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This time in 5 weeks ... "Christmas Eve!"

Published on November 19, 2015 in Category : christmas fashion gift ideas jewellery make up Maylands Shopping styling 0 comments. Add a reply...

This year I will be wishing Santa brings peace. It seems such a big wish at the moment with so much happening in the world. No matter what your views are, where you stand on the thing we have come to refer to as terrorism, one word pins hope; peace.

I am no expert however I do believe the showing of love at a time when hope, peace and happiness are at far reach for so so many can be as simple as sitting next to someone in need and being present. Keeping an open mind and listening more than saying. This is our little mantra. 

The world is filled with many judgements. Lately, I have used the term, "No words!" ...  

So as a business person going about my everyday tasks I consider what it is that keeps us a float in this time of massive change. And while we know fab products, excellent add on services (if we do say so) helps, it is 'people' and a true love for connection and care. So with this in mind, Team LFB have selected some gift choices that will demonstrate your desire to appreciate your loved ones.

No, we have not gone into the business of food (albeit it has crossed our minds) ... Have you ever thought to place a delicious Fine Jewellery Ring on a festive plate for your loved one to find (not eat!) or wanted to give a gift that she can keep, marking the year that was? Here's a few low fat options;

 

There are rings in store and online from $89 all the way up and fine Jewellery to suit every taste and personality style ...

If you like to give the 'Gift of an Experience' our Gift Cards come with a Secret Santa bonus of a Complimentary Make Up Session (valued at $89)  ... 

AND (yes, there is more!) when you spend over $200 on a Gift Card for a lucky loved one they will receive an extra SSB (Secret Santa Bonus not a beverage ;)) of the Make Up Session AND a Hair Styling Session! That's an extra experience thrown in with a value of $178 (You're welcome - smiling!) not to mention the additional fun.

Candles, they represent calm for me. And this year as always we have our Signature Candles in the uplifting scent all LFB'ers love and our limited edition Christmas fragrance; both large sizes now $30

Sometime ago we introduced Vani-T Cosmetics to our Collection. This Australian made, natural mineral make up is terrific for all skin types (including my teenager skin at 42) and wears so well, it needs no touching up during the day. Ok, your lippy will, however that's from smiling at everyone in your pretty dress.

Remember to book in for your festive make over (as stunning Charlotte did) before heading out to your Christmas parties. Hair Styling $89. Make Up $89. Bookings essential on 9471 9086 ... 

 

If you love a little hit of Colour for Christmas, here are two kits to set you off into a festive spin ...

Bronzer with Highlighter included, Lip Glaze in a fab colour and a quality Contouring Brush (we will show you how to use it!) Valued at $130. Now available for $80 (save $48) 

AND or (I know we are cheeky) for the LFB'er who loves eye makeup and dressing up, here is the go to, Bat the Eyes (Marilyn Monroe style) gift ...

Eyeshadows x2 (in complimentary colours) with Eyelashes to boot and a quality Brush (Valued at $116). Now available for $65 (save $51) 

As we wrap up this message (do like a pun) remember we would love to help your loved one select something special to mark the year that has been while giving joy and hope to the new one ahead. If you have a secret wish of your own that LFB can help deliver, know we will treasure the business. 

Thank you for another wonderful calendar year filled with new and old friends, LFB'ers. Let peace be with you and your families as we head into the festivities of late November, December and beyond. 

We have our Team LFB Christmas party this coming Saturday (if you see us out, we apologise up front!) so anyone visiting me this Sunday (oh note; we are now opening at 10 through to 5 on Sundays up until Christmas) please be extra cheery!

With a Mrs Claus like smile and a love of the above ...

 

Caroline, Vanessa, Stephanie & Mel - Team LFB x

PS: Thank you to Nash & Co Maylands for letting us eat I mean shoot in their fab new place. Welcome to the hood. 

PPS: Just in case you missed our last blog here's a link as there is so much to consider for Christmas gift giving when shopping local here in Maylands. 

 

Watch out for us on WA Weekender 29 August ... on Channel 7

Published on August 17, 2015 in Category : body image events fashion make up styling travel TV WA Weekender women 0 comments. Add a reply...

So for 5 minutes we all got a taste of what being a TV presenter is like. Some got nervous, some put on the strong suit and another may have put on her sexy voice. We will let you be the judge of who was who!

