Friendship: It’s been sung about by all the greats, from Queen (“You’re My Best Friend”) to the Spice Girls (who can forget the line “if you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends”?) to Rihanna (you know, it’s the one about sharing umbrellas). It’s also a thing in fashion circles – think Balmain’s army, the Alexander Wang gang and model besties Kendall Jenner and Cara Delevingne and their cute pet moniker #CaKe.
So with International Friendship Day being celebrated today, June 8, we’ve commemorated it the Female way: By asking two BFFs who have shared an 18-year-long friendship, a mutual love for all things fashion and an innate sense of each other’s sartorial choices, to curate a gift guide. The BFFs in question: the Female Collective’s Charmaine Seah-Ong and Aarika Lee. Below, get a glimpse of the snazzy accessories and rad outfits Charmaine picked out for Aarika.