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Short & Sweet Style Wrap #3

Melbourne Central is running four consecutive fashion nights each Friday evening from tonight. From 6 – 9pm there with be musical performances and in-store designer appearances. Tonight songstress Ella Thompson and DJ Kevin Van Eade perform. Next Friday sees sleepwear king Peter Alexander, Fame Agenda’s Monica Lim, Arthur Galan and Dom Bagnato all paying a visit. On the 27th March we have DJ Kevin again, along with opera singer Kirsten McMillan. And the final Friday on April the 3rd shoppers can enjoy electronica from Elektra.


Tie and neckwear designer Carlo Carli is planning to launch a new underwear line.


MaterialByProduct have been invited to showcase their latest range at Barcelona Fashion Week.


The Crown Riverwalk will be transformed this coming Sunday 15th March as Melbourne’s longest cake (a whole 100meters of fluffy goodness) is prepared from 9am – 12.30pm by chef to raise awareness and funds for cerebral palsy. So go for  stroll and pick up a slice.


Earth Made Me has opened a rare high-end but sustainable fashion store online.


Designer Andrea Pannell has a new collection entitled ‘Pure’ to complement her main ‘Andrea Yasmin Limited’ range.


Don’t forget to keep checking in at our new dedicated L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival 2009 section – new reviews, news and photos are going up all the time.


Speaking of LMFF, the San Pellegrino water boys (a highlight of the festival as you patiently wait for shows to start) have had their uniforms made over by Arthur Galan’s AG.


Burgeoning label Vintage Soul is holding another fashion expose market day at The Beach in Albert Park on Sunday March 22nd from 5pm – 8pm.


As you may have heard Pacific Brands has pulled it visibility from this year’s LMFF (but will still be meeting financial commitments behind the scenes). Label State of Georgia is taking over the Pop Pp 3 show and the opening Pop Up will have a reenactment of the Opening party’s fashion presentation. PacBrands are now open to the possibility of Australian jobs being saved if a buyer was interesting in purchasing their local manufacturing branches.


Lady’s clearance sale has up to 70% off everything at 237 Flinders Lane now until tomorrow at 6pm.


Flamingo Sands is having a moving sale at 40 Stokes Street n Port Melbourne this Saturday until Monday. Prices are as low as $5 for samples and $20 for bikinis and caftans.


Designers’ House has opened at the new Harbour Town precinct at the Docklands. It promises a boutique level of personalised service that has been lacking in fashion retailing lately.


The Textile Institute of Australia has awarded fashion designer Nadia Foti a $10,500 scholarship to study in Milan as part of winning their National Student of the Year Award.


Chadstone is cooking up series of designer dinner cooking demonstrations. Chefs will be whipping up recipes like Peter Alexander’s Lobster Club Sandwich, Kylie Radford’s (Morrison) Organic Chargrilled Chicken, Alannah HIll’s pink Pavlovas and Leona Edmiston’s lychee and lemon cocktail. Yum!I On now until the 15th.


Lili has gathered together our city’s version of “It girls” for their LMFF parade. Models include actress Margot Robbie, jewellery designer Anna Lund, singers Rebecca Jamieson and Zoe Badwi, Kara Wheatley and Lillian Romano.


Dizingof have moved their label to the next level and will be making their designs available wholesale.


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