Australian fashion guide: Our five favourite picks from Colette

By (DDG$: 10130) , on 6.08.14 1 comment

This week we hone in on what's cookin' at Colette by Colette Hayman. Let me tell you, their latest collection features some incredible designs (choosing just five is the hardest part of my job). These on-trend and affordable accessories, handbags and jewellery are the key to sprucing up your wardrobe, so why not take a peep at our five faves for feeling fresh!

Australian fashion guide: Our five favourite picks from Colette | hp feat second feature fashion news fashion daily daily want daily love  pictures

Besides being a handy little message for when life gets a bit hectic, this normcore clutch makes a bold statement while still being a keep forever piece — we love.

SHOP IT: Relax Clutch in Black, $19.95, colettehayman.com.au

Australian fashion guide: Our five favourite picks from Colette | hp feat second feature fashion news fashion daily daily want daily love  pictures

 

The rocks to be rocking are OTT glitz and glam. Silver and black are a classic combo and not to mention versatile for every occasion.

SHOP IT: Stone On Flat Metal Necklace, $24.95, colettehayman.com.au

Australian fashion guide: Our five favourite picks from Colette | hp feat second feature fashion news fashion daily daily want daily love  pictures

The prehistoric print houndstooth gets a sparkle-larkle makeover this season with sequins on sequins being the message to take away. If you're looking for a party clutch — this is it.

SHOP IT: EVIE SEQUIN HARDCASE CLUTCH, $39.95, COLETTEHAYMAN.COM.AU

Australian fashion guide: Our five favourite picks from Colette | hp feat second feature fashion news fashion daily daily want daily love  pictures

Headband ties are made for holidays, long days at school/uni and especially fourth day unwashed hair (y'all feel me?). This little baby will take that hair from "why?" to "why aren't I Beyonce?" in a flash.

SHOP IT: Wire Headband Tie in Multi, $5.95, colettehayman.com.au

Australian fashion guide: Our five favourite picks from Colette | hp feat second feature fashion news fashion daily daily want daily love  pictures

 

Tech geeks rejoice with this monochrome print iPad case. So practical you can deem it as a 'necessity' and a 'safety accessory' — good work, brain, I like your shopping logic.

SHOP IT: Mini Plate iPad Case in Aztec Black, $22.95, colettehayman.com.au

What do you think of this week's Australian fashion guide? Which Colette piece is your fave? Tell us in the comments below!

Girl scaping: Which of his beauty prodz to use when you stay over | galleries feature beauty tips beauty 2 beauty 2  pictures

You've fallen asleep all cosy and warm in your bf's arms, but woken up in a frantic panic because you look like a banshee and none of your beauty essentials are in reach. Fear not, morning beast; we've snooped and tested all of the products he's got in his seemingly barren grooming drawer, and good news! You can use most of them to tame yourself in the morning. Who knows, you may even find yourself stocking up his bathroom with a shelf full of handy new prodz that you'll both love! Although you might want to wait at least a year for that ... at least.



Image courtesy of dollarphotoclub.com

By Adriana Maiolo

Are you privy to using men's beauty products? Do you and your boyfie share grooming essentials? Tell us in the comments below!

Best overalls 2014: Were all over this cruisey trend | galleries feature fashion daily  pictures

Summer brought the revamp of the all-in-one swimsuit and now winter brings it's own take on the build in garment with the rise of the overalls (see also: dungarees). Normally my mind associates overall wearers as quirky hipsters who dabble in all things "old is new again", that is until I saw this babeing photo.

Rocking Nike trainers and a relaxed white tee (my cup of tea!) which just goes to show the overall knows no bounds. If you need some overall inspiration big fans of the trend are fashionites Sincerely Jules, Tuula Vintage and of course Happily Grey who inspired my latest obsession!

Want more new season trend wrap ups? Click here!



Image courtesy of Bethany Struble

What did you think of the best overalls 2014 wrap up? Would you rock them? Tell us in the comments below!

Better smelling than a tongue bath: 14 of the best dog grooming products | home sweet home lifestyle galleries feature  pictures

Better smelling than a tongue bath: 14 of the best dog grooming products

My little mongrel of a dog is all Maltese on the outside and sausage dog on the inside, which means that he's got that fluffy looking fur that twists and knots itself into lovely little dreadlocks if you aren't careful about brushing it out every time it gets wet. And unfortunately we're not great at brushing him out because he finds every possible body of water — from flowing creeks to tiny puddles — and gets all up in that. It's safe to say that at this point in Winter, when we're holding off on cutting his hair so that he can retain a cozy Winter coat, he starts to look a bit like a stray.

