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Lookbooks: Shoe Cult Down Under

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Nasty Guys: Remembering The Ramones

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photo by Brad Elterman

On Friday, July 11th, Tommy Ramone died, and just like that, 1,2,3,4, all the original members of the Ramones were gone. I cried when I heard the news. Okay, so maybe I cry a lot, at vacuum cleaner commercials and concerts and movies and previews for movies, but when I heard about Tommy’s death, I cried because the Ramones were important to me in a way that not many other bands were. The Ramones were my Beatles. Not only were they my Beatles, they were punk rock’s Beatles: they created a sound that would spawn in some way or another a million and a half bands, from The Clash to The Misfits to The Strokes. There would be no Nirvana without the Ramones. There would be no Black Flag, there would be no Beastie Boys. Don’t even get me started on Green Day or Blink-182 (or the throngs of present-day eye-liner-loving Warped Tour bands I can’t actually identify). The Ramones, with their hook-ridden, blistering-beat two-and-a-half minute tunes, are responsible for easily 97% of my favorite bands, who in turn took turns rescuing me at various angst-ridden, alienated junctures of my youth. By that logic, the Ramones saved my life, and for that I am eternally grateful.

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Thursday, June 12, 2014 A Week With: Ingrid Kesa Invites Us Into Seala’s World

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Seala Loko is one of those girls you can’t help but be drawn towards. She answers the door wearing gold Comme des Garçons ballet flats borrowed from her housemate, a t-shirt, Marle tracksuit shorts, and a big, bright smile. Effortless, fresh-faced and magnetizing, it’s no surprise that Seala’s become something of an internet icon, with her Tumblr ask box constantly being flooded with questions about her personal style. When she painted boobs onto an old t-shirt and shared a photo on Instagram, people even asked where they could buy such an item.

A hippie at heart, Seala had all the comforts of a coastal upbringing in Byron Bay before moving to Melbourne a few years ago to study acting and undertake other creative endeavors, including modeling for local designer store Pet Shop Girls.

Although we previously only knew Seala from her online presence, in no time we were drinking tea, sitting on her bedroom floor, talking about boys, and playing dress up: she’s just that kind of girl.

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Friday, May 30, 2014 Behind The Scenes: Meet The Cult: Ollie Henderson

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Q: If you had only one wish, what would it be? A: World peace, of course — so 23-year-old model Ollie Henderson is doing something about it. Her hand-painted political slogan t-shirts, gifted to her fashionable friends during this year’s Australian Fashion Week, have triggered a revolution with an impact far beyond the fashion world.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014 Behind The Scenes: Meet The Cult: Lila Gold

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Meet Lila Gold, an up-and-coming Sydney singer-songwriter. We wanted to get to know her, so we asked her to tell us all about the music that has made the biggest impact on her.

For me it’s all about the affection you feel the second you hear ‘that’ song. In all honesty I don’t have a musical ‘taste’, I’m all over the place with what I like — I don’t care where it’s come from, I just want to know where it’s all going. It’s all about that one spark in a song that lights a glow to a place I’m either familiar with or have never ever been before. These are the songs that unconditionally do that for me.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014 Behind The Scenes: Meet Billabong Pro Surfer: Laura Enever

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(Laura wears - Billabong Surf Capsule (worn as jacket) Billabong Reckless Wonder Pants, Billabong T-shirt, Shoe Cult Paradox Heel)

Surfing is hard, but Laura Enever makes it look easy. We asked the Billabong pro surfer, who currently sits at number 10 on the Women’s World Champion Tour rankings, why we should be joining her out there — and why we should keep getting back on the board when times get tough.

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