Earth Day: March for Science not Silence
Apr14

Earth Day: March for Science not Silence

Earth Day 2017: Environmental & Climate Literacy The first ever Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970,  it activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed that very first Earth Day celebration. Twenty years...

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Sustainability Takes Centerstage With Mous Magazine
Mar31

Sustainability Takes Centerstage With Mous Magazine

Pushing Boundaries When I was in high school I was relentlessly teased for my skin condition (Rosacea) that caused me to go red when nervous or playing sports. Most of the time I just avoided sports day and things that made me nervous (which meant I was in the library reading art and science books… I was so cool). Unfortunately the one thing I couldn’t avoid entirely was public speaking. For some evil reason schools...

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Eco Fashion Goodness at VAMFF: Lush Terrain
Feb26

Eco Fashion Goodness at VAMFF: Lush Terrain

 Conscious Fashion in the Conservatory. Every year Melbourne opens it’s heart and streets to the fabulously stylish with their annual fashion festival. Some years ago during my fashion days I was able to participate backstage in this festive event and I would have to say it was a highlight memory from my career in fashion. Fortunately for us conscious style folks every year that passes there seems to be a growing focus on the...

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Why Societal Collapse Can be a Positive
Dec04

Why Societal Collapse Can be a Positive

Change is the only constant. It’s taken a little while to get to this obligatory ‘oh shit Trump is in power what do I think about this post’ for two reasons. The first is that I have personally been working through my own thoughts on this, and the second is that I’m not sure that my opinion on the matter really matters. As I am a product of my own ego (we all are) my initial reactions to it all came from a...

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The Science Behind Yoga.
Oct30

The Science Behind Yoga.

Bending and stretching quantified. If you have been checking out the Instagram feed over the last week you might have noticed that I’ve been off Yoga-ing up. The last post gave you a bit of a wrap up of all the awesome folks I met at Wanderlust and today I spent the afternoon at Yogafest (which is still happening all weekend if you are a Sunny Coaster). Peppermint mag asked me to do a bit of a summary of Wanderlust over on their...

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Get Up and YogaGlo
Oct19

Get Up and YogaGlo

Info for Yogis and wannabe yogis alike! Taking a break from our regular program of all things style and sustainability related to talk yoga. Why? Because I’m a total yoga-a-holic and I felt like sharing. I’m off to Wanderlust Sunshine Coast tomorrow with the Peppermint Magazine crew to talk all things Peppermint with the Wanderlust attendees while squeezing in some yummy yoga breaks in between. While it’s all well...

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Global Goals
Sep21

Global Goals

Have you ever spent some time thinking about what changes you would like to champion? Yes? Excellent. Then this week is right up your alley. No? Not a problem, the UN’s sustainable development goals should give you some pointers on what you are passionate about and how to share it. You might assume that someone like me would have known about this to give you an advanced warning. Sadly, this is not the case. I’ve been...

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Behind the Scenes for “Are You Ok” Day.
Sep08

Behind the Scenes for “Are You Ok” Day.

Today is the day to ask “Are You OK?” Every year on this day we are encouraged by the R U OK initiative to ask (and honestly answer) this sometimes very tricky question! We all know there are times in life when things really aren’t ok and it can be hard to admit our true feelings to ourselves and loved ones.  While there are times when you might have to keep your shit together, bottling up your concerns will...

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Denim Planet: Jeans for Genes
Jul30

Denim Planet: Jeans for Genes

Fashion for a Cause On August fifth Aussie schools, workplaces and communities rally their denim clad butts together to help support the life saving work conducted by the Children’s Medical Research Institute. By getting your dream denim team organised in advance you can sign up for this fundraising mission and have your groups name added to the leaderboard and work together to help find cures for children’s diseases.  I do ask...

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Fashion and Disasters
Jun17

Fashion and Disasters

Can extreme weather ever really be in Vogue? The answer to this question is a literal yes. Extreme weather can and has been in Vogue. February 2013 Vogue US paid tribute to the men and women who played key roles as first response in the Hurricane Sandy disaster. The shoot (as discussed by Corey Seymour below) was developed to shine attention on those who rolled up their sleeves and helped out while the storm was underway and during...

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