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ey FJ friends,
We’re nearing the middle of the year, which means two things. Firstly, it’s officially OK to get out your flannelette sheets and crank up the heater. If you’re looking to get really cosy, we also recommend wearing slippers to work. You can tell your boss we’ve given it the all clear.
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Secondly, it’s time to start planning for your half-yearly resolutions (yes, they’re a thing). To get you motivated, we’ve packed this issue full of education and career tips. Head over to page 6 for some job inspo, courtesy of our contributors who explain how they broke into the industry. To kick-start your working life, find a guide to creative industry courses for 2017 on page 20. With mid-year intakes about to open, it’s the perfect time to begin your journey. We’ve also featured some handy tips to help you on the way to freelance success (page 18). And once you’re ready to find your dream job, jump on over to fashionjournal.com.au/careers to start applying.
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Anastasia McInerney, Eliza Sholly, George Tzintzis, Nikki Escalante, Tara Smith, Zoe Beer
In this issue we’ve also showcased some of our fave sleepwear brands (page 14), spent some time with Oliver from Snakehips (page 16) and played with statement jewellery (page 28). We’ll let you get reading. ON THE COVER
Love, The FJ team
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06 CONTRIBUTORS Meet the Team
28 JEWELLERY Final Touch
16 MUSIC with Snakehips
30 EDITORIAL Ground Control
20 EDUCATION Learn
48 HAIR & BEAUTY Follow the Leader
26 GOODS Sparkle Sparkle
50 REVIEWS Look & Listen
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Meet the Team It takes a dedicated team of creatives to put together a new issue of FJ each month. We thought you might like to meet them and get a little insight into how they made it here.
@plastic_loaves My name is… Zarnie Morcombe But you can call me... Zarnie Morcombe-Yamamoto Not many people know I… grew up on an emu farm In this issue, I… did the graphic design At uni, I studied… Communication Design at RMIT The advice I’d give to someone wanting to work in my field would be… take up running outdoors The best outfit I’ve ever worn was… I dressed as the 200-yearold bread roll found in Bavaria for a Christmas costume party last year I have a secret love of… the Murray River I’m good at cooking... Burmese food The emoji which best represents me is… the upside-down smiley face My friends come to me for… entry onto Newport train station, platform 3
@nicoleadlerstylist My name is… Nicole Adler But you can call me… Nic I’m a… freelance fashion stylist Not many people know I… have a handbag label called Nicole Jaymes In this issue, I…. styled the shoot on page 30 My secret talent is… my ability to constantly injure myself. Sometimes even during my sleep! At uni, I studied… Design and Art Education at the College of Fine Arts My first job in the industry was… assisting on a big editorial featuring Danni Minogue The most important skills you need for my job are… a positive attitude, the ability to roll with the punches, a love of fashion and a keen eye for detail The best outfit I’ve ever worn was… a black high-waisted silk jumpsuit with this amazing vintage rabbit fur coat, paired with my favourite pair of Oscar de la Renta earrings
@meg_myfanwy My name is… Megan Young But you can call me… Meg I'm a… photographer (stills and motion) In this issue, I… shot a fashion story with a great team and two killer models on the cover and page 30 At uni, I studied… English/semiotics but I’m a self-taught photographer My first job in the industry was… as a retoucher, back in Photoshop CS3 The most important skills you need for my job are… passion, dedication, visual creativity, technical skill, the ability to relate and connect with your team. You have to be adaptable and be able to multi-task The advice I’d give to someone wanting to work in my field would be… develop your style. Photography's a process so get a part-time job. There are no guarantees in this industry, so believe in yourself and hustle The best outfit I’ve ever worn was… Helmut Lang everything I have a secret love of… historical dramas, and a not-so-secret love of hip-hop If my life were a film, it would be… Lost in Translation
@elizasholly My name is… Eliza Sholly But you can call me... Shollywood In this issue, I… interviewed Ollie from Snakehips on page 16 I’m also really good at... dragging people to karaoke against their will At uni, I studied... Professional Communication at RMIT The most important skills you need for my job are... to be willing, humble, persistent and a little bit sassy The advice I’d give to someone wanting to work in my field would be… take work in all forms, network your pretty lil’ butt off and always deliver what you say you’re going to The best outfit I’ve ever worn was… a two-piece pantsuit. Hillary Clinton style I have an irrational fear of… animals wearing clothes My friends come to me for… a good Instagram caption If my life were a film, it would be… directed by Judd Apatow and most likely a loop of my most embarrassing moments
@twylamae My name is… Twyla Skeggs But you can call me... Twy I’m an… illustrator In this issue, I… illustrated the picture on page 18 At uni, I studied… Illustration at NMIT and Graphic Design at RMIT My first job in the industry was... running my own small business desiging T-shirts Not many people know I… am older than I look The best outfit I’ve ever worn was... pink, shimmery, pleated pants that I bought in LA, paired with a vintage sheer Armani shirt I have a secret love of… pretending to be a DJ I have an irrational fear of… possums making their way into my bedroom through an open window (that really happened once) If my life were a film, it would be… Romy and Michele's High School Reunion
@chrislorimerstylist My name is… Chris Lorimer But you can call me... Chris, is fine I’m a… slashie, stylist/writer/producer Not many people know I… come from a very small country town In this issue, I… styled the menswear shoot The Ville on page 38 At uni, I studied… Fashion Design at Massey University in New Zealand My first job in the industry was... as a theatre costume designer The most important skills you need for my job are... creativity, tenacity and teamwork The advice I’d give to someone wanting to work in my field would be… be ready to hustle If I was stuck on an island, I would bring… a Swiss Army knife, my bed (and bedding) and the Vivienne Westwood bio I'm reading at the moment
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Linen House Is there a more cosy feeling than being snuggled up in bed while listening to the rain outside? To get your bedroom well on its way to being a dreamy sanctuary, Linen House has released its new season collection. Focusing on cosy styles to transform an interior space, the range delivers bohemian-inspired designs, with lots of textural details. Think embroidery, rustic weaves, quilting, printing, velvets, knits and faux furs. The drop also includes a collection of decorative baskets which are handmade in Rwanda. linenhouse.com.au
GOOD CMPNY GOOD CMPNY is back with a second collection, updating its minimal aesthetic for 2017. The Neopolitan drop features a more considered palette of black, white, grey and a very lovely peach, with an increased focus on quality and embroidered logos for the new season. As with all GOOD CMPNY releases, the unisex collection has been crafted from loopback French terry and has been pre-shrunk, ready for wear. Neopolitan launches May 27, with pieces available for pre-order now. goodcmpny.com
Autark Autark is bringing a touch of luxury to the slow fashion movement. All pieces are designed and produced in Adelaide, with small production runs to reduce wastage and environmental impact. Breathing fresh life into classic investment pieces, Autark adds an innovative spin to wardrobe staples. Think crisp white shirts with box pleats and flared pants with brass eyelet details. Emphasising its commitment to luxury, only natural fibres have been used across the winter range, including luxurious cottons, cotton velvet and silk. autarklabel.com
