Punk is back! Leave it to the 2013 Met Gala to bring early-1990s London back to life — and of course, looking better than ever. Tuesday's event was themed Punk: Chaos to Couture, and we've gotta say. . . Never have studs, zips, safety pins and spikes looked so classy (or pretty, for that matter). The accessories stole the show that night in a stylish parade of rebellion; from Cara Delevingne and Sienna Miller's spikes and studs and Gisele Bundchen's sexy heels, to Miranda Kerr's cool clutch — there wasn't a detail that went against the theme, and we're following suit today. We've been drooling over these pretty punk-inspired pieces, and you can shop them right here, right now! Come along. . .
It's the battle of the Brits: Sienna Miller and Cara Delevingne both hit the Costume Institute Gala red carpet wearing similar studded looks from Burberry. Sienna decided to contrast her fluid crepe white gown with a black studded leather biker jacket and a matching spiked headband, while Cara opted for a black studded plunge-neck column gown, complete with an equally tough white leather clutch. Both beauties channelled punk-cool to perfection, but which Met Gala look do you prefer?
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Crystal, quartz, amethyst and other coloured stones have been around since the dark ages (no, really) but in 2013, we're seeing them updated with an edgy twist. We're not lingering amongst the perfectly-cut, shaped stones of the '90s, or the smooth bold brights of the noughties. . . Stones in jewellery this time round are as unique as you can get. Uncut, unshaped, untouched — they're real natural beauties that were made for the modern boheme who likes a touch of luxe in her life. We've narrowed down our top 10 pieces for you to feast your eyes upon.
Roberto Cavalli conjures up a tougher kind of cool girl for Autumn Winter 2013. Instead of overt sexiness, this is a more androgynous brand of glamour, with monochromatic print on print and gowns that trade curvaceous overtures for subtle revelations of skin with sheer paneling and form-grazing — rather than form-flaunting — cuts. There's something boyish in the suiting and more modest cuts, but none of it is any less striking, any less luxe, or any less glam. Thanks to multi-coloured furry toppers, studs, and brocades, Cavalli's girl is just as much the rock-and-roll goddess she's always been.
Donatella Versace's punk-rock A/W '13 could safely supply the fashion set with a number of appropriately-themed gowns for this year's Met Gala. It could also easily (and further) incite homage to '90s-era grunge from the street-style crowd with its nostalgic references — chains, nails, studs, and spikes as choice accessories for the season. While Donatella never shies away from the subversive or the sexy, this is clearly some tougher stuff. Click through for a look at the full collection now.
You can see where the word "Illuminated" came from when names were being thrown about for the latest Shona Joy collection. The Winter '13 range is classic, structural and defined, but regularly lit up by edgy accents like zippers, studs and cool hardware. Mixing smart and casual with ease, it features simple pieces like a patchwork dress and white mini, contrasted against sleek midi skirts and jackets with a military-inspired silhouette. Prices range from $120 to $380 and the entire collection is available now at Shona Joy. We've got the campaign shots here — click through and have a squiz at the pretty offerings!
In today's DIY, we're showing you how to edge up a bucket bag with studs. We were inspired by Alexander Wang's Diego bucket bag, which has garnered quite a fan club, with celebrities like Brooklyn Decker and Kate Bosworth toting it around. It's really simple — all you need are a bag, studs, and glue! Watch today's DIY for a step-by-step guide.
When Valentino accessorised his runway with a bevy of studded clutches and handbags, he set off one of this season's biggest bag trends. The proof is in this crew of celebrities who've taken the trend from the runway to real life with Valentino, Burberry, and more of this season's coveted studded clutches and bags in tow. With just a smattering of cool studs to lend sparkle or oversize studs for edgier interest, these bags put a glamorous spin on rocker-chic that goes with just about anything in our closets. Click through to see who's wearing them — like style setter Poppy Delevingne and Kate Hudson.
The trans-seasonal months give us Aussie shoppers reason to rejoice. During these change-over months, our favourite international chain stores are stocking new season gems designed with the shift from Summer to Winter in mind, but that luckily work just as well for our transition into Spring. No more shopping out of season! Zara's August look book is full of such trans-seasonal treats; think lightweight tweed toppers, slick leather shorts, pearl-embellished blouses and peplumed tees. If you're Melbourne-based we suggest you pop into Zara's fourth Australian foothold at Chadstone shopping centre (it opened just yesterday!) and see for youself if these goodies are on the racks yet.
Why not start your working with a touch of craft? In today's episode of DIY, we're showing you how to add rock 'n' roll studs to a pair of ballet flats! This is an easy way to edge-up a pair of old shoes, and you can use this technique to stud loafers, sneakers, even high heels. All you need are some metal studs, glue, and tweezers, and you're ready to go. Watch how now.