After Dark Adventures

We Spoke to Yan Yan Chan About Fashion, Life, Blogging + More!

It’s always an inspiring/encouraging moment to meet a fellow blogger/creative who has turned their side hustle into a full-fledged career. Towards the end of May, we were invited to attend an intimate lunch with fashion content creator Yan Yan Chan and after that initial meeting, we decided we wanted to know more about her so we reached out for an interview.
Read on to discover who Yan Yan Chan is and how she got to where she is now, discussing all the things in her life from blogging and fashion to photography, career highlights and her advice for anyone thinking of taking on a creative career.

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C/MEO Collective’s Head Designer Siham Elmawey Talks Style, Collaborations + MBFWA

Australian Fashion Week may be over for another year, but last week C/MEO COLLECTIVE’s new collections, ‘Liminal’ and ‘Ornate’ reinforced why the Adelaide-based label is every fashion lover’s top choice when it comes to snagging “it” pieces. We’ve always been big fans of their playful, classy and feminine designs, and so it was very exciting to receive the opportunity to interview the label’s Head Designer, Siham Elmawey!
You know the drill: Click the pic above to find out more!

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Get to Know Wallace: Australia’s New Queen of Future Soul

After seeing her live in both Sydney and Melbourne, Sydney soul singer WALLACE captured our hearts and we were immediately fascinated with her tone and unique sound. But hearing her music was not enough for us. Our writer Krystal Beasley wanted to get to know her more on a one-on-one level and so she did just that.
Check out her interview with Australia’s future queen of soul: WALLACE.

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REMI Discusses ‘Divas and Demons’ + Staying True To Themselves

We recently shared our thoughts on the highly anticipated full-length album, “Divas and Demons”, from Melbourne hip-hop artist Remi and musical collaborator, Sensible J (collectively known as REMI) and today we’re excited to share our exclusive interview with the duo. Click on the above photo to read what REMI had to say about the new record, collaborations and the importance of staying true to themselves.

Photo captured by Michelle Grace Hunder.

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Get To Know Brooklyn Duo MS MR Before They Kick Off Their Australian Tour

Have you heard the music of MS MR? They. Are. FABOLOUS. Fusing new wave electronica with dark and dreamy pop melodies, the New York-based duo’s sophomore record ‘How Does It Feel’ is a true banger.
This month, the colourful duo known as MS MR are bringing their catchy tracks and glam costumes down under for regional music festival, Groovin The Moo. And ahead of their tour kicking off tomorrow night, we had an exclusive chat with frontwoman Lizzy Plapinger.

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Creating Portals to Curious Worlds with The Jumboist

Last month, #the5to9life was invited to the launch of ‘Woks of Art’ – a unique art installation curated by James Dive (The Glue Society), who engaged local artists to transform barely-cooled woks from the hawker streets of Singapore into vibrant artworks.
From attending that event, our writer Claire Benito became intrigued with one of the artists featured in the event and proceeded to curate an interview with The Jumboist at his Sydney studio.

Click the above photo and read all about it.

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