‘Attitude is expressed through presence – before a single word is spoken’
– Stephanie Dowrick

My love of fashion started early.

I love to look at the photos of myself, circa age 3, styled head to toe by my older sister – usually complete with Mum’s heels, sock-gloves and glass-less specs. These days, not much has changed, only our efforts are a little more appropriate for the world to see.

For me, style has always been about much more than the clothes, labels and accessories. Dressing is my way to show the world from the outside, what’s on the inside. A chance every day to be creative, have fun and inject some attitude into life.

Throughout my time as a fashion stylist I have been honoured to peek into the wardrobes, change rooms and hearts of spectacular women. Many have graciously shared with me the joys, trials and journeys that have shaped their lives, and consequently, their wardrobes. I have learned that a woman’s soul and her wardrobe are inextricably linked. My most treasured moments have been watching these women experience the internal transformation that comes with freeing oneself from the old, and opening up to the new.

Through this blog, I hope to share with you insights, tips and inspiration to help kick start a style transformation in your own life. I will keep you updated on the latest trends from overseas and close to home, and show you how to apply these to your own wardrobe, as well as give lessons in the basics – how to dress for your shape, create a wardrobe that works and always have something to wear!

May I be that little voice in your head as you open the wardrobe door : )

Elissa x

‘As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people the permission to do the same’ – Marianne Williamson

(photo via dustjacketattic.com.au)