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How to update your wardrobe for winter 2015

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I’ve been out twice this week. On school nights. In the name of fashion research. I know, I know. It’s a tough job … The biggest thing I took away from my research in terms of how to update your wardrobe for winter is that the update can be as simple as adding key show-pony pieces in

Save your winter soles with FRANKiE4 Footwear


Sponsored by FRANKiE4 Footwear I remember the first time my feet slipped into a pair of FRANKiE4 Footwear shoes. It was very much a happy dance moment. A COMFORTABLE happy dance moment. Like any woman with half an eye on fashion trends, up until that point I’d pretty much sacrificed any foot comfort for a

March 2015 beauty favourites


Hello, welcome to the monthly beauty post where I feature five of my favourite beauty products I’ve been trialling for the past month. Not everything I feature will suit you but I’ll feature it here if it has suited me and has had some point of difference that I think you’d be interested in hearing

Escape to the Crown Metropol Melbourne

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A few years ago Mr SY called me from a hotel in Melbourne where his employers had put him up for the night. To tell me how GREAT it was and how much I would love to stay there. So instead of cooking dinner or something equally mundane, I took to Google to take a

The Model and Me: Metalicus

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Did you know that I owe the very concept of my Model and Me posts to the label Metalicus – five and a half years ago? True. I’d been asked to be a model in a boutique’s Metalicus season-launch fashion parade. This boutique wanted to feature real women of different sizes to demonstrate how the mostly

How to pose for photos + WIN an Olympus selfie camera

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Sponsored by Olympus Australia I have two friends who are former models. The only former thing about them is that they no longer model professionally. They are utterly gorgeous, tall and know how to pose for a photo. Now, most people might shy away from being in a photo with a model – former or

Your style questions answered

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Whenever I get a fashion or style question that I think others may be interested in, I’ll answer it in a blog post like this. If you have a question you’d like considered for this, please email me: – I can’t answer all personally but if it has a wider appeal, you may get

Maybelline NY Dream Wonder Foundation


Sponsored by Maybelline NY Australia It’s no secret around here that I love a BB Cream for an everyday beauty look – something quick and easy to enhance my complexion and give it a bit of a glow without a whole lot of fuss – but if I have an occasion or an event to

Share your hair and beauty recommendations

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It’s been about 12 months since I quizzed you for your hair and beauty recommendations. See, Styling You has readers all around Australia. I can’t possibly keep across all the places that serve you well so I want as many of you to share those places here. So everyone can benefit from your go-to list.

The Model and Me: Maiocchi

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The majority of my wardrobe is what I classify as smart casual. This makes sense as I work from home. But. I do attend networking functions and business lunches or meetings. For those times, I need to have a number of go-to frocks on hand to meet the occasion. Ideally, they’re frocks that don’t require

How to repair nails after shellac

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Wowsers. I just had a look back in the Styling You archives and found that I first wrote about Shellac gel nails back in August 2010. I tell you, I’m an early adopter of any beauty treatment that makes your life easier. The reason I jumped on this nail trend was that finally I could

Inside Julia Morris’ jungle wardrobe

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I know this post will be polarising on a couple of fronts so let’s get that out on the table from the start, shall we. 1. I’ve been watching and largely enjoying Channel Ten’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. 2. I’m a long-term, card-carrying member of the animal-print appreciation society. Let’s address

One pot wonder recipes to make your life easier


Towards the end of last year, when I was well and truly over the nightly catering gig and the teenagers had moved back home – meaning the catering was essentially now for four adults and one child – I cottoned on to my mate BabyMac‘s biggest cooking secret. The harnessing of the large Scanpan roasting

The Model and Me: Everyday Cashmere

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My parents arrived yesterday from their now home base in the UK. Let’s just say that the aircon was cranking in an attempt to acclimatise them as best we could. I could only apologise for the non-autumn weather we’re currently experiencing in Queensland and assured them that relief was in sight … when they headed

Home office ideas from SY readers


Last month I shared the 2015 SY home office space. It came on the back of a long-overdue tidy up. You’ll be pleased to know that I’ve kept it in a tidy state and in order. One of the things I mentioned that I needed to address was the issue of my office chair. Well,

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