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Lui Hon forges ‘Straight Ahead’ into Winter 2015

There’s a famous Japanese legend which promises whomever folds one thousand origami cranes will have their dearest held wish come true. Hopefully this is a portent of  good luck for Lui Hon, who has taken the paper-craft bird as a motif for his sublime upcoming Autumn Winter 2015 collection titled

Thurley | Spring Racing

A miniature horse called Eskimo almost outshone the frocks as Thurley unveiled their Spring racewear offering over a celeb and stylist-studded brunch this morning. Designer Helen O’Connor will naturally be sporting her own label to Caulfield, Derby, Oaks and maybe Melbourne Cup Day this year. And she’ll be showcasing several minimal

Fashion Editorial | Get Racy

‘Tis the season for classic yet fresh Spring racewear inspiration. Trying to figure out what to wear to the carnival? Look no further than this new shoot. Thank you to 35mm Fashion Photography, beauty hero Trish Sousa, really, really ridiculously good looking Rory and Belle from Chadwick‘s, Arnie from Flowers

Style Spy | Yellowglen Terrace | Turnbull Stakes Day

Aside from Turnbull Stakes champion horse Lucia Valentina, the other winners this past weekend seemed to be lady milliners. As the hub for style on this Melbourne Cup Carnival preview day, the Yellowglen Terrace was awash with beauties sporting mainly Danica Erard headpieces alongside serious showings by Jill and Jack

Botanica | Violet & I | Spring Summer 2014

I’m a sucker for a botanical prints. An so Violet & I‘s new Botanica collection turned my head with native wattle motif. Tropicalised poppies also feature in the pretty-as-a-picture range alongside miniature roses that mimic polka dots and reference memories of designer Anna Tyrrell’s grandmother’s garden. A serene mood is

Advanced Style

Last night I encountered ‘Advanced Style’. The film, based on Ari Seth Cohen’s famously ground-breaking blog of the same name, is eye-opening, refreshing and full of warm moments as it explores fashion for the 50+ set. It was wonderful to gain an insight into these seven uniquely stylish characters’ New

Make Me Melt

Melt Couples Massage videos

They say all you need is love. So, for years I like to think that Emma and Denis Merkas have been making Melbourne a better place through the language of touch, by teaching couples’ the art of how to give a really good massage via live group workshops. Now –

First Look | Gorman | Summer 2014/15

Is it just me or are Gorman going from strength to strength? I was delighted to see the new collection is just SO darn “summer”. I’ve already bookmarked pieces for the polo, the beach and other random adventures. Just can’t decide which part to like best: the amusing seagull and hot

Fashion Editorial | What is Beauty?

Photography – Justin Ridler Art Direction – Qube Konstrukt Styling – Kate Gaskin Flowers – Flowers Vasette Designers – Ellery, Alex Perry, Aurelio Costarella, Collette Dinnigan, Akira Isogawa & archival costumes from The Australia Ballet Models – Dancers Vivienne Wong, Ako Kondo, Adam Bull, Amber Scott & Chengwu Guo For

Diary | What Is Beauty? | The Australian Ballet 2015

The Australian Ballet's The Sleeping Beauty 2015

Beauty, ballerina Lana Jones, sleeps on a bed of Cecilia Fox roses wearing an archival costume by Hugh Colman Though fairy tales may end with one, all good stories really start with a kiss. As does the unveiling of The Australian Ballet’s 2015 season, as they reveal their feature performance