Spend 5: Thembi Mathys

Let’s rewind back to a few lifetimes ago when our ‘go-to’ were floral dresses and sequins and the very thought of street wear would have sent us into a spin. Well, ain’t growth fucking fabulous. If there is one incredibly liberating thing that comes with hitting your late 20’s, it’s finding your style groove. Forget about dressing to impress grandma or that cute boy at the local coffee shop. Nowadays dressing is all about art and finding labels with an effortless street luxe feel with an NYC soul. It gives us the same feels as a net-a-porter mid-season sale. You can imagine our elation then when one of our favourite Aussie designers collaborated with long time friend Thembi Mathys – and so Mathys Sinclair was born.

The NYC-based creative, who has previously worked for the likes of Rag and Bone and 3.1 Phillip Lim nowadays works on the luxurious, feel-good label that has had LOVE TWAIN from day one. Think daring fabrics, contemporary cuts and feel-good slogans in wearable pieces of art. Get to know the creative force and one-half of Mathys Sinclair.

Name: Thembi Noelle Mathys Page-Hanify

Occupation: Creative Director and Co-Founder of Mathys Sinclair

Our ah ha moment was: When we met almost ten years ago and said to each other ‘let’s start a fashion label one day!’

Style muse: My close circle of friends

Work uniform: Raw denim boyfriend jeans, my Mathys Sinclair Willoughby Long Sleeve, New Balances (comfy dorky dad chic)

On my wish list: A round-the-world plane ticket

I look up to: People that fearlessly project their authentic selves

Current city: New York

Next destination: New Zealand for some surfing fun

The emoji that best describes me: Loveheart eyes

Worst habit: Procrastination on menial tasks

New years resolution: To continually set and revisit my intentions

Best piece of advice: Fear is an assumptive reaction based on something that hasn’t even happened yet. Action is the way to overcome that fear

I wish I listened to: More podcasts. I always get so many recommendations from friends but never get around to listening

Super power I’d love: Flying

Secret talent: Darts. I just got a bullseye last night

Current addiction: Snap Pea Crisps black pepper flavor. Or cheese sticks

I wish I had more time for: Reading

Worst technology habit: Checking phone when I wake up. But I’m getting into the habit of putting phone on airplane mode before sleeping and then forcing myself to do breathing and meditation before turning airplane mode off

My go to app: Surfline for the surf report and cam

I can’t help but: Organize things neatly. O C D

Biggest pinch me moment: Lena Dunham recently posted a photo of me modeling Roxanne Assoulin jewelry on her IG. Very unexpected! Made me think about how weird it is that you can suddenly be ‘seen’ by millions of people through one application

Playlist looks like: Slow jams, baby making music, all of the most embarrassing stuff

My life in a song: ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy’??? Hahaha

I am looking forward to: What 2017 brings for Mathys Sinclair! We have a lot of awesome things up our sleeves that we are so excited to share

Life motto: Be present!

Discover Mathys Sinclair here.