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Short & Sweet News Wrap #30

The maddening hoards usually put me off shopping for clothing. Ruby Patootie is now guaranteeing a peaceful experience by offering personal shopping after hours. All you have to do is book in for the VIP treatment and you can shop in peace with drink in hand. There is no obligation to purchase

Short & Sweet News Wrap #29

I’m  making sure that I will pop along to this sale, so I don’t really want to spread the word…however Tali Roth, jewellery distributors Polly & J and Skinny Nelson and Friends are holding an awesome warehouse sale on Thursday 13th May from 6pm to 10.30pm. Find it at 34

Short & Sweet News Wrap #28

Melbourne designers and other creatives have come together for the Good Friday Appeal. You can bid on these customised Marquise baby singlets by Arthur Galan, Mimco, Bloom, Kat Macleod, Yeojin Bae and Arabella Ramsay. Thread Den has opened its second store for those who take a personal approach to stocking their

Short & Sweet Style Wrap #27

Lingerie  and sleepwear label Hopeless Hotel now has an online store. Shop to your heart’s content by clicking here. Passion Victims presents Desire an exhibition featuring 18 photographers and their differing interpretations of the theme of desire. The focus is on fashion as a different Australian designer features in each piece. The

Alpha60 for Sportsgirl

Welcome  to Alphaville…Sportsgirl! Melbourne label Alpha60 have collaborated with Sportsgirl for a capsule collection of nine pieces. Designers Alex and Georgie Cleary, have taken the late eccentric Marchesa Luisa Casati as their muse (as did Sweden’s Acne recently) to produce a gothic collection in velour offset by jewel prints. The

Short & Sweet Style Wrap #26

Maurie & Eve are holding a clearance sale in Melbourne for the first time. Up to 85% off everything for two days only. Find it at Suite 6/1 Yarra Street in Richmond this evening from 5pm ’til 9pm and tomorrow from 9.30am ’til 5pm. Model Jessica Hart chats with FTV

Short & Sweet Style Wrap #25

The nominations for the Loreal Melbourne Fashion Festival 2010 Designer Award (presented by Woolmark) were released recently. The nominees are Dion Lee, Gail Sorronda, Gary Bigeni, Konstantina Mittas, Therese Rawsthorne and Melbourne’s own Lui Hon and Dhini. Designers in their first five years of business have the chance to win

Sales Galore!

There are so many delicious bargains to be had at the moment and they will continue well into 2010. I thought I’d share a select few that I think are really worth a look. Just remember that if a piece is not well made or you don’t feel fabulous in it, it

Short & Sweet Style Wrap #24

Kit Willow will open her latest boutique on the ground floor of Melbourne’s GPO this Thursday 17th December. The store will feature rotating art exhibitions (the first being by illustrator Tania Mason and Clemens Krauss) as well as typically gorgeous Willow pieces from her latest Eternal Phi. Rising stars in the

Acne Studio launch with Michelle Jank

Acne Studios opened their first flagship boutique in Melbourne recently. The retail space, a contrast between clean Scandinavian minimalism and earthy woods, was designed by Acne‘s own architect Andreas Fornell. The guest of honour, Australian designer Michelle Jank, sported the Generic Girl Splash jeans (that I covet so) and one of her