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

Eurydice Dixon was let down – It’s time for tangible and effective change


  Did you know that since the September 11 attacks in 2001 there have been six people killed by terrorists in Australia? This is itself a hideous thing to think about, and it should make us grateful for the anti-terrorist measures that the government and police force are always undertaking. Did you know that since 1 January 2018 there have been thirty women killed in Australia? That is more than one woman killed each week. Really think about it for a moment. Thirty women. And yet, in the federal budget this year, Malcolm Turnbull’s government committed more money to a… Continue Reading

A call to arms: How to become an amazing woman leader


  It’s mind blowing to think that here we sit, half way through 2018, and women are still facing gender equality issues. Still working in environments where the blokes do better because, well, they’re blokes. It’s shit. As a coach I continually hear from women who don’t even know where to begin busting through gender equality barriers. Well I can tell you that idle chat around the coffee machine isn’t going to cut it. And neither is a self-help book, no matter how well it’s written. Women have what it takes to become extraordinary leaders. That’s a given. What they… Continue Reading

News Round Up – The Latest News From Around the Internet


  Fashion The Guardian Brands including Ikea shun new safety accord after Rana Plaza disaster Michael Safi, 6/6/18 ‘New pact follows Bangladesh Accord, a safety agreement reached after building collapse killed more than 1,000 workers’ Read More   Elle How The Media Has Failed Kate Spade Grace O’Neill, 6/6/18 ‘Journalists have a moral responsibility in the wake of a suicide—the coverage of Kate Spade’s death has proved why we need to adhere to it.’ Read More   Business of Fashion Behind the Scenes of the LVMH Prize Christopher Morency, 6/6/18 ‘Tokyo-based designer Masayuki Ino of Doublet was crowned the winner… Continue Reading

Queer Eye – What Went Down in Yass


  After breaking this story wide open on Tuesday in an article that scooped mainstream media (a huge win for the little guy, we even got picked up by Pedestrian TV!) we of course wanted to head straight to Yass and see just what was going down. However, after having already taken a rather extended lunch break on Tuesday to lay eyes on the handsome visages of Antoni Porowsi, Tan France, Karomo Brown, Jonathan Van Ness and Bobby Berk as they made their way from The Cupping Room to the city, taking a whole day off work to trail them… Continue Reading

Queer Eye for the Yass Guy


  One of our favourite people at the Canberra Times has just published an article postulating that the fab five are in Canberra to make over a lucky Canberra man. Antoni Porowsi, Tan France, Karomo Brown, Jonathan Van Ness and Bobby Berk have touched down in the nations capital and, thanks to the power of instagram, we know they are staying at the Ovolo hotel in New Acton. We can rather gleefully reveal, largely due to the combined efforts of our interconnected web of spies, that our favourite quintet will in fact be making over a lucky someone from the… Continue Reading

Leiden Book Club Book & Film 3 – Watership Down


  I love kid’s stories, hell, we all do. Kid’s stories are the first stories, they lay the foundations for how we think about all stories afterwards and, more important still, they inform our approach to life itself; the stories we hear as children raise us just as much as our parents and our community do. The greatest kid’s stories resonate not just with the child but with the adult as well (…most of us, anyway), satisfying both our awe of the big wide world, and our terror of it. It is thus with great pleasure that I return to… Continue Reading