August 20, 2018

The Queen of Soul: Aretha Franklin

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Summarising Aretha Franklin in one title just wouldn’t do this incredible woman justice. Hall of Fame singer, cultural icon, a symbol of strength, women’s liberation and the civil rights movement has passed away at the age of 76 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
“Aretha Franklin was one of the most iconic voices in music history and a brilliant artist,” Franklin’s record label Sony Music said in a statement. “Over the course of her decades-long career… she inspired countless musicians and fans, and created a legacy that paved the way for a long line of strong female artists.”

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August 14, 2018

Why we’ve fallen in love with print magazines all over again

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Last week we’re were excited for the release of Beyonce’s Vogue cover as captured by black photographer Tyler Mitchell. But we weren’t

In the fashion magazine world, the September issue is well-known as the most important of the year. With the release of brands’ autumn/winter collections, there is a lot of money that can go into this month’s issues. Why would consumers care about this? Because the cover stars are chosen for as leading fashion influencers.

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August 7, 2018

PSA: Beyonce is taking over Vogue

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According to reports, Beyoncé has been given ‘unprecedented control’ over the cover of Vogue’s next  issue. Beyoncé, a loud and proud advocate for black creatives, reportedly only agreed to go on the cover of the prestigious fashion mag if she was given full creative control of the photoshoot.

And being the incredible woman she is, she’s used this power to show off black excellence to the world. For the first time in Vogues 126-year history, an African American photographer is shooting the cover. 23-year-old Tyler Mitchell will photograph Queen B for the September issue, traditionally its biggest and most anticipated volume of the year. With a portfolio of campaigns for the likes of Givenchy and Marc Jacobs under his wing, we’re pretty excited to see what this dream team produce.

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July 30, 2018

What to look out for at Melbourne Fashion Week

 

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Just one month away, we’re already thinking about our favourite week on the fashion calendar. Fashion Week hits Melbourne for eight huge days, with 150 events,  100+ designers and 10 main runways.

From August 31 to September 7, we’re excited to get dressed up and hit the town for all things fashion. Here are our top events for the week (that won’t break the bank).

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July 23, 2018

MOGA: The brand changing the the industry

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A brand we’ve loved and featured on the blog before has made a bold move within the fashion industry. MOGA has announced they will no longer feature caucasian models in any of their campaigns.

The brand, which predominantly specialises in women’s headscarves and shawls, defended the controversial announcement as a means to promote more opportunities for racial and ethnic minorities. They’re currently searching for a new model to represent their brand over the coming year. (more…)

July 15, 2018

Best of: July’s Fashion Editorials

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For lovers of fashion, magazine editorials are just about as good as it gets. Where creativity and styling flourishes, we love to see the results of a team of fashion creatives putting together something beautiful. Our favourite part about these editorials is the bold styling inspiring us to be a little more daring with our own sartorial choices. So here are our favourite editorials from this month. (more…)

July 10, 2018

S+P Logies Favourites

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The most famous faces on Australian TV hit the red carpet in their most stylish get-ups for the 60th annual Logie Awards, held for the first time this year at The Star on the Gold Coast.

We love following the Logies red carpet because it shows off so many different Australian TV personalities, all in one event. Different ages and ethnicities come together to celebrate acting excellence. The gorgeous get-ups are just a bonus.

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July 1, 2018

Block Colours for the BET Awards Red Carpet

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With each new season comes a new wave of trends that we’re falling in love with. And it’s the red carpet events where we really see these runway trends come to life. The latest we’ve seen on the red carpet for the BET Awards; bold block colours.

Where most trending colours might appear in a single garment or accessory in an outfit the form, this time, they constituted entire looks. Wearing one solid color is in itself a trend this season and we’ve found the celebrities doing it right at the BET Awards.

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June 25, 2018

Zöe Kravitz for Saint Laurent

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Fashion giant Saint Laurent have just released a short film for their Fall 2018 campaign and it stars one of our favourite actresses, Zöe Kravitz.

Following a breathtaking fashion week runway beneath the Eiffel Tower, Saint Laurent’s creative director Anthony Vaccarello has released the campaign for Fall 2018 lineup.

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June 18, 2018

Issa Rae Rocks All Black Designers at this Year’s CFDA Awards

Screen Shot 2018-06-17 at 12.56.19 pmIssa Rae, American actress, writer, director and  producer is well-known for representing and celebrating being Black. Two weeks ago, Issa made history as the first ever black host for the CFDA Awards and of course she rocked an array of all-Black designers.

For the red carpet look, Issa stepped out in a custom piece by Pyer Moss. thanks to its dazzling Swarovski crystals and belt emblazoned with the statement phrase that perfectly represented her kick-ass attitude.

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