WHAT: TWOOBS Pop-up Store
WHERE: 469 Chapel St, South Yarra, Melbourne
WHEN: December 14th – 31st
Melbourne-based footwear label, TWOOBS are popping up this Christmas with their first-ever stand-alone pop-up store in South Yarra.
Founded by bloggers Jess and Stef Dadon in 2016, the cruelty-free label has quickly amassed a cult-like following, with their signature razor-edged flatforms seen in major magazines like Vogue and on the feet of animal-loving fashionistas all around the globe. Not only are TWOOBS shoes ridiculously comfortable, but they are also made from PETA-approved vegan materials and guaranteed to make you stand out from the crowd.
Located on Chapel St, the pink TWOOBS wonderland is the only place you can shop the entire summer collection in person, as well as the exclusive limited edition How Two Live X Pared Eyewear collaboration. Spend over $100, and you’ll even score yourself a mystery gift (valued between $20 and $110), from Kester Black nail polishes to Erin Lightfoot vases.
In keeping with the labels cruelty-free and minimal-impact philosophy, this pop-up is bag-free, so BYO carry bags if you plan on spending your hard-earned cash!
WHAT: Big Fashion Sale
WHERE: 5 Easey Street, Collingwood, VIC 3066
WHEN: 7-10 March, 2019 (opening hours here)
Bigger, bolder and better than ever, cult designer clearance event Big Fashion Sale is back in Melbourne this week with a huge selection of top Australian and International designers, discounted up to 80%.
Featuring a fresh line up of brands, the Big Fashion Sale will house over 50 premium Australian and International fashion labels with discounted prices set to delight even the most the seasoned shopper. The enormous lineup includes: Kowtow, Ellery, Studio Elke, Karla Spetic, Romance Was Born, Thurley, Matin, Acler, Jets, Camper, Sarah Curtis, La Ca Usa, Permanent Vacation, Citizens of Humanity, Sol Sana, White Story, Tibi, Kester Black, T By Alexander Wang, Lanvin, Opening Ceremony, Frame, 3.1 Phillip Lim, A.L.C, Etre Cecile, Elizabeth & James, IRO, Phillip Lim, Anna Quan, The Row, Marni, Third Form, Pfeiffer, Livia Arena, TLuxe Basics, Lois Hazel, First Base, Matteau Swim, Isabel Marant, Gary Bigeni, Raoul and many more!
There is something for everyone with a selection that ranges from Ready to Wear, footwear, swimwear, jewellery and accessories. Head to bigfashionsale.com.au for more info.
WHAT: Gorman: Ten Years of Collaborating
WHERE: Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
WHEN: 10am–5pm from 5–17th March 2019
In celebration of Gorman’s decade-long collaboration with Australian visual artists, Heide Museum of Modern Art is presenting a two-week pop-up exhibition in the iconic modernist building, Heide II.
The exhibition will feature garments from a new capsule collection by Gorman created in conjunction with ten artists who have worked with the Australian clothing label since 2009. These artists include Rachel Castle, Megan Grant, Claire Johnson, Dana Kinter, Elke Kramer, Rhys Lee, Ellie Malin, Mirka Mora, Liz Payne and Miranda Skoczek. The garments will be displayed alongside the artworks which inspired them.
On Wednesday 6 March from 5.30–7.30pm, join Victorian-based contemporary artist Rhys Lee in-conversation with Lisa Gorman as they discuss their creative journey of collaboration from canvas to runway. For more info visit heide.com.au
WHAT: Bad Friday
WHERE: Fraser Park, Marrickville NSW
WHEN: Friday 19th April, 2019
The Inner Wests’ beloved block party Bad Friday will bring the heat and make your Easter long weekend that little bit badder for their 10th anniversary. From the humble beginnings at The Annandale Hotel to the industrial streets of Marrickville, Bad Friday goes big for it’s 10th and biggest party yet taking over Fraser Park, Marrickville for one hell of a celebration.
This year the eclectic lineup includes both local and international talent including The Avalanches (DJ set), Baby Beef, DMA’s, DZ Deathrays, Georgia June, The Jezabels, Johnny Hunter, Jungle (UK), Lime Cordiale, Planet, RVG, Scabz, Shogun & The Sheets, World Champion + more to be announced.