Deadly Ponies has taken a different tack for its latest collection, drawing inspiration from East London's Pearly Kingdom. The 19th Century subculture originated from Henry Croft, an orphaned street sweeper known for his 'pearly' suit, decorated with Mother of Pearl buttons to raise money for charity. Deadly Ponies' Pearlies collection is embellished accordingly, with the inclusion of the â€˜Lucky Charmâ€™ keyring to raise funds for Lifewise, a community working to re-house the homeless. deadlyponies.com
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Mad Rabbit Kicking Tiger Mad Rabbit Kicking Tiger bags are known for their clean lines and geometric shapes. The Los Angelesbased label was established in 2010 by architect, Tom Pen, delivering a modern interpretation of classic styles. Drawing on his background, Pen is inspired by clean and pure form, looking to cityscapes, architectural structures and coexisting natural elements. The result is a collection of bags in a class of its own. Functional features include removable media sleeves, while materials are highly durable, socially conscious and vegan-friendly. mrktaustralia.com.au
CO:HOME If your penchant for homewares is getting a little out of hand, you may want to stop reading. Cotton On has announced the expansion of its CO:HOME line, branching into lighting, wall art, loungewear and gifts. That means a lot more to love (great) and a lot less money in your pocket (not so great). The news aligns with a vibrant AW17 drop that sees an increased focus on print and texture. An updated palette plays with mustard, olive, plum and faded emerald, adding to neutral tones for the new season. cottonon.com
Wolf & Mishka Inspiration often strikes in unique ways. For designer Natalia Pye, it came via a book of Russian nursery rhymes that was lovingly created by her great-grandmother almost 100 years ago. Like the heirloom, all Wolf & Mishka clothing, accessories and homewares are made with love and crafted to be treasured for years to come. Passionate about local and thoughtful production, the brand’s focus is on designing for the individual, rather than the masses. The winter collection takes inspiration from the textures and landscape of the Cumberland River, just outside of Lorne in Victoria. wolfandmishka.com.au
Nice undies don’t have to come with a hefty price tag. Australian owned and designed, ADCTIV was created to bring the women of Australia the high quality and affordable underwear they deserve. ADCTIV’s current offering consists of crop tops, thongs and matching sets, which are available in three different ranges: Classic, Monochromatic and Pop-Colour. All collections feature flexible cotton/ elastane jersey construction and come in a variety of comfy cuts. adctiv.com
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Nikel & Sole Nikel & Sole has served up an AW17 collection that’ll have you wanting to replace everything in your wardrobe. The Melbourne label’s seasonal offering delivers a range of knitwear made from refined yarn and natural fibres including wool, mohair and silk. Soft-washed leather, locally-sourced jewellery and accessories also join the collection. Regularly collaborating with emerging artists, Nikel & Sole’s new collection features a printed scarf designed by Llewellyn Skye. nikelandsole.com.au
Lonely Lonely’s new swimwear campaign is really something. Not that we’re surprised. Exploring notions of freedom, the images were shot on New Zealand’s South Island. The untouched landscape of cascading mountains and crystal blue waters is representative of the label’s ethos, that we are most beautiful in our natural state. Lonely muses, Derya Parlak, Georgia Pratt and Talea Tatupu, front the campaign which was shot by long-time Lonely collaborators, Zara Mirkin and Harry Were. The swimwear itself is minimal, with a primary palette of dusty pink and olive complementing the wild surroundings. lonelylabel.com
Art Gallery of Ballarat Pack your bags, we're going to the country. The Art Gallery of Ballarat has announced it will soon be playing host to a collection from iconic photographer, David LaChapelle. This will be the first time LaChapelle’s images have been showcased in Australia, with over 90 works from the esteemed photographer, spanning 30 years. The exhibition will run from August 19 to September 17 as part of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale. artgalleryofballarat.com.au
You may be a sneaker wearer at heart but sometimes your favourite kicks just don’t cut it. Timberland’s newest release is for anyone who’s ever wished their boots boasted the comfort levels of a sneaker. Dubbed the FlyRoam Sneakerboots, the hybrid shoe combines Timberland’s craftsmanship with innovative, athletic style. Available in three variations, the shoe features a premium leather upper and a new aerodynamic outsole made from lightweight polyurethane. It’ll make you faster on your feet, with the sole offering high-rebound cushioning. You can pick up a pair at Timberland concept stores and selected stockists. For stockists call 1800 655 154
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Environmentally-friendly bedding and sleepwear is the short way to describe Miss Molly. But there's a little more to know than that. The brand uses French flax linen across its designs, a completely natural and renewable resource that’s 100 per cent biodegradable and recyclable. It’s also lightweight, making it ideal for the Australian climate. Drawing influences from Scandinavia and Japan, Miss Molly’s offering is minimal, with a focus on fabric. Online you’ll find a selection of sheets, duvet covers, bath towels, kimonos and pyjamas, all waiting to come home with you. missmolly.com.au
Inspired by the sun and surf, Talia Golden launched her interior design business in 2013. Since then, Kesem Boy has ventured into textiles, producing bold and unique designs that embody a passion for colour play and mixed textures. The range of bedding is designed in Sydney and manufactured in Portugal, proudly made from 100 per cent cotton. Each piece is reminiscent of a coastal lifestyle, luxuriously constructed from the highest quality fabrics. Kesem Boy believes in good karma, encouraging shoppers to support local business and the Australian design community. kesemboy.com
Masini & Chern
Masini & Chern understands there are times when you need to dress up for bed. Its pieces are created with these situations in mind, like breakfast with house guests and lazy holiday mornings. A little nicer than your old trackies and oversized tee, both men and women can pick up a luxurious pyjama set, robe or sleep mask. There’s also the option of custom embroidery, with up to eight characters. With contemporary designs that blur the line between sleepwear and daywear, Masini & Chern closes the gap between comfort and style. masiniandchern.com
Basics aren’t boring. If anything, they’re the epitome of comfort. Jagger Sleepwear thinks so, too. The brand delivers a range of minimal pyjamas, made in Sydney from sustainable fabric. Living by the ethos that what you wear is an investment, the brand offers well-made, ethicallymanufactured pieces that go the distance. Jagger’s fabric is organically grown in India before being sent to Sydney where it’s woven and dyed with non-synthetic dyes. The brand’s current offering spans sleep shorts, tees and tanks for women, in a simple and practical palette of white and black. jaggersleepwear.com.au
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You’ve collaborated with some pretty big names – Anderson .Paak, Zayn and MØ. How do your collaborations come about? It’s definitely different every time. Sometimes we do it together with them in the studio and sometimes we’ll start making something, and imagine someone that would be sick on it. It kind of depends whether we’re in the same places as people. We’re always on tour, so getting people in the studio is sometimes difficult. And sometimes you play ‘Livin’ It Up’ by Ja Rule for someone and if they like it, then you know the collab will be amazing? That’s literally my favourite Ja Rule song. I’d be disappointed if it wasn’t. So, how did you get your name? Do snakes even have hips? Just before I was making beats, I had this really tight pair of jeans. Then one time I was hanging out with a group of friends and I pulled the pants up really high and did this dance. Then everyone started calling me Snakehips. Then you met James and thought, ‘I’ve got the perfect band name’? Well, I was already making beats under that name. Then it kind of just got too hard to change it. And now we’re here, stuck with a stupid name.
