A Neutral Start To 2018

Hello and Happy New Year! May 2018 be your best year yet, especially with your style! To kick start the year my first post was inspired by cool neutrals given the very warm Australian summer we are experiencing. Apart from feeling and looking fresh in neutrals, there is a simple elegance and sophistication to neutral[…]

New Years’ Eve Party Style

Hello, This is my final post for 2017 and every year I finish it off with some style inspirations for New Years Eve celebrations. It’s only a few days out to 2018 and if you have planned a special night, you may have already organised your outfit. If not, you still have time to be[…]

Refresh Your Style With Green

Hello, Green is an emotionally positive colour, bringing renewed energy and serenity. I love this colour and feel alive when I wear it. I rarely see people wearing this refreshing colour, especially in the summer. My latest post featuring three dresses, shows you how to wear green stylishly. Message me if you would like help[…]

Dazzle Your World With Sparkles

For as long as I can recall I’ve been obsessed with sparkles and this season, they’re everywhere. I love it. Which is why I’ve created this 70’s-disco, roaring 20’s, Hollywood-glamour inspired post with four statement styles to push your style boundaries. From This…To This…These head turning flared sequin trousers are for the fabulously wild boho[…]

Mark Your Style At The Races

Hello, Derby Day is black and white of course but these race inspirations are packed with playful colour and texture. Trousers:    Feathers are fun. Mix with flamboyant, wide leg trousers and a stylish fascinator. Silk wide leg trousers from Roksanda on Matches Silk and feather blouse from Prada on Net-a-Porter Large antique brooch from[…]

Derby Day Winning Style

Hello, The time of year has come around again to glam up and show up at the races. The next few weeks I will post some race style inspirations, with this week being all about Derby Day. Here are three black and white style inspirations – trousers, dress, skirt. Which one are you? Dress:Heads will[…]

Spring Into Your Style

Hello, It’s Spring, the flowers are blooming and so are the fashions out there. There is a riot of colour and patterns that excite me to no end. This spring is no different to others where I urge you to strip away the branding rules on who you think you should be, how people want[…]

Hello Yellow

From this… To this… Yay, Spring is days away and what better colour to kick start the season than yellow. This stunning lace, double ruffled dress with gigantic bow will not just brighten your day, but anyone in your orbit. Add a crisp white frilled sleeved crop jacket for contrast. Show some edge – and[…]

The Style Disruptor – By Alina B

I had a sensational styling session recently with Alina Berdichevsky. Here is what Alina had to say – Dressing oneself is an art where creativity reveals itself in several contexts. The art of knowing which colours work. The art of understanding proportions. And then, there’s the art of unexpected and striking combinations, where you really skirt the[…]

Work Style On A Budget – Series Three

Hello, This is the third and final series of affordable work styles. Please click here if you missed the first and here if you missed the second. This series is all about the skirt and how you can look fabulous without spending the big dollars. Enjoy. X From this… To this… Show your feminine side[…]

Work Style On A Budget – Series Two

Hello, This is series two of dressing stylishly at work on a budget. If you missed series one, click here. This week I have put together three ‘trouser’ styles. As a style consultant, I find it deeply rewarding when I can help my clients look and feel fabulous on whatever budget they have – from[…]

Work Style On A Budget – Series One

Hello, I’ve created a series of posts showing you how to pull together stylish outfits on a budget. The first of the series featuring three different dresses. It is relatively easy to look fabulously stylish on a budget. It’s a matter of knowing how and here are simple tips that will inspire you. Stay tuned[…]

Adding Vitality To Your Winter Work Style

Hello, Winter has come around again and that for me means inspiring you to inject some vitality into your wardrobe. This is one of my mammoth quarterly posts and with ELEVEN style inspirations, I hope you can adopt some simple yet unique ways to improve your style and stand out at work. There is a[…]

Some Purple In Your Style

From this… To this… Purple and red: two powerful colours that work exceptionally well together. The combination of the feminine soft layered skirt, fitted belted jacket, multi strand necklace and striking pumps makes an incredible style statement in the office. Purple silk layered midi skirt from Sonia Riekel on Farfetch Black wrap style jacket from[…]

