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My top ten packing tips

Many of us know we only wear a fraction of our wardrobe – 20% is the frequently quoted figure – but did you realise this applies to our travel wardrobe as well?  If you’ve ever lugged heavy suitcases around the world on holiday only to bring them back with most clothes untouched, you’ll know what I mean.  The majority of us overpack for our holidays. I read that the average woman needs 57 items for a two-week holiday and 79%
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Learn from your shopping mistakes

Spring’s here and it’s the perfect time to clear out and organise your wardrobe. But before you give away the clothes you don’t wear, take a moment to think about why you don’t wear them.  You can learn so much from your shopping mistakes.  Every item you pass on gives you a valuable lesson.  All you need is to tune in. What if you could figure out why you love wearing some items and not others?  Knowing this would help
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How to fit jeans without trying them on

In the market for new jeans, but dread trying on fifty pairs to find a pair that fits right?   Here’s a very cool tip to fit jeans without trying them on.  This trick will  save you time and keep you sane when shopping for jeans.  When you find a pair and want to know if it’s worthwhile trying it on properly in the dressing room, do this quick test.
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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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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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What is a personal colour analysis?

Have you ever wondered what a professional colour analysis is? Simmy Wong, Personal Colour Stylist and owner of Colour Soup, answers key questions about colour analysis and how we can harness the power of colour to look and feel our best. What is colour analysis? Colour Analysis is the process of observing the effect of different colours (usually in the form of coloured drapes) on your skin to determine your natural colour tone.  It’s a process to help us understand
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