Usually Kim Kardashian's gorgeous daughter, North West is out stealing the spotlight. But right now it's all eyes and ears on their little man, Saint West. In today's news, this cutie-pie has just spoken his first words but mama Kim isn't too impressed.
In a recent interview with E! News she opened up about the situation.
"He said 'dada' today, three times and I was like 'what'?," she said. "Kanye [West] was so excited. He was like 'I told him to say that.'
She continued saying, "I was like, 'I just really wanted him to say momma first.'"
Ahh, even though she was a little disappointed there's no denying she is proud of her baby boy.
Finding an outfit that you feel comfortable yet stylish in is everyone’s dream. Yet, it can be easy to loose inspiration, and fall into a fashion rut where you feel like you’re constantly wearing the same jeans and blouse over and over again. Here are our tips to gaining a fresh perspective, falling in love with fashion again and finding outfit inspiration.
Instagram is a hub filled with ideas. From clean eating recipes, to the latest beauty trends, it’s bursting with influences. And the same goes for fashion. By branching out and looking at the discover page occasionally you’ll find fashion and personal style accounts that will give you instant inspiration. This is an easy way to see how other people style their outfits, and is a brilliant way to find out what the latest, covetable pieces that every It-Girl are obsessed with; such as the neckerchief trend.
We love creating Pinterest boards, and like Instagram, it’s bursting with unique ideas. Simply search an item that’s within your wardrobe to find innovative ways to style them! If you’re unsure about what to wear to a special event or festival, you can simply search ‘special occasion outfits’ or ‘festival looks’ and viola- say goodbye to your fashion rut as you’ll have an abundance of outfit inspo at your fingertips.
We hate to sound like everyone’s mum, but keeping your wardrobe organised will change your life. By having your items on their hangers will not only help you have an enviably organised closet, but you’ll also be able to keep track of the pieces that you do have. This is especially handy for those of us who are the ‘organised-messy’ type.
Similar to both Instagram and Pinterest, for the past few years YouTube has been overtaking our lives. Filled to the brim with fashion, beauty and lifestyle advice, we can guarantee there’s something for you. Watching lookbook videos (such as the one’s found on our YouTube channel), you’ll gain instant outfit inspiration on how you can rework pieces within your own wardrobe, or even add to your wish list.
If your feeling like you’re in a fashion rut, keeping up to date with the latest trends can definitely help. By this we don’t mean decking yourself in full fur because it’s ‘in’ this winter, rather incorporating small doses into your outfits will help you feel stylish and give you an instant lift. We love to check out online boutiques like ASOS to find out what trends are currently making the rounds, and seeing how pieces are being styled.
As cliché as it sounds, there is style inspiration everywhere. By simply people-watching while you’re on your commute to work you’ll see chic individuals that will give you wardrobe envy. Take note of the style of blouses people wear with their pencil skirts, or even how they wear their hair, then go ahead and experiment!
If you’re complaining that the new Katy Perry single is too emotional and not enough of a banger, then Britney Spears has just the song for you.
“Make Me...” is a seductive pop track that follows the trend of RNB influenced slow electronic chart toppers that will have you popping, moving and feeling yourself. It’s a massive change from her previous playful singles that were more on the gimmicky side and didn’t really resonate with listeners.
“I just want you to make me move like it ain’t a choice for you, like you got a job to do. Just want you to raise my roof, something sensation and make me oooh.”
Featuring on this track is current hit-list rapper G-Eazy. It isn't uncommon for Britney Spears to collaborate with someone who is currently doing well on the charts. But for once it doesn’t seem forced and actually occurs genuinely.
Listening to this song for the first time through - even I was surprised and impressed. I'm not saying the I don’t want another “Til the World Ends” and “Gimme More” cause I do, but I really like this direction that she’s going towards.
Fingers crossed that if this succeeds, then maybe everyone will forget about the absolute flop “Britney Jean” was. *here’s hoping*
Words: Thomas Bleach
If you're an avid Sex and the City follower then you will know that not only did the HBO show give us life but they also schooled us about fashion and covetable designer splurges. There is no television series in the world that could steal the limelight from New York's four iconic characters, Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha. (OK, maybe that was a little dramatic - but Gossip Girl we are looking at you)
Apart from paving the way to rather open discussions about sex over martinis, these fab friends interpreted fashion like no other (*cough* thanks to their stylist). In every episode they pushed the style boundaries and we praised the Manolos they walked in. Fast forward eighteen years and you come to realise that some of the outfits are totally cringe worthy.
Thanks to Instagram account @everyoutfitonsatc we are able to indulge in the pleasure of lusting and loathing over those shocking moments. And if you're nostalgic for the 90s era, then you'll be sure to pick up some major inspiration.
