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Jennifer Hawkins in Toni Maticevski for Australia’s Next Top Model Cycle 9 Auditions

Australia's Next Top Model Jennifer Hawkins Cycle 9

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Australia’s Next Top Model‘s audition tour has kicked off, with Newcastle and Chatswood auditions having already come and gone. For the Sydney auditions at the Chatswood Chase Shopping Centre over the weekend, host of the reality TV show and former Miss Universe winner, Jennifer Hawkins, took the panel in an all-black, all-revealing outfit.

The sexy getup was by the creative Toni Maticevski, with Jennifer name-dropping the designer on her Instagram with some backstage shots from the day. The 30-year-old left little to the imagination in the black high-neck mesh crop, slim-fitting leather pencil skirt and pointed-toe pumps. (more…)

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Karlie Kloss’ Last Photoshoot Will Turn Your Stone Cold Heart to Mush

The world didn’t need yet another reason to love Karlie Kloss. She’s a gorgeous girl with a great attitude and she makes kookies– delicious cookies that help give healthy meals to the needy–she’s basically perfect. But Karlie’s penchant for charitable causes goes beyond yummy confections. The Victoria’s Secret model teamed with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to make a young cancer patient’s dreams of posing with a high fashion model come true. 

Kloss recently wrapped up the sponsored shoot, which granted Karissa a chance to serve face alongside one of her favorite models. Kloss documented parts of the day on Instagram, posting a behind-the-scenes shot of a beaming Karissa and herself during some downtime at the shoot. “I am incredibly inspired by the strength and beauty of this gorgeous young woman,” the model captioned the sweet Instagram photo. 


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Marc Eckō Claims to Be Father of the Hipster Beard and Other Weird Things in New Ad Campaign

Marc Eckō is making a comeback, and he wants everyone to know about it. The founder of Complex magazine and popular 90s/early aughts streetwear brand Eckō Unltd., is returning to the design scene, after having sold Eckō Unltd. in 2009 — guess he just couldn’t leave the game alone. In 2013, he dove right back in at the helm of Cut & Sew, his contemporary menswear label. 

To let the world know that he’s back and better than ever, Eckō‘s people have released a series of ads pondering, “Where was Marc Eckō?” before they (sort of) explain what the designer was doing during his time away from the scene. The ads ran in Women’s Wear Daily, and while the concept of the campaign is cool (of course we’re interested to know what Eckō was up to during his four-year hiatus), the ads themselves are…well, they’re a little weird.

Image: Marc Ecko Cut & Sew

Image: Marc Eckō Cut & Sew via WWD

The first ran two weeks ago, picturing a bearded, tattooed fellow (not Eckō) inking Karl Lagerfeld‘s likeness on a woman’s calf. The accompanying blurb reads: “Seeking a change, Marc moved to a mythical place called ‘Brooklyn’ in search of artistic nourishment. Putting ink to skin, he developed a cult following as a tattoo artist. Marc would often work late hours, not shaving and inspired the man-grooming trend that would later be coined ‘The Hipster Beard.'”

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Recycled Clothing Lovers Can Get Pumped for Australia’s National Op Shop Week

National Op Shop Week 2014

Photo: Salvos Stores

Are you a lover of cheap finds and one-off pieces? Well, it’s time to celebrate your addiction to vintage scouring. Running from August 24 to 31, there’s an entire week dedicated to all you avid op shoppers out there. National Op Shop Week, the joint initiative of DoSomething! and the National Association of Charitable Recycling Organisations Inc. (NACRO), is taking over to encourage the support of local op shops in our community. 

The week encourages us to donate the wardrobe goodies that no longer get to see the light of day, with over 2,000 charity stores listed on DoSomething!’s site, so you can find your closest op shop. And who knows, while you’re there, you might even find some new-but-used unique numbers to add to your existing wardrobe favourites. Culling is so much easier when you know you’ll have replacements waiting. (more…)

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Miranda Kerr’s Steamy Shoot for 7 For All Mankind’s Fall 2014 Campaign

Miranda Kerr 7 for all mankind

Photo: Sebastian Faena/ 7 For All Mankind

Miranda Kerr is topless for 7 For All Mankind‘s latest campaign, and we totally saw it coming. The Aussie model couldn’t hold onto her good girl image if her life depended on it. For the leading denim and lifestyle brand’s shoot, Miranda gets up close and personal with Spanish actor and model, Jon Kortajarena for the Fall 2014 campaign dubbed #7Obsessions.

In a shoot by Sebastian Faena, the whole thing is about the obsessive game-playing relationship between a man and a woman, with Miranda acting as the woman in control. And if you think the pics are steamy, just wait until the 30-second clip comes out on August 11 to officially launch this campaign. Jon wants Miranda, but he can’t have her. Sound familiar, boys?

Miranda Kerr 7 for all mankind

Photo: Sebastian Faena/ 7 For All Mankind


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Gareth Pugh Is Coming to NYFW with an Epic Runway Show

Image: Imaxtree

Image: Imaxtree

New York Fashion Week could do with a little spark and Gareth Pugh is ready to serve up a generous dose. The New York Times revealed today that Pugh is on his way to New York, scheduled to show his Spring 2015 collection during Fashion Week this September. The designer has showed his collections in Paris for the past six years, but he’s leaving the city of lights to bring some much-needed action to the New York scene–and his show promises to be a doozy.

Let’s be real, NYFW has become less about artistry and more about showcasing sellable collections…and (regrettably) spotting celebrities. The business aspect of fashion is certainly important, and though we’ve seen some beautiful and best-selling collections out of NYFW, the shows themselves have mostly been a little straightforward–some might use the word dull. But Gareth Pugh promises to change all that with his multimedia-infused spectacle, complete with live dancers. 

“I know this is a business, and we need to sell clothes, but it is also about image and inspiration, and sometimes a live show can miss the mark a bit,” Pugh told the Times. “The lights go up, the model walks out, and you lose control of it. It’s really important to not only communicate, ‘This is a nice dress or this is a cool trouser,’ but to sell the dream.” 

Pugh is teaming with Lexus, who will help pay for the show, which according to Pugh costs “a hell of a lot more than our usual show would cost.” Thank goodness for corporate involvement. This will be Pugh’s first time showing in NYC, though don’t expect it to be a regular thing–the designer is expected to be back in Paris come 2015 to show his fall offerings. Also, because New York Fashion Week is so early, only part of the collection will make the catwalk.

[via The New York Times]

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