Top Fashion Moments in Music Videos of 2016 (so far!)

When fashion meets music, it doesn't get any better than this. These two have always been the perfect pair for years, allowing artists to showcase the latest fashion trends, or push the envelope with artistic fusion. 

Music videos serve as the visual story-teller of the song, unearthing the imagination of artists of a life beyond our own. This past year so far has provided us with a stellar lineup of fashion-infused music videos giving us serious fashion envy!

We've scrolled through the internet and youtube to reveal some of our favourite fashion moments in music in 2016 so far:

(Which one is your favourite?)

Beyoncé -  Hold Up

Beyoncé - Hold Up

Solange - Cranes In The Sky

Solange - Cranes In The Sky

BØRNS - American Money

BØRNS - American Money

GRIMES - Kill V. Maim

GRIMES - Kill V. Maim

Kiiara - Gold

Kiiara - Gold

Gwen Stefani - Misery

Gwen Stefani - Misery

TRENDING: OVERSIZED BUTTON SHIRTS

Fashion weeks never fail to provide us with the best street style and up and coming looks. The next big trend according to fashion influencers is the ‘Oversized Button Down’.

Grab your boyfriend’s button up or shop for your own, and you can easily update your wardrobe with this is new style this spring.

Whether you want to pair it with a floral skirt, wear it on its own; We have a few photos of the different ways you can wear it for some fashion inspo!

 

STYLE SPOTLIGHT: NYFW STREET STYLE

New York Fashion week is soon coming to an end and its safe to say we have some serious street-style envy: we saw a lot of beading, oversized button up shirts, feminine dresses paired with sneakers, and the new off shoulder trend that we saw grace the runway.

We’ve put a collection of fashion forward outfits we loved (and want) hot off the streets of New York!

Fashion gets personal: The pieces you can personalise.

Fashion is getting more personal then ever before. Their are now a number of brands that will put your name on pieces so its as if it was made just for you. If your like me and have a name with unusual spelling and have never owned a keychain or mug with your name on it in your life, this is especially exciting. 

Watches

Eoniq Design - Eoniq Design allows you to create your own custom watches down to the smallest details. this includes everything from the watch hands, the watch face (both top and bottom), wind type (hand-wound or automatic), engaging and more. 

Jewellery

Sarah Chloe - Sarah Chloe does everything from bracelets, necklaces, rings, earrings, cufflinks and a number of finer jewellery option all which come in a range of colours and styles. 

Clutches

Edie Parker - Make your clutch represent you or your mood. You can pick not just the text but the colour, font, but also from a number of styles. They also do trays. 

Apparel, Bags and Fragrance. 

Burberry - You have probably seen the many clubs getting around with their monogramed Burberry scars which we fall sleep thinking about. But to add to your dreams Burberry also do Rucksacks, pouches, ponchos, fragrances and their iconic trench coats. 

Pyjamas

Jasmine and Will - Offering a range of mens, womens and children pyjamas that look super lux and comfy. We need these asap and then a full Sunday in bed please. 

Bags and Accessories. 

The Daily Edited - You have probably heard of them and see them on Insta. They offer a range of men and womens accessories including wash bags, a range of bags, travel accessories, phone cases, key rings (yes finally!) and so much more. 

Mon Purse - Customise your own bag by designing it from start to monogram. Picking everything from the style, colour, lining to studs it will truely be YOURS. 

Best Met Ball Party Pics!

This year's Met Ball is here and we are loving the fashion that has come with it. The Ball has become on of the most watches, and envied, events of all time! What we are also looking forward to is the after-party and behind the scenes shots! Here are some past celebratory shots from inside Met Galas from the past!

Travel Like a Fashion It Girl!

Are you tired of being jealous of IT girls travelling the world and doing it in style? Well we surely are and that's why we have put together a list to help you travel like you fav Instagram girls! So firstly, pack lightly!! Easier said then done but this is a must. We're all guilty of sneaking a few extra pieces into our suitcases at the last minute… but ladies, the secret here is to take as little as possible. Next is to plan your outfits out, coming up with outfit combinations is also a great way to pack lighter yay! Finally, don't forget to bring accessories, your go-to beauty products and your fav three pairs of shoes. Now you are set to take on the world!

Valentines for him

Lover’s day is over for another year and no doubt every florist across the globe ran out of red roses and heart shaped chocolates. But is Valentines Day just for the women? Gifts for men don’t have to be bouquets of red roses and cute bears that say I love you when you squeeze them. To show your appreciation and love for you man next year try gift wrapping the aromatic scent by Chanel, Bleu de Chanel or Paco Rabanne 1 million. If perfumes are not his thing, Hugo Boss cufflinks or a Montblanc Pen to accessorise with his outfits are always a winner!

Holy grail of tanning

We all know that there is a widespread belief that self-tan products make you look orange! Now by no means are we suggesting that none of them ever will make you appear in this way, BUT by choosing self-tanners suitable for your skin tones, and using correct application techniques your fears of looking like an oompa loompa will no longer exist!

