Awards ceremonies, parties and premieres. Where the stars have been spotted this week.
GEORGINA SAFE When Martin Grant's designs were stocked in David Jones seven years ago, the Australian market was not sophisticated enough to embrace his elegant clothing.
Georgina Safe What began as a fashion marriage made in monochrome heaven is ending in a designer divorce.
GEORGINA SAFE Once the darling of David Jones, designer to the stars Alex Perry has been dumped by the department store in the most unceremonious fashion – by email.
David Colman Even in a world where nothing should be taken for granted - banks, climate, Miley Cyrus - one may persuasively argue that most people are pleased to receive a party invitation. The old joke still holds: What are the two saddest words in the English language? "What party?"
GEORGINA SAFE Imagine a future when you can smell fashion before you wear it.
Carla Zampatti prefers a subtle style of Christmas - sans any tacky tinsel, Amanda Talbot is assured
'Naughty and nice' list
SARAH WHYTE Australian brands including Bonds and Just Jeans are among a group of retailers to be targeted by Oxfam to take responsibility for their supply chains in Bangladesh before Christmas.
Maggie Alderson There are dress things a girl can do that will astonish her later (when she can't contemplate them any more) - and, damn it, why not?
Trend setters and stylish bloggers love to invent their own language, but Maura Judkis has had enough.
Cassy Small If slipping on a pair of sky high stilettos is a regular occurrence you might like to rethink your footwear. While they might make you look great, it's probably no surprise to know that they're not doing your feet any favours.
CAROLINE ZIELINSKI Small Australian fashion brands are suffering a "slow death" as international fashion conglomerates continue to open across the nation.
DEBORAH GOUGH Dumped GPO retailers now know who they are making way for – H&M has confirmed it will take up residence at the Bourke Street Mall retail centre.
Film director Gracie Otto is constantly travelling the globe for work, so it's no surprise her wardrobe is filled with versatile and practical clothes. Here, she shares her love of flats, shift dresses and tailoring, and the two Burmese cats she can't live without.
Rachelle Unreich Top fashionistas give Rachelle Unreich a heads-up on this summer's style.
Maggie Alderson The dog thing can lead to a 'who's whose accessory?' puzzle but done right it's a delight.
RACHEL WELLS Melbourne designer Bettina Liano has become Australia's latest fashion victim.
RACHEL WELLS Fashion pioneer Kit Willow has left the brand she launched a decade ago, and one insider described the nature of her departure as ''disgraceful''.
SARAH BERRY Long since being exposed as exploitative, photographer Terry Richardson is still being booked for high-profile gigs.
Another fashion farewell
RACHEL WELLS Sources close to designer Kit Willow describe the circumstances surrounding her departure as 'disgraceful'.
GEORGINA SAFE Australian bikinis are big in the Big Apple, with the opening of the largest Zimmermann store in the world in New York.
Keeping up with Khloe
JO CASAMENTO Khloe Kardashian’s smile (and wedding ring) were firmly in place as she launched her Kardashian Kollection shoes and recent ready-to-wear range at Sydney’s Park Hyatt.
Jessica Martin A study has revealed the clothing items women wear that turn men off, and fashion forward femmes beware: the pinafore dress you just bought is probably on the list.
Maggie Alderson Go graphic with your look by adding a fun top to your ensemble.
As the head of leading architecture practice Tobias Partners, Nick Tobias spends his days creating beautiful homes for top-notch clients. Here, he talks about his love of craftsmanship, the 1960s and shopping in Tokyo, and why Australian men shouldn't take their style cues from sporting stars.
Maggie Alderson There was just one left in stock, in Hicksville - truly - but Maggie Alderson went online to find that elusive sweatshirt.
Joanne Brookfield This 31-year-old business analyst's style is a combination of classic and vintage.
Swimwear-shy Hannah Gadsby tells Louise Schwartzkoff her 10 tips for getting back in the water.
Final fashion sale
RACHEL WELLS One-off and limited edition dresses worn by Miranda Kerr, Elle Macpherson, Lara Bingle and Delta Goodrem are among more than 30 dresses being sold as part of a liquidation sale on the auction site GraysOnline.
Model Candice Swanepoel had the honour of opening the 18th Victoria's Secret fashion parade on Wednesday wearing a $10 million bra decorated with diamonds, rubies and sapphires that was cleverly dubbed the “Crown Jewels.”
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.
Balls, awards and events. Where the stars have been spotted this week. Photos: Getty Images
VAMFF campaign launch / Ruyi Dumpling Bar launch / Target’s #totesawksxmas.
You'll have fun and frolics in these festive frocks. Styling by Janai Anselmi. Photography by Geoff Boccalatte.
Awards ceremonies, galas, parties and premieres. Where the stars have been spotted this week. Photos: Getty Images
Guests toast the opening of Top Shop in Brisbane.
Topshop vows to bring a "whole new style of fashion to the Brisbane market" after opening to a packed crowd in the Brisbane CBD Thursday morning.
It's a rather unique gown, not quite a classic - but the late Princess Diana's so-called 'Fairytale' dress still sold for a whooping $185,000 at auction in London.
Japanese retailer Muji opening its first Australian store in Chadstone follows hot on the heels of H&M announcing plans to base its flagship store in the CBD.
Japanese retailer Muji opens its first Australian store in Chadstone as Swedish giant H&M announces it will open a flagship store in GPO next year.
Victoria's Secret model Candice Swanepoel explains her made-to-measure Royal Fantasy Bra, created from more than 4,200 precious gems by jeweler Mouawad.