Designer Profile Brindabella Fusion


  We love ethical and sustainable fashion here at Leiden so we’re always on the look out for brands and labels who are pushing the boundaries on principles, materials and production. Brindabella Fusion is a brand that does all these things so naturally we were very excited to catch up with Jason to find out more about the business and the ethics behind it.   Leiden: How did Brindabella Fusion come to be? Jason: Before Brindabella Fusion we ran a business that sold leather and PU (polyester urethane) handbags and wallets by wholesaling them to retailers. Our household has always… Continue Reading

How to Style – 3 Ways with Ankle Straps


  As it’s name suggests, the ankle strap is just like a bracelet but for your feet. Attico, an Italian label founded by street style stars and designers Giorgia Tordini and Gilda Ambrosio is responsible for making them popular. While fun in theory, ankle straps are unsurprisingly difficult to style largely due to their knack for making your legs appear much shorter than they in fact are. So unless you are blessed with lovely lean legs, you, like me, need to work a little bit harder to make the ankle strap work. I have found that the straps work best with a… Continue Reading

Lyst


  Lyst is a bit like Farfetch in that it brings together clothes and accessories from multiple stores all in one place. Simply type in ‘Staud bag’ or ‘Gucci Dress’ and up will pop all the places you can buy it from around the interwebs. You can also enjoy curated edits and personalised style recommendations.   Who: Guys and Gals. What: Everything you could ever dream of from any brand you could ever think of. How Much: $$ – $$$$ Why: With over 11,000 designers and stores all in one place, you are sure to find anything you might want.   www.lyst.com.au

The Hottest Brands and Products This Quarter


Want to know what the hottest brands and products are each quarter? Now you can! The Business of Fashion and search platform Lyst have joined forces to bring readers the definitive list of the highest performing brands and products. Even better, they will be publishing their findings every quarter. Lyst tracks 4.5 million data points per hour from over 65 million annual consumers, 4 million products and 12,000 brands. That’s a lot of number crunching. Trust us, it makes for very interesting reading.   The Hottest Brands   It’s no surprise that Gucci is number one. Alessandro Michele’s more is more… Continue Reading

Peachy Keen to Shut Its Doors


  We shed a tear late yesterday afternoon when we found out that our favourite accessories boutique Peachy Keen is to be consolidated into its sister store Rebel Muse only a couple of months shy of its first birthday. For those of you despairing about where to fuel your ongoing accessory habit, a curated edit of Peachy’s best selling shoes and accessories will continue to be available in store at Rebel Muse with a wider range available on their website www.rebelmuse.com.au. Peachy Keen has been Canberra’s exclusive stockist of shoe brands including Alias Mae, Dept. Of Finery, Jaggar, Mode Collective,… Continue Reading

A Vintage Dream


                What’s What Photo 1: Vintage Celine bag from Claire Inc Photo 2: Vintage Chanel neck tie from Claire Inc on vintage Dior jacket Photo 3: Vintage Kenzo hankies from Claire Inc, Vintage Celine and Yves Saint Laurent silk scarves Photo 4: Vintage Hermes from Designer Opshop and vintage Hermes pouch Photo 5: Vintage Chanel jacket from Claire Inc Photo 6: Vintage Chanel shoes; navy and oxblood flats from New York, green flats from Paris and heels from Designer Opshop Photo 7: Chanel bag from Claire Inc Photo 8: Vintage Dior bag, vintage… Continue Reading

Millennial Watches


  The invention of smart watches was supposed to herald the death of traditional watchmaking. But just as TV did not kill the radio star and eBooks did not destroy the paperback, smart watches have not strangled our yearning for an old school time piece. One of the lovely perks of our job is that sometimes we get fun things to play with. At the moment we are enamoured with our Royal watch from Millennial Watches. It’s sleek and elegant in design (tick), affordable in price (double tick), and unisex (oh the sharing). Millennial Watches was founded by a young… Continue Reading