Style Melbourne

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

New ‘Till Death’ jewels by Julie Deville at e.g.etal

“Till Death” is the newest collection of diamond, sapphire and emerald strewn jewellery by artist Julia Deville. Of the antique rose cut diamonds featured in the collection, Julia explains the stones were “extracted from pieces sourced in the markets of Paris and New York”. Skulls are a prominent motif in the

Fashions on the Field 2014

In mere hours, the Myer Fashions on the Field winner for 2014 will be decided based upon a set of criteria and subjectivities that sit both outside of and inclusive of fashion as we know it (and that sometimes break the VRC’s own outmoded-yet-charming dresscodes). I hope the judges manage

Beyond the Birdcage | Melbourne Cup Carnival 2014

Erykah Badu for Lavazza

So the Birdcage at Flemington during the Spring Carnival is really like another world that only a relative, privileged few are permitted to enter. It would be easy to dismiss this Melbourne institution as yet another display of our consumerist excess sometimes verging on the debaucherous (past Lavazza invitees; you know who

A Part of Me Bayside

Designers Kate Brook and Kajsa Kvernmo of APOM have opened their very first store. As well as their current fashion collaboration with graphic artist Minty Baxter, the new boutique also stocks goodies like Bettina Willner-Browne ceramics, pieces by House of Cannon, Hope of All Heart jewellery, 66 the Label hats and socks

60+ Wonderful Last Minute Hats for the Races

I’ve always been an advocate for wearing a proper hat (or substantial headpiece at least) to the races or whenever you feel you can get away with it. But this year I’ve truly fallen in love with the idea. You honestly feel more grand while wearing a millinery creation; it

Romance Was Born’s Express Yourself

Sydney fashion designers Luke Sales and Anna Plunkett of Romance Was Born have been commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria to curate an art exhibition with a twist: it’s meant for children. But may I say there is SO much joy to be found in the Romance Was Born world

Caulfield Cup 2014 | Track Style

As Admire Rakti crossed the finish line at the Caulfield Cup this past weekend, I was keeping an eye out for people who were in fine form beside the racecourse. The hunt for the best or – even better – the most interesting modern racewear was on around style hotspots

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier

What can I say that hasn’t already been written about the new Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition at the National Gallery? Under the genius guidance of curator Thierry-Maxime Loriot, it’s a pretty darn fantastic thing to witness even if you’re not particularly into fashion. Without spoiling too many of the surprises,