5 Fashion Minutes with | The Rue Collective

5 Fashion Minutes with | The Rue Collective

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The Rue Collective is an Australian blog with a beautifully clean minimalist touch. And Laurie Young is its style anchor. I met Laurie at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Sydney earlier in the year and asked her to give us some insight into her fashion life.

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Amber Melody: Hi Laurie, what would your ‘I can’t live without’ items be?

Laurie Young: Black loafers, Givenchy bag and black skinny jeans.

AM: Perfect. Online shopping or in-store?

LY: Ideally in-store as I love the experience of actually trying things on. Fit is so important and it’s surprising how different something can look on the rack. However you can’t dispute the convenience of online shopping, and with my current schedule, it is how I do the majority of my shopping.

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AM: Who are your top three style icons? 

LY: Ashley Olsen, Christine Centenera and Vanessa Hong.

AM: Dripping cool. Okay, finish this sentence: “Never…”

LY: Never… wear something you’re not comfortable in, even if it’s super trendy. The best outfits are ones worn with confidence.

AM: Amen. Finally, can you share your favourite new-season trend with The Beautiful Lens readers?

LY: Neck Ties.

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Laurie wears skirt by BCBG, knit from ASOS, shirt by Equipment
and Tony Bianco shoes. Rings by Monica Vinader and bag by Karen Walker.


You can find all of my 5 Fashion Minute With posts here – it’s street style with a back story. What’s your favourite thing about Laurie’s style? Let’s talk in the comments below.

Love, Amber. XO

Photography : Amber Melody
Shot on location at MBFWA Sydney