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Just a short and sweet one today. Designer leggings in fantastical prints have become a full-blown trend (a particularly welcome one for winter); so I wanted to share a new collection of ‘wearable art’ that recently caught my eye. Accessories label Lydra is using leggings as walking canvases, inviting local artists to

Nevenka Design Competition

Nevenka has launched a new design competition that I had to share with you as the concept is just too darn cute. Their ‘For the love of Stella’ competition invites everyone to draw, sketch, paint or generally somehow create an original design featuring Nevenka designer Rosemary Masic’s dog Stella. Stella

Behind the Scenes: Andrej Pejic for Black Magazine

Earlier in the year the designer of Nathan Paul Swimwear (currently showing as part of the Mens runway at Fashion Week Australia/MBFWA) invited StyleMelbourne behind the scenes as the label took part in an editorial fashion shoot for New Zealand’s Black Magazine. Notably the shoot features model Andrej Pejic returning

Von Follies by Dita Von Teese Lingerie collection two

Dita Von Teese is soon to hop on a plane bound for Melbourne as she takes to the runway to showcase her Von Follies lingerie collection at the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival starting next week. The first range was apparently received so well by fans that the second collection will be released

Hasti Bala bar launch

This weekend The Carlton Hotel officially celebrated the launch of their newest room, Hasti Bala, with a raucous soiree. The dresscode was “a touch of the jungle” however as you can see by the photos below guests ended up more like they had been “bitch-slapped by the jungle”. Pebbles and Bam-Bam look-a-likes

Kanye West shopping at Alice Euphemia in Melbourne

It seems some stylish little local birdy has gotten into Kanye West’s ear. The rapper – performing at the Big Day Out – casually popped into one of Melbourne’s best fashion boutiques, Alice Euphemia, yesterday. While Alice is a must-shop destination for locals it’s not quite on the beaten track,

Gusto & Élan opening in Fitzroy

Opening this week, next to Alpha60 on Brunswick Street, is Gusto & Élan a new shopping destination for local fashion design. Sarina & Katya – the creative duo behind Melbourne label Mina & Katusha – thought it was finally time to open their very own boutique. And they have brought

Summer Dance

The next instalment of stylist Stevie Dance’s ‘Best Dressed’ project for Melbourne’s GPO is imminent. The high summer campaign – to be released this Friday – stars model Jess Gold (fresh from editorials in Surface and W magazines) and is shot by photographer Will Davidson. The beauty look is courtesy Justine Purdue who recently contributed

Dion Lee New Ruins

Dion Lee visited Melbourne last week to launch his latest collection ‘New Ruins’ at fashion destination Green with Envy. The designer seems in harmony with this particular Victorian stockist this season, employing a colour palette of aqua and lush forest greens punctuated with soft blush pink and enchanting digital prints. To get

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