I just got a one way ticket to Sydney. Adventure. I’ll arrive the 28th of October.
I don’t know exactly how much time I’m gonna stay there, maybe 3 weeks?
Where should I go besides Sydney, Melbourne? Where should I spend more time? Anyway, I’ve heard I’ll have heaps of fun…

an Australian girl in London, 2007

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  1. Joe Zbar says:

    You should definitely check out Byron Bay, if you can get time to go a bit further North from Sydney along the East Coast. Well worth it. Though not a fashion mecca, there is a disportionate number of beautiful people, and the area is amazing.

    Apart from that, Melbourne is definitely a must see. Waaaayyyy better than Sydney.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

  3. Anonymous says:

    I can’t stress enough how badly you need to go to Melbourne. It is the most forward moving, creative city in Australia, and everyone is ridiculously nice and good-looking and the art, party, and fashion scene there is unlike anywhere else. Melbourne has room for personal uniqueness, and I find Sydney very fashionable but very mainstream. That said though, I’m sure I can be proven wrong, its been a couple years since I visited Sydders. Anyway, looking forward to seeing your new material!

  4. HANNAH-ZOË says:

    I would love to say perth (as i live there and it would be cool to see people who i may have seen) but it’s not a very fashionable place ): i am going to say melbourne as it truly is a unique, stylish and cultured place and I know you would get some amazing pics!!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Brisbane definitely.

  6. irina says:

    Definitely Melbourne. Check out these places: Fitzroy, Yarraville, St Kilda

  7. Anonymous says:

    This night is quite fun. it’s on saturdays in sydney. http://www.myspace.com/NOANSWERINC

  8. Anonymous says:

    Byron Bay is a beautiful spot with beautiful people.

    In Sydney, definitely make sure you’re around Surry Hills, Paddington, Bondi.

    Are you attending any specific events/parties?

  9. Anonymous says:

    As someone who checks your blog on a daily basis and has spent 8 years living in Sydney and 7 Years living in Melbourne, I say –

  10. Anonymous says:

    don’t come to brisbane. i live here and its awful. i get stared at in the streets for being even slightly fashion forward; this is not a city to hunt some face.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Melbourne is the best! North of the CBD is great…check out threethousand.com.au

  12. Anonymous says:

    Melbourne hands down.
    Amazing music scene, arts scene, fashion scene.
    Check out the Alleyways of the CBD, go to Brunswick, Fitzroy, North Melbourne, Richmond.
    Amazing Amazing Amazing, so much to see.

  13. Anonymous says:

    stay away from brisbane – it’s a city of mediocre that doesn’t understand the meaning of the word style. as mentioned come to melbourne, everyone wears a lot of black.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Melbourne!!!! Get to;
    North Melbourne
    People tend to take more risks in Melbourne I would say. Good music scene too and best breakfasts!

  15. Sydney! Awesome. We run http://trenderbender.com between Sydney and NYC, feel free to drop me a line when you’re around. D

  16. Lavender says:

    Come to Brisbane. Its just up the road.

  17. Pimpumpam says:

    ehi Yvan… do you go in the Aussie Land to visit the girl in your photo?

    little casanova…

  18. Anonymous says:

    In Sydney, highly recommend you visit the Ivy (on George St, near Wynyard station). You will see a lot of beautiful people wearing beautiful clothes, especially Friday and Saturday night!

  19. JamieDOTBall says:

    Australia how awesome is this? I cant wait to see all the variations / similarities of that part of the southern hemisphere! good luck Yvan the pioneer!

  20. Anonymous says:

    In Sydney be sure to spend some time walking around Paddington, Darlinghurst, Surry Hills, Potts Point + Woolahra – treats to be found!

    Hope you love the land down under =]

  21. Anonymous says:

    YOU MUST COME TO MELBOURNE. Fitzroy, Nth Melb, Carlton… all places you must see!

  22. Lissy says:

    I’d say come to Perth just so I can say hi but DON’T seriously..just don’t it’s so boring. I got stared at for wearing a high wasted skirt today..a totally plain denim floaty high waisted skirt:P

    but DEFINITELY go to Melbourne!!!!!

  23. Anonymous says:

    flinders lane in MELBOURNE


  24. Lavender says:

    Melbourne for sure, Sydney is not great at all, Brisbane is a definate NO. Basically, Melbourne is the best place to see fashion, art, music. Clubs are the great here too, check out Third Class, or Eurotrash. Flinders Lane is a must see, and StKilda, as is Brunswick Street.

