Turn to the Dark Side

~ I WORE ONLY BLACK FOR A WEEK (AND WAS ENLIGHTENED) ~ I recently attended Dark Mofo, a winter solstice festival in Hobart, which brings to light the darker side of the arts (read all about it here). I deemed it the perfect occasion to take a walk on the shady side, so when packing my…

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My Online Shopping Addiction

~ FOUR HEALTHY ALTERNATIVES TO ONLINE SHOPPING ~ Online shopping has a lot in common with childbearing*. You carry something around in your wish list for months, that feeling of want growing bigger and heavier each day. You fantasise about your future with this garment – how it’s going to feel, how it will potentially show…

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Trans-seasonal Dressing

~ MAKING YOUR SUMMER AND WINTER WARDROBE WORK AS A TEAM ~ ‘Tis the season to dress between seasons! It’s my favourite time of year to construct an outfit because you get to layer your clothing without feeling like James McElver trying to avoid an excess luggage fee on his EasyJet flight to Glasgow. Trans-seasonal dressing allows you an…

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Growing Pains

~ HOW TO MANAGE YOUR JUVENILE DELINQUENT HAIR ~ Growing your hair out can be gruelling. In the past, I’ve faltered with finding ways to keep my mane in check as it goes through the awkward stages of ‘hair puberty’. For reference, please enjoy a few less-than-cool stages I’ve suffered through, this year, while growing out…

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A Shady Matter

~ SPEC-TACULAR SUNGLASSES FOR PEA HEADS ~ If you’ve ever lived in, or visited, Australia then you will be well aware that sunglasses are not just accessories here: they are necessities. Our ruthless sun takes no prisoners and, if you want to look younger than sixty-five by the time you’re thirty, then you won’t leave…

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Lower Your Heels, Raise Your Expectations

~ SHOES THAT ARE HEIGHTENING BUT NOT FRIGHTENING ~ There is nothing worse than watching someone struggle down the street in their heels. You can be wearing the coolest outfit in the world but if you walk as if you are attempting to traverse down white powdery slopes of the Swiss Alps – knees bent…

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Altering Your Clothes Without Going to the Tailor

~ HOW TO CHANNEL YOUR SEAMSTRESS ‘ALTER’ EGO – NO SEWING REQUIRED~   At least fifty percent of my wardrobe has paid a visit to the Tailor – from every type of garment to every type of alteration. Confession: I’ve even paid for a pair of undies to be taken-in! (I had the matching bra,…

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