ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY MODELS PRE-FALL STYLES FOR HARPER’S BAZAAR AUSTRALIA

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osie Huntington-Whiteley lands the June-July 2018 cover of Harper’s Bazaar Australia. Photographed by Darren McDonald, the British beauty wears a printed dress from Alexander McQueen. In the accompanying spread, Rosie poses in looks from the pre-fall collections. Stylist Kristen Ingersoll selects designs from labels such as Dior, Emporio Armani and Calvin Klein.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Models Pre-Fall Styles for Harper's Bazaar Australia

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Models Pre-Fall Styles for Harper's Bazaar Australia

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Models Pre-Fall Styles for Harper's Bazaar Australia

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Models Pre-Fall Styles for Harper's Bazaar Australia

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Models Pre-Fall Styles for Harper's Bazaar Australia

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Models Pre-Fall Styles for Harper's Bazaar Australia

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Models Pre-Fall Styles for Harper's Bazaar Australia

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WHO DECIDES WHAT IS FASHIONABLE?

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The world of fashion has changed and it’s no longer the top design houses in London, Paris, Milan or New York people turn to when they want to know what they should be wearing this season.

Fashion forecasters and bloggers can have more influence, but who actually decides what will be fashionable this year? Also, how influential are fashions and trends in areas other than the clothes industry?


INFLUENCERS AND FORECASTERS HELPING FASHION HOUSES

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When top fashion houses release a new collection, they have the power of online influencers and forecasters to help them get it into the public domain. Many of the influencers are celebrities who can have many millions of followers on social media. The forecasters follow trends and try to fathom what will be fashionable next year and beyond. The fashion houses use the services of both to try and be the one who comes out on top in the fashion world.

FASHION IN GAMING

Clothes are not the only area where things go in and out of fashion. Online slots can be fashionable, as can adventure games and the platforms they are played on. For example, Mermaid’s Diamond and Pink Elephants were chosen by SlotsOnlineCanada as two of the top 5 most fashionable slots – both in terms of appeal and of graphics. In the area of consoles, things are similar. One month the Xbox will outsell the PlayStation, and the next it can be the other way round. The digital devices that online casinos are played on can be just the same, although overall it seems that iPhones are leading the fashion in smartphones at the moment.

HOUSEHOLD FASHIONS

Household fashions change all the time. You will know from visiting other people’s houses how different furniture, curtains, and accessories can be. This is not just because of personal taste but because the retailers change what they are selling as the fashions in household goods change.

Homes used to be very cluttered, with walls full of pictures and every little bit of floor space used. These days the fashion is to have a cleaner and sharper feel to your rooms, with much less in them. Even with the items of furniture you do buy, fashions alter all the time.

Who Decides What Is Fashionable?

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FASHIONS AND TECHNOLOGY

We all have some sort of technology, whether in our homes or at work. There are our computers and other digital devices, just for starters, and then things like TVs and other electrical items. Some of them may be old technology by today’s standards, but they are technology non-the less. New innovations are being produced by developers every day, and as soon as something proves to be very useful or relaxing for users, it does not take long for it to become fashionable. The problem with technology is that it’s evolving at such a pace that often products are at the front of the field for a very short time as something new quickly surpasses them.

CHANGING MOODS

Who Decides What Is Fashionable?

‘Where All The Cool Trends Come From’ – Alan Levine via Flickr (CC0 1.0)

Fashions in all parts of our lives have altered beyond what we could have imagined just a few years ago. Look at music, films, or jewelry from a few years ago and it will all seem very dated. Although some things occasionally come back into fashion, most things seem to be changing as often as our moods. That could be because marketers and producers watch out for the mood of the public, and pitch their sales promotions to suit them.

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LOUIS VUITTON TROMPE L’OEIL SCREEN BAG COLLECTION

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Oh My! Fashion and Art has crossed again at the house of Louis Vuitton. Have you ever heard about the Trompe L’oeil? It’s a well-known art technique in France. And Louis Vuitton has blended this technique with their iconic handbags for the Spring Summer 2018 Collection. In this post we will be talking a bit about the story of the Trompe L’oeil art as well as the design. And by the way, this line is called the Louis Vuitton Trompe L’oeil Screen Bag Collection.

The Design

What is the Trompe L’oeil? It means in French ‘Deceive The Eye’. Trompe L’oeil is an art technique that transforms a realistic image into an optical 3D illusion. And this technique has been used re-designed the iconic handbags with trunk detailing, which is basically a print, but the purpose is to deceive the eye in thinking that they’re real pieces.

Now, take a better look at these handbags. Can you see the trunk corners and the historic Louis Vuitton locks? They’re all screen prints, but they’re very clever designed. The print also features the Louis Vuitton travel badge and the LV logo.

What’s more? These bags are beautified with Damier Azur coated canvas or Monogram Canvas, which is an iconic piece. And we’d know that they’re limited edition piece and only seasonal available. Once the season ends, these bags will be gone forever. If you want a flaunting iconic piece, then perhaps its time to make the investment.

