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Net-a-Porter Presents a Poolside Fashion Show at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week

The world’s premier online luxury retailer, Net-a-Porter, took part in the celebrations of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week on Thursday. Held at the award-winning Qualia Resort in the Whitsunday Islands, Net-a-Porter showcased its designer offerings with a poolside fashion show.

In true Net-a-Porter form, the outfits, modelled by the likes of Nicole Trunfio and Alexandra Agoston, were all extremely beautiful. Think bohemian-luxe at its best, with flowing, side-split maxi dresses and loose-fitting, tailored pieces dominating the makeshift runway.

Big names like Nicole Warne, Amanda Shadforth and ELLE Australia Editor Justine Cullen were all in attendance and treated to a private style suite on-site. Tanja Gacic arrived in a red lace Lover dress and Isabel Lucas wore Valentino, which were easily our favourite outfits of the night.

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Bored Already? Cara Delevingne Lands Yet Another Vogue Cover (Forum Buzz)

Currently on the cover of both the U.K. edition and U.S. version of Vogue‘s September 2014 issue, Cara Delevingne now graces the October issue of Vogue Japan. The British model wears Louis Vuitton on the cover and poses with her hand in her hair, while gazing down the lens and out toward the reader. The image might seem a little repetitive, since we’ve already seen countless Vogue covers with models wearing Louis Vuitton and our forum members have certainly noticed.

Vogue Japan October 2014 Cara Delevingne


You may still not be over Vogue Japan’s September 2014 issue with a buffet of supermodels from past and present. Forum member orchidee definitely isn’t: “You’re kidding me. From the epic cast on the September cover to…this. And an outfit from the most overexposed–as much as I love it–collection on the most overexposed and overrated model. Great.”

“Not only is the layout horrid but there’s also way too much of that awful green. It’s really distracting. Ironically enough, so many people are talking about Edie looking dull in print but I think Cara is the one with this same half sleepy/half drunk expression almost all the time. That said, I do love that Louis Vuitton; Ghesquière is dominating,” offered Nepenthes.

Bertrando3 also shared his view regarding Cara’s overexposure: “Why does she need to be everywhere??!” questioned the unimpressed forum member.

“She looks bad…I don’t like that print,” posted GIVENCHYlover.

Are fashion magazines stuck in a rut of using the same faces, designers and photographers? This August, we’ve certainly had our fair share of the same thing over and over with the September covers. Vogue Germany was like a breath of fresh air because at least Vanessa Axente wasn’t wearing a piece from Louis Vuitton.

See inside the thread and join the discussion here.

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Fashion Blogger Aley Greenblo Booted First Night on The Bachelor

If you were watching The Bachelor last night, you might have spotted a familiar face. Fashion blogger and model Aley Greenblo stepped out as one of the six “date crashers,” and, as expected, had a target on her back the minute she walked through the door.

Aley is a fashion blogger for Tickled Pink, fashion columnist for Latte Life newspaper, founder and co-owner of Alphie & Eve Blogger’s Collective and has modelled for the likes of online retailer Showpo. Her impressive portfolio has just one thing missing — a man. But after last night’s rose ceremony, any chance of the 25-year-old ending up with The Bachelor‘s Blake Garvey was shot to hell.

When Blake ran out of roses, Aley was one of two intruders left empty-handed. She took it on the chin, though, no embarrassing tears or regrettable outbursts. We don’t think any real damage was caused to her fashion career, and at least she stunned in a Pallas Couture dress, Novo shoes and Salsuli jewellery.

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Should Bondi Hipsters Have Been Picked as Finalists for CLEO’s Bachelor of the Year?

You’re either going to love or hate who CLEO magazine have included in its Top 30 Bachelors for 2014. Bondi Hipsters Dom Nader and Adrian Archer — real nahms Christiaan Van Vuuren and Nick Boshie — have been featured in a behind-the-scenes teaser video for this year’s list, with the full lineup to be announced on Monday.

Repping a totes-underground Mickey Mouse muscle-bearing singlet and pink sequined-crown sweater, complete with leaning-against-the-wall blue-steel poses, the boys, who make a mockery of Sydney-based hipsters, looked fully farshun in their photoshoot with CLEO.

