Month: January 2014

Weekend Round Up What I Wore | Black & White Summer

 

Black and White is so classic. Day or night. Fashion, design or decor, Im a sucker for anything black and white. Love a black and white geometric rug teamed with a cool white velvet sofa. Simple. Stylish. Fashionwise, I’m partial to a white pant or jean..it is a simple look and when you add black in any form…it pops. A black shirt for a more dressy occasion, a black v neck tee for more casual look. Or an all white combo teamed with a glossy black stiletto heel. Sexy. Timeless.

 

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Dinner with my significant other and kids at our favourite French restaurant, so I wore : White Zara Skinny Jeans, Black Sheer Cargo shirt from Witchery, Black Hermes patent belt and Leopard Kicks from Kmart. Adding my Decjuba yellow and gold chunky cuff for a bling zing..and in no time, we were dining on Chateaubriand and a light French Pinot. A perfect night to celebrate a belated birthday, in classic Black and White.

…Sx

White Chalk Interiors Design Tip | Tile Selections

Choosing tiles for your home can be a daunting experience…Start with a jumping off point..like a colour or a type ie..natural stone or porcelain…then add to that concept. Watch my video and it will give you some tips on how to do it right…

 

…Sx

White Chalk Interiors Design Tip | Photo Display

Where do you store you photographs?…Are they printed off into books..or boxes…I have 5 years worth still on my computers..It is time to get them into photo albums..Here are my photo storage tips…

 

…Sx

Weekend Round Up | What I Wore | Summer Lunch

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Remember last weeks post?..No?..Good..because it is basically the same as this weeks! Im really casual during the Summer break..It’s the few weeks where I laze around in kaftans and bathers, lots of hats..and not much else. So when I had to amp it up for my friends birthday lunch..I still remained a little lacsidasical. The emerald green top worn last week, fresh from the cleaners was hanging front and centre waiting to be put away..it was a no brainer..I wore it again.

Girls Birthday Lunch: So I Wore…White Zara skinny Gold Zipper pants, Nude Christian Louboutins stilettos, Emerald green Jane Lamerton silk top, plus my new White Lace Sass & Bide Summer Capelet. I’m addicted to the capelet. Husk Emerald drop earrings and my Gold Folli Follie Bracelet. The perfect girls lunch at Cafe Di Stasio in St Kilda on a perfect Summer Sunday.

Plant Holders | The New Chic Accessory |

Take a stroll down any street in Paris in Spring or Summer and you will see classic architecture coupled with the traditional hanging baskets filled with colourful potted flowers. This is as synonymous with Paris as the Eiffel Tower or The Champs Elysees.

 

Right now I’m crushing on all thing plants. Hanging, potted, in stands..even oversized classic white pots with a simple succulent. I am no green thumb, the plant is not the hero as it may change..often..so therefore the stand must be.

Here are some modern twists on the pot plant holder.

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Cool, modern and super chic..this is my hands down favourite. Stunning in all homes. Loving the gold.

 

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The clear glass hanging pendants with a selection of pretty blooms is eyecatching and fresh..Great for a bathroom.

 

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Keeping up with the Neon trend…old school macramé : new school version.

 

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A simple glass candle votive. Potted. Small detail with big impact.

 

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This plant is the art. The drama in what is a simple room. Plain metal holder.

 

Add some greenery to your home. Add some impact with how its potted.

Add a kick ass holder or stand. Add a conversation starter for your guests.

Happy Planting…

….Sx

Beauty Product | The Lift

I blame my mother. Totally her fault. I am becoming ‘healthily ??!!?? obsessed’ with beauty products, and this seems to be a genetic predisposition I have inherited.

My Grandmother used Ponds Cold Cream as a cleanser and moisturiser and she had beautiful soft skin. Simple. My mother, on the other hand, seeks out, experiments, orders online, cuts reviews from magazine and newspapers, sends them on to me…and actually has more samples of creams and potions in her bathroom then she will use in her lifetime. I have become her.

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So…the most recent heads up she passed on to me..was The Lift. This is a serious tightening 3 step process that was advertised on a morning show, and I was called immediately. “You should try this…I should try this”…ok Mama. So we did. I ordered the kit online, one each, and waited for the postman to deliver me this new ‘miracle’ in a jar. At $235 per pack, it is not the cheapest gamble.

Plus, Mum had not even used it before..but we had to have it…just in case…it could be the one..maybe…

 

A few days later I mixed the powder with the cream and applied the brush in upward strokes, as per the instructions…and I waited. Let me tell you it has a severe tightening effect. I have never felt such a powerful mask before and it is actually a little uncomfortable. It felt like I had covered my face in shellac and 20 minutes later and I was happy to wash it off. Included in the pack is a cream to apply after the mask and there are 10 sachets of each product. It is suggested that you use The Lift as a quick fix before a night out..or use twice a week for a maintenance system.

 

The Lift claims to restore elasticity, tighten and brighten the skin, and intensively tone facial muscles and lift sagging skin. And leave a healthy glow. My skin certainly felt soft and velvety after the treatment..but the small wrinkles were still visible. Surprise surprise! I guess we all know deep down that we can’t really stop the signs of ageing…but there’s no harm in trying right?? As far as I can tell, there is no dramatic change in appearance to my skin..at this stage..

 

I have only used it once so far and plan to use The Lift once a week..Check out my  after pic and you can judge for your self. Please disregard my bronze eyebrows..wow ..really need to fix that!

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Fingers crossed this is the beauty trick that Hollywood kept a secret and now has let the cat out of the bag! Oh, and thanks Mum for keeping me ahead of the game..What’s the next one? Just is case this is not the cure for youthful skin…

…Sx

Weekend Round Up | What I Wore | Green

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Happy NY to everybody…I hope yours was safe and festive. I love this time of year. Relax, recharge, think about the coming year. Setting goals…both realistic and totally off the charts…but that is part of the fun!

 

New Years Eve is a tricky one..the pressure to have a ‘great time’ often overshadows the night..it is was it is…whether you chose to spend it with a huge group..or a select few…I hope you had a ball.

 

Either way, I love to add a sparkle to my NYE outfit…every year! Regardless of the venue..a casual BBQ..sparkles, a black tie event..sparkles, and this year was no different.

 

Option 1- A friends NYE party..So…I Wore: Emerald Green Silk top from Jane Lamerton..on sale from Myer for $49 (bargain!) the perfect summer top. Faded and ripped Mavi Blue Jeans, plus Gold Guess Stilettos. The jeans keep it casual…especially if you want to add sparkle.

Sparkle #1 – Blue / Diamante Crystal choker from Forever New. Current.

Sparkle #2 – Multi coloured cropped sequin jacket, also from Forever New..4 seasons ago..still a fave.

A great night ringing in the New Year, drinking French Champs and grooving to full ’90’s beats.

 

Option 2 – The silk top is also a perfect casual number, thrown together with Peach Country Road shorts, Gold Witchery Sandals.. it is easy breezy for an impromptu summer BBQ with friends. And I repeat…only $49. Run don’t walk to Myer!

 

2014 is going to be a ripper year..I feel it…and as 14 is my lucky number…I say, bring it!

I wish you all success, good health and a fabulous year ahead.

….Sx