About Lucinda


Features Editor


Lucinda is a graphic designer and blogger aspiring to a career combining her two passions: design and fashion. She also enjoys writing, loves experimenting with photography and owns more black dresses than she'd care to say (but will admit her favourites are by Zambesi and Friedrich Gray). Born and bred in Sydney, her favourite haunts in the city include The Strand Arcade, The MCA and the backstreets of Surry Hills.





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MBFWA - An Ode to No One’s Visions of Symmetry

May 10th, 2012 by and | No Comments

It wasn’t a question of who did digital prints this Fashion Week (they were everywhere), it was a case of who did them the best. One contender is certainly Adi Setiadi, the designer behind emerging Sydney label An Ode to No One. Working in collaboration with graphic design agency Helm, Adi developed a series of architectural prints derived from photographs of various structures. Printed on wool and silk, the overlapped and mirrored images - at times verging on the kaleidoscopic - were a perfect match for tailored shift-dresses, skirting and shirting.

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MBFWA - We Are Handsome bring on the sun

May 10th, 2012 by and | No Comments

One rearing Arabian stallion bodysuit and three years later, We Are Handsome is the final word in bold and beautiful swimwear. With global stockists (hello, Net-A-Porter) and a cult following, things are on the up-and-up for this Sydney-based label. You’re probably familiar with their striking dreamscapes – made from photographic collages with super-saturated colours – and this season extends their limited edition apparel in the form of silk skirts and cover-ups.

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MBFWA - A slice of Ellery

May 9th, 2012 by | 1 Comment

Everyone wanted a slice of Ellery at Fashion Week. Editors, designer friends and international bloggers queued on the streets before packing into a refurbished warehouse to witness designer Kym Ellery’s Spring Summer 2012/13 collection ‘Delicatessen’.

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MBFWA Wrap - Day 5

May 6th, 2012 by and | 1 Comment

In a day dominated by more after-parties than shows, Akira brought a beautiful grace to the end of MBFWA. In the intimate space of The Box, Akira Isogawa led out each of the models by hand beginning with a bridal white dress encrusted with sprays of crystal beading. There were three themes in the collection: soft white, bright kimono dresses and textured block colour accessorised with sculptural wraps reminiscent of coral.

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MBFWA Wrap - Day 4

May 4th, 2012 by | No Comments

Fashion ran the full spectrum today from the return of beloved fashion icon Jenny Kee to the recent TAFE graduates at the Innovators show. In the evening Carl Kapp and Christopher Esber seriously stepped up the pace delivering two of the strongest shows this week. Jenny Kee made the best use of The Box seen so far, setting her rainbow ‘Australiana’ scarves against a eucalypt wonderland filled with the lemony scent of the bush and sonorous bird calls. Styled by Romance Was Born with elaborate native flower headpieces, the waratah was a defining motif in the prints – ‘my favourite flower’ confided Jenny.

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MBFWA Wrap - Day 3

May 3rd, 2012 by | No Comments

Bold primary colour was the emerging key trend and those florals just kept coming strong. We started bright and early at Lisa Ho featuring vibrant leafy prints and jewel tones. The colours continued at Alice McCall and her ‘Babushka’ themed collection working rainbow-hued embroidery and gauzy overlays into beautiful dresses and seperates. The On The Streets photography team was particularly enthusiastic stating it was the first ‘instantly wearable’ collection of the week. Later in The Box, Sara Phillips cemented her reputation for pretty prints including layered florals and an animalia print. There were shades of Mary Kataranzou in the nipped-in waists but the pastel palette and soft silks were very Sara Phillips.

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MBFWA Wrap - Day 2

May 2nd, 2012 by | 2 Comments

The sun shone throughout the day prompting many to ditch their blazers and soak up some rays. The weather was perfectly paired with the second day of Spring Summer 2012/13 collections dominated by soft colour palettes and prints. We started the day at Toni Maticevski who delivered a graceful ready-to-wear collection with textured fabrics, sculptural cuts and precise beading. Inspired in part by lunar landscapes, the designer nominated a pair of chartreuse pants paired with a golden lace-like peplum top as his key look from the show.

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LIFEWITHBIRD - The Distance Between

April 23rd, 2012 by | 2 Comments

The magic of summer lies in its light, those borrowed hours afforded by daylight saving somewhere between afternoon and dusk. A moment more whiled away in the surf or resting in the shade, a longer walk by the sea. Staying well away from the oft-told summer story of brights under a blazing sun, LIFEwithBIRD have started the Australian fashion season concerned with a softer summer, of late shadows and salt breezes in a palette of pastels, prints and navy.

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Stockholm Street Style in Sydney

March 22nd, 2012 by | 1 Comment

Stockholm Street Style exhibition with Caroline Blomst

Wander into the Somedays store over the next month and you’ll be greeted by a bevy of street style stars… on the walls. Captured by the discerning eyes of Caroline Blomst and her photographer beau Daniel Troyse, the Stockholm Street Style exhibition presented by Rekorderlig marks a first for the talented Swedish duo behind popular blog Carolines Mode. Started in 2005 to showcase Stockholm’s most stylish and Caroline’s signature style, the blog now covers street style from around the globe.

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SOS review: SK-II

February 20th, 2012 by | No Comments

When it comes to luxury skincare, SK-II is up there. It revolves around a magical ingredient (Pitera), is eye-wateringly expensive and is spoken of in reverential whispers. The luminous-skinned global ambassador Cate Blanchett is a fan and it’s a lovely story that she found the products rather than the other way around. But what is Pitera and does it work?

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