The product of two Sydney sisters, Serpent & the Swan is a label inspired by a shared childhood love of the animal kingdom and a dark and morbid fascination with the anatomy of creatures and their mystical incarnations. The label has just launched their custimisable basics range, Sculpt It. The collection pays special attention to cuts lines and shapes, making it subtle yet visually striking.
The Sculpt It collection is a unisex basics range made with premium fabrics to compliment each garment. The collection focouses on giving consumers the ability to create a unique garment with the Serpent & the Swan’s hallmark trimmings. Their organic bamboo jersey t-shirts, washed linen shirts and 100% wool knitted sweaters cardigans and scarves are customisable with unique buttons, toggles, leather pockets and trimmings, horses, wolves skulls, bones, chains and zips. This hallmark of the Serpent & the Swan collection adds to the unique aesthetic of each garment.
Step 1: Select from Serpent & the Swan’s range of high-quality unisex basics.
Step 2: Select from a variety of handmade trimmings to adorn the garment with.
Step 3: One the creation has been purchased, Serpent & the Swan will sculpt the order to your specifications and mail it out.
Sculpt It is available online now at www.serpentandtheswan.com
Laneway festival took place in Melbourne over the weekend. Here are some images courtesy of Raised by the Wolves, to help you reminisce.
For beautifully coloured fedora hats to suit any style and any season, Lack of Color has you covered. Their simple range of fedoras are an elegant staple to any outfit. Shop their collection online now; www.lackofcolor.com.au
Situated on Louttit Bay, Lorne is a seaside town along Victoria’s well-known Great Ocean Road. Officially beginning in Torquay, The Great Ocean Road is a 243-kilometre winding stretch of road notoriously known for its epic views of picturesque Victorian coastline. Lorne is located roughly 140 kilometres from Melbourne and is about an hour and 50-minute drive from the CBD.
Well known amongst local Victorian’s as the Surf Coast, Lorne is no doubt a hot spot for surfers of all calibers. With endless stretches of beach to claim, the opportunity to catch a gnarly wave is endless. Lorne’s beach is not only for surfers though. Surfers, locals and tourists all share the clear aqua coloured bay, under the watchful eye of the Lorne Surf Lifesaving club.
Along with its pristine coastline Lorne’s national parks are also a must see. There are a number of scenic bush walking tracks on offer, all complete with their own waterfall backdrop. The Lorne information centre will provide helpful maps in order to navigate your way around the various national parks. In particular the Erskine Falls are not to be missed. The Falls are a 17-minute drive from Lorne’s town centre but if you’re feeling adventurous the Erskine River walk will get you there in 7.5 kilometers, roughly two hours and 15 minutes! If you’re after something to substitute your routine run with, the Doug Stirling Walk is an easy three-kilometer run with some epic coastline views.
If you do indeed decide on trekking the entire 7.5 kilometers to the Erskine Falls, the recently refurbished Lorne Sea Baths have exactly what you need. A fully equipped heath, fitness and leisure facility, the Lorne Sea Baths strive to provide patrons with optimal comfort and convenience all with a nature beach backdrop as you enjoy their amenities. In particular over the summer season, the sea baths host daily yoga classes as well. Classes are available to students of all levels of yoga experience. Sessions times run from 7:45am and 9am, until the 2nd of February.
Despite its array of sport and leisure activities, Lorne definitely boasts some hip eateries and social venues as well. Always packed and blasting some mellow tunes is The Bottle of Milk is Lorne’s very own take on the humble Grilled burger. Filled with some juicy goodness, these burgers are pure wholesome yumminess and should definitely be on your things to eat in Lorne! Two doors up from The Bottle of Milk is a newly opened fresh-faced café called Shells. Always greeting their customers with a friendly face, their food is modern and tasteful, which accompanies their funky décor and overall vibe. If you’re craving some spicy and exotic Mexican, then Mexican Republic provides you with all the flavors of Mexico in one mouthful. Their fresh and tasty menus are to either share or have all for yourself, complimented with none other than Mexican beers and Spanish wines of course.
