Frocktober is marking its fifth year of support for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF). The charity generated over $140,000 in donations in 2011 and again encourages women to get together and dress up for an exceptionally worthy cause. Visit frocktober.org or ocrf.com.au.
The black dress:
The ultimate ubiquitous dress, it’s no wonder the LBD has made its way to cult status. Its charm lies in its practicality, not to mention its winning ability to flatter female curves. And while many designers have tried to stake claim to its creation, Chanel and Jean Patou are best credited for their 1920s designs, said to be inspired by widows in the aftermath of the World War I mass casualties.