Now if this doens't get you in the mood for Summer, we don't know what will! International swim designers have converged on Miami Swim fashion week for the annual swimsuit fest. Local labels had a strong presence on the schedule, with Anna & Boy, Suboo, Lisa Blue, White Suede and Kooey adding an Australian flavour to the global runway mix. We've edited this best-of-the-best runway round-up so you can preview strongest swimwear swimsuit trends months before having to make that first bikini buy of the beach season. Step inside to see the sexiest styles, so far, from Miami swim fashion week.
Ponytails are a style staple globally but if you're struggling to think of ways to make yours look, well, more interesting and not so gym-chic, you're in luck because Fashion Week just served up six new twists on the classic style. From a simple, two-second trick that'll add an instant glam factor to dual-textured and two-toned styles to equestrian-esque takes on the look, you can be as adventurous or low-key as you like when it comes to refreshing an ol' classic. Take a look.
We endeavoured to keep you up to date with every runway show, every backstage look and every front row celeb stalk but, alas, there were some things that we slipped off our MBFWA radar. To compensate, we've collated the best looks from the shows were didn't review — all in one easy to click place. How's that for efficiency! From the brilliant prints at Pretty Boys, Bless'ed Are the Meek, Ode To No One and Tovah to sexy leather separates at Kahlo and Lisa Maree, to tailored looks with quirk from Kristi Rose and Elliatt, these are looks are definitely worth a look. Step inside to see our best of the rest runway round-up!
Scherri-Lee Biggs is following in the footsteps of Jennifer Hawkins, Erin McNaught, Laura Dundovic, Rachael Finch and Jesinta Campbell as this year’s Miss Universe Australia, and last night she unveiled the Australian national costume and evening gown she’ll be wearing for the annual pageant in September. Her national costume, designed by swimwear label Kooey’s director Nikki Silverthorne, features a yellow cutout swimsuit and technicolour skirt that “represents the whole country from coast to the centre,” according to the designer. Fashion critics have compared it to another Aussie pop culture icon, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, but its Scherri-Lee thinks it is a “bright a colourful perspective of Australia and it's beauty!!” The Perth-born beauty, who has spoken to BellaSugar about her beauty and exercise routine, will compete against beauties from other countries in São Paulo, Brazil, next month.
Last night on Dancing With the Stars, Lara Bingle mixed up her look again, opting for a white-blonde bob wig, complete with blunt bangs to dance the Quick Step. It totally reminded us of Jesinta Campbell's look as she took to the runway for the Kooey swimwear fashion show at RAFW earlier this month! So far Lara's been the most experimental with her beauty look, wearing soft, old Hollywood curls in the first week, while Week 2 was all about the high ponytail and last week she chose a red lip and sleek chignon. What do you think of Lara's latest look? Do you see yourself wearing a white-blonde big anytime soon like these two lovely ladies?