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Breakfast with Jessica Gomes

Flying in from her Los Angeles base, Australian model Jessica Gomes was in Melbourne for breakfast with Mimco, fashion bloggers and me this morning. As the face of the accessories label’s ‘Kaleidoscopic Cinematopia’ collection, Jessica features in their latest campaign. Shot in the desert oasis of Palm Springs, the model is no

Lookbook: ‘Whimsical Romance’ by Lydra

Just a little dreaminess for you today, now that the chillier season is descending upon us. Melbourne upcycled bag label Lydra presents their ‘Whimsical Romance’ collection within the breezy, nostalgia-tinged shoot below. Designer Linda Vydra tells me this season she is focussing on “florals, Japanese prints and geometric shapes.” I can’t

RAFW: Accessories in focus

Melbourne designers are appearing on the Australian fashion week runways with more frequency than ever before. Though some are unsung heroes; as the accessories labels that adorn mainline collections with the shoes, bags and jewellery that add the final flourish to the show. I’m already mad about Arnsdorf‘s envelope clutches and delicate


There’s a lot to embrace about the Winter season. Hot chocolate, toasting marshmallows, fireplaces, snowy retreats. And seasonal dressing. With no worries about getting all hot and sticky, I revel in heavy layers of wool, mohair and velvet. Not forgetting the chance to accessorise with stockings and gloves and scarves.

LMFF 2011: Mimco Trunk Show

Mimco previewed its new season collection for Autumn and lived up to the hype surrounding the sell-out trunk show event. Transparent raincoats showcased the ‘Whispers & Anarchy’ range. We particularly loved the lace and printed stockings. Their gold and silver jewellery designs featured injections of colour with red, blue and black

DressCode: Red Carpet Runway

The Occasion: Alex Perry previewing his S/S 2011/12 collection for LMFF’s 1st ever Red Carpet Runway The Venue: Glorious Royal Ehibition Buildings in Carlton Gardens. Reminds me of Marsais (not that I’ve ever been there) DressCode: Cocktail Dress by Kookai. Speaking of which… ‘Camille’ clutch by Sarah Conners Wedges by

DressCode: Fashion Full Stop

The Occasion: LMFF’s first ever public opening party, Fashion Full Stop Venue: The Plenary, South Wharf DressCode: Mixing up high and low, just like the show Golden brocade skirt by Megan Park Ines Satchel by Sarah Conners Pout by Napoleon Perdis DeVine Godess in ‘Aphrodite’ Necklace by Diva (worn as

Vintage Princess A/W 2011 showcase

Earlier this week I caught up with Vintage Princess accessories designer Angela Babatsias as she showcased her new Autumn Winter collection of handbags and jewellery for 2011. Among a room strewn with meringues, ornate birdcages and pom poms at The Olsen Hotel I was introduced to a label (though it

Win accessories by Coussinet

Coussinet designer Greta Grossberg has spent a decade bringing boutique accessories, bags, scarves and jewellery to life. The Melbourne label’s current Spring Summer 2010 – 2011 collection called ‘she of earth, sea and sky‘ delivers heavy metal studs details, wild animal prints, soft ladylike florals and glamorous jewels. I’ve gone a bit mad for accessories lately

Belle Bijoux presents ‘Carmen’

Honestly, how can you go wrong when your latest muse has the outrageous, tutti-frutti, Brazilian style of this fine lady? Perth bag and accessory designer Belle Bijoux pays homage to 1940’s film icon Carmen Miranda for her latest collection ‘Carmen’. Melbourne turned on the tropical weather as we perused the