On a Friday morning before 10, well in fact 8am all of us were fresh and fabulous to face up to a rather large camera in our space, lighting, a fluffy thing for sound and Le'V on the coffee, a few of them ...

Of course seasoned host, Hayley rallies up perfectly poised and ready for action. "Girls, you will be fine!" Fine, alright ... Take 10

Let's hide backstage ... I say ... (forgetting I am microphone'd up and can run but they can still hear me!)

Oh and then there was ... LFB'er, Charmaine who joined us for the morning. A little bit of Paris in Perth ... (Au s'il vice plait)

Here's some more sneaky peek pics of behind the scenes;

 

That's enough, we don't want to give away too much about the segment ... rather we'd love you to watch it and share it with your like minded friends. We want to meet more women who would enjoy what we do. 

Would you like to host a private girls night at Look Feel Be? You and your friends could enjoy an experience as Hayley and Charmaine did. What is involved, we hear you say. Get a group of your faves together (up to 10 positive women) and book a date. We can do morning tea's or afternoon tea's (with a little more in the tea cup) or an after hours evening time to suit you and the theme you wish to set. Team LFB will do the rest. 

We will share our knowledge freely to style you, highlighting bodyshape tips and techniques in dressing to maximise your personal image. We will do your make up, hair with a vintage flair. It is a lot of fun. Ask us for more information. As the host you gain a $70 credit to use in store as a thank you. Call to book your date 08 9471 9086 or email us at fun@lookfeelbe.com.au

So many new garments and stunning jewellery pieces are landing daily ... as the season starts to change, not to mention our Racing Hat Collection due shortly! There is plenty to party about when you book your girly night with us. 

Oh and as I research my upcoming trip to Europe (my first ever at the end of this week) keep an eye on our Facebook for my outfits along the way and Instagram for sights.

Big smiles from me and even bigger ones from Le'V as she gets to party harder with Team LFB. 

I will be away when the show goes to air (sound so profess). Leave us a comment with feedback when you see it, be kind! 

Au revoir ...

Caroline x

PS: Big shout out of love, respect and appreciation for my colleagues xxx

#whattopack?  

Spring is getting closer & a hint of it is here

Published on August 06, 2015 in Category : body image events make up new fashion styling women 6 comments. Add a reply...

August tends to be almost an annoying speed bump for me (Caroline here typing) ... as I chant for my favourite time of the year, Spring. While it is not wise to wish time away, there is definitely an excitement brewing as I know it's near. 

At this time of the year the fashion industry leads us to shake off winter woolies (I might add that my fingers ache from the cold as I type, so we acknowledge there is 'still' a need!) and freshen up your white legs to get set for summer.  

To inspire you towards Spring, Stephanie has been busy designing a new capsule collection that you can dress up and down. Here's a look ...

I had to beg her to model the collection, yet I think you will agree she looks stunning. All of the WA made garments are in store now and online. And the sizing we are proud to say is perfect. Buy with ease online if you are reading from afar.

When selecting the sheer deco fabric on the left I have to admit we may have both rolled ourselves up in it. It is so luxurious! 

When I asked Steph on her first day back from leave (she was a tad happy as captured in this image) how she felt seeing the collection come to fruition she said; "It is very exciting and a nervous time to see a range you've created come to life. It is awesome to be able to share what has been in my head yet it's scary as I hope others will like it as much as we do!" "I know the styles are flattering and I do hope our LFB'ers love the fit, the fabrics and the combos."

To pair back with the collection of limited edition dresses we have new jewels ... here's just a hint of them;

   

OH and make up, it's that time of the year to refresh, SO we are offering everyone that leaves us a comment on our blog (fab feedback please) a COMPLIMENTARY mini Make up session (valued at $69) in August - during the week (does not include weekends). Bookings essential as places are limited. Call 9471 9086 ... 

Are you free on Tuesday the 18th from 6.00pm? We need some noses on the job to help us select 3 scents from 6 for something we will be launching closer to Christmas. If you have a nose that knows a winning formulation, please join us at LFB HQ.

Finally, at this time when all business large and especially small are feeling a pinch, we thank you for your continued love of us weeeee women in business doing our best to make a difference in an everyday way. 

Oh and do keep an eye on our website as new garments are being placed on it almost daily.

With a smile ... 

 

Caroline & Team LFB x

 

May, hurray it's our day!

