Meeting the Qianlong Emperor: The Golden Age of China

You know something special is happening when the Chinese government lets you borrow over 120 pieces of ancient Chinese artwork from over 3,000 years ago. It means we can visit vital pieces of the Chinese annals in the Qianlong Emperor, the Golden Age of China exhibition, paying homage to the centuries of Chinese culture and […]

MSFW: Livia Arena

It’s not every day you see nearly a whole collection constructed out of what appears to be organza until you see spring-summer’s collection by Livia Arena from this season’s Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. Celebrating all that’s good in fish tail skirts and sheer everything, the designer’s neutral colour palette means the collection is as fittingly […]

MSFW: Christine

Sporting elements of what it really means and looks like to be chic, the collection of Christine for spring-summer at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week encapsulates exactly that. Through monochromatic tones of blacks, whites and greys that merged effortlessly into the more vibrant and colourful hues of summer, the collection of Christine brought elegant femininity back to the […]

Meagan Harding: personal style consultant

As the old adage says about style: you’ve either got it, or you don’t. Based on this thought alone, there are seemingly thousands of try-hards that run around every major city on the planet, calling themselves ‘stylists’.  But, the proof is in the pudding when it comes to their aptitude for the role, which time and […]

Men’s Style Photoshoot: Et Al menswear

Et Al is a Melbourne based fashion retailer. Housing different variations of basically the same thing, Comma, Showroom and a.Concept by member of the design team, Anthony Capon (who you can read about here), Et Al caters to a very particular aesthetic. This however doesn’t detract from the fact that everything they make is awesome. With an […]

LMFF Runway 5 with Harper’s Bazaar

A healthy mix of the understated and the extravagant compiled the Harper’s Bazaar runway at this year’s L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival. Some of Australia’s most well known and respected – and Myer’s top concession retailers – paraded their collections in a display of monochromatic and exuberant finesse, catching the eye of fashion admirers with ease. […]

I like my Jean N Tonik with ice

A focus on introducing colour, opening-up the wardrobes of Melburnian men and introducing a funky range of clothing with a new edge that is slightly different to what typical Melburnians wear, Jean N Tonik is the new thing in mens’ retailing that is making waves online. Founded by Gabriel Hazim in early 2012, the online retailer […]

Løng Løst in a world of menswear

Casual jewelled colours, earthen tones, relaxed fits and a misfit undertone comprise the Løng Løst menswear collection. The brand prides itself on its juxtaposition of surf meets street wear, tailored to the every man with a casual eye and stylish flair. What is it? A welcoming-in of the Spring season for the relaxed, non chalant man in […]

Living in the State of Halcyon

Staying true to my passion for local and independent designers in our fair country of Australia (and neighbouring New Zealand), I’ve recently noticed a new online retailer based in Melbourne known as Halcyon State that readily brings emerging designers to the wardrobes of many. It’s a small operation that works from a modest shop front […]

Budding designer: The Elwood Anorak

I love Elwood. I love it because – for those of you who know me and know how much I love this city – it was founded in Melbourne, is run out of Melbourne and has wicked success in Melbourne. The brand also adds another notch on the Australian fashion scene’s belt of urban music […]