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A Simple White Shirt – Part Six

In my humble opinion, to rock the shirt dress as a shirt dress, the wearer needs a good pair of toned and, preferably, tanned legs. At the end of last spring, I was putting on some extra weight but feeling happy and perhaps, over confident, so I decided to give my Chinatown-found shirt dress a […]

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A Simple White Shirt – Part Five

Living in Perth, Western Australia in my late teens, one day, in the public Conversation Room at the language school where I attended my English classes, I met Linda, a lady who was also from Taiwan. We clicked straight away and became very good friends. Between 37 and 18, yes, Linda and I had a […]

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Taiwan’s Tight Restrictions Lead To A Perfect Bob

After weeks and weeks of whinging to myself over my totally out of style hair, I decided to get a bob cut again. Ironically, the Bob, which I have been told by many is the hairstyle that suits me best, was somehow – for a long time – the hairstyle I most tried to avoid… […]

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Throwback The ’90s – The Minimalist

Grunge; supermodels; the extension of ’80s power suits; the sexy school girl trend; neon colours; body piercings AND heroin chic… Really, there were lots of styles to fit into in a decade of minimalism. My ultimate minimalist style icons from the ’90s, no doubt would be Gwyneth Paltrow and Carolyn Bessette. Besides both dressing like […]

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Throwback The ’90s – The Denim Jacket

’90s fashion without the denim trend would be like Calvin Klein jeans without Kate Moss! Denim used in many forms such as shirts; vests; overalls; shorts; dresses; jeans and jackets dominated the fashion scene of the ’90s. Thank goodness I held onto this double breasted denim jacket to this very day. In fact, I’ve been […]

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A Simple White Shirt – Part Three

March 1997, I flew to Fukuoka Japan for the first time. This short trip came after I happily agreed to be Taiwan’s Travel Trend News guest journalist. Joining me for the trip were eight other travel journalists; each representing one of Taiwan major newspapers or travel magazines. Our destination was Huis Ten Bosch, as this […]

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An Autumn Day In Sydney

Last Friday, on my precious day off, I met up with two of my female friends for an overdue catch up over brunch at a cafe in the city. We talked about travel, and wished we could be in New York; Milan; Prague… Basically any other cool city rather than Sydney. Is this human nature? […]