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DALLIANCE july/august 14


EDITORS LETTERS 03 DALLIANCE SOCIAL 05 MEET THE TEAM 07 BABY GOT BACK 09 WORKING IN FASHION 10 BRAND GUARDIANS 15 HAIR INSPIRATION 19 FITSPO OR THINSPO 21 WHO’S THAT GIRL: OLA RUDNICKA 27 CHANEL RESORT 29 SUN-KISSED BEAUTY 31 NEW AGE: FASHION 2.0 43 GEE AND JAE THE LABEL INTERVIEW 47


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ENDLESS SUMMER VICTORIA BECKHAM STYLE EVOLUTION EDITORIAL: TAKE ANOTHER PIECE OF MY HEART NOW BABY KATE MOSS INSPIRED HOLIDAY 82 THE SOCIAL MEDIA EFFECT 83 FOUNDER’S PLAYLIST 89 MET BALL GALA 2014 90 EDITORIAL: 103 VINTAGE SHOPPING 114 SOCIAL STARS 119 BEFORE WE SAY GOODBYE 123


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s I think about what to write in this issues’ editor’s letter, all that props into my mind is how hectic these past couple of months have been and I begin to wonder how can I conclude these months when I don’t fully understand what is happening. So prepare yourself - this will be a rambling one. To me the idea that I am moving out in September is mind blowing - the person who once relied on their parents cooking and cleaning is now having to do that herself; to me the idea that my aspirations are somehow coming true is also staggering and that somehow I have managed to attract the eyes of those who I look up to. This life that I’m living right now is slightly overwhelming, but ultimately exciting, and because of this I have come to the realisation that those who state, “you create your own future” do speak the truth. Throughout the years, I have stumbled across people who have inspired me. Whether that be my family, some random guy sat across from me on the train or the people who’s lives I read/watch on blogs/vlogs. Whoever they are, they motivate me to get off my arse and do what I want to do - but why has it took so long for me to comprehend that the only person in the way is myself? To those who are apprehensive and have this anxiety building up in them, I urge you to go discover people who make you want to change the world. Instead of thinking of reasons to not do something, just think ‘Why the hell not?’ You’ll be surprised by how much positivity comes from it. Let’s go kick-ass! Love, Jasmine.

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ello, hello! If ‘The September Issue’ documentary isn’t a serious case of inspiration for those who dream to work within the fashion magazine publishing world, I’m not exactly sure what is. Though the forcibly pleasant Anna Wintour is enjoyable to watch, the real stand out of the documentary is of course, creative director Grace Coddington. Through her unfiltered humour she provides a much-needed foil against the somewhat cold atmosphere depicted in the Vogue offices. If I’ve learnt anything from the film, it’s to always keep alert and gaining inspiration as you go. When Grace is in Paris, travelling in a taxi she notes to ‘always keep your eyes open … keep watching, because whatever you see out the window, or wherever, can inspire you’. This issue, I gained inspiration for our editorial at none other than school. A place where I spend the majority of my time; a place that can seem never-ending, and at times all-consuming, but nevertheless essential. With our mandatory blazer, pleated skirt and crisp white shirt uniform, it provided the basis for our preppy, schoolgirl shoot. We kept the hair neat, the makeup au natural and the clothes collared, buttoned up, pleated or oversized. A huge thanks to Ally Kazacos (one-hungry-photographer. tumblr.com), Montana Middendorf (who did the makeup for our beauty tutorial on page ___), Olivija Radinovic from Work Agency and Madeleine Bell from Chadwick Models. Love forever, Laura


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BABY GOT BACK Gone are the days of plunging necklines and upper-thigh skimming hem lines acting as powerful tools of sensuality. In their place, a contrasting balance of modesty and sensuality is desired in a garment, with an underrated focus on the bare back and shoulders. Revealing the back; whilst concealing more commonly eroticised body parts, confirms classic allure as opposed to predictable thrills. To show skin by stealth, find a garment which combines your undressed back with a longer hemline or a raised neckline. If, on the other hand, you’re comfortable with amounts of skin on display, opt for a slip-style garment. With silky material, and the thinnest of spaghetti straps trailing over the shoulders or around the neck, you’re well on your way to achieving a specific kind of attraction. The kind that makes every person around you either want to be you, or be affiliated with you in whatever the way they can.


WORKING IN

FA S H I O N Ever wanted be know what it’s like to be a fashion assistant living in New York? Dalliance Magazine’s journalist, Rochelle Adams tells all.


It’s inspiring to be learning every day, in an industry that is changing constantly.

JENNIFER KATE Autumn/Winter 2014 Collection


New York is a hard city, fast paced and incredibly competitive. I moved here from Melbourne around 2 years ago with the ambition of landing a career in Photography and Fine Art after finishing my Bachelor’s Degree in this field. I unexpectedly found myself working in fashion. A few months into living in the city, I received an email from a friend of a friend regarding a potential internship at a local independent magazine. At first I was slightly confused - why would this be of interest to me, I had been studying art for 4 years? I closed the email and forgot about it. A few days later I woke up compelled to respond on an instantaneous gut feeling. I took on the position for 7 months and learnt about a very interesting side of fashion that I never knew existed. Being an unpaid fashion assistant for this period of time was seriously daunting. I had no idea of the amount of work required to make

an image for a magazine. Getting clothes in for shoots requires many e-mails and phone calls back and forth with public relations agencies, with the return of clothing to numerous places around the world, serving as a very stressful experience. I had to deal with some of the less appealing elements of running a fashion closet - preparing international customs documents, checking in and out garments and accessories to be sure everything is accounted for, arranging messengers and updating spreadsheets in regards to incoming samples. However, this was balanced out with seeing shoots come together and working on set.


