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SPRING/SUMMER BEAUTY PICKS

As the season changes, it's always fun to change up your beauty routine and try some of the new products on the market. Here's a look at a few things I'll be adding to my makeup bag this season! 1....
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A NEW SEASON

A new season is beginning to filter into stores, and also here at Couturing. Much like fashion itself, Couturing is always evolving, and I'm thrilled to be a part of it's latest incarnation. As the newest of...
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THE NEW RENAULT CLIO

Get ready to be seduced by style I'm the first to admit I don't know a lot about cars. If something can get me from A to B in relative comfort, then I'm happy with that. When I was offered the...
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CONRAD MACE

When it comes to pampering ourselves, I think I'm not alone when I say I would never turn down the opportunity to be pampered but I rarely make time to. It's hard to find time in our busy schedules to book...
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THE UPSIDE

It's hard enough trying to fit exercise into a busy schedule without having to worry about running around afterwards, running errands and catching up with friends in daggy gym gear. Enter, The Upside. The...
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CAVALIA

I was lucky enough to attend on of the Melbourne productions of Cavalia, a circus inspired show with a twist. Cavalia blends performing arts, multimedia, special effects and equestrian stunts to great effect....
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SILKSTONEWOOD

With the number of online stores available to shoppers, it's hard to navigate through to find the best e-buys. I was recently introduced to silkstonewood, the brainchild of Meredith East-Powell....
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DARE TO BARE

I don't know whether it's the cold weather, lack of exercise or working in a heated office, but recently my skin has been looking a little dull. I've also had the displeasure of discovering a lot of little...
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LEGALLY BLONDE

Thanks to Progressive PR, I was lucky enough to check out the Melbourne production of Legally Blonde the musical this week. As with all movie to theatre adaptations, it can often be a difficult transition...
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WARDROBE INSPIRATION

I'm currently looking for wardrobe inspiration for our new house. I'm currently living in a small apartment which means the wardrobe situation is far from ideal. Despite trying to regularly cull my clothes and...
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MONET AT THE NGV

"My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece." - Claude Monet When I travel overseas, I usually make the effort to check out all the cool galleries, museums and exhibits, but at home, I must admit, I don't...
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MORE BATHROOM INSPIRATION

I'm currently still looking for bathroom inspiration for our renovation. The aesthetic we are going for is classic with a modern twist. I'm loving the floating basins with no vanities underneath. While...
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BATHROOM INSPIRATION

  I'm currently in the process of renovating. Renovating is a tough process and part of the challenge is finding the right inspirational pictures to help turn a blank room into something which is...
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LEROY

During MBFWA, I was lucky enough to wear this amazing scuba dress by emerging Sydney based designer Leroy Nguyen. In a competitive industry it's always a challenge for new designers to stand out but with...
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IN PREPARATION FOR WINTER

In all the midst of fashion week chaos and an unforgiving cold, I have managed to keep myself preoccupied from the hundreds of MBSFW posts clogging up my Instagram feed which continuously remind me that I am...
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MBFWA 2013 ESSENTIALS

  As much as Fashion Week sounds like it will be a glamourous mix of clothes, makeup, parties and drinking, it's actually a lot of hard work. It's not unusual to be up till 3am every morning typing...
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WHO RUN THE WORLD?

I know I'm a little late jumping on the Girls bandwagon but you must watch this show. The brainchild of Lena Dunham who also starts as the main character and aspiring writer Hannah, follows the lives of four...
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LIP SERVICE

I've always been pretty conservative when it comes to makeup. I generally tend to opt for smoky eyes and plain lips. This summer, I'm using the sunny weather as a great excuse to be a bit more adventurous with...
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KX PILATES

A new year usually means a new fitness resolution for me, and this year has been no different. Vowing to get fit and tone up, I was on the lookout for an exercise class which would be challenging but also fun....
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13 RESOLUTIONS

Happy New Year everybody! A new year, much like a new idea, always requires a fitting introduction. Although the conclusion is yet to be written, 2013 has introduced itself as a dynamic year of change,...
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INTRODUCING DYLAN KAIN

Proportion and control, an attractive temper, a feeling of electricity, a pulse within reach. This is the philosophy Bonnie Davis, the Creative Director of Dylan Kain/Love St.Studio designs by. Launched in...
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QT SYDNEY HOTEL

Last week Thom and I were lucky enough to travel to Sydney for Ray Ban's 75th Anniversary party at the new QT Sydney Hotel. Set in the heritage listed Gowings department store and State Theatre in the center...
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THINGS I AM THANKFUL FOR

December is always a curious month, although you are essentially winding up a year, you are beginning a summer. Summer is the time for making new friends, traveling, trying different things, shopping and ...
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ENGAGED!

I guess you can already guess from the title, but I'd love to share a bit of news from my recent trip to Japan. While I was away, I got engaged! My partner Saul has been my biggest supporter since Couturing...
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JAPAN MAGIC

After spending two weeks in Japan, I fell well and truly under the spell of this beautiful country. The perfect mix of historical and modern sites, Japan has something for...
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TURNING JAPANESE

I'm currently visiting Japan for the first time and it's easy to see why people fall in love with the country. The Japanese people are all so lovely and there is always so many things to do. It's hard to...
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NO MORE 50 SHADES OF ORANGE

It's that time of year where the sun comes out and the layers of clothing come off to reveal the true colour of your skin, which is often a a few shades lighter than you remembered when the sun was last out....
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HEADPIECES

I love headpieces, and not only just for the Spring Racing Carnival. I'd wear a headpiece every day if I could! I think it's the perfect way to finish off an outfit, and a unique headpiece is always a great...
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ALL ABOUT FACIALS

Recently, I was chatting with a few girlfriends and we got onto the topic of facials. To my surprise (read: slight horror), none of them had actually had one before! This inspired me to write a small piece...
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OH, THE PLACES YOU’LL GO

With summer just around the corner, I can feel the anticipation building up inside me, like when you have a big gulp of beer and you can feel the carbon bubbles bursting as it slides down your throat and into...
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BOTICCA

I love a good statement accessory. It's the perfect way to dress up any outfit. When I discovered Boticca it was hard not to buy everything on the site.   Boticca selects jewellery and accessories...
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NO RULES

It's a new look, a new team and a whole new Couturing. The 'refresh' button's been hit and it's time for a brand new chapter of the book.   I'm so excited to welcome you all into the start of what...
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GOING NUDE

Inspired by Couturing beauty writer Georgia Walsh's post on nude lips, I decided to try this trend for spring. I personally prefer lip pencils for adding a bit a colour. Starting with a base of Elizabeth Arden...
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THE LANEWAY

After having the same hairstyle for over 15 years, on Saturday, Thom and I visited the amazing Paula Kelso at Brighton East hair boutique, The Laneway. We were treated to a hair makeover by Paula who has been...
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WELCOME!

Welcome to the new and improved Couturing.com! It's been a year since Thom and I started the original website and it's been an amazing journey since then. I've met some amazing an inspirational people...