Now this is our sort of higher learning! Teen Vogue magazines hosted its 7th annual Teen Vogue Fashion University in NYC over the weekend, pulling a stellar crew of the industry's most respected and successful players to speak to the stylish student body. Topshop's creative director (and our girl-crush) Kate Phelan was on hand, as were designer all-stars Pamela Love, the DANNIJO girls, Phillip Lim, Erin Heatherton and Chris Benz. Blogger-extraordinaires Rumi Neely and Bryan Grey Yambao joined Twitterati Erika Bearman, aka @OscarPRGirl, and Nicole Richie. We wish our uni lecturers were half as stylish as this bunch! Click on through to see more of Teen Vogue's best-dressed class of twenty-twelve!
Forget the designers, the models, even the trends for a second. We love a runway show as much as the next fashion-fiend, but half the fun of attending fashion week is seeing what other industry insiders wear. Street style snappers have turned front row fashion into something of a competitive sport, and New York's best-dressed editrixes have certainly risen to the occasion for the Spring '13 season. From the elegant US Vogue team, to a midriff-baring The Man Repeller, to the too-cool Russian blogger crew, to the fabulously eclectic Clarins-Courtin girls, there was a plethora of f'rowside style to stalk. Enough with the celebrities already! We want to see what the fashion editors wear to New York fashion week . . .
Lara Bingle caught some Winter sun during a rare afternoon off this week in a black bikini and Karen Walker sunnies, while fellow Australian beauty Jennifer Hawkins kindly wished us all a happy Monday — thanks Jen! Victoria's Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel wrapped another shoot for the brand, and a couple of our favourite fashion bloggers gave us a sneak peek into their crazy lives — Elin Kling is on the green juice! Click through to see all this and more in our round-up of the best photos shared by celebrities this week.
Cute couples galore! Solange Knowles and her man took date night to a new level, pictured here outside a stoop in New York. Famous friends Erin McNaught and Lara Bingle caught up at MTV and we thought they both looked really chic — they're great representations of polished Australian style. Lara celebrated her birthday this week and we can't wait to hear all about her star-studded party on her reality show, Being Lara Bingle. Rihanna took a gritty snap of some elevator art, but we couldn't stop looking at her cool animal print pants, and Zooey Deschanel looked the goods in her floppy hat with Brad Goreski. Step on in to see more candids, as posted by your favourite stars this week.
We're still lusting after the Kanye West Air Yeezy II's — Kim Kardashian is one lucky lady. She posted a photo of her and Kanye wearing the sneakers, which we thought was pretty cute! Australian model and singer Cheyenne Tozzi was in town promoting her new single, and we got a sneak peek at her in Gucci right before she performed on morning TV. Kelly Osbourne (that hair!) showed her support for costar Joan Rivers' new book, and our favourite blogger friends Bryan Boy and Rumi Neelely had oysters at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood. Click through to see all the other candid pictures posted by our favourite, fashionable celebrities this week.
We're rounding up our street gallery from MBFWA today with perhaps the most powerful piece of all: the jacket. Thanks to Sydney's Autumnal weather there's been an array of styles on offer throughout the week inspiring our Winter wardrobe prep. From leopard print to add glamour, faux fur for texture, and man-style to keep things structured, there's never been a better time to invest in the most versatile piece of clothing you'll ever own. Let's give it up for the jacket...
Photography by Ben White.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia is playing host to some big-name international bloggers this week. Bryan Boy, Rumi Neely, Elin Kling, Susie Bubble, Natalie Joo, Candice Lake, Kirsty Hathaway are all set to sit front row, and we can't wait to see how they interpret Australian fashion. We've gone ahead and collected some snaps they've taken around Sydney so far...
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia kicks off today with Sydney design duo Luke Sales and Anna Plunkett from Romance Was Born due to show at 9am. We’ll be yours eyes and ears on the ground this week, as we report from the front row on all the spring/summer trends and fashion gossip; bringing you interviews with designers and international bloggers, the runway looks and all the behind-the-scenes action. Speaking of, here’s a round-up of some of our favourite designers prepping for their shows. We think it'd be a case of organised chaos at this point!
When you think influential personal style blogs, you think Susie Bubble. You think Brian Boy. You think Hanneli. You think Fashion Toast. Last week we got the chance to meet the girl behind the latter, Rumi Neely, who was (briefly) in Australia as a part of Miss Shop's Blogger Project. Apart from getting her personal top five, need-right-now buys, we also quizzed the style-setting American on Aussie style, her blogger BFFs and why aeroplane bathrooms freak her out.
Why are you in Australia for Miss Shop? It’s a really cool project because it takes all of these different perspectives and integrates all of these bloggers’ different styles into the brand, and kind of makes it accessible to anyone. There are four different themes for each shoot; they are all so creative. I’ve seen the ones that have been shot so far and they’ve just blown me away. I’m super excited to be a part of it.
What’s your theme? Luxe Grunge.
Does that fit in with your personal style mantra? I think that it’s pretty applicable, actually. I really love that whole ‘90s minimalism slash grunge look. I feel like that’s always what I always end up going back to. But the luxe always slips in there because the high end designers are so fun to mix in with cheaper labels. It feels organic.
Is this your first time to Australia? It’s my first time, ever. It’s been, like, 30 hours now!
What have you seen so far? I’ve swung by Bondi Beach, and shopped along Oxford (Street). I went into Ellery, camilla and marc — these are all just places I’ve had a mental shopping list to hit up! I went to Willow, Zambesi.. and Aesop. And Shakuhachi ended up being the one for me. I got three different pieces!
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Thank goodness for Twitter! We may not be physically sitting front row at Marc Jacobs (boo!), but thanks to the wonder of social media we can scope what the celeb attendees wore, feel the vibe, and snoop the new season goodies. Industry types have been busy bees tweeting pictures of all the fashion action around NYC — both on and off the runways. So sit back, put your feet up, and take the (virtual) tour of what's been going on in the Big Apple. Want more? Then scope our part one twitter pic round up, here.