FRIENDS OF COCO ~ Emma Cutri

Welcome to ‘Friends of COCO’ a new monthly post on the blog! Each month we visit the closet of a  friend of the shop and unearth the treasures within….

This month we were welcomed into the bursting closet of one half of much loved Melbourne label Sister Studios and part time primary school teacher, Emma Cutri.

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Lets start with the biggest regret, what’s the second hand piece you didn’t buy but still think of to this day?

When I was in LA last year we went to the most amazing AMAZING vintage designer store. I will forever regret not buying this CRAZY stunning 1970s Gucci gold lurex 2 piece. It had these wild gold high waisted flares and a V neck top to match.

How did you discover your love for second hand?

I think I first discovered my love for vintage pretty young. My mum had this huge old sealed up barrel in one of the sheds on our family farm filled with her and my Dads old 60s and 70s clothes. It quickly became my favourite place to find cool outfits. 

She had everything from knee-high white lace up boots to cute micro mini striped dresses and lots of velvet. Most of the stuff I found in these barrels is still on high rotation in my wardrobe today.

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Best vintage finds?

Some of my favourites would be my knee-high snakeskin 60s mod boots I got from the vintage store that was in my hometown for a minute. I also found this gold mini mod dress about 10 years ago from the ‘Posh Op Shop’ near my friend Miki’s house. I found my oversized denim jacket that has gingham daisies stitched all over it at a huge thrift warehouse in Bushwick about 4 years ago. One more… These limited edition love and desire Beverley Feldmen clear heels with cranberries inside the heel and on the toe.

Style icons?

I feel like I have a style icon for every day of the week. Some of my favs are Brigitte Bardot, Jane Birkin, Riri, Cher and all my cute friends.

Secret spot to shop second hand in Melbourne?

Not very secret but I always find something at Lost and Found market in Brunswick.

Instagrams should we follow?

@sisterstudios @astrowonders @thepoodlegang

Thanks Emma, now give us those boots!

 

 

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Photos by Ellie King

Gemma for Coco

Nadeemy shot some of our current COCO Store collection 

 Gemma wears - PRADA Windbreaker ~ JR Vintage Basket Bag

Gemma wears - PRADA Windbreaker ~ JR Vintage Basket Bag

 Gemma wears - Dice Leather Bomber

Gemma wears - Dice Leather Bomber

 Gemma wears - JPG Olive Green Skirt ~ Issey Miyake Block Colour Singlet ~ Pleated Mona Lisa Longsleeve

Gemma wears - JPG Olive Green Skirt ~ Issey Miyake Block Colour Singlet ~ Pleated Mona Lisa Longsleeve

 Harley Davidson Flame Platform

Harley Davidson Flame Platform

 Coco & Snoopy wear ~ POMS Nuovo Sunglasses

Coco & Snoopy wear ~ POMS Nuovo Sunglasses

Photographer: Nadeemy Betros @nadeemybetros

Model: Gemma @ge_mma

Farm Life for COCO Store Shoot

This is  COCO Stores very first blog post! We will be sharing all the shoots we do, interviews with designers & friends of the store and pretty much whatever else we think you guys will like to see and read. Enjoy!

Costa and the gang went up to his family farm to shoot some cowboy style for us. YEE HAW

 Mattea wears ~ LEVIS sunglasses

Mattea wears ~ LEVIS sunglasses

 Mattea wears ~ GASSY JACKS 1970s Suede Jacket - ESPRIT Slinky Pants

Mattea wears ~ GASSY JACKS 1970s Suede Jacket - ESPRIT Slinky Pants

 Mattea wears ~ CALVIN KLEIN Rain Jacket - Yellow CASADEI Cowhide Boots - PRADA Silk Pants

Mattea wears ~ CALVIN KLEIN Rain Jacket - Yellow CASADEI Cowhide Boots - PRADA Silk Pants

 Mattea wears ~ Lucite Cowboy Hat - PRADA Woodgrain Shirt

Mattea wears ~ Lucite Cowboy Hat - PRADA Woodgrain Shirt

All pieces are from COCO Store

Photographer : Constantine Virtanen @czsta

Stylist : Thalea Michos-Vellis @thalea_mv

MUA : Rosie Letho @woes_letho

Model : Mattes Marnika-Lee @notredy2leave

Assistant : Dalya Benor