You might have wondered why at Requiem Trend we insist on using Kangroo leather binding to pull together our unique aluminium bags? Well, apart from looking fabulous in all different colours and finishes, 'Roo' leather as we call it, is actually really bloody tough and sustainable!
Kangaroo hides are actually the strongest leather hides used in the garment industry, they are so tough that they are the leather of choice for sporting gear. From motorbike riding overalls to cricket balls - just think about how strong a cricket ball has to be.
Kangaroos are also a sustainable choice when it comes to leather as they are native to Australia and have paws rather than hooves. This means they don't damage the delicate topsoil in the Australian outback that cows, goats and other animals with hooves do. Plus their food occurs in the environment without need for farming.
All in all, why would you use anything but kangaroo leather!
On Saturday a week ago I met up with NT News Fashion columnist Georgina Murphy to discuss the launch of my 'der Mond' clutch bag and website. It was in the middle of a week long monsoonal downpour and I wasn't sure whether I would have to drive or swim to The Trader Bar! Thankfully the rain held out for about 10 minutes whilst Georgina and I arrived.
Surrounded by four of my 'der Mond' Clutches, I wore my own creation of matching silk-tweed skirt and top combo; and just by coincidence ordered a matching drink to celebrate whilst we waited for the photographer.
The article came out on Sunday 4 February 2018, a big thank you to Georgie, Katrina, Pippa from the Trader bar and NT News.
It was a stifling hot day at Magic Millions races on the Gold Coast, which I was told is the norm (despite knowing this I had hopes of cooler weather). The new 'der Mond' clutch made its official debut with both Milano Imai, racing fashions personality, and Sonya Spielmann styling them beautifully with very different looks, oh and of course myself.
I entered the fashions on the field competition armed with a carbon black 'der Mond' Clutch and military style cap only to be ousted in the first round, quite understandable considering it was a daring look comparative to the usual elegance of Fashions competitions at race meets. Milano managed to get through to the finals of the event hosted by Harrolds luxury department store, but was not quite able to make the podium. The winners looked gorgeous, however I think they might just be missing the perfect accessory... but I may be a touch bias. ;-)
I chose a last minute outfit with only my hat shape guiding me. I ended up wearing a RixoLondon dress, Marni shoes, Chanel sunglasses, Stomp bangle, Paspaley ring and earrings made from modified Lovisa necklaces. The hat got painted matt black at last moment to match my 'der Mond 'Clutch and shoes.