200 Years of Australian Fashion

The National Gallery of Victoria’s latest fashion exhibition celebrates 200 years of Australian fashion  bringing together the work of more than 90 designers and creators from colonial times to present day. The exhibition traces a myriad of trends and attributes, teasing out those that have shaped the development of Australian style,  by focusing on four distinct periods...
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Take a sneak peek

Excitement was in the air this week when the Fashion and Textile Department of the National Gallery of Victoria announced the acquisition of The Dominique Sirop Collection, made possible with the generous donation of $1.4m by Krystyna Campbell-Pretty in memory of her husband, Harold. The amazing collection of who’s who in international fashion, consists of 130 works dating...
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Invest and belt up

When it comes to investment in an accessory, the belt is the item that will pay enduring dividends. As with all investments, aim for excellence, as this is an accessory where the level of quality is highly visible. Consider the following pieces that by pass the bland and ultra conservative, while remaining versatile and eye...
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Manhattan does The High Line

New York City takes urban renewal to a new height. Aim for the The High Line in Lower West Side Manhattan and be overawed. This 2.33km linear park built on the southern portion of the disused elevated rail line, known as the West Side Line, is nothing short of amazing. The elevated railway was originally...
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GRACIE turns one today

GRACIE is now one year old, yet forever young. Superb cake creators, ‘Burnt Butter’, have designed a ‘Gracie Cake’ to mark this special milestone. You will have to take our word for the delicious, yummy chocolate mud cake flavour. ‘Burnt Butter’ has opened a new store full of wonderful ideas and accessories for every event.  Owners,...
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