Handbag and Leather Goods Designer Katya Komarova Opens a Cosy Adelaide Studio

Russian-born handbag designer Katya Komarova didn’t plan for a career in design. She graduated from Moscow State University of Culture and Arts with a degree in acting before becoming a model. But after a chance encounter with a local artisan on a trip to Thailand in 2010 – who taught her how to make a… Continue reading Handbag and Leather Goods Designer Katya Komarova Opens a Cosy Adelaide Studio

Sleeping With Jacques, the Melbourne Sleepwear Label Blurring the Line Between Bedroom and Bar

As a time-poor, sleep-deprived mum, Melburnian Jacqui Hoang dreamed of creating something that made her feel good, felt comfortable to lounge in all day and was stylish enough to wear out. “Naturally I thought of designing luxury pyjamas,” she says. That was 2017. Fast forward three years and throw a pandemic in the mix, and… Continue reading Sleeping With Jacques, the Melbourne Sleepwear Label Blurring the Line Between Bedroom and Bar

Five to Try: Unisex Tracksuit Collections by Australian Labels

Written for Broadsheet It’s a good time to be a leisurewear label. When the pandemic hit, office attire was out and comfortable-cool came flying back in. And while existing loungewear labels have capitalised on the switch to comfy clothes, others have adjusted to cater to work-from-home life. Oversized hoodies, tapered pants, crew-neck sweaters: tracksuits, in… Continue reading Five to Try: Unisex Tracksuit Collections by Australian Labels

PE Nation Releases Its First Unisex Range

Written for Broadsheet Sydney-based athleisure brand PE Nation has just released its first unisex collection, Uni-form. Co-founder Pip Edwards says the company is aiming to level the athleisure playing field with the range by bringing fashionable, functional garments to all kinds of people. The collection was designed with “unity” in mind, says Edwards – thus the name.… Continue reading PE Nation Releases Its First Unisex Range

Sleepwear Label Jasmine and Will Launches Its First Wholly Australian-Made Tracksuit Collection

Written for Broadsheet Classic, timeless pieces made from quality fabrics and finishes. That’s what you can expect from Australian sleepwear label Jasmine and Will. Founder Jasmine Lindsay first conceived the label as a passion project while working in the finance industry. “I started [the label] in 2015 when I was living and working in Dubai.… Continue reading Sleepwear Label Jasmine and Will Launches Its First Wholly Australian-Made Tracksuit Collection

29 to Buy: Corduroy Makes a Cruisy Comeback

Written for Broadsheet I discovered corduroy when I was eight years old. My little sister was in prep, and it was her turn to take home the class bear, Corduroy. Named for the fabric his little navy-blue vest was made from, Corduroy was a matted old thing. The stress from being passed from student to… Continue reading 29 to Buy: Corduroy Makes a Cruisy Comeback

Wear Your Star Sign Around Your Neck With Skin Studio’s New Double-Sided Zodiac Pendants

Written for Broadsheet Skin Studio, a jewellery label started by Melbourne-based designer Chi Mai in 2018, makes nine-karat gold-filled necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings. Gold-filled jewellery is made by bonding a thick layer of gold to a base of jeweller’s brass and sterling silver (which is different from gold plating, where metals are simply dipped… Continue reading Wear Your Star Sign Around Your Neck With Skin Studio’s New Double-Sided Zodiac Pendants

Australian Intimates Label Nico Debuts a Leisurewear Collection, With Soft, Sustainable Fabrics

Written for Broadsheet Australian intimates label Nico first launched in 2012 with its signature range of high quality, minimalist underwear. The label has since established itself as a go-to for organic basics made from premium, sustainable fabrics in soft colours such as lilac, lemon and rose. This month, the label makes its first foray into leisurewear with a capsule collection of… Continue reading Australian Intimates Label Nico Debuts a Leisurewear Collection, With Soft, Sustainable Fabrics

Five Gateway “Hard Pants” to Soften Your Re-Entry to the Workplace

Written for Broadsheet I wore tight jeans for the first time in months recently. Had I missed the jig required to pull them into place? No. The way they tighten around my knees when I bend, or sit, or stretch? Not really. But did I feel a sense of achievement? You betcha. After months working… Continue reading Five Gateway “Hard Pants” to Soften Your Re-Entry to the Workplace

Sephora Pitt Street Launches an In-House Blow Bar for Affordable and Quick Hairstyles

Written for Broadsheet In her twenties, The Blow founder Phoebe Simmonds spent a lot of time in the US for work. She was a marketing manager for Nude Skincare (which is part-owned by Bono’s wife Ali Hewson) and then for Benefit Cosmetics across Southeast Asia, before moving to Sydney as the Australian marketing director. “I noticed that… Continue reading Sephora Pitt Street Launches an In-House Blow Bar for Affordable and Quick Hairstyles