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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

Megan Gale’s ‘Isola’ Swimwear

I hear the new David Jones in Bourke Street Mall looks like a million bucks; in fact 100 million of them have gone into the long awaited redevelopment. After throwing open the doors, David Jones have welcomed shoppers and celebrated with a series of events including a showcase of the

Smooth as Cylk

Designer  Emily Nasr and brand manager Keshia Abeysekera are the brains and beauty behind cylk,  a label that predominantly produces garments in a seamless knit. They use a circular knitting technique to create their seamless and shaping underwear, as well as fashion outerwear pieces that are ideal for layering. Cylk

Fashioning Melbourne

Where is your favourite place to shop? Janice Breen-Burns’ chosen shopping destination relates to her mood – if she wants a “hyped up, glossy experience” she will hit the new luxury precinct at Chadstone Shopping Centre. For quirky boutiques and an “espresso crawl” the fashion editor will stick to the

Hunt for the Ultimate Coffee: Sensory Lab

We Melburnians like to lay claim to being Australia’s capital of many things: fashion, food, sport, festivals, culture and coffee. We do love our lattes (in a glass) and like to think we have adapted a European-style, cafe culture to our casual way of life. There are many in this

Louis Vuitton opening

Louis Vuitton opened on the ground floor at Chadstone this week, as part of the centre’s revamp, among a dozen other high-end luxury labels. Special guest the brilliant actor Toni Collette, who looked sleek in a black LV floor-length gown with golden tresses, cut the ribbon to launch the boutique.

High Fashion Stakes at the Caulfield Cup

The  Age’s fashion editor Janice Breen Burns noted that trackside there were “as many goosebumps as hats” at this year’s Caulfield Cup Day. Yet Lauren Andrews must have been feeling as warm and fuzzy as the day’s big equine winner, Viewed, as she took out the Chadstone Fashion Stakes for

A Great Southern Summer

Miranda  Kerr and Megan Gale returned to Melbourne for the second time this year to walk and watch from the front row respectively as David Jones presented their Spring Summer collection for the 2009-10 season. Over 20 designer collections graced the catwalk including Akira, Sass and Bide, Zimmermann and Calibre

Catch up with Alannah Hill

As I sit here trying to write an introduction for one of Australia’s most iconic and successful fashion designers, I realise, for the first time, an introduction is not necessary. Sure, if I was to open one of my journalism text books I would find the basic structure for any

Short & Sweet Style Wrap #17

Launching in August, Bloom will release four new shades of mineral lipstick which means no artificial colours. Hardworking hues include a soft pink (Charleston), raspberry red (Swing), latte (Ragtime) and deep purple (Foxtrot). They include moisturisers like beeswax, jojoba, shea butter and calendula oil and flavours of vanilla and mandarin.