I’ve said a few times on this blog that my life as a broadcaster often collides with my love of fashion and DIY and this was one of those occasions. I have interviewed big celebs for www. DIYnamicstyle.com before, the Kardashians (twice) for example but I have a particular respect for Patricia Field.

She has had a huge hand in introducing vintage clothing and mixing high and low style to the masses when Sex and the City was airing and this basically set the ground work for how I dress today.

Patricia, for the unacquainted is an Academy Award nominated and Emmy Award winning costume designer from the hit show Sex and the City and she recently made a trip all the way to Perth to launch the Autumn Winter ’14 fashions season at Enex 100 by bringing along with her 23 costumes from Sex and the City, including Carrie’s Vivienne Westwood wedding dress.

It goes without saying that interviewing Patricia and being involved in the whole experience was a fashion highlight. She is a true professional and like most celebrities at the top of their game that I’ve been lucky enough to meet, she’s very nice.

Enex 100 was packed and with good reason, Patricia was so great at sharing her career advice it blew us all away. Check out the video I made of the event and interview here:

 

 

It’s been chaos at the moment. If you follow me on Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest, you will know that things are being cooked up at www.DIYnamicstyle.com headquarters. Thanks to the lovely Vanessa at All Things Indulgent for also letting me know my new-look logo went up! She’s a doll.

We (my lovely Aussie intern Mica and myself) are about to launch videos onto a mobile app provider in the Middle East and something wonderful is in the pipeline with Wander and Hunt. The same great DIY tutorials will still be here.

I was in Singapore shooting a South East Asia-wide campaign for Sephora.

I then flew direct to Dubai (exhausting) working in my role as Dove hair ambassador and styling at the C.Wonder store launch (that’s me below with fash-billionaire Chris Burch, creator of C.Wonder and Tory’s ex-hubby):

Then I returned back to Perth and presented the Runway Model of the Year Award at the West Australian Fashion Awards:

Now, while all this was happening, I was laying the plans to re-launch this site as www.DIYnamicstyle.com and my little side business.

Why the re-branding? Well, turns out, unlike Dubai, doing DIY in Australia isn’t really “cheap.” The name “Cheapnchic.net” didn’t seem to apply any longer plus I decided to launch a range of products from the blog and I didn’t want them to be labelled as “cheap.” Makes sense, no?

I love the new logo and packaging. Thanks to Paper Couture Dubai (full blog on them soon) for the great tags and cards.

DIYnamic Style will be hosting Thriftspirational Op Shop Events. I’ll be producing bespoke party decorations and favours in the Perth area (check my DIY Body Scrub and Oat Mask below):

I’ll be doing crafting stations at event launches and baby showers (just like I did in Dubai). More photos of these to come at the end of April, plus my workshops with readers will stay. Stay tuned if you’re reading in Perth.

And now the part of www.DIYnamicstyle.com that has been keeping me very very busy: Handmade fashion, beauty products and gifts.

My hand painted bags are now on sale at Neon Pony in Northbridge. The Toucan bag has already sold. If you are anywhere in the world and would like to have a bespoke bag painted for your requirements, simply email me through the site on the contact fields on the right.

I will continue to balance my media work with my hand made passion. So stay tuned for more and bookmark www.DIYnamicstyle.com now!

C.Wonder launched in the Middle East. The Mall of Emirates store in Dubai is the very first C.Wonder store outside the United States. For my US readers, you’re probably quite familiar with the brand, but for those who aren’t it’s a wonderful fun brand. Think bright colours, bespoke monogram home accessories and layered jewellery.

I was asked to be a celebrity stylist at the event and it was my first time working one on one with VIP customers. I absolutely loved the interaction. The creator of C.Wonder, fashion billionaire, Chris Burch (yes, his famous sirname may be familiar to fashionistas) also flew over from New York for the launch and was a hugely charismatic character.

We had a wheel of wonder giving away prizes, lolly cart and styling sessions with me and fellow fashion blogger Teresa Karpinska. Check the fun below:

You can find out more about C.Wonder in Dubai by following them on Twitter and Facebook.

 

It was a dream of mine when I started this blog to be able to collaborate with cool brands like GAP to come up with cool projects for their events. Their “Made to Love” event in Dubai was exactly what I dreamed of. Noughties RnB played while grown men crafted their own bow ties, I would love to do events like this for the rest of my life.

I devised 3 different quick projects, a 5 minute no-sew bow tie, denim bangle and denim detachable collar. All of these were made from old GAP stock, so it was right inline with this blog also.

Take a look at the video and images:


A couple of weeks ago I hosted a workshop at Homes R Us in Ibn Battuta Mall and it was so successful my heart runneth over. It feels like DIY and the handmade movement is finally seeping into Dubai life and I feel very happy to have played a part in that. The class demographic hailed from the Arab World to Russia to South Asia.

Here is the video of the day if you weren’t one of the 10 lucky Homes’R'Us customers to win a place:

Here are some pictures from the workshop:

Thankyou so much to Homes R Us for being the brand who had enough foresight to really invest in a big campaign around DIY. For all of us here in the UAE who are involved in the handmade movement, this is a big win.

You can see me wearing my DIY Pom Pom Necklace at the event.

To find out more about our future events and for the chance to win a place, please “like” the Homes R Us Facebook page.