  25. Anonymous says:

    MELBOURNE is totally original, much better than Sydney.

  26. Anonymous says:


    Definitely Sydney.

  27. Etiquette says:

    ooh im very excited! sounds AMAZING! cant wait to see the pics:)

  28. Anonymous says:

    ah! SO thrilled to hear that you will be gracing us with your presence!
    well… i am only reinforcing what these other wise cats are telling you: melbourne must top your list of priorities!
    here, you will find a kaleidoscope of culture… a city that celebrates and makes the most of its multiculturalism and diversity. when it comes to fashion, melbourne is far less commercial than the other australian cities – it is not a showy city, rather it is content in being its unique self. quite enchanting. while in the CBD, the laneways are your key to the true heart and soul of the city.
    during your stay, having a late and lazy brunch (or three) is an absolute must! try ‘gluttony, it’s a sin’ on smith street, fitzroy; ‘the green refectory’ on sydney road, brunswick (look for the red ‘illy’ coffee sign); or ‘ici’, just off brunswick street, fitzroy.
    have a most excellent time in australia – i can only hope i’ll cross your path!

  29. POST VILLAGE says:

    come to brisbane! please!!

  30. number one says:

    Canberra is pretty, please come visit us.

  31. nonpareil says:

    come to melbourne after november the 13th because that’s when my exams finish.

    it’s not the most fashion forward place in the world (denim cut-offs, loose white top, gladiator sandals on most girls. and pseudo indie across both genders), but it’ll be summer, so there’ll be plenty of great legs at least. do bring sunscreen and a nice sunhat.

  32. Anonymous says:

    streetparty.tv (melbourne)

  33. http://www.melbournestreetfashion.com (I work for it) Melbourne has the best street fashion in Australia, you will love it.

  34. Sarah says:

    fellow melbournians, be prepared to look your finest =)

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  36. never been to australia, but…


  37. Tea Lady says:

    You will love Sydney. A beautiful city. For some Northern Beaches style – head up to Manly. (make sure to go to the beach and walk to Shelly Beach, loveliest beach. If its warm enough – snorkel at Shelly Beach). Leichhardt is great for Italian-ville. As well as Balmain for some funky style. Inner city is fun (you’ll no doubt hit the Rocks) – The Lord Nelson has pie nights on Monday. $5 pie (the best!) and get a beer there. Very wow! Sydney really is a beautiful city.

  38. Danielle says:

    Melbourne and Torquay for the beach.

  39. Adiel says:

    I’ve know basically nothing about Austrailia so unfortunately I can’t offer any advice, but I didn’t want to wish you luck there. Have a safe trip!

  40. ell says:

    ohhhh, as a sydney girl, i would say, DEFINITELY spend more time in melbourne.
    i love it there, its so amazing.

    sydney is only really worth it for darlinghurst, surry hills and paddington.

  41. Anonymous says:

    forget about sydney, stay in melbourne.
    its about a million times better

  42. Anonymous says:

    Sydney – Surry Hills/Darlinghurst. For truely fashion forward people head out to Oxford Art Factory.

  43. jess says:

    melbourne of course!!!!

    damn i’m not going to be around that week…

  44. Anonymous says:

    You should definitely make the journey up to Brisbane! I can’t believe people are actively discouraging you. It’s a beautiful, friendly city and while not as fashion savvy as Sydney or Melbourne, the city has a laid back style of its’ own that is worth checking out – West End and Fortitude Valley and Paddington would all be good spots to check out. Please come pay us a visit! I will buy you a drink if you let me know that you’re coming!


  45. Anonymous says:

    City- Laneways
    good place for cool galleries and bars..
    North of CBD
    Fitzroy- Brunswick St,
    Gertrude St (must),
    Smith St- Kent St (bar) & Cavallero (restaurant/bar)
    lots of cool pubs through the backstreets of these blocks.. The Union on Gore St, The Napier on Napier st, The Builders Arms on Gertrude St.
    Northcote- further north artsy place
    High St.. must – Joes Shoe Store (bar with delicious pizza) you can play bocci out the back.
    There's lots of cool places round there.
    Brunswick- Sydney Rd & Lygon St… these are more spread out but def worth a look.
    Check out Threethousand for Melbourne online mag and Twothousand for Sydney

    have a mad time x

  46. mybeaumonde says:

    i have lived in both melbourne and sydney… melbourne is good yes but sydney doesn’t get enough credit…

    in sydney check out the markets…
    surry hills- 1st saturday of the month
    bondi- every sunday
    fringe bar paddington- every saturday


  47. Anonymous says:

    Man I feel like I have to represent after all this Melbourne zeal. Sydney AND Melbourne. But Sydney is much better this time of year – weather, fashion, goodness.
    Surry Hills, Darlinghurst, Woollahra, Paddington, Bondi (the streets behind the beach, not necessarily on the beach).
    Visit Russh!

