In a first for the renowned Australian fashion label, Anthea Crawford has teamed with popular TV fashion stylist and model Trish Murray to bring a series of exclusive styling workshops to working women in Sydney’s CBD.


In the first workshop, held in Anthea Crawford’s stunning and spacious store in Sydney’s MLC Centre, Trish – who appears regularly in the media, and styles for major retailers and an enviable list of VIP clients – will share her styling secrets for looking great from desk to dinner. Guests will learn tips for quick makeovers, how to navigate common fashion faux pas, highlight individual strengths and conceal weaknesses. One-on-one styling will also be available on the night.


Trish says, “It was an honour to be asked by a fashion brand as well-known as Anthea Crawford to present a workshop in-store. I’m excited to share everything I know about dressing for success in the corporate environment to dressing for fun in the evening with women in Sydney. I was privileged to model for Anthea Crawford early on in my career, and the label has since been a favourite.”


Rowan Young, General Manager at Anthea Crawford, says, “We are excited to extend our regular VIP Styling Events to Exclusive Styling Workshops for the whole community, using a well-known personality. We are expecting these events to grow in popularity at our store in the MLC Centre.”


Trish Murray’s 6 styling tips to take you from desk to dinner


  1. Dark colours make the transition easier. Wear tailored black or navy to work on the day – they appear more formal. A top in bright colours or with a bit of shimmer will give you a subtle hint of fun at the office and really make your outfit pop in the evening.


  1. Pack a statement accessory. Your block-coloured day outfit is the perfect foil for stand-out accessories. Don’t overdo it – one statement neck piece may be all it takes to transition your work wardrobe into an after-five outfit.


  1. Wear a stand out shoe. In the 1980s we all had shoe jewellery.  These were similar to clip-on earrings worn on your shoes. I say … ‘Bring back shoe jewels!’ Perfect for transforming from day to evening footwear. Until I get that trend to catch back on, consider the shoes you wear to work that morning. Are they glamorous enough for your evening plans? If not, simply pack a pair of sexy heels in a soft fabric bag.


  1. Play with textures. If you’re in a conservative office where white, grey and black are as exciting as it gets, then go for different textures. A black silk shirt or camisole is classy and breaks up a linen suit. In the evening it catches light, giving a gorgeous floaty look. Wearing corporate pants or skirt? Pack a pencil skirt with a shimmer or beading that can easily be switched with your day skirt. Unbutton your blouse; add a statement necklace and you are ready to trip the light fantastic!


  1. Make your hair do the talking. Soft, wavy hair makes sharp corporate tailoring look more relaxed and fun. If you lack time to pull together that perfect hairstyle at 7am, throw your hair up in a loose bun. In the evening undo your hair tie and run your fingers through to give that tousled look. Dry shampoo or volume powders can add bounce to your roots to give you extra oomph!


  1. Add make up and you’re ready! Ladies, pack an ‘emergency night out’ make up bag and carry it with you at all times – because last minute plans happen. Ensure your bag includes dark eye shadow and liner for a smoky effect or a bright-coloured lipstick (not both!), concealer or powder to hide shine and cheek colour. A little highlighter for extra contouring can also give a gorgeous evening glow.

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Lisa Hollinshead
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