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The Model and Me: wYse lifestyle

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Did you get caught in the rain event at the weekend? Aside from the fact that I find it fascinating that we are now calling a day of precipitation an EVENT, I did make the most of the last blast of winter and pulled on the boots, faux fur collar and coat for a farewell party.

The Model and Me: Sacha Drake

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I wore a jumpsuit. Something I never thought I would ever write here. Something I thought I’d never wear. Proves that you should never say never, I say. Sometimes it’s not the fashion trend you should be afraid of but more who’s designing that trend. Let me paint the picture. In the week before my

The Model and Me: Phyllis and Mimosa

Phyllis and Mimosa Zoe Top and Frankie pant

One of the most common style questions that lands in my inbox is: “what should I wear to my/my girlfriend’s/my sister’s milestone birthday?”. Obviously it depends on the venue, time of day and whether any dress code is expected but, for my money, options generally come down to a frock or a pants and top scenario.

The Model and Me: Maiocchi

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One of the wonderful privileges that have in my job as a blogger (and as of tomorrow an author!) is that I can support independent fashion designers. I know many of you reading have discovered these designers through my blog and that feels like I’m playing a part in supporting a creative industry that needs our

The Model and Me: Motto

Motto top and pants SS14-15

There are times when I put on a garment and cannot believe just how right the designer gets it in regards to creating something that can be so comfortable AND so flattering. This is THE winning combination in my style book. Earlier this year, Australian label Motto introduced me to its Lauren cropped pant. There

The Model and Me: Metalicus

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A new fashion season is a dawning. I know it never makes any sense. It’s something that happens twice a year so you’d think I’d be used to it by now but coming off a week when we experienced some of the coldest temperatures in more than 100 years it really does make it tricky

The Model and Me: Surafina

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The designers behind label Surafina speak to my need to dress like it’s winter but not swelter because I live in Queensland. It helps that they are based in Queensland. It helps a lot. They understand that we can have super chilly nights and mornings and then glorious sunny days that require us to un-layer

The Model and Me: Firefly Clothing

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It’s that crazy point in the fashion season where it’s actually turned to winter weather but the stores are in sale mode and in a matter of weeks they’ll be convincing us that spring is a thing. Urrgghhh. It’s all just crazy. Where does it leave us? The fashion consumer? Confused at worst. Accepting at

The Model and Me: Solito

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I do love wearing jeans and long pants in winter and I’ll freely admit that this is easily my fallback outfit option. But the frock girl in me is never too far away. Given that I work from home so don’t need to do an office-type frock all that often, it’s more a tunic style

The Model and Me: Harlow

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Last time I looked – and I look quite regularly – every woman was and is real. It blows me away how size-ist the fashion industry can be. I’m not just talking about the way fashion is marketed via size 6-8 very tall models (ie a very small percentage of the population). I’m talking about

The Model and Me: Bella Lido

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I was asked recently if I thought that printed pants would disappear from the fashion landscape any time soon. I pondered this question for all of three seconds and said NO. I could be wrong but anything that seems to have a level of comfort mixed in with an interesting fashion element seems to have

The Model and Me: wYse lifestyle

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I’m pretty sure I’ve shared this story before but I’ll share again. I first discovered the wYse lifestyle label via a photo of one of my relatives in g-string underwear. While this story sounds very much not G rated (pun very much intended!), it is. This particular relative was a model for wYse and her well-toned

The Model and Me: Sancerre

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It’s been a while since I’ve featured Sancerre here on the blog. It’s a Melbourne-based clothing company that offers relaxed lifestyle pieces – many of which really suit a trans-seasonal wardrobe. There’s an emphasis on layering and effortless styling. A couple of years ago I wore and featured Sancerre’s basic band slip in white. If

The Model and Me: Metalicus

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I know that this post will be divisive. Metalicus is a label does that. There is still a great belief out there that it’s a label for small women. If you’ve been reading long enough here you will have seen me dispel that myth each fashion season. Metalicus was the first ever label featured here as

The Model and Me: Mela Purdie Style Icons

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I was first introduced to the Mela Purdie label about nine years ago. That first piece – a wrap cardi – is still going strong in my wardrobe. I say this at the outset because this is a Model and Me post dedicated to investment wardrobe fashion. I mix it up the price points of

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