A 7-Step Guide To Detoxing Your Wardrobe

Detoxing your wardrobe is a great way to declutter and organize your closet while also being more mindful about the clothes you own and wear. Here are some tips on how to detox your wardrobe:

Take everything out

The first step in detoxing your wardrobe is to take everything out and spread it on your bed or floor. This will help you see everything you own and make it easier to decide what to keep and what to get rid of.

Sort into piles

Once you have everything out of your closet, start sorting your clothes into piles. You can create different piles based on what you want to keep, what you want to donate or sell, and what you want to throw away.

Assess each item

As you sort through your clothes, assess each item and ask yourself if you have worn it in the last year or if you plan to wear it in the future. If the answer is no, then it’s time to let it go.

Keep only what you love

When deciding what to keep, only keep the clothes you love and feel confident wearing. This will help you create a wardrobe filled with clothes that make you feel good rather than clothes that make you feel self-conscious.

Donate or sell

For clothes that are still in good condition but no longer want or need them, consider giving them to a nearby nonprofit or selling them online. This will help you give back to your community and make extra money.

Organize your closet

Once you have decided what to keep and what to get rid of, it’s time to organize your closet. Consider organizing your clothes by category, such as pants, shirts, dresses, etc. As a result, finding what you’re looking for will be simpler, and it also helps you see what you have in your wardrobe.

Consider a “capsule wardrobe”

If you’re looking to simplify your wardrobe even further, consider creating a capsule wardrobe. A modest selection of clothing that can be combined and matched to create various looks is known as a capsule wardrobe. With a capsule wardrobe, you can simplify your life and focus on quality over quantity.

Detoxing your wardrobe is a great way to simplify your life, be more mindful about what you own and wear, and create a wardrobe that reflects your personal style. These recommendations will help you organise your closet and create a wardrobe you love.

5 Biggest Beauty Trends Coming Your Way In 2023

As we enter 2023, the beauty industry is already preparing for new and exciting trends. With the constantly evolving world of beauty, keeping track of what’s hot and what’s not is hard. However, here are the five biggest beauty trends you can expect to see in 2023.

Sustainable beauty

Sustainability has been a buzzword in recent years and has made its way into the beauty industry. In 2023, consumers will be more conscious about the environment and the impact of their beauty routines on the planet. This means that beauty brands will be expected to be more eco-friendly and reduce their carbon footprint. More and more brands are expected to introduce recyclable or biodegradable packaging, use sustainably sourced ingredients, and minimize waste in their manufacturing process.


Gone are the days of the 10-step skincare routine. In 2023, skinimalism will be the new trend. Skinimalism means that less is more when it comes to skincare. This trend is primarily about embracing your inherent beauty and simplifying your skincare routine to only the essentials. It’s about using fewer products but using them correctly and effectively. This trend will encourage people to focus on their skin’s health rather than perfection, emphasizing a more natural and minimalist look.

Bold Eye Makeup

Bold and colorful eye makeup is back in trend for 2023. The beauty industry will see more people experimenting with bold, bright eyeshadows, graphic liners, and dramatic lashes. Bold colors like blue, green, and purple will be popular, and metallic finishes will also be a trend. However, it’s not just about being bright and bold. This trend will also emphasize experimentation with textures and shapes as people push the boundaries of traditional eye makeup.

Skincare Supplements

In 2023, skincare supplements will be the new buzz in the beauty industry. Skincare supplements will be popular as they offer an easier and more convenient way to maintain healthy and glowing skin. Supplements like collagen and biotin will be popular for hair, skin, and nails. Other supplements like probiotics and omega-3s will also be popular as they help to improve overall skin health.

Inclusive Beauty

Inclusivity is not new, but it will remain a big trend in the beauty industry in 2023. This means that beauty brands will focus more on creating products catering to a diverse range of skin tones, hair, and skin types. Brands will be expected to offer a broader range of shades in their products, and more gender-neutral products will be available.

