Mrs Tink enjoys a little Carrie moment with Alan Pinkus

It’s been over a decade since Sex and the City aired on our television screens but who can forget the friendship, the fashion, the cocktails and most importantly the SHOES! The shoes were almost a 5th character, with woman tuning in every week to see what fabulous footwear Carrie was trotting around the city in. My frock addiction quickly flicked to footwear and I literally started dressing around ‘the’ shoes. I became obsessed with finding shoes that brought a little New York high fashion to my Sunny Coast lifestyle.

Sadly I’m not Carrie Bradshaw nor do I have her budget, so you can imagine my delight when I found a brand that was fashionably fabulous without the over the top price tag. A brand that brings quality high fashion designs dripping in crystals without breaking the bank balance. Who is this designer I boast about? Alan Pinkus.

Alan Pinkus is huge on the bridal circuit, with many brides wearing their gorgeous designs on their big day. Alan Pinkus and I started our love affair a few years ago when I screamed down Myer in Melbourne after finding ‘the Carrie shoe’, the ones’ Mr Big proposed to Carrie with, although I must say that this version was even more luxe. I was not only in shock that I found them but they were also only $299.00 and not $1500+. The Keisha is a delicious shoe, encrusted with the most stunning crystal on top that would make Carrie weak at the knees.

Available in 4 colours in a satin finish this shoe is stylish for events or even dressing up a pair of jeans. Gone are the days of saving our bling for a special occasion, adding something sparkly to a casual look is the perfect way to glam it up without going over the top.

The Alan Pinkus range is created using high quality materials and crystals. The range starts at $69.00 and features not only heels but flats too. Each pair of shoes are incredibly well-made, which is proven to me time and time again, as even after wearing them day in and day out my feet never need to  ‘break them in’ and never me sore feet or blisters.

Word is quickly spreading to women globally who are reliving their own Sex and the City moment through this stylish designer by adding a fab heel to their everyday look.

Check out www.alanpinkus.com.au

Mrs Tink sits down with Melanie J Designs to talk about Spring Racing Trends

Photo By Jason Hay Photography

The Spring Race season is here and if you are like me, you care more about the fashion than the Fillies. I could attend every race day and simply be content soaking up the fashion. Ladies really know how to ‘bring it’ when it comes to spring racing events. The line for Fashions on the Field could rival a groupie line at a Rolling Stones concert, with women queuing in high heels ready to show the fashion spectators exactly what they came for – full fledge fashion at its best! Stunning frocks, bright colours and handcrafted fascinators that would even make Lady Gaga weak at the knees. Ladies go up and beyond for race season and literally plan their outfits months in advance. This year I’ve opted for something totally unique, unlike anything I’ve seen before at the track. One name I’ve been hearing all year is Melanie J Designs. Each piece I’ve loved on Instagram has been from Melanie J Designs. So, I took the time to sit down with the master milliner herself, Melanie Jeffers to find out what’s hot this racing season.

 

Natalie: Melanie you create the most amazing pieces, what is inspiring you this Spring?

Melanie: Spring, the season of colour. Fresh and fruity colour palettes, rich greens with pinks, fiery red and deep purple. The colours of nature.

Natalie: I must agree with your love of pinks, I myself have never found a shade of pink I don’t like. What do you expect to see this season?

Melanie: Spring racing season 2017 will be filled with bright colours, black and gold/rose gold is still in high demand. The style of millinery for FOTF will be big halos, whimsical, colourful, coordinated head to toe. The birdcage or champagne gardens will see bejewelled crowns, lace and flowers.

Natalie: Fantastic! I’m a woman obsessed with jewels, crowns and flowers!

Natalie: How long does it take to create a custom headpiece?

Melanie: Editorial and couture runway pieces up to 2 weeks. Race and bridal millinery up to 7 days.

Natalie: Wow that is impressive, especially as you make them all by hand. Your work is very stylish and so are you. Describe your own personal style in 4 words.

