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Fashion Editorial: La Veuve Noire

La Veuve Noire by 35mm Fashion Photography, Trish Sousa MUA and London Model Management for StyleMelbourne.

Photographer – 35mm Fashion Photography Model – Siobhan @ London Management Group Stylist – Lyndel Yeo with Sarah Willcocks Hair stylist, make-up artist & manicurist – Trish Sousa Beauty assistant – Olivia Lowden Shoot assistant – Sarah Kempson Floral arrangement – Domain Flowers Location – The ‘Chancellor’ residences by Sunland

Dreaming of a Pink Christmas

A bust of Winston Churchill, fox figurines and top-hat adorned tinsel were on hand to officially launch British label Thomas Pink’s first Australian store today. The label’s namesake was a tailor who created red overcoats for the masters of 18th century foxhunts. Nowadays, as part of the LVMH Moet Hennessy

Top 20 Party Dresses

The silly season and summer in general call for some serious time spent in good company. Whether you’ll spend it sitting around a backyard fire on a balmy evening, talking your way into a Hamptons-esque beachside soiree or on a city rooftop sipping Manhattans, this time of year demands a

Now open: Comme des Garcons

An impromptu dinner with the team in Paris led to Christine St Clair opening the first ever Comme des Garcons retail space in Australia last week. After a mere three-month turnaround, the ‘Pocket’ store has been designed out of Tokyo and houses the label’s ‘Play’ range of fragrances, tees and accessories,

Happy Birthday Barbie

Models Samantha Downie & Amy Staunton in Toni Maticevski

It’s Barbara Millicent Roberts’ birthday this week. Better known to the world as the singular ‘Barbie‘ she is the most prolific person to ever have been moulded into existence. Barbie celebrates 53 years in the spotlight in 2012, though the lady does not reveal her true age. In honour of this olympic

‘Von Follies’ by Dita Von Teese

A palpable shift in fashion festival patrons occurred earlier this week, as victory rolls, scarlet pouts and tattoos aplenty descended upon Central Pier. ‘Von Follies’ lingerie by burlesque performer Dita Von Teese is the latest incarnation of the Designers for Target series in Australia. Obviously a major drawcard was Dita

Mid-Mouse Runways at Penthouse Mouse 2012

Penthouse Mouse Mid-Mouse

Fitzroy’s 221 Kerr Street was transformed into an underground art space meets design mecca for two brilliantly individual runways, brought to you by the folk at Penthouse Mouse. Leonard St presented a rich palette featuring warm autumnal tones, clashed with bold prints. Silhouettes were relaxed and the overall feel of

LMFF: Alex Perry

Breaking new ground for the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival (by showing a preview rather than a current collection) last year, Alex Perry returned once again to showcase his Spring Summer 12/13 ready to wear designs. The show opened with snow white gowns, bodices embroidered with ebony and ivory beading. Corsetry

LMFF: Runway 1

L’Oreal Paris Runway 1 at the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival showcased Australia’s established labels (plus one welcome New Zealand interloper). Carl Kapp presented 40’s-style femme fatales in anything but a noir colour palette. Karen Walker jumped a decade forward with 50’s styling; hair-scarves and cats eye sunglasses galore. Nicola Finetti

DressCode: L’Oreal Paris Runway 1 & Alex Perry Runway

Alexi Freeman, Mimco, Megan Park, The Olsen hotel, LMFF

x The occasion: Runway 1 & Alex Perry runway Dress – ‘Galaxy Mesh Gather Gown’ (in which I feel like some kind of intergalactic fashion superhero) by Alexi Freeman Leggings – ‘Galaxy Foil Leggings’ by Alexi Freeman Bangles & Bracelet – Megan Park, love her jewels. Shoes – Mimco Belt