Accessories

Cleaning Jewellery: Don’t Ditch It Cos It’s Dirty

Cleaning Jewellery: Don’t Ditch It Cos It’s Dirty

Cleaning jewellery will revive gems you’d forgotten looked so good and save your hip pocket. So don’t ditch it cos it’s dirty; CLEAN IT. It’s easy. It doesn’t matter whether you invest a small fortune in precious metals, or just buy the cheapest bling you can find at your local market, one thing is certain for all kinds of jewellery: it will get dirty. So cleaning jewellery regularly should be on your ‘to do’ list. The big question is – will you ditch, or de-grime? If it’s the former, you are guilty of waste, as it can be so easy…

The Art of Dressing Well for Any Occasion

The Art of Dressing Well for Any Occasion

Dressing well is, for the most part, subjective. For some it’s a ball gown and tiara. Others are comfortable in dress jeans and hot shoes. However dressing well isn’t simply limited to WHAT we wear. It’s also WHERE we wear it. Most of us struggle from time to time to dress as well as possible for certain events and occasions. It can often be difficult knowing whether our outfit is appropriate, or what it is like in comparison to others’. But as long as you follow some basic rules, you should actually find that dressing well for any occasion is…

Ruby Olive Is The Colourful Creative Bold Distinctive Jewellery You Need Now

Ruby Olive Is The Colourful Creative Bold Distinctive Jewellery You Need Now

Ruby Olive is a cool brand that just puts a smile on your face. The colours will enliven you, the boldness will inspire you, and wearing it… well that’s the super fun part.

Smiles are infectious and Ruby Olive was born to put smiles on peoples faces. Founder, Skye Anderton, believes that smiling increases confidence and the feelings of positivity. And I’d have to agree with her. Go on… do it now… SMILE… now smile a little more. Doesn’t that feel good? So as a brand you might think Ruby Olive is colourful and bold jewellery… and so it is… but Ruby Olive is also very much about SMILES!

What Should You Do About A Bad Tattoo?

What Should You Do About A Bad Tattoo?

Today, a tattoo can be an acceptable and highly prized way to show your personality and enhance your style. Your clothes, your hair, and the accessories you wear all contribute to your personal style. Body art can look amazing, and often expresses something personal about you. But while tattoos can be fantastic, many things can go wrong with them. Maybe your artist didn’t apply your design correctly. Sometimes you might get scarring if you don’t look after your tattoo properly. In some cases, people just decide getting a tattoo was a bad idea after the fact. Luckily, if you’re unhappy…

A Guide To Wearing Rings Like A Pro

A Guide To Wearing Rings Like A Pro

Wearing rings is getting trickier. Cool girls on Instagram and in ad campaigns wear perfectly styled rings. So have you ever wondered how you can create a look like that yourself? This guide will help you. Read on for lots of expert tips to help you wear your rings like a pro: Stack Rings On The Same Finger You can start by stacking rings on the same finger to create a cool look. This usually works with smaller rings. Statement rings can be very difficult to stack and pair with other rings. Experiment with some wearing rings that are thinner…

Bold New Bag Scarf Combos You’ll Love

Bold New Bag Scarf Combos You’ll Love

Welcome in Spring with bold and colourful bag scarf combos from Melbourne-based designers, Squeak. I have always worn winter textiles as scarves in the winter, but these digitally printed and luxurious bag scarf combos are elegant and chic for warmer weather. To READ MORE please click the title.

Eight Unusual Santorus Scarves

Eight Unusual Santorus Scarves

I’m a scarf wearer, especially in the winter, but these gorgeous and unusual Santorus scarves have me thinking I might add other seasons to my scarf-wearing repertoire. In fact, the range of Santorus scarves is so unique I might have to just frame them all. They are not only colourful, although some are monochromatic, they are works of art. To READ MORE please click the title.

Samantha Wills : Grit and Glamour

Samantha Wills : Grit and Glamour

I was delighted to interview the charismatic and talented Samantha Wills for The Style Podcast. From her base in New York City we talked jewellery, business, grit and glamour… and why she might be turning into her mother! To READ MORE please click the title.

