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How's 2013 treating you? Feeling a bit flat, already? Being back at work can have that effect! We want you to stay inspired about the new year, specifically about the way you'll be dressing. The no-fail, fastest way to hit the wardrobe refresh button is to take to a new shade for a spin. Colour is an instant mood-changer, and by wearing a not-worn-before hue you'll feel instantly all new and zingy and fresh. Sound appealing? Step this way to see the colours our editorial team will be trying out in twenty thirteen.
We hate to say, but we knew it! After some super-sleuth work late on a Friday afternoon, the Sugar crew concluded that Topshop's mystery new face must be Kate Bosworth. Why so sure? Well eagle-eyes Bella spotted her engagement ring in the first clip that was released (press pause around the eight second mark on the second teaser clip). Then we remembered her telling us during her stay in Sydney that she'd recently scored a slew of JW Anderson for Topshop goodies. If the ring fits! Directed by her fiancé Michael Polish, the festive-themed short film for the UK retailer sees Kate sing (yes, she can sing) atop a grand piano whilst wearing a custom-made backless bordeaux cocktail frock. Watch the big reveal, then go back to the sneak-peeks and see if you can see what we saw. Watch Kate walk in a Winterland . . .
Taylor Swift has been a busy bee! Taylor Swift spent her weekend jet-setting from Tokyo, Japan, to see us in Sydney, to promote her new album, Red. As of late, Taylor has been going for a casual, vintage styling vibe, but this time around, she decided to switch it up with a sportier look, which consisted of red sneakers and stripes. She also slipped into this season's It colour via one slim-cut pair of burgundy jeans, which she paired with a breezy white top by Bella Dahl. Watch today's Fab Flash to hear all the details on her outfits down under!
Mischa Barton added an international flavour today's Melbourne Cup celebrations, attending as a guest of Emirates for their Irish-themed soirée. The O.C.-alumn choose a dramatically draped bordeaux dress from Ellery's A/W '13 collection for the occasion, topping off her luxe look with a vertically-twisted Phillip Treacy headpiece, Louis Vuitton and Cartier jewellery, a Louis Vuitton gold clutch and rust-hued heels. It sure is a head-turner! Thoughts?
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We used to associate plaid jackets with awkward lumberjack looks — leave it to Olivia Palermo to change that with one effortless ensemble. Equal parts downtown-cool and classically put together, Olivia outfitted Tibi's more contemporary plaid topper with biker boots and her burgundy Dior bag — how gorgeous is that colour?! — while sightseeing with beau Johannes Huebl in Paris. It's a more dressed-down look than we're used to seeing from Miss Palermo, but that just makes it easier to outfit in our own day to day. Feeling inspired? Our tips to pulling off plaid like a pro are all right here:
Do you own anything bordeaux, yet? Kate Middleton put a chic spin on this classic colour earlier this week, and merlot hues may carry some Winter-y connotations, we think that burgundy is classic enough to be worn in any season. Simply lighten your fabrications and opt for timeless accessories. Our US girl-on-the-ground, Allison McNamara, put together three stylish outfits at CUSP boutique in Century City to show you how easy it is to incorporate this colour trend into your wardrobe. Ready? Press play for a spot of seasonal inspiration!
Behold! The latest sneak peek at what Zara has in store for us for October. This is the internationally released look book, so it won't be necessarily be the entire Australian-store drop, but it is a mighty good indication of the trends that will be heading our way and hopefully the key pieces we'll be able to nab in any one of the five Aussie footholds. Highlights for us include the bordeaux-hued leather, embellished mini skirts and camoflage-print pants. Step on in and see Aymeline Valade modelling the very latest from the Spanish chain store.
Today's Emmy Awards red carpet was a lesson in colour theory: celebrities brought out their best brights (and in some cases, moody hues) and gave us all a bit of inspiration when it comes to party dressing. For those of you who were planning to play it safe and stash your vivid hues away for a vacay, pay attention: stars like Claire Danes and Julianne Moore proved just how eye-catching a pop of citron can be, while Heidi Klum and Sofia Vergara showed us that a lovely seafoam or turquoise can be a welcome change from the season's deeper hues. And if you're weary of making waves in bold brights, you can always look to a classically vampy hue like bordeaux — as demonstrated by Jena Malone's Grecian-inspired J.Mendel gown, or be subtle in (50) shades of grey like Sarah Hyland and Christina Hendricks. We've rounded up the three top colour trends we spotted on the Emmys red carpet and highlighted the stars that wore them well. Click through to see them now.
Can you believe it's officially Winter? Shake off that apprehensive, because there are definite sartorial upsides to this season's cooler temperatures. When else can you bust out a cosy oversized knit, enjoy some wine-time colour codes, or get glam in a fabulous fur gilet? To kick-start your style inspiration, we've rounded up ten of the best online buys to get your through the first month of Winter — and beyond! It may be cold outside, but inside our must-have suggestions are sizzling hot. Ready, set, spend!