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.
Sydney bar Eau de Vie is all about the cocktails. A place to go if you want to take your time experimenting with different drinks and getting to know your bartender well, it may be well hidden but it's worth the hunt. Warm, classic, and nostalgic, Eau de Vie is one of Sydney's well-kept secrets.
Chanel's 'New Vintage' fairytale for haute couture fall 2012 gave models icy silver shadow on the eyes contrasted by soft pink cheeks and lips. Conventional? No. A look you can create for yourself? Of course. Find out how after the break.
Women regularly borrow from men in the fashion stakes, but androgynous dressing doesn't mean you have to swim between the flags. Taking cues from the trends on the spring 2013 menswear runways, here are 10 more daring ways to take a menswear look and make it work for women.
A flush of colour sweeping across the apples of the cheeks gave Michael Kors' fall 2012 models their ski-bunny rosy glow. Add a bold red lip and you've got a look that's energetic, warm, and suitable for both on and off the ski-slopes. Find out how to recreate it after the break.
‘New Vintage’ was the theme for Chanel's haute couture show - a theme that extended beyond the clothes to the hair, makeup and even the nails. For a modern take on a traditional moon manicure, Chanel created two-tone silver and pink nails that were in romantic harmony with the collection. Find out how to recreate them after the break.
The Northern Hemisphere have already gotten our picks of the best summer perfumes, but what about those currently battling a cold snap down south? You need hot chocolates and trench coats, open fires and fragrances that linger with warmth, spice and a tough woody spirit. Here are four fragrances to get you through winter.
Braids have particularly been popular in the recent runway shows; count Elie Saab's fall 2012 Haute Couture show amoung them. This double french braid with chignon has youthfulness and elegance in equal parts. Learn how to create it after the break.
On the Marni fall 2012 runway, this deep fringe was inspired by Vidal Sassoon’s contribution to the hair industry in the 1960s. With its heavy and architectural shape, it's a variation on bangs that offers up a retro vibe. Here are some tips for achieving the look at home.
Sydney-based make-up artist Nicola Johnson created this 1950s-inspired beauty look for Toby Marosszeky’s camera to capture in his shoot The Elegance of Red and White. Featuring a bold lip and classically elegant eye, it's one you can recreate at home. Find out how after the break.
Clean, groomed and tidy nails define a modern and independent woman. But a weekly visit to the beauty salon for pampering can be both time consuming and costly. So to get the effect from your own living room, here's our simple step by step guide to the perfect DIY manicure.