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IN THIS ISSUE: New Kids on the Block AZALEA p. 18 Game Changer Fashion Editorial p. 26 Fashion Power Couple B and M’s Revolution p. 44 NOSHA Creative Three best friends with one vision p. 48 M Squared Fashion insider turned charity founder p. 56 Design by Subtraction NUVO Collective p. 62 JAGGAR Takes us out of This Galaxy Interview with JAGGAR’s designer, Kirsty Irwin p. 68 Post-Digital Artefacts Talking with Tom Borgas p. 84 Blog to Watch UC US p. 90 Suburban Silhouettes Fashion Editorial p. 106 Tiff Manuell Accessories A colourful insight into the world of Tiff Manuell p. 110

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Cactus Craving Lucy Brewin’s nostalgic scribbles p. 120 High Hopes for High Street Interview with fashion blogger: Shanna Bayliss p. 126

NEW KID ON THE BLOCK Downtime with Dyspnea Interview with the Dyspnea trio post-fashion week p. 130 Mat Johnson The MJ of hair and beauty p. 140

Carnivorous Crush Interview with Ciara Nolan post-fashion week p. 146 All Stars Flatlays and more.. p. 158

Brad Wikblom From country towns and clarinets to city living and rock shredding p. 164 Henry Jarman New kid on the block, Henry introduces new label: OG Apparel p. 168

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contributors FEATURE

Matt Carcich Video Producer I love working for TEO because it’s a free and creative environment. After four years of studying I was eager to test my skills in the real world and TEO gave me that opportunity. Plus I get to work with some great people. I remember the first time I was on set with TEO like it was yesterday, because it was the first fashion shoot I’d been to. It was a real eye opener to the hard work and commitment that goes into a fashion shoot and I was only there for half the day! My favourite band at the moment is the Arctic Monkeys. Their latest album ‘AM’ is their best to date and it shows how much they’ve matured as a group. Somewhere I’d love to travel to is, Cuba because of the music scene, awesome beaches and constant good weather; plus, I heard they love to drink rum. On a Friday night, you’ll find me with friends, unwinding - which is a word we use for drinking. You may also find me at my local spot watching the footy, restaurant or burger bar hopping or 8 checking out the local music scene.

Vanessa Locampo Deputy Editor I’m passionate about working for TEO because it’s such a great, innovative magazine and the creativity I get to be a part of inspires me. When I’m not editing articles for TEO, I’m singing, writing, studying or baking! My favourite colour is purple. My playlist at the moment consists of Johnny Cash and Janis Joplin. Three fun facts about me are: I am a history geek, I love writing songs, and I can’t study without music! TEOMAGAZINE.COM.AU


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Alexander Caviezel Photographer/Videographer I started working for TEO when I found an advert on the internet looking for photographers. I then decided to ask for a chance and I was fortunate enough to receive one.

Darcy Colwill Journalist I started writing for TEO because I wanted to pair my writing abilities with my interest in magazines. My favourite thing about fashion is how diverse it can be! Yes, there are particular trends for every season, but those who can stand out and make it look original, they are the real fashion icons. If I was to describe my personal style in three words, they would be: quirky, fun and diverse. Something you might not know about me is, I am English, and have just become an Aussie as well! I’m currently listening to The Neighbourhood- Sweater Weather, The Smiths (They never get old) and San Cisco.

Monika Portella Journalist and Makeup Artist I love contributing to TEO because I get to meet so many awesome people. It’s wonderful working alongside some seriously talented folk and forming great relationships. On the weekends you’ll usually find me making up a bridal party, on set of a shoot, at yoga, catching up with friends..... my weekends are never the same! I’m a TEO girl because I love the escape. As keen as I am to throw on my docs, see live music or suss the latest ale there will always be part of me that takes delight in a gorgeous frock, becomes obsessed with lipstick and lashes, will spend ages oogling fashion mags and enjoys a bloody good cup of tea! I can find all of this in TEO without feeling like I need to be one or the other. I’m currently reading local magazines, I rarely read actual books funnily enough. I love settling down with a good mag though which is also why I’m so excited to be part of TEO.

My favourite job working for TEO was when I ran my own shoot. It gave me a good insight in being a head photographer and what is involved to overcome certain challenges, especially when the lighting isn’t ideal. My favourite food is anything that can be ingested. Food is something that can always be enjoyed, whether it is by one’s self or whether you have the company of good friends and family. When I’m not taking snaps, I am completing my last year of school and finding new and exciting places to explore. A fun fact about me is: travel is a big part of my life, whether it’s travelling overseas or just to the next town, it is something I truly enjoy and hope to continue for the rest of my life. That is why I have a passion for photography, it allows me to travel while capturing an essence of the place that I’m in at that time.

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EDITOR’S LETTER

As “The New Kid on the Block,” our first show-and-tell is all about like-minded newcomers to the creative scene. Joining us in our debut to the fashion and arts scene, Kirsty Irwin – designer and mastermind behind new label, JAGGAR, talks all things fashion and confesses her inspiration to design. We’ve got loads more where that came from: the fresh faces from AZALEA - Adelaide’s newest modelling agency, interviews and features on local artists, designers and musos, and a few other surprises to fuel your eager and creative minds. TEO Magazine is by creatives, for creatives. Watch this space. Susannah x

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Susannah Ioannou Deputy EditorS

JAKI WOODS Vanessa Locampo Art Direction & Design

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Contributors Journalists: Darcy Colwill Emma Hosking Jaki Woods Lauren Abineri Lucy Ahern Monika Portella

Photograpy: Daniel Dimasi Julius Falcon Kelly Mcevoy Krystal Opie Phebe Rendulic Rochelle Flynn Tessa Milford-Behn Behind The Scenes: Adam Stanley Alexander Caviezel Daniel Dimasi Tessa Milford-Behn Hair and Makeup: Amanda Grace Nash Annie Dinh Emily Aldridge Georgia Edgar Jayde Henderson Joel Richy Monika Portella Video Production Matt Carcich Logo Design: Janice Cui Intern: Grace Newenham Models Azalea Models Stephanie Steer Partners Adelaide Fashion Festival Barlow Shoes

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COVER MODEL Hair and Makeup: Filthy Gorgeous Styles Emily Aldridge Jayde Henderson Styling: Susannah Ioannou Model: AZALEA Models Kate Cameron-Smith Photographer: Krystal Opie MODEL wears JAGGAR Stormy dress

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NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK

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AZALEA, Adelaide’s newest modelling agency came on to the fashion scene with a bang last summer. Created by Stacey Hendrickson (owner and designer of casper&pearl), and her mother Anne, the agency offers girls photographic, promotional and runway work, here and interstate. The agency hosts a variety of young girls that are not only ready for runways worldwide, but who defy every stereotype you may have of the young model today. Bringing class, beauty, intelligence and absolute hilarity to the table, it’s easy to see why this agency is on its way to becoming a national sensation! But don’t just take my word for it - have a read of what six of the brightest stars within the agency had to say when we caught up to discuss the weird, the wonderful, and of course the tips and tricks that keep them fashion shoot ready!

