Welcome to Fabulous Friday. Every week, I share a little about my week, the good stuff (I’m not into the negative), a little retail therapy and a few fun moments. Then it’s your turn. What made your week? Did you find a fashion bargain? See a great movie? Read an inspirational book? Let me know by leaving a comment below.
Happy New Financial Year to you. I’ve officially been in business for two years. Back in 2008 I took a leap of faith (a giant one as it turned out as a little thing called the GFC arrived a few months later) and left behind a 20-year-career as a journalist to follow my passion – and create a business that is a better fit with my family. I can honestly say that I love every day, whether I’m blogging, on Facebook or Twitter, helping a client discover their inner style and feel more confident or speaking with a group of employees about the importance of a making the best possible first impression. Bring on the next two years. I can’t wait.
Like anyone in business, this week’s all been about numbers, you know the stuff that comes part of the wonderful self-employment parcel. I’m more a words person than a numbers person but I’ve grown to love an excel spreadsheet. Truly. It may have something to do with my new “geek chic” glasses. As soon as I put them on I have to fight the urge to attach a pocket protector to my shirt. And then I realise, that, no, I don’t have pocket to protect. Back to the specs, they’re Jasper Conran from Specsavers and I love the white stripe around the black frame and that they’re slightly oversized. Yep, bring on my MYOB training. I’m armed (mmm … eyed) and ready.
Have you heard about Dry July? Yep, that’s right. Like Feb Fast back in February, it’s a challenge to down the champers glass (or whatever your usual alcohol preference) for a month. Dry July is a cancer fundraiser as well as a call to health action. A quick look at my calendar ruled me out of a complete Dry July but I’m thinking of taking my own slant on it. And it will be a huge challenge. To NOT buy one piece of fashion – clothing or accessories – for one month. (My husband is choking on his beer/coffee as he reads this) I’m going to give it a go … but oh the temptation. Take this Witchery soft trench for instance. The perfect trans-seasonal piece. Oh, dear. It’s going to be a long month.
Marnie Goss’ Frockshop online boutique will also test my resolve. I’ve long admired this Queensland-based pioneer of high-end fashion retailing. Marnie started Frockshop from the garage of her parents’ Brisbane home – and now has a busy warehouse/office in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. Make sure you check out her blog – it’s a great conversational look at style and seasonal trends. Love the guest posts from fashion industry insiders.
Congrats to Kylie Minogue, who today releases her Aphrodite album. Me and Kyles go way back. She starred with me in the 1990 hit flick, The Delinquents. Oh, I always get that story mixed up. SHE was the star, I was the blink-and-you’ll-miss-me extra at the train station … and sadly, it WASN’T a hit. We did share a dance floor during filming of the movie, and while I refrained from busting out some “locomotion”, I’m sure she remembers me.[table id=10 /]