In conclusion, let’s face it; the beauty industry is constantly evolving, and 2023 is set to be an exciting year for new beauty trends. With sustainability, skinimalism, bold eye makeup, skincare supplements, and inclusive beauty, there is something for everyone. So, get ready to experiment and have fun with the latest beauty trends of 2023.

5 Fashion Tips to Improve Your Personal Style

Personal style is a reflection of who we are, and it is essential to feel comfortable and confident in what we wear. Styling is an art that can be learned, and everyone can improve their style by following some simple tips. Below are some styling tips to improve your style:

Define your style

The first step to improving your style is to define your style. Take some time to evaluate your current wardrobe and identify what you like and dislike. Look for patterns in the type of clothing, colours, and styles that you are drawn to, and use this information to define your personal style.

Create a capsule wardrobe

Creating a capsule wardrobe is an excellent way to streamline your wardrobe and simplify your style. A capsule wardrobe consists of a small collection of essential, versatile pieces that can be mixed and matched to create multiple outfits. Investing in quality basics such as a classic blazer, a pair of well-fitted jeans, and a versatile dress will form the foundation of your capsule wardrobe.


Accessories are an excellent way to add personality and interest to your style. A colourful scarf, a fab necklace, or fabulous earrings can instantly elevate an outfit. Many accessories can look cluttered and overwhelming, so try not to overdo it.

Fit is king

No matter how stylish an outfit may be, it won’t look good if it doesn’t fit well. Make sure you invest in clothing that fits well and flatters the shape of your body. Don’t wear clothes that are too tight or too loose, and only choose pieces that accentuate your best features.

Don’t be afraid to experiment

Personal style is about expressing yourself, so you must be bold enough to experiment with various styles and trends. Try mixing different prints and textures or incorporating unexpected colors into your outfits. You may be surprised at how a bold choice can make you feel more confident and stylish.

Dress for the occasion

It is essential to dress appropriately for the occasion, whether it’s a formal event or a casual outing with friends. Consider the dress code and the venue when selecting your outfit, and ensure you feel comfortable and confident in your attire.

Take care of your clothes

Investing in quality clothing is only half the battle; you must also take care of your clothes to ensure they last. Follow the care instructions on the label, and avoid washing and drying clothes excessively. Additionally, make sure that you store your clothes properly to prevent wrinkles and damage.

In conclusion, improving your personal style is about understanding your style, investing in quality clothing, experimenting with different trends, and dressing appropriately for the occasion.

Introducing FOMA 2022 On The Cover Of The February 2023 Issue Of Sassy & Co

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Diplomacy has always been more delightfully stylish at Fashion of Multicultural Australia (FOMA) 2022. As social distancing restrictions began to ease up and events came back in full force – 2022 saw the return of FOMA with its culturally immersive showcase of foreign governments.

The event featured a range of exciting initiatives comprised of activations, panel discussions, cultural exhibitions, and runway shows celebrating diversity and inclusion in Australia. Patrons witnessed a diverse showcase of 36 traditional dresses, including countries; China, Australia, Fuji, the Philippines, Armenian, Russia, and India. In addition, FOMA brought together 43 artists and designers who collaborated to make fashion runaway come to fruition.

Artists, politicians, foreign ministers, and fashion designers gathered at the Powerhouse Museum. It’s not every day a fashion show takes place underneath the Powerhouse’s iconic objects; the Catalina flying boat, famously piloted by Sir P G Taylor, where he undertook the first return from Australia to South America.

The Director of Gandhi Creations and India Australia Business Awards, Sonia Sadiq Gandhi, conceived FOMA after she saw the opportunity to foster social cohesion amongst foreign governments and strengthen the trade and goods between foreign governments.

Some of the notable designers who showcased at FOMA 2022 included one of the most celebrated fashion designers Vivian Chan Shaw, who is known for her detail-oriented designs made from jersey and silk. Her career started in the 1960s as a designer and fashion coordinator at leading bridal fabric specialists Rene and Cannes at the House of Merivale. 

There was also Colleen Tighe-Johnson’s fashion label, Buluuy Mirrii, which produced elegant silhouettes where she transformed traditional Gomeroi artworks on fabrics.

