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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Melbourne’s Vanishing Elephant turns 1

Everyone’s favourite oxymoronic Sydney-based men’s and women’s clothing label, Vanishing Elephant, has been around since 2008; but this 2012, their Melbourne outlet that has become such a supplier of many a Melburnian’s wardrobe will turn one year old. It was founded by Sydneysiders Arran Russell, Huw Bennett and Felix Chan in an effort to highlight the great subtleties […]

Fashion+Aid for good

With a steady flow of champagne and enough hors d’oeuvres to keep guests going for weeks, the 2012 edition of Fashion Aid was launched with great success amongst some of Melbourne and Australia’s most well known and respected faces in media, fashion and entertainment. A sweeping view of the south of Melbourne from Hamer Hall around to AAMI […]

Yering Station’s design market

Yering Station is to many what represents the epitome of peace, tranquility, wine and the cosier more fine things in life. Combine that perception with a bit of art, a touch of fashion and a healthy drenching in champagne and you have what will this November be hitting the pristine wine region, the Australian Designer […]

See Ireland, stay in Melbourne

The Spring Racing carnival is on its way! Winter cannot disappear quickly enough, which means for those of us sartorially obsessed: wardrobe change! The forthcoming season is disseminating a heavy neon, bright colour and ‘lots of pop’ vibe, which Melburnians should be thrilled to jump on the back of. It will be interesting to see […]

Fashionopolites gather at Nuffnang’s Fashionopolis

nuffnangfashionopolis.com.au The who’s who of fashion blogging in Australia – and those who could be bothered footing the bill or making the interstate trek – gathered today at Melbourne’s cosy, typically ‘Melbourne’ side street cafe-come-function room the Thousand £ Bend. And what a day they had. MCd by David Krupp, country manager of the prestigious blogger […]

Are you coming to Fashionopolis? 12 May ’12. Be there.

Love fashion? Love Fashionopolis. Do you live fashion, know how to write, adore clothes and fancy yourself a blogger? Or better yet, care to do so? Then you’ll love this event. Lagerfeld himself wouldn’t miss it… were it not for his being on the other side of the planet. It’s the industry’s first fashion-focused event […]

I have a thing for Mister Mode

In its second year since relaunching in 2011, Mister Mode took to the streets of Melbourne for the enjoyment of many a pre-loved fashion fan. Held last Saturday night at 222 Johnston Street in Melbourne’s north-of-the-river suburb of Collingwood, the Fashion Night Market welcomed in the city’s fashion conscious and socially savvy in a celebratory […]

Love the loved at Take2

The ornate, yellowing cornices of spaciously generous Northcote Town Hall stared down at the bustling men and women below as they lovingly fondled pre-loved vintage pieces brought together from the furthest reaches of Melbourne’s households by the stallholders at Take2 Markets. One sleepy Sunday, the queenlike quartet of Irish Rivera, Ilker Kale, Chris Rivera and I made the trek from our […]

Bangin’ Bang & Olufsen

With a new president and CEO and a constantly growing global network of retail and branding, it seemed only fitting that Bang & Olufsen reopened its Melbourne CBD store for the enjoyment of digital enthusiasts and top quality electronics lovers recently. Zagame’s Maserati and Ferrari cars were parked auspiciously out the front of the beaming, pristine new store, […]