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.
Natalie with her entry…
Catherine Leon caught my eye from a simple press release that dropped into my inbox recently
Vintage dresses, Miss Fox Artisan manicure, Samantha Wills jewellery. This post has it all.
There has been plenty happening this week on Instagram and you don’t have to be a member to view my photos(although it’s always nice to join the club!) You can check out my Statigr.am account.
The necklace featured in today’s post is one that I found recently on eBay.
You may remember this skirt from my time at MBFWA earlier in the year and when I blogged about it. I bought it at a church op-shop for a song, it was really all about the fabric at the time because it came with a matching and rather ugly top.
My previous post on Blogopolis over the weekend was as ode to Instagram but here are the proper grown up shots.
Over the weekend I was up in Sydney for Blogopolis, here is a nice little blog post with Instagram photos from the day.
I’ve seen some great things while I’ve been up here in Sydney for Blogopolis and it is always a delight to pop in to see my friends at Mother & Father PR.
I’m doing a blog post on my recent visit to Mother & Father PR in Sydney and I remembered that I’ve seen some pretty…
To share the love Oscar Oscar are offering a Lady Melbourne reader the chance to have a makeover of your very own at the new Southland Salon by Robert Weir their salon director, an award winning hairdresser with over 18 years experience.
Ayala is an Israeli artist and designer and as far as I know Origen Imports is one of her only stockists in Australia.
In order to bring you a taste of my photography on there(which is quite different to the blog) I’m going to start a weekly Instagram update.
It’s really quite cold here in Melbourne at the moment, in fact it’s more than quite cold it’s a whole lotta freezing!
Every now and again when I am shopping, or if I am offered to try a product I think to myself, ‘Why not step outside your comfort zone Lady M? I took a punt on these shoes from Australian label ‘The Horse’ who are a husband and wife team from NSW and I think I’ve hit a little gold mine.
A couple of weeks back I went to a rather fancy affair at the invitation of The Gardener. Usually it’s me producing the invitations but this time around it was he who asked me to attend the annual Blue Mountains Winter Ball.
ghd & In Her Shoes give away winners are…
When The Gardener presented me with this orange, resin, cuff for my birthday earlier in the year it was quite a funny situation: he knows good and well about my aversion to orange but bought it anyway because he liked it
At Pure Chica there are therapists on hand to tidy your brows, manicure your nails, do your make up or hair, but what makes it completely unique is that they also offer a powder room service where if you are prepared to DIY you can, for all of $5.
I bought this powder blue, pure angora wool skirt on Etsy last week and I CAN’T WAIT for it to arrive. The weather is starting to get quite brisk here in Melbourne and I just know this is going to keep me perfectly warm. Stay tuned!
You can now follow Lady Melbourne on Instagram, or if you aren’t using the social media magnate then you can just voyeuristically keep up…
I bought this long, pure wool, electric blue cardigan/jacket at Episode for $50. Thinking that I looked nothing short of AWESOME I asked The Gardener what he thought ahead of our regular Sunday coffee date and he simply replied, ‘The Cookie Monster.’
The last time I did a give away for In Her Shoes boutique you all went a little bit nuts, I’m not gonna lie. So why not offer you the chance to do it all again?
Trundling down Church St in Brighton the other day I noticed that Laura Ashley was having a sale. I’ve always had a soft spot for this British label.
Are 1. Kek, 3. Claire, 8. Louise and 15. Zhen
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Sunny but most definitely wintry here today in Melbourne. I probably could have done with an extra layer but relied upon the fact that I knew I was going to be inside and nice and cosy.