August 2018 – 2


  Fashion Business of Fashion Whatever: How Fashion Lost Its Meaning Eugene Rabkin, 8/8/18 ‘Fashion has entered a state of pure postmodernism where anything goes and nothing means anything anymore, argues Eugene Rabkin.’ Read More   The Business of Fashion Fashion’s Fur-Free Future PJ Smith, 11/8/18 Today’s consumers want to align their values with their wardrobes like never before and fashion companies are taking notice, argues PJ Smith. Read More   Health SBS How a multibillion dollar ‘poison’ was sold to us for 40 yrs Cat Woods, 6/8/18 ‘‘The Sugar Conspiracy’ explores the devastating health consequences of the sugar industry’s… Continue Reading

Old Masters – A Study in the Wild

                      Continue your Exploration   Or return to the ‘Old Masters’ home page   Credits Photography: Elisa Paci / elsapax.wixsite.com / Facebook / Instagram @elisapaciphotographer Hair and Makeup: Lilah Gow / www.lilahgow.com / Facebook / Instagram @lilahgowmakeup Styling and props: Emma Batchelor / Instagram @emma.leiden Model: Samantha Farrow / Instagram @sammyfarrow at Devojka Models / devojka.com.au / Instagram @devojkamodels Concept: Elisa Paci, Lilah Gow, Emma Batchelor Set styling: Emma Batchelor and Elisa Paci Style note: Vintage coat, Macgraw blouse, vintage Chanel vest from Claire Inc, Alexa Chung for Marks and Spencer skirt, Miu Miu necklace, Gucci boots… Continue Reading

Old Masters – A Study in Lady-like Behaviour

            Continue your Exploration   Or return to the ‘Old Masters’ home page   Credits Photography: Elisa Paci / elsapax.wixsite.com / Facebook / Instagram @elisapaciphotographer Hair and Makeup: Lilah Gow / www.lilahgow.com / Facebook / Instagram @lilahgowmakeup Styling and props: Emma Batchelor / Instagram @emma.leiden Model: Samantha Farrow / Instagram @sammyfarrow at Devojka Models / devojka.com.au / Instagram @devojkamodels Concept: Elisa Paci, Lilah Gow, Emma Batchelor Set styling: Emma Batchelor and Elisa Paci Style note: Pearl crown custom made by Sovata Fashion and Millinery, vintage necklace, Country Road blouse, Miu Miu skirt.

Old Masters – A Study in Blue

                      Continue your Exploration   Or return to the ‘Old Masters’ home page   Credits Photography: Elisa Paci / elsapax.wixsite.com / Facebook / Instagram @elisapaciphotographer Hair and Makeup: Lilah Gow / www.lilahgow.com / Facebook / Instagram @lilahgowmakeup Styling and props: Emma Batchelor / Instagram @emma.leiden Model: Samantha Farrow / Instagram @sammyfarrow at Devojka Models / devojka.com.au / Instagram @devojkamodels Concept: Elisa Paci, Lilah Gow, Emma Batchelor Set styling: Emma Batchelor and Elisa Paci Style note: Vintage Chanel Suit from Resurrection Vintage, Alexa Chung for Marks and Spencer blouse, Gucci necktie, Bloch tights, Trelise Cooper coat and Black… Continue Reading

Which Jane Austen Heroine are you?


  This month for Leiden Book Club we have been reading Persuasion by Jane Austen. One of our resident Austen gurus (yes, we have many) Susanne Morton has put together a cracking quiz to help you answer that age old question; which Jane Austen character you are most like? So are you an Elizabeth Bennet or a Fanny Price? Take our super fun quiz to find out. You may just be surprised.   Take Our Quiz

FASHFEST – The Stats

When researching this piece we gathered information made publicly available on the FASHFEST website. To calculate our statistics we looked at all shows presented in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and categorised them as as either a show presented by an independent designer or label or a show presented by a boutique or shopping centre. Some presentations including that made by The Canberra Vintage Collective in 2016 and The Salvos this year, featured vintage or upcycled clothing. These were counted under the non-designer category. We have also looked at what proportion of the designers presenting are based in Canberra at the… Continue Reading