with cool. If a bag has silver hardware, don’t opt to pair with gold jewellery.
Can you tell us about the ‘wrong shoe theory’?
M: 'So I read about this on Vogue.uk and it really resonated with me and my experience with dressing. A shoe can really make or break a look. I've always found a shoe that has some kind of 'odd' quality (take the new season mesh Alaia ballet flats as an example) can suddenly transform a melancholy look into something really modern and fresh.'