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Diary | Love, Desire, Riches | Fashion Exhibition

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Is there another item of clothing that speaks to society, class, status of women, the economy, community and personal desire as much as the sometimes controversial, sometimes coveted wedding dress? The ‘Love, Desire, Riches’ exhibition, presented by the National Trust, looks at wedding fashion from the past two centuries as

Fashion Editorial | Denimmmmm

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Delicious Denim. That was the subject of my most recent fashion shoot with 35mm Fashion Photography, make-up artist Trish Sousa and the gorgeous Georgia G from Chadwick‘s upstairs at my new favourite local haunt Lucky Penny. I discovered Israeli jeweller Shraga Arad on this shoot and am now obsessed his

Seasonal Delights

Photography by Stu Morley

Sweet potato, black fungi, black seaweed and ricotta-filled squid ink ravioli topped with fried basil seeds and black sesame seeds, garnished with parmesan crisp inspired by Kathryn Beker. Gown by Kathryn Beker, scarf by Swash London, sunglasses by Cutler and Gross, cuff by Yunus & Eliza, all accessories from Christine.

Yves Saint Laurent on Film

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In the wake of fellow luminaries Chanel, Lagerfeld and Valentino, it’s now time for the life of iconic French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent to be committed to film. The significance of Saint Laurent’s contribution to fashion cannot be understated. At barely 21 he took over as lead designer for

Hooray for Marais | Melbourne Shopping

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Marais‘ new second Melbourne boutique venture is intoxicatingly glossy. Somehow – from the DCG Design quartz chandelier that glows violet to their shiny hall of mirrors – the store makes it feel as if touching their lovely wares is welcome. The ground floor is home to Givenchy, Celine, Balenciaga, Linda Farrow and covetable shoes.

From Milan (to Melbourne) With Love

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Recently a trio of renowned Italian food, lifestyle and travel bloggers visited our beloved Melbourne on the invitation of Tourism Victoria. I had the pleasure of escorting Laura of The Old Now for just a few days to show her our little corner of the earth; from cocktails at the

Fashion Editorial | J’Adore

Manning Cartell coat $899, Clover Canyon pants from Napoleon Perdis Life.Style $405, Cue shirt $105, Olga de Polga necklace $25, The Bag Department clutch purse from Design A Space $140, A La Folie petits choux. Location: A La Folie Patisserie, South Yarra

I’ve never been to Paris. How remiss of me (it’s on the to-do list). But I can drink Champagne, eat croissants and say “oui” with the best of them! The nation that spawned Chanel, YSL, Eva Green, the Breton shirt and much of the backdrop in Audrey Hepburn’s oeuvre is

Coming Soon | Marais | Retail Therapy

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The Parisian-inspired emporium that is the Royal Arcade’s Marais is welcoming a little sister. Marais mark II is being touted as nothing less than “a portal into a mythical space”, taking up residence soon within a 19th century building on what we might now call the Paris end of Bourke

Fashion Editorial | Ms / Melbourne

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Over the clinking of festive-season champagne glasses late last year, stylist Greg Dennis came to me with the concept of pairing iconic Melbourne landmarks with brilliant Melbourne fashion. He’s since left town to chase the dream in London, but the resulting editorial below could be considered something of a love

Fashiontrend’s ‘Renaissance’

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Featuring the Spring Summer 2014 collections from Paris and London and the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, Fashiontrend magazine‘s Renaissance issue is dedicated to themes of rebirth. The glossy is on shelves now (featuring more of this darkly glamorous cover editorial). I’ve got three copies to giveaway. To win one, simply