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Fluoro Fauna Sassy animal prints with bite!

Plus the Best of the Best

Sassy Skirts • Ankle Boots • Boyfriend Style Dress Rings • Silvery Separates • Homewares


Hi, I’m bellaloopa I’m your personal cyber stylist. Finding beautiful, covetable and eclectic fashion, beauty products, décor items and gifts is my passion. Each month I jet off on my cyber scooter, dipping in and out of e-boutiques and e-stores collecting the best of the best for my magazine, which you can click on and buy online immediately. For my launch issue I’ve found an array of delicious candy-coloured totes; adorable faux fur vests; sassy new season skirts; rugs, suitcases and plates adorned with butterflies; saucy ankle boots; sequinned shorts and much more. I hope you enjoy my selection as much as I enjoyed styling it for you.

Just Click and Buy Everything in the magazine can be bought online immediately. Just click on any of the beautiful fashion and décor and you’ll be whisked straight to the e-tailer point-of-sale. You can also peruse the complete range from any of the e-stores advertised in the same way. Enjoy!

See you in cyberspace, Bella L xx PS: Let me know what you’ve bought online or the must-visit e-tailers you’ve found while out and about in cyberspace. Email me at:

Shoes of Prey Designed by Tara, $300


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Fave Aussie e-tailer

bellaloopa shops globally, but has a soft spot for home-grown e-stores. Each month Bella L awards her ‘Fave Aussie e-tailer’ stamp to an exceptional online retailer. This month’s winner is Portmans, the Aussie fashion brand that has dressed the nation since the 1940s, and began catering to customers online in mid 2011. This season supermodel Abbey Lee Kershaw has added cachet to the brand that continues to grow in stores and cyberspace.


Currency Conversions bellaloopa shops globally and converts prices to Australian dollars for your convenience. All prices in the magazine are correct on the day of publication.

Look what’s in this issue! 4 In the Pink – rose-hued cosmetics 5 Ring a Ding Ding – beautiful dress rings 6 The Colour Wheel – delicious candy-coloured totes 8 Six of the Best – the best ankle boots 9 Book + Chair +Cuppa – perfect for a lazy afternoon 10 What Would Wallis Wear? – Fashion Wallis Simpson-style 12 Trend Spotting – neon-bright animal print fashion 14 On Your Metal – steely wardrobe staples 16 Butterfly Booty – butterfly-kissed homewares 18 Join the Dots – sassy skirts and what to wear with them 20 Go for Bloke – man-style fashion gets girly 22 Home Made – hand-made must-haves for the home 23 Choc-a-lot – scrumptious chocolates available online 24 Rule Britannia – beautiful objects get Union Jacked 25 Top Shelf – adorable cushions decorated with doggies 26 Gym Chic – exercise gear takes to the streets 27 Fluff Stuff – this season’s must-have faux fur vests 28 bellaloopa ❤ – a juicer with pizzazz


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8 bellaloopa’s band of helpers Editor-in-Chief: Melisande Clarke • Managing Editor: Josephine Brouard Art Director: Isobel Green • PR and Marketing: Alison Gregg • Contributors: Courtney Evans, Paige Kilponen, Olivia Morris, Marilyn Mortlock, Sharon Rhodes • Advertising:



In the Pink There’s something about pink. Whether it’s the colour of a baby’s blanket, a rare diamond or the heart of a sunset, pink inspires a warm, fuzzy feeling. This month Melisande Clarke takes a stroll down the cosmetic and skincare cyber aisles and handpicks a basket of beautiful pink makeup and lotions to give your beauty cabinet a rosy sheen.

Clinique Chubby Stick Lip Colour Balm, $35

Benefit Lip & Cheek Stain, $29

Benefit Under-Eye Brightening Boost, $39

Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss, $42

Body Shop Body Butter, $29.95

Bobbi Brown Body Oil, $65 Mecca Cosmetica Bobbi Brown Blush, $58

Clinique Moisture Surge, $75

Innoxa Lovely Lips Lipstick $14.95

Mecca Cosmetica Mor Marshmallow Hand Cream, $12.95 4

Skincare Store Butter London Nail Lacquer, $19.95


Samantha Wills Belvedere ring, $99 General Pants Black Stone Leaf Ring, $19.95 Oye Modern Pip Keane Bubbles Ring, $239 Shopbop Marc Jacobs Dreamy Logo Ring, $58.30

Ring a Ding Ding Let your fingers do the talking with glam dress rings decorated with black stones, silver detail and diamantĂŠs. Paige Kilponen gets her hands on a collection of dark and desirable dress rings ideal for any jetsetter.

