Tea for a bride to be

Tea-For-Tammy Some photo moments from a special morning tea I held for my lovely friend Tammy. A fresh and floral party with tea and a bit of toilet paper too.

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Doing some good in the 'hood…

Last weekend we had the pleasure of revealing an exciting project The Sebastian Foundation has been working on over the past 6 months – a brand new playground for the Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre in the Blue Mountains. As we all know, the Blue Mountains suffered terribly over the past year because of the bush fires that hit in October 2013. As a result, 186 homes were lost in the Winmalee, Yellow Rock and Springwood area. On the day of the fires and for the weeks following it sent the community into a 10 day long battle of fear, anxiety, disruption, impaired sleep and total physical exhaustion. Thankfully, the Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre (WNC) began its support of the families and residents in their community as soon as the fires hit and kept their doors open continuously for 8 weeks straight organising clothes, food, toiletries,, linen and practical items. The centre became and continues to be a place of refuge for all those affected. The Manager (or Angel of Winmalee – as the residences refer to her as) of the (WNC), Morna Colbran, has spent tireless and countless amounts of hours at the centre, making it a place where the community can find counselling and any other life needs they may have. She is a hard worker and given up so much of herself to make provide happiness for others. We thought it was only fitting to honour this wonderful woman and name the playground ‘Morna’s Playground’ after her. We at The Sebastian Foundation saw a need at the centre, a bare yard with nowhere for the children to go an be entertained while their parents were seeking help and counselling. Having our own children, Guy and I know the importance of having a place for them to run in the sunshine, exert energy and have fun. We thought, what better way to inject some fun and brightness into the families of this community than to build a playground for them to enjoy. This is a central place for families to come and the centre plays such an integral role in the lives of so many. We are honoured to be a part of such a beautiful initiative and are so grateful to the donations of the public to our foundation which has enabled us to build this playground. Our reveal on Saturday was an amazing day! We had our fantastic ambassador Sam Moran come and sing a few songs followed by the lovely Guy Sebastian who belted out a few tunes too. It was so great to have so many smiling faces come to say hello and to support the foundation. The best and most rewarding part of the day was seeing all the kids playing on the playground and the adults enjoying the parents retreat. The sun was shining and it was so fun meeting everyone who came out for the day! Once again – it is because of the generosity of everyone who donates to The Sebastian Foundation that allows us to help families and communities like this. We are forever grateful for all the support. If you would like to make a donation so we can continue to help families please head to www.thesebastianfoundation.org  Jules x

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Retail Therapy: Go ahead and jump!

I absolutely adore my latest purchase – this jumpsuit from Glassons! This jumpsuit has a gathered waist and a deep V design at the back which shows off a bit of skin without being too revealing. What else is there to say about this chiffon beauty – it’s stylish, affordable, comfortable for the warmer months and it’s both a top and pants so how’s that for quick dressing in the morning in between juggling kids and phone calls!  Pair it with a great hat and dress it up or down with the shoes you choose – it’s that easy. Screen Shot 2014-10-03 at 6.23.51 pmScreen Shot 2014-10-07 at 12.30.40 pm

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Red Carpet Rochelle

I love a great red carpet event and I love it even more when I get to dress up somebody who is attending! This time, I had the pleasure of frocking up Rochelle Noll, the wife of the one and only Shannon Noll.They attended the Dally M Awards on the 29th of October and joined the force of amazing fashion moments. I captured a few behind-the-scene pics of Rochie’s fitting with the amazing Betty Tran (a Perth-based designer) in the lead up to the big night. You would have to agree that Shannon and Roch make a very handsome couple. And the DRESS – wow! Betty Tran – you’re amazing!
For more on Betty: http://bettytran.com.au
Gallery: Getting Rochelle Red Carpet Ready

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Dannii does Target

Fashion and music are 2 of my favourite things in life, so when Target decided to combine the two for their Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival show in Sydney over the weekend at Town Hall, I couldn’t have been happier to attend. To make things even more exciting, the musical act was none other than one of my best friends, Samantha Jade.
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If that put a smile on my dial, Dannii Minogue, who is one of the most fashionable, fashionista’s around, was showing her new range for Target – Petites. The range is a mix of casual wear in bright colours and prints for spring and summer with a few more dressed up pieces for work and evening wear. The show was opened by the drop dead gorgeous Rachael Finch, who, for a muma of a cutie pie 1 year old, looks smokin!
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I got my frock on and chose a dusty pink 50’s inspired Betty Tran dress to wear for the show. I love this dress – one of the absolute favourites I’ve ever worn!
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An excellent show Target and thanks for the invite!
GALLERY: Dannii Minogue for Target at Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival

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Fashion for Breakfast

We held a breakfast today to celebrate the Spring / Summer fashion range at DFO Homebush. Check out some pics from the fresh and fashionable breakfast today – thanks to everyone who joined me!

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If The Shoe Fits…

My shoe obsession this month is the wonderful Australian-designed brand Extraordinary Ordinary Day. I met Ash Lim from ExOD Shoes and instantly fell in love with these amazing pieces of foot candy! Can we please have a moment for those metallic brogues/loafers? Screen Shot 2014-09-23 at 2.33.24 pm Not only are they are super stylish – but they’re also super comfortable – which is a rare combo! I lasted an entire day in a pair of these magic shoes (I was wearing Basilisk in Beige) and hey presto – I could still feel my feet at the end of the day – extraordinary! Check out the ExOD range online here and photos from my visit to the ExOD studio below.  

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My Top 3 Bringing Sexy Back looks

It’s no secret at all that I had the best time filming Bringing Sexy Back for Channel Seven – sure I had just given birth to my beautiful second baby Archer and sleep wasn’t exactly a thing, but seeing how the lovely people on the show transformed themselves both physically and emotionally was so inspiring and so worth it! Those of you who follow me on Instagram would know I post the makeover outfits after each episode – but I’ve decided to list my Top 3 looks from the show based on your feedback and of course, my own personal favourites.

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