Palm Springs Weekend: Style Ideas for Spring

Palm Springs Weekend is a classic 1963 film. Each year during Spring Break, Palm Springs¬†swarms with¬†young men and women in hot pursuit of¬†freedom and sunny California adventure. It’s a rom-com time capsule¬†– somehow, any styling related to Palm Springs and the 1960s remained¬†in spirit – fun, kitsch, fruity, repeat!

Paging Stefanie Powers

Though an Australian spring will more likely see you heading bathside with your inflatables, occasionally the sun bursts through, so you should take full advantage! Start with twinkle toes and keep adding layers until you get a stitch!


Pictured L-R: Sunnylife inflatable clam,¬†Yosuzi¬†‘Araya’ hat,¬†Sportsgirl¬†earrings, Rimmel London Moisture Renew Sheer and Shine Lipstick Shade #300¬†Stockist: 1800 812 663,¬†Bird and Knoll¬†‘Aghia Sunset’ scarf, Freedom ‘Anchorage’ deck chair,¬†Lucy Folk¬†‘San Marco’¬†cocktail clutch, Feathers spot culotte, Lucy Folk¬†‘Short & Sweet’ sunglasses, ¬†Susan Driver large stud and frond earrings,¬†Ziera ‘Holly’ shoe in raspberry, O.P.I. Retro Summer Limited Edition Collection. Stockist:¬†1800 812 663. Some images courtesy flaunter.com

The Troy Donahue (I know what you wanna do)

Men and boys in the bright sunshine. More fun than you could poke a pina colada pi√Īata at, with the inclusion of a dash¬†of my Samoan heritage for good measure (nowhere near California, but it works).


Pictured L-R:¬†Sunnylife¬†‚ÄėSundowners‚Äô carnival umbrella, Miansai at Farfetch¬†hook wrap bracelet,¬†¬†Saint Laurent¬†classic polo shirt in white,¬†Third Drawer Down¬†X Alex Katz ‘Red Roses’ handkerchief, Black Pearl Designs¬†Samoan ‘Ula Fala’ lei,¬†Kate Spade¬†‘Initial S’ tumbler,¬†Marshall¬†Kilburn speaker in cream,¬†Freedom¬†‘California Dreaming’ candle,¬†NEXT¬†mens pants,¬†Ray Ban sunglasses, Gucci¬†GG Blooms slip-on sneaker,¬†1st Dibs Pineapple Ice Bucket by Freddo Therm, Switzerland.¬†Some images courtesy flaunter.com

Palm Springs on the Inside

If you can’t really be in Palm Springs, you can always decorate like you were born to be there. Cocktails are really more fun when you incorporate understated tropical tones with 60s shapes. Blend woven textures with colours of the ocean, and add an enormous Slim Aarons book in the middle. You can¬†leaf through it while you wait for the Melbourne sun to actually show itself. We are ready.


Pictured L-R: Brunswick Book Store¬†Slim Aarons Women, 1st Dibs¬†Ice Bucket by AuboŐąck,¬†NEXT¬†houndstooth¬†dress,¬†Jonathan Adler¬†‚ÄėAviaria‚Äô coaster set,¬†Adairs¬†Home Republic Palm Springs cushion, Freedom¬†chenille twist cushion, Dodgy Bossa (and Silly Sambas)¬†music compilation featuring Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66, Herbie Mann, Astrud Gilberto, Elvis Presley, Dizzy Gillespie, Aretha Franklin & Lou Rawls. TGW serving suggestion: add a pitcher of gin,¬†BanJ Florist¬†on Etsy¬†bamboo vintage fan, Freedom¬†Sanctuary armchair,¬†Freedom¬† rug,¬†Wild & Wolf desk telephone in mustard.¬†Some images courtesy flaunter.com


Watch the original trailer for Palm Springs Weekend here:

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Alexander Wang Fall 2016 Video Series

Alexander Wang teamed with Director X in Beverly Hills to drip feed a series of videos for Fall 2016.

We’re picking them up as they drop. Watch here.

Video One: stars Kylie Jenner, Tyga, Skrillex, Anna Ewers, Alice Glass, Alice Metza, Issa Lish, Hanne Gaby, Katie Moore & Yana Bovenistier. Music created exclusively by Skrillex.

Video Two: stars¬†Curren Caples,¬†Black Atlass,¬†Hanne Gaby Odiele, Alice Metza,¬†Katie Moore,¬†Binx Leona Walton,¬†Lexi Boling,¬†Issa Lish, and¬†Anna Ewers. Music: ‚ÄúCore‚ÄĚ by RL Grime.

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#WANGF16 #fall #fashion


Baby, it’s Cameron Avery

FeaturedBaby, it’s Cameron Avery

After relentless touring with¬†POND¬†and¬†Tame Impala, plus a two-man outing as Allbrook/Avery, Perth born/LA-based artist Cameron Avery has revealed his first single and video for ‚ÄėC‚Äôest Toi.‚Äô It is, in two words, so dreamy.


