Recent competitions winners announced, is it you?
About 6 months ago now I went to the press showings for Melbourne label Kuwaii. Check out the blog post. I ordered this trench, was supremely happy about my choice but it then took me something like 3 months to pick it up.
Ahhh the festive season has rolled into town again but fear not Lady M readers: you are truly in the best place to find all manner of gifts for the special people in your life. Or, if you are like me, yourself.
I’ve got a new pair of jeans from G Star and I have to say, I really like them. I might be converted to a regular denim wearing yet!
On my visit to Fashiondacci I purchased this clutch amongst a couple of other items yet to be seen on the blog, partly because they are winter wear. This clutch however could be worn all year around and I think it’s a nice little colour pop to add to any outfit.
So Braccialetti Cruciani has hit Australian shores and I have the absolutely inside scoop on who/what/where/when to share with you.
I want to hear from you for your chance to win a $200 Peep Toe gift voucher (I KNOW!):
Tell me in the comments section below what are the rules by which you live you life?
Have you ever wondered how to create the perfect cat eye make up?
This look is much easier than you think to achieve, specially if you have good products. I like to combine my eye liner with an ink/pen and eyeliner cream because I like a dramatic and strong, deep black.
Heather Beech! Thank you to everyone who entered the competition, I absolutely loved reading all your poems and comments about why and how much…
But when have I ever been one to shy away from mad accessories?! Just the other day I visited one of my new, favourite, Melbourne boutiques Fashiondacci. Aside from buying a grey Mongolian lamb hair gilet, an aqua leather pochette and a porcelain dog figurine, these customised sunnies were given to me by Kurt the owner. I LOVE THEM!
Most of the time, not all, but most of the time my outfits are lead by what accessories I’m wearing or intend to wear. Ergo, I may have a necklace I know I want to wear, or a pair of shoes, or earrings. Then I build the rest of the outfit around that.
Last weekend I visited the Historic Werribee Mansion Hotel for High SocieTEA, an exclusive series of high teas.
I’m not sure I could think of a more perfect dress for the festive season that is about to start: a hot little red, one-shoulder number from Button n Thread boutique.
These photos were taken at an event I attended at The Ivy Penthouse and it was truly the most rock star venue I think I’ve ever seen. Sunken lounge room, spa, the shower area (I’m not even going to call it a bath room) alone is bigger than my kitchen.
In one week I have been in 4 different Australian cities. It has made blogging extremely hard to keep up with, but flying about…
Bought to you by the power of Instagram, here is a selection of some rad stuff I picked up at this place called ARKIVE Vintage in the heart of Surfers Paradise, and at this vintage fair that just happened to be on while I was there.
Along with Twinings I’m giving you the chance to win your very own Assam pack that included this gorgeous wooden Twinings of London box full of tea!
Number 68…Carolyn Mazzeo! Well done and thank you to everyone who entered!
I did an interview recently for a Melbourne writer called Camille that was originally published in Catalyst magazine and then on her blog Camille Leon. I don’t often get good photos of me blogging because I’m, well, blogging (!) but I just loved this.
On my final day of the spring racing carnival that was Crown Oaks day, Brett Morley who’s done all my millinery for the season entered the millinery award for Myer Fashions On The Field(FOTF)
Tuesday of this week saw me attend the Emirates Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse wearing Bretty Morley’s signature piece from his current collection.
Saturday saw Emirates Derby Day at Flemington swing into town for the spring racing carnival and for me, it was another opportunity to wear this amazing Brett Morley creation.
In line with the tower’s tagline – a little bit French Riviera, a little but Manhattan, very Melbourne – Mirvac hosted a Manhattan-inspired VIP cocktail event at the Array Display Suite where Arthur Galan and I talked all things spring racing as well as guests being treated to a runway show of the latest AG collection and his collaboration with milliner Kerry Stanley.
