August 27, 2015

Meet the Model : Amazing Abbey

Abbey Lee Kershaw is a 28 year old model from Melbourne, Australia. She was discovered while at the beach in Sydney by the same model scout who discovered Miranda Kerr and Samantha Harris. 

She made her debut in the 2008 NYFW walking a staggering twenty nine shows including Oscar de la Renta and Rodarte. She notably fainted at the Alexander McQueen show from a tight leather corset. However, runway mishaps did not prevent her from being crowned as a supermodel by V Magazine.

Outside of modelling has been active in movies most recently alongside Tom Hardy in Mad Max. She also plays the drums in an Australian band and is fond of piercings and tattoos having several of her own.
Abbey Lee Kershaw // Chic Management

(Top Photos: Listal, Fashion Gone Rogue // Runway Photos: Is This It Models Review, Pinterest //  Street Style Photos: A Love Is Blind, Love Thy Hunter)

Fall Wardrobe Must Haves

One thing I love about living on the East Coast is that we really get to experience Fall. While I'm not to fond of the cold I do love the clothes for the Fall season. Here's some items that I'll be trying to scoop up to add to my fashion arsenal. 

Every single coat from the Marylin Monroe inspired Max Mara collection is perfect for fall. I'll be stocking up on plenty of pullover sweaters, I love this boat neck one from J.Crew and this stripe one from Topshop. Still hunting for the perfect pair of culottes, they would be fantastic for the transitional period. 

I'm not going to lie, I'm obsessed over fur stoles. I adore everything Shrimps does so this blue one is a dream. I also love the fur collar on this leather jacket.

Olive is still my go to neutral at the moment, the lace up on this dress makes it great to pair with a pair of tights and boots. Speaking of boots... How fantastic are those over the knee boots? They have such a A/W 2015 Altuzarra vibe. 

What's on your Fall Must Have list? xx

August 26, 2015

Meet The Model : Bonkers for Binx

Tomboyish and oh so cool Leona "Binx" Walton born in Tennessee, was discovered at a swimming pool. Her androgynous, edgy look has made her not only an editorial/campaign favorite but a runway darling.

The American model was nicknamed Binx by her brothers, inspired by the Star Wars character Jar Jar Binks. She shot to super stardom after landing the S/S 2014 Céline campaign.

A muse of Olivier Rousteing, she has walked for Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Alexander Wang and more. 

Binx Walton // AMAX Talent

(Top Photos: Who What Where, Vogue // Street Style Photos: Models, Style // Chanel Campaign: Fashion Mention // All Runway Photos: Style)  

Ten Years of Alexander Wang

To celebrate Alexander Wang's ten years in the biz he asked fans of the brand to vote on their favorite looks to create a capsule called "The Wang 10". In true Alexander Wang fashion, even the pieces which originally incorporated color were done all up in black. My favorites? The Bra Cup Dress, The Fringe Sweatshirt, and The Quilted Sweater. 

Since it is ten years it'll be exciting to see what Wang does at his Fashion Week show this fall to celebrate the occasion. 

See what else made the cut on Alexander Wang.

August 25, 2015

Meet The Model: Fantastic Fei Fei

Fei Fei Sun is a Chinese born model who, before becoming the model she is today, attended Suzhou University majoring in fashion design.

In 2008 she represented China in Elite Model Look, which is one of the world's most influential modeling contest, launching her modeling career. She had the honor of being handpicked by Karl Lagerfeld to walk the Chanel Paris-Shanghai Fashion Show in 2009. A year later she made her international runway debut in Christopher Kane's LFW show.  Since then she has regularly appeared on runways including: Miu Miu, Prada, Valentino, & Christian Dior.

In 2013 she became the first East Asian Model to have a solo feature on Vogue Italia's cover. Soon after she and 8 other models were featured on the September Issue of American Vogue, which made her the first East Asian Model on the cover.

Fei Fei Sun // Woman Management 

(Top Photos: Like Success, Models // Runway Photos: Style Minutes, Tumblr, IMGKid // Vogue Italia Photos: Back Street Stylers)

Thakoon x Khol's

Thakoon is doing another high street collaboration, this time with Khol's! The collection is "a British spin on his signature feminine-tomboy style. Classic menswear shirting; mash-ups of English rose prints, checks and plaids; and three-dimensional knits are made to be mixed and layered." While not exactly as wild or colorful as his Target collection there are quite a few fun pieces. I really like the mock layered tops especially the grey sweater with the floral peaking through. The blue floral dress is lovely as is that oversize cardigan. Thakoon definitely hits the nail on the head with British fashion and while the pricing is a bit more steep then the Target collection perhaps this means the pieces are of a slight higher quality. It hits stores on September 10th, will you be grabbing something? xx

(All Photos from Khol's) 

August 24, 2015

Meet the Model : Joan Smalls

 Joan Smalls is a Puerto Rican supermodel who after receiving her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology she moved the New York City to become a model.

Smalls has walked for haute couture and ready to wear collections including but not limited to: Chanel, Prada, Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Burberry, Lavin, Missoni, Alexander Wang, and Versace. She is also the first Puerto Rican fashion model chosen by brands to front their advertising campaigns, including  Fendi, Calvin Klein, Givenchy, Gap, Neiman Marcus, Giambattista Valli, David Yurman, Estée Lauder, Mercedes-Benz, Barneys New York, Tiffany & Co., among others.

Like several of the other models covered thus far she too is a Victoria Secret Model having walked the fashion show from 2011-2014. 

Outside of fashion Joan has been featured in various music videos including Beyonce's Yonce. 

Joan Smalls // IMG Models

(Top Photo: Lipstick Alley // Runway Photos: The Place 2, Black Girls Rule, Wikipedia // VS Photo: Style Caster // Street Style Photos: Much Pics, The Fashion Spot)