Show Some Neutral Flare In The Office

From this…To this… The combination of these wonderful wide-legged flared trousers and extra long neck tie silk blouse is ultra striking. Either knot the tie in a bow, or wrap around twice, or let in hang loosely, and add this gigantic tassle necklace over it. The gold & black stripe pumps and python print handbag[…]

One Black Jacket – Four Ways

That ole faithful black jacket. There would hardly be a woman who doesn’t have a black jacket in her wardrobe. We all know how to throw the jacket over a pair of jeans, skirt or dress. Yet most of us don’t realise how with some simple, easy tips the same jacket can cleverly take on[…]

Be A Man Of Style

There are plenty of articles on the basics men need in a corporate wardrobe but here are some tips for pushing boundaries a little further, while still being bang-on professional. There are so many great clothes and accessories on the market, yet men rarely make an effort to add personal touches to their style. Why? When I take them shopping, most tell me they[…]

Wow Them With Sleeves

I am having a love affair with sleeves lately, and always with brooches. It’s time to make yourself know at work. The elaborate sleeves on these two dresses are non other than WOW – saying ‘l am confident, creative, elegant.’ And just to push those boundaries a little more, I’ve added brooches, however not in the[…]

Puff Goes The Sleeve

From this…To this…A knockout ensemble – balloon sleeves, bow detail skirt and the interesting combination of red and olive green. A touch of print with the embroidered pumps makes this a stunning and uber stylist work look. Red balloon sleeved blouse from Tibi on Matches Olive green bow detail midi skirt from Roksanda on Matches[…]

5 Days, 6 Ways to Wear The Same Black Dress

Hello, Most of us have that little black dress in the wardrobe we wear over and over again – but generally in the same way. To get maximum use out of your little black dress and to wear it multiple times in the same week, I’ve put together some mini videos on how you can[…]

Dress To Impress – Workshopping Office Style

Do you know it only takes only five seconds to form a visual judgement on first meeting? Research shows that we assess someone within seconds of meeting and that this ‘thin slice’ of information gives a lot of behavioural cues, largely accurate. Importantly, once we’ve made that snap call we pay more attention in the future to evidence that confirms what we think, rather[…]

11 Ways to Step Up Your Work Style

Are you the kind of woman who makes things happen rather than waiting for things to happen? Or makes no bones about your desire to move up at work and in the world authentically and in accordance with your values? Then I imagine you don’t buy into to other peoples’ ideas of who you are, what you should do[…]

The Power of Red

This week’s style post is focused on the colour Red: To begin with, red is a warm and positive color, a very physical colour which draws attention to itself and calls for action to be taken. A colour that has long been used to signify power, it is associated with energy and passion, exciting the emotions promoting ambition[…]

Vivacious This Summer

  Hi and I hope 2017 has started with a bang. From a style perspective it certain has with colour, embroidery, tassels, chic boho – vivacious – and a great way to start the year. From this…To this… There is something Latino, Mexican, Frida Khalo about this ultra feminine off the shoulder ruffled dress. A stunning party dress[…]

A Golden New Year

Hello, The colour gold has occupied my mind the last few weeks with the party season in full swing, instigating my final post for 2016. The colour conjures up thoughts of glamour, party, sparkle, dazzle, elegance, affluence and fun. Although it is possibly a little late to order any of the striking outfits below for New[…]

A La Neutral This Summer

From this…To this…WOW your colleagues in this antique gold lace billowy sleeved blouse and undeniably striking skirt. Printed and patterned accessories make this outfit all that more interesting. White softly pleated midi skirt from Toni Maticevski Lace blouse from Alice McCall Printed tote bag from Givenchy on Farfetch Animal print pumps from Paul Andrew on[…]

A Vibrant Stylish You

From this… To this… Show your daring side at work in these clashing prints and fabrics. This sealife midi skirt is an interesting addition to the work wardrobe. Embroidered blazer and gingham sandals is all part of the fun and edge. Appliqué midi skirt from Temperley of London Silk and lace camisole from H Beauty[…]

Work Your Summer Style

From this… To this…Show your sophisticated side at work this summer in this stylish outfit. This electric blue silk blouse teamed with white trousers and statement necklace certainly says ‘cool and chic’. Blue silk wrap blouse from Gareth Pugh on Net-a-Porter White trousers from Giambattista Valli on Farfetch Patterned pumps by Nine West Pink and[…]