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Age: 22 Height: 179cm Instagram: beckhonner Star Sign: I’m on the cusp of Taurus and Gemini but my traits are more of a Taurus. How were you discovered? I was helping out a friend on a makeup course and the photographer gave my details to Stacey and she contacted me. What’s in your handbag right now? My phone, water, nuts, pawpaw, headache tablets, and my favourite sunnies. Other than modelling, what else would you have liked to pursue as a career? I’m a qualified interior designer and I currently work in real estate. Fitness routine: I do two sessions of Bikram Yoga and 3 sessions of gym every week to stay in shape and feel good. If you were an animal, what would you be? A lion, I think that they’re really fascinating. Beck is currently listening to: Flume

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Age: 15 Height: 174 cm Instagram: logangeorgina Star sign: Taurus Favourite shoot so far? There was a photo shoot in a skate park recently and I had to stand in the middle while loads of people skated around me; I almost got hit in the head with a board, it was a memorable and cool shoot. What’s in your handbag right now? Bands for my braces, a Kardashian purse, and of course, grapes. Favourite Brand: casper&pearl Ultimate modelling career dream: Walking the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. I just think it would be incredible to be part of something so well known worldwide, and of course to be an Angel. Other than modelling, what else would you have liked to pursue as a career? I was planning to be a veterinarian as I really love animals. Random Fact? I’m the top of my maths class and am currently studying maths two years ahead of my age level!

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Age: 18 Height: 174cm Instagram: gracelamont Star Sign: Leo How were you discovered? I worked with a photographer called Diana Melfi, at Stacey’s first ever casper&pearl shoot, and we stayed in contact. What’s in your handbag right now? My iPhone, car keys, wallet, gum and lip balm. Ultimate Modelling Career Dream: To walk an Elie Saab or a Burberry show. Random Fact? I was moved two years up at school, so I graduated at 16. Look alike: Beyoncé? (Sarcasm) Favourite Band: Arctic Monkeys Where were you born? Surrey, England.

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Age: 13 Height: 175cm Instagram: anniessmith Star sign: Aries How were you discovered? I designed clothing for the Apex Fashion awards and modelled them myself. Stacey was a judge and she contacted me after and asked if I wanted to be in the agency. What’s in your handbag right now? My ancient Samsung, lip cream, nuts, and some spare change. Favourite brand: casper&pearl Other than modelling, what else would you have liked to pursue as a career? Because I’m thirteen I’m still not sure. Food obsession: Bananas with peanut butter… It tastes good, honestly! Look alike: My mum? Haha Favourite Band: Jungle Giants, San Cisco, Artic Monkeys, Carolina Liar, Boy and Bear. Do I have to choose?

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Age: 15 Height: 173cm Instagram: kaatecs Star sign: Taurus Favourite shoot so far? Shooting for the front cover of TEO Magazine What’s in your handbag right now? Food, my purse, strawberry lip balm, phone, headphones and a drink bottle. Other than modelling, what else would you have liked to pursue as a career? I want to be a Fashion Designer or an Architect - they just seem like really interesting careers. If you were an animal, what would you be? A sloth. I just want to sleep all day! I’ve been told I look like: Miranda Kerr Fashion Shoot Must Have: Music, as it calms me down before every shoot.

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Age: 15 Height: 174cm Instagram: georgia_zadow Star sign: Capricorn What has been your favourite modelling experience so far? Going to Melbourne for a few shoots; it was really fun to travel and the shoots themselves were interesting and fun. What’s in your handbag right now? A packet of chips and Pawpaw ointment. Other than modelling, what else would you have liked to pursue as a career? I’m really interested in criminology and forensics so I would have probably strived for a career in that area. Random Fact: I have been dancing for 13 years If you were an animal, what would you be? Zebra! They were my favourite animal when I was younger, as my last name starts with a Z. I thought it was a really cool connection. I’ve been told I look like: Kendell Jenner

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GAME CHANGER

Hair and Makeup: Filthy Gorgeous Styles Emily Aldridge Jayde Henderson Styling: Susannah Ioannou Model: AZALEA Models Kate Cameron-Smith Photographer: Krystal Opie Behind the scenes photography/videography: Daniel Dimasi Tessa Milford-Behn Producer: Matt Carcich

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FASHION POWER COUPLE

Ben Conroy Revolution the Label designer AND events coordinator Freelance Stylist

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Beyonce and Jay-Z, Posh and Becks, Kate and Johnny (allow us a little ‘90s nostalgia) - fashion’s power couples are revered across the globe for their influence, style prowess and enviable wardrobes.

Revolution the Label designer and events coordinator Ben Conroy and freelance stylist/consultant Mikey Walton may only have been together seven months (four of those spent doing the ‘long distance thing’) but with their fashion knowhow and strong connection, they could just be Australia’s answer to Bey and Jay. TEO: How did you meet? Ben: I was showing in Sydney and met up with a friend, Tania Debono [creator of The Writing and founding director of CAKE] at the Glebe Markets. She was with Mikey – we met and didn’t stop talking for a good hour or so. I invited him to drinks that night and we have been inseparable since – minus the long distance. What first attracted you to each other? B: His eyes and our never-ending conversation. Mikey: It was Ben’s passion. It’s hard to find that in someone, especially finding that with another creative. Ben, you recently made the big move to Perth what made you make the shift? I had a bit of encouragement from friends to just drop everything and take a chance on love, and a few opportunities within the industry also came up, so it was a chance for me to still be living what I love but also with the one I love. Mikey, what did it mean to you having Ben make the move? It was something we both discussed. For me, it was hard to move, so it was magical having Ben able to move. With my career and contacts, I’ve been able to open more opportunities for Ben, which is so heart-warming seeing his business grow. Describe each other in three words. B: Drunk. In. Love. M: Passionate, driven, beautiful. Which power couple would you say is most like you? B: Beyonce and Jay Z – individuals with 100 per cent support for one another, all the while staying classy. M: The Beckhams. They were two different people who came together and built an empire in their love and support of one another.

