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Melbourne Spaces: Alto

Damm Fine Food's Alto redesigned by Moth Design

Alto (meaning a musical high in Italian) is a secret events space capping off the GPO Building – which many now know predominantly as home to H&M – in the heart of the city. Operated by Damm Fine Foods (who have ruined me forevermore from eating ungilded risotto), Alto has

The Top 20 | VAMFF 2015

ACMI Crystals and the Postman are a Girl’s Best Friend by Ellen von Unwerth

See. Do. Wear. And always get close. Here are my Top 20 picks of the cultural events and runway shows from the 2015 Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival… – Josh Goot has scored the coveted Grand Showcase solo runway just in time for the lauded label’s 10th birthday. – I’ll

Portsea Polo Style 2015

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As the rain (thankfully) stayed far, far away and limoncello icy poles provided a dose of sunshine, the Portsea Polo went off swimmingly on the weekend. I was pleased to accept Peroni’s invitation to join them for the day and thus much of the serious style spotting below was conducted from

A Very Grand Christmas

StyleMelbourne wear Alfred Alberta lace crown, Anna Davern earrings & Incyda dress

Grand Hyatt just threw a trio of festively seasonal parties around the globe in Melbourne, New York and Berlin. Simply because they could! I always say life’s too short not to take advantage of any excuse to celebrate (thus I’m hosting a Christmas eve eve supper next week). Our version at

Melbourne Spaces | Coombe – The Melba Estate

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I may have just found my new favourite place. After years of concealment Coombe is welcoming the public to peek behind its haphazard hedges. The estate was once home to opera darling Dame Nellie Melba, considered the most famous woman on Earth at the summit of her fame. Taking that

Upcoming Event | Design Files Open House 2014

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The Design Files Open House returns! This year for the first time this covetable, shoppable home-like retail gallery will be designed and built from scratch (take that, The Block). And because I think everything Design Files founder Lucy Feagins touches is gold, here’s a glimpse inside the glorious space complete

Melbourne Spaces | The Schaller Studio

The Schaller Studio

The season for Summer road trips is impending! If heading north of Melbourne, the place to lay your weary head after a day of wine-sipping and sight-seeing is The Schaller Studio. Art Series Hotel Group invited me to do that very thing at this project – one of their newest

New ‘Till Death’ jewels by Julie Deville at e.g.etal

Till Death jewellery by Julia Deville

“Till Death” is the newest collection of diamond, sapphire and emerald strewn jewellery by artist Julia Deville. Of the antique rose cut diamonds featured in the collection, Julia explains the stones were “extracted from pieces sourced in the markets of Paris and New York”. Skulls are a prominent motif in the

A Part of Me Bayside

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Designers Kate Brook and Kajsa Kvernmo of APOM have opened their very first store. As well as their current fashion collaboration with graphic artist Minty Baxter, the new boutique also stocks goodies like Bettina Willner-Browne ceramics, pieces by House of Cannon, Hope of All Heart jewellery, 66 the Label hats and socks

Lui Hon forges ‘Straight Ahead’ into Winter 2015

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There’s a famous Japanese legend which promises whomever folds one thousand origami cranes will have their dearest held wish come true. Hopefully this is a portent of  good luck for Lui Hon, who has taken the paper-craft bird as a motif for his sublime upcoming Autumn Winter 2015 collection titled