Please, Wear A Mask

~ WEEKLY RAMBLINGS NEWSLETTER | ISSUE 01~ Melbourne is in the midst of its second lockdown and, this time, masks are being enforced. As we have already witnessed in countries such as the US, this has been met with polarising opinions. To be clear, I am pro-mask but I get it: wearing a mask kind-of…

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Celebrating Aboriginal Designers

~ Ten Items on My Wishlist rn ~ This year’s Black Lives Matter movement has drawn focus on the many atrocities suffered by our First Nations people, past and present, due to colonisation. It acted as a catalyst for many non-Indigenous Australians (myself included) to check their privilege and begin educating themselves on how to…

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Inconceivable

~ MOTHERHOOD IN MODERNITY ~ My social media feeds used to be filled with snapshots of drunken weekends. Now it is filled with milk-drunk babies. Over the past few years, it feels like everyone I know has become a parent. Even though childbirth is literally how we all ‘got here’, the whole concept still seems…

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The Poker Game

~ ‘FURIOUS FICTION’ SHORT STORY CHALLENGE ~ . Jack of hearts. Queen of hearts.  The two cards you have been dealt.  An ancient-looking fridge hums loudly in the corner, percolating the still night air. The only thing louder is the rustling of a Cheetos packet, infiltrated at regular intervals by five rapacious, yellow-stained fingers; belonging…

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Four Weddings and a Thirtieth

~ SHAKING OFF THE STIGMA BEHIND OUTFIT REPEATING, ONE WEDDING AT A TIME ~ The ‘Capri’ skirt, by Jacquemus, was one I had coveted since I first beheld it sashay down the runway, as part of his SS19 Italian Riviera collection.  Simon Porte Jacquemus’ eponymous label is a homage to his departed mother — Jacquemus…

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A Perfect Match

~ ‘NYC MIDNIGHT’ SHORT STORY CHALLENGE ~ . Stifling darkness surrounds him. Its sheer volume is oppressive. Pitch blackness bears down on his chest until he feels he can scarcely breathe. A dull drone fills the void, the sound of unmolested silence. He is dripping in cold sweat, beads slicing down his skin like fine…

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Glamorama 2020?

~ MY OPINIONS ON BRET EASTON ELLIS’ OPINIONS ~ In his recent op-ed for Vogue Italia, Glamorama 2020, Bret Easton Ellis reminisces about the fashion world in the nineties. For him, it was a time when the supermodel reigned supreme; a time when access into their glamorous sartorial world was so exclusive ‘regular’ folk could…

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The Pyjama Game

~ WHY SLEEPWEAR & SLEEP ARE NO LONGER MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE ~ Although not technically a new trend, sleepwear as day and evening wear has been gaining traction over the past few years. ‘Sleepleisure’ (pyjama sets, slips, nightgowns or robes worn for occasions not necessarily involving slumber) allows their wearer to go from day to night…

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The Evolution of Animal Print

~ A LESS THAN SPOTLESS TRACK RECORD ~ The last decade has seen animal print resurge from near extinction to claim a lion’s share of the fashion kingdom. Our concrete jungles are teaming with python prints, zebra stripes and the leopard’s rosette. The twenty-first century has seen almost every major fashion institution emulate something from…

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Too Much of a Good Thing

~ ELISE AND I HAD ONE HOUR TO SPARE ~ The effervescent Elise Polito, aesthete and creator of fancy florals, stopped by Melbourne for a quick visit. She and I ruminated on whether having too much of a good thing was actually possible. We arrived at the conclusion that you can indeed ‘overdose’ on the…

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