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Bold and beautiful, larger than life, checks are on trend and going global in the coming autumn/winter 2017 collections. Front runner of the trend is Balmain giving a modern feel to the classic black and white houndstooth. Dialling up the impact, Balmain also showed some strong attitude with bold coloured plaids. Calvin Klein kept up the...
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The Great Wave beckons

The great wave off Kanagawa is the major draw card to the National Gallery of Victoria’s exhibition Hokusai which showcases 176 works of the celebrated Japanese artist, Katsushika Hokusai.  This is an ideal opportunity to acquaint yourself with the art of Japanese woodblocks and in doing so, you will join the ranks of Monet, Degas and Gaugin who were all...
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TLC for blondes

Whether or not you have natural blonde hair or yours is colour processed, the right maintenance regime is essential to maintaining healthy hair. Shampoos – Invest in a purple or silver shampoo that is designed specifically to maintain and protect color. Most are not overly clarifying and are sulfate free to help prevent dryness. Conditioners...
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C’est Chanel, c’est magnifique!

If you’ve managed to catch a look at the Chanel Haute Couture Fall 2017 show you will have noticed, with great relief, that classic wearable designs are back in vogue. How refreshing is it to discover that designers are creating for real women in real life situations? The overall colour palette saw greys and blacks...
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Lanvin – a distinct air of romance

Jeanne Lanvin (1867-1946) is the original fashion designer who has transcended all trends.  Her designs remain as relevant today as they were 125 years ago.  Elegant, distinctive, graceful and stylish, all this and more can be used to describe the creations that bear the name, Lanvin. Jeanne Lanvin began as a milliner but it was the birth of her...
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