Style Melbourne


The hunt for The Face of Caulfield 2011

Out of twenty lovely ladies, the final three in the race to become the Face of Caulfield for the 2011 Spring Racing Carnival have now been chosen. Stylist Franco Schifilliti, fashion writer Rick Molinsky, Style Counsel’s Effie Young and Melbourne Racing Club’s Fiona Twist judged entrants based on racing fashion knowledge,

Peeptoe’s Melbourne Boutique Launch

Peeptoe have opened their first Melbourne boutique this week. Nestled amid Little Collins street; the space is half devoted to mostly stiletto shoes, half to glittering jewellery and accessories. Peeptoe commissioned interior designer David Hicks – who has designed spaces for Scanlan and Theodore, Green with Envy, Alannah Hill and Bettina Liano

Short & Sweet Style Wrap #41

Regular readers have probably noticed that I’m a fan of the hyper-local luxe-yet-ethical clothing label Bento by Samantha Hardman. I can’t wait to show you their Spring Summer 2011/12 collection, but in the meantime Bento is celebrating their launch at online shopping destination The Grand Social.  They’ve generously offered an

Short & Sweet Style News Wrap #40

Button N Thread online boutique is offering StyleMelbourne readers a free gift with any purchase. Simply type “Style Melbourne” in the “where did you hear about us” section when you place your order for your surprise accessories gift! Valid for the 1st 50 shoppers. PS How cute is this dress?

Designers for Gold Week

Several Melbourne born, bred or based labels – Megan Park, Peter Alexander, Kirrily Johnston and Mimco – among others, have teamed up with Marquise to form the Fashion Designer Project, producing a limited edition or framed one-off baby singlet collection for Gold Week in aid of the Sydney Children’s Hospital. Singlets can

Short & Sweet Style Wrap #39

Designer Lane is a new online shopping destination stocking a fusion of international and local labels that possess a ‘young Hollywood’ feel. Designer Lane is generously offering my readers an exclusive 20% discount off everything (except sale items). Simply enter code ‘stylemelbourne’ at checkout until 29th June 2011. Emerging fashion

one hundredth gallery

There’s a theme of bravery and renewal built into the freshly painted white walls of curator Charles Hardman’s new gallery titled one hundredth. In synchronicity with his wife (Bento fashion designer Samantha) Hardman left a high-flying yet desk-bound career to pursue his creative dream. Now a reality, one hundredth gallery facilitates others in doing

A new place to Lounge

Designer Carmen Bianco has opened her latest Lounge boutique in a leafy part of Hawthorn (and in good company too, Hopeless lingerie HQ and the glorious Peony perfumerie are just down the road). Lounge’s Autumn Winter collection – typically black, draping, indeed ‘lounge-y’ with a nod to this season’s leather

L’Avion presents the ‘Melbourne scarf’

London, New York, Paris, Tokyo, Sydney… Melbourne. Some of the most fashionable cities in the world feature on Australian accessories label L’Avion‘s 100% silk scarves. Now the Melbourne scarf has joined their twinkling skylines in a collaboration with illustrator Kerrie Hess (unlikely you’ve have heard of her work with such unknowns as

Video: Rising 5

Just had to share this video posted recently from the Rising 5 fashion exhibition. I first encountered 3D photographer Mark Ruff’s images featuring designs by Madame Virtue, Richard Nylon, Lui Hon, the Di$count designers, Ellison, Dhini, Metal Couture & J’Aton at LMFF 2011. It’s rare to see three dimensional fashion