Ditch the denim! What to wear to the office in the heatwave

From wafty kaftans to white shirts or open-back shoes, here are seven ways to avoid a meltdown at your desk In case you hadnt noticed, its hot. Yay! But you still have to go to the office. Boo! Here are seven things that will keep you cool at work in both senses while the temperatures continue to rise. The fancy white shirt Puff-sleeve blouse by & Other Stories, 59 Yes, the white shirt is a work classic but bonus its also bang on trend this summer, as long as its not quite Michael Gove boring that is. Yours should have a tweak a ruched sleeve, a twist in the middle, a bit of a frill but still, at its core, it should just about fit with the corporate dresscode. In fact, the corporate look is now the height of fashion see Martine Rose and Balenciaga. If fashion trends were a […] Read more »

Ice cream makeup is the freaky, fresh summer look you want to try

BY JAMES LOKE HALE Summer’s in full swing, and that means the makeup-melting temperatures are here to stay. But if you’re feeling the need to hang up your brushes till things cool off, some of YouTube and Instagram’s top makeup gurus have a sweet look to try before you do: Ice cream makeup tutorials are here to show you how to master the perfect eclectic summer look. Ice cream makeup is definitely this year’s most playful trend so far, featuring deliciously realistic, brightly colored “melting” ice cream dripping down artists’ foreheads and cheeks, accessorized with things like drawn-on sprinkles, bits of cone, and candies. YouTuber Madeyewlook, known for her ultrarealistic and super-creepy horror makeup, posted a step-by-step of the look way back in 2014, and YouTuber and Instagrammer Desi Perkins posted a tutorial for Halloween 2016, but the look is just now hitting Instagram. The resurgence in ice cream makeup’s […] Read more »

Birkinomics: are these handbags a better investment than bricks and mortar?

A diamond-encrusted Herms bag has sold at Christies for 155,000. Why are they so desirable and do any of the other luxury brands make an equally smart investment? News that Christies has just sold a Herms Birkin bag for 155,000 will come as a vulgar surprise to those who think spending more than 19.99 on a single fashion item is completely cuckoo. To the outsider, fashions built-in obsolescence makes the idea of investing in anything seem misplaced since, thanks to its six-month renewal cycle, no sooner is your purchase in than it is out again. But if a fool and her money are soon parted, the adage doesnt apply to Herms. Like art, vintage cars and fine jewellery, a Herms bag could turn out to be a wise investment. That the blue crocodile Birkin, embellished with white gold and diamonds, attracted a worldwide bidding frenzy will come as no surprise […] Read more »

Peter Lindbergh's best photograph: the birth of the supermodels

They were a revolution fresh, fun, outspoken, poking at you, making edgy jokes, getting involved. Wow! Liz Tilberis, the editor of British Vogue, asked me to do a shoot. You have to do the January 1990 cover, she said. Youre the one. She wanted something that would preview the decade to come. My reaction was: Oh my God, who could that be? You cant hang the next decade on one face. It wont work. But I knew what would. This was the result. People always say this shot, this cover, was the birth of the supermodels, but thats not entirely true. Two years before, I shot what were really the first of such pics the white shirt shoots. But that was for American Vogue. At that time, I didnt much like American Vogue. I found the women they were photographing so uninspiring. I preferred girls at art school. They wore […] Read more »

The salt-and-pepper pound: where are all the fiftysomething models?

From 73-year-old Lauren Hutton for Calvin Klein to 88-year-old Daphne Selfe, older models are finally getting work with major fashion brands. But the absence of middle-aged models to bridge the gap makes it feel like just another fad When I first started blogging as Thats Not My Age nine years ago, I was always banging on about the lack of older models, my Grey-dar permanently on high alert. But whereas in the past, the older model was restricted to a healthcare or life insurance gig (cue woman strolling jauntily down the beach in a lilac waterfall cardigan and stretch chinos), now nearly every week theres another gorgeous silver-haired model in an advertisement for a fashion brand. While this age-appreciation is fantastic it is wonderful to see women such as Daphne Selfe, 88, Maye Musk, 69, and Lauren Hutton, 73, looking vivacious and stunning, I still cant help wondering: where have […] Read more »

The definitive ranking of 2017's most unnecessary fashion, so far

It's hard to keep up with questionable fashion, but 2017 is making it pretty easy because there's just so much out there so far. Since the year began, we've seen an abundance of downright bad ideas. There have been plenty of eyebrow and makeup trends, bizarre fabric choices, and unexpected collaborations that have blown us away with how unnecessary they are. If you want to make sure you're not committing any fashion faux pas yourself, we've ranked 2017's most unnecessary fashion so far from "Mostly okay" to "Please, make it stop." You've been warned. 14. Male Rompers aka the RompHim Image: kickstarter SEE ALSO: Aussie mag shoots iconic Instagrammer with an iPhone for its cover Honestly, the RompHim isn't that bad. We don't mind that guys are getting in on the romper trend, but have they ever had to pee really badly while wearing one? They don't even have to […] Read more »