For decades magazines have told us what is in, what is sexy and who to buy. Few if any have provided direction for fashion in the REAL WORLD. After many years of flipping through these magazines in frustration, a group of women from the competitive corporate worlds of Finance, Fashion and Media decided enough was enough. Believing in their own style sensibilities, they launched Daily Gloss.
At Daily Gloss we are dedicated to helping EVERY woman by sharing our own experiences as well as those contributed by our readers. With experts based in Sydney, Paris and California we are on the pulse of latest trends in fashion, beauty, health and well-being.
At Daily Gloss our mission is to support women in their day to day life, whether they are climbing the corporate ladder, managing a small business, convening a parent teacher association or just battling the 4WD brigade at the school drop off.
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Having worked in the male dominated finance industry since 1990, BizGirl’s ponderings are drawn from her experiences in Hong Kong, Japan and Australia where over the years she has worked as an executive in Corporate Finance, Institutional Broking and Asset Management. It seems that even her years working two stints on high testosterone institutional investor dealing desks were not quite enough to prepare her for life as a mother of two sons. Apart from her passions for family, food and fashion, BizGirl is an avid supporter of diversity and women in the workplace.
Alice McConnell recently completed a Bachelor of Fashion and Textile Design majoring in Fashion Media at UTS in Sydney. Her graduate work saw her combine her love of styling, writing, photography and graphic design into a small quarterly fashion publication. Throughout her degree Alice has worked in fashion retail and marketing, plus held a long term internship at an Australian fashion magazine. Her work as a freelance fashion assistant has allowed her to work alongside some of Australia’s most talented stylists and photographers. Forever carrying a notebook and a polaroid camera, Alice is happy observing the world around her, finding beauty and inspiration in all of life’s imperfect moments.
Though not born in Melbourne, Natalie Cheeseman has very much become accustomed to its niceties – clothing, textiles, accessories, homewares and especially food. Natalie is in her final year of a Bachelor of Arts at Deakin University, majoring in journalism and public relations. With a taste for the highlife she spends her time opportunistically scouring through some of the fantastic boutiques that are scattered around Melbourne’s streets and laneways to find pieces to fall in love with. Abreast of all things in trend but remaining true to her own sense of style she has an excellent palate for what is hot and what is not. In between these hunter gather missions she can be found visiting the many cafés and restaurants that make Melbourne the food capital of Australia. Natalie’s unique perspective and simple yet elegant style, are evident in the way approaches her writing.
An expert on her eastern suburbs bubble and with a solid background in IT. Isabelle combines left and right brain qualities with her endearing blog, alfieandelle, writing for Daily Gloss and freelance styling with published work in Cream, Fashionising and the Trendhunter websites. As aesthetic junkie and consumer of fashion imagery, magazines, books, blogs and films. Isabelle delights in new words as much as she does new designers, restaurants and fur flung destinations. Travelling frequently and dining every step of the way See www.alfieandelle.com
Sophie Barnett is a showbiz and entertainment journalist, who left London for Sydney in 2009 and has never looked back! With a passion for breaking exclusive news stories, Sophie currently represents MTV Australia at film premieres, music gigs and celebrity events to chat with the stars on the red carpet. She’s also been lucky enough to interview some of her favourite celebrities, including Jennifer Lopez, Lenny Kravitz and Amy Winehouse, and was most recently flown to a “secret location” to chat with the biggest boyband on the planet – One Direction! With a BA Honours in Broadcast Journalism, Sophie has previously worked as a Showbiz Reporter for Reveal Magazine, The Sun Newspaper and NW Magazine. For more examples of her work head to www.sophiekbarnett.com
Elsie Kassis is the founder of the widely read Blog Diary of a Fashion Muse which has had a strong online presence since its inception in late 2008. After a decade in the fashion industry, she has accumulated extensive experience in areas such as Buying, Styling, PR, Marketing, Journalism, Visual Merchandising, Retail Management, Design, Recruitment, Runway Production and Manufacturing. She has also guest lectured on various subjects and has judged fashion shows and competitions. Elsie has assisted in styling shoots for music videos, hair and fashion magazines, advertising campaigns and look books and is also proficient in fashion, accessory and jewellery design. Elsie currently resides in Sydney where she works as a Freelance Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle Writer and Blogger.
Jessica Barnes likes to make lists — about places she wants to go, food she wants to eat, sights she would like to see…and the list goes on. She then delights in the feeling of ticking something off the list, knowing she has a new experience and memory to add to her inventory. The only thing she enjoys more than undertaking these new experiences is writing about them afterwards and sharing them with others. Jessica recently completed her Diploma of Graphic Design at Enmore Design Centre and loves to create pretty things and surround herself with beautiful designs, however upon finishing an internship at a magazine last year she knew that sitting at her desk writing is where she feels most comfortable, as long as the desk is stylishly decorated of course.
Candace Cicogna started working in online media in 2005 with Glam Media. She graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in California focusing on Merchandise Marketing. Her experience ranges from writing travel, fashion and lifestyle for such magazines as Baja Traveler and 944 Magazine in San Diego to working with major US media clients such as Conde Nast, AMC and Harrah’s Casino. She most enjoys traveling and exploring and takes pleasure in sampling different fashions and cuisines from around the world.
Jackie Cicogna has over 20 years of experience in the fashion industry. Her career started in New York City as a milliner, following in her grandmothers footsteps. She graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a degree in fashion design. In 1998 Jackie moved to Paris, the fashion mecca, where she has been living for the past 12 years continueing her work in the field. Her experience spans from the design atelier to showroom sales management, working for such designers as Paul Smith and Sonia Rykiel among others. Her keen eye for a trend, her intuitive understanding of the industry and her styling skills have been key to her success in the various opportunities she has taken on.
Victoria McGlynn is currently completing her degree at the University of Sydney and is majoring in English. Growing up on the Northern Beaches with both Eastern and Western influences from her family has fostered her unique sense of style. Travelling overseas has exposed her to a myriad of designs and unique materials which has largely influenced her sense of fashion. She has completed courses in textiles and design technology and has experience with altering, designing and creating clothing. She has spent five years in Australian Youth Performing Arts which encouraged her ardour for costume and costume design. She is an avid reader with her favourites ranging from Harper’s Bazaar to Walt Whitman. Her current interests are travel, writing, fashion and film. She considers her greatest accomplishments to be her textile portfolio, producing her formal dress and achieving her Writer’s Group certificate.
Andrea Cicogna studied visual arts at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Andrea has an eye for the unusual and the beautiful. She sees elegance in the simplest things and can capture that elegance in her photography. Andrea has spent time in places such as Nepal, Hong Kong, Manila, Italy and France where she developed her eye for the aesthetic. Her passion is family photography, but also enjoys in the moment action photography as well. To see more of her work please visit www.mylittleimages.com