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Miranda Kerr - STEAL HER STYLE!

28 July 2014, by Forrest Chase


Miranda Kerr is a style icon for a reason. She’s a yummy mummy who always looks polished and stylish and we can help you recreate the look!

Beginning with the Dash of Colour Shirt from Sportsgirl ($79.95). This classic shirt can be worn with jeans on the weekend or dressed up with a skirt and heels for work! Miranda pulls hers off with Nobody Jeans – yes you can get the exact same pair (believe it) from Live Clothing. They come in a range of shapes and colours so you can find the pair that work for you, however Miranda wears the Cult Skinny Jean (they range from $180).

Keep it classic with a pair of Ballet Flats, like the Camilo’s from Novo Shoes ($39.95 – umm bargain!) and a pair of shades. You’ll find the Prada Voice Sunnies in Black/Grey ($380) from Sunglass Hut, and they have similar styles and a lower price point too.

Now the final touches! OPI Nail Polish in Cajun Shrimp on the digits – a nice shade of flavoursome red with a hint of coral, bound to bring out the pink tones on the shirt (was $19.95 now $14.96 from Myer). Accompanied with the Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine Lipstick in Intouchable… doesn’t that sound nice?! It hydrates and softens the lips whilst making your lips POP! ($55 from Myer). You can store that in the Fossil Memoir Pocketbook Crossbody in Light Yellow, originally $ 229 now $ 159.95.

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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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How to make the most of your home wares

27 February 2014, by Rachael Ciccarelli

2014 Homewares

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After a weekend spent moving house, I’ve been in heavy re-decoration mode: seizing the ability to breathe new life into an existing space and shuffling all my home wares about, finding holes that need to be filled. I’m big on home wares – they’re an oft inexpensive, very easy and always effective way to revitalise your house and add a sense of personality to the space. They are to the house what accessories are to an outfit, and unsurprisingly, I can’t get enough of them.

Colour blocking

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Image sources: Salt and Pepper Oink money box, $9.95, from Myer; Trinket dish – fox head, $25, from Pigeonhole; Chevron camomile throw, $69.95, from Laura Ashley; Salt and Pepper Fiesta plate, $9.95, from Myer; Cube vase, $12.95, from Pigeonhole; Ladelle Mila Jacquard tea towels, $8.95, from Myer.

A failsafe tip for effective home styling? Colour blocking. Grouping objects like vases, books and crockery of the same colour together in a book case, or picking a vivid accent colour for your room and incorporating it through furniture and homewares is an always-stylish way to revitalise your living space – and to display pieces that might have been hiding away in cupboards.

Prints and patterns

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Image sources: Orla Kiley House lamp, $499.95, from Myer; Red Southsea Stripe mug, $19.95, from Laura Ashley; Peony Garden cushion, $49.95, from Laura Ashley; Pattern blanket, $79, from Pigeonhole; Sorrento floor rug, $34.97, from Laura Ashley.

Be it feminine and sweet, wild bohemian or graphic and bold, be not afraid of prints in the home. Printed home wares are an especially easy way to add serious life to a room without committing to a major piece of furniture – just make sure that you pick one loose theme and stick to it, or things can get a little crazy.

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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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