Sunday, 29 June 2008


Photos by Olivia Lamotte

Wednesday, 25 June 2008


I would like to welcome a new contributer to A New Muse, her name is Olivia Lamotte and she will be snapping some Sydney street style for us!

Muse - Debbie Harry

Style icon Debbie Harry became the poster girl of punk style during the Blondie era. With her two tone bottle blonde hair, Harry's strong on stage personality mixed with cool sexuality and streetwise style led fans to believe that her name was actually Blondie. On the contrary Harry also had an edgy glam Studio 54 look going with her long spangly asymmetrical dresses and flicked out locks.

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Amy Kaehne

1. Describe yourself in a sentence.

I take light things very seriously, and serious things very lightly.

2. What do you do?

I create things to cover nudity as stylishly as possible.

3. How did you get to where you are now?

I moved to Sydney after I received my fashion degree in New Zealand. My label was created this year after assistant designing for somebody else's dream.

4. What is your aesthetic?

Intricately structured detailing.

5. What inspires you?

The elements:
Water - rainy days.
Fire - candles alight.
Wind - in the willows.
Earth - diversity.

6. What is the inspiration behind your current collection?

The underlying themes and symbolism of Tim Burton films.

7. What is the best thing about what you do?

Being able to create an enigmatic and charming collection that hopefully will be worn and treasured over time.

Being able to boss myself around and not answering to somebody I don't like.

8. What are you working on right now?

Winter 09, which is going to be a reflection of my childhood in New Zealand.

9. Where can we find your pieces?

Corner Shop, LeBlackBook, Mint, Fat, Gloss by Blondies, Subway DC, Apartment

Style Inspiration - Black Magic

Cross over to the dark side this Winter with a focus on sculpture, texture and layering.

Rick Owens

Hannah Marshall

Yohji Yamamoto

Sandra Backlund

Haider Ackermann

Ann Demeulemeester

Sunday, 8 June 2008

Adam No Eve

1. Who is behind Adam No Eve?

Aaron O'Brien (myself) & Marcel Bingham are behind Adam No Eve. Marcel and I met at a school party two years ago when we were in year eleven. We both had something really in common and that was we're both very style conscious people that have an interest in fashion of all kinds. Marcel is now studying tourism part-time and I am studying Fashion Business at FBI part time.

2. What motivated the conception of Adam No Eve?

We've both have always had a love for accessories but we could never find what we wanted. It was either too girly, to bling bling or just tacky. So, we decided we'd create something different, something that men actually like to wear and feel good in.

3. Describe your aesthetic.

We have quite a distinct look about our designs. Marcel has a clean-cut, mod approach to his designs where as I have a more alternate look.

4. What is the inspiration behind the current collection?

We have two collections Adam's Career and Adam the Night Owl.

Adam's Career is inspired by the geeky yet cool side of life. E.g. old school video games and cartoons. The inspiration also came from men not being able to be their edgy self at work. A lot of businesses have strict conservative dress codes. The idea is to funk up that boring business suit.

Adam the Night Owl this is a more casual range which is inspired by Sydney nightlife, everyday life and where we come from, Sydney.

5. Your jewelry is produced in Australia, could you share some insight into the production process?

Each piece is manufactured in Sydney. We feel keeping as much production as we can in Sydney is important. Our ideas come to us whenever they pop in our mind, this is the first step of production. The second is placing them on paper and looking at them to think whether they are realistic. After all this is done we select the appropriate metal as each metal has different properties. Then we manufacture them and hand finish them in our studio in the Northern Beaches of Sydney, each piece has its own identity.

6. What is your favorite material to work with and why?

Our most commonly used metals are sterling silver, pewter and brass. These are some of the most functional metals people can wear with an off-the-rack purchase. Us guys can give our accessories and absolute beating so they need to be durable. However, we will use other metals for custom orders, such as gold and platinum if requested.

7. Where can we find your range?

We are quite a new business but you can find our pre-range at Roof On Fire in Paddington for the city-goers or we even have people popping by our studio on the Northern Beaches. Our online store will be up and running in the very near future. We are adding new designs to our current website every week. The full range will be up on in late June. But for orders or general enquiries email us at

Saturday, 7 June 2008

Tuesday, 3 June 2008


Asuza was conceived by Daniel Preston and Jonathan Redfern after they identified a gap in the Australian market for well structured simple men’s fashion.

The A/W 08 collection titled 'You have your own life now' is now in store at Incu, Dobry Den and Fat.

Monday, 2 June 2008

Le Black Book

Le Black Book is a new Australian online boutique focused on providing a luxurious experience. The boutique offers simple relaxed shopping from a range of consistently updated collections by leading designers including Jessie Hill, Shakuhachi, Sretsis and Disaya.

Each order is beautifully packaged in a dress box secured by a gorgeous ribbon. Same day delivery is offered to the Sydney metropolitan area, but Le Black Book ships to all corners of the world.

Le Black Book has generously offered an exclusive discount for A New Muse readers. Use the special code 'muse' to receive a 10% discount off all designer items.