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The response to this year's issue of SWIM+ has moved me more than you know. I'm so very very thankful for all of you who took the time to look, to share and to comment or message me about it. It takes a lot of work, a lot of planning and what feels like a million emails but it's the personal heartfelt and often tearful messages from you that make it all worthwhile. Everyone who collaborated on this years issue did it with joy and out of love and I'm forever grateful because without them it ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Celebrity Copycat / Stripes

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There was no way that I was missing this week's theme, I was still deeply regretting not being a part of stripe week so I decided to roll the two into one. In the end I think it all worked out brilliantly. I google searched something along the lines of "Celebrities wearing bold stripes" and who should pop up but my girl Taylor Swift. With my new hair extensions it just made it all too easy so I sucked up my poor sick little self and got down to business. I've only had the extensions for a few ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Oversized

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This is me, trying to catch up. Rushed after a full day of juggling work and a sick baby. I know "Oversized" week is well and truly over but here I am with an outfit, a few poses and a positive attitude to tick things off my to-do list. When I stared blankly into my wardrobe the first thing that jumped out and bit me was my giant black fuzzy wuzzy jumper from 17 Sundays. It's definitely my guilty winter pleasure. The knit is super stretchy, the fibres are smooth and silky even Aidan loves ... [ Discover More ]

The miniMAG

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I published the 9th issue of my beloved little miniMAG tonight and as the weeks go by more and more people are signing up so I wanted to take a moment to let you to know it's making my heart sing, thank you! I'm still playing with it, seeing which days suit, what content you love to read and I'm loving all the questions that keep flooding in which I try my best to answer as promptly as possible. This is a passion project for me and I thank you again for reading. If you haven't yet, feel free to ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Maxi Dress

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Usually I take my outfit photos on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon about 4-5pm in full shade. This weekend I didn't have that luxury and crammed in my photos at 11am between Aidan's playdate and my Blog Chic's blogger meet up event. The lighting conditions aren't ideal but I just went with it and had fun. Maxi dresses not the first thing I go for in my closet as I often find the one block of fabric too overwhelming for my shape. Wrap Cardi - Virtu Necklaces - Target gifted Maxi Dress - ... [ Discover More ]

Captured Curves – Jessica Eisner

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Dress: Topshop Jacket: Roxy Lipstick: MAC Bag: Sportsgirl Shoes: Novo Sunglasses: Ray Bans How old are you and when did you first start modelling? I am 19 turning 20 in a month!  I was with a little people's agency when I was younger didn't get any work from them so I didn't keep going with that. I have always wanted to be a model but never knew about plus size agency's until I left high school and I found Bella Models and sent in my digis and was signed pretty much straight ... [ Discover More ]

A Letter to MamaMia regarding Plus Size Fashion

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For the past few days I have been silently fuming, unable to publicly comment on my disappointment regarding the two most recent plus size articles on MamaMia. I've had nothing but positive feedback from my outfit photos published there last year so the turn around baffles me. As much as they enraged me it was a similar smack in the face that I find repeatedly occurs in this industry and I'm afraid I'm becoming a little numb to it. I feel like I'm repeating the same thing over and over again ... [ Discover More ]

BGM Models Media Event at Billich Gallery

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Last Thursday at exactly 5pm I arrived at a very swanky event hosted by BGM Models at the Billich Gallery in The Rocks, Sydney. Gowns, art, champagne, harbour views and beautiful curvy women... how could I resist? When I entered the gallery I was instantly struck by the beautiful light in the room and shape of the space. Paintings covered every inch of the walls and soft lights drew you deeper into the artworks. Enlarged portraits of BGM Model's stars graced you upon entry, not to mention a ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Animalistic

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This week really was a challenge for me, I'm not a fan of animal print at all. At one point I did think of skipping it but you know, since Aussie Curves is my thing I should push the envelope a bit and get out of my comfort zone. It was 6pm on Sunday, about to rain and I'd forgotten to take my pics so I quickly whipped this outfit together, smeared on some eyeliner and went for it. I am wearing the only two animal print pieces (both were gifts) in my wardrobe... and I don't feel like ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Black & White

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The black and white fashion combination is truly a girls best friend and there are millions of ways you can incorporate it into your look. After staring at my wardrobe for awhile I decided to go all out in one of my favourite maxi dresses from Crossroads. It has a simple silhouette, a great neckline, stretchy fabric, a forgiving print and I'm pretty sure I got it on sale before Christmas. I'm wearing a size XXL. Tribal Print Maxi Dress - Crossroads Pink Bling Enamel Hinged Bangle - ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Nature

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I'm a little bit behind this week, actually I'm cutting it quite fine and publishing my post just before the linky closes for the "Nature" challenge. I've been busy, it happens. A few ladies who haveve entered the challenge late are actually making an effort to go right back and do the ones they've missed which I think is a spectacular effort. Don't have time to write up an Aussie Curves post? Then why not take a photo on instagram/twitpic and hashtag it #aussiecurves or join the Aussie Curves ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Swimwear

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There's something about swimwear that gets women all choked up but for me these days I just slap the stuff on, adjust the girls and go. This is not the first time the internet has seen me in a pair of togs and I'm sure it wont be the last. I'm not a Victoria's Secret model, a pin up babe or an attention seeker, I just show no fear. This isn't something that's come naturally, I've had to slowly break down my own preconceptions. I assumed that my body had to look a certain way for me to feel ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Texture

