Jac + Jack have taken a subdued approach to Spring. It's not a surprising move, considering the local label's pared-back take on luxury, but the almost colourless palette and timeless approach to chic separates feels like a breath of fresh air when other brands wheel out those ubiquitous seasonal references. Candy coloured florals and neon trims need not apply! We spoke to one half of the Jac + Jack design team, Jacqueline Hunt, about her Spring style rules — and she kindly obliged, responding en route via train from Rome to Naples (cue jealousy). See what she had to say then keep clicking to see the Stephen Ward lensed lookbook, before it drops in-stores and online in July.
For the most part, hairstylists aren't allowed to do anything too dramatic to a model's look on a shoot. Unless, of course, you're shooting for Russh. In their August issue out tomorrow with Cara Delevingne on the cover (you can watch her being all amazing and floaty here), hairstylist to the stars, Renya Xydis, shaves model Suzi Leenaars' head. To be fair, the blonde was already sporting quite the cool buzz cut when she arrived on set, but still — how rock star! Photographed by Stephen Ward, styled by Billie Iveson and makeup by Victoria Baron; click through to see the beauty shoot we're all talking about this week.
After falling a little bit more in love with Lara Bingle after seeing her rock that effortlessly elegant Bianca Spender frock at last night's David Jones' A/W parade, we have declared Lara to officially be having 'a moment.' A preview of Oyster magazine's Issue #91 popped up on our radar, and Ms Bingle makes the cover, not once but twice! Offering readers two different interpretations of the "somewhat controversial ‘It girl’ with whom Australia entertains a love/hate relationship" (Oyster's words), we are finding it hard to choose between these diversely different looks. Working an ultra glam, high shine biker jacket and some diva attitude in one, Lara switches gears and gives us a soft, minimalist look for her second cover. Lara obviously loves both images, tweeting to @OysterMag this afternoon "CHECK IT OUT! Fav shoot to date! Thanku for your belief and support. Love you guys." Shot by Georges Antoni and Stephen Ward (we're guessing the left cover belongs to the former, and the right to the later), which version of Ms B do you prefer? Hard and fast glama-donna? Or sweet, but slightly more sombre?
What is an icon? According to Marcs, it's actors Sophie Lowe and Krew Boylan, meditation guru Gary Gorrow, Danks Street Depot chef Jared Ingersoll, artist and ex-model Tanya Linney and snow board champion Alex 'Chumpy' Pullin. The local label picked these non-model (but still darn good looking) types to front their ICON collection — which contains the six staples that Marcs has been producing year after year, since 1979. We were big fans of Julia Nobis' turn for the brand, but we appreciate this dose of (stylish) reality too. Check out the simple but effective short film below, which is dedicated to the memory of brand founder — the late Mark Keighery, then click through to see the beautiful images taken by Stephen Ward for this campaign with heart.