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You’d be hard-pressed to find an Australian radio station that doesn’t have Snakehips on rotation. From ‘All My Friends’ with Chance The Rapper and Tinashe, to ‘Don’t Leave’ featuring MØ, Oliver Lee and James Carter have made a habit of producing number one tracks. Ahead of their Australian festival tour as part of Groovin the Moo, we caught up with Oliver for a candid conversation about Australia, Ja Rule and naughty tour behaviour. Hi Ollie, thanks so much for chatting to me. Where are you at the moment? I’m actually in London, it’s super early here so apologies in advance for the tired, morning voice. Totally forgiven. You guys have toured Australia a few times, are you excited to come back? So excited. I love Australia, especially Melbourne. We’re going with Groovin the Moo to a load of new places we haven’t been to yet, like Canberra. So that will be really cool.
Groovin the Moo’s lineup is so sick. Who are you excited to be sharing the bill with? I know George Maple and Hayden James, who are good buddies. Also, The Darkness is playing and I literally had no idea they were even a thing anymore, so that will be cool. How do Australian crowds compare to those overseas? The first time we went out there and played it was like ‘wow, these people really get what we’re doing’. Australian crowds are just so receptive, energetic and cool. It’s always such a fun place to play. Who are some Australian acts you feel are doing cool things at the moment? There’s a dude called Feki that I’ve just started listening to. He’s got a fucking tune called ‘Run Away’. It’s, like, well emotional but it’s got this huge drop in it. Also, Wave Racer is doing cool things. So you and James are the duo behind Snakehips. How did you guys meet? It was actually super random. We were in a bar in Hong Kong and we were from similar places in London, and were into the same kind of music. I actually think we bonded over a love of Ja Rule. Ja Rule? Say no more. That’s how I make all my friends. Right? I feel if people don’t like Ja Rule that’s a real deal-breaker.
No, I definitely appreciate it. I was just curious more about snake anatomy than anything. Ha! I actually have no idea if snakes have hips. What’s the naughtiest thing you’ve ever done? Oh god, I don’t know. I must have done a load of naughty stuff. What about in Australia, what’s the naughtiest thing you’ve ever done here? We’re always really well-behaved in Australia. But actually, there was this festival a couple of years ago where James stole a load of roast dinners from the catering tent. That’s the most British theft I’ve ever heard of. Well, I guess the full stomach was worth it. For recurring fans like myself, what kind of new things can we expect from your set this time around? We’ve got a bunch of new stuff to play, and the show is always evolving every time we tour. But I guess we just always try to keep the good vibes up and have a party. It’s going to be good fun. You can catch Snakehips at Groovin the Moo and on their national tour throughout May. gtm.net.au
Ten Tips to Start out as a Freelancer …and look (kind of) professional while doing it
Freelancing can be amazing. You get to wear trackies to work most days, your commute is approximately 10 seconds and the closest thing to experiencing work drama is your dog getting annoyed that you can’t type AND throw the ball simultaneously. There are also downsides – mainly in the form of mountains of tax receipts that may or may not kill you via suffocation (or boredom, whichever comes first). So if you’re starting out as a freelancer, learn from my mistakes and hit the ground running with these tips.
BY BIANCA O’NEILL 1. Get an ABN The first step in boring accounting information that you need to know (yes, there are more of these coming) is that an ABN will make you look totes #legit. Plus, most companies require an ABN for invoicing all that freelance work you’re about to do. And something, something the tax department. It’s pretty easy to get, just apply for a sole trader ABN via abr.gov.au. 2. Create a logo This is probably the most fun part… until you realise it looks like an MS Paint experiment from 1996. Everyone has a graphic designer friend so beg for their help and offer them wine. And make sure it represents what you’re doing. Like, would you hire a digital strategist with a logo that reminds you of an Etsy store selling knitted dog jumpers? Just sayin’. 3. Create a website and professional email address Buy a cheap URL, add a bespoke email address, install Wordpress for free and grab one of those free Wordpress templates. It takes time and a little money, but it’s worth it.
4. Create professional social media accounts This should be a given, but under no circumstances should you promote your business on your personal social media accounts. Think about all the stupid stuff you share on there on the reg – not to mention all those dog videos. That way, when you post a drunken selfie on Saturday night, you won’t regret your new client seeing it the next day. 5. Create a letterhead/invoice template Now that you have a logo and all that other fancy jazz, create a standard document in Word for your invoices. Include information such as your ABN, email, newly-acquired professional social handles and business address. Hiring a PO box is always a good thing to do if you work from home, for privacy. 6. Pimp your LinkedIn profile Sure, it’s the most boring of the social media accounts, but it can legitimately pull in business if you give it the same love and attention as your Instagram selfies. OK, maybe 50 per cent of that love and attention. Ensure you create a new ‘position’ as a freelancer with your business website and contact details. Also, add new clients and results as they come in, to prove you’re pulling in work. And for god’s sake, please use a professional photo.
