What Are Your Wardrobe Staples?

Winter and summer may change what you need as your wardrobe staples, particularly if you live in a climate with very different weather seasonally. When we think about what we really need in our wardrobe, it needs to: Work with your current lifestyle Work with your personality Work for the environment Reflect your personality There […]

Love, Desire and Riches: The Fashion of Weddings Exhibition

Love desire

Recently I went to see the new Love, Desire and Riches: The Fashion of Weddings exhibition at Ripponlea (an old stately manor in the Melbourne suburb of Elsternwick). I was lucky enough to be able to attend a talk by designer Akira Isogawa and author and journalist Anna Johnson as well. The wedding dress has become the piece […]

What to Wear for the 4th of July

Wearing red white and blue by imogenl featuring a blue skirt For all my US readers, today is a significant day for you, and many love to dress in the red white and blue, but to ensure that you don’t look hokey, here are some tips to ensure you stay stylish. Red, White and Blue […]

How to Choose Evening Wear for Your Age

Evening wear

Evening wear can be a little tricky to choose.  Will I be under-dressed?  Over-dressed?  Too formal?  Too casual?  Look tarty?  Look too young or too old? So what should you wear?  Well of course it depends on the dress code and occasion, if you’ve been invited out and are not sure the host is always happy […]

More on Identifying Yin and Yang in Clothing Design

  Yin and Yang of Geometric patterns by imogenl featuring black tops Following on from Ways to Balance Your Yin and Yang, here you can see how the lower the contrast and smaller the print, the less advancing, or softer it looks, so thus is more yin in appearance.  The higher the contrast, the bolder […]

What to Wear on a Road Trip

Hi Imogen, I was wondering if you have any ideas to look tidy and classy whilst travelling by car. Many Australian ladies travel long distances by car for holidays or as a life style choice. My friend was dismissed as unworthy in a jeweller whilst wearing the travelling outfit adopted by most ( 3/4 pants, […]

7 Essential Items to Wear When Going Clothes Shopping

What to Wear Shopping

Today I’m off on a personal shopping expedition with one of my lovely clients.  Me, I’m wearing comfortable flat shoes and a knit dress that’s easy to move in.  I always carry a shoulder bag rather than one I need to hold with my hands. One of the things people often don’t think about before […]

What to Wear to a Summer Garden Wedding

Summer cocktail garden wedding by imogenl featuring flare sleeve dresses What is appropriate to were to a summer wedding- garden ceremony with cocktail reception?  Emma A summer garden wedding is crying out for a pretty frock.  The cocktail reception says, ‘dress up, not down’. Key points: A knee length dress (cocktail length) A small clutch […]

Christmas Themed Dressing and Accessorizing – The Dos and Don’ts

Thanks to you, Imogen, I never worry about my wardrobe. Its like having a guardian angel at my finger tips. I would like some advice for Christmas accessorizing. Working around children, I like to do the red and green thing but still need to go among adults to do the banking, shopping etc. Your input […]

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 […]