These days, it’s pretty rare to see Taylor Swift in anything other than a candy-coloured, matchy-matchy ensemble. So, when the pop singer stepped out onto The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in a black and pink floral print dress by Bec & Bridge, we were happy for two reasons. First, Taylor stepped away from her beloved crop and skirt combo, but most importantly, she turned to an Australian label to do so. (more…)
Cheyenne Tozzi must have loved her coaching role on The Face earlier this year because the Aussie model has now joined the Australia’s Next Top Model team for Cycle 9. She will join Didier Cohen as a mentor to the contestants, and the American-born male model is over the moon about working alongside his friend this year.
“So happy to announce my girl @cheyennet is joining me as a mentor on this years season. Welcome to the @AusNextTopModel family!” Didier wrote when breaking the news via his Instagram.
Nikki Phillips is a babe. We don’t need a short video clip to tell us that. But the model and fashion blogger has gone ahead and reminded us just how smokin’ she is by posting a sexy video to her Instagram for Sydney-based fashion label KUKU.
The blink-and-you’ll-miss-it clip was directed by Alex Goddard, who has worked with big-name models like Ollie Henderson and recently put together Alice McCall‘s Fall 2014 shoot. It sees Nikki lounging around in bed before sifting through a wardrobe in her underwear, and the remainder of the video is pretty much a bunch of sultry and provocative stares. (more…)
It’s happening. David Bowie, or Ziggy Stardust if you will, is coming to Australia in exhibition form. Taking place in Melbourne next year from July to November, David Bowie Is will showcase photos, letters, records and books from the Thin White Duke’s 50-year career, but we’re most excited about the 60 costumes said to be included in the hi-tech show.
We can’t be certain which of his ever-stylish, always radical getups will make it to Australian turf, but we’re hoping the memorable fashion moments below will make the cut. Scroll through to make the 11-month wait a little harder, and celebrate the man who broke all the fashion rules.
Putting all onesies to shame, David whipped out this striped bad boy designed by Kansai Yamamoto for the 1973 Aladdin Sane tour.
In a leotard like no other, David rocked the asymmetrical look with clashing patterns and matching bangles. He even slipped in an on-trend nipple, sending all his devoted fans (namely those wanting his babies) a little crazy.
David was onto the dramatic shoulder trend well before its peak in the 80s. No one has been able to rock them quite like David since, or the red patent boots for that matter.
Designed by Freddie Burretti for the Ziggy Stardust tour, this quilted two-piece featuring gold, red and blue was a show-stopper. Even David’s band members joined the fashion fun, with outfits which completed the colourway without outshining the man.
Need we say anything? David looked totally chic in this silky white two-piece, including wide-leg pants and a printed blazer. Attention must be paid to the shoes — so high David had to lean on air just to stand upright.
Leg warmers, arm warmers and a high-neck piece all in Aztec print was the perfect wardrobe choice to complement his flaming-orange mullet.
We’ve never met such a fabulous goblin king in our life. In his role in the 1986 film Labyrinth, we saw David in ruffles, a sequined jacket, fur, knee-high leather boots and artistic makeup. Let’s not forget those grey manhood-revealing tights he wore during “Magic Dance,” either.
Not even relationships in the blogging world are safe from eventually going kaput. Just ask Colin Sokol, The Fashion Toast blogger Rumi Neely‘s ex boyfriend and former “beau-tographer.” Today, another famous blogging couple has called it quits. The Sartorialist‘s Scott Schuman and his longtime girlfriend Garance Doré have broken up, according to a post Schuman published yesterday to his blog titled simply, “Garance & I”
The pair had been together for seven years and although we don’t know the details behind this conscious uncoupling, it doesn’t make it any less sad.
“Our mutual respect and admiration for each other have left us still great friends,” Schuman wrote. “Our time together profoundly changed both of our lives for the better and I deeply thank her for that experience. It’s a difficult time, but we are both doing ok.”
Dore also addressed the breakup on her site with a succinct posting of her own. Comments were closed on both.
Our hearts are breaking right now. It’s truly the end of an era!
The digital shopping landscape got a whole lot more dangerous for everyone out there this morning thanks to Spring. Think of it as a shoppable version of Instagram, except actually buying stuff is almost too easy.
The premise is simple. Spring offers a selection of designers for you to “follow” on the app. Brands will post new products every day and as you scroll through, you can like, share and, of course, purchase what you see with just a few taps of your finger. You can choose to peruse the feed for the latest items, or you can search by category for what you’re looking for. Women’s and men’s apparel and accessories are available as well as lifestyle and beauty products.
What’s so unique about this app is the presentation. While other shopping programs will just show you product images, Spring offers a combination of product as well as lookbook and lifestyle images to scroll through as you browse inventory. The variety definitely makes for a more pleasant and less clinical shopping experience than other platforms. You can shop everything from high-end to high-street as well as items exclusive to the app. Spring will also tell you if an item is running low in stock.
Naturally, we had to try the app for ourselves — for, uh, “scientific” purposes. We don’t know whether to jump for joy or cry because our wallets are about to get seriously ravaged. It is dangerously easy to shop on this app. Just enter your payment information once (or three times, in my case, because I kept writing my own address incorrectly), take a photo of your credit card (if it’s your first purchase with that card) and swipe right. That’s it.
Imagine getting a little tipsy after a work event and standing on a subway platform browsing through Spring. Yeah, the results could be possibly lethal to your credit card. I couldn’t help but purchase something because it was so simple. Believe me when I say I used a ton of restraint, since I only spent $15 on a T-shirt from Everlane. Next time, I wager the purchase will be much bigger.
But what if you accidentally swipe right on something you didn’t mean to purchase? If you check the order details on the items, you can tap the support button and either call or email a representative that will cancel the order for you. It works pretty quickly. I nearly spent another $65 on a backpack I would likely not have used very often. A rep from Everlane promptly got in touch with me after almost immediately cancelling my order.
Spring is currently only available for iPhone (download at your own risk), but there are plans to release a version for Android and iPad.
Have you used the app yet? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!