It’s hard not to have a crush on Stevie Dance. The Australian film student turned stylist, edited fashion Russh Magazine, before moving to NYC and starting her own online zine, SHOP GHOST. Dance describes it as a ‘manual for creativity and style research’ and we love her kaleidoscope collages and style insights from fashion favourites such as Phillip Lim and Julia Nobis.
A tornado of activity, when she’s not consulting for major brands, the image-maker is also working on her own film script. Twin caught up with Dance to find out more…
So, what made you start Shop Ghost?
I have a small addiction to work.
Where did the name come from?
A haunted hotel in Seattle.
How did you become a stylist?
I put my hand up to assist fresh out of my degree when I was looking for ways to be around people making pictures.
What else are you working on at the moment?
This season’s shoots, a film script, sleeping more.
You moved from Aus to NYC – what do you miss?
Cannonballing into the sea. I miss water. I miss not having to wear shoes. I miss The Dance Clan of course but it is all good. I get back there quite a bit, plus New York has almost everything else.
What’s your best NYC shopping destination?
Maryam Nassir Zadeh.
What are you wearing right now?
When did you last stay up all night?
On the red eye.
What was the last book you read, film you saw and song you sang to?
Reinaldo Arenas – Before Night Falls (for the 100th time)
Wes Anderson’s – Moonrise Kingdom
You Am I – Purple Sneakers
You studied film at Uni – what’s your all time favourite?
When were you last happiest?
With the love of my life driving across America.
What are your dreams for the future?
To keep Dreaming.