7. Print business cards I know it seems lame to print business cards when it’s just you. But I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been at an event and someone has asked for my contact details for an upcoming job. Writing your email address on someone’s hand ain’t cute, kids. 8. Get recommendations and testimonials It’s a drag, but it’s totally essential to ensure new clients feel like they can put their trust in you. When a job goes well, make sure you follow up and ask for a recommendation on LinkedIn and a testimonial to add to your website. 9. Pitch, and never stop pitching Think it’s easy to keep the work (and sweet, sweet cash) flowing? Think again. You have to hustle every day if you’re planning to make this your new work life. I email pitches while I’m on the tram, submit draft proposals while I’m waiting for a coffee, and make content on weekends. Just like Monday coffee pictures on Instagram, it never stops. Ever. 10. Go above and beyond to create repeat business Last but not least, do a great job. I can’t emphasise enough that actually just doing a great job is 99 per cent of being a successful freelancer. If you go above and beyond, they’ll come back again and again. Which means pretty much one thing: mama’s upgrading from 2 Minute Noodles to a steak dinner this week. Ooooooh yeahhhhh.
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Why you should study here: With flexible learning options, you can access the best in styling education anytime, anywhere. What you’ll learn: Courses cover personal styling, styling for editorial, celebrity and runway styling, corporate and commercial styling. At the heart of what ASI teaches lies human behaviour techniques. This allows students to connect with clients on an authentic level, relevant to any area of styling you choose. What you’ll gain: ASI knows that styling skills aren’t enough for you to be the best. It’s the combination of styling, human behaviour and business education that will give you the confidence and acumen to pursue your dreams. What makes them different: They’re committed to shaping the industry and have established themselves as an authority for training and preparing students for roles with magazines, digital publications and the country’s largest retailers. From the day you enrol as a student, you have a team of experts behind you, supporting your styling journey. australianstyleinstitute.com.au
Location Alexandria NSW, Westfield Parramatta NSW, South Yarra VIC, Brisbane QLD Qualification Personal Makeup Skills Workshop, Certificate in Fashion Glamour and Bridal Makeup Artistry, Advanced Certificate in Fashion Glamour and Bridal Makeup Artistry, Beauty of Business and Bridal Workshop Next enrolment date June 2017 Why you should study here: Napoleon Perdis Makeup Academy offers an innovative take on beauty education in state-of-the-art facilities. You’ll be taught by industry-leading instructors who boast extensive experience in runway, editorial, commercial, bridal and celebrity makeup. What you’ll learn: A wide range of courses gives you the opportunity to explore the world of bridal, fashion and editorial makeup. You’ll also have the chance to learn to perfect your own look. What you’ll gain: With over 25 years' experience in makeup education, NPMA will give you an understanding of current and innovative techniques and skills, key to your development and entry into the industry.
Location Melbourne and Sydney Qualification Certificate of Professional Styling and Image, Advanced Certificate of Professional Styling and Image, Advanced Certificate of Creative Fashion Styling Next enrolment date May 22 – 26 (Melbourne)
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Choosing a career path can be an overwhelming task. With a lot of options out there, sometimes it can be hard to work your way through them. So we’ve pulled together a few course options for 2017. Think of it as an unofficial guide to achieving your career goals.
Location Online Qualification Start Your Fashion Business Programme Next enrolment date July 2017 Why you should study here: Fashion Equipped brings business school learning straight to your laptop. An online course mentored by Fashion Equipped founder, Elizabeth Formosa, Start Your Fashion Business includes video-guided mentorship, access to industry experts, group coaching calls and the option to learn at your own pace. What you’ll learn: Industry professionals will take you through each business development phase, step by step. You’ll develop ideas and learn the skills to get a business off the ground and grow it. What you’ll gain: An understanding of the fashion industry and key steps to running a fashion business. You’ll also gain access to the fashion industry networks required to launch and grow your business.
What makes them different: Napoleon Perdis himself has a huge role in developing courses, ensuring they offer an innovative and practical approach.
What makes them different: Fashion Equipped isn’t a traditional fashion school. The course allows those who are serious about starting a business to connect with industry professionals who provide advice on planning, launching and growing a business.
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Location Toorak VIC Qualification Advanced Diploma in Modelling Next enrolment date July 22 Why you should study here: Australian Academy of Modelling takes a hands-on and practical approach to industry training. With an influential group of international experts to lead classes, AAM’s vision is to create transformational changes in the lives of students, both personally and professionally. What you’ll learn: The course prepares students with the fundamentals of modelling. It covers everything from runway techniques to portfolio training, fitness programs, self-empowerment, positive mindset, business skills and marketing. What you’ll gain: AAM will get your modelling journey underway. Not only will you gain improved self-confidence and positive self-image, you’ll leave with all the skills needed to make it in the industry. What makes them different: AAM puts particular focus on developing the innate character and values of its students.
What you’ll learn: Anything and everything, from the basics of making sourdough bread, to weaving, making skateboards, buying property and learning pottery. What you’ll gain: Life skills and personal development in just about any area imaginable. What makes them different: There are 607 creatives who have teamed up with Work-Shop to teach 453 different classes. It’s as easy as jumping online, picking your class and showing up. work-shop.com.au
Location Ultimo NSW Qualification Certificate IV in Business (majoring in Fashion) Next enrolment date July 2017, October 2017, February 2018
Why you should study here: Orana is dedicated to helping students fast-track their journey into the fashion industry, offering mentoring, workplace training and small class sizes. Orana is accredited, meaning you have the option to extend your studies. You’ll also score an iPad Air upon commencement.
Location Redfern NSW, Fitzroy VIC, Fortitude Valley QLD, Northern Rivers NSW, Adelaide SA Qualification Proudly unaccredited Next enrolment date Every day Why you should study here: Work-Shop delivers short courses in arts, crafts, food, music
What you’ll learn: Orana’s course consists of four programs that run over a 12-month period – Business, Fashion, Portfolio and Industry. Students will learn about marketing, networking, styling, PR, visual merchandising, journalism and more. You’ll also build a portfolio and have the chance to undertake industry internships.
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and life skills. With an aim to provide affordable classes in alternate subjects, Work-Shop is ideal for any budding creatives looking to harness a new skill.
