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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

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

Your style questions answered

FEATURED How to style a sleeveless vest or cardi

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

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

Teenage style: what to wear to university

Editor’s note: Please say hello to Samantha Cheney. Sam is Miss SY’s best friend from school and a journalism student. Each month she’ll share some style tips that are relevant to teenage girls – please leave us a question if you have a teenage style question you’d like answered. Yep. It’s that time again. Back to

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

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

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 be a fantastic place for us to hang out and share questions and

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 Boho Bird. All labels were developed based on feedback from Birdsnest’s huge customer base.

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 Jo-Ann, Rhonda and Lesley are planning and dreaming about Venice, Barcelona, Paris and London

The Model and Me: Anannasa


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 humidity took an horrendous turn and I peeled off any layers I’d

Bring 2015 red carpet trends into your home

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Sponsored by Valspar Future of Paint It’s no secret that I like to change things up in my wardrobe on a semi-frequent basis. I don’t do so without being mindful of what’s in there already but I do like to keep things fresh. I’m not a slave to fashion trends but I do take note as

Your style questions answered

FEATURED Winter travel wardrobe

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 or style question that I think others may be interested in, I’ll answer it

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 in the form of printed pants. As a result of that trends blog post,

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