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The Accessories Project

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With a collective of scouts hunting for treasures around the world, The Accessories Project is set to open their retail website in 2015. For now however, TAP is more tangible in the form of a pop-up shop appearing within the new ‘Made by Melbourne’ design precinct the I had no idea

Breakfast with Bianca Spender

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Over breakfast at the very Melbourne venue, The European, Sydney designer Bianca Spender explained her affinity for her appreciative southern neighbours. One that existed even before the opening of her first local boutique at Emporium earlier this year. “I love Melbourne in winter. The first collection I ever sold in my

Imperfection is Perfection

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The latest muse to pose in front of Sam Bisso‘s lens is named Poppy. The international fashion photographer’s latest project, with the help of stylist Virginia Dowzer and Armadale florist Fleur, is titled ‘Imperfection is Perfection’. On working with blooms rather than models, Sam suggests this series is partly a

Fashion Editorial | Poolside

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For this new Summer fashion shoot at Claremont Apartments, I went for a Beverly Hills vaguely circa 1970’s vibe: via gold jewels, sexy silhouettes, hoop earrings and a big chic hat. Thanks as always to 35mm Fashion Photography, make up artist Trish Sousa, the sizzling Jade Cara of Chadwick‘s and to

Dinner with Ms Collins

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Something happened a few years ago. Food became fashion. “In Melbourne – we’re such a food city – it’s a great idea to go to a club but be able to get an amazing dinner beforehand” muses Huxtable/Huxtabuger chef Daniel Wilson. Now when you dine within the neon accented nightspot

Fiorina’s Golden Anniversary

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Melbourne jeweller Fiorina Golotta’s believes in talismans and lucky charms. After all, they seem to have taken her this far; her old-world inspired label of precious trinkets – featuring the likes of coins, freshwater pearls and Amazonite – recently celebrated its 20 year golden anniversary. To mark the occasion, Fiorina

60+ Wonderful Last Minute Hats for the Races

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I’ve always been an advocate for wearing a proper hat (or substantial headpiece at least) to the races or whenever you feel you can get away with it. But this year I’ve truly fallen in love with the idea. You honestly feel more grand while wearing a millinery creation; it

Fashion Editorial | Get Racy

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‘Tis the season for classic yet fresh Spring racewear inspiration. Trying to figure out what to wear to the carnival? Look no further than this new shoot. Thank you to 35mm Fashion Photography, beauty hero Trish Sousa, really, really ridiculously good looking Rory and Belle from Chadwick‘s, Arnie from Flowers

Botanica | Violet & I | Spring Summer 2014

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I’m a sucker for a botanical prints. An so Violet & I‘s new Botanica collection turned my head with native wattle motif. Tropicalised poppies also feature in the pretty-as-a-picture range alongside miniature roses that mimic polka dots and reference memories of designer Anna Tyrrell’s grandmother’s garden. A serene mood is

Advanced Style

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Last night I encountered ‘Advanced Style’. The film, based on Ari Seth Cohen’s famously ground-breaking blog of the same name, is eye-opening, refreshing and full of warm moments as it explores fashion for the 50+ set. It was wonderful to gain an insight into these seven uniquely stylish characters’ New