This week over on my YouTube channel I wanted to show you all how to wash cashmere at home, but […]
I am a steaming wiz, a unique trait to be proud of – I know. If I ever started a gang, it would be a steamer gang.
When you’re heading off on your winter get-away, the fabrics you choose and how you pack your bags is important! Let me share with you my packing list for cold weather that you can print off and customise yourself and some advice on picking the best fabrics to take with you!
I started this book seven years ago and today I’m excited to announce it’s release on July 30th! Learn how to build your own sense of style that is unique and works into your routine and stop spending on things you aren’t wearing.
I’ll be the first to admit when Marie Kondo released her book; The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up came out, I read it and loved it, thinking she had very useful tips of simplifying the clutter in my home using her KonMari Method.
We’ve all been there at least once and if you don’t know how to stop buying clothes you never wear then let me help! I’m a Personal Stylist and I work with clients on a weekly basis to get on top of their shopping habits.
I catch the train almost every day into the city to shop and on weekdays particularly I see hems sitting well past their intended length. Some are sitting crumpled around the ankle, others hugging the underneath of the wearers heel with a few grams of Sydney’s street grime on them and on the odd occasion I spy a little row of safety pins holding up a recently (or likely not so recently) fallen hem.
The pencil skirt is one of those items women either love or tell me that they can’t wear. In actual fact, the pencil skirt, when fitted correctly is one of the most universally flattering skirts amongst A-Line and wrap style skirts.
Fused or canvased, ever heard of these words being used in a suiting store? Maybe you’ve seen them written on a tag but have no idea what they mean. In this post I’m going to give you a lesson in suiting that usually only those in the industry, or seasoned suit shoppers understand.
An organised wardrobe helps clients to see exactly what they own so that getting dressed is simple and adding duplicates of an item is avoided. When I start organising a mens wardrobe, I love to start by making sure all of the hangers are the same. It makes such a difference to the overall look and ensures that clothing is hanging at the same level throughout.
Looking to add something sharp to your wardrobe that’s not as formal as a blazer but not as casual as a bomber? The sports jacket is a great addition that’s classic, sharp and versatile and I love them! Especially when they fit well!
A big reason why we feel overwhelmed with our wardrobes is because they’re not organised well.
Why do you need shoe trees and what are they for? Which type of shoe tree do you need and why? There’s a lovely cobbler in the Strand Arcade who is constantly looking at my new clients’ old shoes like he’s found a stray puppy. Paul from Coombs knows shoe care like no one else I know and he knows when someone isn’t looking after their shoes.
There’s a big secret many talented stylists and celebrities have been keeping for years. You all know the reason I started this blog was not only to help women dress in a way that makes them feel confident but let them in on the tricks effortlessly stylish people use to make clothing work.
Because we wear our shoes for long periods of time, experience different heat levels, sweat into them, get dirt on them, we get them wet – then if we have a shoe closet or closed in area for our shoes, we pop them away.
Can you believe it’s nearly 2018? It dawned on me today when I was working on a photo shoot in a beautiful California bungalow style home, shooting luxurious towels in the warm sun what a different year this has been for me.
The new year will be approaching soon, reminding us of all the things we planned to do but didn’t get around to because we got stuck on Pinterest, looking up recipes for diet food that doesn’t taste like diet food (sorry, we found no pins that matched your search). So, to start the new year feeling like an Effortless Bitch, you need to learn how to clean out your closet like a Fashion Stylist.
If you’ve been keeping up with my latest posts, you’d have read my Home Organisation Rampage article about being so motivated to organise that I’ve gotten angry when my Dymo labeller runs out of labels. I’m not ashamed to be that person.
My passion for a well-designed wardrobe stems from wanting to make my wardrobe a place I like to be. For me, there’s nothing as calming of a morning than opening a closet that is organised, easy to use, where I can see what I own.
Part of my job as a Stylist is to help clients maintain an interchangeable and organised wardrobe. Organising for me is contagious, I love containers and my Dymo labeller. The other day when my labeller ran out of labels, I felt like throwing my Ikea step ladder, that I was standing on, through the window.
This time of year, many of my clients are jetting off overseas for a few months at a time and leaving many of their gorgeous clothes in storage. The scary part about storing your clothing for a long period of time is that you could come home to find your clothes are mouldy, rust, moth or cockroach eaten and even discoloured. A horrible thought, I know.
