The bomber jacket is the latest outerwear trend that is totally covetable!
Introducing the Bomber Jacket - a humble piece that has been making a major impact within the fashion world this season. Coming in a variety of colours, textures and patterns, here’s why the Bomber Jacket is your wardrobe essential this winter.
Versatile style for everyone
From classic sporty bomber, to luxe, silky, embroidered jacket, we can guarantee there’s a bomber that perfectly suits your personal style. We’re currently lusting over (if we can stop at just one) a silky, pastel pink jacket, however we’ve seen sheer lace versions, woven pieces and even velvet bomber jackets.
One bomber, countless looks
A bomber jacket can be worn traditionally, on the shoulders for a chic look, tied around the waist for extra definition, or with the sleeves rolled up for an instant blouse (this tends to work best with the silk embroidered jackets).
From street style to special event
A bomber jacket obtains the unique ability to be effortlessly dressed up or down. For the instant ‘It’ Girl aesthetic, wear your bomber with skinny high waisted jeans, a white tee, dark shades and leave hair stylishly tousled. Or pair it with your favourite LBD or wrap skirt, heels and a layering of opulent lipstick for a glamorous look.
His and Hers
Bomber jackets is a major trend for both males and females this winter- so if your partner, brother or friend already has one, then you can easily steal borrow it from their wardrobe.
Throughout history, bomber jackets have been the ultimate #girlsquad uniform. Think the Pink Ladies and even Kendall and Gigi. It’s a proven fact that when a bomber jacket is involved, friendships last forever.
The Fashion Weekly Stylist had the opportunity to create 3 lust-worthy looks at Harbour Town Gold Coast, proving that it’s Australia’s premium shopping destination.
A Carrie Bradshaw wardrobe is something that dreams are made of. Filled to the brim with designer dresses, chic staples and incredible heels, it’s a fashionista’s heaven. What would you say if we told you this could be your reality? Thanks to the Gold Coast’s Harbour Town, the secret to creating your own designer wardrobe at an incredible price point is easy!
Crowned Australia’s largest outlet shopping destination, Harbour Town’s recent $20 million expansion has introduced 25 premium, big name brands to the newly opened North Western Outlet Mall, including Tigerlily, Bardot, Peter Jackson, and for all those with a sweet tooth, Lindt.
With 220 stores expanding over 53,500 square metres, Harbour Town Shopping Centre boasts some of Australia’s first retail stores, including international sports brand Jet Pilot and Under Armour, who’s renowned for their celebrity ambassadors, such as Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen.
Alongside these exciting additions, Harbour Town is also home to exclusive designer outlets that offer up to 70 percent off retail prices. These include Coach, Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren and Victoria’s Secret.
Harbour Town is nothing like you’d expect an outlet precinct to be. It’s modern, chic aesthetic is incredibly on point and creates a shopping experience like no other, and the centre’s attention to detail does not go unnoticed. The staff go above and beyond to create a luxurious experience for everyone; with free VIP memberships available so you can receive even more savings, as well as a free shuttle bus and tourism discount cards available for visitors.
The Fashion Weekly team had the opportunity to discover for themselves how incredible a shopping experience at Harbour Town truly is. Set the task to find essential style updates for an on-trend wardrobe, our Fashion Weekly Stylist has put together 3 outfits you’ll be coveting.
Featuring the colour of the season, this outfit is perfect for the winter festival season.
Forever New, Amelia Lace Up Shirt Dress. Retail price: $119.99. Discount price: $79.95 Forever New, Macey Tassel Small Bag in Tan. Retail price: $59.99. Discount Price: 29.95
The 70s are continuing their dominance this season. With its bold print and belle sleeves, this dress is completely on trend.
Australian brand, 2Chillies Swimwear, will keep your summer dreams alive all year round.
An eternal summer is the ultimate dream for every beach babe. Forget ugg-boots, scarves and winter coats, we’d happily trade these for an amazing pair of bikinis and a bronzed body any time of the week. If you’re one of the lucky few who's jet-setting off to chase summer, 2Chillies Swimwear is one label you can’t leave without.
