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Halloween fashion shoot for Chapel Street Precinct

“In the regular world, Halloween is when children dress up in costumes and beg for candy. In girl world, Halloween is the one night a year when girls can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it. The hardcore girls just wear lingerie and

Drink This + Dress in That #3

You know how they match beer and cheese, or food and wine, even tea and chocolate? Well I’m starting a new little semi-regular section for a weekend called Drink This + Dress in That. Combining a love of being a barfly with love for a new sartorial find, I’ll be

Reflections: 2013

Before I skip off into the sunshine until 2014, I thought it might be nice to take a look back at some highlights of StyleMelbourne’s year that was. Both as an exercise in optimism as we move into 2014 and to jog my fading memory. A lot of the below

The Fashion Underground

This article was originally commissioned by the wonderful The Spirit of the Black Dress project and appeared in the 2013 edition of their complementary magazine. — Designers sometimes fleet – at least ideologically – with death when creating a collection. One Rodarte collection was inspired by Death Valley and vultures. Givenchy have

The best of LMFF 2013

With just over a month to go until the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival returns, I’ve realised this will be my 10th year covering and sharing the festival with you (the past five years from this blog). My how a decade flies when you are having fun! To think nobody really

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

LMFF: Off the Runway

As you probably know the schedule for the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival 2011 has just been released at a soiree at Government House (see the gorgeous models and our new fashion overlord Grant Pearce at the party below). Before you get too bewildered at the amazing line-up of glamorous events to choose from;

Short & Sweet Style Wrap #37

Mimco have designed a bag for the upcoming L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival. The very limited edition ‘Frida’ bag features woven taupe leather and silver metal details. There will only ever be 50 available and the bag is priced at $699. Speaking of LMFF, The Spirit of the Black Dress is

Short & Sweet Style Wrap #19

If you didn’t get along to Trimapee’s Damaged Disposition MSFW show you may have missed their collaboration with Nelson beer. The design duo, Peter Strateas and Mario-Luca Carlucci, have created a coat of arms featuring design elements like button, zips and braiding to grace limited edition labels on Nelson bottles.

MSFW 2009 Launch

I  tend to agree with Melbourne’s Lord Mayor Robert Doyle when he said earlier today at a certain stylish launch that, “fashion and design are part of the heartbeat of our city”. At present I hope that extends to valuing our original building design and architecture as well but that