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Toni Maticevski for Jeanswest

This year Melbourne designer Toni Maticevski along with Nicola Finetti, Bec & Bridge and Hussy have lent their collective design savvy to Jeanswest for the 2010 Designer Charity Tees project. Maticevski, who is designing his second tee for the project by popular demand, was among the first to take part

The Tiara Project

I skipped along to a fund-raiser for a special cause last weekend and I thought since 99.9% of you reading this little blog of mine are fashion-inclined you might be able to help! The Tiara Project are a registered charity who collect pre-loved formal dresses to hire out for free

Willow ‘Lady into Cat’ SS11 video

Willow has just sent through a film of her new Spring Summer 2011 “Untamed Wisdom” collection for me to share with you. The “Lady into Cat” film, starring Australian resurgent model of the moment Emma Balfour, is inspired by feline’s natural instinct, being “in the moment” and a connection with

Chambord Shine Awards 2010 Grand Final

In a surprising (they were entered as a the people’s choice) yet thrilling win Melbourne’s Limedrop designer duo Clea Garrick and Nathan Price took out the Chambord Shine Award last night. Traditionally not ones to design for the Spring Racing Carnival set, Limedrop caught the judges’ eye with an edgy

LIFEwithBIRD ‘Project 7’ x FASHION: Australian & New Zealand Designers

One  night, one location and two reasons to celebrate Australia’s continually evolving fashion industry. Thursday evening saw the amalgamation of fashion and writing with the launch of LIFEwithBIRD’s new flagship store ‘Project 7’ and the simultaneous launch of Mitchell Oakley Smith’s debut title ‘FASHION: Australian and New Zealand Designers’. After

Short & Sweet Style Wrap #33

Thurley have a shiny new website where you can view their a gorgeous film of the label’s Spring Summer ‘The Butterfly Effect’ collection launch and they are promising online shopping and mobile phone apps coming soon. Running from the 5th to the 11th of September is Eating Disorder Awareness Week

LIFEwithBIRD hits the Big Apple

It is certainly nice to have friends in high places – now a pair of Australian designers have made a few new friends to add to their arsenal. LIFEwithBIRD designers Nicholas Van Messner and Bridget McCall were introduced to the New York fashion set at a private party thrown for them

RMIT x Country Road

‘The Workshop Project’ saw Country Road give ten RMIT fashion students free reign to style looks from their latest collection. Country Road Creative Director Sophie Holt told the 3rd year students “”we look at what’s happening from the catwalk trend but we translate them into our look and feel”. Four

Short & Sweet Style Wrap #32

This week Denmark House will declare the 23rd July ‘Cycle Chic Friday’! International blogger, film maker and photographer Mikael Colville-Andersen of Copenhagenize.com and Cycle Chic will be the guest of honour. Join Mikael as he discusses how Melbourne can be inspired by Copenhagen’s bicycling lifestyle. Denmark House is encouraging guests

Short & Sweet Style Wrap #31

Now that Alexi Freeman has moved back into his Collingwood studio – the Autumn Winter sale continues by appointment only! The space is bursting with goodies that need to find new homes as Spring Summer range will soon be moving in. Discover 30% -50% off selected styles from past seasons. Call