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Gift Guide 2014 – FOR HOME

I’ll admit I am on a bit of a home decorating kick at the moment after finishing my life on tour and living out of suitcases. So I thought what an opportune time to put together the ultimate Christmas gift guide for the home.


Gift Guide for HOME 2014


1. Salt and Pepper Grinders // 2. Jonathon Adler Candle // 3. Country Road Wall Clock // 4. AESOP Gift Pack // 5. Sodastream // 6. Kate Spade Small Tray // 7. Kikki.K Mug // 8. Country Road decorative cushions // 9. Stone Candle Votive // 10. C.Wonder Teapot  // 11. West Elm Box // 12. Pia Wallen Blanket

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Gift Guide 2014 – FOR HIM

Often I find the men in our life can be the most difficult to buy for. The men I know are happy with a bottle of wine. But I figured we could do better than that so I have scoured the net and bought you some gifts that I think are pretty color the man in your life.


Gift Guide for HIM 2014


1. Nike Sneakers // 2. Swell Stainless Steel Bottle // 3. Jack London Shirt // 4. iPhone lenses // 5. Snow Peak Titanium Flask // 6. Lululemon Yoga Mat // 7. Country Road Travel Wetpack // 8. Gucci Eau de Tolette // 9. Brass Keychain // 10. Lululemon Duffle Bag // 11. Misfit Activity Monitor // 12. Travel Jump Rope // 13. Country Road Socks // 14. C.Wonder Cocktail Shaker // 15. Marshall Headphones // 15. West Elm Bottle Stoppers

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Gift Guide 2014 – FOR HER

It is that time of year again….aimlessly wandering around the shops with no idea what to by loved ones this holiday season. I have put together some of my top shopping lists to hopefully make things a little easier. This week it’s those cute gifts for that female friend or lovely lady in your life. Next week will be for the men and then after that some lovely home ideas. Stay tuned….. X Mimi


Gift Guide for HER 2014


1. Gorman Bikini Top // 2. Gorman Bikini Bottom // 3. Nails INC. Duo Nailpolish // 4. The Horse Watch // 5. Etre Cecile Tank Top // 6. Pink LouLou Love Knot Necklace // 7. Country Road Pouch // 8. Byredo Perfume // 9. Country Road Keyring // 10. Sass and Bide Crop // 11. Tony Bianco Sandals // 12. Kate Spade Notebook // 13. Kikki.k 2015 Live Bright Calendar // 14. David Lawrence Bucket Bag // 15. Style Book 16. Papinelle Underpants

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The Boyfriend Pant


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Clothes don’t make the man but sometimes his clothes can make the woman!

I am probably the only one of my friends that can’t get enough of the boyfriend pant/jean. I am very  aware that they are a trend item and not for everyone. Normally I preach classism in clothing and I truly believe in that. But there are some trends that we are allowed to embrace if we truly love them..for me its these pants. To counteract the “of the moment’ style of these pants, I teamed it up with this classic sleeveless blouse. This soft blouse is now a staple in my wardrobe. Investing in staple pieces is my ultimate approach to shopping but there is also nothing wrong with having some fun pieces that just make you feel a little bit cool.

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Flower Shoot


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Slowly over time I will be sharing some shoots that I have styled. I am hoping there will be more to come of all different genres. Stay tuned. 

This gorgeous shoot was the brainchild of Camilla Kirk. She bought together an amazing team to showcase the floral artwork of Julia Rose. This shoot has been featured on Whim Magazine and is just some of the fabulous work from all these creative souls.

Photography and Editing: Camilla Kirk
Flower Art: Julia Rose
HMUA: Erin Stuart
Stylist: Mimi Venker


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Travel – The Real Mexico


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When I talk about going to mexico, most people assume I am talking about one of the many resort towns like Cancun, Puerto Vallarta or even Acapulco. I admit to spending some time relaxing along the shores of Acapulco and Cancun but when I talk about Mexico, I mean the big Mexican cities of Gualajara and Mexico City with a few side stops along the way. Over the past 5 years I have spent a total of 5 months in these cities due to work commitments. But ever the professional tourist, I try and get in some sights along the way. Here are some of my top destinations and must-see locals in Mexico City and Guadalajara.

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Mimi’s Must Haves – Menswear Look.

Androgyny has been a trend since the 1920’s.

This season I am lusting over the menswear inspired looks. Oxford flats mixed with a shirt dress feels smart and casual. To me, felinity is not about the look of the clothes but how you feel as a woman and wear the clothes. The menswear looks below are smart and best of all very versatile. I have styled some of the pieces in different ways to give you a better idea. Just a sample of how many different ways you can style simple and cool pieces.


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1. Country Road Short Dress // 2. Country Road Pant //3. Country Road Jacket // 4. One Teaspoon Shirt // 5. Sol Sana Sandals // 6. ASOS Sunglasses // 7. Trenery Brogues // 8. Seed Heritage Jeans // 9. Country Road Shirt // 10. Country Road Pants // 11. Country Road Culottes // 12. David Lawrence Shirt

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LOOK 3


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LOOK 4


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The Ladylike Crop


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When is it too old to stop wearing a crop top?

I have to be honest…I have been getting quite frustrated this year with the amount of crop tops everywhere. Sure, they look great if you are in your teens or 20’s but at a certain point you have to think twice about baring the midriff (unless you are sporting that fab bikini at the beach and then..who cares!). I still was annoyed by how many tops I had to bypass in stores just because they were inappropriately short. (more…)

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Mimi’s Must Have’s: Shopbop October Sale

OMG…Its sale time on one of my favorite websites…SHOPBOP.

This sale is too good not to share. If you live in the Southern Hemishere you can stock up on next years Winter and Fall clothing in advance or get an even greater sale on already reduced Summer stock. Northern Hemisphere readers, get ready to cozy up this with a new collection of Winter clothing. Below are just some of my picks from the sale but head on over and check out all the goodies. I think the Chanel books will be in my shopping cart by tonight.



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Banjo and Matilda Cashmere Sweater // See by Chloe Bag //Kristen Elspeth Bracelet // Band of Outsiders Trench // Kurt Geiger Pumps //Wilt Boyfriend Tee // JBrand Skinny Jeans // Kate Spade Oxfords //Tibi Silk Skirt // Jonathon Adler Salt and Pepper Shakers // Chanel Books

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One Piece Wonder


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Memories take us back. Dreams take us forward. 

These photos are more than an outfit shoot for me (although I just have to say this is the most sleek and classic cut jumpsuit I have seen in a long time). This was the last photos shoot I did in the last city on tour with my show. Now I am sitting comfortably and bags unpacked in Melbourne, Australia. But the memories of all my feeling that week come rushing back as I post these shots.

These photos were taken at the Camino Real, Guadalajara, Mexico. If you ever get to this hotel, I thoroughly recommend the shrimp tacos. Yum. Check back soon for a Mexico round up!

Back to the outfit….I think you all know I like to keep things simple and this look is no different. The only think I would have preferred, is to add a great big statement clutch. However traveling often means we have to compromise and use what we have. What was great about being on the road is that most of my outfits have a memory attached. This wide leg jumpsuit takes me back to a cute street in Vancouver where I discovered an awesome boutique, One Of A Few, while wandering with my dear friend. As they say a picture says a thousand word but a memory lasts a lifetime.

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