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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Daily Inspiration

I know we are still in the middle of winter but I'm kind of over it. I love the winter dressing - very glamorous and allows me to have fun with my love of all things gothic, old worldly and a little bit dark. But I think I'm sick of my wardrobe and all that's in it which isn't good because let's face it - I have a lot of clothes. So being that we still have lots of cold weather to go, I need to find new ways to wear my faves. Long jumpers are great additions to the wardrobe - bunched up over jeans or worn long and stretchy over leggings and patterned tights. But to make your jumpers go the whole season, think about belting them and adding new accessories. This is a divine striped Sabatini jumper with a brown Metalicus belt ( its stretchy which is handy when you eat too much!) and a Grace + Scarper necklace. There - brand new outfit!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

What pressure?!

I just read a great article by Lucinda Pitt in the July 26 Grazia. It talks about the pressure some women feel to look/be like celebrities after having children. She mentions a friend who wants to be like Gisele Bundchen - who has just had a baby but you wouldn't know it. Now I don't have children but I think most women feel that kind of pressure at some point during their lives. I know I see pics of Angelina and Brad and their troop and start feeling a tad inferior. Not saying that my husband isn't as attractive as Brad, but I'm about as far from Angelina as he is from Brad! The thing is, after spending last night with my sister Suzie and her new little girl Alexandra ( the most divine child - ever!), I now don't feel inferior to celebrities. Instead I'm in awe of mums. How do you do it? I was exhausted after a couple of hours....which is most likely why I have a cat and two dogs instead of children! So my call out to any mum who is feeling bad after viewing Gisele and baby pics or Angelina and children pics, remember - they have a team of stylists, housekeepers, cooks, trainers, beauticians....to help them. You have you! And you are doing great!XX
PS - Who knew that seeing your niece's dimples and smile could reduce you to tears?!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Flashdance Inspiration

I find that the first song of the day influences my mood for the rest of the day. So when the first song I heard this morning was 'Flashdance..What a Feeling', it was only ever going to be an 80's dancing/disco themed day. And for those kind of moments, you need fabulous clothes to match.
Piper Lane's Poison Ivy dress is stunning - nude or studded black heels to work with the green shimmery fabric. Arm-loads of bangles.
Mimosa is a personal favourite label of mine - true to size, great cuts and amazing unique prints. Like the black dress with silver sparkles all over it(Shattered Sequin Silver Dress). Big shoulders scream Dynasty or Dallas - and I love it!
Another Mimosa stunner - the Galactic Sequin Tank dress. Be bold with bright coloured heels to match any colour in the print.
And for serious dancing in black jeans or skinny pants, you can't go past this Shona Joy Shock and Awe blue and black top. It's silk and soft and floats when you move.
Visit the store today for more 80's dance and disco music ...and beautiful clothes to suit the mood! x

Thursday, July 8, 2010

She can't be serious....

I haven't written a blog in a little while because it has been quite busy in the store. But something my Mum told me the other day has made me write.
Julia Gillard is our new Prime Minister....the first female. It's very exciting. To be honest, regardless of who it is, having our first female prime minister is exciting. It's a step forward. It's smashing through glass ceilings with perfectly manicured fingernails. It's seeing better hair than all the "it's not a comb over" comb overs we're used to. It's, hopefully, having a different approach to things. It's something for all females interested in politics to aspire to. It's something for all females to cheer about......except one woman on talk back radio who proclaimed that women should be at home looking after children, not in politics and what next?! Seriously. This was what my Mum told me that had me fuming. Obviously this woman on talk back radio is not a mother of daughters - my Mum told me I could do anything including being Prime Minister. I suspect Julia's mum might have too. Although if you think about it, Julia's job in parliament is similar to being a mum. There's lessons about sharing your things, being nice to one another, no fighting,tantrums, older child versus younger child, and really everyone would play nicer if they took a little nap!
PS - Mum, I can't do everything but thanks for believing in me anyway!XX