Our favourite style and beauty icons were generous with their social media time this week, keeping us posted as they hung out at the beach with a beer (thanks, Samara Weaving!), had their hair and makeup done (Lara Bingle and Jesinta Campbell) and met up with their fellow model best mates (Candice Swanepoel and Behati Prinsloo). Phoebe Tonkin proved that she can do no wrong, posing with a face as fresh as the flowers she's holding, and looking more beautiful than ever, while Jennifer Hawkins displayed a sexy neon swimsuit and the ultimate wavy beach hair. There's much more to see, though — click through now to check it all out!
Aussie's love their cossies, and the global market loves what we do, too. Many an Australian designer has made their splash (sorry, couldn't help it) on the international stage thanks to our way with a sexy swimsuit. Zimmermann, We Are Handsome, Jets, and Lisa Blue are just some of the names that come to mind who are stocked — and sell well — on Net-a-Porter. So it's with anticipation that we want to see the next generation of cossie kings, or queens. The top line trends to take away? High-waisted bikini briefs are still a thing, scuba-styling and athletic one-pieces are set to be strong this Summer, prints remain digitally inclined and detailing takes from the fashion world with off-the-shoulder shapes, lace-up bodices, cut-outs and sheer insert have a grown-up effect on bikinis and one-pieces alike, bandeaus get sculptural and tongue in cheek logo prints raise a smile.
- Colours: Navy, camouflage-khakis, black and white, and shades of blue.
- Trends: Sporty scuba shapes and detailing, colour-blocking, off the shoulder shapes, and logo/placement prints.
- Key Looks: Zip-fronted scuba bikini from Skye & Staghorn, colour-blocked '80s bikini from maidenlove and the kitty-print one-piece from Gypsea.
- Accessories: A bangin' bikini body and the confidence to pull off anything.
Can you believe Elle Macpherson turns 49 yesterday? After debuting on the scene in a flurry of iconic Sports Illustrated swimsuit spreads and covers in the 1980s, the Australian supermodel hasn't slowed down since. And if there's one thing her gorgeous magazine editorials always deliver, it's a fashionable look at her enviable figure and beach-babe hair and beauty. That's why we couldn't think of a better way to celebrate her milestone birthday than with a serious roundup of her sexiest editorials to date. Click on to see why she's more than earned her nickname, "The Body" — and deserves the title "the face", too! Happy birthday, Elle!
Source: Vanity Fair
If the heat outside doesn’t already have you working your Summer style, then these photos of Olivia Palermo, Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Alba, Lea Michele, and Julianne Hough will probably do the trick. We spotted all of these stars lounging in the sun in their tropical destinations of choice recently, showing off some enviable beach-side style. If you're lucky enough to be at the beach, or still on holidays, take a cue from their swim style — click through to have a looksee!
It was all about ringing in the New Year for some of our favourite snap-happy beauties and style setters, and unsurprisingly, they did it in style. Phoebe Tonkin cooled down with an ice-block that matched her white bikini, Lara Bingle worked a fluffy white bathroom — as only Lara can — and Coco Rocha posed with a giant Marilyn Monroe statue during a trip to Palm Springs. Poppy Delevingne cozied up to a new man (though it was unclear if he returned her advances) and Karlie Kloss relaxed with some reading material after sharing a New Year's kiss with her main man, Derek Blasberg. Meanwhile, Hart of Dixie beauty Jaime King showed off a cool mani, and hung out with BFF Lana Del Rey on New Years Eve. Click through now to catch up on it all — there's plenty to get through!
Victoria's Secret have just released their Swim 2013 catalogue, and South African beauty Candice Swanepoel, above, has again nabbed the coveted front cover. Famed fashion photographer Russell James shot Angels Candice, Doutzen Kroes, Miranda Kerr, Behati Prinsloo and more on the stunning beaches of Miami and Turks and Caicos. The Victoria's Secret runway show was a huge hit when it aired late last year, and now VS will be releasing short behind-the-scenes videos of the Angels in all their glory on the shoot. First up, Candice and Doutzen, doing their thing to the tune of Bruno Mars' "Locked Out of Heaven". Go on and watch it, you know you want to!
Image courtesy Victoria's Secret
The triangle bikini is the un-sung hero of the swimsuit world in our eyes. Yes, retro-inspired balconettes are having a moment, and one-piece swimmers are still hot, but the trusty triangle hasn't lost any of its currency. Part of this classic's enduring appeal is due to the flatter-all-figures benefits of the halter-neck, tie-up top — which simultaneously gives support and shape by hoiking the girls up, and together. We've rounded up ten of the best bikinis that will have you hitting the beach this Summer for under $100 (yes, that's for the set). Surf's up!
If there's one thing that Australian designers do well, it's swimwear. The Aussie contingent was hard to ignore at this week's Miami Swim fashion week, with some of the best in the cossie biz sending their new season collections down the runway. We couldn't be on deck (boo), so we asked Lisa Blue designer Lisa Burke to share her backstage happy snaps, and her insider swim secrets.
Biggest swim trends this Summer? Vintage influenced styles are big, like the flattering balconette top and high-cut pant. The denim and lace look is back, fun prints with bright colours, and big gregarious frills are a favourite as well.
Most flattering bikini for any figure? Both the balconette and the ruche bikini top do wonders for the bust. Bikini pants that are not too wide will flatter the figure more and make the derriere slimmer. Some girls are under the misconception that a wide pant will hide their bottom but in fact I believe the opposite is true.
Step inside to see the backstage fun at the Lisa Blue Miami Swim fashion week show, plus some of our favourite runway exits.
There was a whole lot of eye candy in Melbourne last night, as 33 beauties competed for the Miss Universe Australia crown. Perth-based model Renae Ayris won the heated competition, and took the title from outgoing Miss Australia Scherri-Lee Biggs — who is also from WA. Scherri-Lee went on the place in the top 10 at the international final in Brazil last year, so here's hoping Renae can do the same or better! The most famous Miss Australia is of course Jennifer Hawkins, who won the title in 2004. Click through to see Renae in the pageant and accepting her $30,000 diamond and pearl crown.
Adriana Lima linked up with two of her fellow Victoria's Secret Angels, Erin Heatherton and Candice Swanepoel for a press event in Miami. Decked out in white dresses, the trio made a cameo during a stop on the VS Angels Very Sexy Jet Tour at the Mondrian hotel. Adriana was in NYC earlier this month to show off some Valentine's Day gift options alongside two other models, Doutzen Kroes and Lindsay Ellingson. Erin, who was romantically linked to Leonardo DiCaprio over the holidays, has been in Florida working on a campaign for the brand. Just a few days ago, she shared an outtake from a shoot with photographer Russell James. Candice was likewise busy — Candice Swanepoel wore a bikini to work on a VS commercial with Michael Bay recently. She tweeted about having arrived in Brazil for the next stop on their tour.