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AUSTRALIAN ACADEMY OF MODELLING
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Location Melbourne VIC, Brisbane QLD, Mornington Peninsula VIC Qualification Diploma of Beauty Therapy, Diploma of Screen and Media (Specialist Makeup Services), Diploma of Screen and Media focusing on Cinemagraphic and SFX Makeup Next enrolment date Enrolments open now Why you should study here: The National Academy of Beauty is a nationally recognised makeup and beauty school that breathes, lives and loves all things beauty. It delivers innovative, handson courses in specialist makeup, cinemagraphic makeup and beauty therapy in state-of-the-art facilities. What you’ll learn: Makeup students will learn how to style hair and apply specialist makeup for photography, theatre, period, special effects, film, television and fashion. Beauty students will learn the latest beauty industry developments, so you can put yourself at the forefront of the beauty therapy world once you’re fully qualified. Beauty isn’t simply skin-deep, so you will also learn about wellbeing, nutrition and various holistic approaches underpinning modern beauty. What you’ll gain: Makeup students will learn a wide range of relevant makeup skills, including makeup application, eyelash extensions, hair styling, special effects makeup, ageing with latex, bruises, scars and burns, character make-up, creating prosthetics, air brushing application, and industry insights and methods. Beauty students will learn a wide range of relevant beauty therapy skills, including hair removal, nail services, makeup, facial and body treatments, lash and brow services, spa therapy, relaxation massage and microdermabrasion.
What makes them different: Orana offers its students the chance to work for Orana Creative, a styling and creative business run by the college.
What makes them different: The National Academy of Beauty prides itself on the depth of its courses, ensuring all students are up-to-date with the newest techniques, trends and practices. The courses are delivered by passionate and experienced trainers who are highly accomplished beauty therapists and makeup artists. Their extensive industry knowledge and experience enables them to give students true insight into the industry.
What you’ll gain: The relevant industry skills, knowledge and experience to make it in fashion, as well as a thorough understanding of the industry.
Are you ready to start your Fashion Business? The online course includes We’re offering YOU the opportunity to successfully launch YOUR Fashion Business with our new Online Programme.
– Video guided mentorship
Developed by industry professionals with 20+ years of experience, this course will take you through each development phase, step-by-step.
– Industry specific business tools
You’ll complete fully equipped with the knowledge, experience and access to fashion industry networks required to launch and grow your fashion business!
– Expert fashion business consultants – Fashion industry insider access – Learning at your own pace
Enrolments commence July 2017 for a August start. Sign up NOW to secure your place and get your fashion business off the ground!
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Why you should study here: Beauty EDU is a nationally recognised beauty school that has changed the face of learning for the next generation of beauty graduates. It operates in a more enlightened way, by placing priority on the social and environmental impact of its schools. What you’ll learn: From facials, makeup, waxing and microdermabrasion, to body treatments, reflexology, massage and so much more. Filled with talks, special events and hands-on tutorials, Beauty EDU learning is designed by people who truly know the industry. You can be sure what you’re getting is exactly what you need to land your dream job postgraduation. What you’ll gain: You will learn a wide range of relevant beauty therapy skills, including hair removal, nail services, makeup, facial and body treatments, lash and brow services, spa therapy, relaxation massage and microdermabrasion. What makes them different: The benefits of studying with Beauty EDU include its focus on hands-on classes, industry connections and quality products. Industry-led, practical classes ensure no two days are ever the same. Educators come with extensive industry experience from all fields of beauty and will guide you through the practical components of your course, to ensure you are equipped with the skills to hit the ground running when you land your first job. Industry demands that graduates have hands-on experience. As part of the Diploma of Beauty Therapy, students undertake industry placement in a business that best suits their interests, to enhance their skills in the beauty industry. beautyedu.edu.au
Location Southbank VIC Qualification Bachelor of Fashion Design, Certificate IV in Applied Fashion Design, Certificate II in Applied Fashion Design and Technology Next enrolment date July 2017 (Certificate II only), February 2018 (Certificate IV and Bachelor degree) Why you should study here: Holmesglen’s aim is for graduates to leave with knowledge that will set them apart in the industry. A focus on new technology ensures Holmesglen students gain proficiency in the latest industrial production equipment and have a key understanding of fashion design and manufacturing processes. What you’ll learn: Design innovation, manufacturing and pre-production, pattern engineering and professional practice make up Holmesglen’s primary areas of study. You’ll undertake local and international internships with industry mentors and also gain a comprehensive understanding of technical design and engineering. What you’ll gain: The skills and knowledge to help you transition into the fashion industry. You’ll be prepped to enter roles including designer, pattern engineer, production/sourcing or garment technician. You’ll also leave equipped with the expertise to set up your own independent fashion business. What makes them different: Holmesglen’s staff have both industry and international design education experience. They bring with them a wealth of knowledge and contacts to help set you up on your fashion journey. holmesglen.edu.au
WHITEHOUSE INSTITUTE OF DESIGN
Location Melbourne VIC Qualification Diploma of Beauty Therapy Next enrolment date Enrolments open now
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Location Surry Hills NSW, Melbourne VIC Qualification Bachelor of Design in Fashion Design, Interior Design or Creative Direction and Styling Next enrolment date September 11 Why you should study here: With capped class sizes and a family environment, Whitehouse aims to deliver one-on-one education. Courses have been specifically developed to emulate working practices in the design industry. What you’ll learn: The Bachelor of Design offers three specialisations: fashion design, interior design, and creative direction and styling. Each offers a diverse understanding of the relevant industry and equips students with design practices needed to make it in a competitive field of work. What you’ll gain: Digital skills in CAD programs and Adobe Creative Cloud, illustration, technical and specification drawing skills, and the ability to create technical documentation. You’ll also leave with professional practice capabilities and a deeper understanding of the industry you’re looking to enter. What makes them different: Whitehouse prides itself on its teachers, who are actively engaged in the industry. Academic staff are able to bring a current understanding of the industry. whitehouse-design.edu.au
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PHOTOGRAPHER HOLLY ENGELHARDT STYLIST BONNIE KAY Nothing jazzes up an outfit quite like statement earrings. And to be frank, there's nothing they won’t pair with. LBD? Tick. Business shirt? Tick. Pyjamas? If you swing that way, sure. While there’s no shortage of designers pulling out all stops for your lobes, here’s a selection to get you inspired. Clockwise from top left MARTHA JEAN GIRL EARRINGS $55 YIPPYWHIPPY BOY BYE EARRINGS $45 SHIMONA DESIGNS SKINNY DANGLE EARRINGS $30 MELCLAY TELA EARRING $25 NORTHSIDE SOUTHSIDE CLARENDON EARRINGS $45 YIPPYWHIPPY ZIG ZAG EARRINGS $20 EMELDO BOWIE EARRINGS $35 NORTHSIDE SOUTHSIDE BRUNSWICK EARRINGS $50
WHERE ARCHITECTURE MEETS FASHION Bags inspired by modern architectural concepts of clean and pure form MRKTAUSTRALIA.COM.AU
Final Touch We don’t believe in waiting for someone spoil you with new jewellery. Instead, we’re all for treating yourself. We’ve done the hard work for you too, rounding up a few of our favourite jewellery makers of the moment.