Who wears the pants? B: I do for sure, I let him in sometimes but my pants are generally really tight so there isn’t much room… M: [laughs] I do. He’s stubborn, but I am too occasionally. I let him get away with a bit too much at times, which is when I stand my ground. I just let him think he wears the pants. Did working in similar fields help grow your relationship, and do you think it means you understand each other better? B: Totally. We get each other’s visions and understand the minor stresses. M: It has. We understand each other’s passion. Although, creatively we headbutt occasionally. Do you get involved with each other’s work at all? B: All the time. I’ll be designing and ask for Mikey’s input into pieces and what he thinks would work. As a stylist he gives me advice on the retail avenue of my collections, how they can work with his clients and make sure I’m offering something for everyone. M: We are very supportive and give each other another point of view. It challenges us to think outside of the box to ensure we get the best result in our work. Do you collaborate on projects? B: All the time – lots of things in the works. What would you say makes your relationship work? B: Being supportive, but also having down time, getting away for a few days, working so close to each other we have to make time for us so we don’t get too caught up in the crazy fashion world. Stay grounded. M: Our understanding of each other! What’s your home like? M: A very eclectic mix of both our tastes. I like pop art and Ben prefers organic texture. Describe your personal style. B: Simplistic, effortless, thrown together. M: Eclectic. Andy Warhol. I am inspired constantly and by many styles and designers. Since being together, do you think your style has rubbed off on each other? B: Yes, I’m a little more adventurous now. M: Definitely. There’s a lot more black in my wardrobe.

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POP-ART AND ORGANIC TEXTURE Do you raid each other’s wardrobes? B: Mikey wears a lot of black and white now. I steal his blazers. M: He won’t admit it but he raids mine constantly. Do you ever synchronize your outfits (on purpose or otherwise)? B: Accidentally, but I hate Kath and Kim matching so I’ll change. M: [laughs] We have occasionally had complementing outfits. What do you love most about the other? B: He is the most caring, wholehearted person I know. His love is inspiring. M: Everything about him. His passion and his caring nature. What are his most annoying habits around the house? B: Clothes everywhere, styling wardrobes and bags of accessories left everywhere. M: Ben likes to have a clean work space, but he’ll pile things from his space onto mine instead of packing it away. What’s the ultimate date night for you? M: A nice night in, snuggled up on the couch with Ben’s cooking and Glee. B: I love to cook, so a night in: dinner, wine and conversation, not Glee.

Who do you look up to? B: Beyonce. M: Christopher Bailey. What inspires you? B: Music, the people around me, meditation M: Myself. I always want to push myself to the next level Who are your favourite designers? B: Olivier Rousteing, Alexander Wang, Tom Ford. M: Karl Lagerfeld, Christopher Bailey and obviously Ben. Where are your favourite places to shop? B: Bauhaus, Adelaide pop up shops and markets, and online. M: Everywhere, but I love Zara, online and Asia. What are your plans for the future? B: Keep doing what we are doing, get married, have kids and a white picket fence. M: To constantly grow and expand the business, perhaps into other fields. Also looking at travelling a bit more with Ben. Words: Lucy Ahern PHOTOGRAPHY: Tom Hartfield

Worst fashion faux pas? B: I can’t think of a particular moment but Mikey pulls out this grey wig for some events, I hate it, he thinks it’s hilarious. M: Oh over the years I’ve made mistakes. I still keep a pair of jeans as a reminder.

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NOSHA... hand painted succulent pots and ‘soy good’ jar candles

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Three Adelaide creatives, Serrin Ainslie, Kate Burchell and Ashley Crocker, established their homewares brand, Nosha, last year. Their hand painted succulent pots and ‘soy good’ jar candles have become increasingly popular and yours is guaranteed to be unique as no two products are the same! The Nosha girls tell TEO what it’s like working alongside friends and alike creatives and how keeping it simple is key.

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“Last year Renew Adelaide gave us an opportunity to have our own stall in the Central Markets”. TEO: How did you three girls meet and then go on to establish Nosha? Nosha girls: We were in the same social crowd throughout high school and became closer during our Uni years. Nosha began as a hobby that kept on growing. We started off hand crafting products for ourselves, then for our friends and family. Before we knew it we were selling our products in markets and shops around Adelaide. How did you come up with the name ‘Nosha’? Haha, it’s a really long story about a road trip and a nickname that went too far. Long story short, the nickname from the trip was based around keeping things simple and not conforming to the masses, we feel it suited our brand, as these are two things we try to achieve with our products. What are each of your roles in the company? We try and divvy up most of the work but our roles are ever changing depending on what products we’re producing at the time. You all have full-time jobs, so how do YOU find juggling that as well as Nosha? It can get really busy and stressful at times, but that’s the beauty of working with friends! We are also all very fortunate to have day jobs that we really enjoy which helps keep stress levels down during after hour craft times. What are you inspired by? We all work in different sectors of the creative industry so we are constantly surrounded by inspiring people and places. And then of course there are the usual suspects, magazines, Pinterest, blogs etc.

Do you have any tips on how to care for cacti and succulents? Less is more. We’ve chosen cacti and succulents because they fit in with our brand of being simple and sustainable. All they require is some water every 3-4 weeks and a little bit of sunshine. Where would you like to see your products stocked in the future? One day we would love to see all of our products in our own homewares type store (that’s the future dream!). ‘Til then, we love working with people who have a similar philosophy to us. There are so many great homewares/gift shops around Adelaide, it’s hard to say where! What would you say has been Nosha’s greatest achievement so far? Last year Renew Adelaide gave us an opportunity to have our own stall in the Central Markets. We collaborated with some of our foodie friends, The Burrow, Good Pie and Nunkri Cider to create Nook & Granny. It was so much fun working with such a great team and it really grew our brand. If you could style anyone’s home with Nosha homewares, whose would it be? We love seeing our products mixed with other amazing creatives who we admire. It’s always a great feeling when you may have been following another crafter or creator on Instagram and you notice they have a Nosha product in their home. If we had to pick one person though, we’d love to style Megan Morton’s house (not that she needs our help with styling!) [Laughs]. Do you have any upcoming exciting events or collaborations planned? We’ve just started a collaboration with E-S-T. We were very excited to launch our first Nosha x E-S-T product at the BowerBird Bazaar Designer Markets. words: jaki woods photography: rochelle flynn and cw creative photography

Where can we find your products to purchase? Our full product range and stockist information is available from our online store - www.nosha.com.au

