The Skin You’re In

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Leaving the house today without moisturising made us think that during summer this would NEVER happen (possibly because our legs etc are constantly on show). It is just as important to take care of your skin during winter, keeping it hydrated and looking subtle. The last thing you want is for winter to be over and realising you have dry, rough skin to repair for spring!

protect-the-skin-you-re-in-e1292537508899One of our favourite beauty products that we cannot get enough of at the moment is ‘DermaVeen Everyday Moisturising Lotion’. This product is ideal for dry, itchy or sensitive skin which makes it perfect for people who suffer from eczema. What we love most about this product is that it is made from all natural ingredients and is safe to use all over the body including the face! We’ll often use it on our face over night and use a lighter moisturiser during the day.


Summer, Autumn, Winter or Spring, be sure to take care of the skin you’re in!

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Thrill Of The Frill

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Mila Dress in Black $179, available in store or online at The Dressing Room

Feel the thrill of the frill 😉

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DIY Flower Vases

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There seems to be a HUGE trend at the moment with ‘do it yourself’ flower vases. At one point in time re using a jar as a flower vase would of had people thinking “what the . . “! Nowadays it’s the uber-cool thing to be doing from home to cafes and restaurants! Here are some that we have come across that may inspire you in your decor.

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We’ve dressed up these amber bottles with a touch of twine for our Brunswick store:


Hair Affair

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How should you be wearing your hair this winter? From big waves to slicked back looks,

according to Vogue Beauty these are the hottest hair trends for Winter 2013!


Tucked In




The Hitchcock Heroine Up-Do


“Real Girl” Hair


The Sleek Low Pony








Slicked Back


Punk Rock Rebellion

Which hairstyles will you be rocking this winter??

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Wardrobe Essentials

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We’re constantly talking about wardrobe essentials, those ‘go to’ pieces that everyone needs to have in their wardrobe. Now, being well and truly into the cooler months here in Melbourne, we’re needing our essentials more then ever. Winter for us is all about neutral pieces with bold accessories that are easy to wear and layer of course 😉

Here are our 5 essential wardrobe styles:

The Everyday Dress

Jasmine Dress in Black & Marle

The Long Sleeve Top

Lera Top in (clockwise) Black, Marle, Khaki Waxx & Navy Waxx

The Day to Night Pants

Addison Pants (clockwise): Khaki, Marle & Black

The Edgy Piece

Maple Leather Dress in Black

The Leather Jacket

Stevie Leather Jacket in Black

We bring our 5 wardrobe essentials to life with our go-to accessory piece (we never leave the house without it):

The Yellow Knot Choker


You can find these styles online and in store at The Dressing Room!

Winter doesn’t have to be doom and gloom 😉

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Brother Burger

Entertainment & Leisure, Home, Food & Body, The Dressing Room

We were told about this place by a friend and had to share (we’re still yet to try but heard it’s a must)!

Don’t be mislead, this isn’t your average burger joint! Anything but average with their 100% Wagyu beef patties and the large selection of Australian, independent craft beers on tap. You can order take away but it is said that you must dine in to get the full experience.

Side of 413 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy Victoria 3065

03 9419 0088

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Photography: Kristoffer Paulsen

Photography: Kristoffer Paulsen

Check out there website below for opening hours:

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FREE Shipping This Weekend

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Don’t miss out on FREE SHIPPING with any purchase today and tomorrow

when you shop online at The Dressing Room e-boutique!


Offer valid online at Saturday 18th May & Sunday 19th May.

Strictly ending 11.59pm Sunday.


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The Leather Bomber

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We’ve all seen bomber jackets come and go but THIS season, the Bomber is back better than ever!

One word . . .

L E A T H E R !

Whether it’s all in leather or simply features leather, it’s that piece that you will put on and instantly feel like your living on the edge! There’s no denying, your wardobe MUST invest in a leather bomber this season.

Street style –


Celeb style –


Be sure to watch this space, there are some MAJOR Leather Bomber Jackets making their way to The Dressing Room!

Keep your eyes wide open at our Brunswick store & our E-Store for the arrival 😉

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Drama At The Tips

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The recent Met Gala themed ‘PUNK: Chaos to Couture’ definitely brought out a little punk in all who attended! The thing that most caught our eye (other than Ashley Olsen’s overlay and Kim Kardashian’s floral EVERYTHING) were the NAILS!!! Sooooo much detail, so much drama. The attention was clearly on the tip.


Nicole Richie


Katy Perry


Blake Lively


Rita Ora


Sienna Miller


Emmy Rossum

Now that’s what you call artwork!

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Taste Bud Pleasures

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This is a great one for our fast moving followers!


Black Bean Beef Stir-Fry




  • 60ml peanut oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 4cm piece ginger, cut into thin strips
  • 2 eschalots, thickly sliced
  • 3 spring onions, trimmed, cut into 3cm lengths
  • 5 x 100g beef steaks, thinly sliced
  • 200g snow peas, trimmed
  • 1 red bell pepper seeded, thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper seeded, thinly sliced
  • 225g jar black bean sauce
  • Roasted cashews and steamed white rice (optional), to serve


  1. Heat oil in a wok over high heat. Add garlic and ginger, and stir-fry for 1 minute or until garlic is light golden. Add eschalots, spring onions and beef, and stir-fry for 2 minutes or until eschalots have softened. Add snow peas, bell peppers  and black bean sauce, then stir-fry for a further 3 minutes or until sauce is heated through and vegetables are tender but still crisp. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Divide among bowls. Scatter with cashews and serve with rice (optional)


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