With more than 20 years of fashion industry experience, Anika Walker knows how to dress. The renowned Melbourne Stylist shares her knack for fit, fabric and fashion with men and women as a personal and fashion stylist for some of the country’s biggest brands including Swarovski, Myer, Jeans West and Land Rover.
For five years Anika has held the revered title as Stylist for Chadstone – the Fashion Capital, where she offers personal styling services for clients from all walks of life. Anika is also the Fashion Editor at the luxe publication, Mildura Living Magazine.
Anika has educated and inspired thousands of men and women to build their own personal style, a luxury she believe should not be reserved only for the wealthy or famous. Anika offers on-trend insights on body shape, fabric, cut and colour, equipping individuals with style direction and confidence, for every day.
In between seeing personal styling clients, styling events & photoshoots and writing fashion blogs Anika is a mum to a 5yr old Massey, 3yr old Radha & 12 week old Atticus. Life is busy to say the least, just the way Anika likes it.
I’ve personally enjoyed the services of Anika twice (lucky lady I am) when she has been working at Bayside Shopping Centre doing styling sessions.She found me my perfect jeans so I’m forever indebted to her! Anika has amazing style and can source anything you could possibly want, at any price point within minutes, she is that good!!! Anika has written 6 fab blog posts for Bayside covering AW essentials, a night out, homewares, cheap and chic pieces and a couple for the boys which you should check out. She offers personal styling sessions to help you find your style, find fab new season pieces for your style, introduces you to shops you may have overlooked in the past and most importantly makes you feel so comfortable whilst doing so. Before our first meeting, I have to admit I was quite nervous and a little intimidated at the thought of working with this incredibly stylish lady but her warmth and eagerness to help put me at ease immediately. We had a chat about life, likes, dislikes, budget, fave shops etc before we took off to look at a few pieces I had wanted to add to my wardrobe. It was such a fabulous experience and one I will definitely do again to update my ‘drobe over the coming months.
My favourite cafe at the minute is The Brighton Schoolhouse. They make a mean breakfast, my go to is ‘erinsborough high quinoa breakfast’ topped off with one of their super smoothies. Did I mention they have an outdoor playground to keep the little monkeys entertained?!? It’s got everything covered.
We always meet friends at West Beach bathers Pavillion. Nothing like an afternoon wine overlooking the kite-surfers whilst the kids play in the sand with the toys provided by WBBP. Head there in winter and rug up with the blankets provided and if you’re lucky you’ll catch some love music too. Did I mention the hot chips with aioli???? Divine.
If I get a spare hour to myself and I’m not shopping, you’ll find me here at Zen Element getting pummelled. I’m not interested in relaxation massage, give me strong hands & Chinese massage any day! I never realise how much I need a massage until these guys find every sore spot. Amazing!
Elwood foreshore is always beautiful and makes us feel like we’re on holidays in Melbourne. What kid doesn’t love the mini waves & sand, topped off with a BBQ and ice-cream. Just as much fun had here for mum & dad too.
I love local boutique ‘Sycamore’ @ 119 Martin Street, Brighton. The labels are perfect for your smart casual wardrobe through to a special occasion and you’ll always find pieces with an edge. The winter boots are to die for and the fine gold jewellery is hard to bypass. My favourite brand is locally designed Elka Collective, the linen tee’s I bought a very long time ago are still going strong. You won’t be disappointed with a visit to Sycamore Boutique.
Willo Markets is the most fab pop-up market held at St.Andrews church. It’s bursting full of clever, creatives who design just about any of the coolest pieces you’ve seen all over Insta. If you’re looking for something unique and uber cool, you need to get here. Next market is Sunday 19th March https://www.instagram.com/willomarkets/