Melanie: Feminine with a rebellious streak. Love red lipstick and a good pair of heels {and a crown of course}

Natalie: Of course! I am crown obsessed… I have be known to wear one around the house!

Natalie: You obviously love what you do as it shows in your work. Why do you love what you do?

Melanie: My passion is designing, pushing my creative boundaries to produce a product that I am proud of. Plus, I adore the look on ladies faces when they have their very own millinery piece, it really is couture you can afford.

Natalie: We all want to look a million bucks but we don’t want to spend that, your couture pieces are at a great price point that gives ladies that edge without spending a small fortune. What are your tips for women entering FOTF this Spring?

Melanie: Take inspiration from 1950s ladies…. cover knees, shoulders, no cleavage or midriff. Work with your milliner to co-ordinate your look from head to toe. Appear confident and stand up straight.

Thank you for taking the time to sit down with me today, Melanie. I am very excited to wear my couture piece with its gorgeous gold filigree metal, cardinal red roses and Swarovski crystals.  

 

Check out Melanie J Designs at www.melaniejdesigns.com

As seen in the Sunshine Coast Daily

Dress for Night

On Saturday I attended the annual SunnyKids Mayoral Ball at the Sunshine Coast Airport with the Sunshine Coast Daily Team. Complete with the most fabulous posse it was time to find the perfect frock! For weeks I searched high and low and found one that really took my breath away, a frock worthy of its very own gala event, a frock that shined bright and screamed wear me…. alas said frock was also $1900! As I considered selling my house or my car to be able to purchase the stunning Portia & Scarlett Gown I remembered seeing a dress hire company on Instagram and eagerly searched to see if by some crazy chance they had the dress… and holy frock they did! There it was right before me available to rent for a small fraction of the price! So where is this fashion Mecca I speak of? Dress for a Night.

Dress for a Night not only has boutiques you can pop on into but their online selection is literally eye popping. Carrying the most incredible selection of designers for a pinch of what you would pay to buy. Portia & Scarlett, Alex Perry, Elle Zeitoune, Talula, Alice McCall, Camilla, Thurley just to name a few!

Each gown is express posted to you with a return satchel for easy postage back after your event and wait for it… they do the dry cleaning! One of the biggest costs after pouring out a fortune on a dress is to then pay to have it dry cleaned and Dress for A Night does this all from their end at no additional charge.

Dresses start from $69.00 for a 4 day hire. The website also features a great description of sizing along with a video so you can see how it will look in reality rather than on an airbrushed model. After years of attending amazing galas I was a little disappointed in myself for not cottoning on to Dress for a Night sooner. The easy breezy way to look like the belle of the ball without the bank balance to match!

Hop online to find Dress For A Night at www.dressforanight.com.au

Take a seat North West meet Little Miss London Tink. My top Instagram finds for Kids Wear

In the last few years the fashion world has had eyes on Beckham, Kardashian, Cruise and I’m not talking Victoria, Kim and Tom, no these little fashionista’s run by the names of Harlow, North and Suri. Three tiny tots luring us in with their edgy on trend threads that make a 35 year old like me crushing over their stylish days. Today I’m just as keen to see what they will wear next as I am their stylish mama’s. Now while I don’t have the bank balance of a Kardashian or a Beckham I do have my own fashionista little London Jean, a pint size redhead with a lot of spunk and an eye for fashion. One of our favourite things to do is shopping, and little Londy is a gal who knows what she likes. So where does one go to find super cute clothes for their mini me? This is one question I’ve loved exploring, and here are my favourite picks all found via Instagram. Yes you read right Instagram, here are my top Instagram finds:

1.      Kuddly Kids Buderim was my first surprise as they were located in one of my fave Sunshine Coast spots. The range this store has is incredible, and an affordable price point. The Bella dress we picked up was my favourite it really embodied my little girl, girly and fun.

https://kuddlykids.vendecommerce.com/

2.      Sandy Feet Australia create swimwear designed for kids who love to play in the sun. Bright colours, fun designs and most importantly high protection. https://sandyfeetaustralia.com/