Memphis brass and silver earring studs $110 abbyseymour.com
Ontario ring in sterling silver with Australian sapphires $450 chloemccoll.com.au
Aana Janakis The Alpha bangle $150 aanajanakis.com
Noodle Studio Frieda necklaces $30 each noodlestudio.net
Ablaze platinum pink sapphire and diamond ring $3600 jasminefraser.com.au
Krystle Knight Jewellery Creation Coin choker $149 krystleknightjewellery.com
Prosperity Gypsy Art earrings $60 nextromance.com.au
Bird of Paradise large fan necklace $79 erikaharder.com
KATE SYLVESTER MARCELLUS JACKET $599 KATE SYLVESTER VENECIA SKIRT $439 DINOSAUR DESIGNS CIRCLE DOT EARRINGS $210
Photographer Meg Young Stylist Nicole Adler Hair Kyye Reed @ Work Agency Makeup Katie Angus @ DLM using MAC Models Maisie @ Work Models and Amberley @ IMG Models
MAISIE WEARS BY JOHNNY RIBBED BALLOON SLEEVE TOP $140 KATE SYLVESTER BIKER SWIMSUIT $179 KAREN WALKER HACKAMORE PANTS $460 SARINA SURIANO FALLING ASTRUM SEMI PRECIOUS DROP EARRINGS $230
OPPOSITE PAGE MAISIE WEARS THIS PAGE
IRO ENMALO LEATHER DRESS $1919
SARINA SURIANO CIRCULUS HOOP EARRING (WORN AS BROOCH) $230
EUGENIE DOUBLE KEYHOLE KNIT $341
RELIQUIA DROP CHAIN EARRINGS $129
HOLLY RYAN LAYERED LOOP EARRING $620
SUSAN DRIVER THE CLASSIC STACKER RINGS (SET OF FOUR) $749 DINOSAUR DESIGNS NARROW BAND RING $80
AMBERLEY WEARS EUGENIE DENIM JACKET WITH PVC SLEEVES $551 BEC & BRIDGE DECEPTION BODYSUIT $180 IRO MUPPER LEATHER SKIRT $1119 DINOSAUR DESIGNS NARROW BAND RING $80 SUSAN DRIVER THE CLASSIC STACKER RINGS (SET OF FOUR) $749
KATE SYLVESTER SASHA SKIRT $549 PAGEANT MA-1 FIGHTER CROP TOP $295 SPORTSGIRL FAUX FUR JACKET $169.95 SANDRO SACHA VELOURS BOOTS $590
MAISIE WEARS IRO DIGBY COAT $3539 LEVIâ€™S 711 SKINNY INDIGO TRIUMPH JEANS $129.95 RELIQUIA AVIATORS $149
AMBERLEY WEARS STYLISTâ€™S OWN FUR COAT DINOSAUR DESIGNS ORGANIC BALL SWING DROP EARRINGS $280
CALVIN KLEIN POLO $99.95 QUICKSILVER OVERALLS $279.99 BRANDO TRAINERS $89
Photographer Ray Ranoa Stylist Chris Lorimer Hair Matt Rogan using Tigi Grooming Chris Arai Models Joey, Kaya and Yannick at IMG Models
YANNICK WEARS RAEY COAT FROM MATCHESFASHION.COM $1238 AMI TRACK JACKET FROM MR PORTER $245 COAR TRACK PANTS $49.95
YANNICK WEARS LE COQ SPORTIF ANORAK $119.95 FROM GLUE STORE RAEY JACKET $549 FROM MATCHESFASHION.COM
JOEY WEARS CALVIN KLEIN POLONECK $99.95 BOTTEGA VENETA TROUSERS $598 FROM MATCHESFASHION.COM VANS SK8-HI $129.95
KAYA WEARS MONCLER COAT $1575 ADIDAS T-SHIRT $50 FROM GLUE STORE THE CRITICAL SLIDE SOCIETY CORD PANTS $99.99 STANCE SOCKS $39.95 MONCLER SANDALS $600
YANNICK WEARS VANS X THRASHER T-SHIRT $49.95 NEUW POLO $119.95 (WORN UNDERNEATH) MONCLER SHORTS $600 POLO RALPH LAUREN SOCKS $16 FROM ASOS VANS OLD SKOOL $119.95
KAYA WEARS DAMIR DOMA TOP $145 FROM MATCHESFASHION.COM G-STAR RAW JACKET $380 LE COQ SPORTIF TRACK PANTS $99.95 FROM GLUE STORE BRANDO TRAINERS $89
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01 Booker & co
02 Leroy & Eli
03 Lagom Studio
Craftsmanship and quality lies at the forefront of the Booker & co philosophy. Designer Karen Booker creates architectural women’s footwear which is designed, patterned and prototyped in Melbourne. Pieces are then handcrafted in Bali by skilled artisans using supple, high quality leathers. Advocating for the slow fashion movement, Booker & co believes that quality shoes are an investment and should last longer than a single season. All styles can be resoled for a lifetime of wear and enjoyment. You can shop the Booker & co collection online or at the brand’s Shoe Gallery and Atelier, located at 316 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North VIC. bookerandco.com.au
Lagom Studio isn’t your typical online store. Julia Mylne and Harrison Sandeman-Strewe launched the website in 2015, frustrated by a lack of ethical clothing choices. It's leading the movement towards a more sustainable fashion industry by ensuring labels meet a range of certified categories integral to Lagon Studio's central ethos. The store seeks to promote a return to slow fashion, encouraging consumers to reject the fast fashion cycle and purchase fewer quality items. Online you’ll find FJ faves Kowtow, Bhalo, Shaina Mote, Penny Sage and more. lagomstudio.com
There are a few things you need to know about brothers Leroy and Eli Pausigere and their eponymous label, Leroy & Eli. For starters, they’re sick of the excessive use of polyester in fashion and therefore create a range of 100 per cent cotton T-shirts. Localising the manufacturing process in every aspect, the brand offers an alternative to mass-produced streetwear. Leroy & Eli uses its pieces as a medium to comment on the culture of consumption. With the aim to support free-thinking individuals, the resulting collections explore dark truths about the world through satirical, lighthearted prints. leroyandeli.com.au
Jiggerjagger might be new on the scene, but it’s making its colourful presence known. The brand’s speciality is its bright statement pieces, designed to inject life and personality into your wardrobe. Founder Jo Breach is interested in the positive impact that colour can have on our wellbeing and with this in mind, she’s producing clothes that are smileinducing. Ethically made in Australia and Bali in small runs, Jiggerjagger combines simple silhouettes with exclusive (and mood-lifting) prints. And shipping’s free Australia-wide. The definition of feel-good fashion. jiggerjagger.com
