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Paspaley Polo in the City

Ahhh the polo season is almost upon us. Get your espadrilles and sun-dresses ready. It’s like a cross between the Spring Racing Carnival (sans the rabble) and a visit to your local yacht club (of course you have one of those), with a little festival atmosphere mixed in. To me there is

Sailing Style

Almost surreptitiously sporting events have become chic. First Spring racing, then the polo, now the sailing is upping the ante in the style stakes. Sail Melbourne is playing host to the first leg of the international ISAF Sailing World Cup. On the finale day they throw an invitation-only Lifestyle Party on the balcony

Mina & Katusha at the track

Still on the hunt for that perfect Spring racing outfit?. I know I’m still umm-ing and ahh-ing over my last four outfits for the season. I think I’ve decided upon black lace for Derby. Perhaps something violet and silky for Cup Day…but what about Oaks and Stakes Days? I promise

Win tix to see Bill Cunningham New York

“The best fashion show is definitely on the street. Always has been and always will be”. So says Bill Cunningham, a true pioneer of the street style photography movement. Riding around on his bicycle and taking candid shots of people on the streets of Manhattan and society figures since The Sartorialist was

Win a copy of the latest FASHIONTREND magazine

So in the mood to kick back with a glossy mag (and a martini, please) right about now. Alas, killer deadline doth approacheth. But I can live vicariously through you… The folks at FASHIONTREND Australia tell me they have “just launched the October Issue showcasing Melbourne Spring Fashion Week and the

Win tix to Derby Day Breakfast with Lavazza

Here’s a way to make your Derby Day even more of an occasion. Start the day at Lavazza‘s Derby Day breakfast with canapes designed by chef Paul Wilson (ex-Botanical, Morris Jones and Radii, now director at Melbourne Pub group), proper French champagne by Louis Roederer and coffee by…guess who? Official

Win tickets to Midnight in Paris

Midnight in Paris is a fanciful new film starring Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams (love her), Kathy Bates, Michael Sheen, Marion Cotillard and Adrien Brody. Gil and Inez are engaged and vacationing in Paris – which seems idyllic – and yet Gil is nostalgic for the Parisian golden age of the 1920’s “when

Melbourne Spaces: Inspirational Fashion Design

I was recently invited to share the fashion design destinations that inspire me for a soon-to-be-released e-book. The catch; I only have 3 hours in which to share all the wonderful places in Melbourne I always find myself wandering into! In celebration of the release of Hyundai‘s new design-focused Accent, I

Made in Melbourne 2011

This year’s Spring Fashion Week sees an unprecedented 80% of designers involved being Melburnian! Highlighting this wonderful statistic further is the Made in Melbourne event; where 10 independent labels have banded together once again in the spirit of stylish collaboration. Coelho, Denise SL Spalk, HerPony, Lisa Taranto, Marion Liese lingerie, Mina & Katusha, Prussia, Reverie, Silk

Saba’s Spring Awakening

Spring is symbolically a time for renewal and reinvigoration. In Melbourne fashion circles especially it is time to (hopefully) cast aside our dark layers and embrace a celebratory mood. Our obsession with the new is catered for as Spring/Summer seasonal pieces can finally be worn. Saba, the label, has also been undergoing something of a