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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

Caulfield Cup 2014 | Track Style


As Admire Rakti crossed the finish line at the Caulfield Cup this past weekend, I was keeping an eye out for people who were in fine form beside the racecourse. The hunt for the best or – even better – the most interesting modern racewear was on around style hotspots

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier

What can I say that hasn’t already been written about the new Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition at the National Gallery? Under the genius guidance of curator Thierry-Maxime Loriot, it’s a pretty darn fantastic thing to witness even if you’re not particularly into fashion. Without spoiling too many of the surprises,

Lui Hon forges ‘Straight Ahead’ into Winter 2015


There’s a famous Japanese legend which promises whomever folds one thousand origami cranes will have their dearest held wish come true. Hopefully this is a portent of  good luck for Lui Hon, who has taken the paper-craft bird as a motif for his sublime upcoming Autumn Winter 2015 collection titled

Thurley | Spring Racing


A miniature horse called Eskimo almost outshone the frocks as Thurley unveiled their Spring racewear offering over a celeb and stylist-studded brunch this morning. Designer Helen O’Connor will naturally be sporting her own label to Caulfield, Derby, Oaks and maybe Melbourne Cup Day this year. And she’ll be showcasing several minimal

Fashion Editorial | Get Racy

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‘Tis the season for classic yet fresh Spring racewear inspiration. Trying to figure out what to wear to the carnival? Look no further than this new shoot. Thank you to 35mm Fashion Photography, beauty hero Trish Sousa, really, really ridiculously good looking Rory and Belle from Chadwick‘s, Arnie from Flowers

Style Spy | Yellowglen Terrace | Turnbull Stakes Day


Aside from Turnbull Stakes champion horse Lucia Valentina, the other winners this past weekend seemed to be lady milliners. As the hub for style on this Melbourne Cup Carnival preview day, the Yellowglen Terrace was awash with beauties sporting mainly Danica Erard headpieces alongside serious showings by Jill and Jack

Botanica | Violet & I | Spring Summer 2014


I’m a sucker for a botanical prints. An so Violet & I‘s new Botanica collection turned my head with native wattle motif. Tropicalised poppies also feature in the pretty-as-a-picture range alongside miniature roses that mimic polka dots and reference memories of designer Anna Tyrrell’s grandmother’s garden. A serene mood is

Advanced Style


Last night I encountered ‘Advanced Style’. The film, based on Ari Seth Cohen’s famously ground-breaking blog of the same name, is eye-opening, refreshing and full of warm moments as it explores fashion for the 50+ set. It was wonderful to gain an insight into these seven uniquely stylish characters’ New

Make Me Melt

Melt Couples Massage videos

They say all you need is love. So, for years I like to think that Emma and Denis Merkas have been making Melbourne a better place through the language of touch, by teaching couples’ the art of how to give a really good massage via live group workshops. Now –