Fashion

Rihanna's Fenty x Puma show was a gothic affair

Gothic models at Rihanna's Fenty x Puma show

Rihanna has channeled her inner 90's punk for her latest collaborative collection for Fenty x Puma.

The songstress sent oversized hoodies, chokers and chains, thigh high boxing boots and cheeky lace ups down the runway. The backdrop was quite chilling with dry ice, a mirrored catwalk and a monochromatic forest which set the scene for a dramatic show.

The clothes were deconstructed and undone. The link between the range was the play on head-to-toe black with a touch of white, see-through fabrics, tears, textures and fur. The gothic affair was a clear fusion between the brands sportswear aesthetic and the singer's signature love of streetwear.

Gothic models walk for Rihanna's Fenty x Puma show

Gigi and Bella Hadid made an appearance down the runway sporting silver painted hair and jet black lipstick.

Rihanna's celebrity friends were in attendance to show their support including designer Jeremy Scott, Chris Rock, Ne-Yo and Naomi Campbell.

Ri Ri graced the runway at the end to take her final bow.

 

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To see the full slideshow visit Vogue.com.au

Elevate your booty game with Levi's Wedgie Jeans

Sexy tush without the gym time? We want in!

It looks like the large focus on booty-lisious derrières aren’t going away soon, as iconic denim brand Levi is taking a desirable booty to another level with their Wedgie Jean... yep you read that right!

The unfortunately named, Wedgie Jean is made from a stretch fabric that will, according to the Levi's website, comfortably "hug your waist and hips, showcasing your best assets."

 

Kylie Jenner debuted her backside in the jeans a few weeks ago on Instagram and is no doubt a big influence on the popularity of this trend.

 

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"The Wedgie was inspired by the way girls were wearing vintage Levi’s," Jonathan Cheung, senior vice president of Levi's Global Design, told Mashable.

"Just as the 501 CT was inspired by girls wearing the 501 a little bit slouchy, the Wedgie is inspired by girls [who] were downsizing a vintage 505 and wearing it very close and almost vacuum-packed to the rear-ends — hence the affectionate and cheeky name."

 

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The style is reminiscent of the 90s MOM jeans with a more flattering fit thanks to its high waist - which prevents that awkward denim bulge from forming - and the slightly tilted pockets that further the illusion of a perky butt. The jeans also cinches at the waist, creating that sexy hourglass illusion without hitting the gym.

We don’t know about you but a butt lift without the need to do endless squats is right up our alley!


Words: Frances van Eeden

Tease your way to subtly looking sexy with these style tips

Harper and Harley blogger poses in black off the shoulder top

When it comes to looking good there are many different opinions of what is considered ‘sexy’.

Despite what we have been told and the image of 'sexy' that has been put in front of women since a young age, you don’t have to be wearing next to nothing to look sexually attractive.

There’s a new breed of modern trendsetters that are making fashion sexy, here’s how you too can seduce him without looking trashy.


Off the shoulder tops

There is something so alluring about a woman's décolletage and an off-the-shoulder top is the perfect way to accentuate this delicate area without showing cleavage.

 

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Baby got back

If you work hard in the gym, don’t be afraid to show off your toned muscles with an open-back top or dress. He will LOVE the unexpected skin-on-skin sensation when he mindlessly touches your back.

The cropped trousers

When it comes to showing your ankles, your first thought definitely is not 'OOH SEXY'! But cropped pants that fit well through the waist and reveal your ankles are sexier than you think because showing skin where it is least expected is enticing.

For maximum sex-appeal style the look with a pair of sky scraping strappy heels.

The slip dress

A big trend this season that we love for its minimalistic feel is the slip dress. Add some statement earrings and heeled sandals for a chic yet seductive date look.

Racy lacy details

Lace detailing can instantly add interest to even the most basic black tank. The feminine detail will have you feeling more in touch with your sensual side.

 

Leather touches

Just as lace compliments your sensual side, leather can have you feeling edgier and more confident. Rock a pair of leather pants or a skirt with a more casual tank for an effortlessly sultry look.

The chic thigh split

Bare your legs with a skirt or dress that dons a thigh split, this will elongate your legs and make you look taller. 

Find a good tailor

There is no way you can look good in anything that doesn’t fit well. Your clothes don’t have to be skin tight, but a pair of trousers that fits your derrière seamlessly or a dress that accentuates your waist well will show off your figure perfectly.

 

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Bedroom eyes and a red lip

There is nothing sexier than slightly smudged eyeliner and a red lip to compliment your style.

Be comfortable in your own skin

Finally, the key to total sex-appeal is feeling great and radiating confidence!