C’est Toi was recorded with musician and producer Jonathan Wilson (Father John Misty, Erykah Badu, Elvis Costello) and follows recent support slots for The Last Shadow Puppets and Father John Misty. And did we mention Father John Misty? Actually, this is very much in FJM territory, and that’s just fine with us, honey bear.

I want to star in the film that this song eventually appears in, and will be trapped in a daydream until then. K, bye.

FeaturedZOMP Spring Summer 16

ZOMP Spring Summer 16

Using simple concepts, texture and blocks of colour, ZOMP’s Spring Summer 2016¬†campaign perfectly captures¬†the brand’s¬†key looks for the season.





Shot on 35mm film, photographer Ebony Talijancich’s playful approach captures the new collection in a fun, sun drenched urban fashion.

ZOMP SS16 Campaign Credits:

MODELS Chloe Ewen @_cloze_ + Ella Wilkinson @ellwilks
HAIR Presten Perrine @presie_gram MAKE UP Courtney Therry, The TXC Collective
@txccollective WARDROBE SHOP GOH @shopgoh + DEPARTMENT ON BEAUFORT @department

Viktor & Rolf in Conversation at NGV

FeaturedViktor & Rolf in Conversation at NGV

The exhibition that is¬†firmly inked in every fashionista’s diary, Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists, throws its doors open¬†on 21 October, and¬†in a major exclusive for NGV International the¬†Dutch designers, Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren will appear¬†in conversation with¬†international guest curator Thierry-Maxime Loriot on opening night.

The exhibition will feature some of the most show-stopping works by the pair, including over 35 haute couture pieces from the their previous collections, with an edit of earlier designs from the Viktor&Rolf archive as well as international museum collections.

Also on display will be a selection of their work-in-progress ‚ÄėDolls‚Äô project: replicas of antique dolls dressed in the designers’ most iconic looks.

Stijl: "Portrait B&W"
Stijl: “Portrait B&W”

Viktor&Rolf in Conversation¬†will explore the designers‚Äô boundless creativity and their career-defining ethos of ‚Äėwearable art‚Äô. As self-confessed outsiders of the fashion world, since forming their artistic partnership in 1992, Horsting and Snoeren have gained international acclaim for their unique approach and experimentation with design, technical virtuosity and sculptural forms. Throughout their illustrious twenty-five-year career, Viktor&Rolf have carved an identity that pushes the boundaries between art and fashion, often contrasting themes such as minimalism and opulence, romance and excess, exuberance and control, classicism and conceptualism.

Tickets will go on sale 10am Thursday 29 September, following an NGV Members’ exclusive presale available from 10am Wednesday 28 September.


Viktor&Rolf in Conversation with Thierry-Maxime Loriot

  • Date: 6.30pm ‚Äď 7.30pm, doors open 6pm, Friday 21 October 2016
  • Venue: NGV International
  • Ticket prices: $75 Adult / $60 Member / $70 Concession
  • Viktor&Rolf in Conversation¬†ticket includes entry to the¬†Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists¬†exhibition, valid for one visit during the exhibition period, 21 Oct 2016 ‚Äď 26 Feb 2017.
  • NGV MEMBERS PRESALE:¬†10am Wednesday 28 September
  • GENERAL SALE:¬†10am Thursday 29 September
  • Tickets on sale at NGV.MELBOURNE

Pictured at top: Anuschka Blommers and Niels Schumm Rolf Snoeren and Viktor Horsting, Viktor&Rolf, Amsterdam 2002 published in Vanity Fair, February 2003 © Anuschka Blommers and Niels Schumm


Solange Knowles: A Seat At The Table

Solange Knowles: A Seat At The Table

The new album written by Solange Knowles will be released on Friday 30 September, available digitally everywhere.

Solange¬†describes¬†A SEAT AT THE TABLE¬†as¬†“a project on identity, empowerment, independence, grief and healing.‚Ä̬†








Download a digital version of Knowles’¬†A SEAT AT THE TABLE¬†book here:¬†http://www.solangemusic.com/digitalbook/. Tis a beautiful thing.

These Systems Are Failing: Moby & The Void Pacific Choir

Moby & The Void Pacific Choir will release their debut album on 14 October, 2016.


These Systems Are Failing

Our best choices are killing us.

All brokenness comes from separation.

We’re destroying the world, and we’re still miserable.

Fat, sick, stupid and anxious are no ways to live.

These systems are failing.

Let them fail.

Change or die.

These Systems Are Failing.

These Systems are Failing Manifesto

These Systems are Failing video

Are You Lost in the World Like Me?

The debut album by Moby & The Void Pacific Choir is due out on 14 October 2016 and is available to pre-order now.