  48. Mr Horsey says:

    How exciting for you AND for us!

    I’m from Sydney, but Melbourne is definitely trendier – although it is also far more Euro, so perhaps not as wackily different from what you’re experiencing.

    Its nice that they are different. Quite, quite different.

    Glide around Surry Hills and Darlinghurst for nattily dressed faces.

    Here’s a primer on Sydney for you and your family:


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  50. Brigitte says:

    You know what, you should pop on over to Wellington, New Zealand. Its just a tiny bit further… and oh so incredible!

  51. Anonymous says:

    chapel street, st kilda, melbourne!

  52. That’s awesome, have a great time!! Can’t wait to see photos.

  53. As a New Yorker living in Sydney, there is only two places in Australia for you to find fashion forward people – Melbourne (I can’t stress enough that Melbourne is the place to see Fashion) and Sydney. Everywhere else in Australia is horrible and I mean HORRIBLE for Fashion.

  54. Brigadeiro says:

    Aw, no one said Adelaide? I'm not surprised, there are admittedly only a handful of fashionistas here. I would agree with Sydney & Melbourne…If so, when would you be in Melbourne? :)

    PS. If you love wine, South Australia/Adelaide is the place to visit! ;) The wine regions are beautiful too (Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale, Clare, Barossa Valley, etc.)

  55. Brian says:

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  56. Brian says:

    I’d suggest doing what bands do when they tour Australia, go to Sydney and Melbourne, and then Brisbane if there’s time and money to spare.

    As a Brisbane resident though i’ve got to say it doesn’t deserve the hard time some people have been giving it. I was involved in running a indie club night until recently and all our american acts commented on how much more fashionable the Brisbane crowd was than any others they’d seen. They’re hard to find, but there is a small group who really push fashion hard.

    for help finding them get in touch with some of these guys.
    http://www.uvmagazine.net (excuse them if the sites bare they’re relaunching)

  57. Anonymous says:

    hands down melbourne is the fashion capital of australia!!!
    most inventive, unique and creative styles are in melbourne.
    if you can get away from sydney and come to melbourne before the 9th of november, then you will be time to go to the melbourne spring carnival…thats where all the fashionistas shine!!

  58. Anonymous says:

    oh and camberwell rotary market in camberwell, melbourne.
    its the best vintage flea market, and all the vintage shoppers go there. every sunday morning.

  59. Anonymous says:

    you should definitely come to Adelaide! It’s the most beautiful an relaxed capital city in Australia.

  60. Anonymous says:

    I found the fashion in Melbourne to be a little contrived – fashion forward but obviously so. The fashion in Sydney is subtler.

    Newtown is great for a range of people, from hippies and goths to extremely well dressed, fashion forward beautiful people. Kings Cross is where the trendy night time/club scene is at. Paddington is the upper-class trendy area, where people have a bit more money to spend on designer clothes (many Australian designers have shops there).

    In Mebourne Brunswick street in Fitzroy and Chapel st in Prahran are musts.

  61. nikki says:

    You should check out some of the local vintage clothes markets in Sydney, lotsa cute peeps and streety looks.

    Surry Hills markets is on the first Saturday of the month and the Fringe Bar markets in Paddington should def be on your list.

    Cant wait to see what you click!

  62. G.J.Prentice says:

    you must go to noosa! it is one of the most beautiful places ive ever been, montville isnt too far from noosa either

  63. Maxie says:

    there is fierce competition betwen Sydney and Melbourne as to which city is the “fashion capital.”
    The facts are this:
    — Sydney is where all the fashion magazines are concentrated
    — Sydney is where the top local models are based
    — Sydney is where Australian Fashion Week is held. The Melbourne version is very consumer-driven.
    — A lot of top Australian desingers are based in either or Melbourne.
    — Sydney is far more beach / summer oriented, given the surf beach is 20 minutes from the city.
    — Melbourne likes it’s layering and wintery looks.

