Hot Hot Summer

It’s gonna be a hot summer…a hot, hot summer…

It’s only the first month of spring and already Brisbane temperatures are climbing well over 30 degrees! All signs point to it being a scorching summer so we have a few tips to keep you looking cool in the blistering heat…

A bronze glow…

Tis the season to bare lots of skin… and there is nothing like a golden tan to boost your confidence in those hotpants. But be sun smart…no one wants their skin to look like leather when they’re 50 or get skin cancer!!! There are so many fake tans on the market that give an even, natural result… there is sure to be one that is right for you.

Here are some top tips for a smokin’ fake tan…

  1. Exfoliate the body…exfoliating mits are great for this as you can just use soap or a body wash and they last for months…don’t waste money on expensive exfoliants…save your dosh for some new threads!
  2. Make sure you are hair-free…
  3. Rubs a little moisturiser into your elbows, knees and heels…these bits are normally drier than the rest of your skin and grab onto the tan…dead giveaway for a home-job.
  4. Apply a coat of fake tan ensuring you cover all of your body…Rub in well just like you are applying moisturiser.
  5. Wash your hands immediately…orange hands are another dead giveaway for a home-job.
  6. Using a cotton ball or make-up pad apply (sparingly) a coat to the top of your hands as this would have come off when you washed them.
  7. Now let the tan dry…don’t put clothes on otherwise the tan will stain…close the door put on some tunes and enjoy dancing naked!
  8. Repeat steps 4-7…a second coat ensures even coverage and a deep golden colour!

GET THE LOOK: Le Tan fast tan; instant self tanning mousse $10.95 (Priceline)

Get your hat on…the fedora.

Now everyone has seen the old fedora popping up at the beach or your last music festival… but when I saw this image at Family nightclub I was thrilled! What a great way to add some attitude to a simple black dress…the juxtaposition of a glam outfit and a casual hat is just inspiring…buy one… be cool.

A little bit of history…

“The word fedora comes from the title of an 1882 play by Victorien Sardou, Fédora, written for Sarah Bernhardt. The play was first performed in the U.S. in 1889. Sarah played Princess Fédora, the heroine of the play, and she wore a hat similar to a fedora. The fedora became a female fashion which lasted into the early part of the twentieth century. When the fedora became a male fashion, it was popular in cities for its stylishness, ability to protect the wearer’s head from the wind and weather, and the fact that it could be rolled up when not in use.” (, Wikipedia)

GET THE LOOK: Fedora; assorted colours and fabrics, $19.95 (




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