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Melbourne Spring Fashion Week opens for 2016 | more on www.ladymelbourne.com.au

MSFW Opens for 2016

Melbourne Spring Fashion Week(MSFW) opened last night with Little Bourke Street in the CBD transformed into a catwalk.

Gold pleat skirt | more on www.ladymelbourne.com.au

The Gold Skirt Odyssey

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.

Embroidery techniques discovered at Siyona Couture | more at www.ladymelbourne.com.au

Siyona Part II

At a time in fashion manufacturing when minimum runs can be made in the hundreds of thousands, Siyona is attempting to change the process.

Paola Fabris suede heels | more on www.ladymelbourne.com.au

An ongoing shoe obsession

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.

Lady Melbourne wearing Raye 'Beatrix' heels, Feathers Coat, black lace skirt | more on www.ladymelbourne.com.au

Fashion fit for Jon Snow

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…

Gucci Resort 2017 Collection shown at Westminster Abbey, June 2016

GUCCI Resort 2017

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.

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Siyona: Part I

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.

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Veronica Beard

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.

Multi stripe dress from Closet London | more on www.ladymelbourne.com.au

Closet London

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!

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Winter in Melbourne

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).

Lady Melbourne | more on www.ladymelbourne.com.au

Classic Lady Melbourne

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.

Lady Melbourne discovering Melbourne label Mesop | more on www.ladymelbourne.com.au

Meet Mesop

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.

Custom made heels from 'Pretty Small Shoes,' London | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

Pretty Small Shoes!

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.

Romance Was Born presented their Resort 17 collection at Carthona House in Sydney

Romance Was Born at MBFWA 2016

Romance Was Born designer duo, Luke Sales and Anna Plunkett, named Liberace among their muses for their 10th anniversary collection, called ‘Whispering Angel’.

MacGraw on the runway at MBFWA 2016 | more on www.ladymelbourne.com.au

MBFWA 2016 is here!

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.

Lady Melbourne in Bella Dahl chambray shirt | more on www.ladymelbourne.com.au

Bella Dahl

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.

Lady Melbourne wearing outfit from Chicwish.com | more on www.ladymelbourne.com.au

Dark Arts

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.

Lady Melbourne wearing grey coat by Mackage with River Island dress | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

Marsala for Winter

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?

Zac Posen Eartha Small Double Handle Bag | more on www.ladymelbourne.com.au

This skirt makes me happy!

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.

Dark denim jeggings | more on www.ladymelbourne.com.au

Not Mum Jeans!

Before we begin, I am aware that ‘mum jeans’ or ‘mom jeans’ are a trendy style, worn by the likes of ASOS dwelling hipsters…

Olive green trench coat, more on | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

What colours don’t you wear? Olive green for Winter – who knew?!

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.

Beautiful Love Candles by Eleni | more on www.ladymelbourne.com.au

Love Candles By Eleni

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.

Lady Melbourne in her leather motorcycle jacket from Boden Clothing | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

Classic Motorcycle Jacket from Boden

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.

The $15 wool hat from Kmart | more on www.ladymelbourne.com.au

The $15 Kmart Hat

I went to Kmart the other day to buy baby wipes and walking past the accessories section spied this burgundy hat. ‘Hhhmmm,’ thought I,…

Vintage lamp, as seen on Lady Melbourne's picture wall | more on www.ladymelbourne.com.au

A picture wall…

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…

Lady Melbourne wearing white lace dress from Chicwish.com | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

Last days of Summer…

Autumn is my favourite time of year, mainly because here in Melbourne we still get summery weather but with cooler evenings and nights. Warm…

New Loeffler Randall accessories, more on | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

New Loeffler Randall

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.

Lady Melbourne attending the launch of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival 2016 | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

VAMFF 2016 Launch at Government House

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.

Lady Melbourne wearing Maison Scotch blouse | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

The Maison Scotch Blouse

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.

Various crystals great for pregnancy | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

Crystals For Your Home & Beyond

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.

Simple boho look, more outfit details on | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

Boho Babe

Happy Friday folks!