Based on Australia’s sunny Gold Coast, 2Chillies specialise in crafting statement swimwear for every body shape and occasion. With prints and colours inspired by the Coast’s vibrant, tropical paradise, 2Chillies truly encapsulates an eternal summer.
It's refreshing to see a brand encourage body positivity and confidence. For 2Chillies, every 'body' is welcome, with a variety of bikini and swimsuit styles available to flaunt what your mumma gave you! Each piece is sold separately so you can mix and match prints to reflect your personality, select styles that flatter your shape and boost your confidence. If you're uncertain on which styles to choose, why not opt for a one piece, a triangle top and their renowned Waikiki Pant that comes in every print and colour to channel your inner beach-babe.
This poolside label doesn't only specialise in swimwear, but on-trend clothing too. From kaftans, sultry maxi dresses and playsuits, 2Chillies will have you looking impeccably stylish both in and out of the water. Simply slip on your favourite pair of stilettos, swipe on a bold lip and see these pieces’ effortlessly transition from beachside to a night out on the town.
Paving the way forward as one of Australia's best swimwear labels, 2Chillies proves their devotion to be the ultimate, online shopping destination for their customers during the warm season. Their weekly drops of new stock throughout summer means options, options and options! You'll never have a wardrobe lull because with style updates this regular - you'll be able to revamp and refresh your look easily.
If you’re a mum, and you’re looking for a cute range for your littlies, 2Chillies kids range is for you. With Miss Chillies offering sizes in girls 8 to 12, and Little Chillies featuring the cutest swimwear for ages 3 to 7, these gorgeous pieces are sure to match your swimwear game.
What’s more, if you’re wanting to see the exquisite 2Chillies Swimwear designs in action, the brand will be taking to the runway at this years very first Brisbane Fashion Weekend in October to help get you summer ready.
2Chillies Swimwear are offering all Fashion Weekly readers the exclusive opportunity to receive 30% off their first purchase when subscribing to the 2Chillies Swimwear website. So treat yourself and fight off the winter blues with an amazing pair of 2Chillies bikinis.
Sure they're going to be heavily criticised but bold experimentation is the new black, right?
New Zealand brother and sister duo, Broods, are a name you already should be acquainted with. Their debut album “Evergreen” gained international recognition with the incredible offerings “Bridges” and “Mother & Father”. For their sophomore studio album they have gone towards a more electric pop infused sound moving away from the moody indie-pop their debut mastered. It’s a tactical move that will improve their live shows and see them moving towards bigger venues after opening for Ellie Goulding on her arena tour in America.
The opening track “Free” sets the mood with banging drums and oozing synths while still holding onto their honest and captivating lyrics.
“When I didn’t care was when I did my best. I’m desperate to run, I’m desperate to leave. If I lose it all at least I’ll be free”.
I’ve already made a massive call proclaiming that “Couldn’t Believe” is one of the best pop songs of 2016 and I’m standing by it. The euphoric feeling this song embodies is no small feat and they do it so effortlessly with the big synths that will have you non stop grooving.
“We Had Everything” and “Full Blown Love” follow this trend and create pure pop moments that you can’t help but instantly love. Their sound still holds onto their alternative roots with complex synths that make “Are You Home”, “Recovery” and “Hold The Line” stand out and not come across “too pop”.
Lorde helps bring back the sound you became accustomed to on the debut with the pulsating “Heartlines” that perfectly segues into some beautiful ballads.
“All Of Your Glory”, “Worth The Fight” and “Bedroom Door” are all highlights in their own right and give the album some balance from the heavy pop-synth driven sound that it is directed towards.
The only song I’m unsure about is the Tove Lo collaboration “Freak Of Nature” - only because this should have been a defining moment on the record but it just falls flat. Their two vocal techniques are too similar so when they come together it just loses momentum and fades into one. I feel like this song would have had the same impact if it was just Georgia on vocals.
Broods' album is very different from their debut but not only does it show growth but it also shows bold experimentation. They are going to be heavily criticised for this pop cross over but when the album is THAT good all you can do is applaud them because this will be one of the top 10 albums of the year.
Some helpful hints to spark some interest for your new blog!
These days, it seems like every man and his dog (literally), have their very own fashion blog. Due to the abundance of sites popping up all over the web, it can be quite the challenge to find a way to stand out from the crowd. Here are 9 helpful hacks that will have all eyes on your blog in no time.
