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Imperfection is Perfection

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

Beyond the Birdcage | Melbourne Cup Carnival 2014

Erykah Badu for Lavazza

So the Birdcage at Flemington during the Spring Carnival is really like another world that only a relative, privileged few are permitted to enter. It would be easy to dismiss this Melbourne institution as yet another display of our consumerist excess sometimes verging on the debaucherous (past Lavazza invitees; you know who

Emerging Runway 2 | Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2014

RMIT fashion students took to the catwalk at MSFW’s Emerging Runway as shot by photographer Carolyn West for StyleMelbourne.com. See if you can spot a recurring theme of ‘sleep’ in torn up bedsheets, deconstructed sofas, old-man-snoring nightcaps, a bevvy of Sleeping Beauties and even wearable tents (they must have worked

Gabrielle Brown | Graduate Fashion Designer of 2014

RMIT graduate fashion designer Gabrielle Brown has been announced as 2014’s winner out of the dozen finalists in the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival’s National Graduate Showcase supported by Target. Her collection ‘Kinesis’ juxtaposes grass-roots craftmanship like pin tucking and cording with the high-technology of 3D printed rubber. A collaboration

Hello Melbourne Summer

A Melbourne Summer should be filled with plenty of time spent at the polo, lying on beaches and perched on stools at open air bars. So when it came to celebrating the new social season about to arrive in town; the rooftop deck overlooking St Kilda’s foreshore at Captain Baxter

Happy 15th Birthday e.g.etal

The traditional anniversary gift after 15 years is crystal. But Emma Goodsir, founder of e.g.etal, has never been one for conformity. As e.g.etal celebrates its 15th year as the treasure trove of the CBD, she has invited six jewellers to create a series of bespoke rings featuring rubies. In addition

MSFW | Student Runway 1 | 2013

As per tradition, our fashion future took to the catwalk last night at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. The first half of the student showcase was devoted to graduates of the prestigious RMIT fashion school. The runway presented an array of experimental ideas including illumination, hulking silhouettes, delicate butterfly wing prints,

Sportsgirl National Graduate Showcase at LMFF 2013

I remember quite a few years ago they had to basically give away tickets to Sportsgirl’s National Graduate Showcase to fill the space. No more! It seems Melbourne has cottoned on to the fact that it is consistently the most entertaining and inspiring runway at LMFF and the grads now

Midmouse Runway 2 at Penthouse Mouse

So Penthouse Mouse‘s Midmouse runway part deux was filled with a handful of labels to buzz about. While the newest name of the bunch, Keegan, evolved from designer and co-founder of Swoon boutique Keegan Hunt’s former design life it has taken her in a completely new aesthetic direction. Debuting this

My Best Ever Hat exhibition

Today I find myself among the wonderful company of some be-hatted ladies as part of a new Spring Racing fashion exhibition; My Best Ever Hat! Amelia Coote – buyer at le Louvre, designer Arabella Ramsay, Emma Freedman, Jennifer Hawkins, Lady Melbourne, Harper’s Bazaar editor Kellie Hush, model Samantha Harris, ex-Vogue