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VOLUME 1 PUBLISHED MARCH 2024 ISSN 2982-0006
PEOPLE OF NOTE: LYNA TY AND MELVIN TANAYA ON SONG FOR THE MUTE

PEOPLE OF NOTE: LYNA TY AND MELVIN TANAYA ON SONG FOR THE MUTE

The Australian label Song for the Mute, founded by Lyna Ty and Melvin Tanaya, weaves narratives of the disenfranchised and down-on-their-luck into their garments. Their influences spring from sound, material, people, and the ethereal cadence of untold stories.

PEOPLE OF NOTE: SEAN VENTURI – ON VENROY BY OLIVER BEGG AND DIVYA VENKATARAMAN

PEOPLE OF NOTE: SEAN VENTURI – ON VENROY BY OLIVER BEGG AND DIVYA VENKATARAMAN

Sean Venturi is the man behind the Australian label Venroy, known for its well-made basics and nonchalant take on vacation-ready luxury. Here, Venturi treads over the brand’s winding journey, how it’s evolved alongside its hometown of Bondi, and just how calculated that easy breezy holiday feeling really is.

SIDE-NOTE X CHARLES AND KEITH SUPPER CLUB

SIDE-NOTE X CHARLES AND KEITH SUPPER CLUB

On Wednesday 15th May, friends and collaborators of SIDE-NOTE and Charles & Keith gathered for an intimate Supper Club at Busby's in Paddington. The off schedule event marked the contribution of designers, models, stylists and creators to another successful Australian Fashion Week.

LOST IN THE MOMENT BY JESS RUBY JAMES AND EMMA KALFUS

LOST IN THE MOMENT BY JESS RUBY JAMES AND EMMA KALFUS

Lost in the Moment featuring Chanel Spring 2024 Makeup, Coco Crush Jewellery Collection, and Chanel Premiere Watch Collection by Jess Ruby James and Emma Kalfus.

WE HAVEN’T MET BEFORE BY ELLEN VIRGONA AND EMMA KALFUS

WE HAVEN’T MET BEFORE BY ELLEN VIRGONA AND EMMA KALFUS

Cartier marks 100 years of its Trinity collection, and a century of celebrating infinite love in WE HAVEN'T MET BEFORE by Ellen Virgona and Emma Kalfus.

SOME THINGS ARE FOR US BY DANIEL GOODE

SOME THINGS ARE FOR US BY DANIEL GOODE

Sabato De Sarno's first collection for Gucci photographed by Daniel Goode.

SIDE NOTE VOLUME 1 LAUNCH PARTY

SIDE NOTE VOLUME 1 LAUNCH PARTY

On Wednesday 20th March friends and contributors joined at Odd Culture’s Pleasure Club in Newtown, for the SIDE-NOTE x Belvedere Vodka launch party, to celebrate SIDE-NOTE Volume 1; a 350-page hardcover publication, printed in Australia and covered by Troye Sivan.

A BARELY LIT PATH BY PIERRE TOUSSAINT

A BARELY LIT PATH BY PIERRE TOUSSAINT

Chanel's spring/summer 2024 collection, photographed by Pierre Toussaint.

PEOPLE OF NOTE: NICK WARD BY JAKE TERREY

PEOPLE OF NOTE: NICK WARD BY JAKE TERREY

“Nick Ward grew up playing classical piano and recording albums in his bedroom. He’d wait for the weekend to release anything to avoid schoolyard criticism. Now rising to acclaim, he has been labelled a ‘true music-lifer’ and a darling of the emo-pop revival scene.” - Bianca Farmakis

TROYE BY TROYE – BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE COVER SHOOT

TROYE BY TROYE – BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE COVER SHOOT

Double-denim Balenciaga, leather Gucci and Celine, oversized Prada, skin-baring Ottolinger and Şener Besim. In what has become something of a model tradition, we asked Troye to document the looks, the day and everything in between. Take a look at Troye for SIDE-NOTE by Troye for SIDE-NOTE.

INTERFACE BY ORSON HEIDRICH AND THOMAS MCCAMMON

INTERFACE BY ORSON HEIDRICH AND THOMAS MCCAMMON

Mixed-media artist Orson Heidrich presents his first solo exhibition ‘Interpreter’ - a body works produced by large-scale manufacturing systems.

AT THE HIP BY JOE BRENNAN AND TABATHA TURNER

AT THE HIP BY JOE BRENNAN AND TABATHA TURNER

Late nights spent talking in the dark. Days spent borrowing each other’s things, and only rarely giving them back. It’s something like sibling rivalry.

HUMAN FORM BY LEWIS STEVENSON AND BIANCA FARMAKIS

HUMAN FORM BY LEWIS STEVENSON AND BIANCA FARMAKIS

Every day we find ourselves moulding - at times, physically, it’s to bend and break to meet expectations. Other times, it’s an expression of emotional architecture, constructing our personalities around an evolving landscape of social interactions. 

THE BECOMING OF A MOTHER FT. POLINA SOVA BY ADRIAN PRICE AND MARIELA SUMMERHAYS

THE BECOMING OF A MOTHER FT. POLINA SOVA BY ADRIAN PRICE AND MARIELA SUMMERHAYS

It’s an alchemy that has occurred billions of times before, the becoming of a mother –an indiscernible compounding of the minutes spent being responsible for another human – yet it never happens the exact same way twice.

