FaBSoc Women in Creative Industries Panel Event


Last night, Thursday 28 April 2018, we attended the Women in Creative Industries Q&A Discussion Panel, an event organised by the ANU Fashion and Beauty Appreciation Society (FabSoc). The event took place at Rebel Muse with speakers Najima Rasool of successful blog Dusk Avenue, Ashleigh Bujaroski the designer behind the label Summer Paradise Seekers, Alicia Xyrakis owner of Rebel Muse Boutique, and Emma Batchelor, editor of Leiden, discussing the highs and lows of working in a creative industry.   The Space   The Attendees The Panel   Become a member of FaBSoc to stay in the loop about upcoming events… Continue Reading

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

Love, Shakespeare and Theatre: An Interview with Ray Chong Nee


  Let’s do a little exercise together shall we? Close your eyes, take a deep breath and clear your mind. Now think of a famous couple. Just go with the first thing that pops into your head. Now open your eyes and keep reading.   I’m guessing you probably thought of Kim and Kanye. Or Beyonce and Jay Z. Or perhaps, like Leiden’s copy editor Jesse Petrie whom I just made participate in this exercise, you might even have thought of Bert and Ernie. But let’s take it back a little further in history. Back to the beginnings of the… 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

Seeing Red with ACT Artist of the Year Liz Lea


Photo: Lorna Sim Photography   After taking out the 2017 ACT Artist of the Year at the end of last year you might think choreographer and performer Liz Lea may be content to rest on her laurels, at least for a couple of months. Instead, on International Women’s Day she unleashed RED, a fearless one-woman show exploring intensely personal experiences through the mediums of dance, film and word. Through captivating moments that vary from brash and bawdy to show-stoppingly minimal, Liz bravely shares her story of living with endometriosis and the difficulty of coping with the associated pain of this… Continue Reading

Momento Dezigns


  An industry stalwart in Canberra, Momento Dezigns roared onto the scene over twenty years ago. Operating alongside their physical boutique in Manuka, is Frockoholics, an online destination also devoted to frocks, daywear, accessories and outerwear. While Momento is perhaps best known for its ocassionwear, the boutique offers so much more than just designer gowns.   Who: Ladies What: Labels include Alex Perry, Trelise Cooper, Camilla & Marc, Misha Collection, Zimmerman and many, many more. How much: $$$ – $$$$ Why: Plenty of brands, plenty of options and Where: 30 Lonsdale St, Braddon ACT 2612.   www.momentodezigns.com.au

Get Active at ANU FOR FREE!


  We all love exercise right? But not all of us have the dollars to attend as many classes as we might like, especially when you are a student. If you are studying at the Australian National University and want to get moving while also being able to pay your rent, we have found a free exercise class for every day in the Uni week from 19/2/18 – 29/3/18. All classes are run by ANU Sport. Find our more here.   So here is Free Fitness ANU Guide   Monday Les Mills RPM Location: ANU Fitness Centre, ICS Time: 7.30am… 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