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10 Things Fashion People Say

Many hilarious things can be overheard at fashion shows, media events and the like, and sometimes you’d be forgiven for thinking they’d been made up. Well, these are all true, and I may have just said some of them myself. Enjoy.

5 Tips to Get Through Monday

We all have to do it, get up out out bed on a Monday and cope with life. Whether you partied all weekend or spend it on a meditation retreat, psychologically Monday seems to be the toughest day of the week.

So how do you cope? Well here’s five tips for you to get you to the end of the day.

Lady Melbourne will be teaching masterclasses with The Guardian Australia

Guardian Australia Masterclasses with Lady Melbourne!

I’m teaching masterclasses with The Guardian Australia on social media for business and beginners. I started Lady Melbourne eight years ago when social engagement was in its infancy, and have grown, as it has grown. The popularity of Lady Melbourne is indelibly linked to the rise in popularity of social media.

Super foods: What are they?

What are superfoods?

It’s beyond a trend when you can buy what were once obscure seeds in the aisles of your local supermarket, and celebrity chefs promote activated almonds as part of your everyday diet. Superfood it seems, is here to stay.

So where do you begin?

Lady Melbourne's flower crown

Learn How To Make a Flower Crown

The Style.Co in Melbourne run classes with their very talented in house florist Vivien, where you learn step by step wiring techniques, wrapping, how to cluster certain flowers together and ultimately create a flower crown of your very own design.

Lady Melbourne's blue and white interior

My blue and white obsession

I wonder why we develop a penchant for certain colours over others? I know someone who loves purple to the point where they wear it on their person every single day. I think she’s kind of eccentric, but then I look around my own house…

So are you drawn to some colours more than others? And have you ever wondered why?

I’m moving!

Why I thought I could move house quietly in the background and it not disrupt my blog is beyond me, but here it is: I’m moving house and it’s impossible to blog!

New Day

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.

The Weekend

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.

Quicksand

I have blogging fatigue. I’m stuck. I literally have no idea what to blog about and haven’t for a week now.

Washer Woman

I’ve been thinking about doing this post for a while to combine two ideas in one: how I take care of the majority of my ‘hand wash only’ wardrobe, and to include a Hills Hoist clothes line for all my ex-pat readers.

Miles Mason Trading Company

My dear friend Kyra from Pybus PR asked if I was at all interested in discovering the Miles Mason Trading Company on Greville St so I popped in last week. Charlotte the owner talked me through the store and the business that she runs with her mother(loved that) and how after 5 years of wholesaling it was time to open her own bricks and mortar shop.

Lady Melbourne meets David LaChapelle

Last year I had the opportunity to interview the photographer and artist David LaChapelle. It was an incredible conversation and although his schedule was tight, he shooed away the PR’s and his minders and we had a long chat about, well, all sorts of things.

Here are some of the major questions I put to him.

Lady Melbourne, can you teach me to blog? Yes I can!

So it is with great pleasure that I can let you all know that this year I will be taking short courses at the CAE here in Melbourne on you guessed it- how to blog. It’s not always an easy thing to quantify- what I do and how to make it successful but I’m putting my experience and qualifications together to teach anyone out there the basics of how to start a blog.

My custom made Obus dress to wear at Moral Fairground

This coming weekend I’m donating my time to MC the fashion events at the ‘Fair@Square’ festival here in Melbourne, bought to you by Moral Fairgound.
Knowing that I’d need something fabulous to wear, Obus were approached and asked: If we give you this fair-trade certified organic cotton can you make a dress for Lady Melbourne to wear?
A: Of course!

Frocktober

During the month of Frocktober I’ll be frocking up in support of the festive fundraising initiative aiming to raise funds for the Ovarian Cancer…

Cycle Style!

I ride a bike, and I don’t mind trying my best to look stylin’ while I do. My mate Joyce, the one woman power-house behind Mel: HOT or NOT asked me that given I’m a lady rider, would I like to try out some new products from her online store CycleStyle.
‘HECK YES!’ was my answer so we met up and she kindly handed these over for me to try. As I am a self professed ‘bag lady,’ in that I always seem to be carrying bags of stuff around with me(I know you are out there, I can’t be alone in this affliction!) I find that shopping + bags = a hilarious lady doing a balancing act on her bike. And not at the circus.

My Alphabet

Some of you have commented on how much you like my drop caps and new lettering that I’ve been using lately. As part of the redesign of the site I created this alphabet from scratch with a font that I purchased online and vectors I also purchased.

Inside my world: filming with the ABC

This afternoon was spent filming a day-in-the-life of a blogger in my apartment for a new arts program on the ABC.
It was fun having my place turned upside down in order to get the shot ‘perfect,’ and kind of funny as well having someone tell you to ‘act natural’ while there are 4 people standing around watching.

My hair: One year ago

I was just reading on Twitter @goaskalica tweet about how with personal style blogging there is always a record of what you wore exactly a year ago.

So I thought I’d step back in time which I rarely do and found this picture taken at the end of March last year. I can’t believe how much my hair has grown in a year!

Thank You

I can’t reach out and thank all of your for coming here and reading every day, or for the notes, cards and general well wishes I receive. I can take photos however and post them, just to give some kudos to the lovely people who make every day special.

Now that the dust has settled, some thank you’s…

Last week I had a couple of people help me out with my wardrobe and on the communications front.

Jude’s fabulous necklace caused so much chatter and conversation where ever I wore it- some people even felt compelled to touch it. A little disconcerting to say the least, but I can understand it as he has made it by hand and the craft work is incredible.

Sweet

I don’t think I can bring myself to eat this divine toffee apple- partly because it just looks so beautiful but partly because I…

Hei Norge!

Interview….. Silje’s blog…. Boy oh boy do I wish I could speak Norwegian! If you don’t know Silje then look her up, we have…

Fler

click-click, I get bigger…. Sunday nights are for relaxing in my book, and I’m thrilled to be doing so on a new addition to…

Queens of Vintage

I’ve been interviewed for the fabulous ‘Queens of Vintage’ website, a daily global glossy for vintage lovers. It is such an honour and lovely…

Girls, girls, girls…

Virginia Vanda Jackie Imogen Henrietta These delightful illustrations that come courtesy of Melbourne based illustrator Eleonora Dicandia. They encapsulate everything that I love, I…

House Keeping

I do believe that the heat must have gotten to the maids, because the mail box didn’t get looked at until today and low…

Dreamy

I spent a bit of quality time today with Charbonnel & Walker, you know, just doing my bit for humanity. Ahem.Who ever thought up…

Thanksgiving

I’ve created a little blog award, and it ties in with the fact that I’ve been tagged lately, but I don’t usually play tag!…

Cease and desist!

A reader, (or perhaps not a reader, I’m not sure as the comment was left anonymously) has suggested that I cease calling my clothes…

Join this…

Like an Australian version of Chictopia, I’m not Antisocial and Lady Smaggle are already on board, as well as Lady Melbourne of course!