What Savage x Fenty Says about Female Sexuality and Diversity


  One of the most eagerly awaited presentations at New York Fashion Week (NYFW) this season was Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty lingerie collection. And just as she did when launching Fenty Beauty, Rihanna really shook shit up. Taking place at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the presentation was more akin to performance art than a traditional runway show. There were no seating assignments, no front row packed with VIPs, instead attendees were treated equally and were encouraged to move throughout the space, exploring a range of installations inspired by the Garden of Eden. The models, or ‘savages’ as they were referred… Continue Reading

Bare Yoga – Nude Yoga and Empowerment


  ‘An incredibly empowering, humbling, supportive and beautiful experience.’ Those are the words one of the participants in the first women’s empowerment and nude yoga workshop to take place in Canberra used to describe her experience. Bare Yoga, run by Joelle Blake of The Whole Mama and yogi Sally O’Donnell, creates a safe space for women reconnect with their bodies and address any feelings of guilt or shame that may surround it. Now the pair are back with their second workshop which takes place on Friday 21 September. ‘Growth happens on the border of support and challenge,’ Joelle told us… Continue Reading

Designer Profile – auór


In our latest designer profile we sit down with one half of the team behind new accessories label auor to talk design, art and slow fashion.   For some time now, I have been pining for something green. Perhaps its because spring is now here and verdant greenery is seemingly everywhere. Or perhaps its just that green is just a damn appealing colour. As is often the case these days, I found just the fashion item to fill my green coloured void while casually scrolling through Instagram. There they were: celery green hoop earrings just begging to find a home… Continue Reading

Kathy Lette on Breaking Through: 75 Years of Women in Parliament


  On the same day, at the very same moment, that the leadership spill was going down, I was just a hop, skip and a jump away at the Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD) at Old Parliament House. Instead of checking #libspill every five minutes, I was instead pleasantly distracted from the downfall of our nation by a woman strewn across the desk in the Prime Minister’s Suite. That woman was Kathy Lette, our new Minister for Feminism and Fun. There may not be a real ministry for feminism or fun, but if there was, and there most certainly should… Continue Reading

Jakop Ahlbom’s Horror – An Interview with Performer Silke Hundertmark


  Staying up all night watching scary movies and gorging yourself on enough junk food to make you vomit is a right of passage for most young people. It certainly was for Jakop Ahlbom , Dutch auteur and lover of the horror genre. In his hugely successful work Horror, Ahlbom brings together his signature mix of theatre, dance, mime and music to create an immersive experience that will leave you terrified. Featuring special effects rarely seen outside of film, the play follows a woman who returns to her childhood home where, in a series of flashbacks, she is haunted by… Continue Reading

A Curious Disappearance


                        Credits Everything: Emma Batchelor / Instagram @emma.leiden Note: I have a tendency to over intellectualise things, and as is my custom I over-thought this photographic exploration. I wanted to play, once again, with pushing the boundaries of fashion imagery. In Old Bags I was concerned with contrast, particularly the disconnection between facial expression and body positioning and also between figures in space. In ‘A Curious Disappearance‘ I was interested in the idea of clothes being able to tell a narrative when not on a body. In the first… Continue Reading

Rethinking Health and Fitness with the BUF Girls


  This year, the first day of spring signaled the beginning of the Eden series of health and wellness masterclasses at the Canberra Centre. First up on our journey to improved wellbeing was a masterclass and group workout with the BUF Girls by Libby Babet, a gang of women who aim to help every woman live her best life. We had the pleasure of spending time with three of the five BUF Girls — Libby, Cass and Sian. Libby is a very busy lady, you may recognise her as a trainer on the Biggest Loser Transformed, as the resident personal… Continue Reading

Designer Profile – Taloma


  Thanks to the ABC’s War on Waste and a whole raft of hard working advocates who have been working in the fashion space (think Clare Press, Emma Watson, Amber Valetta and Livia Firth), ethical and sustainable fashion has reached a tipping point and is beginning to go mainstream. This not only encourages existing brands to question their operations but also expands the market for the makers and labels who value sustainability and are open about their ethics and supply chain. One such label is TALOMA, a Melbourne based label specialising in luxe wardrobe essentials. We caught up with Justine,… Continue Reading