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When I saw that this week's theme was "Texture" I instantly knew what I'd be wearing, there was no doubt about it. This dress is one of my favourites but it's an "occasional dress". Why? Well, because it's so damn delicate! There is a slip underneath to keep me modest but the overall dress is made with a ladder stitch making it completely see-through. I have to make sure none of my jewellery catches, not only is it a pain in the ass but I'd also be heartbroken if I damaged the dress. It's a ... [ Discover More ]

PSFWA – Part Three

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In Part Two we hung out at the apartment and had dinner and now I'm going to tell you about The Clothes Swap. I absolutely love this photo I took of all the girls, ready and raring to go! No one was allowed dibs or holdsies and they were released into the main room of the apartment at full speed. Everyone had laid out their clothes all over the floor in a random fashion. I'm still kicking myself for not taking a photo of it all before they rushed in. Everyone started on their solo mission of ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Secondhand

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If you know me, you know I love op shopping, visiting vintage and thrift stores is kind of my thing. In the last couple of years I went a little crazy, draggin home every old chair, painting and nicknack I fancied. Soon my house was filled to the brim and Steve asked me to stop. So for the past year I've been decluttering, taking things back along with my own old stuff I no longer needed. This year I have a little room to dabble but things have to meet a criteria before I bring them home. ... [ Discover More ]

PSFWA 2012 – Part Two

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In Part One I told you about our manic drive into the city and catching up with Jeanie and Olivia at Benefit Cosmetics Boutique. Well after we got all done up we headed over to our weekend hideaway, a very posh Meriton World Tower Penthouse Apartment for two nights. We got a gorgeous apartment overlooking the city and the harbour. With plenty of room for us to spread out and get comfortable. photo by @waituntilsunset We stocked up the fridge with all the party essentials. photo by ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Bling

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I was really looking forward to this week's challenge but as with most things lately it was left to the last minute. Stephanie and I dressed up in our best bling and headed out to take photos. Finding a location presented it own challenge but as soon as I saw the giant trees covered in candy coloured lights I knew we'd found it. Earrings - Lovisa circa 2011 Necklace - Lovisa circa 2010 Lazer Cut Cardigan - TS14+ gifted Tank Top - Crossroads Belt - 17 Sundays gifted Silky Skirt - ... [ Discover More ]

Danimezza SWIM 2012

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 I'm just a little overwhelmed, I still can't believe it. There it is, the very first SWIM Lookbook and my first attempt at digital publishing... please be kind. I'll come back later in the week once I've recovered and tell you more about the whole experience. For now just click, view, enjoy and then come back here and tell me what you think! ... [ Discover More ]

Change Room Confessions: Target

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I have some exciting news... I'm an official blogger for Target Australia and I'll be writing one post a month, showcasing finds I love. I'm given a budget of $100, I shop my ass off and come back here to tell you all the things I think are worth checking out. With Aidan ready to head to school a few extra days a week (hold me) I figure I'll have a little more time up my sleeve to start doing Change Room Confessions again, you might remember them from my City Chic days.Basically I create a few ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Dark

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I interpreted this week's theme "Dark" as more of a mood rather than a colour scheme. I was sent this beautiful Clements Ribeiro Swan dress from Evans several weeks ago but I never had a suitable event or occasion to wear it to, to really do it justice. When Suger came to stay we both knew I'd have to wear it for this week's challenge and it was so fun to have her take these photos for me. Suger also suggested that I wear my red hot pumps for the shoot to match my Make Up Forever, Aqua Rouge ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Strapless

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Strapless... wow, now that's something I haven't done in awhile. For years I bought dresses and tops that were totally cute but seriously not practical, this is one of them. I bought it from City Chic many moons ago and I keep trying to sell it and then lose my nerve last minute. It's a size S and it really is a bit too small but I don't care, it's the fabric... I'm in love! Black Forrest Necklace - Wild Bling (similar) Blue Foil Strapless Top - City Chic circa 2007 Adore Contour ... [ Discover More ]

I Heart My Body 2012

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I've just eaten a bowl of spaghetti for dinner and Aidan is playing quietly with his iPad. The sun is going down. "Just do it" I whisper my mantra softly to myself, soon I'm bare faced and naked. My hair is exactly how it looked when I woke up this morning. I grab the camera, set up the shot and call Steve quietly. "Just hold the button down, it will take two seconds" and I was right. It was done, they were taken and it was painless. This isn't a new frontier for me, this naked business. My body ... [ Discover More ]

Curvy Chic Lingerie

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Model: Delphina Shakallis  Lingerie: Curvy Kate Australia + City Chic Make Up: Amy Sheree Styled & Photographed by: Danielle Melnyczenko Accessories: Stylists Own k EDITED TO ADD: There have been a few comments about how photoshopped these images are so I thought I'd post a before and after. Delphina has magical skin, that was one of the reasons I knew she'd be perfect for a lingerie shoot. I've applied a general action over ... [ Discover More ]

Aussie Curves – Tribal

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It's fun to break out of the mould a little, to try a look that's a little bit out of the square and for this week's theme "Tribal" I thought I'd do exactly that. I'm currently on Hayman Island so when planning my outfit the tribal theme was definitely injected with a bit of a tropical jungle vibe. Jacket - Virtu Tank - TS14+ Skirt - Crossroads Necklace & Earrings Set - Wild Bling Shoes - Target This gorgeous neon tribal necklace from Wild Bling arrived late last week with ... [ Discover More ]