This post was written for Wardrobe Crisis, edited by Clare Press. Adidas is making a name for itself as a self-aware, convention-challenging label. Following the brand’s partnership with Parley for the Oceans, a new collab is set to launch which, on purpose or otherwise, poses a poignant question to our consumerist society: Have we reached peak instant… Continue reading the slow sneakers everybody’s talking about.
This post was written for Wardrobe Crisis. The age old saying “one’s trash is another's treasure” is becoming increasingly applicable in fashion today. Upcycling, the process of converting old, used or waste materials into something new and useful, is a technique growing in momentum and interest - whether it’s a well-worn pair of denim jeans,… Continue reading these new gen designers are making upcycling chic.
At a certain point, writing about what we deem as “sustainable” labels becomes difficult. Here I am, passing judgement on a brand, a dress, a pair of shoes, from the chair at my dining room table. The internet is my encyclopaedia. But I am a tactile-based person - the one who wanders a store, giving… Continue reading becoming a french film-star :: une heures.
Skimming through my wardrobe, I'm left with a big fat feeling of dissatisfaction at the moment. How did I end up with a few over-done, immensely over-worn pieces bought many moons ago, aka back when my mum bought most of my clothes, and a smattering of quickly regretted and meaningless garments from the following couple of… Continue reading investing in the ‘forever’.
This piece was written for The Ladies Network. Marie Kondo entered the scene and changed the future of our homes, our belongings, and subsequently, the op shop. In teaching us, “Keep only those things that speak to your heart, then take the plunge and discard all the rest,” you can imagine countless women lugging old,… Continue reading the op shop allure: friend or foe? | The Ladies Network
We had a few rough weeks of heavy-belting rain here - a vision, a reminder, a warning of what is to come. Every year I successfully forget the woes of winter when the sun shines frequently and I can feel that slight burn. I'm a sun-seeker; I'm a cold-blooded animal requiring that hit of Vitamin… Continue reading how to deal with winter: get a cool sweatshirt.
My post on African fashion has been sitting patiently, just waiting for a new burst of inspiration, ever since I arrived home from Tanzania. It seems so long ago now ( isn't it depressing when such a perfect time of life all of a sudden blurs? ). Amongst many other things over there, the people… Continue reading a love letter to african fashion.
I have a confession to make. There is one major downside to dressing a little bit more sustainably. I've been walking around with a hole in my jeans. The even greater problem is the frequency of this occurrence - like, let's estimate, every one in four wears, at least. My treasured Nudie jeans are getting… Continue reading the downside of sustainable fashion :: a jeans story.
It's no lie that I have quite a long-standing fascination with the Olsen twins. I once pledged to re-watch all their ground-breaking movies ( still haven't done that, but I will, just waiting for Netflix to deliver ). I once received an Olsen book ( of the So Little Time variety, I believe ) bought from… Continue reading why i love the row / the olsen twins.
This Sydney weather is playing topsy-turvy with my whole life. From 30+ degrees to winter and back again in a matter of days, bringing the warmest of jumpers back out of hiding and inducing a pre-Christmas dreaded illness. That and extreme emotions arising - teary eyes for no reason, anger at my messy handbag, on and… Continue reading the sustainers :: auguste the label.