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August 5, 2019

Mean Fit: From the Hutt to the World   Our Pacific fashion community both here in New Zealand and around the world is thriving. Utilising Pacific ingenuity, the work of both designers and creatives alike are reflective of their Pacific roots through ethical processes, indigenous representation, and an overall sustainable and inclusive ethos. The power […]

March 18, 2019

Flaunting confidence in the form of a heavily self-curated swimwear pic is one thing. But as I recently discovered: doing so when you’re half-naked in front of a production team, is a whole other thing.   If I’m being totally candid, up until very recently, the Body Positive Movement had meant little to me beyond […]

March 4, 2019

What would Eleven wear?   Season three of Stranger Things comes out this year, so we all know what that means: corduroy, overalls, and David Bain jumpers are going to be flying off the op-shop shelves faster than you can say “this article is not sponsored by Netflix but is definitely open to it, should […]

October 11, 2015

Visual crimes I witnessed this year but ran out of Salient issues to individually dissect so had to compact into a single slander-fest: Activewear in non-active contexts/“doing literally nothing in my activewear” (I hope you all get the reference) Leggings as pants are horrendous enough, let alone leggings specifically designed to be worn during exercise […]

October 4, 2015

It has reached the stage in the trimester where you are a mere burnt soy latte away from a full-scale meltdown. Every aspect of your existence is going up in flames around you and you’re sort of just sitting there muttering “this is fine, everything is absolutely fine” to your trusty companions, Fourth Glass of […]

September 20, 2015

Spending my formative first year suffering vitamin D deficiency within the depths of the third floor “dungeon” of Te Puni not only enabled prime observation of White Sandal syndrome, but also resulted in mass exposure to Dudebro culture. Despite the subsequent emotional trauma, residual inability to drink at a remotely responsible pace in any social […]

September 13, 2015

Soon we will be fully-fledged Adults, released into the Real World, where drinking $9 wine at 10am, relying on cereal as a staple dietary component, and chatting up first-years in Estab will all become rampantly socially unacceptable. We will be forced to accept our fates as Functioning Members of Society, stop expecting our parents to […]

September 6, 2015

I have three “interesting facts about myself” stockpiled for those awkward tutorial introductory games and/or rare boozy truth-or-dare sessions when I am not feeling up to streaking through somebody’s apartment building. I’m a natural blonde (tame enough for tutes, with sufficient shock value. My hair is waist-length and jet black for the uninitiated). I have […]

August 16, 2015

Bartending has ruined numerous things for me*, including but not limited to my social life, Tinder dates, the illusion that two-for-one cocktails will actually get you drunk, and everything I was wearing the time I spilt 135 mL of flaming Chartreuse down myself. I am, however, enabled prime observational opportunity of the extremities of human […]

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