3.       Crowned & Co home of the most delicious headbands and flower crowns. https://crownedandco.com/

4.      Annabelle Boutique, custom made vintage dresses that will make your heart melt. I was in awe of the unique selection this boutique offers with their super cute dresses. http://annabelleboutique.bigcartel.com/

5.    Rashhoodz, I’m obsessed with this brand and so is my little Miss. Their swimwear is so wearable, Miss Londy wouldn’t take it off. Great fabric, high protection and unlike anything in the shops. https://www.rashoodz.com.au/

6. Kids Tribe is another coast brand with a range fit for North West herself! I fell in love with this denim jumpsuit so much so I wish they had my size! http://kidstribe.com.au/

7 My Tinok, this brand is one I’ve been following on Insta for a while. They feature super cool baskets that kids love! Perfect for your boho baby.

https://www.mytinok.com.au/

8 Pink Poppy is one brand I’ve always loved for London. They really know how to make a little girl feel like a princess without breaking mummy’s bank! www.pinkpoppy.com.au

9. Holster fashion is not just for yummy mummies anymore, their kids range are to die for. Gorgeous styles to have your mini me feeling just as fab as mum. www.holsterfashion.com

10. Teepea Kids cute designer pieces that are unique, edgy and really add a bit of personality to your little ones wardrobe. London loved the Moon Tribe jumpsuit especially because it was light to wear and perfect for Spring and Summer.

https://teepeakids.com.au/

Thank you to Jason Hay Photography for photographs and Ebz Beauty Boutique for Styling

Mrs Tink’s Spring Fling with Embellished Kaftans

Photo By Jason Hay Photography

Spring fashion is my favourite, bright colours, bold prints and the perfect temperature for resort wear minus the stickiness that summer brings. Each Spring I look to brighten up my wardrobe, and never one to shy away from bright colours I love to amp it up and liven up my everyday look.

For years now I’ve been on a mission to find the perfect kaftan, one that is bold and bright without looking Jersey Shore, light and comfortable without the moo moo factor and within a price point that I can afford to actually wear rather than house in a safe. My husband cringes when I mention kaftans, he can’t understand why I would want to wear a ‘tent’ as he calls them. Now Mr Tink god love him is no fashion mogul and while most of his threads are not what you would call on trend he is not totally wrong in his thinking. If you choose the wrong kaftan with no shape essentially you are wearing a very pretty tent. So for years now I’ve been trying to find my ‘Kardashian in Miami’ look without spending a mortgage repayment in the process and without the tent factor. Recently the kaftan gods shone upon me and brought with them a local business called Embellished Kaftans.

Embellished Kaftans have captured the art of creating comfortable and stylish pieces suitable for all shapes and sizes. Each kaftan features bold prints that are perfect for the Sunshine Coast or a trip to Miami should the Kardashians come calling. A piece I fell in love with that ticked my wishlist was the Carnival Salsa Dress. This kaftan hugged in all the right places and screamed ‘I’m on holidays, let’s have cocktails!’.

Light and floaty and a dream to wear, it’s perfect for an outing on the esplanade in Mooloolaba or cocktails at Bistro C in Noosa. Embellished in stunning crystals I felt a million bucks and like Spring was oozing out of me. Given the quality and in comparison to others on the market I was very surprised at the price $195 far cheaper than another brand I’ve been eyeing off. Stylish & affordable fashion that will last longer than the season and the best part is they are right here in our own backyard, which means you can go into their showroom and find the one perfect for you. Embellished Kaftans 5/23 Premier Circuit Warana.

Photo By Jason Hay Photography

So what was the verdict from the husband? A date in my new kaftan! Mr Tink is officially a converted kaftan man.

Photo By Jason Hay Photography

https://www.embellishedkaftans.com.au/

Special thanks you to Jason Hay Photography for photos and Ebz Beauty Boutique for Makeup.

