SBJ FASHION BLOG

COVID – 19 LETS STAY HOME

Written by Nicole... Over the last week we have seen the world change in ways we have never seen before. We find ourselves globally sharing capacity to defeat the spread of the virus COVID-19. If you had told me in a 24 hour period my husband would be working from home, my kids would be at home learning online and…
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SUSTAINABLE FASHION

We communicate our personal style through what we wear. Our personal aesthetic includes clothing, footwear, accessories, makeup and hairstyle. We use fashion to express how we want to be perceived. In recent times we have seen an increased awareness around sustainable fashion. Consumers are becoming more conscious about the way they shop and how their habits affect the environment. We…
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NEW YORK FASHION WEEK 2020

Fashionistas, Influencers and Celebrities from all over the world, head to New York Fashion Week in February annually, to view the unveiling of Autumn/Winter collections. The worlds media’s attention is on who is in attendance, what they are wearing and what will be the latest trends showcased by the industry's most celebrated designers. This year New York Fashion Week's most…
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WHAT IS ETHICAL FASHION?

"What are the tops brands for ethical clothing in Australia?" Gone are the days of casually strolling Sydney’s hot spot Oxford Street Paddington enjoying the vibrant atmosphere, diverse culture, trendy bars restaurants and cafes and world-famous retailers and boutiques. Sydney boutiques have been superseded by the big chains, big box retail stores appealing to the masses with cheap on trend…
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MAKE ME UP

Written by Nico Maurico… Makeup either does one of two things to most people. It either 1. Excites them and ignites their creative juices or 2. It confuses them and they become indifferent to the concept. I fall into the first group of people; the ones that get excited by makeup and overspend on it. Today makeup has become a…
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PLUS SIZE STYLING

What to wear, if you're plus size... Plus size women, like all other body types, come in different sizes and shapes. Plus size clothing is clothing proportioned specifically for people whose bodies are larger than the average. You can dress well at any size by choosing clothes that flatter your figure and accentuate your best features. The key to dressing…
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PETITE STYLING

What to wear, if you're petite... Petite women, like all other body types, come in different sizes and shapes. The term Petites is used to describe a woman 5’4” or under in height. However, petite doesn’t necessarily mean small and slim. Most brands that stock Petite sizes range from size 4-16. When you are short in height you usually want…
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MY STYLE JOURNEY…THE STORY SO FAR

Written by Nico Maurico... For my first blog with SBJ, I wanted to let you in on how my style has evolved over time and has helped with my self-expression. Growing up I was always told that everything had its place and to deviate from the norm was frowned upon. I grew up in a traditionalist household that conformed to…
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THE IMPORTANCE OF CLOTHING ALTERATIONS

You either fall into one of two categories. You are a regular visitor to your local tailor, or you never get your clothing tailored at all. The truth is not many people can walk into a store and purchase an item of clothing that fits perfectly. When your clothes fit you perfectly, you look in proportion which provides an overall…
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MALE BODY SHAPES

KNOWING YOUR BODY SHAPE AND HOW TO DRESS ACCORDINGLY As fashion stylists we can’t express enough, how important it is to understand your body shape. Once you learn how to dress for your shape, it is amazing how easy it is to build a wardrobe of clothing you will love to wear. We have put together a generic list to…
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