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Shitika Anand is a freelance journalist, based in Sydney, who is addicted to coffee, vintage boutiques, bright-glitzy earrings and British stand-up comedy. Her bank account weeps every time she walks out of a shoe shop, but her shoe rack throws a 'welcome home' party for the new member. Her undying love for words is obvious when she narrates her entire life story to a stranger on the train. Which is partly the reason she's resorted to writing. When not blogging, she can be found in a corner of her nearest bookshop, hiding under a monstrous pile of international fashion magazines. You can read more of her work on her personal site, Sweet Dreams in my world.

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5 fragrances women love on a man

We recently took a look at 5 fragrances men love to smell on a woman. But what in a men's scent drives women wild? We won't keep you guessing for long: here are five fragrances every man should consider stacking into his bathroom cabinet.

Textured sleeves: the new ‘gorilla arms’

Those who have loved their voluminous 'gorilla arms' for the past few winters will be pleased with this news: they're back again for fall / winter 2012. This time new textures and shapes give fur or feathered sleeves a more feminine feel, while keeping the warmth and trend-focussed appeal. Read on for the full report.
Jackets from the jungle
Jackets from the jungle
Jackets from the jungle
Jackets from the jungle
Jackets from the jungle
Jackets from the jungle
Jackets from the jungle
Jackets from the jungle

How to wear white for winter

From pure and minimal white to vintage hues of clotted cream, this innocent colour can dominate a winter outfit in the best of ways. But in fall / winter 2012 it's less about the colour variations and more about the themes: ski bunny, snow queen, androgyne - here's how to wear white this winter.
All white now
All white now
All white now
All white now
All white now
All white now
All white now
All white now

We Are Handsome for Ben Sherman: swimwear with a British twist

When two fashion labels with opposing aesthetics meet ends, it’s bound to raise the level of doubt and scepticism. You either expect a one-sided collaboration or a forceful mix of two styles. However, shutting the critics and blending ingredients together, swimwear label We Are Handsome has collaborated with British brand Ben Sherman for a capsule collection for spring 2012 / summer 2013. Putting quality into…
We Are Handsome + Ben Sherman S/S '12
We Are Handsome + Ben Sherman S/S '12
We Are Handsome + Ben Sherman S/S '12
We Are Handsome + Ben Sherman S/S '12
We Are Handsome + Ben Sherman S/S '12
We Are Handsome + Ben Sherman S/S '12
We Are Handsome + Ben Sherman S/S '12
We Are Handsome + Ben Sherman S/S '12

Staying warm in style: women’s hats for fall

If you think hats are just for keeping warm or saving you on bad hair days, think again: come fall / winter 2012 the hat becomes a style necessity. Stay warm and stylish by channeling everything from cowboys to Cossacks. Read on for the full report.
Heading out hatted
Heading out hatted
Heading out hatted
Heading out hatted
Heading out hatted
Heading out hatted
Heading out hatted
Heading out hatted

Capes & cloaks for fall

Capes crept back cautiously into the realm of acceptable fashion several years ago; for fall 2012 they're making their move again, pushing the boundaries of fantasy to capture the imagination with new life. From the tailored to the traditional, the Gothic to the bright, capes and cloaks are the thing to throw over your shoulders when the chill hits.
Over the shoulder
Over the shoulder
Over the shoulder
Over the shoulder
Over the shoulder
Over the shoulder
Over the shoulder
Over the shoulder

Shoes worthy of your closet: Aperlai

When you look at shoes, names like Picasso, Piet Mondriaan and Pollock wouldn’t usually come to mind. Especially in today’s pop culture driven industry where fictional characters like Carrie Bradshaw and Kim-whoever-Kardashian are inspiring shoe designs. But amidst this madness is a luxurious art-inclined accessory line waiting to be unveiled to the world of shoe addicts. Introducing Aperlai, a Paris-based shoe house that has deeper…
Aperlai 'Geisha' shoes F/W '12
Aperlai 'Geisha' shoes F/W '12
Aperlai 'Geisha' shoes F/W '12
Aperlai 'Geisha' shoes F/W '12
Aperlai 'Geisha' shoes F/W '12

5 perfumes men love on a woman

While fragrances can do much for our own confidence, our mood and our imagination, there are times when we want to dust a little scent on our wrists with the knowledge that it'll also appeal to those around us. When it comes to a woman attracting a man, certain scents float to the top of the seduction list. Here are five of our picks.

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