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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 …

Autumn Winter 2015 fashion trends – what to buy now

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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 …

Fifty Shades of Grey movie review

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I'm not generally known for my choice of high literature when it comes to reading. My Dad - a former school teacher and head of English - told me many years ago that as long as I was reading something …

What jeans are in fashion 2015?

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Oh Stylers, I have a massive apology to offer. When my book - Unlock Your Style - launched at the end of July last year, I also launched the Styling You forum. I was super excited about it. I thought it could …

The Model and Me: Sacha Drake

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My friend Mrs Woog and I availed ourselves of the shopping that is to be had in my 'hood on her recent visit. We started at one end of Paddington (Brisbane) and wandered about 2km along the strip from Latrobe to …

The Model and Me: Motto

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When I wrote this post about the 2015 autumn-winter fashion trends, I flagged "graphic content" as one of those so-called trends. The thing is - like most trends - it's a trend that's been around for a few years now. Especially …

End of summer giveaway: win 1 of 10 prizes valued at $2463

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Who can believe that summer is nearly over?  In order to get you prepared for the fact that autumn is just around the corner, we have a bumper end-of-summer giveaway for you.  With a chance to win one of 10 prizes …

Your style questions answered

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The year has got off to a flying start and with that has come a tonne of emails into my inbox. I'm doing my best to stay on top of them but I am only human. Whenever I get a fashion …

How to make a blow dry last

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It's no secret that I believe in the power of a good hair day. If I have only time for one grooming thing in the morning, hair will always win out. After all, I can add a pop of lipgloss on …

Styling You home office 2015

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I really wasn't at home much in January. And when I was it was a crazy blur of school holiday and work juggle. The essential stuff got done while each day my office became less of the haven it was meant …

What to pack for Europe in spring

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When not one but three SY readers email me with questions about their May visits to Europe,  requesting some packing tips, I take it as a sign. A sign to explore these questions further ... and not be at all envious that …

The Model and Me: Anannasa

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For a moment on the weekend I got a little excited about the possibility of cooler weather and switching to my trans-seasonal wardrobe. Silly me. Of course as soon as Cyclone Marcia moved on, the rain stopped and the sun came out, …

The Model and Me: Belle Bird

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Over the past couple of years, retailer Birdsnest has been developing its own stable of labels to sit alongside its mix of brands that appeal to women of all ages. It all started with That Bird Label, then came Bird Keepers and …

10 things I learned from Bobbi Brown

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Bobbi Brown not only gives good makeup, she makes running a multi-million business look easy. I'm sure it's anything but easy knowing the power of a good lippy must surely help. I had the pleasure of having lunch with Bobbi in Brisbane …