Author: Lucy

Maddy Madden on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ and Representation


This article originally appeared on doingbird Magazine.  Photo: Max Doyle  You can learn a lot about a person from their favourite television show. Madeleine Madden’s is RuPaul’s Drag Race—a ridiculous, beautiful, important, and fucking hilarious mess of a show. “A lot of people on that show have experienced extreme trauma and are turning that into art, and turning themselves into art,” Madden says. “That’s something that I love to see, and hope to do as well.” […]

Why Are Australians Obsessed with Tourist Merch?


This article originally appeared on i-D Magazine. Photo: Chloe Hill One of the most embarrassing moments of my life centres on a dress that I bought in Bali. Me: a seven-year-old girl with a frangipani behind her ear and the world at her feet. The dress: a pink denim mini covered in white hibiscus flowers. I wore it on my flight home from Australia’s favourite holiday destination, Kuta Beach. On the plane, an air hostess […]

Mercedes Benz x Karla Otto

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Photo: James J. Robinson A content series I coordinated an executed for Karla Otto’s client Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia while working at Oyster Magazine. Introducing Oyster’s MBFWA 2016 Squad MBFWA 2016 is almost upon us, and while the good people of Carriageworks dust off the red carpet, and sequins, flowers and diamonds sell out across Sydney, a team of talented heroes gathers in the background. This year, in partnership with Mercedes-Benz, we’ll be sending […]

Opera Australia


  Photos: Jedd Cooney A review of Opera Australia’s La Bohème written for Oyster Magazine.  If you’d asked us what we knew about the opera last week we 100% would’ve said something about Julia Roberts’ sparkling eyes. And while our first opera experience did resemble some striking similarities to classic rom-com Pretty Woman, we now have some much more educated things to say about the art form. Last night we rolled into Sydney Opera House for a […]

G-Star RAW


Photos: Gadir Rajab While working at Oyster Magazine, I conducted a group interview with four women working in Sydney’s arts and cultural sphere for G-Star Raw.  In this world of Netflix-binges that are interrupted by the occasional need to eat, sleep, work and see your friends, it’s easy to forget the healing power of a good old fashioned chat. The gift of the gab is something we recently rediscovered when four of Sydney’s coolest creative […]

Fast Food with Chloe Wise


If there’s one thing in life guaranteed to make you forget your troubles, it’s a Friday night trip to Pizza Hut for the all‐you‐can‐eat buffet. I can still hear the bowls of neon‐coloured jelly, half‐melted ice cream, and too‐hard mini marshmallows calling from the more joyful recesses of my youth...

Kelela Mizanekristos on the Intersections of Identity, Gender, Sexuality and Ethnicity


Answering the question 'Where do you come from?' isn't easy. It's so loaded with implications about identity, home and culture that even asking the question feels straight-up rude, and when we do start unpacking our origins we often end up in limbo, feeling like 'not a girl, not yet a woman'–era Britney pondering life on a cliff edge. If anyone's familiar with navigating these spaces it's Kelela, an artist, a woman and a second-generation Ethiopian raised in Gaithersburg, Maryland...