free spotify playlist
Today we welcome the final ‘Week’ of Fashion Month – Paris Fashion Week – and, with it, this month’s super spectacular free Spotify playlist. Time to throw on the most ridiculous, seasonally-inappropriate clothes in your wardrobe and strut around your room like a supermodel.

If you can’t control the rhythm after fifteen choons, there’s always August’s Spotify playlist to jam to, as well.

Click here to listen!

(Download Spotify here. It’s free!)

Track listing:
Counting Stars by OneRepublic
Mind Your Manners by Chiddy Bang ft. Icona Pop
Addict With A Pen by Twenty One Pilots
Can’t Say No – Acoustic by Conor Maynard
Inaction by We Are Scientists
Thank You by MKTO
A Little Party Never Killed Nobody by Fergie
Burn by Ellie Goulding
Dancing Song by Little Comets
Oh My! by Haley Reinhart
Gangnam Style by Jayesslee
All Your Gold by Bat For Lashes
Crazy Kids by Ke$ha
Black Sheep by Gin Wigmore
Ame Love by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Mary Lambert

Zuzanna Bijoch
Zuzanna Bijoch

A/W 2012 was one of my favourite ‘model seasons’ to date. Mixed in with the supers were a plethora of up-and-coming beauties: from Zuzanna Bijoch (above) to the i-D cover model Lina Zhang, there was a lot of fabulous werk happening in New York, London, Paris and Milan. One model even walked 73 shows! (See below)

Katlin Aas
Katlin Aas

Katlin Aas

Kati Nescher
Kati Nescher

Kati Nescher (Paris Fashion Week’s Top Model)

Nadja Bender
Nadja Bender

Nadja Bender (Casting director Anita Bitton scored her the opener at Alexander Wang. Versace, Lanvin, Christian Dior, and Jean Paul Gaultier followed suit.) View Post

Street Style

Natalie Joos


Hold your tears, fashionistas. Though the Week/Month of Fashion has bid us adieu, I have the final edition of the Spring/Summer 2012’s Best Dressed here for you: Paris Fashion Week!

Plus, by the time we recover from the show schedules, champagne comas, and spiked platform t-strap stilettos, it will be Autumn/Winter 2012.

Time to get inspired! View Post

Princess Siriwanwaree Nareerat

Princess Siriwanwaree Nareerat

  • After living in Thailand for eight months, I pretty much consider Princess Siriwanwaree Nareerat to be ‘my’ princess as much as Kate Middleton is ‘my’ princess. That’s why I was beyond excited to see the gorgeous Princess of Thailand sitting front row at Christian Dior, Chanel, Lanvin, Balmain and Hermes during Paris Fashion Week. Princess has fashion sense for miles.

  • In a study funded by Procter & Gamble (aka P&G – cosmetics giants), a team of researchers at the Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital fond that women who conform to societal standards of beauty are perceived more positively than women who do not. The experiment was set up by the team showing participants some female faces with no makeup, “natural” style makeup, “professional” makeup, and “glamorous” makeup for varying amounts of time. Variants like race and age were controlled to keep it as precise as possible.

    The study found that a face with any makeup whatsoever is perceived as more likable, competent, and trustworthy than a face sans slap. The only time this trend went off-course was in the ‘trustworthy’ category when it came to women in the “glamourous” category (but they were still perceived to be hotter and more competent!)

    Are these results shocking to anyone? I do wonder how different societies would respond…

  • L’Oreal has just announced that they are successfully on their way to develop a pill that will prevent gray hairs from showing up. (Are we really getting so concerned with aging that our grandmothers will now all have ‘young’ hair?) The company plans to have it available for retail within the next four years.

  • Fashion Week/Month is over! What do we do with ourselves?! Well…apparently we all start to swap fashion houses. In what I consider to be some pretty shocking news, the latest unfortunate soul to lose it’s creative chief is Vionnet! After an amazing Spring/Summer 2012 show, designer Rodolfo Paglialunga has been replaced by Barbara and Lucia Croce. Thankfully, it is not a negative situation, as he is leaving to pursue “other personal and professional paths”. Hands together, and pray – solo line, solo line, solo line
  • Fashion Week benches

  • The benches broke at Balenciaga‘s show for Spring/Summer 2012 at Paris Fashion Week, leaving Anna Wintour and many other attendees to partake in an unintentional standing ovation.

  • Former editrix of French Vogue, Carine Roitfeld, is set to launch her own magazine! In an interview for Dazed & Confused, she expressed hopes to launch a “really iconic magazine that’s fresh and exciting” which won’t be monthly but will be printed in English. The debut issue is penned to launch for September 2012.

  • In crazy-English-people news, Liverpool-born fashion designer Rachel Freire has caused many people to clutch their pearls by making a rosette-looking dress composed of 3,000 protruding cow nipples. As you may assume, animal-rights groups aren’t at all pleased.

  • Andrej Pejic has been invited to meet The Queen. He is part of an Australian and fashion-filled group that will attend a reception at Buckingham Palace.

  • Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux recently had a photo set taken by Terry Richardson. Engagement photos? Not confirmed, but the tabloids will surely say so!

  • Emmy winner Melissa McCarthy, of Gilmore Girls and Bridesmaids fame, recently told the Hollywood Reporter that after designing her own Emmy gown in collaboration dressmaker Daniella Pearl, she plans to launch an entire line for plus-size women.

    “Trying to find stuff that’s still fashion-forward in my size is damn near impossible. It’s either for like a 98-year-old woman or a 14-year-old hooker, and there is nothing in the middle.”

  • Nicola Formichetti‘s show for Mugler opened with a short film of Lady Gaga by Inez & Vinoodh. In the video, below, Mother Monster shows the audience her buck teeth and suggests that you “don’t fuck with me” and “don’t fuck with Mugler.” The Wall Street Journal’s Christina Binkley tweeted, “I have rarely seen so many pissed off people rush out of a fashion show. Mugler. #pfw No new trends there” in response.