What to Wear Spring Racing and Melbourne Cup

There is always a lot of hype in what to wear but a great topic would be on how to dress affordably and what is in this season – Personally I love Melbourne Cup but I DREAD Having to find something to wear ( Writing this to you as I’m heading out tonight in an […]

Tips for Finding a Flattering Sun Hat


In Melbourne right now, we’re being burnt to a crisp with weather in the 40sC this week (that’s over  100F) so a sunhat is imperative in this weather. Here are some tips on how to choose a sun hat so you don’t get burnt! How to Choose a Sun hat by imogenl featuring a straw […]

18 Funky Storage Ideas for Your Accessories

Here are a few of the best storage ideas I’ve found for accessories on Pinterest Make yourself one of these   A great use for peg board Love this novel use for ice cube trays – store your earrings! Turn your jewellery storage into art Find a gorgeous old frame and turn your earrings into […]

Is it Racewear? What to Wear to the Melbourne Cup Carnival

Is it Racewear Infographic

On Saturday I went to Derby Day, one of the big race days of the Melbourne Cup carnival. Derby Day has a dress-code of black and white, along with the regular racing dress code. There were many well dressed women and men at the races, but also some serious clangers. So I’ve developed my Guide […]

What We Wore Melbourne Cup Day 2012

Melbourne Cup 2012

I was lucky enough to score an invite from Gem Marketing to The Birdcage at the 2012 Melbourne Cup.  I didn’t have a huge amount of time to prepare, but I managed to make a new fascinator to wear and turn a scarf into a wrap to cover my shoulders and upper arms.  I also […]

How to Accessorize with Hats, Scarves and Gloves

What role should winter gloves/scarves/hats play in accessorizing? I’m still figuring out how to make scarf/jewelry/shoes/bags all work together in a not matchy-matchy way, and now that it’s getting cold, and winter adds another set of items to coordinate. (Also, I happen to work in a cold office so it’s not uncommon for me to […]

How to Choose a Hat to Flatter

Winter over here so finding a flattering winter hat is difficult. Would welcome advice for this. Liz hats by imogenl featuring vintage style hats   Firstly you need to know what your face shape is – you don’t need to be overly specific, just about the length to width ratio – for more information on […]

Spring Racing Carnival – What to Wear

Verily Dress

I’ve been invited by Gem Marketing to the VRC Oaks Club Luncheon on Wednesday and the dress code is Racewear – so I thought that I’d put together some outfits and let you vote on which outfit I should wear.  I’ve taken some photos and included some close ups of the hats – so now […]

Spring Racing Carnival Headwear Tips

wearing a little creation of mine

It’s currently Spring Racing Carnival here in Melbourne and there are hats and fascinators everywhere. If you’re going to a Melbourne Cup event or any of the race days what should you know about wearing hats and some of the conventions associated with each of the days? Derby Day – Black and White Official Flower […]

The Dress Most Copied – Royal Wedding

Like much of the Western World, I watched the Royal Wedding of William to Catherine.   Kate’s dress, by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen was beautiful. A great “Princess” dress for a wedding in a Cathedral. Phillipa Middleton These days not too many brides wear the big princess dress, partly I think because many women […]