What We Wore to FASHFEST Night 3


  We love any excuse to dress up and FASHFEST provides us with an opportunity to do just that. On Night 3 of the festival, we ate doughnuts, drank cocktails from a mini goon-bag, and enjoyed the runway shows.       To see what happened on the runway catch up on our runway reports for Show 5 and Show 6.   Team Leiden on the night consisted of Emma Batchelor, Jesse Petrie, Lexi Keelan, Sheree Yap and Johanna Dziadkiewicz who is also the offical FASHFEST illustrator.

What We Wore to FASHFEST Night 2


  As previously discussed in our guide to event dressing ie. not giving a fuck what anybody else thinks, part of the fun of attending a fashion event is appreciating what everyone else is wearing. Unfortunately on this night, we got carried away faffing around the foyer that we didn’t capture as many beautifully dressed people as we would have liked. We did come across one of our lovely competition winners on the red carpet, as well as other lovely friends of Leiden which was a delight.       To see what happened on the runway catch up on… Continue Reading

What Everyone Was Wearing to FASHFEST Show 1


  As previously discussed in our guide to event dressing ie. not giving a fuck what anybody else thinks, part of the fun of attending a fashion event is appreciating what everyone else is wearing. Unfortunately the mood lighting was a little dark to do too much appreciating but we did manage to see some fabulous people wearing some fabulous things.     To see what happened on the runway catch up on our runway reports for Show 1 and Show 2.   Team Leiden on the night consisted of Emma Batchelor, Jenna Maurer, Hannah Wallace, Jesse Petrie and Johanna… Continue Reading

The Obligatory First Day of Spring Wardrobe Reflection


Today is the first day of spring. I know you are thinking ‘not another person celebrating the change of season’ but as someone who lives to get dressed, I’m sorry, but I am going to reflect on the sartorial possibilities the warmer weather will bring. Here is what I am looking forward to:   Bare Legs   After months of cocooning my unshaven legs in stockings, I am looking forward to being able to let my legs see the light of day again. I had to go all the way back to April to find a photo of me exposing… Continue Reading

Reflections on My First Week of Unemployment


  Now, dear reader, this post will not offer any advice on how to avoid unemployment or how to be successful at finding a new job because lord knows I am no expert on those things (meanwhile, if you want to know how to style coloured stockings that is something I can offer advice on) it is merely a reflection on my current state of joblessness. Earlier this year I took the risk of leaving my unfulfilling yet permanent day job for a three-month contract in the Australian Public Service. And while I doubled my income, which allowed me to… Continue Reading

A Few Outfits


Polka Dot Party Dress: Gorman Bag: Vintage Chanel Shoes: Miu Miu The Look: Flirty black layers with pops of pink, what’s not to love? This dress comes as two separate dresses making it super good value. I bought it in Melbourne and discovered the security tag was still on when I got home. My boyfriend Jesse smashed it off with a hammer so I could wear it to the opening night of the Ladies in Black musical. Balenciaga for Less Dress: H&M Shoes: MR by Man Repeller The Look: This is another bargain that I picked up from H&M in… Continue Reading

A Few Outfits


The Buxom Cow Top: Topshop Skirt: Alexa Chung for AG Jeans Shoes: Charlotte Olympia The Look: I wear this A-line skirt to death. My mother will tell you it’s too short but I feel I may as well show off my legs while I am still youthful. I bought this shirt years ago because it reminded me of my grandfather who used to be a diary farmer.   Tom Boy Shirt: Country Road Shorts: Country Road Sneakers: Chanel The Look: The terrible truth about this shirt is that I bought it a couple years ago, wore it once, washed it,… Continue Reading

Behind the Scenes – The Killing Moon


  ‘In starlit nights I saw you So cruelly you kissed me Your lips a magic world Your sky all hung with jewels.’ – ‘The Killing Moon’, Echo and the Bunnymen   We are excited to share a behind the scenes glimpse of The Killing Moon’ a creative shoot put together by a killer team of creatives. Stay tuned for the final images.     Credits   Designer, concept and styling:  Vicky Kidd-Gallichan for Rockstars and Royalty @rockstarsandroyalty Photographer: Garry Chiu for G C Photography  @gcphotographyau Make up: Marie Donnell for Mys Design Makeup  @mysdesignhair Hair: Jeanice Branch for Guerilla… Continue Reading