Vinnies #NewYearNewStyle Challenge

Since my travels in Asia last year with a limited choice of clothing, I’ve been wondering if I can cull my real-life Melbourne sartorial selection and do the cool “capsule wardrobe” thing. Given… Continue reading

Haute couture for humpday

We all have a happy place. For Audrey Hepburn (as Holly Golightly, anyway) it was Tiffany’s. For me, it’s the NGV. It’s impossible to feel bad surrounded by creativity – and by other… Continue reading

Holiday dressing at home

The concept of “holiday dressing” these days conjures up beautiful Instagram flat lays of carefully chosen designer pieces that evoke the spirit of the travel destination: photogenic bikinis, straw hats and sarongs for… Continue reading

Monday musing: is KonMari for creatives?

The world of creatives is super glamorous – slick white studios floored with polished concrete; inspirational images pinned so artistically to mood boards that they could be mistaken for finished works; pale pine timber… Continue reading

Easy bag update

It kind of goes without saying that I love the ethnic/tribal/handmade look. But there are times when I’m not in that kind of mood and need something a bit plainer. So yay for finding… Continue reading

Women in Clothes: my pick for summer reading

Did you know that Australians only read when the weather is hot? Lately it seems every newspaper supplement has a list of “summer’s best reads” or “books to read on the beach”, whereas I’ve… Continue reading

From cover-up to mini-caftan

Whether we like it or not, work tends to have a major influence on how we dress. But it wasn’t my part-time office gig that inspired today’s DIY – rather, it was a story my editor there… Continue reading

Pleats Please me

How was your Christmas? The weather has been so hot and I’ve overeaten so often recently that any DIY project needs to be super simple for me to work up the motivation to… Continue reading

Pet hate into pet love

So last week I came out and admitted what you all knew already – I’m a crazy cat lady. What I’m not so crazy about is the unnecessary waste that pets can generate,… Continue reading

Marc does DIY better

As anyone who’s ever read this blog will know, it is nigh on impossible for me to just Leave Stuff Alone when it comes to clothes bought off the rack – not that I… Continue reading