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05 Studio 11:11
06 Sara Bailes
07 Peony Kisses
08 Madola the Label
Studio 11:11 is the collaborative project of two interior designers. The duo approaches their designs with an eye for architectural aesthetics which reflect the creative soul of Melbourne. This philosophy results in bags that are minimal, considered and timeless in both style and durability. Pieces are all designed and crafted locally and, given the sophisticated nature of the manufacturing process, each piece is an intricate work of art. The brand has also recently released its latest design, the 11:11:03 Mini Fold bag. studio-11-11.com
Peony Kisses is the creation of young entrepreneur, Marissa Payne. At only 16 years old, she’s launched (and selffunded) her own accessories label. But aside from proving inspiring, the range is also genuinely impressive. All pieces are designed in Australia and made from high quality, 100 per cent genuine leather. You can shop the range at Marissa’s online store, where you’ll find a selection of totes, cross body bags and wallets in six different colours. Postage is free globally and Afterpay is also available. Unsurprisingly, we’re tipping Peony Kisses as one to watch. peonykisses.com
Sara Bailes is a name you’ve probably heard around town. After designing for Karen Walker and Gorman (no biggie), this impressive lady launched her eponymous label in 2015. All Sara Bailes collections are designed in Australia and produced by a small, dedicated team in Indonesia. Her work features locallysourced fabrics, original prints and natural fibres that combine classic shapes and a contemporary aesthetic. With over 10 years' experience in the fashion industry, the vision for Sara Bailes is strong, creating pieces that embrace femininity with a tailored edge. sarabailes.com
Getting ready for a night out can be a chaotic affair. One that often sees your wardrobe strewn around the room, while you complain you have nothing to wear. Friends, meet Madola. The label delivers sophisticated designs for the elegant at heart. Intricate detailing is central to Madola's formalwear, which is crafted using the highest quality materials and the best design techniques. Each season brings new silhouettes, with a selection of designs featuring in-built corset construction. Media and trade can check the designs out in-person at The Suites during MBFWA. madola.com.au
HAIR & BEAUTY
Follow the Leader with Vice President of Creative for Napoleon Perdis, Kate Squires
Sometimes, the best way to further your own career is by learning about someone else's. We sat down with Vice President of Creative for Napoleon Perdis, Kate Squires, to learn a little about her journey. From starting out in retail to working in product and strategy development, she’s proof that hard work pays off.
Tell us a bit about your journey to Vice President of Creative for Napoleon Perdis? I started as a student, then a retail makeup expert, and have worked as hard as I can to get to where I am today. While based from our concept stores, I spent time as a trainer, educating our other retail artists about product and technique. I was also teaching courses and workshops to aspiring artists through the Napoleon Perdis Makeup Academy.
How important has education been in your career development? Crucial. I’m a strong believer in self-development, however, there is some science to makeup technique, so it’s important you learn the basics. Having an experienced artist share their knowledge is a much faster path to success than trying to figure it out on your own, especially when it comes to the world of runway and editorial.
Then I moved into our Artistry Team. My role within the Artistry Team still saw me teaching and in retail, but I also got to spend more time in the industry. I’m now lucky enough to be involved in product and strategy development, and social content. I also spend time on the business side of things, which gives days a really well-rounded balance.
Why is education so important to the Napoleon Perdis brand? Why have all this knowledge at our fingertips and not share it? Makeup is more than just little pots and tubes of foundation and lipstick. It’s important to Napoleon that he empowers customers with knowledge, to hopefully make a difference in their lives.
What have been the pivotal moments in your career? Moving states was a huge one. I grew up in a small country town, so I already had to move to have access to the industry. When I was offered a position on the Artistry Team at head office, I couldn’t say no. I’ve been really lucky that I’ve always been approached about new roles. However, I would never have been approached if I hadn’t put in the hard work. You can’t take shortcuts or give less than 100 per cent, it gets noticed and can be detrimental to your reputation.
