Old Masters


  In art history, the term ‘Old Master’ refers to any painter of skill who worked in Europe before about 1800. It also refers to a painting by such an artist. This creative editorial brings together references ranging from the old masters, to the representation of women throughout history, to our relationship with artificial and constructed environments.   Explore each distinct study        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… Continue Reading

Old Masters – A Study in the Wild

                      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 coat, Macgraw blouse, vintage Chanel vest from Claire Inc, Alexa Chung for Marks and Spencer skirt, Miu Miu necklace, Gucci boots… Continue Reading

Old Masters – A Study in Lady-like Behaviour

            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: Pearl crown custom made by Sovata Fashion and Millinery, vintage necklace, Country Road blouse, Miu Miu skirt.

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

Hair Colour and Identity: A Personal Analysis


  After embracing my natural mousy brown locks throughout my youth, I experimented with thick blonde ‘streaks’ in high school and by the time I got to college, it was various shades of brown that were at home atop my head. When I reached, university, however I found myself craving something rich, solid and dependable. After falling in love with Florence Welch sometime during my first year at uni I finally had my muse and signature colour: red. My mother, also a natural brunette, had found red many years previously so I would be doing her a disservice to not… Continue Reading

Does FASHFEST Still Pass the FASH-test?


  Note from the Author: When researching and writing this article I have found myself on a journey clouded by passionate opinions, varied perceptions and anonymous disclosures. I have questioned the ethics of speaking up versus staying quiet and what the role of a publication such as this is and should be within the Canberra fashion community. In publishing this story Leiden hopes to spark a conversation about fashion, design and creativity and what we all, from the people who sew each garment through to those sitting in the stands admiring them, want that to be celebrated in our home… Continue Reading