And while we can’t deny that boys are amazeballs and comfortably sitting in our YouTube Favourites, the closet feminist within us can’t help that the pair are all wrong for the magazines highly acclaimed competition.

Their pick-up lines seem to always result in an over-the-top club pash or an always-romantic portaloo session mid-festival, regardless of the negging tactics which, more often than not, border on harassment. Funny? Sometimes. Rude? Always. Example-setters? Definitely not. We’re not sure CLEO did their research on this one.

That being said, there’s a reason Adrian has the busiest digits in Bondi, and we’re sure it’s for more reasons than his totes-hipster beard and specs-wearing sidekick. They could easily be the healthiest guys in the Eastern Suburbs, opting for organic and gluten-free, snacking on celery, or trading up bacon for field mushrooms whenever they can.

Did we mention they get all their cool threads from General Pants? So dreamy. If any of you single ladies shop at Target, though, look elsewhere because the boys hate Tar-jay. Our tips? Start using words like presh, deets, sitch and babes, or catch the 333 from Bondi Beach to Circular Quay for a fighting chance with the eco-conscious fellows.

Whether they are a good pick of not for a magazine targeted towards impressionable 18-24 year-old girls, we know we’ll be picking up a copy of CLEO‘s September issue come Monday. If the teaser video is anything to go by, Dom and Adrian are going to look fab. We hear there’s around 29 other babes to feast our eyes on too.

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Farfetch is Looking for the Next ‘Superstore’ Boutique

Image: Instagram

Image: Instagram

Farfetch is on the hunt to find the best new boutique in the world, and the site needs your help. The e-tailer has pooled a panel of fashionable influencers and tastemakers (like Harley Viera-Newton, Nick Wooster and Hypebeast‘s Kevin Ma, to name a few) to handpick six emerging boutiques around the world to find this year’s “Superstore.” The public will vote to determine which shop will walk away with the honor, and one voter will be picked to travel to the winning boutique, armed with $1,500 spending money. You can cast your ballot at the Farfetch website, but the contest will also spill over to the e-tailer’s Instagram, which today put up its first post in relation to the competition. 

Nominees include Seoul’s Koon With A View, Cape Town’s Merchants on Long, Shanghai’s Alter boutique, Mahani in Dubai, Restir in Tokyo and Common People in Mexico City. 

But while we wait for more entries to be posted, we did a little sleuthing through each boutique’s Instagram account to see exactly what the fuss is about. From the looks of it, these boutiques are pretty major. Boasting wares from Vivienne Westwood, Oscar de la Renta, Hood By Air and more, each store has its own unique, stylish aesthetic, filled with finds that will make any fashionphile in the world go gaga. Below, the best products from each boutique’s Instagram account.

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Ruby Rose Won’t Be Wearing a Dress at Her Upcoming September Wedding

We all know by now that Ruby Rose and Phoebe Dahl are getting married. The pair publicly share their affections for one another, whether it’s making out onstage at this year’s Gay Pride Festival or posting pics of Phoebe’s engagement ring to Instagram, so we’re pretty clued in that these two are loved up and on their way to the altar.

We were even given a rough date this week, with Ruby writing to her Instagram, “And in September they shall be married.. despite all odds.. despite and because of,” with a photo of Phoebe lying next to her.

What we don’t know, however, is how the whole thing is going to go down. Where will they get married? Who will the guests be? And most importantly, what will the brides wear? Well, we can tell you what Ruby won’t be wearing, and that’s a wedding dress.

Ruby’s just posted a photo of herself in a white, strapless dress alongside Phoebe in a neon, off-the-shoulder number to her Instagram. But the photo wasn’t important because the pair just have their hands all over each other like every other social media post of theirs. The caption, on the other hand, was quite informative.

“That one time we did a shoot and it become 100 percent real that I would never wear a dress at my wedding hahaha,” Ruby wrote. We know the traditional wedding gown went out the window once Olivia Palermo rocked shorts and a sweater on her big day, and now we can’t help but wonder what Ruby will come up with.

We’ve probably been too busy brainstorming what Phoebe, who owns her own ethical clothing line called Faircloth & Supply, is going to whip up. Will Ruby play groom to Phoebe’s bride? All we can do is wait for the next clue to be given away. Knowing how adamant the two are about sharing details of their love life, something tells us we’ll get more crucial wedding info soon.

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