Remedying a societal need to ‘slow down’, Melbourne-based designer Stephanie Downey of Dress Up‘s ‘Namaste’ collection provides both respite and reinvigoration that keeps the wearer’s needs and experience at the core.
This season, Dress Up also invited Melbourne-based ceramicist Chela Edmunds of Takeawei to design a textile screen print titled ‘Asana’ (meaning yoga pose). The vibrant 1950’s style two-tone pattern featured on fabric and ceramics is made up from the negative spaces created by yoga poses.
As a lover of both yoga and ceramics the ‘Namaste’ collection totally appealed to me. The lookbook is fun and playful, at the same time as looking modern and sophisticated. I love the way it celebrates movement and function and looks like the perfect errand-running wardrobe. So, after feeling like I wanted to jump right in to the Namaste lookbook and join in on the stretching and strengthening, I asked Stephanie to introduce Anyonegirl to the Namaste girl….
SHE THINKS ABOUT… what to cook for dinner, her next yoga class, her next holiday, creative projects on the go, and her friends and family.
SHE READS… mostly novels, also recipes. Most recently loved: “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tart.
SHE LISTENS TO… all kinds of music, but silence is also important.
SHE LIKES TO EAT… everything. She loves home-cooked, clean, healthy food and cooking for friends and family is a must. Her favourite recipes are found here and here.
SHE SPENDS HER SUNDAY’S… catching up on quiet time…. plus a combination of sleeping, yoga, market shopping, gardening, cooking, reading, and watching films…
SHE COLLECTS… plants, recipes, ceramics, photographs, books.