Make a Statement With Stolen Girlfriends Club & Ellery
If you’re only going to invest in a few key statement pieces this season, there’s nothing more versatile and timeless than black. And nothing screams statement more than Stolen Girlfriends Club’s wrinkle pleather jacket with puffed sleeves or Ellery’s tuxedo style leather lapel cropped jacket! Throw them over anything you have in your wardrobe and you’ll instantly ooze style. Try accessorising and layering over these little black dresses – you’ll be surprised with how many different looks you can achieve!
THREAD PEOPLE STYLE ICON PROMOTION WINNER!!
Congratulations to Jodi Winter for winning the major prize in our Style Icon Promotion!
Jodi has won:
- Up to RRP $1,000 worth of vintage and designer clothing sourced especially for you by Thread People’s buying team
- A styling session with Thread People’s in house stylist
- A hair and make-up styling session with celebrity hair and makeup artist, Rachel Espley at Therapy Potts Point
- 1 night’s accommodation in Sydney on Bondi Beach
We’d also like to congratulate the following runner up prize winners, each winning $25 Thread People vouchers; Jessi Providence, Dominica Lipinski, Norma Thistlethwaite, Prianka Thomas, Alison Beith, Alison Edney, Courtney Kingston, Erin Burrell, Lady Leisa, Renee Carnegie, Athanasia Evangelou, Megan Riley, Ella Hirst, Karen Dickinson, Jacqueline Grandemange, Courtney Primmer, Michelle Huang, Emily Wiegard, Anny Joh, Louise Hewson-Doherty.
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JUMBO MID YEAR SALE!
What’s my favourite time of the year? May/ June of course! And not just because I love the air getting colder, the nights longer and pulling out my leather jacket, scarfs and blazers, but because it’s the joyous season of the mid year sales! And if you sadly missed your favourite Thread People sale the first time around never fret because your dearly beloved are back.
Thread People’s Jumbo Mid Year Sale begins on the 28th of June and you better hurry because all of the pieces are going to get snapped up quick smart! This really is the ultimate sale of the season with all your favourite brands including Friend of Mine, Francis Leon, Arabella Ramsay, State of Georgia, Nina Maya, Skin and Threads, Ksubi and Bec and Bridge all up for grabs and heavily reduced.
Whether you’re looking for some sexy boots for the winter season, the perfect party dress, floral crop tops, sunglasses, denim cut offs, skinny jeans, tribal printed skirts, men’s tee’s or a collection of bags this sale really does have it all… it’s not called the Jumbo Sale for no reason!
Forget about the drab, dull and depressing colours of winter, this season it’s all about bright, bold colours! For some (like me) whose wardrobe consists mainly of black, grey, white, and more black the thought of sporting a bright colour can be quite scary. However, pastels like lilac, aqua and peach provide the perfect splash of colour that isn’t too OTT and can be expressed in sheer, leather and contrasting prints. If you are still a little nervous about pulling off this trend just remember to mix super bights with dark and white colours for a more wearable and understated glamour.
Colours are surprisingly versatile and will lighten winters traditionally heavy fabrics and monotonous colours. This season the LRD (little red dress) is proving to be a major hit on the international runways while colours like marigold, coral and seafoam are perfect to freshen up the cold winter days. Don’t have the confident to mix bold colours and patterns like the beauties of Proenza Schouler? Opt for brightly coloured accessories like shoes or a clutch which still add an amazing impact to the simplest of outfits. So lay off your neutrals for a while and rejoice the season of colour, the bolder the better!
Bending The Rules
Slinking down the catwalk in the finale gown at Jean Paul Gaultier during Paris Fashion week, it is hard not to be captivated by the model with the perfectly quaffed blonde hair, impossibly high cheekbones and bee-stung lips. Boasting an unbelievable figure; with slim hips and narrow shoulders that designers dream of, on the return run of the catwalk it is certain; this is the new ‘It’ girl of fashion.
Except she is a he.
Andrej Pejic, the intimidatingly beautiful 19-year old from Melbourne has taken the fashion world by storm, becoming the face of the new wave of androgyny. He is as comfortable in a wedding gown as he is in a suit and, as shown in a recent spread for Australian Vogue, consistently outshines his female conterparts. It’s a move forward in the continuing trend of desexualizing fashion, and to an extent, our expectation of what is ’sexy’. By this neutralising of gender, the fashion world is presenting an amorphous beauty – one that enhances the collection rather than overpowering it.
I won’t lie and say that I’m not envious of Pejic, and it’s hardly easy to comprehend a man is the most beautiful (and dare I say it, sexy) face in fashion. It’s easy to dismiss him as a flash in the pan, but his presence in both men’s and women’s fashion is undeniable. He’s everywhere from the runways, to campaigns and editorials.
