“Style maven, trendsetter and new kid on the block”, is how one would describe stylist Aaron Mitchell. The Melbourne-based creative, who explains his style as “a mix of high and low-end pieces”, has expertly crafted a distinct aesthetic that perfectly blends the worlds of fashion, often being seen in a collection of sleek, well-tailored suits paired effortlessly with an assortment of thrifted and vintage finds, including everything from baseball caps to on-trend sneakers. Working with brands like Tony Bianco and beyond, Mitchell is carving his own path, and is certainly one to watch.
One look at Mitchell's Black Book and you’ll find fashion treasures that hold a prized place in his collection, a non-negotiable beauty product that gives an all-around glow and treasured homewares that scream easy luxury.
“The most treasured item in my wardrobe would have to be my dad’s black wool coat. I found it hidden in the back of the wardrobe, I fished it out and, without him realising, I have worn it ever since (thanks dad!). It has remained a winter essential year after year and I think it’s a true testament to the benefit of investing in quality wardrobe staples.”
"I had loved this ring for years before he passed it on to me, he knew that I had been admiring it and kindly gifted it to me. I wear it almost every day without fail and every time I look down at it, it brings up the best memories I have and will continue to share with him.”
“Jeans are on high rotation as part of my everyday wardrobe, so when I found the perfect fit of blue ASOS jeans, I had to purchase, in quantity! Denim is one of those things that we all dread to shop for and who knew I would find this kind of cut and fit from an online store! The colour can be paired back with almost anything and the straight leg is timeless, there is something about them that makes me feel both comfortable and confident every time I wear them, I think I hit the jackpot with these ones after countless trial and error with denim.”
“My most regularly repurchased beauty item is the Le Tan Express Tan. Travelling feels like a distant dream at the moment, so it feels good to have a slight glow—I can shut my eyes and pretend that it came from lying in the sun on an island in Greece (haha!).”
"When I get around to it, I will use the Ole Henriksen Smoothing Scrub as a face cleanser, moisturise with the Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon and under-eye oil, ‘Eye Babe’ from Salt by Hendrix.”
“Makeup for me is about looking simple and clean. I use Maybelline Dark Circles Eye concealer, to brighten under my eyes and get rid of dark circles and Bali Body BB Cream for the perfect glow and hint of SPF, as well as the all-important eyebrow gel, just to keep my brows neat.”
“I love to entertain and cook for the people around me, so when it comes to hosting, fine silver and crystal glassware is an absolute must-have to dress the table. There always has to be fresh flowers and some kind of big, fabulous cheese board and we have all the elements to entertain―be it an intimate dinner or an all-out party.”
“When I feel most at home, it always involves a thoughtfully dressed couch with plush, comfortable cushions and throws to come home to after a long day.
"I love photographers Helmut Newton and Richard Avedon and some of my favourite books include Grace: The American Vogue Years.”