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Deirdre Brennan - Friday, December 28, 2012

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j. crew style ... weekends

Deirdre Brennan - Friday, November 23, 2012

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This is the time of year to spruce up the weekend wardrobe in readiness for that casual entertaining in the lead up to the silly season.  Well actually that season is upon us now.  I always give J. Crew a casual glance to get my eye in for the latest look instore.  A trip to Zara is just as good ... particularly Bondi Junction in Sydney which is slightly more elegant and easier to navigate than the city store.

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Feel I am giving away trade secrets here, however not everyone has success with this look.  I personally love this smart, with a touch of glamour look .... yes I am drawn to the little jacket with the weather we are having at the moment.  Don't get me wrong ... this is not the look for the Christmas party, Christmas drinks or even Christmas day.  You will need something far more festive for those occasions.  This is just for 'popping in for a casual drink with friends on a Sunday afternoon' or 'meeting your girlfriend for a glass of champagne at the local wine bar before Christmas !!

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PS. To all my friends in the rag trade ... I am no fashion guru ... just know what I like.  Maybe it is all in the fabrics and colours ... more my expertise !! 

 

mulberry moments at london fashion week

Deirdre Brennan - Sunday, September 30, 2012

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When I awoke to Mulberry's The Blog .... Fashion Week Moments it was too gorgeous not to share.  It captures exactly that .... the behind the scene moments that most of us don't get to experience.  These photos for me portray the energy, anticipation, excitement, elation and relief .... probably in that order !! 

In Mulberry's words .... Months of planning go into creating a show for London Fashion Week.  Then the day seems to be over in minutes ! 

wet weekends and barbour jackets

Deirdre Brennan - Sunday, March 18, 2012

 

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Yes another wet weekend in the Southern Highlands.....in fact most places are wet.  I was reminded just how beautiful the gardens at Milton Park Country House Hotel are when I went on a long walk.....in the rain......all very atmospheric. The trees are some of the oldest of their species in Australia.....beech and avenues of oak. 

The view to the east is absolutely spectacular....they are actually higher than Mt Gibralter....hence the misty conditions!! 

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Having dealt with the Hunter wellington boots I am now moving on to the Barbour jacket.  Thank you Annabel for the reminder about the Liberty lined Barbours.  Have struggled to find an image of these and the one shown below is not a particularly good example of the prints that are available or the jacket style.

Everybody in the Southern Highlands should own one of these jackets...essential for our climate here.  This year the entire east coast of Australia should treat themselves.

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european style by the sartorialist

Deirdre Brennan - Sunday, January 15, 2012

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On a rainy and cold weekend in the Southern Highlands what else is there to do .... but lose oneself amongst the beautiful images of Scott Schuman.  I long to be swanning around New York, Rome or London in this divine coat !!!

I could well ... in fact ... be in Europe with the weather we are experiencing.

  

 

parisian chic by ines de la fressange

Deirdre Brennan - Saturday, January 14, 2012

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I have loved every little bit of this cute book.....packed with invaluable advice and information.

Advice like 'split your budget in two'.... use half for quality basics and half for impulse buys that will brighten your wardrobe. After reading Dress like a Parisian I found myself rushing out to buy white jeans .... somewhat relieved to find my wardrobe did include some of the other basics.

What To Wear When is invaluable but the shopping in Paris section .... which is extensive ....is brilliant because it is all,  in the main .... online !!!

Still haven't got to the sections on beauty, beauty tips, home or how to organize your closet.  However, one quote leapt off the page .... "Frivolity is the key to youth !" .... I will most definitely be embracing this.

Am really looking forward to ....."Secret Paris" !! 

 

 

 

 


 

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