Here are some shots of an overhaul I did yesterday. Remember my tips on how to boutiquify your wardrobe this spring: remove, fold, decorate, match, coordinate and arrange! And if all else fails, call me on 0411 460 259, to book in your very own Wardrobe Overhaul.
So this week I had a very special Overhaul for an equally special bride to be! I was inspired by her glamourous side and upcoming Thailand honeymoon, and decided to take it out on her lovely jewellry and accessories.
Destressing a bride on the week of her nuptials proved to be a truly rewarding experience. Enjoy the pics!
Every now and then I get requests to post pics of my wardrobe, or the inside of my handbag, and I have to say I'm a little shy. However, recently I had a request to show you all how I store my jewellery and other accessories, and I thought 'what the hell'. So here it is...
As you can tell, I have quite a lot of jewellery. Most of it you can't see as it's carefully stored in drawers and boxes. I like to keep my favourite pieces on display and change it up every now and then to suit my mood or new trends. It's important for me to see what I have, or I'll end up using the same thing over and over again! Fortunately my husband is a carpenter/builder/my superhero, and he was able to create these 'step' shelves so everything can be laid out, just how I like it.
Hope you like the pics...
Love hanging my statement necklaces and laying out my favourite earrings and rings. I don't throw out anything with the words Chanel on it, including my sunglass/reading glasses boxes! More rings, earrings, bracelets and necklaces stored in the wooden drawers waiting to be rotated.
All of my jewellery is a mixture of vintage finds, labels and cheap thrills - bought locally and internationally!
My little bowl of treasures - a vintage brooch my mother gave me, it was a major statement piece for her in the 80's. I live for it. Then a mix of rings from Macy's, Diva and Lovisa. My lucky 'fake' pearls, alongside my sterling silver bracelet with real freshwater pearls and opals. I like to mix it up!
I will never part with my love-heart sunnies! I picked them up in Venice Beach in 2008 for a whoppping $8. Another $5 pair behind those, then my Ray Ban's, Chanel, Prada, Dior etc. I'm obsessed with printed tissues, never leave home without them, I have a pack in every bag! LV iPhone case, MOR soap and my fave MOR hand cream - basil and grape! And of course my three signature scents - Viktor & Rolf, Narcisco Rodriguez and Chanel. It's busy, but its tidy!
I was fortunate to spend my Saturday, knee deep in Louis Vuitton and Prada, overhauling a stunning space in the Sydney CBD. This is of course a satellite wardrobe, the mothership as I call it, is located elsewhere. All items in this wardrobe are now easily accessible to my client, which was important for her busy city lifestyle. I gave the space a boutique feel, with a wall of accessories - gloves and beanies laid out, handbags filed and scarves sorted by colour and style! Also added some personal items to celebrate her collection of unique jewelry.
I'm really proud of this space - hope you like the shots!
My passion for organising wardrobes goes beyond my love of fashion and accessories - I am a self confessed neat freak. There is nothing I love more than overhauling a client's wardrobe to create a pratical and unique space for them to enjoy getting dressed everyday.
Check out an overhaul I did this week for a very fabulous client. I had so much fun with this space because she had so many beautiful pieces hidden away, and it was great to bring it all out and celebrate it buy putting it on display. Sometimes we forget what we have because it's out of sight, and therefore out of mind. Not only can my client see everything she has 'in stock', but she can now easily determine what her next purchases should be.
If you are interested in learning more about the Wardrobe Overhaul, or to obtain a quote, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hello frustrated parents everywhere,
This post is for you! It's safe to say that my 18 month old son G, has more designer labels than I do and a collection of organic french cotton kaftans that would be envied by stylistas everywhere! Needless to say his wardrobe is overflowing (like mother, like son). So you can imagine just how important it is for me to have his gorgeous threads sorted and stored in a way that is easy for me to have him dressed and out the door in a matter of minutes!
Now unless your child is Suri Cruise, he/she doesn't require a walk-in wardrobe with a chandelier and working fireplace. I keep all of G's clothes, shoes and accessories in a chest of drawers. And to keep it all sorted, I picked up some drawer organisers from IKEA for $14.95 per pack. I then stored by type - socks, singlets, tees, polo's, shirts and hoodies (as pictured below). A great way to save space is to keep your child's clothes seasonal. If you're done with your child's skirts/shorts from last summer - pack them away, as it's definitely trackie/tights season.
It's also important to keep the popular items close at hand. I'm constantly changing G's clothes to ensure that he is fresh and clean - especially his tops. Therefore, I keep his everyday tees and hoodies easily accessible to me, so I am prepared for whenever he's made a mess (every 5 minutes).
Now all you have to do is be diligent, fold everything neatly and remember to refresh the space weekly/fornightly. And if your child is old enough - get them to help too for a fun bonding exercise.
Now go make yourself a cocktail and lie down - you earned it!
1. Work with the space you have.
2. Sort clothing by type and style.
3. Store away summer clothes during winter, and vice versa.
4. Keep the popular items easily accessible.
5. Fold clothes neatly and refresh weekly/fortnightly.