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It’s fashionable to be single!

 

Go Royal Get with it this week and get the boys at the same time-just like Gwyneth does. The look your after is that of the character she played in The Royal Tenebaums. To bone up on the look, grab the video, it?s hilarious. The look is hot right now and it?s all about dark black kohl eyes. The heavier the better and boys love this look, so learn how to do it. Make-up artists to the stars say, ?It?s as simple as outlining the eyes in black and smudging with a cotton tip. Remember to do inside and outside the eyes. This creates big, heavy eyes. Layer on mascara and you?re done.? Start with L?Oreal Line Intensifique. This will help make it more dramatic. It comes in three shades, but be sure to check out Mineral, which has gold flecks through it. Available at department stores and selected pharmacies for around $18. Another product must is Le Grand Kohl Line and Define Pencil in Onyx, by L?Oreal. The mascara we suggest is Max Factor Lashfinity ($19.95). It just won?t budge, even through rubbing,

 

 

stays. Ooh er!Get a look The difference is all in the style. As this is the month we love singledom, we?ve decided to embrace it by starting at the top. Grab the attention of the object of your affection with one of our latest runway looks. There are 5 to choose from ? one that?s bound to suit your style. As the current fashion is more dressed down, it is more important that the hair is completely up-to-date and styled to perfection. Here goes: Stylin? up Men love that very French, ?just shoved my hair up in five seconds? look. The modern up-style is quick, easy and very casual.?Up? is great because you can see the neck and often it can be an instant face-lift. Kate Moss believes wearing a simple ponytail is the best face-lift a girl can get. The new up does not have

 

 

be time consuming and coiffed. It?s a good one for you if you have naturally thick, well-textured medium to long hair. Don?t even bother if you have short hair (guess that goes without saying) or if you have lifeless, limp or fine hair. No amounts of hairpins are ever going to hold your hair up. Keep away from it if you have too many short layers as well. The tools for Stylin? Upare

    • Lady Jayne bobby Pins – they?ve been around forever. Our great grandmothers would have loved them, and a bargain at $4.88 for a pack of 12.
    • Andrew Collinge Thickening Moussing Gelle ($11.95)
  • Tigi Round Brush ($39)

Bedroom hair And we don?t mean for sleeping either! This look is hotter than ever. Elegantly dishevelled is the word in hair. What man doesn?t love the ?just rolled out of bed look?? But you don?t get it by ?just rolling out of bed?. It?s a good one for you if you have hair that is short to medium length. If your hair is layered it will also work. Even more of a bonus if you have a natural wave, or if you have straight hair- but don?t mind warming up the curling equipment. Don?t even bother if your hair is all one length like an asymmetric blunt blob or if it is naturally very curly. The tools for Bedroom hair are

    • Remington Steam Curl and Straightening Iron ($46.95)
    • Revlon Hair Treatment Dual-Phase Styling Conditioner ($16.95)
  • Charles Worthington Take Aways Stay In Shape Hair Superspray ($4.95)

Gentlemen prefer Blondes We hate to admit it but it?s a fact ? blondes turn heads. Men love a blonde in any shade varying from the palest ash to the peroxided princess. Think Marilyn or Sophie ala ex-Bardot. It?s a good one for you if you have the hard cold cash. This look is expensive and time consuming – we?re talking high maintenance, girl! You don?t get the look by popping back to the hairdresser every 3 months. It?s a continual upkeep ? it can be every 4-6 weeks depending on the re-growth. Go for it if your hair is naturally blonde or light brown. Don?t even bother if your hair is naturally dark. It just tends to look all wrong and we mean really wrong. Also give it a swerve if your hair is really damaged or you don?t have the cash to make your hair a priority. The tools for the Blondes are

    • John Frieda Sheer Blonde Spun Gold ($16.95)
  • Alberto VO5 Shine Enhancing Conditioner With Chamomile ($4.95)