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MAYANTHI D HARMABAND U Adel aide MAY NOT BE A NAME THAT fashion YOU’VE HEARD OF, BUT insider shares SOON SHE WILL BE how she went MAKING WAVES ALL AROUND fro m fashion THE WORLD... blogging to charity work In addition to founding a successful fashion and beauty blog, Mayanthi has also started a charity with fellow University of Adelaide student, Mary Liu. M Squared aims to provide not only a better education, but a brighter childhood to children throughout China and Sri Lanka. So, just how does she do it?.... Mayanthi, you’ve spent a lot of time on the beauty and fashion scene, running your successful blog: Gracious Magazine. What prompted you to make such a big transition into charity work? I’ve always liked helping people out. Whenever I visited Sri Lanka as a young girl, we went to orphanages and gave food or educational items, so in a way I’ve been doing this for a long time. I’m also studying Counselling and Psychotherapy with a Bachelor of Psychology, which I think falls under the same category of helping others. But I guess it all really started when I spoke to my friend, Mary, and we both voiced that charity work is something we would love to take part in. Tell me about the charity itself. What is it working towards and how does it help others? We started M Squared in 2011 with a five year plan, out of a desire to help disadvantaged children. We decided to organise an event once a year, and raise money to buy educational supplies for children in China and Sri Lanka. We didn’t plan on changing the world; we just wanted to have something set up so people could donate and help the children. Do you think there was a specific moment of injustice that you witnessed which ultimately provoked the formation of this charity? I don’t think it falls under one specific moment, but just going to Sri Lanka and seeing these disadvantaged children always got to me. I saw mothers and children begging on the side of the street and such a large amount of orphanages. Just seeing it all and knowing it all was happening made me realise the things we take for granted, like school books and pencils, really can make a difference.

What has been the biggest hurdle you’ve had to overcome when creating and establishing this charity? Establishing it as an organisation was very difficult. Mary and I had no real experience, and so our starting point was going online and typing, ‘how to start a charity?’ Our first application to the tax office was declined. All the rejection was difficult, but it just made us more determined. We eventually got a tax file number, registered with the tax office, got an ABN and started a bank account. The biggest criteria was that there had to be more than two people involved, so we got some friends on board and made a deed stating what we would do. It was accepted the second time but it took roughly five months in total to get approval. Do you ever have days, as most of us do, where you feel you’ve had enough? That there’s just no way you can help every child and you should give up? It is much harder than I’d anticipated, and there are continuous obstacles to overcome. Mary moved to Sydney at the start of 2012, so she was there for the first event we organised, but the next two events were organised by just me. These events are a lot of work to set up, so at those times I do get stressed and wonder, ‘why am I doing this?’ and ‘why don’t I just stop and give up?’ Focusing on the difference that these events will make definitely motivates me to continue on through the hard times.

Has there been a particularly inspiring moment you’ve experienced through the running of this charity? Just being able to create the events we’ve been doing and seeing everyone banning together is a great feeling. My friends and other bloggers are so willing to help out which is very inspiring. The other side of it is being able to give out donations. One of the donations was made at the Children’s Cancer Hospital, and seeing these sick children smile, and be so happy because of the donation, inspires me to keep going.

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What are your aspirations for M Squared in the next five years? Do you think you’re going to be able to continue your fashion blog as well, or does something have to give? We planned M Squared to run for five years, which have almost ended, and I’m unsure whether I can continue next year without Mary. I will definitely keep doing charity work but I’m not sure if it will be for M Squared, or if I’ll start something else. I would like to transform the blog into more of an outlet for inspiring people, so I’m considering transferring it from the fashion/beauty genre, into the motivational/inspirational genre. Everything’s changing and going in different directions, so who knows? How can our readers help M Squared continue its wonderful work, and where will their money go if they choose to donate? We haven’t got a website where people can donate, but we encourage people who want to donate to attend events, or contact us directly through Facebook on our page: M Squared. By sending us a message we can personally transfer the amount from the donor to the charity. The donations go straight into buying educational items and sometimes we also purchase toys for orphanages, such as bicycles and sporting equipment. None of the money goes into our plane tickets, or into running events, unlike other charities that often have large administration costs which can take away from the cause. Previously people have even sacrificed birthday presents for donations towards the charity, and in this case we can organise birthday fundraisers, which can be a fun and effective way to raise money. words: Darcy Colwill photography: Julius Falcon

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D o you find yourself carrying your ID & bankcar d in your back pocket on a night out?

design by subtraction The two Sydney guys, Joel Adele and Mark Andrews, were essentially sick of the traditional bulky wallet too, so they went on to create something much more simple and practical as well as aesthetically pleasing, that has formed into their label Nuvo. It gets better; they aim to use sustainably sourced materials such as beech wood and their ultra-slim wallets are stocked in coffee shops and boutiques around NSW. They chat to TEO about the philosophy behind Nuvo as well as what they have planned for their upcoming collections.

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“Appreciates the a n alogue a nd ol d sch ool as well as the m oder n a nd ed gy”. TEO: Who is Nuvo? Joel Adele and Mark Andrews: Nuvo is simple. We were two best friends who wore our jeans too tight, singlets too loose and partied more than we could afford. With tobacco in the left pocket, ID and bankcard on the right and a phone that barely saw either, we were always prepared for a 3am bedtime. We each needed a wallet that was truly simple: far from the clutter and disposable embellishments that regularly filled our pockets. We began crafting the original wallet in the living room, spread out on the floor of our tiny apartment. We refined our idea, pursuing only simplicity in design, and then refined them some more until NUVO was born. How did you guys team up? We had known each other for around eight years before we began working on NUVO. We always had a love for design and the idea of designing for our own clothing line has always been the dream. We worked together on a bunch of horribly unsuccessful t-shirt brands before we worked together on creating a simpler wallet because nobody was making a wallet we wanted. Describe your Nuvo, in three words... Design by subtraction. Where do you look for style inspiration when designing? We are currently working on a number of lines to be released late 2014 or early 2015 and we are using some different mediums that we haven’t played with before. Neither of us come from a design background so we are reading a lot about early industrial design and the different uses for different materials—how we are able to work with them and we’re continually trying to push the boundaries. For the Wanderlust and Drift wallet we studied a lot of architecture whilst we each have travelled overseas. Timeless architecture was particularly important because of the choice of materials and how they work together. The choice for us to use beech wood for our wallet was both for functionality as well

