Welcome to my Blog.

Welcome to my blog. I live in Sydney and love living on the water but I like to be part of the Global Shopping Experience. My other favourite cities are New York, Paris, Rome,Tokyo & London and I would love to travel more around the World. I like to surround myself with dynamic and energetic people and luxurious things: Pink Champagne Afternoon Tea with Royal Albert Lady Carlyle; Wedgwood and Royal Doulton enhanced by Pale Pink and White Peonies; Yves Delormes Linen; Enjoy Lighting and Glasshouse Perfumed Candles; Crystal cut lamps and a great selection of music. Well cut designer suits, dresses and coats; White Gold Jewellery; Designer SHOES and handbags as well as hats; scarves; gloves; sunglasses; fun Mimco Jewellery accessories and Holster Bling flats are included in my organised pinklily wardrobe. My life must include going to the Theatre; Dancing and Fine Dining. I like to spend time Listening to Music especially Jazz by Diana Krall; Reading my favourite Fashion Magazines, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and Vanity Fair with a cup of cappuccino at my side; Swimming in the pool; or experiencing Sydney Cafe Life and amazing Restaurants. Must mention how I enjoy spending time with my iMac; being part of a wide world of social media; My Blog; Twitter; Pinterest; Facebook; & chatting on my iPhone. I love challenges, new experiences, expanding my world and learning about great new ideas in design and style. Time spent with creative, people is interesting and exciting. I thrive on discovering new knowledge and enjoy researching and sharing new up to date ideas and media stories in Luxury Living; Style; Design; Fashion; Beauty; Entertainment and Travel . I will be blogging about living a life of luxury and I need to be organised to do all of this. Hope you join me in this journey. Enjoy GJB

Wednesday, 22 February 2012


Forget the "Matchy Matchy" or "This Goes With That". From feminine ladylike lace to clashing tribal prints to popping an outfit with coloured accessories or putting a look together with multiple colours. Within the colour palette there are hot fuchsia, bright orange, yellow, green as well as gold, silver, grey, red, and still pastels as well as muted colours and black for winter. We are all starting to be more individualistic in our approach to fashion and that's great. There are a myriad of choices from all designers. The fashion designer shows are always looking forward to the next season and for  Europe and the US the designs are showcasing Spring Summer 2012 and Early Fall and Winter 2012-2013. In Australia, the seasons are changing and in Sydney we have not had a Summer at all. It may be warmer in March and April and perhaps we'll have a warm Spring and Autumn. 
We'll have to be prepared for Sydney's 4 seasons in a day and some of the looks for next season will be absolutely perfect in Sydney, London, Paris or New York.

For a Winter casual look, I like the ideas in the Burberry 2012 Fall/Winter where there is a real edge to the designs and several influences in styles. Love this Chic Casual Couture look. The jacket has a military feel with a 3/4 sleeve and the gloves are cool. It is an interesting twist on a skirt design, like a side peplum frill.
The Mulberry 2012 Fall/Winter Range mixes an array of textures and patterns and a mix of black,    brown and grey with at the addition of faux fur to achieve a sophisticated confident look. Looks great and very wearable. You could use each of the pieces with other outfits. 

Who would have thought of putting a mustard belt with a grey and white coat and hat? It looks great. The style combines pouch pockets, double breasted and a centre white panel to soften the look. The cute boy cap adds a cheeky feel to the outfit and is featuring in many of the designer ranges in both day and evening wear.
Staying with the double breasted, but more into the brown shades, this trench has had an update with the use of a tweed peplum. Again it lifts the block colour and adds a flirty touch. 
The clutch rather than the big bag allows the eye to focus on the outfit. Again, all workable separates which can accessorise other looks for winter. Loving the shooties and the opaque tights in other shades than the traditional black. Of course black is still here and always will be part of any fashion range, but the textures give a new interesting look. 
Diane Von Furstenberg has brought patent shine with feminine lace and a real Avengers look with the slicked down hair and the sunglasses adding an edgy look. In a dress, the designer has combined a funky pattern in revisiting a contrasting black and white minstrel hand pattern and introduced the orange and black split sleeve in the sleeve.
Jason Wu added a vivid orange skirt with black panels highlighted with black stitching in this eye catching outfit. Mixing it up, he teamed 3/4 length black leather gloves with high ankle stroppy shoes and sheer black stockings. Love the soft and the hard elements of this outfit. Harsh slick hairstyle softened by long dangly earrings. Oscar de la Renta has incorporated a tweed coat with a shawl collar fastened by a vintage brooch and a black and white floral dress accessorised with plain black shooties, gloves and a hairband for a 60's look.
I have chosen a few outfits from my Runway fashion 2012 interest board http://pinterest.com/gjb215/runway-fashion-2012/ which I think show the enormous diversity of fashion options for you. Putting your wardrobe together for this season will be interesting. I will be thinking about jumping out of my comfort zone and how I can change the focus of either my key coloured pieces or my coloured accessories which complement rather than match my outfit. Enjoy! GJB

Monday, 20 February 2012

What's Happening?.......Next

What's Happening?.......Next
I chose this title for my website because life is changing with a click of the fingers and this is so true for fashion.
On Friday I was blogging about popping the colours of the season and it was on the Channel 9 Mornings show today. Add colour but remember to keep it work appropriate. On the runway there is a rainbow of possibilities. Color palette included rich shades of gold, blush, lilac, black and ivory in lace, chiffon and silk ensembles. I've chosen some of my favourites from the Runway shows Spring/Summer 2012. It's interesting that when you look at the fashion worn at the SAG awards and the Grammy's awards nights that there is colour but with stylists to help and with price not being a concern for the stars only a few got the look right.

Alexander McQueen gowns are divine and make a statement. The head wear is appropriately theatrical for a Runway Show but the gown will adorn any star at an awards night. In the ivory to beige colour ways with a "touch" of glitter. The fabulous tangerine to orange POPS with these gowns and what an impact when you step out of the limousine.
Marchesa gowns  featured at the Awards nights but these are some of my favourites in the Spring/Summer 2012 range. Staying with the silver and shades of gold with bling detail these gowns are divine. Earrings with these GORGEOUS  GOWNS would frame the face but other Jewellery would overpower these statement looks. Choices are available in a silhouette design or a full skirt. Red again did appear at the awards night. I am sure that you know the one I mean. Yes it made a brave statement but can I say that there were other choices which are more appropriate. This is another outstanding Marchesa Gown in red satin and lace.

Michelle Williams looked great in this Red Valentino gown. She was smiling and looked very confident in her decisions.
The Oscar de la Renta gown is a"show stopper" in grey organza. Emma Stone who normally wears bright colours looked great as she donned a short black Alexander McQueen dress.

If you are choosing a formal gown for a special occasion consider all the options and make sure that it suits you and makes you feel confident.Spend time trying it on with different shoes, jewellery and an evening bag. Only you really know your style. Other people may think that they're being helpful but in the end it's YOUR PERSONAL STYLE.If you get it right you'll smile all night, people will give you compliments and you'll have a great evening and great photos.
Enjoy GJB