Saturday, September 22, 2012


Bonnie Davis is the Creative Director of Dylan Kain | Love St. Studio. She has a penchant for washed out black tees & makes a deadly mulled wine mix. Music DJ turned fashion designer, this sassy mama is due to launch her own premier accessories line under the Dylan Kain label in October 2012. We caught up recently to discuss fashion muses, mix tapes & living by the ocean.

What is your current state of mind? 
Frenetic. Scattered. Trying to think of a million things at once. Overall, very happy & thankful.

So, where would we find you on a Saturday morning? 
Most likely at the local market, coffee in hand, trying to control my wandering toddler.

Did you always aspire to become a designer?
I actually dreamed of becoming a DJ...which I did do for the first few years after leaving school. I loved it. I thought I would travel Europe as a DJ & study art in Spain. Such romantic notions! But I fell in love with an Australian boy & wouldn't change my life for the world.

How would you describe your style?
It used to be Gold Coast trash uggs but now more 90's rock chic meets modern classic...I hope!?  

Do you have any collaborations in mind?
I would love to collab with Lou Doillon. Her music, style & unorthodox beauty is amazing. 

Who do you consider great icons of style? Any fashion muses?
Lou Doillon, for her sexy french rocker luxe
Elin King, for the way she reinvents classics
Mira Duma...everything she wears is epic

Which resources online, print or otherwise do you reference often?
Print    // Russh Magazine 

Are you coveting any items we should know about?
Anything Givenchy! I'm also in love with Tom Ford's fragrance line...wouldn't mind a few of those puppies!

How are your records organised?
I spent so much money on records when I was djing & took such bad care of them. Most of the covers are ripped & the records are in the wrong sleeves - so "organised" does not apply here...

Top 5 album covers / record sleeves?
Defected label cover art is amazing. You can't go past Led Zep's 'Houses of the Holy' or anything by Roger Dean. He was one tripped out cat!

You're putting together a Winter mix-tape...what do you select as Tracks 1, 2 & 3?
Hmm. Something to drink mulled wine to...
Track 1 # The Dandy Warhols - Godless (I am really into 90's music at the moment)
Track 2 # The Zombies - Time of the season
Track 3 # The Doors - Love her madly

Can you recall where your last favourite meal was?
I can tell you when my last bad meal was - last night & my cooking! I've created some shockers lately. The last great meal I had was a pineapple condensed milk pancake from a tiny Warung in Indo. Yum.

You live on the coast...can you describe your hood & why you live there?
Our neighbourhood is really pretty - lots of trees around. The people are mostly quiet but there are pockets of super talented, creative individuals with their own projects going on. The people & the environment really inspire me & push me to be more creative. I am a really lucky lady.

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