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finance

Which bank do you trust?

I became a victim of credit card fraud yesterday. Instead of being annoyed, I was impressed by how speedy my bank acted when it identified the problem. The experience made me feel secure that my finances are being taken care of by a large, highly regulated institution.
fashion

Winter weekend streetstyle

With a focus on winter fashion and winter accessories in particular (because we know it's all in the details), I thought it was about time for another good old-fashioned street-hunt. This time around, I hit the streets of Sydney in search of guys and girls letting their individual winter style shine bright - weekend style.
pop culture

Stuff Sydney urbanites like … in winter

Whenever I’m in a funk about winter, I alleviate my discontent with esoteric pursuits. Winter is for keeping my tropical blood warm via the grey matter, with jazz, theatre, stand-up comedy, and issues worthy of public debate. I become positively Melbournian.
Travel

I’m so SAD that I just had to escape to Paris

For those of you who don't know, there is an actual psychological disorder for people who can't tolerate certain seasons, and while I may be self-diagnosing here - I’m pretty convinced I have it.
winter in Sydney

How to beat the winter blues, Sydney style

When the outside temperature hits single digits, it’s raining continuously and the sky resembles a big grey blanket, it’s easy to feel lethargic and not know what to do on the weekends during winter.

Ethical fashion: be the change you want to see

After attending a recent breakfast hosted by Oxfam that delved into the ethics behind ‘fast-fashion’ post the devastation of the Rana Plaza collapse, I figure it’s probably time to carry over my continuous goal to be 'kind' to other facets of my life.

What is business ethics really?

Typically, business ethics refers to the right or wrong business behaviours, but not everyone agrees on what is morally right or wrong, good or bad, ethical or unethical - so how can a modern day business underpin ethical culture, behaviour and actions to better its bottom line and the community at large?

Direct from the factory floor: how fast fashion can solve its image problem

One year on from the devastating collapse of Rana Plaza in Bangladesh, has fast fashion managed to turn its image around? More importantly, has it changed its behaviour?

Empty…I mean ‘ethical’ promises

Ethics. It’s a simple word that affects almost all of our decisions, and the way we process and make them, every single day.
fashion

What’s trending this season

As we start to make our way closer to the chilly season, I plan to take my post-summer blues and box them up ready for an exciting new romance with winter trends. Whether you're after new colours, styles or just a peek at the latest news on what's hot, here's my pick of winter trends that might even make you welcome the winter chill.