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Fashions On The Field

7 Nov

fashions on the field

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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)

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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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Jean Paul Gaultier in Melbourne (Don’t Miss It!)

27 Jan

Jean Paul Gaultier Melbourne

When I woke up to drizzle on Australia Day I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to head to The Gallery to see the Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibition.  I’d been wanting to see it since it opened months ago, and I was desperate to get there before it finishes in a couple of weeks.  It’s not every day one gets up close and personal with a couture gown.

For those not familiar with Jean Paul Gaultier, very briefly, he is a French Haute Couture and Pret-a-Porter (Ready to wear) fashion designer.  Remember those cone shaped bra costumes Madonna wore in the 90’s?  He was responsible for those.  (If you click on his name above you can read more about him)

I knew Gaultier’s clothes were unconventional, flamboyant and glamourous but I underestimated just how ravishing they really are.

The fabrics and beading were so exquisite it took all my strength to resist reaching out to touch each garment. I think the signs telling me not to, made me want to feel them even more.  Several times I put my glasses on to inspect the pieces as closely as I could (without touching) to see if I could see any signs of *stitching.  In most cases, I could not. The detail and craftsmanship is extraordinary.  Unbelievably Haute Couture is constructed by hand from start to finish.

If you love fashion, sewing, costume design, beading, textiles, art, design or for that matter any form of beauty, make an effort to see this exhibition before it finishes.  

(My photos are dreadful but the best I can offer unfortunately until I get around to updating my very old phone. You’ll get the idea though.)

Jean Paul Gaultier Melbourne

Jean Paul Gaultier Melbourne

Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier Melbourne

Jean Paul Gaultier Melbourne

On a side note:  One of things that make the exhibition so impressive and quirky is that the mannequins wearing the clothes appear lifelike.  They talk, smile and wink.  When the Jean Paul Gaultier mannequin speaks it’s just like he’s in the room addressing the crowd.   You can see a little video of the mannequin’s on my Instagram here

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier – From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk is on at the National Gallery of Victoria and runs until Sunday 8 February. Details here

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What I Love About Melbourne..

13 Apr

H & M Melbourne

It was such a glorious day on Saturday I decided instead of racing home after my last shopping client, that I would go for a wander and have a bite to eat.

I called by the new H & M store to check the queues…and yep, they were still there so I gave that a miss.

Myer Melbourne

I’m not sure what was going on inside the Myer windows, but it looked interesting.

After a stroll through the arcades I headed down to a favourite laneway, past a vintage store I always drop by when I’m in the area – Shag.  They have the most fabulous costume jewellery.  I’ve got my eye on that rhinestone rooster brooch. (to the left)

Shag Melbourne

Next up was a stop for lunch at a great little French creperie – Aix Cafe Creperie Salon.   The food is fantastic (I had a chilli con carne crepe)  and they always play my kind of music.  Yesterday I relaxed and sipped on my latte to Edith Piaf.

Melbourne laneways

Aix Creperie Salon Melbourne

Melbourne Laneways

Melbourne laneways

On my way to the station I was entertained by this gentleman who was having a grand old time doing some dramatic/interpretive dancing.


Then I headed off to the station, via Degraves Street…and home. 

Melbourne Laneways

What some of you might not know is that there are boutiques underneath Flinders St Station.

Finders Street Station

Flinders St Station Subway

Flinders St Station Shops

Melbourne is all about amazing places to eat (and of course shop), laneways and hidden secrets.  If you visit, make sure you don’t miss them.

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