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These Stats About Aussie Women’s High Heel Habits May Alarm You

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It turns out Australian women are just that little bit fonder of high heels than the rest of the world, and we have the research to prove it.

Footwear e-tailer Shoes of Prey revealed to Ragtrader that the Aussie shoe-loving mentality is along the lines of, “The bigger, the better,” with recent analysed sales data showcasing that Australians wear above the average global heel height. By much more than a measly millimetre, too. Throughout the world, the average heel height is 7cm, but Australian shoe lovers are fond of a 8.3cm heel on average.

There are specific parts of Australia we can blame for giving our country this increased average, though, with West Australians wearing the highest heels on average of all the states and Victorians likely to choose as tall as a 10cm heel. On the flip side, Canberra residents are the least likely to wear high heels, while Queenslanders are most likely to choose flats. South Australians love them some kitten heels which sit at around 5.5cm. (more…)

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Exclusive Preview: Gemma Ward Goes Bush In Stunning RUSSH Editorial

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Model Gemma Ward is other-worldly on the cover of the latest edition of RUSSH magazine.  

The editorial will give you all those “It’s almost summer” feels, which is fitting considering the unique location is a highlight of the fashion magazine’s Global issue. RUSSH editor-in-chief, Jess Blanch, said in a press release, “Today our universe seems bigger and more giant than ever and yet somehow we’re now all closer than we ever thought possible.”

Gemma’s editorial was shot by Stephen Ward in Broken Hill, NSW, and the mother-of-one glows with radiance in her rustic surroundings. With flawless makeup by Victoria Baron for Chanel and tousled locks by Alan White for GHD, this editorial marks a stunning addition to the ethereal beauty’s remarkable body of work. (more…)

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Shanina Shaik Opens Up About New Romance with DJ Ruckus


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Shanina Shaik is known for her badass modelling skills that landed her a coveted gig as a Victoria’s Secret Angel. But recently the New York-based beauty opened up about her personal life, including an exciting romance with her new beau, DJ Ruckus

The pair were spotted sharing a passionate kiss in already-scorching Miami back in June, looking very much in love with one another, and now she’s giving us the highly anticipated details. The 24-year-old model recently told Sydney Confidential,  “He’s a really great guy, we get along well, and we’re really happy.” 

Before the Melbourne-born beauty started dating DJ Ruckus she had been linked to another musician, Justin Bieber. Of course this came after Shanina split from fellow model Tyson Beckford, after a long-term, on-and-off relationship which started in 2008. (more…)

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Camilla and Marc Launches Stand-Alone Denim Offering

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There’s no stopping the home-grown brother-sister duo behind Camilla and Marc, Camilla Freeman-Topper and Marc Freeman, with the pair now launching the label’s first-ever stand-alone luxury denim line.

Capitalising on the popularity of its existing denim injections, Camilla and Marc has curated the pieces into a stand-alone denim offering which will be updated twice a year. The 13-piece launch collection will be stocked at Camilla and Marc’s boutiques and its online store, and will comprise of skinny and drop-crotch jeans, plus shirts and dresses in a range of light to dark washes.

Check out the launch campaign in our gallery below, styled by Cat Scardino and shot by Georges Antoni, and start shopping the collection here. (more…)

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Gigi Hadid Works the Lens of Steven Meisel for W’s September Cover (Forum Buzz)

In case you missed Taraji P. Henson‘s sexy cover from last month, we suggest you grab a copy quick now that W magazine is gearing up for the release of its September edition. The magazine unveiled the cover earlier today with a sultry Gigi Hadid showcased in a beautiful black and white portrait image with styling from Edward Enninful. Legendary photographer Steven Meisel stood behind the lens to capture the bombshell’s solo moment.

W Magazine September 2015 Gigi Hadid by Steven Meisel


The cover became an instant hit with our forum members. “Gigi looks stunning in this shot. There’s something really late 80s Cindy Crawford about it,” Nepenthes admired as soon as the cover dropped.

“Now THAT is the sort of cover I’ve been waiting for. Gigi doing glamour is always welcome in my world,” raved tigerrouge soon after.

Avogadro was a fan also, writing, “The BEST I’ve seen from Gigi. Kudos to Meisel, he’s a master.”

Also showing the cover some enthusiasm was TeeVanity: “So gorgeous, love that she’s on the cover. She’s a star.”

“Great! Meisel is a genius because he gives us emotions. I feel something when I’m seeing one of his pictures. So joyful and optimistic even if it’s not groundbreaking. Gigi is a beautiful girl. She looks like a modern Michaela Bercu. That’s why I think so many people are obsessed with her. She is that kind of 80s beauty,” noted Lola701.

“Ah I love it! Gigi by Meisel! Wow. This is beautiful. She is beautiful,” shared an elated MON.

You’ll love Gigi’s accompanying cover story, which can of course be viewed via our thread here. Drop us a comment!

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Watch: Karlie Kloss Goes 007 in DVF’s ‘Secret Agent’ Film to Debut New Handbag

DVF really knows how to get our attention. To launch her latest handbag for Fall 2015, Diane von Furstenberg turned to Peter Lindbergh to direct a short film for the campaign. And since the bag is named Secret Agent, the film stars Karlie Kloss as a seductive spy. 

Image courtesy of DVF

Image courtesy of DVF

Styled by Edward Enninful, Kloss parades through the city dodging paparazzi in true fashion: wearing a DVF dress and carrying the new Secret Agent bag. According to the website, the DVF Secret Agent “is the ultimate day-to-night bag: a streamlined tote that conceals a detachable, zip off go-anywhere clutch. Lightweight and customizable, she is always ready at a moment’s notice, the ultimate accomplice in everything you do.” Yes, you read that right. The Secret Agent is essentially two bags in one—the larger tote for daytime, and the clutch for nighttime. 

[ See: 10 Times Karlie Kloss Was Adorable on Instagram ]

Kloss showcases how the bag transforms during her sultry James Bond-esque mission in the film. “The DVF Secret Agent bag and the character Karlie plays are really metaphors for the DVF woman,” von Furstenberg said. “She is a businesswoman, a mother, a lover, a friend. She is always on the go. Now we have created the ultimate accomplice for every facet of the life she lives fully.”  (more…)