Archive for December, 2011

December 21, 2011

Market To Market

Yes, it’s all happening! Here is some pics from our launch at the Young Designer Markets.

Photographs by Cecile Concha and Jess Reeve

**Keep your eyes peeled on this space because we’ll be launching our online store very soon!**

December 16, 2011

Friday Dance

December 13, 2011

Bill Cunningham

I had the pleasure of viewing ‘Bill Cunningham New York’ this weekend at the Palace Verona on Oxford St. Yes, my $20 membership may make me a little bias but there is something about this hidden gem that makes films somewhat more enjoyable. Perhaps, it is due to the authenticity that exudes from the surroundings as you walk through the vintage doors and immediately onto red carpet, none the less it one of my favourite places to catch a non-mainstream piece of wonderment.

In an age where social media and smart phone Apps cultivate a new wave of “photographers” it is a rarity to find those who embody what is truly means to live and breathe their art – 80+ year old Bill Cunningham is that rarity.

‘Bill Cunningham New York‘ a film by Richard press capture’s and explores one man’s extraordinary life as one of NYC most influential and respected photographers led in the simplest of terms. A must see film of the year; this documentary inspires and appreciates what it truly means to be a photographer stripped bare of technology. Get excited and get involved.

Reeve xx

Who is Reeve? Check out her and other r&h guest bloggers profiles here.

December 12, 2011

Hughster’s Gig Guide

Thursday 15th December: Polaroids of Androids Christmas Party –Oxford Art Factory – Free

Ernest Ellis & the Panamas are an excellent band, one of the most underrated going around at the moment. They will be headlining the Polaroids of Androids Christmas Party line-up on Thursday. Alongside them will be the Fighting League, Unity Floors and Sean Lockhart. FREE!

Friday 16th December: Oscar + Martin –Oxford Art Factory – $13.30

Oscar + Martin’s experimental pop music has been on high rotation amongst the Rain&Hale’ers for some time now. Their quirky sound and live show are a bundle of fun, a nice way to keep the silly season going. Unfortunately for me, it falls on the same night as my work Christmas party, so if you go, please don’t rub it in. Supporting on the night will be coolios Flume, Mrs Bishop and Conic. Solid.

Sunday 18th December: Tim Hart (Boy & Bear) – Piano Room – Free

A decent gig in the Cross, bizarre! The Piano Room is putting on a night dedicated to showcasing Sydney’s thriving alternative folk and acoustic scene, headlined by Boy & Bear’s Tim Hart.  Tim is actually B&B’s drummer, but he takes centre stage on Sunday, showing off his beautiful voice and simple but beautiful acoustic folk. Joining him will be three-piece Eush, and singer-songwriters Damian Enemark and Elle Kennard.

For the diary:

Saturday 18th February 2012: San Cisco – Spectrum – $15.30

Awkward is the new cool, and if so, San Cisco are one of the coolest bands going around. The West Australian youngsters’ smile-friendly indie-pop has been lauded repeatedly during the year, topped off by a nod in Triple J’s Next Crop 2011. To make things even better, they’ll be joined by the equally cute Jungle Giants on their national tour.

December 9, 2011

R&H Label Launch Tomorrow!!

We are incredibly excited to finally show off pieces from our debut collection at the Young Australian Designers Market. The line has been over a year in the making and a lot of you have played a part in it, whether it be spreading the word or modelling one of our pieces. This is a very special day for us, so we’d love to see your happy faces there tomorrow to help us celebrate!
December 8, 2011

St George TAFE School Of Fashion

Last Wednesday was the St George TAFE School of Fashion parade, held at Byron Kennedy Hall. Unfortunately we weren’t able to make it this year but our gorgeous guest blogger and good friend Cecile went along and took some amazing pics for us to admire. Great work graduates! We wish you all the best of luck next year and remember to always follow your dream!

Graduate of 2006 Johnny Schembri featured his Summer 2011/2012 collection.

If you want a career change or you’ve always had a passion for fashion, the school offers 4 fashion design courses commencing early next year. For more info on the school please visit:

December 6, 2011

ASOS – The Urban Tour

Although these Urbanesque little bundles of talent are not gracing the shores of Sydney there is no reason we can’t take a moment to revel in their extreme Awesomeness. An ASOS mens AW11 Collection Initiative ‘The Urban Tour’ is an online collective of some seriously slick D moves in collaboration with some cool kids effortlessly ‘bringing flanno back’.

Taking you on a ghetto chic journey through the streets of London, Paris, Berlin, Tokyo. L.A, Shanghai and last but not least NYC, ASOS has created an online awakening that combines clothes and culture with just a click of a video. Watch as street dance becomes culture, Skaters become visionaries, fixies over-rule cabs and prepare to take an unforgettable journey around the world…. don’t forget to bring your best flanno, it’s mandatory”

Take the full tour here:

Reeve xx

Who is Reeve? Check out her and other r&h guest bloggers profiles here.

December 5, 2011

Hughster’s Gig Guide

Wednesday 7th December: Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Oxford Art Factory – $28.70

NME described the Portland based, New Zealand founded trio’s sound as “a scruffy blend of shuffling funk and psych nostalgia that feels a lot more right than it should be”. This is probably the best way of describing Unknown Mortal Orchestra, an intriguing group which will be visiting our shores for the first time for the Summer Festival season. Support will be provided by Brisbane’s DZ Deathrays, who have a very amusing video floating around on youtube at the moment (wait till the end).

Friday 9th December: Chet Faker + Valar – Oxford Art Factory – Free 

Chet Faker first caught our attention with his buttery rendition of Blackstreet’s 90s classic “No Diggity”. Making the trip up from Melbourne, his performance will be a combination of jazz, soul and electronic music. Sydney locals Valar will be providing strong support, with hype surrounding their latest EP, The Belly of the Whale, still echoing. Did I mention it’s free?

Saturday 10th December: Major Raiser Tickets for Tucker feat. New Navy – Gaelic Theatre – $24.00 

Major Raiser are throwing their biggest event yet with the help of one of the most exciting bands floating around, Sydney’s New Navy. With the proceeds generated going towards a South African orphanage, all the more reason to get along to support a great cause. Also on the bill will be Rapids, Monks of Melonwah, Skryptcha and Sydney Girls Choir. There will also be interactive art adding to the atmosphere on the night.

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Friday 24th February 2012: Death Cab for Cutie – Enmore Theatre – $67.10

Having recently released their seventh full album, Codes and Keys, Death Cab will be touching down early next year for their first tour since 2009. An incredibly enduring band, Death Cab have developed their sound to include a more sonic sound in addition to their well-known heartfelt lyrics and melodies.

December 4, 2011

Big (Xmas) fashion sale!