Top Tips To Beat the Heat

Global warming is in full effect in Brisbane this week. Temperatures have soared into the 30s and we are all definitely feeling the heat… and it's only November!! Surviving this kind of humidity is certainly a skill so here our top 5 tips for beating the heat. 

Fruit Popsicles

A super quick and easy way to quickly cool yourself down is with a popsicle. These bad boys are so simple to make and there are endless combinations to suit your tastebuds. One of our favourite and super refreshing combos is watermelon, lime and ginger. See recipe below. 

You Will Need: 

  • About 5 cups of chopped watermelon
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • Pinch of fine salt 
  • Popsicle sticks 
  • Popsicle moulds 

Directions: 

  • Puree watermelon, sugar, lime juice, ginger and salt until smooth
  • Pour mixture into moulds. Insert popsicle sticks and freeze until firm 

Frosé

Dubbed the 'it' drink for the Aussie Summer, what better way to cool down and enjoy the weekend with your new favourite cocktail. See recipe below. 

You Will Need: 

  • 750mL bottle of rosé
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Punnet of strawberries (250g)
  • Juice of 2.5 limes

Directions: 

  • Pour rosé into 33x23cm pan and freeze until almost solid.
  • Meanwhile, bring sugar and 1/2 cup of water to a boil in a medium saucepan' cook, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves, about 3 minutes. Add strawberries, remove from heat, and let sit 30 minutes to infuse syrup with strawberry flavour. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a small bowl (do not press on solids); cover and chill until cold, about 30 mins. 
  • Scrape rosé into a blender. Add lemon juice, strawberry syrup and 1 cup crushed ice and purée until smooth. Transfer blender jar to freezer and freeze until frosé is thickened (aim for milkshake consistency), about 25-35 mins. 
  • Blend again until frosé is slushy. Divide among glasses. 

Head to the beach

We are so lucky here in Brisbane as we have access to so many beautiful beaches. Go for the day or even the weekend and enjoy the cool water. 

 Tallebudgera Creek - Palm Beach

Tallebudgera Creek - Palm Beach

Dress Appropriately 

Another way to beat the heat is to dress appropriately! Wearing the wrong clothing can make you agitated so here are some of our favourite THG outfits to keep you cool.

 Dakota Crepe Set | $75

Dakota Crepe Set | $75

 Bailey Ribbed Top & Shorts | $85

Bailey Ribbed Top & Shorts | $85

 Maggie Collared Mini | $75

Maggie Collared Mini | $75

 Roxy Frill Hem Dress | $75

Roxy Frill Hem Dress | $75

 

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!

Bella Hadid: Style File 

Her signature bad-girl minimalism has taken the platforms on social media by storm. Her dreamy and strikingly beautiful looks are undoubtedly mesmerizing and it’s no wonder Dior Beauty wanted her as the face of their brand.

The 19-year-old sister of supermodel Gigi Hadid has become a modelling force in her own right, with high profile runway appearances in New York and Paris, as well as on the Grammys Red Carpet with boyfriend The Weekend. You can’t help but admire this gorgeous genetically blessed beauty and we are just loving her timeless style!

The Stylish Royals

Whilst Kate Middleton has been dubbed as one of the most fashionable members of the royal family, with pieces sported by the princess selling out within hours. However, she isn’t the only one known for her stylish and expensive taste.

Australia’s own Mary, who became Denmark’s Crown Princess has topped last year’s list as the trendiest royal. Her style can be described as modest, of course, but with a fashionable edge.

The world seems to love Queen Máxima of the Netherlands’ sense of quirk and bright colour palette. 

Queen Letizia of Spain has also been recognized for her classical ensembles with a modern flair and rounds out the top 4. 

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. 

Alexa Chung: The Label

Let’s be real, Alexa Chung is one of fashion’s favourite it girls. She’s cool, chic and totally stylish and certainly has a massive influence on trends across the globe. Now, you can get your own piece of Alexa’s style, and the best part is it’s reasonably priced, yes! Her self titled ready-to-wear line will drop in major retailers in May next year. We have no doubt it will be incredible! 

The Intern Diaries

Why you should Intern at Studio Agency, written by an Intern.

Stare at me straight, and give it to me true. Internships, the all essential stepping-stone to any career in the industry. Our childhood dreams are all grown up - interning at one of the leading fashion agencies in Brisbane.

