How to wear black and navy

Tired of wearing black, black and more black? Time to mix it up and throw in a little French navy BLACK would have to be the most popular colour in the world. It’s FASHION 101 and there’s a…

Centurions of style: Sportscraft turns 100

Sportscraft cultural ambassadors celebrate a centenary of  Australian lifestyle THIS year marks a 100 years of Sportscraft. In 1914, a young Russian immigrant, Woolf Bardas, set about laying the foundations for what was to become one of…

Happy wedding anniversary Princess Grace

Much has been written about the privileged life of Grace Kelly GRACE Patricia Kelly was the all-American girl who found fame in Hollywood and captured the eye of a prince. With her marriage to Rainier III, Prince…

A stylish life: Susie Stenmark

She’s one of Sydney’s most stylish women, but Susie Stenmark doesn’t care much for those kind of things SHE’S one of Sydney’s most stylish women, but Susie Stenmark has always yearned to create. The former Chanel communications manager is…

Wardrobe 101: The eyes have it

Seeing really is believing. Turn your optical impairment into a visual statement NOT sure if you’ve noticed but I come up a bit short in the eyesight department. Yes, I’m shortsighted. I was first diagnosed in the mid ’80s and…

My style: It’s a white out!

White is the perfect colour to the start the new year I LOVE white. Not ivory or cream or chalk or snow or any other word it might be described as. It has to be…

New year, new you

Make this year your year for a life of style I’M not a big new year’s resolutions person. My father always used to say “rules are meant to be broken!” So unless I feel so strongly about something, I…

Happy holidays

Now it’s time to take a break – put your feet up, read a book or take a walk on a beach. So wherever you are or plan to be, stay safe and bon voyage. Enjoy!…

So, this is Christmas

Christmas is a time for gathering around the tree, sharing gifts, good food and great company. Hope your day is not too stressy, but very merry and full of cheer IN a perfect world we’d all be super organised…

The ultimate guide to swimsuit shopping

Need a new swimsuit but you’re having a minor meltdown over the thought of shopping for one? I’ll have you out of the change room and onto the beach in no time! FOR many in the southern hemisphere,…

A walk on the wild side in Bali

It might be hot in Bali, but the wardrobe stakes got even hotter! I’M back from my little Bali break feeling suitably rested and recharged. I love the heat and I love the tropics and December in…

What I’m loving this week

1: CHIC & COLOURFUL COVER-UPS WITH summer just around the corner, it’s time to think about lightening up your beach bag or even brightening up a bathroom with some Euro-chic style. Great for the beach –…

Wardrobe essentials: The little black dress

 What every woman needs in her wardrobe is something that is classless, timeless and ageless — a little black dress THERE’S probably no single item of clothing that is more useful than the little black dress. (Okay jeans queens,…

A stylish life: Sam Wagner

 She’s the designer, director and founder of a formidable fashion empire, but there’s more to Sam Wagner than ballet flats MENTION the name Sambag and most women will immediately think of ballet flats and tote bags. Now a household name, the brand is synonymous with the sophisticated…

10 things every stylish woman knows

 Ever wondered how some women always look so stylish? How they make it look so easy and effortless, in that “oh-that-old-thing, I-just-threw-it-on” kind of way? Here’s how A STYLISH woman never looks like she tried too hard, it just…

Trend alert: How to rock the new florals

From dresses to shoes, the latest silhouettes are bloomin’ all over with flower prints from dark and moody to feminine and flirty WITH floral prints springing up everywhere on the runways, it’s a garden of delights as fashion’s ongoing love affair with florals continues…

Runway report: Rochas S/S 2014 PFW

 In a collection that was part fantasy and part whimsy, Rochas sent out a sugary-sweet dose of enchanting femininity ANOTHER big trend making its way down the runway during the current spring summer collections is pastels. We saw…

Trend alert: How to wear orange

  Feeling overtly orange? Perfectly peachy? Superbly saffron? Tantalisingly tangerine? Whatever your choice, orange — and its many, many hues — is hot, hot, hot THIS season, designers have lit up the runways with a range of vibrant…

A stylish life: Andy Dinan, gallerist

A Stylish Life is about women who inspire me, are leaders in their field and above all else, have style in spades. She’s a wife and mother with a heart of gold, but Andy Dinan is turning the Melbourne art…