The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier #jpgngv

In the first international exhibition devoted to the celebrated French couturier, the National Gallery of Victoria presented The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, featuring seven galleries with more than 140 superbly crafted garments in addition to photographs, sketches, stage costumes, excerpts from runway shows, film, television, concerts and dance performances. I almost missed this amazing exhibition, which ended the 8th of February, and I’m thrilled I didn’t. Despite not being…

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Advanced Style

“I think good style improves the environment for everybody.” Ari Seth Cohen roams the streets of New York looking for stylish older men and women. He documents them in his street style blog, Advanced Style, and they also appear in his coffee table book of the same name. Now there’s a documentary. Advanced Style examines the lives – and style – of seven New Yorkers between the ages of 62 and 95. Check out the trailer.…

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Myer Autumn/Winter Fashion Launch 2014

As I write this, it’s 19°C (67°F). Pretty soon, I’ll be trading in my sweater for, well, another sweater. Summer is almost over and at last night’s Myer Autumn/Winter Fashion Launch, I was treated to a preview of what’s going to be hot when it’s time to cool down. The theme of the show was The Word on the Street, street-inspired fashion with couture flair. We saw a lot of black and white as well…

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Spring Racing Fashion

Earlier this month I entered a guest blog competition at SportsBet for a chance to win two tickets to the Melbourne Cup, the three-and-a-half-minute horse race that stops the nation. And I won! Thank you very much, dear readers, friends, and family for putting up with my spam-like requests to Like my entry and for making me the winner. And of course, big thanks to SportsBet for the opportunity and generous prize. That’s one hurdle over.…

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Catherine Baba

I love bicycles. Not only do I love my bicycle, I love other people’s bicycles. And I like bicycle accessories and bicycle fashion.

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Melbourne Street Fashion

Melbournians love to say that Melbourne experiences four seasons in a day. It’s true that Mother Nature is a little schizophrenic here and that sometimes leave you with the dilemma of what to wear when the day begins with rain, clears into a bright, scorching afternoon, and cools into a chilly evening.

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Fashion at the 2012 London Olympics

I rarely blog about fashion, but I’m finding it hard to ignore the shiny shiny at the 2012 London Olympics. Let’s start at the beginning with the uniforms we first saw at the opening ceremony. Nothing says America more than preppy elitism by Ralph Lauren and “Made in China”.  Some criticize the opening ceremony uniforms as too preppy, militaristic, not Americana at all, and, of course, made in China, but most American clothing manufacturing is…

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The Little Things

I’ve been in Melbourne about five weeks now. Here are some random observations. Keep in mind that this is a narrow perspective. I’m judging the whole of Australia based on my Aussie boyfriend (sorry, dear Australian citizens) and comparisons are against my tiny world in Miami, which is not representative of the United States. No one place in America is. On the Road The state of Victoria has an extensive process for a young adult…

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