Another brilliant designer who showcased at FOMA 2022 was Lena Kasparian She built her label from the ground up and designed clothes to empower women. Her designs are inspired by the timeless Parisian style and old Hollywood glamour and have been adorned by many celebrities, actors, and tv personalities.

Like a Bowerbirds’ nest where you can find all sorts of scraps, trinkets, and materials that create cohesive structure, Australian designer Sally Jackson delved into the process of deconstructing used garments and making them intricate yet beautiful clothing. In her collection at FOMA 2022, she imagined a world where vintage and waste textiles were reimagined into a new design language. Prints, patterns, and embellishments pushed the limits of sensory overload and blurred the line between waste and high fashion. 

The comeback of FOMA was definitely a smashing success! Congratulations, Gandhi Creations, for organising this fabulous event – more power to you and your team.

Swarovski’s Valentine’s Day Campaign Sets Love Alight

Swarovski’s Valentine’s Day campaign delivers a bold representation of love, with crystallised jewellery that center stage in all the images. Whether it’s through self-expression, a celebration of friendship, or a revelation of deep emotion, Swarovski invites you to express yourself through its creations.

Symbols of Love

Tying Valentine’s Day together with a ribbon-inspired theme is Swarovski’s glittering Volta family. At once, the familiar shapes of love are brought to life, including delicate bows and radiant hearts, all exuding undeniable attraction.

These unique pieces are crafted with true passion:

  • Volta heart pendants, bracelets, and earrings deliver a twirling pavé of clear crystals
  • Volta bow necklaces, chokers, bangles, and earrings wrap love in elegance and grace, each featuring bright crystals set in place using the chattonage technique.
  • A Volta LOVE necklace delivers emotion in full effect, with a floating ribbon that unfolds before your eyes.

From the Matrix family, heart-shaped rings and earrings complete the adorable range, providing multiple layers of Valentine’s style.

Passion Turns Pink

To vividly colour the Valentine’s Day campaign, Swarovski has imagined an evocative pink design which runs through every touchpoint. Most prominent are the metallic busts that are positioned in retail locations across the world. Although classical in form, they celebrate real people in real world situations, and wonderfully demonstrate the captivating look of the season’s jewellery.

This same sense of magic has been translated in the campaign’s imagery, which is ignited in pink with head-turning portraits set in contrast against the bright metallic jewellery pieces. 

The collection is available in-store or online at swarovski.com.

This article was sourced from a media release sent by Medianet / Photo supplied

Fashion Designer Of The Week: Introducing The Talented Sejin Park

Sejinist has been a fashion art brand with artistic beauty + humor + color beauty since 2019. Aiming at Korean street fashion, they continue to unravel the stories of Sejinists. It expresses graphic motifs from Korean culture, centering on the five colors, and proposes a new style that modernizes hanbok’s silhouettes and details. Sejinist’s goal is to create a new Koreanism fashion by creating a trendy look by loving ours by combining traditional and modern culture.

Sassy & Co magazine recently caught up with Sejin Park to discuss her journey in the fashion industry, and here’s what went down:

How did you get into the fashion industry?

From an early age, I dreamed of becoming a fashion designer and majoring in art, and entering the university’s fashion design department after going through art high school. Contrary to what I thought, the major classes I took after entering university were less interesting than I thought. I was skeptical about studying fashion, so I did everything I wanted to do while taking a two-year break from school. In the process, I found an identity for what I wanted and completed an exchange course at ENSAD in Paris to open up a broader perspective. I had an excellent opportunity and once exhibited my work at the Musée d’Orsay. It was a work using hanbok, the traditional clothing of Korea, and many people did not know much about Korea. So after the semester, I returned to Korea and prepared for my brand launch.

What do you like most about being a designer?

I think of clothes as containers for messages. Every time I create a new piece of art, I feel very happy that someone understands the meaning and intent of the piece.

Downside to being a fashion designer?

In Korea, it is a difficult job to say, ‘If a designer brand survives in the fashion industry for only three years, it will be successful.’ Since there are so many clothes and brands, you must express your unique characteristics well to survive in them.

