What are the best glasses frames for your face shape?

ONCE regarded the domain of the nerd, glasses have become the epitome of cool chic. But do you know what are the best glasses frames for your face shape? Glasses,…

Is your bra making you look old?

THE bra is the most important garment of every woman’s wardrobe. But according to industry experts, 70 to 80 per cent of women wear the wrong bra size. That’s eight out of…

How to go grey gracefully

WHY do some older women struggle with the idea of going grey gracefully when young women today are choosing to? Young women colouring their hair grey or silver is all…

The best lipsticks for luscious lips

IF you’re over 50 and you do nothing else when it comes to make-up, wear lipstick. Because next to your eyes, the most powerful asset you have is your lips.…

The 10 best mascaras for lustrous lashes

MASCARA is essential to complete any make-up, but what are the best mascaras for more mature women whose eyelashes have become sparse and wispy? Not all mascaras were created equal.…

The secret to beautiful brows

EYEBROWS frame and balance the face, and a well-groomed pair can make your eyes appear larger and give you a mini facelift! But for women over 50, the secret to…

The best blushes for a youthful flush

AS we age our skin generally lightens and faces become colourless. So blush for more mature skin is essential as it instantly adds energy to a weary complexion, mimics a…

The best powders for a more mature face

FOR many women over 50, powder is public enemy number one. So, to powder or not to powder? That is the question.  But what are the best powders for women…

The best foundations and concealers for a mature face

AS we age our skin texture changes so we need to adjust the way we care for it, as well as the way we enhance it. Today’s foundations are designed…

Why women over 50 need a primer

EVERY woman needs to find makeup that makes her look and feel beautiful. And just because you’re over 50 doesn’t mean you can’t look your absolute best. But the real…

Why older women SHOULD wear make-up

DO you wear makeup? I ask, because not all older women do. Some prefer the au naturel look (the “no makeup” makeup look) or only do their face on special…

Going greenery: How to wear the colour of the year

GOING green is the global catch cry for those wanting to improve their overall quality of life. So it’s no coincidence that the colour experts at Pantone have announced that…

A stylish life: Hairstylist Wendy Iles

AS a young girl living on a dairy farm in northwest Tasmania, I had no idea what I wanted to do when I grew up. For a long while I…

The looks that made Jackie Kennedy Onassis a style icon

SHE was a style icon, but as a new First Lady — Melania Trump — enters the White House, it’s a great time to reflect on the chicest of them…

She’s still got it! Lauren Hutton stars in new Bottega Veneta campaign

THERE is something really attractive about a woman who is confident — and comfortable — with her age and style. And American model and actress Lauren Hutton has got it…

Hollywood stars go makeup free for Pirelli calendar

WHAT do you get when you line up a bevy of beauties? A Pirelli calendar, of course! The latest incarnation is like no other. In a refreshing take on the…

How to wear summer’s must-have kaftan

NOVEMBER is beginning to tease us with its warm embrace — and I couldn’t be happier. Summer is just around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about our…

The secret to looking boho chic in an embroidered peasant-style top

ALL that is old is new again. And so it would seem that boho chic is back. Fashion is cyclical; what goes around comes back again. However, the return version is…

Sam Wagner celebrates 20 years of Sambag

MENTION the name Sambag and most women will immediately think of ballet flats and tote bags. But Sambag is so much more. A brand synonymous with the sophisticated casual ease of Australian…

New breast cancer campaign reminds women to “touch themselves”

OCTOBER is breast cancer month, a time when we usually “think pink”.  But this year we’ve been encouraged to “rock out in black”. In tribute to Australian rock goddess, Chrissy…

What is the right hat for your face shape?

  IF you’re planning to head to the races this season don’t get pipped at the post in the style stakes — a hat or headpiece is an absolute must,…

The fashion habits that age you

OK, so you’ve graduated to middle age with honours. Apart from the obvious congratulations, it generally means you don’t have to suffer for fashion any more.  Reaching the half-century mark…

Flowerbomb is still the bomb

I’M usually pretty good when it comes to recognising fragrances. But there’s one that stumps me every time. Viktor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb. The number of times I’ve asked women what…

A stylish life: Natalie Knoll

I LOVE a good home-grown success story and local scarf brand Bird and Knoll is a great tale. It’s the tale of a chance meeting of two women, of the discovery of a…

How to keep your white sneakers (and shoes) white

OKAY, so you’ve got your new white kicks, but how do you keep white sneakers white and bright all year round? If you read my last post you’re probably wondering…

The new white shoe (sneakers) brigade

THE humble white sneaker has bounced out of the gym and onto the street, but most noticeably into our workwear wardrobes. No longer just a sports shoe, the classic all-white…

Isabella Rossellini returns to Lancome

SHE was the face of Lancome for 14 years, but after a 30-year break, Isabella Rossellini is back at the French luxury skincare brand. Rossellini graced the brand with her charm and…

Where to eat, drink and shop in Sanur, Bali

BEFORE Kuta, Seminyak and Ubud there was Sanur — the sleepy little southeast coastal village that is the real jewel in the crown of Bali. With its 5km stretch of…