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Now Open: Vivian Ashworth Salon

Art Deco, feathers, a little jazz; Vivian Ashworth launched her hair and make-up salon in Great Gatsby style earlier this week. Aside for general beautifying services and classes, the salon is also worth a visit for some serious retail therapy. It hosts gorgeous jewels from Samantha Wills and Goldie’s vintage

‘Liberty of Love’ Autumn Winter 2013 by Lui Hon

I recently interviewed designer Lui Hon in his Nicholas Building studio for Fashion One tv and was treated to a peek at his upcoming Spring range. I can’t show you that just yet – suffice to say his new love affair with fiery accent colour continues – but I can

LMFF National Designer Award 2013

Over breakfast at Tiffany’s yesterday – and in a boon for Australian menswear design – From Britten was awarded the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival’s 2013 National Designer Award. Designers Tim and Alex Britten-Finschi carry on a heritage; their mother Linda Britten presented her gowns at LMFF on Monday in an opera-fuelled showcase. The

Style Spy: Fashion Torque’s 2nd Birthday

Stylist Philip Boon and designer Jenny Bannister celebrated the sophomore year of their live fashion chat show Fashion Torque with special guests, buyer Sarah Gale, milliner Richard Nylon and fashion scribe Janice Breen Burns, this week. In celebration they chatted about a mix of industry issues that cropped up in 2012;

Spring Racing Carnival 2012 Wrap

After six weeks and 14 articles (this one makes 15) the beginning of the end of Spring Racing Carnival for me started on Derby Eve. And like so many good things it started with celebratory champagne. The bubbles at Moet’s annual Derby Eve party we served in golden goblets which

Ballet & Fashion

“Both ballet and fashion are art in motion, given life by the human form” contends Vogue editor-in-chief Edwina McCann. The magazine plays its role in the latest National Gallery of Victoria x The Australian Ballet exhibition; Ballet & Fashion. From classic dance styles to avant-garde costumes of the past three decades, the

DressCode: Derby Day 2012

Recovering from a thrilling Derby Day yesterday; I didn’t actually touch a drop, it was just an epic party. Gregarious Italian designer Roberto Cavalli made a splash in the Lavazza birdcage marquee (from where I report live on fashion, food and style during the carnival), but I was just as

Top Hats

For every Richard Nylon, Paris Kyne, Kerrie Stanley or Peter Jago (or Philip Treacy to state the obvious) there’s a diligent hatmaker who is not yet a household name. I want to shine a light on a few slightly under-the-radar Melbourne milliners in case any of you were in need of some last

Caulfield Whitehouse Institute of Design Award 2012

Caulfield’s Design Award is a chance for designers to showcase their ultimate racewear outfit. Whether the looks they produce are a modern interpretation of trackside-appropriate attire or a classic one. Congratulations to Ted Baker who was judged the winner on Thousand Guineas Day and also to Nicholas my personal favourite (it

MSFW: Designer Series 1

I observed crowd-favourite Gwendolynne Burkin sitting across from me in the front row at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week‘s Designer Series 1 last night. As she bit her lip and leant over to whisper to seatmate and oft-time collaborator milliner Richard Nylon during her label’s showing, I had to wonder; what goes through