International Women’s Day

I recently spoke at an International Women’s day event. The theme for my talk was the importance of empowering women and what I believe can make women stronger. We have incredible freedoms and opportunities in Australia compared to so many women around the world. Without strong women speaking out and standing up, we wouldn’t have …

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Sneakers: The Ultimate Guide for Obsessives

Article by Wall Street Journal As athletic shoes morph and multiply—emerging as a pivotal business for both men’s and women’s fashion—we offer an extensive primer, including the threats to Nike’s dominance and 5 game-changing technological innovations By Jacob Gallagher Updated Sept. 6, 2019 4:25 pm ET What’s the last pair of shoes you bought? Let me …

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Jeans Glossary … get the perfect fit for your figure

Voluptuos Curves – classic or relaxed fits are best.They’ll give you ease and flattery in the bottom area without being big all over. Get a pair that sits on your hips rather than your waist. Concentrate on getting the waist and leg proportion just right. The waistband should sit just below your waist’s natural curve …

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Shopping – The rules

GOD, GRANT ME THE SERENITY TO ACCEPT THE THINGS I CANNOT CHANGE, THE COURAGE TO CHANGE THE THINGS I CAN, AND THE WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE. Shopping Accept the things you cannot change, and love yourself. Confidence and knowing what suits you are what matters when it comes to style. Think Marilyn Monroe and …

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Wardrobe Essentials

Underwear is the foundation of every outfit. The wrong underwear will ruin a look. No matter what size you are, perfectly fitting underwear will enhance your body shape. Be professionally fitted for bra size and style. Keep colour simple – black white and neutral. Avoid seeing your underpants – through clothes, above clothes and below …

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Wardrobe Cleanse

Wardrobes are generally full of unworn clothes. The more you buy, the less it seems you have to wear. You spend money on clothes you already have but can’t find, and hours trying to get dressed. What is the point of having lovely clothes that suit your body shape if you don’t have time to …

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4 ways to take the stress out of getting dressed in the morning

First published at Vogue Every woman in the world can sympathise with the ongoing drama of ‘What am I going to wear today?!’ No matter what type of style you have, here are a few ways you can take the stress out of getting ready in the morning. The basics Having a well-rounded wardrobe that covers …

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Note to self: 8 eight tips on navigating your career and being an entrepreneur

Natalie Massenet’s 8 tips on navigating your career and being an entrepreneur First published at Vogue Written by Zara Wong The e-commerce entrepreneur’s resume is long – model, receptionist, fashion editor and writer – and now one of the most influential people in the fashion industry. Here, she speaks to Vogue about some important things to …

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Fifty and beyond: the rules to make them as stylish as your youth

First published at The Australian If 30 is the new 20, what does that make 50? And, more important, what does it look like? Any woman wondering whether her date of birth dictates the way she dresses would do well to take tips from former fashion editor Alyson Walsh. (She’s 51, should that matter.) “Fifty isn’t …

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Men’s Fashion: How to Keep Cool in the Summer

First published at Wall Street Journal Even in summer’s sweltering months, there are times when men can’t avoid a tailored shirt. The trick is, how to wear one and be comfortable? Paul Trible, co-founder and chief executive of Ledbury, a luxury shirtmaker based in Richmond, Va., says there are simple strategies that can help. For starters, …

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Basic Rules

‘Learn the rules like a pro so that you can break them like an artist’ Pablo Picasso Dress your shape not your size. A well organised wardrobe is essential. First impressions count. Accentuate the good bits. In an interview dress for the job you want. Straighten up. Walking tall is exceptionally appealing. A reliable tailor …

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