Australian designed fashion

Rocky Rafaela Does Leather VERY Differently

Rocky Rafaela Does Leather VERY Differently

The new Rocky Rafaela range of leather biker jacket and vests will take my motorbike riding to a whole new level. From the moment I saw the new Rocky Rafaela range I was hooked. It matters not to me that Ruby Rose and Gigi Hadid are converts. No! I travel my own road, and now I’ll be doing it in an edgy Rocky Rafaela leather jacket. Easy Rider never had it so stylish. My genuine Harley Davidson leather jacket must have been designed by a man. Oh sure, it curves in (slightly) at the waist and was ‘designed’ for a…

Want To Make Bath Time More Fun?

Want To Make Bath Time More Fun?

Make bath time more fun with gorgeous fluffy towels, divinely scented candles, a good book, and some bubbles; both in the tub and in the champagne flute, of course. Now that bathrooms have been elevated to places of supreme divinity…for many women anyway…savvy businesses have responded with wonderful accessories to make bath time more fun. Generously sized fluffy towels are one bathroom imperative of which there are plenty of choices. Scented candles are an absolute necessity, especially those encased in glass, ceramic, or decorated tin.

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…

New SS16 Harlow for Curvalicious Fashionistas

New SS16 Harlow for Curvalicious Fashionistas

The new SS16 Harlow Australia collection means luscious new plus size fashion for curvalicious bods; and don’t we LOVE that! statement, not question ūüėČ Check out the new designs, re-designed favourites, and clever accessories from Australian owned, designed and made plus size fashion label, Harlow Australia. Please click the title to READ MORE.

How To Say ‘Yes’ To Ethical Beautiful Bamboo Fashion

How To Say ‘Yes’ To Ethical Beautiful Bamboo Fashion

Bamboo fashion became Edwina Walsh’s passion after a single trip to Bangladesh saw her turn her back on a fashion career she loved. Edwina was not prepared for what she saw when she went to visit a factory in Bangladesh. Having worked with major Australian fashion brands, brought to market labels you will know well, and with a degree gained in New York, Edwina turned her back on it all. To READ MORE please click the title.

Samantha Wills Podcast

Samantha Wills Podcast

In a frank interview on The Style Podcast, Samantha Wills talks about her early days selling handmade ‘beach vibe’ jewellery at the Bondi Markets and her first foray into Australian Fashion Week. She reveals the drama of growing too fast, being $85,000 in debt and what happened next. Click the title to LISTEN TO THE PODCAST

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.

The Bold and The Beautiful Design Residency

The Bold and The Beautiful Design Residency

The new designer graduates from Raffles College of Design and Commerce joined The Design Residency for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2016. This was an opportunity for Australia’s emerging designers to kick-start their own labels in a very public way. The unique partnership between design school Raffles and The Design Residency was launched in 2016. Spearheaded by industry icon, Lorraine Lock, The Design Residency is one of Australia‚Äôs leading emerging fashion and design incubators. Seven Raffles alumni students unveiled their collections for MBFWA 2016 at the Raffles International Showcase at Carriageworks. The partnership with The Design Residency enables students to preview…

Wrapped Up Good : OSKAR The Label

Wrapped Up Good : OSKAR The Label

One of things I adore about winter dressing is wrapping up in luscious knits. So when I saw the new AW16 collection from OSKAR The Label I knew I had gone to knitwear heaven, with an effortlessly cool after burn. I covered the summer collection from OSKAR The Label, with it’s clean approach to styling, architectural lines, and fresh block colours. It was minimalist and androgynous. The AW16 collection is far more casual and, quite frankly, scrumptious. Think of an open fire, sheepskin rug, bottle of red and runny brie – add OSKAR The Label and you’re winter is set….

Luxurious Cashmere Warms Winter

Luxurious Cashmere Warms Winter

Who doesn’t love luxurious cashmere, especially when it’s Australian designed. NUAN Cashmere is designed with both men and women in mind. Brisbane based designer, Caoimhe Ryan, uses only the purest, long yarn cashmere and designs original garments you’ll love. NUAN Cashmere is stylish, classic and luxurious in an age of disposable fashion. This luxurious cashmere will last virtually a lifetime, and become a firm favourite in your stylish wardrobe. Premium tailored cashmere, NUAN was established in 2006 by Irish-born Ryan who says the long yarn cashmere resists pilling and will, like a good bottle of wine, get better with age….