Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Giuliana Rancic: Style Tips and Favourite Aussie Designers

Superstar TV host, down to Earth fashionista and Westfield Style Ambassador Giuliana Rancic made her Sydney appearance today and let us in on her style secrets and how to be a "true fashionista". 

Giuliana's famous line from the many  Hollywood red carpets she has hosted is "who are you wearing?" So who was Giuliana wearing? Dressed by Willow, she wore an all black ensemble featuring sheer pieces ad a deconstructed jacket. 

Giuliana loves Australian designers because "they play and take risks with colours and designs". As well as Willow, her other favourite Aussie designers are Ginger and Smart, Cue, Zimmerman, Sass and Bide, Paolo Sebastian and Alex Perry, just to name a few. Giuliana wore Alex Perry to the Grammy Awards this year (pictured below) and said"I've never been on so many best dressed lists". Go Mr. Perry!

This style maven has also been on her fair share of worst dressed lists, but takes it all in her stride, saying that "to be a true fashionista you have to be on worst dressed lists, because it means you're taking chances".

Key pieces that Giuliana says we need in our wardrobes? A leather pencil skirt, suede stiletto ankle boots, a motorcycle jacket and a great pant suit. 

Giuliana's top style tips:
1. Less is more; it's not all about showing skin 
2. Take chances with your fashion choices
3. High-low dressing is key
4. A pair of killer heels will dress up your outfit from day to night 

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Low Down | Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia: Weekend Edition

What: Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week Australia: Weekend Edition
Amazing because: it is the first year Sydney Fashion Week was open to the public.
When: Saturday April 12 2014
Where: Carriageworks, Eveleigh

Spotted: Gary Pepper Girl - How to Live - Ruby Rose - Shanali & Abbie from 2013 series of ANTM - lots of fab street style - POPSugarAU girls.

Sessions: Behind the Scenes with Maybelline New York - Featuring Ruby Rose | From the Runway to Your Living Room - featuring Arent & Pyke and Nicole Eckels of Glasshouse Fragrances | Runway looks: Hair How-To's with Redken 5th Avenue.

Runway: the Weekend Edition runway featured the 'best of' Sydney Fashion Week, with collections from Alex Perry, Carla Zampatti, Cameo the Label, NLP and Bec & Bridge just to name a few. SO many beautiful colours, silhouettes and designs to get our hands on... or our bodies in to.

Highlight: The ankle strap on my cousins heels breaking and being taken backstage by the MBFWA organisers to have it fixed.

Who else went to MB Fashion Weekend Edition? What was your favourite part of the day?


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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia: Weekend Edition | Outfit Details

Mixing key high-end pieces with affordable pieces was what my MBFWA- Weekend Editiin outfit was all about. 

Lady: where's tour jacket from?
Me: Zara
Lady: ... Oh ... It looks more expensive than Zara.
Me: yeah, it does!

See girls, looking high end doesn't have to be expensive. Zara is a GREAT place to pick up beautiful pieces that will stand the test of time, and pieces that are just in for now. 

Love xx

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Clarion Alley, Mission District, San Francisco

Before I write a whole post dedicated to my time in San Francisco, I just had to dedicate a photo post to the hidden gem that is Clarion Alley. It's located in the Mission district of SF, and is an entire alley way comprised of beautiful painted street art that not only looks food, but expresses a whole range of social commentary about the changes that have occurred in SF over the years.

Shoutout to Dylan's Tours for taking us there and to some other great spots in San Francisco.


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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Healthy Hair Growth - Update

Finally! I am writing the update to my Healthy Hair Growth post from March 2013 (link at the bottom of this post). It is still my most viewed post, and I can understand why. Healthy, shiny locks can brighten up any look, outfit or day. So, let's get into it. 

This was my hair when I got the chop
This was it a year later
This is it now... Balayage!

1. No heat - Not blow drying, straightening and curling my hair definitely helped keep split ends at bay and is probably the biggest and best step in keeping hair healthy. 

2. Silica - If you read my first Healthy Hair Growth post, you'd know that I started taking silica tablets and then the gel. Silica is a mineral that we have lots of when we are born, but loose as we grow old, causing hair, skin and nails all to weaken. I prefer the tablets over the gel, and really recommend them. 

3. Bamboo - Bamboo tea has one of the highest sources of silica, so Bamboo tea is an amazing choice for stocking up on this mineral. The taste isn't so great, but the benefits just outweight that. 

4. Conditioning treatment - I have used a few different shampoos since the chop, but have stuck with my Macadamia Oil Deep Repair Mask, and I love it, and so does my hair. I use it every time I wash my hair, and it's always left feeling really soft and healthy. Amazing stuff. 

5. Oils - still loving my oils for keeping my hair moisturised and shiny. I use Argan oil after I've towel dried my hairs and after straightening, and if it's ever feeling frizzy or dry between washes. Coconut oil is a blessing from the Hair Gods. Warm it up and apply it all over you hair, massaging it into your scalp and down to your ends. If you can, leave it on over night, if you can't, a little time goes a long way too. I recommend shampooing twice when you wash it out, just to be sure there's no residue left in your hair. 

I am really happy with all of the steps I took to make sure my hair grew out healthy and moisturised. Now that I've lightened my hair, I'm going to start taking the silica tablets again, and continue using my Macadamia Oil mask, and oils. And, of course, using minimal heat and lots of heat protectant.

Original post: http://corestyleonline.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/healthy-hair-growth.html

What tips do you have for keeping hair luscious and split-end free?

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

New Yorkers

Before travelling to New York City, I was under the impression that the people there were rude, unfriendly, fast-paced and had no time for tourists like myself. With first hand experience of the city, I can tell you now, that is so not the truth. If we were standing in a street looking up, around and down at our map, i.e the telltale signs our a tourist, New Yorkers would come right up and offer their assistance. Trying to find the downtown subway stop instead of the uptown? They'd tell you where it is and how to get there, without making you feel like a dumby. Even so, in our defence, the uptown stop isn't always directly across from the downtown one. If we wanted a group shot, it was mainly other tourists taking the photo for us, but New Yorkers would offer too. 

On the other hand, I had a totally different experience with non-commision earning shop assistants. I can't tell you how many times I left certain chain stores unhappy and majorly p*##%d off because of how rude they are. Come on people, you are working in NEW YORK CITY. Embrace it.

Moral of this blog post, if you're travelling to he Big Apple, keep an open mind about New York locals, most of them are friendlier than you think, and are apart of what makes the city, The City. 

Some more of my piccies from the beautiful city...

Friday, March 7, 2014

Little Italy street art

To me, New York City is a world filled with worlds filled with worlds. Walk a few blocks from the fashion famed Soho and you'll end up in Little Italy, where you will hear Italian more than English. There I kept coming across beautiful and wacky street art that you definitely wouldn't expect to find in any Little Italy. Walk a few streets over and you end up I'm China Town, a totally different world to Soho. I couldn't walk down any street in China Town without being offered some sort of fake designer good at least four or five times. 
So close in proximity, yet worlds apart.