Victoria’s Secret Holiday Commercial 2017

We all know the spectacle that is the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, the annual runway extravaganza that is like no other fashion show in the world! But did you know the annual lingerie show is not the only show-stopper Victoria’s Secret films each year? They also film their annual holiday commercial! The holiday commercial showcases the ‘Holiday Lingerie Collection’ and the Angels of course! 

Each year the Victoria’s Secret Holiday commercial is filmed in incredible locations all over the world among the likes of Venice, Prague, Chicago, Rome, Paris and London! This year, the Angels descended on Aspen, in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, to shoot their Western-themed campaign at a whopping $80 million ranch over the weekend, including: Candice Swanepoel, Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, Jasmine Tookes, Lily Aldridge, Lais Ribeiro, Taylor Hill, Josephine Skriver, Martha Hunt, Sara Sampaio and Stella Maxwell.  The commercial is to be filmed by legendary Hollywood director Michael Bay.

It takes a village to put together a production quite like this, around 200 people to be exact! The commercial would not be possible without the efforts of directors, photographers, stylists, hair and makeup artists, creative directors and many more! In this years filming location, there were cabins set against mountain ranges. There were log fires. There were horses. There were husky pups. There were cowboy hats. And boots. And belts. There were assless chaps (lots of them). 

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VS head honcho Ed Razek made reference to the sheer scale of the special shoot in a photo he posted to Instagram, captioning it: “13 Angels, 2 photographers, a crew of 100+, one big time director, and an $80 million ranch – no one does Holiday like Victoria’s Secret does Holiday!”

13 Angels, 2 photographers, a crew of 100+, one big time director, and an $80 million ranch – no one does Holiday like Victoria's Secret does Holiday! #vsholiday17 #aspen @russelljames @michaelbay @adrianalima @alessandraambrosio @hoskelsa @josephineskriver @jeromeduran @sarasampaio @lilyaldridge @adamfranzino @insta_bobb @nikibaratta @jen_king @laisribeiro @jastookes @michellepriano @daniellepriano @fulviafarolfi @taylor_hill @angelcandices @romeestrijd @howardgoldman @diegodasilva_ @harryjoshhair @marthahunt @drewharrow @stellamaxwell @hungvanngo @cgonzalezbeauty @_virginiayoung_ Angel Bee we miss you! Hope Japan is amazing! @behatiprinsloo @elizabethsulcer @ddbeebe @studiotristam @robertreyesnyc @kemosabe1990 @7thbonetailoring

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With the holiday commercial done and dusted, the next big project for Victoria’s Secret to unveil is it’s annual fashion show! The creative team has been at work all year bringing the outfits and themes together! Castings and fittings are taking place this coming month ahead of the extravaganza that is rumoured to take place in Shanghai, China towards the end of the year!

Chanel Fall 2017 Couture

Once again, Karl Lagerfeld shows off his boundless imagination, transporting us to into a different universe for the reveal of his latest collection. Paris to be exact, quite literally.

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In the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, a Parisian garden was created in the Grand Palais to host the Fall-Winter 2017/18 Haute Couture show.
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Katy Perry |Karl Lagerfeld | Cara Delevingne | Claudia Schiffer

 

Karl’s collection showcased the skills of the Chanel ateliers and the amazing craftspeople behind these incredible collections. The feather-makers, the embroiderers, the boot makers, the pleaters. All whose work brings Karl’s imagination and expressionist sketches to life.

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Thick tweeds and a mostly dark palette; controlled compositions of feathers adorning sleeves and hems. Every look was topped off with a boater hat. Karl Lagerfeld is bringing the early 20th century hat back. The accessory was presented in a variety of tweeds, satin and leather.

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Every model’s look featured an over-the-top rainbow eyeshadow, a bright and welcome contrast to the dark-hued collection. Which tied in nicely with the darker bold colour of the garments.

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At the end of the show, Karl Lagerfeld received the highest honour of Paris. The city’s mayor Anne Hidalgo presented the designer with a Grand Vermeil medal, the highest distinction the city offers, for his work in the French capital.

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Gigi Hadid X VOGUE Eyewear

Gigi Hadid channels her inner Barbie, stepping out to attend the launch party of her new Gigi Hadid For Vogue Eyewear Collection (June, 27, 2017).

She was spotted leaving her apartment sporting metallic pink flared trousers and matching leather biker jacket. This off-duty cool look hails from designer Krzysztof Strozyna of the clothing brand KREIST. Gigi absolutely STUNS in this bright/metallic pink biker jacket and high waisted pants! 

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Gigi leaving her apartment in New York

The collection features three styles available in six different colours. Along with the aviator model shown on Hadid, the collection also includes a pair of cat eye frames and a classic oval shape. In addition to the sunglasses, the line includes one pair of simple, classic glasses. Vogue described the collection as a take on “retro-chic shapes, luminous colours and essential details – all in the eclectic vibe of the 90’s.”

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Gigi at the Launch Party for Gigi Hadid X VOGUE Eyewear in NYC

For those interested, Gigi’s collection with Vogue Eyewear is currently available for pre-order on Sunglasses Hut. The frames retail for $139.95 each.

Pictures courtesy of gigihadidaily.tumblr.com

Balmain Spring/Summer 2018 Menswear

There’s an interesting collision of cultures at play when it comes to Balmain’s spring-summer 2018 collection. Creative director Olivier tackles a western Americana theme but filters it through a French lens. The American flag dissolves into a sea of stripes and stars as the Balmain man embraces a season of predominantly black and white.

