Fashion Library


                            Credits Stylist + Photographer: Deejay Jukic / IG: @wearefoundau / Facebook Stylising assistant: Sarafina Manyang / IG: @creationsofsarafina Hair: Antons Hair Studio / IG: @antonshairstudio / Facebook Models (in order of appearance): Jordan De Alivia / IG: @___jda___ Tanisha Chianai-Hill / IG @chiap0d MUA to Jordan: Steph Quarmby / IG: @stephquarmby.makeup / Facebook MUA to Tanisha: Alysha Wigram / IG: @Alyshasmakeup Clothing: Inspired by vintage 70s from Zara, and stylist’s and models’ own pieces.  

Swap Style Love – A Clothes Swap Event


  Fast fashion can make us feel like clothing is disposable. Is this scenario familiar? Heidi bought a dress to wear out to a party last week and is now sick of it, but hey, it only cost $40 so it’s no big deal to her so she chucks it out. Just imagine if everyone in Australia did that to just one item? In Australia, we generate 6000 kilograms of clothing waste every 10 minutes (ABC TV). Only a comparatively small percentage of what we donate to charity shops gets sold with the rest ending up in landfill. So what… Continue Reading

A Vintage Dream


                What’s What Photo 1: Vintage Celine bag from Claire Inc Photo 2: Vintage Chanel neck tie from Claire Inc on vintage Dior jacket Photo 3: Vintage Kenzo hankies from Claire Inc, Vintage Celine and Yves Saint Laurent silk scarves Photo 4: Vintage Hermes from Designer Opshop and vintage Hermes pouch Photo 5: Vintage Chanel jacket from Claire Inc Photo 6: Vintage Chanel shoes; navy and oxblood flats from New York, green flats from Paris and heels from Designer Opshop Photo 7: Chanel bag from Claire Inc Photo 8: Vintage Dior bag, vintage… Continue Reading

How to Style – Clothes Swap Finds


So this article is not our usual how-to. It’s more a straight up celebration of styling second hand and vintage fashion. A few weeks ago we attended a Clothes Swap event. For the uninitiated, a clothes swap is all about combating textile waste. In Australia, we generate 6000 kilograms of clothing waste every 10 minutes (ABC TV). Only a comparatively small percentage of what we donate to charity shops gets sold, with the rest ending up in landfill. The idea behind a clothes swap event is to encourage people to bring pieces they no longer wear to swap for something… Continue Reading

Ladies in Black – A Fashionable Musical


  I have to get something off my chest before we start. I don’t really like musicals. Yep, I said it. Well, that might be a teeny bit of an overstatement; what I actually cannot abide is sing-talking. Give me a musical that is essentially a play interspersed with songs and I will be happy. But if it is non-stop singing from start to finish, those inane sentences sung as though they are the most important statements on earth rather than the banal things that they are, fill me with such an irrational rage that I just want to run… Continue Reading

Peace, Love and Sunshine


                                    ‘We went for a fun & flirty, carefree & innocent look with a slightly sophisticated boho vibe for this gorgeous 70s inspired hair. We have used some lovely big curls and some finger teasing to create the looks on Ashley and Billie. We kept some soft volume through to the roots but let loose and gave lots of volume through their mid-lengths and ends. The moment model Samantha stepped into our salon on the morning of the shoot, we looked at each… Continue Reading

Fashion Flashbacks


  Downsizing your own wardrobe is never a very fun activity, but have you ever tried downsizing someone else’s? Recently I helped my mother go through some of her old clothes to donate to clean out some space. I was amazed and delighted at some of the garments she had kept for such a long time. Not just by the fashions but by the stories she could tell with each item, transported me back to another time. The simple chore of cleaning out her closet soon became a game of dress-ups and allowed Mum to reminisce about the past. The… Continue Reading

An Interview: Belinda Humphris of Claire Inc.


  I love collecting vintage, but I especially love collecting vintage Chanel. Belinda Humphris of online boutique Claire Inc. has been my number one source for such treasures (and many others) for a number of years now. Not only does she curate a stand out collection of rare and unique vintage pieces from the likes of Chanel, Issey Miyake, Sonia Rykiel, Moschino and Comme Des Garcons, Belinda offers an amazing level of customer service. I have always admired Belinda and so thought it was high time I chatted with her about her business.   Emma: How did Claire Inc. begin?… Continue Reading