It's getting hot in here! It's got nothing to do with the current heatwave — and more to do with the just-released Victoria's Secret swim catalogue for 2013. Candice Swanepoel may have landed the all important cover (again), but there are cameos from Erin Heatherton, Behati Prinsloo, Lais Ribeiro and Sara Sampaio too. Australian snapper Russell James captured the girls doing their thing in Turks and Caicos Island as well as the sizzling sands of Miami. The teeny tiny bikinis are pretty sexy, but we've got to admit that it's these girls' killer swimsuit bods that are really the centrepiece of this smokin' look book. Your gym-spiration awaits! Images courtesy of Victoria's Secret and Fashion Gone Rogue.
Kinda hot outside, huh? The national heat wave that is set to stick around until at least early next week, so we thought we should give you some tips for surviving the soaring temperatures in style. The key is to pick natural fibres that will let you breathe, so step away from anything in a polyester, viscose or lycra mix. Light-weight cotton, linen or silk will keep you cooler, and looser-cut styles are best as they won't cling if you happen to sweat, sorry — perspire in the sun. Team with a flat strappy sandal and plonk yourself in under the air conditioner coz it's going to be a long, hot Summer!
Kate Moss inciting some serious envy in the office right now. While we're still at our desks the supermodel is flitting around St Barts for work, managing to squeeze in some time in the sun with her husband, Jamie Hince, too. Kate's signature boho style was on display, with the supe showing us a killer array of laid back beach-appropriate ensemble.s With the end of the working year a mere one sleep (yay) away, it's the perfect time to get a little vacay style inspiration, courtesy of Kate.
Hands up if you're going to Homebake this weekend? What about Field Day, Summadayze, Shore Thing, Woodford, Falls or Big Day Out? We're just about to jump into the Summer music festival season, so we thought that we should give you an update on the new dress code. Yes, we think things have changed a bit. Leave head-to-toe fluoro at home, and steer clear of boho-inspired paisley, crochet or tie dye. This coolest festival uniform is more utilitarian than year's past, with a nod to this season's modern, minimalist tendencies. Don't worry, your trusty denim cut-offs are still good to go, just team with paired-back separates and streamlined accessories.
I'm not going to rehash my view on tropical prints this season. You know I'm a fan. Constance Jablonski has breathed fresh life into the hot-house floral trend for Summer on the beachs of Rio de Janeiro, courtesy of some very on-pointe styling from Luis Fiod for the November issue of Vogue Brazil. Instead of the usual super-saturated colours and frilly separates, Senhor Fiod has put together a grown-up palette of washed-out pastels and unexpectedly cool pieces (sheer shell tops, organza biker jackets) that makes this bloomin' beautiful trend look a whole lot cooler. We'll be channelling this look for our first beach session of the Summer — you? Tuck an orchid behind your ear like Constance, and off you go! Images courtesy of Fashion Gone Rogue.
Step aside Lady Gaga! Hold your horses Anna Dello Russo! Henry Holland is going to teach you both a thing (or two) about statement sunglasses. The British designer dipped his toe into the eyewear game when he collaborated with local label Le Specs on a limited edition line of shades, but he's dived in head first for Summer '12 — releasing his first eyewear collection under his own House of Holland label. Adjustable brows and lashes, removable jewellery chains, slogan-stamped frames, graphic prints and kooky shapes make this one helluva line, well worth snooping. Stockists: (02) 8303 7300.
Now here's a bit of eye candy to perk up your Monday afternoon! The Summer '12 eyewear collection from sass & bide entitled ladysaint, has our full and undivided attention; not only because of the cute-as, cut-and-paste-style look book, but also thanks to the design duo's distinctive new season shapes and high-impact attention to detail. Everything we want for our faces this Summer is represented in this 18 piece collection; mirrored lenses, head-turning arm graphics, solid metal mouldings and updated classics making this something of a one-stop-sunnies shop. The line is in stores (and online) now, but may we suggest you peruse the entire line-up before finding a favourite. Or two.
The real test of a trend's longevity can be narrowed down to one factor: are people wearing it? Thank goodness then for street style snaps! If we look to the northern hemisphere's season-that-was, we can suss out what pieces were a must-have and what to give a wide berth to. This street style crew has proven that the loudest prints are in demand, that the '90s-Americana denim jacket was made for complementing your most romantic dresses, and that your edgiest leather accents certainly have a place in your warm-weather wardrobe. From statement hues and power pants to crisp, all-white ensembles and ultra-feminine details, we're breaking down the Summer's best (and boldest) trends with some help from our favourite street stylers.
Your shortcut to street-style trendspotting:
- Opt for Americana-cool in a denim jacket
- Add interest via the eclectic printed tee
- Go the slick route with a black blazer
- Get flirty with an extra dose of femme
- Work it in a dynamic printed bottom
- See the maxi effect in action
- Channel some serious statement hue power
- Punch it up with luxe leather
- Witness the all-white ensemble takeover
- Join the head-to-toe print revolution
In today's DIY, we're teaching you how to transform a pair of basic white cut-offs into a colourful, dip-dyed version! We've been in love with these psychedelic shades since Proenza Schouler's Spring 2010 runway, and instead of doing a traditional tie-dye, we're taking it up a notch with an amazing (and easy) ombre dip-dye technique. In just a few simple steps, you too can have a pair of bright, Summer-ready shorts — watch on to see how!