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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 – ┬áthe 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

The Model and Me: Elm Knitwear

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Last week in Queensland we had one of the hottest and most humid weeks of the summer. Just getting dressed and going about my business was draining enough. Let alone trying to think about – and try on – new-season clothes. But the fashion industry marches on. And in other parts of Australia, the first

The Model and Me: Bohemian Traders

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Can you remember the first time you heard of the trend bo-ho? Actor Siena Miller was its poster child in the early 2000s and despite me buying and wearing a very unflattering tiered peasant skirt, I was convinced this trend would be fleeting. That structure would return to fashion and I could forget attempting a

The Model and Me: Motto

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I got particularly excited discovering the news that soft pants were an official fashion trend for autumn-winter 2014. What’s not to love about a soft pant, AKA fancy trackies? They always fit. And importantly they feel just as comfy on the couch as when out and about. The key to finding said pants that are

The Model and Me: Surafina

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It’s hard to believe we’ve now been living in Brisbane for more than a month. Feels like five minutes. This week will be the first full week of being able to work school hours since the beginning of December. Up until now it has just felt like we were house sitting or on a holiday

The Model and Me: Elm

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It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of layering when it comes to giving an outfit a lift. The problem is that in summer that’s not something that comes easily as it can be too damn hot to even think of adding any extra layers. On these days I tend to layer with accessories.

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