as aesthetic purposes. As well as architecture we utilise simple online forums like Tumblr and Pinterest to draw ideas and inspiration from individuals around the globe. Who’s your fashion icon? We both draw inspiration from so many icons however one that stands out is Nick Wooster. He is truly the king of American street style and has crafted a look that’s uniquely his. Whether it be his perfectly tailored blazers, full sleeve tattoos or well manicured beard—at 52-years-old he truly is Woost God. How would you describe the Nuvo guy? Mid to late 20’s. A man with class and style. Has money but not necessarily rich. Appreciates the analogue and old school as well as the modern and edgy. Takes pride in a well-curated wardrobe. Who would you love to style in your pieces? That’s really a hard one because while our accessories are tailored for a certain audience, they can really be worn and used by anyone. Both of us are really passionate about music and there are so many style icons found in the music industry that we could name. To limit the list though we will stick with the ageless Pharrell Williams and Kanye West. Both of these men have got such style that you can almost watch evolve before your eyes. They have each created their own personal brand that speaks volumes. What’s your collection all about? Like mentioned earlier it’s all about design by subtraction. When looking for a new wallet there wasn’t anything quite right for us readily available on the market. NUVO really is about simplicity. There isn’t enough said about simplicity and how beautiful it is. Simplicity to us isn’t just the removal of the excess, it’s about designing a product that is truly easier to use, absent of excess noise and chaos which we hope delineates what is important with our products. Where do you hope to see your label in the future? To us we don’t see NUVO as necessarily a fashion label or accessories label. Although we haven’t trained formally in design, it is a design outlet for us. We see NUVO as a design agency that happens to make cool products. We aim to continue using sustainable sourced materials and apply them to our range of products as they release.

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Describe JAGGAR in three words… Comfortable, edgy but polished. Where do you look for style inspiration when designing? I have my own blog, KIRSTY IRWIN, so I do a lot of blogging and I find a lot of inspiration that way in terms of fabrics and movement of a garment. I tend to try and not look at the trends too much. I usually sit in my room, play some music and light some candles to create a nice designing atmosphere. I prefer to work this way! Who’s your favourite designer at the moment? The pretty standard and obvious answers: Alexander Wang, Givenchy, Balenciaga and of course Olivier Rousteing (Balmain) is definitely one of my favourites! Do you wear a lot of your own label? Yes, I do now! To begin with I couldn’t, as there was nothing to wear. But now that I have a consistent flow of samples coming through, I try to steal one whenever I can. What sparked your love for fashion design? When I was a kid all I ever wanted to be was a fashion designer. Even in primary school when we had casual days I would always say to myself, ‘if I could wear anything, what would I wear?’ and then I’d draw it. As a child I didn’t understand what this meant, but obviously it was embedded in me from a young age.

Who’s your fashion icon? I’m still searching for “the one”! But I do love Emmanuelle Alt, Alison Mosshart, lead singer of The Kills and (another obvious one!) Christine Centenera. What type of girl do you see wearing JAGGAR? A girl who wants to be comfortable; when designing it’s key to ensure that it’s comfortable and easy to wear. With JAGGAR I am going for that off-duty model look, so quite casual but can easily be dressed up with a pair of heels and some lipstick. Who would you love to style in JAGGAR? Atlanta de Cadenet! She has the JAGGAR look down pat. Where did you find inspiration for the Riders On The Storm collection that’s featured in our editorial? It started out as a collection exclusively for FSHN BNKR, which was supposed to be quite a small collection. I started with a lot of galaxy inspiration, but as the collection grew for wholesaling I went down a more weather-orientated path and it turned into Riders On The Storm. When can we expect to see JAGGAR in stores? This month. YAY! Where do you hope to see JAGGAR in the future? Everywhere!

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Postdigital rubble (gold), 2013, cement and gold leaf PHOTOGRAPHY: courtesy OF the artist

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Tom Borgas is an Adelaide based artist, with an extended sculptural practice. We recently caught up and had a chat in his Bowden studio, Fontanelle gallery, about his work, that he describes as ‘post-digital artefacts’. As I enter his studio, my eyes are immediately drawn to 200 square boxes, each screen-printed by hand in neon green stripes, which tower behind us in his studio space. This playful piece, titled 200 White Cubes (Striped), invites the viewer to physically engage with it, and Tom demonstrates this by comfortably sitting in his neon box kingdom. Tom names the objects of his work exactly what they are, revealing his dry sense of humour, and says that his artefacts “feel embedded with something”. Tom’s work contains aesthetic cues of the digital world; we examine his hand carved rock-like structures, sometimes looking like they have come out of a 3D printer. Often repeating these artefacts in a series, Tom begins his process from a single rock, hand casting every detail in plaster. Slowly, the rock becomes more angular, acquiring numerous sharp facets and losing its natural form, until at the end of the series he is left with a perfect square. Neon colour that could only be created on a computer is often found in Tom’s work, bringing digitally conceived colour into the real world, sometimes showing the gradients between two neon colours. Tom speaks about how meticulously he will work on an object: “If it doesn’t look good, there has to be a reason”. His graphic design background does sometimes influence his decisions, and he really appreciates the details considered in graphic design and branding. “Aesthetics to the max!” he quips.

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We have undoubtedly entered an age where digital technology is experienced commonly by most people, and Tom refers to these interactions as part of a post-digital experience. He believes that interactions with digital technology are becoming as numinous and normal as our experiences with the real world, and now “nature and culture are intertwined”. The digital world and experience influences his work, with digital aesthetics acting as a “motif” for the way he thinks. He considers the importance of getting a good photograph of an artist’s work, and knows that despite being only indicative of the work in the flesh, the digital image of a piece is so highly regarded. For Tom, “conceiving work and objects is often intertwined with conceiving an image of that work”. Tom’s work interacts with the viewer on two interfaces; the digital and the physical. Cues of the digital are not only presented in a visually pleasing way, but they also reveal our numinous interactions with digital cues and provide an exciting experience of colour, altered objects connected to everyday life, and intriguing processes of installation. See Tom’s work at his upcoming exhibition: Tom Borgas: New Sculptural Works 8 May - 24 May 2014 Hill Smith Gallery 113 Pirie Street Adelaide 86

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Featured outfits: Outfit one: Stephanie wears Black Milk Jake Swimsuit | Stephanie’s own shoes | Accessories by Floral Statement Outfit two: Stephanie wears Black Milk Houndstooth Nana Suit Top | Black Milk Houndstooth Nana Suit Bottom | Stephanie’s own shoes | Accessories by Floral Statement

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Tiff’s studio is a little hub of cre ativity even the box of ‘offcuts’ is visually exciting.

