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The Rules ... I told you so!


Maggie Alderson Four words I make a point never to use. No, not "Oh, you shouldn't have …'', ''Shall we go Dutch?'', or "Can I bring anything?'' but the properly annoying '‘I told you so.''

Street Seen

 Colour splashes: Arlene Barcikowski.

Joanne Brookfield Senior policy officer Arlene Barcikowski works in a corporate environment but likes to show her personality.

In My Wardrobe, with fashion illustrator Sally Spratt

Look good, feel good: Sally Spratt works from home but feels more productive if she does her hair and puts on some heels.

GEORGINA SAFE Sally Spratt is the fashion illustrator behind The Lust List, a blog featuring her delicate water colours of lust-worthy items.

Peter Alexander launches new movie-inspired PJ collection


Makes us want to watch Star Wars again.

Sex reassignment surgery

Androgynous model Andrej Pejic is now a woman

Australian model Andreja Pejic has undergone sex reassignment surgery to become a woman.

JENNA CLARKE Androgynous Australian model Andrej Pejic has undergone sex reassignment surgery and now identifies as a woman.

The return of the man-skirt

 A model walks the runway at the Rick Owens Spring Summer 2015 fashion show during Paris Menswear Fashion Week on June 26, 2014 in Paris, France.

JANICE BREEN BURNS Despite howls of protest, celebrities are flaunting “man-skirts”, and more than the usual radical sprinkle appeared on runways in London, Milan and Paris during last month’s spring 2015 menswear shows.

Beard gardens

Are 'beard gardens' a sign that we've reached peak hipster?

flower beard

NEDAHL STELIO They’re so wrong, but so meticulously well done that you can’t help but appreciate them.

What's in haute for me?

Ombre effect and 3D texture at Giambattista Valli.

JANICE BREEN BURNS Paris Haute Couture week may be fashion's pinnacle spectacle but its value to everyday consumers is tricky to calculate.

Bonding over beers

Miranda Kerr drinks beer during bizarre Jimmy Fallon interview

Jimmy Fallon and Miranda Kerr playing Flip Cup during her recent interview on The Tonight Show. Kerr lost in a nail-biting game which saw her chug beer, then flip a cup upside down.

JENNA CLARKE Miranda Kerr has appeared on The Tonight Show, drank beer and given her most relaxed interview yet.

Jeweller Sarah Gittoes' style advice

Wedding bells: Jewellery designer Sarah Gittoes is getting married in October.

GEORGINA SAFE Sarah Gittoes knows what she wants when buying clothes, rarely impulse buys and keeps well away from trends.

Roland Mouret launches collection at Myer


GEORGINA SAFE It was a bloodied butcher’s apron that inspired Roland Mouret to forge a career as one of the world’s top fashion designers.

Sarah Murdoch Vogue cover

Sarah Murdoch back in Vogue to promote the Australian Ballet


JENNA CLARKE While her husband Lachlan pushes ahead to expand his media empire, Sarah Murdoch is keen to expand Australia’s interest in ballet.

Have we all gone 'looming crazy'?


Judith Woods With a dress made of loom bands selling on eBay for £170,000, we may have - finally - hit peak loom band

Designers win $100,000 Woolmark prize

GEORGINA SAFE It was a case of double delight yesterday when fashion label Strateas.Carlucci snared both the womenswear and menswear categories of the prestigious Australian final of the International Woolmark Prize.

Following in Kate's footsteps

Kate Moss' little sister Lottie stars in new Calvin Klein ads


Olivia Bergin 21 years after Kate Moss first posed for Calvin Klein, her sister Lottie is following in her footsteps.

Zoo jeans

Zoo jeans: Japanese zoo's carnivores make wild fashion statement


A Japanese zoo has taken the catwalk to a wild new level, using some of its fiercest inhabitants to rip and claw jeans to a fashionably distressed look.

Street Seen

Cameron Burns: Likes the style of David Beckham and Johnny Depp.

Joanne Brookfield Carlton florist Cameron Burns admires the style of David Beckham and Johnny Depp.

Lions, tigers and bears are 'designing' jeans in Japan

A pair of jeans

JENNA CLARKE A zoo in Japan is employing lions and tigers and bears to produce its own range of distressed jeans.

Don't wear black, wear navy


Maggie Alderson I just can’t divest myself of the opinion that navy blue is the very best of clothing colours.

