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Short & Sweet Style Wrap #26

Maurie & Eve are holding a clearance sale in Melbourne for the first time. Up to 85% off everything for two days only. Find it at Suite 6/1 Yarra Street in Richmond this evening from 5pm ’til 9pm and tomorrow from 9.30am ’til 5pm.

Model Jessica Hart chats with FTV about her new label Neon Hart and her photo blog.

RIP Lee Alexander McQueen.

The Harvest Powell label has a new website to peruse. Take a peek at her Spring/Summer 2010 collection here. I love the silver brocade shift dress.

There will be so much happening during LMFF, and if you are overwhelmed by all the consumerism but still need a wardrobe refresh, consider the Take 2 Market. Recycled designer, vintage, everyday clothing and accessories will be for sale at the Hawthorn Town Hall, 360 Burwood Road,  from 10am ’til 3pm on Sunday 21st March. Entry is $3 and there will be a fairytale-like fashion parade at 1pm.

Jason Grech conquered the bridal scene in Sydney recently as the Knot chose JASONGRECH White gowns as the “stars of the show” at the Ultimate Bridal Event.

I think it’s a long shot but Michelle Obama has been invite to the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival when she visits Australia next month. If it does happen (I have everything crossed) I hope that some innovative Australian designers can outfit her for the duration.

Still stuck for an ingenious token of love for Valentine’s Day (this Sunday)? The devine Flower Temple, Artemis Lane in QV, are offering a ‘Butterfly Experience‘ where the object of your desire is presented with a bouquet complete with a real butterfly chrysalis. From the chrysalis a butterfly will soon emerge to release into freedom.

Comeback Kid are on sale – 50% off everything like- now until tomorrow. Take a look at their swanky new website too. Find the kids at level 1/8 Rankins Lane in Melbourne.

Check out the new retail website Beaut Vintage. Collector Sharon Perkins discovers retro and vintage fashion from Europe and North America and from around Australia home to Melbourne.

Beautiful beachwear label Flamingo Sands and Siren Accessories have also teamed up for a sale at 1 Earl Street in Windsor until Sunday 21st. Current season piece are as low as $50 and past season’s are down to $30.

The Blackbird Market returns to the Workers Club 51 Brunswick Street in Fitzroy, tomorrow from 11am ’til 5pm. Listen to acts like British India as you browse for fashion, accessories and other arty things.

The Sustainable Living Festival starts next week and has several offerings for the fashion-inclined. On Sunday 21st February you can workshop at ‘Re-mixed Re-worked Re-Fashioned’ and give life to your existing wardrobe. On Friday 19th you can listen to a discussion on teh darker side of fashion at the ‘Sustaining Fashion?’ forum. And on Saturday 20th take in a ‘SLOW Fashion’ show.

Another brilliant sale! Alice Euphemia is again holding their twice a year only Garage Sale. Up to 80% off drool worthy (you get it wet, you buy it) labels like Tina Kalivas, Arnsdorf and Romance Was Born. It will be on Thursday 18th from 9am ’til 9pm, Friday 19th from 9am ’til 7pm and Saturday 20th from 9am ’til 6pm. Find Alice at Shop 6, 37 Swanston Street in Cathedral Arcade, Melbourne.

Image courtesy respective labels.

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