Thursday, 29 August 2013

Exciting Melbourne News!!!

Things I LOVE this week!


Well I've always loved Gorman and am happy to report that I snatched up a pair of the denim splattered overalls I was coveting from the Stonnington Spring Runway. After popping into the store and being further wowed by another peek at the spring range I can confidently say that the designs are right on the pulse of Melbourne fashion this season! And with their homewears being released soon there will be even more to love!

AGFG Winners
Firstly congratulations to all the Melbourne restaurants who received Chefs Hats at the Australian Good Food Guide awards night earlier this week!
My recommendation would be Brooks restaurant just off Collins st- its a mix of modern dining and old school charm and is my new favourite spot for cocktails or an impressive meal. After being greeted by a friendly doorman you descend down the stairs and into this beautifully hidden gem of Melbourne dining. Exceptional service and exquisite food with that hard to find charm that makes you feel spoiled.


The GREAT NEWS of the week is Paul Laver and the Barkly are back together again! The Laver promotions team will be running Barkly Saturdays, with a launch happening on the 7th of September. This night is going to rock!

Annnddd… since you don't want to overdo something as fun as Barkly my new hot tip for Sunday sips and great music is 161 on High street in Prahran. Greg Sara and the guys are putting on some of the best tunes in Melbourne and as the weather warms up they will have the rooftop pumping as well. Just a short stroll from arvo sessions at College Lawn or Windsor Castle, it's the perfect location and vibe for Spring Sundays!


There is so much going on at the moment with Fashion Week nearly upon us! I thought I'd list my key events and parties for this week for those who are like me sometimes and can't decide where to turn first!

Reflections- MSFW Film Screening and VIP Shopping Night
Friday 30th August

MSFW Designer Series Runway One- Opening Runway
Melbourne Town Hall
Saturday 31st August

Fashion Aid Ball-
Crown Paladium
Saturday 14th September

The Spring Parade- ART du JOUR by Leiela
Monday 2nd September
Treacy Centre, Parkville

And also for Sunday- Happy Fathers Day to all the dads out there.. I'd like to say a big thank you to my dad who has supported me through all my drama and inspired and encouraged my career and dreams. He even helps me with wardrobe advice… such as "You're not actually going out in THAT??" haha, Love you dad.

There is so many cool things happening around town it's hard to choose what to mention but I think that I've covered the most EXCITING news of this week.

 However I won't apologise for the lack of twerking stories, AFL drug scandals or election bullshit because I figured that you'd had enough of THAT already…

… Feel free to twerk .. I mean.. tweet me any questions….

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Stonnington Spring Fashion Runway Show

And so it begins!

The beginning of Melbourne Spring Fashion season and the lead up to Spring Racing Carnival and the Summer party season! I'm in my element…

Firstly a big congratulations to two of my favourite designers Lisa Gorman and Gregory Ladner who were both inducted by the Stonnington Mayor Matthew Koce into the Stonningnton Fashion Hall of Fame last night.

I'd had the pleasure of interviewing our mayor earlier this year and it was great to hear him talk about Stonnington and the Chapel st district being the "fashion and style capital of Melbourne."

"Fashion is what makes us vibrant and exciting" Cr Matthew Kose

The BIG news from Gorman is the upcoming launch of their home wares collection including quilts, cushions and some collaborations with local business in ceramics and woodworks. It's due to be launched late November, so get your Christmas wish list ready!

Now back to the fashion of the evening…

The fluoro trend continues with beautiful brights appearing in the collections from Wayne Cooper and John Cavill in particular. John Cavill was the perfect mix of prints, colour and classy sequins, to add that extra glam.

Fool also had a great display of patchwork brights which we will be no doubt be seeing on Melbourne streets all through summer.

Great news!! The overall is offically back! This casual style has been edging it's way into modern fashion and my top pick is the splatter denim overalls from Gorman.

Onto race fashion and the elegance of the Great Gatsby influence that we've all predicted was apparent in the fascinators from Gregory Ladner as well as several of the designers including Mathieu Salem using feathers and lace to great effect.

Trelise Cooper and Karen Millen were my favourites for racewear with beautiful lady like frocks and bright prints to stand out from the crowd.

After speaking to the experts at Joey Scandizzo salon during the week I discovered that sleek hair is in this season and this was reflected in the work by the team at Heading Out who styled the models locks onto slick, straight styles.

For the Men….

Watch out boys! The Stevie collection made an impact with mismatched floral suits and coloured shorts for those who are brave and fashion forward (and comfortable with their sexuality)

While I can't see that taking off in mainstream mens fashion, Jack London hit the spot as usual with some safer, very wearable styles.

DOM Bagnato was my pick for the guys, effortlessly classic and sophisticated suits which made me think that if I was silly enough to have a boyfriend, I'd be smart enough to dress him in DOM Bagnato.

It was great to see so many renowned designers at the show, including Arthur Galan who is presenting the 2013 Fashion Aid Launch Party at Baroq House tonight.

 Stay tuned for all the exciting happenings, fashion, parties, events and gossip that brings Melbourne alive during the Spring/Summer season!