WANT MORE? If you're enjoying reading about our favourite dog grooming products, then check out more pet picks here.

We've found the best way to keep him looking presentable is to give him a bath and a brush as often as possible or necessary — which let's be honest, is quite frequently in this weather. While he still has a formidable number of dreadlocks growing, it definitely hasn't been as bad this year and he tends to smell better than I do. But I guess that's not hard when I end up being the one smelling of wet dog after giving him a bath.



Image courtesy of Dollar Photo Club

What are your favourite dog grooming products? Tell us in the comments below!

More than just juice: 10 citrus recipes to brighten your Winter | home sweet home lifestyle galleries feature recipes  pictures

More than just juice: 10 citrus recipes to brighten your Winter

It seems super counter-intuitive, but we're actually smack bang in the middle of quality citrus season. In my head I guess I always assume that cherries were a Winter fruit (even though they're only a Summer fruit!) and citrus was for Summer, but it turns out I've been wrong my whole life! Blame it on their Summery colours or their thirst quenching juiciness, but I just can't get warm weather out of my head when I see oranges and mandarins.

WANT MORE? If you liked the look of these citrus recipes, then check out more delicious options right here.

With my new knowledge of fruit seasons in mind, I've been hunting for delicious, nourishing recipes that give me that Summer zing while still being fresh and filling, and really the options are endless. Unlike other Winter meals, these citrus recipes won't leave you feeling sleepy and slow and are guaranteed to put some pep in your step while helping to build your immune system and stay healthy this Winter.



Image courtesy of Snixy Kitchen

What's your favourite citrus recipe? Tell us about it in the comments below!

Fiery vixen: Real girl red hair maintenance tips | hair styles beauty 2 galleries feature beauty 2  pictures

Red hair maintenance tips for the everyday lass

A very close friend of mine (sup, Emma) is somewhat highly esteemed in the art of maintaining dyed red locks. She's been sporting a fiery mane for the past few years, y'see, and has all but scoured the universe for the very best tips and tricks to maintain her crimson locks. I have to hand it to her — from the amount of dye that's been woven through her strands, she's done a damn good job of preserving the shine and lustre.

So after picking her brain (and stroking her hair ... not as creepy as it sounds!), I've gotten her to dole out her pro beauty advice for the everyday gal on how to keep the red colour in your hair vibrant and super glossy. Whoever said blondes had more fun?



Image courtesy of L'Oreal

Did you find these red hair maintenance tips handy? Got anything to add? Tell us in the comments below!

WIN a $500 lingerie wardrobe from Simone Pérèle | win 2 subscribe comp  pictures

WIN a $500 lingerie wardrobe from Simone Pérèle to celebrate their 2014 model search

While I tend to only wear a bra out of societal necessity (and also because I don't really want to be tucking "the sweater twins" into my socks when I turn 50), the moment I bought my first set of proper lovely lingerie — as opposed to the tatty cotton variety I grew up on — I realised that wearing a bra doesn't have to be a prison sentence for your boobs.

Simone Pérèle are one of those amazing lingerie brands who not only sell the kind of beautiful underwear that you never want to cover up, but they also embrace women of all shapes and cater to a larger array of cup sizes (from A-H) without compromising on style.

They're also all set to launch their 2014 Curvy Couture model search, so if you or someone you know can rock your undies in front of a camera then make sure you get entering for the chance to win a national modelling campaign in Cosmopolitan magazine, two years representation at BMG models and a photographic portfolio (for full details click here!).

 

To celebrate the launch of their model search, we're giving one lucky winner a $500 lingerie wardrobe from Simone Pérèle just by telling us in 25 words or less why your curves are need of a wardrobe update.

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Now that you've entered, why don't you head over to the Simone Pérèle website and check out their range as well their Curvy Couture model search?

Workwear style: The new season pieces you need in your desk drobe | how to wear hot 10 galleries feature fashion daily  pictures

Sure, a white blouse or shirt and black bottom half gets the job done but if the daily grind doesn't put you to sleep, that soon will. Whether you're done with the same black pencil skirt or want to ditch the classic black work bag, you can find the new season subs here!

For more workwear inspired pieces, click here!