Having been lucky enough to meet Sharon at an event lately and bond over a mutual love of accessories, we thought that it wasn’t enough that I got to play around with them so why not share the love with you, the Lady Melbourne reader?
I recently did an edit for ASOS of my top 5 picks for the spring racing carnival, here tis!
Sponsored by Reebonz These photos are of my apartment on Christmas Eve last year, when even though it was stinking hot I managed to…
I wanted these photos to look old fashioned, so I took them on Instagram. You might recognise this dress from a post I did last week about ASOS’s new Spring Summer collection.
I was going to avoid the fact that I hadn’t taken a full length photo of this dress, but then, you and I have…
I love anything that makes you feel good about yourself and Comvita does just that using natural products. I’ve teamed up with them to give away their all natural summer essentials pack valued at $160 for beautiful glowing summer skin.
If you are interested in keeping up to date with my Instagram photos of the world around me all you have to do is…
Girl in Oslo! Congratulations for being randomly chosen, you’ve won two fabulous fashion books from this recent give away! A huge thank you to…
You may remember from this post I prepared earlier that ASOS recently launched their new SS 13′ campaign here on Australian shores. This dress is from the collection and knew that it had to be mine the minute I laid eyes on it.
So trundling down Tierry St on my way to buy lunch at the Queen Victoria Market during a recent jury duty escapade, I stumbled upon Melbourne Vintage. The shop is a TREASURE TROVE and I almost didn’t want to tell you about it so I could keep it all to myself.
Do you like to wear hats in summer? I like a very certain type of hat, in that I like wide brim floppy varieties, but not say, a baseball cap.
I have a copy of ‘Fashionista’s Guide To Shopping In Melbourne 2013,’ and ‘Fashion & Flemington,’ to give away to one lucky Lady Melbourne reader (clear that coffee table!)
St Frock is an amazing online retailer who have also just opened a new store in Union St, Pyrmont Sydney so if you are that way I insist that you check it out.
As it’s racing season I found myself in my natural habitat last weekend: trackside at Caulfield Guineas Day.
I just adore accessories and I’ve realised lately that I don’t do posts dedicated solely to these trinkets that I love so much. I used to do it all the time and now I’ve put this together I’m wondering why I don’t do them more often.
I bought this dress to wear in spring/summer but Melbourne being Melbourne and spring, the weather may not be warm until Christmas time.
So we’re well and truly into Frocktober but I still need your help to raise funds!
So what do you wear to the races when you are expected to look chic, modern and stylish in classic race wear….and its 10 degrees?
I die. I die, I die, I die, I die to tell you that Brett Morley is my official milliner for the 2012 spring racing carnival season.
I was going to start this post with some tired, old, cliche about how every woman should own an LBD, but then I got thinking, does everyone actually own one or have the need to?
I haven’t won an award for the blog in donkeys years so when I was contacted to say that I’d won The Fashion Guide’s Online Shopping & Fashion Awards 2012 category for best fashion blog I was really kind of stoked.
The blog has had a little face lift, can you tell? I like to think of it as a little refresher, a little botox,…
This is my fourth year doing Frocktober an I have to say that it is you the Lady Melbourne reader that spurs me on to participate each year. In my first year I think I raised about $50 from memory, last year? Just over $1500.
On Friday ASOS held their global launch for the Spring/Summer 13 ‘In Your World’ collection. Global. That means that we see it here first in Australia. Pretty special huh?
This blog post is dedicated to the Irish national Jill Meagher who was abducted, raped and murdered this week in Melbourne. I understand that this is a departure from usual blog content, but I wanted to acknowledge this story because its really affected me.
I’m so passionate about what I do, I love blogging and I love talking about it to anyone who will listen, most of the time that’s you! I’m really thrilled to hear such positive feedback and it fills me with joy that I can give back to the industry that I love so much.
Congratulations to Eileen! I paired up with Vision Direct in this blog post to give one lucky Lady Melbourne reader the chance to win the same…
This is a recent addition to my wardrobe in the lead up to Spring/Summer here in Australia: the ‘Big Ben’ bag in white leather by Torula from Boticca.com.
