Ilona Hamer is what you’d call a fashion triple threat. She’s an incredible stylist, the Fashion Director of Unconditional—one of our favorite independent fashion magazines on newsstands, and is the co-founder of Matteau, a Doré wardrobe staple. She also happens to be incredibly warm and generous, extremely hardworking, and has that amazing Aussie accent that makes you think of the sun and a beach. For this week’s Edit, Ilona sent us so much good stuff we decided to make this one a little longer than usual, because we found ourselves drooling too much to not share all of her selects with you too.
On a balmy January morning in Miami, at five forty five in the morning, mind you, Clem picked me up in an Uber and we set off on our way to an empty beach. This was a guerilla style production, my favorite kind. Just me, my camera, Clem, and loud crickets. It turned out that the beach we were going to was much closer than we anticipated, so when we arrived, it was still pitch black around. Not a hotel-adjacent location, it had no street lights or glimmers of light from the windows. Just pure blackness.
I was mortified. It’s Florida for God’s sake! Alligators! Mosquitoes!
- La Plage
- Holiday Gifting
- DORÉ x THE OUTNET
- This or That
- Happy Holidays!