Drop earrings are the hottest thing right now – FASHION

Juliet Sulejmani | March 27 2016

Long drop earrings are officially (according to me) the coolest earrings at the moment. They are the easiest way to turn your look from ordinary to super cool and super stylish. You could even be wearing a plain white tee with your basic pair of jeans, and as soon as you put a pair of these beauties on, you up your chic factor by 1000.

I’ve selected a few of my favourite long drop earrings that I’ve seen lately (2 of which iI already own). I love them because even though they are such a statement item, they are so easy to wear and surprisingly aren’t heavy or annoying.

Here are my favourites.

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SIMONE ROCHA
Drop beaded floral earring $295AUD at Farfetch Farfetch.com

 

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Celine
Summer 17 Chandelier Earrings in Turquoise $480Euro at Celine www.celine.comerikyvon earrings

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SS16/17 Erik Yvon x Two Fold Shop bolt earrings $65 at Erik Yvon Erik Yvon

 

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Saint Laurent
SS17 Lou Lou tassel earrings in gold and red $720AUD at Saint Laurent www.ysl.competite grand earrings

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Petite Grand
Low Moon Sterling Silver Earrings $143AUD at Petite Grand Petite Grand

 

Edwina McCann joins Instagram – FASHION

Juliet Sulejmani | March 06, 2017

Vogue’s Editor in Chief Edwina McCann Joins Instagram

It was a joyous moment when I discovered via @vogueaustralia’s instagram stories that the Edwina McCann is now on Instagram. Of course I instantly followed her, and am intrigued by the approach she is taking. McCann’s instagram bio reads:

“Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Australia curating life and fashion through the imagery of Vogue.
Follow Stories for my world in fashion on the run.”

I bet you’re wondering what her first instagram post was…

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@edwinamccann has now made it’s way to my top list of Fashion Instagram Accounts to follow. The stories that she has posted so far have been super insightful and are exactly the things that I want to see and know about. I must also say, the kind of documentation of her days at Paris Fashion Week, has been exactly what I would imagine from an Editor-in-Chief at Vogue. Chic, aspirational, informative, exciting, genuine, and just enough to let you keep dreaming about what her life would be like
Here are some examples of the Insta Stories she shares:

  • They’re aspirational: We’ve seen videos from the Front Row of Paris Fashion Week Shows like, YSL and those sparkly boots everyone can’t get enough of, Dior’s Navy show, Balenciaga, there is an air of luxury and glamour, there is no over-sharing, just little bites that leave you wanting more
  • Behind the scenes: You see Christine Centenera being swarmed by street style photographers, a video of Alek Wek and what she thought of her exit in the Balenciaga show, Backstage with Demna after his stand out Balenciaga Show
  • Interesting info: A quote from the Dior show “Among all the colours, navy blue is the only one which can ever compete with black, it has all the same qualities” – Christian Dior, Song playing at Dior: Blue Moon, The tiny Balenciaga invite plus spoon, Celebrating @mrstreetpeeper’s birthday with a shot of the man himself, Phil Oh and Christine Centenera, @catmcneil’s new haircut
  • The Life Of Edwina: Deciding on whether to wear High or low boots, Having shoe envy after seeing Centenera’s “higher, red fabulous new Balenciaga shoes”, Going for a run in Paris before the shows, Having lunch at Chez Julien Est.1738.

…and more.

I’m currently in the middle of reading Alexandra Shulman’s book Inside Vogue, which is a diary of her 100th year at British Vogue, and I feel like what I’m seeing in Edwina McCann’s posts is just like what I’m learning about Alexandra Shulman from her book. And it’s fantastic. As a fashion lover, and Vogue lover, this is the kind of fashion insight we have always dreamed of having. So I recommend you totally check out @edwinamccann.

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Vogue Australia March 2017 Issue

Here’s a bit of info on McCann and aside from her obvious magazine duties, here are some of the things she has been involved with in her career at Vogue so far.

Edwina McCann took over as Editor in Chief in 2012, after holding the same role at Harpers Bazaar for a number of years.

In 2016 McCann launched Vogue Codes, and hosted a seminar and a column including regular articles focussing on helping to empower women through technology.

In 2015 McCann was awarded the top spot on the ranking of ‘Australia’s 30 most powerful women in media.

In 2014 McCann was responsible for launching The Australian Fashion Chamber and holds the position of Chair. The Australian Fashion Chamber, similar to the British Fashion Council and Council of the Fashion Designers of America, is aimed at supporting and nurturing our local designers and helping them achieve access both locally and internationally.

Here are some links for you to check out:

Edwina McCann Instagram
Vogue Australia Instagram
Vogue Australia on Youtube
Vogue Australia Website

Christopher Kane x Crocs – FASHION

Juliet Sulejmani | March 01, 2017

“There’s no such thing as good or bad taste, it’s just different.”

This is something Christopher Kane was told in his Central Saint Martins days by Louise Wilson, Christopher Kane’s professor and also one of his biggest influences both in his life and his career.

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If you have been following Christopher Kane’s designs over the last decade, you will see many examples of his provocative and often unexpected combinations. One such example is his current collaboration with Crocs, which we have now seen in three collections, Spring Summer 2017, Pre-fall 2017 and now Autumn Winter 2017.

