Pandora has showcased its autumn 2015 collection with what it calls ‘nature-inspired pieces’, reflecting both bohemian and 1970s trends.
The fairy tale-themed collections are headlined by the Majestic Feathers series, inspired by the phoenix, and featuring everything from stud earrings to a necklace pendant in 0Â·925 sterling silver and cubic zirconia stones. Incredibly intricate and detailed, these autumn pieces begin at US$50 and now feature on Pandora’s US website. Other autumn additions begin at US$35.
Pandora is also the official jewellery sponsor for New York Fashion Week, and has partnered with celebrity stylist Nicole Chavez for the occasion.
Chavez suggests that the Majestic Feather earrings are the ‘perfect bohemian accessory’, and that one should mix metals and layer jewellery for Fashion Week. Suede, she adds, is the go-to fabric for the season.
Pandora wearers are encouraged to share their autumn looks with the hashtags #ArtofYou and #Pandorastyle.
One of our favourite shows so far at New Zealand Fashion Week (check out our Instagram for regular updates from fashion editor Sopheak Seng) has been that of Stolen Girlfriends’ Club, with its Township Rebellion collection. International hairstylist Richard Kavanagh and Redken worked behind the scenes to give the collectionâ€”inspired by the supermodels of the 1990sâ€”its look.
Kavanagh notes, ‘The hair for Stolen Girlfriends’ Club’s show was luxe, alive, easy and free. Embellished with an oversized gold hairclip, the hair is centre parted with a soft bend and easy bounce.
â€˜For the boys we had a range of different hairstyles so it was important to make them feel like they belonged to the same crew. There was long unkempt hair, crew cuts, and post punk rocker looks. All kept in place with a combination of Redken for Men styling products.
â€˜Key products to create the look for the girls are Redken Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine [RRP NZ$45], Redken Rootful 06 [NZ$36] and Redken Pillow Proof [NZ$36].’
Kavanagh’s tips to re-create the look are below.
1. To recreate the Stolen Girlfriends’ Club hair look, start with dry hair, put a few drops of Redken Diamond Oil Shatterproof Shine through the ends of the hair and a few pumps of Redken Rootful 06 misted on to the roots and mid-lengths.
2. Blow-dry on highest setting with boar bristle round brush.
3. Finish with Redken Pillow Proof Two-Day Extender and, finally, pin just above the right ear with a gold barrette.
Polarized sunglasses are the trend for the southern springâ€“summer 2015â€“16, says Sunglass Hutâ€”and it’s a prediction we agree with.
Polarized lenses help with contrast, clarity and colour perception, but perhaps most importantly, they reduce reflections and minimize glare. The lenses contain a filter that blocks almost all glare, which can be eight times more intense than sunlight. It’s an especially important function in the harsh antipodean sunlight.
The retailer notes that while the lenses are more commonly associated with sport, they are hitting the consumer market more widely, and 50 per cent of its range is now available with them.
Prada, Ray-Ban, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace and Vogue Eyewear are among the brands offered with polarized lenses by the Luxottica-owned retail group.
Vidal Sassoon is adding the Infra Radiance Hot Air Styler to its range, which cleverly combines a styling brush and hair-drier in a single device. It adds infrared heat with the standard airflow through its 38 mm thermal brush, helping to heat the hair more evenly and preserve its natural moisture. There’s a soft, rubberized handle to help with grip, and a swivel cord for ease of use at home or at the office. With a retail price of Â£34Â·99, the Vidal Sassoon Infra Radiance Hot Air Styler hits UK retailers, including Boots, Tesco and Asda, in September.
Above Adriana Lima models Vogue Eyewear for spring 2015.
Eva Longoria is currently in Auckland, New Zealand to launch Specsavers’ 2015 Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition.
As an ambassador for the brand, Longoria joins fellow judges comedian Jeremy Corbett and Lâ€™OrÃ©al Professionnel Stylist Peter Dutton to find the country’s most stylish specs’ wearer.
She follows in the footsteps of Sarah Michelle Gellar, Christina Hendricks, Colin Mathura-Jeffree, and Gok Wan.
