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OCRF White Shirt Campaign | Witchery

Every year Witchery releases a range of White Shirts and Silver jewellery, to raise awareness and funds for Ovarian Cancer.

100% of the gross proceeds of every white shirt sold, goes directly to OCRF and 10% of every purchase from the OCRF silver collection is donated.

Since starting this campaign, Witchery has already raised over 5 Million Dollars for Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation. These funds have enabled the employment of five full time dedicated research scientists. Most women diagnosed with ovarian cancer are already in the advance stages of the disease, which is a direct result of late diagnoses.

The White shirt campaign is a fantastic opportunity to help raise funds and awareness, whilst looking fabulous at the same time.

“Which shirt will be your pick this season?” 

To view the range of white shirts and the silver range, or more information of this great cause… click here

I personally love this classic white shirt and this will be my next purchase, for a great cause!!

OCRF Cotton Shirt $129.95

 

 

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane is set to return! 

Event organisers announced the final showcase in 2015, citing tough economic conditions. 

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane will now return from August 27 to 31 of this year. 

Festival director Lindsay Bennett confirmed it will be hosted at Old Government House.
“We are absolutely delighted to announce the return of this premier spring/summer fashion showcase to Queensland.

“The 2017 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival will be unique to previous years, as we present a refined program that will nonetheless shine a national spotlight on Queensland’s talented fashion industry.

“We have been working on new ideas that will allow us to once again stage the Fashion Festival with the level of prestige and the quality of production that has come to be expected in the past decade.

“We are also thrilled to have a number of key partners on board to bring our vision to life, most notably our Principal Partner since the beginning, Mercedes-Benz.”
 
Further details, including the full program, designers and ticketing will be released in the coming months at http://mbff.com.au/index

* Interview featured by Ragtrader

POLO IN THE CITY SYDNEY 2016

On Saturday 12th November, I had the absolute pleasure of attending the Land Rover Polo in the City as a VIP Media Guest in Sydney.

It was my second year attending the Polo, which is also known as the ever so glamorous and chic sister to Racing. 
The day is a star studded event, with the top A-Listers and who’s who on the invitation list, so I was honoured to be involved with such an event again!

Definitely not a repeat of last year, the weather was absolutely gorgeous and for some even too HOT!! But all in all it ended up being a fantastic event. The energy and excitement on the day, definitely stood out for all.

Leading up to the day in Sydney, I wrote about the Fashion Do’s and Don’ts about what to wear to the POLO and Style Inspirations for Men and Women, taken at last year’s event…… and on the day, it was all about the FASHION oh and of course, the POLO!!

A massive thank you to Land Rover POLO IN THE CITY for the invitation, it was an absolute pleasure attending for my second year in a row and capturing the fashion and excitement of the day!

The Polo is a annual event, held in each major city throughout Australia and definitely a ‘MUST EVENT’ to add to the calendar!

Here’s a selection of images that I took on the day x enjoy!

PREPARING FOR POLO IN THE CITY SYDNEY 2016

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It’s that gorgeous time of the year again, where the well known prestigious event is only days away… POLO IN THE CITY SYDNEY 2016!

I am so thrilled to be attending LANDROVER POLO IN THE CITY  Sydney this year, as a VIP Media Guest again… and of course the first thing that came to mind, is ‘What will I wear?’

POLO FASHION, is the ever so glamorous and chic sister to Racing Fashion and the approach of what to wear, should be the same.

FOR THE LADIES…
Think understated elegance, with delicate fabrics and styles.
Lace in ivory, cream or neutral colours, pops of colour and prints, and a touch of monochrome are some of the go to options.

STYLES CAN INCLUDE… soft tailored lines, playsuits, jumpsuits, long gorgeous printed maxi dresses, an easy shift dress, a boho inspired, off the shoulder top and maxi skirt and of course, lets not forget the pant of the season.. a gorgeous delicate culotte!
Polo Fashion, is all about comfort but that shouldn’t affect the glamour!

SHOES…
Polo is NOT the day, to be wearing your latest stiletto purchase. So please opt for a gorgeous leather sandal, comfortable wedge or chunky heel option.

ACCESSORIES…
Sunglasses and a decent size handbag is a MUST…Head wear is not paramount, however a wide brim hat will not only protect you from a day in the sun, but also add some glamour to your outfit! Please NO fascinators!
Jewellery should be complementary to your gorgeous day outfit. Thin delicate pieces, in rose gold, gold or silver are a fashion must have at the moment. However if you’re drawn to more of a statement piece, then opt for it in either gorgeous silver, gold. stones or pops of colour and leave the sparkly diamonte statements pieces at home.

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HAIR AND MAKEUP… 
Hair and makeup should be kept natural, but a pop of lip colour can never go astray!

