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Monday 27 July 2015
Fashion Featured Feminism

the naked truth: why it’s taken so long for fashion to reconceptualise “nude” colours

Arabella Close
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In fashion, “nude” has traditionally referred to a light beige colour. Nude shoes, nude nail polishes, nude lipsticks and nude underwear have always tended to come in pale and fair shades. The name “nude” refers to the products’ similarity to the wearer’s skin tone as if the wearer’s nails, lips, feet or middle section were…
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Friday 24 July 2015
Arts Fashion

fashion unWINEd: interview with diana antonijevic and isabella katan

Bridget Conway
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If you’re looking for something to do that combines fashion, beauty, food, wine AND fundraising for charity, look no further than Fashion unWINEd. This event, created by Diana Antonijevic and Isabella Katan, the two coaches behind event business Style & Beautify Me, will take you on a journey of  the gifted up and coming talents…
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Thursday 9 July 2015
Arts Fashion

interview with heidy rehman, founder of rose & willard

Bridget Conway
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  Heidy Rehman is the founder of Rose & Willard, a fashion label that’s all about empowering women in the workforce. Rehman comes from an Analytics background and set about in the fashion world when she was at a crossroads in her life, and has produced a brand that is both fashion-forward, ethically conscious, but…
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Wednesday 24 June 2015
Fashion Featured

don’t tell me to go eat a sandwich: models’ internalisation of bodyshaming

Eden Faithfull
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‘So I’m not anorexic or anything, but l just love that look where all you can see is bone. lt’s like she doesn’t even exist, it’s so sexy.’ They’re sitting in a circle of bubble gum pink tulle and analysing each others’ Instagram profiles. I hadn’t been taking part in the selfie scrutiny up to…
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Friday 8 May 2015
Fashion Feminism Opinion

spanx: how can shapewear be ‘feminist’?

Alison Maher
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  Don’t get me started on Spanx. I hate that the models they use to advertise their shapewear don’t have any reason to be wearing the Spanx in the first place. By reason, I mean that they don’t have any of the bodily attributes that this product is designed to hide. I’ll quickly clarify that…
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Saturday 18 April 2015
Arts Fashion

and i’m feelin’ good: what fashion means to me

Jay Ong
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Some people think fashion is superficial, and something akin to an unnecessary, pointless and expensive hobby. But wait, I know what you’re thinking. How very dare they. Take my parents, for a spiffy example. To them, appearance is a matter of buying clothes to put on your body so that, simply put,  you are not naked. End…
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Monday 13 April 2015
Arts Fashion

claire perrin: interview

Bridget Conway
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I don’t know about you, but I’m someone who finds it incredibly difficult to obtain fashion items that are also comfortable and practical. The amount of times that I’ve been caught in the rain wearing flats and stockings and ended up at the office looking like a complete mess is just now too many to…
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Monday 30 March 2015
Arts Fashion

double denim: in defense of

Sidney Shaw
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In this article we will be tackling the age-old question: is it acceptable to wrap your legs with denim and subsequently wrap your arms with denim too? I am here today to tell you, abso-fucking-lutely. For those of you who have already tuned out after reviewing my hyphenated proclamation, adieu and best of luck to…
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Friday 27 March 2015
Fashion

a movement in the making: vamff contemporary designers

Ad Hoc
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Recently, The Wheeler Centre hosted Fashion Critique: Fact or Fiction?, a panel proposing that while social media has increased the public’s steady obsession with fashion, via the frenzied one-click sharing that turns a designer from unknown to ‘must-have’ overnight, the online conversation has not increased the serious critique of fashion as a cultural position or…
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Thursday 30 October 2014
Art Arts Fashion

the fashion world of jean paul gaultier

Audrey K Hulm
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  From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, the Jean Paul Gaultier retrospective currently showing at the NGV International is to put it bluntly, pretty damned amazing. On entering the media preview, I watched a very pretty boy, in an elegant floppy black felt hat, denim overalls and studded black boots begin to cry and tell…
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Thursday 5 June 2014
Fashion Featured Get Involved

ethical, affordable and accessible: the fabric social

Marissa Paine
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  1000 Pound Bend on Lonsdale Street in Melbourne’s CBD is packed when I arrive to chat to Fiona and Sharna of The Fabric Social, a startup born from the feminist peace movement that is currently doing the rounds on crowdfunding site, Pozible. In the backroom of the café, the opening night of the Emerging…
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Wednesday 7 May 2014
Arts Fashion

lip went to fashfest: here’s what happened

Ray Mardia
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  Dear Canberra, where have you been hiding your stylish self all this time? Eye opening is the best way to describe my experience of Fashfest 2014’s closing night. The venue, lovingly called Fashfest HQ, nestles onto the Canberra International Airport. Its industrial design, modern look and kaleidoscopic displays of light offered the perfect backdrop…
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Friday 2 May 2014
Arts Fashion

fashfest designer profile: zilpah tart

lip magazine
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  Name: Yumi Morrissey Label: Zilpah tart Web address and/or FB address: www.zilpahtart.com.au, www.facebook.com/zilpahtart Where are you based? Canberra How did you get into fashion and what do you love about it compared to other types of design? I started sewing when I was 5, making different outfits for my troll dolls.  When I was…
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Thursday 1 May 2014
Arts Fashion

fashfest designer profile: character

lip magazine
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  Name: Holly Squair Label: Character Web address and/or FB address: www.facebook.com/charactercloth, http://charactercloth.wix.com/home   Where are you based?  I am based in Canberra and Sydney. My hometown is Canberra where I studied design but I am currently living in Sydney completing an internship at ‘Billion Dollar Babes’, a high end women’s label. How did you…
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