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Special Styling Experience Offer Involving A Free Pamper Session

6 May

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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!

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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?

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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

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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.)

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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

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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.

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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)

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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.

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

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

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

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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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One Person’s Trash Is Another Person’s Treasure

18 Feb

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If you’ve read my profile you would know that I have a thing for old things.  Old cutlery, crockery, music, art, buildings, clothes, jewellery, furniture…the lot.

I could fossick around a flea market, junk shop or vintage store, wondering about the life of a piece and searching for a unique treasure, for hours.  I love opening a book to find a written message and I love imagining why a beautiful 1950’s cocktail frock might have been made and who might have worn it.  I love the nostalgia a wander among old things might bring.  I can picture my Dad playing on a home made billy-cart when he was a little boy and my Mum going ballroom dancing in the 60’s, in a pair of satin pointy shoes.

A place I like to check out every now and then is The Junk Company, where I took all these snaps during a poke around  last weekend.  (Apologies for the dodgy quality) 

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Apart from what I’ve shown you in the photos, they have everything from old postcards, to vinyl records, Art Deco lights and vintage toys.

What I tend to look for though is vintage sunglasses, brooches, crystal, evening bags, cups and saucers, sequined and beaded anything, art work and old cupboards.

I’d love to hear if you know of any great vintage/junk shops in Melbourne…Victoria even, that you could recommend.  I’ve pretty much exhausted all the ones I know of and need to find some new places to check out.

The Junk Company is at 583 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne

 

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