As one half of the design duo behind one of Australia’s most beloved jewellery labels, Sarah & Sebastian, Sarah Munro has, naturally, cultivated not just a sentimental collection of golden treasures, but a wardrobe that comes complete with “understated, threads of simplicity,” a styling ethos that transcends into her coveted brand. Opting for sleek tailoring and masculine pieces, often oversized in fit, the designer notes you’ll also always find a “stack of diamonds” somewhere on her body.
Taking a peek inside Munro's Black Book, we asked the Sydney-based designer what some of her must-have pieces are, including the fragrance she “goes through like water”, the styling tricks that leave her feeling most herself, and the makeup staples you’ll find front and centre in her beauty stash.
“I’m most attached to my collection of wetsuits and drysuits for diving. I've collected so many over the years, each with a special purpose and many memories of incredible dive experiences.”
“I think all of my jewellery holds an element of sentiment, especially my engagement ring. My husband learnt all about diamonds, handpicked each stone and designed the ring himself and to my complete surprise! It's perfect and very special to me.”
"I love to wear our new designs and generally avoid perfectly matched sets, so my go-to jewellery pieces are fluid and always changing. I find that this way there is an element of discovery—everyone is always curious to know what I am wearing and learn about the concept behind the piece.”
“For the everyday, I usually opt for a tailored Margiela trouser or tracksuit pants, paired with a loose button down shirt. The Sarah & Sebastian studio is a creative hub, so there is a very relaxed atmosphere and approach to dressing.”
“My most regularly repurchased beauty item is definitely my perfume Baccarat Rouge, I go through it like water.”
“My three favourite makeup staples are the Sunday Riley C.E.O. Vitamin C Rich Hydration Cream, Chantecaille Just Skin tinted moisturiser and Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara.”
“I’m drawn to unique pottery that I've collected during my travels. My husband marvels at the large and fragile jugs, sculptures or vases I’ve managed to carry home in my suitcase."
"Needless to say my collection has grown quite eclectic over the years! I love my plates from Astier de Villatte, discovered at Liberty, last time I was in London and my colourful glassware from Helle Mardahl.”
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