This Summers Hottest Runway Fashion Trends

I haven’t posted many fashion pieces as of lately (sorry guys I’ve been a bit pressed for time with my busy schedule of things and what not) so here’s a post that will hopefully make up for the lack of. As the weekend is nearing and summer is still in full swing, it’s time to take a look in your closet and maybe consider adding a few pieces or revamp it the runway style. As we all know the runway looks change every season, but the extravagant designs undoubtably cannot be ignored. If you’re not up to date or just simply need some inspiration, here’s a look at what you should be wearing this summer.

Earn Your Stripes

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Covered in head to toe, whether you prefer horizontal, vertical or diagonal these are the latest in style look.

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Johnny Spring/Summer 2014 – 2015

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Suboo Spring/Summer 2014 – 2015

Pastel palette

Pastel shades are a sure way to sweeten up your wardrobe with light lemon yellow, soft greys, dusty denim blues and pale pinks and mint green.

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Aquintic Spring Summer 2014/15

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Ixiah Spring Summer 2014/15

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Bec & Bridge Spring Summer 2014/15

Front Folds
The focus at Fashion Week was mainly on decorated torsos including ruffles, folds and sculptural frills. Alexa Chung eat your heart out!

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By Johnny Spring Summer 2014/2015

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Maticevski Spring Summer 2014/2015

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By Johnny Spring Summer 2014/15

Cobalt Blue
Feeling blue? Make a bold statement with a colour that exudes luxury and an abundance of style.

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Daniel K Spring Summer 2014/15

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Dion Lee Spring Summer 2014/2015

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Carla Zampatti Spring Summer 2014/2015

Sheath Silhouettes
A classic and elegant pencil skirt just got even more fabulous with an added hint of sexy and sass.

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By Johnny Spring Summer 2014/2015

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Ginger & Smart Spring Summer 2014/2015

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Bianca Spender Spring Summer 2014/15

Crisp White Shirt
The classic everyday essential white shirt has been taken to a new level of inventive by designers, from unbuttoned at the bottom to open at the back or cut with new boxy shapes and cropped sleeves.

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Ginger & Smart Spring Summer 2014/2015

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Ellery Spring Summer 2014/2015

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Ginger & Smart Spring Summer 2014/2015

Off The Shoulder
Debuting tops on bare shoulders is this seasons chic and absolute ultra modern look.

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Maticevski Spring Summer 2014/2015

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Ellery Spring Summer 2014/2015

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By Johnny Spring Summer 2014/2015

Classy Culottes
Flowy, wide and cropped these pants are a fashion must have that you can simply pair with a matching coloured crop. This fashion statement seems so timeless.

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Source: Getty / Stefan Gosatti

Ginger & Smart Spring Summer 2014/2015

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Ginger & Smart Spring Summer 2014/2015

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Ginger & Smart Spring Summer 2014/2015

Sassy Suit
With plunging jackets, bare midriff and short shorts the business look just got a whole lot sexier.

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Michael Lo Sordo Spring Summer 2014/2015

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Carla Zampatti Spring Summer 2014/2015

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Christopher Esber Spring Summer 2014/15

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De bloat in 24 hours

It’s Friday and you know what that means, the weekend is here so it’s time to let our hair down, get loose and party! That means spending a few hours or two trying on outfits, doing our makeup and hair and finding accessories to complete the look. Only just one problem, to find out those skinny jeans won’t do up or that tight tank top makes you look like you have a belly bulge as if something’s cooking in the oven. Today’s main focus is to lose the annoying belly pooch in 24 hours. Have a serious event coming up and want to look great in that LBD? Or just sick of feeling sluggish like you’re carrying around a five foot baby whale all the time, no need to worry simply stick to these tips throughout the day and watch the bloat disappear!

1. Start your day fresh with some hot water and lemon
Think of this as a magic elixir as lemon cleanses your body and banishes toxins, whilst jump starting your metabolism. Not only does it support your immune system as it’s high in vitamin C, but it also aids digestion, repairs skin cells, reduces appetite, freshens breath, balances your pH, detoxifies the liver and promotes overall health. Bonus it has a calming effect (definitely need more of this).

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2. Yoga it out

Stretches help to alleviate pain and tighten, tone and lengthen the body which in turn give the core a flatter, more svelte and sleek appearance. (See older posts for some stretches to try). Why not try incorporating Pilates if you’re game! Its just the same only more intense poses, definitely worth it and besides what have you got to lose!

