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SHOPPING CONFESSIONS Issue 19

THE PERFECT

GIFTS FOR MUM THIS MOTHER’S DAY


CONTENTS ON THE COV

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EDW ARD ME LLER SCLOVES

TOP PICKS

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SC HACKS: BABY OIL

SHOP

HOW TO

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CLASSIC FOOTWEAR: EVER AUSTRALIA

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LABEL LOVE: EDWARD MELLER

GIFTS

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MORGAN + TAYLOR ACCESSORIES

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MUST READ: STYLE SESSIONS

ON THE BACK

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SLEEPWEAR: FOR MUM + KIDS

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EVER AUSTRALIA Australian ugg brand launches chic new footwear range page 6

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ESSENTIAL WINTER WARMERS

PETER ALEXANDER The Adventures of Little Nutbrown hops into AUS + NZ stores page 20

SCARF STYLING PERFECTION

MORE GIFTS JUST FOR MUM!

LETS GET SOCIAL CONTACT KATHY

MORGAN AND TAYLOR Fashionable must have accessories for this Winter page 14


/ EDITORS LETTER

Dear Mikey,

please forgive me, for I have shopped again... Hey Shopping Friends! Hope you had a great Summer and are getting ready for the cooler months ahead. I’m not quite ready for it yet, but in saying that, I am loving the boots and accessories I’ve seen so far. I have been working and packing frantically. I can’t believe our big move is next month. So much to do and tell you but I’ll keep all of that for the upcoming months... This month we are celebrating our mums. Mother’s Day is just around the corner and we hope you find something amazing for her or yourself in this issue. Stay warm & happy shopping!

LETS GET SOCIAL QUEEN SHOPPER @SHOPCONFESSIONS

Kath x

*all pricing and availability correct as at 30th March 2019*

@SHOPPINGCONFESSIONS SHOPPING CONFESSIONS

DUCHESS OF DESIGN @DESIGNBYCV

TIME TO FIND OUT WHAT #SCLOVES THIS MONTH!

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#SC HACKS BABY OIL You don’t need to have a baby around the house to have a bottle of baby oil on standby...

• A few drops on a polishing cloth will make stainless steel and chrome like new. This is the only way I clean my stainless-steel fridge

• If a price sticker doesn’t come off easily soak the sticker in baby oil and clean with a cloth

• Dab a little oil on a cotton bud to help stubborn zippers

• Some baby oil in a spray bottle is a great way to fix squeaky hinges

• Polish your leather shoes. Add a few drops to a cotton ball

• Before tweezing your eyebrows rub a little oil around the brow. This will soften the hair and make tweezing less painful

• Before you give yourself a manicure rub baby oil on cuticles to soften. Will be the best manicure you’ve ever had

• If you get a little paint on your skin just rub with some baby oil. Using baby oil is an extra bonus as your moisturising at the same time

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EVER AUSTRALIA AUSTRALIAN UGG BRAND LAUNCHES CHIC NEW RANGE OF CLASSIC FOOTWEAR With Autumn here, one of the country’s largest UGG boot producers – Ever Australia – is adding a new collection to its stunning range of footwear, perfect for trans-seasonal styling. Using premium quality materials and the finest craftsmanship, Ever Australia has re-invented traditional footwear and has launched the all-new Candy Moccasin range. The Candy Moccasin range includes four beautiful colours, breathable and extra water-resistant suede uppers, comfortable and very soft leather inners, and a hidden 3cm heel to add a little elegance to any look. The flexible material makes the shoe comfortable to wear and with the PVC jelly-like sole; it’s like walking on clouds. Zoe Lu, Ever Australia Marketing Manager says, “We have re-created the traditional Moccasin style to reflect the contemporary wearer. Our customers love our quirky designs and we were excited to launch the new Candy Moccasins. The variety of colours and textures are the perfect way to add some fun to any outfit for day or night, and work or play.” Influenced by trends from all around the world, with a creative design team and talented craftsmen, Ever Australia continues to develop unique designs of the highest standards for each wearer to express their individual style with distinctive pieces. THE CANDY MOCCASIN RANGE RRP $122 Colours: Yellow, Blue, Pink and Harbour Mist www.everaustralia.com.au

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LABEL LOVE: EDW I was introduced to edward meller shoes about a year ago. Now I own about 5 pairs; from sneakers to heels to slides. So, it’s safe to say I love them. When I was sent the new campaign images for the Platinum Collection all I could think of was WOW and cover image for our mag. This season’s boots are breath taking and the design and quality will want you buying more than 1 pair. The new collection is stunning it embraces tonal suede, animal prints and textures, metallic leathers and pops of red & burgundy across a selection of high heeled styles, edward meller’s AW19 Platinum Collection will complete any wardrobe this season. Consisting of eight trend-driven styles, Creative Director, Yael Star has differentiated the capsule from the core collection through her signature stiletto silhouette.

