AirRobe, the Airbnb of Clothing, Launches in Australia

Written for Broadsheet The idea for AirRobe came to Melbourne’s Hannon Comazzetto when she realised how many women are sitting on a wealth of accessories, bags and garments. Her online marketplace, AirRobe, which launched in October, gives people the opportunity to make money from their clothing collections and at the same time help combat the… Continue reading AirRobe, the Airbnb of Clothing, Launches in Australia

The Only Dresses You Need for Summer

Written for Broadsheet Dresses are a natural summer staple. From the crinolines of the 18th century through to the geometric shift dresses of the sixties, they promote ease-of-dressing and complete a look with just one garment. “For me, [the dress] epitomises effortless style,” says Oroton’s creative director Sophie Holt. “It’s easy to throw on a beautiful, simple dress… Continue reading The Only Dresses You Need for Summer

Now Open: Oster, a Modern Take on a Traditional Northern Italian Osteria

Written for Broadsheet Pasta is my thing. I’ve been shovelling it down by the bucketload since I was a kid. I’ve sat in my nonna’s kitchen for hours perfecting the gnocchi roll and churning out sheets of lasagne on her manual machine. A part-time job at a deli taught me about the different shapes –… Continue reading Now Open: Oster, a Modern Take on a Traditional Northern Italian Osteria

First Look: The First Retail Store for Aussie Label Monte, the Slippers You Can Wear to the Pub

Written for Broadsheet As sleepwear continues to venture out of the bedroom and into the streets, the comfortable hotel slipper is coming along for the ride. In 2018, Melbourne couple Lib Hutton and Will Carter saw a gap in the market for unisex loafers that could be worn to the pub or to work, as well… Continue reading First Look: The First Retail Store for Aussie Label Monte, the Slippers You Can Wear to the Pub

Australian Label St Cloud Makes Retro Knitwear for Every Season

Written for Broadsheet Sharon Taylor is an advocate for wearing knitwear in any climate, all year round. Whether it’s a long lunch in winter or balmy rooftop drinks in summer, a knit is your friend. That’s why she launched her own all-seasons knitwear label, St Cloud, in Melbourne last year. “Our knit dresses are very… Continue reading Australian Label St Cloud Makes Retro Knitwear for Every Season

Now Open: Cantina Carolina Is Bar Carolina’s New Morning-Oriented Next-Door Neighbour, Inspired by Classic Italian Espresso Bars

Written for Broadsheet A scan of the breakfast menu at Joe Mammone’s new Toorak Road spot, Cantina Carolina, makes it clear this is not another cookie-cutter Melbourne cafe. Classic breakfasts come with an Italian spin. There are ricotta hotcakes with pistachio and mascarpone. Bruschetta with heirloom tomatoes, a poached egg and prosciutto di Parma. Eggplant… Continue reading Now Open: Cantina Carolina Is Bar Carolina’s New Morning-Oriented Next-Door Neighbour, Inspired by Classic Italian Espresso Bars

Pomme, The Affordable Australian Label Making Timeless, Comfortable Loungewear for Brides and Bridesmaids

Written for Broadsheet Bridal loungewear label Pomme was born out of Melbourne co-founder Emily Ventura’s own search for “non-floral, non-shiny but affordable getting-ready shirts” for her wedding. “I couldn’t find anything that wasn’t really expensive. [It] adds up when you have a few bridesmaids and have already gone over budget on the florist,” she says.… Continue reading Pomme, The Affordable Australian Label Making Timeless, Comfortable Loungewear for Brides and Bridesmaids