The power of neutrals


I have recently been working with a fabulous lady who is fully ready to overhaul her style and it occurred to me how many women choose black over neutrals.  Therein lies the conundrum, is black really a neutral? 

Across the globe in developed countries black is chosen as a default for everything from uniforms to funeral wear.  This colour which can look so amazing is often relegated to the bottom rung of the ladder in style terms – the first thing people grab to wear or a safety colour for can't-be-bothered days. 

Well, its time we all looked at the vast array of options that do so much more for shape and style than any old black t-shirt can do.

These ladies show us how its done.  Enjoy!


neutrals stockholm street style

neutrals needsupply

Get ready for spring

Ahh Spring… blossoms, crisp sunshine, light colours … this season make it really easy on yourself and draw inspiration from these stylish women who have kept things very simple.






all images courtesy of Pinterest

  • the details are all important. Round sunglasses, different fabrics together like leather and silk, the right size bag, don't overlook the impact they make.
  • keep your sillhouette simple, purchase the best fitting pair of straight leg or skinny black pants you can afford and invest in a classic leather jacket in either a biker or suit jacket shape.
  • don't be put off by models and tiny dress sizes, what works on a slim woman can easily look great on a curvy shape, just emphasise the parts of your body you're most proud of.
  • wear one statement piece at a time and keep the rest of your look neutral. A kimono jacket or a bright pattern or colour is the only thing you need to express your style. If you like wearing paler colours, keep the tones similar from head to toe for a savvy put-together look.
  • Enjoy yourself… its nearly spring!

The inaugural SESS – Saturday Evening Styling Sessions!


Imagine getting together with your besties on a Saturday night, sipping champagne, trying on all sorts of outfits and having a great laugh whilst a stylist gives you all fashion advice…

Well imagine no more because last night was the very first SESS – Saturday Evening Styling Sessions from Style Revival

Hosted flawlessly by the lady of the house, myself and 4 very game lasses (including one inspirational nine-year old) had so much fun exploring different looks and talking about all things fashion, specifically how to make looks work and why. 

If this is something that interests you, check out my What we do or Prices pages for details…

faye me

An Unknown Quantity blog

Street Style photography at its finest

I came across this talented blogtographer (see what I did there?) Wataru Bob and his site An Unknown Quantity when browsing Fashion Toast’s blog.  I loved his images immediately for their sharp composition and of course, fashion’s finest featured in his snaps. 

After getting his permission to reprint a couple of the shots (thanks again Wataru Bob) you can now recline in awe at them all by your little self…head over to his site to have a look see, think The Sartorialist for a new generation.

New York Fashion Week shots

susie lau NYFW an unknown quantity

susie lau NYFW 2

susie lau NYFW 3

and one of the man himself… no slouch in the style section either!

waturu bob

Melbourne’s most stylish mum?

Today I had the pleasure of meeting this fantastically dressed mum who was on her way back from the school pick up.  Displaying fashion savvy that is rare and unique she rocked a neon yellow CND logo tee layered underneath a feminine, chiffon, wisp of a shirt, rounded off with olive green cargos, a funky pixie crop, muted metallic ballet flats and – my favourite bit of all – a single diamond drop earring. 

As I often note – its all in the details, she has rolled up the pants and kept accessories (sunnies, silver jewellery, earring) neutral and understated, letting the showpiece be the layered tee/chiffon shirt.

Wow… a lesson for us all that its possible to look this fantastic with a little sass and swank and the photo doesn't even do her justice …Love your work!

anna neon

Melbourne’s RMIT fashion graduates 2012

RMIT Fashion showcase

at Alice Euphemia, Melbourne

There was something really exciting about being at Melbourne's iconic store Alice Euphemia last night for the showcase of RMIT's latest crop of talented fashion designers and their publication to promote the designs. 

The standard both on and off the mannequins was, as to be expected, extremely high including

  • incredible, intricate, beaded corset by Natasha Fagg
  • a pair of fantastic vegas-meets-hawaii style flatforms in hot pink!
  • galaxy print midi skirt with crop knit and a classic poplin stripe dress
  • handmade crab-print tee with gold hi-tops and a gorgeous stinging yellow silk top (more on designer Wei in my next post)
  • blonde/dark crop hair with a-line swing white dress with pink leaf print

see for yourself!


beaded corset RMIT

beaded corset RMIT -2

yellow flatforms

space skirt poplin dress

yellow silk top custom tee

pink white dress

Sunday browsing street style

Snapped this stylish lass doing some Sunday browsing in a shopping centre, look how well she effortlessly combines the basics – black skinnies, long black vest with monochrome graphic, unbuttoned denim shirt – with details that make the outfit snap-worthy: blood red short nails (much cooler than talons), awesome leopard print brogues with pink soles, chunky man’s watch, dip-dyed hair, no makeup, casual canvas bag …. rockin it!  We should all hope to look so laidback stylish on a Sunday!