I am retiring this blog

I’ve decided due to overwork to retire this blog.  Two blogs is too much for me – so if you like my style, come on over to Inside Out Style – where the science and art of style collide – for tips and information on getting your style sorted.


Gwen Stefani Proves that Accessories Make an Outfit

Here is gorgeous Gwen Stefani with her 3 month old baby Zuma – who shows how you can still be very stylish even with a baby in tow.  Notice the great hat and glasses, which take your attention right away from her otherwise more plain outfit.     Even when you’re just in a white t-shirt and jeans, pop on some great sunnies and lipstick and a funky hat and you’re ahead of the pack.

David Sedaris’ Choosing Your Accessories

Women get so many options to try different sorts of accessories.  The options are a little more limited for men, as author David Sedaris points out in this fabulous clip.


Pink Shows How Not to Wear Shooties

The new shoe/boot (shootie) is something that looks heaps better either with a really short skirt (if you’re  young enough and your legs can take it) or my preference, with a nice pair of trousers.

These shooties are too gappy round the ankle to wear with a dress, and this dress is too long to wear with such a high vamp shoe.

It’s an interesting dress, but the outfit is killed by the bad shoe choice.

Beyonce’s Bustin’ Out at the MTV Awards

This dress almost defies description.  It’s space age meets corrugated iron.  The issue I have with it – I understand it’s a costume for a performance, not something she’s likely to wear walking down the street – but it’s the fact that her black bike shorts appear to be busting out of the sides of the ‘dress’.

Oh my, oh my, oh my…

Celebrity Hair Extensions – Jessica Szohr

Gossip Girl’s Jessica Szohr appears to have hair extensions, and unfortunately not the best ones I’ve ever seen.  In fact they’re way too long and there is a big distinction between the length of her natural hair and the extensions, which appear thin and raggy.

Many celebrities sport extensions either because they can quickly go from short to long hair, but also often because they are super skinny, and so have thinning hair and need extensions to give them the appearance of fuller hair.  This photo of Victoria Beckam shows the real truth of celebrity hair.

Hayden Panettiere is Gorgeous in Gold

Heroes star Hayden Panettiere is so gorgeous in this gold dress – the colour works with her warm complexion so well and she looks stunning.   I just hope that she never decides to wear a silver dress cos it will wash her out.

Stick with the Gold Hayden!