Our sunless tanning winners are:

  1. Bondi Sands Self Tanning foam – the perfect lightweight tan, enriched with aloe vera and coconut
  2.  Loving Tan 2HR express tanning mousse – For us time poor individuals, this tan applies smoothly and dries quickly, developing in only 2 hours!
  3. St Tropez Self tan bronzing mousse – For a long lasting, smooth tan, designed to appear 2-3 shades darker than your natural tone
  4. Clarins Self Tanning Instant Gel – Ideal if you desire a subtle golden colour! This product is non-oily and quick drying.

Entering into the summer months we all want that summer, flawless glow, without having to lie out in the sun for hours or appearing like a streaky mess. For best results here are a few tips on how to tan like an expert:

  1. Exfoliate and shave before you let self-tanner anywhere near your body. Use a mild exfoliant to make sure you're sloughing off your dead skin cells before the self-tanner goes on. 
  2. Stand between two mirrors to apply the self-tanner, so you can see exactly what you're doing. 
  3. Be extra mindful of the knees, hands, elbows, feet, ankles and face. These are the areas where self-tanning mistakes show up most. Use a minimal amount of tanning lotion in these areas, and consider wearing latex gloves or a tanning mitt to apply it. 
  4. Once you've applied your self-tanner, keeping your skin hydrated is the key to making it last. Apply lotion daily. 

How Carrie Bradshaw changed fashion

Can you believe it’s been 17 years since Sex and the City first aired on our televisions? As inspiration to thousands and thousands of women around the world, Charlotte, Miranda, Samantha and Carrie paved the way to a fashion revolution. 

Sex and the City was one of the first shows to portray women in their own form. Feminine, masculine, sexy, fun – you name it, they did it!

Carrie Bradshaw, played by Sarah Jessica Parker was paramount in starting multiple fashion crazes around the world. Carrie’s fashion boundaries were limitless and some of her outfits definitely made you cringe, yet with her quirky sense of fashion and her obsession with shoes she always pulled it off and her sense of style became a huge feature of the series!

Here are some of our very favourite Carrie Bradshaw trends which the fashion world ate up:

THE FAMOUS NAME PLATE NECKLACE

OVERSIZE FLOWER BROOCHES SEASON

VINTAGE FUR OVERLOAD

TWO WORDS: MANOLO BLAHNI

    

 

 

CROP TOPS

Contouring for beginners - Guiding us to that Kim K flawless skin

Most of our favourite celebs have personal makeup up artists to paint on flawless skin on the daily, it's jealousy inducing and generally just rude to look that good going to morning brunch with the girl squad. 

We’ve thrown together a few of our favourite tips and products to help us keep up!

Contouring a face enhances the natural features. Dark colours re-define natural shadows under the cheek / jaw bones while lighter colours rest on top of the structures we want to push forward, like the check / brow bones. While daunting, if done correcting a perfect contour can slice into the natural face, slimming and making your check bones Angelina-esq.

The easiest method is to powder contour on top of our normal foundation. Dark warm tones for the shadows we want to create, and light shimmery colours for the highlights. Most counter makeup brands can hook you up with a single powder palette and brush to get you started. 

Youtube tutorials are amazing to help fill in some blanks and help get you on your way to Angelina cheek fantasy. 

The harder, more Kim K method is to cream contour. Using creams, rather then powders, makeup artists blend foundation colours on the face to achieve their contour, and then redefine further with powders. Its cheating really.


Accessorizing a Bohemian Chic Wardrobe

Top tips for polishing your Boho style

Famous for its wandering gypsy, natural, romantic, broken down and care free aesthetic Boho Chic has been a style of fashionable dress constantly re-invented and re-created.

The modern aussie boho girl blends her style with classic Boho elements and a coastal, beach aesthetic. Accessorizing can make or break a Boho wardrobe, heres a few key tips to polishing off your boho look.

 

Silver jewelry typically gives a more organic metal look finish, look for hammered metal bands, embossed prints and chunky set stones. Leather bands, beads, flowers, feather detailing and other natural elements keep a organic vibe flowing.  Bronze and Copper tones are equally amazing.

 

Textures are indicative of an unfinished look. Leathers, tasseling, tarnished metals and chunky settings push your traveling gypsy feel.

 

The more the better, gypsy girls love to accessorize. Don’t be afraid to stack a bangle or necklace.

 

Bright Blue Turquoise stones will make fabulous accent pieces to the earthy brown tones and washed whites we love. Set into silver, perfection.

 

A well traveled Boho girl has a wealth of cultural influences, look for cultural or religious signifiers. The australian boho girl is known for her beach inspirations. Shell embroidery and sandy tones paired with blue accents over a washed white loose dress, pulled over a bikini is what we love to see!


With the Boho look folding into common styling, don't be afraid to start at mainstream retailers in your search for the right accessories. Try shops that sell culturally specific styles and small boutiques for one off organic pieces.