2012 is alllllllmost over, so I can finally say what I've been wanting to say about red eye makeup for ages now: Not for everyone — not for most people, really — but if you don't like it when it's done right … that's totally fair, but I wish you'd reconsider. [BellaSugar]
What to wear on New Year's Eve? For most people, clothes are a must — and you definitely can't go wrong with Kate Moss' Marc Jacobs gold lamé dress. [FabSugar]
Watch the best fashion videos of the year — or don't if you don't want to, that's okay. Live and let live. [Fashionologie]
If you have little to no grasp on human nature, you'll be surprised to hear that some people in Justin Bieber's life think he's a brat. [CelebDirtyLaundry]
Victoria Beckham may now be married to a very handsome British "football" player named David Beckham, but her dating life hasn't always been H&M underwear ads and beautiful babies, if you can believe. [Earsucker]
Image via IMAXtree
Lovers of light unite for Dion Lee’s Resort 2013 campaign. ‘Lunar Tides’ is the iridescent collection we went stupid over back in July, and now it’s got even shinier thanks to the lens of Sydney-based photographer Darren McDonald.
Using light and dark to create a near-surrealist atmosphere is a hallmark of McDonald's work. Here, he’s captured a select few knitwear pieces from the collection in a combination of soft focus and flattering luminescent lighting. The multi-dimensional metallics that Lee has interwoven with reflective neoprene braiding are caught in the camera flash to create an extra-terrestrial glow: perfect for emphasising Lee’s technical chops, and fitting considering his status as a symbol of the future of Australian fashion.
These are clothes for futures both immediate and distant. If last week’s Mayan apocalypse outfit wasn’t up to scratch and you don’t want to wait a century or so for the cyborg revolution, New Year's Eve is just around the corner.
If you want the full story on why Karlie Kloss cut her hair, I am here to help. [Fashionologie]
Katie Holmes is so stylish she's in a league of her own. [FabSugar]
According to Forbes, Britney Spears is the highest paid woman in music beating out Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, me. [RightCelebrity]
Welcome to winter! Here are some beauty tips, take them from me. [BellaSugar]
Miranda Kerr's dinner date outfit is on sale, if you aren't all holiday shopped out. [SheFinds]
Rebel Wilson will host the MTV Movie Awards woooo. [INeedMyFix]
Here are Blake Lively and Ryan Reynold's wedding photos, if you can bear to muster some curiousity. [FashionETC]
Welcome to the media-commerce not-industrial complex: today's WWD reports that Wal-Mart's glossy magalog, BeautyScoop, was created for the mass retailer by Condé Nast, the luxury publisher which houses Vogue, New Yorker, Vanity Fair, W, Glamour, Lucky, et cetera et cetera ad nauseum.
Even though the magazine company does use the shopping publication to promote women's titles like Allure, Glamour, Lucky, and Self, not only is the name "Condé Nast" absent from the pages of BeautyScoop, but both Conde and collaborator Wal-Mart refused to make an official comment about the partnership despite having several days to do so. Yes, this was a secret fashion collaboration, which is the best thing I didn't know existed. It just fills me with so much joy.
Since Condé-Mart and Wal Nast were both acting super shady (it's like they're shame dating, I love love love it!) about their newly-forged bond, WWD relied on anonymous sources and actual investigative reporting to get the story, which made for a gripping read (that is, as "gripping" as business news can be). I'd say this was the Watergate of fashion, but WWD is itself owned by Condé, so all the reporter really needed to do to get this story was loiter outside of work with all the smokers, not like, penetrate the FBI.
Honestly, if they weren't being so secretive about their relationship, there'd be no reason to make fun of this partnership. BeautyScoop was a major coup for Conde, earning the magazine company extra much-needed ad dollars and a broad audience. The catalogue features standalone content that was created by a separate editorial staff, so it doesn't compromise the publisher's (facade of?) integrity. Wal-Mart, for its part, gets Conde's sweet expertise and a beauty shopper which borrows the best of Nineties teen girl mags.
Images via WWD
Every year, my Christmas gift buying list consists of family members, friends, and my dog. I'm not saying that I dress him up in Paris Hilton-esque chihuahua tutus and booties, but he does have a Santa hat and reindeer antlers in his clothing stash to get him in the festive spirit. Pampering your pet has become a big business in recent years and some of the most stylish fashion leaders just so happen to be of a furry nature.
In a review of the top 10 fashion highlights of 2012 published on Tuesday by The Guardian Newspaper, fashion writer Lauren Cochrane relayed that the year had been dominated by pet fashion and notably influenced by designer Karl Lagerfeld’s pampered cat, Choupette, and reality TV star Kim Kardashian’s late cat, Mercy. But despite their strong pedigree backgrounds and celebrity ownership, these couture creatures were all trumped by Darwin, the rhesus macaque monkey who wandered into a Canadian branch of IKEA in a very smart shearling coat — where does one buy such a darling miniature coat anyway? — instantly stealing the crown for most fashionable pet.
Yep, The Guardian has named Darwin among 2012's biggest fashion highlights. And rightly so. He launched a slew of memes, GIFs, and "Who wore it best?" jokes after capturing the world’s attention when he escaped from his owner’s car (searching for Swedish meatballs and 99 cent ice cream no doubt) on that fateful day in December.
Ryan Gosling, you'll never win this one.
Now, currently living at a sanctuary — though his owners are calling for his return — Darwin no longer wears diapers and his dashing shearling, but his memory and fashion sensibility lives on as we splurge on our pets' ever-expanding closets this Christmas.
Images via YouTube
When they’re not busy predicting apocalypses, the Mayans have a more constructive way to pass time, which is advocating the idea that each of us has an intimate connection to all life. They express this with the greeting “In Lak’ech,” meaning, “I Am You, You Are Me.”
It’s this dictum that banality-shunning accessories label Cynics has appropriated with its latest jewellery collection. It’s all about intertwining separate elements, with colour and precious metals linked and layered to complement one another and create striking statement pieces. Though Cynics has put their signature borderline-subversive spin on the whole thing via campaign, applying the Mayan saying to the way we’re all digitally and materialistically — rather than spiritually — connected.
We’re talking about street style blogs of course. More specifically, we’re talking about the accessories-focused photography of street style wizard Tommy Ton, and the way his photographs create a polychromatic ripple effect across computer screens worldwide. Cynics’ campaign replicates his iconic style through photographs showcasing four key looks: brights, pastels, edgy, and multi-tone, and by incorporating the requisite neon clutch, iPhone, and organic/exotic beverage.
The backdrop is Circular Quay, the previous home of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, and photographer Byron Spencer’s ‘street style’ models are all well-practiced fashion bloggers: Carmen Hamilton of Chronicles of Her and Vogue Spy Style, Brooke Lazarus of The Topknotter, and Emily Fang of Little Black Book.
The whole idea is funny ‘cause it’s true, but effective because the photographs are inspiration folder-worthy in their own right. If the world really does end today, the zipper cuff would be an especially good bet for ensuring you go out in style.
Images courtesy of Bleach PR