Looking at 27-year-old actress Mia Wasikowska, it’s easy to see why she was first cast as the curious, gentle heroine Alice in Wonderland in the Disney adaptation in 2010. With her alabaster skin and delicate, flaxen pixie haircut, coupled with a reputation for humility and a calm and collected demeanour
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Karl Lagerfeld's iconic Chanel moments are far too many to number. Suffice to say, though, that the designer has carved an inimitable legacy during his tenure at the storied French maison — one that stretches more than three decades. Now in his eighties, Lagerfeld shows no signs of slowing down either.
The off-the-shoulder top, a staple of 1980s and early 90s style, has made a comeback, in many different incarnations. Skin-tight jersey numbers, such as those worn by Kelly Kapowski on Saved by the Bell, paired with stone wash jeans, are thankfully not the only option when it comes to how to wear off-the-shoulder tops.
Long before Beyoncé championed fashion bodysuits as the ultimate concert costume (she’s worn designs by everyone from DSquared2 to David Koma while on tour), the alternative leotard was an altogether more demure affair: in fact, the bodysuit trend started decades before Queen Bey was even born.
To the Brits they’re flip flops and the Kiwis call them jandals. In Australia, they’ll always be thongs and how to wear thongs here has always involved sun, sand and swimming. Nowadays, however, the beloved double-plugger has been asked to play a much broader role than simply cruising around the backyard barbie and along the beach.
When dressing for a holiday, it can be tempting to favour well-worn denim and your most lived-in basics. However, when the first stop is one of fashion’s hottest South Pacific islands, a more adventurous wardrobe can be far more fitting. These are quickly becoming the go-to destinations for the global style set
Over its long and storied history, Bali has played host to Hindus, Muslims and Christians, making the island a palimpsest of culture and tradition. The sheer variety of things to see and do here can make deciding what to wear in Bali a seemingly impossible choice.
In defining Emily Ratajkowski style, it becomes clear that her approach is as much about strength as it is about femininity and playfulness. The model, actress and activist simultaneously evokes the modern bombshell, feminist and girl next door all rolled into one.
There comes a moment every season when your wardrobe feels in need of some kind of change. Look to trends that strike a balance between feeling fresh and having a long shelf-life: enter nautical style. As with all of the best things in life, the beauty of nautical fashion is in its simplicity.
When Raf Simons sent models down the runway in colour-blocked pastels during his valedictory show at Jil Sander for Autumn 2012 ready to wear, he demonstrated that the fashion world was still inspired by the challenge of getting to grips with colour blocking.