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Glory Box – Total Art

We’re very fortunate, those of us who live or visit Melbourne – it’s an eclectic and cultural city, but an almost kind of warped culture, a sort of baroque pearl – beautiful and thought provoking but imperfect and all the better for it.   In 1998 I came down from Sydney to visit a good…

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Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2015

It’s on again, and this year there are some nice events for us to see and enjoy fashion at its finest.   Running from August 28th (today!) to September 4th, here are some recommended highlights. Hope to see you at some of them.   The Dapper Guide to Vertical Melbourne – a free walking tour…

New blog

Welcome to the new blog! Plus 20% off the webshop.

We’ve updated the blog with a new design and after some teething problems (resulting in multiple newsletters being sent out to subscribers among other things) I think we’re there now – if you are reading this on email, I invite you to click here to see what it looks like.   The background is a…

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[Talk] Style is Eternal at Ascot Vale

I’m presenting another library talk next month, this time in the inner west, at Ascot Vale. Here’s the blurb:   Nicole Jenkins is the owner of Melbourne boutique Circa Vintage, has studied costume design and worked in film, theatre and fashion. Her first book, Love Vintage, won an international independent Publishers Book Award. Her latest…

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[Exhibition] David Bowie Is

Another very, very eagerly awaited exhibition recently opened at ACMI – the incredibly successful and life-changing “David Bowie Is”.   Being on the ball, you’re probably already aware of it but if you haven’t seen it yet, I wanted to make sure that you don’t miss out. There are some great events too.   From…

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[Exhibition] Orry-Kelly: Dressing Hollywood

I’ve been looking forward to seeing this one for a while, a new exhibition to accompany the film “Women He’s Undressed”.   Winner of three OscarsĀ® (for Some Like it Hot, An American in Paris and Les Girls) and designer of costumes for a staggering 295 films (including Casablanca and The Maltese Falcon), Orry-Kelly is…