Fashion parties.

VDP’s mannequin models

Audrey Hepburn meets Rene Magritte. That was the brief, in a nutshell, of VDP’s spring 2013 presentation at Milan fashion week. The oversized black hats and sunglasses were the classic screen star – but here she was exploring her surrealist side. Stepping into the installation at the Grand Hotel you couldn’t help but be roadblocked by a conundrum: which were the real models and which…

Pop quiz: 5 minutes with Adam Brown of Orlebar Brown

Celebrating 5 years in fashion, Orlebar Brown held a little party at their Sackville St. store, complete with Long Island ice teas and Adam Brown’s latest collection. No longer just a swimwear brand, Orlebar Brown now produces a complete collection which aims to insert itself into the wardrobe of any gentleman abroad. In a vast array of colours, the flagship store is lined with polos,…
Orlebar Brown S/S '13 in-store presentation
Orlebar Brown S/S '13 in-store presentation
Orlebar Brown S/S '13 in-store presentation
Orlebar Brown S/S '13 in-store presentation
Orlebar Brown S/S '13 in-store presentation
Orlebar Brown S/S '13 in-store presentation

You’re invited: Diesel Melbourne VIP event

When Diesel are wowing us it’s usually for their casual-cool aesthetic and their audacious, laugh-inducing ad campaigns. But this time it’s for something different. This time they’re wowing us with an offer too good to refuse. Melbourne fashionisers are being invited as special guests of Diesel to an exclusive evening of free drinks, delicious nibbles, and fashionable socialising. If you spot something you like, Diesel…

Wheels & Dollbaby know how to party (video)

If you’re looking to “snare a millionaire”, Wheels & Dollbaby have always sloganed themselves as the place to go. The items you need for your trap: back-seamed stockings, killer heels, vampish red lipstick and a dress that accentuates an hourglass figure. Wheels & Dollbaby have a cult-like reputation for specialising in such looks, though theirs always hit the racks with a twist of modern rock-star.…

sass & bide sunglasses launch in Sydney

There isn’t a better way to feel like a celebrity than to be engulfed by camera flashes, especially when real celebrities surround you. It was more than a regular weeknight at sass and bide’s Sydney flagship store, as a fashionably cool crowd attended the launch of the sass and bide sunglasses collection.
Sass & Bide Eyewear Launch '11
Sass & Bide Eyewear Launch '11
Sass & Bide Eyewear Launch '11
Sass & Bide Eyewear Launch '11
Sass & Bide Eyewear Launch '11
Sass & Bide Eyewear Launch '11
Sass & Bide Eyewear Launch '11
Sass & Bide Eyewear Launch '11

Lo & Behold, a new store has come to Yarraville

Nestled in Melbourne’s West sits Yarraville – the small but welcoming home to the usual things you might expect to find in a small but welcoming suburb: rustic cafes, a few bars that come to life on weekends, the Sun Theatre (a lovingly-restored remnant of the Art Deco era) and a scattering of small boutiques. On Friday night a new addition to the Yarraville scene…
Lo & Behold store launch and social photos
Lo & Behold store launch and social photos
Lo & Behold store launch and social photos
Lo & Behold store launch and social photos
Lo & Behold store launch and social photos
Lo & Behold store launch and social photos
Lo & Behold store launch and social photos
Lo & Behold store launch and social photos

BelleChasse lingerie ends the beautiful chase

As far as cities go, Melbourne has always had an undersupply of lingerie houses that are both good and modern. It’s never been hard to find lingerie, but contrast the boutiques in the city with those you’ll find in Paris, London and New York and you’ll see that for the most part, despite a ready and willing customer, they’re simply not offering the same experience…
BelleChasse Lingerie Boutique Launch
BelleChasse Lingerie Boutique Launch
BelleChasse Lingerie Boutique Launch
BelleChasse Lingerie Boutique Launch
BelleChasse Lingerie Boutique Launch
BelleChasse Lingerie Boutique Launch
BelleChasse Lingerie Boutique Launch
BelleChasse Lingerie Boutique Launch

Chopard & champagne at Silk Road

Understated is not a word you’d use to describe Chopard, so it was with great congruity to the brand that their wares were presented by retailer Anton Jewellery in the lavish surrounds of Melbourne‘s Silk Road. Nor was it a laid-back affair: champagne & fresh oysters were the order of the evening as guests admired sparkling diamond and pearl studded jewellery and watches.
Chopard jewellery presented by Anton cocktail party
Chopard jewellery presented by Anton cocktail party
Chopard jewellery presented by Anton cocktail party
Chopard jewellery presented by Anton cocktail party
Chopard jewellery presented by Anton cocktail party
Chopard jewellery presented by Anton cocktail party
Chopard jewellery presented by Anton cocktail party
Chopard jewellery presented by Anton cocktail party

Lee x Yeah Yeah Yeahs launch

Last night the Melbourne fashion scene descended upon the cosy Chapel Street space of Lee denim to herald in, with an appropriate mix of live music, cider and pizza, the brand’s latest campaign. Shot by Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs the campaign and accompanying launch had all the hallmarks of rockstar cool you’d expect from a brand like Lee.
Lee Launch Party Melbourne
Lee Launch Party Melbourne
Lee Launch Party Melbourne
Lee Launch Party Melbourne
Lee Launch Party Melbourne
Lee Launch Party Melbourne
Lee Launch Party Melbourne
Lee Launch Party Melbourne

Bul opens in Fitzroy

Bul’s offerings have always struck me as a little on the eclectic side; the racks of clothes that line their stores are not quite basics, not statements either, but they are the kind of blank-canvas pieces you can style in different ways. And Bul’s stores have a sort of neutrality that allows you to keep an open mind as to how you might approach each…
bul's Brunswick Street Store Launch
bul's Brunswick Street Store Launch
bul's Brunswick Street Store Launch
bul's Brunswick Street Store Launch
bul's Brunswick Street Store Launch
bul's Brunswick Street Store Launch
bul's Brunswick Street Store Launch
bul's Brunswick Street Store Launch

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