Category Archives: Styling Tips & Wardrobe Essentials

Stylish Summer Sandals For Big Feet

Stylish Summer Sandals For Big Feet

Never underestimate the power of the shoe! The wrong shoes can make or break any outfit, but what if  you struggle to find shoes to fit your larger feet? Have you noticed that most of the shoes  you like stop at size 10? And what does that mean for you if you’re a size 11… Continue Reading

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But You Don’t Look Sick!

But You Don’t Look Sick!

Did you happen to see “In Your Face” on Australian Story recently? It was the story of Robert Hoge, a man who was born with a tumor where his nose should be and with severely deformed legs. Throughout the story (which you can read more about here) Robert talks about living a life that’s defined by his looks. “It’s hard to… Continue Reading

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Style Counsel Visits Rockhampton

Style Counsel Visits Rockhampton

September 4th, 2013, I set out on my first trip to Rockhampton. I had only days before regained enough voice to be heard, but it takes more than a second dose of laryngitis to keep me away! I was visiting a mother-daughter duo – Wanda and Brittany Lester – I was a “gift” to them… Continue Reading

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The Thing About Fashion Tabloids

The Thing About Fashion Tabloids

You know what I hate? You know what I hate? Fashion and Beauty tabloids. Oh, hang about. Hate is probably a poor choice of words.  And don’t get me wrong. While I do love looking at pretty pics and reading about the latest “must-have” products, what I don’t love is the way many editors rely on attention… Continue Reading

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What To Wear To Work

What To Wear To Work

Whether you’re looking to re-enter the workforce, or already working/hoping to climb the corporate ladder, there is one thing I know for sure. With so many different careers – each with varying dress codes – there really is no one-size fits all when it comes to answering the “What to Wear to Work” dilemma.  So,… Continue Reading

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Ubermen Uber-cool

Ubermen Uber-cool

I recently discovered the uber-cool menswear fashion label UBERMEN, and I am very happy I did.  You see, when my husband Shane decides he will wear something other than his oldest, daggiest and baggiest, he actually doesn’t scrub up too bad!  And as I was lucky enough to be asked to review some samples from Ubermen’s… Continue Reading

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How To Find The Right Jeans

How To Find The Right Jeans

“I just love shopping for new jeans.” Said no woman. Ever. Me included. With one exception. When I’m helping clients/friends find their new jeans.  You see, I’m really, really good at finding jeans to fit others. Just not for myself, because I don’t have normal legs.  But what’s normal anyway?  When I work that out, I’ll get… Continue Reading

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Trench Coats & Blazers. An “Ask Al” from Tanya

Trench Coats & Blazers. An “Ask Al” from Tanya

Ok. So yes. This IS a screen grab from a private message with my friend dear friend Tanya who is currently holidaying in Kho Samui (Yep. Bitch.) She also just got engaged, in the most romantic, idyllic and delightful setting. Yep, she’s living the dream!  While I freeze my you-know-what’s off here and write blogs… Continue Reading

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How To Make Your Hair Look Thicker

How To Make Your Hair Look Thicker

An “Ask Al” Question from Rachael Following on from my recent post “How To Get Big Hair” I thought it timely to answer another reader’s question about thinning hair. I mean let’s face it; getting big hair is in some ways, also a solution to fine or thinning hair. So, I’m sharing with you my… Continue Reading

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How Do You See Yourself? A Lesson In Self-Image

How Do You See Yourself? A Lesson In Self-Image

Mirror mirror on the wall…. When Style Counsel launched (way back in 2004) I had a reason for choosing that name. I was never really interested in helping women follow fashion. I was always more keen on teaching them the two other things which I’ve always felt were  far more important: 1. Style. 2. Confidence. Continue Reading

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