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25 things you can only know by following me on Instagram

25 things you can only know by following me on Instagram

As well as the blog, which I try and update 3 times a week I post twice daily on Instagram and weekly updates on Pinterest. I started doing Instagram when my Dad had his first stroke in 2012  and consequently when he was dying as  I found it so hard to write the blog when...
Shop The Look : Alexa Chung at #LFW in Monochrome Patent

Shop The Look : Alexa Chung at #LFW in Monochrome Patent

Patent is going to be big this year – Need more patent inspiration ? Check out my Pinterest Board: How to Wear Patent. When I saw Alexa Chung’s outfit this week at #lfw I felt compelled … to do a bit of scouring.    Want to get Alexa’s look ? read on …      Easy...
Youth, Ageing and Fear

Youth, Ageing and Fear

  Tomorrow I turn 44. It staggers me sometimes. Not because I hate getting older or want to stay young – in fact I like getting older – even in terms of how I look. I find it interesting. But when I say the number outloud it doesn’t make sense. How can I still not...
Best in Store: 5 Fun Fringed Pieces to Shake up Your Wardrobe

Best in Store: 5 Fun Fringed Pieces to Shake up Your Wardrobe

Fringes are an instant style statement.   It’s impossible not to have fun when wearing fringes. Totally. Unheard of. Indeed, you may break out into some dance moves when wearing fringes. So if you are the type of gal who likes more fun in her wardrobe then read on.       The Fringe Factor ...
#NYFW inspired: 6 Ways to Rev up your everyday with R R Red

#NYFW inspired: 6 Ways to Rev up your everyday with R R Red

This week I have been inspired by runway & streetstyle images from the A/W15 shows  at New York Fashion Week  to work more red into my everyday. Not just for Red Carpet Events I am already a fan of red and have two red dresses that I love wearing for events, an original 50s Vintage silk chiffon...
STEELEMyStyle x Vintage 70s Hawaiian Maxi

STEELEMyStyle x Vintage 70s Hawaiian Maxi

Everyone knows I love vintage – comes from my love of clothes that are unique, sustainable and have a story. Hibiscus as a flower reminds me of photos of my beloved grandparents on one of their dream holidays at the Kahala Hilton in Hawaii. Then add a colour combination like turquoise and neon pink and ...
Hot under the collar: 3 Funnel Necks to buy and wear now

Hot under the collar: 3 Funnel Necks to buy and wear now

Funnel, turtle, mock turtle, polo, roll whatever the heck type of neck you call it – it has suffered a serious image problem. Growing up in Scotland and Europe – they were a beloved necessity to avoid freezing during winter but I have noticed how many Aussie clients  (especially here in Tropical Queensland) rebel against...
Bye Bye Blah - Aloha Afternoon Boost

Bye Bye Blah – Aloha Afternoon Boost

This time last year – the afternoon slump was daily. Feeling exhausted, lethargic then only sleeping fitfully. I just thought it was my age – or dealing with grief. But after giving up sugar in July 2014, I no longer feel those slumps of energy at 3pm and 8pm. I sleep like a top and...
Line up !  A fresh look at stripes in 2015

Line up ! A fresh look at stripes in 2015

Stripes are iconic, chic and timeless. Stripes (like metallics in my closet) are a neutral and I love mixing and mashing them with with florals, metallics, leopard, camo and spots or just pairing everything down with simple Breton Marinière and jeans. There is not a famous face dead or alive who has not been photographed...
Best in Store: Black Slouchy Cotton Pants

Best in Store: Black Slouchy Cotton Pants

The perfect slouchy pant is hard to find.   When I am shopping for clients, I am in the zone – whether I am with them or not, I never look at things for myself, but this week when I bought these 100% cotton slouchy pants for a client – and  saw how awesome they...
How to: wear a 70s inspired modern mullet

How to: wear a 70s inspired modern mullet

Most years I change my hair- cut and colour  – as I tell my Personal Styling & Image consultancy clients it is a fun and easy way to play around and wear existing clothes in a different way. So this time last year my hair changed dramatically from platinum blonde bob (which had played around...
Instant Style Combo: ZanZan & Revlon Colorburst

Instant Style Combo: ZanZan & Revlon Colorburst

I often talk with my Personal Style clients about instant style savers and here living in Australia I definitely count Sunglasses and Lipstick the one – two punch in my instant daily style routine. When my dad had his strokes and I was by his side 3/4 hrs a day over 18 mths before he...