About

“Every day is worth dressing up for.– Cecylia

Cecylia is a Melbourne-based veterinarian, blogger and mother.

In 2008, she established Cecylia.com as a creative outlet to express her love for fashion whilst working full time as a veterinarian. Shortly afterwards, with the help of a business partner, she opened her eponymous boutique “Cecylia” on High St Armadale selling high end luxury designer garments and accessories from all over the world. Her belief that ‘shopping should be an experience, not just a transaction” soon earned the boutique a prestigious reputation and devout following.

Two years later, Cecylia moved on from being a boutique owner in search for new directions. For the next three years, whilst still working as a veterinarian, Cecylia dedicated her time to sharing style tips, fashion events and snippets from her life on the blog. Never a follower of labels or trends, Cecylia has a knack for mixing designer pieces with vintage gems. Her quirky and elegant sense of style is an outward expression of her zest for life.

2013 was another turning point for Cecylia. Motherhood transformed her in more ways than one. Nowadays, Cecylia shares her musings on life and style in the same breath. Veterinarian by day, blogger by night, sharing everything from fashion to food, struggles to stilettos, welcome to Cecylia.com.

 

49 Responses
  1. Awesome how you can work as a vet and still run a business! Superwoman indeed. Looks like the kids will have to wait…

  2. Hi Cecylia,

    We met & took a photograph together with my sister in law at Miss Lydel Yeo’s Spring fashion launch. We were both wearing our pearls and black dresses. Thank you for your name card. I went on your website and your shop looks beautiful. I will be sure to pop into your store! It is amazing that you are practising as a Vet & have created a beautiful boutique, it was lovely to meet you that evening.

    Regards,

    Hitomi xo

    http://thediningroomsdiaries.blogspot.com

  3. Cecylia girl – Congratulations on your new venture! I just looked through your blog, and I love it!

    I wish you all the best blessings with your Fashion career path. :)

    Gosh, it feels like it was only yesterday that we were confused Uni students walking around the campus going to our classes… (At least I was!) And now you are on your pathway to becoming a big fashionista and me… well.. across the globe right now doing practically nothing haha.

    :) :) Keep up the good work! I’ll be back here soon to visit.

    PS I love the recent coverage on RMIT designer students’ works. Keep more of those coming! We got a lot of talented Melbourne designers that should be promoted.

  4. you look so stylish and i love your doggy ^^

  5. I just love the look of your blog + very good reads.

    Wyetha

    1. aww your lovely comment means the world to me! xx

  6. Cecylia my dear,

    Well done a thousand times over for the amazing work you have done with this blog. You have not only starred adversity down, but making the world better from it. Keep smashing it!!!

    David

    1. Thank you so much David, I’m so blessed to have you as a friend. It’s people like you who makes my world rock.
      xx

  7. farhan

    lolz i have heard that age to women is just like krypton to superman , i guess thats why u didnt write your exact age :P lolz kidding,
    btw nice blog,its gives alot of info about fashion !

  8. Peter Buzes

    Hi Cecylia, thank you for your wonderful mention on your Blog. I would like to take this opportunity to let you know that if ever you need my hairstyling , feel free to contact me or Fiona from Salon M.
    Keep up your great work

  9. Suzi Maynard

    Cecylia, what can I say…other than it has been a pleasure meeting
    you!! You will excel in anything & everything
    you do, simply because you put your heart into it.
    I’m glad I stumbled upon your boutique that day, for it was on that day I made a friend.
    Looking forward to catching up Monday!
    Suzi xx

    1. Suzi, you are the sweetest, I am so honoured to have been able to serve and style you and had you as a customer. Cannot wait to continue our friendship over some sun and coffee :)

  10. Hi Cecylia!

    Thanks so much for your sweet words on my blog! It was a great opportunity to visit your amazing blog and learn about you!! I wanted to be a veterinarian when I was growing up (I’m a pharmacist) but always had a passion for fashion too. Your blog is so fabulous! Thanks for sharing your story with us!

    xo, sam

    1. aww I’m so glad, thank you Sam you are gorgeous! Where are you based?

  11. Oh how cute is your doggie… So cute. i love your blog layout, so unique.
    Keep in touch. I followed you, i hope u do the same.

  12. Aly

    Cecylia, what is your email, how can I get in touch with you regarding products. Ta

    1. Hi Aly, it’s cc@cecylia.com

  13. Hi Cecylia, Finally had a look+ Love it…..keep it up.
    Keegan from AG

    1. Hi Keegan lovely to hear from you!xx

      1. This is way better than a brick & mortar eseahlisbmtnt.

      2. Great video! I love your voice too. I was just wondering how much success you’ve had w/ AMR promoting affiliate product? Also I was wondering how long it took for you to start seeing the traffic from your article submissions. I hope you put up some more videos, thanks for posting these!!

      3. No, you ZioFreaks have it both ways. You say that Israel was given the right to exist by the UN, but then you reject all UN resolutions telling you to get the hell out of Palestine and to let the refugees return.

