An art and design school principal who said she was sacked by Instagram while on holiday in Europe is no longer pursuing almost $900,000 in compensation from her former employer. 

Karen Webster had claimed she was dismissed by LCI Melbourne for taking paid annual leave during ‘the most important term of the year’ after being told to apply for time off. 

She was suing her former employer in the Federal Circuit and Family Court, seeking $786,051 in lost earnings and $100,000 for humiliation, distress and hurt.

The matter was listed for directions on Tuesday but a note on the court file stated the proceedings had been dismissed by consent with no order as to costs.  

An art school principal who said she was sacked via an Instagram message while on holiday in Europe is no longer seeking almost $900,000 in compensation. Karen Webster (above) claimed she was dismissed by LCI Melbourne for taking paid annual leave after being told to apply for time off

An art school principal who said she was sacked via an Instagram message while on holiday in Europe is no longer seeking almost $900,000 in compensation. Karen Webster (above) claimed she was dismissed by LCI Melbourne for taking paid annual leave after being told to apply for time off

Ms Webster, who had been earning about $270,000 a year, has held senior academic positions at universities including RMIT and was previously director of the L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival.

Before her teaching career, Ms Webster was a designer for more than a decade and in 2012 was inducted into the Victorian capital’s Fashion Hall of Fame. 

Ms Webster began as dean and principal of LCI Melbourne in Collingwood in 2019 under a five-year contract and in June 2022 was told she had amassed an excess of annual leave entitlements.

LCI Melbourne’s chief financial officer Robin Jain allegedly told Ms Webster the unused leave was a financial liability for the business and asked her to use some up. 

Ms Webster said she applied in August to take leave between January 16 and February 17 this year, according

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More than half of American families used scholarships to pay for college last year. From merit-based to artistic-focused, there are a variety of awards available.

High school senior Grace Vaughn of Trinity, Florida, knows how to successfully secure a college scholarship. After winning the $10,000 dress grand prize in Duck brand’s Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest in 2022, Vaughn is sharing helpful tips to increase students’ odds of earning funds for college:

Research, research, research

Search databases and websites to discover award options that may be new to you. Scholarships.com, FastWeb and Bold.org are resources to help narrow down opportunities that match your interests and unique talents. Vaughn also encourages students to leverage social media, where she discovered the Stuck at Prom contest, which challenges teens to create Duck Tape prom creations for a chance to win cash scholarships.

In addition to researching national opportunities, check in with your school counselor and teachers to learn about any local or regional scholarships that are offered through the school or other nearby organizations.

Apply early and often

Federal Student Aid recommends searching for scholarships during the summer between your junior and senior year, but some awards are open to teens as young as 14. Vaughn says entering Stuck at Prom early on in high school gave her an edge on the competition. When she wasn’t selected as a finalist her sophomore year, Vaughn submitted for the contest again as a junior and went on to win the $10,000 dress grand prize.

If you have the time and energy, she suggests applying for multiple awards to increase your chances of securing funds for school.

Leverage your creative side

Not all programs are focused on academics and athletics, so flex your creative side to win scholarships that will reward artistic abilities in

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Wondering what to wear to Glastonbury?

As one of the most iconic music events of the year, we’re not surprised.

From the classic ‘90s festival fashion of Kate Moss to the memorable get-ups of Billie Eilish and Alexa Chung, there’s a wealth of Glastonbury outfit ideas out there to play with.

After all, Glasto is the place to rock your wildest fashion dreams — and get away with it.

And we’re bringing you all the must-have festival fashion essentials to see you through.

So, let your inner festival freak free and shop these funky, chic and practical products now.

Read more: Shop your festival survival kit here

Statement pieces every Glastonbury festival outfit needs 

Crop tops 

It’s hard to picture your favourite music festival looks without at least one involving a cute crop. 

Whether crochet, lacy, bandeau or t-shirt in style, a crop top pairs perfectly with your denim cut-off shorts, cargo pants, mini skirt and more. 

