The hum of traffic travelled by, as the pedestrian buzzer loudly indicated it was safe to go across. The car parks surrounding the building seemed to be all a maximum of two hours, and the native wildlife consisted of scavenger like birds preying on passer-bys. It was last Thursday that we found ourselves in Collingwood. Amongst it all. (more…)
Nyma Tang is a self-taught beauty blogger that struggles to find cosmetics that complement her darker skin tone. In her Youtube channel ‘The Darkest Shade’ she raises awareness for the lack of inclusivity within the makeup industry.
Since starting her Youtube channel, Nyma has tested out and reviewed the darkest shades of makeup that a brand or line carries. To show the beauty industry areas, they need to improve on as well as express the lack of variety in both what shades are created, and what stores keep the darker shades in stock. (more…)
Christian Dior, a French designer, inspired the women of 1947 to be daring, in narrow-waisted tightly fitted bodices and beautifully designed full pleated skirts. With the Editor of Harper’s Bazaar at the time of his debut collection stating his outfits were of a “New Look”, revolutionary for the 40’s era of rations and post war poverty.
The first collection made its debut in Australia in the late 40’s, with the wealthiest women from the land down under trying on the 50 or so dresses shipped from Christian’s Atelier straight to the docks of Sydney.
While all things sparkle and glowwy seem to be the biggest beauty trend at the moment, cruelty-free beauty brand 3INA is about to set a new trend. The brand has announced a line of new ‘UV products.’ These colours are perfect for daytime wear but under UV light, they transform into neon-bright shades, perfect for a stand-out look when you’ve hit the dance floor.
The range includes a peachy blush, eyeliner that changes goes from black in the day to electric blue under UV, as well as lip glosses, eyeshadows and fluoro nail polishes.
Unfortunately, it’s a reality of the beauty industry that black women often don’t have the same diverse range of products and options. The likes of Naomi Campbell and Leomie Anderson, along with other influential game-changers, have called out the beauty industry for their inability to include black women.
Leomie tweeted: “Why can a white model confidentially sit in anyone’s chair and feel confident they’ll look okay but black models have to worry? We need more makeup artists and hair who are competent with all races backstage at shows.”
The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Broadway Theatre, otherwise known as Tony Awards, is the biggest Broadway theatre awards night of the year. But for us fashion lovers, the Tony Awards is another good excuse to watch celebrities strut down the red carpet in some of the world’s most prestige fashion brands and designers.
The biggest trend from this year’s event was chic off-the-shoulder dresses. Here are just a few of our favourite looks from the red carpet.
Shekudo was brought to life back in 2010 by Sydney based friends Shetu Bimpong and Amy (Akudo) Iheakanwa. Drawing on their heritage, life experiences and technical strengths, the pair now offer ethically-sourced contemporary products which tell a unique story and have traceable origins through their unique brand.
Each and every year June rolls around and I’m saddened by the lack of sun. So each and every June I rely on the gorgeous looks from the CFDA awards to cheer me up. Recognising the very best in the international fashion community, this ceremony features awards for Womenswear, Menswear an Accessory Designer of the Year, as well as the unified Swarovski Awards for Emerging Talent.
And something you can be sure of at this event is some killer red carpet styles. This year we saw a few trends emerge from some of our very favourite celebrities. In particular, the metallic textures and the daring asymmetrical shapes.
It’s no secret that when it comes to pulling off that perfect look, your hair can be your best accessory. And what better way to show off this accessory than in some creatively styled braids!
This week, Nigeria-based photographer Medina Dugger honoured the iconic work of another Nigerian photographer J. D. Okhai Ojeikere. Ojeikere is well known in the industry for his beautiful black and white portraits featuring around 1,000 different black hair styles.
Embroidered details are the trend of the season and quite frankly I’m a little in love. Sweet embroidered patterns add that little bit of wow factor to an otherwise plain staple piece.
But when it comes to trends, it can be easy to get swept up in the moment and go totally embroidery crazy until your wardrobe is filled completely with the stuff. The only problem with this is come next season when you can’t stand to look at another piece of floral embroidery, these pieces all end up in the plastic bag on the way to your local op shop.