Friday, 22 June 2012

Lana Wilkinson Fashion Stylist

Rachel Zoe, Nicole Warne (Garry Pepper Vintage) and Melbourne rising star, Micah Gianneli, are just some of the familiar faces rocking the fashion world with their killer wardrobes and innate flair for styling.

Then comes Lana Wilkinson, a local stylist who’s steadily gaining momentum in fashion circles in and around Melbourne.

A born fashionista, Lana made her foray into the styling industry when her friends and co-workers began asking her for style advice and wardrobe help, encouraging her to turn her passion into her profession and become a personal stylist.

Lana has styled for Covet Magazine, the iSelect Fashion Aid 5 publicity shoot and Randwick Races – just to name a few. She’s also the personal stylist of celebrities such as AFL wag, Lynette Bolton, The Slap actress, Diana Glenn and Underbelly star, Emma Booth.

Lana’s style is colourful, playful and always on trend. She loves to support Australian designers and is often seen dressed in pieces by Mossman, Alice McCall and PeepToe.

Dubbed the ‘darling’ of Melbourne fashion, we’re falling in love with Lana’s style and can’t wait to see what lust-worthy looks she pulls together next!

Check out Lana’s latest posts on both her personal and professional styling escapades at

Melbourne Winter Markets

Whilst the grey skies and frosty weather may not inspire you, Melbourne’s array of winter crafts and markets should give you plenty of reason to get off the couch and create something beautiful.

Fill your bellies and feast your eyes on some of the exciting new markets and activities building buzz across Melbourne this winter.

Though the days may be getting shorter, there’s certainly no shortage of things to see and places to explore. Below is a list the top picks on Fashion Journal’s winter to-do list: 

Chinatown Market Day

Every third Friday of the month, Heffernan Lane in Chinatown will come alive with the smell of hawker-style food stalls, serving up steaming plates of dumplings, noodles, rice and curries.

After the sun sets, the laneway transforms into a mystical night market, lit with Magical Mirabella Lighting and abuzz with crowds lured in from the cold by the seductive smell of satay and profusion of craft and souvenir stalls.

The Chinatown Market Day will run between 18th May – 21st December 2012 from 4pm-10pm. This is an over 18 event and there is no charge or booking required to attend the Market.

For more information, visit:

Photography Night Walks

The Photography Night Walks are a creatively-focussed walking tour which offers locals and visitors the opportunity to explore the city and night and learn about night-time photography.

Each week, the tour chooses a different location to explore around Melbourne, building a strong network of fellow photography enthusiasts with any level of experience. The locations are selected based on their inherent aesthetic quality, individualism and have recently come to include several Melbourne laneways, Docklands, Chinatown, rooftops, interiors and the Queen Victoria Markets.

The main aim of the Nightwalk is to inspire photographers to develop their photography skills through hands-on tips, interaction with fellow photography enthusiants and a broad variety of visual stimulus.

Once a month, the group convenes for a post-walk drink and discussion to view the evening’s work projected on a large digital screen at local venues.

The walks are held every Thursday at 7pm and Sundays at 6pm in Melbourne and Perth and cost between $20-30 to attend.

For more information, visit

Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market

Every Sunday, local artists and producers join forces to fill the Melbourne Arts Centre Lawn, showcasing a variety of unique, handmade goods ranging from regional arts and crafts to freshly made delicacies.

The Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market brings together over 80 fine artisans from all around Victoria, offering hundreds of one-of-a-kind, locally made products, produce and hidden treasures.

Nestled along the lush lawns of the Arts Centre, just a short walk from Flinder’s Street Station, The Melbourne Sunday Market is the perfect place to spend a not-so-lazy Sunday in the city.

The Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market is a much-loved weekly event, running every Sunday of the year between 6th March-18th December 2012 from 10am-4pm. The event is free to event and welcome to people of all ages.

Docklands Sunday Market

Stroll along the New Quay/Waterfront City Promenade on a Sunday and you’ll discover a treasure chest of arts, crafts, beauty products, baby and children’s wear, candles, bonsai trees, jewellery, hats, second hand books, hand-made flowers, model cars, lollies, clothing and more.

The Docklands Sunday Market is a new addition to Melbourne’s Waterfront city and draws crowds from all edges of town by boasting it has ‘something for everyone’.

The Market runs all day, every Sunday, from 10am-5pm, making it the perfect excuse for families and friends to leave the house and make a day of it.

