The idea of freedom can evoke its own sense of fear, a sub conscious hesitance that overwhelms the mind when you imagine what it would be like to be bound by nothing. To actor Mia Healey, it’s a liberation from control, reclaiming one’s identity through the love for one’s self and an embrace of potential failure in the pursuit of success.
Bianca Spender’s meticulously crafted collections have always proved testament to her industry pedigree and well practiced expertise. Her uniqueness lies in her ability to imbue each collection with meaning - her garments, in all their wonderfully draped and tailored lyricism, do so much more than clothe the body. Spender’s AAFW show earlier this year was no different. With a mission to celebrate the courageousness of women, her spring summer collection has a lot to say. To mark its official launch, SIDE-NOTE sat down with Spender to reflect on what it meant to present the opening show and the figurative space she’s claimed for her eponymous fashion label.
A departure from excess and artifice, a feeling for the future and a reverence for the au naturale — CHANEL sets its sights high as its cultivates a change in atmosphere with the new, enduring beauty of No.1.
When we shoot the 33 year old in NSW’s Fingal Bay, the stirring stillness of her adopted locale seems worlds away from the frenetic mode of the early 00’s. Less waif and more whole, it is as if the devoted mother of three finally feels seen.
Sans makeup and social media Claude Scott-Mitchell is a clean break from the standard code of conduct for someone of her age and vocation, opting to express herself through character arc rather than publicise her private moments. JAN LOGAN’s newest collaborator is quietly chartering her own path to greatness. Dan Roberts shoots Australian actress, Claude Scott-Mitchell.
From generation to generation, South Australia to SoHo, the R.M.Williams brand endures thanks to the integrity of its design and signature code of practical polish... but as the fresh prairie mood of its latest release, ‘On The Road’ proves, nostalgia still leaves wide, open space to explore a spirited kind of newness too. Featuring notable Australian export, Victoria Lee, and in partnership with R.M.Williams FEELS LIKE HOME makes clear the importance of remaining in connection to your roots, but being open to where the road may lead.
Side-Note partners with Nobody Denim to celebrate five of Australia's most influential women at current. We delve into their self-expression journey, the importance of embracing one's individuality, and the freedom of self-expression that is not yet granted to all. In discussion with these influential women, we present a lineup of trailblazers whose mindsets leave us in utter admiration.
‘90s nostalgia is more prominent than ever. But, more often than not, rewatching the rom-coms that permeated our culture in our most formative years leaves a sour taste in the mouth. Stories matter—and the way they’re told and who’s telling them influences our society more than we realise.
In celebration of Chanel’s living heritage partnership with the Australian Ballet, Side-Note joins forces with prima ballerina Amber Scott and photographer Darren McDonald.
In the uncertainty of today’s world, strength comes from even the smallest of corners. Samantha Wong talks to Sarah Munro, Creative Director of Sarah & Sebastian, about the driving force of strength behind the brand’s latest collection, Odyssey.
Rich, radiant, plumping and pigmented - CHANEL launches 20 new signature shades. Gabriella Brooks road tests the colours of Rouge Coco Bloom in Lip Service, a beauty story.
This week, the Daily Edited launched it’s first recycled nylon collection – the five piece capsule is the brands first foray into recycled fabrications.
You can’t start a fashion label anymore without the question of sustainability arising. But Maggie Hewitt, founder of Maggie Marilyn, doesn’t think doing the bare minimum is enough. In fact, she thinks it’s unsustainable in the true essence of the word. Breaking away from the wholesalers who helped to skyrocket her brand to the international success it now has, Hewitt is forging her own path - a path towards a truly sustainable future for all.
“... please tell
us where the slope inclines and can be climbed;
for he who best discerns the worth of time
is most distressed whenever time is lost.”
Thanks to the internet, Generation Z is more socially and politically aware than any who came before them, spearheading activist movements and creating real, tangible change before they’re even able to vote. But when they were already being dealt an unfair hand, - managing Trump, a climate crisis and puberty all at the same time - the addition of a global pandemic would be almost comical, if it wasn’t so terrifying.
Two days before Christmas, when the tease of summer was upon us, we took a small crew of creatives and Chanel's Cruise 2021 collection to South Cronulla beach to capture what we hoped would be the essence of a time year that now seems too often sentimentalised. We are so very lucky that on this island in the sun, 2021 is already bright - creative pursuit is possible, and across a plethora of industries, abundant. Daniel Goode captures Australian model Georgia Fowler in the clothes we want most.
In partnership with Superga, SIDE-NOTE presents, ‘Treading Lightly’, a project that honours life's simpler pleasures, the essence of togetherness and the pursuit of a greater respect for our natural environment.
SIDE-NOTE presents ‘Close Encounters’, a visual exploration of our varying ideas of near and far within the context of entrapment, freedom, destruction and protection.
A look into expression of self through dance for Edition N°9, IDENTITY. Gracie Otto follows French Caribbean ballerina and model, Ines Joseph, and captures what has represented and defined her since she was a child.
"She is both, hell fire and holy water. And the flavor you taste depends on how you treat her." - Sneha Pal.
Kids of bill delve into the mechanics of Nobody Denim's Melbourne factory and laundromat in the first instalment of, 'The Makers'.
The journey home is a curious one, full of questions and contrasts. Swinging from sun dappled nostalgia to the things we selectively forget, going home is a mixed emotion that is as comforting as it is loaded.
“In my line of work preparation is key. Let me break this down for you, let me break it down in 4, 3, 2, 1..." Watch Australian actress, model and entrepreneur ‘get ready’ for Gracie Otto.
Two young adults in search of freedom decide to flee a cult, setting in motion their eventual demise. SIDE-NOTE presents, 'We're on Fire' a film clip by kidsofbill, for Melbourne based contemporary RnB artist, RVHU.
My experience of childhood often felt like living in a constant state of anticipation. There was always something I was waiting for.
The Australian weekend away is, for many, dotted with memories of bare feet, bare bodies and balmy summer nights. With his affection for surf culture, photographer Tim Swallow heads south with model Jessica Strother and a half packed back of breezy summer separates.
Alan White’s illustrious 25 year career across London, New York and Sydney has produced some of the most memorable and iconic fashion moments in both the editorial and advertising worlds. His prolific output as both a hair stylist and educator is merely touched on in 'The Alan White Album’ produced in collaboration with Lagoon Collective and culminating in an editorial that pays tribute to White’s favourite era, Punk.
Alexandra Agoston in front AND behind the lens for SIDE-NOTE Edition N°5, Nostalgia.
If we accept that our experience of the world is as much about judgement as it is the sum of our sensory experience, how heavily can we rely on seeing and hearing to reach an objective truth? In our first collaboration with Sydney based filmmakers, KidsofBill, Samuel Stevenson and Harrison Friend consider the imprecision of perception.
Five couples, on intimacy and each other.