Rebel Muse and Saloon present a killer runway event ‘Autonomy’


  We have given hope not flowers and performed downward dogs alongside real dogs and now a runway show of epic proportions is taking over Braddon, Canberra as Rebel Muse’s birthday month continues. This Friday (20 April) the premier fashion boutique is teaming up with Canberra’s first blowdry and beauty bar Saloon to present Autonomy, a runway event showcasing pieces from the latest autumn/winter collections from Australia’s top designers. The runway event will feature clothes form the likes of Camilla and Marc, Alice McCall, and Acler presented on models from Devojka Models who will sport locks and makeup by Saloon.… Continue Reading

Shopping for Good: Rebel Muse Sends Hope


  It’s April, which means a couple of things in Canberra. Autumn is settling in, trans-seasonal pieces are working their way into wardrobe rotations and we are waiting for Anzac Day to roll around so that we can turn our heaters on. As thrilling as all that is, April is also the birthday month of one of our local faves, fashion boutique Rebel Muse. After two years of killer parties (who could forget the boutique’s first birthday party at eightysix or their second, at Lazy Su) Rebel Muse is once again getting ready to celebrate. To mark the entry into… Continue Reading

Sexual Harassment — Are You Ready to Act?


  The meteoric rise of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements have forced open a dialogue on what constitutes appropriate sexual behavior. Following on from Hollywood, other industries including fashion and financial are now becoming woke to the problems entrenched within their workplace culture. If you have experienced unwanted or unwelcome behavior at work, would you speak out? If you did speak out, do you know who to talk to? What if you are a leader? Most organisations should have policies in place to deal with sexual harassment, however, decision making around the prevention of sexual harassment or actions around… Continue Reading

Ori Building Christmas Shopping Night


It’s that time of year again. Battling to get a car park, jostling up against fellow shoppers as you navigate the street, getting uncomfortably close to a stranger as you reach around them to grab the last pair of sushi socks you know your BFF will love before someone else snaps them up. Christmas shopping can be stressful, uncomfortable and a little bit sweaty. But it needn’t always be this way. The traders in Braddon’s Ori Building are well known for throwing a great shopping night and their Christmas event, taking place this Thursday evening, will be no exception. As… Continue Reading

Invincible She – Invincible Young Women of Adversity


  Camille Aniversario is certainly not one to dream small. Not only is she the founder of much loved local business Pip & Lou The Canberra Dessert Designer, Camille is also the founder of Invincible She an empowering personal blog as well as the designer of childrenswear label Margery which will be launching in 2018. Camille is also a survivor of domestic violence and a passionate advocate for women. So you could say she dreams big, she dreams loud and she dreams without restraint. On the 10 December, Camille will add another string to her bow: launching a landmark event… Continue Reading

Clothes Swap and Style Event


It’s clothes swap time! Fast fashion can make us feel like clothing is disposable. Is this scenario familiar? Heidi bought a dress to wear out to a party last week and is now sick of it, but hey, it only cost $40 so it’s no big deal to her so she chucks it out. Just imagine if everyone in Australia did that to just one item? In Australia, we generate 6000 kilograms of clothing waste every 10 minutes (ABC TV). Only a comparatively small percentage of what we donate to charity shops gets sold with the rest ending up in… Continue Reading

Fashionably Numb – Changing the Way we Think About Fashion


  For most of us, clothes are fun. As well as protecting us from the elements, they offer a mechanism for self-expression, an opportunity to try on different personas. We enjoy the thrill of the chase, constantly seeking the buzz that finding the perfect hard to find item produces. And then, once that thrill wears off, we do it all again. We want more, more, more and more often. The fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world. Many of the people who work to produce the clothes we wear don’t earn a living wage and… Continue Reading

Leiden’s Cutest Pet Competition


Everyone thinks their pet is the cutest but now is the time to put your claim to the test in our Cutest Pet Competition run in collaboration with Paws n’ People. I may own three cats and seven pairs of cat shoes but I won’t let my love of all things feline bias me. I am open to any cute pet you can throw a picture of at me. The winner of the Cutest Pet Competition will win an original watercolour portrait of their pet by the lovely and talented Art by Lexi as well as all the glory of… Continue Reading