The puffy shirt is long gone

Jerry Seinfeld makes his fashion debut for Rag & Bone

Jerry Seinfeld for Rag & Bone.

JENNA CLARKE Jerry Seinfeld, the man responsible for the dad jean phenomenon and white puffy shirt fashion faux pas of the ‘90s, is now a model.

Miami bound

Aussie fashion label makes it to swimwear 'World Cup'

Jess Hopson (model) and Katinka   Somers fashion designer

Georgina Safe, National fashion editor When the world’s largest swimwear fashion week celebrates a decade of permatans and palm trees in Miami next week, an Australian label will play a key role in its bronzed and beautiful anniversary.


MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 21:  A model walks the runway at the Etro Autumn Winter 2014 fashion show during Milan Fashion Week on February 21, 2014 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)

Natural fleece, textured knits and brocade-inspired prints - bohemian splendor!

Eileen Ford, who set the stage for today's supermodels, dies at 92

Eileen Ford in 1977

Mary Milliken Eileen Ford, the founder of the Ford Models who promoted the fresh-faced look of American women and set the stage for the phenomenon of celebrity supermodels, has died at the age of 92.

Sesame Street chic: fur and feathers fly down runways at Paris Fashion Week


JENNA CLARKE If you have a feathers, fur or fluffy stuff phobia, then the upcoming fashion seasons are going to be quite uncomfortable for you.

Scottish Commonwealth Games uniform ridiculed

Members of the Scottish Commonwealth Games team in their controversial uniforms.

RACHEL CLUN If you thought the Australian Commonwealth Games uniforms were bad, you can now be comforted in the knowledge it's not the worst.

Italian connection

Australian wool farmer to partner with Paul Keating's favourite label Zegna


JENNA CLARKE He is more comfortable in work boots and King Gee but sixth generation wool farmer Charlie Coventry is getting used to “suiting up” since going into business with the makers of Paul Keating’s favourite suits, Ermenegildo Zegna.

Australian model handpicked for Christian Dior couture show

Grace Simmons

GEORGINA SAFE The Christian Dior haute couture show in Paris took place amid orchid-festooned walls with a flowering young Australian beauty as one of its stars.

RAW owner Anthony Nader's wardrobe secrets

Soft spot: Anthony Nader has a penchant for cashmere jumpers.

GEORGINA SAFE Anthony Nader on dressing for comfort, copying Bros - don't laugh, he asks - and getting great fashion advice.

Street Seen: Edwina McGregor

Edwina McGregor

Erin Munro My style is probably fairly minimal yet feminine with a dash of the ‘60s.

'The trousers of the season'

Culottes stride towards a fashion comeback

GEORGINA SAFE After years of languishing in the style wilderness, culottes are taking wide-legged strides towards a fashion comeback.

Fashion Blogs

Style Files, Paula Joye

Paula Joye has spent the last twenty years working in the fashion industry. The former editor of Cleo, Shop Til You Drop and Madison magazines, she believes in the healing power of shoes and that leggings should never be worn as pants.


Faded glory

Dark denim has done its dash, make it pale and interesting heading into spring.

Victorian grandeur

A chic makeover that integrates flamboyant touches has enhanced this large terrace.

Sunday Life: clean lines

Make a statement in ultra-modern minimalist pieces. It’s about cut and precision tailoring – plus new shapes and layering.

Talking Turkey

A lazy sea, grilled octopus, meze plates and minarets tempt Michael Gebicki to the Aegean.

Quilty pleasures

Rug up with these classic winter styles.


Pippa talks about her bridesmaid dress

For the first time Pippa Middleton, sister of Kate, sits down with an interviewer and talks about that form-fitting dress that many commented on after her sister's wedding to Prince William.

Australian models buck triple-zero trend

Despite fears of the return of ultra-slim models, Valentina Jovanoska of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week says Australian models buck the trend with a healthier outlook on well-being.

Models try out for Fashion Week

Aspiring runway models show off their best looks at a Melbourne Spring Fashion Week casting call in the hopes of making the cut for this year's event.

Budget Aussie film up against giants

Australian director Tim Bathurst has been shortlisted for a Young Director Award at the Cannes Lions for fashion brand Sant and Abel's film 'Sleepwalk'.

Is Prada out of fashion?

Investors shun Prada as shares slide to a two-year low on weakening sales, putting it out of step in the race against luxury goods rivals Burberry and LVMH.

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