From her studio in Unley, Tiff creates wearable, one-of-a-kind pieces that are truly works of art, as her bright and graphic paintings are made into an exciting range consisting of fringed cuffs, majestic collars, totes and of course her iconic clutches. I recently caught up with Tiff, and we chatted about her unique pieces, processes and inspirations.

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Tiff M anuell is the colour visionary behind an iconic r ange of art-object accessories. Tiff has always had an interest in product design, and has worked in fashion before. She previously focused on brand building, designing products and the creation of her successful Happy House - a brand for young girls. “There wasn’t really a shopping experience for young girls at the time,” she tells. Her journey really began when she made a bag for a good friend, which was the first of her many colourful pieces, enjoyed by lots of young women. Tiff is always happy to learn that the women who enjoy her designs now were the same little girls who enjoyed Happy House years ago, and she’s very excited that “they still love colour!” Tiff’s studio is a little hub of creativity - even the box of ‘offcuts’ is visually exciting. “I use every last bit” Tiff adds, and it is clear in her work that she is “infatuated with colour”. Rather than having one favourite colour, she revealed that she has “favourite colour combinations”. Tiff’s paintings have a very contemporary, resolved feel about them, and each bag feels like a captured moment of the painting, cut into shapes. “I always like a curve or an angle, not just a straight line”.

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Tiff says, as I notice the sometimes angular, sometimes soft but striking, clutches. There are on-the-go paintings on the walls and as we chat she dabs at each, adding to the exciting colour and mark-making combinations. Tiff’s influences and inspirations are close to her heart. “I have some very talented friends” – she tells me about the many creative minds that inspire her by building their own brands, objects and designs, and sharing their passions with each other. “Also, look up Anya Brock!” - another artist who seems to be addicted to colour! Tiff outlines some of the really magical and humbling parts of making a unique item that someone values in their lives, as she explains that seeing her Happy House designs enjoyed by customers all over the world is such a buzz. I asked Tiff, if she could design a piece for anyone in the world, who it would be. “I don’t really think of things that way”, she says. The joy and boost in self-esteem that women experience from her designs alone humbles Tiff and makes her very happy.

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Lucy Bre win’s n ostalgic scribbles e xhibitio n was voted as o ne of the A del aide Fringe’s top five things to see.

Describe your work in three words… Loose, scribbly and expressive! Who’s your artistic icon? I’d have to say Picasso. I’ve followed his works all around the world. He is one of the great artists that I instantly connected with. I can’t help but get lost in his work. I love experimenting with abstraction but have not worked out how to incorporate it in my work. How would you describe the setting for one of your pieces? Montmartre- Paris

TEO: Who is Lucy Brewin/ Nostalgic Scribbles? And what’s your collection all about? Lucy: I am a practicing visual artist based in Adelaide. I have a degree in Visual Arts majoring in textiles and printmaking. More recently I have been exploring the use of watercolour in my work. I have quite fancied the use of this medium because of its accessibility and expressive colour. Nostalgic Scribbles is a collection of scratchy illustrations drawn from my personal experiences and memories of overseas travels. How did YOU come up with this idea? My work is a kind of visual journal of my travels—I was never without a sketchbook. I started compiling many images and memories that eventually became a quirky illustrated slide show. Not only was I influenced by what I saw but also the experiences I had. I would get lost in the streets, stumble into pubs and bars and confuse myself talking with locals and other internationals. It is my experiences that add to the connection I have with these places.

Paris was love at first sight for me and there is something very special about Montmartre. I was inspired by the romance and rich history of the narrow cobblestone streets. I stumbled across the ‘Place du Tertre’, which are the old artist quarters of Paris. I was instantly overwhelmed by the chaos and colour of hundreds of street artists. It was impossible to take it all in. I tried to capture this in my painting. Where do you hope to see your collection in the future? It’s an ongoing collection that’s built up of past and soon to be future travels. I hope to continue exhibiting in Adelaide to further establish myself as a visual artist and beyond this see where the future takes me. I am hopeful and dedicated. Do you have any ideas for expanding? What can people be looking forward to? I plan to expand my current body of work by experimenting with mixed media and textiles. I also want my works to engage with others in the way that I engage with them. I want people to remember their own experiences and create a sense of personal nostalgia. (tr avel collectio n o n follo win g pag es)

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Blogging: love it or h ate it, it is here to stay. Broken down, the term ‘blog’ simply means ‘web log’ and where once this was all they were considered, merely an outlet for individuals to log their views, thoughts and feelings on any given topic, blogging has evolved into a critical part of the technological society we now live in. If it’s a ‘thing,’ there’s a blog about it: guaranteed. Fashion is no exception. In fact, fashion is one of the many industries to have fully embraced the blogosphere, with blogging now being one of the key tools used by both professional and amateur fashion people alike, to communicate their creativity and inspiration. That is the wonderful thing about blogging - you don’t have to be a professional to blog, or even know much at all (however, knowledge is preferable!) Blogging has given a platform to many up and coming fashion enthusiasts to share their passion with the world. Enter, new player on the fashion blogging scene, Shanna Bayliss of High Street. Shanna, a creative individual who often spends her time adventuring around the Gold Coast hinterlands taking photos, was looking to express her creativity and pass her time over the lengthy summer university break. And so, High Street was born. Shanna had originally intended on titling her blog S.B (her initials) but decided this didn’t pack the punch she was hoping, opting for High Street. If you’re like me, you will have assumed this is a ‘high street shopping’ reference, but the name was born from a much more sentimental place; High Street, Lismore, the street Shanna grew up on. While High Street is only just shy of five months old, it is every bit the professional, well-oiled machine you would hope for in a fashion blog.

There is nothing amateur about it. Posting fortnightly, High Street offers insight into the style of a 24-year-old fashion creative, with a wardrobe to envy. While Shanna describes her own style as ‘evolving’, it quickly becomes obvious when you enter High Street that Shanna very much has her fingers firmly placed on the fashion pulse. High Street oozes an air of sophistication that comes only from a woman that has a sense of her own style, simply knowing what works. Neutrals like grey, white and black feature throughout the blog, as well as denim and leather. Shanna wears the Shakauhachi Alligator cutout crop in black leather and black Dr.Denim Jeans in the featured image (next page), which is an accurate depiction of what can be expected throughout High Street. Embracing simplicity and key pieces (no bright ‘on trend’ items in sight), Shanna is every bit in touch with timeless style. The pieces she wears look unique and rare which makes sense given Shanna frequents Op shops and online stores, for the variety they offer. While Shanna borrows inspiration from magazines, models and photographers, she also admires Brydie Mack of Wolfclub Chronicles, Kate Moss and Abbey Lee Kershaw. With these icons in mind, the simple yet edgy look that Shanna embodies is understood, as these women share that effortlessly chic look with a touch of individuality, that when mastered, is the epitome of cool. It doesn’t hurt that Shanna has an impossibly good figure for clothes, allowing every shape and cut to hang perfectly from her long limbs! While Shanna admits her biggest fear is not succeeding, she has already featured in a Friend Of Mine’s campaign after only five months with High Street, proving that with passion and determination, even a fresh face in this industry can get heels clicking. With dreams to relocate to New York and work within the Public Relations and Media industry, Shanna and her brainchild High Street are definitely worth keeping your fashion eyes on.