More than just a regular seaside settlement, Lorne has become a hip and upbeat beach town bustling with good vibes and all the right people. If you’re looking for something that’s got it all, Lorne is hard to be beaten.
Have you voted in Triple J’s Hottest 100 yet? Be sure to get your votes in quick as voting closes on the 26th of January. If you’re completely baffled on who you should vote for, the below video should steer you in the right direction. Happy voting!
So you’ve no doubt heard of Triangl Swimwear. That super hot swimwear range, promoted by those super hot girls. Ye, well as if their 400, 000 plus followers on Instagram were not enough they have decided to launch a Triangl underwear line. Not complaints there I’m sure. Set to launch in Australia in a matter of days, women as well as men across the country are buzzing from excitement. With even more styles and beauties to add to their already growing reputation, Triangl’s underwear line will no doubt follow in its sister swimwear line’s footsteps. Below is a sneak peak of the line courtesy of the Triangl Swimwear Facebook page. Cue drooling and body envy now!
The ‘Isabel’ Underwear Set in Spearmint Micro Mesh
The ‘Lucie’ Underwear Set in Candy Pink Micro Mesh
The ‘Isabel’ Underwear Set in Licorice Micro Mesh
Introducing The Kite String Tangle. Danny Harley is the alternative electronic artist and producer, behind the pretty cool experimental solo project. Combining my two favourites of pop and electronic ambiance, The Kite String Tangle is cleverly executing soulful music. With a recent soundcloud EP of all original Kite Strong Tangle tracks, we have an excuse to never stop listening to these sassy beats. With all his tracks completely organic and handcrafted, Harley has no doubt mastered both versatility and harmonic vocal rhythms. Take a listen for yourself.
Kicking off last weekend, Melbourne Now celebrates the latest art, architecture, design, performance and cultural practice to reflect the complex creative landscape of Melbourne.
This ambitious and far-reaching exhibition across The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia and NGV International presents the various ways in which visual artists and creative practitioners profoundly contribute to the society in which we live, and to Melbourne as a city with a unique and dynamic cultural identity.
Melbourne Now is a collaborative, cross-disciplinary project that has involved staff from all areas of the NGV, as well as a team of guest curators and artistic collaborators whose expertise and networks represent the excellence and diversity of Melbourne’s cultural community.
Words courtesy of the Melbourne Now website.
Sydney’s Panama have released their 3-song EP, Always, a refreshing collection of infectious summer-infused tracks. Panama are ‘purveyors of nostalgic electronic sounds’ and they portray this skill well throughout Always.
The collection of tracks are piano-laden, sprinkled with some signature synths. Panama do well at subtly drawing on disco, new wave and house influences. Their sound dissolves into your pores, giving you an immediate high. Their lyrics are meaningful and are accompanied by an array of musical variety. Panama are no doubt skillful in their profession, Always is a clear indication of this skill.
Check out the EP’s title track below:
Characterised by its directional, experimental and visionary designs, Cameo sets out to create an innovative way to dress. Heavy but touch-soft fabrics, direction prints and a polished finish encompass the Cameo signature aesthetic.
Cameo is a new breed of design which has developed cult status globally and is garnering much attention from fashion influencers and creative such as Whitney Port, Kim Kardashian, Aimee Song (Song of Style), Geri Hirsch (Because I’m Addicted) and Jennifer Grace (Native Fox).
Each of Cameo’s 11 yearly collections are created around a central theme. This concept is teased out through the shapes, fabrication and design details of the garments. . “Every step of a garment’s creation involves directed artistic input,” says Head Designer Kathryn Forth. “From the drawing stage to blocking the pattern pieces, from developing the exclusive fabrication to designing the prints or artwork to grace the fabric.” The central theme is encapsulated by the beautiful lookbooks and campaign imagery which encompasses each collection.
To wear the Cameo design is to embrace a creative concept and lay further expression upon it. Each time you wear a Cameo piece, it continues to evolve with your own unique personal exploration. “Styling a cameo Cameo garment is more than just complimenting design. You are creating an overall look which reflects your mood or evokes the persona you want to project for that day.”
Words from Cameo the Label Website.
Below are some pieces from Cameo’s latest Grand National Collection.