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Happy New Year to CharityDO readers. I hope you have had the most wonderful and relaxing holiday season filled with love, family and friends. I don’t usually make New Year’s resolutions (as I usually break them) but this year I’m doing something new – actually a lot of things news. I’m making 2015 the year for a ‘new me’. A healthier, stronger and braver version who is going to dive out of her comfort zone, face fears and break some rules. Sounds exhausting! But it’s time for a challenge and a new fashion voice and I’m ready to give 2015…
The Melbourne Cup Spring Carnival commences on Saturday and excited fashionistas around the country are preparing their wardrobe for a week of high style. If you want to be ahead of the style stakes this Melbourne Cup, then adhere to the specific dress codes for each carnival. Here are some style tips for how to dress for each race day. Derby Day, Saturday 1st November Black and white is the dress code for the first day of the Melbourne Cup Spring Carnival. Monochrome is a major spring trend so there is plenty of choice to create a striking look. Stylist tip: …
“Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he’s well dressed.  There ain’t much credit in that.” - Charles Dickens Whilst the ladies take most of the style-glory on race day, men are upping the ante in the style stakes on race days. Thankfully for men, dressing for the races is a little easier with fewer rules to follow.  Here are some simple style tips for the well-dressed man at race day: Dress for the occasion – you’re not dressing for the office so add a little glamour and sophistication to race-day suiting. Mix it up – if…
Spring racing is underway and we’re racing towards the biggest day in Australia’s fashion calendar, Melbourne Cup.  If your fashion-heart is set on winning Fashions on the Field, either at the track or at one of the many fabulous Melbourne Cup events listed on the CharityDos website, then there are a few style tips you need to know to be race-day appropriate. Did you know that Fashions on the Field started 52 years ago as a way to engage women in the biggest day on the racing calendar?  Did you also know that last year Australian women spent over $50…
 I have to admit I’ve been completely caught up in the fairytale and glamour of George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin’s wedding. The sumptuous setting, the show of wealth, the beautiful A-list celebrities, the display of love – I’ve been hooked.  I’ve fallen for the fashion fairytale and have developed a serious case of fashion envy. Amal Alamuddin’s wardrobe for the 3-day event is the stuff of style dreams. The Oscar de la Renta wedding gown, the red and black Alexander McQueen worn at the pre-wedding dinner, the gasp-evoking Giambattista Valli floral couture dress, the black and white Dolce and Gabbana…
This week at CharityDOs we highlight how fashion’s most loved and worn item, the frock, can help in the fight against an insidious disease known as ‘the silent killer’. The power of the dress is both simplistic and mysterious.  No other item of clothing can make a woman feel more womanly, graceful, sexy or powerful.  A dress is the universal symbol of femininity and is worn by women of all ages, shapes, sizes and nationalities.  It can represent the most important events in a woman’s life – love, success, friendship, family and heartbreak. The dress represents moments in history that…
‘Culottes’ a simple word but which often strikes fear into the hearts of multitudes of women. But fear not. Style culottes correctly and they are a versatile and stylish option that work across the seasons. That latest trend to hit the runways for this Spring/Summer is the culotte. Culottes are usually described as “a split or divided skirt or any garment which hangs like a skirt, but is actually pants”. The fashion-set call them “wide-legged cropped pants” but whichever term you prefer, the culotte is a versatile and flattering option for women of all ages, shapes and sizes and a…
Hair and beauty trends for Spring/Summer 2014 range from pretty and polished, bare and au natural to bursts of high-wattage colour and glamour. If you’re attending one of the many day or evening charity events on the CharityDos website, here are some of the hottest hair and beauty trends for summer 2014. MAKEUP Pink and Orange Lips The hottest beauty accessory for Spring/Summer 2014 is a hot-pink or orange lip.  Choose a colour that suits your skin tone with the general rule-of-thumb being for fair skin opt for cooler tones, for warmer complexions choose from a wide range including corals…
  One thing is style-clear – when it comes to Spring Summer 2014/2015, it is the season of the dress.  Mini, midi or maxi, a gorgeous frock is style du jour this summer. How wonderful then that the impending season of the dress is coming just in time for the many upcoming spring/summer charity soirees featured on CharityDos. To make it easy, here are some of my favourite looks for Spring/Summer 2014/15 from Australian designers that translate into the ‘the perfect frock’ for your next charity luncheon, high-tea or evening event. A Slim Silhouette One of the most wearable trends…
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