Accessories

Gorgeous Bohemian Beads from Xada Jewellery

Gorgeous Bohemian Beads from Xada Jewellery

I am so glad it’s still a great trend to pile on bohemian beads because Xada Jewellery does it better than anyone. Think Nicole Richie, Sienna Miller and Kate Moss. Think Louise Ambry; the Melbourne-based jewellery designer who makes all her exquisite beaded jewellery by hand. Using semi-precious stones, silver, bronze, blush, suede and leather thonging, Xada Jewellery is the perfect gift for every fashionable gal; no matter her age. And for Christmas, Xada Jewellery has a new range of bohemian beads to suit any style.Single strand, warp-around, layered, short, long and with mix ‘n match bracelets. The perfect gift….

WIN a Beautiful Necklace from Xada Jewellery

WIN a Beautiful Necklace from Xada Jewellery

If you follow me here or on social media, you’ll know I love the BoHo inspired range of handmade jewellery from Melbourne designer, Louise Ambry and her Xada Jewellery brand. Now, Louise is offering a sensationally spring-tastic necklace to listeners of my Fashion + Home radio show on 88.9FM Hills Radio. Just listen to my show and you could WIN this divine necklace. You can listen to the Fashion + Home show every Friday from 9.00am (Adelaide time – so from 9.30am Australian Eastern Standard Time) and hear your cue to call. You can listen live, stream from the website,…

She Lion Has Business Women in the Bag

She Lion Has Business Women in the Bag

If you are a woman in business then you’ll know how important it is to make a good impression. Men don’t seem to have the same dilemma when it comes to presenting business material whilst looking chic and professional. I’ve been to plenty of important meetings to present a proposal using a laptop and including handouts. First impressions DO matter and when I walk into a boardroom with handbag, laptop, and a file of handouts I feel more Pack Horse than Clothes Horse. Kate Dillon from She Lion understands this. She understands this because she is a practicing Lawyer; an…

Five Must-Have Travel Essentials

Five Must-Have Travel Essentials

I recently went on a South Pacific cruise and it was one of the most wonderful holidays I have ever experienced. I hadn’t ‘cruised’ before so wasn’t sure what to expect; and I was not disappointed. The most compelling positive was having everything in one place, on board – entertainment, fabulous food, wonderful wines, views, fascinating people, leisure activities, even an Art Gallery – and not having to travel long distances for any of it. It got me thinking about other holiday options and what I would and would not need if I chose different destinations. Of course, that led…

Made of Carpet…and NOT what you expect!

Made of Carpet…and NOT what you expect!

The quintessential accessory; the handbag. If you are anything like me (and if you are reading this you might be) then you’ll have day bags in different colours & sizes, evening bags in different fabrics, totes, clutches, shopping bags, overnight bags, casual, executive and downright impractical girlie bags. I was actually quite excited to see bags made of carpet! Yes, you read that right. And not only that, they are UNISEX. So you don’t only have to worry about your house-mate pinching your bag, you have to worry about your partner pinching it too. The European runways were awash with…

Convict Bags : Modern Style with Surprising Histories

Convict Bags : Modern Style with Surprising Histories

When I first saw the raw beauty of Convict bags, I didn’t realise they were Australian. But that thought was fleeting as I learned the unique history of Convict and it’s homage to Australia’s first female convicts. Convict is not a modern reinvention of bags used by convicts, but rather a charming lesson in history. Each bag is named for an Australian female convict of the 1800’s and comes with a ‘certified’ history of her origins and ending, if that is known. Above is the Thom tablet cover which fits  an ipad and doubles as a smart, unisex clutch RRP…

Lafitte : Luxury For Feet

Lafitte : Luxury For Feet

How much do you love your feet? You may get pedicures. You almost certainly buy well-fitting shoes, right? How about wrapping them in a luxury knit with eye-popping patterns?   Since 1986, Lafitte has been styling feet to run, jump, walk or laze. Using high quality fibres including cotton, bamboo and wool, Lafitte’s ‘tough’toe technology means you get a no-holes, no-quibbles one-year replacement guarantee. AND the majority of Lafitte socks are made here in Australia. That’s fabulous AND fashionable. [metaslider id=2060] Lafitte also has its ‘LOCO’ range which is like having a friend who loves doing things differently. LOCO socks…

Saintly Leather? I Think Not!

Saintly Leather? I Think Not!

It’s saintly leather, and other design innovations, that makes my role as a style design writer so exciting. I get to see really cool stuff FIRST. So I just about went nuts when I saw Tyrant Saint. Because I do love unique & textured leather accessories. And you’ve NEVER seen a bum bag (Fanny Pack) that looks like this. Tyrant Saint is an Australian leather innovation company that knows just how to get the maximum sexiness from their leather bags, including a gorgeous design that looks like a leather skirt…with zips, of course. The aforementioned bum bag… or is it…

Xada Jewellery : New Gelato Range

Xada Jewellery : New Gelato Range

I love finding new jewellery ranges especially from local artisans. Xada Jewellery has become a firm favourite of mine because it’s locally made (in Melbourne), is elegant & eyecatching, and is not expensive (yet is of high quality). Louise Ambry is a self-confessed jewellery addict (aren’t we all) but she has channeled her obsession into a business, and we are the winners.Louise draws inspiration for her hand-crafted bracelets and necklaces from her Melbourne surroundings. Each piece is lovingly designed and made using semi-precious stones, silver and leather tassels. Combing unique textures and colours, Xada Jewellery is designed to be worn…

Crazy for Clutches

Crazy for Clutches

Every girl needs a few handbags, right? Yes, I knew you’d agree. We need a day bag, a tote bag, a coloured bag, an evening bag, an iPad bag…at the very least. And there are are other considerations such as size, texture, fabric, use, co-ordination with outfits, whether it’s a statement piece…the list goes on. So when writing about handbags, its good to categorize the oiptions for carting around everything from a lipstick and credit to the kitchen sink. Are you one of those people, like me, whereby the bigger the handbag the more you out in it? It got…