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Cafe Paris | Spring Summer 16 | YB J’aime

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I could wax lyrical about the indefinable essence of ‘Parisian cool’ (it sits somewhere on the spectrum between ‘chic’ and a certain ‘je nais se quoi‘). It’s an element designer Yeojin Bae and her personal style icons for the ‘Cafe Paris’ season – Charlotte Rampling, Jane Birkin and Lou Doillon

Feathering the Nest

Ode to Gwendoline

The Johnston Collection is one of Melbourne’s secret places. It’s a treasure trove of fine and decorative art, furniture and objects housed within Fairhall, the former East Melbourne residence of the antiques’ collector. Every so often the W R Johnston Trust invites a contemporary creative into their ‘House of Ideas’,

Coming Soon | Melbourne à la mode

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Melbourne à la mode is a collective, ephemeral fashion store that will soon materialise in the grand George Ballroom. The shop will feature The Eternal Headonist’s wonderful hats and headpieces, Lady Petrova’s effervescent collections, Hawkeye Vintage’s treasures (pictured), Micky in the Van’s off-beat designs, Dainty and Bold’s jewels, T Serafina’s

The Top 10 @ MSFW 2015

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Begone Antarctic Vortices (yes, I had to Google the plural for ‘vortex’). Sunshiny days are but seven weeks away, and with them comes Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. I’ve already revealed the essentials of MSFW 2015 over at The Urban List so below are the events I think may spark your interest

The New Edit: June 2015

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Here’s a wrap up of the latest Australian fashion and lifestyle labels, Melbourne spaces and other objets du jour that you should know about this month. – The Smart Knot will soon offer exceptional handmade bow-ties fashion from silk, wool and cashmere. Because bow-ties are cool. – Launching imminently, n/nicholas is the new diffusion

Women He’s Undressed

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You’re about to hear a whole lot more about Orry Kelly, the oft-forgotten-yet-legendary Hollywood costume designer and the first Australian to win three Oscars. Later in the year there will be an ACMI exhibition and a book “Women I’ve Undressed: The Fabulous Life and Times of a Legendary Hollywood Designer and

Now Open: Smith & Deli

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The empire of Smith & Daughters founders Shannon Martinez and Mo Wyse is growing. Joining the family is Smith & Deli, the little corner Jewish deli of your dreams (that just so happens to be vegan). It’s not just a New York inspired delicatessen but also a little bit of

Mini Melbourne

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So it appears my scheme to create a hoarde of minions to do my bidding (which admittedly mostly involves fetching me iced vo-vos and making sure a vigorous daily schedule of foot rubs is kept up) is not quite going to plan. They need to be…at least three times bigger

World Watch | The Fifth Watches

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Watch it. Melbourne accessories label The Fifth will plant a tree for each tan band watch sold this month in ode to the UN’s World Environment Day. Because flora and foliage can are even more beautiful than a new timepiece. The label’s five styles are released on the 5th of

Now Open | LXÉ | Melbourne CBD

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New Melbourne label LXÉ has opened their first pop-up boutique to launch their sophomore collection. C:2 features timeless limited edition pieces in a forward-looking colour palette, plus a smattering of hero designs such as denim printed leather shorts and heavily embellished crop tanks. It is complimented in-store by lush foliage,