Posts in Culture
CoLAB Festival 2014

CoLAB Festival is what every festival should be like. Sweet tunes played while friends danced, couples chilled out on the grass with a beer in hand and delicious smells wafted from the food trucks. Held at University of Western Australia, this boutique sized event was the brainchild of WA locals; from the music industry, creatives, foodies and UWA clubs to the talented musicians that performed on the day. Presented by triple j, and The Music, CoLAB festival was the best way to welcome the summer.

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The Hidden Sound

When Nadine, from MGVP, invited me to an intimate mystery gig in Fremantle featuring a secret artist, I could not refuse.

The hundred ticket holders would only find out the secret location the day before the event, and the artist would be revealed at the last minute on the night.

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Melbourne Getaway: Things to Do

Melbourne is one of those cities that is a pleasure to be lost in. When you are lost in the laneways of the CBD, you come across hidden gems you normally would not find. On the other hand, Melbourne is a city that has so much on offer that it's best to have a list of things to eat, see and do.

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Westfield Live Art Installation with Pippa McManus and Mekel

As part of Festival of Offers, Westfield Innaloo hosted a Live Art Installation featuring Perth fashion illustrators Pippa McManus and Kelly Coates of Mekel Illustration. The talented artists painted live in the centre, their subject; Samantha Jade from Westfield's AW14 Fashion campaign. It's fascinating to watch artists work, especially when they are two of my favourite fashion illustrators!

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DreamWorks Animation - The Exhibition

DreamWorks Animation celebrate their colourful 20-year history with a world-first exhibition in Melbourne, taking visitors behind the scenes of its most famous films! Taking place at ACMI in Federation Square, Melbournians and tourists alike will be able to experience the animated magic until October this year.

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Aaron McPolin Collective

On Thursday, special media guests and bloggers were invited to "Art Meets Fashion", a night celebrating local artists. Held at Aaron McPolin Collective in Claremont, we were treated to wine, cheese and a live fashion shoot! The shoot was captured by the talented fashion and beauty photographer Aaron McPolin and the incredible outfits were from Leederville boutique Atlas Divine

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Fashion meets art in Vogue Australia

Art meets fashion in Vogue Australia's special March 2014 issue. One magical shoot features actress Mia Wasikowska in an exciting collaboration between Vogue's Creative Director Jillian Davison, artist Del Kathryn Barton, photographer Emma Summerton and designer Alice Babidge.

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Wanderlust | Mekel

Mekel's WANDERLUST exhibition ran as part of Urban Couture 2014. Local fashion illustrator Kelly Coates' work always transports me to a world of fashion, flowing gowns and beautiful girls. Her dreamy use of the black pen and splash of watercolour is perfect. I now own two pieces from Mekel. A framed original of J.Mendel lime green couture gown from this exhibition which was a lovely belated birthday gift from Mr CK and a limited edition print from Mekel's Perth Fashion Festival exhibition last year.

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Modern Love: Fashion Visionaries from the FIDM Museum LA

A selection of the world's most influential designers from the past 40 year drawn on archival fashion objects from the FIDM Museum in Los Angeles. Focusing on the post-punk period of the 1980s to the present day, the exhibit reflects fashion in our contemporary lives with works ranging from Alexander McQueen haute couture through to t-shirts and Adidas high-top runners.

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The Secret Life of Miniature Batman by Rémi Noël

French photographer Rémi Noël captures stories at a glance with a miniature Batman figurine as his only companion. Inspired by works of Jack Kerouac, Edward Hopper and Robert Frank, Noël's tongue-in-cheek references to "timeless America" captured the lonely life of a superhero in the American west.

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MANY 6160 Fremantle

Read about MANY6160 here...

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