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Lookbook: ‘The Palm Springs Special’ S/S 2011 by Tali Roth

Dear Melbourne. How dare you tempt us with Spring-like sunshine last week only to turn back into a Wintry beast? Just when I was dreaming of wearing floaty dresses again, Melbourne Fashion Week and a tropical vacation too. I suppose you have the excuse that it is still Winter; but

Lookbook: ‘Call to the Moon’ Damselfly S/S 11/12

Wanted to share my favourite images from Damselfly’s Spring Summer 2011/12 jewellery collection shoot entitled ‘Call to the Moon’. This time around the pieces are a little more rough-hewn due to antique-esque silver and a mystical inspiration, that to me feels like Cleopatra-meets-witchy-woman. Talisman and evil eye motifs abound and,

Lookbook: Lui Hon ‘Estherian’ S/S 2011/12

The term “softly-spoken” seems invented for Lui Hon. However the designer’s apparent reservedness is overcome whenever he speaks of his work, such is the life and soul he infuses into each artistic range. His upcoming collection for Spring Summer 2011/12 hits, as ever, close to home. It is entitled ‘Estherian’;

Lookbook: Accompany By Imagery

“I used to draw paper dolls and make paper clothes and change them every season,” Jennifer Nguyen explains her early obsession with fashion. And once she discovered the joys of FashionTV as a child? “You couldn’t move me away from the tv even if you tried…” Now Jennifer is the designer of

Lookbook: Cosmos by Kathryn Beker

I potentially have a favourite new Melbourne designer on my hands with the wonderful Kathryn Beker. I discovered her via her recent work creating the adorable clear plastic rain-coats for Mimco’s LMFF show and am kicking myself I didn’t come across her sooner. Her latest collection Cosmos is has an

“Birth” by Trimapee

Melbourne label Trimapee explore the theme of connectivity between mother and unborn child with their second cinematic venture titled ‘Birth’. This filmic showcase of their ‘Umbilical Ventriloquial’ Autumn 2011 collection first premiered at Penthouse Mouse during LMFF. I’m enjoying this new trend of fashion films; since movement and multi-dimensions are

Kuwaii A/W 2011 ‘In Spirit I was Always Here’

Kuwaii designer Kristy Barber’s ‘In Spirit I was Always Here’ touches on a dream-like state, creating a vision of wistfulness, fantasy and innocence. With beautifully crafted garments in an inspiring colour palette; this is one of my favourite collections this season. “I’ve always made things and ever since I can remember I

Introducing Reverie for Winter 2011

As we all know Winter is just around the corner, and many Melbournians are on the look out for fashion that will carry us from day to night, both warm and stylish (with a little chic detailing). This season we have found another ‘must have’ new label – Reverie. An

Yeojin Bae: Le Marais 2011

Classic and contemporary are two words that come to mind when describing Yeojin Bae‘s designs. She takes elements from classic cuts, strengthens them with sharp tailoring and revamps them for the latest season. Inspired by Bae’s favourite area of Paris, ‘La Marais’ is seemingly designed for the fun sophisticate and mixes French laid

Mecurialist 2011

 Refers to one under the influence of mercury; a physician who uses mercury in any of its forms, in his practice. I am pretty sure this refers to the chemical element that is; but I tend to look at it from another point of view. Mercury the planet is