Sunday, February 13, 2011

Colourful Gucci gams

I'm all for the bright colours this season. Goodbye black, hello popping pretties! Camilla Belle looks amazing is this Gucci colour blocking outfit.

Citrus jackets are the next big thing. Olivia perfectly pairs it with plaid, Rachel with a flirty, fem dress and Camilla with gold Gucci and some seriously gorgeous gams.

Dare to brighten it up this Autumn?

A little leopard treat

Since buying my Marc Jacobs in NYC I have been averse to using any other bag. I literally take it with me everywhere. It fits a million things in it and often this becomes a burden. It is just SO big and literally TOO big to take with me on a night out.

Cue the search for a cute (and affordable) alternative.

I love to shop online. I discovered this cute little bag on F21 the other day and immediately had to have it. With a few extra things in my cart and popping in additional requests from Meredith it became even cheaper with sharing the shipping cost. Yay for shared online shopping.

Model mayhem

Once upon a time celebrities were simply movie stars. Now the celebrity status has extended to include that of the supermodel (or just models who are on the rise). 2011 is sure to be a massive year with these lovely ladies pulling in the big bucks from advertising, posing for the hottest magazines and dating some of the most eligible men on the planet.

Here's my wrap-up of who is hot for 2011.

This thick-browed young lady is in high demand. Discovered in her home town of Melbourne she has now walked in shows in London and Paris and is a sought after face. Her clients include Ksubi, Review, Myer, Cue and too many other brands to mention here. To top it off, she has been dating Ksubi's Dan Single for almost a year. Move over Pip Edwards.

With Australian stores amping it up due to the imminent arrival of Zara later this year, Portmans has bought in international face, Abbey-Lee. She's rocking a new blonde bob. Oh why do you ask? Because Karl Lagerfield told her to chop her locks and dye them platinum blonde. She's revealed nipple in Vogue, been in too many shows to count and is an Aussie to boot.

Louise Van De Vorst
Sigh! I am so over seeing this gal in Grazia every week. When she first came on the scene, this pixie faced cutie was a beloved fashion fiend. Now, with her relationship with Daniel Johns of Silverchair going steady, she seems to be taking the easy assignments. Put some passion in, I'd love to see her take a risk.

Lily Aldridge
This American beauty's first cover was Spanish Vogue. Amazing! In 2010 she became a Victoria's Secret Angel and put a ring on her finger with Kings of Leon's Caleb Followill. She's burning up the advertising world with campaigns for Rocawear, Coach and Levi's. Swoon.

Dempsey Stewart
This fresh faced Aussie beauty is not only dating super babe Jasper Seven, she's working with him too. I first noticed her when she appeared in a fashion shoot in Cleo with Jasper. The shoot shows them all loved up and now I know it's not just for the cameras. This Perth-born lady is a rising star for 2011.

Alexandra Agoston
Hailing from Sydney but spending most of her time in New York, this gal is known most recently for being the international face of Giorgio Armani. This beauty, who was discovered in Paris in 2004, is a regular on the David Jones catwalk for fashion week. 

Jess Hart
Blonde beach waves. Check. Legs for days. Check. Gap-toothed smile. Check. This gal seems to have it all. Splitting her time between NYC and Sydney she is a rock chick super model. With her own line sold at General Pants and fronting Seafolly's summer campaign, as well as just landing the Myer account, this girl's star only continues to shine. 

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
Starting out as model, this lovely lady has now merged into the movie world. Currently filming the third Transformers movie as well as shooting the new Victoria's Secret campaign, she is one sort after gal. To add to the celebrity status, she is dating Jason Statham. 

Samantha Harris
This Aboriginal beauty was discovered by Kirstie Clements when she was just 14. Her career simmered in the background until she was put on the Vogue cover in June 2010. Hold your breath for her next big moment.

Who is your favourite model of 2011?

Thursday, February 3, 2011

I heart you Sportsgirl

Dear Sportsgirl,

You are so pretty and shiny and new. You're funky and trendy and oh so bright and full of colours. You've got the latest trends for AW11 covered. It's all boots with socks, fur with grey marle, vintage jeans, knitted ponchos and capes galore. It's leather skirts (and shorts) and floppy hats, mesh sweaters and buckle totes.

I love that the inspiration is from the 70s. Bring back feathers and flower power and faded denim. Wide leg pants are so now and tartan galore. It's all about headbands and leopard pumps and mixing patterns like it's going out of style.

Your muses come from the best rockers of all time; David Bowie, The Rolling Stones and Nancy Sinatra. Fashion! Turn to the left. Fashion! Turn to the right!

When it comes to accessories choose animal print and embellished necklaces. For beauty take your cues from the streets of Paris with Vanessa Paradis. Swing into the 60s with Edie Sedgewick, whose glamour inspired artist Andy Warhol.

I will be spending many lunch breaks in your store, many pay cheques on your clothes and many fun times in your designs.

Love your once again faithful Sportsgirl fan.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Is it a Facebook future?

Today at work the lovely Amy had us all in a little fit of giggles. We started asking "Is that really us?", "What if that's how we live our life in the future?" and "Would we want it to be that way?"

All these questions popped up after watching the below video.

It now begs the question, do we live our lives on Facebook? The short film shows the effect this social networking site is having on our lives. I guess the main question is are you living your life for online or are you living your life and just sharing parts of it online?

I think it's a frightening topic and with the prominence of Facebook constantly increasing it's becoming scarier and scarier.

Love or hate the video? Too confronting or simply the way of the future (or even the present)?