Published on April 28, 2015 in Category : Baby competition fashion fashionshoot mothersday photoshoot styling women 2 comments. Add a reply...

Happy Mother's Day, LFB'ers!

"It's all changed now...I have to actually 'Mother'!" Mother's Day.

Of course I'm excited. There's presents, there's appreciation....another whole day of appreciation and who doesn't want to feel appreciated?! And then there's the presents.... From the age of nineteen, Mother's Day was always tinged with sadness for me. Filled with loss and even sometimes a little resentment. Having lost my own Mother, whom I was extremely close to after nursing her through cancer at such a young age, the celebration kinda turned a little sour and I found myself increasingly resenting this 'day of commercialism'... There were, of course deeper things at play here, I knew that, but it was a good excuse to massage my feeling of loss and loneliness I was still harbouring.

And then came Sassy ...

My little crazy girl who I'm sure most of you are familiar with from past blogs and my very public displays of affection... (She's already got her own hashtag #saskimo and shops at SoSi in Maylands!) Saskia Coco has absolutely filled my Motherless void. It's a fact....but I'm not quite sure I've got the Mummy thing down pat yet...

One hot, summer's day I hauled myself into work, five minutes late, my make-,up melting off, hauling behind me a massive hand-bag of 'who-knows-what', knowing I needed a to loose the maternity bra and invest in new, post-baby under-garments, hoist the 'girls' back up to prime possie to pull off the frock I was rocking. Did I mention I'm a Stylist?! And in I swept like a cyclone. "Hi! How's that little Sassy?" CJ chirped, completely disregarding my misdemeanours. With a heartfelt sigh... "Oh, it's all changed! Now I have to ACTUALLY Mother!" I exclaimed.

And on this particular afternoon, I felt like I deserved a medal. CJ's peal of laughter (which is a decibel unto itself) is still ringing in my ears! And it's been this way for the last few months. One step in front, 2 steps behind. Working Mum, Late for play dates, planning play dates which coincide with naps, and paying the consequences...dearly! Trying to survive in a jumble of nappies and red lippy! Rushing, planning, rushing, sighing.....dressing my kid in skinny jeans for baby gym, hence hampering her flexibility (even though she looks super-stylish) And so it goes....

Me with one of our dear LFB'ers who this year become a Mum. We are very proud of Sarah and the Mum she is to her baby son and 4 legged daughter ...

Don't get me wrong, I love it (as does Sarah pictured above), I'm just still trying to master it! So here are my thoughts on Mother's Day;

  • It's HARD being a Mum. It's hard being everything to a tiny being who relies on you COMPLETELY!
  • It's hard finding time to wash, let alone curl your hair! I have mastered make-up application with very little mirror time, however!
  • Without my group of ladies spread far and wide, the LFB Community particularly, I'm sure I could not have got this far!

So on my first Mothers Day I would like to say THANK YOU to you all for your advice, laughter, sympathy and empathy. For your stories and sometimes glazed looks (so I can cut it short and get back to reality).

Whether you have children, nieces, nephews, 'fur babies' ... its a day to reflect, give love and receive love ...

We at LFB like to support each other in humour, silly anecdotes and dress-ups! Oh, and champagne, of course with a hint of Vinatgeous style! Back to the lippy and bad underwear... We thought it would be fitting and fun to get together two new Mums (I'm in it), their babies and a dog for a Mothers Day shoot. How hot does Sarah McKeig look above with baby dog, Gidget? 

This calls for a celebration, we thought! What's that thing they say? "Don't ever work with babies or animals..!" Well, we did and here is the glamorous evidence above and watch out on our social media pages over the month ...

Yet, it is not all about us we want you to play too! 

How, we hear you ask? Follow this link to find out more (or scroll down) and see how you could win prizes in the month of May, Mothers Day Festival. #mothersdayLFBstyle

Happy Mother's Day to you all!

And to those, who like me have lost their Mum, let's sincerely celebrate the woman she created in you and me.

With a smile ...

Le'V & Team LFB xxx

 

PS: This is a little note from CJ just to say how very proud I am to have Le'V and Sarah (thank you Sarah for dressing up with us) along with all the other Mums in the LFB community in my life and the world of LFB. Thank you for the lessons you give me while I can still hand back your kids! And to the Mums like me who have dogs, cats or a menagerie, play to in our celebration. x

 

PPS: This blog was written by Vanessa Foynes not CJ as our silly system suggests #ITDEPTcouldnotfixFIRECJ  

 

Final PPPS: Enter here ...

