Tonight I presented a Summer Style Workshop to an enthusiastic and excited room of professional people.
I had a rack of colorful, textural, patterned garments chosen for their boldness. My job is to introduce the trends as they are and I aim to demonstrate them in pieces of clothing that are wearable and yet not the norm.
Fashion needs to advance, we can’t do that by staying the same. It’s called ‘fashion forward’ not ‘fashion mundane’ lol!
I need to select items that challenge people to stretch, to evolve. To take risks. Fashion is risk.
Good news for me that the people I presented tonight were professional, poised and powerful. I can tell that in the coming week and beyond they are going to be ‘leaning in’ and taking risks in their wardrobes.
Thanks to Decjuba, Portmans and Identity who trust me with their precious pieces of clothing fabulousness and thanks to the beautiful women who came along and played dress-up with me.
I must have been gardening pretty hard out today because I broke my old faithful trowel.
The handle snapped clean off.
That was the end of my time in the garden for the foreseeable future.
I came inside and husband and I had dinner and then we exchanged gifts for our anniversary. He handed me my present and I was pretty sure from the shape of it that it was a piece of clothing. (Ok more like ‘hopeful’)
I unwrapped the silver wrapping and found bubble wrap covering something heavy. I tore into the bubble wrap to find two stunning gardening trowels. Both with solid oak wooden handles and stainless steel heads. Talk about quality and simplicity. They were beautiful!
Then I realized:
Husband had given me a new hand trowel and the transplanting trowel on the very same day that I broke mine. #squee
What a guy!
They look even better with dirt on them:
I don’t even understand how it is possible that these socks look so very much like Kate Middleton… But they do.
Check out these amazing celebrity socks.
Wow. She so socksy.
I always get so excited when a new store opens at my local (Westfield Queensgate).
On Friday night at the VIP show I shared my excitement about a stunningly dreamy new store that has just opened in centre: Peter Alexander – the infamous sleepwear designer from Straya.
The store is not only a stunning shopping experience but the staff are super helpful.
I fell in love with the Ruby Slippers (because there is no place like home) and I had to have them. And the matching (but not too matching) pjyamas too!
I tres them on in the luxuriously spacious and pretty fitting room and ‘nek minnit’ they were mine.
I had to have the ‘shoes to die for’ pj top. Too funny.