June 25, 2017

Makeup products for beautiful black skin

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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.”

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June 18, 2017

The Tony Awards Red Carpet Wins

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.

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June 11, 2017

Interview with Amy Iheakanwa of label Shekudo

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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.

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June 8, 2017

Fashion’s best at the CFDA Awards

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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.

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June 5, 2017

An ode to the braid

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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.

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May 31, 2017

The trend we can’t get enough of – Embroidered details

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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.

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May 29, 2017

Solange Knowles – The other queen


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We hear a lot about Beyonce in the media because she’s an incredible artist and woman in her own right. But Solange Knowles is also forging a name for herself in the music industry and she’s one to keep our eyes on from here on out.

The artist’s most recent achievement was winning the 2017 Webby Awards – an international organization that honors excellence on the internet. Solange accepted her award wearing a silk blouse and power suit pants from Romanian designer Seen.Users. and it was oh-so typical of her powerful and sophisticated style.

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May 24, 2017

Best looks from the Cannes Film Festival

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The Cannes red carpet is as much about the fashion as it is the films themselves. Celebrities far and wide gather in the French town and really pull out the big guns when it comes to their looks for the week.

For those of us who weren’t wearing designer Gucci gowns as we watched films in the French Riviera, don’t worry, there’s still some enjoyment to be had. Take a look at some of our favourite people strutting their stuff in the best luxury designer pieces this past week.

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May 21, 2017

How to style the best from the MBFWA runways

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MBFWA – don’t ask me what it stands for – but for those interested in Australian fashion, it’s the best week of the year. Runway shows, the best designers and of course street style are all the reasons why us fashion-obsessed ladies (and gentlemen) love to get behind the event.

For those who couldn’t make it to Sydney last week, myself included, we can still get our fashion fix through a number of online – whether that’s from fashion bloggers or esteemed fashion publications. So my dear readers, feast your eyes on S+P’s picks from fashion week and a little advice on how to stuff these looks into your autumn wardrobes.

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May 17, 2017

Castings 101


Wise words from S+P’s very own model Booker

 

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Kyah Parrott is our newest addition to the Skin+Pepper team as our talented model Booker . Having worked as a model scout and creative director in the Australian fashion industry, she’s no stranger to a casting call.

To welcome this gorgeous girl into the agency, we thought it was fitting that she offer some of her insights into what makes for a good casting (and perhaps a not so good one). Budding models it’s time to take some notes – you don’t want to miss out on these insider tips.

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