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L’Oreal Paris Runway 4 at LMFF 2013

Congratulations to Kirrily Johnston on a recent addition to her family! The designer (smartly) skipped LMFF this year to stay home and dote on her newborn bub but her Autumn/Winter collection still made it to Melbourne’s catwalks. The range titled coincidentally titled ‘Babylonia’ (baby brain perhaps?) is apparently an ode

LMFF 2013 Opening event with David Jones

Reigning queen of prints and ‘It’ girl of the fashion design world, it’s a pleasure to discover Mary Katrantzou is just really damn lovely. From the minute you meet her she’s all smiles and openness  and I get the sense she was genuinely happy to visit our faraway fashion capital of

LMFF: Autumn Winter 2012 Wishlist

Now that the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival has wrapped – bar the wonderful cultural program – I find it valuable to look back over the week (or rather the nine days) that was for Winter wardrobe inspiration. Below I dish up my personal inspiration from LMFF on future DIY projects,

LMFF: Runway 6

Alice McCall opened runway 6 at the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival with delicate scalloped trim, muted prints – a paisley and an M.C. Escher-like version I covet – and thus set the bar for pieces Australia will really want to wear this season. LIFEwithBird, in laid-back mode, sent more-interesting-than-average staple

LMFF Opening Runway by David Jones

Surrounded by fireworks and a New York style block party, a repeat performance of David Jones’ (sans Miranda Kerr) Autumn Winter launch show jump-started the official festival week. Easton Pearson and Ginger and Smart flew the flag for vibrant colour; the former with graphic embroidery and the latter returning to

Shopbop ♥ Australia

Shopbop recently rallied our Aussie style troops – photographer Benny Horne, guest editor Zanita Morgan and Melbourne born model Bambi Norwood-Blythe – to create a lookbook dedicated to fresh Australian fashion. This from an online shopping destination that recognises Melbourne born, bred or based labels like Friend of Mine, Kirrily

Designers for Gold Week

Several Melbourne born, bred or based labels – Megan Park, Peter Alexander, Kirrily Johnston and Mimco – among others, have teamed up with Marquise to form the Fashion Designer Project, producing a limited edition or framed one-off baby singlet collection for Gold Week in aid of the Sydney Children’s Hospital. Singlets can

Kirrily Johnston A/W 2011 ‘Stories of the Desert’

Kirrily Johnston A/W 2011 Stories of the Desert

“Stories of the Desert” is the sublime Autumn Winter 2011 collection presented by Kirrily Johnston with model of the moment Samantha Harris, dressed as the fierce, feminine modern-day warrior. Inspired by the wild beauty of the Australian outback with its arid landscape and copper sunsets, Johnston’s latest collection is an

Loving…the Tribal trend

The latest version of the tribal trend is a little less “into the wilds of deepest, darkest Africa” and a lot more armoured Aztecs on the hunt for ancient gold (with a little 1920’s Art Deco mixed in for good measure). After a minor obsession this summer with House of Harlow 1960’s

A taste of Eat Street 2010

I was lucky to be invited to take a stroll along Eat Street last night. The epic charity event is a fusion of fashion and food hosted in the Grand Ballroom of the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins. Think the most glamourous hawker’s market ever combined with an unleashed visit to