Fashion Elixir

Leather Luxe

Leather Luxe

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I must say I’m feeling a major leather resurgence for this winter, be it a fabulous pair of knee-high boots to skin tight leather pants. This will be a major trend. Recently I purchased the most fabulous long line black leather gilet (gorgeous sleeveless bodice – on sale-perfect!). I have…

Fashion  – The Armour of Everyday Life?

Fashion – The Armour of Everyday Life?

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Is fashion the armour that will help us to survive the reality of everyday life? Why is it that a little black dress can make us feel like Joan of Arc, ready to slay dragons, human or otherwise? We have all been on a first date and spent hours deciding…

Perfect Packing

Perfect Packing

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I love holidays and I love my wardrobe! So nothing is more exciting than planning a holiday wardrobe. The prospect can strike fear and dread into even the most capable of people. It is only recently that I feel I am finally getting a grip on what is a very…

Working the Tux

Working the Tux

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Former Chanel model and fashion icon Betty Catroux says, ultimately, the sure fire way for a woman to pull off a tux is “a cool attitude”. And she is an expert, being one of the most beloved friends of Paris fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent. What a dream being dressed…

Thoroughly Modern

Thoroughly Modern

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‘Everything today is thoroughly modern‘… sang Julie Andrews in the 1967 movie Thoroughly Modern Millie? Can it really be? Fashion reinvents itself time and time again. We see it on runways constantly – Gucci’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection – fabulous flappers all the way. Stunning black and gold fringing, shiny metallics,…

Jo Bayley

Jo Bayley

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Sydney January 2012 Hi Fashionistas I am so excited about my new column, Fashion Elixir, being launched on Wednesday 1st of Feb 2012, through The Culture Concept Circle. I hope that you will join me every week for tantalizing tales of style, travel and fashion, here in Australia, and the…