Rise and Resist – Learn How to Change the World with Clare Press


Join as at the Rise and Resist Book Launch Canberra, an event hosted by eco stylist Nina Gbor to celebrate author Clare Press   With so much shit going down at the moment, it’s no wonder we are so dissatisfied with the state of the world. It’s also no wonder that in the face of increased adversity activism is on the rise with more and more people speaking up, taking action and striving for lasting change. Author, speaker and sustainable and ethical fashion expert Clare Press is no stranger to striving for change, having long tackled the fashion industry on… Continue Reading

Faye De Lanty at the Canberra Fashion Market


  Eco fashion advocate Faye De Lanty is a self confessed shopaholic. But not the regular max-out-your-credit-card-at-the-mall kind. Faye is the thrifty kind. Instead of loading up on fast fashion, Faye is slowing things down and embracing a love of the pre-loved, something that has been important to her since she was fifteen years old. ‘It didn’t become a necessity for me until I was living overseas and didn’t have a lot of money,’ she said. ‘I’d have twenty quid and challenge myself on how to pull together an outfit. People would comment on how they loved what I was… Continue Reading

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