What to do and wear in Melbourne this Autumn

Welcome to the busiest season of the year in Melbourne. Autumn has landed and you better get set to get your event A-game on!

It’s chock-a-block full of stylish events and we’ve rounded up some of our favourites for you to mark on your calendar. There’s something for fashion lovers, foodies, theatre buffs and even for the girl who loves to sip tea.


Next Wave Festival - Melbourne


What to do and wear in Melbourne this Autumn


Matilda the Musical

Playing until July, 2016

Matilda the Musical is now playing at the Princess Theatre. Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, Matilda the Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.

Winner of 50 major international awards, including 12 for Best Musical, Matilda continues to delight audiences both in London and on Broadway.


Next Wave Festival

5th – 22nd May, 2016

Next Wave Festival is taking over theatres, galleries, gardens, shopfronts and car parks across Melbourne this May. Featuring over 30 projects by emerging and early-career artists from across Australia, the Festival highlights diverse voices, celebrates inclusivity and explores interconnectedness across its program.


Her Heart – Mother’s Day

4th – 7th May, 2016

Collins234 is hosting a Her Heart Mother’s Day pop-up cart featuring Melbourne Artist Pamela Irving’s cards and gifts alongside free colour therapy sessions, with all proceeds raised going directly to Her Heart.



Million Paws Walk

Sunday 15th May, 2016

The Million Paws Walk is one of the biggest annual fundraising events for RSPCA Victoria. We are always so happy to support the RSPCA and the amazing work they do, and funds raised from the Million Paws Walk specifically goes towards fighting animal cruelty.


200 Years of Australian Fashion

Running until July, 2016

Staged across four large galleries at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, 200 Years of Australian Fashion celebrates Australia’s unique voice and impact on the fashion industry internationally, showcasing the work of contemporary designers such as Dion Lee, Ellery, Romance Was Born and Toni Maticevski alongside key designs from the past 200 years, including exquisite examples of historic design.


Ice Cream Appreciation Masterclass

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Journey through an indulgent degustation of all ice creams on display at Helados Jauja. Head home with a complimentary take-home pack of your three favourite selections to share with family or friends, or (if you prefer) to eat it all yourself.


Tea Masters Cup Australia

Sunday, 15 May, 2016

The inaugural Tea Masters Cup Australia will be hosted at the historic Meat Market Building in North Melbourne. The event is highly competitive and will see only twenty tea enthusiasts compete, demonstrating their skills in the art of tea preparation.


What to Wear in Melbourne this Autumn


Heading to a special event this Autumn?

Glamcorner is my favourite online designer dress hire destination. Have a browse through their collection of over 1,000 dresses from some of the best local and international designers including Alice McCall, Yeojin Bae, Alex Perry and By Johnny.

They have an awesome ‘Try On’ option and deliver to anywhere in Australia. So get organised and rent your favourite designer dress for your special event this season.



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Emily Collie is Editor of lifestyle & travel blog, Melbourne Girl. With a passion for sharing her experiences in her home city of Melbourne and around the globe, Emily has a summer state of mind and loves the ocean, netflix and sunsets.

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