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Diary | Seasonal Delights | Melbourne Fashion Festival


Artist and food designer Ryan Foote (his clients include Chanel and fashion weeks around the nation), recently invited me to contribute to his new project ‘Seasonal Delights; Consumption of Trends and Worlds Around Us‘ for the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival. Now, it’s my pleasure to invite you to see the

Myer A/W 2014

New Myer ambassador, model and delightful human being, Kate Peck suits the department store’s “street” direction for the season. Against the backdrop of a digital street-scape by night, stylist and Manuscript magazine creative director Jolyon Mason “urbanised” disparate collections with grungy beanies and noir accessories. Though I’m not personally sold on

In the Garden: Royal Botanic Runway 2014

British horticulturalist Gertrude Jekyll proclaimed “A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.” The Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne recently taught us that we don’t need Chanel-style couture carousels or smoke and mirrors of any kind as

Portsea Polo 2014: Best Dressed

Move over preppy sweaters drapped over gents’ shoulders. Bowties are the latest trend at the Jeep Portsea Polo alongside fedoras for both sexes. The best people-spotting was found amid Peroni’s Italian-style piazza (including new Miu Miu face Bella Heathcote) and the best vantage point to watch the chukkas was the

Fame Agenda x Darbotz

The State Library of Victoria was almost invaded by bizarre creatures last week as Fame Agenda unleashed its latest creations. When the local label’s founder Monica Lim meet Jakartan street artist Darbotz on a Melbourne visit she was immediately inspired. This collection works in recurring motifs from the artist’s work

Whitehouse Institute of Design Melbourne Fashion Graduates 2013

Skeleton onesies, red druids and plastic fantastic parkas; the expressions of fashion from Whitehouse Institute of Design‘s 2013 Melbourne graduates were certainly unpredictable! Though a handful of these budding designers have already had catwalk experience during the student runway at MSFW a few months ago, this was the first time

Hello Melbourne Summer

A Melbourne Summer should be filled with plenty of time spent at the polo, lying on beaches and perched on stools at open air bars. So when it came to celebrating the new social season about to arrive in town; the rooftop deck overlooking St Kilda’s foreshore at Captain Baxter

Viva by Paspaley Pearls

Where else to showcase a new collection of  pearl jewellery but in a place where the sea is mere metres from lapping at our toes? Last month Paspaley Pearls launched their new ‘Viva’ collection, draping the gemstones on a clutch of oceanic sirens dressed in head-to-toe white. This season their

Countdown to the Caulfield Cup Spring Racing Carnival 2013

Roses and equines and hats; oh my! At their gala launch, the Melbourne Racing Club recently announced the talented and down-to-earth (as well as beautiful – darn her) Erika Heynatz as their style ambassador for Caulfield‘s 2013 Spring Racing Carnival. It’s a safe bet that she will wear the role  –

MSFW | Resort Runway | 2013

Grab your kaftan, a pina colada and the nearest pool-boy as Melbourne Spring Fashion Week takes a quick detour to the tropics. For the first time MSFW experimented with a Resort-focussed runway. Scuba dresses, bikinis, boardshorts and a lot of bronzed skin were accessorised with Dani M and Goldie jewels and capped