“- by celebrating all that is good, positive and decidedly empowering when creating something meaningful with their own two hands. In relation to the negatives, the acceptance to bounce back as the better person is always a better option when it comes down to that.”


Sensibility and art is easily the most refreshing elements that Katya has time and time again continously impressed upon me in the last few years of knowing her. Now combine it with the Australian way of life: raw vegan cakes that are legitimately the shit and soft morning light streaming through window shutters amidst wafts of freshly brewed coffee and the clink of metal against leather.

Independent labels have always held a special place in my heart for that very reason.

 And I don’t know what it is, but I guess what appeals the most to me is when it’s a brand that recalls the potential of versatility.

Putting aside gender assumptions or cultural differentiation, it’s nice to be understood by someone in the industry if you identify with them on a creative level. Or perhaps that the idea of possessing something made by hand courtesy from the very category you’ve been reluctantly shelved into (instead of settling down to be the preferred stereotype) in the past year tweet after tweet shows that Rosie the Riveter is back in action.

Treat yo’ self” has never been so apt. Fashion has always evoked a response from me to peer at the world through cracked rose-tinted glasses. Especially what with this year’s socio-political climate, the entrepreneurial satisfaction that you can glean off a fellow Adelaidian always holds in the beginning stages of your creative hobby – by celebrating all that is good, positive and decidedly empowering when creating something meaningful with their own two hands. In relation to the negatives, the acceptance to bounce back as the better person is always a better option when it comes down to that. So #treatyoself2017 . Get in, get involved.