Well, it's been a couple of weeks of settling in to this new life and I think most of us are starting to get the hang of it.
Sure it's weird but as it turns out, we are strong and optimistic.
As you probably know, we have temporarily closed both of our physical stores a couple of weeks ago ahead of the nation wide shut down, to protect our staff and community.
You've been ordering (thank you!) and we've been working on a system to keep Arnsdorf running in this new environment. We feel energised by our brand missionwhich could never have meant more!
Our situations may have changed but we haven't given up on feeling and looking the best that we can. We owe it to ourselves.
We are excited to announce the introduction of Virtual Appointments!
Make a time to chat to one our experienced stylists about anything Arnsdorf related.
It's a 15 minute hook up via FaceTime:)
Maybe you have a question about the fabric or fit of a particular style?
Maybe you would like some styling tips on an Arnsdorf piece you already have in your wardrobe?
We'd love to see you!
New! The Pia Tank
The Pia Tank is a new style cut from our much loved Japanese organic cotton rib.
If you have one of our styes in this fabric, you will know how comfortable and easy they are to wash and wear.
Make this your new WFH top worn as is, or layered as a vest over one of our Merino styles.
We make each piece in our Ethical Clothing Australia certified factory located in Melbourne. Each garment is sewn by one of our incredible machinists that have over 20 years industry experience.
Tell us your WFH secrets;)
The Arnsdorf Team reveal their personal tips on how to work from home in style and comfort while staying healthy, sane and engaged.
Jade Sarita Arnott
Founder, Creative Director/Designer of Arnsdorf
What are you doing to stay active?
I’ve been trying out new yoga and pilates workouts at home, currently doing kundalini yoga with Kimilla I’m on day 1 of her 10 day transformation program. I also signed up to Fluidform pilates at home. I’m trying to use this time at home to get into routines of being more active everyday than I usually would. I’m also jumping on the trampoline and playing tag with my 2 kids and playing the Homecourt basketball app with them. I’ve been enjoying walks around my streets and in nature when I get the chance.
Are you reading a great book or do you have a favourite podcast?
I’m halfway through Three Women by Lisa Taddeo, which I started reading over the summer holidays and was really enjoying, I find it hard to carve out time to read a book when I’m not away on holidays, between fitting in work and having the kids here 24/7 but that will be my next goal to get back in to it. I have been reading to the kids a lot and just finished The Midnight Gang by David Walliams which I enjoyed and so did my 6 year old daughter. I chop and change podcasts depending on what I feel like listening to but if I’m cooking alone I find it’s a good time to listen to one.
What about food. Are you cooking or are you addicted to a particular snack at the moment?
I’m cooking a lot, mainly pasta, Japanese curry, mexican or soup. I have also been quite into making these gf/vegan brownies.
Are you motivated to 'dress' for the day or are you repeating outfits? What are your go-to pieces?
Each day feels a little different in terms of getting dressed depending on the weather and if I have any Zoom meetings. Last week I talked at the Legacy Summit via zoom and put on the Blanca Blouse and some lipstick which made me feel brighter. This week I had a FaceTime photoshoot for Harper's Bazaar which was interesting, so I put on Suit Trousers, the Prudence Shirt and the Celeste Blazer. The rest of the time I’ve been enjoying being comfortable and cosy, I’ve been wearing the Nora Skirt a lot and my merino rib skivvies.
Have you been pleasantly surprised by engaging in something you normally wouldn't?
I think generally just slowing down and prioritising things I’ve been meaning to for a while like meditating. Also staying more connected to friends through Whatsapp groups.
What songs are you really feeling right now?
Go to my Spotify playlist here.
Stay well, from all of us at Arnsdorf X