Hard to Find Hibbertia Black & White Enamel Ring, $220

Colette Tear Drop Faceted Ring, $8.95

Saks Fifth Avenue Alexander McQueen Skull Ring, $128.17

Mimco Glimmer Ring Small Stack, $129


ACCESSORIES Colette Oval Eyelet Tote, $59.95 Colette Basic Ns Tote, $49.95

YOOX Pierre Darre Soft Leather Tote, $173

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Vancl Leather Wild Design Handbag, $54.50 Jigsaw Crawford Italian leather Medium Tote, $349


Fossil ZB5227 Key-Per Tote, $229

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Matches Fashion Maxmara Weekend Tote, $109.90

Myer DKNY Red Leather Tote, $399

Macys Cole Haan Colourblock Tote, $120.60

our Wheel Eclecttica Madrid Handbag, $448

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Jaeger Hampton Bag, $127.09

ASOS Warehouse Diamond Oversized Bag, $62.97



Six of the Best Ankle boots with saucy heels are the must-have footwear for winter. We selected the best boots showcasing this season’s romance with standout prints and adorable detail. We guarantee you’ll want more than one pair. Melisande Clarke reports



Shoe Box Saviour Boot, $59.95

StyleTread Rehab Black Boot, $249.95



Nine West Checkit Boot, $199

Wittner Animal Boot, $149.95

5 Spring Step Women’s Acclaim Boot, $149.99


The Iconic Eos Abelina, $199.95



Book + Chair + Cuppa This novel will get you excited about reading again, as Sharon Rhodes discovered when curled up with a nice cuppa. I read this story about a little Russian boy brought up by dogs in one sitting, completely stunned by the story and desperate to know the outcome. Then I re-read it slowly, relishing every word. The idea for Eva Hornung’s novel came from reports of children living with dogs or wolves in Moscow in the late 1990s, many whom were later rehabilitated into society with great success. Sadly, this is mostly not the case with children living on the streets with humans who often abuse and neglect their young, leaving them unable to later form relationships or join society. Alone in a big city in winter, hungry four-year-old Romochka follows a stray dog to her lair and joins four puppies suckling their mother in smelly, dank darkness. So begins his life as a dog, one both repulsive and beautiful, while the reader is taken on another journey: one of appreciation for the paper-thin difference between animals and humans. Along the way Hornung spares her readers few grim details of humans’ capacity for cruelty and indifference while her packs of dogs, by contrast, are warm, loving and loyal. The page-turning Dog Boy will often have you wondering if Romochka is better off with dogs or humans; for my vote, the dogs lead by a fetid, feral nose.

Peter’s of Kensington Waechtersbach CHE Mug, $11

Dog Boy by Eva Hornung (Text Publishing), $23.95

Matt Blatt Jaxon Armchair, $995


FASHION Popperfoto/Popperfoto/Getty Images

What Would Wallis Wear? Wallis Simpson has been called many things, but one thing is undisputable – ‘that woman’ had style. Fond of haute couture and Cartier baubles, she demanded attention wherever she went. Melisande Clarke finds all you need to recreate a Wallis wardrobe.

Saks Fifth Avenue Oscar de la Renta Stone Accented Dragonfly Pin, $240.70

Jigsaw Boucle Stitch Dress, $199

David Lawrence POW Check Wool Blend Blazer, $269

Jigsaw Cap Sleeve Cowl Neck Shift Dress, $299 Jigsaw Brogue Suede Shoe, $199 10

David Jones Mr K Beaded Sequin Bolero, $119



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Trend Spotting Fluoro Fauna

Animal print is a perennial fashion favourite and this season the critter craze shrugs off the savannah tones and steps into the clearing in neon bright hues. Hunt down brightly coloured animal print heels, totes, jackets and dresses that stand out from the pack. StyleBop Steffen Schraut Zip Dress, $253.22