Two women wearing a white and a black slim fit crop tee
Photo: ASOS

A staple of any festi packing list, plain crop tops can be mix-and-matched with any aesthetic or accessory — so we recommend investing in this two-pack, stat.

Flattering in fit, these slim-cut, scoop-neck crops will be your daily go-to picks.

In fact, it’s probably worth adding a multi-coloured pack to your bag, too. 

Why not give yourself options?

Girl wearing a rust and brown see-through mesh crop top with a belt print on it
Photo: Pretty Little Thing

Love a little mesh moment? Then this is the piece for you. 

With its rustic cowboy belt-print design, it instantly injects a little Western attitude to your ‘fit. 

Wear over the top of a plain black bra or bikini top, and match with statement sunnies and a leather jacket for an effortlessly cool ensemble. 

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Photo: Nasty Gal

Ready to embrace your inner flower child? Channel a little ‘60s hippie-chic with this Bardot puff sleeve crop.

Feminine and practical, thanks

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Eye-catching designs took centre-stage in Toronto this weekend as the INLAND designer pop-up descended on the historic Lillian Massey building in Yorkville.

Founded by Sarah Power in 2014, INLAND now features over 70 designers showcasing and selling their clothing, accessories and jewelry all in one space. This year, TMU’s Fashion students also got the chance to show off their work amidst the pros.

inland torontoThe marketplace, which typically takes place in the spring and fall, is born of Power’s love for Canadian brands. She told me, almost bashfully, that bringing all these designers into the space helps her understand how we can be a community together.

The designers that she selected for the market champion a combination of inclusivity, diversity, sustainability and rousing aesthetics. 

“Clothing is the first point of contact that you can have with a person,” said Power. “I think it’s really important that people are connecting with the designers that are [telling] stories through their clothing.” 

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Body-positive style 

For those looking for fashion that is adaptable to any body, Vogue-featured Anishinaabe designer, Lesley Hampton stood cheerfully by her colourful size-inclusive collection. 

Hampton’s clothes, which have been worn by powerhouse American rapper Lizzo, prioritize comfort without sacrificing confidence. 

inland torontoHampton’s “Rainbow Warrior” skirt is one of her best-selling pieces and her personal favourite from the current collection. It’s a statement wardrobe item with an elastic waistband that makes it comfortable for anyone. 

“Regardless of whether you are having a good body-image day or a bad one, your clothes need to work for you and help you showcase how amazing you are as a person,” said Hampton. 


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Cheeky workwear 

Across the room, former Bay Street lawyer, Shawn Hewson was laughing with smartly-dressed colleagues in front of Bustle’s showcase. The brand is a sportswear label that has become known for its

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The 3rd Bund Art Festival kicks off in Shanghai on May 6, presenting large public artworks, exhibitions, fashion markets, art forums, and workshops. [Photo/VCG]

Featuring large public artworks, exhibitions, fashion markets, art forums, and workshops, the 3rd Bund Art Festival kicked off on May 6 in Shanghai.

Among the most prominent works on display is a giant cat graffiti on Fangbang Middle Road, which connects the Bund Finance Center with Yu Garden. Cartoonist and artist TANGO, who is well-known for his love of cats, created the graffiti as well as a host of other cat-related artworks for the festival.

Also on display are works by foreign artists like Magda Sayeg from the United States, and those by Chinese artists such as Leng Shu, Zhao Bandi, Zhao Yilun, and Liu Yi.

From May 7 to 28, the BFC Weekend Market, which is part of the festival, will showcase works by over 50 fashion and art brands and host street performances, handicraft fairs, and graffiti sessions.

A photo exhibition of 100 cute cats selected by social media and lifestyle platform Xiaohongshu will also be held at the market on May 13.

The Rooftop Art Season of Fosun Art Center will be held on the fourth floor and feature a mini air park consisting of a 2.3-meter high and 2.6-meter wide swing device and a series of animal-shaped recliner sculptures.

The festival will end on May 31.

