Five Fab Fox Finds

 

Five great things that I’ve recently come across that I reckon you’ll like, too.

 

The Uplift Project

Ever wondered what to do with your old nursing bras? Or the bras that simply don’t fit properly after breastfeeding (because let’s face it, they are rarely the same shape afterwards…)

My friend Annisa told me about The Uplift Project yesterday and I couldn’t wait to share such a brilliant initiative. The project collects new and used bras, and sends them to women in disadvantaged communities where a bra is often unobtainable or unaffordable. All the details are here.

Fox in Shops

My buddy Christina gave me this for my birthday and it’s the perfect pet for a trip to the grocers.

Dorothy Perkins Fox Tote $ 4.40

Chanel does Lego

Picking up Lego just became super-stylish with Chanel’s new Lego-inspired clutch. Making its début in the Spring/Summer 2013 collection, there’s no word yet on how much these hard plastic purses will be, but rest assured, it’s unlikely you’ll ever step on one in the middle of the night. “Ouch!”

Non-skanky fancy dress

Last weekend we took the kids with us to the local fancy dress store to find outfits for a costume party we’d been invited to. But for some reason, the store seemed to only hire dresses in lycra that barely covered my bottom, and were in such dodgy condition that I had to take a shower afterwards.

Then yesterday I stumbled upon Smiffys, which sells a huge range of brand-new costumes for less than it’d cost to rent a used one. I picked up a bright red air-hostess outfit (seriously, don’t ask!) for about $40, and have taken it to the local alterationist to make it fit perfectly. And still, financially I’m ahead. Now to practise my hand signals to point out the closest exits…

 

Fox in Flats interviews Dannii Minogue in GRAZIA

If the thrill of interviewing Dannii was the equivalent of being given a pair of GUCCI Loafers, then being asked to run an excerpt of our chat in one of my fave mags was the luxe carry bag they’d come in. Page 28, on newsstands now. And if they’ve already sold out it’s because I’ve bought about a dozen copies to keep. What?!

For the full interview click here.

Over to you. Found anything fabulous lately? 

baby hanger1 What to wear on a school excursion (and how to survive them with a smile!)

 

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Comments

  • Alicia O’Brien

    Love the fox tote. Well done on making the mag!

    • FoxInFlats

      Hi Alicia, it’s so cool isn’t it?! And thankyou so much. x A

  • Lou

    The Uplift Project sounds amazing! I think I might have to hold a collection. My fab find contribution is something new to me but has been around for a while. I have discovered Shellac nail polish! Have had my toes done and it lasted for 5 WEEKS!! Having it done again today for the “silly season”. Costs about $40 (in SA) and worth every cent. It stays glossy and beautiful the whole time!

    • FoxInFlats

      Yeah, gotta love Neese for mentioning that gem. I’ve not Shellaced my toes yet – what’s it like getting it off? Ticklish??!

      • Lou

        This may be an over-share (my fave Gen Y ism) but mine lasted so long I had to cut my nails and then it peeled off in one big piece. If this doesn’t happen then you can go back to the salon and they soak it off in acetone for $5! But yes would probably be ticklish.

  • Lisa mckenzie

    Wow I will be cleaning out my bras for the Uplift foundation,what a great cause,thanks Andrea I didn’t even know it existed,thanks for letting us know.

    • FoxInFlats

      Hi Lisa, My pleasure! I was thrilled to find out myself as I’ve got loads of beautiful bras stored away that dont fit anymore, yet it seemed so wasteful to throw them out. x A

  • mary_j_j

    Thanks for reminding me about the Uplift foundation – I have been meaning to get around to actually passing on my old nursing bras and others.

    • FoxInFlats

      Absolute pleasure xxx

  • http://www.mdkaos.blogspot.com/ Mummaducka

    Argh that lego in the middle of the night did my plantar fasciitis in!

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