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


More leading designers join the fab line-up at Melbourne’s GPO

Manning Cartell opens on Level 1

Pop-up Store – Limedrop

Acne Studio opens its Melbourne flagship store – Ground Floor

My favourite shopping destination; Melbourne’s GPO, continues to attract ‘the best of the best’ of Australian and international designers with five new stores and labels opening at the prestigious centre.

Manning Cartell recently opened the doors of its Melbourne flagship store on Level 1, following the success of their Sydney store. Level 1 is synonymous with high-end fashion – much like that of The Strand in Sydney. Stores include Lisa Ho, Zimmerman, high-end boutique; Belinda, and more. Nicola Waite and Tim O’Connor also open their doors this month on Level 1, alongside pop-up store Limedrop, which will be open till January 2010.

On the Ground Floor, cult fashion labels, Acne Studio and Alpha60 open their doors, while Sass & Bide grow from strength to strength with the expansion of its existing GPO boutique.

Willow will also open its first stand-alone store which will feature Kit Willow’s eponymous label and artwork by up and coming artist Clemens Krauss, plus a selection of work from other artists.

For more information about the exciting happenings at Melbourne’s GPO, visit their fab website, and be sure to sign up for GPO’s Lovers newsletter so you can keep up-to-date with all the news, special offers and VIP events.

Turtle xox

Images courtesy of Melbourne’s GPO and Professional Public Relations


Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2009 – A Spring Fashion Fantasy

Melbourne is set to bloom this September with fashion explorations across the city and an impressive line-up of fashion events, parades and workshops for Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (MSFW), 31 August – 6 September.

Top Australian and Melbourne designers, including Kirrily Johnson, LIFEwithBIRD and Nicola Finetti, will present bright and inspired ready-to-wear collections throughout the week.

City of Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle said, “Melbourne’s renowned international model and ambassador Jessica Hart is this year’s Melbourne Spring Fashion Week Ambassador. Jessica will be our special guest for the week and will launch the MSFW’s spring-inspired program on Sunday 31 August in spectacular style at the Official Opening Party.”

As part of MSFW’s programme of events, David Jones Spring Racewear Review, Myer Spring Summer Fashion Show, Marc Jacobs on film at ACMI, QV Cruise into Summer Fashion Showcase and Melbourne’s GPO Fashion at Altitude Shows will deliver a Spring fashion fantasy.

For further information and bookings, visit thatsmelbourne.com.au.

Turtle xox

Information and images courtesy of That’s Melbourne

Stand to attention

Screen shot from Sass and Bide website

I WANT the Majorettes Coat from Sass and Bide‘s The New Grace Collection. It’s commanding to be worn with a silky dress and a pair of boots, or a long t-shirt and leggings. Please Mr Boss-Man “Can I have a pay rise? I already spent all my money!”
Turtle xox
PS. The Sass and Bide Melbourne GPO store is opening very soon, rumour has it that it’s only a matter of weeks! Yay!!