Here’s an exclusive look at the 2020 Ultimate Covergirl finalists in their stunning Angel costumes at the 2020 Australian Modelling and Fashion Awards.
Every occasion has a perfect bag. Whether you’re working in the office, hitting the beach, or going for a night on the town, here are the 5 bags every woman should own. These will help give versatility to your closet while also being functional for any situation that may arise. To make sure you’re prepared for anything you need to do, here are our picks for 5 bags every woman should own:
This is your go-to bag. It matches all of your clothes, it holds up against anything you put it through, and it fits all of your daily essentials. Find a bag that matches your wardrobe (whether black or leather) and that fits all of your essentials including your wallet, phone, and any other bits and bobs you carry throughout your day.
This bag is a bit fancier than your go-to bag and isn’t one you’d wear day-to-day. This one is your choice for business casual events when you need something that looks more put-together that’s also on your shoulder and allows you to operate hands-free. The size of the bag depends on the situation. A smaller cross-body is perfect for small things like a card sleeve and your phone while a medium size can hold your full wallet as well.
Essential for those workdays and days out on the town, the tote bag will fit everything you need and more. This one is perfect for hauling around your laptop, file folder, and anything else you need. Investing in a quality tote bag will ensure that your contents stay safe and protected while you’re out and about.
Backpacks are functional for a multitude of uses – day trips and park visits to name a few. With the variety of backpacks on the market from cute stylish leather ones to functional canvas ones, you’re sure to find one that fits the style of your wardrobe while also being functional. This bag is perfect to keep everything you might need for your days out while not compromising on fashion. These are also fun to personalize with cute enamel pins or keychains!
For nights out, a clutch is perfect for only the essentials. These usually have just enough room for the cards you need, some cash, your lipstick, and your phone as well. A basic clutch will match all of your outfits or you can go big and get a statement piece to instantly jazz up anything you wear. Find one with a wrist strap to help you go hands-free when you need to without the fear of leaving your bag behind.
These are the essentials to start off your bag collection. While it’s helpful to start with basics, you can never have too many bags! Experiment with what works best for you and build your collection from there. What’s your favorite go-to bag? We’d love to hear about it!
Sassy & Co Magazine in collaboration with MS Entertainment Network and StarGazers Production is once again on the lookout to find Australia’s ultimate cover girl!
The Grand final night is on Sunday, the 20th of December 2020.
No previous experience required – you must be between 18 years to 30 years of age.
If you think you have what it takes to be the Next BIG thing then get in contact with us asap as there are only a few spots available! Please contact Krissy at firstname.lastname@example.org, Juliet / 0482 560 503, or Maryrose Salubre on 0423 710 659 if you’re interested in entering the competition.
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Is there a place for CGI models during the climate of the pandemic due to social distancing restrictions?
The British fashion house, Ralph & Russo made headlines when they chose to showcase their collections using a CGI avatar, instead of an actual model. This choice by the fashion house sparked controversy, especially when it came to diversity and BIPOC models.
Similarly, criticisms were hurled at the casting of Shudu Gram, the first CGI model created by UK photographer, Cameron-James Wilson. The “model’ starred in campaigns for Balmain, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, and Vogue.
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She’s a Monstera 🌿 . . @shudu.gram x @alexandra_maleek . . @emmanueloyeleke captures Shudu’s muse Alek in Nigeria! With makeup by @casskoncept1 and a beautiful flowing dress by @knanfe!! . . Monstera deliciosa, also known as the Swiss Cheese plant, is a species of flowering plant native to tropical forests of southern Mexico, south to Panama. . . #mixedreality #3D #composite #photoshop #photography #fashion #beauty #makeup #nigeria @isismodelsafrica
When it revealed that a white man created Shudu, a lot of her followers were unsettled by this revelation. One of the main criticism was that the model was created by“a white man’s hollow projection of black female beauty,” as Shudu was designed in mind, to align with conventional, Eurocentric beauty standards.
Lil Miquela, another CGI avatar, was designed by the startup Brud with over 2.5 million followers on Instagram. Lil Miquela works like a social media influencer avatar has made lucrative endorsement deals, music merch and has human friends.
Black Mirror might be closer to reality as you think with the proliferation of CGI influencers in the midst. It begs the question of the harmful consequences to beauty and body image in general and what makes them so unique. Are they more lucrative?
Boux Avenue has just released its first-ever unretouched lingerie campaign, as part of its ‘Your Shape, Your Style’ campaign and it’s fronted by well-known names such as Malin Andersson and Zara McDermott, Ama Peters and Kaz Kamwi. Each brand ambassador wears lingerie styles from Boux Avenue’s new season collection to match their bold personalities, with the unretouched imagery celebrating their individuality and staying true to themselves.
Size inclusivity means celebrating bodies of all different shapes and sizes. Hence as part of Boux Avenue’s new SS20 campaign, it launched its first unretouched lingerie campaign, continuing to celebrate its ‘Your Shape, Your Style’ campaign, encouraging every woman to embrace their own unique style and shape.
