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Illustration - Kelly Smith www.birdyandme.com.au Based on Photography by: Edu Garcia www.edugarcia.es Stylist: Gerard Sole Make-up and Hair: Egon Criviller Photographer’s Assistant : Carles Oliva Model: Magdalena @ Seeds Models www.seedsmodels.com
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1 Three Trends To Wear Now Get up to speed in the style stakes with our top picks! 2 Sneak Peek: Jane Aldridge We catch up with the shoe lover and superstar blogger for a good old girlie chat.
14 Make-up Mavericks Laurel Waldron catches up with the beauty bloggers making their mark on the industry. 15 Off the Beaten Path – It’s official “Lions, Tigers and Fashion On My” is our latest blog crush. Kelly Oliphant fills us in on how it all began.
3 Fashion Karma – Marita Hutson discovers that when it comes to the style rollercoaster what goes around comes around
16 Puddles – Photographed by Reno Ranger
4 Model Style – Arlenis Sosa
17 Fabulously AlteredChristabel Khasiani takes a look at fashion’s most notorious alter egos.
5 Two minute Interviews – Garance Dore, Julia Restoin Roitfeld, Alexa Chung and Jimmy Choo 6 We Want Her Wardrobe: Olivia Palermo 7 Oxide – Photographed by Cameron James Wilson 8 Glossy Meets… The Sartorialist 9 Androgyny v Femininity – The polar opposites battle it out in the name of fashion supremacy. 10 Pop Culture Bites – We catch up with PR maven and reality TV star Kelly Cutrone. 11 Behind The Label: Felder The talented designers give us a glimpse into their world. 12 Blog Loving: 4th and Bleeker Australian model Alexandra Spencer tells us about her obsessions, beauty must haves and more! 13 City Wanderer – Photographed by Edu Garcia 14 The Chic Fix – Chictopia cofounder Helen Zhu talks personal style and future plans for the site.
18 One To Watch: Katie Eary – This London based designer has got the fash pack eagerly awaiting her next move 19 Style Stars – Our gorgeous stylistas reveal their secret style tips 20 Schizophrenic – Photographed by Reno Ranger 21 Glossy Peeps: Illustration special – Meet the super talented illustrators whose work we cannot stop gushing over! (Danny Roberts, Jacklyn Laryea, Pip McManus, Jessica Wong, Khoi Le, Hana Záme!ní!ková) 22 Behind The Lens – We shine our spotlight on photographer Julia Kennedy. 23 Charity Shop Chic Laura Walls braves the crowded rails and stuffy changing rooms for this special report. 24 Jewel – Photographed by Cameron James Wilson 25 Beauty Updates – This season, beauty has come over all iconic and high drama Kelly Dolan has the scoop. 26 Glossy ! BODYAMR
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ropped tops the A/W way are layered over jewel coloured tanks tops and teamed with a clutch of fierce accessories. We’re taking our chicspiration from Sienna whose lace crop teamed with leopard print harems are the ultimate in understated glamour. Kate’s more casual take on the look is also scoring major points with us.
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his trend we certainly didn’t see coming. We had relegated thigh high boots to the “leave well alone” pile along with knee high socks and leg warmers. But we’re all about being fearless fashionistas and have figured out a few crafty ways to rock this look so it’s more ladylike than lady of the night. This season’s take on the thigh high boot is all about detail - so got for styles made out of high shine leather, suede or adorned with studs. We’re loving the way Kim Kadashian’s paired them with a 60s style mini dress
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erfect for dressing up a casual t-shirt or adding such much needed sparkle to an LDB the embellished jacket is definitely an autumn staple.
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lover e o h s h t i t up w h g u dridge l a c A ” e y n s s a o J l “G blogger r a eck out t s h r C e . p r u e s t t d a an girlie n d l iew. o v r d e t o o n i g e a v i for r exclus u o f o e n part o What made you want to start up your blog “Sea of Shoes” ? I was very bored one summer; it started out as a weekend project...none of my friends at the time were interested in fashion so it was a great way for me to meet people who shared my interests. There are so many fashion blogs out there but yours really stands out why do you think that is? I think the biggest reason my blog is as popular as it is is because I started it at a time when there weren’t as many personal style blogs around. What does fashion mean to you ? Making life a little less ugly.
Who are your style icons? Tina Chow, and my mother. Who are your favourite designers/ stores and why? My favorite designers are Martin Margiela, Hussein Chalayan, Rick Owens, Jun Takahashi, Junya Watanabe, and Rei Kawakubo. I like these designers because their designs are timeless and in a league all their own. What does a day in your life consist of? Emails, picture taking, classes, movies, shows, depends what’s going on. Very uneventful. >>
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e in h t f o 2 t r for Pa Look out issue of “Glossy” s Christma losets, that Vogu c cuss shoe ice. It’s just one dv beauty a e’ve got in stor sw of goodie You have amazing personal style - how do you go about putting together an outfit do you start with the shoes and work from there or do you take inspiration from other sources eg art, books, magazines? I’m usually inspired by the clothes themselves... I like to find one thing I love and wear it a million different ways. Then again, I’m always finding things I ‘love’ so it’s hard to give all of my clothes equal wear. I’m a collector! Which blogs/magazines do you read regularly? My favorite magazines are Paradis, Purple, and Another magazine...my favourite blog is definitely Luxirare.com .