It’s an interesting prospect that the ideal figure for womenswear isn’t a woman’s at all. With the amount of exposure and notoriety Pejic has gained for his body of work, it seems that now the rule du jour in order to model couture gowns, you have to be born with XY chromosomes. Lea T, Riccardo Tisci’s current muse, is biologically male – yet is beating out genetically female models for major covers and campaigns, even outshining Kate Moss on the cover of Love Magazine.
Although this new wave of androgyny is grabbing the public’s attention, this isn’t necessarily a new trend. Teri Toye, who is openly transgendered, was the muse for Stephen Sprouse long before Lea signed her Givenchy contract and, seen in the 1994 M.A.C campaign, Rupaul – a biological male – was dressed almost as Wonder Woman under the slogan ” I am the M.A.C. girl”. But is this simply a shock tactic to generate publicity, or is it a challenge against what is acceptable for a male to be depicted doing, and what it means to be ‘feminine’?
Sure, we’ve all dabbled in dressing with a masculine edge, the high street has long offered ‘boyfriend’ fit jeans and cardigans, and I’ll always choose a men’s white shirt over a fitted women’s one, but it seems as if this flirtation with bending the rules has been kicked into overdrive. It’s not simply just stealing a boyfriends shirt to grab the paper in, or drag queens sashaying in a sea of sequins; it’s a complete removal of the rules of fashion. And it’s not just the boys playing dress up, Lady GaGa recently embraced her inner drag king for a spread in Vogue Hommes Japan, looking every part the handsome male model.
So boys can be girls and girls can be boys, but will this rebellion of the sexes have staying power? It will be interesting to see whether this gender-bending trend will continue in future seasons, or whether we’ll be pushed back into our own gendered corners, but as long as it’s in vogue, fashion will be kept interesting.
PAMELA LOVE, LOVE FOR TOPSHOP
New York jewellery designer Pamela Love is bringing her distinctive tough-yet-romantic aesthetic to British-based chain store giant Topshop. Featuring in the latest issue of Vogue UK, Love explains her pieces will replicate “the true spirit of America.” The first of the five part series titled “Hearts & Arrows” is inspired by the American Indians featuring feathers and bright colours while the second instalment, “Dream Catcher,” is heavily based on South Western influences.
Topshop is just adding another amazing designer to their already impressive list of collaborations including Kate Moss, Christopher Kane and Lanvin. However, Love is going to be the first featured designer from the States and the first one with a line of jewellery. The collection will be cheaper than her signature collection and will hit stores this April. In the midst of the Indian and Western design qualities I hope Love adds her signature and unique qualities like rough spikes, gripping claws and sharp daggers. I Love love, I love Topshop, I feel like I’m about to meet my first true love. ♥
We all know the Ten Commandments of the bible, right? But did you know there was an eleventh one? Not many people know that when Jesus and Moses roamed this great earth they in fact made eleven commandments, with the eleventh being the most important and one we must all abide by. Designers Henry Holland and Josh Oldfield discovered the eleventh commandment, which states: “Thou shalt always dress with tremendous amounts of style and be furiously good looking.”
Aussie label Eleventh Commandment has provided us with some ridiculously styling clothes so we can now all live in peace and harmony and follow the rules that were once laid before us. Their AW 2011 collection is a study in futuristic vintage, the discovery of old and new, past and present. Jersey, knitwear and jackets all make an appearance in metallic hues, bold prints and simple, yet edgy designs.
Known greatly for their ever so perfect denim range, this season they provide us with the perfect fit and cut in a mixture of wax, printed, raw and washed styles. So if your ever sitting and contemplating life and wondering of these Commandments which were laid out before us, just remember the Eleventh Commandment because even back in those Adam and Eve days, Moses knew that style is language.
BINGLE FOR OYSTER #91
Proving that there are two sides to every story Lara Bingle offers a diverse and sensual shoot for Oyster issue #91. Usually frequenting the media for all the wrong reasons, Bingle proves to Australia what an amazing model she really is. Love her or hate her, after seeing this shoot you can’t help but fall a little bit in love with the Sydneysider all over again.
Photography legends Stephen Ward and Georges Antoni offer their own interpretations of the Sydney ‘It’ girl in this black and white editorial. Ward captures the softer, more sensual side to Bingle while Antoni goes for hard edge rock. The normally bikini clad Bingle opts for statement pieces and leather accents. Stylist Imogene Barron uses a Burberry motorcycle jacket and House of Fetish metallic crop top to transform the fierce Bingle whilst demure Bingle chooses the minimalism of Josh Goot and Chanel.
All I can say is that although Bingle has been in the media for so many wrong reasons of late she makes up for everything in a few simple images. Coming along way from her “Where the Bloody Hell Are Ya?” days this Oyster shoot is effortlessly chic, divine, fierce and shamelessly sexy. She is utterly amazing and these images simply take my breath away.
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