David Jones showed off their premium Australian and international designers in today’s parade for Melbourne Spring Fashion Week(MSFW).
Melbourne Spring Fashion Week(MSFW) opened last night with Little Bourke Street in the CBD transformed into a catwalk.
Acacia pycantha or golden wattle is the official floral emblem of Australia, in case you didn’t know. It’s also commonly referred to as mimosa, its…
Stevie May is such an awesome Aussie label, and I discovered recently it’s not the only j’amaze brand stocked at Enstyle Boutique.
Gold, gold, pleats and gold. It was on a whim that I posted a picture to Instagram of a gold pleat skirt and asked if any of you knew where I could find a similar beauty to call my own.
At a time in fashion manufacturing when minimum runs can be made in the hundreds of thousands, Siyona is attempting to change the process.
Many times over I’ve written about how the money I put into my wardrobe mostly goes on accessories. I’ve always thought that you can have a gorgeous $5 vintage or thrift shop dress as long as it’s matched with killer heels and bag.
He’d wear this stole, wouldn’t he? When I saw these pictures of me standing in the bushes dappled in sublime winter sunbeams with the…
The audacious giddy complexity of it evokes Brittania, skinhead bovver boy, late 80s acid-house rave-wear and all the chic’s, from geek and nana to shabby.
When this Siyona skirt dropped onto my desk, I was reminded how sometimes beautiful details, like the colour of a fading fence, can be all the inspiration one needs.
Veronica Beard wasn’t a label I’d heard of until I stumbled upon it recently during the Shopbop sale. But now I know about it, I can’t get enough of the natural fibres and extreme attention to detail.
Closet London is a label produced entirely in its namesake city, London. We had an unseasonably warm day recently so I chased the sunshine in this frock and don’t the colours just shine!
I think Melbourne can be really beautiful in winter. Having lived in cold climates, I don’t think winter ever really gets that cold here (I’m sure some people would disagree).
I like to think of this outfit as classic Lady Melbourne, in that it’s got some vintage mixed with luxury and high street pieces. Pretty much how I’ve been presenting fashion for the past nine years.
Taking over the old Vittoria coffee building on Smith St, the brand is now entrenched as part of a local scene that is as vibrant as it is quintessentially Melbourne.
Wow. Almost three weeks between blog posts. Long exhalation. Where have I been you might want to know? Well, having a baby seems to…
Do you have very small feet? Is it hard to find gorgeous shoes in teeny tiny sizes that weren’t made for children?
Then I might just have found the solution for you from Pretty Small Shoes. I discovered them when and email arrived one day asking me if I’d like to try their custom service, in that you can order shoes made to fit your exact measurements.
Oooo I have been waiting all summer to be able to wear this jacket I picked up last year while I was heavily pregnant…
Romance Was Born designer duo, Luke Sales and Anna Plunkett, named Liberace among their muses for their 10th anniversary collection, called ‘Whispering Angel’.
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia (MBFWA) is in full swing and I thought I’d provide you with some collections that have stood out for me so far.
It’s pale blush pink, it’s a wool blend, it has wide lapels and it’s currently on sale. Drops mic.
In honour of my first year celebrating Mother’s Day, I’ve teamed up with Secrets Shhh to give away this gorgeous Circle of Life pendant and…
As my wardrobe is revolving around separates at the moment, this skirt stood out because of the monochrome aesthetic and heavy knit.
I’d never owned a denim shirt until late last year. Ever. I got to my mid 30s without ever having the inclination to even try one on.
Murkani have a couple of new ranges and I’ve just got my hands on these beautiful bangles and earrings. Remember when I wrote about…
Picked up these two pieces on Chicwish.com a couple of weeks ago, on the hunt for separates that suit life as a breastfeeding mum. It has really changed the way I consider buying clothes and never in my life have I lived in separates more.
Last year’s Pantone colour of the year was Marsala so naturally, I’m wearing it in 2016 😉 In all seriousness I only realised after I put this outfit together that I was wearing a significant amount of the colour, but isn’t it lovely for autumn/winter?
Just a simple post today to show you my new winter boots from Ash. The ‘Ilona’ chelsea bootie is burgundy leather with a wood…
Do your clothes make you happy? Is that even a question you’d ask yourself?! Perhaps it’s a thought that’s crossed my mind because I’ve worked in the fashion industry now for 13 years (yikes!) and I love what I do.
Before we begin, I am aware that ‘mum jeans’ or ‘mom jeans’ are a trendy style, worn by the likes of ASOS dwelling hipsters…
I’ve found a way to curate a wardrobe that’s a mix of vintage, op-shop, luxury and high street brands where you can get around feeling super glam, without breaking the bank.
So, I’m standing in the queue for the change room at Savers recently, which just so happens to be next to the racks of women’s coats. I saw the lapel of this trench before I pulled it out, thinking, ‘Hmmm, that trench looks interesting, got a sort of 70s vibe going on.’ My eyes travelled down the sleeve to the button which looked a nice contrast to the olive green.
