That's a wrap! I just spent the last week in New York City back on Fox and Friends... the number one cable morning show in the world. I appreciate Fox News giving me the opportunity to come back on the show I used to host for a few years before moving with my Aussie hubby to Sydney, Australia. It was an honor to introduce our son, Brooks Kooiman Stuckey to the viewers and do 'mommy segments' several days in a row. I hope everyone likes the content so we can do more of it! This red dress is by Heartloom. I picked it up at KK Bloom Boutique in Charlotte, North Carolina before my trip to the Big Apple. I guess you can say it is a Big Apple Red dress!Read More
Are you loving the romper/jumpsuit look as much as I am!?! I just can't get enough. I recently did a New York City collaboration with boutiques KKBloom and The Pink Hanger with Eben Adrian Productions. This black lace romper is by Aryn K. The coconut clutch is by Serpui. Be sure to scroll down to #getthelook Don't forget to leave me a message on socials if you pick one up!Read More
I had such a fun morning on Australia's Today Show! It was so great to be back. Today we talked about everything from Aussie politics... to how so many of us spend too much money on our pets!!!
If you like this look... there are several handpicked dresses above. The exact dress I'm wearing is by Amanda Uprichard. I hope you enjoy the silly video! I had a blast putting it together.Read More
I had such a great time on the Sky News Australia primetime show, Paul Murray Live. We spent the hour talking about world news with Aussie political heavy hitters. Check out the behind the scenes quick tour I took my social media followers on before my appearance! On another note... If you like the bright blue, keyhole dress look, scroll down to shop around!Read More
I just had to come check out my old hood in NYC... The West Village. I think it's Manhattan's best neighborhood. Chill vibe. Amazing bars, boutiques, cafes, and fitness studios. When I moved to New York in 2011 I was living in the Central Park South area. That was nice too since it was right by Central Park and I was able to walk to work at Fox. But it felt too touristy. And the buildings were too tall! LOL Anyway it feels so nice to be back in the hood. So many fond memories of long walks with Baxter and romantic meals with my husband are all flooding back. New York City will always hold a special place in my heart.
Now for the dress! The DRESS! It's by Byron Lars. His styles are very tailored and the detailing is impeccable. You can pick one up using this LINK. Shop other Byron Lars goodies by scrolling down.
PHOTOS: Anna Kooiman, New York City, Lydia HudgensRead More
This is the first Yumi Kim romper I've ever bought. But I will definitely be getting more! How cute are these floral patterns? Brilliant colors and a glass half full kinda mantra. They really do have a real positive vibe! ;-) If you've heard me talk about Yumi Kim before... she does great maxi dresses too. Scroll down to shop the look! Hope you enjoy the fashions and find one you like! PHOTOS: Anna Kooiman, Charlotte, NC, Rick Belden PhotographyRead More
Today I had the chance to hang out with my Aussie morning TV friends on Network Ten's, Studio 10. Such a fun-loving team! I wore this great coral dress by Black Halo. Black Halo dresses typically have a tailored look and are very saturated in color (usually solids). I have a couple different coral dresses in my closet by Black Halo. My favorite part of this look isn't the dress though! It's the accessories! The pumps are navy blue with subtle bows at the toes. The bracelet has gold strands with pink crystals on each tip. The big earrings are a great color combo... brown and gold! The white handbag is Louis Vuitton.
Don't forget to scroll down for some goodies to get the look, all handpicked by me!Read More
I had a blast being a panelist for the hour on Sky News Australia's number one show, Paul Murray Live. I wore this fuchsia wrap dress by La Petite Robe Chiara Boni. The material is stretchy and forgiving so it's really flattering. This designer is known for brilliant, saturated colors. Fuchsia is one of my absolute favorite colors. It's feminine with out being too froo-froo. The gold cuff with pink accents, the gold crystal dangly earrings, and the white patterned pumps are all from J Crew. I enjoy being on Sky News' PML show. The host is very good. Murray makes you think, makes you laugh, makes you want to make change, and definitely makes you want to watch more!Read More
Let's make black magic righteous with Milly! Milly has supernatural powers if you ask me! haha So classy and always flattering cuts. This dress has laser mesh around the neckline and hemline. Really cute dealing that sets it apart from other LBDs. And check out the link because it's on sale! The red clutch is classic embossed Gucci. The red pumps are Steve Madden. The silver crystal bracelet is Kate Spade. The crystal post earrings are from Anthropologie. I'm standing in front of one of the Bondi Beach fixtures. The graffiti wall. This is one of my favorite installation at the moment. Sunsets. Smell of Rain. Ice Cold Beers. Starry Nights. Falling in Love. Nice, isn't it? PHOTO: Anna Kooiman, Bondi Beach, Australia, Lyndon MarceauRead More
This plum dress with black leather accents around the shoulders is super classy. It's by Amy Matto. The cut is form fitting yet forgiving. It hits just above the knee. I had the opportunity to go on Sky News Australia's number one show again last night. Paul Murray is a really good broadcaster and is so welcoming every time I'm on his set. As far as the rest of the look goes.... the plum pumps and black leather bracelet are both from Jcrew. The large, crystal, post earrings are from Anthropologie. Scroll down to get similar looks for your own wardrobe!Read More
Neutral tones and sequins are an unsuspecting yet perfect pair. Classy and elegant with a touch of pizazz. The neutral tones mute the scream that sparkle can sometimes bring... the kind that causes a dress to enter the room before the woman. It's all about the girl in the dress... not the just the dress right!? The under layer of this dress is nude in color. That hue combined with its fitted naturekeeps the tailored look... despite having a looser overlay.