The Natural If you?ve got it ? flaunt it. Some of us have naturally beautiful hair ? bitch! All you have to do is leave your hair simply to shine naturally. This look is good for you if you have naturally, wavy hair. If time is not one of your luxuries then this is the do for you. Don?t bother with this look if you have straight, lank sort of hair ? you will end up looking fly away and un-groomed. Let?s face it, looking well groomed is the perfect self-esteem boost and if you?re oozing self-confidence you?ll be a natural magnet for prospective mates! The tools for The Natural are

    • Tigi Leave-In Conditioner ($19.95)
    • Redken Glass Smoothing Complex ($28.40 pricey ? but it lasts nearly a year).
  • Aveda Paddle Brush ($41.75)
July 30, 2002

Top Fashion Trends

If you want to be ahead of the pack when it comes to fashion then read on. We?ve got the hottest must-have buys for you.Bag of the week

Portman?s Voile bag, ($24.95) is the perfect accessory for every earth angel. It?s functional and cool and the ?home-made? look is hotter than ever. Pair it with faded second-skin jeans and a wide hip-slung belt and you won?t go wrong. Did we also tell you that your mobile, purse and lippy will squeeze in without any problems. Check it out at www.portmans.com.au

Get Wedged

If you don?t have a pair already then head to your nearest shoe store and grab a pair of wedges. They?re comfortable and slick and believe it or not you can walk around in them all day. Trust us ? we do! There?s more of a base, which makes them easier to balance in than a pair of dainty stilettos. Sensible but sexy – mum would be proud.

The Kitten heel boot

This boot is one of the most flattering you can buy. A kitten heel is the one style a woman past her

eighteen), can wear without looking like mutton dressed as lamb. The kitten is a wardrobe must, but don?t expect to climb mountains in them. These dainty state of the art pumps are for dress ups only. You won?t want to walk much further than the length of the red carpet. Midas has some fantastic boots at the moment so check them out. For further information go to www.midas.com.auThe Bootcut trouser

The bootcut trouser has been around for sometime simply because it really is the most flattering cut for every shape. Because we are all conscious of our rounder parts – bums, hips and thighs, the flare at the bottom of a bootleg trouser helps balance the width and compliment our top halves. Just remember though, when you are purchasing the bootcut trouser: always wear them so that the hemcovers the top of the shoe.

also happens to lengthen the leg and you?ve got to be happy with that! Head to www.witchery.com.au for a classic pair of black bootcut trousers or try Esprit, another store that always has a fantastic trouser.The Fitted Shirt

If you haven?t already noticed it all around you, that prairie top is going to be hotter than hot. Just have a peek in Esprit, Portmans, Sportsgirl or Witchery. However, if you want to look like a fashion pro and be even more ahead, go for the fitted shirt. They are not only more flattering on most of our shapes, but they stay put. They won?t leave office girls looking like they?ve just had a little romp in the stationery cupboard. That?s not to say it can?t look slinky as well. A fitted shirt can just be as sexy as an off the shoulder Prairie top. All you have to do is unbutton the top three buttons and wear it with a pencil pin striped skirt or jeans. Add a spicy brassiere underneath and voila! Added Lycra to the fabric will make it more fitted so search for one with a mix of cotton and lycra.

The Tight Sweater

Question: who doesn?t look great in a tight black sweater? Answer: no one! If you?re the lucky petite type, go for Audrey Hepburn style glamour in a turtle-neck with Capri pants and a pair of J.P Todd?s. If you?re a little bit bigger than little Miss Tiny, go for a fitted V-neck sweater with very little underneath. The V-neck will give the illusion of a long neck and slim torso. Don?t forget to wear something on the bottom though-tee hee hee. We?re harping on about Witchery again, but we seriously love it and let?s face it, they do have the fashion staples. You will find plenty of turtle-necks and V-necks there. Available now, but even better you might just get one on sale.

