How Not to Look Desperate!

The 2018 Golden Globes was a showcase of modern fashion – some interesting, some ho-hum and some REALLY TACKY! Since it is our film stars and celebrities that drive the fashion industry forward (luckily there is also momentum from street-and grassroots- fashion) it is only fair to weigh in on the questionable sartorial choices of the stars. (Or their stylists, some of whom need job reassignment :-0 )

Exhibit A. Sharon Stone

Even if you are slender, there comes a time when a dress like this is not a good idea.  At 59 years of age, her skin is no longer as tight as a drum – and this dress showcases that to perfection. Not the effect she was after I am sure.

Here is another lass from the Golden Globes event. How is this for gorgeous? 72 years young, Helen has a wonderful sense of style and always delivers.

Big difference – and Helen is a joy to behold!

So, don’t be afraid to cover up a little – less is more as they say. If in doubt, it probably is not right for you but send me snap anytime and I can give you a second  opinion if you like.

Fashion still is wonderful, transformative and fun – let’s also make it attractive for those that have to look at us too!

Stay Stylish!


Colour of the Year

Peak body for all things colour, Pantone has announced the 2015 colour of the year and it is – well – an unusual choice!

MARSALA is the name of this reddish-brown hue, and you will be seeing it in stores and on home-wares, advertising and possibly cars as well. To me, it is a wintry type of colour – so I suspect the winter fashion drops are more likely to carry it.

Here is a selection of items in this colour.


My feeling is that those who wear Autumn tones well, plus some of our muted Summer types will carry this off to perfection. Darker, more intense versions may suit the Winter types, and our Springs will probably loathe it – which is good as I think it will look ghastly on them!

What do you think of it? Would you wear it?

‘Til next time

Stay Stylish!

Jeanette x   

Blokes Get It Easy

Here’s a post for the man/men in your life!

Years ago men would put as much effort into their grooming and attire as women did.

Now before you start snorting with derision let me clarify – I’m talking about 300 years ago!

Take a look at this picture:

C17 fashionable man

C17 fashionable man

Now just how long it took this lad to get out the door is anybody’s guess – but I bet it was the best part of a couple of hours!What a dandy! Just imagine he would have been hogging the bathroom mirror, watching for holes in his tights, and putting up with lots of discomfort in an effort to be fashionable.But of course times have changed, and Australia boasts (?) one of the most casual dress codes in the world. I can hear the womenfolk moaning from here: “After all I do to look good, why can’t my bloke just put in a teeny bit of effort?”As in most things, guys will take the path of least resistance. Not only in that they get their women to buy their clothes (right?) but also keeping them looking more or less presentable.BUT, the good news is it doesn’t take a lot of work for a guy to be really outstanding in his image.Here’s some basics on how to do it:

  1. Pull together a nice outfit – 3 pieces and some stylish shoes will do it. Like this:

2.  Add a scarf to a casual outfit – loop it round the neck or drape outside your jacket lapels

3. Hunt down some killer shoes – women REALLY notice a stylish shoe

4. Forget the acid wash, grungy, hole-y jeans and get some in a dark wash that fit well. Be prepared: you WILL get comments!

5. Wear a hat. It is so rare now (I’m not talking baseball caps here guys!) that a confidently worn hat will get noticed and score points for style.

Check out if you can do with some expert help on your image. No point passing up the big-bucks promotion or that hot date just because you lack the time to sort it all out for yourself.

That’s it for now. ‘Til next time –


The Must Haves For Autumn 2019

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