FOR THE MEN…
Just like the ladies, Polo Fashion for men should be approached in the same way! A smart casual look is essential, there is no need to suit up!
The Polo is an opportunity to show off a little more of your personality. Have fun with pops of colour, print on print and add a point of difference.

STYLES CAN INCLUDE… A coloured printed shirt, or pop of colour, tailored pant, chino pants or shorts are a great option. A blazer with a stylish pocket square, is always a great way to complete an outfit. But please keep in mind the weather, if it’s going to be too hot, a shirt is suffice.
There is no requirements to wear a tie, but if you prefer the look then go ahead. A bow tie could always be fun too!

SHOES… 
Smart leather or suede brogues or loafers are a great choice, or a leather boat shoe. Please do not wear thongs!

ACCESSORIES…
Once again, sunglasses should be a must. And for the men wanting that added protection or style, a woven or felt fedora, is a great addition!

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Here’s some fashion inspiration from last year.. 

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TODAY IN DAILY TELEGRAPH

DOES your wardrobe desperately need an overhaul? Professional help is at hand.

On Tuesday 29th March, I had the absolute pleasure of being photographed for the Daily Telegraph…

Westfield Mt Druitt and The Standard are giving three lucky locals a makeover experience of a lifetime and I feel honoured to be the selected Stylist!

Each winner will receive a complete makeover with myself and a $300 Westfield gift card.

“Three separate winners will win a $200 styling ­experience with myself – I will give them a whole new outfit and they will also win a $300 voucher for Westfield,”. “They will also have hair and make-up done for a complete makeover.

Read all about the article HERE

daily telegraph

BETH DITTO & JEAN PAUL GAULTIER

Beth Ditto Announces Plus-Size Clothing Line With Jean Paul Gaultier…

The Gossip frontwoman launches her collection with a special T-shirt created by JPG.

BETH DITTO

Gossip star singer Beth Ditto is about to release an eponymous plus-size clothing line. Ditto announced the launch of her collection with a special-edition T-shirt designed in collaboration with designer friend Jean Paul Gaultier.

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The pair has been inseparable since Ditto walked the Gaultier runway in a custom gown, which was featured in a retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum.

RELATED The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier at The Brooklyn Museum

“Jean Paul is the most generous, positive person,” Ditto said about their collaboration, “he truly loves women of all sizes and ages and knows how to make everyone feel gorgeous. I love that this shirt is funny and chic at the same time, like all the best people!”

A trompe-l’oeil visual play, the dress-length, oversized tee features a front and back print of Gaultier’s iconic bullet bra corset, with 3-D adjustable corset laces on the back. A portion of the proceeds from sales will go to the Girls Rock Camp Foundation, for which Ditto serves as advisory board member.

“Big girls are beautiful and Beth is super beautiful!” Gaultier commented in a release, “Long live the beauty with shapes, boobs and bottoms. This is a new concept, a loose fit corset. And Beth fits it perfectly”.

As for what to expect from Ditto’s full collection, the singer says it will feature “current styling with a vintage flair”, as well as “vibrant prints and well-tailored pieces, with silks, rayons and embroidery that are frequently missing from plus-size lines”.  Ditto adds: “This line is by us, for us, period. It’s my lifelong dream to get to design real clothes for big people, clothes that are comfortable and cool!”

Ditto’s full plus-size collection will be available in February.

The Beth Ditto & Jean Paul Gaultier shirt, $165, available exclusively at BethDitto.com

Article published by out.com

POLO IN THE CITY || FASHION

I am so thrilled to be attending LANDROVER POLO IN THE CITY  Sydney this year, as a VIP Media Guest.
Of course, the first thing that came to mind, is ‘What will I wear?’

Polo Fashion, is the ever so glamorous and chic sister to Racing Fashion and the approach of what to wear, should be the same.

FOR THE LADIES…
Think understated elegance, with delicate fabrics and styles.
Lace in ivory, cream or neutral colours, pops of colour and prints, and a touch of monochrome are some of the go to options.

Styles can include… soft tailored lines, playsuits, jumpsuits, long gorgeous printed maxi dresses, an easy shift dress, a boho inspired, off the shoulder top and maxi skirt and of course, lets not forget the pant of the season.. a gorgeous delicate culotte!
Polo Fashion, is all about comfort but that shouldn’t affect the glamour!

Shoes…
Polo is NOT the day, to be wearing your latest stiletto purchase. So please opt for a gorgeous glam sandal, comfortable wedge or chunky heel option.

