ISSUE 174 / NOVEMBER 2017
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IT'S BRONTE LOVE FRILLS MIDI DRESS $375, DINOSAUR DESIGNS RESIN DEW DROP EARRINGS $140 LEVI'S WEDGIE STRAIGHT JEANS $149.95 Full shoot credits on page 26
From the Team It seems we’ve reached that point in the year where we scratch our heads and wonder where time has gone. The holidays are almost in sight, we’ve actually considered pulling out the Chrissie decorations and have also realised that our summer outfit options are seriously lacking. With that in mind, this month we rounded up some summer-ready accessories (page 12), as well as our favourite stocking stuffers (page 10). Because it’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas gift buying. You’ll find a chat with the founders of Aliceisback on page 20. The new online platform
The Scoop Fashion News Goods The Last Straw Music With Kelela Feature A New Home Feature To Market, to Market Editorial Suburbanality Shopping Retail Therapy Hair & Beauty Scrub Club
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is helping us shop local and support independent designers. But if it’s a wardrobe clear-out that you’re in need of, we’ve included our best tips for running a profitable market stall (page 24). Follow our wise advice and then sit back and watch those sweet dollar bills roll in. Inside these pages, you’ll also get to know Kelela (page 14), read up on some brands for the little ones (page 44) and discover new shopping spots (page 46). Until next time, The FJ team.
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KSUBI DAGGERZ CROP JACKET $199.95 AND CHLO WASTED JEAN IN KANDY $189.99 FROM GENERAL PANTS CO. STYLIST'S OWN BROOCH, LIFE WITH BIRD KNIT TEE $90, LUCY FOLK RELIC HOOP EARRINGS $425 AND MINI RELIC HOOP EARRINGS $325 Photographer - Jordan Drysdale Model - Lottie at Vivien's Models Full shoot credits on page 32
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Meet the Team There are a bunch of creative individuals hard at work behind the scenes of each issue you pick up. We thought you might like to get to know them.
MY NAME IS… Jordan Drysdale. IN THIS ISSUE…
Bailey Jones. AT FASHION write self-deprecating articles. I’M BEST KNOWN FOR… my imitation of Björk attacking a reporter. I’M REALLY GOOD AT… making men feel uncomfortable by talking openly about women’s health. I’M REALLY BAD AT… shimmying. I’ve got nothing to shake up there. PEOPLE DON’T KNOW I… can say the alphabet backwards. AT THE MOMENT I’M LISTENING TO… Al Green, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Slowdive, The Garbage and The Flowers and Erykah Badu. THE BEST THING I’VE EVER COOKED IS… nothing. For me, cooking died with the invention of UberEATS. YOU CAN FIND MORE OF MY WORK AT… @blyjonesing
MY NAME IS… Jam Baylon. IN THIS ISSUE… I created something awesome on page 16 and styled some flatlays. I’M BEST KNOWN FOR… being elusive. I’M REALLY GOOD AT… lurking and taking photos of unexpected subjects (like friends and work colleagues) and turning them into memes. And posting on Instagram. I also have an endless supply of folders in my phone of GIFs that relate to almost every subject. AT THE MOMENT I’M LISTENING TO… ‘Boombastic’ by Shaggy. IF I COULD STYLE ONE PERSON IT’D BE… Honey Boo Boo’s mum, Mama June. WHEN I’M NOT WORKING I LIKE TO… watch Netflix and Stan using my brother’s login. YOU CAN FIND MORE OF MY WORK AT… @_jam______
MY NAME IS… Kristina Yenko. IN THIS ISSUE...
MY NAME IS... Rob Povey. IN THIS ISSUE... I did
MY NAME IS… Kirsty Barros. IN THIS ISSUE… I styled the cover and editorial on page 32. I’M BEST KNOWN FOR… not being well known. I’M REALLY GOOD AT… ‘faashaarn’! I’M REALLY BAD AT… growing up. MY SECRET TALENT IS… interpretive dance. AT THE MOMENT I’M LISTENING TO… Tina Turner ‘Private Dancer’. THE BEST THING I’VE EVER COOKED IS… a piece of toast. I’m more of a raw food/salad kind of gal. Heating is not my forte. IF I COULD STYLE ONE PERSON IT’D BE… David Bowie. WHEN I’M NOT WORKING I LIKE TO… hit the beach and immerse myself in salty, sunny goodness. YOU CAN FIND MORE OF MY WORK AT… @makersofbelief
I photographed the cover and editorial on page 32. I’M BEST KNOWN FOR… screeching at social events. I’M REALLY GOOD AT… falling asleep on planes. I’M REALLY BAD AT… using an iPhone 6 Plus with one hand. PEOPLE DON’T KNOW I… wanted to be a ‘playground’ when I grew up. AT THE MOMENT I’M LISTENING TO… Kllo, Jhené Aiko, Slum Sociable. THE BEST THING I’VE EVER COOKED IS… broccoli in any and every way possible. IF I COULD PHOTOGRAPH ONE PERSON IT’D BE… Christian Bale circa 2000. WHEN I’M NOT WORKING I LIKE TO… surrender to my anime addiction. MY PARENTS ALWAYS SAID I… was a gentle soul. YOU CAN FIND MORE OF MY WORK AT… @jordandrysdale
I got to photograph a really cool face from Belgium and hang out in the sunshine on page 26. I’M BEST KNOWN FOR... shooting from the floor. I’M REALLY GOOD AT... typography! I’M REALLY BAD AT… making soufflé. PEOPLE DON’T KNOW I… used to game a lot. AT THE MOMENT I’M LISTENING TO… ABRA. THE BEST THING I’VE EVER COOKED IS… a really dense veggie shepherd’s pie. IF I COULD PHOTOGRAPH ONE PERSON IT’D BE…
Haruki Murakami. WHEN I’M NOT WORKING I LIKE
TO... go for a cycle around the block. MY PARENTS ALWAYS SAID I... look like a rabbit. YOU CAN FIND
MORE OF MY WORK AT… @kristinayenko
makeup and hair for the Aliceisback feature on page 16. I’M REALLY GOOD AT... makeup, hopefully. If I wasn’t any good after 11 years, I’d like to think I’d have moved on to a different discipline by now. PEOPLE DON’T KNOW I… actually have a heart and care deeply (in addition to being a perpetually sarcastic asshole). AT THE MOMENT I’M LISTENING TO… the Call Me by Your Name original soundtrack by Sufjan Stevens (swoon), St Vincent’s Masseduction and I’m still obsessed with SZA’s Ctrl. WHEN I’M NOT WORKING I LIKE TO... curate relatable memes about living with chronic anxiety (@moppingisstealing). YOU CAN FIND MORE OF MY WORK AT… @robpoveymua
The Fold The Fold is solving a problem that’s existed for too long: swimwear that doesn’t fit women with larger busts. The newly-launched label has created fit and design-focused bikinis and one-pieces for women with D+ cup sizes. Placing an emphasis on small backs and large busts, The Fold uses lingerie sizing and construction techniques to form the basis of every design. Its pieces are made from recycled Italian fabrics with unrivalled shape retention, while also being chlorine, UV, sunscreen and oil resistant. The Fold is launching later this month and will be available exclusively online.
