• blessed-instagrams-miranda-kerr2

    “Please stop saying you’re #blessed. Or worse, #soblessed.”

      By ALYX GORMAN I’m all for gratitude. Taking stock and saying ‘thanks’ for what you already have is pretty key to contentment. It’s right up there with having low expectations (that way, you’re more likely to be pleasantly surprised). But there’s a trend in the #gratitude movement that really, really bothers me. And it’s probably [read more]

  • Burberry Prorsum: Arrivals - London Fashion Week SS15

    Frockwatch: Welcome to the new “commando”.

      By MAMAMIA STYLE Somehow it has become totally acceptable to go commando… under blazers. It sits somewhere between corporate and street style, in that it’s become okay you to just wear a blazer with no top, and possibly no bra, depending on how perky you’re feeling. It all started a few months ago when [read more]

  • evansplussizeclothing

    Not a size zero woman? You HAVE to see these clothes.

                By NICKY CHAMP We’re not sure why it’s taken THIS long, but for the first time ever, plus-size (yeah, we hate that term too) clothing has been shown at London Fashion Week. And there wasn’t an unflattering crazily-printed sack to be seen. The most exciting thing about this catwalk [read more]

  • jac and bub

    “Just because you have kids, doesn’t mean that you need to look like you slept under a rock.”

                By JACQUI PORTER When I became a mother, I was adamant that I wouldn’t let myself down in the personal care department. I had always been a girly girl, and enjoyed putting time into making myself look and feel better. BC (Before children) this would mean an entire afternoon [read more]

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    5 things we wish Bridget Jones had known about shapewear.

              By JACQUI PORTER Recently, a few of us ladies at Mamamia were lucky enough to be sent some sexy shapewear. Of course, at first everyone pretended they would never need/wear/want shapewear but once we got a peek at the new SLIMS range from Nancy Ganz, it seems our misconceptions of [read more]

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    Seven style updates, just in time for spring.

                By NICKY CHAMP I’m getting impatient. It’s not quite cold enough to wear heavy winter clothes, and it’s not quite warm enough to wear dresses and sandals. Although I keep seeing stunning Australian fashion on the David Jones and Myer runways, it has yet to drop into stores. But [read more]

  • baby's room

    10 tips for creating a Pinterest-worthy baby’s room.

          By LISA MITCHELL Pinterest is full of inspiration and creative ideas. But turning those ideas into reality, can be near impossible. Some of us just don’t have a knack for clever and creative design, even when it’s staring us in the face. I am more of a Pinterest window shopper myself. I [read more]

  • triumph real women

    Authentic. Surprising. Empowering: A lingerie campaign without a model in sight.

      Is it just us or do all lingerie ads seem to be kind of…. the same? They feature tall, super slim, large perky breasted woman – who seem to be genetically engineered to make non-models feel bad about ourselves – bouncing around in matching lingerie that is both wildly impractical and far too expensive to [read more]

  • rita ora snow cone

    FROCKWATCH: The most ridiculous outfit of the week goes to…

    By MAMAMIA STYLE Last week was the week of no pants. And this week? It’s all about frocks. And one VERY interesting frock in particular. Rita Ora turned up to a New York Fashion Week event in an upside-down-snow-cone-meets-tutu-meets-mullet dress. Yes, that is a thing, take a look:   It reminded us a lot of [read more]

  • nicky feat

    Finally, a deodorant that does what it says it will.

            By NICKY CHAMP I can’t tell you how many random, stray, roll-on deodorants I have in my bathroom cabinet. Actually, that’s a lie, I can, because I just purged my bathroom of beauty products and I found not one, but six deodorant sticks I had no intention of ever using again. [read more]

  • Lara Bingle braless

    The fashion trend that will cost you nothing.

        By NICKY CHAMP If you’re strapped for cash there is one way you can adopt the latest fashion trend without it costing you a cent. Kim Kardashian’s onto it, Nicki Minaj is a fan, Rihanna and Lindsay Lohan are repeat offenders, and Lara Bingle is the latest celebrity to nip this trend in [read more]

  • what age does women's hair go grey

    New study reveals what age your hair will start to turn grey.

            Women start to get their first grey hairs at 33. That’s what a British study conducted by Charles Worthington Instant Root Concealer is telling us all. Redheads may spy their first silver strands at 30, while brunettes go grey at 32 and blondes at 35. Despite that however, very few women [read more]

  • blonde hair problems

    14 problems only blonde women understand.

      It takes dedication to maintain blonde hair. Not only do you have to spend a small fortune covering your roots, you probably own more hair care products than a professional salon. If your colour is natural then your eyelashes are invisible without mascara and your roots get greasy one day after washing. Ah, the [read more]

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    FROCKWATCH: Why doesn’t anyone wear pants anymore?

      BY NICKY CHAMP The bad news about this week’s trend is that  it involves not wearing pants. Yes, not wearing pants is in. AGAIN. To be fair though instead of making like Lady Gaga and turning up to an event in just a leotard, the latest celebrity fashion look involves a panel of lace [read more]

  • tubular sirens

    Is the fashion industry deliberately trying to alienate women? Certainly looks like it.

      By MIA FREEDMAN Here is an image that Australian designer label Manning Cartel believes will make you want to rush out and buy their clothes:   What. The. Actual. Now I like clothes very much. Very, very much. Too much it could be said. I buy way more clothes than the average woman. I [read more]

  • Josefa dress

    How to rock a sleeveless dress at any age.