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3. Sip on a flat belly smoothie

Liquids are easier to digest than solid foods, and smoothies are quick and nutritious to make so why not take advantage of this and make your own special concoction of proven belly flattening foods. Some smoothie options may include or mix and match yourself:

Mean greenĀ 

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Spinach

Banana

Avocado

Green grapes

Coconut oil

Coconut water

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Super skinny

Blueberries
Pineapple
Kale
Almond milk

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Tropical Fiesta
Papaya
Pineapple
Mango
Greek yoghurt

4. Make your mid morning snack smarter
Teach yourself to snack better with foods that have a high water content, such as melons, cucumber and celery. Not only are these beauty’s low in calories, full of water which is key for hydration but also celery contains potassium, in which potassium reduces fluid retention that creates the extension in the stomach. Aim for potassium rich foods too including bananas, leafy greens (think salads) dried apricots ( these absolutely help when on you’re period FYI), Greek yoghurt, mushrooms, avocados and salmon. It’s all about the snacking so don’t just eat whenever you feel like it, teach yourself discipline but allow yourself to eat 6-8 small meals/snacks a day and your less likely to feel that awful swollen sickness and more likely to feel satisfied.

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5.Cut the C.R.A.P
Coffee
Refined Sugars
Artificial Sweeteners/ sugars
Processed Foods

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Not only are these types of foods bad for your overall health ( yes we already know that ) but they are also the main culprits of stomach distension. Seeing as the digestive system can’t properly process and break down these ‘fake foods’ it’s simply your body’s way of rejecting the toxins and as a result, shows on your body. Whilst chocolate, ice cream, chips and waffles are all at the top of our to – eat list, If you want flat abs the secret is a no brainer although sticking to the 80/20 rule is recommended, to help you De bloat it’s best to throw these foods out to stop you from temptation or keep them hidden out of sight. Think out of sight out of mind. Remember your body is your temple and you must respect, love and feed it through wholesome, clean and nourishing food. Refined sugars can be found in absolutely anything these days you’d be surprised so make sure to always check the label for things like fructose, glucose, food additives, lactose and sorbitol.

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6. Avoid the alcohol, smoking, fatty foods and limit dairy and chewing gum
Again these are all main contributors to bloating, some more than others but it goes without saying that these are all toxins that do more harm to the body than good. Try to skip happy hour or limit to one night per week as the body can’t metabolise alcohol fast enough in which the rate people consume it in. This creates spikes in blood sugar levels that wreaks havoc on your body. Smoking is similar to chewing gum as air particles get trapped in the small intestine, as sorbitol from gum can’t be broken down properly, thus creating a stomach full of air which will eventually lead to gas.

Dairy (or lactose which is another name for sugar) can worsen or exacerbate symptoms and distend the stomach rapidly too. However not all dairy products do this, it’s differs to each individual but the main culprits are anything milk or cheese related ( including chocolate and ice cream) so it’s best to steer clear of these and try Greek yoghurt, anything made from goats milk or alternatives such almond milk, rice milk or soy milk. The tolerance in which one can consume dairy (the amount) again differs from person to person so find your balance or limit( just maybe not today if you’re trying to de bloat). Don’t forget the obvious ones, fatty foods that include anything greasy, fried, most fast food services or take out, desserts or anything that generally comes in a packet. It’s ok to enjoy these treats in moderation and live by the 80 percent clean, 20 percent treat rule which is the equivalent to one cheat day per week (or 3 meals). If you are trying to maintain a slim figure including a flatter belly, avoid these altogether.

7.Excersize
It’s super important you aim for at least 30 minutes or more a day to improve general health. It doesn’t have to be anything vigorous, simply take a long walk as this will help with keeping that belly down but will also improve your mood by producing endorphins (feel good neurotransmitters) and keep up serotonin levels known as the happy hormone. Excersize relieves stress and can help shed off those extra kilos (who doesn’t want that). Want to burn a bit of ab flab while you’re at it? Include some full body toning excersizes, including the plank, squats, kettle bell swings, dumbbell flys, mountain climbers, burpees and lunges. Also try HIIIT which is proven to torch belly fat in half the time of a usual workout. It simply involves doing short bursts or intervals of cardio at your maximum output, followed by brief periods of rest. This is one of the best ways to lose belly fat whilst working out and toning up. Try searching on YouTube for some home workouts to start or simply go for a run and try a couple sprints to mix it up and see better results.

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8.Stress less

When our cortisol levels go up (known as the stress hormone) it prevents our bodies from burning kilo joules into energy and instead goes into fight or flight mode, causing our bodies to hold onto and store fat from the food we ingest. The best way to combat this is by focusing on your breathing, try mindfulness and being aware of what you eat, how you feel and the environment you’re in. Excersize and yoga can also help reduce stress but it might not work for everyone so find something that works for you such as taking a hot bubble bath or reading a good book. Balancing your emotions is one of the key components in bringing down your stress levels so find something that makes you happy and do it!