Image: Credit


Words: Frances van Eeden

How to have an eternal summer wardrobe

Model poses in summer outfit with bag

As summer nights get shorter and the cooler months set in, it can be hard to say goodbye to the fun and flirty items in your wardrobe. Here’s how you can make your summer staples last throughout the autumn and winter seasons.

Contrasting chic

Texturised metallic skirts were a major trend last season. This autumn, pair your favourite glam skirt with a cosy grey jersey jumper for the ultimate chic, off-duty look.

Winter’s best friend

Not ready to say goodbye to your favourite summer midi skirts and dresses? Then opaque tights will be your new best friend. Team with an over-the-knee boot and skinny scarf for an easy transitional update.

The new silhouette

To achieve this style, pair your tunic and sleeveless vests with trousers for an on-trend, androgynous look.

Fight the winter blues with colour pops

The easiest way to incorporate your favourite summer pieces into your ultimately monotone winter wardrobe is through adding pops of colour. This can be achieved through introducing a block coloured blouse with your skinny jeans, your favourite jewelled CAMILLA clutch, or even through a bright manicure or bold lip.

New layered lengths

Play up your proportions, and team your favourite summer shorts with a long jacket and ankle boots. The smart jacket will dress up the look, while the shorts will allow you to flaunt your remaining naturally bronzed legs before you break out the fake tan.

Winter grunge

Team your summery, bright floral dress with a fabulous, grungy leather jacket for an edgy look that is perfect for the day, or team with your favourite heels for a night out.

That 70s trend

The 70s trend was definitely the highlight of the summer. Pair your flared, wide leg trousers with a simple white tee and crop jacket for a look that’s weather appropriate, and more importantly, on trend.

The latest fashion news & what’s trending

Join the conversation and stay in the know about the latest Brisbane style news plus what’s trending in the fashion industry!

Models pose for Ray Bans


The new Ray-Ban shape is here

The eyewear brand, renowned for their statement sunglass styles, has just released what we predict to be the next iconic shape. The Clubround combines the best of Ray-Ban’s popular Clubmaster and Round shapes to create this season's style staple. The original Ray-Ban Gatsby shape from the 80’s has also been redefined with the on-trend highbrow design and distinctive retro-appeal.

new Ray Bans


H&M announces its 10th Australian store

We recently reported on International retailer UNIQLO’s plans to open a store at the newly redeveloped Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. Now, H&M has announced it will be opening its fourth Queensland store early 2016 at Pacific Fair.

The expansion of Pacific Fair Shopping Centre is making it easier than ever for stylish Gold Coast residents to access fast fashion styles from International retailers.


Online e-retailer Boohoo has launched a dedicated denim destination

Denim is always in fashion; whether it is skinny jeans, high waisted shorts or a chambray top. Naturally then, it is a smart business move for global online e-tailer boohoo.com to launch boohooBLUE - a dedicated denim destination.

The curated denim edit will feature key styles including the Boyfriend Jean, High-Rise Skinny, Low Rise Skinny, Flare, Petite (5’3 & Under), Plus Size (16-24) and the staple denim shirt.

Model poses for Ray Bans


Palace Cinemas is celebrating the Award Season with a live screening of the 2016 Oscars

Palace Barracks is offering Brisbane residents a chance to celebrate the Oscars in glamorous style. With a drink on arrival, lunch served in your seat and unlimited popcorn and coffee, this is the ultimate opportunity to indulge in a girls day with your closet friends.

When: Monday February 29th, 10:30 am
Where: Palace Barracks, 61 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane QLD 4000
Cost: $30 Movie Club Members | $35 General Admission

Tickets are now on sale at the box office, online or on 07 33671954


Queensland’s Stage One International Film Festival

The Stage One International Film Festival is a Black Tie gala proudly supported by Screen Queensland and Warner Brothers (Movie World). The festival showcases remarkable talent from Australia and abroad, combining the film, music and fashion industries.

Headlining the 2016 event is musical sensation The Potbelleez. The event will also host a number of VIP’s including Mayor of Gold Coast City Council, Tom Tate, Mark Toia and actors like John Walton, Tony Bonner, Matthew Phelps, Bruno Lucia and Jessica Green.

When: Saturday February 27th
Where: Warner Bros. Movie World

For ticket pricing please visit www.stageonefilmfestival.com

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Words: Frances van Eeden

The accessory trends you have to try for Autumn 2016

White winter outfit

Style queen Rachel Zoe has been quoted saying "I see bold accessories as a woman's armour".

