Saturday, November 26, 2011


Amelia, design student
Sydney Road, Brunswick
Top, Ruby Patootie; Pants, op shop; Shoes, Camper
Favourite item: "My shoes. They're so comfortable."

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Leena, musician
William Street, Melbourne CBD
Hat, City Hatters; Jacket, Cubec; Top, Club Monaco; Bag, Celine; Shoes, Juicy Couture
Favourite item: "My hat".

Monday, October 31, 2011


Rebecca, media student
Little Bourke Street, Melbourne CBD
Cardigan and dress, Country Road; Necklace, shop in Rhodes; Bag, Furla; Boots, Gorman
Favourite item: "My necklace."

Thursday, October 27, 2011


Maggie, sales assistant
Elizabeth Street, Melbourne CBD
Dress, Ben Sherman; Bag and Boots, Sportsgirl
Favourite item: "My dress."

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Jackie, assistant manager, Skin and Threads
Little Bourke Street, Melbourne
Shrug, dress, belt, wedges, all Skin and Threads
Favourite item: "The shrug. It's so easy to wear and goes with everything."

Saturday, October 15, 2011


Mary-Anne, lawyer
Little Bourke Street, Melbourne CBD
Jacket, Scanlan & Theodore; Jeans, Acne; Shoes, Peeptoe; Bag, Gucci
Favourite item: "My jacket".

Monday, October 10, 2011


Jennifer, communications consultant
Little Bourke Street, Melbourne CBD
Cardigan, Skirt, Anthropologie; Scarf, street vendor in New York; Bag, Orla Kiely; Boots, Midas
Favourite item: "My skirt. I love the colours, the fabric, and the fit - everything".

Sunday, September 11, 2011

A shot at redemption

Stelios (September 10, 2011). Reproduced by kind permission of, and © Shot By Shooter 2011

I've known D since I was at school. He was always the coolest person I knew. He was the year above me at Glasgow University, during which time I really got to know him; he always had great taste in music and a sharp sense of style. He lived in Milan for a while and then London; we shared a flat for a while. I went to his first exhibition of photographs in Hoxton: supermodels, popstars, catwalk waifs. These days he takes street portraits. When I started this blog, it was inspired by D's incredible photography. His blog, Shot by Shooter, is so far above the rest, including the over-rated The Sartorialist (the man takes a lovely photo, but often seems to lack any connection with his subjects and all too often seems fixated on superskinny fashion victims). D's photographs, on the other hand, reveal so much about their subject, with the eyes often almost inadvertently seeming to open up a plethora of questions and answers, that sometimes it's almost hard to look. D chooses his backdrops carefully and sequences of photos taken over several days can refer wittily to each other: the most recent sequence has yellow as its theme, whether subtly picked out in Felix's dress or Eric's scarf, or foreground, background and centre stage in Kate's case. D's use of light and shadow is so subtle that it's clear just by the texture whether it's summer or winter.

Over 250 people follow Shot by Shooter, but rarely does anyone comment: I think this is because D's photographs are so peerless, there's nothing more to be said.

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Emma, fashion design student
Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne
Dress, Sunny Girl; Cardigan and necklace, market in Holland; Shoes, Studio Gas
Favourite item: "My necklace."

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Alison, marketing
Little Bourke Street, Melbourne
Coat: Bianca Spender; Boots, Dolce Firme; Bag, Mimco
Favourite item: "My boots."

Friday, August 5, 2011


Lauren, regional manager, Willow
Little Bourke Street, Melbourne
Jacket, Top and Pants, all Willow; Necklace, Tiffany, with charm from market in Queensland; Shoes, boutique in Armadale; Clutch, Oroton
Favourite item: "My shoes. They're so comfortable."

Saturday, July 9, 2011


Ella, architect
Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Dress, Petite Robe Noire; Cardigan, Witchery; Tights, Sussan; Boots, Wittner
Favourite item: "My dress. I got it in Paris."

Thursday, July 7, 2011


Alice, marketing and communications
Little Bourke Street, Melbourne
Dress, Scanlan & Theodore; Top and Cardigan, Vintage; Scarf, eBay; Boots, Acne
Favourite item: "My dress".

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Marina, art director
Little Bourke Street, Melbourne
Jacket, Temt; Dress, Staple; Boots, Zomp
Favourite item: "My dress. It's new."