Archive for May, 2011

May 30, 2011

Rain&Hale know that ‘Opposites Attract’

We all know the time-honoured tradition. Boy meets girl, boy treats girl like crap, girl loves boy. Standard treat ’em mean keep ’em keen strategy. If you can empathize on any level, you are going to love this series of short plays aptly named ‘Opposites Attract’.


The Exchange Hotel in Balmain is quickly establishing itself as the new hot spot for independent theatre. Opening on June 5, it will host in its charming Chesterfield Room the debut production for Hot Room Theatre Group, an evening of light entertainment called Opposites Attract.

 Featuring the titled one-act play, Opposites Attract by Bruce Kane, a romantic comedy told predominately as a series of dialogues between couples meeting and finding their way – and, sometimes, losing their way. Directed by and featuring Hot Room co-director Alison Lee Rubie, the show sets out to explore all the things that make modern romance so much fun including infidelity, emotional masochism, envy, bad sex, letting go and getting caught.

The second half features five comic sketches, two written for the occasion, and three classics from old Broadway and follies shows. Included in the line-up are Mourning Becomes Impossible; a sketch first performed on Broadway in 1932 about the hubbub surrounding the death of a famous film star. The Petrified Elevator; a Bob Hope vehicle from the Ziegfeld Follies in 1936. A post-modern relationship comedy-drama called Coffee from a late 50’s off-Broadway revue. Plus Tips; a new work by Queensland writer Jarryd O’Reilly, and Intertwining Monologue; a debut satire by award-winning Sydney writer and co-director of Hot Room Theatre Group, Steven Hopley.

Put together and performed by a talented young cast and crew, this eclectic evening’s entertainment will feature something for everyone!

Starring: Ali Aitken, Peter David Allison, Kate Barnes, Emily Elise, Daniel Musumeci, Alex Nicholas, Clariza Pearce, Carla Quilkey, Diego Retamales, Alison Lee Rubie, Dan Timbury, Merran Winchester & Pablo Woodward

Costume design by ‘Rain&Hale’ (Internet high five!) 

The Chesterfield Room @ The Exchange Hotel
Corner of Beattie & Mullins Streets, Balmain
June 5 – 9 @ 8pm

$18 adult
$15 concession & Groups 10+

Bookings: 0459 461 713 or

May 25, 2011


This Russian-born, Melbourne/Sydney based model is taking Australia by storm and has been cited as the next big thing to come out of our country. At just 163cm, the 20-year-old has been turned down by major agencies because she’s too short, she was the shortest model at RAFW this year. But, with a magazine cover and a string of fashion shoots, including four with Grazia magazine and Oyster safely tucked in her folio, she now aims to be the next Kate Moss. We think she’s just beautiful with her bright bleached blonde hair and eyebrows, big eyes and perfect pout.

Her thing :

  • H.  Blonde
  • E.  Green
  • H.  164cm/5’4.5″
  • B.  80cm/31.5″ C
  • W.  64cm/25″
  • H.  84 cm/33″
  • Sh.  37 EU/6 US/4 UK
  • D.  35 EU/5 US/7 UK

May 24, 2011

Good God!

Says it all. Seriously, I don’t think we have ever been so pumped for a Wednesday night.

Wed 25th – 8pm to midnight -$5 -55 Liverpool St CBD

More deets, head to..

P.s. they just opened up their canteen of tasty burgers and hand cut fries (amongst other alcohol friendly companions)

Check out the menu at

May 22, 2011

Out & about…

At Finders Keepers yesterday.

May 19, 2011

The Finders Keepers Markets

Artwork by Sydney artist Jordan Clarke

Yay! If you didn’t get enough of the sales from last weekend then come along to the Finders Keepers Markets. It’s one of our fave fashion/design markets held in Australia. This amazeballs event will showcase over 60 emerging creatives from both local and interstate. Not only will you get to see and buy cute things, it also features local emerging musicians AND it’s all FREE!