The team at Fashion Weekly live by that motto; an outfit is never complete without a statement accessory! Accessorising is the perfect way to ensure even the most basic outfit looks stylish.

Each season brings new trends and it can be tricky to figure out which pieces will suit your style and personality.

To simplify the trends and ensure you don't miss out on a style that is totally you, we have curated a collection of the top accessories for the season ahead.


Here you will find everything from clutches, footwear, jewellery and more, curated just for you!

Chokers

The 90s Throwback Choker Trend

This 90s necklace is back with a modern twist. Rather than the cringe-worthy velvet materials we rocked years ago, this season the choker can be found in metallic materials. Choose from the minimalistic and dainty styles or make a statement in bold chokers with a tribal influence.

Style this piece with a low-cut neckline for a dramatic look.

1. Mimco, Exploricious Choker $99
2. Amber Sceats, Tie The Knot Choker $229

Shoulder Grazing Statement Earrings

When it comes to earrings, forget about last season's dainty styles. For 2016 it is ‘go big or go home’ when it comes to this accessory. Shoulder grazing tassels and statement-gems are the ultimate way to add interest to a basic outfit.

[RELATED: The Australian summer trends to rock in 2016]

Style the earrings with an off-the-shoulder blouse to accentuate your décolletage, the bold earrings will perfectly compliment your bare shoulders.

Shoulder grazing earrings

Knotted Belts

When it comes to accentuating your waist, a belt is the perfect addition. This season opt for fine and intricate knotted belts. Despite its delicate width, the detail will draw attention to the smallest part of your waist.

The 70s Inspired Fringe

The 70s trend has been popular for a few seasons now and fringe-detailing remains a winning addition to your outfit. When it comes to footwear, handbags and clutches, textured fringing adds a touch of interest.

This season, expect to be seeing footwear with textured tassels gracing the heel and ankle straps, clutches with western inspired leather or suede fringing and bohemian-style fringed tote bags.

Reflective Eyewear Lenses & The Modern Cat-Eye

Reflective Eyewear Lenses & The Modern Cat-Eye

For us in the fashion industry, sunglasses are more of a style essential than a functional object. Opt for statement styles that are attention grabbing and compliments your facial features.

This season, dark shaded or reflective lenses are prominent. The cat-eye shape is also making a comeback with a modern twist, as the tapered point sits higher on the face. 

Steal His Time

This may seem out of the ordinary but we can assure that adding a mens watch to your outfit has become a luxe statement. Pair the watch with dainty and intricate jewellery that will complement the structure of the timepiece.

Chic Skinny Scarves

Chic Skinny Scarves

This accessory adds interest to any outfit from corporate wear to a little black dress, and is a piece that will certainly complete your look.

Opt for a statement black skinny scarf to ensure versatility. Stylish and on-trend, this subtle addition is a staple for 2016.


Words: Frances van Eeden

The naughty Valentine's Day gift guide for you and your lover

Ensure that you and your lover make this Valentine's Day one to remember!

Model couple kiss

If you're looking for something a little saucy, sexy and spontaneous - then you've found the right place. The Fashion Weekly team has discovered a few naughty gift ideas which are sure to have quite the enjoyable ending...

Lubed Up

Uberlube Luxury Lubricant

Shop: Uberlube Luxury Lubricant 100ml, $39

Whip It

Leather and Chrome Crop

Shop: Leather and Chrome Crop, $82.50

Sexy Sense

Intima Silk Blindfold

Shop: Intima Silk Blindfold by LELO, $99.95

Cuff Me

Fur Hand Cuff

Shop: Fur Hand Cuffs, $27.50

Feel the Heat

LELO Massage Candle

Shop: LELO Massage Candle, $40

Dare to Play

Nookii Adult Game for Couples

Shop: Nookii Adult Game for Couples, $60.50

Sweet Spot

Sensuous Deluxe Body Chocolate

Shop: Sensuous Deluxe Body Chocolate, $24.99

Patience and Pleasure

Kama Sutra Treasure Trove

Shop: Kama Sutra Treasure Trove - Raspberry Kiss, $55

Lustfull Lengths

Silver Droplet Vibrator Necklace

Shop: Silver Droplet Vibrator Necklace by Crave, $120

Sparkly Sips

Veuve Clicquot Brut

Shop: Veuve Clicquot Brut, $79.99

Why shopping smart is the new sexy this Valentine's Day

Miley Cyrus with lots of Chanel bags

Ladies, the month of LOVE is finally here. It's a bitter sweet moment, some are able to indulge in the holiday while others tend to be hit with those single blues. Though Valentine's Day seems exhausted and many are against this man-made celebration, there is room for a toe curling experience and it doesn't involve a lover.

