Style Melbourne


Win a Mirror Watch from Smiggle

What a timely find for fashion week. These splash-proof (we will be harbour-side for LMFF after all) mirror watches by Smiggle replace the need to carry a compact for necessary beauty touch-ups and at the touch of a button they also display the time. So I won’t be “fashionably” late for any of the

WIN tickets to Mimco’s ‘Dreamwarp Society’ runway at LMFF

One of my favourite Australian models of the moment is Jessica Gomes, who’ll be walking for Mimco as they present their exotic, Shanghai-inspired first collection for 2012 at the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival. Entitled ‘Dreamwarp Society’ the show is happening at Maia, Central Pier at the Docklands on Tuesday March

Win a Silk Kaftan by Susan Rep

Forget wine o’clock. Kaftan o’clock is the best new imaginary hour in which to wind down. Nothing puts me in a resort frame of mind quite like slipping into an elegant kaftan (even if a holiday seems painfully far away) at the end of the day or on a weekend.

Win OPI nail polish from The Glossery

Like a new pair of shoes, a fresh coat of paint (on your nails) is the key to an instant style pick me up – without any changing-room dramas. The Glossery has hit on the recent mania surrounding manicures; dedicating its Melbourne-based online store to all things nail polish. They

Win a pair of Sseko sandals

How about this for a genius idea? Sseko (pronounced “say-ko”, derived from the Ugandan word for laughter) fashion elegant sandals with interchangable straps. Metallic, floral, neon…you can change now your sandals to your heart’s desire. They are ideal for light-packing holidays, beach weddings or simply just for wearing all summer

Designer Call-Out: Indesouk

One for the fashion designers and budding frockstars among us… A souk is a traditional Arabian marketplace. Yet “Indesouk” – a new online marketplace for independent designers – is anything but old-fashioned. It prides itself on valuing slow fashion, innovative design and “heirloom craftsmanship”. Indesouk is already the new virtual home for some

Win a Hairhouse Warehouse Blitz Box

My New Year’s resolution? To never suffer through a bad hair day in 2012! If only good intentions lasted past February. Hairhouse Warehouse welcomes back their popular Blitz Boxes which will certainly help towards achieving that little resolution. Each Blitz Box contains treats for our tresses valued at over $150

WIN the new issue of FASHIONTREND magazine

StyleMelbourne is officially back for 2012. I hope many of you reading are still enjoying summer holidays (please let me live vicariously). When vacationing, there are not many simple pleasures better than lounging around in the sunshine, perhaps an icy-cold adult beverage in hand, while flicking through the latest glossy fashion

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

What to wear to the Polo

In Melbourne during the summertime, three major polo tournaments (at Albert Park, Werribee and Portsea) spring to life.  This “sport of kings” is certainly a social one; a mixture of spring racing and music festival frivolity that has not yet descended into debauchery. Globally they may dress for the polo