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Happy 15th Birthday e.g.etal

The traditional anniversary gift after 15 years is crystal. But Emma Goodsir, founder of e.g.etal, has never been one for conformity. As e.g.etal celebrates its 15th year as the treasure trove of the CBD, she has invited six jewellers to create a series of bespoke rings featuring rubies. In addition

The Design Files Open House 2013

Interior design blogger Lucy Feagins has done it again with the latest incarnation of her blog The Design Files‘ ‘Open House’ project. Lucy’s keen aesthetic and seemingly magic touch has this time been cast upon a converted warehouse home in leafy Hawthorn. The space is now filled with almost entirely

Introducing the new Chanel Melbourne

As the finishing touches (literally the ‘a’ and the ‘e’) were being meticulously placed on Chanel‘s new Melbourne residence recently, the design house kindly invited me inside their black iron gates. A decade in the making, our Chanel is no longer nestled amongst the Paris end of Collins Street. Instead

Leisa Flannery Pop Up Jewellery Shop

There’s a line in the new tune ‘Fall Underneath‘ by Snakadaktal that has wormed its way into my psyche these past few weeks; “Well I don’t know if there’s treasures in the ocean…” But if there are they may well look something like Melbourne designer Leisa Flannery‘s jewels. Often possessing

Little Lost Land | Now Open | Retail Therapy

Once upon a time there was a girl who sold vintage clothing at the market. One day she decided this wasn’t enough so she started to design her own vintage-infuenced pieces and opened her very own shop. Then one day she decided that this still wasn’t enough so she opened a second

Melbourne Spaces: Timothy Oulton

Thoroughly British furniture designer Timothy Oulton has made his first foray into Melbourne in conjunction with Coco Republic. Having grown up on Enid Blyton’s Malory Towers books, I can see how his pieces speak to the imagined nostalgia of boarding school. There’s weathered leathers intended to be jumped upon against

New label | Margaux | Hot Pants

KIWI by Margaux

Sometimes fashion should do nothing more than make you smile. New label Margaux had me clapping my hands with glee over their retrotastic high-waisted, skinny-pants splashed with quirky/kitsch prints. Ex-dj duo and best friends (natch) Emma and Sarah, hand pick prints from the US to make their limited-edition “hot” pants.

Now Open: Crabtree & Evelyn

British label Crabtree & Evelyn have officially cut the ribbon on their new boutique amid the historic Block Arcade. Housed underneath the glorious hand-painted fresco of the original Singer sewing machine company that once occupied the space, the store is brimming with life’s little luxuries, many infused with fruit and

Now Open: Vivian Ashworth Salon

Vivian Ashworth hair and make-up salon

Art Deco, feathers, a little jazz; Vivian Ashworth launched her hair and make-up salon in Great Gatsby style earlier this week. Aside for general beautifying services and classes, the salon is also worth a visit for some serious retail therapy. It hosts gorgeous jewels from Samantha Wills and Goldie’s vintage

Now Open: Paspaley

paspaley pearls opens at crown melbourne

Paspaley literally cut the ribbon on their new boutique in Southbank last night, anointing the second home for their lustrous Australian South Sea pearls in Melbourne. I’ve admired Paspaley’s precious strands before at their titled polo in the city and while being personally adorned (such a treat!) with them during a fashion shoot in