NEON FOR GROWN UPS

Anyone who has wandered innocently into big high street stores over the past few months has probably been hit with a wave of eye-popping neon, a tidal wave of rack after rack of the stuff!  For those of you who did a quick 180 muttering mild expletives and headed straight back out again – rest assured there is a way to do neon without looking like you should know better… neon for grown ups Things to note ALWAYS pair neon with neutrals, Continue reading “NEON FOR GROWN UPS”

WHAT TO WEAR IF YOU’RE APPLE SHAPED

In my last post what to wear if you’re pear shaped, it seems one in five of us are pears, apples account for 18% or nearly one in five.  Put together that seems like most of us!  So here’s some ways of dressing the gorgeous apple…

apple

Things to note: Continue reading “WHAT TO WEAR IF YOU’RE APPLE SHAPED”

WHAT TO WEAR IF YOU’RE PEAR SHAPED

A study in 2005 concluded that one in five women are pear-shaped* which means A LOT of us!  Although pear-shaped gets a bad rap, its actually very easy to dress …
pear shaped

2013 CAPSULE WARDROBE

Happy new year everyone!If you’ve made your new year’s resolutions here’s one to add to the list.  There are a few rules to creating a capsule wardrobe
2013 capsule wardrobe
J.Crew knit top / Cotton cardigan / ELEVEN PARIS printed shirt, $51 / MICHAEL Michael Kors sequin shirt, $245 / French Connection formal shirt, $46 / Velvet striped t shirt / Nudie Jeans Co. slim jeans, $115 / Enza Costa metallic pleated skirt, $430 / Boot cut jeans, $105 / Witchery , $52 / Mango zip pants, $32 / ALDO high heels / Madden Girl booties / Giuseppe Zanotti wide sandals / Red Herring suede wedge pumps, $28 / Carolina Bucci , $14,300 / Square ring / Noa Noa noa, $51 / BonBon Boutique white pearl earrings, $46 / Faliero Sarti scarve / Agent Ninetynine straw fedora hat, $26 / Skull scarve / Karen Walker

3 Ways with a Leather Mini Skirt

3 Ways with a Leather Maxi Skirt

Inspired by a gorgeous friend, I thought about how women usually think about leather minis.  Continue reading “3 Ways with a Leather Mini Skirt”

how not to look predictable at the christmas party!

for lisa - all out glam!

A quick (or slow for that matter) wander around the shops at this time of year often sees me emitting regular heavy sighs as I drift past row after row of black sparkly dresses and red satin (polyester) halter dresses.  The thing about wearing black to a party held at night is that, well, its DARK outside!  Time to embrace colour even if its just your shoes, add some texture and pair the outfit with accessories that aren’t the usual colour choice – be the butterfly in a room full of ravens and mix it up a little!  Happy Christmas!

Lanvin off the shoulder dress, $1,445 / Antonio Berardi beaded sheath dress, $2,890 / Bernie Dexter print dress / Chinese Laundry bow heels / High heel shoes / Alexandre Birman platform heels / Alexander McQueen black clutch / Kate Spade long pearl earrings / Ippolita earrings, $4,925 / Karaoke Room Dress in Power Ballad

Colours for Redheads

Colours for Redheads
Here’s the thing about redheads – they are by far the easiest group to work out which colours suit – its much more a matter of tone.  The set I’ve put together above incorporates colours that will suit almost all redheads, with just a tweak of the exact shade of each colour and that can be done very easily by standing in a jewellery shop and holding accessories up to your face, maybe take a quick snap with your phone so you can compare later!  Questions to ask, does this shade of the colour wash me out or make me look vibrant?  You know the answer…
Now go wear some colour – its summer in Australia!
Giuseppe Zanotti suede pumps / Alexander McQueen red clutch, $1,565 / Irene Neuwirth gold jewelry / Pippa Small carnelian ring / Bounkit green onyx earrings / Swarovski ring / Kate Spade locket necklace / Alexis Bittar lucite jewelry / Glass jewelry / ASOS tear drop earrings, $5.65 / Gemstone jewelry / Mint braided chain bracelet, $18 / Wrap bracelet / Nelly Accessories feather earrings, $7.99 / ORLY nail lacquer

3 Ways with Red Maxi Skirts

3 Ways with Red Maxi Skirts! (for Sky)

 

When my good friend and I were at a 5 year old’s birthday party today, she talked to me about what to wear with a maxi skirt and it got me thinking about options for an outdoor bbq or party.  It was ridiculously hot and very casual so I put together these 3 outfits to showcase some day-to-night choices: Continue reading “3 Ways with Red Maxi Skirts”

gold retro sequin, just another tuesday night…

gold retro sequin
Mango sequin tank top, $37 / Black motorcycle jacket / AX Paris fitted jeans, $40 / Miss Selfridge glitter wedge / River Island leaf jewelry, $4.82

 

Last night I went to a surprise birthday dinner with friends and one of them wore a version of the above outfit.  Having played it safe in navy fitted slightly flared pants and a navy light sweater with vintage jewellery I felt I’d been a bit less than brave, so here’s to dressing just as provocatively on a tuesday night as the weekend!