1. Informative content
It's all well and good to post your #ootd, but despite the initial aesthetic appeal, content is what keeps readers coming back for more. Be sure to put considerable thought into ever post that goes up on your site and differentiate yourself from the masses by writing accurately and informatively. Don't just show us what you wore, tell us where to wear it, give us some insight into the designer or perhaps explain the myriad of ways to style the pieces. Aim to write no less than 300 words of text to accompany each blog post. Believe us, readers will come flocking.
2. High quality images
Despite the importance of content, a single, blurry photo can undo all of your hard work in seconds. Fashion blogs need to be easy on the eyes, and quality, high resolution photos is the way to do this. Grab yourself a proper camera (if possible), or alternatively, ensure that your iPhone photos are properly focused and adjusted to fit all scenes. Make sure you download professional quality editing apps to be sure that your pictures are just the way you like them.
3. Frequent posting
There's nothing worse than an inactive blog. What's the point of following someone if they don't constantly keep you engaged. The rule of thumb is 1 blog post a week and 1 Instagram photo per day. Try your best to adhere to these guidelines. Nothing will turn your readers off faster than a lack of action in their feed. So, take our advice, and keep posting!
4. Active social media presence
Social media is the perfect platform for bloggers. Instagram is of course, the front runner, but Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest are definitely not too far behind. Ensure that you are constantly interacting with others in these forums. Use tools like hashtags, check ins, tagging (as well as good old fashioned liking and commenting) to get involved in the online community and build yourself a digital ecosystem of connections – these will come in handy later!
They weren’t kidding when they said 'it's all about who you know.' Attend blogger's lunches, runway shows, styling workshops and any other events you can squeeze in to your crazy calendar. Despite our reliance on the Internet, the good old word of mouth can sometimes reap the best results. Be confident and friendly and make as many connections as you can. Bloggers, designers, models, stylists... the more the better.
Reach out to not only other aspiring bloggers, but young designers and entrepreneurs too. You will be surprised how many of them are keen to join forces. Not only will you gain access to their followers and client bases, but you will gain invaluable experience that you'd fail to get elsewhere – there's no down side!
7. Self promotion
Now, don't go spamming your poor friends. But don't be afraid to direct friends and family to your site. Whether it's by word of mouth or by posting a link on your personal social media pages, it is a fool proof way to grab yourself a bunch of new readers. Your blog is fabulous, so own it! Show off all of your hard work.
8. Engaging your community
If your local gym puts on a new class, or the cafe down the road gets a new menu, get on down there and get snapping. Post pictures of your news and include a short review of the service. Be sure to speak to someone at the venue and let them know what you've done. Chances are, they'll repost it, and with that comes a whole hoard of new followers. Word will get around and more and more locals will be looking to you for the latest scoop on all the events in your area, you never know where this could take you!
9. Documenting all important events
From red carpet affairs such as The Oscars and The Met Gala to an upcoming album launch or movie premiere, it is essential that you are on top of all the latest events. It's the perfect opportunity to post a write up on your blog and share your favourite looks on Instagram. Your followers will feel well informed and you will engage with others posting about the topic, staying up to date is the key to success.
The pieces that fashion conscious women would never wear to the office
It can be difficult to navigate the slippery slope of what is considered appropriate office attire. No woman wants to feel boring and drab during the week, but there is certainly a clear differentiation between clothing suitable for slugging it out in the office on a Tuesday, and tearing up the d-floor on a Saturday night. It is important to find a happy medium between the two, and for many young fashionistas, it is a constant juggling act. Read on to find out exactly how to look stylish and professional at work next week.
The rule: don't wear anything overly short, tight, revealing or casual – if your mum would approve of your outfit, chances are, so will your boss.
Dos: how to spice up your basic office attire
-Start with a must have, plain white button up -Layer your clothes (add sweater or blazer in the cooler seasons) -Stick to a colour scheme (we recommend a monochromatic one) -Wear fine, elegant accessories (you can't go wrong with dainty rings and a designer time piece) -Add interest to a simple look with a statement bag or pair of heels (a pair of Louboutins never hurt anyone)
The rule: simplicity is key. Stick to basic, essential pieces and add excitement with statement accessories and layers.
