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Now Open: Paspaley

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

Now Open: Lauren Marinis

Foot fetishists rejoice. Lauren Marinis – an instant favourite of mine since her label’s debut last year – has opened her first boutique filled with the Melbourne shoemakers’ seductively silhouetted stilettos (and boots). Find this new destination boutique at 74 Rupert Street, Collingwood. Opening hours are 11am-4pm Wednesday and Saturday. Other times, strictly by appointment.

Let me take you on a personalised fashion shopping trip: Stepping Out with StyleMelbourne

I always wish, when travelling to a new place, that I had a friend who was an insider, who could lead me to the best boutiques and labels. This could even be handy when taking a luxe stay-cation in your own town. Let me be that friend! Art Series Hotels

Agent Provocateur arrives in Mebourne

Typically, when I’m in the market for a discreet little whip, paddle or pasties (sequinned ones, no less), a quick visit to David Jones isn’t the first option that springs to mind. Until now. Cult British lingerie label Agent Provocateur has opened their first Melbourne boutique within the department store.

Isabelle Cornish for Tony Bianco

Isabelle Cornish (Puberty Blues) was revealed as Tony Bianco‘s latest muse a few days ago. Izzy follows the heeled footsteps of model Bambi Norwood-Blythe as face and feet of the shoe label. I don’t think I’ve ever seen the budding actress look better; the pared back, effortless look suits her,

Karen Walker’s Eye Candy

I love Karen Walker’s take on sunnies. Actually, I love Karen Walker’s everything, but her over-the-ditch status prevents me from talking about her designs more often on the blog. But now I have an excuse as her Candy Bar hits Melbourne! The Candy Bar has been travelling all over multiple

Louis Vuitton x Kerrie Hess

Fresh from designing a series of tote bags for charity, Kerrie Hess has been drawing up a fun new project. Louis Vuitton has commissioned the Melbourne-born fashion illustrator to create paper dolls in conjunction with stylist (and Harper’s Bazaar UK editor at large) Kim Hersov. The ‘Ready-to-cut’ project features four dolls with

Dreaming of a Pink Christmas

A bust of Winston Churchill, fox figurines and top-hat adorned tinsel were on hand to officially launch British label Thomas Pink’s first Australian store today. The label’s namesake was a tailor who created red overcoats for the masters of 18th century foxhunts. Nowadays, as part of the LVMH Moet Hennessy

Now open: Comme des Garcons

An impromptu dinner with the team in Paris led to Christine St Clair opening the first ever Comme des Garcons retail space in Australia last week. After a mere three-month turnaround, the ‘Pocket’ store has been designed out of Tokyo and houses the label’s ‘Play’ range of fragrances, tees and accessories,

Festive Gift Guide 2012

‘Tis the season to gift loved-ones. If you’re still stuck for treats to buy I’ve gathered a dozen last-minute present ideas with a Melbourne focus. Hopefully it will help you sprinkle a little luxury into the lives of your sisters, mums and friends. Or greedily send this link with yourself