July 17, 2002

Winter Fashion Update

Cold Comfort This Winter-it?s back to the classicsThe Crisp White shirt

A lesson well learnt is the white shirt. No wardrobe should be without one or two or?anyway, the upshot is ? buy a crisp white shirt for winter. It will immediately give you a slick and tailored look. So, if you haven?t already done so, it?s time to hotfoot it to Witchery or Sportsgirl. The essential to end all essentials for your winter wardrobe and even better you can wear one with anything -jeans, pencil-thin trousers and cords.

Baby?s got Blue Jeans

It seems that denim is an endless experiment for fashionistas. Last winter you had to have a pair of indigo jeans, or you were stuffed. This summer you got bleached or else. Now it?s cowboy mid-blue. (Check out Sam Shephard?s Fool For Love if you really want to get the look!). Diesel are doing a great pair of

blue jeans with that all American boot cut. The Corner Store in William St, Sydney stocks Earl Jeans, who have a fantastic mid-blue version. You?ll be paying for it, but baby, it?s worth it.The Big Bag

It?s back and they?re big! The Big Bag full crammed with everything (and well, anything) is back. It is the ultimate accessory for the busy girl. No longer do you have to fit your lipstick, purse, water bottle, diary, mobile and change of clothes for that after-work soir?e into a cute little sequined number. Oversized bags are the ?go? and it?s come as a relief to most bag ladies. We still loving Witchery?s saddlebag at www.witchery.com.au of course. Hurry though because their sale is on now!

The Black Boot

It was definitely the pointy boot last winter but this winter you should go for something more biker-style, a rounder toe and a bit flatter?and decidedly more flattering on those of us with long feet. Anything goes: up to the knee, over the knee, (think Ms Moss), or little ankle biters. Zomp have all the styles. For inquiries telephone (02) 9699 9566.

Frumpy is funky

Anything tweed is the look of the moment. The frumpier the better so dag up to be cool and get into it. If it?s good enough for our grandmother?s then?The top SheSaid tip? The classic trouser is the way to go. Team it with a snug, fitted polo-neck jumper to make it a little sassier. The look is strong, sassy and oh so very Hepburn – Katherine that is, not Audrey.

Tied up in Knits

We?ve all read the papers, we?ve seen back stage pics of the supermodels. The latest, coolest thing to do is get a hobby and knitting is the word. Knitting groups are hotter than trivia nights in pubs now (well it?s about time trivia got boring). Simple scarves are best to start with and the more eccentric the wool, the better. If you don?t have a granny that loves to knit, you better learn fast. Get some kindly Auntie to cast on then get going. Go to Spotlight for some of the best knitting patterns and wool. Telephone the Australian Country Spinners on 03 9853 9444 for more info.

The Chunky chunky belt

When is it going to end this never ending belt saga? The large, chunky, studded, weathered, leathered belt still looks great with a pair of jeans or a flouncy, layered skirt. The chunkier, the better. Just be sure to team it with the right boot.

The flouncy skirt

Portman?s or Witchery?s layered skirts look hot. Wear a white one with a black top and long boots. My crystal ball tells me that Gypsy chic is in your future…

July 2, 2002

Melbourne Fashion Week Highlights

The best from Melbourne Fashion Week

We’ve selected our favourites from Melbourne Fashion Week.

Andrea Rembeck

Bettina Liano

Wayne Cooper

Zimmermann

Shiny, happy hair

Booking a hairdresser a year in advance on the off-chance of being invited to the do of the year might seem a little keen. But last night the bevy of beauties who were invited to the Oscars would have booked with the best months ahead so they could walk the red carpet with shiny locks. Alright you may not get to attend the Oscars but you have to forget, the grungy, day-old-looking locks of the past. These days’ true stars like Gwyneth, Nicole and Jennifer are strutting their stuff with shiny, polished manes. Hairdresser Jo from Lily Jackson Hair says, ” Women love a shiny, polished look because it brings out the richness of their hair colour and it also looks incredibly healthy.” If you didn’t have time to strike up your own hair’s shiny luster last night – start now. Grab a gloss-enhancing product (we recommend Bumble and Bumble Defrizz- available at www.meccacosmetic.com.au) and spritz it onto wet hair. The spray will seal the hair’s cuticles and leave a light-reflecting surface. Blow dry with a paddle brush so you have smooth, shiny hair. Get your own star ‘do’.

