winter fashion

Simple Winter Warming Ways for Everyone

Simple Winter Warming Ways for Everyone

Winter warming ways will help you save money on electricity bills and enjoy the colder weather without freezing… or wearing fifty layers of clothing. It’s that time of the year again for many Australians. The sun has left us, the cold has come out to play, and we’re freezing ourselves just sitting in our homes. You’ll need winter warming ways to feel cozier. Staying warm is probably the first thing on our minds during these few chilly months. We need to try and keep our bodies nice and toasty to make it through such a rough period. So to help…

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…

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.

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….

LIFEwithBIRD – new season collection

LIFEwithBIRD – new season collection

LIFEwithBIRD was established in 2002 by Nicholas Van Messner (Life) and Bridget McCall (Bird) with a desire to create beautifully constructed leather goods and effortless, contemporary clothing. Their combination of unique skills and experience brought them together and the duo has now created a desirable aesthetic for the modern woman. STOP! One Night Shopping 20% Discount. 8.00am May 11 to 8.00am May 12 ONLY (AEST) Use the code TAKE20 at the checkout. SHOP NOW. Bridget was a photographer and stylist working in London collaborating on magazine shoots for innovative media such The Face and I-D. Hardly surprising that Bridget returned…

New Mothers Day Gift Ideas, with love

New Mothers Day Gift Ideas, with love

Are you organized with Mothers Day gift ideas yet? My Mother, who will be reading this, always said “It’s so commercial, don’t buy me anything” yet she’d secretly like a little present. What Mother wouldn’t? So here are some Mothers Day gift ideas for the Mums who say “No, no, you don’t have to buy anything”. Because secretly they would like a little something. Scented Candles, Candle Holders, Flameless Candles, Lanterns and Home Fragrances. Now on sale at Zanui with up to 30% off. When it comes to Mothers Day gift ideas scented candles may not be new, but they…

New Season Harlow for A Wild Winter

New Season Harlow for A Wild Winter

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, new season Harlow has taken their winning signature style to greater heights. Curvalicious fashionistas will love the unique and exciting prints, edgy trims, monochromatic palette, body skimming silhouettes and the new season Harlow much coveted denim. And if you know Harlow, you’ll know that every piece is perfectly crafted to enhance your curves. And if you don’t know Harlow, get to know new season Harlow FAST! Harlow has a fabulous core belief that EVERY WOMAN deserves fashion that reflects her personality. I love Harlow’s ‘take-no-prisoners philosophy’ and their Australian-centric focus of…

Fashion Over 40 : Subtle Changes to Stay Stylish

Fashion Over 40 : Subtle Changes to Stay Stylish

As we get older, there are ways to make subtle changes to stay stylish. Don’t get stuck in a style rut. Even tho 40 is the new 20, you may not be able to wear the same clothes you did a decade or two ago. Changes take place in our bodies, and our lives, that transition us from carefree to caring – motherhood, home ownership, increased responsibility, post-baby changes, divorce and good ol’ hormones. Subtle changes to stay stylish still means exuding youth, sex appeal, glamour and chic comfort. We can take inspiration from celebrities, for sure, but understand how…

Jeans for Genes Day : August 7th

Jeans for Genes Day : August 7th

You are going to think I’m mad, but there was a time I didn’t wear denim. I know, INSANITY! And that was at a time when my Father was on the Board of a Levi’s Jeans manufacturer. DOUBLE INSANITY, right? Well, I have seen the light and now denim is my wardrobe staple…whew..the men in white coats won’t cart me away JUST yet. In fact, I am wearing my favourite Liverpool Jeans Company denim jacket right now. It even has a Union Jack sewn into the side with words from a Beatles song – ‘Because’ by John Lennon and Paul…

Harlow Store Flash Clearance Sale

Harlow Store Flash Clearance Sale

I love Harlow Store, the Australian-designed fashion that’s on-trend and for women sized 14 – 42. And NOW for this weekend ONLY, Harlow Store joins Sonsee and Miss Scarlett Did It or a mega clearance sale on Sunday July 19th ONLY. Just for Victorian ladies for now, but after Kerry and her team catch their breath there will be an on-line version too. Yahhhh. Get into Harlow Store on Sunday and snap up gorgeous fashion at GREAT prices. You’ll find more details here – http://eepurl.com/bszK9D For more Harlow fashion see the article on the AW15 Harlow collection,  Black Skinnies and…

Head Turning Luxury from Nuan Cashmere

Head Turning Luxury from Nuan Cashmere

Recently launched in Australia, cashmere brand NUAN dares to make a real fashion statement with cashmere instead of opting for the more common script of ‘everyday basics’. NUAN CASHMERE coats and jackets are head turning, not because they are loud or daring but more for their distinctive detailing – intricate weave, chic fringe edging and closely cropped tailoring. The result is decidedly Chanel-esque as Madame Coco herself would have applauded Nuan Cashmere’s ability to adopt ultra-precise weave techniques combined with many hand sewn elements for an overall ‘couture’ like result and a healthy dose of savoir faire! It is little…

Ya Gotta Love Lichtenstein

Ya Gotta Love Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein was one of the most famous pop artists in the world. Although he died in 1997, Lichtenstein’s contribution to Pop Art is unquestionable. Which is why ya gotta love Lichtenstein, and the fashion world still does. A contemporary of Andy Warhol, James Rosenquist and others, Lichtenstein favoured the ‘comic strip’ as his main form of inspiration. Born in New York in 1923, Lichtenstein was an avid jazz fan frequently drawing musicians and their instruments. Studying at the Art Students League of New York during the summer of his final high school year, Lichtenstein finally left New York for…