Whenever Gaynor Alder hits snooze on her alarm & sacrifices the time she needs to spend on her hair, she always regrets it. She lacks something. A certain finesse, her moxy, her mojo. If her hair isn’t right, then she’s not right, because doesn’t the quality of your hair dictate the quality of your life? And she asks, what’s your relationship with your hair and your hairdresser like?
Our fashion writer Anneka’s winter advice? Say it with a scarf. Whether it’s a beautiful silk necktie, a woollen cable knit or a decadent faux fur collar, scarves are a must-have accessory for winter. From the classic go-to Country Road, to Allannah Hill’s classic range of capes, stoles and collars that had her heart racing before the webpage had fully loaded.
With her fabulous high hair, feline eyes, porcelain complexion and red lips, Megan Draper personifies seductive ’60s elegance. This is the perfect go-to look when you have to race out the door for a night out. Follow Gaynor Alder’s tips to recreate this look flawlessly in five minutes, and discover her effortless elegance essentials.
In the third part of Carlie Welsh’s cruise around the Pacific, she visits the Isle of Pines. Turquoise water, squeaky sand, pristine coral; everything beautiful about the Pacific can be found here.
Looking back at any bad relationship, we can see we didn’t need Nancy Drew and a crack team of super sleuths to see the signs. So next time your inner voice says, “Hey, I think this guy is a bit of an asshole.”, I strongly suggest you have a look-see to check you’re not getting entwined with any of these fine fellows.
We chat with reader Sarah Trezise, who tells how depression has changed her life, and why she couldn’t be happier since swapping a high pressure job things to work from home. Whilst she goes without things she used to have, she doesn’t miss her old life one little bit. Because for her, that sinking, dreaded, dark, ugly feeling of depression isn’t worth the biggest pay package in the country.
Baz Luhrmann’s remake of the ‘The Great Gatsby’ has already seen a revival of the 1920s flapper look, inspiring almost everything from makeup collections to cropped hair cuts. To play homage to the film and the era we show you how to create a look that’s sure to help you channel your inner Daisy Buchanan and add instant glamour to any lavish night out.
While there’s no doubt we are savvy health care consumers, we still trust that our health professionals have had the right training and have our best interests at heart. And so when a consultation goes a bit awry like Nina Mills did or just doesn’t feel right, we can often be left wondering what our options are?
Hipkin was inspired by a mother in search of fun, fresh and functional street wear for kids, with an adult level of fashion. Kylie Triggell chats with Katie, and discovers her inspiration, how she got the idea for her business off the ground, the hurdles she overcame to launch the label and what she loves about working for herself.
From being a complete tart with other bank’s ATMs, avoiding the phone for fear of being stalked by an Indian call centre, emergency shopping trips to restore the seretonin depletion from boredom surging through my veins after listening to the Dow Jones, and trusting in Chanel because looking like money attracts money, Gaynor Alder shares her 7 deadly sins of finance.
If, like Peta Stephenson, you’re starting to understand a $5 tee that literally risks the lives of people is too high a price to pay, perhaps it’s time to reflect more deeply on your fashion choices. There are, after all, undeniable links between we fashionistas and the real fashion victims. At the very least do we all need to ask ourselves what price fast fashion?
Ever wondered what the life of published author is really like? Hazel Gaynor gives insight into the writing plates she is currently spinning, and a life which seems to come with plenty of uncertainty and more than the occasional wobble, but one she wouldn’t swap for the world.
SAD creeps up on Michaela every damn year. You’d think, after many major depressive episodes, she’d see it coming. Nope. She forgets every year, until her brain starts whispering in her ear. You’re shit. You’re Rubbish. And slowly drains her of the smallest desire to achieve anything, to focus, resulting in nightly manic brain frenzies and a general, inexplicable feeling of the shittings.
Noumea is perched upon the southern point of New Caledonia and sounds, on paper, like a place of pure beauty. Described as the French Riviera of the Pacific, boasting luxury boutiques, French cuisine and pristine beaches, it sounds like a winning combination. But was Carlie Welsh serenaded by exotic, tanned skin French men, whilst walking along white sandy shores?
This month we have four, count them, FOUR great books available for review in the MWSG magazine Book Club. They are, ‘Frugavore’ by Arabella Forge, ‘Tiny Beautiful Things’ by Cheryl Strayed, ‘Not Quite Nigella’ by Lorraine Elliott and ‘Falling in Honey: Life and Love on a Greek Island’ by Jennifer Barclay.
In conjunction with our ideas to dress your Mothers Day table, chef, food writer and TV presenter Dominique Rizzo has prepared some stunning recipes to help you pay homage to the mothers, grandmothers and aunties in your life.
Dress up your eating space create a special moment at home to celebrate Mothers Day this year. And tomorrow, celebrity chef Dominique Rizzo has created some beautiful recipes to truly spoil your mum, grandma, aunt (or any other lovely mother figure in your life).
From being a fashion polygamist and cheating on your favourites with guilty pleasure, merging vintage with modern, injecting bursts of colour to mixing stripes with spots, and developing a signature statement piece, Aneeka Simonis has 5 fashion mantras to inspire you to use your creative freedom to create unique and fabulous fashion masterpieces of your own volition.
When water retention has mounted a terror campaign resulting in a monumental fat crisis and people’s breathing is annoying you, Gaynor Alder has 3 golden rules to prevent a hormonal rampage seeking refuge and delight in ruining your life, and words to the wise for the men folk on what makes the difference between having a harmonious evening or having the iron thrown at your head.