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The Model and Me: Harlow

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It’s Mr SY’s birthday today. He’s very ok that he shares this day with International Star Wars Day (May the 4th be with you) but Monday is pretty much a dud day on which to celebrate another year on this planet, which is why we turned the whole weekend into a festival instead. On Saturday

The Model and Me: Adrift Clothing


Ahhh, it’s good to go away but it’s good to be back. Thanks so much for travelling along with me during my week on Koh Samui (more about that on the blog Thursday) … today I’m kicking of the week with a Model and Me outfit I photographed while in Thailand. It’s from Adrift Clothing – a

The Movie Star and Me: Blue Illusion AW15

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Sponsored by Blue Illusion I’m so excited to take my regular Model and Me posts up a notch again today with a new Movie Star and Me post featuring Blue Illusion ambassador Juliette Binoche. The award-winning actor epitomises all that is chic about French women and her work with French-inspired Blue Illusion on its autumn-winter

The Model and Me: That Bird Label

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I loved sharing my love of the TV wardrobe as worn by Claire Underwood. It was interesting in the comments how many others loved Claire’s style too … but, like me, don’t have much occasion for embracing it. My office is at home. I only maintain a small part of my wardrobe for occasions that

The Model and Me: Verily

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My love of the go-to dress is no secret around these parts. Frocks that go the distance, can be dressed up or down … they are the wardrobe pieces that I can always rely on. Sunshine Coast-based designer Leonie Macleod has long been creating designs that I can rely on for that very task. Leonie’s label

The Model and Me: Bohemian Traders


YOUR casual wardrobe might be confined to the weekends and holiday but mine is an (almost) everyday affair. This means I’m always on the lookout for key smart-casual pieces that are comfortable enough for working at home but also look the business should I have to step out of the house on mum duties or

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

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

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


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

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