Category Archives: on trend

BFF – the black shirt dress

Where would we be without those key wardrobe staples like the LBD and a great pair of boyfriend jeans? Today I want to share my latest wardrobe BFF – the black shirt dress. It’s one of those essential items to have in your wardrobe. Yes, essential. It’s casual with ballet pumps and sunglasses for the day, but can be easily cocktail-ready with strappy heels and bold accessories for the evening. Get some street style inspiration to see exactly what I mean…

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now, get out there and get your own BFF! Shop black shirt dresses after the jump.

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Kester Black Cosmetics – beauty with heart

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I am always impressed when people decide to turn their passions into a business, particularly when that business is ethically driven. In 2012 Melbourne-based Anna Ross reached that decision and combined her love for fashion and cosmetics into Kester Black Cosmetics. Believing in the importance of moral purchasing decisions – we are what we buy – she has created a unique range of ethically produced cosmetics that don’t sell short when it comes to keeping things on trend. I think that’s the key factor really. As a style conscious person, I don’t see myself wearing home-made hemp skirts and never using shampoo. But, when given the option of an on trend and environmentally friendly nail polish with a good moral compass, it’s not too difficult to make the right call…

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Kester Black is proudly Australian made and owned and is committed to supporting local business. We use sustainable production methods including the use of recyclable materials and small batch manufacturing to minimise wastage. Our products contain only the highest quality ingredients and have CCF (Choose Cruelty Free) accreditation.

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When you make a purchase with Kester Black you are also purchasing our guarantee that none of our products or ingredients have ever been tested on animals either by our company; by anyone on our behalf or by any of our suppliers. We are also a vegan product; none of our products contain any ingredient derived from animals.

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and an added benefit…it’s chip-resistant. Now that’s appealing.

product images via Kester Black | styled office images by Eve Wilson for The Design Files