Stylish Thoughts – Esme and the Laneway


  I’m excited to be sharing the stylish thoughts of Melbourne (Australia) based, of English extraction blogger Marianne of Esme and the Laneway. What is the secret to great style? I think it’s a mix of wearing the things you love and are most comfortable in, and wearing what suits you and your shape. Sometimes […]

The Wedding Photos


Thanks for all your lovely wedding wishes, here are a few photos from the day!  The ceremony was held at the Melbourne Registry Office which is in the Old Treasury Building (a beautiful old sandstone building).     My dress was made by brilliant dressmaker Alfia Galimova who took the fabric that I’d bought some […]

Happy New Year Special Offers

happy new year

Have you made any new years image resolutions?  Do you want to become more stylish this year?  Now is the best time to make that decision and take some action. I’m getting married tomorrow, and as my wedding gift to you and to celebrate the new year, I’m keeping my current low prices of $5US […]

Top 10 Most Popular Wardrobe Capsule Posts

Wardrobe capsules

How to Create a Wardrobe Capsule on a Budget Creating a Wardrobe Capsule to Look Taller W is for Wardrobe Capsule Wardrobe Capsules for the Busy Mum How to Create a Capsule Wardrobe that Works for You Building  Business Casual Capsule Wardrobe How to Pack 72 Outfits into Your Carry On Luggage How to Work […]

Pantone Colour Forecast 2015


The Pantone colour forecast for Spring 2015 (first half of 2015) is a muted palette in general.  It’s good as in general, there are more people who need more subtlety to the colours that suit, than those who are after the brights.    We’ve just had a couple of years where there have been way […]

Top 10 Most Popular Posts of 2014

The word BLOG written in vintage lead letterpress type

Apart from my posts on real life body shapes (which are perennially popular) I thought I’d share with you the most popular posts of 2014, just in case you missed them! How to Pose for Photographs How to Remove Scuff Marks from Patent Leather How to Choose a Necklace to Go with Your Neckline 13 Ways […]

How to Know if You Have Long or Short Arms

I was asked recently how to know if your arms are long, short or average – so I made this short video to show you how to tell.

Merry Christmas

seasons greetings

  This photo was taken in Dubai of one of the many gorgeous Christmas trees there.  I hope you all have a fabulous Festive Season.  Please do share my blog with everyone as that is the gift I would like from you!

How to Clean Your Silver Jewellery

How to Clean Your Silver Jewellery

This is the easiest method to clean your tarnished silver jewellery (or silver cutlery, if you were thinking about getting it out for the Christmas dinner, but couldn’t be bothered to spend hours polishing it). All you need: Container that fits your jewellery (or whatever silver or silver plated pieces you’re cleaning) Aluminium foil Bicarbonate […]

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Do You Shop Online? Win a $200 Jeanswest Shopping Voucher

online shopping

Sponsored by Nuffnang and Mastercard Online shopping has become something that many people do. I think my first experience of online shopping was probably eBay, but these days it can be a really convenient way to find items you need, or want, that you can’t get locally.  I’m not a huge online shopper as I […]