HUMAN STORY BY DAN ROBERTS AND BIANCA FARMAKIS

HUMAN STORY BY DAN ROBERTS AND BIANCA FARMAKIS

ENTJ? Type A or B? Aquarius rising, cancer moon, virgo sun: classifying a personality adopts numerous forms, online quizzes and associations with Sex and the City characters. Battles are drawn along the lines of nature vs nurture, and fortunes for our lives are sought out in multiple-choice questionnaires.

STUMBLING INTO EXCELLENCE – JAPAN BY JAKE TERREY

STUMBLING INTO EXCELLENCE – JAPAN BY JAKE TERREY

Just keep moving until the inexplicable reveals itself through its own inertia. In Japan, it's a lot more like fumbling into excellence.

THE AGE OF AUTHENTICITY BY KELLY GEDDES AND MARIELA SUMMERHAYS

THE AGE OF AUTHENTICITY BY KELLY GEDDES AND MARIELA SUMMERHAYS

There are those who stopped coming by the altar, and instead, took the ability to be one’s most genuine or essential self as their prevailing moral compass. Steph Carta found the altar worth visiting is in the stillness, in the centremost of your soul.

UNFRAMED – SARAH ELLEN BY PIERRE TOUSSAINT AND BIANCA FARMAKIS

UNFRAMED – SARAH ELLEN BY PIERRE TOUSSAINT AND BIANCA FARMAKIS

Sarah Ellen, a multi-hyphenate of multiple artistic pursuits, with a presence that has carved out the public space for over a decade now, speaks to SIDE-NOTE about the human condition and the recasting of a character inherent to ageing, developing and immersing oneself in life’s experiences.

TYPECAST BY OLIVER BEGG AND BIANCA FARMAKIS

TYPECAST BY OLIVER BEGG AND BIANCA FARMAKIS

Typecasting; where boundaries boundaries are broken, images are regenerated and individuals mould the new look of the location, the locals and the lives they lead.  

AMERICAN HERO BY MICHAEL COMNINUS

AMERICAN HERO BY MICHAEL COMNINUS

American Hero. Delving into the complex and often misunderstood world of dissociative identity disorder, each image represents this in a subtle cue or a clever innuendo.

EVERY MORNING – A PROJECT WITH SIMONE PERELE BY ELLIE COKER AND BIANCA FARMAKIS

EVERY MORNING – A PROJECT WITH SIMONE PERELE BY ELLIE COKER AND BIANCA FARMAKIS

It’s an intimate act, an unsung one of self- preservation, and one of the rare moments the female form can find comfort in nudity without being scrutinised or sexualised.

EVERYTHING LEFT UNSAID BY LEVON BAIRD AND MARIELA SUMMERHAYS

EVERYTHING LEFT UNSAID BY LEVON BAIRD AND MARIELA SUMMERHAYS

Whether self-imposed or forced upon us, censorship shapes all our realities. Mitchell Smolkin, a psychotherapist whose work focuses on the dignity of suffering, details the consequences of this suppression — and possible silver linings.

MIND THE GAP BY NATASHA KILLEEN AND MARIELA SUMMERHAYS

MIND THE GAP BY NATASHA KILLEEN AND MARIELA SUMMERHAYS

In that everlasting battle between our private and public selves, our public self  — and her allies— is who will secure our livelihood, and will build the bridges to our future prosperity.

BODY TALK BY MANOLO CAMPION AND MARIELA SUMMERHAYS

BODY TALK BY MANOLO CAMPION AND MARIELA SUMMERHAYS

Words deceive; in art and in life, attraction, hatred and love are best known through the physical... Welcome to EDITION N°18, INNUENDO.

THE ALTER AND THE EGO BY MAX PAPENDIECK AND BIANCA FARMAKIS

THE ALTER AND THE EGO BY MAX PAPENDIECK AND BIANCA FARMAKIS

The advent of the ego – how one assesses themselves, their self-esteem, their place in the world – and the alternative of it – has always been a focal point in culture, but a rebirth of the figures we once assumed to “know” is breaking waves, rippling across the world.

AUSTRALIAN SUMMER BY JOSHUA BENTLEY AND BIANCA FARMAKIS

AUSTRALIAN SUMMER BY JOSHUA BENTLEY AND BIANCA FARMAKIS

It’s memorialised as a sunburnt country, popularised as a must-go tourist destination and consumed each year with fondness- Few places are as universally recognisable by a single season as Australia is for its summer.

FOR THIS ALONE BY CLAIRE HART & MARIELA SUMMERHAYS

FOR THIS ALONE BY CLAIRE HART & MARIELA SUMMERHAYS

'We close out the year turning from simulations. We run towards what is real; run towards that which we find in solitude' by Mariela Summerhays and Claire Hart.

PEOPLE OF NOTE: BEBE BETTENCOURT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH JAN LOGAN

PEOPLE OF NOTE: BEBE BETTENCOURT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH JAN LOGAN

The Australian-born, Los Angeles-based actress who fronts Jan Logan’s new campaign speaks to Isabelle Truman about keeping off TikTok, charting her own path to success, and how she keeps her head clear during the chaos.