Freedom through Fashion
Apr15

Freedom through Fashion

Freedom of choice. For some, the decision to choose how you what to express yourself is not accessible. Many of us experience this at least once. It might be stringent work dress codes, school uniforms, or that black tie event you just don’t know how to work around. In some cases, failure to meet these dress requirements can result in bodily harm or death. As extreme as it sounds, in some parts of the world cultural norms mean...

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Nature & Health: Culture Club
Apr11

Nature & Health: Culture Club

Cultural Cool is Always in Style. Great news people! Autumn is in full swing and the latest issue of Australia’s Nature & Health magazine has hit the shelves. Inside the pages of this issue (you can get digital too) you will find info on a host of interesting and enlightening topics. Here’s a look at some of the headlines: Living fearlessly Fourteen years after being diagnosed with a rare and incurable stage IV cancer,...

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Good, Bad, and Your Shopping Decisions.
Jan30

Good, Bad, and Your Shopping Decisions.

How To Live A Good Life. I don’t often share all of my reads here as I spend a great deal of time reading outside the traditional bounds of Environmental and/or Fashion literature. Most of my additional reading is related to gender, spirituality/religion, society, economics, and new age philosophy. While I believe all of this relates directly back to creating our sense of self and our identity, outside of writing a book (which I...

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Junkyard Planet
Nov13

Junkyard Planet

Have you ever stopped to think about the journey of your junk? As we slide face first into the Christmas season it seemed fitting to review a book on ‘junk’ that’s introduction begins with the tale of Americas Christmas lights- 6600 pounds of Christmas lights to be exact. These Christmas lights are just a small ‘off season’  mid November haul for the scrap metal facility in rural Chinese town of Shijiao....

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Monetising Happiness
Nov03

Monetising Happiness

Have you ever stopped to contemplate the cost of happiness? For some of us it might be as easy as the RRP of a pair of Manolo Blahnik’s or our morning cup of coffee, for others happiness might be a little harder to quantify. Perhaps it’s the smell or rain, a day at the beach, or the sound of your child laughing…how can you put a value on something as intangible as that? Well it turns out that our emotions are being...

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Stylishly Beating The Bullies
Oct15

Stylishly Beating The Bullies

Oh My Gok! A few weeks ago I was browsing The Salvos store with my mother in law and came across a copy go Gok Wan Through Thick and Thin and knew I was in for an interesting read.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with the name (or the glasses) Gok is a world-famous style guru with more pizzazz than anyone else in the industry. Something about Gok’s open and warm nature makes him the most wonderful stylist to watch...

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Book Review: How to Be Parisian
Sep25

Book Review: How to Be Parisian

 So Frenchy, so chic. If you are a regular reader you might have noted that in my post earlier in the month on Love x Style x Life, that I mentioned How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits. I’ve had this cute little book in my collection for some time now and it’s surprising that I am yet to review it here. I’m thinking that the delay might be due to the fact that it’s more of a quirky...

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Book Review: Love x Style x Life
Sep03

Book Review: Love x Style x Life

Fashion Blogger Royalty. If you have a passion for fashion blogs then there is a good chance that you will know these two words- Garance Doré. Garance is pretty much Queen of all the fashion bloggers (feel free to argue this point in the comments section by adding your blogging royalty) having got into the blogging game early on. Love x Style x Life is a little bit of a sneak peek into Garances private life and personal style tips....

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Book Review: A guidebook to sanity
Jul22

Book Review: A guidebook to sanity

A guide book to sanity. As you may have noticed things have been a little quiet here for a few days now. My apologies. Lots have been happening outside of the computer screen. Some have been good things, one sad, and a few were productive. Anyways, I was off visiting my good friend Katie from EcoBling at her tree top home in the Sunny Coast hinterland when I happened to come across an incredibly apt book for a woman who lives in a...

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Thrive: The Holistic Guide to Happiness
May18

Thrive: The Holistic Guide to Happiness

How happy are you? Come on, be honest with yourself. On a scale of one to ten, how would you rate your current happiness levels? Have a cup of tea and a short think about it. When you get back to reading start to think about your thinking (BOOM mind blown right there). While thinking about your thinking processes might be new (and very tricky… our brains can go very fast) for some folks, it’s a pretty important part of...

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