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“This collection is a cohesive and fashion-forward offering that will appeal to anyone who is either trend conscious, looking for something a bit special or just wants a killer way to elevate their everyday look,” says Star. With names such as GAGA, WYLDE & GAIA, the collection offers sophistication, creativity and edge to the Australian fashion market, showcasing a variety of materials such as striking patent, soft suede and a variety of fine leathers, from textured to metallic. Edward Meller has interpreted the prominent animal print trend across the capsule with leopard print calf hair and croc print leather and supported them with a palate of earthy neutrals, perfect for winter dressing and fashion. www.edwardmeller.com.au


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WARD MELLER

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GISELLE 100 $255

GAGA $235

GAGA $235

GAGA $235

in LEOPARD/RED PAT TRIM, BLACK SUEDE/PEWTER, BURGANDY SUEDE/BRASS

in BLACK SUEDE

in LEOPARD

in RED SUEDE

SYLVIA 90 $235

SYLVIA 90 $235

SANDRO 90 $235

SANDRO 90 $235

SANDRO 90 $235

in CHAMPAGNE & BLACK SUEDE

in SILVER & DUST SUEDE

in ROSE GOLD

in BLUSH SUEDE

in BLACK SUEDE

WYLDE $235 in BRONZE

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WYLDE $235 in BLUSH

WYLDE $235

WYLDE $235

in MIDNIGHT SUEDE

in BLACK SUEDE & BLACK LEATHER

GAIA $335

GAIA $335

GAIA $335

in DUST SUEDE

in BLACK SUEDE

in BLACK PATENT

GABOR $395

GABOR $395

in DUST SUEDE

in BLACK SUEDE

GAIA $335

ZAIRE $335

in BURGANDY SUEDE

in BLACK CROC & LEOPARD


/ SHOP “MY HEART SKIPPED A BEAT WHEN I SAW THESE BOOTS” BOOTS $495

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MORG JACQUELINE GLOVES $39.95 MILA SCARF $49.95 www.morganandtaylor.com.au

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GAN AND TAYLOR VALENTINE BEANIE $39.95 PAIGE SCARF $49.95 www.morganandtaylor.com.au

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FARRAH BUCKET HAT $39.95 www.morganandtaylor.com.au

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ASPEN CAP $39.95 www.morganandtaylor.com.au

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STYLE SESSIONS

Perfecting the art of dressing By Kristin Todd

There is so much fashion information available now, especially in the age of social media, that all the images and advice can leave women feeling confused and overwhelmed. Personal stylist Kristin Todd noticed that her clients needed clear, down to earth information to help them discover their own style, for as she says in her new book: “Style Sessions is a personal styling session based on the simple idea that being stylish isn’t about wearing the latest looks from the runway. It’s about building a wardrobe that is an extension of your taste, your body and your lifestyle. I will lead you to discover your best uniform!” Todd provides solid and inspiring advice to women who are looking to explore and define their own style, in clear, practical terms, cautioning readers to watch trends, but only buy them when they align with your existing taste. “Celebrating your individuality will guide you to a great synergetic wardrobe. When all of your choices share the same genre or concept, you options to mix and match will extend beyond belief”. Style Sessions covers a myriad of topics, from the all-important dressing to suit your body shape, your age and of course, the fact that you should choose clothes that compliment the lifestyle you have. There is also concise information about how to plan and build a core wardrobe, how to shop economically as well as how to choose and wear the right accessories, the real look changers. There is also a section on how to find the perfect colour palette that will leave you glowing. www.booktopia.com.au $25.95

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SLEEPW GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU - THE ADVENTURES OF LITTLE NUTBROWN HOPS INTO PETER ALEXANDER STORES IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND For the first time, GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU - THE ADVENTURES OF LITTLE NUTBROWN HARE hops into Peter Alexander with an extensive branded sleepwear range for women, kids and babies. The adorable range of sleepwear is based on the famous meadow friends from the award-winning television series and holiday specials, transforming the super cute characters into a collection of comfy sleepwear. KIDS START FROM $39.95 WOMEN’S START FROM $39.95 www.peteralexander.com.au

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WEAR: MUM + KIDS

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WINTER WARME TOP 4 WINTER ESSENTIALS 2019 Once again, the time of year has come around where we unpack our winter coats and layer up! The temperature begins to drop, and we start looking for new and creative ways to stay warm without sacrificing comfort or lifestyle. Stay warm this winter with winter warmers from McGloins Supertex that will have you winning this frosty season.

TAAV VAPORPRO RRP $69.95 Stockist: Chemist Warehouse, Selected Pharmacies or www.mstx.com.au The VaporPRO uses natural steam therapy and latest technology, designed to relieve nasal congestion. With a range of safety features including double wall insulation, a safety night light and auto-cut you, can feel safe leaving it on through the night.

