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Meet Fairina Cheng: Sydney’s Independent & Unconventional Jewellery Designer

Sydney-based label, Fairina Cheng, combines traditional processes with a contemporary outlook.
You’ll find striking statement pieces that cross boundaries and defy expectations. For those of us who seek out accessories and pieces that are a little bit different, Fairina Cheng is designing with us in mind. Get to know the Sydney designer via our latest interview.

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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.

(Above photo credit – lifewithoutandy.com)

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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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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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Living in a World That’s ‘Hypercolour’ with Ali Barter

Last weekend, our resident writer/gig reviewer Claire Benito headed over to Sydney’s Hibernian House to attend the single launch of Melbourne’s Ali Barter’s new tune, ‘Hypercolour’.

The result? It left her wanting to know more about Barter which turns this write-up into a special one: combining a review of the gig and an interview with Ali Barter where we all get to learn a little bit more about the Melbourne ‘folktronica’ artist.

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TOKiMONSTA Steals Our Attention As She Embarks on AUS/NZ Tour

“I try to give very little focus on me being a female producer—it’s what I am, but that fact is irrelevant to my craft. That being said, I am very strongly opposed to people treating female musicians (or female whatever) unfairly because of their gender, but let’s keep the playing ground equal.” – TOKiMONSTA

TOKiMONSTA is kicking off her Australian/NZ tour this week and The 5 to 9 Life was lucky enough to grab some time to chop it up with the LA DJ/producer. Check out what she had to say.

*Words by guest writer, Krystel Diola (Behind The Front).

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An Interview with WAFIA

If you’re already familiar with WAFIA, then it’s most likely because you also fell in love with her vocals when she featured on Japanese Wallpaper’s ‘Breathe In’ last year, or perhaps it was when you recently heard her cover of Maria’s 2004 R&B jam, Let Me Love You.

No matter how or when you were introduced to WAFIA’s creations, I think it’s fair to say that the 21-year-old Brisbane singer is filled with so much talent that her angelic voice creates an ambient soundscape with such adoring beauty that simply cannot be ignored.

Find out more about the singer via our exclusive interview.

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