DANIELA STEPHANIE Spring/Summer 2013/2014

The fashion editing and styling industry is a high-pressure environment, you have to become self-sufficient. My first boss had a catchphrase ‘be resourceful’ that she would use in response to questions that could be answered alone with a little research on Google. Most fashion closet interns found this to be hilarious. However it was extremely apt as there are many times you won’t have an answer, you just have to figure it out yourself. I’ve had moments where I’ve found myself literally running through the garment district to 8 different trim

stores to find a particular ribbon. I’ve rummaged through the depths of a vintage archive to store to find specific pieces the night before a shoot, with 30 minutes until closing time. There are often late nights and extremely early mornings. Luckily the industry, contrary to popular belief (thank you Devil Wears Prada) is full of kind, knowledgeable and talented individuals. It’s inspiring to be learning every day, in an industry that is changing constantly.


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s I think about what to write in this issues’ editor’s letter, all that props into my mind is how hectic these past couple of months have been and I begin to wonder how can I conclude these months when I don’t fully understand what is happening. So prepare yourself - this will be a rambling one. To me the idea that I am moving out in September is mind blowing - the person who once relied on their parents cooking and cleaning is now having to do that herself; to me the idea that my aspirations are somehow coming true is also staggering and that somehow I have managed to attract the eyes of those who I look up to. This life that I’m living right now is slightly overwhelming, but ultimately exciting, and because of this I have come to the realisation that those who state, “you create your own future” do speak the truth. Throughout the years, I have stumbled across people who have inspired me. Whether that be my family, some random guy sat across from me on the train or the people who’s lives I read/watch on blogs/vlogs. Whoever they are, they motivate me to get off my arse and do what I want to do - but why has it took so long for me to comprehend that the only person in the way is myself? To those who are apprehensive and have this anxiety building up in them, I urge you to go discover people who make you want to change the world. Instead of thinking of reasons to not do something, just think ‘Why the hell not?’ You’ll be surprised by how much positivity comes from it. Let’s go kick-ass! Love, Jasmine.

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ello, hello! If ‘The September Issue’ documentary isn’t a serious case of inspiration for those who dream to work within the fashion magazine publishing world, I’m not exactly sure what is. Though the forcibly pleasant Anna Wintour is enjoyable to watch, the real stand out of the documentary is of course, creative director Grace Coddington. Through her unfiltered humour she provides a much-needed foil against the somewhat cold atmosphere depicted in the Vogue offices. If I’ve learnt anything from the film, it’s to always keep alert and gaining inspiration as you go. When Grace is in Paris, travelling in a taxi she notes to ‘always keep your eyes open … keep watching, because whatever you see out the window, or wherever, can inspire you’. This issue, I gained inspiration for our editorial at none other than school. A place where I spend the majority of my time; a place that can seem never-ending, and at times all-consuming, but nevertheless essential. With our mandatory blazer, pleated skirt and crisp white shirt uniform, it provided the basis for our preppy, schoolgirl shoot. We kept the hair neat, the makeup au natural and the clothes collared, buttoned up, pleated or oversized. A huge thanks to Ally Kazacos (one-hungry-photographer. tumblr.com), Montana Middendorf (who did the makeup for our beauty tutorial on page ___), Olivija Radinovic from Work Agency and Madeleine Bell from Chadwick Models. Love forever, Laura


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ello, hello! If ‘The September Issue’ documentary isn’t a serious case of inspiration for those who dream to work within the fashion magazine publishing world, I’m not exactly sure what is. Though the forcibly pleasant Anna Wintour is enjoyable to watch, the real stand out of the documentary is of course, creative director Grace Coddington. Through her unfiltered humour she provides a much-needed foil against the somewhat cold atmosphere depicted in the Vogue offices. If I’ve learnt anything from the film, it’s to always keep alert and gaining inspiration as you go. When Grace is in Paris, travelling in a taxi she notes to ‘always keep your eyes open … keep watching, because whatever you see out the window, or wherever, can inspire you’. This issue, I gained inspiration for our editorial at none other than school. A place where I spend the majority of my time; a place that can seem never-ending, and at times all-consuming, but nevertheless essential. With our mandatory blazer, pleated skirt and crisp white shirt uniform, it provided the basis for our preppy, schoolgirl shoot. We kept the hair neat, the makeup au natural and the clothes collared, buttoned up, pleated or oversized. A huge thanks to Ally Kazacos (one-hungry-photographer. tumblr.com), Montana Middendorf (who did the makeup for our beauty tutorial on page ___), Olivija Radinovic from Work Agency and Madeleine Bell from Chadwick Models. Love forever, Laura


