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Stay stylish this winter

10 June 2014, by Forrest Chase

Stay stylish

Winter gets a bad rep, but if there’s one thing to look forward to, it’s the chance to freshen up your wardrobe! This season, the look is all about confidence, in an understated way. We have put together the key items for you to pull this trend off.


Stay stylish

Image sources: Swing Back Coat, $399.95 from Witchery; Modern High Rise Jeans, $79.00 (on sale) from Levi's; Miss Shop Felt Trilby Hat,$39.95 from Myer; Sydney Satchel, $299.00 from Fossil; Marc by Marc Jacobs The Amy Watch, $297.00 from Myer; Hayleylee boot, $179.00 from Nine West.

Whether it’s dinner with friends, or a date night out, a chic jean and boot combo can do you no wrong. You aren’t complete without a timeless black coat, and this luxurious Witchery swing coat is more than just eye candy, it’ll keep the cold at bay. Once you’re all rugged up against the cold weather, keep a stylish edge to your look and add a watch by Marc Jacobs available at Myer.

Remember that the sun still shines, even while it’s chilly– so don’t forget to cover your bases with this trendy Miss Shop felt hat from Myer. To top it off, you’ll need to update your shoulder bag to something that can fit an umbrella and a pair of gloves, and this Fossil bag does just the trick.

With these little comforts keeping you warm and stylish, the chilly season will do nothing to dampen your spirits!

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AW14 Looks for the season

10 June 2014, by Forrest Chase

2014 Homewares

Image sources (L-R): The Car coat, $169.95 from Portmans; Glamazon long sleeve bodycon dress, $65.00 from Live; Basque Annabella Trench, $179.00 from Myer.


2014 Homewares

Image Sources: Two button knit gloves, $19.95 from Portmans; Cocoon cardi, $129.95 from Witchery; Tokito Chiffon shirt, $59.95 from Myer; Kate Wide Brim Panama Mushroom hat, $39.95 from Sportsgirl; Basque 'Fran' Tote bag, $119.00 from Myer.


2014 Homewares

Image Sources: Textured flip skirt, $59.95 from Sportsgirl; Faux fur jacket, $299.95 from Witchery; Modern Rise Demi Curve skinny jeans, $129.95 from Levi's; Chunky Knit scarf, $39.95 from Witchery; Hilary boots, $89.95 from Novo.


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AUTUMN/WINTER 14 BEGINS WITH STYLE AND THE CITY

28 March 2014, by Forrest Chase

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COMPETITION

GET CARRIED AWAY TO NYC – Presented by Etihad Airways

Our GET CARRIED AWAY TO NYC competition has closed. The winner will be announced at 4pm on Monday 26 May, 2014. See terms and conditions for more.

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Nailed it

21 February 2014, by Rachael Ciccarelli

2014 Nailed it

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More than just a little shield of armour to protect the squishy bit on the end of your finger or something to bite when you’re nervous, nails are a fashion statement. An oft-overlooked opportunity to accessorise. The crucial bit of polish on a carefully constructed outfit. Manicures, pedicures and all things nail-art have been enjoying their time in the spotlight for the last few years, but like any trend, it’s one that is constantly evolving – and because the medium of nails is paint, the possibilities are endless. So, let’s get inspired and have a look at what 2014 has to offer us in the world of nails:

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  1. Chrome:
    As always, metallics rule the roost – shades of silver in particular. You can’t go wrong with a good bit of chrome on your nails: you can get away with a few scratches and chips and it will tone in with anything you wear.
  2. Fresh takes on the French mani:
    Fashion loves taking the known and turning it upside down – this is no different. Take one classic nail, invert it, turn it upside down or any-which-way you please.
  3. The halo effect:
    This is sort of like an inverted French manicure to the next level: on a black or white background, carefully apply a pool of colour leaving a pencil thin glow around the edge. This one is best left to a pro.
  4. Stiletto nails:
    I love this shape – it elongates the finger and reminds me of those dream “lady nails” I used to fantasise about as a young girl. You knew you had made it to womanhood if you couldn’t peel an orange or open a yoghurt lid without assistance. Wear them sharp and pointed or soft and almond shaped, either way; you’ve got a lot of growing to do.
  5. Retro airbrushed nail art:
    I sense the return of slightly cheesy airbrush nail art might be in our midst – it’s a great one to try out in summer and a wonderful counter to a more serious outfit. Airbrushed nail art also has a very heavy west coast hip hop vibe, which is right on trend for everything in street wear at present.
  6. All things leopard:
    If you’re going to do any nail art at all, you can’t go wrong with leopard: fashion’s official mascot. Make it bright like the rainbow, paint spots on a nude background or go for classic tan shades.

As always, some things (like the halo effect or leopard, or airbrushed stencils) are only really achievable with someone who knows nails like the back of their hand – the folks at Foxy Nails and Professionail on level one at Forrest Chase know what they’re doing and the prices are low enough to keep you coming back for something fresh. But even without tricky nail art, it’s still nice to get your nails done by a pro – the mani always lasts longer and looks smoother.

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