Exquisite Threads: English Embroidery 1600s – 1900s

Needlewoman or not, you can’t help but enjoy this lovely exhibition of nearly 60 works presented by the National Gallery of Victoria.   Appropriately named ‘Exquisite Threads’,  the work demonstrates the role of embroidery and its relation to education, fashion and domestic life in England. A display case houses samplers and fragments of fine delicacy, the...
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Mascara – choosing and using

Two things to consider when choosing mascara is the formula and the brush design, as both have equal impact on the result you can achieve. Most mascaras have problem solving formulations, so do look for one that meets your needs. If you have thin sparse lashes, then a formulation that adds volume and thickness is...
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The Ugg Boot – putting on the glitz

We all said we never would!  Then again, some have done so secretly.  But for those who fear a ‘bogan moment’ at the mere thought of giving in, let it be known – the Ugg has been redesigned with a touch of glitz. The time has come to luxuriate in lambskin comfort. If you are determined...
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The camisole – elegance above and below the surface

Beautiful lingerie is the basis of good dressing and sets the tone for the outer look.  A camisole is an essential lingerie item providing that extra layer.  When it feels luxurious and looks sophisticated, it shouldn’t be hidden away – wear underwear items as outerwear pieces. If cotton is your preferred fabric, look to Hanro...
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