HAIR INSPO

Update your look this season from these leading ladies. Whether you’re after a dramatic change or a slight shake up of the usual, we’ve got you covered! PLATINUM BLONDE Definitely not for the faint hearted! Thanks to models like Sasha Luss and Abbey Lee, this hair colour has definitely found a new-grown respect. Works best with lighter features to allude an ethereal ice princess aura. Inspiration: Abbey Lee Kershaw

ANGULAR BOB This hairstyle is without a doubt one of the most sophisticated styles out there. Invest in a shine serum and a quality flat iron to keep the style sleek at all times. Inspiration: Victoria Beckham

MESSY FRINGE For the low maintenance girl, a fringe grazing your eyebrows and highlighted hair will give you that just-walked-off-theconcert-stage look all year round. Inspiration: Kate Moss


SHAGGY BOB Whatever your colour may be, a shaggy bob will immediately transform your everyday look to a style that’s home on the streets of New York. Use a texturing spray regularly and rock second day hair and slept in curls whenever you can. Inspiration: Aline Weber

LOOSE BRAID This season the hair trend has gone for a more romantic approach. To get this look it is advised to put loose curls in beforehand, then roughly create a braid of your choice and ďŹ nally lightly pull at the braid to make it look thicker. Inspiration: Alberta Ferretti S/S2014 WAVE RAVE This year, the runways were celebrating beach babes and their lived-in waves. Depending on your natural hair you may have to loosely curl your strands or invest in perfect salt spray, Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray has become a favourite for most. Inspiration: Mimi Elashiry


FITSPO OR THINSPO

IS THERE REALLY ANY DIFFERANCE? BY LAURA BARRY

Fad diets and breakthrough workouts have been at the forefront of women’s health for years, fuelling the fire to achieve Photoshop perfection. The last eight years saw ‘thinspiration’, or “Thinspo”, become an online culture that permeated social media and networking sites encouraging pro-anorexia and unhealthy habits all in the name of attaining the unattainable. “Thinspo” and it’s proana online counterparts have since been identified as damaging to young women’s body image and self-esteem whilst supporting the practice of

body-shaming. However, this perpetual cycle of mass media setting unrealistic standards for women has been reincarnated by “Fitspo”, or fitspiration. This online phenomenon comes in the form of apparently positive and inspiring messages to get up, go to the gym, eat healthy and become strong; arranged over images depicting lean and attractive young women with toned booties and washboard abs. Dubbed the “healthy” older sister of ‘thinspo’, ‘fitspo’ has since been criticized as again

encouraging young women to achieve unattainable ‘fit’ bodies. The universal rise in interest among young men and women to compete in body-building or physique competitions has created a culture whereby these young and impressionable minds are led to believe that having a competition-ready body 365 days a year is the norm, when in fact this isn’t the case.


The fitspo fitness fad of lean, mean and muscle machine bodies is unsustainable and unhealthy for long periods of time, and may eventually result in continuous cycles of gaining weight and even stricter diets to get the “perfect” body back. Fitspo and thinspo have become a tool of self-flagellation for the already vulnerable and guilt-ridden individuals currently struggling with body image issue and eating disorders. In fact, the online culture of fitness and dieting has led to a new form of eating disorder - Orthorexia. Within Australia, the National Eating Disorders Collaboration found that up to 20% of eating disorders among young women go undiagnosed, whilst disorders such as Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa affect 2% and 4% of the female population respectively. Furthermore, up to 5% of women suffer from Eating Disorders No Otherwise Specified which is where Orthorexia falls. Orthorexia is a disorder where the individual bases their self-worth on the level of “healthiness” in their lives, such as working out and eating correctly. While this sounds harmless, basing ones self-worth on healthiness leads to an unhealthy obsession with

meeting a set requirement of workouts and adhering to a strict diet which eventually begins to affect the individual’s ability to interact within everyday social life. Dr. Anthea Fursland, President of the Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders, told Women’s Health and Fitness Magazine that Orthorexia is the belief that you are eating healthy, but you are not maintaining healthy habits at all. Dr. Fursland explains that ‘Someone might think they want to eat healthily, so they will give up foods with fat in them. But a low-fat diet is healthy and having a diet with no fat is not healthy. Orthorexia can lead to all sorts of eating disorders’. Considering the current digital environment we are all engaged with on a daily basis, it is easy to understand how young women, and men, fall prey to this new eating disorder, fuelled further by the online culture surrounding thinspiration and fitspiration.


It breeds insecurity and body shaming among young women already subjected to the Photoshop-perfected images of women daily by the mass media. The fact of the matter is, women of all shapes, sizes, heights and ages should be encouraged to live healthy, happy lives, not forced into believing this is only achievable through intense gym dedication and strict low-carb, high-protein diets. Fitspo motivates us, but for all the wrong reasons. Fitspo suggests we are favouring health over thinness, when in fact we are still reinforcing unrealistic ideals upon women. In

her book ‘Bossypants,’ Tina Fey encapsulates the situation we find ourselves in perfectly: “I think the first real change in women’s body image came when JLo turned it butt-style. That was the first time that having a large-scale situation in the back was part of mainstream American beauty. Girls wanted butts now. Men were free to admit that they had always enjoyed them. And then, what felt like moments later, boom—Beyoncé brought the leg meat. A back porch and thick muscular legs were now widely admired. And from that day forward, women embraced their


diversity and realized that all shapes and sizes are beautiful. Ah ha ha. No. I’m totally messing with you. All Beyonce and JLo have done is add to the laundry list of attributes women must have to qualify as beautiful. Now every girl is expected to have Caucasian blue eyes, full Spanish lips, a classic button nose, hairless Asian skin with a California tan, a Jamaican dance hall ass, long Swedish legs, small Japanese feet, the abs of a lesbian gym owner, the hips of a nineyear-old boy, the arms of Michelle Obama, and doll tits. The person closest to actually achieving this look is Kim Kardashian, who, as we know, was made by Russian scientists to sabotage our athletes.�


