Stylelights 2013

I attended a lovely event last week called Stylelights which featured the Camberwell traders of Burke rd in Melbourne’s Eastern suburbs. It was a fund raising night for Ovarian Cancer as well as a chance for the local retailers to show off their new season’s range. It was held at Georges which is a Camberwell institution in itself.

Some of the traders that took part were- Country Road, Esse, Esprit, Cavalier Menswear, Sisca, Just Jeans and Decjuba. We got a chance to see some of this season’s up and coming trends. Ox-blood is definitely the colour of the moment and it was seen in everything from dresses to jeans to accessories. Beanies, ankle boots, leather and the military look are also going to be big news this season. Here are some pics I managed to take while dodging the models on the runway:







Of course the fashions were a huge drawcard but I have to be honest and say that for me it was the chance to hear Lady Melbourne aka Phoebe speak about blogging that was the real clincher.

Phoebe on the left
Phoebe on the left in ‘granny chic’

As a relatively new blogger myself I was looking forward to hearing about how she started off and what advice she could give to a newbie like me. Although she didn’t speak for long I did take home some great information. (Diversify, diversify, diversify). It’s always great to hear fellow bloggers speak about the trials and tribulations they faced through the years and how they stuck at it even though at times they felt they were writing to no one. Lady Melbourne said she had no idea that blogging about fashion would give her a career and allow her to travel the world. Do yourself a favour and check out her amazing blog here.


I also had the chance to meet and chat with fellow blogger Cecylia. I had been admiring her gorgeous dress all night which she later informed me was a vintage gift from an auntie. Stunning! You can and must follow Cecylia here.

Cecylia and I
Cecylia and I

After a fun night of fashion, food and gossip we got to take home a goodie bag that among other things contained a copy of this book – Dreaming Of Dior –


written by Charlotte Smith who incidentally I had blogged about here. A must read for lovers of vintage couture. I have to stop myself from tearing out the illustrations on each page and framing them. They are just divine.

Who are some bloggers that you follow and are a source of inspiration for you? Hit me with some links! Thanks kindly. X


  1. Kerry Daly

    Chrystal your blog has just been bought to my attention and I had to respond. Thank you so much for your comments and what wonderful pics. We didn’t manage to get any as good! I agree Lady Melbourne was a treat and I am glad you had the chance to meet her and fellow bloggers. Kind regards Kerry Daly – Manager- Camberwell Traders Association

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