First Look: Nathan Toleman’s Hazel Arrives, All Soft Hues and Natural Light, in a Historic Flinders Lane Building

Written for Broadsheet Flinders Lane’s historic Richard Allen & Son building was constructed in 1897 and operated as a fabric-manufacturing warehouse in the early 20th century. More recently, the site existed as office space before the Mulberry Group – which sold its iconic Melbourne cafes Top Paddock, Kettle Black and Higher Ground last year – took it over in 2017 and began… Continue reading First Look: Nathan Toleman’s Hazel Arrives, All Soft Hues and Natural Light, in a Historic Flinders Lane Building

Bausele: A Distinctly Australian Watch Born in Sydney and Crafted in Switzerland

Written for Broadsheet Christophe Hoppe founded his Sydney-based watch label Bausele after more than a decade working for global watch companies TechnoMarine and Universo SA, both of which belong to the Swatch Group. Hoppe, who was born in France, met his Australian wife (ballet dancer Alexandra Grace Carey) in Geneva, Switzerland. After the pair moved… Continue reading Bausele: A Distinctly Australian Watch Born in Sydney and Crafted in Switzerland

How to Look Good for Less: Budget-Friendly Workwear

Written for Broadsheet Figuring out what to wear to work every day can be tiresome, expensive and uninspiring. Perth-based Gabrielle Leavesley and Melbourne’s Nessie Croft, of non-typical workwear label Coreprêt, are challenging your Monday-to-Friday fashion sense with a range of sustainable quality contemporary pieces you can wear again and again. Croft believes that because our workplaces… Continue reading How to Look Good for Less: Budget-Friendly Workwear

Nelson Made: A Sustainable, Melbourne-Based Footwear Label With a Slow-Fashion, Small-Batch Approach

Written for Broadsheet Jamie Nelson launched her footwear label, Nelson Made, in October 2017 with a collection of considered modern, wearable sandals. Within a year she’d been invited to show at London Fashion Week’s Designer Showrooms event, an important trade exhibition where retailers including Arnsdorf, Well Made Clothes and The Iconic Considered, plus Garmentory in… Continue reading Nelson Made: A Sustainable, Melbourne-Based Footwear Label With a Slow-Fashion, Small-Batch Approach

First Look: Bec & Bridge’s First Melbourne Store Sweeps Into Armadale, All Soft Curves and Neutral Tones

Written for Broadsheet When Becky Cooper and Bridget Yorston first met in 2000, they were both studying fashion design at the University of Technology Sydney. “We’d hang out all the time, did all our uni assignments together and loved working together,” Yorston remembers. “And then a friend of ours approached us with a pair of… Continue reading First Look: Bec & Bridge’s First Melbourne Store Sweeps Into Armadale, All Soft Curves and Neutral Tones

Le Lee Is Northcote’s Cosy New Family-Run Diner Serving Macedonian Meze and 18 Different Types of Rakia

Written for Broadsheet Brothers Miki and Igor Dodevski have fond childhood memories of their mother Vera Dodevska and their baba (grandmother) baking on Sunday mornings. Miki’s favourite dishes were banica – a hand-rolled, layered leek and cheese pastry – and pindjur, a relish of roast peppers, eggplant and tomato topped with feta. “Waking up in the morning and… Continue reading Le Lee Is Northcote’s Cosy New Family-Run Diner Serving Macedonian Meze and 18 Different Types of Rakia

South Melbourne’s Bright New Make-Up Studio Inspiring Women to Feel Good in Their Own Skin

Written for Broadsheet After becoming known for her natural-beauty signature in Geelong, freelance make-up artist Hilary Holmes has opened her first Melbourne make-up studio. Her aim is to empower women in Melbourne by bringing her applications and hair styling to a permanent space. “I think a lot of women have that fear and anxiety around… Continue reading South Melbourne’s Bright New Make-Up Studio Inspiring Women to Feel Good in Their Own Skin