All posts tagged: fashion

Peel Street Block Party 2015

Everyone loves a block party. This Saturday, the Peel Street Block Party will rock it with live music, a fashion show, food and market stalls, and live art. Presented by Three Thousand, Northside Records and The Social Studio — a fashion school-slash-label focussed on providing training and employment opportunities to youth migrants and refugees — this event will feature acts including Banoffee, Baro, Queen Magic and performance poet Abe Nouk. Check out the event’s Facebook page for all the juicy details. This is exactly the kind of event that Melbourne does well — casual, creative, multicultural. Get down to Collingwood to soak up the vibes from 12pm to 6pm.   Peel Street Block Party 2015 Date: 14 March 2015 Time: 12pm–6pm Address: Corner of Peel St and Oxford St, Collingwood Damage: Free

the tents

– This coming Wednesday the State Library of Victoria’s free Outside-In Cinema will be screening The Tents, a documentary that tells the story of the rise of New York Fashion Week. Directed by James Belzer, the film features interviews with designers and editors. You can check out the trailer on the film’s website. As usual, the film will be screened in the State Library’s Experimedia room, and you can bring along food and non-alcoholic drinks. – Outside-In Cinema Film: The Tents Address: 328 Swanston St, Melbourne Vic 3000 Date: 23 May 2012 Time: 6.30pm—8pm Damage: Free Click here to book your seat online. –

seek, and ye shall find

– – The Brotherhood of St Laurence store in Brunswick Rd is a particularly great op shop. It’s enormous, and it’s a triple threat: a go-to place for clothes, furniture or books. They’ve got mountains of everything. – Brotherhood of St Laurence Community Store Address: 109 Brunswick Rd, Brunswick 3056 Tel: 9387 9519 Opening hours: 9.30am–5pm Monday to Friday, 9.30am–5pm Saturday, 10am–4pm Sunday –

happy hunting

V V If you’re from far-off lands, you may be surprised to discover that clothing stores in Australia tend to be quite pricey. It’s much more difficult to find affordable, good-quality clothes in Australia than it is in many European countries, for example. Thankfully, Melbourne is littered with op shops, which will save you from public nakedness as long as you have some spare change in your pocket. The main charity shops are the Salvation Army stores (‘the Salvos‘), the Brotherhood of St Laurence stores and St Vincent de Paul (‘Vinnies‘) stores. These places also usually sell furniture, books and knick-knacks. The mammoth Savers second-hand stores are often mistaken for charity shops but they in fact operate for profit. There are also a growing number of small independent thrift stores scattered throughout inner-city Melbourne that sell hand-picked (mostly vintage) wares. Essentially, these stores do the op-shop rummaging for you, but you pay for the service with higher prices. Not only are op shops kinder to your pocket-book than the usual clothes stores, they are also a …