The Prices And Sizes

Louis Vuitton Trompe L’oeil Screen Neverfull MM Bag
Size: 12.5’ x 11.5’ x 6.5’ inches
Prices: $1750 USD, $2230 CAD, €1310 EUR, £1220 GBP, $14500 HKD, $2400 AUD, ¥207360 JPY, 13400 CNY.

Louis Vuitton Trompe L’oeil Screen Speedy 30 Bag
Size: 11.8’ x 8.3’ x 6.7’ inches
Prices: $1920 USD, $2340 CAD, €1370 EUR, £1280 GBP, $15800 HKD, $2510 AUD, ¥226800 JPY, 14800 CNY.

Louis Vuitton Trompe L’oeil Screen NeoNoe Bag
Size: 10.2’ x 8.7’ x 1.8’ inches
Prices: $1950 USD, $2410 CAD, €1400 EUR, £1300 GBP, $16200 HKD, $2560 AUD, ¥231120 JPY, 15100 CNY.

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2018 BEAUTY TREND HACKS: LOOK BEAUTIFUL ON A BUDGET

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Classic Fringes, Frosted tips, Wavy brows, Ombre lips. There are iconic beauty trends every year and this 2018 you can be part of the trends everyone is talking about. We all want to know what the year will bring for beauty trends, whether you are a beauty guru with the perfect contour guide or an amateur artist who loves experimenting with your own look. Trying out the new creations which have found their way onto the red carpet can not only be fun and exciting, but can no doubt make you feel like a celebrity yourself. Explore the beauty trends on everyone’s lips without the premium price tag.


SUBTLE SHINE & SHIMMER

This year the sparkled and glitter are getting a revamp, with subtle shimmer and shine taking the stage. From gloss to shadow, shine and shimmer make up adds a hint of glamour without going over the top. London Fashion Week saw gloss and shine emerge as a prevalent trend, and appears to be the next evolution in highlighting and contouring too. However, adding some shine to your makeup bag doesn’t have to cost a fortune, with NYX Professional Makeup Shimmer Eyeshadow Pigments for just £5.50 from boots.

GET THE FRESH-FACED LOOK

This year we are starting to see the disappearance of caked on foundation and the emergence of the “natural look”. Not only on the outside but the inside too, as more people are preparing to get makeup which causes less harm both environmentally and physically, with many brands being exposed for containing harsh chemicals and parabens. Ethical, organic and chemical free makeup brands are not only hard to find but can be pricey too, so try exploring the exciting world of voucher code shoppingand find brands such as Neals Yard Remedies, The Body Shop and Green People at a fraction of the usual price.

HOTTEST HAIR MUST HAVES

Statement hair was iconic for the 2018 London Fashion Week, with Vogue exploring the prevalent braids, ponytails and eccentric cuts. Although cutting your own hair isn’t advisable, there are a few key ways to save on styles such as the volumous ponytail and romantic French braids. With a huge range of YouTube videos dedicated to teaching everyone from beginner to expert, giving it a go on your own is a great way to save on the cost of a stylish do. Save on keeping your hair looking just right with homemade hairspray and avoid all the hidden chemicals in common brands.

ADD A SPLASH OF COLOUR

With celebrities such as Adele sporting the “Splash of Colour” trend with a bright and bold lipstick, this beauty trend is sure to stay for 2018. Whether it’s bright red lips or bright pink nails, adding a bold colour to a natural beauty look has been a favourite trend throughout the last year, and It thankfully doesn’t show any signs of disappearing any time soon. However, although the celebs were rocking this beauty trend at the Brit Awards, you don’t need to have a celeb salary to add some colour to your look. With shops such as Fragrance Direct offering bold lipsticks from just £2.50 plus multi-buy savings, you can add a hint of colour for much less.

The top beauty trends for 2018 incorporate natural beauty with subtle shimmers and cleansers with bold statement elements such as eccentric hair and splashes of primary colour. Gaining inspiration from London Fashion Week and celebrity styles on the red carpet, you can experiment with your look and get the fresh faced, iconic style at a fraction of the usual price. Alternatively, you can ignore all the trends and look however you want and probably save a fortune; but where’s the fun in that?

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BOUTIQUE 1 ADDS NEW DESIGNERS TO ITS LUXURY FASHION RANGE

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Boutique 1 takes the fashion scene by surprise yet again by adding to its appealing clothing collections a set of young, talented designers, who give a new sense of meaning to the words style, femininity and class. The store has come to fashion lovers’ attention for a while now, thanks to the versatile, trending nature, and unconventional style its offers can be characterized by, but with extended luxury fashion purchase opportunities, now you have the chance to discover even more amazing, one-of-a-kind elements. If you are wondering who these new designers are, and how they can help you upgrade your fashion game, keep reading:


ALESSANDRA RICH – FASHION COLLECTION FOR THE EMPOWERED WOMAN

Starting shyly in the industry, but managing to grow in popularity at a fast pace and to become an internationally recognized brand, Alessandra Rich follows a strong, self-assured feminine design pattern that catches from the first glance the attention of anyone who knows and loves fashion. The designer’s contemporary approach to women’s clothing makes her such an important figure in the fashion industry. Although her signature piece is known to be a long, flowy dress with particular aesthetics, the brand also incorporates elements that can be easily worn to formal events or business affairs, by combining elegance with class and femininity. Being dressed in one of Rich’s pieces will truly make you feel like a modern, empowered woman.

