Kate Moss

British Vogue’s NEW contributing Fashion Editor – Kate Moss

Publication: Zoo Magazine Fall Winter 2013-2014 Model: Kate Moss Photographer: Bryan Adams Fashion Editor:  Lotta Aspenberg Hair: James Brown Make-up: Karina Constantine

Oyster Fashion: Lara Bingle (Photography taken by Byron Spencer)

I am not a HUGE fan of Lara Bingle, but this photoshoot has changed my mind and I am not following her on instagram. I don’t know whether its the influence of one of my favourite photographers, Byron Spencer,but I love these fashion/editorial shots.

Photography: Byron Spencer
Fashion: Tiana Wallace
Hair: Jenny Kim using Shu Uemura
Makeup: Victoria Baron using MAC Cosmetics


We can’t predict exactly where we will be in 10 years – but we can have an idea, perhaps. Although what if I you told that the job you will be in may not actually exist?

Adrian Miles constantly tells us its the knowledge and experiences we withhold that can help us in the future careers, that we possibly don’t know are careers yet. This is very scary, yet also very freeing. Its like being given a white piece of paper and being told you can do anything that you want. BUT we need a method, such a drawing, in which we are able to do something. We need to have the skills, knowledge and experience to make something of what we have to work with. Therefore we are generating ourselves into the career that we don’t know of but have the skills of making it what it may be.


I find this a very interesting concept.


The School System

As I was unable to make the week 3 ‘unlecture’, I asked my friend to record it for me through her iphone – ah technology these days and the dedication of my kind friend. It was different listening and not viewing the ‘unlecture’ – I don’t know if some of the things were effecting me more than usual or I was just frustarted I couldn’t see other people in the room and their reactions. Either way, something that I paid attention to was the word ‘structure’.

Now, the structure of VCE differs largely from the structure of Universities – for examples essays. We have been told multiple times to ‘forget what you know’. I am partly thank-ful for being told this, but then again, 13 years of my life was learning a system in which I should forget. Well, thats exaggerated. I was never very good at ‘structure’ so to speak – I could never structure a sentence the way they wanted or even the essay as a whole and I lost marks for this. But I strived and pushed myself to ‘stick to the system’ – even though it was so difficult. To get into the University I wanted, I had to comply with the criteria of VCE (which I don’t think is a very accurate way of testing as the whole thing is pretty artificial, but thats just me being cynical) but I did my best to be ‘most right’ within this system. Funny enough, I didn’t do to bad – which is now irrelevant as its now a number that represents nothing of me but the fact I worked hard once to make myself agreeable to a criteria. But during the time, I felt like my ATAR score would shape me and define me for who I was but it did quite the opposite – I found out my score, accepted it and moved on with my life.

Now, I like to say I am very passionate about writing so when we were told to make a blog I was pretty excited as I have always wanted to be able to report on what comes naturally to me – personal preference. Just by writing what comes naturally to me on this blog, I am really started to enjoy writing again like I once did (before VCE). I am not saying that I am great or can write a perfect story, but through having a place of expression I can work at my personal style and even editing skills – rereading my own writing and being able to advance it. I also love getting feedback from my other peers within the course. I love their brutal honesty and their appreciation of my opinion and even my style. Its very rewarding and in a way confidence building.

Like they say (who ever ‘they’ may be)- “you gotta have faith”.

Luna – Ash Kingston


Photographed by Ash Kingston






Adrian Miles – many fluxuating responses regarding the ‘unlecture’, if I say so myself.

In class, we all had to stand up and say our opinions on this ‘lecture’ (according to our timetable) that is not actually a lecture but an UNLECTURE. There were many mixed responses, some quite critical and others very fond of the “New Age” and “New Way” of lecturing students, or rather not lecturing… Personally, I enjoy the interaction of the lecture – although, some feel very timid in front of a large audience. I enjoyed hearing about someone who had been blogging for around 10 years – thats pretty impressive. So, some may say ‘he knows what he is talking about’.

The critical people in the class, and there were a few, felt as though they were an ‘experiment’ in a different way of learning that in fact ‘forces creativity upon one’ – and their view was that creativity should come naturally and never forced. Although, it caused a little bit of a debate in our class where others argued that it ‘enabled more room for creativity’ and ‘freedom’ within the course. I am still waiting to see what I can achieve through this subject and I am willing to find out and experiment with my blog.

Although, like others, I find this a very exposing and daunting experience. Its a common fact that future employees, colleagues and anyone on a profesional level will look us up online – through Facebook, Twitter and any other social media site that we are on. Which in this day in age is completely normal. So in saying this, we need to make sure we use this blog to our advantage – knowing what we write, what images we use and filtering the content we place in our posts. This enables us to be aware of what we are writing and to whom – a journal/diary that may be personal to us yet is placed to the public eye. Therefore we need to make conscious decisions on what we put in our blog.

Ready to learn more.



It’s Time

I’m not going to lie, I have been putting this off – but finally ’tis the time to be… blogging’.

Network Media – what does this mean to me? Without the ‘unlecture’, it means forms of communications – something I feel quite familiar with. Now, you don’t meet many people who live without Instagram, Facebook or Twitter. At the start of the year, within our orientation presentations we were told “If you don’t have Twitter by now, we assure you that you will have it by the end of this Semester” and they spoke the truth – because I in fact joined the Twitter community. Although, I am not a regular user, I like to see what some of the people around the world are doing – celebrities, politicians, publications and broadcasters. What I have learnt; Frank Ocean is a tweeting addict. But who doesn’t want to feel some sort of connection with Frank Ocean? This is what Network Media enables us to do.

Now my Dad is slightly against the ‘online world’ – as he has always taught me that “privacy is a privilege”. For some reason, every time I think of this the movie ‘What Happens In Vegas’, where Ashton Kutcher removes the door of the bathroom and in doing so Cameron Diaz is exposed without any form of privacy, pops into my head. This is basically the opinion that my Dad holds of Facebook – opening the door to over exposure. I wasn’t allowed MySpace (such a shame…) but I insisted upon having Facebook and in doing so, became a bit of a ‘disappointment’, in some perspectives. BUT I did do everything I could to make sure I filtered what went on to my Facebook and used it as a communication tool and a way is showing my recent photography – which has actually allowed me to get a few jobs. In saying that, Dad I do listen to you. So of course, I get the weekly email (ironically) of how people ‘these days’ use ‘way too much of their time online’. Which I do think is very true, yet find myself being very hypocritical.

Funny enough, this year I started my own personal blog (using blogspot – MaddieRoux) – starting a blog is something I have wanted to do for a very long time. Perhaps since 2009, when I first found my favourite blogger OracleFox. Mandy Shadforth you inspiration. But of course, I never got around to it as I was in school feeling as though everything else was much more important – setting up my life and stuff… So, when this year begun, I was in a whole different world – school was a ‘cushion’ and when we finished we would have a ‘rude awakening’ because when we made ‘mistakes’ there would be no cushion (a teacher was lecturing us on taking things seriously, but of course we felt too superior to listen to a teacher). Our ego’s were at a high as we were growing into woman – well not me, I was what the called a ‘late bloomer’. But in saying that, University has been a whole different ballgame that I am enjoying thoroughly – so many like-minded people.

I am very excited to see what this subject has to offer and to see what I can gain from this – lets not disappoint.

My Personal Blog – http://maddieroux.blogspot.com.au

Photography / Artwork / Editing – Done by myself (Madeleine Roux)