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APSA 2015 - Oscars of the East

APSA 2015 – Oscars of the East

North America has the Academy Awards or “Oscars”, Europe has the EFAs and the UK has the BAFTAs. The Asia Pacific Screen Awards or the APSAs as they are fondly known is an important initiative which promotes the cinematic excellence and cultural diversity of the vast Asia Pacific region and we are lucky enough to...
DIY Project - Pompom Christmas Wreath

DIY Project – Pompom Christmas Wreath

Love Christmas – big lover of it all. I have always wanted to do more Christmas craft – have never really had the time or energy. But when Ms 5 and Ms 8 got back from kindy/school last week I told them I could start dinner or we could make a Christmas wreath together. …...
Christmas Gifts for Music Lovers - sorted !

Christmas Gifts for Music Lovers – sorted !

Watching my two wee girls Ms 8 ( beginner in violin) and Ms 5 sit silently entranced  for over an hour watching the Queensland Symphony Orchestra was a magical moment indeed. We often play classical in the car and house – because  it’s is very good to do ballet to … as my 5 yr...
What I Wore and more this week

What I Wore and more this week

I don’t post every day here – but I do post quite a bit on Instagram and Facebook. Come find and follow me @STEELEMyStyle there too. This week was such a weird one – I couldn’t really get my head around what happened in Paris, Beirut and Baghdad and was not really sleeping at all....
Ladies in Black stands out in style !

Ladies in Black stands out in style !

I attended the World Premiere in Brisbane last night of Ladies in Black  – the new musical production by director Simon Phillips (Priscilla Queen of the Desert). A couple of weeks ago I was invited backstage to Queensland Theatre Company to go behind the seams as it were and speak to the incredibly talented men...
5 Easy Pieces ....for Summer Style

5 Easy Pieces ….for Summer Style

Love Jack Nicholson .. This post is about 5 Easy Pieces..but not the multi-award winning cult film starring Jack Nicholson although it is pretty awesome too.. if you haven’t seen it – it’s worth checking out… This scene speaks to me  – who else has been in a cafe or restaurant that is so pedantic...
DIY Project - Pompom leather sandals with Ms 5 yr old

DIY Project – Pompom leather sandals with Ms 5 yr old

I never met a pom pom I didn’t like .. So true. A few months ago I saw this picture on Pinterest of customised pom pom leather tie up gladiator sandals on Etsy made by clever lady Elina Linardaki. They are all made to order and pretty, happy, fun summer sandals.        ...
Dining with H & M

Dining with H & M

This month marks the third store for H&M here in Brisbane and its biggest with homewares too. Exciting stuff. I was very lucky to be invited for a gorgeous intimate 3 course dinner at Stokehouse Brisbane to celebrate the opening and meet the lovely H&M team, along with key fashion folk, media and bloggers including...
Behind the Seams at QTC's Ladies in Black

Behind the Seams at QTC’s Ladies in Black

  As a lover of vintage and the 50s in particular –  I felt very emotional and quite honoured to be invited into the Wardrobe dept at the Queensland Theatre Company to have unprecedented access and guided tour of the costumes and work behind the seams for the QTC’s new production Ladies in Black  which has...
4  Easy Ways to Break The Compliment Trap

4 Easy Ways to Break The Compliment Trap

Self-deprecation is rife in my experience with female clients at STEELEMystyle and with women I encounter and meet everyday. In my work I help and educate clients to retrain their brains and zone out the loaded messages from media and society in general about how they should feel about themselves. This is where my heart...
Giving Back: With The Endeavour Foundation

Giving Back: With The Endeavour Foundation

    Anyone who knows me knows that I am not a horse racing type of gal – love horses – prefer this type of horse racing. But I am really passionate about giving back and using my skills to help charities and the Endeavour Foundation is a charity that supports those living with a...
The Power of a Stylist - 5 Ways To A Happier You

The Power of a Stylist – 5 Ways To A Happier You

Many women I speak to say they need a style intervention.  So many women (and especially mothers) I deal with have mountains of clothes and no idea what to wear or how to put them together.  They have lost a piece of themselves in the reality of having kids – hey I get it –...