The Outnet Helene Berman Animal Print Trench Coat, $161.80

House of Fraser Motel Zoe Leopard Print Dress, $19.42

ASOS Underground Wulfrun Creepers, $157.42 12

Top Shop Valentine Faux Snakeskin Toecap Ballet Pumps, $31.01

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David Lawrence Animal Print Cardi, $139

Nordstrom Jeffery Campbell Rock Play Sandal, $164

Net-A-Porter Equipment Signature Chiffon Shirt, $317.17

Ariat Quickdraw Leopard Print Cowgirl Boot, $173.60

Colette Snake Eyelet Tote, $29.97

New Look Animal Print Rosette Ballet Pump, $27.95



On Your Metal Add an element of surprise to your wardrobe this season with steely staples. Go for flirty sequinned legwear that looks fantastic with a pop of colour, or a hint of highfashion sci-fi in sparkly shifts and shorts. Olivia Morris takes a leaf out of her ‘look book’ and goes mad for metallic.

French Connection Silver Samantha Sequin Dress, $256.35

Myer T by Bettina Liano Lurex Tee, $79.95 Net-A-Porter Karl Batya Wrap-Effect Silk-Blend top, $187.71

The Iconic Mollini Henty Boot, $159

Sass and Bide Three Words Lovestate Super Crop, $250 14

ASOS Underground Exclusive Metallic and Pink Triple Sole Pointed Creepers, $102.73

Net-a-Porter Karl Sabine Sequinned Shorts, $252.45


Butterfly Booty As a symbol of transformation, the butterfly adds a touch of optimism to everything it touches. Remind yourself that life can be anything you want it to be – and decorate your home with these inspirational treasures.

birdsnest Cut A Cookie (set of 3), $8.95

Hard to Find Butterfly Cuff Bracelet, $49.95 Nordstrom Betsey Johnson ‘Bling Bling Time’ Butterfly Dial Watch, $128.17

Matt Blatt Romero Britto Butterfly Teapot, $89

Peter’s of Kensington Ashdene Miss Peacock Butterfly Mug, $5.50 16

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Zanui Brink and Campman Acrylic Xian Butterfly Rug (170 x 240cm), $615

Zanui Britto Roller Case (Small 3kg), $209.30

Etsy Melamine Butterfly Plate, $19.30



JOIN THE D.O.T.S Skirts are back in style but we’re not talking mousy separates here. Flashy, flirty slips of fabric in bold prints and clever cuts are a wardrobe must this season. Team them with sheer blouses, creamy soft sweaters and girly heels for maximum impact.

Myer Miss Shop Bettina Liano Lace Top, $89.95

Country Road Seam Detail Shirt, $99

Myer Bardot Lace T-Shirt, $59.95


Jigsaw Tweed Flared Hem Skirt, $199

Windsor Smith Frantik Sexy Red Shoe, $89.95 18

Witchery Scalloped Edged Lace Skirt, $149.95

Betts Jessica Shoe, $49.99

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Portmans Flippy Knit Skirt, $49.95

StyleTread Diavolina Fave Plum Shoe, $149.95

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Tremendous amounts of talent are lost to our society just because that talent wears a skirt. US Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, 1924-2005

Topshop Lace Crop T, $43.50

Top Shop Mesh Embellished Top, $59.05


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Dotti Ladybug Soild Skirt, $49.95 Portmans Belted Pencil Skirt, $79.95

Myer Leona by Leona Edmiston Sally Mary-Jane, $229.95

Portmans Brick Body Con Knit Tube Skirt, $49.95

Wittner Zachary Heel, $179.95

The Iconic Therapy Luxury, $49.95



Go for Bloke


ith winter around the corner, it’s time to slip into structured blazers and pants tailored to perfection. Or pop on some loafers, a suave hat and keep it minimal with this borrow-from-your-boyfriend trend. Team mannish jackets and tailored pants with seductive heels and show the blokes how to wear the pants.

Witchery Ponte Tux Jacket, $269.95

David Lawrenc Ponti Se Detail P $199

Sportscraft Nina Velvet Jacket, $269

General Pants Like a Lady Shirt, $129.95 20

Fossil Sydney ‘Boyfriend’ Watch, $179

Country Road Mini Check Jacket, $349

Courtney Evans for bellaloopa Karen Walker Louisianna Polka Dot Poplin Trousers, $224.70

David Lawrence Classic Wrap Coat, $449

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Fashion Extra To soften the mannish edge add a bit of girly glamour.

