Leiden’s Top Tips for Op Shopping


  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, not to mention most environmentally friendly, way to… Continue Reading

Faye De Lanty at the Canberra Fashion Market


  Eco fashion advocate Faye De Lanty is a self confessed shopaholic. But not the regular max-out-your-credit-card-at-the-mall kind. Faye is the thrifty kind. Instead of loading up on fast fashion, Faye is slowing things down and embracing a love of the pre-loved, something that has been important to her since she was fifteen years old. ‘It didn’t become a necessity for me until I was living overseas and didn’t have a lot of money,’ she said. ‘I’d have twenty quid and challenge myself on how to pull together an outfit. People would comment on how they loved what I was… Continue Reading

Vestiaire Collective


  This luxury resale business originated in Paris but now operates all over the world including Australia. Vestiaire Collective isn’t your average online marketplace, here you can both buy and sell pre-owned fashion. With 30,000 new items submitted by a community of sellers each week so you are guaranteed to find something that catches your eye. And don’t worry about fakes, items are checked for quality and authenticity.   Who: Women, Men and kids. What: Chanel, Gucci, Louis Vuitton – all the luxury labels are there. How Much: $$ – $$$$ depending on what you are after. Why: We love… Continue Reading

Old Masters


  In art history, the term ‘Old Master’ refers to any painter of skill who worked in Europe before about 1800. It also refers to a painting by such an artist. This creative editorial brings together references ranging from the old masters, to the representation of women throughout history, to our relationship with artificial and constructed environments.   Explore each distinct study        Credits Photography: Elisa Paci / elsapax.wixsite.com / Facebook / Instagram @elisapaciphotographer Hair and Makeup: Lilah Gow / www.lilahgow.com / Facebook / Instagram @lilahgowmakeup Styling and props: Emma Batchelor / Instagram @emma.leiden Model: Samantha Farrow / Instagram @sammyfarrow at Devojka Models / devojka.com.au… Continue Reading

Old Masters – A Study in the Wild

                      Continue your Exploration   Or return to the ‘Old Masters’ home page   Credits Photography: Elisa Paci / elsapax.wixsite.com / Facebook / Instagram @elisapaciphotographer Hair and Makeup: Lilah Gow / www.lilahgow.com / Facebook / Instagram @lilahgowmakeup Styling and props: Emma Batchelor / Instagram @emma.leiden Model: Samantha Farrow / Instagram @sammyfarrow at Devojka Models / devojka.com.au / Instagram @devojkamodels Concept: Elisa Paci, Lilah Gow, Emma Batchelor Set styling: Emma Batchelor and Elisa Paci Style note: Vintage coat, Macgraw blouse, vintage Chanel vest from Claire Inc, Alexa Chung for Marks and Spencer skirt, Miu Miu necklace, Gucci boots… Continue Reading

Old Masters – A Study in Lady-like Behaviour

            Continue your Exploration   Or return to the ‘Old Masters’ home page   Credits Photography: Elisa Paci / elsapax.wixsite.com / Facebook / Instagram @elisapaciphotographer Hair and Makeup: Lilah Gow / www.lilahgow.com / Facebook / Instagram @lilahgowmakeup Styling and props: Emma Batchelor / Instagram @emma.leiden Model: Samantha Farrow / Instagram @sammyfarrow at Devojka Models / devojka.com.au / Instagram @devojkamodels Concept: Elisa Paci, Lilah Gow, Emma Batchelor Set styling: Emma Batchelor and Elisa Paci Style note: Pearl crown custom made by Sovata Fashion and Millinery, vintage necklace, Country Road blouse, Miu Miu skirt.

Old Masters – A Study in Blue

                      Continue your Exploration   Or return to the ‘Old Masters’ home page   Credits Photography: Elisa Paci / elsapax.wixsite.com / Facebook / Instagram @elisapaciphotographer Hair and Makeup: Lilah Gow / www.lilahgow.com / Facebook / Instagram @lilahgowmakeup Styling and props: Emma Batchelor / Instagram @emma.leiden Model: Samantha Farrow / Instagram @sammyfarrow at Devojka Models / devojka.com.au / Instagram @devojkamodels Concept: Elisa Paci, Lilah Gow, Emma Batchelor Set styling: Emma Batchelor and Elisa Paci Style note: Vintage Chanel Suit from Resurrection Vintage, Alexa Chung for Marks and Spencer blouse, Gucci necktie, Bloch tights, Trelise Cooper coat and Black… Continue Reading

Designer Opshop Emporium – Mixing Modern and Vintage


  Is Fyshwick the new Braddon? Given that the # has been used a grand total of six times by the one account, maybe the idea hasn’t caught on quite yet. Fyshwick can, however, count one Braddon expat amongst its ranks, in the newly opened Designer Opshop Emporium. In their new venture, mother and daughter duo Sharyn and Taylor Pitsilos have expanded upon what we came to know and love them for in their Braddon home of five years: a unique mix of modern and vintage. The new Emporium is light, airy, and quite importantly, it’s much larger. Amongst the… Continue Reading