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Portsea Polo Style 2015

As the rain (thankfully) stayed far, far away and limoncello icy poles provided a dose of sunshine, the Portsea Polo went off swimmingly on the weekend. I was pleased to accept Peroni’s invitation to join them for the day and thus much of the serious style spotting below was conducted from

On vacation…

Taking (attempting to) a little time to rejuvenate mind and body this month. StyleMelbourne will properly return to share the beautiful side of Melbourne’s culture, lifestyle and creative people in February 2015. Until then there may be the odd post on the Portsea polo, a re-vamped sky-scraping events space, the

A Very Grand Christmas

StyleMelbourne wear Alfred Alberta lace crown, Anna Davern earrings & Incyda dress

Grand Hyatt just threw a trio of festively seasonal parties around the globe in Melbourne, New York and Berlin. Simply because they could! I always say life’s too short not to take advantage of any excuse to celebrate (thus I’m hosting a Christmas eve eve supper next week). Our version at

Melbourne Spaces | Coombe – The Melba Estate

I may have just found my new favourite place. After years of concealment Coombe is welcoming the public to peek behind its haphazard hedges. The estate was once home to opera darling Dame Nellie Melba, considered the most famous woman on Earth at the summit of her fame. Taking that

The Accessories Project

With a collective of scouts hunting for treasures around the world, The Accessories Project is set to open their retail website in 2015. For now however, TAP is more tangible in the form of a pop-up shop appearing within the new ‘Made by Melbourne’ design precinct the I had no idea

Breakfast with Bianca Spender

Over breakfast at the very Melbourne venue, The European, Sydney designer Bianca Spender explained her affinity for her appreciative southern neighbours. One that existed even before the opening of her first local boutique at Emporium earlier this year. “I love Melbourne in winter. The first collection I ever sold in my

Get Close to VAMFF 2015

The next Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival is beckoning us to “get close” both via technology and real life means. You’ll note that in the festival’s contemporary 2015 campaign, revealed in full last night, a trio of models are pressed against glass while wearing some of the flagship Australian designer

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

Fashion Editorial | Poolside

For this new Summer fashion shoot at Claremont Apartments, I went for a Beverly Hills vaguely circa 1970’s vibe: via gold jewels, sexy silhouettes, hoop earrings and a big chic hat. Thanks as always to 35mm Fashion Photography, make up artist Trish Sousa, the sizzling Jade Cara of Chadwick‘s and to

Upcoming Event | Design Files Open House 2014

The Design Files Open House returns! This year for the first time this covetable, shoppable home-like retail gallery will be designed and built from scratch (take that, The Block). And because I think everything Design Files founder Lucy Feagins touches is gold, here’s a glimpse inside the glorious space complete