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

Sapphire Kingston Foreshore – Fashion and Property


  On Thursday night (28 June) we attended a rather interesting event mixing two unlikely bedfellows: fashion and real estate. Our friends at The Fashion Vault joined forces with property developer Keggins to celebrate the launch of Sapphire, the last waterfront development at the Kingston Foreshore in Canberra.     After looking at the floor plans for incredible property we couldn’t afford while sipping on sparkling wine and overdosing on pickles and peppermint slice, we were treated to a popup runway show featuring looks inspired by the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia. Four models strode the runway wearing brands like… Continue Reading

Teenage Bridesmaid


                  Credits Photography: Eva Schroeder / www.evaschroederphotography.com / Instagram @eva.schroeder.photographer Hair and Makeup: Cassandra Lee / www.cassandraleemakeup.com / Facebook / Instagram @cassandraleemua Model: Jennifer Riggers / www.starnow.com.au/jenniferriggers / Facebook / Instagram @jennifer_riggers_model Concept and styling, pink and white scenes: Cassandra Lee Concept and styling, blue and black scenes: Eva Schroeder Pink body suit: Boohoo / Boohoo.com White tulle skirt: Rebecca Elaine’s Boutique / www.etsy.com/shop/becsboutiqueact / Facebook / Instagram @becsboutiqueact  Blue dress: Drop-Dead Gorgeous label owned by Miracle Agency / www.miracleagency.net / Instagram @miracleagency

Ethical Fashion Table – Discussing Sustainable Fashion


  On Saturday 16 June, I attended an Ethical Fashion Table organised by the founder of ethical clothing label Pure Pod, Kelli Donovan. Kelli has spent twenty-eight years working in the fashion industry, with eleven of those running her own ethical fashion label. She is a passionate advocate for the Australian fashion industry, particularly the sustainable fashion movement. In creating this event, Kelli sought to bring like minds together to not only support one another but to openly discuss and suggest solutions for the environmental and social issues associated with the global world of fashion. Over a delicious meal, organised… Continue Reading

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

June 2018 – 1


  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