Mrs Tink shares the ‘Secret’ to fabulous accessories for Spring

For many years I’ve admired woman who know how to accessorise, you know the type who not only rock the perfect weekend outfit but also accessorise with the right necklace, earrings and bracelet. The kind of woman who always looks polished and perfectly accessorised. I myself have tried this but have found I’ve ended up looking more like a gypsy than Giselle. However, just recently I found a sneaky little secret, one that can take even the most basic outfit and add a little ‘statement’ without going over the top. Ladies I’ve discovered the art of wearing an incredible statement necklace, and it’s a secret I’m only too happy to share…. shhh Secrets.

Secrets is located in the heart of Hastings Street in Noosa, if you’ve enjoyed a coffee at the Coffee Club on the weekend you’ve no doubt already been peeking through their windows at all the shimmer and shine. Recently they have added to their collection stunning statement necklets that while elegant are still versatile enough to wear with a ball gown to a gala or a maxi dress on a Sunday. Each piece is created using the most incredible stones and materials that really adds the WOW factor to your outfit, even for a rookie like me.

Recently I added the Ahoy Sailor Necklet to my wardrobe and was astounded at what a difference it made to the dresses I’ve had for years. Adding a statement necklace took my favourite black kimono dress from last season and turned it into something new and on-trend for Spring and Summer 2017. I chose the Ahoy Sailor Necklet because the colour was perfect for my everyday wardrobe and worked with all colours and necklines.

And it’s not just me who has fallen for the statement piece, this season expect to see more of your Hollywood celebrities walking the red carpet in a necklet that is just as stylish as their dress. Accessories are just as important this season as your attire, with runway shows amping it up and showcasing beautiful eye popping pieces along with their collection.

In fact this season you will be seeing statement necklets everywhere. Recently Secrets featured many of their stunning pieces in Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Brisbane and they have collaborated with designer Lydia James Couture and were featured in their latest collection.

Keep an eye out for Secrets next time you are in Noosa they are at 3/32 Hastings Street Noosa Heads.

‘Let truth Shine’ – Be Her Freedom

Yesterday I attended the Be Her Freedom Foundation event to support and raise awareness about human trafficking. From the moment I walked through the gorgeous Palmwoods estate I was in awe.

Never before have I been to event like this before, fields of woman wearing stunning flower crowns, boho face painting, wine & cheese picnics and inspiring speakers.

Katie Thompson did such a remarkable job of bringing woman together to support and shine the spotlight on a serious issue that we all have the ability to get behind and help in some way. A really beautiful way to spent the afternoon, I look forward to making it an annual event x

http://www.behers.org.au #beherfreedomsunshinecoast #behers @beherfreedom

The Be Hers Story

BE HERS Was founded by a group of girlfriends who were horrified upon hearing of the size and scope of modern day slavery, and felt compelled to do more.

Today we are honoured to have a movement of thousands of passionate, every day women – all determined to raise funds and awareness for the freedom of men, women and children held in sexual slavery across the globe.

Through our fundraising with Be Hers, we continue to be amazed at the generosity of those across our community, our nation and beyond. Together we continue to raise much needed funds and  awareness regarding the issue of human trafficking and the need for this to be brought to the forefront of the world’s attention. While we may not be able to save all 27 million held in captivity today, we are determined to not ignore the cry of the ONE and do all we can to bring her freedom.

Be Her Freedom

Be Her Freedom is an event run by the organisation, Be Hers that aims to raise awareness and funds for those trapped in sexual slavery. We partner with The A21 Campaign to see freedom, hope and justice restored to these victims. This event is aimed at women and empowers the everyday woman to use what is in her hand to make a difference for others. “Be Her Freedom events run in multiple locations across Australia, uniting together to make a stand to be her dignity and her freedom”.

