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10 Feb

How Models Like Ashley Graham and Gigi Hadid Are Democratizing Fashion

Photographed by Inez and Vinoodh, Vogue, March 2017
In a climate of immigration bans and building walls, the biggest names in 2017 make the case that there isn’t just one type of American girl—nor has there ever been. What is a woman supposed to look like? Agnolo Firenzuola was certain he knew. In his influential 1548 treatise A Dialogue on the Beauty of Women, Firenzuola detailed the female ideal, specifying, for instance, the correct distance between the tip of the nose and the bow of the lip. “The true and right color for hair,” he wrote, “is a fair yellow.” As for ears, “a middle size is to be desired, with the shell finely turned.” Firenzuola’s wonkish beauty decrees read as comical now. And yet: Has there ever been an...
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10 Feb

Rihanna Takes Flight

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PLANE CLOTHES

In an essay for Bazaar first published in 1929, Amelia Earhart explains how to fly fashionably.

Reprinted with permission of CMG clearances/Mariano Vivanco
Reprinted with permission of CMG clearances/Mariano Vivanco

Photograph and excerpt from 'Plane Clothes,' by Amelia EarHart, 1929. Reprinted with permission of CMG clearances; On Rihanna: Tod's coat, $6,200, 212-644-5945; Emporio Armani boots, $695, 646-613- 8099; Jaeger-LeCoultre watch, $42,600, 646-828-4328.

What does the woman aviator wear? This question is asked me as often as any other connected with aviation. Ten years ago I could have described a flying costume. It would have consisted of helmet, goggles, leather jacket, breeches, and some sort of high boots. There were no traditions but those of wartime flying to follow, and both men and women adopted or modified it to suit commercial...
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20 Jan

Fashion Editorial: Once In A Blue Moon

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Photographer: Jana Clevé
Stylist: Jasmin Meyer-Jürshof
Hair and makeup: Anne Timper
Model: IA @Models 1
Photographer’s assistant: Alena Schmick

Left: top by Sample-cm, trousers by Atelier Na, coat by Stutterheim, shoes by William Fan. Right: top by Cheap Monday, coat by Vladimir Karaleev, trousers and earring by William Fan.
Left: top by Sample-cm, trousers by Atelier Na, coat by Stutterheim, shoes by William Fan. Right: top by Cheap Monday, coat by Vladimir Karaleev, trousers and earring by William Fan.
Left: Coat by Isabel Vollrath. Right: coat by William Fan, shirt by Kiomi, trousers by Nobi Talai.
Left: Coat by Isabel Vollrath. Right: coat by William Fan, shirt by Kiomi, trousers by Nobi Talai.
Left: jacket by Isabel Vollrath, trousers by Vladimir Karaleev. Right: trousers by William Fan.
Left: jacket by Isabel Vollrath, trousers by Vladimir Karaleev. Right: trousers by William Fan.
Left: top by William Fan. Right: coat by William Fan, shirt by Kiomi, trousers by Nobi Talai.
Left: top by William Fan. Right: coat by William Fan, shirt by Kiomi, trousers by Nobi Talai.

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18 Jan

Where Ancient Artefacts Meet 1980s Beauty Magazines

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London-based artist James Springall’s new collage series, The Ancient Art of Beauty, combines two periods of time which are as different as they are compelling. Spreads from 1980s beauty magazines form the background of these pieces, boasting strong poses, glossy golden skin, voluminous hair and plenty of eyeshadow – but pasted over them, fragments of ancient sculptures, accessories, totems and figures sit at perfect junctures, creating collages that are hilarious and poignant in equal abundance. The idea stems from extensive literary research, Springall writes: “I found some incredible old books: one on the birth of Greek art, one on Etruscan and early Roman art, and another on the art of the Steppes. Some time later I picked up another book that’s essentially a guide to being beautiful....
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11 Jan

Craig Green’s “Real Men”

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It’s difficult to imagine London’s menswear scene without Craig Green; in just a few short years, the designer's eponymous label has emerged as one of the most interesting menswear brands around, and his recent crowning as British menswear designer of the year at The Fashion Awards (as well as taking home last year's BFC/GQ Menswear Fund Prize) proves just how widely his renown has spread. And, for Green, it seems that things can only get better. As part of his A/W17 offering, he is launching a core collection of basics that will appear in shops (especially Bergdorf Goodman and Mr Porter) in April – and it’s a refined collection of wardrobe staples imagined by one of the most inventive designers out there....
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14 Dec

Who Is The Real Paris Hilton?

