When in doubt wear red.

Originally posted on nutmegvintagedotcom:
  A wise man (Bill Blass, American fashion designer) once said, ‘When in doubt wear red’. I love this mantra—especially at this time of year when a bit of colour can do wonders for a person’s psyche. Red is such a fabulous colour, with so many tones and shades. And if…

My nana had one of them …

Know first who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly (Euripides). Today I’m going to talk about one of my favourite things … costume jewellery. To be more precise, I’m going to talk about brooches. I love brooches and, to be honest, I think they cop a bit of a bad rap, which is highly…

When in doubt wear red.

  A wise man (Bill Blass, American fashion designer) once said, ‘When in doubt wear red’. I love this mantra—especially at this time of year when a bit of colour can do wonders for a person’s psyche. Red is such a fabulous colour, with so many tones and shades. And if you are having trouble…

Buy it for the buttons …

I’m a big fan of buttons. Thankfully I’m not the only one on the planet who suffers from this affliction. I have a big bowl of buttons in the shop and customers love to trawl through this bowl and find the buttons they need for a particular sewing task. It’s very therapeutic. When I was…

‘She who hesitates is lost …’

One thing I’ve discovered from my time at Miss Meg’s is that it is best not to hesitate if you see something you like. Because most of the items in my shop are unusual or one-offs, I do often get a little wary if a customer hesitates when deciding whether or not to buy something…

This goes with that …

I always try to have several quotes about fashion and style dotted around Miss Meg’s. I hope that customers find them interesting to read and reflect on. One of my favourite quotes is the one I have by Rachel Zoe, a fashion designer and stylist to the stars. The quote is as follows, ‘Style is…

Loving what you do …

Well, it’s taken a while but we’re finally back on board with our little blog. It’s such a marvellous opportunity to communicate how much my shop means to me and how close it is to my heart. I’ll admit that being at the helm of Miss Meg’s is sometimes a daunting prospect but because I…

Lime Green and Stripes

I can’t believe that more ladies don’t take advantage of the slimming effect of horizontal stripes. We walk, jog, and diet to lose just a few extra pounds, and all we need is an application of horizontal stripes. And while we are there let’s throw in a lime green clutch, that would look amazing. These…

Granny is the new black

The morning mist is just lifting from the village, we are stoking the fire and brewing Darjeeling Tea. It is cold on the mountain today and that means two of my favourite clothing articles are a must; Boots and Lace. Nothing says pretty like a mixture of Boots and Lace. Miss Megs on Eacham Road…

Secret girl

http://www.chictiopia.com http://www.elanexoarte.com Navy is a powerful shade to wear. It says, “I know who I am.” It is also a shade that can make red lipstick stand out, and call for the addition of white gloves. An amazing hat of dripping with soft feathers matched with your favourite clutch can finish off the look. Miss…

It keeps me warm.

There are only a few memories we carry about with us from our childhood. The smell of a warm kitchen just after your favourite dish, lovingly prepared by your favourite person, emerges from the oven. Watching an open fire, imagining fairy shapes dancing in the flames while an old dog snuggles in beside you or…

The little things

Summer is over, the cool air whisks around Yungaburra sending the villages to long unopened cupboards for jumpers and stockings. But we must remember that although we are clad in more layers we are not to forget the little things. Shoes and bags must match, too much colour makes us look gaudy, and most of…