Style Melbourne

Arnette ‘Notorious’ Sunglasses launch

I suppose we’re more accustomed to the type of parties that offer gentile bubbles and canapés than Hennessey liquor and vodka ice luges here at StyleMelbourne (while on the clock anyway). However there was one distinct invitation that arrived in our mailbox that I simply couldn’t pass up. Arnette was

‘Lady Dragon’ Westwood for Melissa

Peep toe slingbacks with cut out lovehearts adorning the toe? Too adorable. I’m not usually a shoe person but I do admit to quietly cooing with delight when these popped up on my screen. These ‘Lady Dragon’ shoes are part of iconic British designer Vivienne Westwood’s third collaboration with Brazilian/global

‘Beauty in Bloom’ Book Launch

“In today’s super-charged world, there is a certain romance and ritual to applying makeup” – Natalie Bloom. Sigh. I am such a disorganised person. My life runs (somehow) amid ordered chaos. So it is lovely to step into the Bloom store on Chapel street with its carefully cultivated objects lovingly

Miss T Spring/Summer 08-09 launch

We were welcomed into a Chapel Street boutique for the Spring/Summer launch of youthful label, Miss T. The (faux) grass runway was dotted with potplants and showcased some similar themes as the previous Miss T winter collection. Paperbag waistlines and butterfly cap-sleeve shoulders returned for the warmer season. The colour

Oaks Day Fashion on the Field

The most important day for competitive fashion arrives as Oaks Day. One last daily final for our Victorian competitors was won by Ballarat resident Shona Cowell. Her white garden party appropriate frock was designed by a friend, Jade Lawer and was the perfect ladylike (as it tradition for Ladies day)

Derby Day 2008 Fashions on the Field

Over 200 entrants competed in the Derby Day heats to be the fashion dish of the day. Myer’s new Fashions on the Field enclosure made light work of the elements – no need to worry about potential sunburn, wind battled hair or a drenching. It apparently echoed the design of

An interview with Dom Bagnato

Fresh from Fashions on the Field judging duties at the Flemington Spring Racing Carnival we roped in Melbourne tailor/suit designer Dom Bagnato to check on his tips for on and off the track. Q. I feel like the average male is finally starting to take a few risks with their

Round She Goes Pre-Loved Fashion Market

The highly anticipated Round She Goes Pre-Loved and Vintage Fashion Market was held at the Tivoli in Prahran on Sunday, the 19th of October.  Several hundred treasure hunters filed through the doors hoping to snap up a fabulous vintage bargain, or perhaps to find that something extra to complete their

Kookai opens on Acland Street in St Kilda

St Kilda has long enjoyed a place in Australian popular culture and its very psyche. The 1985 Paul Kelly song ‘From St Kilda to King’s Cross’ praised and immortalized the beachside suburb; Kelly states that he is willing to trade all the land and water of Sydney Harbour for that

Dorothy & Evelyn Flagship store opening

Stepping across the threshold of Dorothy & Evelyn’s new and inaugural retail residence in St Kilda the scent that comes forth is not that mustiness typically associated with second hand stores but the enticing aroma of …popcorn. As a bit of a salt-fiend the store has gotten off on the