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A belated postcard from the tropics…

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Sorry for going missing. I was lucky enough to have gotten lost for the past fortnight with my beau on the lush island of Upolu in Samoa. It’s a place that possesses an almost prehistoric mystique via misty mountain canopies, a wealth of just-right sunshine which my new freckles can

StyleMelbourne’s 2013 Festive Gift Guide

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The hunter/gatherer aspect of shopping should be a joy. But come December, the last minute hunt may be lacking in the expected festive spirit. So here’s a sweet yet stylish gift guide if, like me, you’ve still got a few names to cross off your “nice” list yet. P.S. And

DressCode: Hello Summer

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I attempted to be the hostess with the mostest at a party held recently at Captain Baxter to launch the Summer social season in Melbourne. We decided upon the tongue in cheek (or should that be tongue in chic) dresscode of ‘Yacht Club Luxe’ which saw guests break out sailor-detailing, floaty

DressCode: Derby Day 2013

Wearing Karen Millen dress, Lisa Tan millinery and hair by Conrad Mace to Derby Day 2013

The races call for some measure of thoughtfulness to be put into your look so for chi chi tresses why look any further than a glamorous South Yarra salon? The wonderful folks at Conrad Mace (thank you stylist Sarah!) were responsible for my favoured asymmetrical Jessica Rabbit ‘do on Derby Day.

The Beautiful Bellarine

The memorable façade of the Vue Grand Hotel

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside. Especially in Winter. It may be counter-intuitive but even if I won’t be swimming and sunbathing there’s something grounding about crashing waves under grey skies right outside the door. Particularly if there are the cliché (for good reason) fireplaces and goblets

Fashion Flashback

Kate Moss smoking on the catwalk for Louis Vuitton caused consternation. So? Melbourne did it decades beforehand without so much as a batted (false) eyelash! An old 90′s documentary on 80′s fashion and the Fashion Design Council of Australia popped up on my radar recently. The films here speak to

A Luxe Bite

Did you know a new type of chocolate has been invented? Now – in addition to dark, milk and white – caramelised white chocolate exists. I owe this sweetly new-found knowledge to Luxbite pâtissiers Bernard Chu and Yen Yee. If you have not yet visited their boutique bakery filled with artful

Wardrobe v Pantry v StyleMelbourne

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Anyone who knows me at all knows that I adore food just as much as fashion. So when the lovely lasses at couture and cuisine matching blog Wardrobe v Pantry challenged me to a food fight I readily accepted. I dared them to come up with a dish that complemented these

StyleMelbourne for Adore Home magazine

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Did you see? StyleMelbourne was recently featured in the wonderful Adore Home magazine. Founding editor Loni Parker kindly included a few of my favourite things in the publication’s current fashion issue. The list includes Love & Lustre lingerie, Voluspa candles, earrings by Anna Davern, the artworks of Kelly Thompson, and

30 days with Kaya

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Mission accomplished. I recently successfully completed a challenge that health club Kaya set me to visit at least 21 times in 30 days. For more details you can read about it here and here. Like all things, what you get out of it comes down to what you put in