I bought these earrings to wear to Melbourne Spring Fashion Week that has just come and gone and you’ve seen one single picture of them but really, you have to see them with ‘movement’ hence the .GIF. They are deserving of that I think.
One Touche Éclat is sold every 10 seconds around the globe. It’s really quite staggering when you think about it. I started to use it years ago when I bought it on a trip to Europe, so when YSL asked me if I wanted to talk about the product, and of course offer you the chance to try it, it seemed quite a natural synergy.
For me, there is something so perfect about soft, cotton 70s dresses for summer. I love the Laura Ashley look too, you might remember I recently blogged about a new season Laura Ashley skirt.
These need some small alterations, to be cleaned and pressed but I can’t wait to share them with you as the months get warmer.
I did all sorts of things this weekend, mostly it was a lovely chance to relax and catch up on things after fashion week and the races last weekend. It also gave me a chance to sort of a heap of new things that I have lying around that I just haven’t had a chance to feature as yet.
Just when I think that I’ve had my favourite all time manicure from Miss Fox Melbourne, I walk out with something like this.
You may remember a little while ago, I posted about a project that I worked on with Westfield Doncaster called ‘The Electric Lounge.’
Well the launch was recently where you were all invited to come a long and have a look at the installation.
Ah the student graduate parade at fashion week: a highlight for so many. I think it’s the only parade where you will see whooping, clapping and cheers as models parade down the catwalk.
when I saw that Oroton were having 75% off store wide at their DFO store, I kind of thought to myself, ‘Le sigh, ‘store wide’ probably means off that pile of wallets sitting in the corner.’
Well, it didn’t. It literally meant 75% off the retail price of every single item in the store. Behold…
I really enjoyed the Carly Hunter show last week at MSFW 2012. Mainly it was the gigantic, silver, arrow earrings that caught my eye but I also thought that the digital prints were done in a way that was not derivative like much of what I saw at Australian Fashion Week earlier in the year.
As I am a one woman show, it’s impossible to blog every single event during fashion week in real time. But there is still…
As you can see from the photos, we lived up to the name of a ‘girls day out’ by indulging in a glass or two of champagne and generally having a hilarious time.
I walked past these earrings in the window at Shag so many times before actually purchasing them that I wonder if the shop assistant thought I was a stalker.
Where else can you swan about in a silver, metallic jacket where no one bats an eyelid if not fashion week? I thought that this Lillie Rubin jacket (I blogged about it earlier in the year) would get a bit of a workout once MSFW rolled into town and last night was no exception.
You know it and I know it: I live for accessories and jewellery. So with that in mind here are my picks from last nights parade at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (MSFW) 2012.
It’s sort of hard to believe that Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (MSFW) has rolled around again- where has this year gone!
Here is this week’s round up for you folks, if you care to follow me I am @ladymelbourne or you can view my photos…
I’m all sorts of thrilled to bring you this give away because it’s for such an iconic fashion brand: the Ray Ban Wayfarer.
Canturi threw open their doors for a brunch where you could go along and meet Stephano Canturi himself and see (and touch, and wear, and drool over) their very latest collection, ‘Odyssey.’
Not terribly much to report today considering it’s the week before fashion week and Melbourne Writers Festival and I have lots on.
Made In Earth Creations (MIEC) is an Australian owned jewellery business established in 1999 by Bunny Bedi. MIEC uses 925 sterling silver set with the finest quality natural crystals and gemstones sourced from all around the globe.
Recently I was invited to take lunch at The Manchester Unity Building and it was like stepping back in time.
I’ve been working on a project behind the scenes for about a month, called ‘The Electric Lounge’ for Westfield that I can now share with you all. Westfield partnered with five fashion bloggers to capture their favourite looks for the season, here’s mine!
