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

A Few of the Times I Got Dressed This Week


Layer City Dress: Country Road Skirt: Alexa Chung x AG Jeans Ring: Dior The Look: I am not sure why but on this day I felt compelled to wear a skirt over a dress. I blame Instagram. I don’t anyone at my day job appreciated this look (I got a few double takes) and my own mother questioned my decision, but hey I liked it. The Queen of Ruffles Top: Miu Miu Skirt: Country Road Shoes & Bag: Gucci The Look: This is one of my all time favourite shirts. It sat on my Net-a-Porter wishlist for months until it… Continue Reading

Our Nine Most-Read Articles


Leiden Magazine launched on March 1 2016. Since then we have published a full year’s worth of incredible content. These were our top nine articles during that time.   Number One: Taking out the top spot was our interview with dancer and choreographer James Batchelor about having his portrait painted for the Archibald Prize by Marcus Wills.   Number Two: Our designer profile on Charly Thorn after we were blown away by her collection at Fashionation in Cooma.   Number Three: Our third most-read article during our first year was our Fashionation Cooma Runway Report.   Number Four: Our article… Continue Reading

Our First Birthday


  On this day, one year ago, we officially launched Leiden Magazine. I don’t think any of us could have predicted where we would be one year on from that day. World fame, invites to fashion week, so much free Chanel I’ve run out of space to store it. But in all seriousness, what I started with the help of all my family and friends has grown into something much bigger and better than I could ever have imagined in my original business plan. We now have readers all over Australia, we have incredible new contributors who are not friends… Continue Reading