Truffaux Panama hat salon

Who doesn’t love a good hat? Whether you’re a ‘hat person’ or not, one can’t deny the certain personality shift that takes place with a head enshrouded in something lovingly made by a leading milliner. I was shopping recently with a good friend in Chadstone Shopping Centre shortly before New Years’ Eve of 2011 and […]

Pizza better than YAMUMS

Love pizza? Love cheap drinks? Love YAMUMS! The new restaurant fills a large gap in the Chapel Street food, grog and social offering, and is now open at number one Garden Lane in South Yarra. Tucked away from the usual Chapel Street hustle and bustle, the outdoor-indoor restaurant boasts a very cool corner location with views […]

Trying to be clean at Laundry Bar

The irony is inescapable. We were at Laundry Bar, in Fitzroy and we were surrounded by beautiful men and women: the legions of models on Giant Model Management’s books. Clean, laundered thoughts? Hardly. On Saturday 17 December at around 8pm, people filed into the small and modestly decorated bar in Melbourne’s northern suburb for a party filled […]

The Mean, the Median and the Mister Mode

Well Mister Mode has done it again. The Melbourne music, social and fashion scenes were sent into overdrive on 10 December 2011 with the Mister Mode Fashion Night Market, which went off as per usual without hitch. The Market took-over Oak Place Warehouse in South Yarra, a very cool and industrial grunge-come-fashion chic venue that was […]

One year of Torquing

A few weeks ago now, I went to the Fashion Torque first birthday celebration on 23 November 2011. Not only was I very fortunate to be one of the lucky few that gained a personal invitaiton from the one and only Philip Boon, but I was fortunate enough to meet and greet some of the […]

The Diesel’s a-chuggin’

Who knew there were so many rules to wearing denim? Sure as the day is sunny, not me, but there are. What are they? I haven’t the faintest recollection. I think I was so bemused by the fact that “seams can sit here, not here; pockets must stretch from here, to here; and the waistband […]

Armani Exchange flagship sets sail

I was fortunate enough to go along to the official opening of the Armani Exchange new flagship store located in Chadstone ‘the fashion capital’ in Melbourne’s Southeast on Saturday 22 October. Usually, the shopping complex sucks the life out of me and I find myself lost amongst the designer outlets and walkways-off-walkways, eventually struggling to […]

Grattis på födelsedagen Kikki.K

Happy Birthday Kikki.K the business which last week, celebrated their tenth year of existence on 12 October 2011. I was present at the Kikki.K 10th anniversary and learned the brilliant history of the stationery company, which was founded by Kristina ‘Kikki’ Karlsson and her partner, who quickly built the company into an international fashion stationery label […]

See ya, Steve!

The apple has fallen from the tree; Steve Jobs, Apple’s founder, director and most recently chairman, has died. The world, geeks and consumers alike, mourns his death. I didn’t know the man, care for him, nor really – to be honest – know who he was until his death. But one can’t help feel a […]

ASOS; save our souls

With the crazy popularity we’re seeing toward all things online and the huge commonplace shift in consumer discretionary spending from bricks and mortar options to that of the cyber, Asos made the right move in offering the Australian market its magic. Nick Robertson’s eleven-year-old company bathed in the glory of a 160 per cent growth […]

Oh the faux pas!

T’was only a matter of not-nearly-long-enough time… Junderpants have hit the scene: The elusive missing link between the basic underpant and the horrendous, but seemingly so ‘in’ jegging (cross between the jean and the legging, for those of you uncouth enough not to know). Firstly to the above image; can I just say, a loud, and resounding, emphatically appalled […]

Seven days. Get excited!

The store is nearly set., the stock is soon to be primped and preened before presentation and no doubt the fanatics are planning their entry with a similar-to-Sydney 3am campout out the front on the ever-busy Bourke Street… Zara Melbourne is soon to take the city and its fashion-conscious by storm this Wednesday 15 June. […]