Mimco Meteor Bracelet, $129

The Iconic Zu Quezon Shoe, $150

OPI Nicki Minaj Nail Polish, $19.95

sass & bide The Sound of Time Bodicet, $390



Home Made We live in a fast-paced digital age, but the current hand-made trend takes us back to a time when everyday objects were slowly and lovingly crafted. These beautiful homewares created by designers and craftspeople using hands-on techniques are works of art that haven’t, thankfully, rolled off just any production line. Marilyn Mortlock reports

Publisher Textiles Hand Screen Printed Botanica Cushion, $60

Coast Furniture + Interiors Remada Rattan Armchair, $739

Bonnie and Neil Set of Six Wooden Storage Cubes, $1650

Collect Tjanpi Hand Woven Basket, $65

Oxfam Shop Garden Lantern, $15.95


Orson & Blake Beaded African Animal, $190




he ultimate sweet celebration comes in all shapes and sizes. Whether a beautiful box, a retro tin or on a stick, these chocolate treats are always welcome. Paige Kilponen seeks out a diverse selection of cocoa perfection. Godiva Milk Chocolate Tulip Lollipop, $6.50

Wild Patch White Chocolate Heart with Blood Orange Puree, $2.50ea

Max Brenner Caramelized Hazelnuts in Praline Cream 40g, $14

Chocolate Box White and Dark Chocolate ‘Olive’ Toscane 160g, $12.95

Lindsay & Edmunds Teddy Bear Lollipops, 22g, $2.50ea

Edible Blooms (Medium) Blarney Bloom, $75




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f there was ever a time to celebrate the Union Jack the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year is it. The distinctive red, white and blue design is popping up on everything from rings to chests of drawers. And it doesn’t matter if your loyalties are with queen or country flashing a bit of the flag on bags, jewellery, cushions and furniture is so regal right now. By Melisande Clarke

Sounds Like Home Chest with 3 Drawers, $899

Raw Space Vintage Union Jack Photo Frame, $25.95

Lulu Guinness Union Jack Lips Brooch, $93.20

Body Bling Union Jack Crystal Studs, $37.27


Antoine + Stanley Union Jack Ring, $29.95


Top Shelf Not on the High Street Scottie Dog Felt Brooch, $19.24

Peter Alexander Hot Water Bottle, $22.90

Hunt and Gather Boston Terrier Cushion, $59

Not on the High Street Fun Cosmetic Bag, $24.03

Matt Blatt Pug Bookends, $99

We can’t get enough of dogs, and pooch pets are just the beginning. Isobel Green went walkies and found a basket full of affordable gifts decorated with adorable dogs.

Matt Blatt Laissez Lisa Faire Jack Russell Cushion, $95

Matt Blatt Terrier Cushion Cover, $130

Not on the High Street Retro Terriers Cushion, $56.12

Ezibuy Scotty Cushion, $24.95

Not on the High Street Lime Dogs Cushion, $54.51



Gym Chic What Madonna did for underwear-as-outerwear, yogamad celebs have done for exercise gear as daywear. Josephine Brouard found vibrant exercise separates and accessories primed for action.

Nike AW77 Stadium Hoodie, $90

Abi and Joseph Nylon Elastane Hoody, $84

Amart All Sport Champion Women’s Bra, $30 Long Tall Sally Yoga Wide Leg Pants, $51

Nike Free 3.0 V4 Running Shoe, $160


Courtesy of abi and joseph

Puma FAAS Wing Jacket, $140


Fluff Stuff

AlibiOnline WishSquire Faux Fur Vest, $139.95

Repeat after me: fluffy is fabulous. Indulge the 70s rock-and-roll star within and slip a fur vest over a floaty peasant dress and slip on a pair of furtrimmed boots. Josephine Brouard explores this season’s animal instinct.

Courtesy of AlibiOnline

The Outnet Gryphon Metallic Coated Fur Vest, $169.60

StyleTread Earthies Seriph Brown, $200 Mimco Borgia Faux Fur Scarf, $79.95

Mini Me Faux fur isn’t just for grown ups – even the littlies are catered for in the faux fur department. Target Barbie Faux Fur Vest, $23.20

birdsnest Jag faux Fur vest, $149.95


Stay tuned for the next issue of bellaloopa Out 1st June, 2012

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