Sharp Shooters

While it’s certainly rather exciting getting all fashion-editor-y over LMFF… I think it’s time to return back to what this site’s all about – business chic on the streets of Melbourne. And so without further ado, a focus on three distinct looks that take a fair bit of personality and a whole lotta polish to pull off…. When in a stricter work environment, I’d err on the side of caution and save braver ensembles for later in the week – once those stuffy-types  have recovered from mondayitis and are less shocked by the ‘something different’.. however in more liberal environs, such caution may be thrown to the wind, halleluja! and it’s been tricky but I’d place these outfits on the polished spectrum of Contemporary Business Wear..

happy snaps from LMFF... BC coverage coming soon..

I love Natasha’s fierce-but-polished ensemble complete with kohl-lined eyes and fab deep berry lippy. It’s a study in how exciting black can be- just note the variety of textures and finishes: the high petroleum-shine of the pussy-bow blouse; runching of the woolen skirt; criss-cross of fishnets and the high shine of patent leather (these Wittner wonders also feature their own witchy criss-cross detail.. and I should know because I have these also- love!).. this is also a great office outfit that works well for post-work drinks..


blouse David Jones skirt & stockings Wolford belt TBC bag Missoni (purchased from Luisa) watch Gucci shoes Wittner

Pattern detail breaks up an all-noir ensemble

Classic accessories add polish

Not for the faint-hearted - venture into statement stockings only if you have the confidence/polished accessories to back this up

Describe your work dress style My work dress code is polished and contemporary. I love mixing different fabrics ,designers and styles to get the look I want .

Favourite shops for workwear I love purchasing my clothing from Wolford on Collins Street for basics and Hoisery and David Jones for other basic and designer pieces.
I love purchasing my accessories from Luisa , Louis Vuitton and David Jones

Most hardworking accessory in your workrobe The most hardworking accessories in my wardrobe are definitely my handbags. I love quality designer bags they can add/create interest and make a bold statement with any outfit.


Sharp lines here and golly this look is getting popular but for good reason- it’s a good mix of fashion and professional. The skinny tie, narrow-cut shirt and fine pinstripe in the tailored pants… also kudos to boys who aren’t afraid to wear colour; note how it adds dimension..


 outfit Politix shoes  Zu

I like these smart shoes - high-shine and interesting side tie detail

Describe your work dress style *If I’m meeting clients, I’d say “contemporary business wear”…suit, with a shirt but no tie. *If I’m not meeting clients I wear casual clothes, and sometimes show up to the office in thongs

Favourite shops/brands for workwear
* Politix
* Zara (overseas)
* Tarocash
* Saba

 Your hairdresser/colourist/stylist
* My hairdresser is actually a barber…a guy called Felix on Liberty Lane at the bottom of my building, off Collins St between King and Spencer.

 Your favoured coffee source or lunch/dinner/drink venue
* Movida Next Door
* Red Spice Road
* Shanghai Noodle House (Tattersalls Lane)
* Mekong Vietnamese on Swanston St
* The Lounge on Swanston St


Fabulous! I love the juxtoposition of colour in Teresa’s outfit. The lady-like cut dress in a fabulous bold print is a great transeasonal item – just pop a black knit/skivvy underneath to take from sunshine to.. lack thereof…

And on the question of, hosiery? I’d always advise to err on the side of caution and say that you should. Get the best quality you can afford and always keep a spare pair handy. That said… if you’re sick and tired of the darn things getting ladders all the time, please make sure your legs are in good nick- exfoliate and moisturise and… well.. I know that you all have the brains.. but do you have the Braun (warning – music&very interesting clip might start playing…)??  oooh there’s even a mother’s day promotion that’s on until May 15!  xox


 dress mng  jacket saba shoes kalliste bag furla lipstick dior

clashtastic! Opt for classic pieces (i.e. the lady like dress & bag) in bold colours/prints but anchor with classic items in black/grey/brown/tan to avoid looking OTT like Teresa does here with her black trench and patent leather pumps

Add further polish to any outfit with good quality hosiery..

Skincare or cosmetics that perform well for you For skincare I can’t go past Clinique for reliability.  For cosmetics basics (foundation, blush, mascara) I only use Lancome but experiment with different brands for lipsticks
Your favoured coffee source or lunch/dinner/drink venue Favourite lunch places would be city wine shop on spring or Trunk, for an extended working lunch I recommend Bottega; for dinner its Movida Aqui or Cumulus Inc if I’m having a casual catchup with friends, or else Bistro Vue or Bistro Guillaume for a more indulgent meal; as for drinks, Siglo Bar on a nice night or MOO (Money Order Office) which has a great wine list
A shoe repairer you can recommend Shoe repairer – Rekaris shoes on lonsdale – Steve is a very reliable and friendly shoe repairer who I’ve been going to for years


  1. WhatjaneSays says

    I love them all!
    Thanks for finding such stylish peeps and giving us some insight into their world and wardrobe.
    Great work 🙂

  2. Ooh I love Teresa’s dress. Very flattering and great colour blocks. Nice 😀

    • yay! Glad you like it to Esz and I’ve now found out where she got it from – MNG, and I’ve updated the post with other details on her outfit and interview.

      PS: How did you get a photo in your comment profile thingy? I haven’t been able to work it out! xx

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