Some are a little intimidating and sure a little quirky, but hey, a little Winter work wardrobe revamp never hurt nobody. Side note: these pieces are easy-peasy to take to the weekend, so get work ready!



Image courtesy of Margaret Zhang

Which workwear style piece is your fave? Tell us in the comments below!

Web want: Smashbox The Santigolden Age Be Legendary Lipstick Ring | lip service feature beauty trends 2 beauty 2  pictures

Lipstick is like chocolate — there will always be the latest craze doing the rounds. At present, it's the Magnum pop-up store in my hometown Melbs, and the lippie equivalent is none other than Smashbox's The Santigolden Age Be Legendary Lipstick.

This lipstick is definitely not your average, run-of-the-mill bullet. Rather, it's a snake-pyramid, Swarovski-crystal-adorned ring that houses one of Smashbox's classic lippies inside. Genius.

Part of Smashbox's newest collection, a collab with musician Santigold which features loads of technicolour hues that scream happiness and sunshine, I actually can't wait to get my hands on one of these golden treasures. Makeup + jewellery 4ever!

Web want: Smashbox The Santigolden Age Be Legendary Lipstick Ring | lip service feature beauty trends 2 beauty 2  pictures

SHOP IT:

Smashbox Limited Edition The Santigolden Age Be Legendary Lipstick Ring, $59.95, meccacosmetica.com.au

Will you be adding this to your beauty treasure trove? Tell us in the comments below!

New & Noteworthy: 12 new beauty products that deserve a place in the primping hall of fame | galleries feature beauty trends 2 beauty news beauty 2  pictures

New beauty products to banish Monday blues

There's no denying that beauty brands are getting better and better at delivering prods that seriously impress. From high-tech contraptions to addictive scents and to-die-for colour palettes, I can't even imagine what the future's going to look like in Beauty Land (but I'm guessing pretty awesome).

WANT MORE? Even more new beauty products here.

This week's slew of newbies contains everything from lush-looking lash wands, a Summery fragrance fave and plumping high-gloss lippies to cater for your every grooming need. I told you, impressive.



Out of this crop of new beauty products, which are you loving the sounds of? Tell us in the comments below!

Lunch club: Banana and Nutella toastie | lifestyle feature recipes  pictures

Lunch club: Banana and Nutella toastie

After all these weeks of tasty toasted sandwiches we came to a much needed realisation — sometimes you just need something a little bit sweeter. Consider this your dessert toastie or something to whip up if you desperately need that afternoon chocolate hit but think you also should probably have a bit of fruit or something. Chocolate and banana were made to go hand in hand (just ask the Bluth family) and the heat from the sandwich press just makes everything even more delicious.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

  • Bread
  • Banana (sliced)
  • Nutella (spread incredibly thick!)

Compile, toast and enjoy!

What are your thoughts on our Banana and Nutella toastie? Tell us in the comments below!

Get the look: Inside the home of Andrew Benn and Alice Penna | home sweet home lifestyle galleries feature  pictures

Get the look: Inside the home of Andrew Benn and Alice Penna

I love Citizens of the World for so many reasons, starting with their amazing smelling candles and continuing on through their talent for giving us a sneak peak into some of the most stylish homes around Australia. This week they've given us a bit of a double bill thanks to the awesome homes created by architect Andrew Benn and his interior designer wife Alice Penna. The thing that makes these cool looking homes extra special? They're secretly connected through the backyard with the second one belonging to their mum (which is just lovely!).

WANT MORE? If you liked the look of Andrew Benn and Alice Penna's home, then check out more from the Citizens here.

Gold pieces — like patterned prints and rugs — are so much bolder when displayed against a crisp white backdrop with neutral furniture. I also love the quirkier accents their home has with the vintage rocking horse and zebra rug. As usual I've done my best to find products that match or at least look similar to items of her home, but I've also selected some products that have the same vibe. Head over the Citizens Of The World to check out all the pictures from both homes.



Image courtesy of Photographer Dominic Loneragan for Citizens of the World

What are your thoughts on Andrew Benn and Alice Penna's home? Tell us in the comments below!

Bargain buys: 10 suave saves under $50 | hot 10 galleries feature fashion daily  pictures

My mind does this thing when I start to see Spring in my sights. It starts being really irrational about purchases and focuses entirely on what I need for Summer ... now. For example, in a couple months it's Spring Racing Carnival and then it will be hot so I might as well buy a fedora and lace kimono now.

