curated: my favourite artists on instagram

In an ideal world, I would live next to a selection of galleries and museums that I could explore to my hearts content. Unfortunately, I do not, and it's a fair walk to the tram stop. Whenever Melbourne's moody weather discourages me from getting out and about, I turn to Instagram. Here are some quirky... Continue Reading →

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flourishing

I am not a person, or a personality. I am a mixture of many influences that have infiltrated my being through every sense. I am the music that I listen to late at night, in the dark, under sheets. I am the art that I study, the colours and the textures and the atmosphere evoked.... Continue Reading →

living through a screen

The crowd buzzes softly, waiting. The air is thick with excitement, brimming with anticipation. The lights finally dim and everyone stretches their necks towards the stage. Screams, whistles and a heavy push forward signal the entrance of the band. Within seconds everyone is moving to the beat, smiling up at the stage and basking in... Continue Reading →

LVMH & Kering: size zero models banned

The French fashion giants LVMH and Kering incorporates have signed a charter to ban the use of unhealthy models on the runway and in photoshoots. This signals a major step forward in combating eating disorders in the fashion industry. The charter requires both male and female models to provide medical certificates less than six months... Continue Reading →

album of the day

Album:┬áScience Fiction Artist: Brand New Year: 2017 The rundown: Brand New's fifth and final album is an emotionally exhausting masterpiece that encapsulates the band's hugely influential career. Keeping with the themes of their previous work, the album deals with mental illness and existentialism. However, it is translated in a blunt and honest fashion that emphasises... Continue Reading →

the liberating luncheon

There is something wonderfully empowering about doing things on your own. It is the kind of feeling you get after cutting off your hair, or reaching a long-term goal. This morning, after various blood tests and doctor appointments, I discovered that I am not dying (as Google had me believe). This was obviously fantastic news.... Continue Reading →

blast from the past: The Young Ones

      The Young Ones focuses on the lives of four highly unlikeable uni students that live together in a share house. Although the cult series is over thirty years old, there is nothing else like it. I first watched The Young Ones when I was a teenager. The bizarre humour, student stereotypes and... Continue Reading →

band shirts: fans vs fashion

I was just shy of thirteen years old when I went to my very first concert. It was Coldplay's Viva la Vida tour and it blew me away. Before leaving the venue, my mother bought me a bright red t-shirt with Viva la Vida written across the chest from the official merch stall. That shirt... Continue Reading →

sundown trail

During the uni holidays I got to go home for three weeks. My home is a ten hour drive from Melbourne so I rarely see my family and friends. I always look forward to the holidays. During the break my best friend (who conveniently works at the tourist information centre) took me to a secret... Continue Reading →

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