Thursday, July 25, 2013


When it comes to mixing and matching your favourite brights it can definitely be a little daunting! So when in doubt, go crazy! @sheis_sarahjane

While we all learnt the basic colour wheel rules in grade two art, when it comes to fashion these are merely loose guidelines. A harmonious outfit must always begin at the basics and grow. It is key to combine an outfit that captures your own personal flavour and colours that work for you (hair colour, eye colour, skin tone etc.). I was hesitant this morning about bringing together the neon pink and grey scarf with my mustard jumper, however, I think it worked! Below are some of my basic styling tips when it comes to colour coordination:

Complementary colours > this refers to colours that are opposite each other on the colour wheel. For example, purple and orange / red and green. When combining complementary colours you will achieve an eye-catching look (aka colour blocking). This is more or less a winning method every time. If you want to spice it up though, throw in an accent of pattern or an additional colour (scarf, shoes, bag etc.)
Monochromatic colour scheme > this refers to a colour combo that consists of different shades or tones of one single colour. To create a winning monochromatic outfit, I would also suggest to vary textures/fabric of the selected colour. This will add depth, sophistication and  complete the look. A good way to avoid overloading on one tonal palette is to use white or black to break it up
WHAT I AM WEARING: Seagulls of St Kilda scarf / ASOS cable knit jumper

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

BEHIND THE SCENES > with Mika & Arbie



A behind the scenes look at our photo shoot with Charles Newbury from Paws 'N Fur - pet photography. Our little models, Mika and Arbie, were reasonably well behaved throughout the shoot. However, it was nothing to write home about! Final shots of our little angels > COMING SOON!

The best things in life are pretty!

Enjoying the pretty things in life.

This is my new and extremely girlie dressing table arrangement (or as I like to call it, an installation!). Three of my favourite things > perfume, flowers and candles. 

PERFUME: Coco Mademoiselle, Chanel
CANDLE: Roses by Diptique (Mecca Cosmetica)
SKULL: Frankie and Coco Interiors (Hampton, Melbourne)
TRAY: Bed Bath & Table (Hampton, Melbourne)

For more uber girlie trinkets, keep up to date with me @sheis_sarahjane

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Rita, darling >

 Rita, Darling.

Prior to discovering these stunning images from the Elle shoot with Rita Ora I will freely admit, I wasn’t her biggest fan. With her favourite boho-dishevelled look missing in action, I may have a new favourite #girlcrush.

Posing here for Elle’s ‘The Women in Music’ issue marks the third time this British beauty has posed for the mag. Rocking her signature thick brows and dramatic eye makeup, Rita looks flawless. For the cover image Rita is wearing an amazing floral netted headpiece by Ken O’Rourke and a Chanel Couture dress. It is almost impossible to fault this high-fashion ensemble! I will be ogling these images all day!

Monday, July 15, 2013

WHAT I WAS WEARING - you asked for it!



 The naughty week that was at Country Road!
 I have had a huge amount of feedback on email and my Instagram regarding the knit I am wearing above. This is the Mesh Raglan Knit and is available in both black and white. I know this because I bought both colours – oops!
This knit looks great with a solid coloured singlet/tank underneath, contrasting against the mesh on the arms. For an evening look style this knit with a slinky cami or suitably stylish bra (black or coloured). This knit is 100% cotton and retails for $99.95.
Don’t miss out! ;)


It's just been one of those days!

This blog post title says enough, there’s no need for the gory details. All I will say is when it’s one of those days, have a coffee and a giggle. It will all be ok.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013


All laced up.
There is something very special about lace. It is one of the most elegant fabrics and can be dressed up or down, while always maintaining classic style. The lace trend has been around for generations and will be restyled for many more to come.
Below are two lace dresses that I absolutely adore. While they are not in everyone’s price range, they too can serve as a platform for style inspiration. Let’s be real a black lace dress is just that, nothing less and nothing more. It’s all about how you style it. I personally am a huge fan of the lace cap sleeve and fitted silhouette style. However, I do love this lime green and black baby doll style below for a night on the town.

For more affordable lace dresses check out Polyvore and everyone’s favourite, ASOS.

For more style inspiration and fashion tips follow me @sheis_sarahjane


Friday, July 5, 2013


 After seeing all of Gary Pepper Girl's recent pics from Cinque Terre I am wishing I was back there! It also didn't hurt that I met Johnny Depp and got a wink! (ON MY HONEYMOON! Oopsie!)

FASHION FRIDAY - Style inspiration >


This print by Esther Bayer is an original fashion illustration of Grace Kelly. Bayer was inspired by her timeless class and elegance. The composition also mimics one of her favourite Vogue Paris magazine covers from October 1988, featuring model Paulina Porizkova.
Here are some more AMAZING illustrations by Bayer (how stunning are these!) >

Follow the artist > @EstherBayer  /

Friday funny! > #quoteoftheday #thisisbrilliant


Thursday, July 4, 2013

M Y H A I R > SISJ's tell-all !!!