Host a girls night at our place ...

Published on March 23, 2015 in Category : events fashion fashion workshops Fun styling 0 comments. Add a reply...

We have doubled the credit value to $140 for any LFB'ers who book a private girls night in March and April 2015!

What does a private night at LFB look like, we hear you say ...

 

To book in email us at 

fun@lookfeelbe.com.au

or telephone 9471 9086, it is a great night if we do say so ourselves! 

 

And for parties held in March and April there is a $140 credit for the host (had to say it again to believe it ourselves).

Look forward to playing dress ups ...

With a smile 

Caroline, Stephanie, Vanessa and Melissa - Team LFB x

 

What's Your Vintage?

Published on February 20, 2015 in Category : body image events fashion learning styling 0 comments. Add a reply...

Vintage, retro, fifties, sixties, seventies and (gasp) eighties!

We're all drawn to an era, through music, fashion and sometimes food - yes, the seventies chick in me (Le'V here writing) owns and displays proudly an orange fondue set. For some, it may be a dirty little secret (I've seen a lot of closets in my styling time), yet there is a timeless, feminine quality direct from the past, that continues to stand the test of time (disclaimer: the eighties - I'm just saying).

Style trends of bygone eras call to us like an annoying 5am bird-song. For example, I can't go past some Farah Fawcett flicks circa 1977. Steph loves a good Victory roll. And CJ would sleep in her Audrey-style frocks and tap shoes given the opportunity, while Mel has been coveting french-style, garden party frocks with keen mutterings about a 'smoky-eye'.

And with that in mind we (at LFB) are here to encourage you to embrace that fun, feminine part of you that deep down would rather sashay and swing on the dance floor with Danny Zuko of Grease fame or sway cosmically at Woodstock in a cloud of suede fringing and patchouli.

Enter Stephanie:

 

Since gracing us with her Vintageous presence, I'm not going to lie, we've all been motivated to up-the-vintage-anti. Seriously, Mel and I have both dusted off our straighteners and curling irons. I may or may not have taken to donning my (one) sixties style head-scarf....(bad hair days and the poverty- line/dark roots called for it). And CJ? Well we all know CJ isn't one to shy away from a new 'do' or two!

 

Combining the Vintage Hair and Make-up services and our super-feminine frocks and figure-forgiving fashion we are encouraging you all to throw fashionable caution to the wind, have some fun and glam up! Even if it's a scarf in your hair with your jeans and tee. It's seriously easy (ask Steph how).

 

Which begs the question: 'What's Your Vintage'? Like a fine wine or cheese (our other favourite things) you get to choose so let the games begin!

Next week we are set uncover some surprises at our Scarves, Sweaters and Sexy secrets event on Feb 25, 6-8pm. Have you RSVP'd yet by calling 9471 9086 or by following the prompts on facebook?

And in March and April we are giving you an opportunity to get your Vintage on when we kick off our 'Vintageous Me' Hair, Make-up and Vintage Style Workshops! Spots are limited so keep your eyes peeled to Facebook for registration and check back here (follow links) to get in first.

Until then,enjoy our crazy markdowns in Feb and stay Fab!

With a smile ...

Le'V, Stephanie, Melissa and the CeeJ - Team LFB x

PS: We look forward to sharing with you tips from this book on the night too ...

PPS: There are a LOT of new styles, just in ... for the vintage personality, the bohomian, the classic and cotemporary amongst us. Pop in, we would love to see you!

PPPS: This was written by Vanessa Foynes ... the website just wants CJ to get the credit as per below (smiling, silly system ... CJ here, I will take it ;) x

It is Christmas Time

Published on December 04, 2014 in Category : Business christmas Designing fashion styling 0 comments. Add a reply...

It is almost Christmas and usually we at LFB HQ are nervous and almost as highly strung as the ribbon on our Christmas Candle! Not this year. There is no doubt we have been nicer than we have naughty so ... as we relax into the season of festivities we are excited about the dresses, the gift giving that has already begun and the fragrance that fills our little showroom.

So what is on offer this Christmas at LFB ...

First things first, do you and your friends fancy a chance of winning a Look Feel Be Christmas Certificate for $400, $200 or $150?

