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Who has the Spirit of the Black Dress?

The Spirit of the Black Dress is a gala evening and ensuing exhibition run by a group of independent fashion industry professionals committed to raising the profile of emerging fashion and increasing international appreciation for Australian design. Again in 2013 The Spirit of the Black Dress is a part of the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival’s … Continue reading

What’s on in Melbourne’s GPO

Melbourne’s got a few funky shopping precincts. Chapel Street is renowned for its grubby-come-cool vibe, Bridge Road for its quiet but thriftier shopping options, QV for the cool food focus and few select retailers and Melbourne’s GPO for international and national designers and retailers who simply cannot be sneezed at. To celebrate the launch of … Continue reading


MYER’s autumn-winter 2013 runway took place in Melbourne recently showcasing some of the best of their top designers. These are what walked… Like MYER on Facebook here:  Follow MYER on Twitter here:  — Thanks to Jennifer Estrada for her photography.      Social photos from the runway…

Mister Mode Fashion Nightmarket in LMFF’s Cultural Program

A young group of entrepreneurs have come a long way since the day Mister Mode was founded some three years ago. In 2013, Mister Mode, a night-time fashion and lifestyle event is quickly becoming synonymous with the city of Melbourne. So much so that it has been initiated into the hallowed halls of the L’Oreal … Continue reading

White Night Melbourne

Just when you thought another festival couldn’t possibly fit into the throng of summer entertainment options, another one is on its way. A night of dusk-til-dawn celebrations of music, art, dining, theatre, sport, fashion, film, design and performance – and the kitchen sink – will kick-off from 7pm to 7am on the night of Saturday … Continue reading

It’s Aus Open time! Jacob’s Creek Super Sunday

I love tennis. So naturally, when January rolls around – in addition to it being my birthday month – my other favourite happening is the Australian Open that tickles my tonsils. In what is set to be a fantastic day at Australia’s much loved sporting tournament, Jacob’s Creek Super Sunday is taking place on Sunday … Continue reading

Jeep Portsea Polo 2013

Amidst a sea of stunning fake tan applications, sturdy chunky wedges – and conversely safe Jesus sandal flats – sheer overdresses – apparently a trend that went unbeknownst to me – and peroxide blonde locks, the thirteenth annual Jeep Portsea Polo in the pleasantly wind-blasted Point Nepean Quarantine Zone again took place. It was a visual feast for … Continue reading

The Melbourne Cup 2012

Feeling like you’ve stepped out of one world and into another isn’t typically something easily achieved; but Irish dancers, old world decor and quaint waiters with cheesecutters and beige tweed made light work of that upon entering the Emirates Marquee at the Melbourne Cup. Library bedecked walls and Irish attractions of all shapes and sizes, … Continue reading

Melbourne’s spring racing Derby Day

On a day that dazzled with atypical Melburnian blue skies, a lick of warmth and the promise of later showers, in amongst the hobnobbery that takes place annually amongst the exceedingly costly and equally as exceedingly ostentatious corporate marquees that line the ‘Birdcage’ at Flemington, I went, I saw, I conquered the Derby. Not much a gambling man, I … Continue reading

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