Author: Sheena Ireland

Make a sustainable fashion statement

Attending a gala ball can leave you thinking you need to spend a small fortune on an outfit to simply fit in, look the part or whatever other excuse we all give ourselves to justify that ‘new’ clothing item. I’ve been there before. However, the truth is that many of the most glamorous ‘Belles of the ball’ are smiling at a once very well-kept secret – the secret of recycled fashion. While some people choose to buy second-hand for cost reasons (we can’t deny that it’s a great feeling to score that perfect condition, second-hand $800 dress for just...

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Canberran leading fashion revolution

In a world where fast fashion seems to prescribe different looks for different body shapes, and different outfits for every event, Vicky Kidd-Gallichan is looking to break the mould. Having created timeless and unique pieces for some 18 years, Vicky evolved her brand Rockstars and Royalty last year to provide customised pieces for repeated wear and for any body, with unique designs (including hundreds of customisable options) that allow the wearer to be themselves and be confident. Vicky’s passion for wanting everyone to recognise their own beauty and be themselves is inspiring and evident in every conversation you have...

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Don’t overthink – shop local at Christmas

Christmas shopping, love it or hate it, we’ve all spent moments staring at shelves wondering if our mum/dad/brother/sister/child/niece/nephew/friend will like the gift we give. In the quest for the perfect gift, we dent our confidence wondering if we should just give up all together and hitch a flight to Hawaii. I stopped overthinking gifts some years ago when I got back to my real values and realised those around me share values of giving with meaning, not simply competing for love with the most expensive gift. I also hold a strong value for supporting our local economy, and in...

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