Old Bags

                                  Credits Concept: Emma Batchelor / Instagram @emma.leiden Direction: Emma Batchelor and Lexi Keelan Paper Bag design: Lexi Keelan / artbylexi.com.au / Facebook / Instagram @art.by.lexi Styling: Emma Batchelor Photography: Jesse Petrie Models: Cleo Pilcher, Rebecca Huynh, Lexi Keelan and Emma Batchelor Clothing: Vintage and vintage designer pieces and accessories with the exception of a current Gucci belt bag, a Staud bucket bag, a Staud top handle bag, Macgraw shoes from Rebel Muse and pink Mollini loafers from Sissa Sorrella.   A note on… Continue Reading

Designer Profile – The Prodigal Daughter

  If you love colour, pattern and flair in your wardrobe then The Prodigal Daughter is a brand you need to know about. The designs from former human rights lawyer Phoebe Mwanza are exactly the vibrant ray of sunshine to wake you up from the chill of winter; and it was on one of those cold blustery days that I sat down with the lady herself to talk about her brand. Born in Zambia, and growing up in Zimbabwe, Phoebe was always drawing and making things as a child. She found that she was often dressed a little differently (and… Continue Reading

What happens at a Model Casting?

Have you ever wondered what happens at a model casting? We popped along to the FASHFEST model casting last weekend to find out.   Illustrator Lexi Keelan takes us through each of the steps: Registration Warm Up Walking in front of the Judges Waiting, watching Photos Measurements     See our full wrap up of the model casting here. FASHFEST 2017 will be taking place from the 28 – 30 September.

Shop the Runway – Fashfest Shopping Guide

  The excitement of Canberra’s premier fashion event, Fashfest. isn’t quite over yet, it’s time for the real fun to start: buying pieces from the runway to take home for your very own. Lucky for those of us living in Canberra, there are plenty of opportunities to shop a great number of the designers presented as part of the festival. For those of you interstate, take heart, many of the designers and retailers offer online shopping. Here is our guide to shopping the Fashfest runway.   Braddon Located just outside the city centre, conveniently all within the one building, are… Continue Reading

Fashfest – Saturday Show Five ‘Spectra’

  ‘Band of colour, a visual display. Explore where you sit on the fashion spectrum. This is the show for people looking to make a statement and express themselves in true colour.’ – Fashfest show notes   Perhaps the strongest show of the festival in terms of the cohesion of the designers showing, ‘Spectra’ featured ethical and sustainable fashion from almost exclusively Canberra based labels.   Karen Lee   A Fashfest veteran (the label has now appeared at Fashfest four times), Canberra designer Karen Lee specialises in creating timeless, quality pieces to be treasured and valued. Her new collection featured… Continue Reading