I caught up with a friend yesterday who I’ve not seen for a while. Knowing about my recent struggles about whether or not to continue blogging, she said this. “One day when I read on your blog that ‘every day is worth dressing up for’, it literally changed my life.” How we dress influences how we feel, how we carry ourselves, and how others perceive us. As a young mum, I know too well how easy it is to neglect my appearance. Before motherhood, I was never seen in the same outfit twice, ever! Nowadays I just squeeze into whatever fits me. I’ve neglected my style mantra for a while. But something is changing. I realized as I was chatting with my friend that every day is not just worth dressing up for, it’s worth being grateful for, and it’s worth living for. Every day, every opportunity, every breath is a gift. Somethings we…Continue Reading
It feels like I’ve not blogged for a lifetime. Ok, it’s only been a solid 3 weeks since my last post but it seems like an eternity had passed. I guess a lot has happened since we last spoke. When I went overseas, I had grand hopes of putting my heart to paper, or should I say, my thoughts to screen. I even lugged around the camera and laptop but I literally had no time to type. Every waking moment was spent with people. Ok, so I did fit a 2 hour massage in there somewhere but even that was a group activity. When we were in Singapore, there was a day when we caught up with 18 people! It was such a surprised and a privilege,  because even though I’ve not invested into their lives for over 4 years. they took time out of their busy schedules to see me. To each and…Continue Reading
It’s almost inconceivable that Chadstone has not been the home of an Alice McCall store until today. Hooray! The opening of the gorgeous boutique, smack bang in the middle of Morrison and Manning Cartell, is a game-changer for many, including yours truly. Chapel Street is great but it has its limitations, namely parking. Now that Alice McCall has opened shop at Chadstone, I honestly feel that the fashion capital is complete. I first met Alice in a Sydney book store a couple of years ago. She is the embodiment of her clothes- charming and lovely. Recently I had the opportunity to interview Alice about the boutique and ask her a few style questions. How does this Chadstone boutique differ from the other shops? What will customers expect when they visit this store? All the fittings are the highest end of luxe. The internal and external framework was inspired by ornate iron fittings from the Victorian era,…Continue Reading
Thiery Lazry Sunglassess // Vintage Sacrf, Jacket & Dress  // Maison Martin Margiela Boots Just the other day, during her dog’s annual checkup, a client relayed to me her passion for history. She believes that in order to move forward, we need to learn from the past. She was very well read on French history and revealed many interesting insights about the intriguing nation in terms of their trade and economy. She taught me more about antiquity than I did about her Aussie terrier. Afterwards, I was inspired to review my own history. It’s rare these days for us to take the time to stop and think, but it’s so important for our soul. I reflected on past mistakes, bad habits and unwise decisions, and vowed to learn from them lest history repeats itself…
Vintage Dress & Bag // MRP Customized Cap // Mimco Trainers I mentioned in the previous post that to ‘cap it off”, there was a baseball cap customization station at the awesome MRP Launch Party. Calligrapher Carla Hackett granted guests’ heart desires with her edgy and steady brush strokes. By the time I discovered the customization corner, her list of requests was 3 pages long. Most people had down their names, but words such as “POW”, “Sup”, “Totes” “Bite Me” also made it to the menu. I struggled to come up with something personal and original. How can I compete with “Foxy” and “Babydoll”? Then I remembered my boys. I have a habit of calling hubby “Honey” (hence why this post was so aptly titled), especially when we are at opposing ends of the house. Winston often parrots me, and it seems that he has inherited my lungs. My parents taught him our names. But to step…Continue Reading
Remember the days when every second of my blog post was an Event? “If I got a dollar for each missed event or opportunity, I’d be rich (and be able to afford this)!” I recently lamented to a friend about sacrificing so many great blogging opportunities since becoming a mom. I barely get any time to spend on the laptop or social media these days because I’ve decided to be fully present with my son. Trying to knead playdough, whilst singing nursery rhymes to Winston and Instagramming just wasn’t working… But then an amazing event like the Mr Price/MRP launch party happens and swept everyone off their feet. If the invitation wasn’t enticing enough (it was a fashion video incorporated in a card complete with volume dials), the South African high street label imported guests of honour, British model/It-Girl Poppy Delevingne and celebrity designer Henry Holland to the Melbourne Central store. Poppy is the face of MRP’s Oakridge…Continue Reading