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Australia’s Next Top Model winner Brittany Beattie attended the Myer Spring 2015 fashion launch castings this week, and we think there’s a fairly good chance we’ll see her on the runway for the big show on August 13.
Aussies love them some monochrome, made clear at the Runway Weekend launch in Sydney last night, July 21. Everyone from Samantha Jade to Erin Holland opted for head-to-toe black-and-white looks, nailing minimal and timeless get-ups.
Check out our favourite looks from the night below.
Reality star Anna Heinrich loves monochrome almost as much as she loves wide-leg pants and Tim Robards. She kept things interesting with a sheer crop by Rachel Gilbert and nude accessories. (more…)
Surprisingly, our forum members weren’t feeling it. “Gal Gadot for Gucci? What’s happening in this world?” asked la veronika right away, about to set the tone of the thread.
“Odd model choice. Wonder Woman, isn’t it? The image looks very stylish and faultless. My one-track mind was hoping for something more tropical and serene, maybe a similar setting to Angelina Jolie’s Louis Vuitton campaign in Cambodia,” noted Benn98.
RedSmokeRise was a little lost for words too, writing, “Honestly this is so random.”
In agreement was MyNameIs: “Very unremarkable. If this were just a random shot in an editorial, it would be fine. But a perfume ad for Gucci? Yeah, no.”
“Her face looks weird. I wish to see anybody else in this campaign,” added a disappointed narcyza.
Do you agree with Gucci’s choice of spokesperson? Check out Gal’s ad for the fragrance above and then join in on the conversation here.
Kardashian-Jenner fatigue: It’s not a thing, guys. At least not to the FYI network, which will allow us to see a lot more of at least one member of the reality TV clan. Khloe Kardashian just announced that she will be hosting a new talk show, aptly named Kocktails with Khloé. The show is set to air late this year on FYI. For eight one-hour episodes, Khloe will mingle in the kitchen and around the dinner table with some of her famous friends as they drink and chat about their fabulous lives and play party games for our entertainment. It will be like being at a dinner party for famous people that you weren’t invited to, but you can still watch because why wouldn’t you want to watch famous people do things?
“I’m lucky that I’ve been able to invite fans into my life and home on a weekly basis and this show will give me an opportunity to continue to do that with new and exciting guests,” Khloe said in a statement. “Being an executive producer allows me the opportunity to create original content and I can’t wait to show my fans what we have in store on Kocktails with Khloe.”
Khloe announced her new gig on social media, saying she “can’t wait to show you all what we have in store for you on the show.” Khloe’s mother Kris Jenner had a talk show of her own that was cancelled after a single season. But given Khloe’s personality and the fact that she appeals to a younger audience, we have a feeling her program won’t suffer the same fate.
At any rate, will you be watching Khloe’s new show?
Ever fancied getting up close and personal with a bit of Chanel couture? Well, now’s your chance as London’s Saatchi Gallery is set to play host to the exclusive Mademoiselle Privé exhibition this autumn.
Taking over a whole three floors of the gallery, the exhibition is set to be the ultimate feast for the fashionista featuring a plethora of couture as well as Coco Chanel’s Bijoux de Diamants from 1932. Remember the spectacular frosting at the casino-themed couture show earlier this month? Well, that’s the exact jewellery collection you’ll get to see at the exhibition. It was reissued for the occasion and, quite interestingly, it’s also the only fine jewellery that Coco ever created. So, it’s most definitely a must-see if you’re a fan and stuck for something to do one weekend afternoon.
Like all good exhibitions, Mademoiselle Privé is a journey through the brand’s development over the years and in this case, its couture arm. From Coco’s inspiration to how she redefined dressing for women to Karl Lagerfeld’s influential legacy, this is one exhibition that’s got it all. It’s the perfect way to come to terms with the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition coming to a close.
Mademoiselle Privé Exhibit, 13 October – 1 November 2015 at Saatchi Gallery London
Keds is all about women for Fall 2015 with the launch of its new Ladies First Since 1916 campaign. The shoe brand is taking a feminist slant this season to focus on women’s empowerment and to pay homage to its heritage. “Keds was originally created in 1916 to provide ladies with accessible, fashionable footwear to allow them to be who they wanted to be, and go where they wanted to go,” Keds president Chris Lindner said in a statement.
To help promote the Ladies First initiative, Keds is recruiting newly self-identifying feminist Taylor Swift for the campaign. This is not Taylor’s first time working with the brand, having worked on last year’s cat-themed collection to coincide with the release of her 1989 album. “Ladies First is a celebration of amazing women like Taylor Swift who are blazing new trails every day. From CEOing to BFFing, these ladies are doing it all,” Lindner adds.
Keds got female artists in on the action to create backdrops for the campaign, tapping illustrator Priscilla White, surface artist and pattern designer Kendra Dandy, and street artist Paige Smith.
Check out a few images of Taylor in the slideshow below. (more…)