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Luke Taaffe

Luke was a former resident artist at the infamous World’s End studios in Surry Hills, and has since been busy creating a whole new body and style of work in California. It’s obvious to see the influence these new surroundings have had on his work, and it’s interesting to see him using these Cali style beach themes in more object/sculptural work, like below in his jigsaw puzzled wetsuit blanket.

See more artworks here.

RONE – l’inconnue de la rue

This is probably one of the most exciting shows to happen in Melbourne in a while. RONE is one of the best. That’s it. When it comes to Stencils, Screenprinting, posters, stickers, RONE’s got it covered. This is his first ever solo show. Hopefully we can get down there and see it in person. More info below:

“My recent work has been focused on two styles that I love to work with: the stencilled girls I’ve become known for and the screen-printed posters reminiscent of the designs that originally inspired me to make art. ??L’inconnue de la rue is inspired by the story of L’Inconnue de la Seine, in which the body of an unknown girl was pulled out of the Seine River in Paris. Her peaceful expression added to the mystery surrounding her death.

L’inconnue de la rue (The unknown girl of the street) is my adaption of the story, in which an unknown girl deals with the death of a loved one.

Exploring the juxtaposition between the beauty of my paste-up girls and their natural deterioration on the street led me to use layered and torn billposters as my canvas. The illegibility of the destroyed billposters signifies our inability to focus and make sense of life when faced with mortality.” – RONE

Opening Friday 17th of June at Backwoods Gallery. See more artists here.

8 Fashion Clothing Tips & Tricks Every Girl Should Know

Girls are quite fashion conscious and want everything to be perfectly placed. They even go on the internet to pick the best clothing tip or trick which can further enhance their style statement. To keep going with the fashion, they try a lot of things which sometimes suits them sometimes not. The best way to be with the flow is to carry out outfits in a simple yet in a classic style. Few tips are shared below, in order to maintain an attitude towards fashion garments. Simple garment can also be worn in a classic style.

Tucking Jeans into Boots : A lot of girls face a problem in tucking jeans into the boots and it creates a problem while zipping down the boot. This problem has a very easy solution. Fold the extra hem line backward and then twist it small and wear socks over it and then wear boots over it. It will help in avoiding the bulge created by the jeans. The boot will be straight fitted giving a defined look to the wearer’s legs.

Half the Frump by Doubling Layers : A lot of dresses require a double layer so that all the frumpy stuff gets hidden. Therefore, if one is wearing a shirt and a sweater, then in between she can definitely wear a tank top so that the shirt pockets or other various design elements of the shirt is not highlighted once the sweater is worn over it. Therefore, these kinds of dresses or outfits require double layering to avoid frump stuff.

Stretching Jeans to Fit : When a girl is gaining weight and jeans become tight from the waist, and if it’s one of the all-time favorite ones. Then, few measures or tips are there to get the same rectified. Stretching the jeans lengthwise is a good option of making it more stretchable and that can again be fit in even if some pounds are gained. The stretched jeans look very beautiful as it gives a fitted look and it also hides some of the outward bulges.

Choosing Necklaces for Necklines : Some girls have beautiful necks, which they flaunt by wearing beautiful necklaces or chokers, etc. suiting their necklines. But these necklaces also suits well if worn on the right or suited neckline. Collar bones also play a very important role in selecting a proper necklace. These things should be taken care of. And a right type of necklace should be selected which can further enhance the neckline.

Tights Under Ripped Jeans : Tights should be worn when any ripped jean is worn as it gives stability to the delicate jeans; otherwise sometimes it becomes a fashion disaster if it is ripped from quite high. So wearing tights are the best solution for this problem. If the ripped area is net laced, then probably a solid colour tights can improve the look of lace and would come beautiful and highlighted.

Correct Scarf Draping : Scarves are draped in a number of styles, and it changes the whole look of the outfit. It is the best way to show or hide areas that one wants to. But correct draping of the scarf is very important. As it not only shows one’s attitude, but it also show how well one has carried the outfit teamed up with a scarf. Scarf can even be draped in a top style with some inset covering the back body part. Different draping styles give a different look.

Cinch Away Shapeless : A straight silhouette can be changed into a number of silhouettes with just one cinch. A sleek leather belt can be worn at the waist, giving a delicate look to the waist or may be a change in a drape style can break the harmony of the garment.