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Arlenis Sosa is the hottest export from the Dominican Republic. She is not just making waves in the fashion industry, she is whipping up typhoons with the amount of work she has done since she joined Marilyn Model Agency (NYC) in 2008.
t the tender age of twenty she has already graced the front covers of Vogue, i-D, TIME (Style and Design issue), Trace and French Revue des Modes. And has been featured in the pages of Vogue Italia, 10, Harper’s Bazaar and Interview to name a few. In addition to this she has stomped the runways for some of the most prestigious designers and fashion houses in the world - John Galliano, Hermes, Dior, Derek Lam, Hussein Chalayan, Emanuel Ungaro and Isaac Mizrahi the list goes on.
Her sultry gaze has been immortalised by the world’s leading photographers Steven Meisel, Mario Testino, Peter Lindbergh and Patrick Demarchelier and she recently became the face and Spokesmodel of Lancôme. I had the pleasure of catching up with her backstage at the Nathan Jenden show during her busy LFW Spring/Summer 2010 schedule to talk about all things fabulous and stylish.
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How do you feel about supporting new designers? I work with the British Fashion Council in 109 countries so I’ve been endorsing and promoting UK designers around the world – telling them the best fashion is in the UK and all the talented designers are from the UK. What advice would you give to someone who wants to emulate your success? I think you have to be sincere, honest and you need to learn to take criticism, and more importantly you have to be calm. If you cannot be calm you cannot learn anything. There is a Chinese saying “whatever you do you also have to be calm” but also it doesn’t matter how good you are sometimes you have to be a little bit lucky as well. For me if it wasn’t for Kate Phelan at Vogue magazine I wouldn’t be here. Of course my late [business] partner Mr Tom Yeardye was very important as well. As was my father who was a shoe designer, everyone helped me towards my success. It was a whole team effort without the whole team I wouldn’t be here. Who’s your favourite model? I am very close friends with Naomi Campbell she’s very down to earth. She does a lot of charity work especially for children. So although she’s so big every time she sees me she says “Hi Jimmy darling” you know. So I like Naomi she’s my good pal.
Alexa Chung What did you make of the PPQ spring/ summer 2010 collection? I thought it was great really lovely. I liked the colours and I particularly liked the black and white dress that had the black and white bow on the back. We love your show “It’s on With Alexa Chung” and sneak a peek at it on Youtube whenever we can. But how are you finding living in New York as you’re known for being a London girl? It’s really fun! There are lots of good places to eat and shop, which are my main things I find exciting so yeah it’s good. What are your favourite stores in New York? Opening ceremony and just places near Williamsburg where I live - vintage stores and stuff like that. Do you read any fashion blogs? Garance Dore that’s all. Do you think you’ll be moving back to London anytime soon ? It depends with the job at the moment they want me to do another season so I’m staying put.
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ver since she burst onto our screens in MTV reality show “The City” socialite Olivia Palermo has been a permanent fixture on our style watch list. She always looks classic yet chic and has that alluring upper west side princess meets boho look perfected. We met her at London Fashion Week and can attest to the fact that she is just as impossibly groomed, stylish and doll like pretty in person. Olivia Palermo, “Glossy” salutes you!
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ock Chic. Luxe Grunge. Elegant Goth. Unconventional phrases that are often uttered by the fashion elite after a Felder Felder show. But then, identical twins Annette and Daniela Felder’s designs are all about discarding conventions and celebrating contrasts, both in style and in silhouette and surface. The twin sisters have made a distinct mark on the fashion circuit with their trademark edgy, punk style and irresistible balance between hard and soft elements. Clashing glamour with grunge, these designers have re-invented the 90’s rock and roll aesthetic and modernised it with their unique approach to designing; mixing the traditionally tough, tailored pieces with directional fluid, feminine ones. After graduating from London’s famed fashion
college, Central Saint Martins’ in 2006, Annette and Daniela made an impressive debut with a show styled by the legendary Patti Wilson. The collection swiftly won the attention of the international fashion press and senior buyers from Selfridges and Browns Focus. With a British Fashion Award nomination and a fan list which includes Gwyneth Paltrow, Carman Kass, Estelle and Courtney Love, the twins haven’t looked back and after only four seasons, Felder Felder is already on its way to becoming a cult fashion label. We caught up Annette and Dani to chat about their inspirations, childhood memories and their love for music….