A little retail therapy is sure have your stomach flutter with excitement. But if you're like us, smart shopping is the new black. 2016 is all about refining your shopping habits so you can have the Carrie Bradshaw-esk wardrobe!


Don't let seduction get the better of you.
Whether it's the colour, print or style of the season, not every trend looks good on every body shape. It's worth being honest with yourself and not being seduced into buying something that was only made for a runway model.

This is how to make Maths sexy.
That's right! The value of the 'investment' piece should be decided on how often you wear it and not on the whole price. For example, a sale item with a 30% discount that is only worn once is not a bargain, whereas an item you purchase for $500 and wear 250 times is only $2 per wear. So obviously, that's 100% justifiable.

Is it here for a long time or a good time?
With the likes of Zara, H&M and UNIQLO producing on-trend, disposable fashion at ridiculous prices, it's almost hard to control ourselves not buy the one-wash-only, t-shirt. Though the facts are, invest in one quality t-shirt and you'll have it for a lifetime

Are you lusting or needing?
Floral prints, wide leg pants, the 70s trend, fringing, lace and midi skirts are everywhere! There's no escaping the world-wide wave but there's only so many on-trend pieces that we need before it's simply overkill. That's why it's encouraged to buy wisely and opt for 3-4 key styles each season. Not only will your bank account thank you but so will your wardrobe in about 2 months when those pants are no longer in fashion.

Set the boundaries.
Would you agree that setting a budget sounds so adult-like? Having been inspired by the iconic Carrie Bradshaw who somehow convinced women worldwide that a shoe addiction over food in the fridge was acceptable, has left it almost unfashionable to set a budget. But in all honesty - that's absolutely ridiculous. Everyone needs to budget. So before your next shopping spree, why not put aside a certain amount each week into a splurge bank account. You'll be surprised in a few weeks, how much you could have accumulated.

Image source: Miley Cyrus / Twitter

Is a fashion job's paycheck all that glamorous?

Miranda Preistly in the Devil Wears Prada

Have you ever dreamt of heading to the Big Apple to pursue your fashion career? Many Australian style lovers are intrigued by the prospect of packing up their life and moving to the US; a cutting edge destination that appears to hold endless opportunities.

Now, in the case that you are contemplating booking your flights, you may want to be informed about America's not-so-impressive paycheck. This may change your mind on what appears to be a glamorous position.

A study conducted by Fashionista for the third annual survey received over 4,500 participants’ feedback to offer guidance to this controversial matter, complimented with expert insight from the likes of Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren and Condé Nast.

The results were organised under each and every fashion industry job description from Design to Editorial to Social Media and those alike.

There is no surprise that the senior and director positions offer staggering salaries. Though you may be stunned at how low the average pay checks are for the entry-level and assisting roles.

Given the relevance to the design industry, it is only fitting to delve into this domain. Assisting and Associate Technical Designers earn between $36,000 to $44,000 and the packages to continue to sky-rocket with Creative Designers and Design Directors earning nearly quadruple the amount.

What does not appear on the survey is internship work, which is an extremely common occurrence within the fashion industry. Many emerging designers, fashion lovers, creatives and those alike started behind the scenes with minimum experience and have now worked up the ladder to hold management positions at the most renowned fashion hubs.

Ultimately, everyone has to start somewhere. Those coffee runs are not in-vain lovelies, as they are leading you down the path of that well deserved pay-check!

The good news is that anything is possible if you set your mind to it. There are infinite opportunities, so go chase your dreams and make them become a reality!

Words: Claudine Blondeau

The latest fashion news you have to know about!

Models pose in group

It’s an exciting time of year for the fashion industry, as designers showcase their Autumn Winter Collections at Fashion Week's across the world. With New York fashion week starting next week, we have a lot to look forward to.

Here’s what’s currently trending in the world of fashion.

You can now shop Tiffany & Co. on the go at Sydney airport

Luxury jeweller Tiffany & Co. has announced its store opening in Sydney Airport’s new T1 International luxury precinct. The jeweller will join a premium collection of 13 luxury designer brands at the airport, which is soon to be one of Sydney’s leading fashion destinations. 

UNIQLO is bringing International fashion to the Gold Coast

In exciting news for the Gold Coast community, UNIQLO will soon be opening a store in the newly redeveloped Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. The International retailer boasts an extensive range of products for the whole family with affordability, functionality and quality at its core.