Santa wants to deliver 3 LFB Christmas Certificates to 3 lucky LFB'ers on Christmas Eve.

So how can you get on the sleigh to play?

Visit Look Feel Be or shop online before the 23rd of December and make a purchase ($30 and over) ... share your purchase on social media with the hashtag ... #LFBChristmas to go into the draw.

Winners are announced Christmas Eve on social media and by text (be sure to make sure your mobile number is on your style file). Good luck! Share this email with your friends ... they too might like a chance to win.

Plus ...

In our traditional style (and after some LFB'er demand) we made our exclusive LFB secret recipe, Christmas Candle again. It is $30 for a BIG jar of love. Remember too, it is made right here in Western Australia by local workers all trying hard to keep manufacturing alive in our divine country, let alone state. It is a perfect gift that gives. 

To add to the collection of gift choices we also have ...

Our LFB Signature fragrance soap (a perfect pressie for the school teacher of Zachary, the beauty therapist, yes ... you need to look after the lady that does your facials and perhaps the neighbour who brings in your bins when you are at work - thanks Joe). It is $5. and again made right here in WA. Filled with essential oils.

Our LFB Signature Christmas Festive Bag that in it has our baby sized LFB Signature Candle, the Soap, the matching Room Spray (all with no chemicals in them) and at $40 you will save $9, all while helping local businesses. 

 

There are lots of other things we have in the LFB at home collection, like our own Chic Chocolate (yes, you read that right). It is a super stocking filler at $3.50 ... 

We have had a stella reaction to the collection of stunning dresses that have come and gone over the Spring and as we enter Summer ... the party season, we are delighted by the enthusiasm of LFB'ers to secure just the right Christmas and New Years dresses. So with a drum roll in your ears as you read this. Here is a sneak peek at our own collection due in stores tomorrow ...

 

This limited edition collection see's a collaboration of design, fabric choices and fun between our very own Stephanie (our model above - bless) and I. We hope you love it. 

Did you know we now have Vani-T Make Up in store? We have always offered make up artist services along with our newly introduced vintage hairstyling however now we have world class mineral make up to work on you with and to maintain your cosmetic collection. Read more about the product online

The packaging is eco minded and so old school glamorous that it too makes a terrific gift.  Check out the summer must have;,bronzer with a highlighter ($50) for example ...

Oh and do feel welcome to book in for a make up or vintage hair session when you next have a big night out over the summer. The sessions are $89 each and you will definitely feel transformed as you head out. 

 

As always we have a stunning collection of jewellery in our Art Deco signature style through to contemporary designs to tempt the Santa spirit ... All featuring precious and semi precious gemstones, in silver or gold to last a lifetime. Here's a few we wanted to highlight; 

 

  

So in closing you might be wondering what our holiday hours are going to be. We will be open 7 days through to Christmas and taking a break over the New Years period (yay!) and reopening on the 2nd of January 2015. There's that date, '2015'.

 

From all us here at Look Feel Be we would like to thank you for being a big part of our little business and take this opportunity to wish you, your families and loved ones a very safe and happy Christmas celebration.

We would love to see you before Christmas and welcome you any time. On Saturday the 20th of December we will be having a day of festivities in store and while I'd like to tell you more, we will keep you in suspense.

All the very best for 2015 (by the LFB way, we think everyone needs this dress for New Years Eve) ...

 

 

With a festive smile ...

 

Caroline, Vanessa, Stephanie and Melissa - Team LFB x 

 

PS: Winners of our competition were announced on social media. Please click here

 

Trains, Camera, Lights ... action

Published on June 19, 2014 in Category : fashion fashionshoot Fun styling 0 comments. Add a reply...

Most fashion brands shoot Winter collections in Summer; we have taken an approach to dropping our own LFB label when the seasons actually start, weather wise. It seemed like a good idea until ... an sms from our photographer appears on my mobile, "Are we still on for Wednesday, have you seen the weather report?" Enter wind, rain, a Perth storm like we have never seen this season ... the day before our scheduled shoot. My response: "#authenticity.com, yes we are on. Bring the brolly".

Here's my sneak peek pics from behind the scenes ...

Such a trooper is our Richard (Photographer) and the crew (pictured Stephanie from Look Feel Be and Bronwen from Beauty by Bronwen - a big thank you to Bron who stepped in as I had a head cold and thought it bad manners to do make up on someone with tissues hanging out le red nose!), we all rug up and get in the mood to create some fun, fashion pictures to entertain and encourage you to glam up for July and August ... and what's to bet, a little of September in styles that will last well beyond. 