Whether you’re looking for a gift for that special someone or looking to update your home or wardrobe with some rare and one-off pieces, you’re bound to walk away with a bargain at the Docklands Sunday Market.

Grab a friend and enjoy a coffee or meal on the waterfront, where you can choose to shop or simply people-watch at Melbourne’s newest tourist hub.

Let Us Eat Cake!

Calling all posh palettes and refined taste buds! Warm this winter with a taste of something a little bit fancy as Nova Cinema launches their very own, ‘High Tea at The Movies’.

Combining two traditional comforts: food and film; selected Nova Deluxe theatres will offer a tantalising array of sweet pastries and dainty finger food to compliment their screenings throughout June.

To set the mood, the Nova Deluxe ‘High Tea at The Movies’ will commence with a showing of the French comedy, ‘The Chef’ on Saturday 16 and Sunday17 June, followed by screenings of ‘A Royal Affair’ and  ‘Where Do We Go Now?’ during the following fortnight.

‘High Tea at The Movies’ is a three week event, which will run from 16th June-1st July 2012, every Saturday and Sunday at 3pm-6pm.

Tickets cost $39 per person and include a drink on arrival (yes please!) as well as a handpicked selection of delicious cakes, sandwiches and finger food fit for a queen!

Bookings are available via (03) 9347 5331 

Fashion Ain't Rocket Science!

The Rocket Science girl is confident, unique and a self-assured creator of her own destiny. Based in Brisbane, Rocket Science is the new kid on the block, creating quality, unique clothing for every girl. 

With a cult following of more than 26, 000 Facebook fans and a website that ships worldwide, Rocket Science is certainly one to watch.

The label first launched in 2011, with their signature collection of DIY-styled cut off denim shorts, featuring tie-dye denim, quirky patchwork designs, retro fabric and studded embellishments.

Backed by popular demand, the label has grown to include a much broader range of clothing, vintage wear, accessories and even a limited edition collection of custom made pieces.

Rocket Science is known for it’s out-there designs and specialises in festival wear, printed leggings and handmade jewellery.

Prices start at just $12 for an amazing pair of House of Harlow-inspired stud earrings or one of the label’s own stunning Silver Cross Bracelets.

Here at Fashion Journal HQ, we’re drooling over the Flag Knit Jumper, Galaxy Leggings and Studded Skull Press Backpack!

Customers can view previews of both current and pre-order stock through the Rocket Science Facebook Page and can purchase items online at

We’ve also hear whispers of the Rocket Science team launching their own Style Magazine in coming weeks, which we can’t wait to check out! 

Stella Nemiro

Fluctuating between old-world glamour, baroque beauty and contemporary cocktail style; Stella Nemiro is Australia’s newest sweetheart in jewelry design. Her jewelry is intricately designed, featuring combined elements of Great Gatsby elegance with an edgy, modern twist.
Based in Australia, Stella Nemiro is dedicated to designing and sourcing unique fashion jewelry and accessories from around the world.
Stella plays a hands-on role in ensuring that each piece in her collection is personally designed or hand picked, ensuring her range is not only limited edition, but also fashion forward and fun to wear.
Encompassing feminine chic and timeless style, the Stella Nemiro brand prides itself on producing high quality jewelry and accessories using only the highest quality metals, fabrics and crystals.
Her current collection features an opulent array of statement cocktail rings, decadent necklaces, bracelets and earrings; as well as a unique line of bags, cuffs, belts and scarfs.
The team at Fashion Journal HQ has fallen in love with the Lady Danger jewel-encrusted skull bag and breathtaking Montana tear Persia Earrings.
Best of all, with most pieces priced under $150; your shopping spree on the Stella Nemiro Online Boutique won’t break the bank!
You can view the entire Stella Nemiro collection and buy online here.


It’s competition time at Elwood and this winter, the iconic Australian surf brand is celebrating the freedom of the endless weekend.

The competition invites two lucky instagrammers to have their photo printed on a tee and sold nationwide both instore and online.

To enter, all you have to do is take a cool and original image that you think best represents your endless weekend, apply a filter and upload to instragram with the tag: #elwoodclothing.

The competition will run from 1st July-1st September 2012 and winners will also receive a $500 Elwood wardrobe as well as the latest Apple iPad.