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Prince Harry wears bespoke 3-piece Dior suit to the coronation. (PHOTO: Getty Images; Dior)

Prince Harry wears bespoke 3-piece Dior suit to the coronation. (PHOTO: Getty Images; Dior)

It was not just Prince Harry’s solo attendance that made headlines during the Coronation – his smart look in the bespoke three-piece suit by Dior set tongues wagging. Fashion commentators were quick to notice that Prince Harry skipped British brands – Alexander McQueen and Emilia Wickstead were seen on other royals – and opted for the suit designed by Dior’s artistic director Kim Jones, during his appearance at Westminster Abbey.

According to a media statement by Dior, The Duke of Sussex chose a bespoke tailcoat and a double-breasted waistcoat in black wool and mohair, combined with grey trousers and a white cotton shirt with a grey silk tie. Black derbies, also signed by the House, completed the ensemble.

Daryll Alexius Yeo, Fashion Stylist and Creative Consultant had this to say about the look, “Prince Harry looked very put together in his custom three-piece Dior suit. When he was seen arriving at Westminster Abbey, my first thought was that his suit was refreshingly minimal and sharp, taking more of an understated approach to the traditional coronation dress code – some people call it rebellion, I prefer to say it’s giving ‘less is more’. While he got plenty of negative reviews for wearing a renowned French fashion house, little did they know that the Artistic Director at Dior Men responsible for Prince Harry’s off-late suit looks is British himself, ala Kim Jones.”

Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have been spotted wearing Dior on several occasions, prompting rumours that the duo may be striking a partnership with the brand.

Harry’s late mother Princess Diana was also a fan of the French maison – she wore a Dior slip dress and carried a handbag named ‘Chouchou’ to the

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Gallery Dept is a Los Angeles-based clothing brand that has taken the streetwear scene by storm. The brand was founded in 2015 by Josué Thomas, and has since gained a cult following for its unique, vintage-inspired designs. Gallery Dept clothing combines elements of art, fashion, and music to create a one-of-a-kind aesthetic that has resonated with both celebrities and fashion enthusiasts alike.

In this article, we’ll take a closer look at Gallery Dept clothing and explore why it has become such a popular choice for streetwear aficionados. From the brand’s history to its signature designs, we’ll cover everything you need to know about Gallery Dept.

The History of Gallery Dept

Gallery Dept was founded in 2015 by Josué Thomas, who had previously worked as a designer for Kanye West’s Yeezy brand. Thomas’s goal was to create a clothing line that reflected his passion for art, fashion, and music, and he drew inspiration from vintage designs and thrift store finds.

The brand’s early collections featured hand-painted graphics and distressed denim, which quickly caught the attention of fashion insiders and celebrities. Gallery Dept soon became a fixture in the streetwear scene, with collaborations with brands like Nike and Vans helping to expand its reach.

Gallery Dept Clothing Designs

Gallery Dept clothing is known for its unique, vintage-inspired designs that combine elements of art, fashion, and music. The brand’s collections often feature hand-painted graphics, distressed denim, and oversized silhouettes.

Some of the most popular Gallery Dept T Shirt clothing designs include its signature “Broken” denim, which features a distinctive cut-and-sew construction that creates a deconstructed, patchwork effect. The brand’s graphic tees, hoodies, and sweatpants are also highly sought-after for their bold, eye-catching designs.

The Gallery Dept Aesthetic

Gallery Dept’s aesthetic is a reflection of founder Josué Thomas’s passion for art, fashion, and

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The 0fr. bookstore-gallery, in partnership with the Camino media, invites you this Saturday, May 6, 2023 to its big sale of books, magazines and clothes up to 50% off! Head to the trendy literary address of the Haut Marais to find trendy fashion magazines or art & deco albums at very sharp prices! Don’t miss it …

Alert new fashion shopping plan! The bookstore – gallery 0fr. joins forces with the lifestyle media Camino for a big sale of books, magazines and clothes up to 50% off. This Saturday, May 6, 2023, run to the Haut Marais to find your favorite book at a low price!