We had a browse on the site and are keen as mustard to check out the following labels:

Meow Girl –  Jewellery and object design

Moons of Apollo – Fashion/Accessories

The Horse – Awesome Fashion and Accessories

Emma Leonard – Illustrator

Roger + Peach – Fashion and Accessories

I want to know more!


Friday 20th May from 6pm – 10pm
Saturday 21st May from 10am – 5pm

The Markets will be held at: 

The markets will be held at Sydney’s best contemporary art centre CarriageWorks in Sydney’s Inner West – 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh NSW 2015.
The pedestrian entrance is at the corner of Codrington Street and Wilson Street.

*NOTE There is no ATM at the markets and most stalls will trade cash only, please be prepared. For more info about where nearest ATM’s are and full list of public transport please see CarriageWorks website – Visiting Us page.

CarriageWorks Map

 STALLHOLDERS : To see the line up of designers & artists that will be featured at this Markets please check out their profiles here.



6pm Charles Buddy Daaboul
7pm Cuthbert
8pm The Rescue Ships
9pm Hailer (acoustic)


10am Jack Shit (DJ)
1pm Terry Serio Bluebird
2pm Emma Davis
3pm Jackie Marshall
4pm Jack Prest (DJ)

See you all there little creative ones!!

May 12, 2011

Gary Bigeni – RAFW 2011/12

Well wasn’t last week crazy?! Fashion Week shows and after parties were on the schedule and we are only now catching up on sleep and the normal routine. Eeep!

We went to Gary Bigeni’s show last Wednesday at the Cargo Theatre and we were overwhelmed with the eye-popping colours. The colour palette included rustic orange, bright red, summer turquoise with a dash of neutral. Flowy pieces teamed up with structured leather jackets, block colours and thick diagonal stripes. The styling was minimal – mega hot heels, low pony tails and very bright red lipstick. Bigeni’s known for his subtle colour schemes. But not this year, he’s embraced bright colours and bold prints. He specialises in multidimensional tailoring and draping, creating wearable yet interesting pieces. He caught the attention of Australian retailer and fashion icon, Belinda Seper after graduating at East Sydney Design Tech in 2002. Through the support of Belinda, Bigeni’s label has come a long way, presenting a modern Australian style and is available at high-end boutiques both Australia wide and internationally.

For all things Bigeni click right here.

*Backstage photos from *Runway photos from our iPhone!

May 11, 2011

Sydneys Fashion Weekend 2011

Fashion weekend is the shopping event we have been looking forward to since the new year ticked over.

Held at The Royal Hall Of Industries, Moore Park, and presented by Shop Til You Drop, Fashion Weekend is the years most heavenly collection of established and upcoming designers all at discounts of up to 70% off the retail price!

As well as the shopping and catwalks, there are also beauty makeovers, manicures, hairstyling, style consultations and a fabulous wine bar!

Starting TOMORROW!!! up until the 15 May. Tix are on sale now and range from $30 silver tix, to gold, platinum and VIP; depending on how much designer clothing you want to get your hands on and just how much champers you want to sip.

Book now to avoid disappointment

May 2, 2011

The doodle archive

Apparently a whole lotta doodles were on show at Oxford Art Factory on the 7th of April.

How did we miss it????

Oh well, they make a pretty interesting look see…

…and a link to some more.

The quirky creators of this strange collection continue to take doodle submissions to add to their tumblr archives, so if you have an awesome doodle, send them a pic @


May 1, 2011

Saving the day once again…

Got any vodka lying around? …Of course you do.

Not only vodka is great for consuming and abusing; it is also great to clean your gems.

If you can spare just a little, it’s great to clean hard stones or diamonds. Just pour some into a bowl, place your jewellery inside and swish it back and forth, then dry it off and you’ll be blinded by the sparkle! If it’s been too long since the last clean just soak it for a while then scrub it gently with an old toothbrush.

Ah vodka, is there anything you can’t do?


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