Some of the best treasures, can be found with this quick guide to Melbourne’s best independent labels, vintage and retro retail districts. Throw in a cocktail and coffee and you’re set!
Luxury: what does it mean to you? Silk pyjamas? Staying at the Ritz in Paris? A Chanel handbag or custom made clothes?
FWRD is holding their first ever sale for Australia for 3 days only with up to 25% off entire site!
Last week I took the dote to the opening of the Christmas Wunderland experience at Highpoint Shopping Centre here in Melbourne. Forget crappy tinsel…
Folks it’s that time of the year again – Black Friday and Cyber Monday are upon us and I have all the discount codes you need!
Revolve has 20% off sitewide for us Aussies, plus free express shipping! I’ve done a shopping edit for you, lady loves you!
Have you seen that meme, ‘I have nothing to wear: me, every morning’? I know I have days where I feel like that; a…
Slow fashion is a trend that’s become increasingly popular, partly in reaction to its antithesis – fast, mass-produced clothes. But what is slow fashion?…
Revolve are celebrating their new express shipping to Australia by giving you & your friends 20% off your entire order!
Once upon a time I had a grey marle t-shirt from a popular high street boutique with its eponymous label printed in traditional branded…
Where, exactly, does one find chic designer clothes that don’t cost the annual GDP of an average small country you can wear season after season?
Hey hey it’s New York Fashion Week 2016 this week! Here’s Shopbop’s accessories edit which I think is kinda gorgeous whether you are there in…
Here’s eight dresses(ok technically six with a skirt and top combo) under $200 to get you thinking ahead to the racing, wedding, cocktail and christmas season.
Stevie May is such an awesome Aussie label, and I discovered recently it’s not the only j’amaze brand stocked at Enstyle Boutique.
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.
Small considered collections are what APOM is all about, sourcing fabrics from mills in Italy and France and working with natural fibres where possible.
Revolve.com are having a sale for their Aussie customers and I have the promo code you need!
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…
With autumn here in Oz and winter on our doorstep, I thought it was high time I put together a little shopping list of some pieces that are the perfect for the trans-seasonal wardrobe.
I’ve got the discount code you need to get 25% off new arrivals, your old favourites and even sale items at the current Shopbop.com sale!
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…
Northern hemisphere fall is a time when we here Down Under are gearing up for another scorching summer. December down here is usually boiling…
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.
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.
When Thurley’s Resort 2015 collection dropped into my in-box, my first thought was: ‘How perfect this would be for the races!’
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.
The Queen Victoria Market in the heart of Melbourne’s city centre is beloved by tourists and locals alike.
Here’s some wonderful news: to celebrate Lipault’s Parisian origins, they want to send you and a friend to Paris!
The weather is getting colder in Melbourne, so what better excuse is needed to rejuvenate your winter wardrobe? I love winter fashion, it’s a great excuse to wear…
You can make hundreds, even thousands of dollars if you put some time and energy into preparation. I never leave with less than $500, here’s how…
Vintage Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and Louis Vuitton will all be on sale at the Hawkeye Vintage fashion pop-up event in Melbourne on March 27th-29th. This dress…
Shopbop are having a sale and as promised on social media this week, I have the discount code you need to get up to 25% off!
“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!”
Remember the gum leaf print dress from St Frock that you all loved? Well here’s the exact same style but in a red rose…
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.
I hope you enjoy and see something you can gift to yourself this year, love yourself first as they say…
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…
If you are on a budget this Christmas but you don’t want to give crappy presents, I’ve found the answer. Daiso.
How gorgeous is this black, lace top with sheer sleeves? Love everything about it.x
Shop it here www.chicwish.com
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!
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 is around the corner here in Oz, but whether you are reading this from a colder climate I think these ‘essentials’ still apply.
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.
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.
You might recall last week’s post on all the amazing things happening this spring racing season at Bayside Shopping Centre. Including the floral cart…
Whether it’s dressing up for race day or revamping your wardrobe, spring summer style inspiration starts at Bayside Shopping Centre and I can’t wait to get there.
What are you wearing to the races? Have you thought about a dress that you can wear beyond your day track side? Feathers invited me in to take a look at their current collection and talk about some of my favourites for the racing season.
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 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.
Spring is about emergence, reinvention and trying new things. It’s when we dust off the coats and boots and do what any logical person does this time of year- shop!
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.
Oroton is a luxury Australian brand established in 1938 producing leather goods, shoes and accessories. I popped in to meet general manager and creative…
Eight years after inception, Melbourne label Limedrop has opened its flagship store in the iconic Cathedral Arcade.
