Best Dressed At InStyle’s Men Of Style Awards

InStyle Magazine hosted a glam cocktail party at the Marble Bar last night to honour a select pool of stylish Aussie men. Amongst the 10 gents to make the list was acclaimed actor Geoffrey Rush. 

While the presence of this A-lister at the event caused quite the commotion amongst guests, it was but a momentary distraction in what we all came to see – who wore what dress and who wore it best. Here are my top five style savvy guests:

Dannii Minogue

Dannii Minogue

Yes, the party was held in association with Hugo Boss, but Dannii Minogue looked fab in this label regardless. Her black floor length gown with tribal inspired metallic detailing at the waist and neckline flattered in all the right places.  

Laura Dundovic 

Laura Dundovic

I don’t think I’ve ever seen Laura look bad on the red carpet. Looking sleek and sophisticated, Laura wore a Yeojin Bae dress this time with a square apron neckline with cut away back and slimline skirt. Her clutch is by Balenciaga, ring by Roberto Cavalli and those opulent earrings are by Dolce and Gabanna.

Rochelle Fox

Rochelle Fox

Rochelle Fox stood out in her sheer white Long Walks jumpsuit by Alice McCall. I liked the whimsical half up half down curls with topknot for this look.

Grace Huang

Grace Huang

Grace Huang looked pretty and feminine in this gorgeous dress from Ginger and Smart’s Dualism SS14 Collection. 

Abby Earl

Abby Earl

A place to Call Home’s Abby Earl looked cool in oxblood Gucci paired with boots and studded clutch. 

With a background in publishing, Allison Voight has written for numerous local and international fashion magazines. She also has her own style blog, StylistaSister. She is Creative Director at Voight Photography and Design, which she co-owns with her photographer husband. Their work has appeared in publications including Vogue Australia, Cielo, Elle, En Vie and Fashion TV.  

September 12, 2014

5 Of The Best Very Short Hairstyles

Winter is the perfect time to make a major hairstyle change and opt for the chop. Very short hair looks super chic with a turtleneck and trench coat (and gives you enough time before summer to grow it out if you’re not thrilled with the look).

The decision to chop your long hair off can make you quite apprehensive, particularly as you come to the day of your hair cut and still haven’t made the decision of which style to go for! To help you make that decision, here are five of the best very short hairstyles out there right now.

Pixie cut hairstyle

This is a stylish and eye-catching style for thin, fine hair and is a favourite with celebrities like Michelle Williams and Anne Hathaway. It will really make your eyes pop, so now is the time to play up your eye makeup with stronger brows and dark lashes.


Short and sleek bob

This is a variation of the pixie cut but with longer and shorter layers to give a sleeker look. This style is perfect for all ages and ideal if you’ve got fine hair and are looking for a more sophisticated, fashionable look as a refreshing change to long, limp locks – just ask Katie Holmes.


Face framing bob

This chic hair cut is short at the back and long enough at the front to frame your face and can suit every face shape, but it particularly compliments a rounder face. For an even more striking look, pair the chop with a bold new hair colour, like Ashlee Simpson’s platinum blonde bob.


Short and messy hairstyle

Messy short styles are among the easiest to maintain, often needing just a quick tousle with some wax – ideal if you’re not a morning person and only have a few minutes to get ready! Short and messy hairstyles also suit different face shapes. Drew Barrymore’s messy bob is both sexy and sophisticated.


Classic bob with fringe 

There are so many variations to the classic bob, though a very short version with a bold fringe is trending once more and really gives body to otherwise flyaway hair. Dannii Minogue’s bob and fringe is one of our favourite hairstyles of all time. It’s more high maintenance than other bob hairstyles, but you can style the fringe in many ways, including a side swept fringe, clipped up away from the face or tousled in soft waves.

What’s your favourite very short hairstyle?

July 24, 2013