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Choosing best glasses frames

Glasses are not only functional;  they’re  often an overlooked accessory which when chosen well, frame your eyes and accentuate the structure and shape of your face. The last time I was at the optometrist, I tried on over 25 pairs of frames and was overwhelmed.  The optometrist tried her best to advise me but her expertise is eye health not aesthetics. I ended up using comfort (despite my low bridge), colour and price to decide. There’s a lot of confusing information out there to help
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What to wear for business headshots

Do you like your business headshot?  Is it recent?Does it truly capture the essence of you, your role or your business?The internet is a great place to do background research on potential clients, job candidates or service providers. Chances are even before you wade through the text of the bio and achievements, you'll look closely at the profile photo.  A professional and flattering business headshot encourages us to read further; a dated or amateurish pic raises questions about the person's
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Authentic Style – My first book is launched

Style, bubbles and baubles What better way to welcome  into the world a book about styling than to throw a party at a jewellery shop? That’s what happened one gorgeous sunny Sunday in July. My first book, Authentic Style: A practical guide to loving how you look every day was welcomed with such love and anticipation from past clients, friends and new acquaintances. Here’s how it was reported by the Sydney Standard. It’s not too late for you to get
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Host your own clothing swap party

A clothing swap party is a wonderful way to enjoy time with girlfriends and to experiment with new fashion styles without spending a cent. Hosting your own clothing swap party is easy.   Here are five ideas to ensure yours runs smoothly and everyone has a great time. 1.  Timing Consider hosting a clothing swap party at the end of a season.  A change in the temperature will encourage your friends to sift through their wardrobes and identify what they’d
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Clothing Swap: interesting observations on human behaviour

I went to my first publically organised clothing swap  last Saturday in Surry Hills. Over 50 women (and a handful of men and children) had travelled through the cold and wet to wait patiently outside the library. We’d been told to come early to check in our donated clothes in exchange for buttons.  Each button entitled the bearer to take away a preloved item. It sounded like a fun way of passing on clothes I no longer wanted.  There was also
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Wear a chunky knit with style not chunk

As it gets colder, it’s lovely to wrap yourself up in soft, cuddly chunky knits. They’re all the rage at the moment  and you can find them in a variety of shapes and lengths.  You don’t have to sacrifice your shape when you wear a chunky knit.  There are ways to enjoy the softness of a knit AND look stylish in the silhoutte you cut.  This video shows you how.
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7 Fashion Tips from a Sydney Fashion Stylist

As a Sydney fashion stylist who works with busy, professional women, I’m often asked for simple, quick ways to lift an outfit or to make my clients feel more attractive. Here are my top seven ideas. 1.  Strategically position your focal point Every memorable outfit has a focal point that attracts the eye and holds interest.  A focal point can be a design element, a bright colour or interesting texture. Choose whichever element you prefer and place it on an
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5 Ways to Get Out The Door Faster Each Morning

If you feel rushed off your feet each morning getting yourself (and others) ready for the day, here are five tips to streamline your morning routine so you get out the door faster. I did an experiment this week and was startled by the results: being disorganised adds 23 minutes to my morning routine -time I’d rather spend in bed. I timed myself with a stopwatch over four days to see how long my morning routine was and to identify
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Three tips to make your clothes more versatile

Well done.  You’ve cleaned out your wardrobe and freed yourself of unwanted clothes.  Feels good, doesn’t it? But before you rehang your clothes and think about shopping for new things, take a few moments to survey what’s left.  You really can achieve more with less.  Here are three tips to wear your favourites differently. People generally associate wardrobe edits with springtime.  I believe autumn is just as suitable a time to get your wardrobe organised. Take advantage of sunny days
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What’s your personal fashion style?

I was recently admiring the Archibald Prize entries at the Art Gallery of New South Wales when I overhead two art enthusiasts talk about the portraits. I heard “tautology of choice….dichotomy of subject matter”, but didn’t have a clue what they meant.   I don’t know much about what I like in art, but I recognise what I like when I see it.  I suppose this is similar to how some of my clients feel when I ask them to describe
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