Posted 18 hours ago

On Trend Now….Australian Wool

On Trend Now….Australian Wool

Australian Wool

It’s renewable, biodegradable and a lot of it comes from Australia.Screen Shot 2014-08-27 at 3.16.03 PM

In particular Merino wool, has always been Australia’s most significant product. In 2010, the Australian Wool industry celebrated it’s 200th year of export, for WWII war preparations and post war efforts (between 1940-1949), the UK brought the entirety of the Australia wool clip, for use in utility clothing (they…

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Posted 20 hours ago

Weekly Top Five…War, What is it Good For?

Weekly Top Five…War, What is it Good For?

War And How We War it

At the moment we have War in Israel-Gaza, Northern Iraq, Sudan, Syria and many other on going conflicts world wide that may never be solved, either diplomatically or otherwise. There is no denying that war is dreadful but world events do shape what we wear. This week’s top five is hope we war it – no, I couldn’t resist the pun., and how it relates to fashion today.

The T-shirt

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Posted 1 day ago

On Trend Now…Tumblr Fights Back

On Trend Now…Tumblr Fights Back

Tumblr Blogs

Last year someone shared with me a tumbr blog ‘When In Melbourne’ an animated cultural look at what makes Melbourne, erm…Melbourne? Completed with gif punch lines from favourite television shows and cultural catch phrases.

Since then I’ve noticed that more and more tumblr sites are becoming a place to vent your spleen, articulating current cultural faux pas, politics and…

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Posted 1 day ago

On Trend Now…Ice Cream (You Scream)

On Trend Now…Ice Cream (You Scream)

It seems that ice cream is the man of the moment when looking for a good cause.

Ben & Jerry’s are currently on Tour with their ‘Scoop Ice Cream, Not The Reef’ protest. Travelling around Australia, handing out free ice cream to raise awareness about the Reek, which is at serious risk from intensive dredging, mega ports and shipping highways as Australia moves to expand its mining sector.

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Posted 1 day ago

Weekly Top 5…Lena Dunham Moments

Weekly Top 5…Lena Dunham Moments

Writer, Producer, Sometimes Director and Lead Actress of Girls

“It’s a little bit of an anti-fashion show. Girls doesn’t name-drop nightclubs or fantasise Jimmy Choos, but who’s to say serious young fashion types won’t find it perversely liberating?” Said Judd Apatow, writer and producer, (Tis Is 40, The 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up), when Style.com asked of the similarities between Girls and…

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Posted 2 weeks ago

On Trend Now Is…

On Trend Now Is…

Crowd Funding

Noun:

1. The practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.
“Musicians, film-makers, and artists have successfully raised funds and fostered awareness through crowd funding”

Synonyms:

Creative Economy, Kick Starters, Pozzible

See on, Australian crowd funding site Pozzible, Merri Creek Studiof…

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Posted 2 weeks ago

On Trend Now Is

On Trend Now Is

…Cycling

Image from http://www.dutchamsterdam.nl/i/aa/bicyle_parking_garage_amsterdam_da.jpg

It seems to be the one thing that every man, women and child of Melbourne has in common. Whether it’s for the daily commute, for fun with the family over the weekend or a Lycra wearing Cadel want to be, we all seem to be cycling.
With numbers ever evolving, the greatest of the cycling assemblages would be…

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Posted 2 weeks ago

On Trend Now Is…

The Bob Hair Cut, A Growing Trend.

Celerity French hairdresser Antoine and the popularisation of Joan of Arch in 1909 first introduced the bob hair cut into modern society. Simultaneously the cloche hair was introduced and the new bob haircut became the symbol for feminine youth, vitality and freedom.

Since then various icons, such as Cleopatra, Blondie, Bettie Davis and Madonna have revived…

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Sundays Top Five…

…Made By Indigenous Australians

This week I’m going to continue on with areas outside of fashion because as previously discussed, to achieve relevance as artists and maintain a point of difference we must look outside our own environment but also because of the Federal Governments announcement to the cutting $534 millionfrom indigenous program. So I thought a little light should be shed on this…

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Sundays Top Five…

…AIDS 2014 20th International AIDS Conference

My top five this week is a little ominous, because this year was the 20th International AIDS Conference and it was held in Melbourne July 2014. The premier gathering for those working in the field of HIV, as well as policymakers, people living with HIV and others committed to ending the epidemic. The conference provided opportunities to intensify…

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