There are many times when I have to do everything on my own due to a lack of funds. Sometimes, only a small fraction of the effort is shown to people. It’s very difficult mentally and physically, but that’s what makes me grow and become a strong person.

What has been the most memorable experience of being in the fashion industry so far?

I always liked to play with people outside, but now I prefer to create new works in the studio. The fashion industry has changed my personality.

Who have been the most interesting people you’ve met so far?

My current boyfriend has the opposite personality to me.

He has no greed and is like the sea; there have been times when I looked at him as a research subject. We continue to learn much from him and become more like each other.

What has been the most valuable lesson you’ve learned while in the fashion industry. This can be about the industry or about yourself.

Don’t follow the trend; let me make the trend.

If I pursue other things, mine disappears. Let’s live a life that challenges new things.

Is your family supportive of you being a fashion designer?

I started with many concerns and did not ask anyone for help or express my difficulties to show that I could do it myself. There were times when I didn’t get along well with my parents, who couldn’t express myself well, but they always supported and believed in me in everything I did. These days, he sometimes jokes that he is investing in me, so he tells me to pay it back with a building.

If you could go back in a time machine to when you were just starting, what would you do differently?

At first, I was under pressure to do better when it came to presenting my brand to people. If I could go back to that time, I would want to reduce my weight and express myself more as I am.

What is the best advice you have ever been given?

To do what you want to do.

What are your future plans? Inside your career or out of it.

My goal is to become a designer that encompasses various fields. We plan to open a fusion cafe and showroom that contains Korean traditions so that many people can enjoy it. The goal is to create a place to enjoy various things and exhibitions.

FOMA 2022: Check Out All The Glitz And Glamour At The Powerhouse Museum

FOMA 2022 was an event not to miss. Thirty-six cultures were represented, seven exhibitions, eight ambassadors, four foreign government collaborations, six initiatives, two business growth stories, and 41 faces of FOMA.

Set in the Powerhouse Museum – it was a celebration where a live runway show and a fashion experience took place.

Amongst flashing lights, media coverage, and music – several designers and artists participated at FOMA 2022, such as BULUUY MIRRII By Colleen Tighe Johnson, Karis Zanetta The Label By Karis Zanetta Cheng, Fiji Consulate General & Trade Commission (Australia and New Zealand), The Bowerbirds by Sally Jackson, My Paloma by Founder Eliana Gamboa-Chapman, Lena Kasparian The Label by Lena Kasparian, Tatyana Anderson in Collaboration with Wendy Scully Millinery and Vivian Chan Shaw The Label. It was a great night filled with world-class fashion and entertainment.

Check out some of the photos from the event below, courtesy of Victor Hawk.

AACTA Awards 2022: Check Out All The Glitz And Glamour On The Red Carpet

The red carpet was rolled out in Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion 2 days ago as the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards held its official ceremony for 2022. The cream of the crop in the Australian Entertainment industry attended Australia’s night of nights, as the who’s who of show business gathered to celebrate the best in TV and cinema.

If you want to see all the glitz and glam at the 2022 AACTA Awards then scroll down below.


In Pictures: All The Glitz And Glam Of The Australian Golden Sash Awards 2022

The 2022 AGSA (Australian Golden Sash Awards) was recently held on Saturday at Sir Stamford in Mascot. The cream of the crop in the beauty pageant world attended the high-profile industry event in their beautiful sashes and glittery crowns. If you want to see all the glitz and glam at the 2022 Australian Golden Sash Awards, then scroll down below. The photos are courtesy of George Azmy:

Meet The Entrepreneur Behind The Cover Of The November 2022 Issue Of Sassy & Co: Stella Bella

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A serial entrepreneur, Stella Bella is currently a managing partner of Rice Remedy Group. She has built a career taking startups to multimillion-dollar success stories as a former director and the first female lead of SoGal Sydney. This venture firm is one of the largest global platforms for diverse entrepreneurs and investors. She was also a trained radiographer in Sydney until she decided to quit and buy a one-way ticket to Thailand. After some much-needed deep soul searching, she eventually decided to establish a factory that manufactures natural skin care and herbal supplements. Fast forward to today, and she has grown the business, eventually selling it for a 7-figure sum.