Are you getting the feels? Don't worry so are we. Here are 7 Fashion moments from Sex and the City that created a movement.
In the crazy world of dating, sometimes it's hard to separate love from lust. How can you tell if he's in it for the long haul? Here's our list of tell-all signs that shows he is in it for the long haul.
He understands you. He's seen every part of you and he loves you all the same. He accepts your (many) flaws and wouldn't change a thing, for all the money in the world.
Whether it's your Wednesday night netball game or your stint at karaoke, he's your number one fan. You're never short of a cheer squad, whatever the occasion, and you know that he's got your back, no matter what.
We're not talking about a weekend at the beach or your plans for New Year's Eve. We're thinking about a guy who is seriously committed to a future with you. His attitude when it comes to the future is the perfect indication of where your relationship is headed.
Is there anything cuter than a guy holding a baby? We think not. A guy that's in his element at a kid's birthday party is a guy worth holding on to.
Your dad thinks he's a stand up guy? This says a lot more than you might think it does. Your family's approval is important, and if they get along like two peas in a pod, what more could you ask for?
Despite the fact that you've been together a few years now, he never ceases to amaze you. The little treats and surprises say a lot about how your relationship will look 10 years down the track. If he's still spoiling you, you can feel hopeful that you'll be a lucky girl for life.
It's important that he doesn't shy away from PDA. We're by no means expecting a passionate kiss mid grocery shop, but if he can express the way he feels about you to his mates and his mum, you know you've got a good thing going.
You're always on his mind. He may head out for a beer with the boys on the odd occasion, but you know that he will be home with some Ben and Jerry's before the night is out. If you come first, it's easy to see that he's serious.
You're a part of every aspect of his life. He wants you to meet his friends and family and be by his side at everything from a work function to a family dinner.
While we all enjoy a little loving, we know how crucial it is for him to be turned on by your mind as well as your body. If there are nights when you sit up talking about the world, or fall asleep in your sweats on his chest, you can be sure that he loves you for more than just your figure.
When he makes a mistake, he owns up to it. He's not too proud to admit his own flaws and his apologies are evidence of his maturity and empathy – two qualities too good to pass up on.
If you can't wipe the smile off your face, that’s a sure fire sign that you now know for sure that he will be around for a whole lot longer than just for now. Now, don't go dragging him down the aisle. Let him do that in his own time. Just be content in the knowledge that you're one of the lucky ones. You've got yourself a keeper. Our advice: hold on tight!
Words: Sophie Catsoulis
You know we love our staples here in the Fashion Weekly office, so when a denim collection drops - we can barely contain our excitement. Apart from loving a fresh take on an old classic favourite, throw a collaboration in the mix with a trusted brand and personality and we naturally pull out our credit cards.
So what's all the fuss about? Well, retail giant Cotton On has announced a brand new and exclusive 18 piece denim capsule called 91:LTD. The collection features the latest on-trend styles including skirts, dresses, jackets and jumpsuits.
But what we are most excited about is the creative collaboration with blogger, Nadia Fairfax! She has been known to have a deep love for denim and while working with Cotton On she has shared her thoughts, tips and tricks on pulling off the key statement pieces this season.
Here is what she had to say.
NF: My favourite part about denim today is that many of the old rules no longer apply. Whether you mix a chambray shirt with cut-offs or rock a fitted dress with an oversized jacket, denim on denim is killer. It's so easy to feel inspired, and I love that.
NF: The denim mini skirt or skort. Just when you least expect it, the denim mini returns! Yes it's true, here comes [the] 90's fashion again, Also anything with a frayed edge - this trend isn't going anywhere!
NF: This culotte jumpsuit feels oh-so-chic. The deep indigo denim over a classic wash is instantly versatile. It really doesn't take much to take this from day to night. A simple pair of wedges would do the trick.
NF: The raw edges. It adds a touch of nonchalance - we all want that 'undone' look, right?
NF: Keep it simple and casual. Add some statement slides and for that extra effortless look, spritz a ton of sea salt spray to the hair. Ta dah!
NF: The real testament to denim is on the streets. You can hardly walk a block without spotting a girl in a perfectly styled 'Canadian tuxedo' (denim on denim). Denim is the perfect combination fo style and comfort, which is why I believe everyone from my grandmother to Alexa Chung consonantly rocks denim.
NF: Because you can slip from bad-ass boots to Superga sneakers to heels and back again. It's a dream capsule collection, the perfect mix and match.
The 91:LTD collection will be available online from July 29 at cottonon.com and from August 1 in selected Cotton On stores. Prices range from $39.95 - $89.95.
