Monday, July 30, 2007

Love from London…

It feels like years since my last post. After a month of constant bouts of rain in London, I’ve finally decided to brave the streets with my camera in tow. This time ‘round I will document some of my favourite fashion haunts. I couldn’t really find anything specifically centred around London fashion spots while scanning the internet and endless travel books. So I hope these next few posts will prove insightful. Fashion and style is everywhere and nowhere does this feel more true than in London.

Of course, these posts are all from an Antipodeans perspective and I’m surely missing a ton of places… so if you’re a Londoner or have visited London, please guide me to the fashion light.

NB. I am living in Soho so the spots visited will be unfairly biased around the area.

Monday, July 09, 2007

SYN fm recording...

It has been requested, so here is an old archive of a SYN fm recording. It's the Susien Chong and Nic Briand Lover pt.2 interview.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Elle Singapore...

The lovely people from Elle Singapore have featured some press on Melbourne Runway.

Thursday, June 14, 2007


Apologies for the lack of posts but my mac has been sick and I’ve been unable to get to a computer. Anyway, during this short siesta I’ve suddenly decided to relocate. I’m heading off to London and Paris for a while. So this is farewell to marvellous Melbourne (at least temporarily). To everyone who has embraced Melbourne Runway, I am truly truly grateful.

Please do pop back to this site… I will have my camera in tow shooting the odd street scene during my Antipodean adventure.

For those in Melbourne, please look out for my final column in the City Weekly next Thursday.

x Marianne

Sunday, June 03, 2007

CBD - Melbourne Central

Thursday, May 31, 2007

CBD - the black canvas

Sometimes if I’m wearing all black, I get the urge to add a dose of colour. But this girl shows that with a restrained colour palette you can really play with texture.

Monday, May 28, 2007

CBD - Bourke Street

Saturday, May 26, 2007

CBD - Collins Street

Thursday, May 24, 2007

CBD - Swanston Street

CBD - Bourke Street

CBD - Melbourne Central

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

CBD - pleats for winter

CBD - Bourke Street

Sunday, May 20, 2007

CBD - Swanston Street

CBD.. with perfect poise

Saturday, May 19, 2007

CBD - Little Collin's Street

Thursday, May 10, 2007

CBD - Swanston Street

Monday, May 07, 2007

Flinder's Street

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Sydney .. rafw

It's the third day of Sydney Rosemount Australia Fashion Week.. with back to back shows and the odd shopping stint, I still managed to capture a few shots. I think these street shots highlight how brilliant Sydney fashion is and how it easily rivals other major cities... but too bad the same thing can't be said about what we've seen showcased on the runway! What are your thoughts, am I the only one slightly disgruntled?

Sydney .. rafw

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Sydney .. rafw

Monday, April 30, 2007


Saturday, April 28, 2007

Current TV, the Global Network

Ok, I know it's been a bit of a dry spell on the site.. but not to worry! I'm heading off to Sydney next week for Rosemount Australia Fashion Week so I promise to capture some of the fashion action.

Also, a while back I styled a video shoot for Current TV, a global network based in LA. Here's the final product (and no, I didn't do any of the cheesy editing!).

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Sometimes it seems as though every second person in Melbourne is a jewellery designer. And so few are able to have a real point of difference with their designs. But this lady has created some real treasures with her individually hand painted earrings.


Thursday, April 19, 2007

When I saw this young lady, I immediately thought of Anna Sui... maybe it's the blunt fringe and the print smock. Anyway, it seems that Miss Sui is not the only one who can work a mean print.. the dress is from the lovely Zara!



Tuesday, April 17, 2007

CBD - Swanston Street

Friday, April 13, 2007

CBD - Swanston Street

CBD - Collins Street

The colour play is brilliant here.. the navy offset by the ash blonde! Please click to enlarge.

CBD - Swanston Street

Friday, April 06, 2007

Karen Walker Interview

So once again, there was a bit of a pickle with this week's airing of Melbourne Runway on SYN fm. But here is the interview with Karen Walker.. for the rest of the Melbourne Runway show, tune in to SYN 90.7 fm on Wednesday at 3-4 pm (aest).

CBD - Swanston Street

CBD - Swanston Street

CBD - Swanston Street

CBD - Flinder's Street Station

CBD - Swanston Street

Thursday, April 05, 2007

CBD - Swanston Street

CBD - Swanston Street

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

A reminder...

Melbourne Runway on SYN 90.7fm airs tomorrow from 3-4 pm (aest). Please join us for a candid interview with the always inspiring Karen Walker.

Melbourne Runway is also streamed online at

Monday, April 02, 2007

CBD - Swanston Street

What are you wearing?
A men's shirt from Savers that I cut up.

How would you describe your style?
Eclectic. Sometimes masculine, sometimes really feminine.

Style inspiration?
People I see on the streets. I really like designers like Chloe and Alice McCall.

Fragrance of choice?
Be Delicious by DKNY

Favourite thing about Melbourne?

(This interview was taken from an excerpt from Melbourne Runway on SYN fm)

Saturday, March 31, 2007

The Sydney Post

I was away for a few days in Sydney and I was very impressed with the city’s sense of style. I must say, I was rather daunted approaching people in such unfamiliar terrain.. but, style for style!

Sydneysiders seem to be a lot more polished than bohemianish Melbourne. Even though Melbourne has an “eclectic” style sensibility, it does sometimes become predictable and the norm is what actually looks fresh. I don’t know if this makes much sense (nor do I want to stereotype), but that’s what I found in Sydney… a sense of freshness.

Sydney - City

Sydney - City

Sydney - City

Sydney - City

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

A reminder...

Last week's unaired Melbourne Runway show on SYN 90.7 fm will be aired tomorrow. Please see the earlier post for the line-up of guests. On another note, I'll be away in Sydney for a few days and I'll definitely be roaming the streets to try to capture a few good shots.

CBD - Flinder's Lane

CBD - Swanston Street

Thursday, March 22, 2007

CBD - the script ... any guesses what it says?

CBD - A nice twist

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Another reminder…

Melbourne Runway on SYN 90.7 fm airs tomorrow from 3-4pm (aest). This show is all about women in the fashion industry. Helen Lee, founder of beauty/fashion blogazine, and online producer of FPC publication; and Michelle Wilson, womenswear buyer for Myer, provide insight into the coveted world of fashion publishing and buying.

Melbourne Runway for SYN is also streamed online at

CBD – the Stylist

What are you wearing?
Work pants from Carhaart that I’ve cut into shorts, a tank top, a peach coloured old lingerie shawl that I found at Shag.

Are you involved in fashion?
Yes, I’m in retail and starting to be a stylist as well.

How does styling work?
Well, I did a course at RMIT called Visual Merchandising…we did a subject called photo styling and that’s kind of where I found my main passion. At the moment I’m working with a styling called Mellissa Gadston. I’m her assistant.. it’s just like sourcing, putting together outfits for shoots and commercials and stuff.

Ever thought of being a stylist to the stars?
I’ve thought about it. I’ve done a bit of styling for up and coming artists.. you’re kind of a little bit more restricted.

Best styling job so far?
I helped Melissa do sourcing for Fashion Trend Magazine. It was actually a denim luxe story. And that was really fun…I got to deal with a lot of fun people as well.

Finally, what’s your favourite thing about Melbourne?
I love the food and café culture.

(This interview was taken from an excerpt from Melbourne Runway on SYN 90.7fm)