One hundred and fifty of Gen Y’s most stylish congregated at Fortitude Valley’s Alloneword bar last Friday to launch Brisbane’s latest publication, Moustache magazine.
“It’s all a blur right now, I can’t believe it’s come altogether,” said 20-year-old co-editor Sigrid Sagorski at the party. “When you have passion, you go for it. Tonight, our dream has come true.”
The dream was the one Ms Sagorski shared with fellow photographer and editor Luke Graham, 24.
“When we first thought of the concept, we had no idea what we were doing,” said Mr Graham. “Sig and I were so clueless, we gave up a number of times with Moustache. But we realised if we didn’t do this, Brisbane’s scene – the art and culture scene – would remain hidden and unheard of.”
Ms Sagorski said they didn’t want the talent to go to waste.
What began as a small idea transformed into a series of post-it-notes, publishing meetings, scouting for talent and a quench for endless coffee. “Luke and I decided we wanted to be our own bosses. We were determined,” she said.
Moustache, a bi-annual publication, aims to uncover the talents of the city’s innovative movers and shakers. Describing themselves as a, “magazine of unique substance that advocates culture happening everyday in Brisbane,” the publication will feature – amongst other features – band and music reviews, photography portfolios, fashion spreads, artist profiles and cultural events attended by Brisbane’s culture vultures.
Moustache’s online counterpart will have monthly themes in conjunction with their stories. This month is about growth, in dedication to their work ethic. “This month’s theme is about growth, maturity, new life and the budding of ideas from concept to creation,” Moustache magazine’s website states.
Decked in artwork and digital demonstrations, Alloneword welcomed guests to sweets and songs. “The atmosphere is great! People have really come out and supported this [the magazine],” beamed medical student Andrew Wilson, who, amid a stressful study load, is also an amateur photographer. “Moustache would be a great platform for Brisbane’s culture.”
The first issue was released for purchase at the launch party.