Ksubi has delivered its latest collection and it’s an exhibition of inhibitions. Titled Carefully not Caring, the release showcases vintage washes, raw hems and tarnished denim. You’ll also find graphic tees set to a palette of red and mustard. Ksubi’s bestselling denim wrap skirt has been brought back too, this season in a mid-length style. You can shop the range now at Ksubi’s Sydney flagship, General Pants Co. and online. KSUBI.COM
Autonomy So far, 2017 has been a big year for Autonomy. First up, the brand has released a basics collection in addition to its main line. Made from organic cotton, purchasing and wearing this range is an investment in water conservation, cleaner air, better soil and farmer livelihoods. Autonomy’s summer instalment, Altered State (pictured), is also dropping into stores as we speak. Collection highlights include psychedelic resort shirts, printed walk shorts and enzyme-washed basics. And to top it all off, the brand is now available in selected Jack London stores and David Jones concessions. AUTONOMYCLOTHING.COM
Linen House For those who have never enjoyed a night’s sleep on a silk pillowcase, you’re missing out. Linen House has released a range of pillowcases made from pure mulberry silk. The all-natural fibre is hypoallergenic, and also prevents hair from tangling and frizzing in your sleep. You can use the pillowcases year-round, as the silk remains cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Linen House’s pillowcases arrive in black and white, and are available now. LINENHOUSE.COM.AU
Hot or Not WITH BIANCA O’NEILL ILLUSTRATION BY TWYLAMAE
Women (and men) in Hollywood who don’t want to take the patriarchy’s shit anymore Shout out to Uma Thurman’s barely-contained rage and Netflix’s immediate dismissal of House of Cards star Kevin Spacey. HOT
Lonely Lingerie After countless requests from mums and mums-to-be, Lonely Lingerie has branched out into maternity wear. The brand has introduced the range so that women can feel beautiful and individual at a time when they’re often forced to compromise aesthetics for functionality. Designs feature easy-open clips for breastfeeding, adjustable bands and double-lined bamboo fabric for comfort and absorption. Lonely Maternity also aims to foster a community-based environment, in the hopes of reducing feelings of judgement and isolation around motherhood. The range comes in soft ivory and classic black colourways, with prices starting at $55.
Kendall Jenner wearing $10,000 boots to a basketball game I mean, you spent all that money, you gotta get that cost per wear up, right? HOT
The endless Sophie/Stu speculation
The Wolf Gang The Wolf Gang has dropped a third collection, adding seven new styles to its accessories lineup. Catalonia introduces a warm colour palette, mixing earthy tones with splashes of cherry, forest green and rose. Buttery suede textures are paired with soft cotton, while handcrafted embellishments also feature throughout. Expect crescent-shaped clutches, circular crossbody bags and woven suede totes. THEWOLFGANG.COM/AU
Leave the poor kids alone, FFS people. You know how every time you see ridiculous OTT platitudes on Facebook you’re like “omg I bet they just had a fight lol”? Yeah. PDA does not necessarily equal a strong relationship... MEH
Trump vying to cancel the Diversity Visa The free Green Card lottery is coming to an end – if you believe the screeching Cheeto. But then again, who’d want to live in America rn anyway? NOT
Armpit speed dating Residents of London, please remember one thing as you sashay off to a speed dating event where you choose a suitor based on their armpit scent: you can change his odour, but you can’t change his personality. NOT
Avenue the Label Designed in Bondi Beach, Avenue the Label creates luxury caps for women. The label was inspired by the lack of versatile and fashionable women’s hats available on the market. Still in its infancy, Avenue the Label has already done an exceptional job of filling this gap. Offering nearly 20 cap styles as well as tote bags, the brand has been picked up by some of Australia’s leading retailers. Expect linen caps with adjustable bow details, plus denim and suede textures.
Kowtow Kowtow and Melbourne artist Caroline Walls have teamed up to design a limited-edition collection of T-shirts to inspire confidence and empowerment in women. Caroline’s abstract artworks draw on the female form and two designs have been printed across various tee styles. For each piece sold, Kowtow will donate $20 to the International Women’s Development Agency – an organisation dedicated to strengthening women’s safety and security in the Asia Pacific region.
Brave+True We may be heading into the holiday season, but the team behind Brave+True isn’t slowing down. The brand has followed up its recently released summer collection, Going Places, with a capsule of party-ready pieces. Aptly titled the Cocktail Collection, it updates a selection of styles from Going Places with a muted colour palette. Floating silhouettes are elevated with ruffles and asymmetrical cuts, resulting in a release that’s both comfortable and elegant. Perfect for those balmy nights out. HOLIDAYDESIGN.COM.AU
Booker & Co Booker & Co has just released its summer range and it’s in keeping with the brand’s slow fashion philosophy. The aim is to create shoes that endure a lifetime, delivering conceptual silhouettes made from high-quality materials. The SS17 offering, Objectification, was inspired by the need to reclaim the idea that shoes are complicit in the sexual objectification of women. It introduces an abstract sneaker silhouette that reworks a popular existing style. The Xpress shoe (pictured) is handcrafted from leather, and features an EVA flatform sole for added height. It comes in three distinct colourways and is available now. BOOKERANDCO.COM.AU
Good Tidings Deck the halls, ready your wrapping paper and prep your gifting list. Mid-November has arrived meaning it’s time to start getting organised for Christmas. To help you get into the spirit of giving, we’ve rounded up a selection of our favourite stocking fillers from Colette by Colette Hayman. PHOTOGRAPHER - HOLLY ENGELHARDT STYLIST - JAM BAYLON
From top PINEAPPLE MAKEUP BRUSH $9.99, EYEBROW COMB (FROM EYEBROW BRUSH KIT) $7.99, NAIL POLISH REMOVING WIPES $7.99, METALLIC CONTAINER 70G CANDLE $9.99, MANICURE SET $12.99, TWEEZERS (FROM EYEBROW BRUSH KIT) $7.99, CRYSTAL END METAL PEN $8.99, SPARKLE CRYSTALS PEN $7.99, FOIL PRINTED IPHONE 6/7 CASE $7.99, FLUFFY BUNNY KEYRING $6, PINEAPPLE RING TRAY $8.99, FAN BRUSH (FROM MAKEUP BRUSH SET) $17, FLAMINGO MUG $9.99 DREAM CHARITY POM $4.99, MAKEUP HAIRBAND $5.99, GLITTER HEART GEL EYEMASK $9.99, MIRROR HAIR BRUSH $8.99, CONTOUR KIT $14.99 COLETTEHAYMAN.COM.AU
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The Last Straw No longer are straw hats and bags limited to beachside outings. There’s a new league of accessories in town, and they look a little nicer than your mum’s carryall. Pair with your favourite sundress or denim shorts, and you’ll be ready for whatever summer brings your way. PHOTOGRAPHER - HOLLY ENGELHARDT STYLIST - JAM BAYLON
Clockwise from top left GORMAN FIELD TRIP TOTE $139, JO MERCER GIA BOW SLIDES IN BURNT ORANGE $149.95 JANESSA LEONE JADE BOLERO $330 FROM ORDER OF STYLE, GORMAN FACE IT PURSE $49 QUAY X TONY BIANCO LULU SUNGLASSES $60
Come Undone WORDS BY BIANCA O’NEILL
Kelela may be a musician, but she is also a philosopher. Read any interview with this elusive and intelligent artist and you’ll know why I was eager (and cautiously curious) to chat to her about the brilliant new album, Take Me Apart.
