5 Ways to Style a Skirt

style a skirt 5 ways

There are so many ways to style a  plain or lightly patterned skirt in a neutral colour and it works for so many occasions.  You may remember I mention wardrobe workhorses in this post about the 5 questions you must ask yourself before you next buy any clothes.  This skirt qualifies as a wardrobe workhorse […]

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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 […]

What to Wear to the Melbourne Cup

Spring Racing Outfits

Tomorrow is Melbourne Cup day and I was challenge during Frocktober (you can still donate here as every dollar goes towards making a difference and finding a cure for Ovarian Cancer) to frock up for Melbourne Cup. Melbourne Cup day dressing is all about dressing in colour with decorum which I discussed here.  Now Melbourne […]

How to Look Smart but Not Overdressed

One dress six ways

I like to dress with a level 1 combined with level 2 level of refinement, but don’t want to look try hard or overdressed when not dressing for more formal or fancy occasions. What to wear? If you are a more formal dresser naturally, you prefer more classic or structured clothes, finer fabrics and a […]

Win tickets to 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 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 […]

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, […]