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9. Omega 3s are your new BFF

Healthy fats usually scare people off as they are a type of fat, however they are known as the good fats with a wide variety of benefits, including lowering belly fat. The main sources include oily fish, avocados, nuts and seeds. Oily fish for example is packed with polyunsaturated fat that provides essential fatty acids for brain development and reduces inflammation. It’s a good source of vitamin D, protein, vitamin B and selenium. Try to opt for salmon or tuna. Avocados are the belly buster kings and a must have throughout your day as they’re packed with essential vitamins and nutrients, it has more potassium than a banana, it’s loaded with mono-unsaturated fats or heart healthy fats, lowers bad cholesterol and is packed with fibre and antioxidants. Try making your own homemade guacamole for an afternoon snack. Nuts and seeds are another great way to lower belly fat as they can be a great snack, keeping you fuller for longer. Try almonds and walnuts or make your own trail mix.

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10. Get some Z’s
Sleep is super important in keeping the body regulated and the mind at peace. Aim for 7-8 hours a night and you will have stronger willpower to make smarter decisions, be able to get things done more efficiently and ultimately allow your body time to relax and unwind. Having enough sleep helps to lower cortisol and boost serotonin, thus stops you from reaching for C.R.A.P, feeling tired and irritable and makes it easier for you to think clearly and get through the day. Allow your body time to unwind, and restore as glycogen levels are being replenished during sleep which is necessary for developing and maintaining muscle. Muscle is key to keeping our metabolisms working all hours of the day, which helps to burn off those extra calories around the clock, even long after you finish your workout. Make sure you turn off all distractions and devices at night and sleep in a dark, cool temperated room and get some Z’s!

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Top 5 Foundations for better skin this month

Absolutely love wearing foundation as your go-to beauty necessity but sick of the damaging effects it can leave on your skin? Or simply hate how you can never find the right one to perfect your complexion? Stress no longer my friend, I’ve done the hard work for you after collecting a variety of brands and different types of foundations I have trialled, tested and successfully narrowed down the Top 5 Foundations that won’t cause you those annoying and unwanted breakouts or damage the skin. In fact they will actually do just about the opposite by improving the quality and texture, leaving it oh so soft and smoother than a baby’s bottom. Sound too good to be true? Why not try them out for yourself! As I always say the proof is in the pudding. Take a look.

1.Loreal Paris skin perfection BB Cream
It’s fresh on the market (#hotnewnow) but an absolute must try as it’s an instant blemish balm enriched with Glycerin, Allantoin and Vitamn CG. This 5 in 1 super multipurpose cream allows 24 hour hydration, targets dark spots, reduces redness, smoothens skin texture and even brightens skin tones and imperfections. SPF is included in this brilliantly tinted formula that perfects complexion. It’s hypo-allergenic, dermatologically tested and suitable for sensitive skin. This BB cream I found is extremely light, rich in colour and easily glides on, leaving a natural looking flawless appearance without damaging the skin. And for less than half the price of most accredited foundations, it’s definitely a winner.
RRP $24.99

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2. Napolean Perdis Auto Pilot BBB Cream SPF30
This little baby takes the B one step further with a hybrid of skin-perfecting, HD foundation, anti-ageing moisturiser, and a broad spectrum sunscreen. It’s simply a multitasking base that feels light on the face with low maintenance. Although I found it’s quite thin on application and does have added shimmer to the formula, it still magnificently allows enough coverage to perfect and correct your skin. And because it’s so versatile, you can wear it day or night, bonus!
RRP $55

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3. BAREMINERALS Bareskin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation
A liquid mineral foundation that instantly brightens your complexion with a natural glow. This brightening serum is packed with Vitamin C that creates a luminous look at all times. Its lightweight texture glides on the easiest out of the top 5 foundations whilst gives a weightless feel and the best part is it’s suitable for all skin types (hallelujah!). When in a rush to go somewhere I absolutely recommend this bare beauty babe or at least as a staple to carry with you in your bag.
RRP $38

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4. Nars Sheer Glow Foundation
Another new hot beauty buy on the market that’s an absolute must have as Nars has created a silky liquid hydrating foundation that brightens and evens skin tones whilst providing all day coverage with a natural finish. As it’s used daily, it creates a noticeable improvement in skin tone and texture, creating softer and smoother skin to the touch. This combination of rich, weightlessness and creamy luscious texture leaves a flawless looking complexion that’s perfect for nightwear or any time of day!
RRP $59

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5. Napolean China Doll Foundation
Napoleon’s done it again, ever dreamt of looking like a living doll? Good news ladies now you can be one with this lightweight, long wearing luxe foundation that combines the benefits of a self setting formula and powder in one, you’ll be able to achieve that beautiful porcelain skin look in no time. It sets the skin to a soft velvety finish as it’s enriched with antioxidants Vitamins A, C and E and PABA free sunscreen to protect the skin. Use this foundation to take your look to the next level with a flawless complexion, making it suitable for nightwear or special occasions.
RRP $65

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New Years resolutions you can achieve in 24 hours

To celebrate the start of a new year, it’s time to try some resolutions that will not only make you feel better but place you one small step in a good direction and are guaranteed to stick. As most of us can agree it’s easier said than done trying to achieve unrealistic goals over a long period of time ( eating the whole chocolate block instead of a few pieces wasn’t my intention I swear, yes we’ve all been there), so here’s a few ideas that you can have a crack at and hopefully complete a resolution in under 24 hours. What better way to start the year and see improvements in overall mind, body, soul and wellness. So what have you got to lose?

