How are you going on this fine Wednesday?
I’m in Sydney at the moment working on a project that I’ll share with you soon. Plus, I’m meeting with my publisher to get my “homework” for the next few months. EEK. And then it’s back up to Queensland today for a preview of the spring-summer collections at David Jones.
I think that’s what they call in the business, a busy week.
Today’s post is a bit of a watercooler post. Fashion and beauty newsy bits and pieces that have landed in my inbox that I thought you might be interested in.
Plus-size price parity
This just makes me smile. And I know my lovely curvy friends will smile too. A frustrating thing about buying clothes if you are above a size 16 is that the price goes up for the same piece your smaller-sized friends are buying. Discount store Best & Less has just changed that, bring price parity to its One Price Fits All collection for sizes 8-26. And if these pieces are an indication of the on-trend nature of the collection, I’m very impressed. Hello neon and black and white stripes!
Svelte in Style
We talked here a couple of weeks ago about how to shop for clothes while losing weight. Well, I know you want more. Personal stylist and blogger Imogen Lamport (Inside Out Style Blog) has co-authored an e-book with Jill Chivers, the woman behind My Year Without Clothes Shopping Program to create this e-book that will help you on your way. Click on the book image below and enter the code STYLING at checkout to buy at the launch price of $19US (normally $27US) until midnight tonight (July 31, 2013).
Remember shopping for your first bra? Or maybe you’ve now taken your daughter shopping for one? It’s not so easy to find a training bra that’s not padded and still looks cool. BlossyBloom co-founder Josie Chapman experienced the difficulty of bra shopping with her daughter first hand. They struggled to find a bra they both approved of. After her frustrating experience, Josie chatted with many mums, including friends Rebekah Hancock and Jo Konstandinou about how dismayed she felt with the lack of training bra options available and she found out she was not alone. This led the mums to create BlossyBloom. “Our mantra is girls are perfect just the way they are. We don’t believe that we should make girls look older or more developed than they really are,” says Josie. Amen to that I say.
Zooey Deschanel for Pantene
Zooey Deschanel is the new Australia and New Zealand ambassador for Pantene. She’s joining to support women to donate and benefit from the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program. This is such a great program, supporting cancer patients by urging women to donate their hair to create wigs for wig libraries where cancer patients have access to them through the Look Good … Feel Better program. Since Pantene Beautiful Lengths launched in September 2012, more than 4500 ponytails have been donated to the program. My blogging friend, Kimmi (The Plastic Diaries), donated her hair last year. You can read her story here.
Peter Morrissey for Big W
The new Peter Morrissey for Big W collection is in store from tomorrow (August 1). I already like what I see. Classic summer styling that will always fit into your wardrobe. Prices range from $14.98 to $39.
Jeans for Genes Day
This Friday (August 2) is Jeans for Genes Day … get behind it, Stylers, and put on your fave pair of denims for the day. Jeans for Genes Day is in its 20th year, supporting Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI), a pioneer in the field of paediatric medicine. Show your support here.
Have you got any news to share with me? Have you been looking in the shops at all? What’s caught your eye?