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Short & Sweet Style Wrap #27


 and sleepwear label Hopeless Hotel now has an online store. Shop to your heart’s content by clicking here.

Passion Victims presents Desire an exhibition featuring 18 photographers and their differing interpretations of the theme of desire. The focus is on fashion as a different Australian designer features in each piece. The exhibition is open from the 10th to the 25th March at Somewhere Gallery – Level 2/314, Little Collins Street, Melbourne.

Handbags & Gladrags is a “clothing exchange and bohemian fashion afternoon” in support of the Build Project which offers further opportunities for education for young Burmese students. For $25 you have the chance to swap clothing, shoes and accessories, watch a fashion parade, bid on pre-loved outfits, hear from stylist Susan Conterno and feast on cake, tea and coffee. Handbags & Gladrags is on Saturday 13th March from 1 ’til 4pm in St Kilda.

Want to be the next Carine Roitfeld? I do! I do! Hear all about the secrets on how to get into the fashion media industry at the next Prospect 360 seminar. Featuring the editors of Vogue, The Age and Michi Girl; the seminar is on Wednesday 10th March from 6pm  at Media House, 655 Collins Street, Melbourne. Tickets are $99 and can be booked by clicking here.

Oh to inspire the most influential artists of all time to great heights of poetry, painting and song! Such is the allure of the muse. Innovative local label Materialbyproduct are searching for their new muse. Perhaps it’s you? They require a muse who is “the physical incarnation of the ideals of the brand, emanating raw beauty, grace and intelligence. She is strong, but light – poised, yet meditative. She has thoughtful engagement with the image of the label.” Payment will likely be in the form of some of the most artfully constructed clothing you have ever seen and partial nudity may be called for. Contact them if interested.

The Lydra website is now live. A place to find bespoke purses and clutch bags made from vintage and found materials in the prettiest patterns.

If you haven’t yet heard, loving that Super Kawaii Mama is the first Australian fashion blogger to work with a label to create an upcoming collection. Friends of Couture will be a perfect fit.

I had just written about 2010’s world trends in beauty for Cherry Mag, when I heard that Minx nails (as adorning Beyonce’s fingertips) will be exhibited for the first time at Salon Melbourne. Registrations to attend this new beauty expo are open now.

Daily Labels is launching very soon. It is a new online shopping concept for Australia run by a trio of Melbournites. The idea is that one item in limited quantities is released each day for only 24 hours on the site. So first in best dressed! Sign up today and you’ll earn $10 credit and go into the draw to win $500 to spend.

Mimco have designed the Vampirella Bag to the right in celebration of the upcoming LMFF. With leather, chains and dark suede it’s easy to see where the piece gets its gothic name. If you feel like playing the mistress of the night this season you can hunt it down online or in selected Mimco sites. However the bags are rare with only 50 being made.

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