Pink’s Rebel Cause


  Complaining about the winter weather in Canberra is practically a citywide pastime. A scroll through your Instagram feed will show you snaps of people wishing for warmer weather, sharing their best winter style, or marveling at their pets’ frozen over water bowl. Yes, defrosting our cars is annoying, and yes, it’s hard to drag yourself out of bed for a run when it’s still minus three outside, but for most of us, we have a nice, warm home to curl up in. For a lot of people, however this isn’t the case. Up to 2000 people experience homelessness each… Continue Reading

Rebel Muse Second Birthday


  It’s no secret we think Alicia Xyrakis is amazing. She opened her first fashion boutique, Rebel Muse, on Lonsdale street in Braddon. Then, as if running one successful business wasn’t enough, came the opening of her second store: Peachy Keen. A mecca for accessories, Rebel Muse’s little sister is just as capable of making us reach for our credit card as its sibling. And now, in what feels like no time at all, comes Rebel Muse’s second birthday. Naturally, a huge celebration was in order. Attendees were treated to an evening of fun at Lazy Su (if you haven’t… Continue Reading

Rebel Muse x P.E Nation


  You have likely been walking around with your eyes closed if you haven’t noticed the rise of active wear, or ‘athleisure’ wear if you will. People doing their shopping or catching up with friends in leggings, trainers and a racer back singlet has become ubiquitous. In what is now a flooded market, a new Australian label is carving out a cult following thanks to its mix of nostalgia, attitude and cool girl spirit. P.E Nation, the brainchild of designer duo Pip Edwards and Claire Tregoning, exploded onto the scene earlier this year and has already become a favourite with… Continue Reading

An Interview: Alicia Xyrakis, Owner of Rebel Muse Boutique


  To celebrate the first year of Canberra based fashion boutique Rebel Muse, Leiden wanted to find out more about the woman behind this successful business, Alicia Xyrakis. Warm, bubbly and with a killer laugh, Alicia has created a large and loyal customer base who are as eager to spend time with her and her team in store as they are to shop her edit of must-have clothes and accessories.   Emma: What made you decide to start your own business? Alicia: I have wanted to have my own business ever since I was a kid. I think this came… Continue Reading

Rebel Muse Boutique First Birthday Socials


Today marked the first birthday of Canberra based fashion boutique Rebel Muse. To celebrate this milestone, Rebel Muse hosted a VIP shopping night in store followed by a dinner at Braddon hotspot, eightysix. As if this wasn’t enough, the designer duo behind super hot athleisure brand P.E Nation, Claire Tregoning and Pip Edwards, came down from Sydney to launch the brand in Canberra, but more on that later. We took the opportunity to snap some of the very lovely and well dressed guests attending so look no further for style inspiration. Happy Birthday Rebel Muse; congratulations on your first year… Continue Reading