Can you believe it's been ten years since We Are Handsome released it's now iconic scoop-back, digital print onepiece? Since that first collection, the local label has gone on to secure a global stockists list of the highest calibre as well as a swag of celebrity devotees. Luckily, despite a decade in the swimwear biz, the brand's DNA has remained the same; cheeky graphic print swimsuits in sexy but classic shapes. String tris, balconette bikinis and a concise capsule of cover-ups have extended their offering, but not enough to dilute WAH's signature style. The campaign imagery for 'The Discovery' collection has all the sass and sense of humour that was evident at the design duo's MBFWA runway show, even without the two-wheelers. See something you like? Then you're in luck because the whole thing is available to shop online. Shall we?
There was no tribute more fitting for the 50th anniversary viewing of Cleopatra — and to the film's stars, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton — than Jessica Chastain wearing one of Taylor's Bulgari necklaces at the Cannes premiere. It was a gift given to Taylor by Burton on her 40th birthday, in 1972. The sapphire-and-diamond sautoir (with a 65-carat centre stone) is part of an eight-piece collection that the jewellery house bought back from Taylor's 2011 Christie's auction, and these pieces have rarely been loaned to celebrities. "I feel so lucky to be wearing them. They looked so fabulous on her and she was a movie star from her head to her toes," said Chastain. "That kind of glamorous star doesn't exist anymore but their diamonds do." An all-angles look at the stunning Bulgari necklace, here in the gallery.
When the temperature dips outside the first thing we find ourselves doing (apart from downing the odd litre of hot chocolate) is swaddling ourselves in the cosiest of knitted wraps. When it comes to Winter warmers size really does matter: a scarf is good, but an oversized blanket wrap is better! To avoid any street urchin comparisons may we suggest you choose your wrap carefully? Colour-blocked, patterned or bright colours will make a statement-piece out of your cover-up, or try a tonal effect in classic grey or black. I said brrrrrr! It's cold in here. Time to nix those goosebumps in style.
When it comes to the glamour at the Cannes Film Festival, even the supporting details are on a grander scale. For every ensemble that hits the red carpet, we'd be remiss not to take a closer look at the sparkling jewellery, sleek clutches, and sky-high heels that accompany every gorgeous gown — without these decadent little details, no celebrity arrival would be complete. Just click through to get up close and personal with Chopard, Jimmy Choo, Chanel, and the rest of the luxe line-up of bags, baubles, and heels to hit Cannes.
— Additional reporting by Jennifer Michalski
It's safe to say that Rebecca McGeoch is a touch obsessed with cashmere. The Sydney-born, Hong Kong-based designer launch her luxury knitwear label — Gasparre Cashmere — back in August of 2010. Since then she's set up a desk in her local production factory and spends her days developing ingenious new techniques and refining her vision for everyday luxury.
Rebecca's enthusiasm for quality knits is infectious, and upon seeing her most recent S/S '13-'14 collection (which, btw has been snapped up by Neiman Marcus), we caught the cashmere bug, too. From yarn ratios on labels to the best regions to buy from, she's a true expert. Step inside to a) drool over the latest line-up — which will drop into select boutiques and online come July/August — and b) get schooled in the mystic arts of this luxurious yarn. Your cashmere education starts here. . .
PeepToe Mid-Year Sale
When: Weds 22nd May until sold out
Where: In stores and online
What: Up to 70% off selected items
Belinda and The Corner Shop Sale
When: Wed 22nd May
Where: 8 Transvaal Ave, Double Bay, NSW; Shop 80 - 81, Level 1, The Strand, 412 - 414 George St, Sydney, NSW; 43 William St, Paddington, NSW; and Belinda, 584 Malvern Rd, Hawksburn, VIC
What: 30 - 50% off current season stock from Isabel Marant, Stella McCartney, Phillip Lim and more
Our love affair with cashmere has stepped up a notch, especially as we now know the brands who do it best, and took a 101 in cashmere care. To keep in line with this week's luxurious knitwear theme, I asked our editorial team (thanks ladies!) to nominate their top two, must-have cashmere picks from the season. You might think that given the heftier price tag, that the POPSUGAR crew stuck to safe colours and classic shapes. Well, you'd be wrong! Heart-motif crews, too-cute-to-cover-up socks, bright-as beanies and luxed-up loungewear; the results were anything but boring. Le-go!
The latest Le Specs line may have been inspired by the '70s British pop music revolution, but the eyewear label opted to shoot its 'Stardust' Spring/Summer campaign on the sands of NSW's Norah Head. On-stage glamour and sport collide in the sexiest of ways, with designer Hamish Tame's reflective lenses mirroring the sharp, athletic lines of Australia's surf culture in the global campaign. The exaggerated shapes and printed frames would, strangely, look just as at home perched on the nose of David Bowie as they would Kelly Slater. Of course, a flesh of toned Aussie flesh never hurts the eye-candy factor either. We got a glimpse at what went on behind the scenes on this sexy, outdoors shoot. Wanna see?
We think a birthday is always worth celebrating, and luckily so does ShopStyle.com.au! The shopping Mecca is turning two and has teamed up with one of our other favourite shopping destinations Shopbop to spread the festivities. You can win one of two $1,000 Shopbop vouchers by simply clicking here, and following the steps. Too easy. To make things even simpler still, Shopbop's fashion buyer Jenny Fuchs has put together one very stylish edit to inspire your spending spree. Chicken? Eggs? I have no idea what you're talking about. So, what are you waiting for?
Brilliant-cut fuchsia gems, sparkling fancy-cut emerald-hued stones and more bling than is decent to wear during daylight hours — that's what you get when you mix the creative talents of cult jewellery designer Shourouk with the global crystal powerhouse that is Swarovski. For the house's Autumn/Winter collection, Swarovski has taken a cross-continental trip, finding inspiration from locations as far flung as China, Venice, the Himalayas and last but not least - India, which is where the ornate aesthetic of Sharouk comes in. Nathalie Colin, Swarovski's creative director, said of the collaboration, “Shourouk has always worked with Swarovski crystals in her own line, so this is a perfect match. And her world, inspired by the jewelry of the Maharajas, fits perfectly with the spirit of our ‘Secret Treasures’ collection.” Before the killer collab drops in stores and online in July, we thought we'd share a preview of our favourite pieces. Stockists: 1300 791 599.