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Olivia Palermo | Icons of Style 2013 |

I must admit, socialite, subject of an entire style website and soon to be Miss Vogue Australia model, Olivia Palermo was unknown to me until her elfin face began popping up amid fashion week street style pages. Her socialite upbringing and “reality” television history are only vaguely referenced these days, as

Diamonds and Pearls | Ben Albrecht | Jewellery

Ben Albrecht Jewellery | StyleMelbourne

Can their be a more elegant accompaniment to fresh oysters than a pearl bracelet? Over a languid lunch at Vue De Monde (an invitation one should never decline), Ben Albrecht introduced his jewels. A little history; Ben is the babe of the Kozminsky empire. His father Kurt took the reigns of

‘Alignment’ by Gary Bigeni Spring Summer 13-14

After spying Melbourne artist Matthew Johnson’s work in a gallery, a casual note along the lines of ‘I like your art. We should work together sometime’ was all it took to spark Gary Bigeni‘s new Summer fashion collection ‘Alignment’. Soon Gary’s draped, one-piece-of-fabric wonders would serve as perfect blank canvases

Matcho Suba ‘The Last Supper with Petra’ 2013

Matcho Suba has unveiled his latest gothic-leaning collection ‘The Last Supper with Petra’ as somewhat of an ode to the designer’s cousin, who had passed away earlier in the year. As a seamstress, Petra was one of the original inspiration points that sparked Matcho’s desire to work within the fashion

Waiting for High Tea

I’ve eaten a plethora of dainty sandwiches and fluffy scones in my time. So it takes a lot for me to rate a high tea highly (it’s a cross I bear by scoffing yet another macaron). I do adore the atmosphere of the Werribee Mansion’s version and the Langham’s high


Meet Goldie. She offers costume jewellery personally sourced from New York; the very essence of “statement” pieces. Dream of pearls still nestled in gilded oysters, strands of Bacchanalian grapes, nods to the art nouveau and golden filigree? Goldie’s got ’em. These are jewels too good to simply covet. You’ll fall in

MBFWA: Close Up

Take a closer look at all of the accessories, hair, beauty, shoes, and jewellery that caught our eye by or supporting Melbourne labels at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia 2013.

Philip Boon Presents: ML Vintage salon show

Missoni, Pucci, Courreges and other vintage-era designer labels appeared in a salon of collections curated over decades by Mary Lipshut under her exclusive ML Vintage project. Presented by stylist Philip Boon, the exclusive event was the first in a series in aid of Prahran Mission and their works with mentally ill and disadvantaged people. Follow Mr. Boon for

MBFWA: Christina Exie S/S 2014

The most anticipated show at MBFWA for me personally came courtesy of Christina Exie. The designer was showcased her first ever ready to wear collection (part of her prize for triumphing over the competition in Project Runway Australia). As cerebral as ever, Christina’s ‘Bass’ collection is inspired by low frequency

MBFWA: Shakuhachi S/S 2014

Shakuhachi’s new collection ‘Cyber Barbarella’ is a mash-up of prints (digi-floral meets zebra meets dig-floral again) and themes (retro femininity vs. quasi-futuristic). It all sounds a little confused, but somehow works as high-tech fabrics – polyurethane, glossed and metallic materials and cellophane-like paillettes – provide cohesion. The range is a lot