Marimekko – having fun with colour

Marimekko hit the headlines in 1960 when Jacqueline Kennedy appeared on the cover of the December issue of ‘Sports Illustrated’ wearing a Marimekko styled dress, one of seven purchases she made at that time. Established in 1951 the Finnish heritage brand now has 154 stores worldwide and for good reason. The clever use of colours in eye catching...
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Bulgari and the Stars

Italian Jewels:  Bulgari Style is in its last weeks of showing at the National Gallery of Victoria.   If exquisite gems excite and cause you to gasp, then hurry and don’t miss out.  This is a star studded exhibition. The collection includes emerald and diamond jewellery from the personal collection of Elizabeth Taylor as well as curated...
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We should be so lucky …

Kylie on Stage – you don’t have to be a Kylie Minogue fan to appreciate this great exhibition at the Arts Centre Melbourne.   It’s a celebration of Kylie’s highly acclaimed concert tours over three decades as seen through the prism of her costumes.  There are some amazing gowns by international designers that are not to...
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Sonia Rykiel – Queen of Knitwear

We all yearn to look stylish as well as being comfortable and Sonia Rykiel nailed it for us by transforming the way we embrace knitwear.  Known as the ‘Queen of Knits’, Rykiel opened her first boutique on the fashionable Paris Left Bank in 1968. She very quickly became instantly recognizable – her striking red hair styled...
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