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Their collection ‘Par alysis’, was full of pink, fluffiness & fun! Co-designers of Dyspnea, Jameen Zalfen, Aimee-Cherie Kendall and Rachel Motteram, just made their Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week debut in the New Generation show. Their collection, ‘Paralysis’, was full of pink, fluffiness and fun! The show wouldn’t have been complete without the nostalgic soundtrack , ‘Toxic’ by Britney Spears. The three girls tell TEO what their label is all about and their whirlwind MBFWA experience! TEO: How did you three girls meet and then go on to establish Dyspnea? Dyspnea girls: We all met at TAFE with completely different strengths and with these strengths combined we created some pretty cool pieces, that didn’t go unnoticed. Why is your label named ‘Dyspnea’? It means “hungry for air”. It just stuck and we never looked back. Describe Dyspnea in three words... CRAZY, CRAZY, PROVOCATIVE Where do you look for style inspiration when designing? We have no boundaries, inspiration is pulled from that moment you are on the brink of sleep to the fluffiness of fairy floss. Who’s your fashion icon? Our Instagrammers - we have some beautiful and crazy followers out there, they let us know what’s hot. Our girl Newsha has been a huge muse for us.

Who would you love to style in your pieces? A day with Rhianna would be ah-mazing! What was it like showing at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week this year? It was a wild rollercoaster; the adrenaline rush was exhilarating. We are hooked. What was your Fashion Week highlight? Watching the garments walk down the runway was pretty emotional and surreal for us! There was a lot of tears put into that few minutes of heaven. What’s your SS14/15 collection ‘Paralysis’ all about? This collection was drawn together compiling and foraging for unusual textiles whilst clashing a dominant colour with a submissive colour, to paralyse the other. Our designs clash and butt heads to create the final look. This is our design process. It’s not easy and is certainly an emotional ride, however the end result is bold and confronting. We don’t follow rules or boundaries. We see an image or a dream and make it happen. Where do you hope to see Dyspnea in the future? Adorning local and international boutiques and our own store would be a dream that we are striving for!

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How would you describe the Dyspnea girl? She is a crazy, sexy, wild thing!

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Hair dresser M at Jo hnso n, of Ab ache, is a b out to l aun ch his l atest project M J by M at Jo hnso n in June.

He talks to TEO about what he has planned for 2014; incluing travelling to New Zealand, Paris, Dubai and Spain for shows. TEO: Describe your style in 3 words... Johnson: Always on trend. Who do you look up to creatively in your industry? I am very fortunate to work globally and get to work with some of the world’s best stylists. A personal friend of mine Jamie Stevens, British Hairdresser of the Year, is brilliant and I always look forward to collaborating with his crazy ideas! What has been your favourite project to date? I have worked on a lot of exciting projects throughout my career to date. I love styling hair, so all of the photoshoots, runway shows and events I have been part of have been extremely rewarding and fun. Especially Paris! However, I have to say I am really enjoying the MJ by Mat Johnson project that I am working on at the moment. This is something I have wanted to do for a while now, and I finally feel like the time is right. It is everything I have worked towards and I am putting all my energy into that at the moment, so stay tuned!

Are there any new exciting projects you are working on or have coming up? There are so many exciting projects in pipeline at the moment I don’t know where to start... The biggest will be the launch of MJ by Mat Johnson which will be released in late June. I will also be doing shows in New Zealand, Paris, Dubai and Spain throughout the year! This is a huge year for me so stay tuned via my social media channels for what’s to come! Tell us about your recent trip to NYC and what is the vision behind the MATRIX Graffiti Trend Collection? I was very fortunate to be one of five stylists from around the world to be selected to be part of the MATRIX Global Artistic Team. Nothing else can be revealed at this point. What sneaky details can you tell us about the face of MJ? The face of MJ will be released soon. She has graced the runways all over the world, appeared in VOGUE Magazine and has worked with several celebrity stylists. I picked her because she suits the vision of MJ by Mat Johnson. All I can say is... she is hot and her hair looks amazing ;) Can you give us an insight in to the trends for 14/15? Having great hair is the best revenge! :) WORDS: JAKI WOODS PHOTOGRAPHY: SUPPLIED M AY I S S U E # 1


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“Having gre at hair is the best revenge!�

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“Her dinosaur inspired collection was full of bright colours, innovative shapes and reptilian prints (of course!)”

Recent TAFE NSW Fashion Design Studio graduate, Ciara Nolan debuted her namesake label and ‘Carnivorous’ collection in The Innovators show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia this year. Nolan tells TEO about her up-and-coming label as well as her MBFWA experience! TEO: Describe your label in three words.. Ciara Nolan - Colourful, energetic, fun Where do you look for style inspiration when designing? Tumblr is always a great source of inspiration for me, I love seeing what everyday people are wearing and how they interpret pieces into their wardrobe. fyeahstreetwear.tumblr. com is my favourite one at the moment! I love checking out estateofmindblog.tumblr.com, they know how to style a great photo, they have an online store too which I love browsing through! Who’s your fashion icon? Is it weird to say that I don’t have one? I take inspiration from everyone, whether it’s a designer, celebrity or a person walking down the street.

