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There is no rest for the wicked, especially the wicked in the fashion industry. And so after the latest trends debuted in New York, the shows continued across the big pond at London Fashion Week. The British capital is the home of some of the most popular designer labels of the moment, including Christopher Kane, Maria Katrantzou, and Burberry Prorsum.
Known for its more edgy fashion compared to other fashion weeks, London didn’t disappoint, showing bold prints and lots of colour on the runways. There were four trends in the autumn/winter collections that most designers seemed to agree on:
Primarily reserved for geeks in high school, turtleneck sweaters might have a major comeback next season. They sure keep you warm and the good news is – if Jonathan Saunders’ collection is anything to go by – there will be silk turtlenecks which are not only super chic, but also perfect for warmer weather.
2. Vinyl Pants
This is not for the timid, but shiny vinyl and lamé pants were seen on numerous runways in London, reminding us of some horrible outfits we wore in the 90s. The blue and green colour might make this an even harder trend to pull off, but paired with neutrals it can be a bold yet classy fashion statement.
You cannot go wrong with head-to-toe black. In order for it not to be boring, though, combine different fabrics and textures or show a bit of leg as seen on Simone Rochas’ runway.
It was all in the details at Peter Pilotto and Burberry Prorsum. Clothes were adorned with stitched patterns and gems, making jewellery an unnecessary accessory. So forget the statement necklace next season and invest in an embroidered statement dress instead.
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We watch films in the hope of being transported to another world. Sometimes that world is not so far from our own. In fact, it might even be our very own city. If you’re looking to relive your film fantasy or walk down the same streets as an Oscar winner, jet off to these hot locations.
Walking through the streets of Central London, it’s difficult to find a place you haven’t previously seen in a movie. If you’re a fan of Bridget Jones’ Diary head to Borough Markets, or Postman’s Park from the Natalie Portman hit, Closer. Try going past St Pauls Cathedral without thinking of the bird lady in Mary Poppins.
Speaking of Julie Andrews, lovers of The Sound of Music (and I assume that is everyone!) will lose their minds in the real-life playground that is Salzburg. Trek up the alps to “The hills are alive…”, visit the abbey and sing with the nuns, or walk through the park with several friends and re-enact the entire Do-Re-Mi number. Almost the entire film was shot here and you can’t visit Salzburg without doing a film tour.
Koh Samui, Thailand
Thailand’s islands were no longer a secret after Leonardo DiCaprio’s The Beach exposed them to the masses. Despite the film being more of a warning against secluded beaches and forbidden jungles, you can’t help but be drawn to the crystal waters of this top tropical location.
Woody Allen is well-known for his powers for turning the city of Manhattan into a standalone piece of art, but for those who caught his 2008 film, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, you will see how Allen’s magic worked on the city of Barcelona. The film captures the city’s artistic, bohemian underbelly, as well as its major sites – including the unique surrealist architecture of Antoni Gaudi.
New York, USA
While NYC is arguably the dream location of the small screen (Sex and the City, Seinfeld, Friends) it has also hosted a number of silver screen hits for the young and old, from Sleepless in Seattle (Empire State Building) to Breakfast at Tiffany’s. If you visit your DVD collection, I’m sure you’ll find at least one pic set in this iconic city.
From street style to killer couture, the best fashion blogs keep us coming back for more. Here are the 5 best fashion bloggers from Australia, New York, London and beyond – and secretly, we’d love to be BFFs with them for the closet-raiding privileges alone!
You know how Sex and the City was fictional and Carrie Bradshaw wasn’t a real person? Well, that might not be true. If there was ever a real life Carrie, it would be Karla Deras. On Karla’s Closet, Karla showcases her stunningly fashion forward style. Much like Carrie before her, Karla mixes high-end pieces with vintage and high street buys. When Teen Vogue asked her about her favourite places to shop, she named Goodwill, Saks and H&M. If that’s not fashion diversity, then we don’t know what is.
Maegen Tintari screams L.A. – she’s adorable, bubbly, with awesome hair and a gorgeous glow. But her fashion blog is more than just killer outfits (and they seriously are incredible). Maegan shares beauty and home decor tips, as well as writing honestly about marriage and her struggle to conceive. Her beautiful smile alone will have you hooked. Maegan’s Pinterest boards are some of our favourites too.
Styled By Phillips
Aussie model and media personality Nikki Phillips is one of Australia’s best fashion bloggers, with a constantly updated stream of bright colours and stunning locations – from Bondi to Bali. Nikki’s style is mostly Australian designers so her blog is a great way to follow what’s happening in local fashion. Follow her Instagram feed for fun behind-the-scenes snaps.
Ring My Bell
If personal style blogging doesn’t work out, Ashley Madekwe has a second career to fall back on. After all, this London fashionista living in L.A. is a full-time actress, starring in shows like Secret Diary of a Call Girl and Revenge. Ashley blogs about her style, which is a mixture of London cool and boho chic. Why we heart her even more is that she blogs as if she were just any other girl rifling through the racks at a cool vintage store.
The Man Repeller
We’ve been following the very witty New York fashion blogger Leandra Medine a.k.a. The Man Repeller since what feels like the beginning of the internet (ok, about two years). Her refreshing attitude to fashion can be summed up by: don’t dress to impress, wear what YOU love. Make sure you follow The Man Repeller on Instagram for hilarious daily snapshots into her life.
Do you have a favourite fashion blog? Share it in the comments below!