Byron Bay brand Stevie May offer beautiful feminine design that has the right amount of expressive edge and perfect amounts of tassels, lace and texture. Swooning yet?!
What I particularly felt drawn to was how effortless the collections are, you can literally jump on a flight, head to the beach or hit the town in these minimal bohemian wears, in my eyes that's the making of a pretty great collection and a must for any wardrobe
There is also a really cool section on the site here which offers style advice, it gives you some great tips to mix things up or help you transition from season to season. Well worth a check out. Tell me what your favourite piece from the collections?
I'm really excited to be able to share this short Q&A by Stevie May designer Cassie Vecchione.
1. WHAT GAVE YOU INSPIRATION WHEN DESIGNING THE FIRST BRIGHT COLLECTION?
I WAS INSPIRED BY TEXTURE WHEN DESIGNING FIRST BRIGHT. WHILE THERE ARE BEAUTIFUL UNIQUE HAND PAINTED GEOMETRIC PRINTS THROUGHOUT, FIRST BRIGHT IS PRIMARILY ABOUT TEXTURE. TEXTURE IS SEEN IN PIECES WITH INTERESTING TRIMS AND PANELLED CONTRAST FABRICS. I THINK THIS IDEA OF TEXTURE CAME FROM THE LANDSCAPE AROUND THE BYRON BAY AREA, WHERE STEVIE MAY HQ IS LOCATED.
2. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE TRENDS OF THE MOMENT?
STEVIE MAY ISN’T NORMALLY ONE FOR THE CURRENT TRENDS, SHE’S PLAYING TO HER OWN TUNE. SHE KNOWS WHAT SHE LOVES AND WHAT SUITS HER AND SHE’S ALSO AFTER CLOTHING THAT REFLECTS HER RELAXED LIFESTYLE. IN SAYING THAT, MIXED PATTERNS IS A CURRENT TREND THAT HAS LENT NICELY TO THE FIRST BRIGHT COLLECTION.
3. WHAT MAKES A WOMAN STYLISH?
WE THINK ABOUT THIS A LOT IN THE STEVIE MAY DESIGN ROOM AND IT ALWAYS COMES BACK TO HAVING INNER CONFIDENCE. SO WITH THAT IN MIND, WE TRY TO DESIGN PIECES THAT WILL MAKE THE WEARER FEEL LIKE A MILLION DOLLARS. WE WANT TO CREATE THAT FEELING OF CONFIDENCE A GREAT PIECE CAN GIVE YOU. OBVIOUSLY IT HAS TO COME FROM WITHIN TOO, BUT I KNOW HOW FASHION CAN GIVE ME AN EXTRA SPRING IN MY STEP, SO I WORK REALLY HARD TO RECREATE THAT FOR THE STEVIE MAY WOMAN.
4. WHAT PIECE FROM THE FIRST BRIGHT COLLECTION ARE YOU WEARING DAY AFTER DAY?
I CAN’T SEEM TO GET ENOUGH OF THE DON’T TASSEL ME DRESS. I LOVE THE PAIRED BACK EMBELLISHMENTS. I KNOW THAT SOUNDS LIKE AN OXYMORON BUT IT’S TRUE! IT’S COVERED IN THESE BEAUTIFUL EMBELLISHMENTS BUT THEY’RE MADE FROM NATURAL FABRICS AND RAW COLOURS, SO THEY’RE ALSO PAIRED BACK.
5. WHO IS THE ULTIMATE STEVIE MAY WOMAN?
SHE’S ULTIMATELY REALLY COOL. SHE’S CONFIDENT IN HERSELF. SHE’S UNAFRAID TO HAVE A DIFFERING OPINION AND TO STAND OUT IN A CROWD. SHE’S RELAXED AND ELEGANT BUT ALSO WELL TRAVELLED AND WORLDLY. I ACTUALLY THINK OF HER AS AN OLD SOUL WHO KNOWS HERSELF AND IS TRUE TO HERSELF.