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A Happy Birthday & A Goodbye!

Sarah Willcocks, formerly of StyleMelbourne, wearing Alfred Alberta lace crown, Incyda dress & Anna Davern earrings from Alice Euphemia

It’s StyleMelbourne’s 7th Birthday today…and also its last. Time to break out the cake and Champagne for this dual occasion. I’m excited and, of course, a little bit wistful about it. The evolution of StyleMelbourne will be revealed very soon. Stay tuned to Instagram for the big reveal (Facebook or Twitter too). While

A Vintner’s Feast at Dominique Portet

Vintner's Feast at Dominique Portet

With a sun-drenched hilltop as its backdrop you could momentarily forget that Dominique Portet Winery’s vintner’s feast hasn’t transported guests to the French countryside of Alsace. A vintner or vigneron, is “somebody who works the land, works on the property, makes the wine on their property; it’s very much what we stand

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


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


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


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