The Fabulousness of Fashionising

And now I would like to turn your attention to the workwear style of some of those working behind the scenes at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week (MSFW). Because work it, they do! If you love fashion and want to be kept updated on trends from home and around the world, check out !  Each night I was über-impressed with the eye-catching style of those responsible for this fantastic website that has quickly become one of my favourites. So without further ado, please enjoy the Polished Style of Editor in Chief, Daniel P Dykes followed by a snap of the fearlessly chic Editor, Tania Braukämper, whom I was excited to photograph next to at the RMITV final show – woot woot for photog-chicas! A warm and heartfelt thanks to you both for making time for Business Chic! Xx Cheryl


 The evening took in pieces that I largely picked up overseas. A dinner jacket that I purchased in Santa Monica that sports a mock carbon-fibre shawl with matching cuffs, that sits over a white shirt with a snub collar with the top half finished off with a woven skinny tie from John Varvatos that I bought when I was in San Francisco in January. Lower down are a pair of black and white Tom Ford trousers from his New York store, with those sitting over a a pair of hand-made Antonio Maurizi double monk shoes. I’m not sure if the pictures show it, but on my wrist say a Girard-Perregaux timepiece, with it all finished off with a pair of tortoise shell specs from Tom Ford.

Nice! I much like the contrast of this simply-styled classic belt with fashionably-forward trouser.

Your workwear inspirations?
For me, clothing choices are about projecting who you are and want to be. Dressing for a day of work is no different, and I tend to pick pieces that really project the quality of the work I want to do that day. Writing for also sees me pick pieces that are inline with my editorial slant for the day; if I know I’m writing about a particular style of menswear for the day, I’m very likely to dress inline with it so that I’m not just speaking of it, but feeling it too.
Favourite coffee/food source whilst you’re on the go?
Food is a hard thing for me – I’m so fussy with the quality of my food that I tend to eat before I go, which can be a pain if I’m on the move for the whole day. As for coffee, my day kicks off religiously with a healthy serving of Nespresso; the day’s intensity selected based on how I’m feeling that morning. On the run I’m more likely to opt for a decadent coffee, such as an Irish Coffee, as I generally find that the quality between different baristas varies too greatly depending on which part of the city I find myself in.

A timeless touch completes this polished ensemble.

MSFW Catwalk looks you liked for yourself or were inspired by?The European infused part of Leopold’s Spring 2010 offering certainly caught my attention; there was many a piece that would be perfect for a day on the Lido and an evening at Harry’s Bar. But what really inspired me were some of the final year creations from the RMIT students – a lot of them exhibited talent and quality well beyond their years.

Designers you’ll be keeping an eye on?
From MSFW I think we’d all be amiss not to keep a keen eye on the impact that Ashleigh Robertson and Laura Anderson are likely to have on the industry. Internationally, however, everyone should be looking at what Tom Ford is doing with his women’s line – the difference in his whole approach is likely to have a major impact on the way the industry conducts itself.



  1. Oh wow!!! What a handsome man. Even though this photo is really old – it definitely caught my eye. He could be a Tom Ford model.
    Wish I lived in Melbourne to be able to meet him. hehe.

    Thanks Busichic

  2. Aren’t they super stylish?! Love Fashionising. Great snaps hun! x

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