Bella Hadid is taking on the fashion world without her big sis in new Topshop campaign

This week Topshop launched its global Spring Summer 2016 Denim campaign, which celebrates the new generation of supermodels. Fronting the campaign is not Kendall Jenner nor Gigi Hadid as you might expect, but Gigi’s little sis Bella Hadid.

Bella has also appeared in Marc Jacob’s Spring Summer 2016 campaign. Up to this point, Bella has shared her fashion victories – like her first couture show and high fashion campaign - with her sister, Gigi, but it seems 2016 is the year Bella is branching out on her own.

 

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Words: Frances van Eeden

Let lingerie be your date this Valentine's Day!

Valentines Day Lingerie

The taboo topic of lingerie and how it reflects your personality has us all in a fluster here at Fashion Weekly. It's often forgotten how your choice of lingerie can emulate the type of person you are, both in and out of the bedroom. Our guide will help you figure out which styles best suit your personality this Valentine's Day!


Classic Cuts

Calvin Klein Undies

Some of us wouldn't read much into it when it comes to underwear, you just wear what's practical and comfortable, right?

But hey, that leads us to our first personality; 'the classic'. You are the type of woman that doesn't care much about 'trends' and fitting into a feminine stereotype. You don't need lace or frills to show off your natural beauty. You work with what you have and you love it! You can feel sexy without having to step out of your comfort zone. 

Shop this look: Calvin Klein, Magnetic Force Bikini $29.95


Fitted and Fabulous

Valentine's Day Lingerie

The 'fetishist' plays on 'the classic' personality by still incorporating practical styles while indulging in life's finest pleasures. Without getting all 50 Shades of Grey up in here, the 'fetishist' personality plays on your provocative and dominant side. This kind of 'gal dares to push the boundaries a little while still being extremely sexy, therefore lace bodysuits are for you!

Shop this look: Stylestalker, Confidential Bodysuit $149.00


Sweet and Sultry

Valentine's Day Lingerie

None of these personalities sound quite like you? Do you prefer the finer things in life?

Keeping that sexy yet innocent mindset in check, you're a lover of all things elegant and beautiful. Garters, delicate lace, pretty patterns and sugary sweet pastel tones are for you. It leaves the illusion to your fellow..eh..audience.. that there is certainly more to come. Thus, resulting in you being the 'sweet & sultry' kind.

Shop this look: Heidi Klum Intimates, Cle D'amour Underwire Bra $69.95


Flirt Fantasy

Valentine's Day Lingerie

Another personality much like 'the sweet & sultry' is the good old fashioned 'flirt'. The woman with an outgoing personality, an indulger of games both in and out of the bedroom. She encapsulates every essence of a good mystery. You're never shy and afraid to show off exactly what you've got. For you, it's a corset, g-string, sky-high stilettos and a whip so you can show off your fantasy side.

Shop this look: Pleasure State, White Label Ava Delilah Corset Was $159.95

So, whether you're alone or not this Valentines Day, feel empowered by the sexy undergarments you choose to wear ... that's if it even stays on for long.

Words: Isla Perrett

Witchery A/W 16 runway recap & key styles for the season

While the warm weather is still very much upon us, the fashion industry is making its transition into the autumn and winter styles.

Witchery Runway A/W 2016 Set

Australian label Witchery, debuted its Autumn Winter '16 collection on January 28 at Sydney’s Carriageworks.

The runway showcased 80 looks from Witchery Woman, Witchery Balance, Witchery First Edition and Witchery Man.

Trends which were evident on the catwalk include the minimalistic look with a contemporary nod to ‘70s details, romantic styles created through texture and shape contrasted with dark colours, retro and geometric patterns.

This season, camel and tan shades will be replaced as winter’s go-to neutral by a smoky pink, reminiscent of Pantone’s Rose Quartz.

With an A-list guest attendance of media and style influencers like Margaret Zhang, Samantha Harris, Nikki Phillips and Samantha Frost to name a few, the Witchery Autumn Winter '16 runway show was a spectacular start to the fashion season ahead.

Scroll down to see the exclusive snaps from the Witchery runway show. 

Witchery Runway A/W 2016 Set

Witchery Runway A/W 2016 models

Sam from the Bachelor at Witchery Runway A/W 2016 show

Tom Dericks at Witchery Runway A/W 2016 show

 Witchery A/W 2016 Show guests

Witchery A/W 2016 Show guests

Witchery A/W 2016 Show model

Witchery A/W 2016 Show model

Witchery A/W 2016 Show model

Witchery A/W 2016 Show model

Witchery A/W 2016 Show male model

Witchery A/W 2016 Show models in finale

Witchery A/W 2016 Show beauty


Words: Frances van Eeden