Diary of a Cam Girl


  Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a stripper, or to take your clothes off for money? Most ladies have toyed with this idea at least once in their lives, and honestly it can be a great and empowering way to pay your rent. But the idea tends to go just as quickly as it came when people consider the social implications and also the fact that you have to be confident enough to take your clothes off for strangers. It can be a nerve-wracking experience, so people tend to utilise this illicit style fantasy… Continue Reading

A Visual Diary of a Light Tester


We loved these light test out-takes from our recent creative editorial ‘Into the Bath‘ so much we have decided to publish them as their own set.                 Credits Concept: Emma Batchelor and Rasi Gupta Photography: Jesse Petrie Lighting, Retouching: Alex Tricolas Light test model: Emma Batchelor Model: Rasi Gupta / Instagram @la_vie_en_lens Styling: Emma Batchelor and Rasi Gupta Hair and Makeup: Rasi Gupta Set Styling: Emma Batchelor / Instagram @emma.leiden Bathroom and snacks: Susanne Morton and Alex Tricolas

Almost Everything I Wore This Month


All the way back in January I started taking a mirror selfie every day to document my outfits. I wanted to hold myself accountable to my new years style resolutions and to also chart the way I was making use of my wardrobe. For the most part I have kept this up throughout the year, missing a day here and there. Largely due to laziness I haven’t shared the images here until today when, as I yet again reached for an orange funnel necked top, I felt an urge to go back and look at how many times I had… Continue Reading

Models 101 Canberra – A Different Kind of Modelling Workshop


  There is a common perception that modelling is easy. You pose, you walk, you pout. Coupled with the perceived glamour of the industry, perhaps this is why there are so many aspiring models waiting for their big chance. But the truth is, being a successful model isn’t as easy it looks, it requires more than just a symmetrical face and a perfect body. You need to be able to express yourself without words, be aware of your body and know your best angles. You must be professional, take direction and work well within a team. And on top of… Continue Reading

Leiden Book Club: Book & Film 7 – Emma and Clueless


  Jane Austen is famously quoted as saying of Emma ‘I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like’. And it appears that prediction holds true in 2018, at least for the book-clubbers of Leiden Magazine. With the exception of this reviewer that is. My fellow bibliophiles, all of them twenty-somethings, wrinkled their collective noses in distaste of Emma Woodhouse’s character, citing words like immature (Emma is not yet one and twenty); mean, selfish and snobbish. Myself, of a worldlier age and having fallen for Emma in my mid-30s, find her witty, charming, interesting… Continue Reading

The Trouble with Hedi Slimane and his View of Women


  This season, spring/summer 19, was completely overshadowed by designer Hedi Slimane and his new vision for iconic French house Céline. When it was announced that Slimane, he who revolutionised menswear at Dior Homme before divisively reinventing the wheel at Yves Saint Laurent, was to take over from revered British designer Phoebe Philo, who was stepping down from the brand after ten years as creative director, jaws collectively dropped. How could the champion of louche youths in thigh skimming mini dresses possibly take up the mantle of Philo? With her devoted community of ‘Philophiles’, Philo was championed as a designer… Continue Reading

The High Coffin Diet?


When a link popped up in my Twitter feed stating ‘Is the Low-Carb (animal based) Diet a High Coffin Diet? Two More Nails to Consider’ it sparked my interest enough to look a little further.     If you haven’t already worked me out, you need to know I’m not a big fan of fad diets or any diet which is restrictive in nature, unless warranted due to an allergy and intolerance. What is also worthwhile knowing is I love listening to podcasts. Now, the podcasts I listen to focus mainly on nutrition but I also listen to podcasts on… Continue Reading

Rise and Resist – Learn How to Change the World with Clare Press


Join as at the Rise and Resist Book Launch Canberra, an event hosted by eco stylist Nina Gbor to celebrate author Clare Press   With so much shit going down at the moment, it’s no wonder we are so dissatisfied with the state of the world. It’s also no wonder that in the face of increased adversity activism is on the rise with more and more people speaking up, taking action and striving for lasting change. Author, speaker and sustainable and ethical fashion expert Clare Press is no stranger to striving for change, having long tackled the fashion industry on… Continue Reading