Tickets on sale this Tuesday, 22nd Jan at 10AM (AEST) via badfriday.oztix.com.au
WHAT: Finders Keepers Melbourne SS18 Markets
WHERE: Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton VIC
WHEN: Friday 19th, Saturday 20th, Sunday 21st October
Our favourite indie market, Finders Keepers is back again with their Spring/Summer 2018 Tour, kicking off at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne, over three epic days! Finders Keepers are thrilled to bring you 270 Australian art + design stalls, making a trip to the markets this weekend the perfect time to grab some new summer threads or an early Christmas gift for those ‘hard to buy for’. This season’s lineup includes the likes of Halcyon Nights, Leaf and Thread, Elk, Claire Ishino, Happy Society, Solomon Street, Toyah Perry Jewellery, Olive + the Captain, Remuse Designs, Ernest and Joe, Oktoberdee and Ottway the Label. Click here to check out the full stall directory
Be amongst the first to the party and head down to the Royal Exhibition Building from 12 noon on Friday for their early-start hours. There's also Happy Hour from 3pm-5pm and shopping ‘til 9pm, making it a great way to end the week! The festival fun continues all weekend from 10am - 7pm, Saturday 20th and again 10am - 5pm Sunday 21st October.
For more information head to the Finders Keepers website.
WHAT: Craft Hatch Market presented by Craft Victoria
WHERE: Five Easey Upstairs, 5 Easey Street, Collingwood
WHEN: Saturday 25th August from 10am - 4pm
Craft Victoria presents a specially curated showcase of craftware from their emerging maker pool of fresh talent. Over 30 artisans will be selling handmade jewellery, textiles, ceramics and more within the beautiful light-filled space of a forgotten Fitzroy warehouse. There will be coffee, music and drop-in workshops with Pilgrim Hodgson, from Draw Pilgrim! Market holders include: Totes Good, Mr & Mrs Mister, Clouds & Flora, Tegan Iversen, Nya, Katrina Barnden Jewellery + MORE! Check out the complete list of makers here.
WHAT: Yours & Owls Festival Sideshow (All Ages)
WHERE: Waves, Wollongong NSW
WHEN: 12pm 29th September 2018
Yours & Owls Festival organisers have just announced an all ages mini festival, which will see a handful of acts from the 18+ event perform for music-lovers of all ages, on the same weekend. The one day festival line-up does not disappoint, with a mixture of well known acts like The Jungle Giants and emerging artists like Maddy Jane set to party down in the gong! Also joining the bill are Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Mallrat, Moaning Lisa, TOTTY, Fritz, Cry Club, Spit Chewy and a yet to be announced triple j Unearthed Winner.
The kid-friendly Festival sideshow kicks off on September 29th at Waves Nightclub whilst the main 18+ Festival event takes place at Stuart Park over Sept 29th & 30th. General Admission tickets are on sale now via moshtix.
WHAT: Alison Wonderland Awake Tour
WHERE: Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney
WHEN: Touring 22 Nov - 7 Dec 2018
Sydney's Queen of EDM, Alison Wonderland is hitting the road again in November/December for headline shows across the country to celebrate her game changing sophomore album 'Awake'. Set to dominate venues in Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, the run comes hot on the heels of Wonderland’s recent slot as the highest billed female DJ in Coachella history.
Tour dates and tickets are available now via secretsounds.com
WHAT: Sydney SS15 Finders Keepers Markets
WHERE: Australian Technology Park, Exhibition Hall (Locomotive Street, Eveleigh)
WHEN: Friday 11th December 6pm - 10pm, Saturday 12th from 10am - 6pm and Sunday 13th from 10am - 4pm
COST: $2 entry fee (children under 12 free)
The Finders Keepers markets are on again over three massive days in Exhibition Hall at the Australian Technology Park in Eveleigh. With 200 independent art and design stalls on show, expect to buy incredible pieces by amazing makers from Sydney, as well as treasured favourites from all around Australia. Finders Keepers markets are always super popular so we suggest checking out the market line-up here and having a look at the market stall map here before you head down. With dedicated food and beverage stalls, live music, two bars, two coffee carts, and Food Trucks, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! For more info head to the Finders Keepers website.
WHAT: Enough Space Opening
WHERE: 2A/127 Greville Street, Prahran
WHEN: Friday 4th December from 6pm. Show runs until Dec 29th.
After months of planning and exceeding their data allowances, gal pals Jacqueline Smith and Laura Rose Main are excited to announce the opening of their new gallery, Enough Space. Enough hopes to establish itself as a keen supporter of the emerging creative, showcasing works through exhibitions, residencies, workshops, pop-up shops and night specific installations.
To coincide with the launch, the girls have organised a month long exhibition "Hi, We're New Here" that will feature work by some of their fave Australian creatives, including Kitiya Palaskas, Caitlin Shearer, Cat Rabbit, Ashley Ronning and The Seven Seas, whose work they believe articulates the future vision they have for the space. The party starts from 6pm tonight so get yourselves down to Greville St and help the girls celebrate!