Page 1

CARNIVAL ISSUE XVII

MIM 2013 / NIXI KILLICK / BODY MODIFICATION / DUNE / PUBLIC INN


one thousand cranes


exposing local fashion

one thousand cranes (melbourne central) level 1 lonsdale bridge, 300 lonsdale street, melbourne vic 3000 www.onethousandcranes.com.au


EXCLUSIVE FASHION DEALS www.cityblis.com


FJ O R D E

CONTENTS

28 THE TUMBLES OF CIRCUS LIFE

FORGOTTEN VICTIMS

Ever wonder what it would be like to run away Human trafficing no longer exists in the shadows and join the circus?

JUST A LITTLE BIT CRAZY

Nixi Killick is making waves in the Melbourne fashion set

What wouldn’t you give to have your shot, CEE:JAY gave it all to find out

DUNE

Beauty is only skin deep

A clean slate, is sometimes all that is needed to turn it all around

EDITOR’S DESK

12

MELBOURNE WRAP UP

16

HOW TO: UPCYCLE

18

HEALTH & WELLBEING

20

FJORDE STYLE: WOMEN

22

FJORDE STYLE: MEN

23

BEAUTY: THE ESSENTIALS

24

SEASON SECRETS

46

GOLDEN

62

STOCKISTS

84

6

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M

Celebrating its 5th year Made In Melbourne harnesses raw Melbourne fashion

42 THE PERFECT MIX

David Piper spills the secrets about Hendrick’s new adventures

72

50 BOUND & GAGGED

MADE IN MELBOURNE 2013

40

36 NIXI KILLICK

32

30

78 PUBLIC INN

Not your typical country pub

COVER Art Director Nick Mansfield Photographer Aryo Murtono Wardrobe Blanca Barragan Hairstylist Tasha Dubreuil-Marinier Make Up Artist Francia Cohen Photography Assistants Carlos,Patrick & Rommel


T? U R G IN L Y T S A IN STUCK

KILL ROUTINE

NEW

REFREsh E N’dRsyhcONINdITIO NE R IN sTaN T

soft & refreshed hair NE I h s s s e l t h Weig

NEW

ROUGh R E B B U RdaBLE dRy pa sTE MOL

sTRONG hOLd & separation subtle MaTT EFFEc T Visit www.schwarzkopf-professional.com or call 1800 624 000 for more information. LIKE US | SCHWARZKOPF PROFESSIONAL AUSTRALIA


FJ O R D E

CO N T R I B U TO R S

EDITORS

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

ONLINE EDITOR

Patrick Price James Banham

Ben Anderson

Irish Rivera

CONTRIBUTORS

PHOTOGRAPHY

MAKE-UP & HAIR

Goerge Seraphim Hande Cerkez Heather Burton Lauren Roberts

Aryo Murtono Fred Love Mike Chang

Francia Cohen Sandra Madjdi Tasha Dubreuil-Marinier

Melissa Tan Nikiforos Killas Reuben Cheok Tully Walter

STYLING STYLE ME 365 Ben Anderson Bianca Barragan Nick Mansfield

ART FJORDE GRAPHICS

CONTACT US

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Patrick Price pa.price@fjordemagazine.com

CREATIVE DIRECTOR Ben Anderson enquiries@fjordemagazine.com

enquiries@fjordemagazine.com

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT

ADVERTISING

MARKETING

James Banham jbanham@fjordemagazine.com

Lachlan Taylor ltaylor@fjordemagazine.com

Laura Wong enquiries@fjordemagazine.com

GENERAL ENQUIRIES

SUBMISSIONS FJORDE accepts submissions from freelance artists, photographers, designers and journalists, however, we cannot reply to every submission. Please see www.fjordemagazine.com for submission guidelines.

FJORDE Magazine will assume no responsibility for consequences that may result in the use of, or reliance on, the published information. No responsibility is taken for the content, images or advertisements. No part of FJORDE magazine may be reproduced without the written permission of the publisher. Copies of this publication may not be sold. The opinions expressed herein are not necessarily those of the publishing staff. Reproduction in whole or part is prohibited without the permission of the publishers. Articles received with no name, address and phone number(s) will not be published. Articles received will only be published by approval of the editorial team. FJORDE Magazine reserves the right to shorten and or edit received articles and letters. FJORDE Magazine does not accept responsibility on articles written by various columnists and writers.

8

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M


WICK STUDIOS RECORD IN AUSTRALIA’S LARGEST SINGLE SPACE RECORDING STUDIO SINGLE | EP | LP

25 Leslie Street, Brunswick, Victoria 3056. Australia Tel: 03 9387 7044 | Email: info@thewick.com.au

WWW.THEWICK.COM.AU


FJ O R D E

E D I TO R ’ S D E S K

A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT The world is a weird and wonderful place, a carnival of sorts, full of the exotic and beautiful. So why do we always look away and try not to acknowledge the difference in the world? Here we bring you a small taste of these wonderful people, places, fashion and creative flair for all to see. And what better time to explore with the weather starting to warm up and as we approach Spring Racing season it’s the perfect time to embrace something different and out of the box this season.

12

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M

From a glimpse of Made In Melbourne, who celebrated their 5th year anniversary show to the refined foods of Public INN. This issue has something for everyone; we’ve also thrown in the psychedelic styling of Nixi Killick and her unique take on fashion today. Remember the best things in this world are sometimes the things that are just out of the ordinary. So next time you find yourself in the situation of playing it safe or trying something new, try something new… you just might like it.

Patrick


SPRING 2013

CARNIVAL W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M

13


BRIDE BRIDE NOW

W W W. FJ O R D E B R I D E . C O M

SUBSCRIBE

Welcome FJORDE’s newest venture FJORDE Bride by staying up to date with the latest bridal news and fashions. Simply subscribe for free here: www.fjordebride.com

FJORDE Bride brings you wedding fashion, accessories, advice on the greatest areas in Australia to take those memorable snaps, tips and tricks, and of course the greatest bridal dress designers Australia has to offer! All encased in the FJORDE style you’ve become familiar with – class, elegance and sophistication.


FJ O R D E

MELBOURNE WRAP-UP

CHASING STORMS WRITTEN BY BEN ANDERSON

A Storm came through Melbourne recently, with the opening of Storm Clothing’s first Australian store on Chapel Street. Its founder Deborah Caldwell began the brand with the idea of bridging the gap between chain store and designer brands and that is exactly what she did. With smart clean designs, Storm offers a wide range to its customers from their signature mood and distinctive edge – ensures a broad appeal. The offering also includes a basics range that covers you for those everyday essentials – tees, tanks, camis, leggings and pants that are durable and built to last.

16

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M

A real point of difference is Storm’s commitment to only producing limited numbers each design and the small runs of their novelty styles. “There are usually only 10 to 15 of each style per store and online, in just a couple of different colourways. When they’re gone, they’re gone,” says Caldwell.

STORM

575 CHAPEL STREET,

SOUTH YARRA VIC 3141 (03) 9826 8715


SPRING 2013

ARE YOU A GLOBAL CITIZEN? WRITTEN BY BEN ANDERSON

The Palais Theatre played host to the Global Citizen Festival, produced in partnership with the Cotton On Foundation, a free-ticketed concert designed to catalyse the movement working to end extreme poverty. And with world leaders gathered in New York for the UN General Assembly, and given Australia’s role as President of the UN

Security Council, the former Young Australian of the Year and co-founder of the Global Poverty Project, Hugh Evens, felt moved to speak out. Mr. Evans finished his address with a direct appeal to the Prime Minister, saying “Reverse course, Prime Minister, reverse course, or this single act of political indecency will define your Government and your legacy on the global stage”. Mr. Evan’s speech was

streamed to the sister Global Citizen Festival in Melbourne, where over two thousand supporters gathered to show their support for ending extreme poverty by 2030. The Festival will serve as a rally to demonstrate continued community enthusiasm for more and better Australian aid.

