A hundred times our lovely dancer twirled for Schluter the Age’s incomparable Shooter: “And again...and once more...and this way a bit more...and again...” Every spin a graceful arc as precisely executed as the one before. Champion dancesportswoman Ashley Payet twirls all over the world. Hers is a sport of exceptional beauty, physical skill, strength, endurance and complicated choreography. It begins for many champions like Ashley, in the gazillion tiny studios and halls peppered across our ‘burbs. This weekend, Ashley and her Dancesport partner Jared Parnell have been joined by athletes - junior to world champion level - from across the country and around the planet for the 73rd Australian Dancesport Championship at Melbourne Arena. Book on Ticketek and click to Voxfrock later (link in bio) for more on this unique sport of gobsmacking gorgeousness gorgeosity and the prettiest sparkliest frocks this side of Las Vegas. #dancesport#dancesportchampionships#dancesportaustralia#dancesportmelbourne#ballroom#newvogue#latindancesport@simonschluter@theagephoto@jaredparnell@hothousemedia@ashley_louisep@adsaustralian
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Is this your tribe? Bush Doof and Festival girls dress without rules or judgements, just pure joy, unbridled creativity. In Voxfrock’s series Fashion Tribes (link in bio), published first in Spectrum/The Saturday Age/The Sydney Morning Herald, you’ll meet these sparklers, plus four more of Melbourne’s myriad fashion tribes, photographed by the incomparable @simonschluter. Bonfashion appetit! From left; Cheyenne Rose Scott, 25, Freelance stylist/content creator, wears Arnham kimono over dress thrifted in LA, coin trimmed bandana top tied as a belt, vintage velvet boots and Dear Blackbird and Indie&Harper jewellery.
Emmanuela Hourdas, 21, journalism graduate, wears all vintage: crochet top, midi skirt, belt, snake skin boots, sunglasses and earrings with skin-glitter, body jewels and henna tattoos.
Georgia Fairlie, 25, publishing and communications masters student, wears Vintage Garage showgirl set, J Valentine hotpants, Neon Cowboy hat and Current Mood boots.
Laura White, 25, marketer, wears custom commissioned bralette and mask, J Valentine briefs from Dolls Kill and vintage boots, also with skin-glitter, body jewels and henna tattoos. @theagephoto@ehourdas@_grhoward_@lolza_black@cheyennerosescott#fashion#fashiontribes#melbourne#style#fashionphotography
Lovely crowd, circle of scent snifters, smattering of artisanal craftswomen, a Secret garden (couldn’t find it..) and a fleet of pourers of a very noice vintage prosecco (whah?); Bottega Veneta takes over ACCA and most of Melbourne’s here #bottegaveneta#acca#artisan@bottegaveneta
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The NGV’s labyrinthine Escher X nendo/Between Two Worlds exhibition is paced out in softlit tunnels, twisting corridors, all manner of artful darknesses and big/small spaces aesthetically calibrated to celebrate Escher's whimsicalmathmatical genius. The Nendo studio of Japanese tricksters formed their own artwork around Escher’s and frankly, if I had to I’d fly around the planet to experience the result. But I don’t. (Hashtag smug face emoji). What about you? All the swank and imminent gorgeousness of Saturday's upcoming gala may have momentarily eclipsed the backstories of curation and innovation behind this miraculous exhibition but only momentarily. Jot “Escher/Nendo: Dec.2-Apr7 Must Must Must” in your KikkiK and don't let this one slip. (You know what I'm saying.) It's unmissably thrilling even if - PerksRUs - you don't get to view it, as we did, in the relative calm of this morning's media preview. (We doubled back and had it almost entirely to ourselves for a good hour. Yes!. Bliss doesn't cover it.) Now you. #eschernendo#escherngv#nationalgalleryofvictoria#art#design#nendo#dutch@ngvmelbourne
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Who’s Your Tribe? Sneaker Heads, Denim Nerds, Racetrack Fashionistocrats, Bush Doof girls, Tailored Men or any of the myriad more tribes woven into the fashionable fabric of Mo-derne MellBun. On Voxfrock now (link in bio), check out the first installment of six in our series on Fashion Tribes first published in @theagephoto with photographs by the award winning @simonschluter. Today meet the smashing chaps and meticulously composed wardrobes of Melbourne’s Tailored Men tribe, left to right: Larry Lim, 30, editor/social media influencer/The Simple Gentleman, wears MJ Bale suit, Julius Marlow loafers, The Fitting Room Alterations. Roberto Malizia, 27, Icon magazine editor/social media influencer, wears Fury suit, Vetements T-shirt, Salvatore Ferragamo shoes, own jewellery.
Nami Nguyen, 34, boutique manager, wears Masons tobacco linen double breasted jacket, shantung silk tie, brown wool Hollywood trousers, tasselled loafers and Navajo jewellery.
Samuel Diamond, 32, menswear designer, 32, wears his own brand Sam Diamond Tailors suit, shirt and tie, Christys hat, Berwick 1707 shoes.
Steve Calder, 28, owner Calder Sartoria, wears Calder wool/hemp jacket and linen trousers, AARCH loopwheel cotton T-shirt, Alden Cordovan loafers. @thesimplegentleman@email@example.com@dapper_melbourne_man@stevecalder@calderofficial#tailoredmen#menswear#finetailoring#coolbrands#individualstyle#style#mensstyle#melbournestyle