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Fashion is a luxury, but not inaccessible! From the great vintage events, to free couture exhibitions, to stylish animations in unusual or iconic places, this guide will give you the best fashion & shopping tips for May 2023! [Read more]

Opened in 2007 by Alexandre Thumerelle and his sister Marie, the 0fr. bookstore has since created its own community of trend aficionados and is now reputed to be“the coolest in Paris“! From arch-trendy fashion books to ultra-sharp design magazines, as well as lifestyle publications from several countries, the collection there is so generous that it spills over onto the sidewalk.

A true den of fashion week people, influencers and fashion addicts of all nationalities, there are beautiful albums dedicated to great fashion designers or renowned artists, and even deco magazines at the height of trends.

But 0fr. is not only a bookstore, it is also a gallery! The owners have already exhibited hundreds of artists and

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If there’s one thing we know about the people behind Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), it’s their belief that art isn’t confined to gallery walls. Sometimes it’s queer woodchopping contests, brutal raves and poo machines. And sometimes it’s jumpers – which is where Mona’s newest collaboration with Australian artist Nell and Kaylene Milner of knitwear label Wah-Wah comes in. It’s cult art you can wear.

Launching today, the limited-edition jumper features Nell’s signature floating “karmic ghosts of existence”, while the back sports the slogan “We’re all going to die”. The knit comes in four colourways, each one representing a different vocal range – red for bass, blue for tenor, green for alto, and yellow for soprano.

Made by Wah-Wah from RWS-certified superfine Australian merino wool – a renewable, biodegradable and hard-wearing fibre – the end result is equal parts spooky, cute and punk rock.

“The ghost has become one of my most recognisable motifs, and I love that it hovers somewhere between an ancient demon and a pop-culture descendent of Pac-Man,” says Nell, a multidisciplinary artist whose work spans painting, installation, sculpture, video and ceramics, drawing inspiration from the legends of rock’n’roll.

“When Mona introduced me to Kaylene of Wah-Wah, I knew immediately that we were kindred spirits. We both channel our love of music, pop culture and fashion into our respective art forms, and we are not held back by the so-called boundaries between disciplines.”

As for Milner, it’s all about user experience, she says. And friendly ghosts.

“I love knitwear. I want to make knitwear that makes other people love knitwear as much as I do. I want the wearer to smile, laugh and feel joy when they wear Wah-Wah.

“In that respect, working with Nell’s colourful, lovable ghosts and wry words felt like

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A couple of weekends ago, I attended a fashion show put on by Dallas Fashion Week, which I wasn’t even aware was a thing, nor do I know how long it’s been a thing. The whole event is a bit mysterious to me, even though I was literally in the audience.

On its website, Dallas Fashion Week only describes itself as “a new international platform that creates a bridge between fashion designers, artists, and the U.S. market.” They also state that Dallas deserves to be recognized as an international fashion destination, and while the whole event seemed to lack organization, information, and structure, I agree that there’s no reason Dallas shouldn’t be acknowledged as a city with abundant fashion potential.

This was demonstrated in the clothing showcased during the event’s kickoff fashion show at Markowicz Fine Art. The collections were diverse, intricate, and unique. There were puffy-sleeved cocktail dresses, matching iridescent suits, vibrant swimwear, and more. I couldn’t imagine most of it being worn in everyday situations, but I admired the aloof distinctiveness of the designs. The clothes were just as much “art” as any sculpture or painting I’ve ever seen.

Another thing that caught my eye on the Dallas Fashion Week website was that the event would contribute 20% of ticket sales to Okhmadyt Children’s Hospital in Kyiv, which is, to say the least, an incredibly noble objective.

The logistics of the event itself seemed a bit disjointed. The fashion show I attended was held at Markowicz Fine Art, which is a beautiful gallery but was definitely not large enough to accommodate attendees. Everyone was shoulder to shoulder with no wiggle room. There was no seating, and navigating to the bathroom or bar was a feat I imagine to be on par with climbing Everest. The lack of

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