baby and youth


Visiting Lisa Stack’s gorgeous store Helix in Sydney’s Surry Hills is like finding that elusive place you’ve always dreamed of finding in India or Paris or Morocco. It’s like stepping into your own private exquisite dress up box. You’ll get undivided attention, clothes that make you feel and look fabulous, and probably even a cup of tea if, like me, you’re there for hours.
Collect Lisa’s clothes, Theresa Jackson’s clothes and Miriam’s jewels and you know you’ll step out always looking splendid. Just stand back and wait for the compliments. Depending on how much you wear at once, in my view, too much is never enough, you can change your look from elegant to esoteric. Layer upon layer.
And my word, they’re comfy. As comfy as jimjams, while as gorgeous as saris or kimonos.

No vile pastels or lollipop colours, none of the hippy dippy crap that’s filling most of the shops hereabouts.

I wound up buying two of Lisa’s tops and a pair of her silk japanese fisherman’s pants (so very very comfortable—I don’t think I’ll ever take them off again).

Here’s what I love most about Lisa’s shop, not just that her clothes are inventive and beautiful and comfortable, but that I don’t feel like a fool for walking in.

While I was at Helix three other women tried on clothes. Two of them much older than me, one much younger. One larger than me, two smaller. And here’s the thing: we all looked really good in her clothes.

Lisa’s clothes aren’t insanely expensive, are very well made, and last a very long time. What could be better?"