After twelve magical weeks, my final day has descended, bringing with it tears of sorrow and heartbreak. Raw and real, young and modern, Studio is the place you just want to keep coming back to. They’ll nurture your creative impulses, fulfil your fashion visions, and teach you invaluable lessons, to take with you now and forever. The rest … is up to you.

Let your inner fashion desires take hold, and step into their world, an invitation to learn from their direction and endless opportunities. You can count on having exposure to photo-shoots, styling, design, production, and the online realm – coffee runs not included.

A veteran of the internship world, Studio Agency will forever be my number one. 

I leave fresh and fearless, ready for it all. 

 

 

Bill Cunningham dies at 87

Legendary fashion photographer Bill Cunningham has died at age 87 after suffering a stroke early last week. Former photographer for the New York Times, Cunningham was renowned for his iconic photographs, capturing fashion on and off the streets in New York for nearly 50 years. Notorious for getting around on his bicycle, donning his blue worker’s jacket with a camera in hand, he devoted his attention to capturing the beauty of clothing around the city. Having achieved countless awards and releasing a self titled documentary in 2010, Bill Cunningham has certainly cemented himself in the history of fashion forever. 

Your Winter Layering Inspo

 

With the winter months rolling in quickly it’s the perfect time to nail your laying to not only keep toasty but look great. With so many fabrics, textures, cuts and colours it can feel over whelming but don’t fret. Check out some of these layering combinations for some serious inspo for winter. 

Pharrell x Chanel

We have seen partnerships with fashion and music before none like Pharrell and the iconic fashion house Chanel

Chanel has released a video of Pharrell visiting the House and its Métiers d’art. The video shows Pharrell touring the house to watch the design process. 

This is not Pharrell’s first time on the fashion scene. Alongside his music career Pharrell has two labels Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream as well as previously teaming up wth Adidas and G-Star Raw. 

We don’t have a lot of information yet on exactly what to expect but its safe to say it will be something pretty spectacular. Check out the video for yourself below. 

Bralette Lovin'

For the love of cheeky girls. Bralettes.

The crème de le crème of the bra world, seductive garments comprised of delicate lace, silks, and crep de Chine. A concoction of feminine beauty, yet with the comfort and lightweight support of a sports bra. What a dream. Needless to say, we’re always on the lookout for the perfect bralette to add to our ever-growing lingerie collection. We’ve hand picked some of our favourite styles below! 

Logies Rundown

Forget the winner of the Gold Logie, fashion was the only thing on our minds... 

The Logies 2016 was a runway dominated by oversized embellishments, sheer selections, and trending Autumn hues of red, burgundy, and plum. While we like to assume that many of our home-grown talents were aiming for dreamy, elegantly seductive looks, they encompassed the theme ‘less is better’, a little too literally (here’s looking at your Jacinta). Others took some serious inspiration from last weeks MET Gala and graced us with colossal sized ball gowns, and trains to outdo Flinders Street Railway Station. On the opposite end of spectrum was Gold Logie nominee Lee Lin Chin, who gave us flashbacks to Primary School days looking like she just stepped off the set of Sesame Street, but hey, who didn't love Big Bird. Have a look a below and give your verdict. 

Age Is Nothing But a Number

50 is the new 25 and there are more and more celebrities proving that age is just a number. Whether it comes down to good genes, a great plastic surgeon or simple healthy habits, some woman can work their age. With the recent awards nights, Met Ball and Logies, these women are still proving they have what it takes to outshine the younger ones.

Mirander’s Post Met Gala Detox

It’s tough stuff being a celebrity, the constant flights, parties, travelling and no one does a post-party rejuvenation like Mirander Kerr. After stepping on the red carpet in a structural Louis Vuitton ensemble and posing for cameras all night, she headed back for some much needed sleep and a morning jump-start routine with healthy eating, meditation and a quick in-room blood pumping workout all before catching a flight back to LA. When it comes to looking your best the day after a big party, Mirander is your girl!

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!

Coachella Hair and Make-up Trends

The first weekend of Coachella was a mix of flower crowns and festival styling but of coarse we couldn't keep our eyes off the hair and make-up trends. We loved Kendall's high glitter buns and Kylie's rainbow braids! Our fav girls were also all sporting Kylie's new Coachella inspired lipsticks! Then there was the beautiful Vanessa Hudgens who mixed braids, curls and feathers together for one of the best Coachella hairstyles ever!!!