Glam Zone at Midland Shopping Centre and Rockingham Shopping Centre - Makeup and High Tea

I have had the privilege of being involved in both Midland Gate and Rockingham Shopping Centre's Fashion Promotion in September. What a great program of events that are bringing tips, tricks and trends to the shoppers. 

Here are the links to the books and websites that I have mentioned. 

Books: (some of these can be reserved through your local library)

Makeup Makeovers by Robert Jones published 2005, 2006, 2011; Makeup Makeovers in 5,10,15 and 20mins published in 2012. Robert Jones, US, has extensive experience in the international beauty industry, having his work appear in many top magazines. His book has step by step instructions and photos, including how to work with different eye and face shapes.

Express Makeup by Rae Morris - published 2011. Rae Morris is an Australian makeup artist who provides lots of useful tips and tricks, including how to create the perfect eyebrow shape.

Timeless Makeup by Rae Morris - published 2012. Another great resource by the above author. If you want
 help buying new eye makeup, this book includes a section dedicated to eye colour and the range of colours that are going to be most flattering. (Or ring me for a Colour / Makeup appointment!) Also uses models of varying ages to demonstrate the different techniques. 


Colour me Confident by Veronique Henderson and Pat Henshaw - published 2006. This book is a great starting point if you are trying to understand how you can use colour, garment and dressing styles to flatter your natural colouring and shape. Has many photos and diagrams, including suggested colour combinations. This is an extension of the Colour me Beautiful movement that I was first intrigued about in the 1980's. 

101 Wardrobe: Creating Your Perfect Core Wardrobe by Dijanna Mulhearn - published 2010. This is a another book which uses a mixture of photos and diagrams to provide pictorial examples of the written text. Her chapters focus on style solutions for figure challenges; how to wear different colours; wardrobe essentials; and "ask the experts", providing insiders inspirations and rules of fashion tips.  

Style Evolution: How to Create Ageless Personal Style in Your 40's and Beyond by Kendall Farr - published 2009. Kendall Farr brings her many years of experience to this book, providing lots of great information that can be applied whatever your age. Her writing style is easy to understand with the use of sketches to highlight different looks. She talks about how to find your style, discerning the balance between mutton and lamb (my interpretation, not her's!).


Websites:  - if you are interested in discovering the current trends through Europe and USA, that flow through to Australia in the following season, this is a great site for catwalk and lookbook styles. You can choose a designer or a trend.  - this Australian image consultant has a fantastic blog, updated regularly with photos to enhance and explain her main points.  - these two American women focus on styling and shopping tips and tricks for women over 40. They often use themselves as examples to show how an outfit or garment works.  - type in your question eg how to wear scarves, and you will find a list of clips to choose from.  

Ones to start with: Wendy's lookbook - her clip is edited really well, making it really interesting to watch. Wendy demonstrates 25 different ways to tie a long rectangular scarf in 4.5mins. Most of these will suit a medium to long neck.   Coldwater Creek - another great clip which is easy to watch, showing 8 different ways to wrap, drape, twist, etc... a long rectangular scarf.  

This is a blog by that gives you instructions on 50+ ways to tie different sizes and types of scarves. Click on the photo that you are interested in learning more about. 

I hope these links help give you some new ideas. All the best.