Candy Skate

7 Jun 2018

Ballarat VIC, Australia
Liana of @findingfemme wears Impala rollerskates and The Pretty Dress Co candy striped dress

I cannot remember the first time I put on roller-skates. I’m sure I was very small. With three older siblings, I had the freedom to get into activities that my parents were already comfortable with them doing.

Taking Pictures

31 May 2018

Liana of @findingfemme shoots wearing black skinny jeans and black and white striped top

Photography is one of my favourite activities. I got into it many years ago starting with a little point and shoot camera. I'd used photoshop at school when studying digital art and I'd been really into cinematography because I'd wanted to be a filmmaker. Photography was a natural next step. I loved taking pictures but I got so frustrated looking at the pictures I wanted to take and not knowing how to take them. So I bought a Canon 400D from a friend who was upgrading and took a short course.

All Dressed Up and Somewhere To Go

15 May 2018

Liana of @findingfemme at Gems and Jewels in Ballarat

When was the last time you dressed up? There is a special joy in getting dressed up. It’s not an outfit for work or the gym. Dressing up expresses something about ourselves. It can be a statement about dignity, class, purpose and sometimes even a chance to create art. It can transport to another place and time. 

6 Ways I’ve Adopted Minimalism

4 May 2018

Liana of @findingfemme in Ballarat wearing ASOS cropped red lace top and striped skirt

By the time I found the minimalism documentary on Netflix a few years ago, my mind had already begun finding truth in the concept that less is more. I had moved house several times which required the constant boxing and unboxing of stuff. One of the moves had required me to reduce my stuff down to two palettes worth and to fit into an already full house. Logistically, having less was so much easier. I watched the documentary and felt in reaffirmed a lot of what I had already begun to learn myself. It touched on many aspects of reducing ‘stuff’ and I now had a new word for what I was moving towards: minimalism.

Black and White and Lola Montez

28 Apr 2018

1221 Sturt St, Ballarat West VIC 3350, Australia
Liana of @findingfemme wears black and white striped top and statement earrings in Ballarat

Last blog post I talked a little about the different occupations of women on the goldfields. There’s one woman who often receives a disproportionate amount of attention from historians: Lola Montez.
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