          By JOSEFA PETE Here’s the thing; the older I get the more of my body I seem to cover up. Sure part of this mindset is maturity and that I no longer want to run around in tiny skirts and crop tops, aka the era of my late teens. But part of [read more]

  • croptops

    How to wear a crop top when you are over the age of 12.

            By NICKY CHAMP I’m always excited about the spring fashion injections dropping in store. It’s a time when the rain and cool weather is coming to an end (c’mon Sydney), we’re embracing more colour and florals and we can retire the black opaques and long pants for another year. Except this year, [read more]

  • Fathers day

    The Find: 9 last minute Father’s Day gift ideas.

      By NICKY CHAMP Men are the worst to buy presents for, there I said it. There’s no other time of year this is more obvious than Father’s Day. Typical gift guides offer no help, especially if your dad doesn’t drink scotch, appreciate novelty socks or want a mini golf/pool set for his desk. And [read more]

  • obamasuit

    President Obama just found out what it’s like to be a woman.

          By NICKY CHAMP Welcome to our world President Obama. For decades, female politicians have been openly subjected to criticism of their wardrobe, hair and makeup choices, and on Thursday, President Obama found out exactly what it’s like to be a woman in politics. The US president was giving a press conference about [read more]

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    Let’s be honest, everyone has one of these items of clothing in their wardrobe.

          By JACQUI PORTER I have a favourite dress. It’s black, fitted with lace sleeves and a gorgeous detailed back. As soon as I saw it I fell in love. There it was, displayed centre stage in a swanky boutique (you know the clothes are a bit more posh if they come from [read more]

  • doubledenim

    The fashion flashback we didn’t see coming…

      By NICKY CHAMP It’s been a huge week on the red carpet with the MTV Video Music Awards and the Emmys, but there was one outfit flashback we didn’t see coming. Rather than going pantless a la Taylor Swift or pulling on a sleek, glittery silver frock a la Iggy Azalea or J-Lo, Katy Perry [read more]

  • rosie hw

    How to get skin like Rosie Huntington-Whitley’s.

              By MAMAMIA STYLE Rosie Huntington-Whitley, former Victoria Secret Angel and owner of the best skin we’ve ever seen, is currently in Australia as the face of ModelCo. We asked the 27-year-old English beauty and Transformer’s star how she keeps it so glowing and fresh. Oh, and by the way, it’s even better in person. [read more]

  • zara tshirt

    Dear Fashion Industry, are you on crack?

      It’s official, the fashion industry has completely lost touch. Fashion giant Zara has been forced to pull a children’s t-shirt that bares uncanny similarities to a concentration camp uniform. Yes, you read that correctly. Zara argues that the t-shirt for children up to a size 3 “was inspired by the sheriff’s stars from the [read more]

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    EMMYS RED CARPET 2014: See all the frocks here.

    Lights, camera, action. And fashion. Today is the 2014 Prime Time Emmy Awards, which means just one thing – red carpet frocks. We’ll be updating the gallery as the red carpet pictures come in so keep checking back for all the hits and misses:    While you’re here, why don’t you take a look through some of the [read more]

  • nail polish

    The nail polish that knows if your drink has been spiked

    Vomiting, blackouts, dizziness and even death – having your drink spiked is a horrific experience, even if you are with friends who can make sure you get home safely. It’s also horrifically common – especially if you’re under 24, which more than 50% of drink spiking victims are.  First hand encounters with drink spiking, and [read more]

  • Camel milk

    We’re not so sure about this new “superfood”.

        Just when you thought your local supermarket shelf couldn’t physically support any more superfoods (or, for that matter, varieties of milk) along comes… CAMEL MILK. As in milk from a camel – which looks something like this: Yep, sorry cows; it seems like you’ve been usurped by your three-humped friends. However, we’re in no rush [read more]

  • bianca

    7 genuinely helpful tips from a professional stylist.

              By BIANCA PIZEM Let’s be honest, we’ve all committed crimes in the name of fashion. Bianca Pizem, Head Stylist at brandsExclusive, lists the most common faux-pax Australian women make – and we’re guilty of most of them. Especially #4. 1. Wearing shoes you can’t walk in They are called killer [read more]

  • ladygaga

    Frockwatch: Is this the least comfy airplane outfit on the planet?

        BY NICKY CHAMP It’s been a big week in celebrity fashion: the Creative Arts Emmys got us pumped for the main event next week, but the most impressive celebrity outfit of the week didn’t debut on the red carpet. It was on a runway, an airport runway that is. Lady Gaga touched down [read more]

  • katemiddleton

    Kate Middleton is reportedly pregnant with her 15th child.

          By NICKY CHAMP If you were to believe everything you read about Kate Middleton’s life in tabloid magazines you think that she: was barren, has seven babies not including the three times she was pregnant with twins, gave birth to a baby girl, has a father-in-law who wants to strip away her [read more]

  • gluten free weetbix

    Weetbix changed its recipe, and the week’s other top health and beauty news.

            Ladies and gentlemen, you might want to sit down before you read this: Weet-Bix has changed its recipe in a big way. A biiig way. That doesn’t sound like much, but of all the health and beauty-related stories that came to our attention this week, this one surprised/bemused us the most. [read more]