Find more savvy saves here!

While I'm obviously beyond excited to hit the beach (missing a mid-year vacay hurts) it's not dipping-into-the-ocean weather yet ... so in the meantime, here are some pieces to get you through the rest of the cooler months and I chucked a few buys in to get you excited for Summer too (don't have me committed, please).



Image courtesy of Margaret Zhang

Which bargain buys will you add to cart? Tell us in the comments below!

Web want: Tata Harper Love Potion | smell this feature beauty 2  pictures

I'm the type who when entering a perfume store will clandestinely walk around sniffing bottles for moments on end. So when I received a small sample of Tata Harper's ultra luxe Love Potion, I was smitten and suddenly those moments of spritzing and spraying turned into hours of me pressing my skin to my nostrils to take another whiff. The potion worked its magic indeed!

Herby, green fragrances generally make me think of salads, but this is something else. Something seriously addictive. The intoxicating elixir is vegan, cruelty-free, 100% natural, certified organic and definitely belongs on my vanity (hint hint to anyone reading this!). It's made with a blend of ten of the world's most potent aphrodisiac essential oils and the result is an alluring, exotic scent.

It's pretty much what I need for a daily boost of good vibes and some old school lurve, and how about that bottle? Something straight out of a mystical French fairytale. Visual + olfactive = true liquid love.

SHOP IT:

Tata Harper Love Potion, $93, iamnaturalstore.com.au

Image courtesy of Tata Harper via Stripes & Sequins

Will you be spoiling your nose with this lovey dovey potion? Tell us in the comments below!

Fresh orange mojito cocktail recipe: Its happy hour at DDG! | lifestyle feature recipes  pictures

Fresh orange mojito cocktail recipe: It's happy hour at DDG!

We thought we'd segue nicely from our last cocktail — the immune boosting dose of orange juice — to the first in our month-long exploration of variations on the classic mojito recipe with this delicious fresh orange mojito cocktail recipe.

WANT MORE? If you liked this fresh orange mojito cocktail recipe, then check out this grapefruit mojito.

This version is a tangier variety (and probably one of my all time favourite drinks) that is made especially delicious with the beautiful in-season oranges. The beauty of mojitos is that they're sweet and refreshing without ever being overpowering, but I believe once you give these fruity varieties a go it will be hard to go back to the classic mojito.

Fresh orange mojito cocktail recipe: Its happy hour at DDG! | lifestyle feature recipes  pictures

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

  • Ice
  • Mint
  • Sugar
  • Limes
  • Rum
  • Oranges
  • (Soda water if needed!)

HOW YOU MAKE IT:

  1. Start by adding some mint leaves to a cocktail shaker with a teaspoon of sugar and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.
  2. Next you'll want to mix, crush and stir the mixture using a muddling stick or wooden spoon.
  3. Add ice, a shot of rum and the freshly squeezed orange juice and shake vigorously.
  4. Pour into a glass and garnish with a sprig of mint or a wedge of orange.
  5. If your orange isn't juicy enough to fill your glass, then top it off with a splash of cold soda water.

Fresh orange mojito cocktail recipe: Its happy hour at DDG! | lifestyle feature recipes  pictures

What are your thoughts on our fresh orange mojito recipe? Tell us in the comments below!

Web want: A super stylish magnetic bamboo board | home sweet home lifestyle feature  pictures

Web want: A super stylish magnetic bamboo board

I oscillate fairly wildly from being organised to being so disorganised that it is surprising I'm able to find my way to the front door let alone arrive at a meeting on time. Basically, I'm an incredibly disorganised person who tries really really hard to sort my life out but fails at least half the time. One thing that happens frequently is that I lose things — mostly scraps of paper with important notes — and have no real place to store my important bits and bobs so that it doesn't keep happening.

I've been saying for a while now that I just need to go out and buy a bloody pinboard, but how could I buy a regular old cork board when this magnetic version from West Elm is so much nicer? Not only does the bamboo design look prettier than cork, but it also happens to be magnetic AND works as a dry erase board. Basically it's going to centralise all my notes and eliminate at least some of my forgetfulness.

SHOP IT: Magnetic Bamboo Board, $39, westelm.com.au

What are your thoughts on this magnetic bamboo board? Tell us in the comments below!

