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Spring Fashion

Spring Fashion

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week Designer Runway One saw some of the most established names in the business sending their creations sashaying down the runway. Set to the throbbing, dramatic beats composed and arranged by The RAah Project and accompanied by an Orchestra, the music signposted the changing roster of designers. The theme of the night was … Continue reading

Fame & Fortune

Fame & Fortune

Each year Australian actors take the leap of faith by diving into the vacuous abyss of nepotism, a place called Hollywood. For some the dream of becoming a movie star is the jewel in the crown. They transport their life of show-reels and half written scripts into a networking lottery of face-lifts and nose jobs. … Continue reading

Jay Gatsby

Jay Gatsby

From frocks to fascinators to a bevy of Moulin Rouge-style dancers, Baz Luhr-Mania enveloped Melbourne’s newest shopping mall, Emporium, last night. The Great Gatsby director was given free rein, a blank canvas to explore new territories. Paying homage to Melbourne culture, the Australian Open, Dame Edna Everage and the spring racing carnival, Luhrmann didn’t hold back. From a … Continue reading

SHIO

SHIO

Over the last five years as Collingwood gentrified into a haven of conservative bohemians with whitened teeth for mirrors, The Social Studio encouraged refugees and the underprivileged to embrace their creative side. Hidden amongst the ironically named Paris end of Smith Street, this quaint little workshop is a meeting place to exchange ideas and learn … Continue reading

Growin’ Up

Growin’ Up

It is a cold autumnal night when I wake to the sounds of my uncle Keith’s laughter. He is up from Sydney on business. I place a grey poncho over my tiny body and walk into the lounge room. The men sit around a brown teak dining table with beer and peanuts, cards and coins. … Continue reading

Tokyo Pop

Tokyo Pop

I have never heard of this term before, I think it is called “hump day” which apparently means over the mid-week hump. Have you ever heard of it? Why would anyone use this term? And then there’s casual Friday. My idea of casual Friday is that a really badly dressed person convinced somebody somewhere to … Continue reading

High Maintenance

High Maintenance

Before the final Valyrian sword was beamed into the savvy streamers laptops, I had finished three seasons of High Maintenance, a new seven to 12 minute micro-drama web series based around a nameless weed dealing Brooklyn dude.     The unnamed protagonist looks like a cross between a young John Malkovich and every middle-class Quinoa eating, … Continue reading