Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017
Jett Black suitcase & make up bags.
Unfortunately packing light is not my forté; the contents of my carry on luggage often overflow into my boyfriend’s and I’m left thinking why on earth didn’t I just pay for checked baggage? But I’m working on it and the last few holidays I haven’t been half bad! Here are some tips I’ve picked up:
How can you be expected to pack well when you don’t have a good bag to start with? Get a suitcase with lots of pockets—I mean lots. The whole process of packing is made so much easier when there are designated spots for your stuff. My Jett Black ‘Check Black‘ suitcase has a pocket for shoes, a pocket for underwear and a secret pocket at the bottom. The added bonus of an organised suitcase is that living out of it for a week suddenly doesn’t seem so bad!
If you’re only packing carry on, you’re typically headed somewhere for a couple of days (if not, get the checked baggage!) So there’s really only need for one of each—one jumper, one pair of jeans, one pair of trackies, and one jacket (splurge on the underwear and t-shirts please).
Before you begin packing, plan your outfits—that way you only bring what you’re going to wear. Try to limit the pair of shoes you bring too. It’s not outfit repeating if it’s just a few key pieces!
Saturday, October 22nd, 2016
The Adelaide Fashion Festival is in full swing and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to hear from a panel of some of the most established names in the fashion industry at the Fashion Insiders’ Breakfast. Hosted by TEN Eyewitness News presenter Rebecca Morse, the panel included: Alyce Tran of The Daily Edited, social media expert Tania Debono, Adelaide artist Tiff Manuell, Art Gallery of South Australia Decorative Arts Curator Rebecca Evans and keeping the seat warm was Director of Aus Fashion Labels’, Melanie Flintoft, before Head Designer of C/meo Collective, Siham Elmawey, arrived. It was incredible to hear such an accomplished group of individuals agreeing on the way to approach social media and business management. If you missed it, here’s the top 5 things I took away:
Two Hours of Internet Time Every Day
Alyce Tran said this was definitely something she incorporated into her role at TDE. Although in this day and age it can be hard to separate real life from the online realm, dedicating 2 hours to branding on social media and connecting with your audience is definitely the way to go. You have to put in the time: comment, like, engage.
This one’s targeted to the bloggers and both Alyce and Siham were strong on this point. With brands receiving so many enquiries for collaboration from bloggers on a daily basis, it’s important to make your proposal stand out from the rest. So don’t just include the following and be done with it.
Plan, Plan, Plan
Having a plan isn’t for everyone but if it’s business related, spend a fair amount of time making a plan and setting goals.
Instagram Stories Have Definitely Overtaken Snapchat
I wasn’t sure up until this point but now I’m certain. And who wouldn’t use Instagram Stories over Snapchat for business when it’s all in the same app?
Rebecca Morse was quick to say how humble each individual on the panel was. So maybe this is their secret.