The FIRST episode of my new series I Want Your Job. I’ve been working on this for a while and am pretty happy with how it all turned out. In this episode I chat to three people working at the National Gallery of Victoria to get an idea of what they do and how they got there. So excited to make the next episode!
2017, let's just say, was a hell of a year for everybody. It was difficult, upsetting, discouraging and presented us with multiple opportunities to curl up in a small ball in a tight little corner and cry. But because of all this it made people stand up and speak out about rights and wrongs, which brought groups of people who wanted change in our society together. I think that 2017 was the year of women. We stood together and supported each other this year, beginning with the international women's march all the way to the #metoo campaign, which really opened our eyes and ears towards, and in support of the victims of sexual assault. I really hope that in 2018 we can stop the dwaddle and begin the sprint towards equality for everybody!
On the topic of women, I think I'll make a nice clean segway into what the post is actually about. Today I went the the Ian Potter Centre and the NGV and looked at some insanely cool exhibitions. The first, at the Ian Potter Centre, was Kathryn del Barton's "The Highway is a Disco" and oh my god I was so excited. Del Barton is most probably my favourite artist (or at least in the top 5) so I was really really stoked that I got to see her art in person. Her work showcases the female body and she presents it in a way that makes it feel goddess like. I made a short vid and took a few pics so you can get the jist of the exhibition (and it's free entry so you have no excuse not to go!!).
The next exhibition was at the NGV for the Triennial. You've most likely seen it all over instagram but it is still completely worth going. A room filled with skulls probably sounds a little Adams family-esque but it is so bloody cool - and contrasted with 18th century artwork is even better!!
Here is my newest Made in Chicago, featuring the insanely talented Lucie Kay. She's having an art show on March 30th from 6pm-9 at Eataly with her brother Hudson Luthringshausen. If you are living in Chicago definitely go (there's going to be pizza...) and a whole lot of incredible art.
Hope you enjoy !!
Helllllooooo. Here with another Made in Chicago, featuring the lovely Claire. It's been up on my youtube for a while now (which you should subscribe to cough cough), so you might have already seen it, but I wanted to post it here because why not?
Anyway, hope you enjoy/enjoyed. Let me know what other vids you want to see!!
Just drink more water
Do you guys remember a little series called 'Melbournians'? The one where you stalked my friends... yup. Now you remember. Well it is somewhat back, new and improved, ready to hit the streets of Chicago. It's called 'Made in Chicago' because 'Chicagoens' was too obvious.
First up is my pal Jemea (yay I've made friends!!) who you probably remember from the last post. (You can have a look at her photography over on her instagram @drippshot .)
I really can't think of anything else to write because I am far to excited to share this with you all. Soooo, here it is!! (remember to go follow my youtube channel so you don't miss out on anything!) Enjoy!
Also, if you are wanting to see any videos on my youtube in particular, I would love for you to let me know.
A lot has happened in the past few days here in America, and also back home in Melbourne, so it was nice to just chill out this weekend, wandering around Wicker Park, creating videos and editing the blog. I created a little film, showcasing what I got up to today, and am pretty pleased with how it turned out! (also, I've created a youtube channel for my films, so please subscribe to that!!)
Now, let's talk about the clotheeeesssss. I've put together two very simple outfits (seen throughout the film) featuring this super funky jacket from A.C.F Clothing! It was kindly sent to me a couple of days ago and I couldn't wait to wear it out. It's so, so soft and such a great brunswick-y green.
Hope you all enjoy the film as well as seeing a little more of where I am living now!
And a few photos via pinterest
I thought today I would share with you some videos and photos that are really inspiring me at the moment to make me excited and motivated.
I have been spending a lot of time on my computer recently, thanks to the fact that it is the summer holidays here in America and I'm a little low on friends. But youtube and Pinterest suffice, right?.... right????
To be completely honest, moving countries is really, really difficult. No, actually, in reality, it's crap. Not just for the obvious reasons like leaving family/friends and your 'home', but for just simple things like not having the same brand of peanut butter, not being able to re-design your room because all your stuff is in a shipping container. The nerves of starting a new school, (which I like doing because I love to meet new people), but just the idea of having to, once again, create new relationships with kids, teachers and even a different education system.
I wasn't really planning to write all that but it kinda just spewed out. I have lived in a different country before, and I made amazing memories from doing that, so I know in the back of my mind I will love it. I know that it will definitely open up really good opportunities that i'm super excited about, and it's going to be so cool to go to an American high school! But if you're an expat, or have been, you'll definitely understand where I'm coming from.
Due to the fact that I don't really have any of my personal belongings that make me inspired, I have been feeling so un creative. I'm that kind of person who needs to be doing something (preferably creative) or I'm just a very moody teenager. And not being inspired to do something creative is making it hard for me to come up with good quality blog content and making my Instagram look a certain way. (So if you have been noticing the lack of "good" suff on my social media.. sorry 'bout that.)
Anyway, sorry for that cheesy, weird ramble, and back to the post that I actually had planned to do.
French Style Secrets : Inside the Wardrobe of Camille Rowe | British Vogue
I stumbled across this video when I was binge watching British Vogue's youtube, because their videos are by far the best Vogue Vids (sorry Australia). Camille's wardrobe is my dream wardrobe. Her denim and graphic tees, mixed with her beautiful, vintage shirts and funky jackets is very Alexa Chung with just a hint more something... and I love it!
Free Advice from Man Repeller
Leandra Medine from Man Repeller is my all time idol. I love every thing she does, wears and writes. (I sound like a weird stalker, and to be honest, I probably am) This is a video of her giving free advice to people in NYC.
Emma Watson: Fashion on Gender Equality #HeForShe | All Access Vogue | British Vogue
I think this video is very important to listen to and take in what everybody is saying. I don't particularly like how the video was 'represented', I guess is the right word, though. The way the people in the video posed, whilst having their voices played over the clip of them looking majestically off into the distance, made me a little uncomfortable. And I was quite disappointed by the fact that they where not representing anyone of colour, even though they where talking about diversity and equality in the fashion industry. But the message is good... so maybe watch with your eyes closed? haha.
The past couple of weeks have been pretty surreal. I was starting to feel like an elastic band that was being stretched way to far (and possibly broken after missing our flight from LA to Chicago and having to wait all day in an airport...) BUT we are here now and so far, I'm liken' it. I'm making a new documentary series entitled "This Is Chicago", where I'll take you to the different neighbourhoods of Chicago to show you where to do all the things you enjoy doing! (let me know what you like doing so you can enjoy it)
This is the teaser trailer, accompanied with some photos in case it gets lonely before the rest of the series is created.
p.s you've probably seen some of these photos on my instagram, but if you haven't that means you aren't following me, so you should probably get onto that... you'll find me hiding in the username of urbanarcade . Thank you very much. xx