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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

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.

The Model and Me: Anannasa

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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

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,

The Model and Me: Sacha Drake

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My friend Mrs Woog and I availed ourselves of the shopping that is to be had in my ‘hood on her recent visit. We started at one end of Paddington (Brisbane) and wandered about 2km along the strip from Latrobe to Given Terrace, popping into any shop that took our fancy along the way. Lots

The Model and Me: Bassike

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The Boxing Day sales seem a lifetime ago right now but they yielded today’s Model and Me dress – and it’s a dress I love so much that I thought I’d share it here. It’s not going to be everyone’s cup of wardrobe tea and that’s very ok. One SY reader told me I shouldn’t

The Model and Me: Surafina

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I’ll tell you something for nothing … there was a lot of perspiring happening this past weekend. It was more than a small shock after five days in Tasmania where I even got to wear jeans and a cardi. The week before we spent at the beach in NSW. It may have been hot but the humidity

The Model and Me: Bohemian Traders

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Every so often a frock style comes along that just captures my wardrobe heart. Oh who am I kidding? SO many summer frock styles capture my wardrobe heart. It’s my favourite way of dressing as it only takes one garment to create an outfit. But. This summer I’ve been well and truly seduced by the

The Model and Me: Mojo Beach

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Hello. It’s me. ANNOYING me on holidays. At the beach. Does it help if you know that this post was written BEFORE we went on holidays? Good. Let’s go with that shall we? I’m talking about shorts today. Specifically wearing shorts. In Queensland there are some days that shorts are the only thing you can contemplate

Model and Me: Bella Lido

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I had to think last night was day it was. That’s a good sign, don’t you think? That I’ve let go of the everyday routine? That I’ve slipped into a go-slow period that’s very pleasing? This time last year we were packing to move to Brisbane and I can tell you there was no time

The Model and Me: Ollie and Max

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How was your weekend before Christmas? Ours was a mix of getting ready for the big day, aka THE food shop to end all food shops, and prepping for food for the first of our festive gatherings yesterday. My youngest brother heads to South Australia each year for Christmas with his in-laws so we always

Model and Me: Solito

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I’m still in outfit planning mode as to what I’ll wear Christmas Day (and any of the other Christmas-type gatherings leading up to the day). I talked in this post how I’m not afraid to err on the side of naff-ness and embrace the colours of the season and I stand by that. So much

The Model and Me: Harlow

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If you have curves and are size 12-24 then finding a pair of jeans can be a challenge. I very much like the white ripped ones from Embody Denim I featured a couple of weeks ago. I rejoiced when Blue Illusion brought out its shape denim range earlier this year. And I’m a card-carrying member

The Model and Me: Read and Bell

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Can I just tell you just how refreshing it was to fly south these past few days and get a taste of weather that did not bring with it a gazillion percent humidity? On Thursday I wore a jacket and jeans ALL day and did not once perspire. I may have even shivered at a

The Model and Me: Embody Denim

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I know that many are scared of wearing white. I was reminded of that with my post last week about finding the perfect white tee. Well, brace yourself Stylers because I’ve gone one step further and pulled on not just a white tee … but white PANTS. The Napisan has been stocked up on and I’m

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