For such a small, far away place, Australia sure manages to make its mark. From entertainment and media to business and technology, Australians are everywhere, doing everything. While the Antipodean exodus to the mother country is well-documented, there are just as many Australians in the United States. Down Under Up Top is a series of profiles and conversations with Australians living in America. Good moves, bad moves and all the moves in between, true to their nature, these are honest Aussies, tackling the world of the Yank.

Down Under Up Top was started by Jess Basser in 2013. 



About Jess Basser

Jess is an Australian writer and editor, living in Los Angeles. Before moving Up Top, she worked with Broadsheet Media for over two years, starting out as an intern and ending up as Editor of Broadsheet Melbourne in March 2012. 


Having spent far too much time in the US over the past 7 years, Jess made the jump permanently in mid-2012. She soon realised just how many Australians have made the same jump, and Down Under Up Top was born.


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Feature on Australians showing at Spring 14 NYFW
Feature on TOME’s Fall 13 NYFW presentation
Feature on Toni Maticevski
Feature on Jess Blanch, editor of RUSSH
Feature on Magdalena Velevska
Feature on TOME
Feature on now-closed e-commerce site 2-Times
News on Witu’s new collection
News on J.W. Anderson x Topshop