Workers in progress

When planning a new post, I usually try to consult the Pocket Weather app to try and put up a weather-appropriate post.. but as this is Melbourne, who am I trying to kid! As the sun shines, wind gusts down the street and clouds grey the sky I hope this post inspires some colour, suaveness and chic layers as you race around to get things done in this shortened week..

Nothing else quite says 'in your face grey weather' like a party with flamingoes - Carlton Club's rooftop garden

Katie (Contemporary Business Wear)

I have lots of photos of this gorgeous woman laughing but I selected this particular image because it reminds me of how a charming and lively print can reflect one’s true personality even when we have our game faces on at work.. also note the anchors – black belt & patent leather pumps – that make this dress office-appropriate.


 dress Country Road necklace gift belt & bag Witchery hosiery Voodoo pumps Milu (brand new shop on lil Collins – very well priced selection!)

Delicate Greek Orthodox charm against a charming print.

Beauty note: mascara Max Factor False lash effect concealer, eyeliner & blush MAC (blush is sheertone in Springsheen) lipgloss Alba coconut cream clear lipgloss (100% vegetarian!)

The [corporate] boys

I love the suave lines these boys strike in a very impromptu photo… immaculately maintained facial hair with just the right note of non-chalance – nice work gentlemen!

Yotti & Gabriel

Gabriel (foreground) – suit Don Bagnato shirt Rhodes & Beckett shoes Lloyds

Diana (Contemporary Business Wear)

A very good example of how the sun takes a moment to shine even on the greyest of days… also a good example of effortless Melbourne-bureau-black made complete with classic accessories and a sassy smile!


 earrings & ring Tiffany necklace Georg Jensen cardigan Country Road dress Basque belt Witchery bag Marc by Marc Jacobs hosiery Voodoo shoes Casadei

Classic silver accessories

Beauty note: fdn estee lauder Individualist concealer Napolean China doll powder Stila blush Clinique cream stick in Shy bronzer EL Bronze Goddess eye shadow Stila gold glow trio mascara (the best mascara in the world) lancome Hypnose in black eyeliner Revlon Colorstay liquid liner in blackest black lip pencil Lip Fusion pencil in buff lipstick Stila Charlotte  perfume Vera Wang Princess

Croc leather adds interest to all black ensemble

A memory from a month that was BC's first - on my way to the LMFF Independent Parade trying new hair as suggested by Mark from VMM..

And so this entry wraps up BusinessChic’s very first month! It’s been quite the adventure (feel free to join the ride by following me on Twitter/BusiChic) already and I thank you each for visiting and hope that you’ll come again soon.. and bring your friends! Over the Easter break I’ll be working on the BusinessChic Style Guides (to App or not to App?) and a new section, Of Substance, where I’ll highlight charities and community groups which friends/colleagues are involved in outside of working hours. If you’ve got a charity or community group you’d like featured; just drop me a line. Hope you have a great and safe weekend with your loved ones and see you all on the other side. xx Cheryl


  1. Bernadette says

    What great shots – love your work Cheryl!

  2. I love that first dress! Such a nice print 😀

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