BORGO DE NOR AND HER BOHEMIAN PLAYFULNESS

Promoting femininity and style as a powerful, artistic and individualistic force, Borgo de Nor shows her eclectic backgrounds in her designs, and as claimed by the designer, the brand’s creations focus on mixing comfort with aesthetical appeal. While the colors and patterns used are ones that maintain romantic vibes, Borgo de Nor’s designs are suitable for any silhouette, addressing versatility and tailored-fit styles. Once you check out a few of this brand’s fashion creations, you will be able to characterize the items as bohemian and romantic, while still noticing their luxurious side. Once you try out a Borgo de Nor piece, you will most certainly fall in love with it.

CAFTANII’S POWERFUL DESIGNS NOW AVAILABLE AT BOUTIQUE 1

Discussing about the role of power dressing among women when being interviewed, and promoting a feminine approach towards fashion design, those behind Caftanii have managed to get more than enough attention in the industry, while being relatively new on the market. While the brands’ clothes can be somewhat unconventional, they follow a line that ensures a flattering fit on all body shapes, and the attentive chosen materials only contribute to the quality of the pieces even further. This luxury brand has been started by the talented twins, Ginevra and Ludovica Fagioli, and its limited collection is caftan inspired. As you will be able to see while checking Boutique 1’ Caftanii clothes, the designers use only top quality materials and accessories, starting from Italian linen jean and up to golden stitching, which has already become a signature for Caftanii.

HOLIDAY PARIS AND THE QUEST FOR COMFORT

When it comes to fashion, embracing comfort should be one of your priorities. Being feminine and stylish doesn’t have to mean you should compromise on convenience and level of comfort, and the brand Holiday Paris functions exactly under these principles. The designers have created an appealing clothing collection that holds pieces ideal for everyday wear, giving street style for women a new meaning. While each clothing element created by this brand has that luxurious feel to it, being designed out of qualitative fabrics, the items you can buy from Holiday Paris are also reasonably priced. Nowadays, you have the chance to purchase stylish clothes at appealing prices and Holiday Paris is the perfect example. Check what Boutique 1 includes in its offers from this contemporary brand and you will conclude for yourself that sweatshirts have never been this stylish.

IENKI IENKI – OUTERWEAR WITH A TWIST

Revolutionizing outerwear, you have never seen coats and jackets with such an interesting, unconventional design than those presented to you by Ienki Ienki. Being established by Dimitriy Ievenko, a designer of Ukrainian origins, this brand encompasses innovative elements for outdoor wear of exceptional quality. With a fashion-forward perspective on things, the designer’s creations have round shapes, this being the signature of the brand, and include feminine touches through their nipped in waists. Besides the obvious eye-catching design of the elements, Ienki Ienki has also become widely known for the precise attention the brand has towards quality fabrics.

Redefine and refine your style by incorporating a few of these amazing creators’ fashion elements in your wardrobe. With designs that follow the latest trends, color combinations that exuberate youth and freshness, and a keen eye for style authenticity and uniqueness, these designers continue to bring to the table clothes that never fail to impress. Whether you dress in one of Ienki Ienki’s oversized, pyramid  quilted shell down coats, or put on an Alessandra Rich polka dot dress, you can leave your house knowing you will be a remarkable appearance, a fashion inspiration that will most definitely stand out.

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LOUIS VUITTON ASTRID BAG

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Our Monogram Flower addiction will soon be cured because of the Louis Vuitton Astrid Bag. It’s introduced for the Spring Summer 2018 Collection and it’s an extra choice besides the Capucines Bag (you know, with the Monogram flower on the front). So are you into a lovely feminine city bag?

The Design

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The Astrid Bag is an elegant bag for the true lady. It’s built with just one handle, but it’s flexible and strong. The structured shape drew my attention, but it’s really the new signature Monogram flower lock that kept me staring.

And as you might already know, the Monogram Flower is one of the label’s iconic symbols. So by crafting one exactly in the center of this tote, will make it look both classic and timeless.

But there is more, the center is designed with smooth leather stripe, which boost the present of the Monogram Flower. The top edges are also refined with golden plates with eyelets. And these eyelets are built for the short leather strap, to help you carry the bag on your shoulder when necessary.

So without a doubt, this is a fabulous handbag. It’s practical, chic and who knows? The next iconic?

The Interior

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Get a nice look at the interior. You will find 2 separated compartments, which is easy and simple. But these two compartments are very spacious, and big enough to help you from day to night. Also, the interior is made with calfskin leather lining.

The Prices And Sizes

Measuring 12’ x 10’ x 6’ inches, priced at $4800 USD, $5950 CAD, €3500 EUR, £3250 GBP, $39500 HKD, $6200 AUD, ¥561600 JPY, ¥36500 CNY via Louis Vuitton boutiques.

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