Style Melbourne


Bassike opens in Melbourne

We should have more events held on weekend mornings if the latest boutique opening is anything to go by. I truly don’t mind the dilemma of choosing whether to celebrate with a Chai latte or a glass of Veuve Clicquot (in a short-lived attempt at being virtuous I went with

The Caulfield Cup Carnival is coming

I’ve got a lucky 13(!) spring racing related events to find hats and trackside-appropriate dresses for so far. So thinking about the carnival already probably isn’t too early. Caulfield Racecourse’s celebrations start next month and their hunt for two fresh faces is underway. Kelly Bannister, Kate Hopkins and Hetty Kate are

Camilla and Marc launch a new concept boutique in Melbourne

Everything sounds better in French. ‘Le Jardin Secret’ is the latest collection from Camilla and Marc, who celebrated the opening of their new concept store (within David Jones at Bourke Street Mall) with a salon-style fashion show featuring Samantha Harris. With the title referring to a private world or little secret

Fashion label call-out: Australian Designers Market

The first Australian Designers’ Market to be held on Sunday 25th November from 1-5pm is looking for rising star designers and labels to be stall-holders. With only 15 labels to be selected the market will have an intimate, boutique feel. Yering Station winery (30 Melba Highway, Yarra Glen) is home to

Mathieu Salem Couture Studio Opening

While it may not have been a big move (just down the the street) the opening of Mathieu Salem‘s latest studio boutique certainly heralded a shift in consciousness for the couture label. Not only was it the designer’s birthday but – as he ceremoniously cut the ribbon on the new space

Hair Meet Wardrobe part 2

Finally I can reveal part 2 of my involvement in Hair Meet Wardrobe. Toni&Guy kindly invited me to help them make this sweet little video; a little dramatisation on “a day in the life of StyleMelbourne” for the Blogged & Bound project. I share my thoughts on fashion, Melbourne and being a

The Great Cufflink Trade-In at Lord Coconut

Had to share this little tid-bit as I thought it was cute and I do love a man in a suit (go ahead and Google image search “Matt Bomer wearing a suit”; I’ll wait). Throughout the month of July, Lord Coconut – the purveyor of artistic men’s jewellery in residence

A Fashion Film by Scanlan & Theodore

Remember this dress? It single-handedly made me fall in love with Scanlan & Theodore all over again. The Melbourne fashion label itself seems to have a love affair with art, working with “controversial” (I disagree) photographer Bill Henson or more recently Nan Goldin who shot model Erin Wasson wearing their

Australian Fashion Photographer of the Year

By Australian Fashion Photographer of the Year Genelle Bevan

The Canon AIPP Australian Professional Photography awards ceremony was held last night and, naturally, I was most interested in who was named Australian Fashion Photographer of the Year. Happily, that title went to Melbourne photographer Genelle Bevan. Beginning her career in photojournalism, Genelle is now predominantly a portrait photographer. Her successful foray

Sneak Peek: Tony Bianco Shoes Spring/Summer 2012-13 collection

So I wasn’t intending to share this collection after visiting Tony Bianco‘s showroom last night, rather hoping to do “research” for upcoming projects (read: composing a mental shopping list of my own). That changed the moment I walked into the foot fetishist’s nirvana that was. Platforms, wedges and chunky soles