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

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

Design with Dana Tomic Hughes


  Design is everywhere. From the houses that we live in to the roads that we drive on to the cars that we drive on them in. With design pervading every aspect of our lives it’s no wonder that an annual festival celebrating design and designers is Canberra’s fastest growing festival. Someone who deeply appreciates design in all its glory is Dana Tomic Hughes a self-diagnosed design tragic and founder and editor of online design publication Yellowtrace. And that’s not all: she is an interior designer, design curator adviser and keynote speaker to boot.  We asked interior designer, friend of… Continue Reading