Salvaging Old and Gold Shoes : Everyone has a special pair of footwear which she wants to keep in the shoe rack always. So these shoes can be salvaged by dropping some nail paint of similar colour and hiding the torn part.

These are some fashions tips and tricks that every girl can take care of keeping the favorites always in racks. Lots of other tutorials are also available which helps or rescue one from different problems.

Easy Lifestyle Changes That’ll Make You Feel Instantly Better

As posted below, TOH contributors Roach, Numskull and Joel Birch were recently in Brisbane for the “It Ain’t Dead” type show with Mild Manners. As a part of the exhibition, the three type based artists painted a large scale mural just off James Street, Brisbane. James Street is one of the most well known lifestyle hubs in the city. So, to celebrate their work we’ve put together some lifestyle changes you can make to improve yourself and your surroundings – Just like the boys did with their art.

Lifestyle related diseases are gradually becoming menace for the global populace. But there are solutions to such problems. There are some easy lifestyle changes that can be made to feel instantly better. Primarily, inclusion of a regular exercise regime can be a good start. Getting into the habit of exercising not only makes an individual feel physically fit but psychologically fit as well. Exercises not only help one in reducing weight but they also help in toning the muscles. Exercises prevent excessive weight gain by forcing one to burn calories. The more intense the exercise the greater is the scope of burning calories and stay fit. Exercise can keep at bay undue ailments like obesity and resulting diabetes. It is a fact that following a regular exercise regime can boost high-density lipoprotein (HDL), and alleviates the levels of unhealthy triglycerides. It must be noted that by infusing an exercise regime in your daily life you can help your blood flow smoothly and you can refrain from the risk of growing cardiovascular diseases. It is a fact that regular exercise can prevent or manage an array of diseases like type 2 diabetes, depression, different types of cancer, arthritis, and so on. If you change your sedentary lifestyle into a mobile one ingrained with regular exercise then it can help you to sustain a good mood all the time. Exercise triggers the release of certain brain chemicals and hormones which keeps a person happy and positive. Also, exercise delivers oxygen and nutrients to one’s tissue making his/her cardiovascular system healthy and strong.

Another lifestyle change that can benefit you is to increase your water intake. A dehydrated individual is more prone to ailments than a hydrated one. There are many individuals who are in a habit of consuming less water than what is actually needed. Such a habit can be dangerous for the health. The kind of lifestyle devoid of proper hydration is a poor one and hence, one has to change such lifestyle into a one which maintains hydration. Intake of proper amount of water is essential for one’s health. Water helps transport nutrients to provide energy that is needed to keep one healthy. A dehydrated person often feels tired and can have frequent muscle cramps, dizziness, etc. So it is always a good idea to keep oneself hydrated and make this a habit and a part of the overall lifestyle. Moreover, quitting the habit of smoking and limiting the intake of alcohol must also be considered important lifestyle changes that would lead to a healthier life. Smoking is thoroughly injurious to health and it is constituted of elements that are carcinogenic. Smoking not only makes a person prone to cancer of different kind but it also makes a person prone to developing cardiovascular diseases. Furthermore, smoking can cause kidney damage and can also usher hypertension in one’s life. Also, limiting the intake of alcohol is equally important. Alcohol is also injurious to health and hence, it is better to limit its intake to give your life a healthy shape.

The Best Teenage Fashion Tips for Guys

Nothing is more attractive than a guy who puts efforts to look good. Nowadays guys are equally interested as girls to keep their style game strong. Here are some important fashion tips for all you teenage guys out there:

1 Perfect Fit

Anything you wear will look better when it fits your body correctly. Be it your t-shirt, cardigans, pants or formal shirts it should neither be too baggy or too tight. Clothes that have perfect fitting will also add to the comfort factor. You will be able to easily pull off the look.
You can choose the best-sized clothes if you join your parents for shopping. This will save you the time of return and exchange in case of a bad fit.

2 Color Game

Most of the guys limit the colors in their wardrobes to different shades of black and blue. Teenage is the time to experiment and try out various new colors. This will help you understand what suits you better. Pair a dark pant with a light top or vice versa. Keep the prints limited to either the top or the bottom. Choose your footwear wisely depending on your clothes and occasion.

