LMFF 2013: runway 5 & 6


On Friday I headed along to see Runways 5 & 6 at L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival… As usual, the L’Oreal Powder Room looked super stylish and was swarmed by Melbourne fashionistas itching to get their nails and lips done, and tutorials on L’Oreal Paris’ new Nude BB creams.

Here are some of my highlights from the Runway, featuring sass & bide (pic 1 & 2), Lucette (pic 3), Rodeo Show (pic 4), Bul (pic 5 & 6) and the Runway 6 finale… A sea of Pure Scarlet… L’Oreal Preference Hair Colour, P67… The amazing and official hair colour of LMFF 2013.

And finally, the bottom pic is a TV presenter outside the shows explaining to his audience that milk crates were the only way to get to model height at LMFF. LOL!









Turtle xox

All images by House Of Turtle


Fashion Connect – LMFF Cultural Program 2012

Wow… it’s hard to believe that LMFF 2012 is almost here! Seems like only yesterday that we headed down to the docks to check out last year’s shows.

Fashion Connect, the LMFF Cultural Program will kick off the festivities this Wednesday 7th March, at The Carlton in Melbourne’s CBD.

Fashion Connect is dedicated to the unique, eye-catching and avant-garde of Melbourne fashion. Join host, Stephanie Ryan-Smith at an intimate cocktail soiree that combines fashion and art. Guests are invited to dress ‘extravagant’ to help a good cause, with proceeds going to The AIDS Trust of Australia.

Get your tickets now and don’t miss this fabulous event… and the chance to win over $5000 worth of prizes on the night including a MAC makeup gift box worth $1000 and a Polaroid Instant Camera.

WHERE The Carlton, 193 Bourke St, Melbourne
WHEN Wednesday, 7th March, 2012
TIME 7PM till late

Turtle xox

Images courtesy of Fashion Connect

LMFF: Runway 1

L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival kicked off Runway 1 (presented by GRAZIA) last night with collections from Alice McCall, camilla and marc, Collette Dinnigan, Fleur Wood, LIFEwithBIRD, Nicola Finetti, sass & bide and Toni Maticevski.

Check out the Runway 1 collections for yourself online at the LMFF Gallery and on LMFF TV.

I’ve already watched the sass & bide collection five times. Lots of opulent black with gold detailing, much like what we saw at the London Fashion Week (without the whites and creams).

I’m off to see Runway 3 tonight! Can’t wait to see the Lisa Ho collection.

Turtle xox

House of Turtle

Screen grab from LMFF website

LMFF: Melbourne’s GPO Feast of Fashion Shows – This Thursday 18 March

A taste of what’s to come!

This coming Thursday (18 March), Melbourne’s GPO will deliver its Feast of Fashion shows as part of the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival program line up.

Melbourne’s GPO is fast becoming renowned for its unique fashion events which fuse performance, art and fashion. And, this year’s LMFF shows will not disappoint.

Two theatrical shows (12.30pm and 1.30pm) will feature GPO’s newest recruits, Manning Cartell, Acne, Alpha 60 and LIFEwithBIRD, alongside high-end favourites Lisa Ho, Akira and Leona Edmiston, amongst other GPO favourites.

Set against a dramatic backdrop of black and gold, GPO’s Feast of Fashion shows will be reminiscent of opulent baroque glamour.

For those of you without tickets to the shows, be sure to pop in to Melbourne’s GPO this Thursday anyway, as the doors will be open from 10am to 8pm for special in-store offers and designer appearances.

See you there! Keep an eye out for post-show round up on House of Turtle this Thursday.

Turtle xox

House of Turtle

Image Credits
Silvana, wearing Acne (pink & white jacket) Adelaide, wearing Manning Cartell (black dress) Ruby, wearing Lisa Ho (black feather skirt & leather jacket) Zoe, wearing Leona Edmiston (long dusty pink dress)
Headwear Kerrie Stanley, Milliner Hair & Makeup Caterina DiBiase, Heading Out Hair & Beauty

Images courtesy of

LMFF: Melbourne Central’s Friday Nights of Fashion

To celebrate L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival, Melbourne Central presents Friday Nights of Fashion – Starting tomorrow night, Friday 12 March from 6pm-9pm.

Pop in to your fave stores for special offers and discounts, whilst you enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbly.

Further to these fabulous offers, acclaimed photographer, Christian Blanchard, will also be taking live shots this coming Wednesday 17 March for a fashion editorial styled by Phillip Boom.

For full details and special offers, visit Melbourne Central now.

