It’s Sydney’s annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, so what better time to pop your dollars directly into the pockets of talented LGBTQIA+ people. A community that is notorious for their creativity, style, taste and talents, this is the perfect opportunity to show your support and score yourself something fun in the process.
Doodad and Fandango
Known for creating statement jewellery pieces fittingly touted as “wearable art,” Doodad and Fandango pay homage to the glamorous statement jewellery pieces of the 1930s and 50s. Based in Sydney, each piece is lovingly and meticulously made to order by designer and creator, Nikita Majajas. Our Go-To Gang, might have a particular affinity for this pair of earrings.
Rethinking gender norms in fashion, Wild Thing embraces all things masculine, feminine and everything in between in the clothes they create. Wild Fang boasts a diverse and inclusive team and gives back to causes that align with their values. Their clothing gives off the main character energy that we all need.
Created in their LA kitchen by partners Matthew Herman and David Kien, Boy Smells, are candles that are fashioned beyond the gender binary. Their fascinating and delicious fragrances “wrap traditionally masculine scents in a prettier bouquet.” They’ve since also launched Boy Smells Unmentionables, intimates made for all genders and sizes. Smell good and look good? Yes, please.
La La Land
Australian owned, La La Land is the cornucopia of giftware and homeware that focuses on Australian flora and fauna designs. La La Land proudly supports and platforms artists and illustrators, showcasing their incredible talents. You can filter your search by product or by the artist. The array of clever cards is endless! Perfect to level up your gift-giving skills.
Specialising in community engagement projects, public art, education, fashion and more, Jeff McCann is an impressive Australian creative. His work strives to be inclusive, fun and engaging. Although much of his work can be found in public spaces, you can covet your very own Jeff McCann piece for yourself through his website. Shop his prints, inventive cardboard wallets, home decor, and jewellery. His creativity knows no bounds!
Two Brides Presents
A self-proclaimed queer gift shop! Accessories, cards and designs made in Australia by queer and allied Australian artists. Looking to display your pride in your home? Pick up one (or more) of their delightful prints. Know a Go-To fan about to walk down the aisle? They’ve got the perfect peachy card!
Founded by James Flemons in LA, Phlemuns was “born out of a desire to bridge the gap between elevated fashion and everyday communities,”. Phlemuns creates stylish LA street style clothing with accessibility and inclusion at top of mind. Here you’ll find sustainable gender-fluid ready-to-wear clothing - just the unique touch your wardrobe is begging for.
Remy Pajaczkowski-Russell Ceramics
Designed and hand-made, by Remy, on Gadigal land, he creates unique and functional pieces made from varied found Australian materials. Remy developed his passion for woodfired domestic ware, slip decoration and the production of functional objects for ceremony, celebration and reflection while doing an apprenticeship in France. You can pick up his stunning pieces at Cafe Bedda, Cherry Moon, Ruby Lonesome, Cement Fondu, and Broken Hill Regional Gallery. You can also message Remy on Instagram (he’s very friendly), to discuss and purchase his work! It’s guaranteed to be the most unique piece in your home.