How did they do it? Were they always this successful and glamorous? When did they take the first step to kick start their career?
If you've been asking these questions about inspiring and influential entrepreneurs for some time now, know that you are not alone. Their lives may look 'put together' but remember, people are praised in public for what they've practiced in private for years.
This month, we sat down with 3 successful #GIRLBOSSES and asked them 5 questions. To our delight, they've told us about their first job through to the light bulb moment where they came up with their killer business idea.
Keep reading if you're ready to be inspired...
LGW: My very first job was in the food court at Pacific Fair on the Gold Coast. I was 16 years old and for two horrific weeks they had me on cleaning duty, prepping food and unsuccessfully mastering the coffee machine. I quit after seeing the cook pick his nose during service. I got out of there, scored a job in retail and never looked back. To this day, food courts still give me chills.
LGW: About five years ago I designed a print for a friend’s birthday. It had the words of a Dr. Seuss novel typeset across the page. When I showed it to friends they really liked it and asked if I planned on selling it. I wasn’t planning on adding it to the Hunting for George website but eventually I thought ‘why not?’ and within a month it became our best selling product. This was the very first product we designed in-house and it kick started our own signature range of Hunting for George products. This was a defining moment for our business and to this day, that print still remains in our Top 10 best selling products.
LGW: We launched our debut bed linen collection in 2010 and the work behind the scenes to make that all happen was definitely the biggest challenge we’ve had to date. We threw ourselves into the deep end and had to navigate the many difficult pitfalls associated with manufacturing overseas. We worked things out the hard way but it was all worth it to see our collection succeed and quickly sell out.
LGW: Hard work and plenty of it.
LGW: Don’t throw in the towel if you fall on your face. Shake it off and keep moving.
LGW: If I told you it would ruin the surprise.
MP: My first job was at an apparel wholesaler in Buenos Aires when I was 15. (I was born and raised in Argentina.) I was young and hungry (literally!); I saw a sign in the window, walked into the shop and got the job.
I started in sales at a very young age and the skills I began developing from that first day formed the foundation of my career as I continue to grow as an entrepreneur.
MP: When I decided to launch ModaBox, the business model already existed in the marketplace. I knew I could create something better than what was out there but it wasn’t until I realised that simply being in New York gave us access to designers and stylists that our competitors did not have. When we began to pitch our concept to the designers with whom we wanted to form exclusive partnerships, I knew we had our true differentiator - and had found the thing that would truly set ModaBox apart.
MP: The biggest challenge to any start-up is convincing the right people that your idea is a great one. Timing is a key element in getting funded, and right now the retail industry is in flux - scaring off many investors. But people will never stop shopping so it is only a matter of how and not if. The challenge is to continuously refine the plan and message and making sure to never miss an opportunity to add the right strategic partners.
MP: Never stop no matter what lies in front of me. I have faced long odds my entire life and I would never have made it this far if I let seemingly insurmountable obstacles deter me from my goals.
MP: Your confidence will be the thing that lets you achieve anything you dream of. Have a plan and prepare for all possibilities, but most importantly know always that you will succeed. If you have a bad day and you carry it over to the next, all of a sudden you are having a bad week that can turn in a bad month. Wake up every day with a clean slate and the confidence that yesterday's struggles won’t affect what happens today. I would tell them to surround themselves with a community of inspirational and intelligent friends and mentors. Being an entrepreneur isn’t the easiest career path, but if you pursue your goals with passion and integrity, you’ll attract a support system that will become one of your greatest assets.
MP: Continue to grow and learn everyday personally and professionally.
One day invest my time and money in other female entrepreneurs.
I’d love to someday be able to focus all of my time and energy toward philanthropy and giving everything back. I want to change people's lives, especially those of underprivileged women whose stories might be similar to mine.
LH: I started the first baby sitters club in Armadale. I recruited local babysitters and we would babysit for the community, I loved it!
LH: In late 2013, I realised that I simply spent far too many hours pounding the pavement, looking for the perfect handbag. Yet, nothing was perfect, and I wanted perfect. Why pay premium prices if it isn’t exactly what you want? I remember sitting in my car in the Westfield Bondi Junction car park, and thinking that there simply had to be a better way. I realised, if it was possible for kids to build their own teddy bears, people to create their own custom Nike shoes ... there simply had to be a way to create high quality, luxury, bespoke handbags. I had a vision... to create an elegant, state of the art bag builder, and then follow this up with high quality, customisable and bespoke creations, delivered to your door. So, during 2013 and 2014, I travelled the world looking for the best tanneries and ateliers, we hand selected quality leathers and raw materials, and employed incredibly skilled craftsmen. I also found some great software engineers to turn our vision into reality.