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M

17


FJ O R D E

H O W T O : S TA R T A B L O G

HOW TO: UPCYCLE YOUR WARDROBE FOR SUMMER BY: LAUREN ROBERTS

UPDATING ONE’S SUMMER WARDROBE IS OFTEN AN EXPENSIVE AND TIMECONSUMING TASK. IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THOUGH. FOLLOW THESE SIX SIMPLE STEPS AND YOU WILL BE WELL ON YOUR WAY TO UPCYCLING YOUR WARDROBE JUST IN TIME FOR THE WARM MONTHS.

1. Buy a new pair of jeans – I know! Sounds crazy! Jeans in an Australian Summer? Thin, flattering summer jeans are the key to a happy wardrobe. Versatility is the key so pick a pair that suits both floaty beach shirts and tighter evening tops. 2. Organise what you have and sort your Summer clothes into clothes you wear and those you don’t. Donate everything that you can’t remember wearing last season to charity. ‘One day’ just isn’t going to happen. Simply organising your clothes into piles helps you see the obvious – how many shorts you have, how many skirts you have and will prepare you mentally for what you need before you hit the shops. 3. Don’t just buy clothes but invest in new season shoes and accessories. Updating your wardrobe is expensive but new scarves, funky hats, great bags and new flats won’t break the bank. A few new pieces and your preexisting ensembles will be breathing new life.

18

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M

4.utumlike long dresses, cotton pants, flowing skirts and maxiskirts. Buying clothes that can last a few seasons minimises how much you spend on clothes and maximises your options if it does turn cold. 5. Have a look at the season’s colours and styles and buy a few items that fit the season which suit your shape and style. Try not to buy ‘fad’ garments. Picture yourself wearing the top/dress/shoes next Summer and if you feel comfortable doing that, buy it. 6. Check up some op shops and buy a few new old things. Look at costume jewellery, blazers, block coloured dresses and if you’re handy with a sewing machine, clothes in good patterns which you can edit to suit your shape and style. Most importantly; have fun, shop around and take some risks with what you wear. Summer is a time for taking chances and playing around with fun clothes and different styles. Buy some bright Summer make-up, new bathers, bright gym clothes to keep yourself motivated and chunky accessories


SPRING 2013

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M

19


FJ O R D E

20

JUST IMAGINE

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M


SPRING 2013

JUST IMAGINE BY: GEORGE SERAPHIM

JUST PAUSE FOR A MOMENT, WHEREVER YOU ARE. I INVITE YOU TO BEGIN TO NOTICE YOUR SURROUNDINGS AND TRY TO ABSOLUTELY TAKE IT ALL IN, JUST TRY, THROUGH ALL YOUR SENSES. OPEN YOUR EYES AND TRY TO SEE BEYOND WHAT YOU CAN NORMALLY SEE, BY FIRST ABSORBING EVERY SINGLE COLOUR AND FORM AROUND YOU. THIS CAN BE A LITTLE DIFFICULT TO BEGIN WITH BECAUSE WE ARE ALL SO DISTRACTED THESE DAYS. JUST TRY IT FOR A MOMENT, AND BE ‘STILLNESS’. As you become stillness and you absorb your surroundings noises, shapes, colour, smell you will drift into what is called an alpha wave state. This is the first level of meditation, a level you can reach if you just let go a little. So try this for now, you will begin to go within yourself and start to attain some deeper insight.

higher realms and to be able to communicate with higher beings. Just imagine this if you can for now, how would that alter your perception of your surroundings. You are not really who you think you are, you are much much more.

Think of the richest most vibrant painting you have ever seen, and if you haven’t seen Imagine now that there are worlds one go and find one to just look at and just surrounding you, which you cannot see be present to it. Its texture and how all the with the naked eye. Worlds which are colours blend into one another to stretch and unimaginable and even higher beings which bend and eventually materialise into a melting exist along side you. Beings you may call your pot of someone’s dream. I’m trying to show star family. I invite you to just imagine. Try you what you are……you are your own dream, to understand that what surrounds you is a your thoughts your beliefs, your emotions and universe built of atoms vibrating at a certain the amount of action you are willing to take. speed, which we call the material realm. Your entire life is built on these things. Now Speed-up the vibration of the atoms and we try to imagine that you can dream anything move into higher frequencies of reality, which into being because in reality you can do are not physical anymore, they become astral anything you put your mind to, anything at and further beyond into realms you have not all. We are the richest painting, all colours, yet even dreamed of. all forms, all shapes, all textures, everything, limitless. The further you progress with meditation, you begin to increase the frequency of what Life is as such, form, colour, shape, density, is called your pineal gland. This is the core liquidity, movement, it is all things, it is processor of the human brain. Upping its a spectacular array of impermanence. Be vibration you begin to unlock dormant powers free in your heart and know yourself so that which you have always had. Powers which eventually others may know themselves too. are never-ending in their progression, such as This is where the riches lie and where the the ability to be actually able to see into the party begins.

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M

21


FJ O R D E

FJ O R D E S T Y L E

WOMEN STYLE REUBEN CHEOK [WWW.REUBENCHEOK.COM]

CROP TOPS A word of caution, this season’s trend is not a colour, or a material, or a pattern. Nor is it for everyone. But if worn correctly, crop tops are definitely a head-turner that will surely bring any fashion-conscious woman attention and reverence for her bravado and style!

trend that should be embraced, worn with casual fun and not to be feared!

The boxy crop top goes against the fitted shape, sensual look and feel with cuts that jut out away from the body. Roland Mouret, Carven and Rochas featured the softer boxy Known as the upper-body’s “raised” hemline, crop top with embossed quilted materi-als, teamed with high-waisted skirts or pants. This the crop top and it’s variants (boob-tubes, refined chic combo balances out the extra tube top) have been on full display at fashion volume on the top with a fitted waist on the weeks all around the world. Before hearing bottom. Balenciaga took this boxy cut to the the collective groan from the female readers, extreme with a highly structured futuristic cut, this season’s trend promises to steer clear from the stomach baring tackiness circa 2009 almost mimicking a stiff shape placed over the shoulders. Modern interpretations of the with a far more modest approach. crop top also featured in Opening Ceremony’s Instead, in 2013, the modern interpretation elegant hand-beaded white pullover crop of the crop top is one of elegance and top. Whereas Australi-an designer Dion Lee sophistication, with a hint of the toned showcased this trend in his white 3D layered midriff. As part of the growing global trend of Neo tank top, reaffirming the “sports-wear-as“active sportswear” as daywear, it is a daring daywear” style.

