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The Model and Me: Louenhide

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It may be just a couple of weeks until winter officially kicks off but in Queensland our days are still on the mild side. If you could bottle the temperatures at this time of year, I would. Nights are doona-snuggling-worthy, days are warm and in the mid-to-high 20s and humidity is low. My hair is

Teenage style: autumn-winter 2015 trends

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Editor’s note: Samantha (Sammy) is Miss SY’s best friend from school and a journalism student. Each month she shares some style tips that are relevant to teenage girls of all ages – please leave us a question if you have a teenage style question you’d like answered. Brrrrr! Okay QLD. We’ve had our fair share of Summer.

How to choose the right leggings

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Oh HELLO. The temperatures have dropped. Even here in Queensland. It’s 10 degrees this morning, Stylers. In May. Luckily I’ve re-edited my wardrobe in advance of this chilly situation. It’s almost time to rest the razor blade and take advantage of the fact that my legs will be covered until September (except for that bit

The Model and Me: Kalokeri

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If you’re a mum, did you get spoilt rotten yesterday? I did. Beautiful presents and a champagne breakfast out. But you know what I did when I got home from said breakfast? No, I didn’t take to my bed for a nap like I thought I would. I did my winter wardrobe edit. {Here are

Autumn Winter 2015 Styling You Shop

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I’m a big believer in making the most of your existing wardrobe. You know the drill … don’t go shopping unless you’ve first done a proper edit and cull of what you already have tucked away in cupboards, drawers and robes. Now, you might think it’s counter-productive of me to be reminding you of this on the

What to wear on a long-haul flight

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I love flying. Have done since I was a small child and wore my TAA “The Friendly Way” Junior Flyer badge with pride. I’d have the hostesses (back when they were called hostesses) fill in my logbook with every flight – mostly on fokker friendship planes between Maryborough and Brisbane. We dressed up for flying.

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

How to pack a hat for travel


Being sun-safe is important to me. I always wear sunscreen, I love my sunglasses wardrobe, I seek out shade, if I know I’ll be out in the sun for extended periods of time I try to wear clothes that shield me from the sun AND you’ll find me wearing a hat. That’s why I’m a

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

How to update your autumn-winter teacher style

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Editor’s note: sharing her style on the blog is What The Teacher Wears blogger, Alex Paterson. I met Alex at one of my Brisbane book launches – after I *met* her on Instagram and discovered that there is a whole world out there of teachers sharing their style. It’s far from the teacher style I

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

Teenage style: what to wear for a night out

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Editor’s note: Please say hello to Samantha Cheney. Sam is Miss SY’s best friend from school and a journalism student. Each month she’ll share some style tips that are relevant to teenage girls – please leave us a question if you have a teenage style question you’d like answered.Hello there, Stylers. It’s me again – Samantha! And

Your style questions answered

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Welcome to a regular post I feature here on Styling You. Whenever I get a fashion or style question that I think others may be interested in, I’ll answer it in a blog post like this. If you have a question you’d like considered for this, please email me: – I can’t answer all

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

How to dress like Claire Underwood

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If you’re scratching your head and wondering who the heck Claire Underwood is … it’s ok, she’s fictional. She’s not part of my imagination. No, she’s part of the imagination and genius that is the writing and production team behind Netflix political intrigue series, House of Cards. Claire is played by Robin Wright and stars opposite

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