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Gaynor Alder | Feature Writer

Gaynor Alder is a Melbourne based writer with a penchant for vintage glamour and all things Parisian. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Teenage Girl’s Survival Guide and gallivants around the country as a Travel Writer, testing the thread count of sheets and the fluffiness of hotel pillows.

She started writing The Modern Woman’s Survival Guide, after the umpteenth person told her, you know you should really write a book. Her fingers struggled daily to keep up with the thoughts that desperately wanted to become words on pages, to take centre stage in a book that she knew was going to become the new voice of womankind. Her calling, her destiny, her whatever you want to call it, Gaynor writes because she can’t not write.

It would be a grave injustice to describe her, without also mentioning her addiction to products – the fancier and prettier the packaging the better. A marketer’s dream, she believes all the claims on the labels, that retinol will vanish her wrinkles and the latest peptide formula will take years off her face, because, well, she wants to. False prophets perhaps, but products are her religion and her faith is unwavering.

She stands by her adage that the quality of your life is dictated by the quality of your hair.

Holly Curtis | Beauty Writer

Holly Curtis is a Journalism student at Monash University who never realised how difficult it was to define oneself in less than 100 words. Perpetually organising and constantly writing lists, she finds the misuse of basic grammar such as your vs. you’re more painful than nails down a chalkboard. Interested in all things lifestyle and beauty (not exclusively), she finds incredible joy in beautifully packaged products. Especially those that remind her of Paris, which she misses dearly.

Glenn Dunks | New York Columnist 

Glenn is a Libran and, like most Librans, is incredibly indecisive. However, there are some things he doesn’t have to second-guess. One such thing is his love of film in its many incarnations. He has a passion for Australian cinema and thinks you should too. Of course, his affection for movies doesn’t end there. He is just as likely to hail the abundance of treasures buried within Showgirls as he is likely to wax lyrical on the virtues of the latest depressing European arthouse film.

Hailing from Melbourne via Geelong (home town to Portia De Rossi), Glenn is an active blogger and is well versed in the financial hardships that come along with it. To quote the immortal Dolly Parton in 9 to 5– he’s just waiting for the day his ship will come in. A big, pretty ship that screens movies in its world class screening room 24 hours a day with an endless supply of Maltesers…of course.

You can read Glenn’s film reviews and work on his blog Stale Popcorn.

Lee Zachariah | Feature Writer

Call me Lee. Some years ago – never mind how long precisely – having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world. It is a way I have of driving off the spleen and regulating the circulation. Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear of every funeral I meet; and especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand on me, that it requires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street, and methodically knocking people’s hats off—then, I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can.

Rosanna Beatrice Stevens | Feature Writer

Rosanna is a Canberran who eats, dreams and sleeps in music. Her short fiction and non fiction have been reviewed (positively!) in The Age, The Australian, The Canberra Times and The Sydney Morning Herald. You can follow her adventures — from Goulburn to San Francisco — by getting a handle on her: @RosannaBeatrice


Sarah Kempson

Sarah Kempson | Feature Writer

Sarah Kempson’s passion for fashion might be a cliché, but it is her unique take on life that adds spark and colour to her runway reporting. After spending all her disposable income on shoes and bags, Sarah discovered that writing about fashion was just as enjoyable as walking down Chapel Street window shopping and it is this insight that brings you everything from Australian budget buys to home grown haute couture.

Sarah has her cocktail ring finger on the pulse of not only the Australian fashion scene, but Melbourne lifestyle; uncovering bars, coffee spots and events for everyone’s tastes. Between the fabulous fashion and cosmopolitan lifestyle, Sarah dabbles in social media community management, public relations and event hosting, whilst penning the occasional piece based on the novelties and quirks that are her day to day experiences.

You can read more of Sarah’s work on her blog Sarah’s Style Emporium.

Sharon Green | Feature Writer 

Sharon Green is a print and online journalist from Melbourne. As a former Fairfax Media journalist, Sharon has written across a range of community newspapers including Melbourne Weekly, City Weekly and the Melbourne Times. She was also responsible for filling her own masthead, the Point Cook Weekly. Her work has appeared in a number of other leading Australian publications including The Age, Herald Sun, Geelong Advertiser, BRIDE, Melbourne City Newspaper and Desktop magazine.

When not pitching to editors for commissions or working to beat her next deadline, Sharon can be found blogging about the latest in digital media and journalism via her personal website www.sharonjgreen.com.