SHEER

When sweet meets sporty, the peek-a-boo detailing runs off the heels of the “sportswearas-daywear” trend. Another slightly daring trend, see-through garments can rapidly cross that fine line between seductive and sexual, however key pieces can turn any wardrobe into memorable statements. To wear this trend without feeling utterly naked and exposed, is to pick pieces with elements of sheer to ac-centuate your asset such as the midriff, sleeves or trouser legs. For added comfort, layer the sheer gar-ments over clothing. For example, a sheer top should be worn with feminine lingerie underneath, or other sheer undergarments. If worn by itself, cover up with a blazer and balance the sheer top with an opaque bottom. With sheer trouser legs or skirts, make sure a fitted undergarment

22

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M

such as a high waisted lingerie or even well fitted shorts. Using Calvin Klein’s example, sheer oversized shirts with a structured skirt and an opaque upper under-garment is the perfect balance to follow through the “sportswear-as-daywear” trend. Whereas Alexander Wang and Philip Lim utilises feminine opaque sheath dresses with only their hems embellished in sheer material. The key to pulling off the sheer look is keeping accessories to a minimum, not overdoing the entire look head-to-toe in sheer or even translucent materials. By choosing garments in a neutral colour, it will convey a level of sophistication with clean lines without the misconception that sheer garments must be worn breast-baring down a runway.


SPRING 2013

MEN STYLE BLUE

Blue, apparently, is the new black (again!). Dark blue and navy have replaced black in many traditional black pieces for this season. Whether that be a royal blue dinner suit, bold peacock blue suit jacket or shorts in a pastel shade, blue is here to stay. Good, old-fashion blue is the simplest starting point for any successful colour-blocked outfits.

blue. As the temperature heats up for summer, purchase fitted shorts in a variety of shades of blue. Using examples from Missoni and Rag & Bone’s current collection, team up blue shorts in a lightweight material against a contrasting coloured top such as sandstone or continue the them with a short-sleeved shirt with a hint of blue.

Men will have invariably, multiple items in blue in their wardrobes. Instead of just whipping out that lumpy blue polo shirt or boring blue denim jeans, update your wardrobe with a pop of colour with essential pieces not traditionally confined to blue. For a touch of restraint, but still keeping with this trend, are a pair of fitted blue trousers, preferably cropped at the ankles and worn with gentlemanly loafers. Gucci’s SS13 runway show took the fitted trousers and painted them in a glorious shade of cobalt

For the fashion forward daredevils, follow Hermès and Paul Smith’s lead by replacing that traditional black work suit with a bold power suit in either cobalt, navy, royal, petrol or midnight blue. The strong pop of colour will reflect the current warmer season whilst giving any dated, traditional outfit a refreshing modern take. A vibrant touch to any staple blue item is to team it with garments in a variety of bright colours - lemon, citrus and even salmon.

FLORAL PRINT Floral prints for spring/summer? That’s hardly considered a fashion trend I hear you say! Floral prints for MEN in spring/summer? Now THAT’S a fashion trend! Long seen as the staple domain and trend for this season of the fairer sex; floral motifs, patterns and prints are usually shunned by western men based on its perceived femininity. As the market for menswear and design have exploded, so have the minds and atti-tudes of male fashion consumers. As the modern man begin to embrace fresh concepts, the designers have led the charge in outfitting them for this trend.

jeans, tailored jacket and leather boots. Another simple addition to your wardrobe are t-shirts and sweatshirts in bold full bloom patterns. Whether that be an abstract design from Paul Smith’s collection, or subtle embroidered tailoring to the full over-blown graphic print from French label Carven, all have the ability to inject a dash of floral to any outfit.

Floral tailoring is the latest, hottest trend in menswear this season. Featured feverishly in the runway collections of Alexander McQueen, Dries Van Noten, Gucci, and Dolce Micro-print florals are an easy way to & Gabbana, their reinterpretation of floral embrace the trend by taking the subtle approach. Whether that be button-down shirts, tailoring encompassed the all-over print to daring polo shirts or even to accessories such embroidered treatments to embellished lapels. Bold but eye-catching, these tailored suits as ties; micro-print florals can inject a softer edge to any outfit when teamed with the usual reinvent the stereotypical plain suits that is fresh, fun and youthful. W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M

23


FJ O R D E

FJ O R D E B E A U T Y : T H E E S S E N T I A L S

PALM BEACH COLLECTION & WE ARE HANDSOME Australia’s leading lifestyle brand Palm Beach Collection has collaborated with the ultimate swimwear label We Are Handsome to create a stylish, limited edition, scented candle. The Palm Beach Collection for We Are Handsome exclusive candle combines the beautiful Vintage Gardenia scent with an original We Are Handsome print that is reminiscent of sun drenched summer days and glamorous poolside moments. Both brands are 100% Australian designed, owned, made and loved. It is undoubtedly this seasons ‘must have’ product for the home, making it an ultimate gift. The exclusive collaboration is strictly limited and available in both the mini and standard sizes.

24

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M


SPRING 2013

THE ESSENTIALS MATTE BRONZER BRONZED GODDESS Get the ultimate Goddess glow with this sophisticated, silk-like bronzing powder. The unique baked formula, will transform your complexion in a single sweep, making you look radiant and perfectly airbrushed by the sun! Bronzed Goddess will create a healthy, natural, deeper looking glow and is ideal for contouring and for those who prefer a matte bronze finish.

KOSMEA LIMITED EDITION CERTIFIED ORGANIC ROSE HIP OIL For two decades rose hip oil pioneer and expert, Marie Jenkins founder of Kosmea, Australia’s leading natural skincare company, has been combining the healing and anti-ageing properties of Organic Rose Hip Oil into her Australian-made skincare products. This year marks the 20th anniversary for the leading organic skincare brand and to celebrate Kosmea are releasing a special Limited Edition Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil. A designer label and box will decorate each bottle of Kosmea’s ‘magic’ oil, the Limited Edition Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil (20ml). The harmonious white and luxurious gold design will adorn each environmentally-friendly box, complete with the famous Kosmea rosebud motif. Inside awaits the golden wrapped bottle with the signature white dropper. But simply looking great isn’t where Kosmea stop. Marie and the Kosmea family want your purse to feel just as fantastic as your skin will feel. An exciting competitive price reduction is coming for their hero product. From September 1st customers will be able to get their rose hip oil fix for almost 20% less than before, with the recommended retail price reducing to just $19.95, normally $24.95. Kosmea is marking their 20th year milestone with a designer newlook box and competitive price harmonisation for a limited time only. Available from September 1, 2013 and only until stocks at selected stores. W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M

25


archie


archie DESIGNED IN MELBOURNE www.archieonline.com.au


FJ O R D E

THE TUMBLES OF CIRCUS LIFE

THE TUMBLES OF CIRCUS LIFE BY HEATHER BURTON

EVER WONDERED WHAT LIFE WOULD BE LIKE IF YOU RAN AWAY AND JOINED THE CIRCUS? THREE YEARS AGO, HANNAH TROTT DID JUST THAT WHEN SHE LEFT SHROPSHIRE, ENGLAND BEHIND TO STUDY AT MELBOURNE’S NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CIRCUS ARTS (NICA). I SAT DOWN WITH HER TO DISCUSS WHY SHE’S NEVER REGRETTED TAKING THE TUMBLE.

Hannah Trott may not have always been a circus star, but from the moment she could walk, she was a performer. Taking ballet, jazz and tap lessons from the age of 3, Hannah’s been hooked on the stage since her first performance. Still her main motivation for entertaining, Trott assured me that the allure of the spotlight nips any performance nerves in the bud. “My favourite part of what I do is performing. I’m one of those people who will seem really nervous when I’m waiting to go on stage, but I’m just getting psyched up before the show. As soon as I step on stage, a calm comes over me and I feel confident and relaxed” After dancing her way through a Diploma in Musical Theatre at London’s prestigious Laine Theatre Arts, Hannah donned glass slippers to play Cinderella in what she described as a “dream contract” for Tokyo Disneyland. Required to perform 25 shows a week, Hannah revealed that while repeating a performance 5 times a day may get to some, she reveled in it. “The repetition of it can get to some people, I enjoyed it though. You always find new ways to make your performance special”.

