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Expert tips to make white work for your home

Whites have an enviable way of opening up space, relieving stress and allowing your mind to wander freely.

The key to making white work is by adding touches of visual interest to give your eyes something to alight on as they cast themselves around the room. Think artworks, interesting textured surfaces, subtle or zippy patterns.

Play up your whites with bolder accents for a touch of excitement or keep the mood soothed with tone-on-tone accessorising. Remember to include your floor in your decorating plan – a floor finished in Resene Colorwood Whitewash can be just the finishing touch your white space needs.

Visit your local Resene ColorShop or, for more ideas, visit resene.co.nz

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Celebrities step out in covetable street style looks at Australian Fashion Week

Making a return to the fashion calendar after pandemic disruptions forced the cancellation of last year’s event, Sydney’s Afterpay Australian Fashion Week kicked off on Monday with a flurry of stylish attendees flocking to the shows.

While bold, joyous colour was predominant on the runways as brands showed their Resort 2022 collections, guests attending the shows favoured soft neutral shades paired with black staples and the odd pop of pattern and brights.

The stylish media, celebrities and creators were snapped outside the Carriageworks, Sydney venue.

Erin Holland wearing Nicola Fenetti dress, Coach bag and Alias Mae shoes and Nikki Phillips wearing Dior sunglasses, Prada bag and Aje shoes and jumper.

Helen Chik wearing top and pants from IXIAH, Stand Studio coat, IRO sneakers, Mimco earrings, Maison de Sabre bag and Ray-Ban sunglasses.

Sarah Ellen wearing Louis Vuitton net top, knit vest, bag and combat boots.

Maxine Wylde wearing Bottega Veneta shoes, Alice McCall top and skirt, Dior bag, and Paco Rabanne gold necklace.

Montana Cox wearing blazer, Balmain bag and Fendi shoes.

Bambi Northwood-Blyth wearing an Anine Bing suit.

Jessica Gomes wearing Wynn Hamlyn black coat, Bottega Veneta shoes and bag and Cartier watch.

Fleur Egan wearing Ferragamo blue cardigan.

Jodi Anasta wearing Bally trench, Fendi bag and shoes.

Nikki Phillips wearing Balenciaga t-shirt, ASOS suit and Bottega Veneta bag.

Ana Octarina wearing a jacket by Anjilla Sadeqi, Dian Pelangi Studio scarf, Uniqlo top, Day and Night pants and Chanel bag.

Anna Heinrich wearing Rebecca Vallance dress and Louis Vuitton bag.

Roberta Pecoraro wearing a Maggie Marilyn suit.

Nadia Fairfax wearing Paris Georgia top and pants, Bottega Veneta bag and Banbe sunglasses.

Eden Bristowe wearing Jonathan Simkahi, a YSL Bag and sunglasses with Chanel shoes.

Manahou Mackay wearing wrapped cropped top and black leather maxi skirt.

Sara Crampton wearing Christopher Esber blazer and pants and Rylan bag and bracelet.

Maxine Wylde wearing Blanca Studio shirt, Frankie Shop vest, Onarins pants, Gucci shoes and sunglasses and Balenciaga bag.