Saturday, August 27, 2011

Sakura Drops

Here's a quirky music video from Japan's Queen of Pop, Utada Hikaru. Utada is the most successful female artist in Japanese music history.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Celebrity Fashion Lines That Actually Work

Celebrities don't mind the odd fashion gig here-and-there... Or even the Faux Creative Director title often assigned by a fashion house - can you say 'Lindsay Lohan'? But some celebrities actually have a successful fashion business. Here are three such ladies, all with one thing in common, their fashion lines are modelled pretty closely off their own style aesthetics.

Victoria Beckham

The ex-Spice Girl has made a huge splash in the fashion pool since the debut of the Victoria Beckham fashion brand in 2008.

Victoria Beckham a/w 2011/12.

Victoria (left) channels her own style for the catwalk.

Dannii Minogue

The Aussie popstar turned all-round British Entertainment Queen started the Project D fashion label last year with her good friend and London designer Tabitha Somerset Web. See Dannii's style documentary on the Project D launch here.

Dannii wears J'Aton Couture (left) and one of her Project D dresses from the s/s line.

Dannii wears dresses from her own label on the X-Factor.

Gwen Stefani

The ultimate Westwood-esque punk fashionista, Gwen debuted her fashion label, L.A.M.B, on the runway in 2004.

L.A.M.B. a/w 2011/12.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Look of the Day: Matching Coloured Stockings & Shoes

Thierry Mugler A/W 2011/12

Especially sexy with platform wedges, no?

Crimes Against Fashion: Fleece

Offence factor: Punishable by death
Appropriate: On mountain climbs/when hell freezes over

P.s. I apologise for the lack of posts, I am incredibly, incredibly, incredibly busy lazy.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Winter Inspiration... Winspiration?

So, I know I complained on Twitter about the Burberry menswear show (I still think the actual rain was a WTF moment), but I found myself choosing almost all of my favourite FW 2011 looks from the Burberry Prorsum lookbook! The trouble with high expectations is that they're almost never lived up to. Realistically, the Burberry Prorsum show was pretty fresh. Oh, and Versace pretty much lorded it over all of the Milan shows.

So, here's a little winspiration from the all-black classic chic of Versace to the fresh splash of colour from Burberry.




Dolce & Gabbana

Burberry Prorsum

Burberry Prorsum

Burberry Prorsum

The Look For Less: Alexis Mabille

Alexis Mabille FW 2011 was shown two weeks ago, but that doesn't mean you can't have the look now! The Parisian haute couturier showed us how to do street styler chic at its finest, and reaffirmed the bold red colour policy of the season.

FW 2011 Menswear Trends: The Man Clutch

Forget the 'manbag', if we're to take the advice of Gucci's head designer, Frida Giannini, go for a man clutch! This season there has definitely been greater attention paid to men's bags, but Gucci went to town on the man clutch, with Bottega Veneta featuring a similar style and almost all other houses showing more traditionally feminine bags with a masculine twist. Frida is definitely on to something here, and Gucci is the go-to for bags, so husbands ask your wives what a clutch is, then visit your local Gucci or Bottega Veneta store and pick one up (super relatable, I know)!



Burberry Prorsum

Burberry Prosum

Bottega Veneta



Thursday, February 3, 2011

FW 2011 Menswear Trends: The Colour Red!

Behold the first installment of my trend reports on the FW 2011 menswear shows.

Often considered the sexiest of colours, red was one of the most prevalent shades to feature in this season's shows at Paris, Milan and London. I've often said red, black and white are the only truly timeless colours, and I'm pretty sure that in math class they teach you that red + black + white = glamour. Or was that just me? Math degree or not, it's pretty clear red is here to stay, so feed your inner fashion animal and go for the blood colour! I know will.

Dior Homme

Burberry Prorsum

Burberry Prorsum

Ann Demeulemeester

Vivienne Westwood

Alexander McQueen

Dolce & Gabbana


Raf Simons

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Don't miss Burberry Prorsum live!

Burberry Pre-fall

If you just so happen to be a hopeless insomniac, like me, make sure you don't miss the Burberry Prorsum a/w menswear show direct from Milan at 3am (AEST) tomorrow! If last season's show is anything to go by, we're in for a treat. Pieces will become available to order immediately after the show. Watch the show online here.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Au revoir Carine!

After 10 years as editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris, the most effortlessly chic woman in the world, Carine Roitfeld, has stepped down and made way for stylist Emmanuelle Alt to takeover. Emmanuelle has been fashion director at Vogue Paris for as long as Carine has been editor. Carine will be sorely missed, but I hope she stays in the industry because I don't want to stop seeing pictures of her impeccable style! Vogue Paris is in capable hands with Emmanuelle having been appointed the fashion director of Elle magazine at age 20!

Emmanuelle is probably one of the only people I've seen who actually talks sense when interviewed after a fashion show:

Monday, January 10, 2011

Androgyny is in... Again.

It would seem androgyny is making a comeback in the fashion industry, but this time the designers have brought out the big guns. The Daily Beast describes Andrej Pejic as having Cindy Crawford's bone structure, and Kate Moss' body. Yet, this gorgeous model is actually a 19-year-old Serbian boy. Pejic is the new face of Marc Jacobs, and I think he's going to have an ah-mayzing next few seasons - after all this androgynous beauty can do both menswear and womenswear. Versatile much?

Pejic follows in the footsteps of a transgender model with equally razor sharp cheek bones, Lea T. Lea was Riccardo Tisci’s assistant at Givenchy, and was shot for the label's F/W campaign. We've all seen Givenchy's Haute Couture collection pics (second below), Lea is the pretty model in white lace. 

Here's a video to introduce you to model extraordinaire Andrej Pejic:

Images via the Daily Beast, Givenchy and Styleite.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Remember when I used to have a blog?

It's been a nice holiday break, but after such a long time of crazy vodka-fueled nights, endless re-runs of the Rachel Zoe Project and epic failure in all of my new year's resolutions within a whole three days, I figured it was about time I got back to my blog. More to come.

Fashion credit: Burberry Prorsum pre-fall 2011.
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