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The Model and Me: Camilla kaftans

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It’s no secret around these parts that I love a kaftan. This wasn’t always the case but the silk kaftan has become my go-to summer dress-up option. There are a few reasons for this: 1. It gets mighty hot wear I live so having fancy clothes that are fitted and stick to your body is

Cover up your swimsuit with sun-safe clothing

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The beach lifestyle is very much a part of the Australian culture – unfortunately with that love of the water and the outdoors comes with it some shocking statistics when it comes to skin cancer. According to Cancer Council Australia, two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the time they’re 70.

How to choose flattering swimwear

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Let’s be upfront here. Most of us are not genetically blessed with model-like body proportions. We are short, we are tall, we have big boobs, we have small boobs, we have bits that wobble, we have bits that are toned. What we all have in common is the sum of all the bits. Our bodies.

The Model and Me: Heartfelt Designs

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Our trip to the Whitsundays gave me an early taste of the long summer ahead. The weather was still mild but the days were balmy and warm. We’ve already had some 29 degree days in Brisbane too so I know that the consistently warm weather is just around the corner. Many people have also been

What to wear on a first date. Or not

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Editor’s note: It’s been a while since I’ve been on the dating scene. Today I’ve got Christine from The Global Goddess sharing her witty wisdom about what to wear when playing the dating game. ALLOW me to divulge my dirty dating secret. I only own one “date dress”. That’s right. Uno. Don’t judge me, there’s a

The Movie Star and Me: Blue Illusion Juliette Binoche

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Sponsored by Blue Illusion  I’ve got used to this Model and Me business on a Monday but when Blue Illusion asked me to consider showcasing one of the frocks its ambassador and actress Juliette Binoche is wearing in its new-season catalogue, I was a little hesitant. I mean. JULIETTE BINOCHE. She’s beautiful, elegant and the

What to pack for a weekend away in the Whitsundays

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I took this photo of iconic Whitehaven Beach about 18 months ago. I was on a blogger trip and it was my first time in Queensland’s Whitsundays. Not only could I not believe it was my first time visiting this part of my home state but I knew then and there that I would be

The Model and Me: Mossee

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I’ve had reason to pull together some quick evening outfits of late. I know: First World Problem. I love colour like the next person but when it comes to a no-fuss, no-fail, no-brainer evening outfit, I’ll reach for black on any occasion. I don’t find black boring it at all. I find it an instant solution

Which spring 2014 fashion trends are for you? Part 3

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It’s Day 3 and the final in my spring 2014 fashion trends series. You can catch up with the previous parts here and here. I’ve left the more tricky bits until last for good reason. It’s actually very easy to look at trends in colours and patterns and find things that you immediately connect with.

Which spring 2014 fashion trends are for you Part 2

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Are you playing along with my little spring 2014 fashion trends game? Yesterday in this post I talked about the work you need to do before you hit the shops for a wardrobe update. Plus, I included five of the spring colour trends that are in store now. Today we’re focussing on pattern. You’ll be pleased

Which spring 2014 fashion trends are for you? Part 1

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Spring has sprung in my part of the world. It did take its time to reach the forecast 27 degrees yesterday and today is forecast at only 22 but there is a distinct seasonal change in the air. Whenever that happens, I get a sudden urge to re-organise and re-edit my wardrobe. I know this

The Model and Me: Elm

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Hello first day of spring. You make me so incredibly happy with your mild sunny days and cool, doona-worthy nights. You remind me that it’s time for a pedicure, that regular leg-scaping is now mandatory and that it’s time to re-organise the wardrobe and re-discover what I wore last time it was warm. It’s also

What to pack for a weekend conference

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I spent some time yesterday planning and packing for the next three days. I’m heading down the road to the Gold Coast, picking up my partners-in-crime room mates at Brisbane Airport on the way. Our destination is the QT Gold Coast and the fifth annual Problogger Training Event, at which I’m speaking at on both days.

The Model and Me: Bohemian Traders

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When my blogging friend Emily announced that she was starting her own online clothing store, I took immediate notice. See, Em has a natural way with relaxed style. The kind of effortless, casual style that suits anyone with even a hint of boho love in their wardrobe. If you follow along with my #everydaystyle outfit

When was the last time you had a bra fitting?

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Do you think that our hang-ups with getting a bra fitted can be traced back to the first time? I know mine probably can be. I didn’t even want to acknowledge that I had boobs, let alone have my mother see them and declare that those tiny puppies needed to make a trip to Myer

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