Moods of Melbourne Inspire Winter Jewellery

Moods of Melbourne Inspire Winter Jewellery

As the weather cools, fashionistas will be thinking about winter jewellery and ways to wear new season colours. Taking inspiration from her home town of Melbourne, Louise Ambry hand-crafts special accessories perfect for cool climate fashion. I’ve been a fan of Xada Jewellery for several years because Louise seems to interpret the perfect combination of on-trend colours. To READ MORE please click the title.

Jagger’s Lips + Ziggy’s Bolt : ICONOSCOPY

Jagger’s Lips + Ziggy’s Bolt : ICONOSCOPY

When Lara Cross designed her ICONOSCOPY collection for The Design Residency’s latest pop-up shop, little did she know that some of the world’s biggest musical geniuses would be leaving us in 2016. ICONOSCOPY is Lara’s tribute to the music gifted to us from Elvis to Mick Jagger and David Bowie to Axel Rose. Lara says the timing of collection’s release was “crazily coincidental” with resin earrings in the shape of lips, lightening bolts, crosses and hearts, and textiles printed with sequins in a riot of colour. Aptly named ‘Welcome To The Jungle’ the ICONOSCOPY fashion and jewellery range is, says…

Daydream Believer : Sexiest New Sunglasses

Daydream Believer : Sexiest New Sunglasses

Did you see the previous fabulous sunglasses collection Underwater Love from Sunday Somewhere? Well, now it’s Daydream Believer with a magnificent photo shoot in Sicily. Sunday Somewhere has the core values of travel far, experience wide, be curious and explore. Trips without a destination that go with the flow, experienced with a sense of adventure, embody the brand. The photo shoot for Daydream Believer was in Sicily with blue skies, white cliffs, clear water and sun-kissed bodies… you just want to BE there… in Australia’s favourite sunglasses, of course. If you’re anything like me, you’ll have a few pairs of…

Underwater Love for Sunday Somewhere…come take a dip!

Underwater Love for Sunday Somewhere…come take a dip!

I wrote about Sunday Somewhere earlier last year, but now they have a fabulous NEW range ‘Daydream Believers’ of sunglasses you will LOVE. Check them out now. The label is Sunday Somewhere but the photo shoot is ‘Underwater Love’. To introduce their new range, Sunday Somewhere engaged specialist underwater photographer, Pip Summerville,to create an ethereal aesthetic. It’s the clean lines and fashionable timelessness for which this brand is becoming famous. AND Sunday Somewhere has been seen on some of the most famous faces in the world. Sunday Somewhere has introduced eight new silhouettes perfect for any occasion. Effortlessly chic and with…

Indus Design : An Innovative Powerhouse

Indus Design : An Innovative Powerhouse

The fabulous new Indus Design Autumn/Winter 2016 collection takes inspiration from Nordic Modernism and will be appearing at Reed Gift Fairs, Melbourne starting today. Located is Melbourne, Indus Design is a Melbourne-based company offering bold and innovative homewares and fashion in three sectors: Home Decor (throws and cushions); Baby (baby blankets, muslin wraps and hats), and Women’s Accessories (woven and printed scarves in silk, cotton, wool, Merino wool Ponchos and Hats). Establishing Indus Design in 2009, Founders Deborah and Jeffrey George brought to the business a comprehensive history of retailing in giftware, homewares, women’s fashion and interiors. Deborah parlayed her…

Barefoot Gypsy – BoHo at it’s Best

Barefoot Gypsy – BoHo at it’s Best

Style lovers need no longer settle for the imperfect when PERFECT is at hand with Barefoot Gypsy – bohemian, unrestrained, wild at heart and colourful. Barefoot Gypsy searches the globe for beautiful pieces hand-crafted by artisans and exciting textiles with a quirky, unique or passionate back story. You’ll fall in exotic love with the new range of tribal bags, antique textiles, Beni Ourain rugs, upcycled leather, reclaimed fabric cushions and Moroccan wedding blankets. Barefoot Gypsy will be launching new charpoy beds at InStyle in Sydney next month featuring a modern twist with chunky knits, linen throws and on-trend textured cushions….