P.E. NATION retro-inspired active wear at Fashion Week Australia / Illustration by Amber Melody for TheBeautifulLens.com


I’ve had a girl-crush on Pip Edwards ever since I first met her in the bathrooms at Crown Melbourne early last year. At the time, I had no idea who she was (stylist /creative consultant / design director of General Pants) just that she had awesome style. We were both attending a VAMFF Fashion Industry Forum (I’d sat in on a session with Margaret […]

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Manning Cartell SYDNEY runway show DIAPHANOUS resort 17 MBFWA at TheBeautifulLens.com


Manning Cartell showcased their Resort 17 Diaphanous runway collection under the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge in true Australian splendour and sunshine this morning to open day three of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Manning Cartell X Our sunburnt country X The harbour edition With rough-hewn edges and flowing satiny-silks the collection was both romantic (DIAPHANOUS. adjective = light, delicate, and translucent) and […]

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Trend alert: SANDALS at MBFWA | Australian Fashion

Trend Report : SANDALS

It was all about the FLAT SANDAL on day two of #MBFWA Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia. Preferably black and chunky or nude-hued strappiness. Just ask Ginger & Smart, Albus Lumen or Georgia Alice. SHOP THE LOOK Words + Design : Amber Melody Photography : Brendon Thorne | Caroline McCredie | Stefan Gosatti for Getty Images INSTA | TUMBLR | BLOGLOVIN | SUBSCRIBE    

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Toni Maticevski MBFWA Resort 17 on TheBeautifulLens.com

MATICEVSKI | Resort 17

Following on from the world-class example he set at last year’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia – aka #MBFWA – designer of the moment Toni Maticevski opened this year’s proceedings Sunday afternoon at The Cutaway, Barangaroo Reserve, Sydney. To an atmospheric soundtrack that somehow morphed effortlessly from bird calls to Justin Beiber’s I’ll Show You, models […]

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Coastal Wanderlust - Blue and White Tunic - Santorini by Spell Byron Bay

Weekend Wanderlust

Fashion is – in theory at least – cheaper than an air ticket. And it’s fun that our clothes can frame not only our bodies but also, our mindset. But I suffer from such constant wanderlust… I just don’t think I was designed for a life lived in one place, even though that’s what my life dictates right now. So I hover by […]

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Smile! My Adult Braces. And why I chose to get them...


So, I have a confession to share. I did something the week before last that I have been thinking about doing for a really long time. I got braces. And no, I’m not talking about the menswear-inspired kind that you might wear when you’re obsessing over Dianne Keaton in Annie Hall ( C’mon we’ve all […]

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Our Curated Lives (aka Life in the Age of Instagram)

It turns out that I’m not the only one fixating on instagram (again). Instagram, along with Snapchat 2.0  post-porn / when-the-fashionistas-took-over, is finally BIG business. And I mean big (and BUSINESS). Just ask Kylie Jenner. And, ummm, pretty much anyone involved in the media or the creative arts, or fitness or football for that matter. There’s influence […]

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Femme suit and sunglasses in front of Island Luxe Bangalow

Well Suited

Hold all my calls!! Hahaha. What calls? you ask. Ooookay, yes, yes, so I’m NOT your ultimate #girlboss business woman. Jenna Lyons wins all of these awards for me (and YES I want her glasses. Damn you good eyesight!! And YES she rocked the Met Gala with Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner, have you not seen the photos?! They […]

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Pearls and Playsuits - The AUSTRALIAN STYLE beach edition

Pearls & Playsuits – The Beach Edition

Think pearls are just for Sunday Best? Well it’s time to think again because I’m a huge advocate of teaming our most precious jewellery with everyday favourites. Precious Pearls. My most beloved pearls, the ones I’m wearing here, (yes, I have multiple sets of pearls – it’s a bit of an obsession!) are mala prayer beads that were given to me […]

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