This week we start off with local model Nicole Trunfio
in a new barely there editorial
The WA born model has just been announced as the chief "asset" for Perth Fashion Festival 2011 this month, probably because, as that lovely Kurv Magazine
shoot showed, she has great, erm, assets.
Another WA bred model, Gemma Ward
, has also been cast in the Baz Luhraman remake of The Great Gatsby
which has just started filming in Australia.
The internet went crazy when another model and style icon, Alexa Chung,
touched down in Sydney this week. At the press junket she told crowds that her iconic shaggy bob is due to her having "massive ears and thin hair". Our hearts totally bleed for her...
Whilst on the topic of hair: this recent documentary by icon Vidal Sassoon
at ACMI's Men of Fashion
series this month.
Turning the Australian industry on its head, apparently scantily clad young models are OK to model food ads but not fashion campaigns, says the Advertising Standards Board after complaints were lodged against Roger David
Meanwhile we're just trying to make the connection between burlesque dancers and fried chicken
Sad news this week that high end local chain, Belinda
, has been placed in voluntary administration. We're sending get well soon cards.
A label the luxury stores stock, Lanvin
, is taking a light hearted approach this week with a new campaign for 2012.
Sick of celebrity perfumes? This week there's many weird fashion collaborations that whiff of money making.
First up is BAPE
who are releasing a Star Wars capsule later this month.
is also collaborating with The Muppets
(ZOMG) after inviting Miss Piggy
down to their runway recently. This collection is also due in September.
And then Chanel's
sensationally strange head designer, Karl Lagerfeld
, is teaming up with none other than Snoop Dogg
. No word yet on what the sound will be like but we truly hope it involves "hemp inspired" clothing.
Not to be outshone (literally) is fashion royalty and tan enthusiast Valentino Garavani
. At the age of 79 he's looking in to the possibility of his own biographical Broadway production.
is searching for a thesaurus this week after receiving heat for its new peer-judged plus size model competition
. They used the word "big" just one too many times, and now have their very own cartoon thanks to Taiwan's Next Media Animation
Whatever the implications of AA's The Next Big Thing
competition, there's no denying this entrant
is pure, unadulterated, heaven.
Product spruik of the week: Heel Condoms
. No, seriously, actual product name. To stop your shoes getting up the duff...
More traditional is Ksubi's
next collection preview. It's very on trend with leopard prints and military green styling. (Check out the gallery.)
American brand 10.Deep
is going for something a little more usual with roadkill inspired photography
Music break! Turns out that Rihanna
is wearing homegrown women's label, Evil Twin, in her latest video clip.
Local label Sosume
has a crazy sale this week with up to 80 per cent off
Wet and Wendy
are also heralding in Spring with discounts across their umbrella range.
Another umbrella brand, Starkweather
, is engaging in less conventional marketing with this new NSFW campaign
. Simply spectacular.
Broken an appendage recently? Not to worry! Stick some diamonds on there. Singer Jesse J
did just this at the VMAs this week
, with the awesome medical equivalent of vagina bedazzaling.
and Nicky Minaj
however just encrusted everything. It's now really only a matter of time before pink grandma washes start trending.
And then Britney Spears
just looked, um, vaguely classy in a subdued black cocktail dress. WTF? Just quietly: we want double denim Britters back.