    As someone who spends time in both cities, i say visit both. In Sydney check out Surry Hills, Bondi on the weekend, and Newtown.

    In Melbourne go to the Fitzroy area, Camberwell Markets on the weekend, and Prahran.

    Melburnians (of which I am one, originally) have a very highly inflated opinion of their own fashionability. They are highly defensive of this title, and will convince you theirs is the fashion capital of Australia. The facts say otherwsie, but whatever – please visit both, you will not be disappointed!

  64. Anonymous says:

    explore all the lanes in melbourne city- they are home to cool hidden bars with well dressed people.

  65. Anonymous says:

    newtown newtown newtown,
    in sydney!

  66. Anonymous says:

    Come to adelaide in south australia! theres some super fashionable places and great parties! Just go to town one day.. preferably when Im there… but australia is great! hope to see you here!

  67. Anonymous says:

    come to adelaide its got a bad reputation but is strangely fashion forward if you know the right people and has a lot of great art junk going down so come on down!

  68. Anonymous says:

    You should come to Wagga Wagga !

  69. maxibon says:

    and then like. come to singapore? pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

  70. Anonymous says:

    i think that Sissy is over exaggerating. not only do girls wear high waisted skirts out in Perth and not get funny looks. But i was in the city today and saw little kids around 10 years old wearing high waisted skirts.

    As for the fashion capitol of australia, i think there all the same!! Ive been to Melbourne a few times and never really saw anything more fashion forward than what i would see in Perth :)

  71. Annamatic says:

    Melbourne – Go to Centre Place (which is between Flinders lane and Collins Street), Hosier Lane (off Flinders street), and Little Collins street in the city. Also go to Gertrude Street in Fitzroy, and Fitzroy Street in St Kilda.

    Don’t get bogged down in Melbourne v. Sydney they are both fabulous in different ways. Have a ball.

  72. mollymac says:

    is GREAT news! I’m from melbourne and my friends and i always wonder when facehunter will come to melbourne. how exciting. you’ll have a ball. x

  73. Anonymous says:

    Newtown, Glebe and alike in Sydney on the weekend, there are some really genuine people who have great style. very individual

  74. oh brilliant!! Can’t wait to see some aussie street fashion.

  75. Anonymous says:

    oh yvan come to sydney!

    paddington, surry hills, darlinghurst, newtown, annandale. kings cross or lower oxford st on saturday nights. you must must must visit clubs like oxford arts factory, candy’s apartment, purple sneakers, the hopetoun.

    if i see you i think i may cry

  76. Anonymous says:

    It’s really disappointing to see that Brisbane is thought so lowly of.

    As Brian said, if you know where to go and who to see, Brisbane style is just as good as anywhere in Melbourne or Sydney.

  77. Anonymous says:


  78. Anonymous says:

    PERTH!! if your at the right places perth has some awesome fashion, living somewhere which is considered to be daggy encourages a lot of people to go way out!

  79. Anonymous says:

    YES! Brisbane is awesome. You just have to know the right places to look and when.

    If you need help maybe get into contact with blonde venus.

  80. Anonymous says:

    i can’t stress how lovely brisbane is.
    house shows and hidden picnic places are the best.
    many different subrubs.
    the main ones with alot of warmth are:
    west end
    fortitude valley

    good luck with the travels.


  81. Anonymous says:

    Brisbane is a must!! just a beautiful little city with a really fun indy scene happening. Lots of cool kids wearing what they wont. Check out PenyLane.com for some idea of what Brisbane’s about.

    Melinda xx

  82. Anonymous says:

    the newtown festival is on the 9th of november, so you should plan to be in sydney then. muchos photo opportunities

  83. alice says:

    Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. The streets are filled with indie/electro-chic scenster, who are all very fashion-forward and love to be seen.

  84. Anonymous says:

    You should contact Carmen (the girl in the pic)! She’s a friend of mine. Defo go to Melbourne and Sydney.

  85. Anonymous says:

    Melbourne xoxox

  86. Anonymous says:

    newcastle. 2hours from sydney.
    at night time in the right places
    or darby st.

  87. Anonymous says:

    Go to Bondi, Paddington, Oxford Street, the area around Myer & David Jones.
    Heaps of fashionable people around that area!

  88. Anonymous says:

    yah, Ivan come to Newcastle!
    Melbourne and Sydders, for sure lovely cities, but everyone arty and creative from there is from Newcastyle anyways, so why not just go directly to the source!