This is a woman who has philosophised about relationships with Pitchfork, and tackled racism and oppression with Fader. A woman who has courted platitudes from Solange Knowles for her music and told Complex about her plans to infiltrate the mainstream with something a little more subversive. I was intimidated, to say the least. However, Kelela was open, warm and eager to share her perspectives on how she hopes to change the world, and music, from within.
You seem to explore a few different genres on this album. How have your inspirations impacted your decision to move beyond the traditional RnB or electronic genres? I think I just always wanted to make music that is reflective of the things I like… I try to find the place that is really intersectional – the place inbetween is what I always wanted to articulate. It’s more about wanting to create a home for me and my peers… trying to be inside something, not outside something.
Take Me Apart is an emotional ride. Was it your intention to deconstruct yourself in order to create the record? Intentions are quite abstract and open-ended. I just wanted to create something that was equally gratifying and challenging at the same time. Hoping it would resonate with people, and also make them think. That’s the only thing I really had in my head before[hand]. Because I’m writing to heal, and to feel better, a byproduct of that is having a record of tracks where I’m unloading a lot.
You’ve toured with The XX before, and you’re about to go on tour with them again. Tell us about that relationship. Well, I worked with Romy [Madley Croft] on the record – and that was the first time I’d ever intersected with The XX. It was through her. She writes from poetry, and I write from melody and it’s the perfect pairing in terms of complementary parts. In terms of an experience, it’s all so easy.
Did you find that process uncomfortable at all? Because my craft is so collaborative, and I have to be sharing daily, it makes [the process] not so weird. Or painful. Quickly, you get over it, because it’s way more gratifying to get over it than to be uncomfortable.
So you’re headed to Australia. What are you keen to see more of over here? The first time I came, I did a couple of festivals and one headline show. I’m excited to be more deliberate about working with more people of colour, as much as possible. There are definitely ways that we can be more mindful as artists – that respects the context that we’re coming to.
Everywhere I go, the darker you are, the more you’re suffering. I can’t stand to go to a place where I see people of colour struggling, and then perform to a room full of white people. I’m going to do all the things that I can do… so that people of colour can connect with it, if they want to. Have you ever considered collaborating with Indigenous Australians? They have such an incredibly rich musical culture that is really unique. Yes, I have. I’m kind of figuring that out right now, designing that for myself, so that I have an idea of how I can do that… It’s [about] perspective. So the way that I’m coming through isn’t just about music, it’s about life. I have one question left – and I wanted to ask you this. If your album is about taking yourself apart, deconstructing your experience, has the process of making the album helped you heal? Yeah. The process of writing every song helps me heal – and every day is a different type of healing. Sharing it live is another feeling. It’s a lot of healing. It’s a lot of feels. That’s why I’m writing, and it’s also why I’m being creative in the world, you know?
Take Me Apart is out now via Inertia Music. KELELA.CO
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If you’re over mass production, and would like to support independent design, Aliceisback is here to help. The online marketplace has just launched, and its goal is to connect emerging labels with a global customer base. Choose from over 30 labels – with more to come – spanning womenswear, menswear, accessories and jewellery. Supporting the little guy has never looked so good. ALL CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES AVAILABLE FROM ALICEISBACK W ALICEISBACK.COM @ALICEISBACKCOM
KALAURIE HEATHCLIFF JACKET $699 MUNDAME GENOA KNIT JUMPSUIT $220 RBCCA KSTR STYLE 04 EARRINGS $239 X NIHILO EIGHT MINI IN SILVER $455
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ARTICULERS ASYMMETRIC JACKET WITH ENGINEERED POCKETS IN NAVY BLUE WITH NAVY GREEN CONTRAST KNIT $215 ARTICULERS 2/3 SLEEVE TEE IN NAVY $45, ELLE LOUISE KYLIE EAR JACKET EARRING $49, ESTABLISHED SYDNEY VINTAGE SUNGLASSES $250 LEFT TOP
THE ONLY HER MAJESTY HIGH WAISTED CULOTTES $119.95, MUNDAME ILLUKA ONE SHOULDER TOP $140 DOG&BOY BIG APPLE SCARF $159 HALF MEASURES FRINGE SANDALS $462 HALF MEASURES FOLDED WRIST BAG $594, RBCCA KSTR STYLE 03 EARRINGS $239 LEFT MIDDLE
SIAN WEARS ARTICULERS TAILORED SLIM FIT ROUND COLLAR JACKET $250, ARTICULERS SLIM FIT SHIRT WITH CLOUD POCKET $195 ARTICULERS RELAXED FIT TAILORED PANTS $185, RBCCA KSTR ODD SHAPED LARGE STUD EARRINGS $239
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BEN WEARS ARTICULERS TAILORED JACKET WITH UNDONE SLEEVES $275, ARTICULERS TAILORED SLIM FIT PANTS WITH KNEE DART $180, ARTICULERS SLIM FIT SHIRT WITH CLOUD POCKET $195, MODEL'S OWN SHOES AND SOCKS LEFT BOTTOM
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FAME AGENDA BATWING SHIRT MANGA $165, AUTARK SILK DRAWSTRING PANTS $349, ELLE LOUISE KYLIE EAR JACKET EARRING $49
A New Home When you’re a label starting out, times can be tough. It’s not easy promoting yourself in a saturated market, reaching the right consumer and building a client base. But that’s where Aliceisback steps in. It's an e-commerce site that only deals with independent designers. The aim is to provide an easily-accessible platform for customers to find and support smaller labels. To get a better idea of just how Aliceisback is helping emerging designers, we had a chat with founder Monica Lim and head of marketing Holly Chandra-Curry. Tell us a little about the Aliceisback concept. ML: Aliceisback is an e-commerce platform, which pulls together independent designers so we can attract a bigger customer base and really do some strong marketing. There are plenty of customers who want to buy and support independent design, but these labels are often not easily accessible, particularly if they are still quite new and unknown. Aliceisback is trying to connect these designers to customers globally. What is your background in the fashion industry? ML: Holly studied fashion design, I studied arts/ law. I was doing tax consulting and then took maternity leave when my kids were born. That was the impetus for me to quit and go into retail. I met Holly while running a few retail businesses. And then we started a womenswear label called Fame Agenda, which we still run today. It was the challenges faced by Fame Agenda which really convinced us that we need a platform like Aliceisback. There are other online marketplaces, but they didn’t feel right to us – either because they had so many big label mass brands, or were at the wrong end of the market. Why is it so important to support independent designers? ML: At some stage, if we stop supporting the creative process, we'll run out of all the amazing things that make life interesting and unique. It will be impossible for the creators to have a sustainable practice. Fashion used to have this cycle where designers could invest in creating new trends, and then have a period to sell those trends to the fashion-forwards, then to the fashionables, before they went out of fashion. That cycle has been completely compressed by fast fashion, so it’s increasingly hard for independent designers
