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The Model and Me 2015 favourites

The Model and Me posts here on Styling You are some of the most popular on this blog. In this final Model and Me segment for 2015, I thought I’d look back on the top 10 most popular Model and Me posts on the blog. These are the posts that were viewed the most by

The Model and Me: Motto

We’re at the pointy end of 2015. It’s parties and catch-ups a-go-go. In between, there’s Christmas shopping to finish/start, festive menu planning and hunting and gathering to happen and a touch of wardrobe management thrown in for good measure. I shared ideas last week about what to wear on Christmas Day and later this week I’ll be sharing

The Model and Me: Rasaleela

The power of the cotton frock when the heat is on cannot be underestimated. They are cool, comfortable and keep you looking stylish when the weather threatens to undermine all that. One of the best collections of summer cotton frocks can be found at Rasaleela Clothing. Rasaleela Clothing was started in 2002 by Trish Louey

The Model and Me: Fabrik

I do love coming across independent fashion labels that are offering fabulous alternatives for women looking for something a little different in their wardrobe mix. I love even more bringing those finds to you. The latest discovery is the label Fabrik. Fabrik is the brainchild of Sarah Hardie. Sarah previously worked alongside the amazing Lee Matthews

The Model and Me: Firefly

Can we talk about how hot it was in so many part of Australia at the end of last week and across the weekend? It was the kind of weather that required cool and comfortable clothing as a matter of wardrobe survival. Saturday was particularly hot here in Brisbane and I trotted out this cotton

The Model and Me: Lola Australia

Five years ago when I first started posting Model and Me blog posts here on Styling You, the aim was to show that a garment you might have seen on a model could work on a shorter, non-size-6 woman. It wasn’t to show that I looked better than the model. It was to show an

The Model and Me: Leona Edmiston

Melbourne Cup is done and dusted and that means that the party season has officially started. I’ve previously shared my 11 tips for how style your way through the season to Christmas Day. At the time I was heading into a very busy October. Now it’s November, the calendar looks socially similar, ie crazy fun.

The Model and Me: Read and Bell

I’ve got a serious problem this fashion season. Well, not world-peace serious. No, I’ve got a problem with my inability to turn away from any piece of clothing in a blue hue. In my defence, there is a lot of blue around this season. And, for me, it says – no, screams – summer. It’s

The Model and Me: Mela Purdie

The clothes that survive my bi-annual wardrobe edit are the ones that continue to make me feel fabulous when I wear them. AND they’re the clothes that still look as good as the day they first set up residence in my walk-in. I’ve long talked up Australian label Mela Purdie. I’ve got a Mela Purdie piece that

The Model and Me: Bella Lido

It seems that most places in Australia have had an early taste of the summer ahead. Scrolling through the #everydaystyle feed on Instagram last week showed that my southern style sisters were indeed enjoying some balmy spring conditions. Here in Queensland the balmy meter has been switched on and my seasonal default mode of dressing

The Model and Me: Binny

I’ve never met Binny – the designer behind the Australian label of the same name – but it feels like I have. Catch up on the Binny archive here. This Victorian-based label came to my attention thanks to the TV series Offspring (thank the TV gods that it’s coming back next year) when the costume designers dressed

The Model and Me: Harlow Australia

Oh don’t you just love a public holiday … if you can swing it? All week, you’ll be thinking it’s the day before it really is. Then you’ll get all excited when you realise you’re closer to the weekend than you first thought. And I’m contributing to that confusion today by switching Model and Me

The Model and Me: Bohemian Traders

I love outfits that offer an element of surprise – garments that when worn offer a contrast of either textures, colours, patterns or styles. Or all of the above. Australian online store Bohemian Traders (I think I’ve been its number one fan since day one!) does that surprise factor so well. I love how I can

The Model and Me: Louenhide

Hello to all those lucky enough to be enjoying the September school holidays by the beach. I had a taste of that across the weekend, celebrating our anniversary with a kid-free weekend in Noosa. The weather has been surprisingly and unseasonably cool (for Queensland) and I did get a little caught by surprise with the

The Model and Me: Bamboo Body

I’m a huge fan of lifestyle clothing pieces – pieces that need minimal care but always look good no matter where you need them to take you. I’m also a huge fan of such pieces as they are as comfortable to wear as pyjamas or a trackie. So, in effect, they are cheat clothes. You

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