Who’s

THAT GIRL? Aleksandra “Ola” Rudnicka has become one of the most anticipated fresh faces in the fashion industry since being seen on the runways of Celine, Miu Miu and Chanel. Her snow white hair and piercing blue eyes are some of the features that make up this Polish beauty and we’re not surprised to hear that she is expected to become one of Poland’s best models.

Even though Ola only became a model in 2013, she has already signed with 8 reputable modelling agencies around the world and has appeared in numerous magazines including Vogue, Numéro and ELLE.


Innovation and change seems to be the theme of the fashion industry during this expanding digital age. With its volatile nature, the question we’re itching to ask is, where is the fashion industry heading? Technology In terms of technology, last year we have seen the intersection between technology and the fashion industry. New trends have been created and it seems they’re here to stay and improve to create awe-inspiring designs and creations. In Paris Fashion Week early last year, we have seen the advent of 3D printing. Designer Iris van Herpen displayed this in the Voltage collection featuring the use of soft and hard materials to create his 3D 11-piece collection. With this innovation, designers would be able to create their designs faster and cheaper creating a strong future for the industry. Fast Fashion As our favourite designers and models don their creations during the prestigious fashion week, the fast fashion industry, are set to create knock off designer pieces at an affordable price and its accessibility in their sales floor ready to be hung in our wardrobes. This notion was the creation of one of our favourite brand, Zara and now the likes of H&M,


Topshop, and different stores available in our shopping centres have jumped the bandwagon. Have you looked at what Cara Delevigne was wearing, Kylie Jenner or even Beyonce? Within no time, those outďŹ ts will be open for us to recreate; with copies available worldwide. We now see the emergence of different trends whilst experiencing its quick change. New Model Laws Have you noticed anything different from fashion week late last year to this year? There seems to be a decreasing amount of underage models, which was due to the new model law created by the reputable model agency, Model Alliance. With the small amount of underage models on the runways, it seems like designers are not ready to deal with the amount of paperwork and continuing controversy that outbreak when underage or emaciated models are used. Since November of last year, models under the age of 18 are required to have work permits to be part of the show and their own trust fund until they reach 18. The work hour is also limited with the insurance that models do not miss three or more consecutive days of school. This new law changes could be the start of the change the body image the industry has been known for where editor-at-large for Time, Belinda Luscombe expresses “it may move the needle on the impossible body ideal that has reigned on the runway and in the magazines these long years.â€?


by Shiela Calaunan


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nown for the label’s amalgamation of the fashion-forward and the affordable, Gee & Jae The Label is an example of a success story with a very humble beginning. Since

February 2012, the sisters Gemma and Jessica Bandiera created an up and coming label featuring their own unique exclusive and glamorous jewellery finds – first at their parents’ hair salon and now through their very own online store. Gemma chats about her personal style and the creation of Gee & Jae with Shiela Calaunan.


HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE YOUR OWN PERSONAL STYLE? My style differs everyday as it highly reflects my mood. I have a bipolar personal style but usually I go for the glamorous look. I am a hair stylist so I am always dolled up however I also do love basic staples as it emphasizes my jewellery. But when it comes down to it, black is definitely a winner for me.

WHAT’S YOUR PIECE OF ADVICE TO YOUNG WOMEN CONCERNING FASHION AND STYLE? Be inspired. Don’t copy people, as you’ll never put it off as well.


HOW DID YOU START GEE & JAE THE LABEL? My sister, Jessica and I started our label back in February 2012. For the past eight years, we both have travelled back and forth to Bangkok, Thailand where we found our inspiration for Gee & Jae. Bangkok is filled with so many glamorous, up and coming designers and we were so intrigued by the jewellery we came across. We both have had a huge passion and love for costume jewellery, so we thought why not start our own business? It was our way to share our special jewellery finds with others who share the same interests as us – jewellery obsessed. We then started selling our exclusive finds at Radical Hair Design and things took off from there. As it was doing so well, we then thought to expand our business and start selling online. It took eight months to develop and design our website to perfection and I have never looked back since. (Do check it out at: www.geeandjaethelabel.com. au)


SINCE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF YOUR LABEL, WHAT HAVE BEEN THE OPPORTUNITIES YOU HAVE RECEIVED FROM YOUR LINE? Since 2012 we have been featured in a different range of photo shoots, magazines and feature articles both in print and online. We also started to wholesale our brand to small boutiques and started exclusive jewellery events.


WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE PART IN CONCEPTUALISING A NEW COLLECTION? My favourite part is creating a new theme and making our sourced finds fit to these themes. The four collections we have at Gee & Jae at the moment (The Aquarian Collection, The Amazonite Collection, The Tribal Beginnings Collection and The Tsuga Collection) are broad but also very personal. I like the idea of receiving new pieces that somehow, each piece will always find its place in a collection – it just works.


IF YOU COULD PICK A CELEBRITY WHO WOULD ADVERTISE YOUR COLLECTIONS, WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY? We see ourselves as a young, fresh, Australian brand so it’s really difficult to pick just one. With that saying, we would love to have an Australian model endorse our label such as the likes of Miranda Kerr, Jessica Hart and Jennifer Hawkins.

DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE JEWELLERY DESIGNER THAT YOU ADMIRE? I’ve always loved House of Harlow, The Mania Mania and House of Emmanuele.


WHAT ARE THE BEST AND WORST PARTS OF OWNING A LABEL? The best part is that you have full control over something in an industry where everything and anything is purely up to you and your ideas. I also love the fact that I’m entitled to say I started my own business at such a young age. The success we’re attaining right now is the evidence and it’s a very satisfying feeling, I suppose. The competition is probably the worst part as there is so much. And the fact that it is my own label, it’s entirely up to me to make it work and to be successful. I tend to put a lot of pressure on myself.

WHAT’S NEXT FOR GEE & JAE THE LABEL? Taking our online business to the next step and wholesale opportunities.


DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR ASPIRING ENTREPRENEURS WHO ALSO WANT TO START THEIR OWN LABEL? Over the past few years, I’ve realised that the most important thing is: you need to be extremely dedicated and have strong willpower to keep a label going. You need to have the skill and a lot of time to constantly keep your social media platforms active and the business running smoothly. You need to think outside the box and don’t follow the trends. Lastly, I do believe you need to have support from friends and family to keep your spirits high in the down times of your business.


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ICTORIA BECKHAM STYLE EVOLUTION

1997 Back in 1997, Victoria truly started the thigh high split and ‘leg pop’ trend way before Angelina.


2007 Performing at the 2007 Victoria Secret Show – A plunging neckline and detailed bodice compliments the flowing bottom half of Victoria’s ensemble. Could anyone pull off that headwear any better? The answer is no.

2008 At the Costume Institute Gala, 2008 – The high collar of Victoria’s dress contrasts with the sheerness of the material, creating a beautiful and intriguing juxtaposition of elements.


2009 September 2009 – Victoria wears a unique, ame-esque mini-dress. Her gracefully exposed bare shoulders and sleek hair made for the perfect night out look.


‘Instyle’ Dinner 2010 – Victoria’s style is inspirational because she understands the beauty in versatility and variety. Sometimew we will see Victoria in a smart looking and tailored suit.

2010

Leaving the Carlyle Hotel, 2010 – Victoria’s monochrome foundation (grey tank top, grey jeans, black shoes) with a statement bag and eye-catching outerwear makes the perfect combination of being sophisticated yet casual.

British Fashion Awards, December 2010 – This is a dress with all the right elements. Low neckline and an exposed leg, along with covered shoulders and quarter sleeves.


2011 British Fashion Awards, 2011 – The definition of class. The less structured top seamlessly blends with the flattering tightness of the bottom of the dress. This ensemble makes a strong statement - along with Victoria’s signature kohl rimmed eyes.

2012 Harvey Nichols Launch Event, February 2012 – Tomboy chic done right. Victoria never fails to switch it up a bit and stun the crowd with a different take on the edgy look.


2013 LAX Airport 2013 – Victoria’s plaid skirt and simple black jumper makes for the most stylish airport outfit ever. She kept the footwear looking smart and fashionable, yet still comfortable.


Vogue Fashion Fund Dinner, 2013. Because really, who else would look that amazing at 39?

2013

CFDA Fashion Fund Event, October 2013 – A Peter Pan collar and tiered skirt never looked better. The patterning of the shirt/skirt combo is impeccable and the peeptoe shoe lets the outfit really take centre stage.

Global Fund Celebration, 2013. – Here is another iconic suited look. A simple updo and classic makeup allowed the masterfully crafted black suit to shine.


Top: Area Di Barbara Bologna; Leather Trousers: Barbara Gongini; Leather Cuff: Area Di Barbara Bologna.


Take another little piece of my heart now baby

Photography & Styling: Felicidad De Lucas Hair & MUA: Giovanna Simington Assistant: David Alvarado Model: Cassy Gerasimova [NEXT LA] Clothing: Anastasia Boutique [www.anastasiaboutique.com]


Skirt: Vivienne Westwood; Neckless & Bracelet: Jean Francois Mimilla.


Top: Vivienne Westwood; Leather Cuff: Area Di Barbara Bologna.


Skirt: Vivienne Westwood; Neckless & Bracelet: Jean Francois Mimilla.


Top: Vivienne Westwood; Bottom: Rosa Cha; Leather Cuff: Area Di Barbara Bologna.


Top: Area Di Barbara Bologna; Leather Trousers: Barbara Gongini; Leather Cuff: Area Di Barbara Bologna.


Top: Area Di Barbara Bologna; Leather Trousers: Barbara Gongini; Leather Cuff: Area Di Barbara Bologna.