KEEGAN THE LABEL JACKET $349, MUNDAME THE LABEL JUMPSUIT $200 HALF MEASURES LOAFERS $616, ELLE LOUISE CHOKER $69 Full shoot credits on page 16
to stay viable. The fewer independent labels there are, the poorer our society will be. What labels are you stocking? HC: We represent independent womenswear, menswear, accessories and jewellery labels. Some of them are Arc & Bow, Articulers, Bare Bones, Correy & Lyon, Deon Dane, Dog&Boy, DS London, Edward Kwan, Elle Louise, Established Eyewear, Fame Agenda, Half Measures, Heiner Radau, Jin Ah Jo, Keegan, Khòlò, McIntyre Australia, Myrrh, RBCCA KSTR, The Only, X Nihilo and our madeto-order labels such as Autark, Kalaurie, Lauren Trojkovic, Mankhaseo and Mundame. We’re also planning to do a lifestyle section in the near future and artist collaborations. ML: The beauty about online is that we don’t need to ‘stock’ labels in the traditional sense. The labels keep their own stock and send out orders to the customers directly. That way, they don’t need a huge amount of inventory and can do preorders and made-to-order. What do you look for when sourcing brands? HC: We love stories. A brand that tells its story through beautiful designs usually grabs our eyes immediately. Quality is also important to us, because good design has to be supported by excellent quality.
How can labels get on board? ML: Labels can register through our website or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. When are you launching? ML: We are doing a soft launch now, and will launch officially around February/March next year. We will also be pushing into overseas markets in 2018, so that we keep growing that global customer base – very important for Australian designers! What do you think will be the key fashion and accessory trends for 2018? HC: In 2018, I think there will be lots of colour! We can sense a comeback of the ’60s and maybe some dark denims for autumn too. For accessories, I think earrings are still going to be the hero pieces.
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DESIGNER INTERVIEW PROFILES
Inji is a new streetwear label that’s designed for the Australian summer. The brand draws inspiration from a coastal lifestyle, taking note of current cultural trends and producing clothes for the climate. It does this by making garments with the best possible materials, with fit and fabrication top of mind. Alongside its offering of tees, singlets and tanks, Inji also produces a denim range designed and made exclusively in Australia. The brand’s first collection of men’s and women’s clothing has just launched online, which is perfect timing just before summer hits.
If you like your jewellery bold, but with clean and minimal lines, it’s time you became acquainted with byHélo. Local designer and maker Heloise Fitzpatrick draws upon her background in architecture and art to inform each piece. The result is a range of directional and design-driven sterling silver and bronze jewellery. Choose from geometric and sculptural rings, earrings and necklaces. Rings come in standard sizes, but if you require something bigger or smaller, Heloise will customise your order (at no extra cost). All pieces from the collection are made personally by Heloise, and designed to last a lifetime.
Sea Yøu Swim Brytany Melville and Caitlin Mymryk know there are a few key considerations that go into purchasing new swimwear. And so, when they decided to create their own, the cut, colour and versatility of each design was front of mind. Sea Yøu Swim merges Canadian design with Italian fabric and Balinese construction. Each piece is handmade with eco-friendly fabric made from post-consumer materials. The childhood friends have spent the better part of two years working alongside seamstresses in Bali, to ensure each piece maintains the highest level of quality and detail. You can check it all out in person at the Bondi Markets on December 17. SEAYOUSWIM.COM
To Market, to Market WORDS BY ALYCE COWELL ILLUSTRATION BY TWYLAMAE
For morning people, the local Sunday market is a wondrous land filled with hot jam doughnuts, secondhand treasures and more cavoodles than you could possibly pat in one morning. But for stallholders, it’s D-Day. You’ve spent weeks cleaning out your wardrobe, prepping your wares and practising your sales pitch. Take a deep breath, get yourself a bacon and egg roll and scull a triple shot coffee. It’s time to sell the shit out of your stuff. Here’s what you need to know to make bank… or at the very least, cover your stall fee and breakfast. FAIL TO PREPARE, PREPARE TO FAIL
There are two types of stallholders in this world: those who are organised, and those who look like they live at the market, surrounded by everything they’ve ever owned. Having experience in both areas, I can honestly say being the smug, neat and annoying person is by far the most preferable. Start your market journey by thoroughly going through your wardrobe. Then, sort the pile of clothes you no longer want, separating it into mini piles marked ‘bin’, ‘donate’ and ‘market’. Sort the ‘market’ pile again into categories like dresses, jackets and tops – this is getting a headstart on your all-important stall merchandising. If you’ve decided to price your items, now is the time to make those notes or add swing tags. That said, pulling a number from the sky based on someone’s body language cues on the day will give you approximately two hours of extra sleep the night before. Win-win. PRESENTATION IS EVERYTHING
If you’re selling items for an absolute steal and they’re still not going anywhere, it’s time to look to your presentation skillz. Even priced at $5, someone probably isn’t going to buy your white shorts with the suspicious Doritos dust stain. Make sure everything you’re selling has been washed, mended and steamed, if possible. At the market, take it to the next level by displaying your clothes on matching wooden hangers and choose a few key pieces to ‘feature’ at the front of the
stall. Then sit back (on the chair you brought with you because you’re smart) and literally watch all of the new money roll in. CHANNEL YOUR INNER RETAIL STAFF MEMBER
Repeat after me: “I am not just another girl trying to sell my entire Sportsgirl collection, years 2007 to present. I am a passionate, successful business owner with a point of difference. I have things to offer.” I can merchandise the shit out of my stall store. You will literally feel like you’re in a High Street boutique. 2. There is no getting naked in the carpark here. I supply a full length mirror and sometimes a changeroom to prove to you I’m not lying when I say something looks better on (even though sometimes it really doesn’t and I’m just hoping for the best). 3. My clothes and accessories are categorised for the ultimate shopping experience. Leather jackets? Over here, on this rack. Complete Falls Festival looks including accessories? Right this way. 4. I do not cram everything onto the racks like a Supré seconds outlet. I start with the best selection of goodies and restock throughout the day so nobody loses their watch in my knitwear section. 1.