You may have worked out we are at the Railway Museum in Bassendean. It's a cool find (no pun intended) and with our fascination of trains (our quaint showroom looks at a station everyday) we thought it an appropriate setting ... All aboard?

Shoots are hectic. In 3 hours and in freezing weather (no rain - yay!) we had to style and craft 10 shots. It was a manic effort. Our model this season is a young lady that Le'V and I met at a Perth College event a few years ago. Introducing Meghan Nugent... Meghan and her Mum modelled in a catwalk show we helped the students with and we earmarked her (when she was much older) for a shoot. She is a natural. This was her first ever shoot and I think you will agree, she did amazing! 

The Look Feel Be Leather layered upon Leather W14 Collection takes shapes we have loved before and tweaks them to add diversity to the way the garment falls, we have added colour varients and paired the items back with fashion finds from around the globe that add texture and diversity in fabric choices. 

As you know we adore the vintage approach to fashion which has been retained in our styling ... 

All items are available in store now and online where possible.

A big thank you to the team on the day of the shoot including our LFB production team afar for making beautiful leather items for us to share with you. Oh and a big shout to my old friend (we used to work together) Alice from Hunter Store for lending us some shoes for the shoot. Get in there LFB'ers, you will love those gold brogues below (as photographed by Richard)!!!

AND a big WELL DONE to our very special Le'V who had her baby girl, Saskia Coco in June 2014 and was directing us from her nursery ...

 

With a smile ... Caroline & Team LFB xxx

 

PS: Keep an eye on our facebook page, instagram or pinterest for images from the shoot or go to our gallery

 

Meet super Sue and her a family too ...

Published on May 01, 2014 in Category : Being the difference body image Charity fashion Fun Giving back Lifestyle photoshoot styling women 4 comments. Add a reply...

On a sunny day in April, ring goes the old shop telephone and Songy Knox (Photographer) says: "I've met someone we have to help, are you in?" What do you say?!

This is a women who does not suffer fools, with an impressive corporate career behind her, Songy is now creating a biz following her passion and that edgy, direct communication style remains her trademark.

She rings, you listen!

"CJ, you have to meet Sue, she's bald too and is just beautiful, when I hugged her I just knew we had to spoil her!" said Songy with a sense of urgency and compassion.

So over a cup of detox tea at Chapels on Whatley, she filled me in and we brainstormed.

"Let's partner with Plunkett Homes (who were keen to give back too) and who built her new house", You see, when building her new home, Sue was scratched by her dog Tigger on one of her breasts. It was out of character for him to do this. 

The scratch wouldn't heal and remarkably it was found; CANCER. An aggressive form (yet caught early) ... Sue now feeds Tigger, caviar.

No lumps no bumps in the bust region ... No reason to be suspect. Tigger has earnt his place on the sofa!

Team Plunkett wanted in to spoil Sue after hearing her story and hoped to share the story to help more women. 

New outfits, check. Styling tips, check. House ready, check. Sue agreed (brave and check check) ...

While still undergoing treatment our new friend Sue is bubbly, upbeat and purely inspirational when visiting LFB with her Mum, Margaret and 12 year old daughter, Jaime.

3 generations, 3 different styles with Team LFB: 3 reasons: look, feel, be.

Look good is to feel great is to be ... (Happy and Healthy) the difference!

Le'V was on hand to style our guests, Stephanie entertained us with ideas, me ... well ... I just kept dancing around in what was a packed house this particular day in Autumn.

Then came shoot day ...

At the house, where neighbours gathered ... Sue's hubby, Michael shared that they almost didn't move in.

Wig no wig, ahhh ... lets shoot both.

 

 

Six months from the completion date, they had the tragic news of cancer confirmed. "Building a new house as many will know is stressful, it is amazing how your priorities immediately change and project driving a house build meant nothing after learning of Sues, cancer" he told me. "I just wanted to focus on Sue," he emotionally shared "and moving in was not exciting, it was a frightening time."

Songy and I met the fam after they had lived in the stunning house (that feels like a home) six months after moving in. It is filled with love and hope.

With the magical touch of the make up brushes, Ali (make up artist) adds some gloss and glow to our 3 strong ladies while 2 beautiful men, hubby Michael and son, Bailey ... wait. Oh and site manager, Paris (the little black pooch) goes about her business. Here goes ...