March 26, 2002

Divine Demin – Check it Out


Current must have

If you didn’t know already the only bag to sling this season is the Saddle. Hard to find unless you used to scouring through vintage shops and even then they are like finding a needle in a haystack. Girls! Thank goodness for Witchery. They have created the most divine shoulder bag in brown or black for $179.95. Keep the straps extra long so your bag is below your waist, (a-la Prada) or wear it securely tucked under your arm. Perfect for the plane, train or automobile. We recommend you hurry because there aren’t many left in the stores. Most of them would have left the country by now – they’re so purrrrfect. If you can’t get to a Witchery boutique just log onto www.witchery.com.au and enter the icon ‘shop’. It’s the kind of boutique you can’t leave without making a purchase.

Denim Delicious

Yes, your right we’ve probably said it all before but denim is the word. It’s the leading look for the minute. Trot into any store and you’ll see denim, denim, denim. Everyone from Cameron Diaz to Britney Spears is wearing it. One of our gossip mags had a pic of Meg Ryan wearing a denim trench, which looked fab. Want to know how to copy her look? Witchery. Witchery still have a few denim trenches (around $150) on offer so don’t panic just hurry. We’ve picked out our favourite denim pieces for you to find over the Internet so get on and check them out:

Witchery’s denim pencil skirt ($89.95) Wichery’s fitted denim jeans ($99.95)
Portman’s jeans ($79.95) Country Road denim pick stitch skirt ($139)

Website of the week

With Melbourne Fashion Week up and running right now – don’t miss out on what’s hot and what’s not in the glamorous world of fashion and beauty. Log onto www.mff.com.au for all the latest and if you’re lucky enough to live in Melbourne, then have a look at the programme and check out all the shows and learn about what’s slick this season.

March 18, 2002

Latest Fashion News


All the latest news when it comes to the world of fashion, beauty and just being in the know!

No one can forget that March is the month for the Oscars, so don?t forget to tell us who you think stuffed up and who didn?t.

If you are lucky enough to live in Melbourne then you must be getting ready for Melbourne Fashion Week which runs from the 17the of March till the 24th. You?ll be able to check out the hottest fashion for autumn/winter. It?s a weeklong showcase of parades, workshops, seminars, special events, celebrities and designers exposing the best new trends, designs and labels available for us in Australia. SheSaid will be amongst all the fashion festivities so we?ll keep you posted on what?s hot and what?s not.

Milan Fashion Week closed two nights ago with Donatella Versace?s main line. The show opened with supermodel Amber Valletta wearing all white (white polo, white pants) with an incredible wide-lapelled coat of many swirling, hallucinogenic colours (pink, brown, blue, cream, gold). The plain white and the plain black styles (from sexy, cotton mannish shirts to bust-enhancing bandeau tops overhung with sheer drapes of fluorescents and her eveningwear (here come the Oscars) was incredible. The one-shouldered disco ball dress worn by Karoline Kurkova will definitely be worn by one of the stars!

The Kirketon Hotel in Sydney in association with Vogue and BMW, Sydney is hosting a series of lunches to give like-minded women the chance to do that networking over lunch thing. The Secret Women?s Business Lunches will be held on the first Monday of each month at Salt Restaurant. If you?re interested call Phee Gardner on (02) 9332 2566 for more information.

Don?t forget to head to any David Jones next month and check out Shiseido?s new winter colour story. Their renowned make-up artist Tom Pecheuz has created some incredible new make-up wonders. If you want an exclusive preview of Shiseido?s and many more top brands go straight to www.vogue.com.au and reserve a seat for their winter workshops. You?ll get free advice on beauty, fashion and loads more. There are only 50 seats so hurry!