I love to hear stories about Melbourne based start-ups, specially when they manage to manufacture here as well. The candles are made using ecosoya wax, which is biodegradable and free from pesticides and herbicides. Using pure soy beans they contains no petroleum and then there’s the heavenly scents created from oils.
It’s probably not cold enough to wear this leather jacket from Boden yet, but I’m itching to get it out of the wardrobe and pair it with a pencil skirt, skinny jeans and ankle boots.
I went to Kmart the other day to buy baby wipes and walking past the accessories section spied this burgundy hat. ‘Hhhmmm,’ thought I,…
There’s a saying, ‘Collect moments, not things.’ I see it on Pinterest all the time, and I thought of it when it came to…
Autumn is my favourite time of year, mainly because here in Melbourne we still get summery weather but with cooler evenings and nights. Warm…
Here’s a look at their latest campaign, I love the tassel back pack and these hot pink Arbella suede sandals, you can check out the look book for the entire collection.
If this evening’s VAMFF runway is anything to go by, you’ll regularly need thermals, or an extra warm coat at the very least, for autumn/ winter…
The Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF) has rolled into town for another year, launching magnificently last night at Government House in Melbourne’s delightful Botanical Gardens.
I was unaware of the label Scotch & Soda/Maison Scotch but discovered it on one of my Friday night online shopping escapades. It’s an Amsterdam brand featuring classic and vintage styles, enriched with a wealth of inspiration from around the world, evident in this blouse I think.
Crystals can have so many meanings don’t you think? Whether you believe in their healing properties, or just like the look of them they’ve been used for thousands of years in so many different ways.
Happy Friday folks!
We’ve got to the end of the week and I’m keeping things fairly casual with this outfit.
I gingerly pulled out a pair of jeans from the draw. I’d given birth, bounced back fairly well due to a baby who breastfeeds at…
Somehow I ended up with two of these gorgeous dresses from Chicwish.com, with one being considerably shorter than the other. Even with my pregnant…
I think luxury is in the details, don’t you? It’s the silk lining in a jacket, or the monogram on a compendium or, like the case with this silk blouse, beautiful embroidery.
This post has taken me four days to publish as life with a newborn is proving highly unpredictable! So rather than writing at length…
I first spied this bag in the window of a shop and literally stopped walking and made the decision to buy it there and then. I just loved it and I still do, trouble is – I never seem to wear it.
With the sun shining outside my window, and as I’m only able to get up to my balcony and not out and about with my tripod, I thought about the sun god Ra and pulled on this outfit.
Thanks for bearing with me over the last two weeks, motherhood and all it entails is a huge adjustment to say the least! I’ll be writing about it some time soon, in the meantime I thought it was high time for an outfit post and my first one post pregnancy to boot!
I’ve had this skirt for a while now, and intended to wear it all summer long but then got myself pregnant and couldn’t fit…
I’ve enjoyed wearing this dress so much during pregnancy, but like a lot of clothes I’ve bought I’ve tried really hard to steer clear…
I didn’t think I’d experience a time in my life when flat shoes became so important – which sounds like a silly thing to…
So 2015 has come to and end and I thought it was a good chance to look back at the posts you loved the…
Merry Christmas! I know things have been quiet around here lately, the baby is almost here so there’s been quite a lot to do…
In your imagination are the perfect pair of trainers, down to their shape, materials and colours. But, as they are a pure fantasy item, you’ve never seen them for sale – until now! that is, as Farfetch has created the marvelous MYSWEAR shoe service.
If you’re Australian you’ll probably know what a Peach Melba is, if not let me mansplain for you. ‘Peach Melba is a dessert of peaches…
Sorry for going M.I.A over the past while, this pregnancy thing has knocked me around a bit now that the weather is hotting up….
Last week, I was chatting to a friend who told me they didn’t shop online because they couldn’t try the clothes they fancied on….
Classic wardrobe pieces can appear easily to some but in my case it’s taken years to learn likely long-term staples. That’s not to say I haven’t…
Just a very quick outfit update today with a new favourite in my wardrobe. I’ll buy pretty much anything with embroidery on it, and this dress is no exception!
I recently met owner and designer, Miso. While pregnant, she realised there were scant few clothes that were both fashionable and wearable beyond pregnancy. The result: Soon.
Just a quick update with some fab accessories on my desk today I’ll be wearing to Oaks Day 2015!
The major race days in Melbourne are upon us, and if you don’t have a frock yet never fear – that’s where I come…
You might recall that, last week, I posted where you could get 25% off your total Shopbop.com order. Well, here’s some (yes, there’s more!) of what I snapped up – because who doesn’t love shopping with a tidy discount.
The Shopbop.com 25% off sale starts today and guess who has the discount code?! More on that later, for now I’ve got a fab…
If you’re anything like me, and love to hunt for a bargain, I have the perfect website for you. Enter Fashion Lane.
