Rugged Up for Wool Modern

April 25th, 2012 by by and | No Comments

The sudden drop in temperature on Tuesday night made for a perfect opening evening at Pier 1&2 for the Wool Modern Exhibition – A Celebration of Wool in the 21st Century. Designed to showcase the very best in fashion design with the use of wool, the exhibition presented a variety of garments made by internationally acclaimed designers, as well as our home-grown Aussie talent.

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LIFEWITHBIRD - The Distance Between

April 23rd, 2012 by 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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DoYaThing Chuck Taylor All Star X Gorillaz Collection

April 20th, 2012 by by | 2 Comments

Converse’s recent collaboration with the virtual band Gorillaz has resulted in four limited edition designs and, with the contributions of Andre 3000 and James Murphy (Outkast), one kick-ass song.

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Style Profile: Zsuzsanna

February 22nd, 2012 by by | 6 Comments

Knowing Zsuzsanna is like knowing a good book character: original, insightful, quirky and wonderfully humorous. On top of  this, however, Zsuzsanna also maintains a strong sense of individual style - from her demeanor, to her ideas, to her outfits - everything is a creative expression of her unique vision of the world.

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DIY - The Joys of Melted Beads

February 17th, 2012 by by | 2 Comments

When did we ever stop playing with melted beads? The source of childhood entertainment and joy: the equation of those little round plastic tubes with the addition of baking paper and an iron never failed to capture our imaginations. So why have we ceased to indulge ourselves with the joys of melted plastic?

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4.5 Billion

February 13th, 2012 by by | 2 Comments

On The Streets of Sydney caught up with exciting new jewellery designer Ray Cook of How Typical Of Metal in his new Sydney boutique, 4.5 Billion in Sydney’s newest up and coming precinct, Darlington.

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Final Episode

December 6th, 2011 by by | 1 Comment

It takes a certain kind of fearlessness to completely transform your life but that’s something that Seema Duggal, a former journalist now online boutique owner has in spades. An acrimonious split from Oyster magazine prompted Seema to not only re-evaluate her writing project Side Street, Sydney but also launch Final Episode. Fast-forward a year later however and the Sydney lifestyle has been traded for the seclusion of Avoca Beach, the furs have been ditched in favour of vintage pieces and she’s even become a vegetarian. Final Episode remains but the vision has sharpened.

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DIY Rope Necklace

August 23rd, 2011 by by | 4 Comments

Bright rope necklaces are easy to wear and surprisingly simple to make. Soft stretchy cords are ideal for this project and can be purchased from most fabric or craft stores. Once you get the hang of the braiding technique, try experimenting with thicker cords or patterned climbing rope. Keep in mind that the thicker the cord, the more you will need. For long necklaces, start with at least 4 metres of cord and see how you go.

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Tokyo Pop Up

July 7th, 2011 by by | 2 Comments

A Pop Up store straight from the streets of Tokyo has opened in the heart of Surry Hills bringing with it an impressive selection of vintage Comme Des Garcon, Issey Miyake and  Maison Martin Marigella, the likes of which you will probably never see in Australia again. Has that got you excited? Just wait till you hear the other designers whose vintage pieces they have in store. 

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Street Shopping in Newtown (South)

June 21st, 2011 by by | 4 Comments

Where else but Newtown would you find a knitting café or a shop dedicated to buttons amongst some of the best vintage shopping in Sydney. Once the lonely end of town, south King Street is now dotted with wonderful boutiques, retro finds and cheerful cafés. Following up from our north Newtown shopping guide, here are our favourites south of Newtown station.

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