Archive for March, 2012

March 31, 2012

r&h @ Bondi Markets

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March 29, 2012

A Masterclass in Burlesque

Anyone who is anyone knows who the heavyweights of the lost art of Burlesque are, and we are honoured to have the long-standing presence and immense talents of Billie Madley here in Oz this April, not just performing but sharing the love.

Miss Madley will be hosting classes in the fine art of the stage for all her admirers on 24th & 25th of April in Newtown. Although GA tickets can be purchased a few hours before the show, we recommend getting in quick! As a true connoisseur and pioneer in the burlesque industry, you’d kick yourself if you missed you chance to see what she has to offer…

Buy tickets here

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Here’s just a cheeky sample of why she is one of the best… enjoy!



March 28, 2012

Behind the Scenes

A massive shout-out/online hugs go to our ridiculously talented make-up artist (and sudden hairstylist) Jess Reeve and to the unparalleled beauty & professionalism of our model Sophy Jones for their amazingness at the r&h shoot on the weekend. We think you both rock & cant wait to show the world our collective genius in the launch of our vintage range.

March 27, 2012

Venice Beach

So, with sunny Californian days almost upon us, our Coachella radar is on and flashing. We’ve stumbled across these amazing pics taken by one of our favourite photographers Daniel Kincaid. This latest outing focuses on fresh shapes, vintage washes and the old-faithful denim gets a super-cool turn in the latest Car Mar spring 2012 lookbook.  The LA based denim brand features the beautiful Aussie model and blogger Alexandra Spencer of 4th and Bleeker. Do you think Qantas will let us take our hoola hoops and skateboards??

Car Mar’s spring collection is now exclusively available at LF Stores.

March 26, 2012

Designed for those who are up to no good

Argentinian label AY NOT DEAD  have again teamed up with model Dree Hemingway, after their successful SS11 campaign, this time for their THE YOUNG GODS collection.

We know this campaign will draw a lot of attention with its somewhat forbidden looking mix of casual/bowie/street inspired pieces, not to mention the ironically fitting way of holding their runway show in a church (hence the name Young Gods). AY NOT DEAD threads really are designed for those who are up to no good…

March 23, 2012

D.I.Y. Eyelet Collar

Nothing to do on a Friday night? Surrounded by piles of fabric just waiting to be used? Well we are! Why not whip up one of these bad-boys?

This 4 step instruction taken from one of our fave sites ‘whowhatwear’ couldn’t be easier if you were back in a year 7 Home Economics class!

Click on the pic for more details on how to make your own eyelet collar…



March 21, 2012

Love Vintage Clothing

Ahh… how happy we were to stumble upon this, the Vintage event of the year! Even more exciting that it is mere days away!!!

Running from the 23rd-25th, at Horden Pavilion Moore Park,  Love Vintage show & sale will showcase the best and most authentic vintage clothing, jewellery and perfectly aged home goods circulating Oz, as well as classes, seminars and workshops over the weekend.

Friday night ‘Red Carpet’ event: 5.30pm – 9.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Adult $14 / Pensioner $12 / Children 10-16yrs $7/ Under 10yrs free/ $11 per ticket for groups of 10 or more / 2 day pass $26 /3 day pass $38

Click here to book tickets or to buy group tickets online now – save time when you arrive!

View the PDF e-preview mag here: <3<3<3

March 20, 2012

Hip(ster), Hip(ster), Hooray

Over the past few years, a cultural phenomena has swept 20-somethings all over the world: the hipster.  There’s clearly something that is resonating with our generation by striving to dress like our parents circa 1972, not conforming with our American Pie human counterparts, and having as little body fat as possible.  Although hipsters can get a lot of flack, they are at least promoting individualism, independent thought, culture, and the shitty/cheap beer industry (PBR , anyone?).  Looking at the rampant pitfalls of modern society – pervasive obesity, materialism, eating disorders, etc. – it seems that hipsters at least have made a cultural utopia wherein people can exist in a very free realm of living.

Recently, I just relocated to the amazing city of San Francisco from Seattle. They are known to have an affinity for each other, SF being the bigger, more sophisticated brother between the two.  In cities such as these, hipster culture is infused throughout just about everywhere, touting a seamless partnership with each city’s soul, if you will.  Experiencing these relatively close cities, in geography and personality, in a very intimate manner lead me to wonder just how different or similar hipster cultures are.

On the surface, Seattle and San Francisco hipsters may seem the same with their slender, skinny-fat limbs, Mac products and outrageous beards, but it is blatant that there are some differences to be found.  One, SF hipsters are amazingly aggressive in their ability to not shower.  For days, or maybe even months. Greasy hair, tangles and knots are more than prevalent.  Seattle hipsters seem to value cleanliness more than their SF cousins, thankfully for the Emerald City.  Which brings me to my next point:  the other difference I have found to be most apparent is the jobs arenas within which they work. Seattle hipsters, for the most part, seem to be working professionals who have an affinity for the hipster culture; SF, on the other (dirtier) hand, seems to mostly hold hipsters who are baristas/bartenders/hair dressers/artists/day drinkers all at once.  An expensive city it is, and to make up for that the SF hipsters must work 45 jobs in order to afford their Mac laptops, bar tabs, and expensive rent.

One thing appears starkly true in my mind: even though the degree of cleanliness and profession (or unprofession) of choice, hipsters north and south retain a consistent mentality, sense of elitism, and aggressive hold on the American Apparel market.  Annoying at times they may be, but give me a hipster over a bro any day of the week – at least they have something to say.

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March 16, 2012

Maids Kill It On Stage

Last night we ducked into the charming Tap Gallery in Darlinghurst to view a highly anticipated ‘Enigma‘ produced performance of ‘The Maids’.

This darkly devilish story of two sisters that conspire to murder their Madame and free themselves from their suffocating oppression is surprisingly intriguing and at times shocking, with the cast of Emily Elise, Brinley Meyer & Alison Lee Rubie outshining each other through complexly multifaceted roles. Lets just say, the seat you purchase won’t be needed as you will only use the very edge anyway.

‘The Maids’ plays  this week until Sunday night and is well worth a look in.  Pop in early, have a stroll through the gallery and a tipple of champers. Tickets are just $25 and can be bought online at moshtix or at the door, but get in early!

And don’t forget to keep your eye on the fantastic costume design by yours truly!



March 15, 2012

Kirribilli Markets

Kirribilli Markets were amaze-zing on the weekend. Dreamy weather, mini pancakes and a beautiful abundance of colourful stalls!

Special r&h love goes out to some of our visitors: Jess Pollard (from the amazing – awesome – spectacular band Toucan) and Matt Gallagher (not from a band) but just as lovely.

And luckily for us, we had on board our Hughster who was ‘officially’ helpful.

We heart Hugh!