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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

Fashions on the Field 2014


In mere hours, the Myer Fashions on the Field winner for 2014 will be decided based upon a set of criteria and subjectivities that sit both outside of and inclusive of fashion as we know it (and that sometimes break the VRC’s own outmoded-yet-charming dresscodes). I hope the judges manage

Beyond the Birdcage | Melbourne Cup Carnival 2014

Erykah Badu for Lavazza

So the Birdcage at Flemington during the Spring Carnival is really like another world that only a relative, privileged few are permitted to enter. It would be easy to dismiss this Melbourne institution as yet another display of our consumerist excess sometimes verging on the debaucherous (past Lavazza invitees; you know who

Caulfield Cup 2014 | Track Style


As Admire Rakti crossed the finish line at the Caulfield Cup this past weekend, I was keeping an eye out for people who were in fine form beside the racecourse. The hunt for the best or – even better – the most interesting modern racewear was on around style hotspots

Thurley | Spring Racing


A miniature horse called Eskimo almost outshone the frocks as Thurley unveiled their Spring racewear offering over a celeb and stylist-studded brunch this morning. Designer Helen O’Connor will naturally be sporting her own label to Caulfield, Derby, Oaks and maybe Melbourne Cup Day this year. And she’ll be showcasing several minimal

Style Spy | Yellowglen Terrace | Turnbull Stakes Day


Aside from Turnbull Stakes champion horse Lucia Valentina, the other winners this past weekend seemed to be lady milliners. As the hub for style on this Melbourne Cup Carnival preview day, the Yellowglen Terrace was awash with beauties sporting mainly Danica Erard headpieces alongside serious showings by Jill and Jack

The Eternal Headonist | Now Open

Love Lotus. The Eternal Headonist

“Hats will change the way you think about yourself, they will change the way other people see you. You need courage to wear a hat nowadays because hats are a commitment. People will look at you – they’ve got eyes – and when they look at you with a hat

Melbourne Cup Fashion 2013

Could this be the most beautiful Melbourne Cup day crowd ever? With VIP racegoers including voluptuous Vanity Fair cover model Kate Upton, supermodel Coco Rocha and the vintage stylings of burlesque marquess Dita Von Teese I’d wager it’s a good bet. Lindy Klim’s risque (for the racetrack) Dolce & Gabbana

Derby Day 2013

This beautiful Derby Day past, I was thrilled to be invited by Myer to be a judge for the first time at Flemington for their Fashions on the Field competition. Deliberating alongside Fashions on the Field ambassador, model and equestrian Rebecca Bramich and beauty queen Laura Dundovic was quite intense. We

Style Spy | Caulfield Cup Day | 2013

With such glorious Spring weather it’s apt that my Caulfield Cup Day seemed touched by a theme of ‘the birds and the bees’. The birds were on a 50’s-inspired sparrow print dress and the bees make an appearance as I buzzed around (a beeline if you will) the racetrack from