Accessories…
Sunglasses and a decent size handbag is a MUST…Head wear is not paramount, however a wide brim hat will not only protect you from a day in the sun, but also add some glamour to your outfit! Please NO fascinators!
Jewellery should be complementary to your gorgeous day outfit. Thin delicate pieces, in gold or silver are a fashion must have at the moment. However if you’re drawn to more of a statement piece, then opt for it in either gorgeous silver, gold. stones or pops of colour and leave the sparkly diamonte statements pieces at home.

Hair and Makeup…
Hair and makeup should be kept natural, but a pop of lip can never go astray!

Samantha Armytage looking very classic, in delicate monochrome and neutral wedges. Emily Hill in a classic white lace dress and navy shoes.

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Naomi Roth in a printed maxi dress and tan heels. Sami Lukis and Michelle Bridges in pops of colour and prints.

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FOR THE MEN…
Just like the ladies, Polo Fashion for men should be approached in the same way! A smart casual look is essential, there is no need to suit up!
The Polo is an opportunity to show off a little more of your personality. Have fun with pops of colour, print on print and add a point of difference.

Styles can include… A coloured printed shirt, or pop of colour, tailored pant, chino pants or shorts are a great option. A blazer with a stylish pocket square, is always a great way to complete an outfit. But please keep in mind the weather, if it’s going to be too hot, a shirt is suffice.
There is no requirements to wear a tie, but if you prefer the look then go ahead. A bow tie could always be fun too!

Shoes…
Smart leather or suede brogues or loafers are a great choice, or a leather boat shoe. Please do not wear thongs!

Accessories…
Once again, sunglasses should be a must. And for the men wanting that added protection or style, a woven or felt fedora, is a great addition!

Alex Guidera in a classic white shirt, chinos and leather loafers. Peter Nyong’o in a classic blue shirt, black chinos and suede loafter with the gorgeous Lupita Nyong’o in monochrome.
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Chris Joannou in tailored blue shirt, white chino shorts and casual shoes, with the Laura Csortan in a white & yellow maxi dress. James Tobin in a printed shirt, green chinos, navy blazer and brown suede laceups with Grace Huang by his side in an all white jumpsuit.

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THE BODY SHOP ‘SPA OF THE WORLD’ COLLECTION

When I think of the Body Shop, I think about being a young teenager (possibly 13) and purchasing my first ever lip balm in strawberry!!
I felt so grown up.. not only did it give my lips a gorgeous gloss, but it had a hint of colour!! I remember wearing that lip balm for years, no really… I think I may still have one in an unused bag somewhere! lol
And if it wasn’t the balms we were crazy about, it was the fragrance oils that every teenage girl wore to school… in scents of vanilla or musk, my fav was vanilla! Yes it was over 20 years ago, but they were fond memories!

So when I was contacted a couple of weeks ago, by the gorgeous staff at The Body Shop in Wollongong Central to be one of the first in Australia to trial the latest collection, I was so excited!!

Anyone that knows me, knows I absolutely LOVE Spa Treatments . So I was so thrilled to be gifted with The Body Shop ‘Spa of the World’ collection.

THE BODY SHOP 'SPA OF THE WORLD' COLLECTION

 

Of course I had to open it as soon as I got home and have a smell and a touch…
My first impressions, was the decent size of the products.. with the Sea Salts and Body cream at 350g… The second was the gorgeous texture and smell. Each of these products have a beautiful hint of scent, without being too overpowering!

The range includes… a gorgeous Dead Sea Salt Scrub – This is my favourite product, as I love a body scrub with decent sized salts and this is perfect. It doesn’t leave the skin dry at all like some scrubs, but leaves a little hint of oil on the skin.
Japanese Camellia Cream – This cream is so thick and rich! Made from a shea butter, it left my skin so soft… this has been my go to at night a the moment, as my skin has felt a little dry with this wonderful winter weather!
Moroccan Rhassoul Body Clay – I have only used this product once, but I absolutely love the smell of it.. It has a menthol smell and feel to it. So it has a tingle affect as it dries. I had to look up what Rhassoul meant, as I had never heard of the product before. (The rhassoul or ghassoul is a natural mineral clay mined in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco since the eighth century. It is combined with water to clean the body and has been used by Moroccan women for centuries to care for their skin and hair.) I love the history behind this product! I used it on my tummy (suggested area for firming) and it really felt quite lovely afterwards. I could definitely see where I had used it and my skin, as it was left so soft with a cooling feeling!
Polnesian Monoi Radiance oil – This particular product is used on your body and hair, however my hair is naturally oily so I think I will be keeping this gorgeous smelling product as a massage oil or on my legs in Summer!

This range is yet to be released in Australia, so I felt to grateful to be trying such a beautiful range of products. LOVED THEM!!
Definitely keep your eyes peeled for the launch of these products in store and a massive thank you to The Body Shop! xx