August 12, 2013

If you regularly visit my blog you will be aware about my unhealthy obsession with the playful, chic and unique label findersKEEPERS  see here. The label releases 12 collections per year so they remain highly competitive and trend focussed, they look to the catwalk and inspiration from the streets around the world to create a bang...

If you regularly visit my blog you will be aware about my unhealthy obsession with the playful, chic and unique label findersKEEPERS  see here.

The label releases 12 collections per year so they remain highly competitive and trend focussed, they look to the catwalk and inspiration from the streets around the world to create a bang on collection each month that is also surprisingly affordable (I gasp when I see the price of my favourite pieces). They have just released their new collection ‘Strange Love’ which will be available to purchase in mid-August and this one is my favourite to date. I have included my favourite looks below.

I loved chatting to the brilliant brains behind the brand Kate Anderson and Amy Hicks to find out how they first started out, what key pieces we should be buying this summer and where they get their inspiration.

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How would you describe the Finders Keepers girl? Finders Keepers is for the girl who takes untold pleasure in styling her look from head to toe. She is  at the forefront of new trends and shining like a diamond in her sartorial choices.

Your collections always hit the mark as you lead the way in bringing us the new season looks well before other designers, how do you master this? We spend hours on instagram, tumblr and pinterest researching the latest trends and looks. We are constantly on the lookout for new ideas and the latest must have items.

How did you both first get started as Finders Keepers designers? Kate stared with the brand in 2010 as assistant designer for Finders Keepers. After studying fashion design Amy started with Australian Fashion Labels in early 2012 in a QA role. Earlier this year we both were promoted as co-head designers of the brand. We have nicknamed ourselves Kamy, just like Brangalina….

You have a huge international following, who are some of the celebrities that have been seen in your pieces? The likes of Sienna Miller, Cara Delevigne, Rihanna, Kristen Stewart, Jessica Biel, the Kardashian sisters have all worn Finders.  Though to Jessica Alba, Miley Cyrus, Paris and Nicky Hilton, Christina Milian, Whitney Port. Blogger Aimee Song. Kimbra, Ashley Madekwe, Carly Rae Jepsen and Kendall Jenner are all fans of the Finders Keepers look.

Your August collection ‘Strange Love’ is my favourite to date, so many strong pieces. I love the electric rose print. Do you have current muse that inspires you? Our inspiration is constantly changing – this is also due to the fact we create monthly ranges and always want them to look fresh and new from the month before. Our customers are always a huge inspiration – we love seeing how they style up each collection and put a personal twist on our ranges. So I wouldn’t say we have a certain muse as such although we have a huge girl crush Cara Delevigne.

If you could pick one piece (which I know is hard question) what is your favourtie from the current collection?

Its always so hard to choose as soon as another range comes in we are onto the next ‘must have’ piece. From the August ‘Strange Love’ collection we cant go past the  ‘Moonlight Jacket’ in denim and ‘Wildfire skirt’ such great staple pieces to have in the wardrobe.

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FK0813SH008How would you describe your wardrobe and personal style?

Kate: is simple but sophisticated, lots of leather and denim mixed with a few stand out pieces.

Amy: is pretty relaxed and simple, my wardrobe is literally black, white and denim…. with of course some Finders Keepers mixed in!

Favourite city in the world to travel too?

Kate: San Sebastian – amazing beaches and food!

Amy: Tokyo, an insanely busy place with crazy innovative design and fashion

What does your typical day at Finders Keepers HQ look like?  We get into the office early and make a coffee of course! It’s nice when it’s quiet and no phones are ringing. Depending on where we’re at with our schedule, our day can consist of sketching a new range, looking for inspiration, organising a photo shoot or fabricating styles. There is also a lot of time spent on our emails!

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Three key pieces to buy coming into summer?

  1. new pair of denim shorts
  2. stripe tshirt
  3. bathers

Last fashion item you spent big on?

Kate: Celine ‘Shadows’ Sunglasses

Amy: A new bag… Its super size and fits absolutely everything!

What are some of the exicting things you are working on at the moment? We have just started working on May 2014 – we have a floral print mixed with a beautiful lace, we cant wait to see it in the flesh!

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