Re-blog: Fox in Flats - A Single White Female Moment in Target with Dannii

It was heaps of fun trying on outfits with Fox in Flats aka Andrea Michelle at the in-store launch of my Petites Collection at Target Bondi Junction a couple of weeks ago.

Foxy Andrea wrote a blog about the collection and generously said I could share it here on my blog.

Over to you Andrea…

Dannii Minogue Petites Target Fox in Flats

A Single White Female Moment in Target with Dannii

So last week, I rocked up to support my BFF at the launch of her new fashion range, and we both committed the ultimate style sin – we had the same outfit on.

Ok, maybe a few white lies have just been told. But what is true is that I didspend my morning with Dannii Minogue (who we all kind of think of as our BFF in a non-stalker way, right?!), and she did launch a new fashion range, and I may have tried on the dress she happened to be wearing.

Dannii told me about her new clothing range for Target a few months ago. The Petites Collection is designed specifically for smaller-statured women who struggle to find stylish clothes that fit their frames.

“I have to get almost everything altered to fit me,” Dannii said. “Pants and sleeves from off-the-rack clothing are always too long, so I always have to take them up.”

“If you’ve ever had to take up the sleeves of a garment, found the shoulders too wide or the body too long, then you’re a petite shape – regardless of whether you’re a size 4 or 16,” Dannii said.

Coffee in hand I turned up bright and early to Target’s Bondi Junction store on the morning of the launch, before the doors opened to the public. Here’s a snippet of what went down.

If Dannii ever needs to quit her day job, she’d make a damn fine shop assistant. She took me through the range like a pro, and sent me off to the fitting room with an armful of garments to try on. And even though at 5’6” I don’t usually think of myself as petite, most of the range fit me like a glove. Here are a few of my faves that’ll work on you too, regardless of whether you’re petite or not.

the skinny jeans

Dannii said: “I know you love a coated black denim, right?! Well, check out the side panel on these babies.

I say: How did Dannii know I have two pairs of coated denim jeans in my wardrobe already? While length-wise they’re designed for petites, these’ll work for taller girls too if you don’t mind flashing your ankles (particularly good for when you’re wearing flats!). And the side panels add a twist that make it easy to justify buying another pair of black skinny jeans, because they’re diiiiiiiifferent. That’s my justification anyway.

Andrea Michelle Fox in Flats in Dannii Minogue Target Petites Skinny Jeans

Dannii Minogue Petites Black High Waisted Skinny Jeans $59

the sheath dress

Dannii said: “Wait till you try this on – it feels like there’s built in spanxs!

I say: This is the perfect dress for the office, or lunch with the girls. The stretch fabric fits in all the right places, and the lining smooths any bumpy bits. They’re bringing this one out in bright pink and black too – it’s a must buy.

Andrea Michelle Fox in Flats in Dannii Minogue Target Petites Sheath dress

Dannii Minogue Petites Emerald Sheath Dress $69 

the boyfriend jean

Dannii said: “I love these so much I wore them for 4 days straight last week. They’re so comfy.”

I say: She’s right! As comfortable as a tracksuit pant, I’ve hardly taken mine off since I left the store, and my boys have taken to rolling their eyes every time I put them on again.

Andrea Michelle Fox in Flats in Dannii Minogue Target Petites Boyfriend Jeans

Dannii Minogue Petites Mid Wash Boyfriend Jeans $59

 the hot dress

Dannii said: “This also comes with detachable straps, so you can easily change the look around.”

I say: Ok, so maybe it was a touch ‘Single White Female of me, but I just had to try on the same dress Dannii was wearing because she looked smoking in it, and I was hoping a touch of that’d rub off on me. Plus, a dress with pockets wins. But if you buy one too and think you might bump into me, let’s text each other first to make sure there are no red faces, ok?

Dannii Minogue Target Petites Andrea Michelle Fox in Flats cocktail dress

Dannii Minogue Petites Metallic Cocktail Dress $79

The range also includes wardrobe staples like a white shirt, white and grey tee’s, a trench, a couple of sharp blazers, a killer pencil skirt, plus a couple of on-trend prints and pops of colour.

The Dannii Minogue for Target Petites collection is available in 100 Target stores across the country and online at target.com.au now, with prices ranging from $25 to $89. The second collection will be available early September.

Dannii Minogue Target Petites Andrea Michelle Editor Fox in Flats

Can we all just pretend we can’t see my bra?! 

Check out the interview I did with Andrea here.

Find Andrea online @FoxinFlats on Twitter or at her website www.foxinflats.com.au.

#StyleFactor - Live results show 2 - Monday, August 18

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Blue gown with mesh detail - Aurelio Costarella.
Tahitian pearl jewellery Jan Logan.
Nude blades Casadei.

Styling: Ben Amery.

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Hair & makeup, Michael Brennan: Chanel foundation. Tom Ford eye shadow. Nude Chanel lip. Straight hair, quiff and a side-braid.

#DanniiDoll illustration by Laura Jane Santoro.

Join the conversation @ACOSTARELLA @JanLoganTweets @CesareCasadei @MonicaRopiha @Ben_Amery @MikeyBren 

Still images: Tarsha Hosking.

#Tuneoftheweek: Shake it Off - Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift’s Shake It Off is this week’s #Tuneoftheweek. 

Love the catchy tune, LOVE the video! 

Join the conversation #TS1989 #Shakeitoff

Sunday night’s #StyleFactor - Live Show 2 - August 17

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Paolo_Sebastian strapless silk gown in watercolours.

Nat Kent Aura Quartz jewellery.

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(Dannii Doll image by Laura Jane Withnall.)

Casadei nude blades. 

Nails by Monica Pourali.

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Here’s the recap of last night’s The X Factor Australia performances.

If you want Younger Than Yesterday to get through to week 3 One Way or Another, you need to vote Australia! 

The boys with some of their (many) fans after last night’s show (below).

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Last night’s production was #Barbietastic!!!

Me, and my Barbie girls after last night’s performance (below)/.

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