3 Patterns and Floral Prints

Do not shy away from experimenting. Gone are those days when bold prints and florals were limited to feminine wardrobe. Try your hand in some really funk pair of suit. Many well-known brands are bringing out shoes in bold colors and unique prints. A pair of stylish and fun sunglasses will be an add-on. Trousers in red, green, yellow are in trend these days. You can team them with white shirt or t-shirts.

4 Experimenting is Fun

Leave your inhibitions behind and take a step forward to experiment. If you fail, accept the embarrassment with grace. We have all experienced bad looking days in life. After all, it is just another day and definitely not the end of your fashion game. You will be able to style your self better after these incidents.

5 Hairstyle, Beard, and Mustache

It is good to try new hairstyles. Trends change rapidly when it comes hairdos. Keep it as formal as possible because you do not want to take a punishment in school. This is the time when most of you will start having beard and mustache. Maintain a clean-shaven look to keep up the decorum of your school. Don’t be disappointed. There’s plenty of time to embrace different hairstyles and bearded looks.

6 Shoes and Other Accessories

Accessories can make or break a look. Keep them limited to either one or two at a time. They should blend with the theme of your look. A neck chain, bracelets, rings, sunglasses, hats, and shoes are some of the accessories you can add to your collection.

7 Staples in Your Wardrobe

There are some must-haves in your closet. These things will come in hand when you have short of time to attend an event.
● A pair of trousers. Preferably in black or navy blue.
● A plain black shirt.
● A nice watch.
● Sunglasses.
● A pair of stylish sneakers.
● A good perfume.

8 Mix and Match

Pairing up the right set of clothes and accessories is very important in order to appear stylish. You can own a dark-colored trouser as it goes well with an array of shirts. Wear a sporty letterman’s jacket to embrace the high school look.

Formal shirts will make you look more mature and older. A pair of dark-wash jeans is a must own as they go with everything in your closet. A nice watch and a pair of stylish shoes will complete the basics of your wardrobe.

9 Carry it With Confidence

No matter what you wear, if you do not flaunt it with confidence all your effort will go in vain. Looking stylish is more about self-confidence and how you present yourself than anything else. Off late, many leading movie stars have easily pulled off some of the quirkiest looks. All thanks to their confidence. You can also get some grooming tips from online platforms.

Remember, simple never goes out of style. Therefore, keep it simple yet stylish. You can refer to various fashion magazines for more tips on styling and grooming.

The 10 Best Fashion Tips of All Time by Fashion Stylists

Everyone in this world wants to be fashionable or wants to go with the flow of fashion. But very few people have that fashion sense of carrying an outfit in a spectacular way. These people checks the design, fit, silhouette, drape and colours used on the outfit prominently so it suits their body type. Below is a list of certain fashion tips that is received from various fashion stylists and designers that will give a shape to one’s style statement.

Know The Body : Before one is shopping, she should be aware of her measurements. Whenever any dress is altered, it loses some of its design elements, so it is always better to select or shop a dress which well fits the body. Also, different elements suits different body types like a person having a heavy bust should go for flairy dresses as it will hide the bust and will fall down straight giving an even look at the body.

Fit Should Not Be Too Loose or Too Tight : It is a problem that fashion conscious people have to bear that is the fit style. Sometimes people think that if a dress is well fitted then only its design elements will look attractive which is only possible if the complete body is in proportion. Otherwise tight or lose fits should be avoided as much as possible. The fit should be cotton fitted light and airy.

Comfort In Walking : Lots of people compromise their comfort level of walking while they select a dress. Some dresses have a big king mantle that is flowing at the back of their gown, it’s really difficult to handle and involves one person all the time to correct the fall whenever one is walking. Some people teams up a dress with very high heels, just to show their tall look, hence those can also be reduced in order to have a smooth ramp kind walk with a proper outfit; it will definitely add glamour.

Know Your Colours : The colour also varies depending on one’s body type. So one should be clear enough in going for her specific colour type while making any selection. Like, yellow colour makes a fat person look fatter, similarly black hides all the figure irregularities. Red colour looks charming on fat and fair people and peach pink colour suits wheatish skin. Hence, knowing your colours is very important.

Show Skin Strategically : People who have a glowing skin, can even flaunt showing some of their skin. But it should not be too much. It should be at one place. If one is flaunting her leg skin, then cleavage should not be highlighted as it will distract the viewers. And if the cleavage is highlighted, then legs should be covered. This forms a strategic decision of showing the skin. Hence the dress designed should be based on this strategic decision.

