EMMY AWARDS 2017…best dressed on the red carpet.

With the worlds eyes on Hollywood’s elite gracing the Red Carpet in their exclusive haute couture gowns, last night marked the 69th Annual Emmy Awards 2017. This is one of televisions and fashions biggest night of nights, bringing out the most breathtaking and outrageous fashion and beauty looks of the year.

Brands such as Chanel, Christian Dior, Gucci and Calvin Klein were highly visible on the Red Carpet. The Emmys Red Carpet also made way for new comer designers to showcase their talents. As fashion devotees, Jade and I are hooked on the incredible fashion.

The biggest trends dominating the Red Carpet this year were deep plunging necklines, one shoulder silhouettes, fishtails, metallics, velvet, tulle, sequins, sleeves details, feathers, belts, cut-outs and voluminous skirts. 

Take a look at who made our Best Dressed list from the Red Carpet at this years Emmy Awards this year.

Nicole xo

 

R U OK?

 

 

We are so fortunate to be living in progressive times and have the ability to discuss many subjects that in previous times may have been taboo or unspoken.

” R U OK? Day is an annual day in September dedicated to remind people to ask family, friends and colleagues the question, “R U OK?”, in a meaningful way, because connecting regularly and meaningfully is one thing everyone can do to make a difference to anyone who might be struggling. ”

Jade and I are extremely passionate about assisting our clients to boost their self esteem and self confidence through what they wear.

Research has shown that we attach great emotions to our clothing. Choosing clothing that make us feel good helps boost our moods.

When you are feeling good you have higher self esteem and are able to perform at a much higher level in both your personal and professional life.

At STYLED BY JADE we encourage you to be the best version of you, through your fashion choices. Your clothes can dictate your moods and thoughts. They change how you carry yourself and how you interact with others. When you feel good on the outside, you are more likely to feel good on the inside.

Next time you wake up feeling low, pop on your favourite outfit, and see how your day pans out. Dressing well really does supply you with a genuine surge of energy that flows positively into all areas of your life. 

Nicole xo

ROMANTIC RUFFLES

It’s all about feminine ruffles this Spring/Summer 2017 for us girls.  Ruffles are a great way to create a dramatic on trend look. You will love the fun and flirty ruffled collars, sleeves, hemlines and all over layers and layers of flouncy garments on offer this season.

Make your presence known with this girly and romantic trend. Ruffles create a playful eye catching feel adding glamour, movement and dimension to your look. At STYLED BY JADE, we love the revival of this 80s trend.

When pairing your frills keep it simple with clean cut pieces to keep your look elegant and balanced. We recommend when wearing ruffles keep your accessories to a minimum to avoid  overloading your outfit. 

Nicole xo

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IT’S ABOUT YOUR POUT

At STYLED BY JADE we are always looking for affordable cues from the runways of New York, London and Paris to keep you head to toe feeling up to date and glamorous. 

Wearing the current seasons lipstick can easily modernise last seasons wardrobe creating a fresh on trend look.

We want you to be on everyone’s lips wearing the latest spring lipstick colours. This season we can’t get enough of the popping bold hues of pink and glossy textures. Infuse your pink lips with a glitter gloss to create plenty of sparkle.

If pinks are not your thing, have fun with the new seasons vibrant energetic bold semi matte orange hues. We are totally obsessed with this seasons chic lip looks.

Nicole xo

CORPORATE ATTIRE GUIDELINES WITH T.M.LEWIN

What should I wear to work?

I have the pleasure of working with so many amazing clients, from all walks of life.
However there is definitely an overwhelming increase of corporate clients, wanting to step up their game when it comes to their image and the way they present themselves.
The most asked question is, what is appropriate to wear to work?
If you work in a corporate environment, this seems to be a commonly asked question. We are finding that certain companies are becoming a little more lenient when it comes to dress code, but I believe that the way you present your self should still be high up on your priority list.
You’re a product of your business” Now I don’t mean, just people that own their own business… NO I mean YOU!! You are your business and how we present ourselves, is very important! 

I had the pleasure of having a chat with the staff from T.M Lewin, a great label from the UK, with an increasing following in Australia… and came across a great style guide, for men and women in the corporate business sector.
This guide allows you to have a brief understanding of what’s safe to wear, when you feel a little out of your comfort zone! 
 

 

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

 

 

LED LIGHT THERAPY

At the ripe young age of 39 (ok I’m turning 39 in 10 days) lol I’m all about taking care of this maybe not so well oiled machine, I call my body!

But I have been trying to take care of my skin more so in the past few years, so I can prolong having to go under the knife, or just look like a old leather hand bag! Lets be clear…. I love Summer, I don’t use additional sunscreen that isn’t already in my moisturiser or foundation and I’m all about having a natural tan, for as long as I can. 

I never get facials, but I was hearing chatter about Microdermabrasion and this new Yellow Light treatment from Laser Clinics Australia. 
I have been seeing Danai and her gorgeous team from LCA at Wollongong Central for just over two years now and trust them with not just my laser hair removal, but my skin care regime as well.
So if I was going to have something new done, they would be my people to do it. 

I went in last Saturday and was ready for my first Microdermabrasion, which was then followed by the new Yellow Light treatment.

Microdermabrasion is an intensive yet gentle exfoliation treatment that evens, tones and rejuvenates the skin… basically removing all dead skin, removing pimples and congested pores like black heads. I don’t have overally troubled skin, but I do have oily skin and I find working under harsh lights all day, I get little sweat pimples….however I have always had congestion on my nose and chin. Not overally visible, but I know they’re there. 
From $50 per treatment. 

Yellow Light (aka LED Light Therapy) is a healing light that penetrates deep in to the layers of skin causing rejuvenation, cell repair and increased circulation… a perfect treatment to have, after an intensive treatment. 
$69 per treatment.

I’m now 3 days after my treatment and I noticed the following day, that my skin was glowing. I felt that my skin was a little dull and definitely not smooth to touch before my treatment, but as I said it wasn’t overally noticeable. But I couldn’t stop touching my skin the following day. I was able to go makeup free, which was nice and just continued with my normal skin care regime. The past two days back to work and I have noticed that my skin definitely as a more natural shine to it and my congested nose is DEFINITELY so much clearer and smoother. To be honest, I can’t wait to go again in about a week and so and have another treatment! 

Here’s a little behind the scenes of how the treatment went. xo 

 

  

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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