Archives for Fashion

Woody is the Original Sneaker Freaker

Simon “Woody” Wood started Sneaker Freaker magazine 10 years ago and has turned it into a global success. Selling it in 41 countries, three languages and with offices in Melbourne, Moscow, Barcelona and Cologne, Germany. He educated Billabout ‘s Pete Maiden about the sneaker term “neck-snapping”, how the magazine was created, and some life tips.

The Houston Effect

James Houston is a Australian photographer who grew up in Bourke, in country New South Wales, and is based in New York. The 46-year-old is inspired and sharing his vision of lifestyle via his new project The Houston Effect, a site to inspire others towards a more full-filling life; he explains the concept to Billabout.

Aussie Designers Making Their Woolmark at NYFW: Katherine Keating Interviews Kym Ellery & Fernando Frisoni

Australian fashion designers Kym Ellery and Fernando Frisoni, recently recognised by Woolmark and Australians in New York Fashion Foundation, were invited to showcase their wares in a special pre-fashion week viewing. Billabout contributor Katherine Keating caught up with the two rising designers over lunch at the Crosby Street Hotel in New York to discuss the Australian fashion…

SURF NYC

Personally I’m on the verge of hysteria when I think about winter ending. As spring keeps postponing itself, I like to participate in activities that fuel my hallucination of summer. One of these is visiting the most relaxed store in the city – “Saturdays NYC”. You can get a real espresso (non of this drip…

Inspired: Behind the lens of Russell James

Russell James is an Australian photographer best known for capturing the world’s most beautiful women in exotic locations – think Victoria’s Secret models, Sports Illustrated covers and celebrity portraits. However, it was his upbringing in the isolated town of Derby, 1500 kilometers from Perth, that inspired his Nomad Two Worlds exhibition – the collaborative art…

Kit Willow – Fashion Designer

Australian fashion designer Kit Willow first showed at New York Fashion Week (NYFW) in 2005. Since then, she’s been captivating the Australian and New York fashion scene and expanding her clothing label, Willow, to 35 employees, with global distribution and three boutiques across Sydney and Melbourne. Willow’s a very busy girl, especially considering she’s now…

Australian fashion photographer Russell James collaborates with Indigenous Australian artists, opens exhibit in L.A.

“I live in a house, but I still go bush,” said Gullie, otherwise known as Dr. Richard Walley, OAM (Medal of the Order of Australia), a contributing artist visiting Southern California for the opening of Nomad Two Worlds, the collaborative art project created by renowned Australian photographer Russell James. Gullie is one of the many…