Dressing for the office is much simpler than it seems. Stick to these guidelines and successfully avoid the awkward eye contact with your HR rep – you can thank us later!
Words: Sophie Catsoulis
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Yes, you read that correctly. The Veronicas still exist and they've dropped a new single, 'In My Blood'.
The Veronicas are continually evolving as artists and their forthcoming fourth studio album will see them delve into heavier experimentation.
They debuted a dark new song at their preview show on the Gold Coast called “Best Friend” which had gritty guitars and smooth harmonies reminiscent of Lana Del Rey.
So I was expecting something a bit different when it came around to the lead single dropping but I wasn’t entirely expecting this. “In My Blood” is an ultra pop and EDM enriched sound that on a first listen is a bit confronting because you’re not used to hearing them like this. But on a second listen you will be instantly hooked with its infectious and euphoric hook that will pulsate through you.
No matter the direction they go towards musically they will always manage to give you the feels, majorly and this song is no different. “We don’t have to wait all night to know if this is really love. We don’t have to wait all night cause I can feel you in my blood.”
Their harmonies are still on point and it still has that Veronicas feel to it. It’s just the beginning of a new era with a new maturity and club ready sound. I’m interested to see how this will translate live because it’s so different to their previous work but I'm most intrigued to hear how the rest of the record will compare.
7 signs you follow Carrie Bradshaw's rules of love
May 20, 2016
7 reasons why, just like our favourite Sex and the City star, you won't settle for anything less than amazing.
As die-hard SATC fans, we can solemnly say that to this day, we use the show as a sort of bible for both fashion and love. From her Manolo's to her marriage, we sure follow closely and take note of exactly how to handle things just like our girl, Carrie, would. After every heartache, she bounced back more confident (and more stylish than ever), and over 10 years later, it is safe to say that we still attempt to emulate her in almost every way possible.
When it comes to love, Carrie was both brave and passionate. Read on and discover if you too have succeeded in mastering the always desirable Bradshaw ways.
1. You've had your fair share of bad break ups
Okay, so you might not have been dumped via a post it note (yet), but you've definitely experienced more heartbreak than the average girl. You love deeply and sometimes, guys can't handle your individuality. But it's their loss, and they know it as well as you do.
2. You rely on your girlfriend's for just about everything
For you, your friends are your family. You have a close knit group of girls that mean the world to you, and you wouldn't trade any of them for a guy (even if he is Bradley Cooper!)
3. You ditch a guy the second you realise he's not the one
You're not the type to wait around. If a guy doesn't make the effort, or if you're a little iffy about your future together, you will cut him loose just like that. Just like Carrie and the jazz guy, if you're not his top priority, you know all too well that he's not worth your precious time.
4. You're not a kid person
You're no Cruella de Vil, but kids just aren't for you. You're happy to hold a friend's bub over brunch, but one of your own? No thanks. Just like Carrie and Big, you are more than happy for it to just be the two of you (once you meet him of course).
5. You're afraid of commitment
Sure, you've had a bunch of boyfriends. You don't mind a guy spending the night, or even making things exclusive. But the second he tries to put a ring on your finger, boom, he's got you running for the hills.
6. You always go for the bad boy
You might amuse yourself with an Aidan for a while, but you can't resist the allure of a bad boy. There will always be that one guy that you're inexplicably drawn to, no matter how sweet someone else is. Our only suggestion: save everyone the pain and break up with your nice guy kindly. Don't do a Carrie and go behind his back – way too much drama for our liking!
7. You don't settle for any one less than Mr Big
Despite the countless mediocre boyfriends, bad dates and the occasional one night stands, you know your worth. Hold out for a guy who will build you your dream shoe closet. After all of the drama, you deserve it.
If these signs resonated with you, congratulations, you are pretty much the closest thing to Carrie. You know what you want and exactly how to get it. You are strong willed, effortlessly fashionable and undeniably unique. Keep doing exactly what you're doing. You might have to meet a few Jack Berger's and Alexander Petrovsky's along the way, but your Mr Big is out there. Keep falling head first into love and we guarantee, he's not as far off the horizon as you think.