To celebrate Best Friend’s Day we delved into the lives and styles of the Estelle wearing best friend duo Michaela and Lily. Having a best friend is such a special bond, this day is to celebrate that person in your life who you value, trust and confide in. As well as, of course, being someone you have fun with over shared interests. Michaela and Lily’s love for style and fashion has helped their friendship blossom, and with a focus on best friends we wanted to take a look into their beautiful relationship!
How did you two meet?
We met in our last years of high school and we’ve been inseparable ever since. We didn't know each other well at all, but we were the only people each other knew in one of our year 11 classes so we sat together and like everyone says the rest is history.
What is your favourite thing about each other?
Lily: My favourite thing about Michaela is her ability to put a smile on my face in the most difficult times of my life. She is always the first person I want to tell good or bad news and always knows exactly what to say.
Mick: Lil is definitely a natural-born leader and it very much benefits me since I am not that. I am happy to go with the flow and Lil always knows where she wants her flow to go. There is never a worry when lily is planning or organising things, it makes me feel safe knowing she is there to make sure things go right.
What is your favourite memory with one another?
There are so many to choose from, but we took a road trip just the two of us up to Byron Bay for a festival at the start of our friendship. We drove 10 hours every day for two days going up, 5 days in a tent, and another two days back. We had the most unimaginable fun during the whole week and a half we spent together. It really cemented that we meant to be friends since we hadn’t spent that much time together nonstop before.
If you could describe each other in three words, what would they be?
Lily: bright, compassionate, intelligent
Mick: deep, unapologetic, extremely warm-hearted
If you had to pick one song as a soundtrack to each other’s lives, what would it be?
We have one song that is our song and there is nothing else that reminds us more of each other than Praise You by Fat Boy slim. It has shown up in almost all of our most memorable moments and the good times and the bad (just as it says in the song) it reminds us to always praise each other in every moment.
What is your trick to having such a strong friendship?
It’s about communication for us, making sure we’re always on the same page with each other. We have learnt to make light of every situation and remind each other not to get hung up on the small stuff.
Where do you see yourselves in 10 years?
Together, reminiscing on all the silly, fun and memorable things we did in our 20’s. Hopefully having family’s and kids together and never too far apart.
How would you describe each other’s style?
Lily: I feel like Michaela’s style is truly an adventure. Some days she is looking very smart in business chic and other days she’s rocking the band tees and ripped jeans. A woman with the style depth to keep everyone surprised with her ability to pull off any outfit.
Mick: Lily is always a master of comfort, from jeans to pants and skirts, it always has to be comfortable to move around like her crazy self. She is never afraid to pick up almost anything from an op shop and alter it to just make it work. and it always works well.
What is your go-to fashion tip?
Lily: Comfort is key, wearing what you feel the most beautiful and comfy in. Confidence plays a major role in fashion for me, wearing what I want and looking the way I want to look.
Mick: Knowing what suits your body and your style is my no.1 tip. Following trends can be fun but if it does not make you feel good or confident it might not be for you and that’s okay.
Tell us what you love about your Estelle outfit?
Lily: The Allure dress is a beautiful pattern and the fit is perfect. Hugging and flowing in the best places to show shape but also feel comfortable to move around. It can be dressed up or down making it something I can wear all year round.
Mick: My Hollywood coat is so soft and comfortable it’s unreal. Some coats can be really stiff and restricting, so it’s so nice to have a beautiful coat that is super comfortable and easy to wear. Not to mention it is the mix of perfect classy and fashionable, it also is a coat that will be classy and fashionable forever.