Wildfox Resort collection revamps Barbie, involves lots of blank stares & pink

It was only a matter of time before Wildfox indulged in some Barbie fantasies. The brand has tackled girlish childhood themes like magic and mermaids and Clueless and even Jane Austen. But there’s also some calculation behind it, with Mattel proposing the collaboration as part of a push to revamp Barbie’s image and reverse a backlash against her image as a superficial and unattainable role…

Angelina Jolie’s legs star on the cover of Interview Russia

An elegant woman deserves an elegant cover, and with Angelina Jolie materialising out of a black background, Interview Russia’s December/January 2014/15 cover has both. More accurately it’s Jolie’s naturally beautiful face and slender crossed legs that are illuminated on the cover, which was photographed by Sofia Sanchez & Mauro Mongiello.

You can stop hating on Calvin Klein: they weren’t the ones calling Myla Dalbesio “plus size”

Model Myla Dalbesio is a US size 10. That’s a UK size 14 or European 42. She looks healthy and gorgeous in the new Calvin Klein Underwear campaign, but the internet is up in arms about the labelling of her as “plus size”. Comments like this have abounded on Twitter: WTF @CalvinKlein –this is your “plus-size model”? Give me a freaking break! #calvinkleinisclueless But…

Is Interview Magazine glamorising binge drinking?

Maybe it’s a deliberate grab for attention via the thorny path of controversy. Maybe it’s a genuine attempt to call attention to an issue relevant to a generation of young readers. Or maybe Interview Magazine are just glamorising binge drinking (intentionally or not) in such a way that young girls are going to look at this shoot and think, drinking until I pass out must…

Lara Stone does cowgirl for PORTER

It feels like forever since Lara Stone took the fashion world by storm, but the Dutch beauty is back for the third issue of PORTER – the magazine component of shopping destination Photographed by Inez & Vinoodh, the story is themed around “Escape” and features Stone in an exotic locale sporting flowing maxi dresses, cowboy boots and bikinis.
Lara Stone by Inez & Vinoodh for PORTER issue 3
Lara Stone by Inez & Vinoodh for PORTER issue 3
Lara Stone by Inez & Vinoodh for PORTER issue 3
Lara Stone by Inez & Vinoodh for PORTER issue 3
Lara Stone by Inez & Vinoodh for PORTER issue 3
Lara Stone by Inez & Vinoodh for PORTER issue 3
Lara Stone by Inez & Vinoodh for PORTER issue 3
Lara Stone by Inez & Vinoodh for PORTER issue 3

Miranda Kerr naked (and apparently bi-sexual) in GQ

Rolling around naked with a pert bottom and slinky thigh-high socks is poles apart from designing a fine china collection worthy of your Grandmother’s best Sunday tea-party. For most people that is, but not for Miranda Kerr. Somehow she’s managed to end up a spokesperson for Royal Doulton as well as retaining her position as number one bringer of pure sex (sweetly, not smuttily) to…

Miley Cyrus topless for W: making & breaking images

The great truth of creating a new image – as Vanessa Friedman of the FT rightly pointed out – is that you first need to annihilate the old one. Cue Miley Cyrus unleashing her own wrecking ball onto her Disney image, going for the great fall from grace, before being reborn into what’s becoming an image of high fashion. Marc Jacobs campaigns. This shoot for…

From our Editors: Allan’s year in review

At some point in December I was going to hit a goal I set myself earlier in 2013: to have run over 200KM on the streets of Canberra. Though more on that later. In late 2012 there was some unexpected changes in my life. My partner got a new, much better, job in Canberra, moved it’s head office to the UK and for the…

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…