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

20 to Buy: White (and Beige) Sneakers of the Season

Written for Broadsheet “Never trust a man wearing white shoes,” a friend’s mum once told me. She never explained why, but it stuck with me. And for a long time I found myself deliberating her words. Is it because he’d be afraid to get his hands dirty, and therefore afraid of hard work? Or is… Continue reading 20 to Buy: White (and Beige) Sneakers of the Season

Released From Love Is a Sydney Jewellery Label Turning Recycled Sterling Silver and Gold Vermeil Into Classic, Everyday Pieces

Written for Broadsheet Hannah Roche and her husband LD Malone spent a year learning to craft fine jewellery at one of Australia’s oldest craft institutions, the Sturt School in New South Wales, so they could each make the other’s wedding ring. In the process, they fell in love with jewellery making, going on to launch Released From… Continue reading Released From Love Is a Sydney Jewellery Label Turning Recycled Sterling Silver and Gold Vermeil Into Classic, Everyday Pieces

Hummm Is a New Aussie Skincare Label Out to Streamline Your Self-Care Regime

Written for Broadsheet Getting your skincare routine right can be overwhelming, but a bathroom cabinet full of products can be counterproductive, and not great for your wallet, either. That’s why Melbourne-born skincare label Hummm has created a two-step range that’s all about simplifying your daily skincare regime. Hummm is by interior designer Emma Vaughan and… Continue reading Hummm Is a New Aussie Skincare Label Out to Streamline Your Self-Care Regime

Apartamento Is Byron Bay’s Stylish New Boutique Accommodation by Fashion Label St Agni

Written for Broadsheet Ascend the concrete stairs of new two-bedroom boutique accommodation, Apartamento in Byron Bay, and you’ll find a space flooded with natural light and decorated in soft, natural textures. The loft-like apartment is from the duo behind fashion label St Agni, and its balance of minimalism and cosiness emulates the brand’s aesthetic. “I have… Continue reading Apartamento Is Byron Bay’s Stylish New Boutique Accommodation by Fashion Label St Agni

First Look: Friends with Frank, a New Richmond Store for All Your Cosy Winter Coat Needs

Written for Broadsheet Melbourne outerwear label Friends With Frank began as a side hustle for Julia McCarthy, who was working in retail management and as a buyer when the label first launched in 2012. She began by experimenting with cuts and materials for friends and family, and five years later quit her full-time job to… Continue reading First Look: Friends with Frank, a New Richmond Store for All Your Cosy Winter Coat Needs

Mecca Launches Virtual Services – And They Might Even Be Better Than Going to a Store

Written for Broadsheet With Mecca stores temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Australian skincare and beauty giant has hatched a plan to deliver the in-store experience digitally. “We went to our Mecca community and asked them what they would like from us,” says Marita Burke, creative director at Mecca Brands. “[They answered] first and foremost… Continue reading Mecca Launches Virtual Services – And They Might Even Be Better Than Going to a Store

Aussie Swimwear Label Peony Debuts Resortwear, for When We Can Next Escape to the Beach

Written for Broadsheet As a kid, Becky Morton often found herself sketching during school and on napkins at restaurants – not unusual for a creative child. Except Morton was mostly drawing swimwear. “I grew up with the ocean in my backyard, so the beach has always been an influential part of my life,” Morton says.… Continue reading Aussie Swimwear Label Peony Debuts Resortwear, for When We Can Next Escape to the Beach

Master Your Lockdown Look With These Retro Quaran-Tees

Written for Broadsheet Port Adelaide footballer Jack Watts and his childhood friends Adam Walsh and Jack Turner launched swimwear label Skwosh in 2015 with a collection of men’s board shorts in bright fruit prints. “Adam is the brains, Wattsy is the handsome social butterfly and I’m the chunky creative,” Turner says. “I guess since launching… Continue reading Master Your Lockdown Look With These Retro Quaran-Tees