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Issue 18 Aug - Nov 2012


Spring Fashion Cascades of colour


Reader Competition Two $50 vouchers to win at Sassy Divas!


Reader Competition Two family memberships up for grabs at Leschenault Leisure Centre!


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Editor’s Message




Shop ‘til You Drop

Home & Garden

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Spring Fashion


Meet the Team at Bunbury Indoor Beach Volleyball Centre


Reader Competition


Golf - Where to Play?


Book Reviews

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Music & The Arts

Two $50 vouchers to win at Sassy Divas!

Reader Competition

Outdoor Living

Spring Into Action!

Cascades of colour


Design for the Home


South West Artisans

Property & Finance

Two Family memberships up for grabs at Leschenault Leisure Centre!


Could You Benefit from Refinancing?


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On The Road

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Health & Beauty

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Matching Wine With Food Where to start?

Raw Food Spring Recipe


editor’s message

Welcome to the latest edition of The Bunbury Life! Spring is in the air and another glorious summer is just around the corner. So in this issue, to celebrate this exciting time of the year we have not one but two fabulous reader competitions to enter! With new season fashions now in the high street stores, don’t miss the chance to win one of two $50 vouchers to spend at Prinsep Street-based fashion boutique, Sassy Divas. If you are looking for a special outfit for a special event this spring, you will find plenty to choose from here! Next up, we are offering two free family

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Spring Fashion Cascades of colour

Stephanie Says…

The latest fashion trends from The Bunbury Life’s resident fashion expert... little eccentricity too. Monochrome colours work well as do metallic tones. And, although fashion is currently all about clashing prints, pieces in a multi-tone print look best with a solid colour, sheer fabric layered on top, or alongside lace or leather. Another hot trend is the peplum, a reworked idea of the frill attached to skirts or jackets that was first seen over 200 years ago! It’s a feminine way to nip in the waist and add extra curves. Moving away from the traditional look, it’s exciting to see peplum inspired frills and structured shapes curving their way down blouses and jackets to wave at the hips. More focus on waists comes in the form of high waisted skirts. The skirts are coming in all shapes and lengths but they keep the idea of the curvy silhouette in mind. Tuck in the top or leave it out and add a belt to keep the waist cinched in. As it’s spring, shorts are back! Sharp tailored, high waisted shorts, which are short but also have a chic look with a blazer and satin or sheer top. They look sassy too in silk or leather with a subtle flared cut Honey & Beau to the leg. at 43rd on Stephen

With the promise of summer around the corner, spring is the season of bright ideas and new fashion thrills. And, just like the bursting buds shouting out ‘springtime’ around us, colour is splashing out of stores and onto the streets. Yellow is the primary colour in which to be noticed this season. It dictates hope, excitement and fun and will be seen in varying intensities from sorbet lemon, through to citrus and neon. As for wearing it, look to find the shade that suits your skin before deciding how far to go. For a bold look, team neon yellow with cobalt blue or tangerine and focus on a clean line to the outfit to create a striking effect rather than a confusion of ideas. Gentler citrus, primrose, mustard and pastel shades are around too in delicate chiffon and sheer fabrics, perfect for creating a monochrome outfit. If you don’t want to commit to a whole outfit in this bright trend, just add a bag, belt, headscarf or heels in yellow or a lick of neon polish to your nails. As well as the array of yellows around this season, spring is also very much about pastels. Colours reminiscent of meringue, sugar coated almonds and sorbets. Lilac, blue, mint, peach, lemon and pink are fabulous as a foil to a neon yellow but make for a great look on their own too. Look out for skinny ankle-skimming jeans in a pastel shade together with a billowy sheer top. Finish off with wedge heels, a spring must-have, or ballet flats, and avoid strappy sandals as they make the outfit look too fussy. Then choose a nail polish in a milkshake colour. Prints have not been forgotten and this season it is the multi-tone print that is taking off. Not prints with a regular repeated pattern but those with an abstract flow of colour and movement. It’s an individual look and adds a 8

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