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Posted by on Nov 13, 2018 in Beauty, Hair

Summer hair needs to be as effortless as your style.

Hairstyles that add a youthful and fresh look to summer beauty include a tousled lob (long bob), a relaxed up-do, a chic ponytail, the ‘one-shoulder’ style or the ultimate summer hairdo, textured beachy-waves.

With a few well chosen products to suit your style, type, colour and condition, you can achieve easy-care and beautiful hair during the holiday season.  These iconic hair products that deliver time and time again, however, make your choice based on what is right for you.


Stylist Tip:  Make Velcro rollers your hair BFF – use them daily to add body and bounce.

Beauty info, clockwise left to right:  MoroccanOil Treatment; Kérastase Bain Volumifique; Batiste Dry Shampoo; Redken Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine; Bumble & Bumble Styling Lotion; L’Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray; Wella SP Luxe Oil Reconstructive Elixir; Kérastase Masquintense Fine Treatment; Velcro Rollers; O&M Surf Bomb Sea Salt Spray.

Posted by on Nov 13, 2018 in Accessories, Fashion

Sunscreen – check. Book – yes. Phone – of course.

Chances are you’re already planning your summer escape and this summer’s favourite straw wear-with-everything bag is perfect for a day on the sand at your favourite Aussie beach or a chic escape at an exotic international locale.


Clockwise from left: Country Road round straw bag $149; Colette Hayman ‘Cassidy’ straw beach bag $38.49 (sale); Sportsgirl wooden handle tote $55.96; Seed Heritage ‘Harriet’ straw tote $59.95; Revolve Clothing Sensi Studio straw fringed tote $91.60; Oroton ‘Scenic’ tote $349.

Posted by on Nov 1, 2018 in Beauty

Spring racing is here and it’s time to look your best.

Race days are long so ensuring your hair and makeup looks and feels good all day can be a challenge. These essential beauty tips will ensure you’re at your beautiful best all race day.

Makeup looks better on well nourished skin. The night before prep skin with a serum, eye cream and moisturiser. On race day morning apply a moisturiser with SPF.

Synergie Skin Super Serum $159, Synergie Skin

Blotting Paper
Carry blotting papers in your clutch to take away shine.

Tatcha Aburatorigami Blotting Papers, $17.00, Mecca


Use a good quality whitening toothpaste the day before and on the morning of the races to brighten and freshen teeth.

Grin Natural Whitening Toothpaste, $13.95, Biome


Setting Powder
A setting powder will help foundation last longer and a great way to avoid shine from race-day heat.

Laura Mercier Invisible Pressed Setting Powder $52, David Jones

Waterproof Mascara
A waterproof mascara will prevent run-off from perspiration and squinting in the hot sun.

Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Mascara, $9.06, Priceline

Face Mist
A spray of face mist before you leave home will help to set makeup. If you have room in your handbag, fill a small travel-size bottle with mist and spray during the day to keep makeup radiant.

Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Herbs & Rosewater $9.00, Mecca

Race day hair to last the day needs preparation. Start with a moisturising serum or strong-hold mousse and finish with a strong-hold, good quality hairspray.

Beauty tip: Wash hair the night before to hold style better.

John Frieda Luxurious Volume Perfectly Full Mousse $15.99, Priceline

Don’t forget to take a few band aids for blisters, extra bobby pins and a few safety pins in case of a frock disaster.

Posted by on Nov 1, 2018 in Fashion

The Spring Racing Carnival is one of the most glamorous events of the fashion calendar.

It’s all about elegant silhouettes, glowing skin, flawless makeup and salon-style hair.

If you’re aiming to be a serious contender in the style-stakes during the Carnival, adhering to the various dress codes is a must.

AAMI Victoria Derby Day, Saturday 3 November 2018

Dress Code: Black and White

Derby Day is the known as the ‘purists’ day. The tradition of black and white should be observed in either a one-colour palette or a combination of both. Contrast monochromatic looks with a bold pink or red lip.

Jacqui E ‘Elora’ shift dress $169.95 and Hatinator $69.95; Nine West ‘Masterone’ pump $149.95; Gregory Ladner ‘Daphnelace’ clutch $62.95; Amelie tear drop earrings $29.95; all David Jones.

Lexus Melbourne Cup Day, Tuesday 6 November 2018

Dress Code: Bright, Bold and Colourful!

Express yourself with colour on Melbourne Cup. Colour blocking, jewel tones, bold prints and artful embellishments will amplify the fashion stakes on the day that stops the nation.

Portmans daffodil tie front dress $119.95; Nine West ‘Pruce’ heel $149.95; Morgan & Taylor ‘PU Orchid Like Flowers’ headband $119.95; Tony Bianco ‘Joilette’ pouch $59.95, David Jones.

Kennedy Oaks Day, Thursday 8 November 2018

Dress Code: Feminine, Elegant, Classy

Also known as Ladies Day, Oaks Day is the pinnacle of fashion and style for the Carnival.  It’s the ultimate opportunity to channel your most feminine and ladylike self.

City Chic ‘Lace Whisper’ dress $169.95; Gregory Ladner classic hat $179.95, Myer; Mimco ‘Run-a-Round’ stud $59.95; Nine West ‘Nautical’ sandal $149.95.

Seppelt Wines Stakes Day, Saturday 10 November 2018

Dress Code: Relaxed, Easy Elegance

Also know as Family Day, Stakes Day style is a little more relaxed yet remaining polished and chic. Boho styles and jumpsuits are perfectly suited to the easy elegance of Stakes Day.

Piper jumpsuit $139.95 and fedora with trim $49.95, MyerAdorne fan fringe earrings $29.95 and Rattan bag $129.00; Portmans ‘The Delilah’ wedge $79.95.