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/ TOP PICKS

ERS TAAV THERMOPRO NON-CONTACT INFRARED THERMOMETER RRP $89.95 Stockist: Selected Pharmacies or www.mstx.com.au This handy gadget can measure foreheads, room and surface temperatures. With a simple, easy to read backlit screen, the thermometer operates uses a traffic light system to indicate normal and fever temperatures. The non-contact design makes it completely non-invasive and a hygienic solution to taking temperatures.

HOTPOD RRP $39.95 Stockist: Chemist Warehouse, Selected Pharmacies or www.mstx.com.au Dubbed the next generation hot water bottle, the HOTPOD is an electric heat pack, designed with safety and convenience in mind. As well as keeping you warm, the HOTPOD is amazing for pain relief on the stomach, back and shoulders.

ARCHLINE SLIPPERS RRP $59.95 Stockist: Selected Pharmacies or www.mstx.com.au Archline slippers are orthopedic and podiatrist recommended. Available in two colours (Grey Marle and Charcoal Marle) both closed and slip on styles are created with a built-in orthotic footbed which is formulated to be perfectly supportive and therapeutic.

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HOW TO: STYLE Y HOW TO STYLE YOUR SCARF WITH AUSSIE LABEL DOG & BOY www.dogandboy.com As you know I’m not a fan of winter, I’m a summer girl through and through but if I were to choose one thing I like about winter it would be the accessories. From scarves, to gloves and woolly beanies, they are the perfect way to add a touch of chic to any winter outfit. This winter to up your style game, founder of Australian accessories brand dog&boy, Sonya Michele has put together some top tips on how to style your scarf.

SIMPLICITY IS KEY - Select a scarf with a bold print, or colours that compliment your outfit and simply fold it in half and drape it around the neck.

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/ HOW TO

YOUR SCARF COWBOY - Perfect for under jackets or as a statement piece with jeans and t-shirts, this look can be created by: TO CREATE IT: 1. Fold to make triangle. 2. Fold over long edge and drape triangle down in front of bust. 3. Take ends and cross over behind neck and bring back to front. 4. Tie ends under fold then tighten, adjust and fluff.

CRISS CROSS - A simple way to mix up the classic wrap and pull through style. This look simply weaves the scarf to create a Criss cross pattern instead of a knot. TO CREATE IT: 1. Fold scarf from the diagonal corner to corner. Then folding it in half create a loop at one end and drape around neck. 2. Slide one end under and through the loop. 3. Slide the other end over and through the loop. 4. Tighten, adjust and neaten!

ADD A BELT - It’s an easy way to change up how your scarf sits. Place your scarf around your neck in a style of your choosing, then simple place a belt around your waist and secure the ends of the scarf under the belt.

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MORE GIFT IDEAS POWER DUO $109.95 www.vidaglow.com

LEURA ROBE $159 www.deshabille.com.au

POLO RALPH LAUREN CHARLOTTE SLIPPERS $119.95 www.theiconic.com.au

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FOR MUM SERENE SLEEP PACK $99 www.swiish.com

CHALMERS ESTELLE COTTON SET $149.95 www.theiconic.com.au

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MORE GIFT JURA E6 $1499 www.jura.com

SHARK ION CORD FREE HANDHELD VACUUM $199.99

KITCHEN AID STAND MIXER $849 www.kitchenaid.com.au

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T IDEAS FOR MUM NINJA FOODI $379 www.thegoodguys.com.au

THE ULTIMATE EYES ESSENTIAL $149 www.synergieskin.com

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MORE GIFT IDEAS KKJ X AISHA JADE ENDLESS PROTECTION EVIL EYE NECKLACE $139 www.krystleknightjewellery.com

EARRINGS RIVIERA COLOURS $229 www.thomassabo.com.au

ADIDAS ORIGINALS STAN SMITH CLASSIC $130 www.stylerunner.com

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FOR MUM

INSTAX MINI 9 CAMERA $79 www.amazon.com.au

HENLEY LARGE TOTE $199 www.oroton.com.au

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LETS GET SOCIAL QUEEN SHOPPER kathy@shoppingconfessions.com.au DUCHESS OF DESIGN www.christyvandenberg.com FOR ADVERTISING, TO BE FEATURED OR COMPETITIONS enquiries@shoppingconfessions.com.au POOCH REPORT maui@shoppingconfessions.com.au COLLABORATIONS kathy@shoppingconfessions.com.au ADDRESS PO BOX 136, NEWPORT BEACH NSW 2106 PH: 61 9974 3000

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If you love to shop you will love our monthly publication. We cover men's and women's fashion, health & beauty, the home, kids & pets. What'...

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If you love to shop you will love our monthly publication. We cover men's and women's fashion, health & beauty, the home, kids & pets. What'...