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Monthly Archives: August 2009

Melbourne Street Fashion Exhibition


If you haven’t heard of Melbourne Street Fashion, get onto their cool site to check out them out!!!  Their current exhibition (held in conjunction with Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 09) is free to the public, open 11am – 6pm @ Comeback Kid boutique (Level 1, 8 Rankins Lane, Melbourne) but you better hurry as it closes on Sept 6th.  I was at the launch and it was buzzing with energy, the store + stairways spewed crowds of fashion-forward peeps into the already busy laneway … ah, what it is to have youth on your side…

Getting back to the exhibition:  STREET: AN EXHIBITION BY MELBOURNE STREET FASHION.COM celebrates street style in the city… Alastair McCann –’s founder – states “We’re ecstatic to be bringin our vision of Melbourne’s streets to MSFW” + “is a wonderful way for us to exhibit the expressive and individual qualities of street style to the wider public”.

So, if you’re in Melbourne over the coming days, you have to get your arse over to Rankins Lane!



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L E F T  Boutique, Gertrude St, Fitzroy

If you ache for accessories which are truly divine, then LEFT boutique (one of Fitzroy’s best boutiques) can satisfy you totally!

They now stock (exclusively) Arielle de Pinto jewellery at their Gertrude Street store!  That’s right …

Latticed Layered Triangle Necklace - SilvLatticed Layered Triangle Necklace – Silver

“Arielle de Pinto is a Montreal based jewellery designer who has reached cult status with her collection of intricately crocheted metal accessories … ”

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Her accessories entail the use of silver, gold and various other textiles.

Fringe Bracelet - Oxi SilvFringe Bracelet – Oxi Silver

Via L E F T blog

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Louise Sleigh

My gorgeous friend Louise Sleigh, who’s also the editor of our online mag’s vintage section, is most definitely a very interesting woman with many, many talents …

CatwalkCreative_Etsy_Vintage 20s Lace Top Circa 1935

Vintage 30s Lace Top Blouse

@ Etsy

One of them is the visionary behind her Catwalk Creative Vintage site on the Etsy, and as the owner/creator/fashion buyer for Catwalk Creative, an exclusively online vintage clothing boutique and dress agency.    Louise spends her valuable time sourcing the creme de la creme in authentic vintage from around the world, as well as taking photographs and doing write-ups!

CatwalkCreative belt 7Vintage 60’s Black and Chrome Horsehair Belt

If vintage is your bag, then skoot over to her blog, Catwalk Threads, where she not only promotes the wearing of vintage and recycled clothing, but also highlights independent designers who use and incorporate recycled and vintage fabrics in their creations.  You can also read reviews and interviews with some of the best online fashion boutiques and vintage outlets simply by subscribing to Catwalk Threads by RSS or email and receive regular updates!

Simple really 🙂

“Catwalk Creative Vintage … stock includes a stylish range of pieces from the 1950s to 1980s, with the occasional older item!  I run my business from the city of Manchester, UK and my vintage wares have been sent to customers all over the globe including the UK, Europe, Australia, Brazil, Canada and the USA.  I’m an active member of the Vintage Fashion Guild (VFG), an international organisation for vintage fashion professionals … “

Stock can be purchased:

– directly from the Catwalk Creative site (

Etsy (

–  eBay (

You can also subscribe to Catwalk Threads ( to be the first to hear about any new listings + special promotions, so don’t miss out!

You can also catch her bi-monthly on TFB online mag out 1st October!!!

Comme des Garcons SS10

Comme des Garcons Spring/Summer 10 collection speaks with a preppy voice (if it could only talk)  ….

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Alexandra Groover in i-D Magazine F09

Take a sneak preview of Alexandra Groover’s SS-10 collection in the current issue of i-D magazine!

The article is about the All Walks Event taking place September 18th in the BFC tent for London Fashion Week – in support of diversity in the modeling industry.

Alexandra Groover, along with 7 other designers including:

Mark Fast,

Hannah Marshall,

and Avsh Alom Gur

were specially selected for this event.  How cool!

Congratulations, Alexandra … well done!

Have a look!



Alexandra Groover on Myspace

Alexandra Groover on Facebook

Alexandra Groover Blog

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Material By Product_2Our friends @ MATERIALBYPRODUCT will be part of the opening party installation exhibition at the Melbourne Town Hall on 1st September during Melbourne Spring Fashion Week.

As part of the Designer Series, MATERIALBYPRODUCT will be sharing the limelight on the runway with Akira, Aurelio Costarella, Christine, Easton Pearson + Gwendolynne.

Material By Product_3Selected MATERIALBYPRODUCT pieces will be appearing as part of London Fashion Week.

Their association with NOT JUST A LABEL continues with the inclusion of specially selected pieces to be featured in a pop up store as part of London Fashion Week … very exciting 🙂

In The Birdcage will keep you in the loop re details of the location of the pop up shop!

Material By Product_4(For further info visit the Thats Melbourne site).


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TSB Studio Sale 0809

If  you’re a Melbourne-ite or in Melbourne over this weekend and you have a penchant for cutting edge designer clothing, then this studio sale is for you!

Starting tomorrow + ending Sunday @ 4pm you can’t afford to let this amazing opportunity to purchase gorgeous shoes and clothing slide … not @ up to 70%!!!


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