Personal Style File – Amy Peacock


  Name: Amy Peacock Age: 27 What I do: Owner and director of Elite Dance Studio Canberra and personal trainer in the making.   Describe your personal style My Personal style is a huge reflection of my life. Active, youthful, upbeat and independent. I live in active wear so I’m always looking for a fun way to spice it up and not look like I just walked out of the gym or dance class. My statement colour is black; then I’ll spice it up with a bright coloured lip or bag. Because day to day I wear my gym gear… Continue Reading

Personal Style File – Riya ‘Looking Through Her Closet’


  Name: Riya Age: 27 What I do: Lawyer   Describe your Personal Style  My personal style is continually evolving but I think I always maintain an element of edginess and femininity in whatever I wear.   What pieces are on high rotation in your wardrobe? In this cold Canberra weather – it would definitely have to be my All About Eve khaki trench coat and Tony Bianco leather boots.   What are your favourite labels, who are your favourite designers? My favourite labels at the moment are Winston Wolfe, Asilio, Single White Female and Monki. With designers, I love… Continue Reading

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia


Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival is in full swing with the fash-pack out in force, strutting the streets of Sydney one designer heel after another. This year the festival has moved from April to May to align itself with the International Resort Season in hopes of attracting more international attention. Australians often have a unique perspective on fashion, partly due to our isolation from the four fashion capitals, and partly due to our unique culture. Australian fashion is often regarded as sexy, athletic and relaxed but it is so much more than that. Designers, models, buyers, influencers, editors, and bloggers have… Continue Reading

Fashionation Cooma Socials


On Saturday 30 April, three Leiden contributors descended on Cooma to cover Fashionation. Presented by The Community Chest and sponsored by Australian Wool Innovation, the event set out to showcase the work of local designers as well as highlight the region’s wool industry. The event took place in a large wool shed which created the perfect atmosphere for a night of celebrating wool. Almost 400 guests enjoyed the runway show, drinks and canapés, the Challenge item auction, designer pop-up shops and a post show bar. As well as cover the event (stay tuned for our runway report and designer profiles),… 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

Sibling Street Style


  Choreographer James Batchelor is roaming the streets again in his famous socks and sandals combo. I can attest that his outfit captured many a glance while we were out and about this weekend. I was a breton-striped wall flower in comparison. Emma wears: Miu Miu sunglasses, Country Road top and pants, Gucci belt and Marc by Marc Jacos shoes James wears: Stussy shirt, Nobody jeans, Topman socks, Windsor Smith Sandals   James is in Canberra to perform in the world premier of his new contemporary dance work Faces at the Canberra Theatre Centre. In FACES, documents from the First… Continue Reading

Street Style – James Batchelor


Canberra Choreographer James Batchelor was back in his home town this weekend to speak as part of a panel on dance at Parliament House. Alongside Rafael Bonachela and Nick Wales, James spoke about his time aboard the Investigator (you can read his full article for more info) his most recent work and his creative process. As interesting as his talk was, we couldn’t help but take note of his personal style. Especially that socks n’ sandals combo. James wears: American Apparel tee, Alpha 60 pants, Uniqlo socks, Windsor Smith sandals, vintage Burberry watch, vintage sunglasses and various rings he has… Continue Reading