After we attended the press showing for Little Joe Woman's A/W collection, it was evident that Gail Elliott (founder, designer and ex-supermodel to boot) knew something about leather. Butter-soft hides in classic-yet-sexy shapes beckoned us to a rack laiden with classic pencil skirts, supple skinny-cut pants and chic shifts. Given this week's focus on leather — we got Gail on board so we could all benefit from her expert knowledge. From some sensible styling tips to an interesting use for antibacterial wipes, we gotta say it — Gail's not just a pretty face! Step inside and get schooled in Leather 101. . .
The sass & bide girls got famous off the back (or should we say the butt) of their denim — remember their infamous two-inch zip hipster jeans? Yup. Circa 2002 we owned at least three *cough, five* pairs. So who better to teach us in the mystic arts of finding the perfect pair of jeans than Sarah-Jane Clarke herself? SJC is one half of the S&B brand, and certainly knows her stuff. We quizzed her on everything from denim care tips, to this season's must-have pair. . . styling ideas to her personal faves. Keen to learn from the master? Denim 101 awaits. . .
Mambo has a history of tapping the hottest local modelling talent to star as in their campaigns, but this season they've widened their Mambo Goddess net to include Hungarian supe and Victoria's Secret babe Barbara Palvin. Providing the Aussie beach-bunny representation is home-grown hottie Ashely Hart (yes, she of the genetically blessed Hart genealogy). Together, they make one smokin' swimsuit-clad team. We interviewed the fun-loving duo on the day of the Spring/Summer 2013-'14 campaign shoot, shot by Jason Lee Parry on the iconic Venice Beach strip in LA. From carry-on case essentials dodging crocodiles in the Costa Rican jungle (true story) the girls had a lot to say! Put the kettle on, pop your feet up and click on through to see their behind-the-scenes shenanigans . . .
Melbourne-based brand May the Label has done it again, pushing out a easy-to-wear, impossible-to-resist line for the season ahead. For Winter 2013, designer Georgia Phillis has pushed her distinctive prints albeit this time with a distinctly '60s twist. Wear the paisleys, pixelated patterns and florals with block-coloured separates for simplicity's sake, or double up in like-minded a trouser or short suit. We asked Georgia to give us the downlow on her latest baby. Step inside to see what the brains behind this local operation had to say.
The Shoes of Prey philosophy is pretty simple: every woman deserves to have the perfect pair of shoes, whether she prefers a lower heel, likes a pointier toe, or needs a bigger or in-between size. Since launching the design-your-own-shoe company in 2009, founder Jodie Fox, from Sydney, has brought her footwear problem-solving skills to the masses. The designer has opened four global offices, created two runway collections for Jonathan Simkhai, and built custom shoes for Rihanna, Carly Rae Jepsen, Elle Macpherson, and Kate Middleton. Jodie popped by our US POPSUGAR offices in San Francisco recently to show them how Shoes of Prey works and they picked Jodie's brain about her design beginnings, celebrity style icons, and her own shoe collection.
POPSUGAR: How did you get your start, and where did the idea for Shoes of Prey come from?
Jodie Fox: I come from a long line of Sicilian women who always loved shoe shopping and being around beautiful leather goods — I definitely developed the same taste! I went to law school, became a lawyer, and was never able to find shoes that I liked, let alone ones that worked well with the suits I had to wear every day. I then began learning about leather and shoe construction and decided to delve into my creative desires. For my business partners and me, it doesn't matter that we didn't start out as cobblers. It matters that we're solving a problem. This is about you; every woman should have the perfect shoe.
PS: What are your favorite upcoming shoe trends?
JF: I love anything sculptural — anything that goes "beyond the foot" and looks like a piece of art. Also, brogues and oxfords are the new ballet flat. If you don't have a pair of oxfords, you're in trouble.
Find out Jodie's ultimate style crush, shoe tips for brides, and more when you keep reading.
You might know a few things about Aussie beauty Phoebe Tonkin — she's a talented actress making it big in Hollywood, she's one of our top style icons and she's got a major social media following. One thing you might not know about Phoebe: she's a total health nut. She and best friend, actress Teresa Palmer, run wellness website Your Zen Life together and Phoebe's often swapping the red carpet for green juices and a tough workout. Following the Adidas Energy Boost global launch, which Phoebe attended in New York, we chatted to the actress about what she exercises in, where she shops, the last thing she bought and much more. Right this way!
Seems like this is the year for up-and-coming cool kids! Last week we introduced you to the hilarious Maude Apatow, and now we'd like you to get acquainted with Alice Englert. Aged just 18, this young actress is a star on the rise — and she's moving fast. With parents who are major players in the film industry, some seriously cool acting gigs under her belt already and a rapidly-growing international following, it's safe to say that Alice is just moments away from becoming a household name. Never heard of her? Get ahead of the rest of the world now by clicking through our gallery and learning all about Alice Englert.
Drew Barrymore's famously bubbly personality shined when she stopped by to chat with Ellen DeGeneres this week. Of course, Drew's baby, Olive, was the topic of conversation, and the new mum gushed about her little girl. Drew also talked about stepping out for events and how much energy she has these days. Check it out on today's PopSugar Rush.
The woman is an icon, the brand is an American powerhouse, and her wrap dress is a classic wardrobe staple. Diana von Furstenberg swooped in on Sydney to launch her Spring 2013 collection last night to an awaiting crowd of VIP customers and industry heavy-weights; both of whom seemed equally excited about seeing the legend in the flesh. We were lucky enough to sit with the woman behind the brand for five minutes backstage and even despite a gruelling schedule of back-to-back interviews, the 65 year old designer was every inch as calm, confident and passionate as you'd imagine. Wearing a jet-studded black cocktail jacket over a colourful sequinned sheath — her nude-fishnet-covered legs crossed like a woman waiting for a martini — the woman can only be described as a total fox. Before you read what Diane had to say, please imagine every word coming out covered like honey in her thick, continental accent and each sentence punctuated with a toss of her henna-hued mane.
How does a Victoria's Secret model keep herself runway-ready? For Alessandra Ambrosio, it's not just about looking good, it's about feeling good. Here, the Brazilian supermodel shares her secrets to staying fit, keeping her skin glowing, and getting ready to wear the world-famous Fantasy Bra just months after giving birth.