Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Melbourne Cup: The ensemble guide

In the final dash to finding the perfect Melbourne Cup Racewear, remember these three things:

  1. Crown yourself a queen with a statement headpiece, fascinator makes a fashionista.
  2. Tread lightly...the grass...those heels, avoid girl overboard!
  3. Eyes to the sky and feel fabulous, embrace the princess that you are!
Reflecting on the key trends this season, I have compiled four looks that will have you deemed the on-field fashionista! Highlighting classic black with a modern nude twist, floral must haves, peachy pastel hues and a touch of neon pink. 

Black with a hint of nude...

Feminine and Floral

Peachy Keen

Tickled Pink

Who has fabulous Melbourne Cup plans this year? I would love to see some pictures and hear your stories! Link or email me at professorbarbie@gmail.com.

Professor Barbie

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Lily-Flame Luxury

I’m often asked as a blogger, what fuels my food for thought (aka the inner musings of a piece) and it is not generally something that an be defined in a simple explanation. Stimulation for me is derived from the ambience that surrounds me and today I am engaging in more than one of my 5 senses.  I am burning a combination of 3 amazing scents from the Lily-Flame England signature candle collection.

Today I’m creating Christmas come early as I burn Snow Fall, Mistletoe Kisses and Ho! Ho! Ho! While the three fragrances blend seamlessly together, igniting a sweet, captivating atmosphere, my choice of the three would have to be Snow Fall, which as its name suggests, emits a soft snowy smell. Teamed with the berry and deep wine scent of Ho! Ho! Ho! and the pine, grassy scent of Mistletoe Kisses, the balance of scents are perfect for the festive season.  

There is nothing more relaxing then watching a candle slowly burn and gather pooling wax, it is an aesthetically beautiful image.  What I simply love about the Lily-Flame collection is that each candle is presented with brightly coloured chunks of wax that are pressed into the set wax. When the candles burn, the textured pieces melt and their colours determine the final colour of the wax. A final note on the presentation of the candle, leads me to the pretty packaging. Each candle is lovingly hand dressed with a decorative and colourful label equipped with its unique name and charming tag line. Note the thoughtful little sentiments of the festive scents I am burning: Ho! Ho! Ho! The Finest Wines, The Deepest Snow; Snow Fall, Drifting Down Without a Sound and Mistletoe Kisses, A Little Festive Fun!

For a complete listing of the amazing Lily-Flame collection visit their website, instagram @iheartlilyflame and official Facebook page and keep your eyes peeled for future Lily-Flame postings on this space.

Love Professor Barbie

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Aztec Nails

Never in my life have I been mistaken as a girl with simple taste. As I often remind have to remind my father, "please, I'm a Hilton...not a Simpleton", my personal style reflects decadence, embellishment and perhaps at times, a little craziness. A clear example of exactly what I'm talking about can be seen in my newest nail art ventures. I am particularly loving the aztec theme that has been captured by my nail technician. Perfect with all the cobalt blue and tangerines that are the trend on tap this Summer!  
Let me know what you think fashionistas!
Love Barbie 

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Ooh La La with the Ladies

There is nothing I love more then frocking up and attending a fashion event with the fabulous 5. Last friday night, the girls; Michelle, Sherri, Miranda, Emily and I attended Ooh La La Fashion show, hosted by Fusion events. All proceeds went to the Leukaemia Foundation and all eyes were firmly fixed on the showcased collection from Izabel + Sebastian. I had a beyond fabulous time amongst the other fashionistas and was even just excited to finally show off my new floral pants! 

Pants: Mika & Gala/ Bodysuit: Anise/ Blazer: Redberry / Necklace & Earrings: Adorne / Shoes: Wittner 

Now I do have some very exciting news that I would like to share with the bloggersphere! After one year and two months of continuous blogging, my efforts have been rewarded. I have actually been hired as the new beauty writer for Fashion Weekly. Fashion Weekly, is a brisbane based company known nationally for reporting on trends in fashion, beauty, lifestyle and culture. This coming Thursday (18/10) we are launching for the first time ever the brand new Fashion Weekly website and online magazine and we couldn't be more excited! I consider you all my friends and very kind supporters and will be emailing each of you individually with our promotional launch information this week. I would love for you all to check out what I think showcases my best work yet, reporting hair and beauty trends. You will be able to find me under the beauty and hair links, where I will be signing off with my full name, Ashleigh McCallum. I look forward to your feedback bloggers, I am just so lucky to have such wonderful followers!
Kisses for you all,
Professor Barbie 

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Headshot to fame by Clear Purple Media

Embracing my inner model, I found myself very excited for the opportunity of a photo shoot with up-and-coming Brisbane photographer, Ray Thomas of Clear Purple Media. His online portfolio captures the essence of beauty in his portrait style photographs; exploring vivid colours, artistic juxtaposition between subject and background and projecting beauty found in the everyday life. Connect with him on Facebook by liking the official Clear Purple Facebook page and visit the website
Stay tuned for future collaborations with Professor Barbie and Clear Purple Media.
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