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Lady Petrova’s School of Fabulousness

Anyone who has gravitated towards the rainbow light at the end of the laneway/tunnel that is Scott Alley would be familiar with the candy-coated empire of Lady Petrova. Now the flame-haired sprite and project runway alumni cam add teacher to her CV which already includes designer, boutique founder and Melbourne

Behind the Scenes | Totem | Cirque Du Soliel

Australian designer Kym Barrett is responsible for the costume direction for Cirque Du Soliel’s breath-taking production Totem, now playing in Melbourne. Aside from having worked on Baz Lurhmann’s Romeo + Juliet, The Matrix and upcoming film The Nice Guys (with the terribly unattractive cast of Ryan Gosling, Matt Bomer and Kim

Colour for a Cause


Love this rich teal colour? All proceeds assist Ovarian Cancer Australia in raising awareness of the disease, its symptoms and supporting women suffering from it during this February which is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. The lovely teal comes in a duo with a white polish and you can get it here for some meaningful

On vacation…

Taking (attempting to) a little time to rejuvenate mind and body this month. StyleMelbourne will properly return to share the beautiful side of Melbourne’s culture, lifestyle and creative people in February 2015. Until then there may be the odd post on the Portsea polo, a re-vamped sky-scraping events space, the

The Accessories Project

With a collective of scouts hunting for treasures around the world, The Accessories Project is set to open their retail website in 2015. For now however, TAP is more tangible in the form of a pop-up shop appearing within the new ‘Made by Melbourne’ design precinct the I had no idea

Breakfast with Bianca Spender

Over breakfast at the very Melbourne venue, The European, Sydney designer Bianca Spender explained her affinity for her appreciative southern neighbours. One that existed even before the opening of her first local boutique at Emporium earlier this year. “I love Melbourne in winter. The first collection I ever sold in my

Imperfection is Perfection

The latest muse to pose in front of Sam Bisso‘s lens is named Poppy. The international fashion photographer’s latest project, with the help of stylist Virginia Dowzer and Armadale florist Fleur, is titled ‘Imperfection is Perfection’. On working with blooms rather than models, Sam suggests this series is partly a

Fashion Editorial | Poolside

For this new Summer fashion shoot at Claremont Apartments, I went for a Beverly Hills vaguely circa 1970’s vibe: via gold jewels, sexy silhouettes, hoop earrings and a big chic hat. Thanks as always to 35mm Fashion Photography, make up artist Trish Sousa, the sizzling Jade Cara of Chadwick‘s and to

Dinner with Ms Collins

Something happened a few years ago. Food became fashion. “In Melbourne – we’re such a food city – it’s a great idea to go to a club but be able to get an amazing dinner beforehand” muses Huxtable/Huxtabuger chef Daniel Wilson. Now when you dine within the neon accented nightspot

Fiorina’s Golden Anniversary

Melbourne jeweller Fiorina Golotta’s believes in talismans and lucky charms. After all, they seem to have taken her this far; her old-world inspired label of precious trinkets – featuring the likes of coins, freshwater pearls and Amazonite – recently celebrated its 20 year golden anniversary. To mark the occasion, Fiorina