Accessorize With Brights : If a simple dress is worn then it can be accessorized with bright, colourful jewelery, or with bright colour bag or maybe just contrasting colour earrings can be worn to give an exquisite look to the wearer. It is also one of the best ways to highlight your simple dress with some small but bright add-ons.

Pants Hem at a Shoe Height : People wear different sizes of pants hem, but the best fitted and acceptable pants hem are at the shoe level which allows easy and free movement. It also gives a good look to the wearer and maintains the harmony of the dress.

Know Your Stretch : Lycra and Spandex level should be used according to the body type in the dress to give the dress a limited stretch as required.

Team With Scarf : Teaming any dress with a scarf changes the complete look based on the scarf drape worn with a dress. It can be worn in various different styles, and is a cool idea of going casual.
Go For Perfect Silhouette: Bell shaped, hourglass, A-line, straight are some of the commonly used silhouettes in one dress. Hence, perfect silhouette based on your body type should be selected.

These are some of the fashion tips of all time for all the body types which gets the body look in proportion and hides all the figure irregularities.

Effects Of a Healthy Lifestyle

Last week, a wall that Teazer, Numskull and Roach had painted in Camperdown, was painted over by someone (owners, real estate agents, council….?) without the artists knowing. This was the response from an unknown person. It made our day. We’re not sure which one we like best…

A Healthy lifestyle is sure to have positive effects. If you have persistence and dedication then you can definitely enjoy a healthy lifestyle by making a habit of maintaining it. A healthy lifestyle not only makes you less prone to diseases and ailments but also makes you fit and fine. A healthy lifestyle is accompanied by a healthy diet. Healthy diet keeps you much healthier and it makes you capable for combating ailments. Healthy life style greatly enhances your immune system and whenever you have enhanced immunity you are able to keep diseases at bay. A healthy lifestyle not only makes you less prone to diseases having a good immune system but it also elongates your lifeline. Healthy lifestyle rejuvenates your body and overall health and this makes it easier for you to live happily for long. A study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed the fact that practicing healthy lifestyle alleviates the risk of premature death by almost 66 percent and it helps an individual to refrain from being victim of terminal diseases like cancer.

Healthy lifestyle accompanied by healthy food habit can help you avoid cardiovascular diseases of any form. Limiting alcohol consumption, stopping smoking, improving nutrition and involving in regular exercise regime all are important to practice a healthy lifestyle. And all such factors help an individual to lead a disease free and healthy life. Healthy lifestyle builds up energy, strengthens your body and elevates your endurance level. Physical exercise is an imperative for leading a healthy lifestyle. Regular exercise makes your body fit and fine, your muscles tones and it paves the way for the circulation of oxygen smoothly within your body. Healthy lifestyle increases your energy level and makes you capable of doing more work more efficiently and more energetically.

Furthermore, you have to infuse in your healthy lifestyle the practice of keeping your body always hydrated. Intake of water is essential to keep yourself feet. Hydrated body is healthier body. Moreover, healthy lifestyle contributes to the building of a good mood. When your mood is good your psychology is balanced. Healthy lifestyle requires physical exercise and physical activities triggers the release of brain chemicals that makes you happy and feel relaxed. Such emotional boost can improve self confidence and this in turn can pave the way for your social and professional success. Moreover, the mood enhancing chemicals released by the brain through physical activity lessen the amount of stress and help you to cope with stressful situations more easily. Healthy lifestyle demands for limiting alcohol consumption. The lesser you consume alcohol the better the brain would function. Consumption of alcohol slows down the brain’s activity triggering depression and aggression, and hence, a healthy lifestyle can help you refrain from consuming unlimited alcohol and this in turn helps your lead a happy life. Also, it must be noted that a healthy lifestyle makes you look more youthful and it goes beyond weight loss. Staying hydrated and getting adequate sleep makes your face look brighter and healthier, and all these are results of following a healthy lifestyle.

How To Always Look Stylish, Fashion Tips & Tricks

Fashion is a popular style or practice, especially in clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup, or body. Fashion is a distinctive and often constant trend in the style in which a person dresses.When it doubt, always choose the smaller denim size, since jeans stretch with wear.Accessorize With Brights. Hem Your Pants for a shoe height. Go Hands-Free for Evening. Know your stretch. Throw on a scarf.Looking truly sexy involves knowing what to bare-and what to keep under wraps.