Is it possible to find the ‘perfect’ one piece swimsuit? The results might surprise you…
There’s no one thing I do every day in my job as a blogger. Ok, Instagram aside, I can be at a 7am photo…
If you stalk Melbourne fashion blogs, then you’ll know that a couple of us have taken a challenge put to us by DFO Essendon to see if we can style two A/W 14 looks, with a budget of $200 per look.
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.
Aside from the obvious observation that it will bring new customers (and hopefully more of them) to the CBD for a shopping experience, the fact remains that the GPO has life in it yet, and that’s a good thing for Melbourne retail.
April 12th is the date you need to remember folks, specially if you missed me at my last market where I had a he-uge wardrobe clear out.
You’ll have the chance to buy up big at Westfield Southland’s Thrifty Fashionista Market, read all about it!
Grossi Florentino was the perfect setting for the launch of Ballettonet, a Melbourne based label bringing Italian luxury footwear to an Australian audience.
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.
Recently I had the pleasure of taking my VAMFF experience out of the CBD to visit Northland Shopping Centre, who in conjunction with the festival are hosting a fashion lounge.
The Colour Studio evolution began with Melbourne based artist Hayley Scilini who over four days
transformed the white studio space into an explosion of colour, drawing inspiration from the dynamic and
vibrant community of the west.
This is an outfit I put together from St Frock’s very latest offerings. With so many things happening over the course of the week, I need a fairly extensive wardrobe.
For the first time ever, Northland Shopping Centre is an official supporting partner of the festival and one lucky Northland customer will WIN a $1000 Winter Wardrobe as part of an ‘AW14 Runway’ photo competition. For reals.
It’s all imported from Turkey and is exceptionally priced, well worth a visit if you are on Sydney Road in Brunswick!
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.
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.
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!
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.
This morning I was invited as a guest of Chanel for an exclusive preview of the Melbourne flagship store that opened today. ‘Guest of…
Estelle is the creative soul behind the Melbourne label Micky In The Van that she stocks at The Estelle Store in Ivanhoe. There is…
Founded in 1954, Ann Taylor’s rich heritage has always been synonymous with iconic style and fashion for modern, working women. I discovered while I…
Would you like to win a $500 wardrobe from To The Max Carlton in time for the Spring Racing Carnival?
I think I can hear a universal ‘YES!’
David Jones is part of the fabric of how I see Melbourne, having grown up shopping there with Mother Melbourne, well, all my life.
Everyone, it seems, has a story about David Jones. This iconic department store began in 1838 when maverick retailer David Jones threw open the doors of his first shop in Sydney.
EziBuy is the largest fashion clothing and home decor multi-channel retailer in Australasia.
And I had no idea.
I love a good bargain, whether its shopping at outlets, hunting in second hand stores or hitting the sales. Last week I discovered the latest offering in Melbourne’s outlet shopping in the form of Brand Smart.
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.
Can you buy an entire outfit theses days for $250? That was the challenge set for me by Melbourne Central as part of…
Ahhh the festive season has rolled into town again but fear not Lady M readers: you are truly in the best place to find all manner of gifts for the special people in your life. Or, if you are like me, yourself.
Bought to you by the power of Instagram, here is a selection of some rad stuff I picked up at this place called ARKIVE Vintage in the heart of Surfers Paradise, and at this vintage fair that just happened to be on while I was there.
I recently did an edit for ASOS of my top 5 picks for the spring racing carnival, here tis!
Sponsored by Reebonz These photos are of my apartment on Christmas Eve last year, when even though it was stinking hot I managed to…
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.
Did you know that DAVID JONES will be live streaming the 2012 Spring/Summer Fashion Launch on 14th August on their blog?
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!
As you can see from my visit the pop up shop is well worth a look, and to get the ball rolling Westfield are offering 4 lucky Lady Melbourne readers a $50 Westfield voucher.
As is my usual want I was lurking around ASOS one evening in search of the perfect winter boot.
After a quick perusal online I’ve discovered that like my handbags and shoes there is an iPad case for every occasion.
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.
I bought a new dress today and have made some recent purchases that I’m now awaiting to arrive and I CAN.NOT.WAIT!
After deciding that I didn’t own any decent tops, I scoured Etsy and found this little number which I posted under ‘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!
Here is a little snapshot of some online shopping I did recently in a bid to stop myself buying second hand clothes. Expecting an…
I’ve made a few purchases recently that I can’t wait to arrive in my post box! I’ll make sure I tell you where you…
Ah how I love a good shop around on Etsy. Here are some delights coming my way some time soon. Black Silk ‘Argenti’ dress:…
This Versace Sport dress is on sale now in my Etsy shop and if you are inclined you can find some serious heels here…
These babies will be on Etsy this weekend. I’ve had a few requests for fascinators this year as it falls in with my previous…