What Red Lipstick Means and How to Pull it Off

Red is often referred to as a power colour. It inspires passion and movement. It expresses lust and sexuality. It represents leadership and fearlessness. Before we get on how to stunningly pull off a red lipstick, let’s first take a look at just what the colour red symbolises, so you know what you’re getting into. Power In the languages of the Inuit, ancient Sanskrit, and the Akkadian language of old Mesopotamia, the word for red is also the same word for blood. The old school Romans associated the colour red with Mars, the god of war. They coloured the skin […]

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Summer BBQ Style: The Essentials for Staying Cool

There’s nothing that says “summer time” more than an outdoor BBQ. Soaking up some warm sunshine, eating great food, and spending time with friends and family make it a favourite social event for the season. Knowing what to wear to your next BBQ shouldn’t be difficult, but striking the right balance for a casual outdoor affair without sacrificing style isn’t always as easy as it seems. Each season gives you a new opportunity to spread your fashion feathers, and summertime is no exception. Here are some simple ways to dress in style (and comfort) for your next summer BBQ.

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How to Wear Monochrome – In Black And White

Simply put, monochrome is the art of building an ensemble primarily using black and white pieces, an approach that has deep roots in fashion history for both men and women. However, whereas in the 17th and 18th centuries monochrome was acceptable only for formal events, the fashionable today hold monochrome in high regard for everything from formal to casual looks. Like the timeless elegance of old black and white movies, monochrome similarly brings a classic touch to any outfit. Many times monochrome is described as a ‘trend’, but this is a look that simply and steadily boasts elegance, explaining its […]

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Summer Hairstyles for the Classy Woman

Suffering from a sweaty neck during the torturous midday heat of a summer’s day is unpleasant, to say the least. Do you sometimes resort to throwing your hair up into some kind of unstructured bun, with whatever you may have on hand (rubber band, kids scrunchie …), which then ends up looking like you’ve just come from a gym with no mirrors? Welcome to the sweaty neck club. But classy updos are not always something that you have to book in for at a hairdressers. Most styles are easy to master in front of your own mirror or, if the […]

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The Women’s Guide to Dress Codes

Dress codes are an age-old tradition that we cling on to in our busy, event-ridden lives. But they are something that we should welcome as a friend, not see as an enemy to our wardrobe freedom! Yes, it can be annoying when a host requires everyone to go out and quickly find an appropriate ball gown for a black tie event, however without dress codes we’d be lost in a sea of outfit choices. It means we’re never under or overdressed, however you do need to make sure you know how to interpret said codes. Despite some newer, made-up themes […]

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