Fam shot (taken by my assistant, Sophia on the day) ...

 

Fam shot with some photo bomb assistants ...

TV reality show shot;

 

Would love a caption for the below shot ... comments please!

 

To see more of the pics captured on this touching day pop over to Songy's gallery.

Check Sue and the crew out in the Sunday Times today ... Hot off the press

A special thank you to my assistant on the day Sophia (who is Jaime's bestie) who captured some of these behind the scenes shots for me.

If you would like to make a donation to the Breast Cancer Research Centre who Sue speaks so highly of ... follow this link.

Thank you, Songy for including me and Team LFB.

Thank you Sue and fam for your new friendship and trust. We hope all of your hopes come true.

 

A very Happy Mothers Day to you, Sue and Margaret and to all of our LFB'ers out there. To the Mum's lost, you are never forgotten. 

 

With a smile and big wishes for a cure to cancer ... CJ & Team LFB x

The Bald Shoot

Published on March 24, 2014 in Category : Being the difference body image competition fashion Giving back looking good feeling great photoshoot styling women 0 comments. Add a reply...

Feeling vulnerable is something most of us seek to avoid. On joining forces with Songy Knox who so kindly donated her time to capture my Worlds Greatest Shave experience, she set me the challenge of doing an Autumn Winter fashion shoot with me as the bald model.

It all sounded fab up front however this very 'un model' was having regrets. Note: We had agreed, no photoshopping. Heightened anxiety set in ...  

I wasnt nervous about going pink, nor the shave (well maybe a bit) or the reaction of others ... No I was regretting committing to a photo shoot.

Well, there was no backing out now!

With Le'V on hand to style this ol girl up, I had fake eye lashes applied for the first time ever and a quick blow dry (just kidding) ... together Le'V and I headed to the Design Merchant studio, where Songy, Juliet and Molly were on hand to meet us for an afternoon that was fun, fabulous and for a good purpose.

Meet Molly ... front and centre

Molly was keen to join in, she asserted herself into a number of activities on the day.

Juliet from Design Merchants happens to be a longtime LFB'er who loved having a sneak peek at new season garments selected for the day.

Our purpose today, was to show that bald is beautiful and unite with women who are currently doing it bald. You be the judge...

 

Songy had her work cut out for her directing un model me however we loved her straight to the point approach which stretched me well beyond my comfort zone.

 

Molly just loved the company and so did I ...

I loved learning about angles and lighting while being told to stand this way or that ...

Climbing ladders in heels (yep) I pick my lemons like this often...

 

Couldn't resist getting a shot in my favourite undies, you know the ones? We swear by them, seamless and remember to go up 2 sizes. This merino wool vest is delightful ... A lust have, must have!

 

The above; is one dress every women needs in her wardrobe! The sunnies make you feel like a rock star and are available at our friend, Alice's ... Hunter Store.

 

With extra lipstick added, the above is my fave shot ... You can pre order the dress online. I've got it back to front - you can wear this at least 3 ways. I am smiling albeit you can't see it!!!

 

We are still raising money, so please share our message with the links as it can all be done simply online or in store at Look Feel Be.

We have until the end of June to help the good folk at the Leukaemia Foundation, help others. 

A super shout out of love to contributors;

  • Songy Knox for her generosity and art
  • Le'V for her styling, make up & coaching skills at Look Feel Be
  • Juliet Borshoff for allowing us to use her Design Merchants studio and her assistant Miss Molly for keeping us all real & bringing us extra joy
  • Leukaemia Foundation for helping millions of people in the past, in the now & tomorrow

To all the friends, family, LFB'er fam, suppliers, business associates, the postie ... who gave or when they couldn't in dollars, they shared the message in the hope that someone would. It all makes a difference.

In signing off ... here are 10 things I like about being bald:

  1. No bed hair, ever
  2. Feeling of being truly clean 
  3. Time saving 
  4. Feeling the elements 
  5. Sensory bonus when head massaged
  6. Others reaction 
  7. Raising money
  8. Minimised fear 'just in case' ... lets be honest with 1 in 3 of us having the potential ...
  9. Greater love of what I do have (my lashes and brows are so appreciated)
  10. One more thing off my list

With a smile ...

 

CJ & Team LFB xxx

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