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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.

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Autumn Shopping Edit

Here’s some fabulous finds that I’ve labelled for autumn, but really unless you’re living in the tropics you could wear these pieces in almost…

A/W Farfetch.com wish list | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

My Farfetch Wish List

Northern hemisphere fall is a time when we here Down Under are gearing up for another scorching summer. December down here is usually boiling…

Vintage Stash - a treasure trove of vintage homewares, handmade designs and European, US and NZ imports | www.ladymelbourne.com.au

Melbourne Shopping: Vintage Stash

Set on one of Melbourne’s most iconic strips, Smith Street, Vintage Stash is a great reflection of life in Collingwood past and present – eclectic and artistic with both products that are old and new, not to mention sourced from all over the world.

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 with roses wrapped in exclusive Jasmine Dowling Valentines Day paper

Gifts for your Valentine

“What are your top five gifts to give or receive on Valentine’s Day?” was the question put to me by Westfield Southland. “Well,” thought I, “Valentine’s Day or not I’m a power shopper from way back so let me see what I can find!”

Lady Melbourne wearing outfit from Shopbop.com

Shopbop!

Shopbop.com has the most amazing selection of American designer labels (plus others from the rest of the world, don’t worry) and what’s more, they offer free shipping to Australia for orders over $100.

Lady Melbourne's xmas shopping ideas

Gorgeous New Things!

I’ll be doing a couple of different flat-lays before Christmas with bits and bobs that have come across my desk in the past week…

Lady Melbourne's Flatlay of new accessories

It’s almost Christmas…

Kind of hard to believe that this year is coming to an end and it will be Christmas shortly! Whether it’s small or large gifts I do a lot of shopping as you know and thought I’d start to share my finds in regular ‘flatlays’ for your viewing pleasure. And if it’s not Christmas shopping you’re doing, then enjoy yourself none the less!

Lady Melbourne wearing pleather skirt by Chicwish.com

The Leather Pleat Skirt

Listen you guys, I’ve never worn a leather, or pleather skirt and I never thought I would until there was a mix up in my order and I ended up with this in my shopping cart.
When it arrived I tentitively unwrapped it, slid it over my hips and did up the zip. And then I kind of fell in love.

Summer essentials by Lady Melbourne

Summer Essentials

Summer is around the corner here in Oz, but whether you are reading this from a colder climate I think these ‘essentials’ still apply.

Lady Melbourne wearing ABS by Allen Schwartz jumpsuit from Shop By Heart

Shop By Heart

Shop By Heart is a fab new online store set up by two Aussie sisters who spent their childhood dressing up in their mothers clothes. Fast forward to present day and they’ve set up the website, with the belief that women should be able to shop with ease, confidence, just like doing something off by heart.

Lady Melbourne wearing a River Island skirt and jacket

River Island

River Island are now shipping to Australia and have a dedicated site, did you know? There’s hundreds of new products uploaded daily, and free shipping on all standard orders over $50.

Chanel No.5 Print from Astella Designs

Artwork To Brighten Up Your Walls

I’ve got some new pieces to add to my picture wall, or just move around the apartment as is my usual want. But what I love about the pieces, is that they’re not only affordable but in limited edition quantities and both are Australian.

A little black dress on Lady Melbourne

A Little Black Dress

A wardrobe staple that continues to be reinvented year after year, the little black dress never goes out of fashion. Coco Chanel is credited with its invention in the 1920s, and since that time women the world over have embraced it as the answer to so many different occasions.

Lady Melbourne's flower crown

Spring arrives at Northland!

You might remember that I popped out to Northland in autumn to experience what they had on offer if you couldn’t make it to the fashion festival in the city.

Well, spring is here and that means all things racing, floral and shopping of course. There are two new pop up lounges where you can take a break while you’re on the hunt for that perfect dress or new shoes and they’re pretty special I must say.

Models at the opening of Emporium Melbourne

Emporium Opens In Melbourne

75 years after the establishment of the Myer Emporium on Lonsdale Street, Emporium Melbourne now occupies its position as the city’s premier retailer centre, delivering a world class retail experience integrating a fusion of fashion, culture, food and art.

Vogue launches H&M in Melbourne 2014

Vogue presents H&M in Melbourne

Last week, Vogue presented their edit of some of the exclusive pieces that will be available for Australian customers only, when H&M opens its doors on April 5th.

Editor Edwina McCann was on hand to present the looks, along with Margareta van den Bosch, H&M’s global creative advisor with whom I was able to steal a couple of minutes for an exclusive chat.

Lady Melbourne wearing Sonya Kraan black jacket

Sonya Kraan from Gusto & Elan Melbourne

Sonya Kraan is an RMIT graduate whose philosophy on the clothes she creates stems from hidden functionality and transformation. Doubly important is that the label sold through Gusto & Elan, a Melbourne store that aside from stocking their own label promote independent, Australian designers.

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Shop local and online at The Style Net this Christmas

The Style Net composes local designers in one place, where you can shop online with the warm and fuzzy feeling that you are supporting local, Aussie labels. It’s a fab idea where they’ve done the hard work for you combing the Internet to bring you the best designer, avant-garde and vintage online fashion boutiques and fashion trends by profiling them in a functional directory that is every bit as chic as the stores themselves.

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Lady Melbourne’s Christmas Gift Guide 2013

It’s here- the annual Lady Melbourne Christmas Gift Guide! I do love to put it together, and it is such a pleasure to be able to bring you everything from hand made indie labels right through to a bit of luxury.
We are running a little bit behind this year, but the guide doesn’t just have to be used for Christmas, think of it as a nice little handbook for gorgeous things you can find online and beyond for either yourself or the loved ones in your life.

Oh and did I mention you can win it all?! Keep reading!

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J.Crew: My editors picks for the Christmas season

One of the first stores I visited in New York was J Crew. Being an American institution operating 249 retail stores with a strong online presence, I’d stalked their necklaces in the weeks leading up to my trip. Ok I’d stalked their scarves, denim and blazers too.
They now boast an online presence where you can shop current collections with free shipping and free returns on all orders to Australia.

You can’t really go wrong for Christmas, so here’s my editors picks from their Christmas Gift Guide.

A look inside my new home

I’ve always been of the opinion that you fill your home with stories from your life- the people in it, the places you’ve been, the memories from times gone by. What I’ve shown you below pretty much all has a story attached to it, and it fills my heart with joy to be surrounded by these stories every day.

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.

Recent Purchases

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!

Leona Edmiston is having a sale!

Not only can you snap up Leona Edmiston current season and consignment pieces, but you will also have the chance to raid the Leona archives and purchase vintage dresses that have formed the inspiration for current collections.

Recent purchases…

This is one of my recent purchases from The Reformed Moth on Etsy. I plan of changing the neckline to it’s much more open and wide. I couldn’t resist the dolman sleeves and graphic print!

Busy Bee

I have been busy putting the finishing touches on my etsy store, here is a peak inside what it will look like and yes,…