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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

Diary | Spirit Queen | Melbourne Fashion Festival

Spirit Queen

How entrancing is this image? It’s model Louise Van de Vorst in a new series called ‘Spirit Queen’ as part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival. Fashion photographer and Folie a Deux filmmaker Christian Blanchard (who has recently shot for Tangent, Pages Digital and Spook magazines) and stylist Bec Cole

Diary: Royal Botanic Runway

Akira Isogawa at the Royal Botanic Runway

“I have released collections every season for 165 years. My runway is 38 hectares wide. My pieces have been forged by the world’s most prolific designer. The House of Mother Nature.” – if only The Royal Botanic Gardens could speak The phrase ‘gilding the lily’ has never been more apt.

Reflections of Spring Racing

Brodie Harper, Nicole Warne of Gary Pepper Girl (wearing Nerida Winter fascinator and Zimmermann dress), Jess Dempsey (wearing Piers Atkinson headpiece) and Sarah Willcocks of StyleMebourne (wearing Alpha 60 and Pamela Usanto).

Time for some what-hat-should-I-wear-to-the-races inspiration. Did you see the little millinery exhibition I was involved in last year? The idea has evolved for a sophomore outing with Nicole Warne a.k.a Gary Pepper Girl choosing her favourite hats for the season (which is right up her alley as she collects vintage

Uncovering Spring at the Glasshouse

I’d like to add a little something to the classic adage; “people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.” Perhaps an addendum; “but they should throw many lovely parties”? A temporary glasshouse has been constructed in the Melbourne as an ode to the Spring season. Styled on an English conservatory, the

Iskra Galic for FROC 2013

Creative Director – Jason Panda @ Crave Agency Photographer – Bernard Gueit @ Crave Agency Hair – Andrea Pavlou, Jamie Furlong and Danielle @ Xiang Hair Stylist – Vass Arvanitis @ Unsigned Management Makeup – Sue Marshall Model – Iskra Galic @ Vivien’s Prominent Australian model Iskra Galic has lent

The Fashionable Cocktail at MSFW

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Cocktails are not about getting wasted (no matter how elegantly). They are about dressing up, experiencing a very grown-up ritual and perhaps becoming “pleasantly giddily tiddly” as fashion writer Janice Breen Burns puts it. Savouring cocktails is about knowing who you are. Fashion and music journalist (and now three time

Anya Brock for Fashion Aid

Anya Brock for Fashion Aid 2013

Australian artist and illustrator Anya Brock, known for her colour-drenched painted ladies and dripping wildlife,  has created the 2013 ‘face’ of Fashion Aid. A fashionable sensibility is evident through much of her work; Anya once ran her own label and has worked with Christopher Kane and Richard Nicoll. You can

Time to Swoon | Sale

Swoon sale

Soiree season is coming. So you and your pennies should probably make an appearance at Swoon’s one day only sale tomorrow Thursday 22nd August to find an outfit. They offer fashion goodness such as Lady Fox and Karlie Gartner’s delicious jewels, Alexi Freeman and Neo Dia pieces and sunglasses by

High Fashion, High Tea 2013

High Fashion High Tea at the Park Hyatt Melbourne hotel

On Sunday 8th September from 1.30pm, the Park Hyatt Melbourne’s ballroom will become swathed in fashion. High Fashion, High Tea returns on a grander scale than before. Hosted by Emily Power (of the Fashionista’s Guide to Shopping in Melbourne), the event will see the Spring/Summer collections of renowned Australan designers