Our beach days at Bondi are behind us for another year. But if you're jetting off to warmer climates — or just love braids as much as we do — we think you'll appreciate this Carolyn Murphy editorial spread for Vogue Germany's June issue. Shot by Alexi Lubomirski, it sees the Estée Lauder spokesmodel — she's been with the brand for 11 years — looking all bronzed and beautiful sporting an array of different braided hairstyles. From slick braided high buns to tribal-esque looped and intertwined styles that made us recall Renya Xydis' handiwork at the Kirrily Johnston Spring/Summer 2010 show. The creations were down to hairstylist Ben Skervin so you've got him to thank for giving your classic plait the hairspiration boost it needs.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley may famously have a bangin' bod — Burberry did call on her to be its first "Body" for its latest fragrance — but she's got a pretty perfect face too as evidenced in these two November covers for Vogue Germany. Shot by Alexi Lubomirski, Rosie is sporting a bombshell blow-dry, flirty lashes and perfectly arched brows in both covers, but things switch up when it comes to the lips, with Rosie wearing an '80s-style magenta in the close up and a nude lip in her body shot. Accessorised with diamonds, naturally. Which look gets your vote?
Crystal Renn's latest modelling adventure has taken her all the way to Germany for Vogue Germany's February issue. The main course? Denim! But this shoot isn't about obvious jeans and t-shirts — it's all denim shirts done majorly chic. And all it takes is a few colour combos, some jewellery and minor styling tweaks to get the look for yourself. Click through to see Crystal showing off five fresh ways to wear this denim staple.
We've been debating the new tea-length skirts coming through from the runways over at Sugar HQ. While they can be very retro and ladylike, they can also be conservative and unflattering. Some things shown on the runways should stay there. Then I saw smouldering beauty Maryna Linchuk in this Vogue Germany editorial. Skin is tempered with the high-fashion hemline, save for an adorable tulip mini LBD. Cosy knits, pristine outerwear, fresh accessories, and sexy slits make for a great debate. What's your take?
In another dreamy shoot that proves art imitates life, Vogue Germany captures new David Jones recruit Abbey Lee and her Aussie rocker boyfriend Matthew Hutchinson (of Our Mountain) in muso-inspired threads that Kate Moss would be proud of. A furry Chanel coat, ladylike Louis Vuitton and a version of the Miu Miu dress of the moment all make an appearance, and Abbey’s tousled hair and instrumental props set the mood. But it’s their real-life romance that makes this shoot extra spesh. Are you ready to feel the lurve?
Wasn't I just talking about Claudia Schiffer's maternity style yesterday? And now here she is looking illegally beautiful, and just as incredible, in the nud. Insane! Shot by Karl Lagerfeld, Clauds heats up the cover of Vogue Germany's June issue showing off her pregnant but svelte figure. I haven't seen anyone pull this pose off quite like Demi Moore did for Vanity Fair back in '91, but clearly this supermodel knows how it's done. Saucy!
Victoria Beckham is Vogue Germany's May cover girl. She also finds herself sitting on a duck sporting Edward Scissorhands hair. As you do. We know by now that Victoria has a very tongue-in-cheek sense of humour and isn't afraid to go all out for shoots; remember her Marc Jacobs ad where her spread-eagled legs appear out of a giant-sized bag? Her makeup look is her usual fare: light smoky eye, kohl, dark mani and toffee lip gloss. The only change being her waxed ebony brows which were bold to say the least. Pop has more pictures from the fashion spread, but what do you think of her beauty look? You like? Do tell . . .
Photos courtesy Alexi Lubomirski for German Vogue
Hot off the confirmation of her engagement to Ruby Rose (congrats!), Aussie stunner Catherine McNeil stars in a denim-fuelled fashion shoot for Vogue Germany's May issue. Apart from a few brief appearances at the recent Milan shows things have been pretty quiet on the Catherine front so it's nice to see her back in fine form. This shoot, snapped by Claudia Knoepfel and Stefan Indlekofer, plays on the double denim trend by mixing different shades of denim along with tan leather and black separates. Brands such as Alexander Wang, Diesel, Louis Vuitton and Tommy Hilfiger all feature. For more gaw-jus Catherine click through our gallery.
So you know by know that Fab and I totally worship the ground that Diane walks on, right? Well, when Fab showed me Diane's "Dandy Diane" shoot for Vogue Germany, I nearly died. Isn't it just beautiful? I mean obviously they're works of art—guess who's behind the lens . . . Mr. Karl Lagerfeld. Aside from those statement brows and cheekbones that make me swoon (and suck in my hamster cheeks), I can't take my eyes off the hair. Unsurprisingly the first style is similar to the "rock 'n' roll" A/W 2010 Fendi hair (Karl is the Creative Director of Fendi). The second style is a little too hair-raising for me, but if you think it's cool, check out the slightly more structured A/W 2010 Issa show. Of the two, which is your favourite style?