The past two weekends I’ve had a number of social engagements and mixed with the weather, I admit, it’s been hard to dress. Everything looks so much better with a simple strappy heel, but when it’s 11 degrees outside (and as an Australian, I can’t compute this), keeping all of your toes just outweighs fashion.
I clean out at least one new wardrobe a week and after years of doing this, I’ve noticed that the reason clients hold onto things longer than necessary is for reasons other than not having time, or not knowing what to keep.
Often in the new year, once we start getting back into the groove of things, our wardrobes and our homes organisation can end up taking the back seat. When part of your daily routine is finding something to wear, you want your wardrobe to be easy to use, aesthetically pleasing and maintainable. You don’t want to have to sort through a plethora of items just to find a good pair of jeans to wear.
I’ve always been under the mindset that you shouldn’t buy an item if you won’t be able to care for it, or the care for it will be too expensive for the items use. What I notice more often than not these days though is that brands are using the ‘Dry Clean Only’ tag as more of a precaution rather than giving you proper cleaning instructions.
If you’ve been spending your time on Pinterest looking at wardrobe design and gorgeous walk-in closets, but you’re not so handy with a hammer – I have some very exciting news.
When cleaning out a client’s wardrobe, one thing I hear a lot is a worried ‘How much money did I spend on clothes I’m not wearing?’ when they look to the pile of clothes we’re removing. With the new year fast approaching, many of us get the cleaning bug. We want to cull our wardrobes, our pantry’s, our garages, heck, even our makeup bags – but sometimes we don’t just want to throw the items away – we’d prefer to donate or sell them.
Denim jackets are one of the best light-weight jacket options for men’s and women’s summer wardrobes. Sometimes they can take a little breaking in to get that effortless look and if regular washing just isn’t doing the trick – I’ve got
I once worked in a shoe store and I would constantly get men and women coming in saying ‘I purchased these shoes x months ago, and they’re already falling apart.’ My inner effortless bitch wanted to say ‘WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING TO YOUR FABULOUS QUALITY SHOES!’ but my customer service voice had to take the shoes, refund them and blow them kisses as they left. Ugh.
A phrase I never hear women or men say when purchasing shoes are ‘only skinny people can wear that’ or ‘you’ve got to be a model to wear shoes like those.’ As a Stylist, I’m hearing these phrases come out of private clients mouths regularly when referring to clothing, but never when referring to shoes.
Knowing how to wash your clothing isn’t as easy as it used to be, with new washing machines and a variety of solutions, fabrics and methods, it can really make you sweat. And because effortless bitches don’t sweat over anything other than a good sale, I’m here to show you the ropes.
It’s the perfect time of year to kick your excuses in the backside, open up those wardrobe doors and have a clean out like you’ve never had before.
Pizza? Yes. Donuts? Yes. Carbonara? Yes.
If your jeans are intentionally faded, fabulous! But most of the time, we buy a great pair of jeans and it’s not long until our lovely denim duds have faded so much that we feel a little ripped off.
We all have our go-to brands that we love to shop with, but when you want something fresh, because you’re petite, you feel limited.
If you live in a city area, you may have clothing dry-cleaned more often than you’d like and the money you spend on it per month is probably a sum you’d rather not think about.
We can’t all be perfect. Sometimes when we’re in need of a pick-me-up we’re in such a rush to feel that satisfaction that chocolate brings that we get chocolate all over our bold lips, manicured fingernails and amazing outfits.
There is not one client I have that I don’t recommend clothing alterations to. For me, not recommending alteration would as disastrous and nightmarish as walking out of a store with a bag with a bag of spanking new crocs.
If you’re an accessories lover, like me, you’ll notice that there is a huge gap in the market for jewellery storage that doesn’t take up crazy amounts of room.
Every time you fail to waterproof your suede shoes, an Effortless Bitches hope dies.
Wondering if that leather jacket is the real deal or too good to be true? This week I’m teaching you how to tell fake leather and real leather apart.
When we buy our jeans from the store, we try them on, twirl around in them, check our backsides, do the sit test and finally, hopefully, make a decision that they’re the winning pair. With all that fuss, only months later, you’ve got saggy jeans that look years old, have faded significantly and you don’t know why, but I do.