As a wearer of glasses herself, Longoria says she is conscious of how she looks in her frames. ‘Wearing glasses is all about having fun and embracing your style. Whether Iâ€™m on set filming, studying or at a special event, accessorizing my look with glasses gives me confidence and allows me to make the ultimate style statement,’ she said in a release.
The winner receives an all-expenses-paid trip with a friend to Los Angeles to meet Longoria. Six finalists win a trip to Auckland for a night of entertainment with Corbett, and a professional photo shoot and style consultation. Entries are now open at loveglasses.specsavers.co.nz.
Jordache has announced that actress Sarah Jessica Parker is the new face for the Jordache Look and the Jordache women’s collection, with a new campaign photographed by Michael Thompson.
â€˜We are thrilled to have Ms Parker as the brand’s new face. We wanted someone who is not only a fashion icon, but also represents the fashion industry. Ms Parker is a mother, entrepreneur and a well-respected force in fashion,’ said Liz Berlinger, president of Jordache, in a release.
The Jordache Look collection is available through www.jordache.com and the women’s collection exclusively through Wal-mart.
The Jordache Look collection, which launched last month, priced from US$89 to US$149, marks the brand’s first ecommerce line, with some of its heritage styles that include the Jordache horse-head logo on the coin pocket. More modern styles are also available in four-way stretch fabrics and classic washes.
The Jordache collection for autumn 2015 begins at US$16Â·44 at Wal-mart in the US and Canada, and online through its website, walmart.com.
Jordache also notes that it will sell unique pieces crafted from vintage Jordache jeans from the 1970s and 1980s and restyled by a local artisan, including a black leather jacket, for US$300â€“US$500.
In addition, Jordache has created one-of-a-kind pieces, each handcrafted from vintage Jordache jeans from the late 1970s and 1980s and restyled by a local artisan. These unique pieces, which will also include an iconic black leather jacket, will be sold for $300-$500.
With Lola Cristall’s Paris autumnâ€“winter 2015â€“16 haute couture report just round the corner, we note that Chanel, as always, attracted itself a massive celebrity crowd. Wearing the house’s offerings from springâ€“summer 2015 and other collections were Vanessa Paradis, Kristen Stewart, Alice Dellal, Julianne Moore, Lily-Rose Depp, Geraldine Chaplin, Isabelle Huppert, Rinko Kiukchi, Lily Collins, Jemima Kirke, Rita Ora, Tugba Sunguroglu, Violette d’Urso, Stella Tennant, Lara Stone and Jamie Bochert.
Spanish label Mirto has paid tribute to the colour blue with its springâ€“summer 2016 collection, representing everything from coolness, water and the sky to a summer’s night. As Spain becomes better known for its tasteful, elegant fashions and accessories, it’s refreshing to see Mirto being regally confident with its fine-cotton dress shirts, summer trousers and jackets, and lightweight cotton, wool and linen suits. The label offset its primary colour solely with white.
US model Kate Upton has given Osmosis PÃ¼r Medical Skincare a nod in an interview with Hello. ‘I also see a facialist at Advanced Skin Care Spa in New York City called Anna Antal. She introduced me to a skincare brand called Osmosis, which is amazing.’ Antal notes that she can create a custom rÃ©gime and offer select services to other clients in the city and beyond.
Mimco has chosen 29-year-old model Soo Joo Park as the face of its latest campaign.
The Australian accessories’ brand’s Atomic Ranger campaign was shot in Melbourne in May by Christian Blanchard, right after Park had appeared on the Chanel catwalk.
Park, who has been gaining greater attention in the last few years, became a L’OrÃ©al Paris ambassador earlier this year, the first Asian-American to be appointed to a global campaign for the French cosmetics’ giant. She has also represented Chanel and Tom Ford.
With Mimco, she joins a diverse group of women, including Ajak Deng, Holly Rose Emery, Paris Roberts, Jessica Gomes and Alice Burdeu.
Mimco managing and creative director Cathryn Wills noted in a release, ‘Mimco believes in women in all their individuality, their strength and their ability to lead, inspire, nurture and educate. Soo Joo Park was a perfect brand fit, who celebrates these values and traits.’