Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Melbourne Cup headpieces

We are in the swing of The Spring Racing Carnival in Melbourne. Saturday is Derby Day, Tuesday we all go crazy and have a holiday for the Melbourne Cup, and the following Thursday is Oaks Day.

Every Race day has a' fashions on the field' competition, and yet again I missed out on entering all the competitions that make The Spring Racing Carnival in Melbourne all that more interesting (and lucrative) for any fashion designer and milliner. And I'm both!!!

Aarrgghh....... there is always next year.

In the mean time....you can pop into Maestro Hair Yarraville (22 Anderson st Yarraville, Vic) to pick up one of these Frida Kahlo inspired headpieces.

And you can always email me with a colour request, and I will get it to you asap.

I'm also working in some flapper style 'party season' headpieces that are due in at Mico ( 5 Ballarat st Yarraville, Vic) later this week.

Can someone please remind me to get my easily distracted butt into gear about 6 months earlier next year.

I'm setting a reminder on my phone right now..........................

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Fitness & Fashion

Fitness, health and fashion go hand in hand.

You really can't enjoy fashion, or indeed life, unless you feel great on the inside and comfortable in your own skin.

Last week my dear friend and fellow blogger Dani from http://fitnessfoodandstyle.blogspot.com.au, packed her four kids in the car and drove for two hours to visit me.

Her energy and positive attitude to life have been such an inspiration to me. I now read her blog daily, to inspire me to get out of bed and go for my daily walk, do my Yoga, and consider  everything I eat and feed my family. 

 Photos courtesy of her talented 7 year old son . 

Our gorgeous kids and friend. Photos courtesy of Dani's Instagram

But,I am lucky. I have had a great head start in life.

My mum Sandie is truly the healthiest person on the planet.

                   Tai Chi, Byron Bay style

After retiring from working as my design assistant at Cicciolina and moving to Byron Bay, she retrained as a Tai Chi instructor and now runs her own school.Dhyana Tai Chi-Qigong.

                    How inspiring is that!

                      Instructing her star pupil

And she still enjoys fashion.

Because if you look after yourself inside and out, mentally and physically, it does not matter how old you are, fashion is there to be enjoyed by everyone.

It is the icing on the cake of life.