The Garb Wire: Hits of 2015

We’re incredibly honoured to nominate ourselves as yet another website with a round up of our favourite things for the year.

My heartfelt thanks to you for reading this, for supporting my epic project – after looking for work towards the end of last year, I found that I wasn’t able to fit in to a scene that already exists, so I decided to create my own. It gets challenging at times, because I’m also a mother of three sons, with an  oft-absent husband, which means I miss out on going to lots of things, but my obsession with music and passion for style will always bring me back from the brink, to you. Big thanks and love to my sister Tania, my biggest supporter and best friend, and two of my favourite living accessories Craig Tinker and Katy Lefroy. Your contributions make TGW shine. Thank you so much for reading. 2016 is going to rule the school.

Top Ten Stories on The Garb Wire 2015

01 Gwendolynne Drops The Plus


02 Vanity Fair: The Clairy Browne Interview

Clairy Browne photo by Harold David (03_205)
Clairy Browne by Harold David

03 Richard Avedon: Darkness and Light

04 TGW Q+A: State Of Folly


05 MBFF Brisbane: Next Hotel Next Gen Group Show by Tania Ogier


06 Gorman: Autumn 2015 – Moth & Moon

07 TGW Q+A: The Art of Jodee Knowles

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08 Superconcious: Status Anxiety for Men

09 Movement Sydney: 18 Things about DREEMS

10 TGW Q+A: Elisa Heimann, Agent Costume.

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TGW Top Songs 2015

Tania Ogier

Tania Ogier, Contributor. QLD Correspondent.

01 Kendrick Lamar ‘King Kunta’ (or, ‘that Sunday afternoon when I had bogan fatigue and decided to become the loudest car in the carpark’)

02 Major Lazer ‘Powerful’ (Reminiscent of Martina Topley-Bird’s vocals on Tricky’s 1995 album Maxinquaye, Ellie Goulding brings it with her soulful smouldering styles).

03 Szymon ‘Runaway’ (Evening, candlelight, a cool drink… trying to sway on the deck without falling over)

04 The Chemical Brothers ‘Go’ (Two words: Fashion. Week.)

05 JOY. ‘About Us’ (It’s not you, it’s me)

06 The Paper Kites ‘Too Late’ (Sorry, it wasn’t me after all. It was you.)

07 The Fratellis ‘Baby Don’t Lie To Me’ (That time Jon Fratelli answered my interview questions and I smiled so much it hurt)

08 Mark Ronson ‘Feel Right’ (Unable to dance a proper Funky Chicken at Splendour ‘cause my gumboots kept getting stuck in the mud)

09 Alpine ‘Foolish’ (“Mmmmm, hmmmm. Mmmmm, hmmmm”)

10 Leisure ‘Got It Bad’(For those solo, pre-office, in-car shoulder-dance times)

This is not indicative of my Hottest 100 list, necessarily. I’m still agonising over that one.


Craig Tinker, Contributor. Citizen of Life.

Personally I have found this year very uninspiring, music wise.

01 Electric Indigo – The Paper Kites
02 Can’t Feel My Face – The Weeknd
03 Fourth Of July – Sufjan Stevens
04 All Of Me Wants All Of You – Sufjan Stevens
05 Sugar – Maroon 5 (yes really)
06 All You Had To Do Was Stay – Ryan Adams
07 I Wish You Would – Ryan Adams
08 Style – Taylor Swift

Melissa Ogier


What were your favourites for the year?

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