You wouldn’t think a grocery store would be making its mark in the fashion industry, especially when you usually only get socks, undies and maybe a Bonds hoodie when you pass that aisle during your midweek food shopping. But Coles is taking its expansion into fashion very seriously, with Ragtrader reporting on the growth of the store’s in-house fashion brand, Mix Apparel.
The range has recently touched down in 50 new stores, meaning the Mix Apparel collection is now available in 132 stores. “Australians appreciate great value and the Mix Apparel range gives them just that,” Coles Business Category Manager Apparel, James Lavdas told Ragtrader. “Affordable fashion that is on trend, fantastic quality and easily accessible.”
Even the brand’s online presence is skyrocketing, with a 300 percent increase over last year’s online sales and a 47 percent increase in searches for Mix Apparel online. Not only has the brand branched out from its initial basics range into on-trend fashion pieces, it’s also tapped some iconic Australian faces for the campaigns, including Ashley Hart and Daniel McPherson.
A mix of fashion bloggers are also backing the brand, including Where The Styled Things Are and They All Hate Us, convincing consumers this up-and-coming label is hip and happening. The relatable models like Ashley and Daniel, the stylish bloggers and Mix Apparel’s growing online community taking selfies for the brand’s social media competition make it easy to see how these wallet-friendly and fashionable pieces can be styled well.
With prices starting at just $6 for women, plus the option of being able to liven up your mandatory grocery shopping, we’re completely sold. Find out if Mix Apparel is sold in a Coles near you, or simply buy online.
Just when we thought Langley Fox couldn’t get any cooler, she up and collaborates with one of our favorite e-tailers. The model and illustrator has teamed up with Everlane, the quintessential destination for affordable luxury basics, on a two-style range of women’s tank tops you can shop right now.
Langley says she went into the project with images of a tank top she once borrowed from her sister dancing in her head. She loved the piece so much, that she used the collaboration as an opportunity to recreate the staple. And we guess a good amount of other women will experience some of the joys that come with having such a versatile piece, now that she’s recreated the top.
For this modest offering, Langley puts forth a high-necked muscle tank with asymmetric hem, small side slits and a front pocket. Her second piece, dubbed the “drape tank,” boasts a loose silhouette with a scoopneck, rounded hem and backseam. The muscle tank will retail for $28, while you can pick up the draped version for $24. Both pieces, which Langley says can be worn with “something crazier or pair[ed] with classic denim jeans,” will be available in white, black and navy.
Watch the video above to hear a little more about the inspiration behind the line. Then pick up your own tanks at Everlane’s site.
Let’s just come out and say it: this could be Kristen Stewart‘s best acting gig yet. Indie rocker Jenny Lewis tapped Stewart, Anne Hathaway, Tennessee Thomas and Brie Larson to appear in her music video for “One of the Guys” — in which each dresses in drag with hilarious results.
Donning Adidas tracksuits, silly facial hair (we cannot stop laughing at Lewis’ raggedy ginger goatee or Hathaway’s rat tail), bad wigs and baseball caps, each woman mimes and swaggers about, putting on her best impression of male bravado. There’s crotch grabbing, breakdancing, even a little baby daddy drama–Lewis clutches a positive pregnancy test and the camera cuts to the singer in drag mouthing, “It’s not f***ing mine.” But no performance is as hilarious as Kristen Stewart’s–the mustachioed actress really nails that sleazy, douchey dudebro persona, coaxing the camera to her and pointing at her imaginary junk. She almost plays the role too well.
If anything, the video will have you laughing. Watch the whole thing above.
Cameron Diaz‘s Harper’s Bazaar cover has garnered a bit of buzz, as the magazine opted not to use Terry Richardson, its sleazy, go-to photog, to lens the cover (has all of Terry’s bad press finally changed the editors’ minds?). But there are some juicy tidbits in the accompanying article, where Cameron sort of comes out about her sexual past.
The actress told Glamour UK a few months ago, “I think that all women have been sexually attracted to another woman at some point.” She elaborated, “It’s natural to have a connectivity and an appreciation for the beauty of other women.” Of course, this sent off a frenzy that had folks wondering: Does this mean that Cameron has hooked up with a girl before? And if so, who was the lucky lady? A few have speculated that Cameron may have hit the sheets with known BFF, Drew Barrymore, but Cameron clears the air on that rumor in her August interview for Harper’s Bazaar.
“Some media outlet called for a comment and they wanted to know whether I was with Drew. Literally, I said, ‘That makes me want to vomit in my mouth.’ That’s like saying I’m having sex with my sister. Are you crazy? I wouldn’t even ménage with her!”
A ménage you say, Cameron? Does that mean Ms. Diaz has romanced a lady at some point in her life? The actress wouldn’t give a definite confirmation, but it’s safe to say that it’s very possible.
“I’m not going to tell people what I’ve done, but I’m also not going to say, ‘No! I would never!’ If I said that, I’d be shaming myself and shaming other people’s choices,” she said. “I don’t want to add any stigma to someone’s choice.”
Whether Cameron’s kissed a girl and liked it or not, at the very least, she’ll have the idle Internet still speculating.
Like houndstooth or florals, tattoos are another one of those things that flutter in and out of fashion in different forms. When it comes to getting a tattoo, there’s often a fine line between cool and tacky, so there’s no denying that you have to have the right kind of style to pull one off successfully. Some people do it better than others, and one of those is model Cara Delevingne. She’s got several pieces of body art that work well with her edgy style.
If you’re thinking of getting inked, but not quite sure about what to opt for, maybe you’ll be inspired by Cara’s latest white ink tat. It’s a less in-your-face alternative to harsh black inking, and there’s no denying that it looks pretty cool. Although, we do reckon that if you get the wrong kind of design, it could end up looking a little more like an old stretch mark than a quirky piece of body art. So, design with caution!
Since Cara is undeniably a trendsetter, we’re probably going to see several white tats popping up all around.
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Forget Louis Vuitton and Alexander McQueen. One of the most anticipated fashion shows year after year comes from the folks at Victoria’s Secret, whom we thank for the annual opportunity to ogle beautiful women twirling in lacy lingerie from the comfort of our homes. Chilling on our couches in our Joe Boxers to watch the show is cool, but there’s nothing like the experience of seeing Alessandra Ambrosio‘s mile-long legs in person. Usually, such privileges are only reserved for celebrities and esteemed members of the press, but this year, two lucky rich people will have the opportunity to rub elbows with famous FROW dwellers, thanks to a charity initiative Victoria’s Secret has launched to benefit Pelotonia, an organization that raises money for cancer research.
The lingerie brand is offering a series of charity auctions, accessible to the public via Charitybuzz. In addition to lots offering a Victoria’s Secret “photoshoot experience” and a wine tasting paired with a dinner for 10 with Lily Aldridge, the retailer is also putting up two front row tickets to its annual fashion show. Someone with more than $26,000 (the current highest bid) laying around will not only get to attend the show, but will be given a backstage tour and access to the event’s after party — aka plenty of opportunities to ask Karlie Kloss to bake some of her famous cookies for your personal stash…I mean, to share with friends.
The prize is estimated at being worth $25,000, but really, who can put a price on seeing a Victoria’s Secret Angel in the flesh? If you’ve got the coins, you can bid on the lot at Charitybuzz from now until July 30.