Let’s Party At The Races

From the sophisticated black and white at Derby Day, it’s now time to show your fun side at other race meets: Melbourne Cup, Oaks Day, Emirates Day. Year after year I encourage ladies to push their style boundaries at the races and have some fun with it all.  Below are two outfits that may inspire[…]

Derby Day In Style

Derby Day is one of the most sought after race days to attend during the Spring Racing Carnival. With it’s traditionally ‘black and white’ attire there is an air of elegance that floats around on the day. Below are a couple of ensembles that will have you standing out from the rest. From this … To[…]

A Vibrant Day At The Races

The 2016 Spring Racing carnival is in full swing with the main race days fast approaching. Whether you are attending one or several of the fun days, or any cocktail events associated, this flamboyant outfit is set to be a winner. From this … To this …Dare to be different at the races! Wear this[…]

Green With Envy

From this … To this … This vibrant green quilted (cloque) fabric dress is a statement in itself. Flattering and interesting, it eludes elegance. Quirky pink shoes, a patterned bag and long drop earrings adds that extra pizzazz for a work outfit. Green patchwork cloque dress from Jason Wu on Farfetch Pink suede sandals from[…]

Pretty in Pink

From this …To this …This pink fringe skirt is a fun addition to your 2016 spring wardrobe. Clashing textiles with this lace blouse gives this combo some edge. Add zebra print shoes and dazzling pink earrings. Go spring! Pink fringe skirt from Thurley Lace blouse from Alice and Olivia White handbag from Furla Zebra stripe[…]

An Earthy Spring

From this …To this … Kick start your spring wardrobe with some earthy tones. This relaxed yet sophisticated rust coloured wrap style dress worn with these edgy jacquard booties and some red accessories is a nice end to the winter and the start to spring. Rust coloured dress from Sheike Jacquard ankle boots from Topshop[…]

Romancing The Blouse

From this …To this …This draping multi panelled sheer blouse says romantic, feminine, confident. Black straight pants and crop white jacket tones it down a little making it an office affair! Patterned shoes and handbag, and statement choker brings this outfit together beautifully, easily taking you from office to cocktails. Black multi layered blouse from[…]

Stylish Flats At Work

Hello, My weekly post is a little different this week. Lately I’ve noticed a great variety of lower heeled shoes. Most of my style collages contain mid to high-heeled shoes. I certainly don’t suggest that only wearing high heels is the way to go at work. There has always been a greater, more interesting variety of[…]

Boho In The Winter

Bohemia is the free spirited intersection of the unconventional with art. I love bohemian style so much I dedicated this post to it. This is another mammoth post with seventeen different styles and believe me I could have kept going. While keeping with the authentic roots of mad and clashing colours, embroidery, fur, jewels and[…]

Vibrant Orange

From this … To this … This vibrant blood orange dress is flattering due to the flared hemline. A perfect winter wardrobe piece. Its simplicity allows it to be jazzed up in various ways, such as with the knee boots as seen here. The blue suede boots work beautifully with the large white statement necklace[…]

Sensual Satin

From this … To this … Oh la la, sensual, feminine, soft and flattering is this stunning red skirt. The tailored marching jacket with some gold bling works perfectly with the skirt giving this combo the ultra power effect. This can easily be worn from work straight to dinner. Red satin skirt from Camilla and[…]

A Stylish Winter

Winter is coming and it’s a time for artistry. As the earth tilts away from the sun we can no longer just step out into warmth, we have to create it –  fireplaces, slow cooking, jazz, styling our homes and ourselves. This winter, I want you to move away from chunky & clunky and curate a[…]

Brooch It!

Hello, I love a sparkling brooch pinned to an outfit, on a hat or even other jewellery. As you know I’ve always been a fan of brooches, styling women to add a cluster of brooches or pins as an alternative to a necklace. Truly individual. I’ve incorporated brooches before in Working It and A Modern Work Romance but I was inspired after reading[…]

The Elegance of Soft Pink

From this … To this … Pretty in pastel pink! Add a lace camisole and statement white floral necklace to this classic, stylish dress and it transforms into an ever so elegant work outfit. Pale pink belted pencil dress from Victoria Beckham on Net-a-Porter Satin lace trim camisole from Forever New Flower and chain statement[…]