Taryn! Congratulations, you have a $150 St Frock voucher and a Myleather.com.au Buckaroo bag in a colour of your choice on their way to…
In my last blog post I launched my eBook ‘The Ins & Outs of A Media Kit For Bloggers’ of which I’m proud as punch, and it’s now got me thinking about my next one. The other hot topic people want to know about is photography and these photos are a great example of just how far I’m come as someone who is largely self taught.
In my sixth year of blogging and after starting my public speaking and lecturing career, I figured it was time to launch an eBook!
For those of you overseas readers, Millers is a budget clothing retailer here in Australia that caters mainly to an older demographic. It’s not exactly fashion forward and you will never see their items grace the pages of Vogue et al.
Who are your fashion heroes? Gabrielle Chanel, Frida Kahlo and Iris Apfel are mine, here’s why.
There is a shop called Episode on Sydney Rd where I’ve been shopping now for about 10 years. It’s moved in recent times, still on Sydney Rd but downsized to a smaller premises and started to sell new clothes.
I’ve been coveting a pair of pale grey leopard print jeans for a while now, recently I found them. In the pub.
You may remember that I recently hosted a competition for one of you to win a hair makeover courtesy of Oscar Oscar Southland. Natalie the winner and I went along to check things out.!
Just in case you don’t already you can follow me on Instagram, @ladymelbourne. Or just check out my Statigram page!
I have a photo shoot on the weekend for a rather fancy campaign that will be featured on the blog but that you will hopefully see about the place. That’s all I can say at the moment!
I thought it might be worth revisiting one of my favourite blog posts of this year. I love this dress, I love the belt, shoes and the way the wind creates a movement through all of the photos.
I’ve teamed up with St Frock and My Leather to bring you a give away with products worth $400!
Last week I got to meet one of my favourite Australian designers, Sophie Kyron. I’ve done a 30 minute interview with her so while that downloads and I transcribe it, here is a little teaser of what you can expect photo wise. I’m pretty thrilled I have to say!
Anyhow I got an email to say that they had new stock in but boy was I amazed when I popped in today!
Did you know that DAVID JONES will be live streaming the 2012 Spring/Summer Fashion Launch on 14th August on their blog?
I found this Lillie Rubin jacket at Surry Hills market on a recent trip to Sydney.
If so you wish you can follow me, I’m @ladymelbourne and if you don’t have an Instagram account but would like to see my…
I’ve compiled a gallery below of photos of tea and my tea cups from over the years, for newer readers you’ll get a chance to look back at photos as far back as 2009.
I’ve experienced two different things in this fair city I so proudly call home over the last week that are completely out of the realm of what I usually blog about, but I just had to share with you all.
In addition to shooting outside at The Vibe Carlton there were a couple more indoor shots taken indoors but that didn’t fit with the last ‘story’ but that I wanted to share.
Two things have been simmering away in the back ground and as the programs have been officially launched I can finally tell you all about it and invite you to come along for yourself.
What a weekend! On Friday night The Gardener and I went to the opening night of Bild Lilli at the Malthouse theatre and stayed over night at Vibe Hotel in Carlton indulging in the Look Polished package. A little stay-cation if you will.
I have 2 tickets to see Robert Lepage’s Lipsynch for Sat, Aug 4th, the most anticipated theatre event of the year that goes for….nine hours. You read correctly: NINE HOURS!
I haven’t ever really worn rose gold so I thought I’d try my luck. At the moment it’s only costume jewellery, but its a nice way to ease myself into what looks like a new love affair with rose gold.
In June this year it was reported that the new creative director of Yves Saint Laurent, Hedi Slimane, was set to change the name of the iconic Parisian label. So what did I do? I went onto Etsy the moment I heard(via Twitter of course) and bought myself a little piece of this iconic label.
Perth based Kyron has a dedicated following here in Australia and I hope you can see why in the photos below. I think that her ‘Delicate Armour’ collection is one of her best yet combining semi-precious stones, glass beads, swarovski crystals and brass stampings.