  14. I don’t be mean to be rude but that isn’t even close to a superwomen!!

    This lady is a Superwomen! She has 3 kids and runs a business and her own PR for FB page she has Australian Brands and sells it much cheaper then Australia she is a international boutique one stop destination place to shop from.

    Clothes around the world I always shop through her and I love the boutique the best and she is a superwomen she has been featured in Singapore Harpers BAAZAR 7 times and also other magazines and her boutique has been featured in CNNGO as the top 10 places to shop http://www.cnngo.com/singapore/shop/10-cool-stores-check-out-singapore-162251
    also has a second floor with the cutest things ever you should pop down if you ever go to Singapore on 86 Club St, Singapore, 069454. (Chinatown – Near Ann Siang Hill)
    Telephone (+65) 6221 2897 if you want the details for the boutique

    1. I love comments that start with “i don’t mean to be rude but…”.

      But i completely agree Lyn. Cecylia I nothing like Superwoman. She’s definitely more like Wonder Woman. Or maybe one of the female members of the Green Lantern Corps.

      1. Hmmm not sure if I have the figure to wear a bodysuit, arm cuffs and the hairpiece. The arm cuffs, maybe I could. And if I got a wig.

  15. Even her own brand aswell and had a few fashion shows she has been in the hong kong media!

  16. your dog is so cute!!! i have a little dog too. (a shih tzu) ?
    the photo of you is … whaw! beautiful!!!
    love

    1. thank you Helena. Awww Shih Tzu’s are SO CUTE!

  17. Hi Cecylia,

    Your work is just fabulous! And Theodore is so cute!

    1. Aw thank you, he is utterly adorable ;)

  18. Beautiful pictures…
    Nice blog…

  19. Jeleel

    please i like all your product, but can you ship some good to another country? if the buyer have interest?

  20. jack

    Hi Cecylia!

    I had a look at your lifestyle blog and thought the quality of the content was very strong. I am a professional copywriter and write unique content on behalf of a client that relates to fashion, in particularly latest trends and styles and think it may suit your blog. If I were to send you an original piece of content would you upload this on your site and provide a link back to our clients website?

    Please let me know and I will send you something in the next 2-3 days.

    Thank you,

  21. Miles Young

    I came across your site and was curious to see if you’re currently accepting guest posts. If so, I’d love to be considered as a future contributor. Here’s what I can offer:

    A unique perspective that may be valuable to your readers.
    Fresh, quality content that search engines will love.
    More traffic and increased readership.

    If you’d like to hear more about the kind of content I can provide for you, please contact me at your earliest convenience.

    Thank you for your time,

    Miles Young

  22. Hi Cecylia!

    <3 <3 <3 your website! Pleased to have met you at Adolfo Dominguez event tonight. Your blog is filled with so much that I don't know where to start from! I love your style too. I'd like to catch up for coffee when you're free!

    Lingy x0x0

    1. I’d love to catch up with you too Lingy! I’ll email you right away :)

  23. Tiffany Forbat

    Hi Cecylia,

    I would love to get a contact email if possible. Park Avenue PR is a Fashion PR agency based in Sydney and I have an accessories brand I would like to send over some information about.

    Kindest regards,

    Tiffany

  24. Sylvia

    Hi Cecylia,

    I lost all sense of time while reading your blogs! What fabulous work you’re doing!! Such beautiful pieces you have – very envious of your wardrobe :)
    Great inspiration you are – to follow that dream!!
    Will definitely be a dedicated follower of your blog now :) thank you

    Sylvia

    1. you are so lovely Sylvia! Thank you for your kind words. I lose all sense of time reading other blogs too :D

  25. Cassandra D

    Hi Cecylia,

    What a fabulous blog you’ve created! Utterly delectable and inspiring to read- reinforces the power of fashion and our industry.
    We are also based in Melbourne and would love to catch up over coffee to discuss your blog more?

    Kindest,
    Cassandra

    1. thank you so much Cassandra! Emailing you now:)

  26. Dan

    Hi,

    I found your website http://cecylia.com and am interested in text-based advertising on it. Please let me know what you charge for both text links or sponsored posts on your site. I am advertising a very legitimate network of fashion and shopping websites.

    Thanks,
    Dan

  27. Dan

    Hi,

    I found your website http://cecylia.com and am interested in text-based advertising on it. Please let me know what you charge for both text links or sponsored posts on your site. I am advertising a very legitimate network of fashion and shopping websites.

    Thanks,
    Dan

  28. Amanda Milton

    Hi, I absolutely love the blue dress you wore to the Caufield Cup. Can you tell me where you purchased it from? Love your fashion.!

    1. Thank you Amanda it’s by Coast London- emailing you now :)

  29. Congratulations! Have a healthy baby.

  30. Hi Cecylia! I fall in love with your website straight away! You introduce a breath of freshness through your website, this is Fashion Bible! I adore your unique sense of style and admire your talent. I’m really happy that came across with it, thank you for letting me know about you!

  31. Oh Dead Cecy your so beautiful now! I already Subscribe to your blog, All your post is very worthy to read :) <3

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