    She looks lovely, by the way!

  89. Anonymous says:

    Melbourne. Around Collingwood/Fitzroy. And the Lost and Found Market at 12 Smith Street Collingwood – vintage clothing/retro wares

  90. MELBOURNE!! Especially Collingwood/Fitzroy around Smith and Gertrude Streets. Also drop into the Lost and Found Market, 12 Smith Street, Collingwood – vintage clothing/retro wares

  91. Anonymous says:

    MELBOURNE!!! Forget Sydney! You’ll see why.

    In Melbourne go to Carlton, Fitzroy (Brunswick Street), the City, East Brunswick (Lygon Street), South Melbourne, Collingwood (Smith and Gertrude Streets) and St Kilda.

    If you have to do Sydney, go to the Bondi markets. I love them!

    lotsa love

  92. Anonymous says:

    True, as far as Australian cities go, Melbourne is probably the best, although those of us who live here tend to be a bit full of ourselves and over-estimate how special we are. (“‘European’ laneways! Just like in Europe!”)

    The inner north (Gertrude St in Fitzroy; Smith Street Collingwood; Brunswick and Brunswick East) is worth wandering around; I’m a bit sketchy on anything south of the Yarra river; and the CBD would be more appealing if the whole ‘laneway bar’ thing hadn’t become a government-sponsored marketing cliche (a government that promotes ‘street art’ but locks people up for ‘graffiti’!). Although Melbourne is more reserved about showing off its charms, it is arguably a more laid-back and friendlier place on the whole than road-raging Sydney.

    Sydney has its good points – i.e. beaches, more sunshine, the Glebe-Newtown axis.

    It is really a NY-LA kind of rivalry, I think.

    For non-fashionable inspiration go to Wineglass Bay in Tasmania.

  93. Miss Zoe says:

    Please come to Melbourne, and hang out with us!

  94. Anonymous says:

    Melbourne for sure! you have to go to camberwell sunday market and spend lots of time exploring the laneways around flinders lane.

  95. Madeline says:

    Brisbane gets overlooked all the time – in magazines, on websites. We really do have some treasures here.

  96. Anonymous says:

    as an impartial observer I’m going to say this…

    Sydney = Los Angeles
    Melbourne = New York

    better still, jet over to Wellington, New Zealand


  97. Normativ says:

    Besides Sydney and Melbournd: Perth in West, Brisbane and Tasmania

  98. Anonymous says:

    definitely Melbourne over Sydney. Sydney fashion is generally more about looking expensive so it’s all labels and boring shit. Melbourne is the art, music and cultural hub of Australia so the style is much more interesting and original. There are a lot of “financially-challenged” creatives in Melbourne who come up with interesting ways to express their individual styles without relying on a brand name.

  99. Anonymous says:

    melbourne is the place to be. its completely unique.

  100. Anonymous says:

    as someone who lived in sydney up until this year, i would have to say you should visit melbourne. the side alleys in the cbd have crazy fashion and awesome coffee shops. id love to see what you would uncover here

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  103. HEK says:

    This pic is just crazy hot!

  104. Anonymous says:

    Melbourne is the unequivocal centre of unique Asutralian style. Defiantely check out Smith st in Collingwood/Gertrude St in fitzroy and the laneways around Degraves.


  105. Jréh says:

    please go to Melbourne it is a great city, make sure you find some one who knows the city and they can show you all the underground and side street alleyway spots that are very interesting.

    go to MELBOURNE

  106. Anonymous says:

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE come to melbourne. i guarentee you will not be disppointed!

  107. Anonymous says:

    go to brisbane, get in contact with http://www.penylane.com and blonde venus they will help you out. even if your just here for a day, our sun is always shining

    x anna

  108. Anonymous says:


  109. Anonymous says:

    lots of people are saying brisbane is really terrible, but i have to strongly disagree. maybe in the past it may not have been as hip as melbourne, but it is definitely starting to make a name for itself. and also, the weather in brisbane is absolutely devine at the moment! in summary, brisbane would be great :D

  110. Anonymous says:

    sydney and melbourne are both disgustingly overrated and full of pretentious fucks.

