Saturday, August 31, 2013
Eight years ago, Deborah Caldwell decided to start a fashion label that was halfway between a high street mass label and designer one. "On trend pieces...at prices that you don't have to sell a kidney to afford." The result: Storm, which opened in New Zealand. After ten stores there, Caldwell has decided to "storm" the Australian market, beginning with a Chapel street shop. If the opening party was any indication, it's going to be sunny skies ahead.
Posted by Book club enthusiast at 5:02 AM
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Each year, several milliners are hand-picked for the Millinery & Style event, in conjunction with the BMW Caulfield Cup Carnival. Milliners show ticket-buyers there wares, and some of those lucky present get to win some hats, to boot. Most amusing on the night - among Brett Morley, Jill Humphries and Serena Lindeman - was Peter Jago, who came up with phrases such as "A fascinator is not fascinating...." Also there was bag designer Michaela Menichelli, showcasing her new faux eel-skin clutch collection, just in time for racing season.
Bree Laughlin in a hat by Jill Humphries
Jill Humphries, Serena Lindeman, Peter Jago, Jacqueline Felgate, Brett Morley
Above images by SDP Media
Bree Laughlin and Michaela Menichelli
Blogger Jess Dempsey in a Serena Lindeman hat
Posted by Book club enthusiast at 5:17 PM
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
What does pizza and luscious jewellery have in common? Apparently a lot, since jewellery designer Lucy Folk named her latest range Pizza, and used chef Karen Martini to help her do so. Why Pizza? It's due to the reds, greens and "magic touch of signorina" she uses in the range. The pizza party held in its honor started out at her flagship store in the city, and ended up at Scott Livesey Gallery, where actual slices of the Italian stuff - dressed up in custom Lucy Folk pizza boxes - were consumed by party-goers. Guests included photographer Earl Carter, DJ Laila Saikini and PAM designers Shauna and Mischa - all of whom got to take away some herbs and a jar of homemade tomato sauce. Alas, no jewels in the goody bag.
Lucy Folk (left)
Campaign shot: see more here at Lucy Folk.
Photography by Brilliant Creek
Posted by Book club enthusiast at 5:41 AM
Monday, August 12, 2013
Charlotte Dawson and Didier Cohen, from Australia's Next Top Model
Michael and Lindy Klim, she in Maticevski
Heidi Middleton, from sass & bide (left)
Actress Jodi Gordon and husband (footballer) Braith Anasta
Designer Kym Ellery (right)
Nadia Coppolino, The Chronicles of Nadia
Designer Alex Perry with Myer CEO Bernie Brookes
Kris Smith, Jennifer Hawkins, Harry Kewell
Kris Smith with girlfriend Maddy King, wearing Maticevski
Frances and Bridget Abbott, Tony's daughters
Getting some Toni Maticevski love
Posted by Book club enthusiast at 12:46 PM
Friday, August 9, 2013
From the moment the front door opened at David Bromley's gallery - A Day On Earth - in Prahran, you knew you were somewhere special. Following the candles along the staircase to the top floor, guests were greeted with a room filled with beautiful paintings, a long table laden with food and - the best part of all - Melbourne icon Kate Ceberano, performing songs from her new album, Kensal Road. It was all part of radio station smoothfm and Sony Music's A Smooth Night With Kate Ceberano. Among the guests? Molly Meldrum, who likened Kate's beautiful daughter Gypsy (rocking in the corner to all the songs) to a young Kate. Ceberano herself said that a woman of a certain age is expected to produce a series of "Best Of's," but as a singer-songwriter, she was going to try keeping singing and songwriting. Thank goodness. The CD is among her best work, and it felt very privileged to see her sing (and play on drums) alongside her family and close friends, including the likes of Tottie Goldsmith and Ralph Carr.
Ralph Carr, Molly Meldrum, Emma and Ross Fraser
Kate Ceberano with smoothfm's Simon Diaz, Lauren Saylor and Ty Frost.
Cherie and Angela Ceberano, Nadia Mezzina Emily Cheung, Emily White
Posted by Book club enthusiast at 8:04 AM