A Modern Work Romance

Romance is about femininity, softness, sensuality, confidence. And romantic looks are made with lace, draping, florals, bows, embroidery, embellishments, silk, pink, red, black, diamantes, feathers. I’ve curated sixteen different ways to add romance to your wardrobe and although I could have kept going, I eventually had to stop. Romance is not just about date night or special events. You’ll[…]

Leathering Up

From this … To this … Wearing leather to work can be tricky business. Many women are hesitant to wear it because they associate it with ‘too sexy’. I say it depends on what you wear and how you wear it. If it is a classic, simple piece like this leather fitted blouse, worn with a silk[…]

A Work Affair With Lace

From this … To this … Step out of those plain black trousers and swan into work with these elegant lace wide leg trousers just for something a little different! Add a vibrant bow blouse, either tucked in or loose under this long vest to complete this stylish outfit for a day at work. The[…]

Love Your Style on Valentines Day

From this … To this … Love…Amore…Amour. However you say it this feminine, sensual lace and fuchsia silk dress spells LOVE loud and clear. What makes this outfit truly romantic is the addition of a soft feather cape with the cheeky contrast of animal print shoes. And it easily transforms into a bedroom slip. Perfect for a Valentine’s night. Silk and[…]

Weekend Chic In Red

  From this … To this … Still on the theme of stylish summer weekend wear this chic and sexy red dress worn with gold jewellery and flat sandals is a perfect daytime lunch outfit, sunset cocktails, BBQs or even a lovely ‘Valentine Day’ picnic. Especially with the love bracelet. Red silk dress by Temperley[…]

A Stylish Australia Day

Hello, Last year Farfetch invited me to collaborate with them by coming up with a style post on Taking Over Australian Fashion Week.  Please click on the link if you missed it. I had so much fun putting it together. I’ve been asked to collaborate again with this fabulous online fashion site. This time pulling[…]

New Year, New ‘YOU’ In 2016

Hello, A big happy 2016 to you. For most of us a new year is a chance to re-write goals, hopes and dreams – this year it’s my hope any obstacles are perceived as opportunities, that you achieve your goals and that 2016 brings a whole new level of style. You know how passionate I am about[…]

New Years’ Eve Around The World

Hello, This is my second year publishing a post on ‘New Years Eve Around The World’ featuring five exciting cities and what I would wear if celebrating the turn of the new year in those cities. I LOVE this post. It’s fun, colourful and has me dreaming! Although 2016 is only days away and your[…]

The White Party

Hello, White is BIG this summer. Cool, fresh and sophisticated is how I see this achromatic colour.  Lovely dresses, trousers, blouses, skirts are everywhere. So for this week’s party special I decided to put together outfits showcasing white and how to dazzle while you wear it. Push those boundaries this festive season. I look forward to helping you shine. Enjoy.[…]

Party In Gold

Hello, Do you want to be the woman who stops people in their tracks at the Christmas party this year? With the race season over we are into the silly party season. Over the next few weeks, I will be posting some fun party wear. Firstly let me tell you of my December Style by[…]

Winning With Style At The Races

Hello, With only a few days left until the main race days: Derby Day, Melbourne Cup Day and Oaks Day, it’s all about race wear filled with colour, silk, flares, maxi’s.  Many online pieces won’t arrive in time for the races but are perfect for events coming up like Christmas and cocktail parties.   From this … To this[…]

Farfetch: ‘Taking Over Australian Fashion Week’

Hello, It has been a big week with the new Spring post final out there and presenting to the gorgeous, dynamic women who make up business Australia. Farfetch, the fabulous international online fashion store, also approached me to collaborate by entering the ‘Running Australian Fashion Week’ competition. What would I do if I were in charge?[…]

Looking Fresh This Spring

Spring comes and mind erupts with colours, blooming flowers, gin, lighter garments and the sun. You’ve heard me say it before, Spring is one of the best times to do a complete wardrobe makeover. We’ve had enough of the cold and are ready to inject freshness and fun back into the work wardrobe. The prints this year are amazing.[…]

Go A Little Bold In Spring

From this … To this … Keeping a little with the pink theme this week, this fabulous bold skirt is a wonderful spring party item. Here I’ve mixed patterns by combining stripes with this feminine paint splash print cardigan. Add nude colour shoes, clutch   and lovely long earrings to bring it all together nicely.[…]