It may have been a short week (hooray for public holidays!) but it was as busy as ever — especially since Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia is just around the corner! We were kept busy this week as we covered all aspects of the latest and greatest celebrity, fashion and beauty news, and as usual, we updated Instagram along the way! Fashion editor Ali was thrown into the thick of all things fashion, taking in showings by talented Aussie designers Rebecca Vallance and Gary Bigeni, while beauty editor Alison chatted to Australian actress Phoebe Tonkin about all things beauty (and squeezed in a selfie). Keen to see more? Click through to see our visual diary!
Josh Goot Studio Sale
When: Thurs 20th - Sun 23rd, 8am - 6pm
Where: Lvl 1, Building 1, 40 - 46 McEvoy St, Waterloo, NSW
What: Big savings on the S/S '12 line
StyleStalker Warehouse Sale
When: Fri 21st 5pm - 8pm and Sat 22nd 10am - 3pm
Where: Studio 4, 21 Regent St, Redfern, NSW
What: Up to 70% off past season stock and samples
Ellery Spring Sale
When: Now until sold out
Where: Shop 12, 2 - 16 Glenmore Rd, Paddington, NSW
What: 30 - 50% off all Spring stock
We've collated all of Miranda Kerr's amazing exits from last night's David Jones new season spectacular, but what of the rest of the catwalk show? In case your invitation went astray, we've rounded up the best runway looks from the department store's Spring Summer 2012-'13 collections so you can get a heads-up on what's hot for the season ahead. Think of the following as a refresher course in the runway trends we first saw at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia; neon, white-on-white, hot-house floral prints, statement suiting and bold graphic prints were the topline trends from local designers. Apart from Ms Kerr, David Jones also enlisted catwalking skills of Montana Cox, Jessica Gomes, Alexandra Agoston, Bambi Northwood-Blyth, Alice Burdeu, Louise van der Vorst and Samantha Harris. Click on through to collect your front row ticket . . .
Fashion service announcement: tomorrow is Jeans for Genes Day! We don't need much of an excuse to wear our denim to work, so throw a good cause into the mix and we'll be donning our best double-denim ensemble faster than you can say J-Brand-mid-rise-skinny-dark-indigo. Local e-tailer My Catwalk is offering another option if jeans aren't really your thing, collaborating with three of our favourite local designers Gary Bigeni, Rebecca Vallance and Kirrily Johnston on a specially-designed tee-shirt capsule. Jeans + white tee = a classic (and charitable!) combo. For $29.95, it's a chic and affordable way of showing that you care.
Dion Lee Sydney Warehouse Sale
When: Fri 20th and Sat 21st 10am - 6pm, Sun 22nd 11am - 5pm
Where: 53 - 55 Brisbane St, Surry Hills, NSW
What: Up to 85% off selected styles!
Camilla and Marc Sydney Warehouse Sale
When: Fri 20th 10am - 6pm, Sat 21st and Sun 22nd 10am - 4pm
Where: 291 Young St, Waterloo, NSW
What: Big savings on current and past season stock!
Josh Goot Studio Sale
When: Thurs 19th - Sun 21st 8am - 6pm
Where: Lvl 1, building 1, 40 - 46 McEvoy St, Waterloo, NSW
What: A/W and past season stock on sale
Combine two of this season's strongest skirt shapes — the wrap skirt and the thigh high split — and what do get? A statement piece that tempers clever construction with subtle sex appeal, that's what! This asymmetrical style feels particularly fresh thanks the sharp lines and architectural vibe. Styling notes; echo the streamlined silhouette with a simple racer-style tank or long sleeved, body-con tee to keep the focus south of the border. Add pair of minimal two-strap stilettos and you've got one fool-proof ensemble. Your Saturday night 'fit just got sorted!
Got your credit cards at the ready? Good. You'll need them! This afternoon is Vogue's Online Shopping Night, which means that the best e-boutiques in the biz are joining forces with the Aussie glossy to shower shoppers with some seriously hard to ignore deals. Gotta love those EOFY sales, right? Because there's almost too many individual offers to mention, we thought we'd cut your hit-list down to the essential ten that will guarantee bang for your buck. From big discounts, to VIP gifts to free shipping, there are a slew of reasons to spend up tomorrow night. The action has already started and will end at midnight tonight, so you've got plenty of time to study our VOSN survival guide. Start your wish-lists!
Ponytails are a style staple globally but if you're struggling to think of ways to make yours look, well, more interesting and not so gym-chic, you're in luck because Fashion Week just served up six new twists on the classic style. From a simple, two-second trick that'll add an instant glam factor to dual-textured and two-toned styles to equestrian-esque takes on the look, you can be as adventurous or low-key as you like when it comes to refreshing an ol' classic. Take a look.
We told you that three Australian designers — Romance Was Born, Ellery and Gary Bigeni — would be collaborating with Nail Rock for Fashion Week and now you can get your hands on the designs. Some were used in the actual runway show, while others were designed just for the goodie bags. But if you weren't sitting front row, you needn't miss out. The Nail Rock Designer Collection is available for a limited time exclusively on ASOS and features three designs from Romance Was Born, three from Ellery and two from Gary Bigeni. A mix of florals, graphic prints and pops of fun colour, there's something for everyone. Check the designs out up close now.
All designs are $13.26 each.
Gary Bigeni clearly had the blues when designing his Summer '12/'13 collection, as today's MBFWA offering was filled with every shade of the sea. Cobalt, aqua, teal and sky-blue gave a distinct Summery feel to a range that was equal parts breezy as it was polished. Easy separates, highlighted by the perfect man-style pants slung low, were presented in silky fabrics that hugged in all the right places, while unexpected pops of retro geometric prints and buttery leather gave just the right amount of mix 'n' match we all crave in our wardrobes.
- Colours: Sea-blues, tan, black and orange.
- Trends: Drapey separates, silky trousers and retro-prints.
- Key Looks: Raglan-sleeve tops and the perfect minimalistic dresses.
- Accessories: Tom Gunn sandals with metallic stacked heels.
- Front Row: Miranda Otto, Bryan Boy, Nikki Phillips, Street Peeper Phil.