Leather Vest: Area Di Barbara Bologna; Skirt: Vivienne Westwood; Bracelet: Jean Francois Mimilla.


Dress/Tank: Vivienne Westwood; Leather Cuff: Barbara Gongini.


Skirt: Vivienne Westwood; Neckless & Bracelet: Jean Francois Mimilla.


Leather Vest: Area Di Barbara Bologna; Skirt: Vivienne Westwood; Bracelet: Jean Francois Mimilla.


Leather Vest: Area Di Barbara Bologna; Skirt: Vivienne Westwood; Bracelet: Jean Francois Mimilla.


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1. RAG & BONE Summer Weave Fedora Protect yourself against the powerful UV rays with this essential fedora hat. Not only will it protect you from getting sunburnt, but it will also keep you youthful for longer. Style it with tousled hair and sunglasses. 2. TRIWA Clyde Turtle Sunglasses It’s not a Kate Moss holiday without an animal print of some sort. Keep it classy by sticking to one print per outfit and keeping the rest neutral. 3. MAGALI PASCAL Gravity Top Pair flirty, delicate, white fabrics against a summer tan to be the most coveted person around. 4. RAG & BONE ‘Jet’ Belt Nothing quite says ‘Kate Moss Off Duty and Ready To Go On Holiday’ like a low-slung shirtdress, loosely tied with this belt 5. GREAT PLAINS Breton Striped Pocket Dress Ditch your usual island-hopping attire for this nautical inspired number. All aboard! 6. GLASSONS Skinny Strap Maxi Dress It’s not a Kate Moss holiday without the most fun being had after sunset. This spaghetti strap black dress can be dressed up or down for however you plan on spending your night.


THE SOCIAL MEDIA EFFECT If it’s not plastered over Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, then did it really happen? Monique La Terra investigates the affect social media has had on adventure and spontaneity. There was once a time when holidaymakers would jet off to exotic, faraway places and the only contact they had with family and friends was through postcards and payphones. As technology has evolved with the invention of the smart phone and high speed Internet, we have become a society obsessed with uploading memories and sharing photos whilst still being on holiday. But are we compromising adventure for technologically social thrills such as Instagram likes and Twitter retweets? There are many answers to this including the fact that possession of smart phones and being constantly connected have became a part of human life and for most people,

phones have virtually become a part of their anatomy. The other explanation is that we seek constant attention and validation. We upload photos eager for those 11 likes and hoping that a picture of us in front of a famous landmark or on a white, sandy beach will make our friends and followers envious of the life we live and the places we have visited. The truth is that we only share the best bits of our life in an attempt to convey a certain image and our followers judge us on only what they see. However, the pressure of persistently being judged is leading to long-term psychological damage. One of the most popular topics on Tumblr and Instagram is wanderlust, yet Wi-Fi and the constant need to communicate have deprived modern holidays of magical moments and due to the constant sharing of each second with those back home, our travels have begun to lose their charm. Once upon a time you would go on holidays to


escape and explore and only when you returned would you share stories, photos and videos with loved ones, but today we unconsciously incorporate our home lives into our holidays attempting to create an aesthetically pleasing image of our adventures. Years ago people knew what it felt like to miss a friend or relative when they were away which only strengthened their appreciation for each other. People used to sit down together and flick through photo albums or watch holiday videos, but the downfall of being constantly connected is that we lose personal contact and we forget what it means to truly miss someone and appreciate them upon returning home. Social media isn’t the only reason our lives lack adventure. GPS systems may prevent us from getting lost, which isn’t exactly as terrible as it seems. In the ‘olden days,’ people relied on maps and when maps didn’t work travellers would pull up at a gas station or a general store and ask directions from a real person who lived in the area and could recommend the must-see sights, from a different perspective to a tourist brochure. With the invention of the GPS we have put our trust in a voice that will take us to our destination on the fastest route but will fail to point out the anonymous scenic spots that only a local would know about.


We have forgotten the true meaning of holidays and escapism. We have forgotten the attraction and the beauty that comes with living in the moment. Social media and technology have connected us with relativities from different countries but we have begun to lose face-toface contact with those around us and we have forgotten how to soak up a moment without the need to share it. Next time you venture to a new place remember to bring your camera and phone but when on the beach listen to waves instead of worrying about the Wi-Fi and bring card games camping instead of laptops. Only when we disconnect will we re-connect with adventure. Then, when you get home print your photos, don’t Instagram them all, and arrange them in an album. You’re allowed to share your memories with loved ones but don’t get caught up in the impressing them, instead be impressed by what you see and see it with your own eyes, not through a lens or filter.


