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Fashion+Aid 2012

From the very beginning Fashion+Aid had been a charity gala of epic proportions. It returns – yes, bigger and better than ever – for 2012 on Saturday September 15th from 7pm until midnight at Crown’s Palladium Ballroom. Ever-gorgeous model Ms Silvana Lovin is the face of Fashion+Aid this year and the

Artisans in Fashion

On Saturday 18th August from 11am to 4pm the Artisan Open Day around Melbourne will provide a rare glimpse into how fashion designers really work. Opening the doors to their mysterious studios tomorrow will be over a dozen creative spaces including those of Kuwaii, Gwendolynne, Richard Nylon, Henry Bucks, Captain of Industry

Shop the Limedrop, Gary Bigeni & Gail Sorronda sale first

Limedrop would like to invite you to their upcoming studio sale. I have a handful of double passes to the VIP preview night to giveaway to readers (after all, shopping is always better with a friend who will gently let you know that the trapeze dress you’ve had your eye

The next Cocoa Chanel?

It’s a Project Runway challenge just waiting to happen. Cacao‘s master chocolatier Tim Clark has collaborated with Australian designer Leona Edmiston to create three one-of-a-kind dresses. For Tim the project was obvious, “pairing (fashion and chocolate) the two loves of women”. The trio of designs – the third is installed

How to build a Luxury Empire with Net-A-Porter founder Megan Quinn

The rather grand surrounds of the Mural Hall are an appropriate place in which to discuss luxury branding and building a personal empire. I’ll be listening to Net-A-Porter co-founder Megan Quinn as she shares her knowledge on just these topics as speaker of the next Women in Business lunch. Megan has a

My Australian Fashion quest + the very best kind of Garage Sale!

Some people strive to wear all vintage fashion or all sustainable fashion. You may have heard Aleisha McCormack of The Circle and Love Local Fashion‘s bid to only wear Australian brands on air? It’s something I’ve been thinking about for a little while so… As of now I promise at least nine

High Tea at The Movies

Stale popcorn and melting choc tops may be sidelined for the moment. High Tea is going to the movies! Starting this Saturday and Sunday from 3pm, Cinema Nova  at 380 Lygon Street, Carlton, will be offering chef-made sandwiches, tarts and cookies instead of the usual movie-going fare each weekend. Do not

‘Chain Mail: True Self’ art x fashion exhibition

Finally chain mail is being used for something useful other than scaring 9 year old children and scamming nannas out of their pocket money. For the ‘Chain Mail: True Self‘ exhibition various artists and fashion designers were sent blank canvases via the post (in ode to the GPO’s origins) which

A[Wear] Fashion Show

'Cheap Thrills' fashion editorial for A[wear]

In support of A[Wear] – an annual Whitehouse Institute of Design student-led fashion show in aid of the Prahran Mission – two fashion editorials that are showcased below have been produced. The shoots predominantly sourced items from the Mission’s op-shop, while the show itself  will feature luminous fashion and jewellery

Art Melbourne 2012

'Pale Ale' by Julian Meagher for Lindberg Galleries

It’s nice to dip into the world of art occasionally, as it’s (sometimes) more cerebral than fashion. Yet I still find myself drawn to similar themes that are presently occurring in my own comfort zone; femininity, pastels, florals and dreamscapes. Trends are such a trap. Here’s a few artists and works that I