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

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