FOUNDERS

playlist JASMINE + LAURA

Machines: Biffy Clyro Sing: Ed Sheeran Creatures: Shannon Saunders Don’t: 5 Seconds of Summer No Diggity (Edit): Bondax Rachel Zoe A/W 2013 Mix: The Misshapes I Blame Myself: Sky Ferreira She: Elvis Costello Work It: Missy Elliot Demons: Imagine Dragons House of Holland Mix: The Misshapes Losing You: Solange


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Charles James:Beyond Fashion By Leonardo Lara

It’s been dubbed the ‘Oscars of the East Coast’, and its status and guest list rival the exclusive ‘Vanity Fair Oscar’s After Party’. The Costume Institute Gala, or more commonly known as the ‘Met Ball’ is no doubt one of New York’s largest event; with fashion’s elite and celebrities likewise prioritising to attend the Ball. The annual fundraising gala, with proceeds benefitting the Metropolitan Museum of Art, makes the grand opening of a fashion exhibit. This year the ‘Charles James: Beyond Fashion’ exhibition, explores James’s design process, specially his use of sculptural, scientific and mathematical approaches to creating revolutionary ball gowns, which he designed from the 1920’s until his death in 1978. Previous themes have included ‘Punk: Chaos to Couture’ (2013) and ‘Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations’ (2012). All guests are encouraged to dress within the theme With the event taking over eight months to plan, a special liaison in the Vogue office handles the affairs of décor, food and entertainment. Anna Wintour, the chair of the event since 1995, has a prominent say in the entirety, overseeing both the benefit commit and the guest list. This year, in order to add ‘exclusivity’ to the event, the ticket prices were raised to $25,000 for those not included in the guest list, which includes 650-700 people. Each gala includes a cocktail hour, where guests walk the red carpet, followed by a formal dinner. Here’s a breakdown of the top 30 most important and best looks from the fashion event of the year.

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1 Karolina Kurkova dashed in a 3D floral blue navy sculptural Marchesa dress.

2 The towering model Karlie Kloss wore an all over embellishment gold and black dress by Oscar De La Renta pairing it with leather gloves.


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The sex and the city actress Sarah Jessica Parker was an illusion wearing a black & white number that had Oscar De La Renta printed in the back of the dress.

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The designer duo Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen gave their personal touch to the dress code by both wearing vintage Chanel gowns with a natural hair and makeup.


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Actress Kate Mara opted for a romantic feel with an olive Valentino number that was beautifully embellished featuring lace inserts on the sleeves and chest.

5 The beautiful model Liu Wen amazed in a turquoise Zac Posen corseted flared gown.

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11 Model Karen Elson wore a pale pink Zac Posen creation that stayed true to Charles James’s designs.

13 Naomi Watts didn’t go for a full ballgown, but she went for a gorgeous Givenchy Haute Couture fading-effect dress that went from a white embroidery top to a sheer flared black skirt.


12 Gorgeous model Arizona Muse went red for her total look wearing a classic strapless dress with a bow detail on the waist by Ralph & Russo couture.

14 French actress Marion Cotillard wore a head-to-toe Christian Dior Haute Couture look, wearing a short version of the ballgown that has a mesh and transparent feel; the blue navy fabric was perfectly paired with silver moccasins heels.


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COUPLES Some of the ladies of the night don’t need a huge dress to stand out, some of them just needed their man next to them, and here are the greatest couples of the event.

15 Gisele Bundchen walked the red carpet next to her husband Tom Brady. Gisele is wearing Balenciaga whilst Tom is wearing Tom Ford.

16 The power couple walked hand-in-hand through the red carpet; BeyoncĂŠ is wearing a sheer black Givenchy Haute Dress and Jay-Z is wearing a Givenchy suit.


17 The young couple, Emma Stone & Andrew Garfield stayed fresh and put together at the Met Ball. Stone is wearing a dress by Thakoon and he is wearing a suit by Band of Outsiders

18 Charlize Theron came to the gala next to Sean Penn, she is wearing a Dior black & white dress over a black dinner jacket and he is wearing Ralph Lauren.


19 Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds both looked lovely in Gucci. Blake Lively wore a champagne hued figure hugging dress whilst Ryan wore a velvet black suit.

20 David Beckham and Victoria Beckham looked colour coordinated due to the black & white color palette they choose. Victoria is in her own design and David is wearing Ralph Lauren.


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Lena Dunham looked cute in a black highlow Giambattista Valli Haute Couture dress with flower embroidery detail on the waist.

23 Lupita Nyong’o wore the most intricate dress of the night; her Prada dress had a rhinestone net with feather appliques on the sides. Accessories were Prada jewelled heels with a green stain clutch and head piece.

27 The comedian Kristen Wiig showed up to the gala in a noir black look by Alexander Wang. This ensemble consisted of a long high & low top, with black cigarette pants underneath and for accessories she stayed simple with silver geometric cuffs.

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Model Cara Delevingne ditched the gown and showed up in a black crossed crop top paired with white pants and colored blocked pointed heels - all by Stella McCartney.


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Sofia Coppola stayed subtle and classic by wearing a black sheer Marc Jacob dress with sequin details in form of stripes down the dress.

29 Rihanna went for a total white look consisting of a crop top and flared skirt by Stella McCartney.

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As the new face of Chanel, Kristen Stewart wore an intricate Chanel Haute Couture dress with a feather mini skirt over a sheer midi lace skirt and black pumps.