Together we can Be The Change

Alone we can do so little but together we can do so much. Help us spread the word and invite your friends to follow our social pages, and share with them what Be Hers is all about. “If you have a business why not consider collaborating with us, or if your’e passionate about this cause and would like to intern please let us know”.  It’s amazing how together we can actually be a real change in these lives and see them not only rescued from the horrors of sexual slavery, but loved and valued. Lets use our sphere of influence to do all we can to help bring justice those in captivity.

Together in partnership with The A21 Campaign who work on the front lines of human trafficking – WE can be a voice for the voiceless, and an answer to their unheard cries. Through partnerships, collaborations, donations and events, Be Hers stands together to fight for freedom, and place value and dignity upon women and children.

Organisations Be Hers supports

The A21 Campaign

According to the The A21 Campaign, there are more slaves in the world today than at any other point in human history. Men, women and children are being exploited for manual and sexual labor against their will. The average age of a trafficked victim is just 12 years. Human trafficking by definition is the illegal trade of human beings, and is the world’s fastest growing criminal industry, affecting every nation across the globe.

Every thirty seconds, someone is forced into this type of bondage which is nothing short of modern day slavery. With only 1-2% of victims ever rescued and only 1 in 100,000 traffickers ever convicted, The A21 Campaign stands to abolish this injustice through prevention, protection, prosecution and strategic partnerships across the globe.

The A21 Campaign have fourteen offices in eleven countries. They offer shelters and transit homes for victims, legal council, education in schools and continue to form strategic partnerships with law enforcement, service providers and community members to meet a comprehensive set of needs for those rescued from bondage.

EVENTS

Frocks and Fab Finds at Julie-Ann Boutique Buderim

I am lucky to attend lots of fabulous events, and with each new event my hunger for finding the perfect gown grows. For many years I’ve heard Sunny Coast women rave about Julie-Ann Boutique. At events the same ladies are standing up on stage for the best dressed award and time after time smile and say they are wearing a stunning piece from Julie-Ann Boutique. So I decided it was time to investigate for myself and see if Julie-Ann Boutique had the perfect outfit for me to attend a charity luncheon.

Located at the top of Buderim Julie-Ann Boutique has been a fashion Mecca for many ladies for over 16 years, and once I entered the shop it was easy to see why. The walls are lined with a wide range of gowns and fashion accessories for every occasion whether it be a Luncheon, Wedding, Melbourne Cup or a Gala Ball you will find it all. Boasting a huge range of designers such as Bariano, Ursula USA, Pink Ruby, Pasduchas, Jadore, Rose Noir and Studio.

Allow yourself some time to browse and get up close and personal with the designs because looks can be deceiving on the hanger. Like this gorgeous Jadore dress that on the hanger had me wondering if it was really my style and once I put it on I instantly knew it was the ‘one’ and would be perfect for the luncheon.

This stunning piece is perfect for Spring and has a fun, feminine feel and although the bodice is structured it was incredible to wear. Feeling like a million bucks in my brand new frock and not wanting to take it off I went from the luncheon to cocktails with the girls without feeling the need to change.

Julie-Ann Boutique has something for all ages, shapes and sizes, a popular choice for many teens getting ready for formals along with their mothers sharing the day with their daughter. I was pleasantly surprised to find multiple choices to choose from for future events and absolutely loved that each gown purchased is registered with the event you are attending so there are none of those ‘who wore it better’ moments.

Buderim never fails to excite me with the fab finds and beautiful boutiques and Julie-Ann Boutique has quickly become one of my faves. Pop in and have a peek at 47 Burnett Street, Buderim.