  111. Mim. says:

    Melbourne is where all the cool people are.
    Check out Brunswick St, Chapel St, CAMBERWELL MARKET, Flinders Lane… blah blah
    but mainly go to CAMBERWELL MARKET… on a Sunday – in Camberwell!
    Have fun :)

  112. jenn says:

    I’m from Sydney but I lived in Melbourne at the beginning of this year and fashion wise, I fit in in Melbourne a lot better. The fashion you’ll find in Sydney is more pretentious and trying to be original, however in Melbourne, people have their style. A lot of Sydney people shop vintage, but vintage that isn’t so nice, more old lady style. Melbourne people know who they are and what to wear. People in Melbourne know that spending more money on one fabulous item that will last them forever is a lot better than spending that amount of money on several cheap things that will not go through time and will only wear for the one season, or even a few weeks.
    One person said, “I find Sydney very fashionable but very mainstream” and that is very true. When I arrived back in Sydney after 6 months of Melbourne fashion, I went out wearing black, shiny leggings and had a few people stare and comment and some even “quietly” said to their friends how disgusting they were. I felt a little hurt at first, but then ignored them and met up with some Melbourne people who took one look at me and told me I looked fabulous. However, 4 months later, everyone is wearing them. The majority of Sydney does not have the confidence to show individualism. Melbourne fashion is more statement. Melbourne boys (straight or gay) will wear leggings, Sydney boys will take one look at them and call them gay.
    I do love Sydney and would suggest to go to places like Paddington, Surrey Hills and Newtown where you will see individualism and bravery expressed. Someone also said to visit the Ivy. As the other person said about the mainstream fashion, I think the Ivy is very mainstream where the girls are all in pretty dresses and gladiator heels.

    But, whatever. I hope to see you in Sydney or Melbourne if I’m visiting when you’re around. :)

  113. Anonymous says:

    ADELAIDE ADELAIDE ADELAIDE ADELAIDE! don’t listen to those melbourians adelaide has so much to offer!

  114. Anonymous says:

    adelaide! please come I worship you!

  115. balcairn says:

    I really wouldn’t reccomended Byron Bay, as many people already seem to have done… it’s filthy with a ridiculous divison between drugged up hippies and the rich beach villa sorts.

  116. Anonymous says:

    Haha someone said NIMBIN! Definately try and make your way to Brisbane, but as a lot of people said I’d go to the Valley, West End and Paddington. If you do make it to West End go to the cute cupcake shop called the “Cupcake Parlour” in Vulture street – even though that has nothing to do with hunting face I’m sure you’ll be hungry sometime!

    Enjoy your stay in Australia! :)

  117. m∃ says:

    Well, I’ve never been to Sydney so I can’t comment there, but having just come back from a year living in Paris, I can definitely say that Melbourne is a cool city.

    My top tip for Melb is to check out the ‘little’ streets. The east-west streets alternate between ‘big’ and ‘little’ streets (it’ll make sense when you look at a map). Little Collins instead of Collins, Flinders Lane instead of Flinders St etc. The Block Arcade is really cute too…

    As everyone’s said Fitzroy’s awesome – take the 96 tram from the city for a real Melbourne experience. Brunswick St, Smith St Nicholson St – that whole area is fun. St Kilda is great too – especially the Sunday Esplanade markets. But don’t plan to swim there – it’s gross.

    But I assume you’re not only in Australia to look at the people? Have the set lunch at Yu’u in the CBD (google it first so you know *exactly* where it is and book), go to the Moroccan Soup Bar, the Veggie Bar while you’re in Fitzroy. I love those places and I’m not even a vegetarian!

    I’m actually from Adelaide, and while I wouldn’t recommend coming for the fashion, it is a really pretty, sweet, relaxed city to spend a couple of days. Especially if you’re into wine – a day spent in one of the regions is lovely. Go to McLaren vale and start with a lunch at Coriole…

    Anyway, I could go on for ages, but I’ll stop there.

    Enjoy your trip!

  118. Anonymous says:

    Sydney and Melbourne of course!
    In Sydney be sure to check out Newtown (for way out crazy fashions) and Erskinville, Paddington, and the Darlinghurst end of Oxford st.
    George St Ivy and Establishment at night and Oxford St for the stranger types (like me!)

    Don’t bother with Crown st its so unoriginal…

    Stay away from Queensland all together. It is a hole.

    Melbourne is ok, but Sydney is so much nicer!

  119. Anonymous says:

    Melbourne people are almost obsessive about being the most fashion-forward. Sydney-siders are much more understated about it and just go about fashion their own way without using a megaphone to let everyone know how fashionable they are.

