A Power Plant is Burning Discarded H&M Clothes Instead of Coal

  Sweden is not just the home of Scandi-cool, street fashion stars and of the moment clothing labels, it is also a country that has proudly embraced a renewable energy market. Thanks to its hydro, wind and nuclear plants, Sweden has an almost entirely emission free power system. The remaining few coal – and oil – fired power plants are being converted to instead burn biofuels and garbage. One plant in Vasteras, northwest of Stockholm, aims to become a fossil fuel-free facility by 2020. Instead of coal, the plant will be burning recycled wood, garbage and discarded clothes from fast… Continue Reading

Breaking News: Gorman is Officially Coming to Canberra

  You may recall that we speculated the arrival of Gorman, in Canberra a little while ago. Well today friends, we can reveal that it’s official. The cult Australian purveyor of print, colour and whimsy, will be opening a store in the nation’s capital in late September. We discovered the news through a little job ad looking for casual sales assistants on the Gorman website. Does this seem like your dream job? Start prepping your resume because they are asking for a lot.  If you have: ‘strong sales and KPI [key performance indicators] focus, the ability to engage and outfit… Continue Reading

Peachy Keen to Shut Its Doors

  We shed a tear late yesterday afternoon when we found out that our favourite accessories boutique Peachy Keen is to be consolidated into its sister store Rebel Muse only a couple of months shy of its first birthday. For those of you despairing about where to fuel your ongoing accessory habit, a curated edit of Peachy’s best selling shoes and accessories will continue to be available in store at Rebel Muse with a wider range available on their website www.rebelmuse.com.au. Peachy Keen has been Canberra’s exclusive stockist of shoe brands including Alias Mae, Dept. Of Finery, Jaggar, Mode Collective,… Continue Reading

Some of the New Shops Actually Coming to The Canberra Centre

  So a weird thing happened to us the other day. While Team Leiden were busy scheming away, putting together our guide to all the new shops rumoured to be coming to the Canberra Centre, the Canberra Centre was busy making an official announcement about some of the new shops getting ready to open their doors. Not two hours after we published our rumour-ridden investigation did the Canberra Times break the real news. The next day we got our media release describing the Canberra Centre’s new dedicated beauty and wellness precinct set to open in July.   Here is the… Continue Reading

Fashion News – Nasty Gal files for Bankruptcy

  Online fashion business Nasty Gal, founded by Sophia Amoruso, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Nasty Gal began life as an ebay store when Amoruso was twenty-two years old and enjoyed a meteoric rise until recent years as the gap between costs and profitability widened. Having secured some capital in 2015, the business was unable to maintain the momentum of investment required to keep the business growing. In addition to heading a business that at its peak earned a reported $100 million in annual sales, Amaruso has become a celebrity in her own right. Her 2014 New York… Continue Reading

Three Important Pieces of News

We have three exciting pieces of fashion related news to impart, the only difficult thing will be to decide what to spend your hard earned cash on first.   MR by Man Repeller – Leandra Medine’s Footwear Label   The style goddess that is Leandra Medine, the woman behind super blog Man Repeller, has created a footwear label available exclusively on Net-a-Porter. With colourful platforms called ‘LOL If You Think I Can Walk In These,’ embossed pink velvet loafers entitled ‘The Alternative to Bare Feet,’ and chunky heeled boots that live up to the name ‘I’m Here To Party,’ this… Continue Reading

Gucci x Chatsworth House

  Not long after we recovered from the latest installment of Alessandro Michele’s unrelentingly ‘more is more is more’ aesthetic vision for Gucci, an exciting announcement has been made. After showing its latest resort collection at Westminster Abbey in London, the Italian fashion house will continue its love affair with Britain in a new partnership with the historic Chatsworth House. For those of you who don’t know, Chatsworth House is a large stately home in Derbyshire, England. It is the seat of the Duke of Devonshire and has been suggested as Jane Austen’s point of inspiration for Mr Darcy’s family… Continue Reading