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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Diving In

~ CELEBRATING STARTING FROM THE BEGINNING ~ January 31 marked the 1st birthday of my blog, Shoshington: 12 months, 13 photo shoots, 14 posts, 15,000+ words, and many awkward hair phases. What started out as a therapist-prescribed salve for my burnt-out brain, soon turned into a love affair with words; one which, in part, helped…

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Grease 2 Empowers its Female Characters

~ A GIF-HEAVY EXPLORATION OF FEMINISM, & FASHION, IN GREASE 2 ~ Many of you will not be acquainted with one of my all-time favourite films: a little sequel by the name of Grease 2. Despite flopping spectacularly at the box office, and being scoffed at by critics worldwide, there is actually so much to love about…

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Sitting Down to a Visual Feast

~ INTERVIEW & PHOTO SHOOT WITH ELISE POLITO ~ Sydney-based florist, Elise Polito, arrives at my apartment wearing pastel coloured jeans blazoned (rather appropriately) with large flower prints, and a smile like sunshine. “Oh, the camellias around here are just stunning at the moment!” she declares. Her enthusiasm is contagious, she carries it throughout her…

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Dark Mofo

~ CELEBRATING THE DARKER THINGS IN LIFE ~ Over the two weeks Dark Mofo Festival reigns supreme, the entire city of Hobart undergoes a tenebrous transformation. Scarlet flags bearing the signature cross, stationed around the CBD, snap ferociously at the icy while red lights buzz from within almost every shop and cafe. Along the harbour,…

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I Got it From My Mumma

~ WEARING MY MUM’S CLOTHES SINCE I COULD WALK ~ There are so many reasons I am grateful for my mother: her untiring devotion to her family, her positive outlook on life (even after a lifetime of adversity), her ridiculous exaggerations while regaling her audience with life events, and her unwavering moral compass. My mum…

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An Artists’ Retreat

~ EXPLORING INDENTED HEAD ~ Easter 2013 was the first time I was introduced to the quaint, bayside town of Indented Head and the enchanting orange house nestled within. I flew down from Sydney, with my partner, to meet his mother for the very first time. She had just been diagnosed with bowel cancer. Her name…

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