Decadent, gooey chocolate and the fashion industry may not be a natural pairing, but for marnie (far right), a self confessed lover of indulgence, and michelle (right) an “extremist in everything” it seems perfect. “Theres something more fun about eating such ‘dangerous’ fare while wearing pure white” adds marnie. The friends met while studying fashion design at East Sydney technical college, and since their respective debut shows at the 2000 Mercedes Australian fashion week, their eponymous labels have flourished here and overseas. Marnie is known for her whimsical, feminine pieces while michelle’s theatrical style sees her currently designing costumes for Sydney dance company and preparing for her latest jewellery show in paris. Michelle describes the kindred spirits as “birds of a feather” - an appropriate title considering the designs each is wearing.