EMPLOY CLEVER SALES TACTICS
Sometimes, to get by in life, you just gotta play dirty. There are hundreds of other stalls at this market, all of them selling Alice McCall party dresses and faux furs from Savers. What are you going to do to stand out, make quick sales, and turn around a lot of product? Always have a bargain tub, where everything is marked at $5. Hold regular flash sales throughout the day, offering 50 per cent off for 30-minute blocks. Leverage your Instagram following, showing your favourite pieces the morning of, and offering discounts on your story. Get ahead of your competitors and accept payment via PayPal or other phone apps for people who don’t have any (or enough) cash. Bring a really loud, annoying speakerphone so you can spruik like at the fruit markets. Keep a few extra jam doughnuts aside so you can offer a bribe ‘gift with purchase’ to get hesitant customers over the finish line. And at the end of the day, mark everything at $2, or just beg people to take something so you don’t have to pack it all back up. Time is money, people. Time is money.
The Atrium, Federation Square FREE ENTRY - 60+ Stalls 5pm to 10pm INDEPENDENT DESIGN. ETHICAL PRODUCTION. MELBOURNE MADE ThreadDen.com
Let Me Be
PHOTOGRAPHER - KRISTINA YENKO STYLIST - ANNA HUBBLE HAIR - NICOLE KAE MAKEUP - ALEX GRBAS MODEL - NADIA AT CHIC MODEL MANAGEMENT
ESTIDE LEATHER STRIP BODYSUIT $1,700 (MADE TO ORDER) INTERVAL ANOUK TOP $139 AMBRA STERLING SILVER HOOP EARRINGS $20 OPPOSITE PAGE
WYNN HAMLYN RIB KNIT POCKET TURTLENECK $410, DANIELLE KARLIKOFF STOREYS OF HAEMETITE EARRINGS $420
ILKA FLARE DRESS $249.95 ILKA PANTANGO PANT $289.95 UNIQLO X HANA TAJIMA AIRISM HIGH NECK SLEEVELESS T-SHIRT $39.90, MSGM ORANGE ANKLE BOOTS $725, STYLIST'S OWN EARRINGS
ILKA DAISY CHAIN TOP $199.95 LEVI'S EX BOYFRIEND TRUCKER JACKET $167, KRYSTAL LONDON SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL LONG DROP EARRINGS $99
ILKA ETHER DRESS $349.95 MARICEL RUFFLE TRIMMED SILK CREPE DE CHINE BLOUSE $199 NIKE BENASSI JUST DO IT SLIDES $39.99, STYLIST'S OWN SOCKS OPPOSITE PAGE
INTERVAL KAIA TOP $129 STYLIST'S OWN EARRINGS
PHOTOGRAPHER - JORDAN DRYSDALE STYLIST - KIRSTY BARROS
HAIR AND MAKEUP - KAREN BURTON MODEL - LOTTIE AT VIVIENâ€™S MODELS
KSUBI NON CHALANT T-SHIRT $70 FROM GENERAL PANTS CO. NOFUNOVIC COOLROOM MINI SKIRT $150, LUCY FOLK TALKING HEADS EARRINGS YELLOW GOLD $495
LIFE WITH BIRD CLIFF TOP MARIGOLD $120, JEAN BEAN VINTAGE â€™90S MAROON DENIM JEANS $75 FROM VINTAGE GARAGE, CONVERSE CHUCK TAYLOR $119.95 FROM DAKOTA501, STYLIST'S OWN BELT LUCY FOLK PEARL EYEWEAR CHAIN $95, AREA 27 VINTAGE SPECS FROM VINTAGE GARAGE
PAGEANT JUMPSUIT POA, LUCY FOLK MIRAGE NECKLACE $550, SHAPE SHIFTER CROCHET EARRING $325 AND PINKIE SIGNET RING $850 OPPOSITE PAGE
KSUBI DAGGERZ CROP JACKET $199.95 AND CHLO WASTED JEAN IN KANDY $189.99 FROM GENERAL PANTS CO., STYLIST'S OWN BROOCH, LIFE WITH BIRD KNIT TEE $90, LUCY FOLK LOCO ARTEMIS RING $450, ARTEMIS PEARL RING $475, PINKIE SIGNET RING $850, RELIC HOOP EARRINGS $425, AND MINI RELIC HOOP EARRINGS $325
LIFE WITH BIRD IT ALL BLURS DRESS $240, LONELY THEA UNDERWIRE BRA $99 FROM DAKOTA501, COREPRÊT TUESDAY 01 SKIRT $280, DAKOTA501 GLITTER SOCKS $9.95 COREPRÊT CUSTOM SHOES POA, LUCY FOLK FLY AWAY SUNGLASSES $375 WITH GOLD EYEWEAR CHAIN $95 AND ARTEMIS HOOP EARRINGS $1250 OPPOSITE PAGE
ABHAYA AULLEN MISTRY SELINA BEIGE BLAZER AND BAG POA, LUCY FOLK MIRAGE HOOP EARRINGS $550, LOCO ARTEMIS RING $450, ARTEMIS PEARL RING $475 AND PINKIE SIGNET RING $850
VINTAGE GARAGE LATTE LEATHER THREE-PIECE SUIT $120 I AM GIA JOPLIN TOP $59.95 FROM DAKOTA501 LONELY JUNE UNDERWIRE BRA $95 FROM DAKOTA501 LIBERTY HEART VINTAGE GOLD ’60S HANDBAG $49 FROM VINTAGE GARAGE LUCY FOLK GOLD CHOKER $795, ANKLETS (WORN AS ARMBANDS) $500 EACH STYLIST’S OWN SHOES
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PHOTOGRAPHER - RHYS THORPE STYLIST - CARLOS MANGUBAT HAIR - STEFANO MAZZOLENI MOVEMENT DIRECTOR - RYAN CHAPPELL
PHOTO ASSISTANTS - STRATON HERON, DIRK BIRMBAUER SPECIAL THANKS TO GAS PRODUCTION LONDON
MODELS - AUGUSTIN BASSO AT WILHELMINA, BENJAMIN L AT SUPA, LUKE AT THE SQUAD, DAYYAAN M AT MODELS 1, JUNO AT MODELS 1, DANI AT NEXT
BENJAMIN WEARS WEEKDAY TRISTAN CHECK COAT $232, CRICKET SWEATER $20 FROM TRAID, LEATHER PANTS $34 FROM TRAID H&M HOOP EARRING (PART OF SET) $15 OPPOSITE PAGE
AUGUSTIN WEARS ARELA MANON SWEATER $679 BROOKS BROTHERS REGENT FIT TROUSER $292
JUNO WEARS LACE SHIRT $33 FROM TRAID LEFT
DANI WEARS ARELA OSMA SWEATER $619 BEAU HOMME PANTS POA DR. MARTENS 3 HOLE SHOE $229 STYLIST’S OWN SOCKS
LUKE WEARS BROOKS BROTHERS TEXTURED WOOL TWEED SPORTSCOAT $808, SHIRT $33 FROM TRAID PRADA PANTS $90 FROM TRAID, SCARF $3 FROM TRAID MODEL’S OWN SOCKS G.H. BASS & CO WEEJUN LOAFERS $232
DAYYAAN WEARS SONIA RYKIEL BERET $180 STYLIST’S OWN LEATHER VEST KENZO PANTS $335