Rowena Morris – The Brow Perfector

Trena-Jane Rowlands AKA Little Too Much

Tam Wrigley from InStyle TV

My look was finished with a Mrs Tink Pink Miss Victoria A4 Clutch from Miss Monogram

Sunshine Coast Daily Life & Style Weekend

Fashion at our Fingertips

Fashion bloggers are changing the way we look at fashion, once upon a time we used to rely on fashion magazines and now we trawl through Instagram and are surrounded by style icons. Following celebrities and their style is quickly becoming a thing of the past with bloggers literally taking over the way we think about fashion. Real fashion, for real woman, it’s relatable and creates style inspo as opposed to an unattainable for the average woman. Fashion bloggers bring affordable labels and brands to our smartphones and make them accessible to the everyday woman. Bloggers are creating a platform for retailers and giving their consumers a front row seat to their brand without having to pop into a shop.  4 of my fave style icons are Brooke Falvey aka What Brooke Wore, Peta Bourke aka Trainee Mama, Katy Roach aka Katy Potay, and Stacey McGregor each of these ladies bring relatable everyday style to my Instagram feed and they have real bodies to boot. I sat down with the awesome foursome of style and asked them a few questions I’ve been dying to know and asked them to share their look of the day.

So ladies

Describe your style in 4 words? 

Brooke– Feminine, flirty, preppy and striped

Stacey – Whimsical, comfortable, rule-breaking and a little bit Bohemian.

Peta– Fun, Fresh, Affordable, Coastal

Katy – Casual, simple, fun and Summery

What is your most worn piece in your wardrobe? 

Brooke– I’ve got two go-to pieces that I can’t part with; a Saba striped t-shirt which I’ve had it for years and wear it time and again with everything from denim shorts and jeans, to pencil skirts, pleated midi skirts and even over bikinis. And a pair of nude heels because they make my legs look longer (I’m only 163cm)!

Katy – Whilst I wear a lot of striped t-shirt dresses (just like my bestie Brooke), I think I get the most wear out of a denim jacket I’ve had since my early 20’s when I worked at French Connection. Classic denim styles never date, and I feel like it has plenty more good years left in it!

Peta – Without a doubt, denim shorts – my ultimate mum staple. I have a couple of favourite pairs including a pair of Wranglers that I picked up at an op shop for $4. Oh, and of course active wear which is practically my second uniform as a casual group fitness instructor and major gym enthusiast.

Stacey -Denim jacket is my go to piece, but I also wear a lot of scarves.  I opt for oversized bright and colourful ones I can wear all seasons.  Oh and Wrap dresses – my wardrobe is full of beautiful printed wrap dresses.

If you could splurge $300 on what piece what would you buy? 

Brooke – The Peaches Sundress from Spell & The Gypsy Collective (because we all need a little white dress for summer) and a metallic Miss Monogram clutch.

Stacey – I just did this on the weekend, I treated myself (particularly my feet) to a pair of SARA Frankie 4 Footwear tan heels.

Katy – A few light and floaty Summer dresses and maybe a new pair of sandals for the upcoming Caloundra Music Festival, my husband and I go every year and I’m really looking to it!

Peta -I’ve always wanted a leather biker jacket but never really had the money to spend on something that wouldn’t really be affordable or sensible in the cost-per-wear algorithm. It would give me a good excuse to take a trip to a cooler climate though right?

Favourite colour for spring? 

Brooke – Yellow is going to be a huge colour for Spring/Summer, but I’m sticking with my fuchsia and reds at the moment, especially with embroidered detailing.

Peta – Pink, always pink. Last year it was pretty scarce but I’m excited to see lots of labels releasing my favourite colour this season.

Stacey – I’m adding a lot of pinks for spring to my wardrobe particular in fun prints.

Katy -Pineapple and regularly holiday in Far North Queensland, so anything tropical is at the top of my list. I love watermelon, peach and citrus colours in Spring and Summer, especially with pops of mint – sounds like a delicious cocktail, doesn’t it?!

What has been your best wardrobe bargain of all time? 

Stacey – I’m a keen thrift shopper, I found a Dolce & Gabbana coat in my size at a designer thrift shop for $100.

Peta– Does my whole wardrobe count? We visited op shops, garage sales and second hand markets frequently throughout my childhood and teens and it’s a passion that has continued on to the current day. That ‘frugal’ mentality means most items I own, whether purchased new or second hand, have been bargains. I often scour the Facebook buy/swap/sell pages and marketplace as well as Gumtree to find new items to add to my collection.

