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I Did Something To Refresh My Look And It Cost Me Nothing

27 Jun

Tiffany bracelet

I did something last week to update my look and it cost me nothing.

I took my Tiffany bracelets into their Collins Street (Melbourne) store and they cleaned and polished them.

Not only was it free but they sent me an SMS to let me know they were ready to be collected within 24 hours.

I hadn’t worn either bracelet for a couple of years because they’d tarnished so much  that they were almost black.  (It turns out I hadn’t been storing them properly)  Now they’re like new.

If you wear the same jewellery everyday and you haven’t cleaned it in a while, chances are it’s lost some of their sparkle.  Consider taking it to a jeweller you trust and having it professionally cleaned.  It’ll feel like you have something new and it’ll instantly refresh and update your look.

You can read more about taking care of your jewellery here.

I’m not sure if all Tiffany stores are offering the free clean and polish service or if it’s just the Collins St store. Perhaps if you’re planning on taking advantage of the offer, call ahead to make sure they’re doing it.

www.tiffany.com.au

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200 Years Of Australian Fashion

22 Mar

200 Years Of Australian Fashion

Even I get a bit bored and unenthused with my current wardrobe of clothes and how I’m dressing, every now and then.

It usually happens at the very end of a season, where I’ve been wearing the same thing (eg. knits, dark coats and jackets) a lot and find myself falling into a rut.

When I feel myself going there, I know I need to make some changes. It might be playing around with different looks and coming up with new outfits from the pieces in my wardrobe, introducing a few new things (more than likely shoes) or I do something that gets the creative juices flowing and inspires me.

That could be catching up with a stylish friend and talking about fashion, watching a film, (like this) flicking through a mountain of Vogues, browsing through Pinterest or Instagram (This is one of my favourite accounts), or going to an exhibition like the one I went to last weekend.  200 Years of Australian Fashion.

The exhibition showcases the works of more than 90 designers over two centuries of fashion design in Australia.

From the seventies onwards it was like a stroll down memory lane – particularly with the  music playing throughout.  (Which I thought made the exhibition)

As I wandered through it I was reminded what I was doing, wearing and listening to through the various years.

For example, there was one section I walked into, where I immediately was transported to a time when I had just finished school and had started work. The clothes were versions of what I was wearing and the tunes were exactly what I was listening to at the time.

Aside from the flashbacks to my past, I came away feeling inspired and uplifted. The exhibition, particularly through the 70’s and 80’s, was a good reminder of how fun, joyful and expressive fashion and style can be. I concluded that, it might be time to start taking a few more fashion risks…

Without spoiling it for you, this is a little glimpse into the exhibition.

200 Years of Australian Fashion

How on earth did women sit down when they wore a bustle?

200 Years of Australian Fashion

200 years of Australian Fashion

200 Years of Australian Fashion

200 Years of Australian Fashion

From Merivale & Mr John. Any Melbournians remember the Collins St. store?

200 years of Australian fashion

200 years of Australian Fashion

200 years of Australian Fashion

200 years of Australian fashion

200 Years of Australian Fashion

This was one of my favourites.  It’s hard to see, but it’s a fabulous knit – with leather sleeves. You need to see it close up to appreciate the work involved.200 Years of Australian Fashion

If you’re at a loose end over Easter, go along. Take a girlfriend and reminiscence about what you wore, what you were listening to, (perhaps who you were dating) and what you were doing, back when…

200 Years of Australian Fashion Ian Potter Centre: NGV, Federation Square.

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Fashions On The Field

7 Nov

fashions on the field

image via here

What a great story…

Emily’s Mum made the beautiful navy blue dress she wore on Oaks Day in the Fashion’s on Field competition, inspired by a dress she saw on Pinterest.

It just goes to show, you don’t need to wear fancy designer clothes to look stylish. You just need to know what suits you and what fits you properly.

*The other part of the story is that, as part of her prize, Emily was given a fancy new car (Lexus) to drive for 12 months and just last weekend the old car she’d had since she was 18, died.

You can read all about Emily and her lovely dress here

(Emily went on to take out the overhaul competition on Thursday)

*Note Emily’s bag and shoes don’t match.   READ: Matchmaking here 

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Special Styling Experience Offer Involving A Free Pamper Session

6 May

hair makeover

To celebrate Mother’s Day everyone who books in a personal styling session during the month of May will receive….

  • A voucher (Valued at $60) for a complimentary (ie. FREE)  wash and blow wave, including a consultation to talk about how you could makeover your hair with my fabulous hairstylist Suzi Di Maggio.  (Based in the beautiful, iconic Manchester Unity Building in the Melbourne CBD.)

This is a fantastic opportunity if you’ve been thinking about doing something different with your hair but haven’t been sure about taking the plunge. (I recently had quite a radical change and chopped my hair off to just above my chin and it feels great) You can sit down with Suzi and chat about what you could do, if you decide to. A new color…a new cut…..a new look. (…and a new perspective from someone different)   If you’ve recently updated your clothes you don’t want your hair to let down your new style down.  You might even like to try and book the blow wave in after or before your styling session with me. Make a pamper day of it!

hair makeover

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  • One entry into the draw to win a Florsheim Gift Card valued at $100. (Not only do they have great shoes, but they have amazing bags) *Remember this gorgeous leopard print number I posted on my Facebook page recently?

Florsheim leopard bag

While you need to book in, in May you don’t need to have an appointment with me in May – as long as you book a date within 3 months of purchase and pay a deposit when you book.

Of course you can also purchase a Gift Certificate for a Mother’s Day gift for yourself or someone else and you can decide whether you or they receive the voucher with Suzi and the entry into the Florsheim draw.  (I have email Gift Certificates for last minute purchases)

*Those who have already worked or booked in to work with me during the month of May will also receive the voucher and be entered into the draw.

If you would like to book or you have any questions you can contact me here 

From the archives, read – “Are You Stuck In A Hairstyle Rut?” here and “What Does Your Hair Say About You?” here

 

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