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Fillies, fascinators & frocks

27 October 2014, by Forrest Chase

Spring Racing

Image sources: Cooper St ‘Melt With You Shift Dress’ from Myer, $149.95;‘Two Pearl Twist’ ring from Sportsgirl, $10.47 (sale); Cressida Clutch from Witchery, $99.95; Morgan & Taylor 'Alana large pole flower’ from Myer, $79.95

Ladies, it's time to dust off your feathery fascinators and oversized floral headpieces- it's the Spring racing carnival again.

This year's hottest trends include dark blooms in shades of pink and blue; pretty pastels and printed silks; and lovely lady-like silhouettes reminiscent of 1950s with tailored skirts and handkerchief tops.



Spring Racing

Image sources: Glitz Dot Stud from Fossil, $49.00; Estrilada heels from Nine West, $139.95; Fillies Collection ‘Tahlia black pollbox fascinator’ from Myer $269.00; Blue Bloom Dress from Portmans, $119.95

Be forewarned though - the fashion police will be out this year, cracking down on crop tops and midriff exposing ensembles at the Melbourne Cup festivities. Our recommendation? Keep it classy and use your fascinators to give your outfit its eye-opening wow factor.

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Tags: Fashion, Fossil, Myer, Portmans, Special Occasion, Sportsgirl, Trends

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Bag raiders

26 July 2012, by Rachael Ciccarelli

Bag raiders

Image sources: Vintage revival satchel, $499 from Fossil; Basque Celia tote, $109 from Myer; Natasha over the body pouch, $89.95 from Witchery.

If you’re a lady (or even a European/ Seinfeld sort of gentleman), your handbag is your life: swung over your shoulder, dangling from your hand, or tucked into the crook of your arm. Aside from knickers, it’s pretty much the only definite in your daily look, and unless you’re getting really creative with your boylegs, it’s responsible for keeping all of your essentials (mobile, money, old chewing gum wrappers) safe. So, choosing that leather vessel for daily life? A pretty important choice. While I’ve always been one to admire the sort of girl who rotates her day bag weekly, most of us are FAR too lazy for that sort of action. The best solution is to buy a great quality, killer bag that meets all of your criteria, and replace it once you’ve thrashed it into the ground – but it’s not always the easiest. 

BUT: because I am a benevolent god (elevated myself to that status, hope y’all don’t mind), I’m going to bring you beautiful, life carrier solutions so you don’t have to run from place to place attempting to find the perfect match as your eyes turn red and your blood boils. What can I say? I’m just a nice sort of guy.

I love pretty much everything about the Vintage revival satchel. I love the thick, heritage leather that you just know is going to age beautifully, I love the over the shoulder and clutch handle options, and I really love all the mini zipped compartments inside. This little guy is perfect for anyone who likes a bit of a twee retro look, wants their bag to age with character and feels it necessary to carry their entire lives with them, every day.

Basque Celia tote makes the cut because a) it looks a heap more expensive than $109; b) the pop colour is an easy way to inject life into any look; and c) it’s a whole lot like the Celine Boston bag. This one works for anyone who finds themselves in grey and black office gear on a daily basis, those who like their looks a bit more polished and pretty, or just anyone who enjoys the company of teal – which is totally a delightful, friendly colour.

Finally, the totally beautiful Natasha pouch because snakeskin is totally a neutral for all animal print lovers. This little guy is for fashion fiends – for those of us who like to travel light, and for those that like it high-end: that whipstitch chain detail is SO Marc Jacobs. But definitely not at a Marc Jacobs price.

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Tags: Fashion, Fossil, Myer, Witchery

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Mothers Day gift guide

07 May 2012, by Rachael Ciccarelli

Mother's Day gift guide

There’s only a week until you have to prove how much you love your mum the best way possible: with material goods! (Psst… Mother’s Day is Sunday May 13). That’s right, nothing says: “thanks for everything, especially that whole nurturing and breathing life into me thing” than piles of gifts with shiny bows. At least that’s what my mum told me last week when she also told us in no uncertain terms that we wouldn’t get away without a Mother’s Day gift just because she’s flying out to Japan the day before (ahem) I LOVE YOU, MUM DON’T READ THAT SENTENCE UP THERE OH DEAR IT’S TOO LATE.

Anyway, here are a few other ways to convert your love and stay safe from retribution this Mother’s day:

1. A chic Fossil wrap around watch so your mum will be able to chastise you for your lack of punctuality in style ($149, Fossil).

2. A gorgeous white tux shirt for the classic mum from Witchery, where 100% of the gross proceeds supports Ovarian Cancer research… which is an awesome double gift, really ($129.95, Witchery).

3. Fabulous sunglasses by Vogue that’ll suit pretty much any face shape and’ll make your mum feel a bit Audrey Hepburn ($129.95, Sunglass Hut)

4. A sweet berry coloured Chevron weave scarf to brighten her winter wardrobe ($29.95, Portmans)

5. Viktor and Rolf’s Flowerbomb, which is as explosive and flower laden as its name suggests. Much longer lasting than fresh flowers, too. ($99, Myer).

6. A wee 2GB iPod shuffle, perfect for mums who exercise – or mum’s with a… shall we say, well edited, collection of Demis Roussos-centric tunes. ($52, Dick Smith).

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Tags: Fossil, Myer, Portmans, Special Occasion, Witchery

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Maketh-ing the man

22 February 2012, by Rachael Ciccarelli

Maketh-ing the man

Image source: Watch from Fossil, Wallet from Myer, Shoes from Politix

Twain reckons clothes make the man, and some guy called William of Wykeham said manners maketh them, and while I'm loathe to disagree with a 1300s scholar or America's most beloved author, I've got to say that I believe accessories maketh men. Why? It's all in the details: a guy with great accessories is more likely to have a discerning eye - basically; it's a great taste indicator. Maybe it's more commentary on my upbringing, but a childhood surrounded by finicky dudes in Italian leather has always left me judging men by their shoes. And for guys, accessories are largely articles you can hold onto for years, so it's worth investing in something worthwhile.

Wallet

Hey Costanza, your wallet should not appear to be a pocket-sized tumour. Simplify, go for a leather bi-fold and don't carry everything you've ever owned in it unless you've got a girlfriend to carry it in her purse for you.

Watch

Every dude has heard about the importance of a nice watch or two – having written a fair bit about luxury watches in my time (heh), I can confirm that the industry is mind-boggling. Niche sports star endorsed, diamond encrusted bezels, sapphire glass faced – the choices are epic. But to boil it down, men should have at least two watches: one dress for fanciness, one casual for everyday wear. Depending on your penchant for Kanye-West style bling, a dress watch should be streamlined, slim and with an elegant, less complicated face. Your casual watch can be the crazy chunky one that tells you stuff you don't need to know, like how far you are above sealevel or whatever.

Shoes

Now, I know you've all got dress shoes – boring or not, they're probably OK. But are you still wearing trainers with your jeans? Unless you're Jerry Seinfeld, stop that! Get yourself a clean pair of canvas laceups, some boat shoes or a moccasin. Please do not wear socks with your moccasins.

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