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Fetishised sensuality gone rogue (NSFW)

It’s not about the desire to shock anymore, not since the bondage element has long morphed into a full statement of luxury, instead the modern fetishism is more about allowing sensuality to break new grounds, without fully abandoning the taste of forbiddance. Chokers, fishnets, thigh-high stockings and leather harnesses met Sidney Bristow’s androgynous beauty as photographed by Yves Kortum for Bambi Magazine, in a successful…
NSFW Photo gallery included.

Dressing the uptown girl

It’s not Park Avenue. To my eye, I’d guess at one of Sydney’s winding city streets. But Forever New’s Park Avenue Collection, and the campaign to promote it, is probably not going for something so literal anyway. It’s going for a mood, a look, one of gently waved hair and feminine dresses, lace and florals and brocade. Juliana Forge plays the uptown girl who’s never…
Forever New's Park Avenue Collection
Forever New's Park Avenue Collection
Forever New's Park Avenue Collection
Forever New's Park Avenue Collection
Forever New's Park Avenue Collection
Forever New's Park Avenue Collection
Forever New's Park Avenue Collection
Forever New's Park Avenue Collection

Hair how to: clean & chic side part at Witchery

Straddling the space between timeless classics and modern sporty-chic is the spring 2013 collection from Australian retailer Witchery. The key story of the season is a monochromatic one: crisp white and pitch black facing off in a multitude of minimalistic ways, complimented by occasional bursts of colour and slick snakeskin prints. The collection – titled “Bold Vision” – was shown on the runway in Sydney…

Vanishing Elephant comes home to Sydney

After a two year stint in Melbourne, designers Arran Russell, Felix Chan and Huw Bennett are bringing their label back home to Sydney. The new store located in Westfield Bondi junction will carry offerings from both the men’s and women’s collections. The space was designed by Kevin Ho and brings across the brand’s clean cut aesthetic to the newly created space.
Vanishing Elephant's Sydney Space
Vanishing Elephant's Sydney Space
Vanishing Elephant's Sydney Space
Vanishing Elephant's Sydney Space
Vanishing Elephant's Sydney Space
Vanishing Elephant's Sydney Space
Vanishing Elephant's Sydney Space
Vanishing Elephant's Sydney Space

Ancient worship: Camilla’s Pachamama campaign

By letting her imagination run wild and by refusing to be impelled purely by a sequence of typical fashion trends, Australian designer Camilla Franks chose to channel her personal journey as she reconnected with Mother Nature, as main inspiration for her spring 2013 collection. Named after the Pachamama goddess, worshiped by the indigenous tribes of the Andes, the line-up overflows with worldly cultural influences.
Camilla S/S '13 / '14 Pachamama Campaign
Camilla S/S '13 / '14 Pachamama Campaign
Camilla S/S '13 / '14 Pachamama Campaign
Camilla S/S '13 / '14 Pachamama Campaign
Camilla S/S '13 / '14 Pachamama Campaign
Camilla S/S '13 / '14 Pachamama Campaign
Camilla S/S '13 / '14 Pachamama Campaign
Camilla S/S '13 / '14 Pachamama Campaign

Sheena Trivedi S/S ’13 look book

Many of us use our heritage as a defining factor of self, a way to identify with what we are and what we are not. For Sheena Trivedi, that identification enters into her designs, amalgams of her New York self with the cultural influence of her Indian-born mother. Trivedi’s spring 2013 look book displays the blend perfectly: each shot has a different backdrop – Central…

Milk from a Thistle A/W ’13 look book

You might not expect a bright berry pink to work against an almost retro stripe of earthy brown, white and petroleum blue, but that’s how the autumn look book from Sydney based Milk From A Thistle opens, and that’s what makes you want to see more. The stripe print runs throughout the collection, on silk blouses and relaxed pants and dresses, sometimes finding its way…

How to create the ’90s beauty look from Watson x Watson

Sydney has been abuzz with Australian Fashion Week (MBFWA) and one of the brands that showcased their spring / summer 2013 collection is Watson x Watson. The collection was, simply put, edgy: which is why official make up sponsor Maybelline New York created a 1990s New York inspired beauty look to go with the clothes. The man behind this look is Maybelline Make Up Director…

See, do, read, check out: this week’s cultural roundup

Who was the song Umbrella originally intended for? What happens when you retouch classical paintings to meet modern standards of beauty? Would you pay someone to kidnap you for fun? In case you happened to be wondering about any of the above questions, or even if you weren’t, the internet is here to answer them. Plus, places to go and things to see this weekend.…

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