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Tuesday 29 October 2013
Culture Fashion Feminism

internet babe molly soda on fashion and girl hate

Isabelle Hellyer
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She has a pet rat called ‘Buttloaf’ and one of her performance art videos just sold for $1,600 USD at the first ever digital art auction. Pretty much, Molly Soda is a self described ‘artist, internet persona, general webcam “diva” living the ~*dream*~’. TRU. Her super popular blog is filled with personal confessions, video art…
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Saturday 14 September 2013
Arts Fashion Opinion opinion Politics

Campaigns and Couture: The political power of fashion

Isabelle Hellyer
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From Parliament to Prada or Capitol Hill to Couture, it seems like fashion couldn’t seem further away from politics. But we mustn’t forget how easily fashion can change public perception of an individual, something that is utterly crucial in the political landscape. Some would argue that the image a leader projects is more influential than…
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Saturday 31 August 2013
Art Arts Fashion Uncategorised

Disco, Dreams, Drama: The bewitching world of Lisa T.

Isabelle Hellyer
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Lisa Twomey’s petite figure easily draws attention, a fact not belied by her relaxed demeanour and endearing way of speech. As the woman behind Australia label Lisa T, her diminutive frame is continually draped in heavily embellished garments of her own creation that combine elements of fine art and textile design to great effect.  Lisa’s…
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Wednesday 7 August 2013
Fashion

(eco) threads: alice sutton

Isabelle Hellyer
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The manufacturing industries of today are becoming increasingly concerned with sustainability as environmental health becomes more relevant than ever before. Accordingly, the world of fashion is beginning to grapple with this ethical and economic imperative – but how does an industry of extravagance, artistic expression and opulence shift to sustainability? It’s a complex task, but…
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Tuesday 9 July 2013
Fashion Featured

what happened at couture week and why you should care

Isabelle Hellyer
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Parisian Couture Week arrives to us wrapped up in a whole lot of ethical issues; the age and weight of models on the runways frequently generates media discussion and the astronomical costs of the Couture pieces themselves are impossible for some to justify, causing them to just tune out. But to brush aside Couture Week…
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Wednesday 26 June 2013
Fashion Film

I don’t have to dress for anyone: why the Dirty Girls were right about fashion

Isabelle Hellyer
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‘I don’t have to look nice for anyone’ explains a messy haired girl of 13, seated in a high school auditorium. Her name is Harper Willat and, along with her sister Amber, she was the subject of ‘Dirty Girls‘, a documentary filmed in 1996 that has been gaining a lot of attention over the past…
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Friday 31 May 2013
Arts Fashion

threads: alexi freeman

Isabelle Hellyer
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Crisp, sculptural and electric, Alexi Freeman’s collections blur the line between clothing and art.   Growing up in Hobart in the ’80s and early ’90s, Melbourne Designer Alexi Freeman did not embark on a conventional journey into Fashion Design. His childhood was ‘as far away from fashion as you could possibly get’ and ‘the closest…
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Thursday 7 February 2013
Culture Fashion

couture: patron or profiteer?

Isabelle Hellyer
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The Haute Couture presentations for Spring/Summer 2013 came to a close in Paris recently, as 33 design houses continued the tradition of lavish and exclusive showings of unthinkably expensive garments. Strictly regulated by the Parisian Chamber of Commerce, the title of Haute Couture is awarded only to designers who show collections of more than 35…
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Tuesday 22 January 2013
Arts Fashion Featured

Threads: Zoe Brown

Isabelle Hellyer
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Threads is a new series profiling emerging designers in Australia. Whether your work is classic, avant-garde or just plain cool, we want to hear about it. Get yourself out there! Send an e-mail to fashion@lipmag.com. We’d love to get to know you and your work. First in the Threads series is Zoe Brown, a young designer who’s…
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Monday 14 January 2013
Arts Culture Fashion

the style evolution of santa: from saintly to sexy

Isabelle Hellyer
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With the holiday season only just behind us, the image of Santa Claus is likely still fresh in our memories. That’s right, the portly old man who saunters around in a red suit perfect for those artic temperatures. Santa and his iconic garb are now ingrained into our popular consciousness, seen in countless films, advertisements…
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Saturday 22 December 2012
Arts Fashion Featured Opinion

We need more sparkles: Kids on clothes & being yourself

Isabelle Hellyer
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 As we draw closer and closer to Christmas, I admire my younger sibling’s excitement about the holiday and the jolly old man who makes it all possible. They approach Christmas with wonder whilst I simply view it as a great excuse to eat enormous amounts of food. Their endearing ability to find magic in the…
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Friday 30 November 2012
Culture Fashion Featured

grandma knows best: what does fashion mean today?

Isabelle Hellyer
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On a recent rainy afternoon, well-supplied with biscuits and cups of tea, my Grandmother and I were joined by her globe-trotting Italian friend Yvette as we sat down to explore the changing role of fashion in young women’s lives, and as it turns out, Grandmother really does know best. Armed with examples of current fashion…
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