Monday, 27 January 2014


A few weeks ago I was asked by if I would be interested in participating in a competition with a few stylists from around the world, styling one dress using up to 7 items from their online shop. Naturally I was interested and started researching them immediately!!!

Modcloth is an American online retailer specialising in vintage, vintage-inspired and indie clothing accessories and decor. The company is headquartered in San Francisco's South of Market District. To my delight this site is so me! Its quirky, eccentric and completely different from mainstream fashion…perfect!!!

When I first saw the dress that I was to style, two options came to mind…I could either go the "expected route" of ladylike
and sweet…or I could go the complete "unconventional route" of quirky, edgy and sexy…naturally I went for the latter option!!!

So, this is what I came up with…it's quirky, edgy, a little unexpected and a lot of sexy!!! I wanted to take the sweetness of the dress and vamp it up a little bit by adding the animal print shoes and deep red lippy, toughen it up with the studded leather jacket, but still keep it ladylike with the small clutch bag, earrings and gold cuff. 

By mixing different prints and textures you will not normally pair together you create the element of surprise and individuality that will make you stand out from the crowd for all the right reasons!!

These are the items I picked from the website,

1. An Afternoon Excursion Jacket - $67.99

2. Multifaceted Fame Necklace - $68.99

3. Trendsetting Globetrotter Clutch - $44.99

4. Altruistic Darling heel in Leopard - $32.99

5. Laud of the Rings Bracelet - $24.99

6. Cubes as Can Be Earrings - $12.99

7. Lipstick in Glamour - $17.99

Go and have look at their website. They have such a big variety with so much to choose from. You can easily spend hours getting lost in the gorgeous fashion, accessories and decor!

I have also picked a few of my favourite monochrome dresses from their site as its such a classic trend that will always stay Fashionable, Stylish and Glamorous!!!

Cute to the Court Dress $74.00

Executive by Design Dress $74.00

Executive Precision Dress $57.00 - Free international shipping on $150+ orders for a limited time only, delivery to 51 countries worldwide and international 60 day returns! Go and have a look…you know you want to!!!


Friday, 24 January 2014


While on holiday in Cape Town in December (my Home town) I was lucky enough to do a fun photo shoot that turned into a glamorous fashion shoot!

Our family is pretty creative as my cousin was the photographer and did an amazing job…his girlfriend was the absolutely stunning model, and the jewellery was especially handmade for us by a talented lady right here in Brisbane! Karen Allen from Empayah Jewellery and Accessories completely outdid herself and has a show room full of gorgeous pieces!

These are some of my favourite shots from the day…which one is your favourite???

Sunday, 19 January 2014


At the start of each new year or each new fashion season we feel the need to do a wardrobe clear out…a spring clean as such.  I will ruthlessly go through my closet and throw things out only to go looking for it a few months later thinking - that will look great with such and such - and then realise I chucked it!!!

So this year I decided that for every new item I bring into my closet, something has to go…a sort of trade off. Something for something. To be honest its just too hard! Instead I decided to go shopping in my own closet…for free! I have rediscovered some fabulous finds, great treasures that were hidden in the back somewhere…each day I hunt for something different instead of just grabbing the usual outfit that's easy and within reach. I make an effort to look a bit deeper into my treasure cove and to explore my numerous options and challenge myself to come up with something unique everyday and I'm having so much fun doing it!

So I challenge you to go on a shopping spree in your own closet and dare you to come up with something different and amazing every day and before you know it you will be optimising and maximising your closet to its full potential!!!

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying don't go shopping ever again, cause that will just be silly now won't it??? But what I am saying is explore your own closet…you might be pleasantly surprised!

Sunday, 12 January 2014


When you are obsessed with something you preoccupy the mind excessively...with that obsession.

Currently I'm obsessed with perspex heels, dark berry lips, jumpsuits, major chunky necklaces and Miley Cyrus's hair...that's why a few weeks ago I took the plunge and cut my hair exactly like it...yes shaved sides and all, AND I absolutely love it!!!

Chunky necklaces started when I wanted just one piece of jewellery to focus on...I still wanted to make a statement...big earrings were not practical for me with the kids, and bangles, cuffs and rings were not really what I had in it just naturally happened and progressed to necklaces AND I absolutely love them!

 The dark berry lips are a bit of a departure for me, as I was always a nude or natural lip gloss kind of girl, but I've been transformed to a dark berry, dramatic lipstick kind of girl AND I absolutely love it!

Jumpsuits! Easy to wear, fashionable, chic and comfortable all rolled into one! Easy glamour guessed it...I absolutely love them!!!

For me, my perspex shoe obsession started with the Maison Martin Margiela collaboration with H&M and those perspex wedges...I loved them but just couldn't get my hands on it seemed they were everybody's obsession at the time...and then today I spotted the most loveliest pair of perspex shoes from Target! Sold...AND I absolutely love them!

So...these items are what I excessively think about at the guilty little pleasures as chocolate is no longer an option!