Fashion

Embrace your Yummy Mummy

Embrace your Yummy Mummy

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With a newborn baby taking up every spare minute in your day, it doesn't take long to discover that your previous beauty and fashion routines are a thing of the past, leading you into a long-time relationship with dry shampoo and sweatpants. These tips will help you embrace your new lifestyle and still feel positive about the ways that you look while out and about with your bundle of joy.

Your Fashion Choices

Don't expect to launch straight back into your pre-baby wardrobe. Your new regime will require a fresh set of fashion choices to cater to the needs of both you and your baby:

Embrace your Body this Mother's Day

Embrace your Body this Mother's Day

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With advertising and the media putting pressure on women to look unrealistically thin and flawless, we can feel a bit insecure about our body shapes at times. If you're feeling unsure about how you look to others, it's time for you to feel empowered to embrace the body that you have today. One of the easiest ways to do this is to make sure that you are using your style to your advantage, as a tool to emphasise your favourite body parts and to share with the world just how beautiful you are.

These tips will help you to feel powerful and confident in the way you look by accentuating your best features throughout your fashion choices. Based on five body shapes that generally relate to each one of us, these tips are a great basis for your next fashion revamp and a more self-assured you.

Power of Purchase

Power of Purchase

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Make a difference this Mother's Day

Mother's Day is around the corner and there's no need to wait until the last minute to get a fabulous gift for your mum or mother figure. In deciding on the perfect gift, how about considering accessories options that also benefit others from around the world? The option to include Fair Trade purchases is always something to consider. This category is increasing in their offerings and there are a number of items to be found that work for her lifestyle and will ensure that she's dressed from head to toe! Here are 2 brands who not only have amazing gifting options but continue to do social good through the power of your purchase.

The Power Jacket

Trend Report: The Power Jacket

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Power. It's one of those words that make us glow with excitement and cringe with resent all at the same time. Politics, business, financial and social factors aside (we hear politics is showbiz for ugly people), power can be a massively positive contribution to our lives in a very simple fashion: our fabulous wardrobes. More on trend, the power jacket. Watch out!

While summer is on the out and winter making its debut, cosy jackets and coats are a must. However sometimes we can find ourselves overwhelmed by over-sized and less than glamorous pieces.

The Bag Edition

The Bag Edition

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They clash with your shoes, painfully jab into your shoulder, hang awkwardly by your side and do little in the name of practicality. If this resembles your daily struggle with your handbag, you're doing something wrong! Your handbag, clutch or purse is there to serve as a convenient accessory and appropriatley compliment your outfit, in many more ways than the infamous man-come-handbag.

Whether you're spending the day doing business, en route to a fabulous holiday, sipping cocktails bar-side or just headed to the shops, there's a bag for the circumstance, a purse for the event and a clutch for the occasion. Keeping your bag practical and fashionably on cue can be easier than anticipated!

Choose a bag companion with both practicality and fashionable presence in mind. Classic leather totes in neutral and dark shades are perfect for everyday use with plenty of room for the necessities and guaranteed to match every outfit.

Trend Report: Futuristic Silhouettes

Trend Report: Futuristic Silhouettes

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The McQueen Dynasty, the Louis Vuitton box purse of 2013 and the Miu Miu Resort suited blazer and dress ensembles have all done it. "It" being futurists silhouettes, architectural hem lines, contemporary shapes and tres tres modern influences. It's a time of progression and change in women's fashion in particular, a change heavily influenced by strong movements towards womens' independence and equality in the work place and social arenas. Something big is happening and you had want to be ready.

Nothing says contemporary power more than the suit and it is literally inescapable this season. Everything from the classic black and white Chanel beauty to modern brightly coloured and sharply cropped ensembles are making a debut at the likes of London Fashion Week.

3 Accessories Musts For Your Wardrobe

3 Accessories Musts For Your Wardrobe

As an Accessories Expert, one of the questions my clients ask is how they can increase and enhance their wardrobe. I tell them that focusing on key accessories is a must. This is a great way to extend the life of your looks as well as to ensure that you can dress them up and down as needed. Enhancing your look with accessories also ensures that you have KS2

components in your outfit that can be worn numerous times without worrying about repeating your look! A favourite accessory can become apart of a signature look that becomes the ultimate conversation piece. Whether you stay close to home or are jetsetting, there are 5 accessories that everyone should have in their closet as these pieces are always on trend and are great styles to have within your closet from season to season.

BIB NECKLACE

This type of necklace is always on trend it comes in a number of categories whether it's tribal, brights, neutrals and more. The bib necklace is a great way to dress up a look when you're simply wearing a pair of jeans and tank or tee; moreover, it can also be worn with a cocktail dress for a special event or a night out.

Young, Wild & Free

Young, Wild & Free

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Leopard print is all about getting fierce! Teamed with confidence and you will ensure you turn heads wherever you may roam!

Diana Ferrari, Mascotte, Wayne Cooper and Ooh la la take us for a walk on the wild side.

Feel sexy, seductive and sophisticated with the Print on Print Trend. Be bold and little bit wild this season.

Flip, Flop, Fold

Flip, Flop, Fold

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Post pedicure feet can be spared the humiliation of flimsy, unattractive thongs with Flipsters. Flipsters are the perfect accessory to prevent freshly varnished toes from smudging and ensure your feet remain stylish after a nail salon session.

No longer do you need to cheapen your gorgeous buffed toes with disposable thongs or wait an age for your feet to dry before putting your shoes back on.

UPCYCLED BYRON BAY

UPCYCLED BYRON BAY

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During a road trip around Australia in August 2012, designers Micha Jostl and Marlen Wolff didn't realise that a flat tyre would be the beginning of a new and innovative journey through designing sustainable and fashionable bags and accessories.

Previously having experience in experimentation with leather and other natural materials, recycled tyre tubes fit in perfectly with their keen interest in sustainability and reducing waste.

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Glorious Jewels

Alex Perry for Magnolia Collection

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Alex Perry debuts his first line of handcrafted luxury jewellery in an exciting collaboration with Magnolia Silver Jewellery!

It begins with assembling the finest raw materials and considering the possibilities. Every finished piece is a new birth - different, unique and distinct - carrying its own special statement to the world, just like you.

Super Dooper New Range by Sneaking Duck

Super Dooper New Range by Sneaking Duck

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Online eyewear label Sneaking Duck pay homage to the Australian summer with their new collection of bamboo-armed 'Super Dooper' frames.

The range was inspired by an Australian childhood and the will to drag out summer which is reflected in the available in shades which include Blackcurrant Phaser, Bubblegum Quasar and Red Comet.