By Kerryn Moscicki. Radical Yes founder & brand director.
It’s the holiday we wait all year for.
That delicious stretch of time between Christmas and New Year where time comes to something of a stand still. Days are filled with lazy adventures that even if city bound, are still laced with that magical non-attachment that is natural to this time of year. It’s a looseness and sense of ease that we like to conjure back into our outfits, so with this in mind let me share my top 5 picks from our holiday sale that will see you shift into cruise control in only the most radical ways…
1. Serendipity Black Neoprene, 5 day special 40% off at $99 from $179
Pants, Skirts, Shorts, Oversized shirts, Dresses, ankle grazing anything, something wide leg, culottes, cuffed denims. STOP! Is there anything our famous v-neck shoes don’t work with? There is a reason this shoe has been in our collection for more than 3 years. Takes you on a winery adventure as easily as it hops you through an afternoon at the NGV to catch the ‘Designing Women’ exhibition. I believe our customers love this shoe because of its leg lengthening magical properties. I have scarcely met a foot these toe tappers will not transform. It is rare for us to include it in sale, but the celebratory mood of the season got me feeling all serendipitous so here she is as the hero of the show.
2. Sun Ra, Black leather Sandal, 5 day special 20% off, from $199 to $159.20 till Monday midnight
Imagine a shoe as useful as a Saltwater and as comfortable as Birkenstock. Stuff of dreams I hear you say? Mmm-hmm. This was the design brief we set ourselves with the Sun Ra sandal and it was part of my mission to liberate women everywhere from having no other choice but to wear the same sandals as their daughters. We built them with 15mm thick memory foam padding into the sole which means you can wear them all day gypsy-relaxed for kid-friendly festivals just as easily as you can dress them up for long over-due sunset drinks with your sacred circle. Choose your own adventure wonder women!
3. Harvest Stripe Canvas Tote – Blue, 5 day special 50% off! $45 till Monday night
With a nod to an imaginary European vacay (Amalfi Coast is on my vision board), my favourite thing about our canvas totes has to be their other worldly proportions. Personally, I like a bag to be more than an accent to an outfit, most of the time preferring it to be more than a statement than the outfit itself. The reason for this is that it takes the pressure of needing to think through your look too much and is guaranteed to reduce outfit decision making time by a minimum 7 minutes. Any black dress and this bag. BAM you are hoping from your morning coffee to barefoot picnic faster than you can say ‘Royal Botanic Gardens’.
4. Radiance Sunnies – Mottled Tort, 5 day special 20% off at $79.20
Even customers who declare they ‘can’t wear round sunnies’, fall in love with our Radiance silhouette. The rim waxes and wanes in all the right places to weirdly add angles to a round face and roundness to more square set profile. It is one of those allusive shapes that will never date and yet remains statement enough as to be worthy of comment every time you wear them. The mottled tort is my pick for its sculptural palette qualities though. With a feeling like posh Italian marble floors, and tones mottled between honey accents and grounded steely tones, trust me you will just want to look at these and touch them a lot.
5. North Star Clutch – Yves Klein Blue, 5 day special at $79
Your New Years Eve sorted in a simple clutch. Hand’s free summer loving good times at their best and of course made all the more radical in Yves Klein Blue. Again we like to champion the unilateral luxury of stylistic on-pointedness, with pragmatic utility. Ultra-padding creates our favourite highly sculptural finish, and also cleverly makes it super light to carry around. Stack in your summer reading (I will finally be finishing the Zadie Smith novel I began last summer..), a water bottle and note book and escape park side for sun drenched day dreams made pretty by your Yves Klein accents.
Shop Kerryn’s picks of the sale here.