My hair > behind closed doors.

Red, brown, black, blonde... I've been there and done that! That's just part of growing up, right?! Now, to business. After much demand I have put together a brief tell-all  hair care guide (wow, that makes me sound super important!) including: tips, my products & photos.  

I have now had blonde hair for approx. 2.5 years, and funnily enough, my hair has never been in better condition. If you've read my top rating blog piece on dry shampoo, you would know I am NOT a frequent hair washer. In fact I am quite the opposite. I am lucky that my hair doesn't show oil even when in dire straight condition (pardon the pun!). I normally wash my hair once or twice a week, exactly repeating the below techniques/products. I also only get my colour done every three months, that's the beauty of balayage (very subtle re-growth).

SHAMPOO: Blonde Angel, by Kevin Murphy / CONDITIONER: Kerastase, for dry hair

 STEP ONE (post shampoo & conditioner): 
This product is liquid gold. Literally. I was lucky enough to receive this as part of my farewell gift pack from the Grazia beauty team a the end of my internship in London. As all the bottle copy is in French I wasn't really sure what to do with it at first, but thanks to Google, I figured it out pretty quickly!
All you need to do is apply one squirt of this serum to your scalp after each wash (no more than 2-3 washes per week). You will then start to see results within weeks! Your hair will feel instantly thicker and fuller. Regular use of this serum will also add shine and elasticity, ridding you off that nasty frizz and fly-aways. Within 6-8 weeks I noticed the quality of my hair had improved dramatically. This included reduced breakage and better growth.
My pet hate is also flat hair. Bigger is always better when it comes to hair! The added height and bounce this product gives you is a bonus. By the time you have read this post I hope you are half-way out the door to go and buy it! It's truly amazing.
Volume treatment. Bigger is never big enough in my hair world! I am currently using Matrix's volume mousse which is also applied to the scalp and the roots of your hair (hair must be damp). Another amazing product is the Kevin Murphy 'Powder Puff'. It's great for body and creating messy volume - that holds! It's so good that I had run out of it when I came to take photos for this piece! 

Oil me up. In a completely literal way. Now when it comes to hair oil, there's a VERY fine line between Danny Zuko, and a job well done! So listen up ladies. In my opinion and vast self-indulgent experience, do NOT apply oil anywhere near your roots! In fact I only use a tiny squirt on the ends of my hair. I then run the remaining oil on my hands softly over the surface/outside of the hair. Don't ever rub it onto any area of your scalp, I promise you, you will end up back in the shower with the shampoo.
These two bottles are only 2/3 and 1/3 used and I have had these for the last two years. So that works out at approx. 210 washes. If my year three math skills aren't failing me, I still have several years left in these bottles! These puppies have travelled the world with me, no, really! I have also found over time that I need less and less. However, Í have no doubt this is also due to other products that I have been using. There is also the Kerastase 'Elixir Ultime' (green bottle) which is great for blonde hair.

 My favourite people at Rokk Ebony put me onto Sebastian hair spray, and wow! This stuff smells ridiculously amazing, shhh, don't tell the O-Zone Layer! It holds so well and without that nasty lacquered finish look. This also comes in a super cute handbag size spray. The Kevin Murphy 'Fresh Hair' spray is KM's dry shampoo. However, thanks to my lovely stylist and hair-GOD, Ray from Rokk Ebony, he has taught me to use it as a styling spray. It gets rid of any grease residue and allows better flexibility for styling. I have also used beach hair sprays which ad a little grit, again this will allow you to gain more control of your hair. I should mention while I'm not pro-dry burnt hair, I am not a huge fan of super shiny sleek hair either. These products will give you a happy medium, both in finish and feel.

These are available in Rokk Ebony salons and online.


 To avoid hair breakage make sure you do not excessively brush or comb your hair until it's almost dry. Your hair is most fragile when wet - so be nice!
To avoid frizzy hair rinse your hair with cold water after conditioning. This helps to seal the cuticle, making it harder for moisture to enter

I hope you enjoyed my tell-all hair guide ;) xxx


What’s our secret to a happy marriage?

Today is a special day. Today we are living and blessed with endless opportunities. It is so important to stop and smell the roses every single day, as cliché as that sounds.
Today I am thankful for the most amazing husband in the world. This man pushes me to be the best I can be at every turn. He has given me the confidence and support to trust myself and more importantly, be myself.
End of mooshieness! Now, enjoy some of our wedding dance snaps and please excuse those ridiculous dance faces!
(Excuse x 2 dance faces - eek!)


(He knows who the boss is!)