I love big, chunky knitted cardigans and would love one for winter but I don't have much of a waist and most of the ones I have tried on just make me look like a big block! Have you got any suggestions for styles that would suit?
Yep thats tricky. The best option would be one with a broader shawl collar and a tie belt. Wear it unbuttoned and slightly open all the way from top to bottom and tie the belt so it sits a little loose. The shawl collar is curvy so it will add a little curve, wearing it open creates a strong vertical that draws your eye inward and the belt tied a little loosely will define a softer waist.
I'm 24 I'm looking for some nice beige pants. Do you have any recommendations on what would suit me?
OK Adrienne, no shape descriptors there!!! Beige pants are a little tricky to find this year and youve not specified casual or dress. You can always find beige pants at Esprit, Karen Walker has some and I think Ive also spied some at Country Road also. Good luck!
I've been looking everywhere for a good ball dress and all I can find are gross long glossy ones, that are all a bit too tacky. Please help me, I want something quite glamorous on the night which is supposed to be highlight of my social calendar.
Im not sure where you are based but Id try a couple of vintage stores to see if you can get a glamorous gown from days gone by. Youll know then you are wearing something unique and a little bit special. If you look for a 60s inspired gown it will have the elegance you are perhaps looking for. If you are in Auckland then Modes would appear to have a huge selection.
Which school would you recommend be the best to study and give the best opportunities once completed in fashion design?
To be honest, I think if youve got talent then any fashion school would teach you how to develop that. I am really unsure as to the best but if I were you, Id take advantage of the fact that New Zealand is small enough to get on the phone or email a couple of my favourite designers to find out their thoughts.
I am a self-confessed tomboy and have never looked much like a girl. I'm now at uni and want to know what I can wear that isn't too tomboyish, yet is still casual.
I think its a good idea to ease yourself into a more feminine look if I suggest you race out and buy a frilly dress, I suspect you wont feel very comfortable in it. No doubt you already wear jeans, so this isnt too much of a transition: buy a pair of womens jeans that fit you really well; that may mean going a little tighter than you have previously worn and look for either a classic boot cut or a straight leg. Add to these jeans some stylish tops rather than T-Shirts and buy a pair of flat shoes that arent trainers. Its also a good idea to read fashion magazines occasionally, so you can learn how to put some looks together and a spot of lip-gloss and mascara wont go astray, either!