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The Wonderful World
The Wonderful World

The Wonderful World @ 4th & Bleeker From Susie Bubble to Bryan Boy, the dub-dub-dub world has exploded with style queens eager to share their tips, trials and tribulations about fashion with an ever-growing virtual audience. Yet, among the millions on offer, few inject a sense of humor or intimacy alongside the latest snap of their […]

Everyday Aesthetic: Andrew Howley
Everyday Aesthetic: Andrew Howley

There’s not much that Andrew Howley doesn’t notice. With the curiosity of a child and the technical know-how of a top industrial designer, he’s likely to spend a good part of a night out analyzing the form and function of every product he comes into contact with. It’s a trait that the 31-year-old Melbourne-based designer […]

Return To OZ
Return To OZ

Australian designers may well be geographically removed from the world’s fashion capitals, but when it comes to constructing quality designs and captivating couture, they’re right on trend. SOMA highlights the designers breathing new life into the global fashion body. Disce Mori > Dead animals and diamonds are an unlikely mix. That is, of course, unless […]

Movida
Movida

“The word MoVida is a saying adopted by the Spanish, based on a movie made in the 1970s,” starts Andy McMahon from his home in inner-city Melbourne. “It basically translates as ‘do what you want, be free to enjoy life.’” It’s an apt title for the restaurant McMahon co-owns with Spanish-born chef Frank Camorra. In […]

Why Everyone’s Talkin’ About Megan Washington
Why Everyone’s Talkin’ About Megan Washington

Listening to a Megan Washington album is like turning over the last page of a captivating novel; you’re emotionally satisfied, inspired by raw talent and itching to repeat the process. At just 24, the Melbourne-based singer-songwriter, pianist and guitarist (who fronts the band Washington) has risen to the highest ranks of the Australian independent music […]

Sourcing Southern Style
Sourcing Southern Style

Australia may well be renowned internationally for its coastlines and multicultural cuisine, but for style-starters, it’s the ultimate destination for unforgettable and inspirational fashion. SOMA presents an insider’s guide to the very best in Aussie boutiques. One of A Kind > Catering to the Australian male who craves truly unique apparel and handpicked vintage houseware […]

A Twin Thing
A Twin Thing

Mim and Liv Nervo, The new face of POP Music Behind every great song is a great writer. Behind every great girlie pop hit of the last 12 months there are two: Miriam (Mim) and Olivia (Liv) Nervo. Born and raised in the leafy suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, the 27-year-old twins left home at just […]

Susie Bubble
Susie Bubble

Polished opinions of fashion “I think people throw around the words ‘icon’ and ‘iconic’ far too much these days,” says fashion blogger Susie Bubble from her London home. Despite being labeled as “one of the most influential voices in fashion” by The Evening Standard, the 25-year-old, whose real name is Susanna Lau, is quick to […]

Sebastian Reaburn & The Year 1806
Sebastian Reaburn & The Year 1806

“It was in the year 1806 that the word ‘cocktail’ was first defined in print,” says mixologist and founder of Melbourne’s 1806 bar, Sebastian Reaburn. “Believe it or not, we had written the cocktail list before we had even finalized the site for the bar, and a long time before we decided on its name. […]

Street Pulse: London
Street Pulse: London

London is widely regarded as one of the world’s style capitals. Just a fortnight before another London Fashion Week begins, SOMA took to the streets of East London to find out where the style starters source their inspiration. SOMA asked 1. Where do you get your sense of style? 2. Who is your favorite designer? 3. […]

The May Fair
The May Fair

London Luxury Without The Pretension Frequented by celebrities, brimming with business professionals and voted London’s best hotel bar by readers of The Guardian, The May Fair has all the makings of an institution keen on upholding the UK’s traditional class system. Yet, just like the details in the décor, this unique hotel and watering hole […]

Poetic Justice
Poetic Justice

Braille bombing street aesthete Andy Uprock radically reconceives city canvassing. Sydney-based former graffiti artist Andy Uprock has swapped spray paint and walls for cups and fences, spawning a revolutionary new street aesthetic he’s coined as “cuprocking.” His massive non-permanent street installations are arresting, provocative works of art that beautify urban landscapes, recite poetry and can […]

Making Way for Swedish Style
Making Way for Swedish Style

From one of the coldest countries on earth springs some of the hottest fashion. Stockholm endures one of the iciest climates in the world. Yet, despite its frosty exterior, in the last decade, Sweden has become renowned for producing many of the world’s hottest designers. During Fashion Week, ny’s fashion cognoscenti dashed to Bryant Park’s […]

Latin Streets Unleashed
Latin Streets Unleashed

Bold, brash and only for the brave, the ss 09 menswear collection from Givenchy’s main man, Riccardo Tisci, is tearing up the streets with a color palette that screams, “Wake up hombre! Spring has sprung.” With more than a little nod to the gothic sub-cultures down south, this first menswear collection from Tisci features a […]


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