After having worked in the world of fast fashion, Australian designer Grace Warnock set out on a mission to rethink the way modern women design their wardrobes—crafting a conscious collection of elevated basics that stand the test of time. The brains behind Melbourne-based label RAEF The Label, Warnock’s collections are built on the understanding that just because the pandemic has undeniably shifted the way we dress, we don’t have to compromise on style. Instead, the conscious edits are designed to be not only as comfortable as they are chic, but buildable on existing pieces that are already treasured in one’s closet.

Taking a peek inside Warnock’s Black Book, we uncover the pieces she’s coveting right now, the makeup staples that add an effortless glowing finish to an everyday look, and her go-to self-care product that makes even a busy mum and business owner look put together.

“Right now I am obsessed with the RAEF Harry and Frankie Blazers in black, they just work with everything! A great black blazer is such a classic piece and will always be in style! The RAEF Frankie Blazer is perfect for that masculine look.”

“If I only have five minutes to leave the house, I’m turning to classic jeans, an oversized t-shirt, the RAEF Frankie blazer and a pair of sneakers.”

“I can’t go past Nobody Denim or a good pair of Levi’s; the perfect fit with enough stretch to be comfy. I’m not about a rigid fit anymore.”

“My most regularly repurchased beauty item is the Bangn Body Firming Lotion! People would die but it’s the only beauty product I use on my face and body and my skin has NEVER been better.”

"But I do LOVE a good fake tan when I have any spare time and my go-to is Loving Tan Mousse. (I feel like having kids + running businesses has contributed to this as well haha).”

“If I had to pick three makeup staples, they’d be a great CC Cream (I’m obsessed with the IT Cosmetics one), a lightweight luminous foundation (I can’t go past Georgio Armani) and the M.A.C blush in New Romance.”

Follow Grace on Instagram: @raef_thelabel

Image Credits: RAEF The Label