australia is so effing talented. it has an education system that batters us into having one of the best work ethics in the world. being drenched in sunshine for 9 months of the year makes australia a nation of happy people who often divert their positive frame of mind to fabulous creative endeavours.
our round up of australian talent to watch is:
gail sorronda, this girl does epic haute goth wear. it’s worth the crazy price tags. em cherishes her feathered sequinned necklace and pom-pom headband (which make her look like an ostrich and frida kahlo respectively), by gail like children. her blog can be read here
modern collective, created by kai neville who makes sick surfing dvds that are as easy on the ears as on the eyes with bonus luxurious packaging for those who get excited over a nice emboss … check the blog here.
the holidays, clearly post-paradise is the aussie album of the year that everyone is wetting their pants over. broken bones is going to get thrashed until it makes your ears hurt so enjoy it now while it’s still alt.
wooden toy magazine, the meticulous design and attention to detail of this mag is amahz. creator timba smits has epic taste in reggae, confirmed after he played the music he designs to throughout a semipermanent lecture once.
flight facilities, we swear everyone has danced their asses off to crave you. these boys will be massive, you can quote us on that. they did a ridic euro tour earlier this year and hopefully will be back soon.
christine centenera, the fashion editor of harper’s bazaar australia and patron saint of fashion mad aussie girls. an obscenely stylish girl with outrageously good looks. we would kill for her wardrobe and her personal styling talent. here she is just chillin’, being superior on jak and jil.