Innovators’ and I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity. I would do it again tomorrow if I could! What was your Fashion Week highlight? Seeing the collection, as a whole, on the models before they went onto the runway was definitely the defining moment for me. I had spent months working on prints and designs so to see it all finished as an entire collection was incredible. What’s your collection ‘Carnivorous’ all about? My main objective was to create a fun, colourful collection and what’s more fun than dinosaurs!?! The starting point for the collection was researching ideas for prints and colours, everything else just flowed from there. Where do you hope to see your label in the future? I would love to see my label stocked in stores around Australia as well as internationally. I’m hoping to branch into menswear in the future too! Words: Jaki Woods PHOTOGRAPHY: James Broadhurst and IMG

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WWW.JAKITTEN.COM A BLOG A B OUT THE INSIDE OF A FASHIO N WRITER’S WARDROBE BY JAKI WOODS

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A chat with South Australian guitarist Brad Wikblom is many things; it’s a confessional, a peek into the Adelaide music scene, a wandering admiration of guitar legends, but most of all it’s an introduction. Being presented with some small but sincerely interesting facts about Wikblom’s career prior to meeting the young musician pressed me into discovering just what made this former Murray Bridge resident the musician he is today, and exactly where he’s headed. It’s widely agreed that occasionally ‘life happens’. We get caught in that rat race, strive to make a dollar and, the simple pleasures that thrust freedom, courage and ambition into our lives sadly fall by the wayside. Wikblom offers this as the reason his passion and immense talent has seen better days of late. “I was working too much…seventy hours a week,” he begins. “I just had no time for anything. I haven’t picked up my guitar in the last two years. [It’s] just life, trying to re-establish myself, especially getting down here.” Wikblom refers to his new home of Adelaide where he is attempting to breathe new life into his music career potentially through a leap from the classic heavy rock style he holds to his name. Once upon a time he lead on guitar several original and cover bands (he recalls performing in nine at one time) around Murray Bridge, but in recent months has relocated to South Australia’s capital. Whilst enjoying much success, the constant to-ing and fro-ing between The Bridge (as it’s affectionately called) and Adelaide was ultimately the downfall for the softly spoken guitarist, and it prompted him to pick up and start again in the more bustling city. Wikblom’s break is well deserved, and he tells of an act he put together before moving. “We were together for one month. We were individuals from different genres but we were all good at what we did and we had a chick singing, screaming. We decided we’d have one week of rehearsal so I wrote four songs, then we went into a battle of the bands; we won that.” He then describes the whirlwind that followed. “We then made a Facebook page and over two nights we had something like 2,500 fans, people were filming videos at the gigs and [we] even had people in America saying “We want you to come over”. It went massive…” However, very few things last forever and Wikblom’s successful act rapidly came to an end. “…we just broke up – the singer had a baby. She was one of the main draw-ins…” The guitarist states that a combination of a lead singer with deep powerful vocals, a versatile and talented drummer, and a bassist that was one of the “best showmen” he’d ever seen, lead to the band’s overnight popularity and appeal. A number of genres and musicians inspired Wikblom’s eventual arrival at heavy metal. He cites personal influences as varied as classic metal (Pantera), 80s guitar hero rock (Racer X, Steel Panther), 90s rock/rap/funk legends (Red Hot Chili Peppers) and today’s lead greats (Marco Sfogli, who Wikblom thoughtfully describes as having “the speed” but with more “flavour”).

“life happens. We get caught in that r at r ace...”

“I really only got into metal because that’s where I could use experience and the knowledge I had,” Wikblom remembers, before recalling his time at high school, the better part of which was spent in the music room. “I started off actually on clarinet and sax,” he laughs. “I did that for years and one day I thought ‘I want to play guitar.’” He remembers how he was told he “couldn’t” play, and discusses how this motivated him to try even harder. “I spent a whole week just playing guitar and by the third week I ended up teaching my guitar teacher at school. By the second week I’d learnt the whole Red Hot Chili Peppers greatest hits album. Chili’s were there from the start,” he says smiling, thinking of the band which has been a mainstay in his musical life. Suffering with severe acne during high-school Wikblom stayed home for eighteen months and spent day-in day-out glued to the guitar, which, in turn, fuelled his confidence as a person and a musician. Many of his friends were surprised to learn of his talents honed over this time when he eventually returned to school and promptly began playing in bands. While Wikblom speaks appreciatively of his past, he emanates content and ease regarding what lies ahead; even if he doesn’t know what that is. One thing he does recognise is a desire to create what he wants to rather than catering to a preconceived sound or what is trending in music. With guitar being his ‘go-to’, Wikblom entertains the idea of owning different instruments and experimenting with sounds as opposed to songs as he delves into the next stage of his career. He considers the idea that his ability to learn a song in mere minutes is the cause for his immersion into only one area of music. “I just wanna find out who I am,” he declares. “At the moment it’s like, you know when you first get out of school and you’re finding out what you want to do for the rest of your life? I think I’ve learnt and had influences and now I want to find out what I enjoy doing, then pursue that voice,” he says. “I didn’t want to be stuck doing [just] heavy metal.” Words: Monika Portella PHOTOGRAPHY: Daniel Dimasi

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“The tr aditional nav y shirt is driven by a passion for tattoos & the tr aditional tattoo culture that still thrives.”

“The panther and rose symbolising love and courage, two aspects that have meant a lot to me over the last year. The final, beige shirt, poses a Ganesh elephant smoking a pipe where the smoke spells out ‘Open Mind’. This phrase has always struck me as I believe, you can’t change the world, or the people in it, but you can try to live with an open mind and accept everyone for who they are...”

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“The inspir atio n initially ca me fro m wa ndering the streets of Lo nd o n, in awe of the culture a nd fashio n.”

Describe your label, OG Apparel, in three words… Designed by OG Design Co. Clean, minimalist, original. Where do you look for style inspiration when designing? The inspiration initially came from wandering the streets of London, in awe of the culture and fashion. I try to look through retail collections and observe popular fashion blogs to see what’s trending. Who’s your fashion icon? Ricki Hall

This phrase has always struck me as I believe, you can’t change the world, or the people in it, but you can try to live with an open mind and accept everyone for who they are. Where do you hope to see your label in the future? I don’t mind where it goes or if it makes money, as long as there are people out there enjoying the designs and making a connection with the work. However, just seeing it out there, . mean the world. worn on the street, would

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How would you describe the OG Apparel shirts for girls? It was released with intention of being unisex. The girls have all seemed to cut it to a crop, which is fine by me. I quite like the approach and look of a cropped OG shirt. Who would you love to style in your pieces? A diverse range of individuals, of all cultures, backgrounds and stories. What’s your collection ‘Original’ all about? The Original collection is based on an assortment of meanings. The original, maroon shirt, a framed OG Logo, simply because it’s a necessity! The traditional, navy shirt is driven by a passion for tattoos and the traditional tattoo culture that still thrives. The panther and rose symbolising love and courage, two aspects that have meant a lot to me over the last year. The final, beige shirt, poses a Ganesh elephant smoking a pipe where the smoke spells out ‘Open Mind’.

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