    Definitely visit Oxford Arts Factory in Sydney and I would recommend scouting around the major universities (Sydney Uni and UTS) for some quirky fresh young things.

  120. Anonymous says:

    come up to the Hunter Valley.
    Gorgeous place

  121. Anonymous says:

    Forget the sydney v. melb debate lovely lad, instead cruise up to Fortitude Valley, West End and Paddington in Brisbane. Us chilled out kids would love to show you around.

  122. vipgal says:

    WOOOHOOOOO!!! some of the other good spots in sydney CBD are pitt street and george street.. not the trendiest streets but is where most uni students attending the two huge universities down the road are

    waterloo, redfern, darlington, balmain are also quite creative areas.. but because an area is promoted by the local council as ‘creative’ you will still find outfits worth face hunted outside the creative circle..

    shopping complexes worth style hunting at: warringah mall, bondi westfields, david jones CBD, paddys market, mosman shopping centre

    take a look around all sydney.. i really hope you enjoy your stay!!!!

    julie xx

  123. Anonymous says:

    I think you will really appreciate Melbourne :)

  124. Anonymous says:

    definitely sydney! its gorgeous here!

  125. Karolin says:

    yay !
    so cute and stylish .

  126. Diana says:

    You gotta go to Melbourne!
    A fantastic arty cosmopolitan, suburban avant-garde haven.

  127. Anonymous says:

    You should check out melbourne,sydney and canberra.
    Canberra is really boring but it’s the capital of australia and the people there are pretty amazing!
    Melbourne is a definite, it’s way better than Sydney!

  128. Anonymous says:

    Fremantle, in Western Australia, is a very underrated place. I’d definately check it out! Lots of vintage stores and fashionable people. Be prepared for hot weather!

  129. tishy says:

    hello from melbourne!!

    visit melbourne, it is THE FASHION CAPITAL of Australia!! (not to be cliche or anything) If you want to see some real up-and coming design, great parties, awesome, fun laid-back people then melbourne is for you!! i study fashion and there are some great contacts floating around my school!! come check us out! xox

  130. Anonymous says:

    check out danks street in waterloo which is an inner sydney suburb. it’s an art gallery precinct, lots of truly stylish people rather than uber trendy scenesters.

  131. Anonymous says:

    please come to canberra
    there are some lovelies here :)

  132. Anonymous says:

    come to the coastal areas just outside melbourne, they’re lots of fun, lovely people and aussie culture a plenty!

  133. Anonymous says:

    Canberrraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!! So I can say hi!!! =]
    It’s a place with loads of historical values and attraction!
    Not forgetting the people are pretty fashion forward!

  134. sofie says:

    Sydney: Oxford St. & Paddington, Crown St. Surry Hills, Gould St. Bondi Beach… where all the good boutiques, indie clubs and good looking people are often found.

  135. Go to Melbourne, specifically Fitzroy. It’s awesome. Plus the CBD is full of great laneways with shops and bars.

    Sydney is great as well. Go to Oxford Street in Paddington. It has tons of great shops and a market on Saturday’s thats pretty cool. Also Glebe markets on the weekends have some pretty great stuff. Surry Hills and Darlinghurst are good places to check out the cafe scene.

  136. Anastasia says:

    I moved to Fitzroy in Melbourne (from WA) and think it is one of the most amazing places in Australia. Specifically in Fitzroy you NEED to visit Gertrude Street and Brunswick Street. Degraves Lane in the city centre is fabulous too.

    When are you coming!? You will love it over here!!

  137. Anonymous says:

    Smith st Collingwood!
    Degraves st in the city!

  138. Anonymous says:

    I think you should really check out Sydney Rd, Brunswick. It is one of Melbournes last fringe areas. There are many hidden away fashion boutiques that have been around for years where you can find their fashion savvy customers walking the streets. There is also recycle warehouse ‘Savers’ where you can find many of the RMIT fashion students shopping, as the school is nearby. The outfits in this area will be the most inspiring and creative in Melbourne.

  139. Anonymous says:

    Come to New Zealand, Cuba Street in Wellington to be specific

  140. Anonymous says:

    BRISBANE fortitude valley, just tell us when you’ll be here and we’ll hang around like the hopeless derelicts that we are.

  141. Anonymous says:

    you needed a challenge.
    yes, if anyone shall conquer this quest it shall be you yvan, you are the chosen one.
    save the world.
    give melbourne a fashionable face.

