Thursday, September 16, 2010

Bloggers at Fashion Week

Bloggers take over NY Fashion Week

Wednesdays are the media days on bFM's Morning Glory and I hosted the show yesterday since Charlotte is away having a fabulous time in Fiji.

With New Zealand fashion week happening next week, I invited Isaac Hindin Miller of and Murray Bevan from fashion PR company Showroom 22 to come into the studio to talk about fashion bloggers at fashion week. It was a super interesting discussion and Murray and Isaac had plenty of good points to make.

We talked about what makes a good blogger, how to decide who to put in the front row, Rumi Neely at New Zealand Fashion Week and the impact bloggers have had on the more traditional media.

You can listen to or download the audio here

Friday, September 3, 2010

It's My Jam: Miami Horror

I've been following Melbourne's Miami Horror for about a year now, after first hearing about them when they supported Friendly Fires on their Australian tour last year.

Their debut album Illumination was released on August 20 and I have had the songs I Look To You, Sometimes and Summersun on repeat since I got it.

Miami Horror's sound is very similar to Cut Copy's, which perhaps explains why I have been enjoying them so much. To me it seems that if you mashed I Look to You and Summersun together, you'd get Hearts on Fire. It's almost like they've listened to Hearts on Fire and said, "Right, this is an awesome pop song, what do we need to do to make our own version?"

Soooo... I can't really give them points for originality, but I will give them points for making me want to dance like crazy. You will too if you're into that kind of disco throwback electro pop. (Did I just put a whole bunch of genres together and hope it made sense to everyone else? Maybe.)

I Look to You features kiwi singer Kimbra, who has been based in Melbourne for a while now.

I Look To You from Miami Horror on Vimeo.

Oh My Blog: Hungover Owls

Each Wednesday at 11.20am on 95bFM's Morning Glory I review a blog, a feature I named Oh My Blog. There's also a killer Pavement-inspired intro I had made for it thanks to the creative creatives at bFM.

This week I reviewed Hungover Owls, a Tumblr that posts pictures of owls looking a little worse for wear paired with HILAR-ious hungover captions. I'm sure anyone who's ever been hungover can relate. It is a universal concept, afterall.


You can listen to the audio of Oh My Blog here.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Russh Magazine is looking for interns

Russh May 09 - cover

From the Russh Blog:

"Russh is looking for interns.


The internship is three months in duration and requires being in our Sydney office 2-3 days per week. It’s mainly a fashion role, which is fun, fast-paced and a great insight into the fashion industry.

To apply:

Please submit three past employment experiences - they can be work experience or another internship - along with three people who can vouch for your work ethic. List your five favourite designers; three magazines that inspire you and finally, give us a paragraph on why you think you should be a Russh intern.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Email to:"




To my neglected readers, I am sorry. I could give any number of excuses as to why I haven’t been to this corner of the internet in months, but it really bothers me when I read on blogs: ‘I’m so sorry I haven’t posted in two days because blah blah blah…’ So screw it, no lame excuses.

Yesterday was the first day of Spring. There is no better time for a change.

With Oh My Blog on 95bFM (a weekly feature where I review my favourite blogs, you can listen to previous Oh My Blogs here) I always say that the best blogs have their own niche. In Ghost Colours has never had a niche.

The new (spring cleaned) In Ghost Colours will now have more of a definite theme. IGC will still include a lot about what I love in relation to fashion, music and literature, but the media side of it will now be a bigger focus.

I often get other people asking me for advice about breaking into the media industry, and to be honest, it’s really not that hard. But maybe I can share some advice and other things I’ve learnt through my own successes and failures on this here blog.

I will interview my peers and mentors and post the transcripts. I will uncover the latest media news. I hope to pass on valuable advice to anyone looking to get into the industry. I will explain some things about the industry that maybe aren’t immediately clear.

I don’t know of any other blog or website in New Zealand that does this (if you do know of one, please let me know, I’m keen to read it).

I hope to provide stimulating content that gets people talking. In Ghost Colours will be, I hope, as informative and eye opening for you, as it will be for me.

I truly appreciate all feedback. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in contact.

-Ellen F.