Style Melbourne


READ THIS FIRST: A Happy Birthday & A Goodbye!

Sarah Willcocks, formerly of StyleMelbourne, wearing Alfred Alberta lace crown, Incyda dress & Anna Davern earrings from Alice Euphemia

It’s StyleMelbourne’s 7th Birthday today…and also its last. Time to break out the cake and Champagne for this dual occasion. I’m excited and, of course, a little bit wistful about it. The evolution of StyleMelbourne will be revealed very soon. Stay tuned to Instagram for the big reveal. While the new

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

New ‘Till Death’ jewels by Julie Deville at e.g.etal

“Till Death” is the newest collection of diamond, sapphire and emerald strewn jewellery by artist Julia Deville. Of the antique rose cut diamonds featured in the collection, Julia explains the stones were “extracted from pieces sourced in the markets of Paris and New York”. Skulls are a prominent motif in the

Romance Was Born’s Express Yourself

Sydney fashion designers Luke Sales and Anna Plunkett of Romance Was Born have been commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria to curate an art exhibition with a twist: it’s meant for children. But may I say there is SO much joy to be found in the Romance Was Born world

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier

What can I say that hasn’t already been written about the new Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition at the National Gallery? Under the genius guidance of curator Thierry-Maxime Loriot, it’s a pretty darn fantastic thing to witness even if you’re not particularly into fashion. Without spoiling too many of the surprises,

Diary | Wine & Fashion ‘Blend’ | MSFW

Champagne is synonymous with fashion week darlinks! But usually what the in-crowd sips is an afterthought. At ‘Blend’ this Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, wine is the muse of the show. Six of Yering Station’s Yarrabank Wines have inspired outfits by fashion designer Matcho Suba (either pulled from his archives or

Diary | Love, Desire, Riches | Fashion Exhibition

Is there another item of clothing that speaks to society, class, status of women, the economy, community and personal desire as much as the sometimes controversial, sometimes coveted wedding dress? The ‘Love, Desire, Riches’ exhibition, presented by the National Trust, looks at wedding fashion from the past two centuries as

Diary | Spirit Queen | Melbourne Fashion Festival

Spirit Queen

How entrancing is this image? It’s model Louise Van de Vorst in a new series called ‘Spirit Queen’ as part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival. Fashion photographer and Folie a Deux filmmaker Christian Blanchard (who has recently shot for Tangent, Pages Digital and Spook magazines) and stylist Bec Cole

Diary: Royal Botanic Runway

Akira Isogawa at the Royal Botanic Runway

“I have released collections every season for 165 years. My runway is 38 hectares wide. My pieces have been forged by the world’s most prolific designer. The House of Mother Nature.” – if only The Royal Botanic Gardens could speak The phrase ‘gilding the lily’ has never been more apt.

Reflections of Spring Racing

Brodie Harper, Nicole Warne of Gary Pepper Girl (wearing Nerida Winter fascinator and Zimmermann dress), Jess Dempsey (wearing Piers Atkinson headpiece) and Sarah Willcocks of StyleMebourne (wearing Alpha 60 and Pamela Usanto).

Time for some what-hat-should-I-wear-to-the-races inspiration. Did you see the little millinery exhibition I was involved in last year? The idea has evolved for a sophomore outing with Nicole Warne a.k.a Gary Pepper Girl choosing her favourite hats for the season (which is right up her alley as she collects vintage