Malin comments: “I’ve always spoken openly about body image, and how in my teens all I saw were airbrushed images in magazines – and that I thought it was how I was supposed to be. I remember it consuming me so much I obsessed day after day with calorie counting and trying to look like a size 0 model – whilst also losing myself in the process… I’m so glad to be working with Boux Avenue – a brand that represents women of all shapes and sizes. I share with you my unedited shoot post lockdown, perhaps not eating the best or working out that much – but I present to you ME. I stand tall and bold with their colourful new collection and ask you all to LOVE the body you are in.”
Available in sizes 30-44, B-G cup, Boux Avenue’s new season lingerie is available to purchase now via this link: Boux Avenue
Boux Avenue’s ‘Your Shape, Your Style’ campaign is designed for women by women, with their female-led in-house design team, directed by Product & Brand Director Zoe Price-Smith; they aim to provide every woman with an expert fit in luxurious styles, at affordable prices. Their new lingerie campaign created has styles ranging from 3D embroidered bralettes to high neck, cut-out bodies – there is something for every woman, of every fit.
Boux Avenue wants their campaign to encourage all women to feel confident, empowered, supported, unique, and fearless! Check it out below, new season lingerie is available to purchase now via this link: Boux Avenue
This new bridal capsule collection explores the hidden and mysterious nature of women and is inspired by the « Balsamic moon »; this suspended moment in the moon cycle which corresponds to the « Dreamtime ». It is synonymous with the Origin of the World in the culture of the Australian aborigines.
The « Balsamic Moon » is the moon of the prophets and prophetesses, and has the power to stimulate the imagination. This moon reveals a particular vision of the cycle to come. This visionary phase requires the opening of the mind channels and its limits, to allow a new creation to emerge. This phase is asking us to surrender to the power of the universe whose dream springs from the dark, through sketches, and canvasses, defining the outlines of new possibilities. All of the fabrics are “Made in France”, and part of the collection has been produced in French ateliers.
Photos Greg Alexander
Art director Sébastien Vienne
Hair & Make-up Carine Larchet for LaRoche Posay & Eugène Perma
Assisted de Charlotte Le Balch
Models Angeline & Kellia & Lucie @ Ava Models London
Production assistant Romane Sorin
Special thanks to Château Royal d’Amboise
© Méphistophélès Productions
As the fashion industry continues to develop more sustainable practices, shoppers have increasingly been looking for consciously-made jewellery pieces; that’s where Olivia & Pearl comes in.
Olivia & Pearl is an up and coming sustainable pearl jewellery brand. It has just unveiled its’ latest jewellery collection and the collection is definitely pure luxury. The entire collection was actually inspired by owner Olivia Smith’s passion and love for natural beauty and the power of the ocean.
The Keshi collection is unique, distinctive, original, and one of a kind. Their dazzling rainbow tones and raw, sea-evoking form make pieces of Keshi pearl jewellery a highly prized collector’s items because of their matchless shape and individual beauty. It features raw and abstract shapes, inspired by ocean waves, sea-tumbled pebbles, and the stunning natural reefs.
Abstract and non-symmetrical in shape, Keshi designs give a bold and modern edge to products. Made from lustrous Keshi freshwater pearls, the jewellery has a refined organic feel and make a forward style statement.
Below are some of the photos from the Keshi Pearl Jewellery Collection courtesy of Olivia & Pearl:
Eight big-name Australian magazines have just been axed by media giant Bauer Media Australia as the financial implications of the Coronavirus pandemic continue to wreak havoc in the media industry.
According to ABC, the magazines that will not be published anymore are as follows: Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, OK!, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Good Health, NW and InStyle. Chief executive Brendon Hill also stated that there would be job losses as a result of the axing as Bauer Media Australia revealed that a massive decrease in advertising revenue plus travel restrictions are some of the major factors that contributed to the unfortunate decision.
According to ABC, Mr. Hill explained, “we, like many other media companies, have deeply felt the impact of COVID-19.
“No-one could have anticipated the swift, widespread and ongoing impact of the pandemic on our business and industry.”
“It has been a challenging time for Bauer and our team with exciting highs and devastating lows in recent months,” Mr. Hill continued. “We have been forced to reset and future-proof the business like all of the media industry has.”
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Vera showed off her insane body on Instagram and we’re definitely very VERY jealous.
When someone is 70-year-old, he/she is is considered a senior citizen so the image that usually pops on your head when someone tells you their 70 is that of a man or a woman in a wheelchair or holding a cane for support.
Well, Vera’s toned abs and fabulous look beg to differ. Vera is quite known for being the world’s most famous wedding gown designer. High-profile celebrities such as Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey, and Kim Kardashian have all worn her designs when they walked the aisle among others – and by the looks of things, it looks like she’s not stopping anytime soon.
Check out some of her age-defying photos below courtesy of Vera Wang’s Instagram: