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MSFW: Designer Series 1 ‘Gala’

We would expect nothing less than glamour and perhaps a hint of refined quirk from the collection of designers in Melbourne Spring Fashion Week’s Designer Series 1 ‘Gala’. The opening was exquisite and unexpected – feathered headwear designs by Richard Nylon accompanied by Toni Maticevski garments on dancers and Neo

MSFW: Spring Racewear Preview

Lovely ladies Megan Gale, Samantha Harris and a dashing Heath Townsend presented the trends for the forthcoming Spring Racing season 2011 yesterday for David Jones. Labels on display include Bianca Spender, Camilla & Marc, Carla Zampatti, Collette Dinnigan, George Gross & Harry Who, Ginger & Smart, Josh Goot, Lisa Ho,

Win tix to MSFW

Sing it with me; “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” For me, Melbourne Spring Fashion Week is better than Xmas. I even get to give out presents now! Thanks to MSFW I have a double pass to give away to EVERY Designer Series show of the week held

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2011: Top 10

The Grand Hyatt’s ‘Residence’ space was transformed into a Springtime tableau last week courtesy bouquets of lisianthus, roses and orchids: a fitting setting for the 2011 Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (MSFW) program launch. As you have probably heard by now model Sophie Van Den Akker has been unveiled as the face of the festival

Lookbook: ‘The Treasure Chest’ Coelho S/S 11/12

Shalini Coelho‘s debut collection entitled ‘The Treasure Chest’ is a gilded range of versatile pieces intended to travel fluidly from officewear to an outfit suited to after 5 (or as I prefer to call it “martini-o-clock”). Below, the budding Melbourne designer shares the Coelho story so far… Can you tell

Shopoholic…

Baby it’s cold outside. As the chill gradually descends on Melbourne (with our deceptively weak sunlight) I just want to stay indoors. Short of hibernating and in a quest to find some new layers and woolly accessories to stave off the cold, my shopping bug is back. The best thing

Autumn Winter 2011 trends via the Fashion Capital

As a part of the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival 2011, Chadstone staged its own catwalk parades divided into fashion forward trends of the season. Here are a selection of our favourites; Urban Warrior: Chunky embellishments, leather and aggressive statement pieces rule this trend. Platforms are ruling the shoe world today. City

LMFF 2011: Runway 4

Australian fashion referenced international influence in L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival’s Runway 4. Fernando Frisoni featured spliced leather, black and white digital print. An array of luscious winter woollies such as shearling and suede were teamed with delicate silks for an urban chic look. I’m partial to the black and green

Blossoms, blooms & beauties…

I find yet further Spring Carnival racewear inspiration from this show. Styled by Philip Boon, the runway featured two of my favourite models of the moment Kate Peck and Alice Burdeu. According to this showcase, it seems there is no middle ground trackside when it comes to style this season. Prints

Caulfield Spring Racing Carnival 2010 Launch

The  Melbourne Racing Club unveiled Caulfield’s Spring Racing Carnival line-up for 2010 earlier this week with a pop-up recreation of the traditional marquees and lawns. Brodie Harper revealed she would be the Classic Style ambassador for the carnival while Helen Coghill (right) was announced as the Face of Caulfield winner and will