The worlds of dance and fashion are intrinsically linked, from ballet flats to the athleisure craze. The A/W16 collection from David Jones is perfectly suited for a night of dancing with jumpsuits and skirts that allow for the full range of movement. To celebrate the season’s effortless silhouettes, the department store collaborated with the Sydney Dance Company to star in an exclusive fashion film. Directed by Clemens Habicht (the visionary behind music videos for the likes of Bloc Party and Tame Impala), the exhilarating visual finds dancers leaping, jumping and spinning to the sounds of Disclosure’s “When A Fire Starts to Burn” while dressed in the season’s latest looks.
“The partnership between David Jones and the Sydney Dance Company is a meeting of two brands who share qualities of innovation and spirit,” said Donna Player, David Jones Group Executive Merchandise. “Performance and fashion are both timeless expressions of individuality so it was only natural we celebrate our new season pieces through dance for our A\W 2016 campaign.” The Sydney Dance Company is joined by David Jones ambassadors Montana Cox and Jessica Gomez and international supermodel Catherine McNeil for an elegant dance party to celebrate the start of the autumn season. Watch the A/W16 campaign for David Jones above.
Many of the big spring fashion issues are starting to come out and WSJ.‘s newest edition is one of the latest to drop. Our forums are often pretty content with WSJ. and its editorial approach as the title’s March 2016 installment unsurprisingly impresses across the board. Sticking with the major trend of the season, the publication taps 90s supermodel Christy Turlington Burns, who looks delightfully radiant before the lens of photographer Mikael Jansson. The inspirational model turned activist wears a Saint Laurent dress on the stark black and white cover, styled by George Cortina with an Albertus Swanepoel hat.
Our hard-to-please forum members were sold from the onset. “Can NEVER go wrong with Christy,” hailed gazebo straight away.
“The sight of Christy still brings me joy. That’s real beauty,” chimed in tigerrouge. (more…)
Marc Jacobs’ celebrated Spring 2016 collection wasn’t just any ode to Americana fashion. It was inspired by the Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriages. Upon seeing his friends post reactions on Instagram, Jacobs thought it would be fun to “do America” this season. He told Business of Fashion, “I began thinking about what my America was, but in a very loose way. I was overwhelmed by these feelings and the idea of equality.”
Those feelings not only informed his spectacular runway show, but also the ad campaign that followed it. Lensed by David Sims, the portrait series features friends of the brand like Pat and Anna Cleveland, Bette Midler, Sandra Bernhard and Lara Wachowski, a transgender icon whose Human Rights Campaign Visibility Award speech deeply inspired Jacobs.
Jacobs gradually unveiled the campaign on Instagram, writing in the captions: “This season’s ad campaign represents a series of connected events; a visual narrative. It is a personal diary of people who have and continue to inspire me and open my mind to different ways of seeing and thinking. The spectrum of individuals photographed in our Spring/Summer 2016 ad campaign represent a celebration of my America.” Indeed, his America is one worth celebrating.
Our forums have let it be known that they’re huge advocates of Porter. Therefore, it was only natural for members to get excited over the sight of a brand new issue to deliberate on and enjoy. Continuing to secure the best models for its covers (and making it clear that the supermodels of the 90s are officially back), Amber Valletta joins Porter‘s strong and compelling list of cover stars, shot for the magazine’s Spring 2016 edition by Collier Schorr.
Our forum members were left a little startled, however. “I have to say this is the first Porter cover I don’t like. How could they pick this for the cover? It looks like she blinked in between shots, outtake worthy!!! You can do SO much better with her, disappointed!” Miss Dalloway snapped. (more…)
Vanity Fair has just released its “Hollywood Issue” for 2016, and in a sea of poofy ball gowns and shimmering sequins there’s one woman who truly stands out: 70-year-old boss-lady Diane Keaton.
Posing alongside the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Cate Blanchett and Helen Mirren, The First Wives Club star has sparked a social media frenzy thanks to her unique, sleuth, IDGAF style, wearing a top hat, polka-dot scarf and heavy coat, dominating the Annie Leibovitz shoot even though it kind of looks like a solid photobomb. (more…)
Is there anything this woman can’t do? Award-winning actress Cate Blanchett has shown off her gymnastic flair in a new clip for Vanity Fair‘s 2016 Hollywood Issue, attempting, and nailing, the splits in a Secret Talent Theatre video series.
The Aussie star drops down with ease like she’s a freakin’ flexible magician in a chill navy jumpsuit, hiding her obvious hurt with a laugh of triumph, because homegirl literally succeeds at all she does. “Oh a bow? Shit that means I’ve got to get up,” she says before walking off the stage to a round of applause.