28

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M

Plus, it helped her prepare for the demands of circus school. “Generally [at NICA] we do 12 shows a season and by the end, my friends are complaining about performing so many, but I’m thinking “oh my god, this is half a week’s shows at Disney!” If the leap from Disney Princess to circus performer seems like a strange one, Hannah explains that it was the discovery of modern big top stars, which inspired the switch. “I was looking for new creative outlets, then I saw a few cabaret shows in London and it opened up a whole new world to me. I saw an aerial artist and said to myself ‘oh my god, I need to do that!” Now in her final year of NICA’s coveted Bachelor of Circus Arts degree, Hannah trains 25 hours a week to achieve her hippodrome dreams. She specialises in aerial tissu—a gravity-defying spin on airborne aerobatics, where performers wrap themselves in suspended fabric and rely purely on their skills and training to keep them aloft. While the towering heights and lack of safety wires may unnerve some, Hannah assured me that she’s rarely fearful when it comes to performing this thrilling feat.

“The first time you do a skill at height, you can feel a bit nervous but if you keep at it, eventually it’s not scary. You’ve just got to have confidence in your skills.” Plus, a focus on your performance helps as well. “Once I’m there, doing it in front of an audience, I don’t get scared. You go into a different mind space and it’s about concentration on the performance and telling the story.” So is escaping to the circus all it’s cracked up to be? As Hannah confessed, though she’s finally living the big top dream, it’s always difficult to leave home behind. “I do miss my family, it’s hard to be away from them. I’ve got a little sister who’s only 10 now and I’ve always been away. Still, it’s always great to see new places and I visit home as often as I can really.” Due to perform her aerial feats in NICA’s November Graduate Showcase, Hannah has lofty dreams for life post-graduation. Having already starred in a stream of circus shows and even produced a few at Chapel St’s Red Bennies, Hannah plans to build up her


SPRING 2013

company, Cup O’ Tea Productions with plans to hold new talent showcases on a monthly basis. But if that doesn’t seem busy enough for you, Trott’s also got plans to develop a solo show and pursue parts in other circuses. “I’ve got big plans, you’ve got to dream big. Sometimes I feel a bit scattered because I want to do everything but I’ve just got to keep my mind open and focus on the short term goals because that’s what will lead to bigger and better things”. But as long as she’s performing, she’s happy. “Stage one in my plan has always been to never have a normal job.” Now that’s a dream worth running away for!

See Hannah’s aerial artistry in NICA’s Graduate Showcase in November, tickets will be available on their website at: http://www.nica.com.au/

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M

29


FJ O R D E

N FO AR MG EO ? ?T?T?E N V I C T I M S

FORGOTTEN VICTIMS BY NIKIFOROS KILIAS

DID YOU HEAR THE ONE ABOUT WESTERN SYDNEY? CHANCES ARE YOU WOULD HAVE DONE IF YOU’VE SO MUCH AS GLANCED AT A NEWSPAPER (NEW SCHOOL OR OLD SCHOOL) OR FLICKED THROUGH THE NIGHTLY NEWS AT ANY TIME OVER THE PAST THREE YEARS. THE SAME NARRATIVE HAS BEEN WRUNG DRY MORE TIMES THAN A WET KITCHEN SPONGE AFTER A DINNER PARTY.

30

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M

Large and diverse population (home to nearly ten per cent of Australia’s total), key federal election battleground (once Labor heartland, now swinging conservative), asylum seeker policy seen as being a key issue in securing precious votes in the 10 electorates covering the area. In post-Tampa (or, arguably, post9/11) discourse, the divisive issue of boat arrivals has barely escaped the political agenda and thus barely left the news cycle, despite only a very small proportion of the world’s asylum seekers choosing to seek refuge in this land girt by sea. But all too far from the spotlight, the soundbytes and the slogans, is an issue that is doing perhaps just as much harm to Australia’s developed, liberal democratic credentials as this one. The sad irony is that this global issue is linked in many ways to the aforementioned, yet seems to be largely enabled by the fact that, to all appearances, it is nowhere near as sexy a news item.

The United Nations estimates that human trafficking represents up to $32 billion per annum in international trade. While perhaps the instinctive link is to forced and often illegal prostitution, human trafficking can encompass a rather broad scope. While the many definitions offered could easily fill this volume, essentially the practice involves the movement – that is, the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbour or receipt – of people by means of coercion, deception, threat or use of force or payment for the purpose of forced labour or servitude (think sweatshops), sexual exploitation, or even the removal of organs. Poverty is often a driving force in the enabling and proliferation of human trafficking: unwitting victims can often chase the dream of a better life abroad (through promises of well-paid employment or access to education) only to find out they have been


SPRING 2013

deceived (imprisonment upon arrival to a new destination is not uncommon, nor is the taking away of a victim’s passport); unwilling victims (often children) may be sold to traders, who profit from the proceeds of selling their victims into exploitation. As with the many definitions, the many and varied ways in which people are trafficked could fill a tome, especially when considering that nearly every nation in the world is affected by this practice, either as a country of origin, transit, or destination. Australia is far from an exception.

exploiting victims, there is only so much these measures can ever do. While exact numbers of exploited workers at any given time will of course never be known, the number of victims is thought to be anywhere up to 1000 per year, the overwhelming majority of whom are in the sex industry, usually women from east Asia often lacking in English skills, and, in the most extreme cases, found with very little money or other means of escape. And while the figure is not enough for Australia to be placed in the upper echelons of the most common destination countries (most of While successive federal governments which are in Western Europe), and indeed, the have done all the right things in ratifying solution can not be found in a neat ‘Stop the international protocols and meeting with boats’-like package, the fact remains that this neighbouring countries – often the origin of egregious abuse of human rights continues exploited workers – and the Australian Federal right under our proverbial noses. The media Police take a tough stance on those found to be narrative on this issue is as predictable as the one involving Western Sydney: periodically,

a raid will make headlines, then updates will quickly disappear into the back pages. At the risk of downplaying its gravity, the one thing that can be said about the asylum seeker issue being on the permanent agenda is that, for better or worse, a forum is created for the many and varied voices on the issue. But the bipartisan approach to human trafficking does not seem to align with the adversarial approach to political coverage much of the media seems to crave. What will it take, then, to give a voice to the voiceless?

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M

31


FJ O R D E

MADE IN MELBOURNE 2013

MADE IN MELBOURNE 2013 BY BEN ANDERSON PHOTOGRAPHY MIKE CHANG

CELEBRATING ITS 5TH ANNIVERSARY MADE IN MELBOURNE IS A HOME FOR CREATIVE TALENT AND STYLE. HELD AT THE BREATHTAKING RIVER’S EDGE, SIMPLY ADDED TO THE CHARISMATIC FLAIR THAT WAS A STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL NIGHT OF FASHION, FUN AND MELBOURNE. SHOWCASING SIXTEEN AMAZING DESIGNERS FROM ACROSS THE MELBOURNE DESIGNER SPHERE, IT WAS A NIGHT THAT HARNESSED THE CORE OF INDEPENDENT FASHION, STYLE AND CULTURE.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE BY TULLY WALTERS AND FIND OUT MORE ABOUT YOUR FAVOURITE DESIGNS AT: WWW.FJORDEMAGAZINE.COM/MADE-INMELBOURNE-RUNWAY-SHOW-MSFW-2013/

32

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M


SPRING 2013

Photographer Mike Chang

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M

33


FJ O R D E

34

MADE IN MELBOURNE 2013

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M


SPRING 2013

Photographer Mike Chang

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M

35


FJ O R D E

D NE I XAI RK N I LELW ICK YO R K . . .

