A lesson in working with what you’ve got

miann scanlan black long sleeve tee dress fashion street style australia gold coast blogger minimal monochrome casual sea side

Being a “fashion girl” with boobs and a booty is an interesting combination. My Pinterest feed is flooded with killer street style looks on rail thin magazine editors all with one thing I don’t have – a tiny, shapeless frame from which the raddest, most man repelling fashun silhouettes effortlessly fall off. The chasm between what appears on my Pinterest feed and what appears in the mirror in front of me is vast, so at times my incredulous perception of my own personal style is clouded by unattainable aspiration.

Continue Reading →

It takes a lot of guts to walk away from the dream job most girls would kill for.

spell the lane jobs freelance consultant digital marketing business owner collective magazine

They don’t come fresher than Gold Coast local Jaimi-lee Fitzgerald. Only one-week into her brand new freelance life Jaimi-lee already has a handful of clients she is consulting for. Over a long lunch talking about our clients, our dreams and everything in between I decided I had to profile this young budding entrepreneur. Here she share’s her story in the first instalment of my new interview series, The Freelance Files.

Continue Reading →

Easy steps to well considered style

miann scanlan fashion style australia culotte black gold sass and bide monochrome outfit summer minimalist lack of color straw boater hat

I’m not usually one to  buy into trends, and being a gal with curves, I’m a firm believer in dressing for your body shape. Not only does it save you money, but you get to avoid the fashion victim label also. However, when culottes began to appear on the streets last fashion month, I couldn’t resist because I adore masculine dressing. But for a girl with a booty and boobs, can be quite hard to get right. Here are my tips to making a micro trend work for you.

Continue Reading →