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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

The Model and Me: Boom Shankar

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There are not many labels that manage to morph vintage, gypsy, boho, quirky and east-meets-west into one collection. Season and season. And have it work. But Sunshine Coast-based (Queensland) label Boom Shankar has done that for years – 17 in fact. Long before any of the above were a fashion “thing”. Many first discovered Sally

The Model and Me: Sacha Drake


All is right in my TV world. Game of Thrones is back. And so is Mad Men. I’m not planning to play Game of Thrones dress-ups any time soon but Mad Men? That’s another fashion story. The Madison Avenue, New York styles of the 1960s have endured, re-surfacing almost each season in some shape or

The Model and Me: Binny

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I’m getting very excited about the imminent return of Offspring to our TV screens. And yes, you can rely on me to again bring you a weekly Nina Proudman fashion update with a debrief of the Proudman family happenings on the side. I’ve loved lots of things about putting together the Nina Proudman updates here

The Model and Me: Leona Edmiston

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I have a thing for shift dresses. But if you are a regular here you’ll already know that. I love their body skimming capabilities, bringing comfort, class and style to one frock. When Leona Edmiston cuts a shift dress, I sit up and take notice. Mostly because every Leona shift I’ve bought to date has

The Model and Me: Boho Bird

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My love for – and embracing of –  the boho style is something that has evolved since I started my own business and swapped a corporate-y wardrobe for a more casual one. Oh, and our fictitious friend Nina Proudman may have had something to do with me falling even more of a little more of

The Model and Me: Verily

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If you’ve been reading Styling You for some time you would have seen me refer to the label Verily – many times. Perhaps you’ve even bought something from Leonie Macleod – the designer behind the label? Leonie is based on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast and I first met her a couple of years after interviewing her

The Model and Me: Maiocchi

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I’m a very big supporter of Australian and Queensland designers. Maiocchi has long been on my fave list and it’s even more the case now that I live just minutes from one of its stores in Brisbane (incidentally Sydney-siders, Maiocchi just last week opened its first store in your city on Oxford St). I love

The Model and Me: Everyday Cashmere/Country Road

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I do love it when the edge of a Queensland summer is shaved off … even if it’s ever so slightly. While we haven’t had cause to dust off our winter woolies just yet, it’s just a whole lot more pleasant getting dressed – and sleeping at night. Elsewhere in Australia, I know you’ve had

The Model and Me: Mossee

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Go-to dresses are essential in any wardrobe. You know the kinds of frocks I’m talking about? The ones that could work at the office (or in a meeting) or for an occasion – a wedding, the races. The ones that make a perfect canvas for new or existing accessories. Remember when I featured this monochrome

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