NIXI

KILLICK BY TULLY WALTER

36

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M


SPRING 2013

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M

37


FJ O R D E

NIXI KILLICK

MELBOURNE BASED YOUNGGUN, NIXI KILLICK IS MAKING SOME SERIOUS WAVES IN THE MELBOURNE FASHION SET. WITH A KALEIDOSCOPIC DESIGN ETHOS, INTEGRATING ART, NATURE, AND GLOBAL CULTURE, NIXI DELIVERS AN EXPLOSIVE AESTHEIC DEFINED BY EYE-POPPING COLOUR, MULTIFACETED TEXTURES AND A RESONANT, PSYCHEDELIC FUTURISM. WE TALK TO NIXI ABOUT WHAT GETS HER GOING AND WHAT KEEPS HER MOTIVATED. SO YOU’RE OFF TO INDIA THIS WEEK; WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO GET UP TO OVER THERE? I’m checking out a whole heap of manufactures and textile workshops and I want to checkout the fair trade textile scene. Also the culture over there is so vibrant I feel like people are going to “get my aesthetic,” if you know what I mean? Because I use so much wild crazy and colourful stuff I feel like I’m going to fit in over there. SO WHAT EXACTLY DO YOU DO? I call myself an ‘imaganeer’ these days. I’m trying to synthesize my art and fashion practice together, so generating fashion based, wearable art pieces that people can identify with or engage in my practice and with me by wearing my artwork. So my practice is kind of based around ‘art, styling fashion,’ like in the sense that they are each three different things and I use my art to style fashion. So I create ‘fashion’ out of my artwork and then I do styling out of that. SO TELL ME ABOUT THE LAUNCH OF YOUR OWN LABEL? Yes, well I’m launching a label at an event for Loreal Fashion week in March which should be quite interesting. It’s going to be some sort of an exhibition/live models and spectacular weirdness. I’m not sure yet what form its going to take but hopefully it will be explosive. WHAT IS YOUR VISION FOR THE NIXI KILLICK BRAND? I’m thinking hyper-colour street wear, so I’m kind of just trying to figure out a way to do the most ridiculous stuff that people seem to be attracted to and my aesthetic is known for - that crazy, ‘out of the box’ aestheic, using

38

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M

non materials, but translating it into something accessible and bringing it to the public. So I’ll be launching a range of stuff across three different tiers: a range of digital printed stuff based on my paintings and then some more elaborate or intricate pieces and then really fashion based stuff, incorporating a futurative ethos. I want to bring some alternative ideas into the forefront of fashion.

FROM WHERE DO YOU DRAW YOUR INSPIRATION? Well I’m a very super-visual person and a lot of my inspiration, I guess comes from the natural world - the phenomenal intricacies of bio stuff. I have spoken about bio-psychadelics in previous work and just looking at the vibrancies of different cultures, like I seriously cannot wait to check out India for that, especially after the last four years - my work has been based around Mandalas and pattern and repetition. And yeah in that sense, that elaborate, repetition we see in nature – really comes from there. So definitely the natural and cultural realms. I’m also really drawn to surrealism and psychedelia WHAT KEEPS YOU MOTIVATED? I guess I am supremely and deeply involved with my work and its definitely more then just ‘what I do’ – it’s definitely ‘who I am.’ So working on my stuff is inspiration in itself, the drive is just always there. It’s just one of those things that is endless. I’m just super into what I do and I’m so passionate about what I do I’ve become so belligerent in that sense that I’m not open to any other idea then what I want to do, professionally anyway. Also my aesthetic trying to project a form of hyper culture, in the sense of utilising existing visuals and colourful combinations and pulling in all these elements to create a spiral effect that projects to the future, propelling them into a kaleidoscopic visual that for me, resonates with energy, positivity and futuristic optimism is pretty upbeat, pretty motivating, I guess. SO WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT WORKING IN MELBOURNE? I think Melbourne has an incredibly vibrant culture and there is just so much support for going out on a limb and having the guts to pursue a crazy idea. It just feels like when you take that leap there is all these other people there, supporting you to go for it. And then also all these people doing other amazing creative things. There is an incredibly supportive vibe.


SPRING 2013

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M

39


FJ O R D E

JUST A LITTLE BIT CRAZY

JUST A LITTLE BIT CRAZY BY HANDE CERKEZ

40

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M


WINTER 2013

DESCRIBING HERSELF AS OUTGOING, SPONTANEOUS AND A LITTLE BIT CRAZY CARINA LAWRENCE, WHO IS ALSO KNOWN AS CEE:JAY WHEN SHE’S BEHIND THE DECKS, IS PAVING THE WAY FOR FEMALE ARTISTS IN THE DANCE MUSIC SCENE. STARTING OFF HER DJ CAREER AS A HOBBY WITH HER BEST FRIEND, CARINA IS NOW TAKING THE STAGE SOLO AND PLAYING TO SOME OF MELBOURNE’S LEADING CLUBS.

Recently taking out the 2013 YourShot title, this Melbournite describes the experience as nerve raking but nonetheless exciting. Entering herself into the competition ‘for fun’ Lawrence had not planned on taking out the winning title for Victoria. She says, ‘it was nice being surrounded by people that had the same passions as me’. As well as being named the winner of this years YourShot completion, Carina also had the opportunity to travel to Mykonos and play her winning beats at the infamous Mykonos Paradise beach club. After not having planned to go overseas, Carina says this spontaneous trip was definitely the highlight. Having been DJing for just over two and a half years, Carina never thought of her hobby becoming a career. Although after winning the YouShot competition, she now sees a ‘potential opportunity and would definitely consider it’. For Carina, DJing is more than just a hobby; it has become integral to her lifestyle and her future. As something she thoroughly enjoys doing Carina, hopes to see a future in her DJing. Recently announced to be on the Stereosonic lineup for 2013, Carina is over the moon. Initially feeling nervous about playing alongside the likes of David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Axwell and Empire of the Sun, Carina now sees it as being ‘a really great experience’. Having never played to such large crowds before was definitely a factor in Carina’s nerves, but her experience at the clubs in Mykonos has calmed her nerves and prepared her for Stereosonic. Carina’s top three picks to be hanging out with backstage are Calvin Harris, Alesso and Sebastian Ingrosso, No doubt being on anyone’s backstage hang out short list!

For other female DJ artists trying to make it in the music scene, Carina advises that the most important thing is to ‘not restrict yourself to one specific genre’. As a professional female DJ, Carina believes that a good DJ is one that can DJ a number of different genres and not just one. Originality is also key, as the only way to set yourself from others is to be different. This is a mentality that Carina maintains throughout her DJing profession. Hoping to one day grace the lineups of Future Music Festival in Australia and Tomorrowland and Ultra festivals abroad, the future is no doubt looking bright for Cee:Jay. Currently in the process of completing a music production course, Carina is excited to be able to share her own music and her own original take on songs. As well as producing her own tracks, she’s playing as many Melbourne clubs that suit her genre and style of DJing. Excited for the arrival of Summer, Carina says she’ll be chilling under the sun and catching up with her friends. Summer is undoubtedly the best time to be a DJ with the number of parties being held, which is why Carina cannot wait for it to begin. With an array of endless opportunities at her fingertips, Carina Lawrence has an affluent future ahead of her. It wont be long until she is a successful, creative and original female artist. Watch this space!