DDG TV: Soft grunge vs hipster chic makeup | feature ddg tv beauty tips beauty 2 beauty 2  pictures We've seen a strong trend of darker makeup styles lately, with loads of references to porcelain skin and dark lips on the runway. Looks like the punk-goth era is back, yet again! In light of this, today we’re bringing you a hipster-chic look which is a marriage of indie and softer punk elements.

Hit play to get schooled!

Tutorial courtesy of little tea fox

Will you give this makeup look a try? Tell us in the comments below!

What we wear: Rain Rain Go Away | what we wear what to wear fashion daily featured hp main feature fashion daily casual friday  pictures

Unpredictable rain and freezing winds are just some of the perks of this joyful season. Until recently I never owned a puffer jacket, and can I just say wow... the warmth. But I've always wanted a light parka for transeasonal rain and icky weather. So check out how to stay dry in style with these wet weather essentials!

What we wear: Rain Rain Go Away | what we wear what to wear fashion daily featured hp main feature fashion daily casual friday  pictures

These Converses look like your typical cool as a cucumber shoe, but they're oh so much more. These converses got jiggy with a gumboot, which besides redefining a lot of natural laws it means they are entirely rubber and hence water-proof! From festivals to trips overseas these gems are something to invest in!

This bag from Nasty Gal is super chic and minimal if you aren't usually a backpack wearing kinda gal. It's amazing quality and again festivals or travel or anything where you need hands free!

What we wear: Rain Rain Go Away | what we wear what to wear fashion daily featured hp main feature fashion daily casual friday  pictures

A little close up of the best parka that ever lived by River Island, with the bold colour-way and graphic print it won't be hard to spot me (ah-thank-you).

What did you think of this weeks what we wear post? Tell us in the comments below!

Fake it: 6 reasons to wear false lashes | galleries feature eye makeup and trends beauty 2  pictures

Not yet keen on false lashes? This gallery might change your mind!

For those occasions that call for a little oomph (or, you know, just any ol’ Monday), we call on our knight in shining armour: falsies. False eyelashes are every gal's dream come true for a variety of reasons. Firstly, they conceal lash loss, secondly they enhance the peepers effortlessly and thirdly you don't need to pile on the mascara or liner to create beautiful depth and definition with your gaze. Still sceptical? I've rounded up 6 solid reasons why you should be rocking a false fringe on the reg.

WANT MORE? Check out these false lashes.

TIP: Before applying falsies, curl your natural lashes to make sure your falsies line up with your actual lash line. Then, apply glue on your falsies with a Q-tip and using tweezers or your finger tips, place your falsies as close to your lash line as possible. Let your lashes dry for a minute before adding a few lashings of mascara to mould them together with your natural lashes.



What's your favourite style of false lashes? Tell us in the comments below!

Apps we love: Remindagram is the Insty scheduling app of your dreams | lifestyle health and happines feature  pictures

Apps we love: Remindagram is the Insty scheduling app of your dreams

One thing I didn't count on when starting my own business was how hard it is to keep up on social media. I don't live a particularly glamourous life and apart from the days when I'm in the DDG office I don't tend to be surrounded by anything pretty, so building up my Instagram account is proving to be a massive challenge. The fact that I try to keep my posting to key times also means that more often than not I get so caught up in the other side of working that I plain forget to post, which is why it sucks so hard that Instagram don't have a scheduling feature.

WANT MORE? If you're loving the Remindagram app, then check out more of our favourites here.

We might be a little bit biased (after all, this app was designed by our own Kate McKibbon and her brother) but Remindagram is the best iPhone app for scheduling your Instagram posts if you're a business, blogger or just a serious 'grammer. While other apps employ a system that essentially logs in for you to submit the post (so in a way you schedule it then forget about it), which makes me a bit nervous about security, Remindagram puts it all back into your hands so that you approve everything before you post it and can save yourself from many of those embarrassing social media faux pas (like spelling mistakes or poorly timed posts).

Apps we love: Remindagram is the Insty scheduling app of your dreams | lifestyle health and happines feature  pictures

Simply load up your images, write out your captions and schedule in your post time. When your scheduled time rolls around you'll get a notification from Remindagram to review your image and you can post it in just a few simple seconds. You can even post to Twitter or Facebook straight from the app. I love the reviewing feature because I have been burned by spelling mistakes in the past and this lets me double check my spell check before I embarrass myself.

SHOP IT: Remindagram for IOS, Free, itunes.apple.com

Have you tried out Remindagram yet? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

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