Turtle xox

House of Turtle

LMFF with APP-Titude

LMFF is almost here. And we can’t wait!

For those without tickets to all the events, and for those who do, LMFF have ensured fashion fans can interact with the excitement of LMFF in lots of fun and unique ways.

Festival Director, Karen Webster is excited about LMFF‘s new “high tech and high touch” approach. “LMFF is about bringing fashion to the people and the fashion consumer is our VIP. We look forward to sharing great content with them, be it here in Australia or around the world.”

iPhone users can access their very own LMFF app which features all the festival information you need, including a full program, designers, venues and more. Plus you can check out your fave outfits in a gallery and on LMFF TV. For those visiting Melbourne for the festival, LMFF have also included a ‘little black book‘ section of their fave bars, boutiques and restaurants.

And, if you want a little bit more, you can interact with the crew and friends via Facebook and Twitter.

For those of us using Blackberries and regular phones, you can still check out all the LMFF gossip and updates at the LMFF website and blog, and subscribe to LMFF Swingtag, the festival’s e-newsletter.

I’ll be keeping you up-to-date over the next week with all my highlights and must see events! See you there.

Turtle xox

House of Turtle

Images courtesy of AMPR

L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival (LMFF) 2010 Designer Award Finalists

Dhini announced as one of this year’s seven finalists

Seven finalists have been selected to present their capsule Autumn/ Winter collections at this year’s L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival for the 2010 LMFF Designer Award, presented by Woolmark.

Dion Lee, Dhini, Gail Sorronda, Gary Bigeni, Lui Hon, Konstantina Mittas and Therese Rawsthorne were all selected as finalists from an increasingly competitive field of entrants.

The winner of the 2010 LMFF Designer Award will be presented at the conclusion of the runway presentation, to be held on Tuesday 16 March at 7.30pm at Atlantic, Central Pier, Docklands.

With a line-up like this, judges will no doubt have a tough job selecting who will win the lucrative prize from Woolmark of $10,000, as well as exclusive introductions to Woolmark’s extensive network of contacts locally and overseas.

Past winners of this prestigious award include Ben Pollitt (Friedrich Gray), Toni Maticevski, S!X, Mad Cortes, Josh Goot, TV, Yeojin Bae and Romance was Born.

My favourite from the line-up would have to be Dhini, however all seven finalists are bound to give the high profile judges a tough task of choosing who will win the award this year.

Visit LMFF for further information.

Turtle xox

Image courtesy of AMPR


L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival (LMFF) Sets the Industry Agenda in 2010

LMFF is just around the corner and with it comes some of Australia’s most anticipated business events, including the Business Seminar, Marketing Breakfast and Designer Forum.

This year’s Business Seminar guests include Christian Blanckaert, Former Chairman and CEO of Hermes and Sarah Curran, Founder and CEO of my-wardrobe.com. Melbourne born designer, Michael Angel returns home for the Designer Forum. More speakers yet to be announced.


Designer Forum – 3pm, Monday 15 March, Sketch, Central Pier, Docklands (invitation only)
Herald Sun Marketing Breakfast – 7:30am, Thursday 18 March, Sofitel Melbourne on Collins
Business Seminar – 8:30am, Friday 19 March, Sofitel Melbourne on Collins

Tickets available at Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com.au or Tel 13 61 00
Booking fees may apply

For further information visit

Turtle xox


Bad, bad fashionishta!!

I’m a bad, bad fashionista!!! I kind of forgot to buy tickets to LMFF. I know what you’re thinking, how can I do this? I’ve just been so busy lately working in my white collared world and doing freelance editing for a design magazine that I kind of forgot to get off my lazy butt and do something about it.

No excuse really!

Now, how on Earth am I going to know what to wear for the next year? How will I know what trends to look out for? Not to worry… I’ll be checking out my fave fashion mags – local and international (they’re listed under inspirations on the right hand side of this page), as well as some great blogs my friend Silvia put me onto. Check them out in my profile under the blogs I’m following. Thanks gorgeous!

And for those of you going to the shows… drop me a line, I’d love to hear from you.

Turtle xox

Mico-Mico Celebrates its First Birthday

My description blog about what this is all about would’ve been up today if I hadn’t knocked the back button and lost the entire lot. Argh! Later this week now.

In the meantime, check out the upcoming sales and events on the right hand side of the page. With LMFF starting on Sunday both Chaddy and GPO are having special evenings and VIP nights.

Also, Mico-Mico are celebrating their first birthday! Congratulations. To say thanks to their customers and friends they are offering 20% off till the 31st March. To secure the discount, enter ‘birthday’ in the code section when you checkout.