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What to wear to the Polo

Sunscreen at the ready; summer for me means polo season. I adore the atmosphere full of sunshine, Pimm’s and men in jodhpurs. Especially the latter. When it comes to the dresscode the polo is far more liberal than the races, especially in Melbourne. I think you still want to dress consciously though but not like Julia Roberts –

High SocieTEA

The result of sunshine, good company and a glass of something adult to sip can prove greater than the sum of its parts. The combination was almost alchemic this afternoon as Werribee Mansion officially launched its version of high tea; SociaTEA. The venue is a luxurious setting in which to

Portable presents Lookbook.nu

It all seems so obvious now. Creating a place for people to post their daily outfits plays straight to the voyeuristic tendencies of our generation. But Lookbook.nu founder Yuri Lee did it first and now has influence stretching across the web to the real world. Dubbing her an “online fashion

Denis Piel ‘Moments’ Fashion Photography Exhibition

New art space 1156 Gallery, has launched with an exhibition by renowned Australian-bred, French-based fashion photographer Denis Piel. Titled ‘Moments’ the showcase is a mixture of campaign, magazine and nude imagery. Piel was prolific in the 1980’s, shooting for the likes of Vogue, Vanity Fair and GQ and became one of

Ballet & Fashion

“Both ballet and fashion are art in motion, given life by the human form” contends Vogue editor-in-chief Edwina McCann. The magazine plays its role in the latest National Gallery of Victoria x The Australian Ballet exhibition; Ballet & Fashion. From classic dance styles to avant-garde costumes of the past three decades, the

The Nail Frenzy returns

Nail art is a big deal in the fashion world at the moment and the trend to glitz-ify your pinkies doesn’t seem to be abating any time soon. As such, you might be interested to know that Nail Frenzy – a pop-up nail buff/paint/polish booth – is returning to town

My Best Ever Hat exhibition

Today I find myself among the wonderful company of some be-hatted ladies as part of a new Spring Racing fashion exhibition; My Best Ever Hat! Amelia Coote – buyer at le Louvre, designer Arabella Ramsay, Emma Freedman, Jennifer Hawkins, Lady Melbourne, Harper’s Bazaar editor Kellie Hush, model Samantha Harris, ex-Vogue

Proportion Distortion

We’re all well aware for the transformational power of fashion. You slip into a favourite dress and suddenly feel like the most beautiful woman in the world. Or perhaps those sky-high stilettos make you feel like a super-hero and nothing in the ‘verse can stop you. And then there’s the more practical

MSFW: French Fashion Illustrations

Jacques Heim was a Parisian designer active from the 1930’s to 60’s and was also one-time president of the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne. That was until he controversially broke with regulation and released collection photographs early (sparking the race-to-first media riot we still have in the industry today). His

Invitation: Spring Summer at the Electric Lounge launch party

Hello lovely readers. It’s my pleasure to invite you all to a very special pre-MSFW launch party to celebrate Spring Summer 2012/13 fashion! Westfield recently invited StyleMelbourne (and lovely lady Phoebe Montague) to create a series of outfit posts with a playground theme in honour of the new season, which