I recently posted about tonal blocking – where you dress head to toe in different shades of the same colour. Just to mix things up a bit, and consider all things colour-related, today I put to you the concept of colour blocking – composing your outfit of block of colours that exist on opposite sides of the colour wheel. Read on, and revolutionise the way you approach your wardrobe… Continue reading “Colour Blocking – the Clash”
I’ve long been an adherent to tonal blocking (the art of dressing in different shades of the same colour), but the problem was that the “tone” I used to block was black (I know, I know, black isn’t really a tone). However, in recent years I’ve embraced colour, and with it, the joy of tonal blocking in a vision of pinks and mauves, burgundies and dusty rose, emeralds and khakis. Continue reading “Tonal Blocking”
We’re not even halfway through the ski season, and if the Winter Olympics have inspired you at all, it’s time to book a ski trip! Having just returned from an all-levels-of-epic ski trip, I can highly recommend Morzine in the French Alps as your next ski-extravaganza destination.
Morzine’s short transfer time (just over one hour’s drive from Geneva airport), its raucous apres scene and seemingly endless ski runs are just three reasons to pack your skis and head to this fire cracker of a resort. And if that’s not enough, here are my top tips for eating, drinking and generally being as merry as one person can possibly be on a pair of skis (and that’s pretty damn merry in my book). Continue reading “Morzine – Ski Trip”
Planning the ideal wedding guest outfit is no easy feat. One has to tread the fine line between classy, chic, with the tiniest hint of sexy and stealing the thunder of the most important person of the day. Here’s my eight guidelines for planning the ultimate wedding guest outfit which will have you standing out for all the right reasons. But not too much… Continue reading “Wedding Guest Outfit – Eight Tips for Planning Yours this Season”
If you’re in Australia and wanting to pick up some investment fashion pieces do not get distracted by the flashy glam of Sydney. No, no, no!
For the best Oz fashion fix, beeline straight to Melbourne. Best known for its affinity with black, true Melburnian style is a distinctive mix of intelligent design with a laid-back, resort aesthetic. Flex that AmEx, here’s a guide to the city’s best shopping districts.
Melbournians are spoilt for choice when it comes to brunching. You can’t throw a stone in most inner-city suburbs without hitting a cafe serving up the most delectable brunching fare. And there is now so much more to brunch than just smashed avocado. International influences are now taking brunch to all levels of awesome across Melbourne.
So while everyone will have their own recommendations for the best brunch in Melbourne, here are 5 of the best, as sampled and savoured by yours truly… Continue reading “Melbourne Brunch – Five of the Best”
Visitors to Australia typically arrive into Sydney, go to Bondi, climb the harbour bridge and take some selfies in front of the Opera House. Then they typically travel north to see all the wonders that Queensland has to offer. Some will go inland to Uluru and Alice Springs, but not many head south to discover Melbourne. And even fewer head into country Victoria from Melbourne. Which is why The Royal Mail Hotel at Dunkeld is a rare and precious little gem, sitting relatively undiscovered by the tourist hoards at the foot of the Grampian mountain range, just three hours drive from Melbourne. Continue reading “The Royal Mail Hotel – Dunkeld”
After spending an idyllic month back in my beloved Australia in the middle of the Australian summer, I’m back in London. And it’s bloody freezing. No one is going out. Its hard to look stylish in arctic temperatures. How to survive January in the northern hemisphere? Below, I share with you my personal strategy which, amongst other things, involves a midi skirt… Continue reading “January – Midi Skirt”
Growing up in Australia is awesome. The outdoor lifestyle, the sunny positivity that prevails amongst easy going Aussies, Tim Tams. But every young child in Australia reaches a stage where it starts to slowly dawn on them that, when it comes to Christmas in Australia, something just isn’t right.
We sit under the stars at Carols by Candlelight wearing shorts and a t-shirt, singing about “dashing through the snow.” No one really knows exactly what eggnog is. The butcher shop has sprayed fake snow on the windows to make it look “festive.” Dreaming of a white Christmas, will always be just that. A dream (shattered).
Every Australian’s first Christmas in Europe or the USA is a revelation. This is what Christmas is all about! That first “proper” Christmas is just like Christmas in the movies. And you finally get it.
All the same, there are so many things I love about an Australian Christmas, ten of which I have listed below. Continue reading “Ten Things I Love About Christmas in Australia”
Currently obsessed with the designer of these trousers, Petar Petrov. I’ve tried on many a piece of his design, and fall in love with each one. Never before have I obsessed this much over a collection. They are luxe personified. These are the most flattering trousers I own. So why the hell not team them with a bright yellow jumper. The whole outfit screams positivity.