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A matter of sex bombs: Wheels & Dollbaby and Tiah Eckhardt

Wheels and Dollbaby is a cult contemporary womenswear label that has its own personality with a bag full of adjectives: it’s cheeky, kinky, minx-like, sophisticated, classy and luxurious. The brand opened doors to its small flagship store in Sydney, 25 years ago, and today celebrities like Katy Perry, Courtney Love, Dita Von Teese and Jessie J have taken the label to the limelight, also known…

Tips for choosing a signature perfume

Holding the power to flash memories from the past, ignite feelings you were hoping to forget and poking nostalgia through the mere sense of smell, a whiff from a perfume strip is mightier than anticipated. A spritz on the wrist was traditionally done to camouflage bad smell from the body, but over time, it’s become a symbol of status and personality. We wear perfume to…

The epitome of American Pop: Abbey Lee

“The lush garden of Elizabeth Taylor’s former home” is the backdrop, though you’d think we might be entitled to see a little more of it. Instead this could be any hedge-lined rose garden. But the Beverly Hill mood does resonate throughout the shoot – especially with the strong play on retro florals that Francesa Burns styles into it. Abbey Lee Kershaw is the ‘American Pop’…
Abbey Lee Kershaw: Vogue UK, March '12
Abbey Lee Kershaw: Vogue UK, March '12
Abbey Lee Kershaw: Vogue UK, March '12
Abbey Lee Kershaw: Vogue UK, March '12
Abbey Lee Kershaw: Vogue UK, March '12
Abbey Lee Kershaw: Vogue UK, March '12
Abbey Lee Kershaw: Vogue UK, March '12
Abbey Lee Kershaw: Vogue UK, March '12

Illustrated Elizabeth Taylor

How does a magazine create a new editorial featuring a star who has departed this life? With the art of illustration, of course. Illustrator David Downton captured the essence of late icon Elizabeth Taylor – her glamour, her eyebrows, her sparkling jewels – for Chinese ROUGE Magazine.
Elizabeth Taylor by David Downton: ROUGE winter '11
Elizabeth Taylor by David Downton: ROUGE winter '11
Elizabeth Taylor by David Downton: ROUGE winter '11
Elizabeth Taylor by David Downton: ROUGE winter '11
Elizabeth Taylor by David Downton: ROUGE winter '11
Elizabeth Taylor by David Downton: ROUGE winter '11

A modern Cleopatra

The myths and legends surrounding Cleopatra are an endless source of fascination. Her seductiveness, her power over men, her political prowess. Depending on the historical accounts, though, she was either a beauty born or a beauty made. Those who claim the latter say she presented herself as a larger-than-life Goddess incarnate, always making grand entrances and donning lavish clothing and makeup. Here was a woman…
Julia Kravets by Marley Kate: Vice Style
Julia Kravets by Marley Kate: Vice Style
Julia Kravets by Marley Kate: Vice Style
Julia Kravets by Marley Kate: Vice Style
Julia Kravets by Marley Kate: Vice Style
Julia Kravets by Marley Kate: Vice Style
Julia Kravets by Marley Kate: Vice Style
Julia Kravets by Marley Kate: Vice Style

Polka Dot Cat purrs at the icons

It will come as no surprise when you view the Holiday 2012 collection from Polka Dot Cat that the designer, Rana Jamshed, is inspired by vintage icons of yore. Coco Chanel, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe all appear in her list of iconic inspirations. From backless gowns with thigh high slits to leopard print numbers, the Holiday collection isn’t going on just any…

Topshop Unique: twisted gold

With every new collection, Topshop Unique likes to take its younger market on an around-the-world trip. Last season it was America and this time the eagle has landed in ancient Egypt. From sandy pyramids to posh London town, this modern Cleopatra is travelling against time to bring the urban Egyptian Queen to the streets. The ongoing colour scheme of black and gold are to be…

Lara to Liz: more from V

One of the great things about V Magazine’s homage to Elizabeth Taylor is the inclusion of the little snippets and quotes that pepper the editorials. Even from those few words here and there can you get a sense of the colourful life she led. The issue is covered by Kate Winslet but inside the pages do many a model and celebrity have their skin powdered,…
Lara Stone: V Magazine, issue 73
Lara Stone: V Magazine, issue 73
Lara Stone: V Magazine, issue 73
Lara Stone: V Magazine, issue 73
Lara Stone: V Magazine, issue 73
Lara Stone: V Magazine, issue 73
Lara Stone: V Magazine, issue 73
Lara Stone: V Magazine, issue 73

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