Ethical Fashion Table – Discussing Sustainable Fashion


  On Saturday 16 June, I attended an Ethical Fashion Table organised by the founder of ethical clothing label Pure Pod, Kelli Donovan. Kelli has spent twenty-eight years working in the fashion industry, with eleven of those running her own ethical fashion label. She is a passionate advocate for the Australian fashion industry, particularly the sustainable fashion movement. In creating this event, Kelli sought to bring like minds together to not only support one another but to openly discuss and suggest solutions for the environmental and social issues associated with the global world of fashion. Over a delicious meal, organised… Continue Reading

Dress Yourself Better When Your Are Sick – A Theory


  I have been sick for almost a month now and during my lengthy illness, I have had the time to develop a theory. It might just be possible to dress yourself better. Of course, I’m not implying that fashion can replace antibiotics or that vivid eyeshadow can act as a stand-in for decongestants, but in their way they can work their own kind of magic. My normal inclination when I am feeling unwell is to slip into one of my dressing gowns and snuggle up. This is all well and good for a weekend, or a week at a… Continue Reading

News Round Up – The Latest News From Around the Internet


  Fashion The Guardian Brands including Ikea shun new safety accord after Rana Plaza disaster Michael Safi, 6/6/18 ‘New pact follows Bangladesh Accord, a safety agreement reached after building collapse killed more than 1,000 workers’ Read More   Elle How The Media Has Failed Kate Spade Grace O’Neill, 6/6/18 ‘Journalists have a moral responsibility in the wake of a suicide—the coverage of Kate Spade’s death has proved why we need to adhere to it.’ Read More   Business of Fashion Behind the Scenes of the LVMH Prize Christopher Morency, 6/6/18 ‘Tokyo-based designer Masayuki Ino of Doublet was crowned the winner… Continue Reading

Knitting Needles to the Ready – It’s World Wide Knit in Public Day!


  Knitting has got to be one of the ultimate winter activities. What can be better than snuggling up, perhaps with a cup of tea and a biscuit, and creating something special with your own two hands? While knitting is mostly a solitary practice, on Saturday 9th of June we urge you to gather yourself and your latest project to hit the street in honour of World Wide Knit in Public Day. WWKiP day was founded back in 2005 by Danielle Landes as a way to bring knitters together. Fast forward thirteen years and it is now the largest knitter… Continue Reading

Queer Eye – What Went Down in Yass


  After breaking this story wide open on Tuesday in an article that scooped mainstream media (a huge win for the little guy, we even got picked up by Pedestrian TV!) we of course wanted to head straight to Yass and see just what was going down. However, after having already taken a rather extended lunch break on Tuesday to lay eyes on the handsome visages of Antoni Porowsi, Tan France, Karomo Brown, Jonathan Van Ness and Bobby Berk as they made their way from The Cupping Room to the city, taking a whole day off work to trail them… Continue Reading

Queer Eye for the Yass Guy


  One of our favourite people at the Canberra Times has just published an article postulating that the fab five are in Canberra to make over a lucky Canberra man. Antoni Porowsi, Tan France, Karomo Brown, Jonathan Van Ness and Bobby Berk have touched down in the nations capital and, thanks to the power of instagram, we know they are staying at the Ovolo hotel in New Acton. We can rather gleefully reveal, largely due to the combined efforts of our interconnected web of spies, that our favourite quintet will in fact be making over a lucky someone from the… Continue Reading

Designer Opshop Emporium – Mixing Modern and Vintage


  Is Fyshwick the new Braddon? Given that the # has been used a grand total of six times by the one account, maybe the idea hasn’t caught on quite yet. Fyshwick can, however, count one Braddon expat amongst its ranks, in the newly opened Designer Opshop Emporium. In their new venture, mother and daughter duo Sharyn and Taylor Pitsilos have expanded upon what we came to know and love them for in their Braddon home of five years: a unique mix of modern and vintage. The new Emporium is light, airy, and quite importantly, it’s much larger. Amongst the… Continue Reading