Fashion

RAFW Spring/Summer 2011/2012

This Island Life has been invited to cover Australia’s most prestigious fashion event, Rosemount Australian Fashion Week.  Running from May 2-6, most of the…

Zimmermann Swim

You’ve got to love a label that releases a new swimwear collection every few months. Just as we’re heading into winter here in Australia,…

Kanye West at Coachella

I’m not here to talk about Kanye’s performance at Coachella 2011, I’m here to discuss more important issues like how he ROCKED THE SHIT…

Sass & Bide

If I had to choose one label to wear for the rest of my life it would be Sass & Bide. Take at look…

Trail Blazers by Mario Testino

I was sitting in the cigarette scented internet room at Loki Hostel in Cusco, recovering from a three-day trek to Machu Picchu that has left me too traumatised to attend spin class (only go downhill mountain biking in Peru if you have a death wish), when my stepdad emailed through this Mario Testino editorial featuring his homeland.

Del Playa Drive

With beach-front houses, bath tubs overflowing with beer, old-school cruiser bikes, late night skinny dips, spring breaks in Mexico and hot Californian surfer boys,…

We Are Handsome

I’ve got a problem with We Are Handsome. You see when most designers release a new collection it’s usually just a few pieces that…

The Summer Vibe Towel

After living out of a backpack for five weeks in hostel-style accommodation, I was in desperate need of some luxurious digs. Don’t get me…

Vintage Kate Moss

Editorials don’t get much hotter than this vintage castaway shoot featuring the fabulous Kate Moss, so I’m going to make this brief. Shot back…

Marc Jacobs Laptop Cases

If laptop cases were seasonal, these Marc by Marc Jacobs varieties would be straight out of his summer collection. Now I’m going to be…

11:11 O’Clock, Byron Bay

My mum was born on the 11th of November at around 11am, so I’ve grown up with the 11:11 phenomenon. Basically, she’s one of…

Toggs Swimming Shorts

My boyfriend is your typical guy who likes wearing nice clothes, but has no patience for shopping. So when a recent shopping trip in…

Pratten Eel Skin Travel Wallet

Whether it’s a cocktail with a mini umbrella on the plane, or an exotic duty free fragrance at the airport, everyone needs a little…

Jeffrey Campbell’s Huaraches

Since starting this website, I’ve become guilty of a few things. But we’re not here to talk about my need to purchase everything I…

Nookie

The latest collection from Nookie made me anxious. When three models stormed onto the catwalk in draped jersey mini dresses, long capes cinched in…

Madeline Weinrib’s Ikat Clutches

Well well well, what do we have here? It looks like the buyers from Country Road may have paid a little visit to the…

Jeffrey Campbell’s Mary Roks

Yesterday I didn’t even know these shoes existed. Today, they’re all I can think about. Perforated suede, luxe animal prints, a chunky four-inch wedge…

Jess Hart and Maxi Dresses

After stumbling across these beautiful images of Jessica Hart on her blog, I don’t know what’s more fabulous: her or the dresses. While we…

Littledoe

Forget digging through piles of over-priced feathers, tulle, lace and whatever other crap can be glued to a clip. If you’re going to splash…

Camilla Franks

It’s hard to believe that a sans-style man could influence a whole crop of fashion designers, but then again we are talking about James…

Rachael Ruddick Backpacks

Walk down any street in Surry Hills and not only will you find Sydney’s entire population of parking inspectors, you’ll spot hipsters carrying vintage…