Graphic to say the least, this collection goes bold with Balmain’s signature embellishments. It features elongated tops and tees that come together with flamboyant jackets. Skinny jeans and ankle boots contribute to Balmain’s fashion-friendly uniform. There’s also a hint of fringe and a generous supply of studs which all reinforcing Olivier’s ‘Balmain Army’ appeal. 

Here’s a look book containing some of my favourite pieces from the collection!

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Shop Till I Drop

We all love a good shopping spree, and with all these mid-year sales happening, it’s the perfect time to go grab a bargain! The funds were looking good so I decided it was time to treat myself, so I grabbed my gal pal Mel and we hit the shops to do some damage!

I headed to Pacific Fair because let’s be honest, it’s the ULTIMATE shopping destination on the Gold Coast am I right? It was a perfect day to shop, the sky was grey and it was quite chilly. Anyway let’s see what I got!

My first stop was Lush Cosmetics! I LOVE this place. People who know me know that take a lot of baths (like A LOT) so I was definitely in need of a new bath bomb to try out. While I was there I also got one of their amazing face mask pots and I also decided to try out a new product called ‘Tea Tree Water’. It’s a spray that is used as a toner for oily skin like mine! I’m hoping it will Keep my skin clear and refreshed!

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Face Mask $13.95 | Tea Tree Water $10.99

My next purchase is one I am pretty excited about. I LOVE shoes, and Aquila was having a sale! I am graduating from university in July and I really wanted some nice shoes to wear to my ceremony and just to have for any other special occasion of formal outing.

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Style: Glenfield $149

I found these STUNNING black leather shoes with a raw brown sole. I liked them because the different coloured sole provides a stunning contrast, making this shoe stand out from the rest. They are also very versatile as they could be paired with any suit or dress chino pant.

The shoe saga continues as I find myself in HYPE DC. I had been eyeing down a pair of woven black leather shoes for a while and I just about had a heart attack when I discovered these were on sale! So I snatched them up for a huge bargain!

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Style: Paolo $139

A casual silhouette with an intricately woven leather upper, low cut collar and slim sole. The striking detail and soft materials of this shoe make it a smart addition to my summer wardrobe.

A successful day of shopping if I do say so myself!

 

Moschino Resort 2018 Collection

Moschino brings Sin City to L.A.

Jeremy Scott has WOWED the fashion world again with another SPECTACULAR collection! Last night’s Moschino show in Hollywood was inspired by L.A. and Las Vegas, two cities for dreamers, two cities FULL of inspiration. His collection was presented as an idea of a road trip from L.A. to Las Vegas. 

For his Moschino resort 2018 and men’s spring 2018 collections, Jeremy Scott went on a Wild West road trip to celebrate symbols of Americana. Scott showcased these ‘Americana’ references throughout the collection with the use of bold colours and very eclectic clothing items. Biker Jackets, Sheer dresses, double denim, leotards, fringe, flame prints topped off with cowboy hats all while staying true to Jeremy Scott’s signature style. There was plenty of patchwork denim, mixed with sweet lace and florals. There were spangled satin bodysuits as well as bright bustier tops paired with embellished boyfriend jeans

Every piece is an impactful piece which brings out the inner child in all of us! In full Jeremy Scott style, this show was a spectacular that meets halfway between art and humour.

Front row attendees included Sarah Hyland, Vanessa Hudgens, Kate Beckinsale, Fergie and Joe Jonas!

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Here are some of my favourite looks from the collection!

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Stella Maxwell | Miranda Kerr | Hoyeon Jung
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Fernanda Hin Lin Ly | Charlotte Free | Jordan Barrett
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Romee Strijd | Soo Joo Park | Catherine McNeil
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Jessica Miller | Unknown | Mayowa Nicholas
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Hannah Elyse | Mitchell Slaggert | Alice Metza
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Jasmine Tookes | Hayley Baldwin | Miranda Kerr
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Joan Smalls | Barry Lomeka | Dilone
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Jasmine Sanders | Unknown | Hannah Ferguson 
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Jasmine Tookes | Alice Metza | Jordan Barrett
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Presley Gerber | Sasha Luss |Hayley Baldwin
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Romee Strijd | Barbara Fialho | Dilone
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Stella Maxwell | Soo Joo Park | Joan Smalls
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Jeremy Scott – Moschino Collection Designer 

Watch the full show below! 

CFDA Awards 2017 – Lookbook

Monday night’s celebration of artistic talent reminded everyone — beyond the designers, editors, stylist, and more — that what we wear (and the people who make it) holds weight in all aspects of our lives. Well-dressed celebs were out in full force as the fashion industry handed out its top honours in New York.

Here’s what stood out to me on the red carpet, and what I believe, are best dressed:

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Pictured left to right: Bella Hadid (Off White), Amber Valletta (Oscar De La Renta) Hayley Baldwin (Cushnie et Ochs)

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Constance Jablonski (Tory Burch), Joan Smalls (Michael Kors), Hilary Rhoda (Marchesa)

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Gigi Hadid (The Row), Jac Jagaciak (Kobi Halperin), Karlie Kloss (Diane von Furstenberg)

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Elsa Hosk (Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini), Heidi Klum (Zac Posen), Olivia Munn (Tanya Taylor)

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Martha Hunt (Milly), Imaan Hammam (Adam Selman), Sara Sampaio (J. Mendel)

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Lily Aldridge (Jason Wu), HAIM (Diane Von Furstenburg), Ashley Benson (Kate Spade)

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Nicole Kidman (Oscar de la Renta), Alek Wek (Balenciaga), Adwoa Aboah (Coach)

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Ellie Kemper (Kate Spade), Brit Marling (Sies Marjan), Olivia Palmero (Banana Republic)

Images courtesy of Elle.com