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I’ve always been a ‘less is more’ kinds of person, at least when it comes to hair and makeup. My wardrobe is another story. I get a lot of comments about my hair, the colour and texture. According to hairdressers it’s quite ‘healthy’ even though I only use shampoo and conditioner, and have never dyed it before. Maybe there’s something to be said about being a product minimalist. As you know, despite technological advances, there’s a big movement towards everything natural and organic. We want our air and diets to be clean, our cars and drinks to be green. We are more selective with what we ingest, inhale, administer and wear. Maybe it’s our way to counter-balance the fast-paced, industrialised world we now live in? ‘Organic, ecofriendly and sustainable’ don’t just apply to food and fashion, hair and beauty products are catching on too. We are literally getting back to…Continue Reading
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Yesterday I spent an entire afternoon reconnecting with nature at the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show. I don’t think I’ve ever been surrounded by so many beautiful blooms, well-watered plants and people with exceptionally green thumbs. Can one learn gardening via osmosis? There were hundreds of garden exhibitors to see and a multitude of fantastical creations to appreciate. It wasn’t difficult to clock 10,000 steps as I meandered around the Royal Exhibition Building. One of the highlights of the afternoon was seeing a garden created entirely from edible plants and herbs. Now that’s the kind of backyard I want! Thanks to the stunning floral arrangements and meticulously landscaped gardens, I couldn’t stop snapping away! The exhibition that took my breath away (the most, yes I was practically hyperventilating when I saw it) was the collaboration between Melbourne florists Fleur & Flowers Vasette‘s display of  brilliant orchids. It was the bright blue bunch that…Continue Reading
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My Mom has an uncanny ability to sense what I need. I never told her, or anyone, for that matter, about wanting a pair of white trainers. Maybe she could tell that I am becoming more like a minimalist by the minute, or that I am forever zooming about on my feet? Perhaps she read my “March Into March” blog post and thought she’d giver me a boost? In any case, I shrieked with glee when Mom handed me these sleek Puma trainers. They go with everything from studded denim jeans to knife-pleat midi skirts to black tuxedo suits, although the latter makes reminds me footballers attending red carpet events in the 90s. But hey, times have changed. “Ath-leisure” is here to stay. Seeing that the Puma trainers are not going to stay white forever, I decided to do a little ‘tribute’ with the help of a few of my…Continue Reading
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Dolce & Gabbana Sunglasses // Lululemon Sportsbra //  Sonia Rykiel Heels // Vintage Everything Else Hair by Hermiz Daniel at Joey Scandizzo Salon Manicure by Onyx Face & Body Yesterday, Future Runway sponsored by Spotlight marked the end of all the VAMFF fashion festivities. Although not exactly wearable, the outfits were created by very imaginative secondary school students from around Australia. With the right education and nurturing, I have no doubt that they will be the future of Australian fashion! As usual, I had 5 minutes to get ready. It was a sheer fluke that I stumbled across this crochet number I’d been hiding in my closet. My mom gave it to me yonks ago but for years I struggled to style it right. But thanks to the return of crochet, crop tops and culottes, it was an appropriate choice for the crafty event. I read the other day that “everyone is born creative“. Do you agree? What is your creative…Continue Reading
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It’s hard to believe the impeccable timing of these events. Just earlier last week, I was reading about the film DIOR AND I from various fashion publications. Then last Friday, it was recommended to me as a ‘must-see’ at the introduction to Dior’s latest skincare range, Prestige White Collection by a Parisian. And just now, I have been given the opportunity to invite my readers to come along to the screening! If you liked the famed fashion docos Valentino: The Last Emperor, and Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel, then you’re in for even more of a treat from French director Frédéric Tcheng. DIOR AND I is in cinemas from March 26. Here is the synopsis and the trailer: DIOR AND I is a tantalising ‘behind-the-seams’ glimpse at the making of Raf Simons’ first haute couture collection for Christian Dior in 2012. Established in the fashion world as a minimalist designer, Simons has…Continue Reading
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Christian Dior Sunglasses // Vintage Top (See similar one here) & Bag // S. Wallis Skirt // Bared Weaver Sandals (they’re on sale!) Make up by Christian Dior Photos by Karen Woo I’m really embracing the past this week at VAMFF. When I was delving into my closet to see which would do this S. Wallis skirt justice, I found this preppy number looking rather enthusiastic. Just like the “21st dress” I wore in the previous post, I’ve had this cotton knit for over a decade too. A bit collegiate, a little sports luxe thanks to the pearls, it would have been perfect for a cricket WAG! Actually there’s a cute story about this top. Six years ago when Theodore, our Chihuahua, was still a pup, he attacked it. He was 4 months old and was teething. One day, I came home and found the ‘crime scene’. I walked into…Continue Reading