I declare! I will wear this dress until the sequins fall off! I've probably worn it too many times as is. It was a West Village staple while I was living there. Hey! If there are different people at the events you're going to... and the dress is a hit... Do you really have to wear something new every time!? Every time I got to give it to GoodWill... I think... I'll just wear it ONE more time! Do you have any dresses like that?
Check out my handpicked goodies below. As always... let me know on social media if you find something that jives with your style!
PHOTOS: Anna Kooiman, West Village - New York City - Lydia HudgensRead More
Black Halo is tops. TOPS! Great designer. Today I got to be on Studio 10 again. ;-) A lovely morning show on Australia's Network 10. I wore this white, mesh detailed silhouette dress called, 'The Cicero.' But every time I wear a Black Halo dress I feel like I've picked a winner from my closet. They are typically quite fitted and almost look like they were perfectly personally tailored... seriously! So the dress is Black Halo. Silver sparkly peep toe pumps are Michael Kors. The silver and blue crystal bracelet is from Nordstrom in NC. The blue crystal earrings were a bridesmaids' gift from a wedding I was recently in down South. ;-)Read More
My look of the day is focused around this Yumi Kim maxi dress. I feel like maxi dresses are the perfect 'go to' if I'm ever questioning what I ought to wear to an event. They can be dressed up or down. Perfect for a casual stroll along the Bondi Beach promenade ;-)... a bridal shower... wine tasting... dinner out on the town... meet the parents... picnic in the park... music festival... etc. Timeless. Yumi Kim is awesome for floral prints that will knock your socks off! So I've handpicked some of her maxi dresses. The tan and gold flats I'm wearing are by Sam Edelman.The necklaces and bracelets are all from Bondi Markets.... two exceptions... gold long chain is by Madewell... and the stud blue glass earrings are from Tasmania's Salamanca Markets. PHOTO: Anna Kooiman, Bondi Beach, Lyndon Marceau PhotographyRead More
Today I did a guest appearance on Australia's The Today Show. It was a commentary segment about the President Trump - Prime Minister Turnbull meeting in NYC.
This pink body con dress is an exception to the body con dress rule in my book. Sometimes I think body con dresses can be WAY too tight and not flattering- but I think this has the perfect amount of room to be fitted and slender... yet not sausage-y! LOL The dress is by Kay Unger. The pink studded, gold cuff is J Crew. The t-strap, nude pumps are Nine West.
PHOTO: Anna Kooiman, Australia's The Today ShowRead More
City slickin' around the greatest city in the world. Black sequins and a high waisted, silver accented skirt can't be beat. Lookout NYC! The fitted top and red bag are by Michael Kors. The skirt is Zara. The classic red lipstick is NARS. And the bling around my wrist is from Nordstrom. PHOTO: Anna Kooiman, New York City, Lydia HudgensRead More
Pink + Black = HOT Combo! Pink and black look great together. I wear this color combo a lot. I wore this dress while guest hosting the Aussie national morning TV show, Studio Ten. The designer is La Petite Robe Chiara Boni . The silver bracelet is Kate Spade. The pink and black pumps are Gwen Stefani. PHOTO: Studio Ten, Network Ten AustraliaRead More
This pretty pink palm dress screams energy and positivity. It's by Milly, The hot pink and orange pumps are Gwen Stefani. The pink fan earrings are from a boutique at the Bondi Markets. The lipstick is by MAC. It's called Candy Yum Yum. PHOTO: Anna Kooiman, Bondi Beach, Lyndon MarceauRead More