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The Asia Tour Triumvirate & the trouble with Stuff, Glorious Stuff

Ahoy ahoy mateys… I do believe the last time our paths crossed, I was feeling ridiculously healthy and ‘detoxed, all rarin’ and ready for the New Year to bring da’ ruckus…and if you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen (and even liked and commented) on some of the photos from Koh Mak, Goa and Mysore. 1,922 more words


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The Slang of Teenage Years

I admire the imagination of each successive teen generation. As the ages swoop linearly, teens are great recyclers of vocabulary. On mass appropriation brings about creative, and surprising new definitions, that reflects the zeitgeist psyche once again. 299 more words

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Urban Warriors - Taylor at Britomart Fashion Session

Taylor really impressed us earlier today with a visually appealing runway show walked by powerful women. Urban warrior, the term I stumbled across at first when I saw the models descend the staircase, the idea only grew stronger as I continued watching. 350 more words


Your Ultimate Wardrobe Guide - Mindfood at Britomart Fashion Session

Mindfood showcased a lovely collection from a real person’s wardrobe – by a real person I mean a fashionista (or maybe a fashion editor since all models have similar professional-looking hairs and makeups) who knows their clothes and their way around any social occasions. 212 more words


High-End Malls, Dead Malls: Consumption in Surfers Paradise

I just recently holidayed in Surfers Paradise, Queensland (Australia) and observed many interesting sites of consumption. Although my current research uses Melbourne, Victoria (Australia) as it’s case study, mostly due to Melburnian’s widespread fixation on luxury consumption, Australia’s Gold Coast could have also been an excellent site. 917 more words

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3 failures of minimalism.

Constantly reading about minimalism while packing compelled me to write about it, but since then I haven’t stopped thinking about it. I got more likes on that post than I’ve gotten on a single post in a long time. 714 more words