LH: People- nothing happens without the right team.
LH: 1. Just go for it and back yourself. 2. Stay focused on one thing at a time. 3. Build an amazing team of talented people around you. 4. When you feel like giving up, don’t.
LH: Mon Purse have immediate international expansion plans; the northern hemisphere is our main focus. We are finalising a Myers-style distribution deal in the UK, and plan to launch into US department stores in late-2016 via a collaboration with Harper's Bazaar US Executive Editor (and fellow Australian), Laura Brown. Brown will be designing a capsule range of bags that will become permanent customisable stock.
Monica, Lana & Lucy will each present at the 2016 Online Retailer Conference & Expo (OR), hosted on 20-21 July at the Royal Hall of Industries and Hordern Pavillion, Sydney. This year, OR will launch a partnership with Remodista and their global Women2Watch in Retail Disruption Program, offering Australian female Retail leaders the opportunity to be globally recognised for their success. Remodista's annual list of Women2Watch celebrates women who are leading the way in online and brick-and-mortar retailing, experimenting with new ways to solve problems in operations, marketing, commerce, supply chain, logistics and globalization. The 2017 Women2Watch list will be announced at the end of this year.
Brisbane's fashion industry has taken quite the hit this year with iconic design leaders closing their doors and our Government losing faith in our annual fashion week. But all is not lost thanks to the new crop of talent giving us hope with their creative flair and fresh approach.
Recently we attended TAFE QLD's Operose Diploma Graduate Showcase and were impressed with the level of emerging talent on display. To celebrate we're interviewing the students who's names must be on your radar.
Introducing student designer, Megan Cox who's work you're sure to be seeing more of in the coming years.
MC: The core of my inspiration stems from my seaside upbringing and absolute love of water. This directed me to inject a calm and rhythmic vibe throughout my designs. I focused on the notion of providing geometric shapes with movement through the use of minimalism, sleek lines and intricate details. My overall aim was to epitomise the ‘ultimate cool’ creating fresh, crisp and cutting edge designs.
MC: In one of our studio classes I spent the whole day attempting to construct one of my garments. I had done more unpicking than sewing and had made numerous surprise alterations along the way. I will never forget the end of that day when one of my lovely classmates tried on what I had created. For me it was a very special and unforgettable moment, I could not comprehend how the initial image in my head had been brought to life and was no longer a scribble on a page.
MC: Being a fashion student, you do incur many challenges along the way. From draining your savings because there is a fabric sale on, to the daily struggle of carrying all 6 bags of equipment to the classroom without dropping something, or everything. However, I would have to say the winner would be organisation. As I am quite a ‘creative’, (a.k.a. messy individual), I found that organisation was and still is a very big challenge.
MC: I have learnt that the major key to success in the fashion industry is resilience. I now know that not every idea will be my best idea and not everything will work the first time around. I have found that the only way to be successful is to bounce back, to keep reworking ideas and never give up.
MC: It was a very surreal experience! I felt nervous, excited and proud to see not only my own creations but my fellow student’s work being professionally presented to the public. The end of semester parade was something we had all been working towards for a very long time, and to finally sit back and appreciate what we had created was a very special moment.
MC: Go for it! Studying fashion really allows you to express yourself. It by no means is an easy pathway. You need to dive straight in and give absolutely everything you have. Nothing great comes without stress, little sleep and bucket loads of persistence. There is nothing more exciting than going through the design and production processes to create an end product. It truly is a rewarding and fulfilling adventure.
MC: Designing dresses for red carpet events.
MC: Anything and everything denim.
MC: Bright and quirky statement coats.
MC: Samantha Harris.
MC: I will continue to complete my Advanced Diploma at TAFE QLD then will search for an internship or job in the industry.
The longest pre-release album promotion goes to ... Tinashe! She has been promoting her highly anticipated sophomore album “Joyride” since December 2015. Now we are in July 2016 and to our surprise we are only getting the second single. *face palm*
“Superlove” is a change of direction for the RNB songstress because it moves away from the beat saturated and moody RNB tracks that we are familiar with and focuses on a positive message about love.
It’s something that the music industry needs at the moment with the current issues our world is facing and while it’s a bit gimmicky, it’s loveable and ultimately boppy.
At a first listen I wasn’t convinced but with the infectious hook and sultry harmonies - I eventually found myself transported. “They will never love you babe like I love you babe. Baby say you’ll never take my love away”.
It gives me early Ciara vibes and if that’s not enough for you to be intrigued to give it a listen, then I don’t know what else to say...
Words: Thomas Bleach