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Romance Was Born Grand Finale | VAMFF 2015

May Gibbs’ gumnut babies may seem like unlikely muses. Yet against a backdrop of the late authoress’ voice and the comforting scent of Eucalyptus leaves, Romance Was Born created magic. ‘Bush Magic’ is their latest collection which puts the spotlight on Australiana via magpie feather prints, stunning wattle blooms and

Romance Was Born’s Express Yourself

Sydney fashion designers Luke Sales and Anna Plunkett of Romance Was Born have been commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria to curate an art exhibition with a twist: it’s meant for children. But may I say there is SO much joy to be found in the Romance Was Born world

Romance Was Born Spring 2013 Preview + Alice Euphemia turns Sweet 16

Last week one of Melbourne’s premier fashion boutiques (“institution” is not too light a term) celebrated its 16th birthday. It could not get any sweeter for Alice Euphemia, than presenting the tooth-achingly colour-coated Spring 2013 collection by Romance Was Born at the party. The exclusive preview featured an installation of “The Miraculous

“Romance Was Born” for Sportsgirl Auction

You may have seen the recent capsule collection that Romance Was Born designers Luke Sales and Anna Plunkett have created for Sportsgirl. Inspired by carnivalesque themes, the collection entitled ‘Clownin’ Around’ features 12 pieces in the label’s typical frenetic style. We featured the collection as part of Sportsgirl’s Autumn Winter

Feathering the Nest

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’,

The New Edit: June 2015


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

Outfit Post | Grand Finale | VAMFF 2015

I have a soft spot for fashion that doesn’t take itself too seriously. So when I saw APOM’s new collection with this fab dino print inspired by one of my beloved childhood movies I was instantly happy (there may have been some rather undignified squealing and hand-clapping). I thought Romance

United By Style | Ginger & Smart x Dulux

Renowned trend forecaster Li Edelkoort has recently declared that it’s “the end of fashion as we know it”. She sees many reasons for this, including a new focus on clothes (as opposed to fashion with a capital ‘F’) and couture. I think another could be that fashion has moved out

The Top 20 | VAMFF 2015

ACMI Crystals and the Postman are a Girl’s Best Friend by Ellen von Unwerth

See. Do. Wear. And always get close. Here are my Top 20 picks of the cultural events and runway shows from the 2015 Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival… – Josh Goot has scored the coveted Grand Showcase solo runway just in time for the lauded label’s 10th birthday. – I’ll

Get Close to VAMFF 2015

The next Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival is beckoning us to “get close” both via technology and real life means. You’ll note that in the festival’s contemporary 2015 campaign, revealed in full last night, a trio of models are pressed against glass while wearing some of the flagship Australian designer