are bringing you fortnightly cultural guides featuring a curated list of events throughout Australia. From touring ballet companies and theatre to art exhibitions and the best new films to see, go forth and make the most of the country’s arts and culture scene. Vogue Australia
See this week’s guide here- and be sure to tune in every 2 weeks. Fill up those calendars, there’s something for everyone! What’s On: 1-15 March,
Image: Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Mar 6
… you get pure magic.
I present to you another one of Carine Roitfeld’s genius works, as seen on the
. CR fashion book website
The editorial features Ramses Barden from the New York Giants and New York City Ballet’s Faye Arthurs, shot with a range of custom made designer shoes especially for the fashion book.
PS: Don’t athletes lend themselves SO well to fashion shoots? Am I the only one who thought he was a dancer/model?
Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Shoes: Brian Atwood
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi
Shoes: Sergio Rossi
All images via CR Fashion Book
When dance and fashion collide…
Workplace dress codes today are either corporate or somewhere slightly above smart-casual. Lately, I’ve been taking cues from Rachel Zane’s enviable style in Suits (if you haven’t seen the show, you are seriously advised to) in light of recent sweltering Sydney days. She’s pretty much got the mix of corporate gal and feminine chic down pat.
So pray do take inspiration from the above. To your right- the soft palettes of more traditional workplace wear. A clear staple is obviously the pencil skirt, and this
is a great alternative to the usual black. Stay cool in the heat with light sheer tops like The Row’s camel number from J.Crew and just let Jimmy Choo’s classic Carlton Brushed-Twill shirt, do the rest of the talking for you. Gilbert leather pumps
On the left- put an edge on things starting from the ground up with these
by Alexander Wang. His take on Emma ankle strap pumps will also make skeptics of the style keep coming back, so why not make its pop even more with Helmut Lang’s peplums (that hem!)? jersey mini skirt
Top of each look with a timeless black bag a la
(I can personally vouch for this one) and never be late to a meeting again with a Marc Jacobs’ Classic Q Fran . Michael Kors timepiece
- Ryan Lochte, aka America’s sexiest douchebag, gets his
. Take from this what you will. own new reality series on E!
- Awards season is nigh! Here’s the
by hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and newly released 2013 Golden Globes Drinking Game . Oscar nominees
- Handbag essentials: coveting these
by Chloe. adorable miniature perfumes
- David Beckham strips down for his upcoming
. Bodywear campaign for H&M
- Ellen DeGeneres is
. Watch this space, Sydney and Melbourne! headed to Australia for the first time
after 3 years away from the catwalk. See her portfolio with Gemma Ward returns to modelling . IMG here Jan 11
Have your cake and eat it too
Having been stateside for the past 2 weeks enjoying all the sights
New York and California have to offer in the wintertime, coming back to an Australian summer has definitely tried my body (and tolerance).
I love the cold- the infinite hot cocoas, watching snow transform a city, the fashion… But alas, nothing’s perfect. So aside from the usual hand cream and body moisturisers, here are some of my picks to put your best foot forward if you’re swapping camis for coats this time of the year.
Tame that mane- Hair is particularly prone to dryness in cold weather, causing it to tangle more easily. Use a leave in conditioner such as Joico’s leave in detangler to moisturise before heading out, or if you’re not one for leave-ins, opt for a hydrator following shampooing.
Protect that pout- Harsh wintry winds can easily get the better of your lips, leaving them dry, chapped and painful- conditions not ideal for the usual lip liner/gloss/stick routine. Try out Clinique’s chubby sticks- a moisturising lip balm complete with colour so you’re killing two birds with one stone, or should I say, stick.
Keep up the glow- Just cause it’s blue outside doesn’t mean your face should be too. A matte bronzer such as this one from Smashbox will help wake your skin up and compensate for its lost summery warmth.
Give your feet extra love- More often than not, thick socks and boots season result in your poor feet being neglected. Keep them feet pretty (relatively) by slathering on some moisturising foot cream every night. Trust me, you’ll be thankful when summer rolls around.
Beauty essentials for the winter traveller
- It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s the
for Zack Snyder’s highly anticipated first full length trailer Man of Steel.
from The Sartorialist’s Scott Schuman. How to rock sheer blouses
- RIP Oscar Niemeyer. Here’s
salute to the Brazilian architect’s genius work. The Guardian’s
- Tuck into a great book this holiday season with some of
and Vogue US ’s picks for the best books of 2012. Vogue Australia
- Less is definitely more when it comes to resume writing. Here is
what every job-seeker should NOT put on a CV.
- If you’re one of many headed to NYC soon (like yours truly), check out Eva Chen’s
(and also her covetable style). downtown favourites Dec 12
Have your cake and eat it too