Home Inspiration: Sarah Stavrow, Founder Of The Fashion Institute

Sarah Stavrow greets us at the door of her Darlinghurst apartment with a beautiful bold red lip, sparkling Prada earrings and a crisp white Watson X Watson dress. Effervescent and bubbly, she is every part the blonde bombshell inside and out, but you would be remiss to let this distract you from the hard working and savvy business woman that she is.

Originally from a small country town, Sarah moved to the big city with aspirations of working in fashion- and came up against the barriers that most young people looking to break into the industry. Having become frustrated with Marketing and PR courses that did not specialize in fashion, Sarah struck out on her own and soaked up as much experience as she could from learning on the job.

Sarah quickly carved out a successful path for herself in the Fashion PR industry, and has worked for many high profile clients including: Bonds, Seafolly, General Pants, Country Road, Berlei, Ella Bache, Sunsilk and Miss Louise.

It is only natural that this big hearted fashion gal would then realize her desire to share her knowledge and industry experience with those just starting out, and thus, her brain child The Fashion Institute was born.

It is hard not to love Sarah instantly, as she excitedly and very openly chats to us of her love life, her dreams, and her plans for the business. As we take a tour around Sarah’s immaculately styled apartment, beautiful vintage pieces leap out at us and the fresh scent of flowers wafts through the air. A detour into her walk in closet has me breathless, as rows of YSL, Prada and Louboutin shoes stand at attention and what seems like the entire Watson X Watson collection dangles enticingly from above.

Sarah fills us in more on The Fashion Institute as we snap away at her designer duds. The college was founded with the intention of giving young people looking to break into the industry the necessary and relevant skill sets to succeed. Internships are mandatory, and classes can be taken at leisure to fit around working and interning. Sarah has also secured some of the most successful names in PR, Buying, Journalism, Digital Media, Styling and Marketing to impart their wisdom on the The Fashion Institute students.

Relaxing in the sun soaked apartment, the hours flew by and time was that we had to go. I left imparted with Sarah’s positive, bubbly outlook on life and some amazing tips on where to shop beautiful furniture. Needless to say the day was a success!

Check out some snaps from Sarah’s absolutely stunning apartment below.


Images belong to Breakfast With Audrey courtesy of Nicole Cooper


  • Reply Laura Wednesday 22nd August, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    isnt she just amazing!

  • hausoftina
    Reply hausoftina Saturday 11th August, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Her apartment looks fantastic! I love how she used the shopping bags as decorations!

  • Reply vikki18 Wednesday 8th August, 2012 at 11:02 am

    so pretty

  • Reply rosesforthedead Thursday 2nd August, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Love the colours

  • Reply thugsy Wednesday 1st August, 2012 at 8:08 am


  • Reply doogs Wednesday 1st August, 2012 at 8:05 am

    very nice

  • Reply bardie Wednesday 1st August, 2012 at 7:54 am


  • Reply jarjar Wednesday 1st August, 2012 at 7:49 am


  • Reply Raquel24 Monday 30th July, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    gorgeous, very french and delicate

  • Reply coyleshana Monday 30th July, 2012 at 12:29 am


  • Fashionista8P
    Reply Fashionista8P Sunday 29th July, 2012 at 9:05 am

    lovely photos

  • Reply ragdollbaby Saturday 28th July, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Nicely organised

  • Reply KNY Saturday 28th July, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Love all the pics, great inspiration

  • Reply fifi73 Saturday 28th July, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Great photos, and she seems like a hard working but lovely lady….

  • Reply lizzie77 Saturday 28th July, 2012 at 2:30 am

    love the wardrobe!

  • Reply maggielyly Friday 27th July, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    very inspirational!

  • bubsarella
    Reply bubsarella Friday 27th July, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Beautiful photos & she is gorgeous …Wouldn’t mind that walk-in closet either!

  • Reply Jenny Friday 27th July, 2012 at 3:20 pm


  • Reply cadam Friday 27th July, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    a little fake

  • Reply foxoduck Friday 27th July, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Gorgeous flowers 🙂

  • Reply vikki18 Friday 27th July, 2012 at 12:18 pm


  • Reply Tashie Friday 27th July, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Love how organised everything is!

  • Reply fengari Friday 27th July, 2012 at 10:48 am


  • Discomilk
    Reply Discomilk Friday 27th July, 2012 at 10:46 am

    lovely photography! Great pictures.

  • Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published.