Unconventional Essentials by Stolen Girlfriends Club

Posted: Oct 21 2014


Stolen Girlfriends Club is more than just an awesome name. The brand is about a self-described "youthful, rebellious spirit, a healthy sense of humor, and the ability to entertain and empower." How does that translate to clothes? Well, Stolen Girlfriend Club's wares come complete with a hint of punk, a dash of sex appeal, some rock 'n' roll vibes, and lots and lots of style.

Founded by friends Dan Gosling, Luke Harwood, and Marc Moore, the New Zealand-based brand first launched in 2005. Since then, the line has been winning people over worldwide, with its clothing now available in 13 different countries.

Never afraid to break convention, the brand recently presented its Fall 2015 collection during New Zealand Fashion Week under the bright lights of an outdoor stadium normally used for rugby and car racing. Instead of posing in a simple showroom, models came sauntering out onto a dirt track, with attendees watching on from bleacher seats. Local newspaper The New Zealand Herald then dubbed the brand "l'enfant terrible of fashion week." If that doesn't sum up the rule-breaking, draw-outside-the-lines mentality of Stolen Girlfriends Club, we don't know what does.

Though the brand certainly knows how to make a splash in its home country, the clothes don't lose an ounce of cool outside the island nation. With global appeal in spades, Stolen Girlfriends Club has made avid fans out of us here at Collective Habit. Case in point: the brand's oh-so-perfect LBD, which just needs a pair of tights to take you straight through fall. Oh, and the label's black wrap skirt and beige sweater should definitely be swiped up together. With a pair of knee-high boots, they make the perfect combo for apple picking, pumpkin carving or whatever else fall has in store for you.




Stolen Girlfriends Club Bad for Business Bustier Dress, $350








Stolen Girlfriends Club Static Staple Jumper, $325




Stolen Girlfriends Club Crinkle Skirt, $187




By: Erin Fitzpatrick


Stylist: Bettina Bati
Model: Jessica Conatser
Photography: Jessica Juliao

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