Party dressing

Putting on the glitz Forget the little black dress and get into the party spirit with something colourful, embellished or this season’s hottest look, white. Stylist Sophie Hart is a big fan of wearing white at night. “It’s a big trend this season and is great for a party look,” she …

The rise of online shopping

Online on the rise A few years ago, the idea of buying fashion online was anathema but Australians have embraced it with gusto. The NAB Online Retail Sales Index report, July 2014, found that national retail spending is valued at around $15.6 billion. The Iconic was one of the first …

Workwear wardrobe

Cocktail corporate Unless you work for Qantas and wear outfits designed by Paris-based designer Martin Grant, uniforms leave a lot to be desired. But while they might not be the most stylish outfits, they do offer a freedom first thing in the morning; you don’t have to think about what …

Spring/summer fashion trends

Spring into summer fashion It’s all about pretty pastels, full skirts, bold, pop-art prints and the reign of the LWD, little white dress, as this season. “Cotton candy pink, lilac and baby blues are really big,” stylist Sophie Hart says. “Not everyone can wear pastels, it depends on your underlying …

Leather fashion

Second skin  It was once the domain of bikies, but leather has had a high-fashion makeover. No longer limited to jackets or handbags, you can no kit out and entire wardrobe of leather pieces, from slinky dresses to little camisoles and playful pencil skirts. Australian fashion label Kahlo launched in …

Fashion to stock up on at the sales

Savvy style buys for summer Boxing Day is a bargain lover’s nirvana. While you might get 10 or 20 per cent off sales throughout the year, Boxing Day is the big-daddy of them all, with retailers regularly offering 40-50 per cent off. To get the most out value out of sales …