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Feathering the Nest

Ode to Gwendoline

The Johnston Collection is one of Melbourne’s secret places. It’s a treasure trove of fine and decorative art, furniture and objects housed within Fairhall, the former East Melbourne residence of the antiques’ collector. Every so often the W R Johnston Trust invites a contemporary creative into their ‘House of Ideas’,

Coming Soon | Melbourne à la mode

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Melbourne à la mode is a collective, ephemeral fashion store that will soon materialise in the grand George Ballroom. The shop will feature The Eternal Headonist’s wonderful hats and headpieces, Lady Petrova’s effervescent collections, Hawkeye Vintage’s treasures (pictured), Micky in the Van’s off-beat designs, Dainty and Bold’s jewels, T Serafina’s

The New Edit: June 2015

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Here’s a wrap up of the latest Australian fashion and lifestyle labels, Melbourne spaces and other objets du jour that you should know about this month. – The Smart Knot will soon offer exceptional handmade bow-ties fashion from silk, wool and cashmere. Because bow-ties are cool. – Launching imminently, n/nicholas is the new diffusion

Women He’s Undressed

Women He's Undressed

You’re about to hear a whole lot more about Orry Kelly, the oft-forgotten-yet-legendary Hollywood costume designer and the first Australian to win three Oscars. Later in the year there will be an ACMI exhibition and a book “Women I’ve Undressed: The Fabulous Life and Times of a Legendary Hollywood Designer and

Now Open: Smith & Deli

Smith & Deli

The empire of Smith & Daughters founders Shannon Martinez and Mo Wyse is growing. Joining the family is Smith & Deli, the little corner Jewish deli of your dreams (that just so happens to be vegan). It’s not just a New York inspired delicatessen but also a little bit of

Now Open | LXÉ | Melbourne CBD

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New Melbourne label LXÉ has opened their first pop-up boutique to launch their sophomore collection. C:2 features timeless limited edition pieces in a forward-looking colour palette, plus a smattering of hero designs such as denim printed leather shorts and heavily embellished crop tanks. It is complimented in-store by lush foliage,

Festival of Steve 2015

Clint Peloso Photography - Festival of Steve

Calling all urban gentlemen. Festival of Steve becomes a city hub for all things manly for one day only this weekend. Forget butcher, baker, candlestick maker. Steve will host tailors, stylists and boot makers. Have your whiskers and follicles tamed (with a side of whiskey, natch), find the finishing details

United By Style | Ginger & Smart x Dulux

Ginger & Smart x Dulux

Renowned trend forecaster Li Edelkoort has recently declared that it’s “the end of fashion as we know it”. She sees many reasons for this, including a new focus on clothes (as opposed to fashion with a capital ‘F’) and couture. I think another could be that fashion has moved out

Viva Las Kookai!

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It seems Kookai are upping the sophistication level this Autumn Winter season. The Melbourne label’s Viva Las Vegas inspired collection, presented against a backdrop of crooning Elvis and bright light motifs, features high necklines, lady-like retro silhouettes and weightier fabrics in knits and neoprene. Naturally there’s still plenty of slink for

Gorman | Moth & Moon & Sweet 16ths

Gorman Moth and Moon Winter 2015

Lisa Gorman’s eponymous label recently celebrated its 16th year with a magical catwalk showing of Gorman‘s current Moth & Moon collection in the Fitzroy Gardens. Instead of Champagne there was a conservatory. Instead of presents there were printed pillows. Instead of party games there was pleated gold. Enjoy the lushness