Summer can be hot, and the thought of wearing a scarf as an accessory may not be the first thing that pops into your head, but Jill Chivers of Shop Your Wardrobe and I will show you in this short video a few ways to wear the summer scarf. In this video we discuss the…Details
A fascinating TED talk on the importance of your brain
Today I spent the day atthe hairdressers, moving my now warm orange/brown/blonde hair to a cooler ash/pearl blonde (See Not Going Grey Gracefully Part 1 if you missed the first part of my hair colour change journey). Firstly my hair was stripped of the remaining colour and we managed to remove more of the brown…Details
I’ve been Googled about this for a long time but never got any answers. This is a thing that is always misleading when it come to formality. I understand the concept of fabrics and that some prints/colors are less formal/professional than others, but the trickiest part is when it comes to garments that has more…Details
Hi Imogen, Here’s my question: I’m an H shape but with a bit of a postpartum tummy (also short waisted with short mid-body). I’ve been thinking about purchasing some gingham/plaid tops but am wondering what elements I should be looking for or avoiding. What pattern size/density of check should I look for? (small/large/uniform shape/irregular?) Should…Details
A while back I bought a tunic top from Target. I fell in love with the fabric, and overlooked that the shape didn’t do anything much for my body. Every time I put it on I felt frumpy and looked pregnant as my larger breasts made it balloon over my tummy. It’s design was the…Details
Do you love a cold glass of white wine on a summer evening but you don’t always have one already chilled in the fridge? You don’t want to add ice as it dilutes the wine, well, my favourite summer snack can be used to chill your wine! What is it? Frozen grapes. We’re having a…Details
In your most recent e-mail, you asked for fashion questions. I do have one question. I have quite a lot of fitted cotton/spandex tees. Would you wear them with knee-length skirts and flats? The skirts are corduroy, twill or cotton prints. The flats are casual ballet flats. It seems to me that the cotton tees…Details
In this video Jill Chivers of Shop Your Wardrobe and I discuss how easy it is to layer necklaces and give you tips on how to do so.
I’d love to see a column about vests. I have a jean vest that I adore but I am running out of ideas for it. Putting it on over a sweater or long sleeve T-shirt is getting old. I’d like to explore multiple layers but haven’t had much luck. Same with mixing patterns with the…Details
I’ve been going grey since I was 15 – in fact I carefully packaged up my hair and have kept it for 20 years now. By the age of 22 I remember trying to count the number of grey hairs in my fringe (bangs) and lost count there were so many. That was the point…Details
This is one of the most powerful TED talks video by Brene Brown I’ve seen – so worth the 20 minutes!
Here in this video with Jill Chivers of Shop Your Wardrobe and me we discuss why it’s important that you don’t keep your good clothes for ‘good’, but should wear them more frequently.
This year I would love to see posts on what to wear for occasions outside of your normal everyday wardrobe. I know you have done posts on what to wear to weddings etc. but I would be interested to see posts on what to wear for more casual events where you still want to look…Details
Last weekend I went to Bendigo to check out the Modern Love exhibition at Bendigo Art Gallery. This exhibition is a collection of clothing from some of the world’s most influential designers loaned from FIDM Museum at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles. From Valentino, Christian Dior and Vivienne…Details
This short video from the survivor of a plane crash has some great life lessons for all of us.
Jill Chivers of Shop Your Wardrobe and I discuss some ideas on how to have more fun with your clothing and express your creativity when getting dressed each day in this video.
Red Lipstick can look stunning, but it does come with a few trickier aspects such as bleeding and getting the colour right for you skin tone. It’s more noticeable than many other colours, so when it’s wrong it creates a mouth focus and makes your lips look more unrelated to the rest of your face.…Details
I do have another question. The first time I ever saw your blog was in a post about visually framing your outfits–matching your shoes to your hair. This was another epiphany! I am a very visual person, and this makes so much sense to me. I have blond hair. Does this mean I should never…Details
In Melbourne right now, we’re being burnt to a crisp with weather in the 40sC this week (that’s over 100F) so a sunhat is imperative in this weather. If you’re heading into summer or warmer weather, it’s good to wear a hat outside so you don’t get burnt (melanoma is not something you want!). Here…Details
Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions — motion, speech, self-awareness — shut down one by one. An astonishing story. Watch this video to discover just how the two hemispheres of our brain function. It’s fascinating and…Details