Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.
Occasionally lace animal-ear headbands – those whimsical novelties once reserved for costume parties – still find their way onto the street. During the Milan menswear shows it was blogger Linda Tol who wore this Maison Michel pair of cat ears, wisely keeping the rest of her outfit simple and soft.
Who doesn’t love looking at models in any situation, whether they’re on runways or having fun in the street? With a Paris fashion week of couture shows just ended, here’s a little look back at a few moments on the street featuring some of the gorgeous cast members of the shows. At the gallery: 12 model moments from Paris. For more street style, be sure…
The right hair is everything, isn’t it? Sure, Olivia Palermo‘s clashing print situation of strange amoeba-like florals and painterly spots makes for a unique take on monochrome dressing. And her dainty shoes add more than a little grace to what could – black blazer considered – end up looking like office-wear… But the flowing waves falling over dark sunglasses are what really scream socialite.
You know your daily dose of #fitspo and summer mood inspiration have both arrived when you see the words Isabeli Fontana and swimwear in the same sentence. And there they both were. The latest Morena Rosa beach campaign has Isabeli looking goddess-like in flower garlands and stacks of jewellery, while at other times she’s the classic Italianate bombshell in headscarves and balconette bikini bras.
The haute couture instalment of Paris fashion week had its few short days in the spotlight, now rolling to a complete stop. But a strong week it was, filled with breathtaking runways and an array of eye-catching street style. Day 4 brought more of the latter to the streets of Paris, and at the gallery you’ll find a round-up of what the show-goers were wearing.
Chevron candy stripes, mary-jane heels and a tie-up cropped shirt – in combination – run the risk of being saccharine. Add in a studded clutch and tough aviator sunglasses, however, and the sweetness is counteracted by just enough spice.
Could there be a more perfect backdrop for a menswear shoot – a menswear shoot that celebrates sartorial elegance and dapper details – than Melbourne’s own Double Monk? The Fitzroy shoe store is about more than merely shodding feet: it’s about purveying a particular lifestyle that appeals to a particular type of gent (it’s equipped with a well stocked bar, after all). And that gent…
Paris couture week continues, and the stream of outfits parading the streets encompasses everything from the elegant to the quirky. Highlights from yesterday include the simplicity of black cropped culottes, the surrealist print of Elsa Nailin’s sweater, and a pairing of sheer skirt and gladiator sandals courtesy Tina Leung. At the gallery: 12 highlights from the street yesterday in Paris.
What would it look like if For Love & Lemons created a knitwear line? Like a feast of instant cult hits – styled, of course, to neo-grunge perfection. Debuting for fall / winter 2014, the brand’s “Knitz” line works cropped woollen sweaters, cable-knit flares, knitted sheath dresses and oversized beanies into a too-cool vision of sex appeal.