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How to create a lipstick wardrobe?

If there is one thing I can’t leave the house without, it’s lippy. Oh, ok, you got me … my preference is also that I’m fully clothed and not in danger of embarrassing my son on the school run. But apart from clothes, there has to be something on my lips. I seriously do not

Style + Champagne event – it’s a wrap

What do you get when you put 90 women in one room, serve them high tea and French Champagne and teach them a few life and style hacks? FUN with all the capitals, that’s what. The inaugural Style + Champagne event was everything that we’d hoped it would be. Gillian, Carolyn (the awesome Champagne Cartel chicks)

The Model and Me: Harlow

It was reported on last night’s news that Brisbane’s April temperatures were some of the hottest on record. And this week we’re staring down the barrel of another week of high 20s/early 30s temperatures. I’m calling ENOUGH. It’s May. Winter IS coming. Isn’t it? I’ve got a fab wardrobe ready to roll out when it

Mother’s Day style inspiration at Katies

Sponsored by Katies We are big markers of any occasion around here and Mother’s Day is firmly fixed on the celebration agenda each year. This has nothing at all to do with the fact that I am a mother and stand to personally gain from being made the focus of attention on said day. No, nothing at

How to wear denim autumn 2016

Denim on denim on denim. If there is one style of clothing that endures, it’s anything made from this hard-wearing cotton twill fabric. All shades of blue denim may be most popular but white and black hold their own in a sea of blue. The real women of #everydaystyle love a challenge and they’ve offered up

The Model and Me: Boom Shankar

I’ve been sharing my love for Noosa-based label, Boom Shankar, here for many years. Boom Shankar is 20 years young and grew from designer Dui (Katie) Cameron’s days living in India. Any one who visited the iconic Eumundi markets from the label’s inception, would recognise it. Many people still have those original purchases – clothes that

April 2016 beauty favourites

Hello Beauties. It’s time again to delve into my bathroom cabinet and see what I’ve been trialling on my skin, hair and face. Each month, dozens of new beauty products land on my desk for possible trial, review and feature here. I KNOW. Tough doesn’t come close to describing this aspect of my job. For

15-piece autumn-winter 2016 capsule wardrobe

There is a crispness in the air that I can no longer deny. Sure, the days might still be warm (especially where I live) but as soon as the sun goes down, we are reaching for a wardrobe piece to keep us warm. Welcome to the trans-seasonal autumn-winter season, where layering is key to outfit

Tell me ALL the things

Today is a little crazy around the Styling You traps. I’m shooting a new project for Katies – can’t wait to share that – and I’m also putting the final touches on the first Styling You Shop capsule collection for 2016. Basically I’m doing all the things I love while playing dress ups. WINNING. Here’s a sneak

The Model and Me: wYse

My most favourite clothing pieces are ones that can be easily washed, require no ironing and look good wear after wear. I’ve long termed these style of clothing pieces lifestyle clothing. Clothes that just fit in your life. wYse is a label that you would have heard me talk about a lot in regards to

5 scalp friendly shampoos

I know I’m not alone in this struggle so I thought I’d do an update of this post I wrote a few years ago. I’ve been a psoriasis sufferer from the age of nine. Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition that shows itself as an overproduction of skin cells that appear as lumpy, itchy scaly clumps.

7 ways to wear a denim shirt

I learned long ago on my style journey to never say I wouldn’t revisit a fashion trend that I tried the first time it came around. Why? Because such nonsense will inevitably come back to bite me on my wide-but-flat-as-a-pancake bottom. Let me give you some examples where I’ve gone back on my word and embraced


The last time we’d all been together we were fresh of face and hard of hair on account of our collective over-consumption and addiction to hairspray. Sure some of us had caught up with others in the group over past 26 years. Been to each other’s weddings. Been Godparents for our kids. Been supports through the worst

The Model and Me: Boho Bird

If I were to nominate one look that is my signature for cool autumn and mild winter days it would be this one. A loose boho-style top worn with skinny jeans. It’s a no-brainer outfit for me. The style of jeans just works and the top skims over the bits I’d like skimmed over around

How to get the perfect eyebrow

In my formative and early adult years I really did not pay enough attention to my brows. By enough, I mean ANY attention. I truly did not understand the power of the brow and its magical abilities to make or break a face until a little more than five years ago. Yes, I’m a late bloomer.

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