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Lui Hon Spring Summer 2010/11 at RAFW

Lui Hon‘s Spring Summer 2010/11 collection titled “So The Wind Won’t Blow It All Away” is evocative of fragility. Some pieces were literally hanging by a thread. His complex layers were rendered in sheer, asymmetrical and ombre dyed fabrics. Nudes, dreamy blue greys and crisp white were set off by

Arnsdorf Spring Summer 2010/11 at RAFW

There’s much to be said for picking a few sublime colours and letting simplicity and cut speak for themselves. Arnsdorf‘s Jade Sarita Arnott presented a collection of block coloured frocks in moss green, dusty orange, golden tan and lilac with the addition of an abstract digital print broke up the

Kirrily Johnston ‘Apocolypto’ at RAFW 2010

Kirrily Johnston likes to play with the idea of people in tribes. While some labels often tend to reference more literal ideas of a certain culture (eg “Parisian chic” or “Grecian”), Johnston’s tribes are usually an imagined vision of what could be. As the title suggests, this time around her

Rooftop Cinema 2010 Finale

Rooftop Cinemas at Curtin House on Swanston Street

After two weeks layering it up in chilly Japan I returned home to find a couple of my favourite things have been delivered; (real/actual/not electronic) mail and a smattering of lovely invitations including one to a special event at the Rooftop Cinemas. Not so thrilled about the hail damage and

Stoneleigh Pop-Up Wine Bar

Our penchant for pop-ups continues. We’ve seen pop-up wineries, galleries, shops and now New Zealand winemaker Stoneleigh brings their pop-up wine lounge to Melbourne’s City Square. I love how all this temporary-ness changes the face of our city constantly and how in a town accustomed to laneway bars and hard

Hunt for the Ultimate Coffee: Sensory Lab

We Melburnians like to lay claim to being Australia’s capital of many things: fashion, food, sport, festivals, culture and coffee. We do love our lattes (in a glass) and like to think we have adapted a European-style, cafe culture to our casual way of life. There are many in this

Painted Lady

This  is how I spent the eve of Australia Day. Painting the town (well, the warehouse space of 1000 £ Bend at least) – not red – but a delicious shade of mauve. A rare experience, Melburnians were led to the secret location of the Paint Party by navigation site

Be Cool

How to stay cool this week literally and figuratively speaking? Tomorrow our first “catastrophically” hot day for 2010 will rudely arrive. I am lazily yet to install air-conditioning in my place. So it’s all about trying not to move around too much combined with; -Copious jugs of iced tea. Currently

Welcome to the New Era

Melbourne certainly gave us a natural fireworks show last night and, with a crack of thunder and a spark of lightening, washed away the last vestiges of 2009. Hello 2010! I hope you will be a year (and the start of a whole new shiny decade) to remember. January 1st