September 5, 2017

Fenty Beauty Celebrates Diversity

In less than four days, Fenty Beauty by Rihanna is set to hit record sales globally.

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna

The much-anticipated line has been a tease for the past couple of months, and finally, us customers have now got a release date of Friday, September the 8th. Which gives us enough time to prepare our bank accounts for the impact this makeup will undoubtedly have on our savings. (more…)

August 30, 2017

Zarina’s Runway Debut

The waft of arabica roasted beans filters through the studio, attempting to escape the four stark white walls. The wood flooring strives to hide the severity of the artificial lights, while the mirrors taunt the surface imperfections of each individual standing within the room. “I’d love to see more diversity,” Zarina pipes up, distracting us all from our insecurities. To talk wholeheartedly about the skin tone difference between herself and the majority of the models within the Australian industry.

Like many other aspiring models, 22 year old Zarina Copeland was given a call back for auditions regarding her placement with Melbourne Fashion Week 2017, hosted by The City of Melbourne and beginning on the 1st of September.



August 22, 2017

Layering, velvet and fishnets: all things that must go as soon as the warm weather hits Melbourne.

August is almost over, and the spring sun is going to subsequently pop through the clouds anytime now and put our winter trends into last seasons history. So for the time being let us reminisce before the last hurrah.



It’s a wintery thing, everyone knows it, and I’m sure most people love it. When you get the technique right and pull it off, you do feel boss-like. (more…)

August 17, 2017

Update on Skin and Pepper

The hum of traffic travelled by, as the pedestrian buzzer loudly indicated it was safe to go across. The car parks surrounding the building seemed to be all a maximum of two hours, and the native wildlife consisted of scavenger like birds preying on passer-bys. It was last Thursday that we found ourselves in Collingwood. Amongst it all. (more…)

August 10, 2017

A Fight For Colourism in the Beauty Industry

Nyma Tang is a self-taught beauty blogger that struggles to find cosmetics that complement her darker skin tone. In her Youtube channel ‘The Darkest Shade’ she raises awareness for the lack of inclusivity within the makeup industry.

Since starting her Youtube channel, Nyma has tested out and reviewed the darkest shades of makeup that a brand or line carries. To show the beauty industry areas, they need to improve on as well as express the lack of variety in both what shades are created, and what stores keep the darker shades in stock. (more…)

August 3, 2017

Dior- Seventy Years of Iconic Fashion

Christian Dior, a French designer, inspired the women of 1947 to be daring, in narrow-waisted tightly fitted bodices and beautifully designed full pleated skirts. With the Editor of Harper’s Bazaar at the time of his debut collection stating his outfits were of a “New Look”, revolutionary for the 40’s era of rations and post war poverty.

The first collection made its debut in Australia in the late 40’s, with the wealthiest women from the land down under trying on the 50 or so dresses shipped from Christian’s Atelier straight to the docks of Sydney.

Dior 1998 Spring/Summer Haute Couture


July 2, 2017

Transitional Fluoro: The latest beauty trend


While all things sparkle and glowwy seem to be the biggest beauty trend at the moment, cruelty-free beauty brand 3INA is about to set a new trend. The brand has announced a line of new ‘UV products.’ These colours are perfect for daytime wear but under UV light, they transform into neon-bright shades, perfect for a stand-out look when you’ve hit the dance floor.

The range includes a peachy blush, eyeliner that changes goes from black in the day to electric blue under UV, as well as lip glosses, eyeshadows and fluoro nail polishes.


June 25, 2017

Makeup products for beautiful black skin

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Unfortunately, it’s a reality of the beauty industry that black women often don’t have the same diverse range of products and options. The likes of Naomi Campbell and Leomie Anderson, along with other influential game-changers, have called out the beauty industry for their inability to include black women.

Leomie tweeted: “Why can a white model confidentially sit in anyone’s chair and feel confident they’ll look okay but black models have to worry? We need more makeup artists and hair who are competent with all races backstage at shows.”


June 18, 2017

The Tony Awards Red Carpet Wins

The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Broadway Theatre, otherwise known as Tony Awards, is the biggest Broadway theatre awards night of the year. But for us fashion lovers, the Tony Awards is another good excuse to watch celebrities strut down the red carpet in some of the world’s most prestige fashion brands and designers.

The biggest trend from this year’s event was chic off-the-shoulder dresses. Here are just a few of our favourite looks from the red carpet.


June 11, 2017

Interview with Amy Iheakanwa of label Shekudo

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Shekudo was brought to life back in 2010 by Sydney based friends Shetu Bimpong and Amy (Akudo) Iheakanwa. Drawing on their heritage, life experiences and technical strengths, the pair now offer ethically-sourced contemporary products which tell a unique story and have traceable origins through their unique brand.