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M

41


FJ O R D E

THE PERFECT MIX

THE PERFECT MIX BY BEN ANDERSON

42

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M


SPRING 2013

THEY SAY THAT CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT BUT THEN THE CAT NEVER HAD HENDRICKS DID SHE. FROM ITS HUMBLE ORIGINS IN 1886, THE FAMILY OWNED DISTILLERY HAS CREATED A UNIQUE GIN THAT HAS PLEASED ITS LOYAL AUDIENCE FOR OVER A CENTURY NOW.

FJORDE had the opportunity to talk with David Piper, Hendrick’s global ambassador. An artist, writer, Master of Ceremonies, the list goes on, his various creative endeavours have allowed him to experience the world and sample its finest delicacies including Hendrick’s Gin and after speaking with him it was clear it was clear there is no other man that can “bring to life the many mysteries that live in the bottom of a bottle of Hendrick’s Gin”.

IN ITS PURSUIT OF CONTINUALLY STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE THE HENDRICK’S TEAM DELVED INTO THE HEART OF THE VENEZUELAN HIGHLANDS OF GUAYANA. LEAD BY CHARLES BREWER-CARIAS, ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST DISTINGUISHED EXPLORERS, AND RENOWNED BOTANIST, FRANCISCO DELASCIO. JOINED BY HENDRICK’S MASTER DISTILLER, LESLEY GRACIE THE TEAM WAS SET AND SO BEGAN A JOURNEY OF NEW POSSIBILITIES.

FJORDE: Why become an ambassador?

WITH NEW ADVENTURE ON THE HORIZON AND EXOTIC FLAVOURS TO BE EXPLORED WHAT SETS HENDRICKS APART FROM THE REST…

DAVID: I choose to work with Hendrick’s because of what they represented, becoming the Commander of Special Operation in London. A loosely creative role, that’s main thrust was to work with and find Hendrick’s new, different and exciting places for a greater collaboration of the minds and drink.

idea was not to confuse the market. Rather this adventure was an experiment of flavour, with only a small batch – only 9 litres – being made in the rainforest. Guided by a local Indian tribe, the team explored flowers, fruits, barks, resins and other botanicals to create new flavour combinations to introduce to its drinkers. In the end Scorpion’s Tail was the winner and taken back to London to blend with the original Hendrick’s Gin. F: With this new adventure and the addition of Scorpion Tail to Hendrick’s Gin, what flavours come to mind? D: Taste is a magically thing.

There are many factors that can be associated with taste and can be influenced dramatically. Its an association of memories for any drinker, personally it brings back memories of the F: What makes Hendricks Gin stand above trip and notions of fresh, bright, green, slight the rest? citrusy tang but more importantly it reminds me him of sitting by the river in the rainforest, D: When asked to describe the flavours of Hendrick’s, David explained that Hendrick’s is getting shot at with bow and arrows, eating like the symphony playing out in the drinkers worms and the sense of adventure that came with the journey. mouth, coming together over time, playing out in sequence highlighting different notes, F: For those readers out there who may have building eloquently to the drinking. David went onto explain that Hendrick’s is still made never tried gin before let alone Hendricks what would you say to them to? traditionally in a combination of a CarterHead and Copper Pot still to create a uniquely D: Hurry Up. smooth gin infused with cucumber and rose petal, rounding out a sophistication and F: What does the future hold for Gin drinkers elegance unlike other gins. around the world? F: What do you believe this new adventure will bring for Hendricks?

D: “Let me look into my crystal martini glass”

D: Hendrick’s wants to keep its drinkers on their toes; this new adventure was not a commercial exploit. It was not done for monitory gain rather it was the simple oldfashioned adventure of flavour.

D: Over the last 5-10 years there has been a resurgence of gin drinks and a flood of boutique brands that offer a wide variety of opportunity. Hendricks offers refreshing taste and that is slightly left of centre.

F: Why do you believe Hendricks is taking on D: Giving the drinking new choice and wider this new adventure of flavours? variety. D: Simply because of Charles he was introduced by ‘The Adventurists’ – they do extreme trips and made the introductions. He was captivating and interesting, the living embodiment of the 1930’s explorer.

F: Finally what is Gin to you? D: Dry martini king of cocktails entirely pure gin with dash of vermouth. Cold, clear, crystal nature that combines all the flavours to create a breathtaking cocktail.

F: From its origins Hendricks has always been To sample this this new offering from a gin like no other, what has been brought to Hendrick’s Gin check out www.hendricksgin. the table this time? com to find out where you can pull up a chair and order yourself a smooth gin after a hard D: This was an open-ended experiment; we day at the office. didn’t know what we would find and wanted to experiment with new flavours. Charles our guide was instrumental in this adventure, the W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M

43


FJ O R D E

SEASONAL SECRETS

SEASONAL SECRETS BY LAUREN ROBERTS

A LIST OF QUIRKY SPOTS OR POP UP ENTERTAINMENT/VENUES AROUND MELBOURNE

MELBOURNE HAS A LOT TO OFFER VISITORS AND LOCALS ALIKE THIS AND EVERY SEASON:

Take a walk to Docklands and look at the modern art that is proudly displayed along the riverside. The ‘cow in the tree’ sculpture is sure to insight some curiosity. Speaking of markets, Queen Victoria and South Melbourne Markets are just as fantastic as they have always been. Spice up your next visit by doing a treasure hunt with friends; find triple brie cheese, fresh olive bread, six chocolate macaroons, a deck of playing cards and an old man with a cane. You might just end up with the makings of a wonderful picnic. Chinatown hosts their night markets on the third Friday of every month. Selling noodles, trinkets, dumplings and different delicious things under a sea of red and sparkling fairy lights it’s a must-see for City Adventurers. Melbourne always has new drinking holes popping up so start a mini pub crawl, start at Ponyfish island in Southbank and travel up to Croft Institute where the laboratory theme is worthy of admiration. Berlin Bar, where the venue is divided between East and West is perfect for small gathering between cocktail lovers. Have a look on the City of Melbourne Website (www.thatsmelbourne.com.au) to get some ideas of new pubs and clubs to add to the list.

46

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M

Rediscover the Fitzroy Garden’s Fairies Tree. In the early 1930’s the tree was engraved with images of fairies, gnomes and woodland creatures by Ola Cohn. The detail on the tree is incredible and well worth a visit. Head down to the casino and try a meal somewhere you’ve never been. Ask the croupiers at the tables how to play a new game – learn craps, poker, baccarat or roulette and have a carefree punt. Have a chat to the people on your table and have fun with it, enjoy the thrill of the game. Now that the weather is starting to cheer up, spend a few days in St Kilda – go windsurfing, give bungee jumping a go and eat some amazing cakes at the bakeries close by. Try a wine tour or join a beer enthusiasts group. Join a shopping group and discover some hidden gems in your very own city. Take a walk through the Melbourne and ask a few random strangers about their favourite places to shop/visit/eat. Melbourne is a city that is always changing and always exciting. Make the most of it and ask around. You never know what you’ll find.


