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Sensual details: New York

I’ve always been mildly obsessed with tusk necklaces, mostly because they were always to be found nestled amoungst my mother’s treasure trove of 1970s jewellery. As a result they carry with them connotations of retro stylishness and exotic world travels, the kind a child can only dream about. This oversized pendant layered over a simple, chic, low-buttoned shirt dress had exactly that ’70s glamour meets…

The land of never-ending summer brought to life

It’s the explosion of vibrant hues to hit you first, unexpectedly, just like a powerful wave ready to sweep you away. Then comes the breathtaking collision of patterns, a silent ode paid to tradition, a modern tribute brought to the endless summer that spoils its lands. The Blue Macaw inspired make-up, the dramatic skies and stunning scenery, along with Carmelita Mendes’ ethnic beauty are the main…
Equipe by Leandro Ramos
Equipe by Leandro Ramos
Equipe by Leandro Ramos
Equipe by Leandro Ramos
Equipe by Leandro Ramos
Equipe by Leandro Ramos
Equipe by Leandro Ramos
Equipe by Leandro Ramos

Dungarees & overalls are back: here’s how to wear them

On imagines that the coolness of bib overalls - also known as dungarees - comes from their workwear origins. There's a relaxed, down-to-earth mood associated with someone who is as far away from white-collar, tie-wearing worker as you can get. Overalls are grubby, hands-on, no airs and graces sort of fare; a uniform for the mechanic and the street-smart youth alike. Back with new interpretations, here's how you can make dungarees look cool for spring 2014.
Bibbed: S/S '14
Bibbed: S/S '14
Bibbed: S/S '14
Bibbed: S/S '14
Bibbed: S/S '14
Bibbed: S/S '14
Bibbed: S/S '14
Bibbed: S/S '14

10 of the best magazine covers of 2013

It has been a year filled with hundreds of stunning magazine covers, amongst which some consolidated careers, others became legendary and a few remained nothing but beautiful one-month wonders. What truly separates the best covers from all the rest is really hard to pinpoint, but the magazines to have made the 2013 top 10 are the perfect mix of inspiration, beauty and fashion, with a…

Fierce and feminine, and saluted by the sun

There is no question as to the beauty and clear femininity that photographer Amanda Fordyce captures in this irresistible fashion-shoot featuring model Jena Hall. The natural light of the fading sun reflects off the ocean in the background and lands upon the salty skin of Hall as the subject matter. Hair and make-up artist Victoria Martin captures the organic and natural feel with beach-wet hair…
Jena by Amanda Fordyce
Jena by Amanda Fordyce
Jena by Amanda Fordyce
Jena by Amanda Fordyce
Jena by Amanda Fordyce
Jena by Amanda Fordyce
Jena by Amanda Fordyce
Jena by Amanda Fordyce

A portrait of edginess

With an easy sense of seduction photographer Simon Ackerman takes model Samara Martins and turns her into a fiery creature of beauty and allure. Combined with Martins’ soulful stare and exotic look, the punk infused styling by Andrew Clancy transforms her into a force to be reckoned with.
Sartorial Anagrams by Simon Ackerman
Sartorial Anagrams by Simon Ackerman
Sartorial Anagrams by Simon Ackerman
Sartorial Anagrams by Simon Ackerman
Sartorial Anagrams by Simon Ackerman
Sartorial Anagrams by Simon Ackerman
Sartorial Anagrams by Simon Ackerman

How to: the ultimate retro-tropicana beauty look

Bright, bold and beautiful are three words that best describe the make up look spotted at the DSquared2 spring / summer 2014 show at Milan fashion week. With bold orange lips, it’s truly a look that can speak for itself. Charlotte Tilbury of MAC cosmetics is the woman behind this retro tropicana look. Inspired by the ’50s and the beach, this look goes perfectly with…

Paisley for men: your new winter print staple

Men’s florals aren’t uncommon but they are the domain of casual wear. Summer 2013′s fashion was heavy in floral prints for guys – you could buy the look in everything from bomber jackets to garish suits. For winter though, florals for men are mostly a thing of fashion past. Paisley is your winter 2013 fashion print staple for men.
A little drop of print
A little drop of print
A little drop of print
A little drop of print
A little drop of print
A little drop of print
A little drop of print
A little drop of print

Va Va Voodoo: Caslazur spring ’14

It’s not often that the collision of two antagonistic aesthetics manages to bring forwards such effortlessly elaborated designs like the ones building Caslazur’s intoxicating spring / summer 2014 collection. The quintessential Aussie cool meets a modern interpretation of the Voodoo aesthetic as the garments are seen borrowing the slouchiness of surf wear and the glamour of the Bondi nightlife.

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