Dress Yourself Better When Your Are Sick – A Theory


  I have been sick for almost a month now and during my lengthy illness, I have had the time to develop a theory. It might just be possible to dress yourself better. Of course, I’m not implying that fashion can replace antibiotics or that vivid eyeshadow can act as a stand-in for decongestants, but in their way they can work their own kind of magic. My normal inclination when I am feeling unwell is to slip into one of my dressing gowns and snuggle up. This is all well and good for a weekend, or a week at a… Continue Reading

News Round Up – The Latest News From Around the Internet


  Fashion The Business of Fashion Turbulent Times in Australian Retail Megan Doyle, 26/5/18 ‘Heritage retailers and global e-tailers are locked in battle for the Australian consumer, pitting old guard against new guard while fashion brands get caught in the crossfire.’ Read More   Beauty The Business of Fashion Subverting Selfie Culture Karl Plewka, 28/5/18 ‘There are those who are raising an anarchic middle finger at the contoured, pornstar perfection of the needy Insta-ready wannabes, writes Karl Plewka of Beauty Papers.’ Read More   Social Media The Business of Fashion Do Influencers Need Regulating? John Ortved, 29/5/18 ‘The land of… Continue Reading

Old Bags


                                  Credits Concept: Emma Batchelor / Instagram @emma.leiden Direction: Emma Batchelor and Lexi Keelan Paper Bag design: Lexi Keelan / artbylexi.com.au / Facebook / Instagram @art.by.lexi Styling: Emma Batchelor Photography: Jesse Petrie Models: Cleo Pilcher, Rebecca Huynh, Lexi Keelan and Emma Batchelor Clothing: Vintage and vintage designer pieces and accessories with the exception of a current Gucci belt bag, a Staud bucket bag, a Staud top handle bag, Macgraw shoes from Rebel Muse and pink Mollini loafers from Sissa Sorrella.   A note on… Continue Reading

Designer Opshop Emporium – Mixing Modern and Vintage


  Is Fyshwick the new Braddon? Given that the # has been used a grand total of six times by the one account, maybe the idea hasn’t caught on quite yet. Fyshwick can, however, count one Braddon expat amongst its ranks, in the newly opened Designer Opshop Emporium. In their new venture, mother and daughter duo Sharyn and Taylor Pitsilos have expanded upon what we came to know and love them for in their Braddon home of five years: a unique mix of modern and vintage. The new Emporium is light, airy, and quite importantly, it’s much larger. Amongst the… Continue Reading

News Round Up – The Latest News From Around the Internet


  Fashion  The New York Times André Leon Talley’s Next Act Vanessa Friedman, 24/5/18 ‘Fashion does not take care of its people. No one is going to take care of me, except I am going to take care of myself.’ Read More   The Canberra Times Fashfest running late but still happening, say organisers Bree Winchester, 24/5/18 ‘It’s been all quiet on the Fashfest front so far this year but the event is definitely happening in 2018 according to organisers.’ Read More   The Guardian Interview magazine closes, ending a 50-year survey of Manhattan cool Edward Helmore, 22/5/18 ‘Magazine founded… Continue Reading