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Melbourne Spring Fashion Week MSFW 2012

In 2012, Melbourne Spring Fashion Week celebrates its 18th birthday. And they’ve invited, not the traditional one, but four “faces” to the party. The model quartet is made up of international catwalker Annaleise Smith, MSFW’s first ever male face Jake Sofo, the fresh faced Ebony Edwards and a flame-haired Emily

My Australian Fashion quest + the very best kind of Garage Sale!

Some people strive to wear all vintage fashion or all sustainable fashion. You may have heard Aleisha McCormack of The Circle and Love Local Fashion‘s bid to only wear Australian brands on air? It’s something I’ve been thinking about for a little while so… As of now I promise at least nine

LMFF: Independent Runway

Ksubi opened the Independent runway at LMFF with the first revival of grunge I’ve seen this week. Leopard print, 90’s check and detachable zipper sleeves were common themes. Garth Cook continued this feeling in a preppier way as checks gave way to sketchy prints. Do we spy acid-wash, elasticised hemmed

L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival Top 13

I like to scour the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival program for gems; those events, exhibitions and showcases away from the spotlight of the main L’Oreal Paris runways. Usually I can edit them down to the top 10 essentials but this year the list quickly topped 20, then 30. Finally, after

Designer Call-Out: Indesouk

One for the fashion designers and budding frockstars among us… A souk is a traditional Arabian marketplace. Yet “Indesouk” – a new online marketplace for independent designers – is anything but old-fashioned. It prides itself on valuing slow fashion, innovative design and “heirloom craftsmanship”. Indesouk is already the new virtual home for some

Give me SO:ME Space

I’ve noticed lately that Melbourne’s markets – whether they be local farmer’s markets, vintage, or second-hand – are experiencing something of a renaissance. Suddenly big, glossy malls have fallen out of vogue in favour of the chance to enjoy the open air, real characters in retail and possibly a cider or two as

What to wear to the Polo

In Melbourne during the summertime, three major polo tournaments (at Albert Park, Werribee and Portsea) spring to life.  This “sport of kings” is certainly a social one; a mixture of spring racing and music festival frivolity that has not yet descended into debauchery. Globally they may dress for the polo

Offsite Runway 1 at Penthouse Mouse

Taking on the literal inspiration from Ziggy Stardust at Penthouse Mouse’s LMFF offsite runway 1, Alexi Freeman‘s A/W collection was an uber-cool mix of electric sequins in midnight blues, deep blacks and illuminating silvers matched with bold, daring zig-zag prints. Glamorous and neo-80’s, Freeman’s standout piece was undoubtedly the black

Penthouse Mouse at LMFF 2011

There was a giant lightening cloud, relatively giant-er marshmallows and plenty of independent fashion to scour as Penthouse Mouse officially kicked off the L’oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival’s Cultural program for 2011. Fashionables to love at Penthouse Mouse: Jolet – Must. Buy. Winter. Melancholy. Printed. Skirt. That is all. O.T.T. by Lia T –

Win tix to The Stylist Says at MSFW

Sometimes when I’m inhabiting a hotel room by myself I like to pretend I’m a Old  Hollywood-era movie star. Unfortunately the facade always crumbles  at checkout when I find myself sans millions of dollars, fans and lacking a stylist at my beck and call. At least now I feel like I