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New York City Style exhibition with Sex & the City stylist Patricia Field

Stylist and costume designer Patricia Field has scoured private archives across the globe (Italy, France, London) to bring pieces from Sex & The City to Melbourne for the New York City Style fashion exhibition. “I tried to get the J’Adore Dior little tee-shirt. No where to be found.” “The best

Perfume Masterclass at The Powder Room

“Always reserve one perfume just for seduction” advocates Samantha Taylor, founder of The Powder Room. I was recently treated to a fragrance masterclass with Sam as she opened up her studio for the first time. Surrounded by chic bottles of boutique perfumes, I learnt that to take on the title of

Dior & Yamamoto: The New Look

At first glance designers Christian Dior and Yohji Yamamoto have little in common. The first is remembered for his ultra-feminine styles, the latter for unfinished, avant garde designs. However both transformed womens’ silhouettes; Dior’s legacy is the cinched-waist, full skirted, hourglass “New Look” of the late 40’s and Yamamoto’s broke shape

Kerrie Hess, fashion illustration & cake

“I’m feel like a Melbourne girl at heart”. Yesterday I took my tea with a side of style; as Parisian-based fashion illustrator Kerrie Hess returned home to Australia to launch her collaboration with the Langham Hotel. This will be latest in a series of the hotel’s signature high teas as

The next best thing to Safari

rhythm of africa at werribee open range zoo

The tribal trend has been recurring for the past few seasons. And I do love a touch of animal print. Especially when it’s still on the animal. One of my dreams is to go on a safari one day, but that will have to wait until I can afford to

Designer Fashion Sale this weekend

Just because Boxing Day, Cyber Monday and Click Frenzy are behind us – for now – it doesn’t meant there aren’t bargains to be unearthed (and in a more civil, relaxed manner too). I’ve heard whispers of a good sale happening this weekend. I’m even selling some of my own

So Frenchy, So Chic in the Park

One of my favourite songs of all time is ‘Ta Douleur‘ by Parisian artist Camille. So I’ve been meaning to submerge myself in the gorgeous Gallic sounds of So Frenchy, So Chic in the Park for years but never had the chance. It’s on tomorrow (Sunday 20th January from 12pm

Win tickets to Tailoring Tomorrow

Sustainable style bible Peppermint magazine has joined hands with Billy Blue College of Design to present Tailoring Tomorrow. The event discusses skills and ideas for designers and future graduates to make their creations sustainable and ethical in practical ways. Sharing their wisdom will be designers from ethical fashion labels Alas (sleepwear),

The Garden Party

“Music blooms in an unexpected space.” And what sublime blooms they shall be. Bare space behind the Melbourne Recital Centre in Southbank’s art precinct will be transformed into a garden of musical delights where Melburnians can congregate in relaxed style with tasty refreshments. Dubbed ‘The Garden Party’, this fleeting concert

The Design Files Open House 2012

So happy to see The Design Files laying out the welcome mat at their ephemeral Open House. Once again a home has been styled with delightful designer items making for a uniquely excellent shopping experience. If you are on a strict budget it’s even just fun to wander around with