In the warmer weather, bucket hats and caps will keep your little one protected from the sun, and we know just the right place to get them. Acorn Kids was created in 2010 by Fiona Savaris after an elusive search for the perfect hat for her daughter. The Melbourne-based brand specialises in children’s headwear and accessories made from 100 per cent cotton. Its summer range spans sun hats, bonnets and rompers printed with flamingos, confetti and rainbows. The label has thought about all the finer details too, like reversible options and adjustable toggles.
Adults place a lot of importance on owning nice crockery. Now, Love Mae is extending that sentiment to kid’s dinnerware. Tailored to appeal to the young, and young at heart, Love Mae’s offering is designed to be beautiful, while also protecting little tots from chemicals. Made from bamboo, the dinnerware is 100 per cent biodegradable, BPA and phthalate free. Designs are illustrated with Australian flora and fauna, woodland creatures, dinosaurs and more, meaning there’s something for every kid (and parent’s) taste.
Coco and Ginger
After becoming a father, Ryan Ringholz realised there was a gap in the market for kid’s shoes which were tough and flexible. Drawing on his experience designing footwear for the likes of Puma, Diesel and UGG, he set about to change things. His brand, PLAE, provides shoes for little ones that are durable, washable and customisable. The eco-friendly range is made to allow for the natural development of children’s feet, while also providing full support. Each pair is handcrafted by Ryan’s team, with super shock absorption for little athletes, plus toe guards and microbial inserts.
Coco and Ginger is a Bali-based childrenswear label taking inspiration from island life. It began when founder, Saffron Pugh-Blaby, received growing interest for the clothes she had made for her own daughters. This led Saffron to open a studio, where she now employs local seamstresses, tailors and artisans. To produce its collections, Coco and Ginger relies on slow fashion techniques like hand-printing, stitching and embroidery. Expect an offering for babies, kids and tweens that includes ruffled playsuits, ankleskimming maxi skirts and dresses and leotards for layering.
Salt Water Sandals
A shoe undergoes a great test of endurance on the foot of a child. Kids are constantly running around, pounding the pavement and stomping in puddles. So naturally, they need a shoe that can keep up with them. Not many people know that Salt Water Sandals has a kid’s offering alongside its adult range. Made from the same durable leather, the Sun-San sandals arrive in a brighter colour palette with the option of cute prints like cherries and florals. The range offers the original Salt Water style, plus variations including slides, thongs and crosshatched designs.
Peggy is a childrenswear label with old-world whimsy and sentimentality at its heart. Named after designer Simone Ryan’s grandmother, the brand merges classic cuts with contemporary details. Think adorable plaid playsuits, denim dresses and pink gingham bonnets – all of which can be mixed and matched. The girl’s offering spans infant pieces up to size 8 and Peggy also stocks a range of kid’s accessories and decor. Think dreamcatchers, cushions and headwear. PEGGY.COM.AU
Kip&Co In a world where ‘safe’ bedroom interiors are seemingly everywhere, Kip&Co is a vibrant breath of fresh air. Since its launch in 2012, the Melbourne-based bedding and homewares brand has been a destination for designs inspired by adventure, celebration and fun. Its most recent Animalia collection delivers a serious dose of nostalgia. In collaboration with the popular book of the same name, the release includes pieces for kids and infants. Everyone’s favourites from the animal kingdom have been printed on bed linen, beanbags, play mats, pyjamas and more, introducing a new generation to Graeme Base’s much-loved title. KIPANDCO.COM.AU
NEED TO KNOW Defined by its minimal aesthetic, Autonomy is a Melbourne brand founded in 2003. Since then, its offering has grown from the humble T-shirt to complete collections encompassing a full range of casual essentials. Every consideration is taken into account when designing Autonomy pieces, from cut and colour to fabrication and fit. YOU’LL BUY Organic basic tees, shirts, casual jackets, knits, casual pants and a range of accessories. IDEAL FOR Basics, wardrobe staples and gifts.
NEED TO KNOW Three fabric-obsessed friends are behind this Northcote store. Before March produces locally-made pieces, elevated with the use of luxe fabrics. YOU’LL BUY High-quality feminine designs which are wallet-friendly and produced in limited runs. Before March also stocks a curated selection of fair trade raffia accessories, home and body fragrances and statement jewellery pieces. IDEAL FOR Those who are ethically conscious and have an appreciation for great textiles and beautifully-made clothing.