And I can confirm, this is definitely the first time that Crocs have appeared on a designer runway, and, I’m sure you don’t need any help in imagining the outrage that ensued amongst the fashion crowd. How could it be, that such an ugly, clunky, shoe which might I add, are very popular amongst chefs and children, thanks to their comfort and durability, is being worn, by a model, on a runway, during LONDON FASHION WEEK. Well…

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The thing I have noticed with fashion is that, almost everything that shocks you and is ugly at first, goes through something called the ‘fashion phases’. The more you see them, the many phases it goes through, the more you get used to them and then you start to like them and maybe even love them. At the end of the cycle,  you can’t remember ever not liking them. You know, just like the mighty Birkenstocks. The Birkenstocks were not a fashion item until in 2012, Phoebe Philo put them in the Celine, Spring 2013, Paris runway. The fashion crowd had the same reaction to the Birkenstock that they are having to the Crocs, and I bet you anything, there is not a fashion person alive today that doesn’t own (or doesn’t want to own) at least one pair of Birkenstocks today. So, let’s check in again in five years and see if the Croc successfully passed through the fashion phase and right onto our finally happy feet.

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In Christopher Kane’s Spring Summer 2017 Collection 26 out of 38 looks were styled with Crocs. Said Crocs appear in 6 colour ways, 4 having a marble effect and all bedazzled (embellished) with coloured stone jibbitz, all in earthy tones. The stones have been designed specifically for the collaboration, and the button on the heel strap is printed with ‘Christopher Kane’, instead of the Croc crocodile logo. The Crocs are for sale on the brands website for $560 AUD, versus the original un-bedazzled Crocs which are on sale for $49.99 AUD.

The recent Pre-fall 2017 Collection shown during London Fashion Week, features a new version of the Croc collaboration. This time in two colour ways, in the classic clog design and also what looks like the bistro clog and all versions are lined in mink.

Personally I have never owned or even tried Crocs on in my life. They’ve never had the appeal, plus they remind me of the shoes my aunt in Macedonia would wear to go and milk her cows. However, after all the time I’ve spent thinking about them, and looking at pictures of them online, I don’t really find them as offensive as I used to.

On their website, about less than a week ago Christopher Kane uploaded these three videos to his YouTube account. I think they clearly show, Christopher Kane’s playfulness and at the same time, the durability of the Croc.

Christopher Kane Crocs VS Hydraulic Press

“they are made out of really stretchy material.”

Christopher Kane Crocs Dissected

Christopher Kane Crocs VS Road Roller

Fashion doesn’t always have to be uncomfortable but it can and will surprise you.

Buy/Look at the Christopher Kane x Crocs HERE.

Image Credits: Illustration by me Juliet Sulejmani, Photographs via Christopher Kane and Vogue Runway.

Announcement: NGV Triennial opening December 2017 – ART

Juliet Sulejmani | February 28, 2017

NGV INTERNATIONAL
Opening 15 December 2017
Free Entry

Yesterday Tony Elwood, the Director of the NGV (National Gallery of Victoria) unveiled the “NGV Triennial”, an ambitious new initiative which will be the first recurring contemporary art event for Melbourne. As the names suggests, the exhibition will be held every three years, and thanks to the many partners, who have made significant contributions to support the NGV, the Triennial will be a free exhibition for all to experience.

The inaugural exhibition will open on December 15, 2017 and we will be treated to works by 60 artists, hailing from 30 different countries. The exhibition has been curated around the themes of: body, change, movement, time and the virtual and will explore the social, cultural, scientific and physiological terrains of our contemporary world.

Up to 20 new major artworks have been commissioned for this exhibition and they cross many disciplines including, architecture, design, sculpture, installation, moving image and interactive works.

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Alexandra Kehayoglou. No Longer Creek 2015 Courtesy Alexandra Kehayoglou. Photo: Francisco Nocit

At the media launch, Argentine artist and designer Alexandra Kehayoglou was present as was her incredible, giant 8 meter, hand-tufted rug. Kehayoglou uses her family’s traditional carpet-making techniques to draw attention to the effects of globalization and the impact of our demands for energy. The NGV has commissioned the artist to create a monumental 100m2 carpet landscape titled Santa Cruz River.

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Yayoi Kusama. Copyright of Yayoi Kusama and Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/ Singapore.

Another exciting commission will be by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, who was been described by Time Magazine  “one of the most influential people in the world.” Kusama has been commissioned to create a new immersive work, where, over the exhibitions four month period, each visitor will place a flower anywhere across the surface of a plain interior in an aim to obliterate it.

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Guo Pei. Rose Studio. Haute Couture. Courtesy Guo Pei, Rose Studio, Beijing.

 Shown in Paris this year, Guo Pei’s Spring 17 Haute Couture Collection on display at this elaborate exhibition held by the NGV. Guo Pei, a Chinese fashion designer, who is most famously known for creating Rihanna’s canary yellow fur-trimmed gown, which she rocked at the 2015 Met Costume Institute gala. Guo Pei is also the first ever, Chinese fashion designer to be invited to show at Paris Haute Couture Week.

This is only a very small sample of all the incredible work that will be shown during the exhibition. The exhibition itself, will be spread out across all four levels of NGV International. I can’t wait!

Click HERE for the full list of artists and to learn a bit about them.

The Juliet Report : STYLE

Britt Doherty | October 05, 2016

 

SUN.
please

 

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Sir the Label / Alek Midi Dress in Olive
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Zimmerman / printed slipper
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Maurie & Eve / Amber Sceats Cole Choker
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Zimmermann / Frayed Edge Straw Hat

Credit: Styling, Britt Doherty and Illustrations, Juliet Sulejmani.

 

The Juliet Report : STYLE

Britt Doherty and Juliet Sulejmani | September 14, 2016

We have been enjoying sharing our style looks with you, and have decided to branch out into some mens looks as well.

‘Oh, boy’ is a light and natural palette and look, ideal for the slight glimpses of Spring that we have been enjoying here in Melbourne.

The look includes a shirt from Marcs, trousers from Bassike and the evermore covetable sneakers from Common Projects.

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MARCS – Benson Regular Fit Shirt
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BASSIKE – Mr Man Trouser
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COMMON PROJECTS – Original Achilles Mid

 

J & B xx