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Perched in a makeup chair wearing her signature Juicy Couture tracksuit in cherry red, Paris Hilton is flicking through Success magazine—'Build Your Empire,' reads a cover line—with a pile of old Forbescopies stacked next to her. She carefully peels two hydrating under-eye masks from her face, picks up a book titled 100 Things Successful People Do, and grabs a pink highlighter from her handbag. She flashes the book's cover at someone from her content strategy team, who snaps a photo for Instagram. "Did you get a good one?" she asks, smiling.

Marc Jacobs dress, $1,800, netaporter.com
Marc Jacobs dress, $1,800, netaporter.com
It's an expertly-crafted image, one the 35-year-old has been finessing over the last couple of years after a stint in Switzerland with her Zurich-based millionaire ex-boyfriend,...
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29 Nov

Wes Anderson Directs a Christmas Ad For H&M

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Since brands usually step up their game during the holidays, H&M pulled the ultimate cinematic exploit for its seasonal campaign—with a Wes Anderson-directed short film. The ad, called "Come Together," runs just under four minutes and stars Adrien Brody, who's previously starred in Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Darjeeling Limited. In the video, he plays a thoughtful train conductor who unfortunately breaks the news to his passengers that unpleasant weather conditions have delayed their arrival by 11 hours, and they're forced to spend Christmas on the train. However, with some impressive arts and crafts skills, he puts together a special brunch to celebrate the holiday with those aboard his vehicle. The clip features Anderson's staple visuals—pastel color palettes, retro interiors,...
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25 Nov

Bathe IN BED, Sydney

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What dreams are made of. Makers of luxury bedding and homewares, IN BED, present their first range of towels, Bathe IN BED – a collection inspired by the traditional Japanese onsen ritual. The range is crafted in collaboration with Ikeuchi Organic, a 100 per cent wind powered company in Imabari, Japan. To celebrate the release, IN BED travelled to Izu, an area renowned for its picturesque hot springs and natural beauty, where photographer Terence Chin captured the family-run Ryokan onsens and their devotees using Bathe IN BED wares.

An exhibition of the photographs and towel collection will be on display Thursday November 24 at the IN BED showroom, 77 Buckland Street, Chippendale.

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16 Nov

Check out Amazon’s Top 10 Must-Reads of 2016

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Each year, Amazon gives the gift that keeps on giving for those who didn’t quite meet their book-a-week New Year’s resolution: a digestible list of the retailer's favorite books released in the past year. Okay, so it’s not actually thatdigestible—there’s a ton of different categories, but for our purposes we’ve whittled it down to the site’s top 10 picks from 2016. Last year’s top 10 included major titles like Paula Hawkins’s recently adapted The Girl on the Train, Lauren Groff’s wildly popular dual-narrative Fates and Furies,and Ta-Nehisi Coates’s game-changing Between the World and Me.   This year’s list includes a good mix of memoir and fiction, thriller and historical drama—though it may be a bit less flashy than its 2015 predecessor. Among the...
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1 Nov

New To Mumbai, The Legendary Gem Palace Keeps UP Its Gleaming Mystique

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The striking Dhanraj Mahal in Mumbai’s historic Colaba district is hard to miss—beneath its majestic art deco eaves is a Bentley showroom and a perpetually packed Le Pain Quotidien. What is easy to overlook, however, is an emerald awning discreetly tucked away in an inner corridor of the complex. This is where Siddharth Kasliwal, scion of Jaipur’s venerable Gem Palace (the illustrious jewelry store has been in his family since 1852), recently unveiled his Mumbai flagship. “I wanted to do something bold and different,” Kasliwal says. Despite the understated threshold, it swiftly becomes evident that the new space lives up to his vision. Even for a country that’s generous with its use of splashy colors—the late Vogue editor Diana Vreeland famously observed...
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