30 Model Dree Hemingway looked effortlessly cool in a Proenza Schouler midi pale mustard dress with white linings and white shoes by Rupert Sanderson.


the graduates

Photographer: Ally Kazacos Models: Madeleine Bell @ Chadwick Models Olivija Radinovic @ Work Agency Makeup Artist: Montana Middendorf Stylist: Laura Woods


STYLIST’S OWN Top & Belt ARNLEY Skirt


fashion hacks BY LAURA BARRY


Social trends that grow organically from human interaction so often influence what’s in fashion or on trend. The rise in the ‘Hipster’ and its associated indie/vintage influence have brought what was previously an underground trend into the spotlight - Vintage fashion. The allure of vintage fashion lies within the promise of owning a one-of-a-kind piece that, lost by generations past, guarantees the wearer instant style cred and a unique, inimitable look. However, vintage shopping isn’t simply a case of sifting through your local op-shops or garage sales for sort-of on-trend finds. Vintage shopping requires a specific skill set, keen eye for detail and a sound knowledge of what’s in style, on trend or timeless within fashion. But fear not, here is a step by step guide on what to look for when shopping vintage! STYLE: While you’re sifting through endless clothing racks of disappointing


duds, it’s important you have a working knowledge of current season trends and transcendent pieces, such as LBD’s, blazers, cigarette pants, shirts and trench coats. Look for dresses in timeless shapes such as shift, pencil or wrap dresses and simple sleeves or waistlines. Things such as peplums, frills and puffs can date a piece before you even have time to wear it. Blouses and shirts with kitsch prints can become wonderful statement pieces and work with winter trends of logos and nostalgia. DESIGN: When you finally find that perfect piece it’s important to take notice of how it’s put together. Make sure the item is in mint, wearable condition so it can be laundered without worry. Details such as covered buttons, piped seams, boned bodices, hand sewing, silk lining and handset zippers are all signs of quality manufacturing within any time period. FABRICS AND LABELS: Identifying a valuable or collectable vintage piece often comes down to what it is made of and who by. Try only to buy items made


from 100% cashmere, wool, silk, cotton or leather, or at the very least a high percentage blend, as these fabrics are of a higher quality, last longer and hold their value. While you’re examining the label, check the designer or department store - designer duds can become valuable collector’s items while items from wellknown department stores or manufacturers guarantee quality and longevity. SIZES: Clothing sizes are all different from different eras, so when buying a vintage piece be sure to try it on. If buying online check measurements with the seller so you can compare them to your own clothing. Never buy vintage clothing that is too small or in a fit that is strained when worn. The age definition for vintage is 20 years plus, so you don’t want to shorten the already expanded lifespan of your clothing by placing undue stress on


seams and shaping. LEATHER: Vintage clothing, shoes and handbags made from leather are incredibly valuable when found in mint condition, as it’s a sturdy textile made to wear. However, you want to make sure your leather is in good condition. Leather should be reasonably soft to touch, and not too stiff, if the leather is dry, cracked or too stiff to move then steer clear - it hasn’t been properly maintained. However, if the damage is only mild it can sometimes be rectified by rubbing a leather beeswax into the skin to soften it up, soap and water can often be used to remove stains such as dirt, blood or oil. Store leather pieces in a cool dry place and condition often. STORING VINTAGE CLOTHING: Clean all new items properly and hang lighter items on unscented padded hangers. Heavier clothing should be stored in either acid free-paper lined boxes or drawers lined in washed cotton. Keep items stored away from direct light, animal hair and smoke.


SOCIAL STARS By Tamara Wood & Laura Woods

ALONSO MATEO. At only 6 years old, he’s

undoubtedly one of the most stylish kids out there! His daily outfits, consisting of Tom Ford and Gucci, are recorded on his Instagram account @thealonsomateo


BETHANY MOTA. After being cyberbullied,

Youtube Sensation Bethany Mota turned to Youtube, in 2009 to aide her grief. The 18 year old is a now an international business mogul and has over 300 million views on her channel. She has also recently released her own clothing line at Aeropostale, and has collaborated with AwesomenessTV, lending her beauty skills to makeover girls her age, all over the United States.


TAVI GENVINSON. Tavi Gevinson was

thrust into the fashion spotlight at the mere age of 11, thanks to her eccentric blog ‘The Style Rookie’. Now, at the age of 17, Tavi is the editor of rookiemag.com, an online platform to praise literature, artwork, fashion, music and femininity.


GIGI HADID. Gigi Hadid, is an American

model named as one of the 12 ‘rookies’ in Sport Illustrated’s annual issue in 2014. She has also appeared on the cover of Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book, and has graced the pages of Elle, Grazia and Paper Magazine. Her Instagram account, which boasts over half a million follows, gives her fans an exclusive look into her world of modelling, and her impeccable fashion sense.


BEFORE WE SAY GOODBYE

what we’re loving


As the holidays are quickly approaching, we are racking up our to-do list for the summer (or winter if you’re in Australasia). Here at Dalliance we look forward to chilling out reading our new favourite blogs - Style The Natives [www.stylethenatives.co] by Charly Cox; a witty British stylist who is not afraid to speak her mind and write it incredibly. We have also loved Into The Gloss by Emily Weiss [intothegloss.com], which includes fashion updates, interviews and more! We also are highly anticipating upcoming festivals and events, mainly because that means we can show of our bohemian bling from our new favourite jeweller, Sarah Gouge from Nostalgic Feather, which will be paired with fresh ink and a book in our hand (most likely #GIRLBOSS!).

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DALLIANCE Magazine: July/August 2014  

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