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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 nineties fashion world. For him, it was a time when the supermodel reigned supreme; a time when access into their glamorous world was so exclusive ‘regular’ folk could only peer in…

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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, to sleep,…

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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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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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Turn to the Dark Side

~ I WORE ONLY BLACK FOR A WEEK (AND WAS ENLIGHTENED) ~ I recently attended Dark Mofo, a winter solstice festival in Hobart, which brings to light the darker side of the arts (read all about it here). I deemed it the perfect occasion to take a walk on the shady side, so when packing my…

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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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