SPRING 2013

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M

47


STYLE ME

STYLE ME

365 365 WWW.STYLEME365.COM


image by filip konikowski FK Photography


BOUND & G AG G E D A R T D I R EC TO R N I C K M A N S F I E L D P H OTO G R A P H E R A RYO M U R TO N O

FURNISHING AND PROPS FURNISHINGS PROVIDED BY KELLY’S TREASURES


FJ O R D E

S T R E E T WA L K

Girl w/ Rings DOLCETTI Fur Collar Coat $220 S.E.W. FASHION DESIGN Black Top $175 Girl in Hat S.E.W. FASHION DESIGN Bandeau $77 DOLCETTI Sheer Top $115 DOLCETTI Tweed Skirt $175 DIANA CAVAGNARO Felt Hat $400

52

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M


SPRING 2013

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M

53


FJ O R D E

BOUND & GAGGED

Girl on Floor GABRIELLA DESIGNS Dress $600

54

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M


SPRING 2013

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M

55


FJ O R D E

BOUND & GAGGED

DOLCETTI Top $250

56

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M


SPRING 2013

Photographer Shana Trajanoska / Stylist Alessia Simpson / Hairstylist Meg Everett / Model Chloe Balfe [Vivens]

57

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M


FJ O R D E

BOUND & GAGGED

Corset Girl OCTAVIANA CORSETRY Corset $475 S.E.W. FASHION DESIGN Dress $325 Girl in Hat GABRIELLA DESIGNS Dress $425 DIANA CAVAGNARO Hat $400

58

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M


SPRING 2013

DOLCETTI Dress $370 DIANA CAVAGNARO Hat $400

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M

59


FJ O R D E

S T R E E T WA L K

COACH Scarf $225

60

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M


SPRING 2013

Art Director Nick Mansfield / Photographer Aryo Murtono / Wardrobe Blanca Barragan / Hairstylist Tasha Dubreuil-Marinier / Make Up Artist Francia Cohen / Photography Assistants Carlos,Patrick & Rommel / Models Paulina Armenta, Torri Santander, Joell Grager, Terra Miller, Nathan Falco

61

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M


FJ O R D E

D E A R N E W YO R K . . .

DOUBLE PA

MODEL KIKI BARTH (FRONT MANAGEMENT) MUA/HAIR SANDRA MADJDI STYLING ASSISTANT TASHA POÜPÉE CLOTHING JOEY ROLON (FUNKY SEXY COUTURE) JEWELRY MSINFINITESTYLES 62

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M


WINTER 2013

GOL DEN

AGE SPREAD

SHOT AND STYLED BY FRED LOVE

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M

63


FJ O R D E

64

GOLDEN

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M


SPRING 2013

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M

65


FJ O R D E

66

D GE OA LR D ENNE W Y O R K . . .

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M


SPRING 2013

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M

67


FJ O R D E

68

D GE OA LR D ENNE W Y O R K . . .

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M


WINTER 2013

Photographer Fred Love / Styling Assistant Tasha Poüpée / Make Up Artist & Hairstylist Sandra Madjdi / Model Kiki Barth (Front Management) Clothing Joey Rolon (Funky Sexy Couture) / Jewelry ms infinite styles

69

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M


&

gusto élan

Gusto - [gu noun - a ke zest, spirit

Élan [ey-lah noun – com elegance an

Now Open - 1

synonymous with style

Ange Lang CoCo Riche Eva Q Kathryn Beker Milisa Accessories Mina & Katusha Miss Ruby Legwear Archie Clemente & Talarico ....and many more exciting and fresh Australian labels

vi


uhs-toh] een appreciation, individual taste,

hn, ālän;] mbination of distinctive, stylish nd vigor

facebook.com/gustoandelan twitter.com/gustoandelan

181 Brunswick St Fitzroy VIC www.gustoandelan.com

isit the Gusto & Élan boutique and mention Fjorde Magazine to receive a free gift!


FJ O R D E

DDUNE U N E WAVE

DUNE WAVE BY MELISSA TAN

A CLEAN SLATE. A NEW START. IT’S SOMETHING WE’VE ALL THOUGHT ABOUT AT SOME POINT. FOR JADE MACRAE, STARTING OVER HAS BEEN AS MUCH ABOUT REINVENTION AS IT HAS BEEN RECONNECTION.

72

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M


SPRING 2013

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M

73


FJ O R D E

D U N E WAV E

This year, Jade revealed her new musical project, Dune. Embellished with sprawling loop samples and catcall vocals, after listening to her first single ‘Shoestring’, one could easily picture Santigold emerging out of her weird stage costumes. Except in this case, the costume in this video sees layers of white ‘shoestrings’ and gold glitter, mummifying both figure and the form apart from one set of familiar green eyes. It’s hard to believe this was the same singer who cooed ‘So Hot Right Now’ across the nation almost a decade ago. When word got around about Jade releasing new material as an independent artist and playing smaller live venues around town, I was surprised, perhaps even a little skeptical. (Fourteen year old me, dancing around in my halter neck top to Jade Macrae on Video Hits every Saturday morning, would also have digressed.) It’s under quite different circumstances that Jade and I meet this time. After climbing nine flights of stairs to a secluded rooftop, our photographer Jack and I meet Jade and catch the last glimpse of the humid sun descending behind the Melbourne skyline. Dressed in silk print dress, low-heeled boots and sporting her curly trademark ‘do’, Jade needs little direction in front of the camera. She definitely knows what ‘sass’ is. Jade has a marked sense of innate confidence; possibly the combination of the gift of persona and the result of years of being preened for these type of interviews/ shoots many times over. However, after talking to Jade, it’s clear she still possesses the ambition that makes talking about her new project as exciting as the first day of her career. And in some ways, it is.

awards, collaborations with Disco Montego and Pnau and singing the anthem at the World Cup qualifier; Jade was Australia’s R&B darling. Unfortunately, her second album Get Me Home (2008) didn’t reach the success of her debut. Jade took some time away from music altogether. While outcome was disheartening, it proved to be a “blessing”. It was only after taking a break from music, that Jade was fully convinced that she needed to start making music on her own terms. She broke away from her label deal, started recording under her own guise and began making music under Dune. “I took some time out from recording, and it really gave me a chance to think about what it is that I might want to do if I did have the freedom to do whatever I wanted.” Venturing out as Dune arrived with a whole new wave of challenges. The transition from ‘stable’ record label signee to an independent artist has been a gradual process. It’s been a toil of trial and error rather than simply an fleeting thought. There’ve been highs, lows and lots of hard work. Between holding down day jobs, Jade and her husband Harley (rapper Phrase) spent three months doing late night plastering and soundproofing to building a recording studio at their home in Prahran.

Building a home studio by hand hasn’t been Jade’s only labour of love. For most artists, making the switch from major label to independent artist usually occurs in reverse. Artists often start out under a moniker, Jade kicked off her career in early 2002, abandoning their nom-de-plume for their real providing backup vocals to Mahalia Barnes, Jimmy Barnes and Renee Geyer. After signing names much later in their careers. When I ask why she didn’t simply reinvent herself under to Sony Music she released her self titled her own name, Jade replies, “It was a big debut record which became a chart fixture. decision. It felt like a new start to have a new Scooping up ARIA nominations, industry name for the project and that was invigorating.

