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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

Hooray for Marais | Melbourne Shopping

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Marais‘ new second Melbourne boutique venture is intoxicatingly glossy. Somehow – from the DCG Design quartz chandelier that glows violet to their shiny hall of mirrors – the store makes it feel as if touching their lovely wares is welcome. The ground floor is home to Givenchy, Celine, Balenciaga, Linda Farrow and covetable shoes.

From Milan (to Melbourne) With Love

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Recently a trio of renowned Italian food, lifestyle and travel bloggers visited our beloved Melbourne on the invitation of Tourism Victoria. I had the pleasure of escorting Laura of The Old Now for just a few days to show her our little corner of the earth; from cocktails at the

Coming Soon | Marais | Retail Therapy

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The Parisian-inspired emporium that is the Royal Arcade’s Marais is welcoming a little sister. Marais mark II is being touted as nothing less than “a portal into a mythical space”, taking up residence soon within a 19th century building on what we might now call the Paris end of Bourke

Behind the Scenes | Kookai A/W 2014

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‘Some folks like to get away, Take a holiday from the neighbourhood, Hop a flight to Miami Beach, Or to Hollywood, But I’m taking a Greyhound, On the Hudson River Line, I’m in a New York state of mind’ Kookai designer Danielle Wagner was inspired by New York City landscapes

Diary | Spirit Queen | Melbourne Fashion Festival

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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 | Seasonal Delights | Melbourne Fashion Festival

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Artist and food designer Ryan Foote (his clients include Chanel and fashion weeks around the nation), recently invited me to contribute to his new project ‘Seasonal Delights; Consumption of Trends and Worlds Around Us‘ for the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival. Now, it’s my pleasure to invite you to see the

Myer A/W 2014

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New Myer ambassador, model and delightful human being, Kate Peck suits the department store’s “street” direction for the season. Against the backdrop of a digital street-scape by night, stylist and Manuscript magazine creative director Jolyon Mason “urbanised” disparate collections with grungy beanies and noir accessories. Though I’m not personally sold on

In the Garden: Royal Botanic Runway 2014

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British horticulturalist Gertrude Jekyll proclaimed “A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.” The Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne recently taught us that we don’t need Chanel-style couture carousels or smoke and mirrors of any kind as

Portsea Polo 2014: Best Dressed

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Move over preppy sweaters drapped over gents’ shoulders. Bowties are the latest trend at the Jeep Portsea Polo alongside fedoras for both sexes. The best people-spotting was found amid Peroni’s Italian-style piazza (including new Miu Miu face Bella Heathcote) and the best vantage point to watch the chukkas was the