Kitty – a rising star

Heads swivelled and eyes grew wide when Lady Kitty Spencer, niece of Lady Di and cousin of Prince Harry, arrived at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor for his marriage to Meghan Markle. Wearing an emerald green hand-painted Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda dress topped with a Philip Treacy fascinator and adorned with jewellery from Bulgari,...
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French Impressionism at the NGV

Each year the National Gallery of Victoria showcases a Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition and this year is no exception. French Impressionism from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston presents an arresting display of 100 works by the well known masters of this unique movement. For starters, there are 19 canvasses by Monet, 10 by Renoir,...
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Couturiers to the stars

Zoe, Micol and Giovanna Fontana learned sewing and tailoring from their mother who had a tailoring shop near Parma, Italy and it was this trio of enigmatic sisters who put Italy on the fashion map.  Creating the Sorelle Fontana label, they designed for the stars of the silver screen.  Clients included Audrey Hepburn, Anita Ekberg, Elizabeth Taylor, and...
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Buff puff

Every now and then something pops up and you wonder how come you’ve missed it, then here’s one to put on your list. The Body Shop offers us this neat little facial buffer that takes a different approach to exfoliating and polishing the skin. It’s recommended that you use the buffer with your favourite cleanser...
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