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Short & Sweet Style Wrap #20


designer Katinka Poole has won second place at the Triumph Inspiration Award held during Milan Fashion Week recently. Hilary Swank and Vogue Italia’s Editor in Chief were among the judging panel, deciding which lingerie design would win in the international competition with a theme this year of “Icons”. Katinka’s design titled Harbour Mirage is obviously inspired by Sydney’s Harbour Bridge. Other local entrants include Romayne Scott (inspired by the Aviator) and Samantha Campbell (inspired by Dame Edna); their work is also featured below.

Entire styled outfits, bags, shoes and accessories have been donated by Highpoint Shopping Center retailers including labels such as Country Road, Veronika Maine, Cue to the Highpoint Charity Wardrobe. All proceeds go to revamping the Sunshine Hospital Children’s ward. The Wardrobe can be found outside Myer on level 3 from October 14th to November 4th.

Flexiflats is an ingenious little company started to end the suffering of any poor lad forced to piggyback their girlfriend home from big events due to stiletto worn feet. Flexiflats are cute little ballet flats in silver, pink and black that roll up into a small, lightweight pouch to fit easily into any average sized handbag so you can slip them on at the end of the day and not do the barefoot limping walk of shame home. They will be sold at the Caulfield Guineas, the Caulfield Cup, the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley and the Geelong Cup. $1 from each pair sold will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

A photographic insight into master milliner Paris Kyne’s work will be on exhibit at the Melbourne Art Rooms (MARS) 418 Bay Street Post Melbourne from October 13th. Entitled “Mould and Shape” the series is by photographer Fiona Hamilton.

Young Melbourne label Mina and Katusha were lucky to create one of the lovelier gowns to walk the arrivals carpet at the Brownlow medal count. Worn by Erin Briggs, partner of Geelong player Steve Johnson, the one-off dress was a flowing, flattering blue gown feature one shoulder ruffle.

Fat‘s famous end of season Garage Sale in on next Friday 9th to Friday 16th October at 210 Brunswick Street in Fitzroy. You’ll find pieces from Arnsdorf, Elke Kramer, Friedrich Gray, Life with Bird, Lover, Romance was Born, Skin and Threads and many more at up to 70% off.

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