On Cityline, our experts often talk about how our viewers need to take more chances with their décor, fashion and hair and beauty regimes. Well guess what folks, as much as I love the advice I am B-O-R-I-N-G when it comes to these things.
Okay let’s not call me boring, that’s harsh. I’m safe. Extremely safe.
My family room (my favourite room) is a mix of beiges and chocolate browns. I don’t often pair a patterned top with a patterned bottom (crazytown), and I’ve just gone shorter with my hair after six years of length. Six years folks. However, I will say, like most of us, there is a wild woman in there … somewhere. She just tends to come out in very calculated ways. Take my shoes for instance. I own sea-foam green, cherry red and floral platform stilettos. I have a lot of very loud and gaudy costume jewellery, huge cocktail rings and blinged-out bangles which are loud and I love.
So the fashion and décor trend here is that, I do get loose and playful, but I do it with my accessories. You will never find me purchasing a blue sofa, but I sure will cuddle up with a brightly patterned throw cushion or listen to my music blasting from a bright blue Bose. And I’m not alone.
I do my own market research every day while hosting Cityline. Well over 60 audience members take pictures with me Monday to Friday after the show so I get to check out all of their phone cases. Kate Spade is hands down the label I love the most. These cases are chic, fun and make a statement all at the same time. And I can tell our audience members take great pride in pulling those gorgeous covers out of their purses before getting ready for their close up.
And, watch out world, I also have a bright orange ipad cover and shockingly bright headphones. Little pops of colour add a bit of sunshine to my day without completely overwhelming my aesthetic. So the next time someone tells you to live a little and take a chance on going bright red with your hair or purchasing green occasional chairs, you can keep them at bay by showing them your bright orange selfie stick. You’ll feel wild … in small doses!