Style Melbourne

Lady Petrova’s School of Fabulousness

Anyone who has gravitated towards the rainbow light at the end of the laneway/tunnel that is Scott Alley would be familiar with the candy-coated empire of Lady Petrova. Now the flame-haired sprite and project runway alumni cam add teacher to her CV which already includes designer, boutique founder and Melbourne

Viva Las Kookai!

It seems Kookai are upping the sophistication level this Autumn Winter season. The Melbourne label’s Viva Las Vegas inspired collection, presented against a backdrop of crooning Elvis and bright light motifs, features high necklines, lady-like retro silhouettes and weightier fabrics in knits and neoprene. Naturally there’s still plenty of slink for

Behind the Scenes | Totem | Cirque Du Soliel

Australian designer Kym Barrett is responsible for the costume direction for Cirque Du Soliel’s breath-taking production Totem, now playing in Melbourne. Aside from having worked on Baz Lurhmann’s Romeo + Juliet, The Matrix and upcoming film The Nice Guys (with the terribly unattractive cast of Ryan Gosling, Matt Bomer and Kim

Gorman | Moth & Moon & Sweet 16ths

Lisa Gorman’s eponymous label recently celebrated its 16th year with a magical catwalk showing of Gorman‘s current Moth & Moon collection in the Fitzroy Gardens. Instead of Champagne there was a conservatory. Instead of presents there were printed pillows. Instead of party games there was pleated gold. Enjoy the lushness

Chinese New Year with Harper’s Bazaar

Auspiciously timed to coincide with the Lunar New Year, Westpac hosted a party to celebrate the third annual Chinese edition of Harper’s Bazaar Australia. Instead of the Paris end of Collins Street, for this single evening it was the Beijing end, with the event housed within Giorgio Armani’s flagship boutique. Guests

Melbourne Spaces | Ruyi

As we’re in the midst of Lunar New Year celebrations, it thought it an apt time to take a look at some beautiful examples of modern Chinese-influenced design right here in Melbourne. Who knew it would be found in a dumpling house? Recently marking its first birthday, Ruyi consciously stands

Style Guide | Top 10 | Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2015

Style has become omnipresent. From wardrobe, to home, to work, now even your lunch can be improved with a little thoughtful style. So the below presents what I think might just be the top 10 most stylish events of the 2015 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival calender. In no particular

Colour for a Cause

#colourforacause

Love this rich teal colour? All proceeds assist Ovarian Cancer Australia in raising awareness of the disease, its symptoms and supporting women suffering from it during this February which is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. The lovely teal comes in a duo with a white polish and you can get it here for some meaningful

Melbourne Spaces: Alto

Damm Fine Food's Alto redesigned by Moth Design

Alto (meaning a musical high in Italian) is a secret events space capping off the GPO Building – which many now know predominantly as home to H&M – in the heart of the city. Operated by Damm Fine Foods (who have ruined me forevermore from eating ungilded risotto), Alto has

The Top 20 | VAMFF 2015

ACMI Crystals and the Postman are a Girl’s Best Friend by Ellen von Unwerth

See. Do. Wear. And always get close. Here are my Top 20 picks of the cultural events and runway shows from the 2015 Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival… – Josh Goot has scored the coveted Grand Showcase solo runway just in time for the lauded label’s 10th birthday. – I’ll