A blonde of perfect proportions: Shané van der Westhuizen (NSFW)

There’s a word for Shané van der Westhuizen bounding topless and carefree across a beach, and that word is ugh. Perhaps not so much a word as a sound, to be relied upon where all real words fail – exhaled more than spoken, half in acknowledgement and half in resignation. Starring in Zulu & Zephyr’s spring 2014 campaign, van der Westhuizen is all perfect proportions,…
NSFW Photo gallery included.

10 cool layering ideas for summer: styling inspiration

Weightless or even sheer, unpredictable or classy, super-feminine or rather sporty, layering for summer 2014 continues to encourage you in building upon lightness for looks that are meant to be equal parts effortless, and unique. Pulling it off means keeping a perfect balance in everything that involves the styling: choice of fabric, colour palette, use of accessories. From delicate camisole dresses, to transparent tops, and…

Friend of Mine ‘Rendezvous’ look book

Friend of Mine have a knack for creating instant cult classics. In fact, they’ve been doing it since their inception in 2008. For their ‘Rendezvous’ look book, the Australian label hits on a goldmine of plunging unbuttoned shirts, denim dungarees and crop tops, all modelled by the cool-yet-sweet (and also Aussie) Myf Shepherd.

25% off ASOS today: use this code

The Queen’s Birthday an excuse to buy yourself a gift? Well it doesn’t make much sense but then, why not. ASOS Australia are offering 25% off full price items for 24 hours in celebration of the Queen’s Birthday weekend.

IYA Swimwear does slick, sporty, sexy

Lingerie-inspired. Slick and sporty. Somehow these two concepts seem disparate, not the kind of elements that would gel together easily. And yet IYA Australia created a simple wonder in their spring / summer 2014 collection: this black bikini with multiple lingerie-like straps that’s equal parts sporty and sexy. IYA’s girl “lives life to its fullest, she falls in love easily, jumps deep into the ocean……
IYA Australia S/S '14 Campaign
IYA Australia S/S '14 Campaign
IYA Australia S/S '14 Campaign
IYA Australia S/S '14 Campaign
IYA Australia S/S '14 Campaign
IYA Australia S/S '14 Campaign
IYA Australia S/S '14 Campaign
IYA Australia S/S '14 Campaign

How to: the bad girl Jane Birkin beauty look

In case you haven’t heard, 1960s makeup has carried over into the list of spring 2014 beauty trends. Making a subtle nod to it was James Malloy of MAC with the makeup look he created for the McGraw spring / summer 2015 show at Australian fashion week. In drawing inspiration from the 1960s, this look was a nod to a modern “bad girl” version of…

How to: Alice McCall’s grunge-glitter beauty look

Mixing two opposing elements is something that’s commonly done in fashion. These types of combinations usually result to looks that become notable for their uniqueness. For the Alice McCall spring / summer 2015 show at Australian fashion week, a touch of grunge was mixed with glittery shadow to create a one of a kind beauty look. MAC’s Victoria Baron is the woman behind this look…

Catherine McNeil in New York

Spider-web tattoo peeping out from the slick half tuck hairstyle, sunglasses casually placed on top, outfit of all black… Catherine McNeil has the kind of cool, effortless attitude that’s somehow inherent in the Australian blood.