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

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! 

Must Try Hairstyles for Winter

We all love to change up our look every once in a while, so why not give one of these trending hairstyles a go this season.

Revamp your look with the textured fringe. Featured on our fave girl Selena Gomez, this simple change can really add some shape to your face.

If your brave why not get a chop like the stunning Jennifer Lawrence? This surprising versatile hair style is so hot right now.

But if you love your hair don’t panic, long luscious hair full of body is always in fashion. Why not try adding some layers to create a naturally soft wave as seen on our girl Ciara. 

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

    

 

 

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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.


Elizabeth Debicki’s school for the 60’s Villainess

5 Lessons in rocking a mod outfit

Known for her portrayal of the poised fashionista Jordan Baker in The Great Gatsby, australian actress Elizabeth Debicki’s new flick The Name From UNCLE sees the actress decade jump to the 60’s to play the films beautiful and deadly villainess.

Her bold, poised and graceful on screen performance is equalled by her characters fabulous aristocratic 60’s wardrobe. Packed with high contrast mod prints, elegant silhouettes and enough wide leg pant suits for everyone, she shows us how to rock the mod look without looking dated and shapeless.

1         High waisted, wide leg fitted pants in a light drape material are your friend when it     comes to graceful and elongated legs. Keep your upper torso fitted to redefine and   slender your shape.

2         A bold, monochromatic black and white palette is perfect for making a timeless &     elegant statement. Stick to your black and white guns, play with different textures   and finishes.

3         Head wraps / scarves / bands add a kitsch touch to an outfit (Hair in the face while     planning mass genocide isn’t cute).

4         High contrast colour & shape blocking is indicative of a 60’s look, try for boxy            shapes & panelling, simplify and pull back for a minimal, clean yet bold finish. An open Cape Blazer blocks out a modern masculine silhouette, yet reveals a     feminine shape.

5         Kitschy prints like zebra can make amazing feature pieces.  Let these garments        lead your outfit, keep the rest clean and crisp.