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Alex, how long have you been modelling for and how did you get into it? About six months ago someone over at Vogue Australia asked if I’d be in a summer shoot for them, Now to clarify I didn’t know anyone at Vogue so it was probably the most exciting thing ever that they asked for me- come to think of it I actually think it was my unbrushed hair that was requested! Regardless- I spent all day wearing Chanel in an old Mercedes and thought I couldn’t possibly go back to working where I was. There was no Chanel there! So a few days later I had a meeting with CHIC and I’ve been there ever since. What inspired you to start your blog “4th and Bleeker” ? It was definitely inspired by my homegirl Kristen of BLEACHBLACK. She and her husband came out to stay with me and she had just started her’s and was super horny for all things blog and I thought it looked like a rad thing to be a part of. A couple of weeks after they left I was totally bored and my boyfriend said I should either start a blog, or practice Origami. Having done the latter in Japanese class I decided to get my blog on.
What’s the most amazing shoot you’ve ever done? Wrangler was pretty amazing, And crazy! I was about to go on holiday for six weeks when the night before I was booked for a Wrangler campaign. I had said yes before they even asked me pretty much as anyone who’s seen my blog knows I’ve got a thing for tiny denim shorts!! So I was about to leave the next morning to go to Thailand to hang out with my parents but was due back in 52 hours to shoot. Normal people would have postponed but it wasn’t an option seeing as I hadn’t seen them in something like three months as they live in London. SO the plan was that I would fly in and fly out and then fly back again - not because I like aeroplane food but because it was the only way to pull it off without anyone being seriously pissed at me! So my booker Mimi (who was also going on holiday the next day) got to work in trying to find a flight that would get me back in time as the shoot was way out west and had a stern call time of 8 am. We finally found one that left us no room for delays or sleep and after one day of being in Koh Samui I left again on a red eye back to Sydney. I had exactly one and a half hours to get there and I had promised myself over the soggy aeroplane eggs that I would make it there on time. As soon as the plane landed I ran out of there so fast and didn’t stop until I found myself face first on the Travelator - tres embarrasing! I just got back up and kept running. I made it out of the airport in 13 minutes which is one of the top three most impressive things I’ve ever done. After something like 13 hours of travelling, I made it to the shoot before anyone else.
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ne of an intoxicating new crop of Londonbased fashion designers, Katie Eary is slowly but surely making a name for herself with those who matter… Since graduating from the prestigious Royal College of Art with an MA in Menswear last year, Katie has been scaling the dizzy heights of the industry, culminating in last month’s dazzling MAN show at London Fashion Week (deemed ‘extremely inspirational’ by Dazed & Confused founder Jefferson Hack no less…) but there’s more to her than meets the eye – this smart cookie has also been known to shift her focus from the boys and turn her hand to some impressively in-demand womenswear. Last October saw her Vogue debut, and what a debut it was; modelled by Kate Moss and shot by Mario Testino, Kate was so impressed with the trousers commissioned for the shoot (diligently crafted from an antique Union Jack) she kept them as a souvenir.
Moss isn’t the only female celebrity fan whose eye has been caught by Katie’s artistic designs. Last year singer Roisin Murphy fell head over heels for the Swarovski crystal embellished jacket from the RCA graduate collection, taking it on tour around Europe. High Queen of the dramatic wardrobe Lady Gaga was recently pictured in the News of the World’s Fabulous magazine in original Eary patent leather epaulettes, and was seen shopping in LA during a feature on GMTV in the red wool military jacket from Katie’s AW09 collection. Eary’s military-inspired tailoring bridges a certain gap between mens and womenswear, and their unisex appeal is evident, especially clever accessories like the chain epaulettes, which are arguably becoming her signature piece (the original pair of which are now owned by hiphop/r&b star Kelis).
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s Coco Chanel once famously said “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous” and our latest batch of style stars certainly measure up to Mademoiselle Coco’s high standards. Whether they’re doing daytime chic in a leather jacket or going for full on night time glamour in dresses teamed with cute accessories we simply can’t get enough of them. Aimee, Camille, Filippa, Sanna and Stephanie Glossy salutes you!
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When did you first realise you had a talent for drawing? When I was taking my first Fashion Illustration class. How did you go about pursuing illustration as a full time career ? At first, I started contacting different companies. Later, I started a blog, and from there different companies contacted me. Do you experiment with other artistic mediums apart from illustration? Yes, definitely. I experiment with photography, short film, and I also like to write music and make animations. Basically, I love learning and experimenting, and so I will try any new art form I learn about.
Where do you get your inspiration from? I have an image archive of old images and fashion editorials, my favorite artists’ paintings, and photography. I usually try to mix old images with new, and mostly try to draw from the world I want to live in. I’m inspired by almost everything for one reason or another. New experiences and people inspire me a lot.I would say natural beauty and women inspire me more than anything. That’s why the majority of my art revolves around women. I also find genuine innocence very moving. I would say romance is a real driving force in my work, so when I see or feel anything like it, my mind goes wild with inspiration. Lastly the 19101950’s era with its “Leave It to Beaver” innocence, and the stern looks on people’s faces due to the hard times; there is something about it that inspires me. >>
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