interviews

Mr Jason Grant : Interior Stylist, Author, Designer

Mr Jason Grant : Interior Stylist, Author, Designer

Mr Jason Grant has become one of Australia’s favourite interior stylists whose name now regularly appears alongside celebrities and iconic brands. From his early childhood in Tasmania to living in Melbourne, working for several of Australia’s leading home & interiors magazines and now living the dream in Bondi, the ‘Mr Jason Grant’ brand is itself on the rise. I was delighted to have a chat with Mr Jason Grant on my Fashion + Home radio show and learn more about the laid-back style and future plans of the man with an eye for the interesting. Jason lived in Tasmania until…

She Lion Creator Walks Fearlessly : An Interview with Kate Dillon

She Lion Creator Walks Fearlessly : An Interview with Kate Dillon

Every now and then, I come across a handbag that makes me stop in my tracks. Rarely do I come cross a whole collection. As I wrote in my article on the creation of She Lion bags for corporate women, it was my pleasure to see elegant leather handbags designed with corporate women in mind. The She Lion handbags are not simply stylish, they are seriously functional. So I sought out an interview with Kate Dillon, the Melbourne-based lawyer who created She Lion. My Fashion + Home radio show was the perfect platform to have an interview with Kate Dillon….

Best Style Tips for Men

Best Style Tips for Men

Dan Thomas is the Image Doctor, and he really knows his stuff when it comes to style tips for men. I interviewed Dan on for The Style Podcast and he was truly FASCINATING. For example, why shouldn’t you wear red if you are trying to close  a deal with a woman? What are the best colours for a sales role? When shouldn’t you wear darker colours? What are the best off-duty styles? What should you wear if you have an entry level job? And why should that be different from that worn by a CEO? What body image hang-ups do…

You’ll Love This Whimsical Wallpaper Series from Mairead Murphy

You’ll Love This Whimsical Wallpaper Series from Mairead Murphy

Sometimes you see something that just gels. For me, it’s a combination of whimsy, humour, talent and composition; you just love it. That was what happened when I first saw the delicate illustrations by the talented Mairead Murphy who has just launched her first wallpaper series, Great & Small.   So taken was I with Mairead’s work, I invited her to chat about her work on my Fashion + Home radio show on 88.9FM Hills Radio. As an Interior Architect, Mairead was used to very structured work – straight lines, symmetry, designs that made perfect sense. As an Illustrator, her…

Chic, Smart + Modern. Mageia Design Takes The Lead

Chic, Smart + Modern. Mageia Design Takes The Lead

Unemployment can offer unexpected opportunities especially to a young girl from the Mornington Peninsula whose employment options at the time were limited to becoming an Air Hostess or a Wife. After a failed attempt at becoming a stewardess – Noela didn’t have sea legs – she returned to Melbourne and looked for a new direction. Looking into a Government scheme designed to teach new skills to young unemployed people, Noela Coffey opted for an Interior Design course. Given her artistic interests and creative flair she says it seemed to be be easy option. “I guess at that age I thought…