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Inside Julia Morris’ jungle wardrobe

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I know this post will be polarising on a couple of fronts so let’s get that out on the table from the start, shall we. 1. I’ve been watching and largely enjoying Channel Ten’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. 2. I’m a long-term, card-carrying member of the animal-print appreciation society. Let’s address

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

What jeans are in fashion 2015?

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Oh Stylers, I have a massive apology to offer. When my book – Unlock Your Style – launched at the end of July last year, I also launched the Styling You forum. I was super excited about it. I thought it could be a fantastic place for us to hang out and share questions and

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.

What to pack for Europe in spring

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When not one but three SY readers email me with questions about their May visits to Europe,  requesting some packing tips, I take it as a sign. A sign to explore these questions further … and not be at all envious that Jo-Ann, Rhonda and Lesley are planning and dreaming about Venice, Barcelona, Paris and London

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

Bring 2015 red carpet trends into your home

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Sponsored by Valspar Future of Paint It’s no secret that I like to change things up in my wardrobe on a semi-frequent basis. I don’t do so without being mindful of what’s in there already but I do like to keep things fresh. I’m not a slave to fashion trends but I do take note as

Your style questions answered

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The year has got off to a flying start and with that has come a tonne of emails into my inbox. I’m doing my best to stay on top of them but I am only human. Whenever I get a fashion or style question that I think others may be interested in, I’ll answer it

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,

What to wear for a date night

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Hello love birds. It’s Valentine’s Day Week … or Love Week as we like to call it in our house. Last week I talked up gift ideas, my obsession with anything with a heart on it and what to do on Valentine’s Day but this week it’s all about what to wear – for ANY date

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

How to change an outfit from day to night

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I flew to Melbourne for work yesterday afternoon with the knowledge that by the time I got to my hotel it would be time to head out for dinner. And being Melbourne we’d be dining with friends we don’t get to see so often – but friends who feel like we do see each other all

Autumn Winter 2015 fashion trends – what to buy now

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I found myself wandering around and browsing in a few fashion stores in the city yesterday. I was on the hunt for a couple of plain coloured tops with sleeves for a video shoot I’m doing in Melbourne tomorrow (yes, I’m heading south for a lightening work trip today) so there was purpose to my mission

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

What to wear to the office – summer

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This is probably the most difficult time of year to get dressed for work – if you work in an office environment. The high heat and humidity factor is just not conducive to feeling anywhere near fresh and let’s face it, January feels like one giant resort holiday even if you’ve rocked up to work

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