Style for Christmas: She’s So Unusual

The Garb Wire’s themed ‘gift guide’ reflects who we are, crazed style obsessives who swing well to the left of the ordinary. For inspiration this year I selected album titles from Rolling Stone Magazine’s Top 500 Albums of all Time list published in 2012.

The first edit, She’s So Unusual, is the name of Cyndi Lauper‘s debut album of 1983. And so the inspiration pours from there, with that hard-to-buy-for dame in mind.

Click on the images for a closer look. At the end of each edit in the Style for Christmas series you’ll find a list of brands so you can shop online (and treat yourself in the process).




L-R: kikki.K 2017 A5 Weekly diary in pistachio, The Daily Edited burgundy envelope clutch, Yosuzi LILYA hat A/W 16, Ye Ye Girls of 60’s French Pop book by Jean Emmanuelle Deluxe, buy tickets to the Viktor & Rolf Fashion Artists exhibition at NGV, on until 16 February 2017, Cléo Ferin Mercury Mini Gold Jaguar Twilly Silk Scarf, MARNI at resin embellised cocktail ring, Artspoke ‘Arthur’s Plaid Pants’ Moonrise Kingdom 4 magnet set, KAT THE LABEL at Port À Vie ‘Serendipity’ bralette, buy her fresh Daphne (image source:


L-R: House of Cards ‘Barbara’ dress, Pared Eyewear Pool & Palms sunglasses in white and dark tortoise, COMME DES GARCONS at Mecca Pharrell Williams ‘Girl’ EDP for girls and boys, PRINCE4EVER 40 of the late icon’s best-loved songs including When Doves CryLet’s Go CrazyKiss, Little Red CorvettePurple RainRaspberry BeretSign ‘O’ The TimesAlphabet StreetBatdance and CreamPrince 4Ever comes with a 12-page booklet of never-before-seen photos by acclaimed photographer Herb Ritts, Lucy Folk Mirage chain bracelet, Luca Jouel ‘Lilja’ collection ring, Third Drawer Down Human Dress Clutch x Del Kathryn Barton, Limedrop nail polish in “Wake Up Jeff”, NGV Collection – Botanical silk scarf Made in Australia feat Roy de Maistre’s painting Still life Zinnias from the NGV’s permanent collection. Exclusive to NGV, Scoops Design Pink strokes brooch, screen printed onto recycled plywood. Designed and made in Australia.

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This editorial was created by Melissa Ogier at The Garb Wire. Images supplied with thanks by Flaunter, NGV, Yosuzi, Trish Nicol Agency, Spoke Art NYC, The Audience Agency and Warner Music Australia.

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