March 14, 2002

The 50s Fashion is Back

Just because it is in fashion it doesn’t mean that we should all be running out and wearing it. The 50’s fashion era only suits certain figures? you need to be womanly and confident. If you want to give it a go then buy a wide belt because they were a staple of the 50s. But pair it with jeans (preferably Earl) instead of the Happy Days full skirt. Pointy boots were another 50’s inspiration but wear them with a denim mini or a full skirt. Pointy Boots are everywhere so they shouldn’t be hard to find. Check out David Jones/Zomp or Shoo Biz. The next important 50’s look is the headgear. Either follow designer Stella McCartney’s lead with the revised pillbox or if you can’t afford the Chloe option make your own. Just buy a headband and attach a piece of spotted net to the band. The other places to find the legendary pillbox is second hand stores? they are full of treasures. If you don’t want to wear a hat try the ever-popular 50s quiff. Just part off a front section of

and pin into place.

July 10, 2001

Fashion Alert – Glittering Jewellery Stones


Crystal Tattoos

Following the recent Hippie Chic on bare skin look, Swarovski has done it again with the Glamour Look a la Hollywood. Wear there latest glittering jewellery stones on bare skin or as a neckline. They come in blue, red, topaz and amethyst. The great thing to these funky tatts is that they are so easy to apply (It doesn’t have to be four in the morning and a dare with a friend). All you do is carefully wash and dry the area you want to apply the stone and press it firmly for 10 seconds.

I’ve tried it and they really do last for several days.

Available from Swarovski and Ooh La La stores nationally. ($24-$42 per CD pack)

Fashion Show

Hot American designer Anna Sui is hosting fashion shows for everyone, well if you live in Sydney. If you love her funky, rock-star style then check out her shows at the Wella/ACD Collections on Friday, May 11 and the marie claire fashion show on May 12-13. For more information contact marie claire on (02) 8220 2000.

May 1, 2001

How to Customise Your Clothes

Fashion magazines are always telling us to hit the shops and update our wardrobes so we look ‘to-the-minute’. But the awful thing is that even though we love shopping we may not have the cash to burn every season to buy the new looks. This is when your creative mind can go to play. Altering your clothes can be as simple or as complicated as you like and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune.Now before you get arty, make sure you read up on theĀ latest fashion trends and note any key details which you particularly like you will notice, corsages, ruffles, patches, rosette ribbons, buttons, rivets and safety pins are all the go. Once you’ve found some details now hunt through your wardrobe and select some garments that you’d like to re-invent. You must only attack clothes that you can live without just in case something goes horribly wrong.

For a bit of punk style, slash some slits into a T-shirt and then fix them up using some chunky safety pins or if you’re confident enough, create some rivets and tie up the slits with some leather laces. Alternatively change an old denim jacket with some graffiti or random streaks of bleach which you can buy at any good chemist.

If you would like something more feminine, create fabric corsages out of a silk stripe or lace. Just loosely roll the strip of fabric until it resembles a rose. Once you’re happy with the form, either secure it with a ribbon or stitch it directly onto a top. For those who want something more daring but still pretty, you could sew buttons or ribbons all over your t-shirt.

March 1, 2001

Hot fashion trend: Mini Me!


What’s in this summer? The mini is making a return and we’re loving the new styles.

Even if you don’t think you’ve got the legs for the mini, it is well and truly back so you’ll have to work out how to wear it. Gone are the bias cut below-the-knee skirts. The mini is very ‘now’. At all the parades overseas micro-minis were everywhere. From Louis Vuitton, to Marc Jacobs to Mui Mui. But the key to wearing this thigh presenter is to throw a loose, oversized blazer or t-shirt on the top. Sportsgirl has some fab striped sweaters in their autumn/winter range that would look great with a little denim mini. Check out their site on www.sportsgirl.com.

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October 2, 2000