Katy – I’m by no means a thrifty shopper like my op-shop-loving best friend Peta, but I have had a few great bargain purchases, like a $55 chambray dress from local Noosa boutique Wardrobe which I wear all Summer long.

Brooke – I’m not sure about the biggest bargain but my most recent was a sunshine yellow Alex Perry dress with cut out back detail, which will be perfect for the races in Spring/Summer on sale at Myer for 70% off.

Brooke

Witchery tee, Princess Polly skirt, Seed necklace, Ray-Ban Wayfarers, Nude heels.

 

Stacey

Little Party Dress ‘Stacey’ dress, Frankie 4 Footwear Nikki heels in Latte.

 

Peta Dress – Bardot from Kawana Shopping World ($40 on sale!), handmade headpiece, Urban Soul heels from Myer, Miss Monogram clutch

Katy Photo French Connection new season stripe ruffle sleeve dress, Klouds Silver Lining Kathryn sandals, and Miss Monogram pouch in turquoise

 

Where can you find these blogging babes ?

Katy Potay – http://katypotatyblog.blogspot.com.au/?m=1

https://www.instagram.com/katy_potaty/

Brooke Falvey – https://blondeambition.com.au/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BYpujwyBvsY/?hl=en

https://www.instagram.com/what_brooke_wore/?hl=en

Peta Bourke – http://traineemama.blogspot.com.au/?m=1http://traineemama.blogspot.com.au/?m=1

https://www.instagram.com/traineemama/?hl=en

Stacey McGregor – https://www.instagram.com/stace_mcgregs/?hl=enhttps://www.instagram.com/stace_mcgregs/?hl=en

 

Mrs Tink finds some Timeless Style with John Taylor Watches

Watches, they have been a staple piece of our everyday style since the start of time- pardon the pun! Since the watch was invented by Peter Henlein in 1485, we have seen many faces of the everyday watch (again these puns just keep on coming!)

The style of the watch has changed with each and every era, from the famous pocket watch in the 1400’s to the popular wrist watch in the early 1900s. Digital watches were released in 1972 and it was goodbye clock face and hello digital. As we reached the 21st century people favoured the timeless style (I know sorry another pun) of the traditional clock face.

The watch just like our clothes has followed all the trends, with petite watch faces in the 1950’s & 1960’s to big bold and flashy in the 1980’s. I can vividly remember as a child of the 80’s, begging and pleading to Santa for a neon flik flak watch.

Fast forward to 2017 and I am wearing a stunning watch from John Taylor, an innovative business who have captured a traditional style with flair. The Noosa is a classic design, finished with a stunning rose gold face and a blush pink Italian leather strap. It’s simple but polished and a piece that works for everyday and embodies a feminine feel without needing to go over the top with flashy embellishments that sadly over time only cheapen the watch. The Noosa design is just one of the beautiful designs John Taylor has on offer and with prices starting at $159 the price point is affordable for someone wanting lasting luxury without the hefty price tag.

Recently I had the pleasure of talking to the owners Anoushka and Dan and discovered the heart-warming story behind the start of their business. John Taylor began when their 6 month old daughter Isabella was diagnosed with a rare form of eye cancer. Left with no options other than to fly overseas to Los Angeles to receive special treatment costing a whopping $40,000. With no where to turn and not wanting to ask for a hand out they joined together and created John Taylor watches. Isabella has now completed her treatment in the US and Dan and Anoushka hope to continue helping other charities and families who find themselves in a similar position.

After hearing this feel good story behind the inception of John Taylor Watches, I have to say I love my Noosa watch even more.

Would you like to win a $50 voucher to spend online with John Taylor Watches ? I have 3 $50 vouchers to giveaway.

Simply comment below and share with me why you would love to WIN ? I will choose my fave answers and announce a winner on Monday the 18th of September at 9pm

Good Luck

Nat x

Check out John Taylor Watches online now www.johntaylorwatches.com