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Style Guide: Armadale

The best of Armadale

You may not have noticed yet, but Armadale suddenly got an injection of cool. Once it was the haunt of Toorak tractors, blushing brides-to-be and ladies-who-do-not-much-but-lunch (admittedly it still is). But now, a smattering of wine bars, loosened-up cafes and the cream of savvy-yet-sophisticated designer labels have moved on into the

APOM | Way Back When | Winter 2015

APOM

As a 90’s kid my formative years collided with the peak pop-culture dino era of Jurassic Park, the Dinosaurs tv sitcom, and Was Not Was’ one hit wonder ‘Walk the Dinosaur’ (I just aged out of getting caught up in the Barney & Friends juggernaut). By my favourite was the

Di-lia | The Rendering Graphics | A/W 2015

Dilia

Dilia Ew is the designer behind the new eponymous fashion label stylised as “Di-lia” (the hyphen is a metaphorical bridge towards her future). The first collection titled ‘The Rendering Graphics’ come from a reoccurring dream Dilia experienced in which she walks through misty woodland. The colours in the range – such

Outfit Post | Grand Finale | VAMFF 2015

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I have a soft spot for fashion that doesn’t take itself too seriously. So when I saw APOM’s new collection with this fab dino print inspired by one of my beloved childhood movies I was instantly happy (there may have been some rather undignified squealing and hand-clapping). I thought Romance

Lady Petrova’s School of Fabulousness

Lady Petrova's School of Fabulousness

Anyone who has gravitated towards the rainbow light at the end of the laneway/tunnel that is Scott Alley would be familiar with the candy-coated empire of Lady Petrova. Now the flame-haired sprite and project runway alumni cam add teacher to her CV which already includes designer, boutique founder and Melbourne

Behind the Scenes | Totem | Cirque Du Soliel

Totem

Australian designer Kym Barrett is responsible for the costume direction for Cirque Du Soliel’s breath-taking production Totem, now playing in Melbourne. Aside from having worked on Baz Lurhmann’s Romeo + Juliet, The Matrix and upcoming film The Nice Guys (with the terribly unattractive cast of Ryan Gosling, Matt Bomer and Kim

Colour for a Cause

#colourforacause

Love this rich teal colour? All proceeds assist Ovarian Cancer Australia in raising awareness of the disease, its symptoms and supporting women suffering from it during this February which is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. The lovely teal comes in a duo with a white polish and you can get it here for some meaningful

On vacation…

Taking (attempting to) a little time to rejuvenate mind and body this month. StyleMelbourne will properly return to share the beautiful side of Melbourne’s culture, lifestyle and creative people in February 2015. Until then there may be the odd post on the Portsea polo, a re-vamped sky-scraping events space, the

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

Bianca Spender A/W 2015

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