Personal Style File – Nikki Hogan


  Name: Nikki Hogan Age: 44 What I do: Eco-clothing advocate, fashion student and op-shopper. Also Fundraising Coordinator for a national health charity.   Describe your Personal Style Classic, elegant with a rebellious, romantic streak.   What pieces are on high rotation in your wardrobe? Riders by Lee – denim jeans Sportscraft – cream trousers (thrifted) Luca & Marc – lyocell pants (thrifted) SportEight – vintage blazer (thrifted) Voltan 1898 – cream ballet flats with black edging Diana Ferrari – platinum laceup plimsoles Sandler – tan leather peep toe wedges (thrifted) Variety of tank tops by Caroline Morgan, Marcs, SheThing,… Continue Reading

Personal Style File – Nina Gbor


  Name: Nina Gbor What I do: Eco Stylist (Personal stylist with a focus on sustainability)   Describe your Personal Style My personal style is an eclectic mix of vintage and contemporary pieces that I style in dramatic, feminine, edgy and creative looks. I like bright, bold colours and unusual pieces that are not on-trend. I wear a lot of full circle vintage dresses from the 40s and 50s for instance. Everything I wear is a reflection of how I’m feeling or something to make me happy.   What pieces are on high rotation in your wardrobe? Usually dresses that… Continue Reading

An Interview with Ayla – Songstress and Devoted Op Shopper


  After a killer 2016 packed with a slew of hit singles, a memorable Triple J Like a Version performance and an almost sold out EP tour, Brisbane singer-songwriter Ayla is back. The self-proclaimed op-shop lover has been busy with a new single released in May, a new EP in the pipeline and an East-coast tour on the way. Ayla’s latest single Shallow End has seen her mature as a songwriter and collaborate with a few big names; the song is co-written by Glenn Sarangapany (Birds of Tokyo) produced by Sam Cromack (Ball Park Music) and mixed by Ian Pritchett (Boo… Continue Reading

How to Op Shop


Have you ever noticed that those people with the most enviable personal style don’t dress head to toe in any one designer? They mix and match between designer, high street and vintage to create looks entirely their own. Kate Moss does this better than anyone. She practically invented this approach to dressing in a modern context. But lets face it; we don’t all have Kate Moss’s fashion connections or bank account. So how can the average person start to build a wardrobe of clothes unique to them? The cheapest and easiest way to add an individual element to your wardrobe is by integrating vintage pieces.… Continue Reading