Any advice for others wanting to pursue a career in the beauty industry? Realise it’s not always so beautiful! Most of the time it is a really fun life but, when you’re on a shoot, in the freezing cold and ankle deep in mud (circa 2005 ANTM), you can find yourself questioning your love for it all. Be prepared to work hard and unless it’s against your moral code, don’t say no to anything, especially when you’re first starting out. napoleonperdis.com/aus/makeup_academy
HAIR & BEAUTY
Triumph & Disaster
Kevin Murphy’s newest offering, LEAVE-IN REPAIR, is the latest product to launch in the brand's innovative REPAIR.ME range. It’s here to give your hair a little TLC, combating the damage caused by colouring, harsh sun exposure and environmental pollutants. Apply to damp or towel-dried hair. We’re awarding bonus points as there’s no need to rinse this treatment out. Schedule in some pamper time, stat. kevinmurphy.com.au
When it comes to sea salt spray, why should women have all the fun? Triumph & Disaster has released its own take on the cult product, dropping the Karekare Hair Tonic. An all natural tonic, the new release is an exotic fusion of natural salts and essential root extracts, designed to deliver wild, tousled locks. It features willowherb to prevent dandruff and regulate oil production, while green tea and zinc work to provide UV protection. triumphanddisaster.com.au
Pucker up, Napoleon Perdis has released a brand new line of Italian-made lipsticks. Meet Miss Jean, a creamy luxe lippy designed to nourish your lips while simultaneously offering long-lasting colour. It’s available in 10 shades, with a combination of matte, metallic and shimmer finishes. Taking this one a little further, the silver bullet casing features a magnetic lid, ensuring it will never slip off in your bag. Ingenious. napoleonperdis.com
Ever wondered why your hair always looks so good the day after washing? We don’t have all the answers, but we do know that ELEVEN Australia has dropped a new product to recreate that perfect second-day texture. Its new Dry Powder Volume Paste lifts roots, removes excess oil and provides just the right amount of shine. Featuring coconut oil to help retain protein, sunflower extract to moisturise and soybean oil with vitamin E to condition, we’re adding this little gem to our winter hair routines. elevenaustralia.com
ORGASM LIQUID BLUSH $44
We don’t need to introduce Nars Orgasm. The blush has maintained cult status since it was released way back in 1999, later earning its own collection. Now, the cosmetics company has added three new products to the Orgasm lineup. The drop sees a limited-edition re-release of the classic blush, with the universally-flattering cheek shade available in a collectable new compact. It’s also been delivered in a silky liquid format. The Orgasm liquid blush offers a sheer pink colour with a golden shimmer. Finally, there’s the Orgasm lipstick, a conditioning lippy with a satin finish. mecca.com.au
ORGASM LIPSTICK $40
LIMITED EDITION ORGASM BLUSH $44
MISS JEAN LIPSTICK $38
DRY POWDER VOLUME PASTE $24.95
LEAVE-IN REPAIR $49.95
KAREKARE HAIR TONIC $34
Look & Listen
with GIULIA BRUGLIERA and BIANCA O'NEILL
INTO THE WATER
BASED ON A TRUE STORY
Delphine de Vigan
The gifted mind that brought us The Girl on the Train has released another deliciously twisted thriller. Into the Water is very Scandi-noir in approach, following a small town in the wake of a local woman’s suicide. Like The Girl on the Train, there are multiple gripping storylines that raise more questions than answers. That is, until the final page. Hawkins’ literary voice(s) are masterful, too, with subtle adaptations for each character. Steeped in metaphors and symbolism, the novel is artistic in approach. But, at the end of it all, there’s still that juicy ‘sting in the tail’ we’re craving.
The best thrillers are the ones that stay with you, that follow you. Such was the case with Based on a True Story. In short, it’s about an insidious friendship that slowly sours. Poisons would probably be the more accurate word. As Delphine’s newfound friendship with ‘L’ intensifies (we never know her full name), our protagonist becomes increasingly isolated and reliant on this stranger. Slowly, Delphine’s paranoia grows. There’s a great deal of ambiguity throughout, making the unravelling events all the more creepy. Don’t expect a page-turner, as it moves quite slowly. But the pace is deliberate and nothing short of genius.
A little like an episode of Black Mirror, The One is a little too close to reality for comfort. It starts with a dating site that promises to match users with ‘the one’ based on a swab of their DNA. From there, the novel follows five characters in parallel. It’s gripping from the start, and quickly builds in both intensity and pace. With literally every hallmark of a bestseller (terminal illness, serial murder, infidelity), it borders on overkill at times. But The One is enjoyable nonetheless. A guilty pleasure, of sorts. You can expect a few lamp-on, late nights ahead.
HUMANZ Gorillaz Oh man. I really, really wanted to love this one… and I do, occasionally. But for any die-hard Gorillaz fan, it’s frankly not their best work. A long-awaited return from the cartoon band that delivered gamechanging albums in Demon Days and Plastic Beach, the band frequently misses the mark on Humanz. I can’t tell if it’s the noted lack of Damon’s bone-chilling slow-rapping, or the unusual collaboration choices, or just the songs themselves, but there’s something missing. The only song that feels like it was made by Gorillaz is the jamming, down and dirty ‘Saturnz Barz'. Perhaps, ironically, for an album titled Humanz, the thing that’s missing? I think it’s the heart.
STRANGER THAN STRANGERS APES
From Gorillaz to APES, and a debut album that’s been four years in the making. Stranger Than Strangers is the latest from a young Melbourne band that have been on so many radars for so many years, I’m surprised the cops haven’t picked them up for public disturbance yet. Opening with their hit 2014 single ‘Pull the Trigger’, I’m happy to say they’ve progressed nicely in the last two years or so. ‘If You Want It’ is a gritty, twisted love song that I’d happily listen to on repeat, ‘Fourth Point’ is a riot and ‘Dimension’ is just the kind of minor-ish, stomping rock that Wolfmother was desperately trying to be. Definitely worth a second play – and maybe even a third and fourth.
THE WATER San Cisco San Cisco have always been a festival favourite in Australia. Their happy, fun indie-pop vibes pair perfectly with summer breezes and a can of your favourite tipple. Their latest album, The Water, is no different. The only question here is, just how much are they coasting at this point? How many times can we hear a jerky-pop song with cutesy-witty lyrics? I’d like to see them push past tracks like ‘Kids Are Cool’ and ‘That Boy’, and into fresher territory with something that feels completely different – something like the retro-tinged ‘Waiting For The Weekend’. Overall, it’s not like I hated it. It’s a solid and entertaining album for anyone looking to recapture those summer feels as the weather cools. Is it wrong to want more?
Out & About DO PANDORA Launch, Sydney Guests gathered at Gordon’s Bay last month, to celebrate the launch of the DO PANDORA campaign and collection. The campaign inspires women to embrace their passions and saw Pandora partner with Katherine Sabbath, a high school teacher who left her job to pursue a career in baking. Guests enjoyed lunch at a private residence overlooking the bay and indulged in a custom cake created by Sabbath herself. pandora.net
LEE Stay Black Premium Denim Launch Party, Sydney An underground car park in Sydney played host to the launch of LEE’s Stay Black collection. Celebrating the line of fade-resistant black denim, the party delivered on-site inking thanks to Hunter & Fox Tattoo Studio, as well as a games arcade and leather jacket customisation. Harvey Sutherland brought the music, while guests were treated to pizza and black fairy floss. leejeans.com.au
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QUICKSILVER R.M.WILLIAMS RELIQUIA SANDRO SARINA SURIANO SHIMONA DESIGNS SPORTSGIRL STANCE SUSAN DRIVER THE CRITICAL SLIDE SOCIETY VANS YIPPYWHIPPY
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