74

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M


SPRING 2013

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M

75


FJ O R D E

76

DDUNE U N E WAVE

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M


SPRING 2013

I was upset at myself for having used my real name already. To release this music under Jade would be confusing for anyone who did know my music already. I feel Dune is a truer representation of who I am now.” Dune may be a far cry from the Jade built up in Australia’s collective memory. However, Jade reassures Dune’s eccentricities and influences have all been built into her blood. As the daughter of two musicians (vocalist Joy Yates and Dave Macrae, a pianist who worked with Chet Baker), Jade’s childhood was soundtracked by jazz classics, old soul records and everything from Ray Charles to Frank Zappa. During recording, Jade spent time revisiting old Talking Heads and Bowie records. When I draw parallels to Dune’s sound echoing Santigold’s genre bending global-pop, she agrees. Jade notes that Little Dragon and Lykki Li were also musical reference points, before chiming in - “When recording, I try not to listen to too much other stuff. You are what you eat!” Forging her own direction without the sway of trends hasn’t been Jade’s only challenge. After being in the industry for almost ten years, starting up as Dune has brought Jade’s career full circle. When she mentions good friends in The Presets and mates PNAU who’ve collaborated with Elton John, I ask her what it feels like to be starting over when her counterparts are reaching the height of their careers. “Sometimes I feel like I’m starting all over again. It is easy to get caught up with comparing yourself to how other people are going but I’ve definitely found myself, that those are dangerous waters. It’s very easy to get depressed if you’re busy thinking about what other people are doing. I’ve tried to keep track of what I’m achieving with my music and as long as I’m doing that I’m happy.”

For Jade, reflecting on her musical journey not only sparked her project Dune, but an entire shift in her perspective towards her craft. “I think my perspective has changed significantly over the last couple of years. I know my measure of success is a much more internal one, whereas in the past it’s been awards, nominations or money. I feel with my music at the moment, I’m still striving to do my best work and I feel I’m yet to do my best”, Jade remarkes with a steely glint of determination. Jade also adds that there’s more reason than ever for artists to be creating music on their own. “Sometimes it’s difficult to maintain, but it’s possible for anyone to make music. Make music on your phone! The potential is there for everyone to create a product of their own, without the support of a label or manager. You can do a lot more on your own now, people should take advantage of that.” Collecting your winnings and starting all over again may seem daunting, but from the way Jade speaks about Dune with such determination and earnest drive - it’s clear she has no plans to shirk away from the task anytime soon. She’s finally balanced her feet on the ground somewhere between her intuition and the industry, and seems happier than ever. When I ask Jade for a final piece of advice to give to other artists in the same position as she once was in, she lends a confident smirk, angles her gaze into the distance and says, “It can be very hard to be brave. Stick to your guns... no one knows better than you. It’s definitely fulfilling on your own.”

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M

77


FJ O R D E

PUBLIC INN

PUBLIC INN RESTAURANT AND BAR WRITTEN BY BEN ANDERSON

78

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M


SPRING 2013

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M

79


FJ O R D E

PUBLIC INN

WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT THE TYPICAL COUNTRY PUB A COUPLE OF THINGS COME TO MIND, NAMELY A POT AND A PARMA. STEREOTYPICAL I KNOW BUT STEREOTYPES ARE MADE TO BE BROKEN AND PUBLIC INN DOES JUST THAT.

When you think about the typical country pub a couple of things come to mind, namely a pot and a parma. Stereotypical I know but stereotypes are made to be broken and Public INN does just that. Nestled amongst the bustle of Castlemaine, Public INN is an eloquent and sophisticated establishment that offers its patrons a mix of refinement and classic country. Broken into two sections fine dining and classic fare, it offers the best of both worlds. For those after just a casual drink and maybe a snack to those who want something a little bit special. Public INN is centred on its ‘barrel wall’, believing in locally sourced product the wines are sourced from local wineries all within a 100 miles of the INN itself. And when speaking to Hayden Winch – owner of Public INN, he explained that all wines poured from the ‘barrel wall’, are prepared as a whole

80

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M


SPRING 2013

Setting aside the delectable food and wines, the INN offers a warm inviting atmosphere that welcomes you from the moment you walk through its doors. Further complimented by the friendly approachable and extremely knowledgeable staff. The INN is a definite winner and with summer fast approaching, With our taste buds already tantalized what those of you looking to take a lazy drive out of “The concept also brings the romance of came next was a 12 hour Rich River pork the city, head towards Public INN. For a drop a cellar door experience into a restaurant scotch, roast pumpkin purée, cider glaze, pearl of wine or something to eat you really won’t environment.” onion ‘fondant’, Harcourt apple & celery be disappointed. salad, matched with a 2012 Vinea Marson Sitting down we were afforded the opportunity Piccolo Sangiovese (Heathcote, VIC)., leaving to take part in a four-course degustation, us with a sense of satisfaction of a well beginning with Smoked Skipton eel, rounded meal kaiserfleisch, beetroot purée, paired with a 2013 Vinea Marson Nina Malvasia e Pinot But not to finish there, the proverbial cherry Public INN Bianco (Ovens Valley, VIC)And followed on top, was a Belgian chocolate fudge, white Corner Barker & Mostyn Sts with a slow cooked Goldfields hen’s egg, baby chocolate ‘aero’, stout gel, chocolate soil 165 Barker St, beetroot, carrot and Meredith goat’s cheese paired with a Tooborac Hotel Blacksmith’s Castlemaine VIC 3450 salad, brioche crumb, cumin vinaigrette which Porter (Tooborac, VIC) a perfect ending to an T: 03 5472 35681 was accompanied by a 2013 Ansted & Co all round great meal with good company and E: info@publicinn.com.au better service. barrel, eliminating the need for bottling, labels and capsules. The original concept behind the idea came from the notion to reduce the overall wastage involved in packaging wine (which makes up more than 50% of the cost) while also minimising the freightage inputs on the environment.

Single Vineyard Viognier (North Harcourt, VIC). Each dish offering a balance of flavours and textures, complimented by its matched wine it brought all the elements together to create a harmony between the plate and the glass.

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M

81


CARNIV

W W W. FJ O R D E M


VAL 2013

M AG A Z I N E .C O M


FJ O R D E

STO C K I ST

ARCHIE www.archieonline.com.au CURTIS COLLECTION www.curtiscollection.com.au CITYBLIS www.cityblis.com DIANA CAVAGNARO www.aheadproductions.com DOLCETTI www.dolcettiboutique.com GABRIELLA DESIGNS www.denverclothingdesign.com GUSTO & ELAN www.gustoandelan.com.au KOSMEA www.kosmea.com.au NIXI KILLICK www.nixikillick.yolasite.com OCTAVIAN CORSETRY www.octavianacorsetry.com ONE THOUSAND CRANES www.onethousandcranes.com.au PALM BEACH COLLECTION www.palmbeachcollection.com.au STYLEZILLA www.stylezilla.com.au S.E.W. FASHION DESIGN www.sewfashiondesign.com WE ARE HANDSOME www.wearehandsome.com

84

W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M


WINTER 2013

F O L L O W

Y

O

U

R

P A S S I O N TERMS & CONDITIONS APPLY TO ALL COMPETITIONS W W W. FJ O R D E M A G A Z I N E . C O M

85


W W W. FJ O R D E M AG A Z I N E .CO M © FJ O R D E M AG A Z I N E 2 0 1 1 A L L R I G H T S R E S E R V E D

FJORDE Magazine Issue 17  

FJORDE Magazine Issue 17

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you