Monday, 31 March 2014


Everything was coming up spots, stripes, squiggles and more for the event that was Patternation.  This riotous event that closed out the 2014 Melbourne Fashion Festival took a survey from the busy print pattern proud designers of the 1980's through to the current multi motif mad new kids of today.  Curated by Lia Tabrah of O.T.T by Lia T fabulousness, it was a veritable who's who of patterning pundits, Ken Done, Linda Jackson, Sara Thorn, Gavin Brown, Kara Baker, Linda Searle, Jenny Bannister and on and on.  Turning up the fun stakes was a Friday evening launch that saw a cavalcade of carnival colour competing amongst the appreciative, visually overloaded crowd, hell bent on a break from monotone blandness.

Unfortunately its a short season and the fun finishes at 5pm on Tuesday 1st April.
If you can, give it a go at


Saturday, 29 March 2014

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Nora Kogan's brilliant baubles.

The fabulous mistress of the jewels, Nora Kogan, brought her sparkling trunk show to town and held bedazzling master classes in the beauty of bling at Melbourne's very own temple of Style, Christine.
Once from dear Melbourne town, Nora now calls Brooklyn home and it is there that she crafts her whimsical, delicate confections in precious metals and stones.  Working with world renowned gem setters and enamelists she has created a sophisticated signature all her own.

You can ogle the best on Nora's baubles at 181 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, in Christine's subterranean salon.  She is the only woman in Christine Barro's Famous Five edit of clever Melbourne connected designers. She stands along side fellow jeweller Adrian Lewis, scarf and accessory designer Christopher Graf, and womenswear maestro's Toni Maticevski and Martin Grant.