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Random act of kindness
What: Do something nice for someone else, whether it be giving a simple compliment, maybe helping someone out on the street or actually taking time to show someone just how much they mean to you and appreciate everything they do for you. Kindness is 100% free so spread it around, not to mention it’s absolutely contagious (and who wouldn’t want a happy person to be around) thus will make you feel like a better person. We tend to get so caught up in our daily lives and completely consumed by what we are doing that we forget to acknowledge and appreciate the smallest but more important things in life. So don’t let those little things go unnoticed and make someone’s day even better as it could lead to something even greater for you.
Try: making someone a cup of coffee or some herbal tea.
When: Now! Or any time of the day you feel necessary.

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Get organised
What:It’s time to de clutter your life! Sick of being late to work, arriving an hour late to social events or simply forgetting what day it is? Now you can absolutely change that by investing in a diary or calendar, and plaster that little beauty somewhere you are going to see it every. single. day. Set 5 minutes out of each day to plan what’s happening on the next so you become super prepared and no longer miss forgetful. Also download an app on your phone that will notify you with reminders of things to do or places to go, as we generally use our phones for a significantly large period of the day ( hello the internet is a whole new world we just can’t get enough of). Why not take a step further and get some sticky notes and start leaving little reminders for yourself around the house ( try on fridges, mirrors, back of toilet door, next to the bed). It’s time to stop constantly relying on other people to be your daily reminders, and take responsibility for your own life. With these little tips how could you go wrong!
To try: Lorna Janes 2015 Diary
– it’s full of open writing space, daily organisers, positive mental notes and healthy food ideas and body workouts.
When: ASAP

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Strengthen your body with yoga
Feeling a little flabby and bulgy after last nights party antics? Why not combat that with a super relaxing yoga workout. It eases any pains in the body, strengthens and lengthens joints and limbs and calms the mind. Here’s a few toning and relaxing excersizes you can do to help tone up trouble spots and burn those few extra calories.

Hold for 20 seconds each, repeat through 3 times

The chair pose

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Forward fold

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The triangle

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Lunge

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Downward dog

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The cobra

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Child’s pose

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When: at the start of your day or end of you day, take 10 minutes out to try the yoga sequence.

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Do something for yourself

What: Clear your schedule, de stress your mind and take time out for some well deserved ‘me time’. Whatever that consists of is entirely up to you! It could be reading a good book with a hot cup of tea, going for a walk down to the beach, cranking up the music at home and jamming out to some classics in your pjs, get super comfy in bed with your number one go to chick flick ( highly recommend anything with a hot, chiseled and buff main actor) painting your nails that funky colour you’ve been dying to try out or simply taking a luscious scented bubble bath with a DIY face mask. You deserve this time to be stress free and calm your mind, body and soul. Our bodies are our temples and it’s important to take time to slow down, unwind and be ready to start fresh.

When: ASAP

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Cleanse your body with a detoxing green smoothie
Rejuvenate and revitalise the body after last nights bender with a super cleansing and nutrient packed smoothie that’s easy on the stomach and helps eleviate that awful bloated feeling.

Ingredients:
1 cup spinach
1/2 banana
15 green grapes
2 Tblsp avocado
1/2 cup Greek yoghurt
1/2 coconut water
1/2 water

Method: put all ingredients in a blender and enjoy immediately!

New Year’s Eve Outfit

In a few days time the glasses of champagne will burst open, people will flood the bars, indulge at fancy restaurants and lounges with the ambition to end 2014 with a bang. And what better way to do it than by dressing up to the nines for this special occasion, after all it’s a celebration of reminiscing everything we’ve achieved and failed at, some may say out with the old and in with the new. So here’s my New Year’s Eve outfit sorted, full of glamour and enriched with a luxurious flair.
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Zara gold dress
Rich of golden colour and oozes luxury, simply a taste of elegance and party perfection.
RRP$99.95

Bardot Shoes
Classy and fabulous, two things that a woman should always be.
RRP$49.95

Gucci Guilty Fragrance
Seductive and sassy are absolutely a part of my vocabulary this evening.
RRP$95.99