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Portsea Polo 2014: Best Dressed

Move over preppy sweaters drapped over gents’ shoulders. Bowties are the latest trend at the Jeep Portsea Polo alongside fedoras for both sexes. The best people-spotting was found amid Peroni’s Italian-style piazza (including new Miu Miu face Bella Heathcote) and the best vantage point to watch the chukkas was the

Look. Stop. SHOP!

Now that the mania of stocktake sale season is petering out it’s time to reclaim the simple joy of shopping. Look. Stop. Shop as part of the State of Design Festival simply adds to the pleasure of browsing, hunting and gathering. In keeping with this year’s festival theme of “design

State of (Fashion) Design

The ¬†theme of this year’s State of Design festival is ‘Design that Moves’ (both literally and figuratively). I’ve scoured the event program to find a handful of happenings that I think will most appeal to fashion lovers such as your fine self… 9 to 5 Talks Program (with Gareth Pugh)

DressCode: Red Carpet Runway

The Occasion: Alex Perry previewing his S/S 2011/12 collection for LMFF’s 1st ever Red Carpet Runway The Venue: Glorious Royal Ehibition Buildings in Carlton Gardens. Reminds me of Marsais (not that I’ve ever been there) DressCode: Cocktail Dress by Kookai. Speaking of which… ‘Camille’ clutch by Sarah Conners Wedges by

DressCode: LMFF Day 2

The Venue: Fed Square, Festival Bar, Maia & Peninsula at Central Pier The Occasion: Sidewalk show 1, Kookai & Designer Award Runway 2 Dresscode: Well hello Summer, it’s 27 degrees again! Lovely ‘Floresque Crepe Draped’ skirt by Megan Park ‘Metallic Gold’ manicure & pedicure by Nail Rock ‘Hummer’ platforms by

Top 5 Summer Trends to wear this season

Nevenka 'Unconsciously Romantic' dress

Before we all take a well deserved break this Summer holidays, I’ve persuaded freelance fashion stylist Franco Schifilliti to pick the top 5 trends he’d love to see Melbourne ladies test out this season. As a stylist, Franco has worked with model Karmen Cass, Bo Derek and labels such as

Short & Sweet Style Wrap #35

Time to get your Xmas lists sorted. The Melbourne Design Market returns on Sunday 5th December from 10am to 5pm at Federation Square’s undercover carpark. Leonard St. has officially opened their new online boutique. Get shopping now by clicking here. I’ll have this Sail Top in silk please. For 10

Spring Racing Dresses A to Z

I adore spying ladies out on the lawns who dress creatively within the traditional rules of race-wear. This means if you have a strapless or spaghetti strapped dress you should remember to throw a great jacket or pretty bolero over your shoulders. If your hemline is creeping above the knee

Erin O’Brien Spring Summer 09/10

Along comes yet another photoshoot and another young design talent to make make the last of my weekly wage shiver with fear at the bottom of my purse. Fortunately the Spring Summer 09/10 collection by Erin O’Brien is purely an experimental project designed to keep the creative vibes flowing though

February International Polo 2009 at Werribee

My introduction to the world of Polo was during a sweltering Saturday (a record-breaker) that made me eternally thankful for the cooling hospitality of peach bellinis and the blessed shade of the Kookai Chukka Club. I heard much of the usual public crowd had intelligently stayed at home however the