For more details click here

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Cult of Isis

Walk like an Egyptian with popular Melbourne-based design duo, Blessed are theMeek's, eclectic Egyptian-inspired Spring 2012 range. The label’s latest collection, Cult of Isis, defiantly pushes the boundaries of meekdom with splashes of bright cobalt and neon yellow, dazzling metallic and leather highlight pieces.

From Liquid Bronze knits to mosaic tile-inspired prints, the decadent Cult of Isis collection will take you on an opulent journey through ancient Egypt and transform you from girl to goddess. 

Keep up to date with the latest Blessed are the Meek designs, collections and promotions at:


Popular LA label Naven will debut on Australian shores in July, launching its 27-piece, Spring/Summer ‘12 collection of dresses, jackets, shorts and blouses.

Naven is the brainchild of twin designers Kymberely and Alexis McClay who continue to astound us with their collection of fun and flirty styles, neon mix of pop colours and playful prints.

Favoured by young Hollywood’s fashion elite, Naven plays on an edgy contrast between classic hourglass shapes and sophisticated silhouettes.

Kim Kardashian and Giuliana Rancic are just some of the label's high profile, Hollywood fan base and we're sure this list will grown once the label lands down under. We can’t wait to get our hands on the Naven 2012 collection, which will be available in selected boutiques nationally from July.

Until then, get a sneak peak of what's to come at 

Converse Australia Presents: Acts of Disruption

What do you get when you round up a bunch of talented, emerging bands, set them up with their own live concert and ask them to pick any location they want to perform (regardless of how far off the beaten track said location may be)?

Well, you’d certainly get one interesting performance and that’s exactly what Converse Australia’s Acts of Disruption series aims to create.

Acts of Disruption is a Converse initiative designed to shake up the music scene by inviting bands to showcase their artistry in unique and unexpected locations. Converse began disrupting the traditional live music tour experience last year, when they first launched the Acts of Disruption series in China. 

The movement showcased a variety of creative venues across China and featured a rare mix of music acts including Health, Re-Tros and White+. Now, backed by popular demand, the series has sailed over the Pacific and exploded onto the shores of Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Indonesia. Converse's Acts of Disruption is fast becoming an  international music phenomenon, with its fervent commitment to supporting local music scenes and delivering fresh experiences to music fans around the world. 

Last month, Australia played host to the Acts of Distribution series for the first time when Melbourne’s own King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard took over the vacant Rozelle Hospital in Sydney. The band tore through their set as busloads of fans ran amok across the stage and through the abandoned hospital halls.

Today, Converse Australia is proud to announce the next round of shows, which will take place at yet-to-be-revealed locations in Melbourne, Brisbane and Wellington.

To catch a glimpse of some of the mayhem at Rozelle, check out their video.

Tickets for the Acts of Disruption events are free of charge and available exclusively via RSVP on the Converse Australia Facebook Page

For the chance at a strictly limited double pass, click here

Rollin' In Style

Roll up, roll up, introducing the latest Australian shoe label giving bland and boring footwear the boot! 
Founded in 2011, Melbourne based shoe company Rollie incorporates quality materials and thoughtful design to create it’s debut range of men’s and women’s footwear. Popular styles include: The Boxter, Chukka and Derby, which all combine Rollie’s signature white outsole and contract stitching laces.

Rollie shoes pledge to provide comfort, durability and style in the designer’s colourful take on favourite shoe styles. Available in colour-me-happy happy tones like yellow and pink, Rollie shoes put the fun back into footwear. View the current collection and shop online at:

Introducing Eliza Baker

A newly renovated 1900’s bakery may not be the most obvious location to house one of Melbourne’s newest clothing destinations, but it’s certainly creating buzz for East Prahran’s Eliza Baker boutique. 

Brought to life by three fashion savvy friends, Domenique Nestel, Jocelyn Kahil and Aurelio Costarella; Eliza Baker showcases some of the world’s best emerging designers from Europe to Central America.

Eliza Baker encompasses a range of imported jewellery, clothes and accessories as well as co-owner Aurelio Costarella’s eponymous label.  One of Australia's future fashion forces to be reckoned with, Costarella's designs have donned and adored by celebrities the world over, including Dita Von Teese, Rihanna and Jennifer Hawkins.

Whether you’re searching for a one-off garment or a red carpet showstopper, you’ll fall in love with Eliza Baker boutique, where old world charm meets contemporary styling.

Also make sure you check out all the latest collection photos and sales promos at the Eliza Baker Official Facebook Page.