  142. Anonymous says:

    Melbourne is the place for street fashion. Melbourne is the Arts and Culture capital of Australia. Beats Sydney by far!

  143. Anonymous says:

    You MUST come and check out Brunswick st, Fitzroy, in Melbourne…quirky cafes & boutiques, awesome people too …. everyday is an adventure in melbourne, there's sooo many places to see, people to admire, it has an awesome vibe during the day & night….there won't be a moment of boredom, i guarantee it! :)

  144. Josh says:

    Adelaide! Adelaide! Adelaide!

  145. i know you’ve heard it already but you have to check out these places in ole melbourne-towne:
    1. camberwell market. don’t miss it. always so much going on and so many well-dressed people! especially around november as the weather warms up so there will be lots and lots of people there.
    2. flinders lane (the bit in between elizabeth and swanston streets) and all the lanes connected to it, especially centre place.
    3. the vegie bar on brunswick st (and other places on brunswick st, but the vegie bar is THE BEST. it’s like an institution in melbourne). also gertrude st just nearby has about 5 amazing vintage stores in a row, among other things.
    4. lygon st and sydney rd in brunswick. there are a zillion little cafes around, and sydney rd has some interesting shops (and of course SAVERS).
    5. chapel st is good as well, although parts of it are very ‘trendy trendy’ which can be annoying.

  146. Rhys says:

    If you’re in Surry Hills, Sydney, The Cricketers Arms generally full of Sydney’s more stylish crowd, Health Club on a Thursday night at the Flinders Bar, Flinders Street generally has a fair few stylish types dancing around to cheesy music / smoking outside. The Ivy is a shit hole full of suits yuck, Generally though I think Melbourne’s gonna give you a bit more to look at! Either way you have mega fun here, enjoy…

  147. Anonymous says:

    even though i’m orginally a sydneyer
    it’s melbourne all the way
    a hundred times over
    flinders lane/degraves street

  148. Anonymous says:

    The Valley, Brisbane on a saturday night

  149. fleur-de-lys says:

    Ainsi que Glebe, Newtown and Surry Hills a Sydney, visitez les banlieues au nord de Wollongong (Austinmer, Coledale – 1 heure en sud de Syd). Y a plein d’intellos et d’artistes, et beaucoup de belles plages..

  150. Anonymous says:

    If you are in Melbourne around the beginning of November, the Spring Racing Carnival will be quite amazing.
    There of course, will be all the usual ‘fashionable’ suspects, but I am sure you will find some truly stylish people there as well.

    And also, hang out near the universities where you can.

    Melbourne all the way.
    Trust me, you will love it!

  151. Anonymous says:


    no question about it. best fashion/culture/arts etc.

    have a magical trip and i may bump into you while you’re down here!

  152. ruby may says:

    GO AND CHECK OUT THE VCA. that’s the art school, everyone who goes there has amazing beautiful outrageous fashion. You have to go the visual arts department, which is tucked away behind the main building. Someone will show you if you ask.
    I just moved away from Melbourne, but it is by far the most wonderful australian city.

  153. Anonymous says:

    Come to Canberra! You will find some delicious babes to capture in your lens!

  154. claire says:

    come to adelaide, australia. rundle st, king william road. look me up :)


  155. Anonymous says:

    Being a Melbournian, i recommend Melbourne. This city is full of hidden gems and gorgeous cosy lane ways. Fashion aside, i recommend the Gold Coast in Queensland or Tasmania for sight seeing.

  156. Natalie says:

    When in Melbourne in the Springtime, you MUST go to the Races!! Everyone, regardless of their class or connections, dresses to the tens – hats, gloves, everything! There are a lot of ‘safe’ hotties and fashionistas, but plenty of edgier vintage-gothic looking people too.
    Get a press pass or something so you can wander around all the different areas – you’ll definitely need a few extra rolls to capture all the amazing looks!
    Oh and one week after you arrive is the Melbourne Cup – the centrepeice of the festival – with Ladies’ Day 2 days later. So perhaps you should go to Melbourne first?

  157. Anonymous says:

    keep your expectations low – that way, you might just be pleasantly surprised!

  158. Anonymous says:

    i would love if you came to perth but it’s about one in a million that you’ll find a well dressed lad/ladette on the streets here in all honesty :(

  159. amelia says:

    fortitude valley and west end in brisbane! paddington as well. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ameliadowd

    please come to briz!

  160. Anonymous says:

    Melbourne is far, far better than sydney, but you need to come to brisbane too! :)