adventures in style

Work it, Barbie!

“My whole philosophy of Barbie was that through the doll, the little girl could be anything she wanted to be. Barbie always represented the fact that a woman has choices.” - Ruth Handler, creator of Barbie I’ve been meaning to... Continue Reading →


Activewear, activewear…

“As much as people say they don’t want to be bothered, I think they really yearn for it.” Iris Apfel I’ve got to admit, when I first witnessed the latest fashion phenomenon sweeping the Western world I thought it was... Continue Reading →

Life is a Celebration

I’m really quite excited about this festive season. And I’m not just talking about the champagne & oysters, mulled wine & all-day lunches, it’s totally about the party outfits as well! Photo: The Christmas tree from The Royal Ballet's The... Continue Reading →

5 Tips for the Perfect Picnic

In Australia, picnics don’t require much thinking. Well okay, perhaps not beyond where you are going to park the car, if there is enough ice in the Esky to last the day, and the vague hope that you might get... Continue Reading →

Presents from the Past

Another Fashion Month has ended, and, as always, there was a lot of inspiration from the past in many of the collections. That’s nothing new, of course, but it did put me in mind of the absolutely, fantastically, inspiring exhibition... Continue Reading →

Style Bar Approved: le Bon Marché Noël 2014

OMG. Coolest. Christmas. Windows. EVA. ? Happy Christmas window shopping!!

Of Icons and Inspiration

Do you have a style icon? Ask anyone who loves to create things about the source of their inspiration and I guarantee you nearly every one of them will tell you that most of their ideas come from the things around them. That... Continue Reading →

The Antidotes

Okay. So now we know what to avoid in the fashion stakes as we move from one season to the next. (In case you need a quick refresher, it's all here in my last post on Transeasonal Tricksters) But if we... Continue Reading →

Transeasonal Tricksters

I was jolted out of my rather extended stylish adventure & travel comfort zone this week by the appearance of some very suspicious characters on ‘new-season-must-have’ lists & ‘IT-item’ galleries of fashion publications everywhere. It, schmit – in my humble... Continue Reading →

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