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13 tips for travelling to Bali if you are a newbie

13 tips for travelling to Bali if you're a newbie

* Updated October 30, 2013 Bali has always been on our list of places to visit. So many good friends had been and fell in love. When we booked and surprised the kids with this end-of-school-holidays trip, we had a pretty good …

Styling You finalist in 2015 Telstra Business Awards

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Note: This is Kim here, Nikki's assistant. I'm hijacking her blog to share some really exciting news! I might get in trouble for sharing it with you all, but I thought you'd love to congratulate her along with me!  While travelling …

Autumn Winter 2015 fashion trends – what to buy now

FEATURED Autumn Winter 2015 fashion trends - fine form

I found myself wandering around and browsing in a few fashion stores in the city yesterday. I was on the hunt for a couple of plain coloured tops with sleeves for a video shoot I'm doing in Melbourne tomorrow (yes, I'm …

The Model and Me: Country Road Australia

The Model and Me featured

Oh hello there. I’m BACK. Thanks so very much to the gorgeous Rachel from Redcliffe Style for filling the Model and Me Monday slot here on Styling You while I was in Europe. I loved seeing her take on the designs featured – …

How to stay excited about your winter wardrobe

FEATURED Winter wardrobe boredom busters

I thought I was being super clever escaping the Australian winter for three weeks. In my head, I'd waltz on back from the south of Italy, all glowing and ready to embrace the new fashion season ahead. WRONG. No, as a major reality …

Styling You a Telstra Business Awards winner


Write a speech they said. Be prepared they said. I always do as I'm told. If you're reading this then tonight my blog business - Styling You - has been judged the winner of the Queensland Telstra Business Awards (micro business category). Styling You is …

Look fabulous in five minutes with this clever makeup routine


Editor’s note: Please welcome today’s guest blogger: Gillian Moody from Champagne Cartel. With an extensive background as a professional makeup artist, she is sharing her tips on how to save time in the morning with a five minute makeup routine. I used to be one of …

Beauty travel essentials (plus essential extras)


I am a lover of beauty products. If you are a regular around here, you already know that, right? If you've landed on this page in the hope of finding the secret to packing light when it comes to beauty travel essentials, I have to …

Winter teacher holiday style


Editor's note: sharing her style on the blog is What The Teacher Wears blogger, Alex Paterson. I met Alex at one of my Brisbane book launches - after I *met* her on Instagram and discovered that there is a whole …

What to wear on a long flight

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Do you know which are my fave celebrity paparazzi photos? The ones where someone beautiful and famous has just stepped off a plane looking like they've just been on a three-day-health retreat, not a long-haul flight. Yes, sitting (or lying down) …

What to pack for a European summer holiday


This would have to be my biggest packing challenge to date. Well, since I started seeing every trip as an opportunity to better myself in this game the experts call packing light. I need to be upfront with you from the outset, if …

An afternoon in Paris with Carla Coulson

FEATURED Carla Coulson

Paris dreaming. Yes, it's still happening here. Did those two days really happen? They did and I have some photos to prove it. Not just any old photos. NO. Carla Coulson photos to be exact. Carla is an incredibly talented Australian photographer married to an …

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