NEED TO KNOW Nice Martin is an Australian label designed with style and comfort in mind. The majority of the Nice Martin range is made from natural fibres and the Sydney boutique is the only place where you can get your hands on the entire range. It’s also one of the few Australian stockists offering Overose candles and Loq footwear. YOU’LL BUY Something for you, something for your home and something for your little one, with the Mini Martin line coming soon. IDEAL FOR Everyday wear.
242 BRUNSWICK STREET, FITZROY VIC SHOP.AUTONOMYONLINE.COM.AU
277 HIGH STREET, NORTHCOTE VIC STORE@BEFOREMARCH.COM
SHOP 5/168 OXFORD STREET, PADDINGTON NSW NICEMARTIN.COM
Smart Alec Hatters
Scally & Trombone
NEED TO KNOW Maker and purveyor of men’s headwear, Smart Alec provides the discerning gentlemen of Melbourne with new, vintage and bespoke hats. In store you’ll find brands including Brixton, Scala and Borsalino, plus have the chance to get your much-loved pieces repaired, re-blocked and re-trimmed as required. YOU’LL BUY Boaters, bowlers, panamas, fedoras, berets, beanies and every other style you can think of. Accessories including cufflinks, scarves and gloves are also on offer. IDEAL FOR Any person who wants the right hat.
NEED TO KNOW Scally & Trombone’s workshop produces a range of
millinery, hats, jewellery and accessories, all of which are made in small runs or are one-off pieces. Visit the store to shop the in-house lines, local makers and curated designs from international labels, including vintagestyle swimwear from Esther Williams. YOU’LL BUY Dress hats, sun hats, swimwear and unique jewellery and accessories. IDEAL FOR Presents, tourists wanting a unique Australian item and anyone wanting a hat for any occasion.
235 GERTRUDE STREET, FITZROY VIC SMARTALECHATTERS.COM.AU
233 GERTRUDE STREET, FITZROY VIC SCALLYANDTROMBONE.COM.AU
MadeIt Lab NEED TO KNOW Run by a group of creatives,
MadeIt Lab is dedicated to showcasing locally handmade works. In store you’ll find a curated selection from over 50 designers, artists and makers. It’s about making sure Melburnians have access to high-quality, locally handmade products and supporting very small businesses. MadeIt Lab is open seven days a week and also runs creative classes. YOU’LL BUY Everything in the store is available to purchase, including the display furniture. Expect a wide array of jewellery, candles, fashion, accessories, home decor, skincare and (much) more. IDEAL FOR Treating yourself, decorating your space and grabbing a gift on the go. MadeIt Lab also offers a gift-wrapping service and gift vouchers. 73 BRIDGE ROAD, RICHMOND VIC @MADEIT_LAB
Lily & Mitchell
The Daily Edited
NEED TO KNOW A favourite with locals, Lily
& Mitchell houses a curated jewellery range from By Charlotte, Natalie Marie Jewellery, Temple of the Sun, Linda Tahija and more. Lily & Mitchell works only with brands who share its ethical beliefs and the team is committed to helping its customers find the perfect pieces. YOU’LL BUY Both contemporary designs and classic styles in sterling silver, gold and rose gold. The store focuses on fine pieces, like thread earrings and delicate necklaces, but also stocks a selection of statement pieces. IDEAL FOR Gifting or treating yourself.
NEED TO KNOW Over the past 18 years, Obus has become a mainstay on the Melbourne scene. Led by creative director Kylie Zerbst, the brand delivers thoughtfully-designed collections with a focus on practical and vibrant staple pieces. Each new range is inspired by Kylie’s personal wanderings, and her stories of travel are woven throughout the designs. YOU’LL BUY Womenswear and accessories, the majority of which are made in Melbourne. IDEAL FOR Women who want boutique clothing which is practical enough to live up to the demands of everyday life.
NEED TO KNOW The Daily Edited has built a cult following for its personalised monogrammed accessories. Its new Sydney boutique is a firstof-its-kind concept, designed to be a shoppable master suite. Each space – consisting of a sitting room, bedroom, study and ensuite – houses a selection of TDE’s accessories, as well as furniture and decor from local designers. YOU’LL BUY Luxe leather accessories finished with TDE’s signature custom monogramming. IDEAL FOR Work, travel and everyday accessories.
643 MILITARY ROAD, MOSMAN NSW LILYANDMITCHELL.COM.AU
226 GERTRUDE STREET, FITZROY VIC OBUS.COM.AU
LEVEL 4, WESTFIELD SYDNEY, PITT STREET AND MARKET STREET, SYDNEY NSW THEDAILYEDITED.COM
HAIR & BEAUTY
Scrub Club With summer on its way, we’re betting you’ve got a few layers of winter skin you might like to shed. As per usual, we’ve put a few popular brands to the test.
Aēsop Geranium Leaf Body Scrub FROM AESOP.COM PRICE $39 TEXTURE MEDIUM
With a product this good, it’s easy to understand Aēsop’s stellar reputation. The formula is gel-like and while it looks super coarse, the grains break down really quickly for a smooth scrub. The smell is great too. RATING 4.5/5
Blaq Meteor Shower Shimmer Scrub FROM BLAQ.CO PRICE $24.95 TEXTURE FINE
While I like the idea of exfoliating with matter from the cosmos, this scrub should come with a warning, as it’s super potent. If you don’t scrub with soap right afterward, it tends to stain quite easily. However, it did leave my skin feeling silky. RATING 3/5
Byron Bay Tan Superfood Coffee Scrub FROM BYRONBAYTAN.COM PRICE $28.50 TEXTURE COARSE
Of all the body scrubs I’ve used, this was the coarsest, successfully getting rid of my stubborn fake tan. The no-fuss formula is perfect for getting your coffee fix, without the caffeine. RATING 3/5
Skinstitut Glycolic Scrub 14%
Frank Body Shimmer Scrub
FROM FIND STOCKISTS AT SKINSTITUT.COM PRICE $30.15 TEXTURE FINE
FROM FRANKBODY.COM/AU PRICE $19.95 TEXTURE MEDIUM
This creamy scrub is a best on ground, with extremely fine beads that give both a soft exfoliation and gentle cleanse. My skin was (approx) three times softer after use, and didn’t feel dry or over-scrubbed.
Frank Body’s notorious body scrub has been given an update, this time with triple the shimmer. After a shower, I’m iridescent with hints of glitter. But nothing too over the top. My skin also feels supple and super smooth. Thanks to Frank, I’ve finally achieved unicorn status.