We’ve got to the end of the week and I’m keeping things fairly casual with this outfit.

Lady Melbourne wearing ethnic embroidered dress from Chicwish | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

Big Sleeves, Big Love!

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…

Sambag silk embroidered blouse | more on www.ladymelbourne.com.au

The Embroidered Sleeve

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.

Lace two piece outfit with boater hat as seen on Lady Melbourne | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

One outfit, two ways

This post has taken me four days to publish as life with a newborn is proving highly unpredictable! So rather than writing at length…

Boho embroidered bag as see on Lady Melbourne | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

The bag I love but never wear

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.

Lady Melbourne boho mexican dress | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

The Sun God Dress

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.

Lady Melbourne wearing McGuire Denim skirt | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

The McGuire Denim Skirt

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!

Vintage MiSSONI skirt | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

A little bit of Missoni

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…

Lady Melbourne wearing boho dress from label 'Raga' | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

A Boho Dress

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…

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Top Posts of 2015

So 2015 has come to and end and I thought it was a good chance to look back at the posts you loved the…

Christmas time at Lady Melbourne's | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

Merry Christmas 2015!

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…

Lady Melbourne wearing her MYSWEAR custom designed trainers | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

MYSWEAR Custom Trainers

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.

Vintage dress with modern accessories | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

Peach Melba

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…

Lady Melbourne holding her Loeffler Randal bag from Shopbop.com | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

Here I am!

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….

Lady Melbourne wearing boho dress from Chicwish.com | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

Boho Love

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!

Chic maternity outfit as seen on Lady Melbourne | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

Wearing SOON Australia

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.

Fall accessories from Shopbop.com | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

Spring Accessories

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.

K.Jacques custom designed sandals from St.Tropez | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

KJacques Sandals from St.Tropez

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.

The StFrock 'My Moment' dress on Lady Melbourne | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

The ‘My Moment’ Dress

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.

Lady Melbourne wear embroidered dress from Chicwish.com | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

Spring Dresses

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.

Instagram account of Australian label Spell | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

Top 5 Instagram Tips From One Of The Best

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.

Chicwish white, lace, boho blouse | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

Spring Wardrobe Additions

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.

Lady Melbourne wearing boho dress from St Frock | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

The ‘Adeline’ Maxi Dress

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!

Murkani Jewellery

Murkani Jewellery

This necklace and bracelet are from Australian jewellery label Murkani. Specialising in beautiful bohemian jewels, the label take great care through their design and…

Blue and white floral Lady Petrova coat | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

What I wore to MSFW

I debuted this Lady Petrova coat at fashion week last year and made it onto a BUZZFEED article if you can believe it. I…

'Splendid' black ankle boots and Vince Camuto bag | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

Perfect Black Ankle Boots from SPLENDID

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!

Lady Melbourne wearing Cynthia Rowley dress

Cynthia Rowley

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.

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Sam Edelman ‘Felicia’ flats

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.

Purple Jade beads | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

The God of Small Things

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.

Lady Melbourne's latest shopping haul from shopbop.com

Latest shopping finds

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.

Lady Melbourne puts together an outfit from Chadstone, The Fashion Capital

So you’re pregnant, now what?

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?

Lady Melbourne announces she's pregnant | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

A Big Announcement!

I’m pregnant!

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.

Lady Melbourne wearing Feathers outfit | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

Black and White All Over

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…

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My Picture Wall

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.

Lady Melbourne wearing the 'Capote' coat from Noble Fibres | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

Noble Fibres

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.

Reverse moon manicure by Miss Fox Melbourne

GOLD

Red nails and gold accessories, what’s not to love?

Lady Melbourne sits down with international model Ashley Hart | more on www.ladymelbourne.com.au

Meet Ashley Hart

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.

Leather bag by Australian label Harlequin Belle | more on www.ladymelbourne.com.au

Harlequin Belle

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 in 'Beige' | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

H by Hudson

H by Hudson Kiver Boots: have I found my go-to winter boot?