Stella wears many hats as an entrepreneur. She was a brand ambassador for women’s activewear and workout clothes retailer Lorna Jane. She has hosted TV shows for Tencent (the largest tech company in Asia and owner of WeChat), founded the Thailand Farmers Market, worked with Celebrity Chef Mathew Kenny consulting about Thailand Resorts, and her marketing initiatives have led to news video coverage from CNN and BBC resulting in millions of views.

Stella is currently referred to as ‘Stella Rice Girl’ – a managing partner of the Rice Remedy Group, where she manages its day-to-day operations. She’s currently pitching for a fund with Country Road. When she’s not working, she is out in nature, trekking the mountains, kayaking the oceans, getting stretchy on a yoga mat, or cooking in the kitchen.

Sassy & Co magazine recently caught up with Stella to discuss her journey in the fashion industry, and here’s what went down:

What are you currently doing to maintain/grow your business?

Word-of-mouth referral. People talk. Getting new business via referrals is easily the most profitable strategy for new business, as consumers referred by a friend are four times more likely to buy. My latest venture Rice Remedy Co. offers a monthly skincare and personal subscription. I only make 1000 kits per country per month. Have you ever purchased something just because your friend told you that you should? I know I have! So, ensuring I do everything possible to encourage my clients to recommend my product to others is vital to the growth of my business. So I am focused on top-end quality service and products that people can rave and talk about. Thus leveraging my current client base to drive referrals and grow this venture.

What social media platforms do you usually use to increase your brand’s awareness?

Facebook and Instagram were the first two social media platforms I grew up with and am familiar with. I used to joke that I stopped at one static Instagram post. However, I have to catch up with the times and am currently learning TikTok and reels.

What is your experience with paid advertising, like PPC or sponsored content campaigns? Does it work?

I made some expensive mistakes and learned some costly lessons. It can give you immediate visibility; you can target your specific market, track and have data sets to understand and know what is working and not working. Traditionally you might not, for example, retail on a brick-and-mortar; you would have these data sets. In my experience, paid advertising like PPC or sponsor campaigns allow me to test the marketing message and gives me data to make informed decisions about what is working and not working. It also allows me to set a tight budget and ad spend, which is helpful. So does it work? It depends on the KPI and your goal for doing it. You have to know your KPI and performance metrics. Marketing and sales are two different things. Marketing is about building awareness, and sales turn that viewership into profits by converting potential customers into actual customers. So you have to work out the return on the investment.

What form of marketing has worked well for your business throughout the years? Word of mouth.

What is the toughest decision you had to make in the last few months?

Culling my contacts and circle, setting boundaries, and saying no to things and people not aligned with my value vector. Tough when I am a nice YES girl at heart.

What money mistakes have you made along the way that others can learn from (or something you’d do differently)?

Not learning financial 101, basic profit/loss statements, and balance sheets, and investing time in learning it and being the expert at it, reviewing it monthly and quarterly and knowing where there is a hole in the pocket, and coming back to the numbers. Money is energy and is like a tree. You need to understand your business financially for the tree to be healthy and reap the fruit; you need to know what it needs to grow, what nutrients, and when to water it. That’s how I see the money. Understand the nature of your business and what is required to make it grow into a healthy money tree for you.

What new business would you love to start?

I love cooking. It is like my therapy, so rice remedy co. For rice lovers, a coffee/florist/ healthy Thai street food.

If you could go back in a time machine to the time when you were just getting started, what would you do differently?

Listen to my gut and not let the noise of others distract me from my inner voice.

What is the best advice you have ever been given?

When all the money is taken from you, real wealth is what you have left.

What advice would you give to a newbie Entrepreneur setting up their first business?

Getting it done is better than perfect. If you’re not embarrassed by the first launch, you have launched too late. Ditch perfect! Do and learn; practice makes perfect.

Photo Credit: Studio 49