Clarins Tonic Body Polisher FROM CLARINS.COM.AU| PRICE $48 TEXTURE FINE
This product exfoliates, moisturises and has a pleasant rosemary fragrance. I particularly enjoy its cream/gel texture, as I find loose grain scrubs messy and a bit of a pain to clean off the shower. RATING 4/5
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HAIR & BEAUTY
Pureology For locks in need of a little TLC, Pureology has released two Superfood Hair Treatments. The Strength Cure and Hydrate Treatments harness the benefits of goji berry extract, avocado and coconut oil, to maximise colour retention and nourish damaged hair. You can use the products before and after dyeing, allowing your colour-treated hair to retain its fresh-fromthe-salon feel. They’re also 100 per cent vegan, use sustainable ingredients, and are formulated with broad spectrum sunscreens for added protection.
Our friends at Frank Body are back with a new and improved Shimmer Scrub, and they’re promising three times the shine. Added gold and silver particles keep your skin glowing, while sugar and coffee work to exfoliate. Its formula contains grapeseed oil and vitamin E to moisturise and hydrate, also allowing the glow dust to stick to you and not the shower floor. The Shimmer Scrub already has a waitlist of over 90,000 people, so to avoid missing out, sign up to the website for priority access. FRANKBODY.COM/AU
Hourglass Cosmetics We’ve just been given another reason to drop our dollars on Hourglass. The brand has recently announced it’s going vegan, in a bid to further the protection of animal rights. From 2020, the cult beauty brand will cease to use any animal products, or animal byproducts, across its entire range. The change will see Hourglass source alternatives to frequently-used beauty ingredients including beeswax and carmine. Until then, you can shop the brand’s current vegan offering which includes the Veil Mineral Primer, Vanish Foundation Stick and Ambient Lighting Powder.
Your two favourite Kevin Murphy products now come in a set. The I Woke Up Like This pack includes Kevin Murphy’s Angel Wash and Angel Rinse, which are perfect for fragile hair. Both are infused with mango, cocoa butter and green tea extract to strengthen hair that’s too fine or damaged from colour. To top it all off, the pack also comes with a 100mL travel size of Kevin Murphy’s latest finishing spray, Bedroom Hair. KEVINMURPHY.COM.AU
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Look & Listen WITH TARA SMITH AND BIANCA O'NEILL
Sour Heart JENNY ZHANG
Flick through a few pages of Sour Heart and you’ll find a collection of short stories centred around one underlying narrative. Jenny Zhang provides insight into what life was like for Asian immigrants in the 1990s, offering a real yet attimes-disturbing account of their hardships. Each short story revolves around the same community of immigrants, who trade their lives in China and Taiwan for life on the poverty line in New York City. A number of narrators recount their stories, all stemming from the similar voice of a young Asian girl, struggling to relate to the alien community around her. At times, the flow-on sentence structure and constant flipping of interwoven characters can make the storyline hard to follow, but if you keep up, you’ll be rewarded with an insightful yet startling read.
100 Aussie Things We Know and Love
Daphne and Daisy: Pawtraits of Sausage Style
100 Aussie Things We Know and Love puts the Australian way of life under a microscope, and then proceeds to make a mockery of it. The book is a hilarious guide to everything quintessentially Australian: fairy bread, Akubras, and yep, Kath & Kim. It’s a great travel companion if you ever get a bout of homesickness abroad, or just need a refresher on Australian idioms back home. The book is conveniently split up into digestible chapters covering Australian royalty (Shane Warne), on-screen references (Neighbours) and all the stuff from New Zealand we claim as our own (Crowded House). With satirical facts like why magpies attack and who’s to blame for ugg boots, 100 Aussie Things We Know and Love references all the little things that make this nation so great. And they say Australians have no culture.
Conscious GUY SEBASTIAN
Let me preface by saying I’m a huge fan of Weezer(’s old stuff). Unfortunately, although Pacific Daydream channels the band’s California sound in a huge way, it certainly isn’t reminiscent of “beachside reveries from the end of the world,” as suggested in the press release. Nor does it channel the musical offspring of the “Beach Boys and The Clash.” It’s more like the annoying younger brother of Maroon 5 and Good Charlotte – with all the worst Californian rock clichés. And just like the many young women getting their first tattoos down at Venice Beach, Rivers Cuomo found his inspiration in a Chinese proverb… Instead, he probably should have stuck to broken hearts and outsiderdom.
Imagine being such a good dog you get to write your own book. Daphne and Daisy is a collection of adorable pawtraits of two very fashionable dachshunds. If Cool Dog Group were to write a book, I’d imagine it would be something like this. The pictorial includes a collection of Daphne and Daisy’s favourite style themes, including flowers, pom poms, shiny things, sunglasses and hats. You know, normal dog stuff. It also features valuable sartorial advice like “floral booties are an investment piece” and “tinsel is transeasonal”, making it the perfect festive stocking stuffer. I won’t lie and pretend this book is the next Moby Dick, but if you’re seeking a perfect example of ultimate sausage style, Daphne and Daisy is right on brief.
The Thrill Of It All SAM SMITH
I can hardly believe this is Guy Sebastian’s 10th studio album. But then, when you think about how long he’s been kicking around (and the fact he was on our FIRST-EVER season of Australian Idol), it’s really no surprise. Prolific as he is, he’s had some hits and some not-so-good. But I’m digging the fairly recent redirection into the funky pop arenas of your Bruno Mars’. Flawless as his voice is – even on an album with ‘one-take’ vocals – his song choices veer into background music territory. Forgive the ‘sex sells’ angle, but Sebastian needs to amp up the sex (something Mars is great at). More falsetto funk à-la ‘High On Me’, and less dreary romanticism à-la ‘Set In Stone’, please.
Opening with the killer number one track ‘Too Good At Goodbyes’, Smith’s sophomore album perfectly showcases his flawless voice. It’s full of the smouldering sadness left over after the embers of a relationship have finally died. ‘One Last Song’ and ‘Baby, You Make Me Crazy’ will be fodder to wannabe singers on The X Factor imminently. And, a turn from upcoming artist YEBBA on ‘No Peace’, has uncovered the kind of star power that won’t be unsigned for long. Another strong album from Smith, delivering on every front for that terribly-named category, ‘adult contemporary’. A glass of red wine, this album and someone you love, and you’re all set.
Out & About G-Star RAW RADIO exhibition G-Star recently unveiled drop two of its Elwood X25 jeans collection, including 25 new prints designed by Pharrell Williams. With the help of Sony, the brand threw its very own RAW RADIO exhibition. The event saw 25 Australian creatives showcase personal playlists and visual interpretations inspired by the prints. Think along the lines of Tkay Maidza, Nicole Millar and Louise Van de Vorst. The works from the diverse group of musicians, models and artists were put on show at Surry Hills’ Campbell Studio in Sydney. G-STAR.COM
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