From Australia, France and Scotland here’s some great labels who are still independent but making waves globally.
Jacques Keklikian and his wife Elise, Armenian refugees, opened a small workshop in 1933 at 33 rue Allard in St. Tropez. A gifted craftsman, Jacques began manufacturing strappy leather sandals and his legacy lives on today with three subsequent generations of the family expanding their sandal business, KJaques.
Ahhh spring: glorious weather and hideous hayfever. Such is life in Melbourne at the moment but with the changing seasons brings the opportunity to step out in dresses like this beauty from St Frock.
The sun was most excellent last Sunday, so I took the opportunity to don this embroidered number and some light sandals and hit the local park.
Spell & The Gypsy Collective have almost 500K followers on Instagram alone, not even counting their other accounts and web traffic, so it was with rapt interest that I listened to Elizabeth talk about their instagram strategy.
As the sun gathers strength, the pollen count rises, causing delight and anguish for hay-fever sufferers (like me!), beautiful blooms abound on every street-corner, and our wardrobes change too.
It’s a grey, overcast day here in Melbourne town, not ideal for naturally-lit photography. I was upstairs busily arranging some self-portraiture ideas but, try…
Latest wardrobe addition: this beautiful ‘Adeline’ wrap maxi dress from St Frock. It’s such a good feeling to find clothes that make me feel like ‘me’ while fitting in my growing bits and pieces!
This necklace and bracelet are from Australian jewellery label Murkani. Specialising in beautiful bohemian jewels, the label take great care through their design and…
I debuted this Lady Petrova coat at fashion week last year and made it onto a BUZZFEED article if you can believe it. I…
Tuesday night saw the opening gala of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, and what a gala it was!
Last year’s opening parade saw Little Bourke Street in the Melbourne CBD shut down and turned into a runway, and it happened again last Friday for this year’s parade.
I’d not heard of the brand ‘Splendid’ before, but as is my want I found them online and was delighted to discover they fit true to size, are leather and most importantly – comfortable!
I did some shopping online recently and picked up a few pieces I hoped would see me through the pregnancy ‘growth spurt’ and beyond. This Cynthia Rowley dress was one such piece, and I’m looking forward to wearing it to the opening of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (MSFW) later in the week.
What’s not to love about the Sam Edelman ‘Felicia’ ballet flat? They come in a myriad of colours (38 at last count!), are leather – upper and lined – buttery-soft and affordable.
GLOMESH is an Australian heritage label, founded in Sydney in 1958 by Hungarian immigrants Louis & Alice Kennedy.
I’ve set myself a new photography project this week in order to get back on top of content after a week down with the flu: a photo a day. It’s that simple, and it’s going to be about the details and things I see around me.
With the Spring Racing carnival just around the corner, it’s time all of us who don’t mind a frock, shoes, jewels and a delightful hat to start thinking about creative interpretations of accessories fabrication and print.
What do you do, if like me, you want to hold on to a modicum of fashionable style while trying to deal with various body parts (it’s not just your tummy!) expanding at an exponential rate?
Possibly the biggest (metaphorically and literally) announcement I’ve ever made on LM, at just about four months along, I thought it was time to share it with you all.
This outfit is from the Feathers SS 15 range that’s just about to drop in stores. The top is already available and would work…
After last week’s post about my new alpaca coat and its wonderful thermal qualities (that’s right, thermal!) the other item people loved were the…
Sitting in front of my latte, I can tell the woman sitting nearby wants to ask me a question but for some reason is holding…
Over the years I’ve written about the various incarnations of my picture wall, in that it shifts and changes with my life. Where ever I travel I pick up something to add, friends are always giving me prints and of course there’s all the gems I find in op-shops.
Coming to you all the way from London, is this delight from the label Jack French London.
Noble Fibres is an Australian label specialising in just that: noble fibres. Fear not, until yesterday I didn’t know what it meant either, but I was interested to learn that alpaca, cashmere, merino wool and fine pima cotton are known as ‘noble fibres’ because of their superior quality.
Red nails and gold accessories, what’s not to love?
International model, gorgeous human, but more importantly Melburnite, Ashley Hart has been announced as this year’s Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (MSFW) ambassador. I got to sit down with her post-launch yesterday to get her thoughts on all things MSFW, her beauty routine and her liking for vegemite on toast.
Here’s some wonderful news: to celebrate Lipault’s Parisian origins, they want to send you and a friend to Paris!
NIVEA Q10Plus Anti-wrinkle Energising Day Cream SPF15 is a first step to anti-ageing and is designed to minimise dullness and prevent fine lines from forming.
Harlequin Belle is an Australian leather goods brand who take pride in their limited edition ranges of bags, shoes, wallets and jewellery.
H by Hudson Kiver Boots: have I found my go-to winter boot?
It’s winter and you’re in dire need for a quick weekend getaway. Now, what do you pack?