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Star style

Celebrity red carpet watch

Awards ceremonies, parties and premieres. Where the stars have been spotted this week.

Pretty in pink


Styling by Pilar Paredes Banish the blues with a bouquet of pretty colours, from delicate pastels to bold, fairy floss hues.

The Australian Women's Weekly: The Weekly that was

Woman's Weekly.

Jacqui Taffel A new book revisits the first 50 stylish years of a publishing icon.

Beard trend passe once it's overgrown

James Tidswell of Violent Soho on the Red stage at Big Day Out in Sydney January 26, 2014. Photo by Rachel Murdolo

Lauren Gillin 12:30pm Having the only beard in the room makes men attractive, but too many is a turn-off.



Copycat consumers buy Kate Middleton's Australian-tour dresses


JENNA CLARKE Prince William may not be a fan of Catherine's technicolour wardrobe, but the duchess' style continues to strike a chord with the common consumer.

Fashion predictions

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge Australian fashion predictions

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge arrive at Sydney Airport.

SARAH BERRY She broke out the green and gold back in 2008, but somehow we don't anticipate a repeat performance to mark Catherine's arrival on the Australian runway.

Australian designers fight fashion invasion

Photo by Penny Stephens . The Age. Emporium Melbourne opening in the old Myers building on Lonsdale st.
16th April 2014

GEORGINA SAFE Australian fashion designers are fighting back against the international label invasion.

Normcore look

Bland becomes beautiful for fashion's 'normcore' look

The Age, News. Normcore fashion trend.model Perrie Kapernaros in the new Uniqlo store. Pic shows .Pic Simon Schluter 15 april 2014.

Georgina Safe, Carolyn Cummins Some people are fond of making flamboyant fashion statements, but Sian Parany feels best blending in.

Good news for fashion flubbers: bland is beautiful

Normcore fashion trend.

GEORGINA SAFE Some people are fond of making flamboyant fashion statements, but Sian Parany feels best blending in.

The Down Under Royal tour: What has Kate been wearing in New Zealand?

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge visit the Amisfield Winery on April 13, 2014 in Queenstown New Zealand.

Nyree McFarlane and Sarah Mackenzie We bring you all the details on the Duchess' clothes as she travels around New Zealand.

Creatives quick to bare their claws

Popstar turned designer Victoria Beckham.

Rachelle Unreich Sparks fly in fashion.

The rules: Outfits for the ages


Maggie Alderson Sharon Stone is 56 and as fabulous as she's ever been.

Fashion news

Georgina Safe_dinkus

GEORGINA SAFE With Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia having finished on Thursday, I've kicked off the heels and slipped into my couch potato outfit, ready to enjoy a couple of restful days after all the madness.

In my wardrobe: Belynda Macpherson

Belynda Macpherson

Georgina Safe Belynda Macpherson is the founder and creative director of cashmere and fashion brand Banjo & Matilda. She loves vintage stores and Birkenstocks and is never without her iPhone, even though she never answers calls on it.


LONDON RUNWAY Fall/Winter 2013

Styling by Pilar Paredes. Still photography by Phillip Le Masurier. Runway photography by Getty Images and Headpress Mix 'n' match geometric squares, bold tartans and prep-school plaid for a winning look. Check mate!

Bringing the colours of the land to the catwalk


GEORGINA SAFE When Eva Wanganeen was born with spina bifida at Wallaroo hospital in South Australia, she was told by doctors she would never walk.

Lean times


Kelsey Munro Another skinny model furore, but the parade goes on, writes Kelsey Munro.

Street seen: Jess Bateman

Jess Bateman.

Joanne Brookfield The chef likes bright colours and wouldn't be caught dead in a brown turtleneck.

Sailing style

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge: royal but not rarefied

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

NEDAHL STELIO She may be royalty now, but Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge has shown once again that she does not exist in a rarefied atmosphere.

Designer details

NZ Royal Tour: What Kate's wearing

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 07:  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge arrive at Wellington Military Terminal on an RNZAF 757 from Sydney on April 7, 2014 in Wellington, New Zealand. The Royal Family have arrived in New Zealand for the first day of a Royal Tour to New Zealand and Australia. Over a period of three weeks the Royal trio will visit 12 Cities in New Zealand and Australia taking part in activities as wide ranging as a yacht race in Auckland Harbour, paying their respects to victims of the 2011 earthquake in Christchurch and visiting Ayres Rock in Australia.  (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Nyree McFarlane All the details on the Duchess' clothes as she travels around the land of the long white cloud.

Australian designers look to the east as China discovers fashion

Model Jesinta Campbell on right getting ready backstage for Chinese fashion designer Lan Yu's show at Fashion week, Carriageworks, Eveleigh, Sydney. 9th April 2014. Photo by Tamara Dean

GEORGINA SAFE Red is the new black when it comes to Australian fashion.

H&M a hit at Melbourne's GPO as Australian range proves popular

The queue snakes down Elizabeth Street prior to the official opening of H&M in Melbourne.

CAROLINE ZIELINSKI Global retail sensation H&M appears to have hit the mark with its specially designed Australian range as thousands of excited shoppers continue to queue at the flagship store – a full two days after its grand opening.

Gridiron gives designer Alex Perry fuel for Fashion Week thought

Alex Perry

GEORGINA SAFE Don't even think about raining on Alex Perry's parade.

Carla Zampatti takes black and white approach to success

Carla Zampatti outfits.

GEORGINA SAFE It takes a lot to convince Carla Zampatti to leave home - at least when it comes to her fashion shows.

The rules: Keep the dream alive


Maggie Alderson 'It Girl DJ' Mia Moretti is keeping the kooky Manhattan party girl fantasy alive for us all.

They are what they wear: TV fashion

Show and tell: Olivia Pope's (Kerry Washington) wardrobe in <i>Scandal</i> 'serves as a metaphor for plot turns and the show's psychological climate'.

Rachelle Unreich Rachelle Unreich unmasks what wardrobe design is all about.

Fashion news

Georgina Safe_dinkus

GEORGINA SAFE Fashion Revolution Day aims to generate positive change in the fashion supply chain by simply asking: ''Who made your clothes?''

Mia Moretti has fun with fashion

Maggie Alderson

Maggie Alderson This is Mia Moretti. She's the most modern girl in the world because her official job title is ''DJ and designer''.

In my wardrobe: Jonathan Barthelmess

Chef Jonathan Barthelmess at home with items from his wardrobe, Elizabeth Bay, Sydney. 27th March 2014. Photo by Tamara Dean

Chef Jonathan Barthelmess favours an off-duty wardrobe of casual basics that are almost always finished off with trainers and his beloved IWC watch.

Big name designers shrug off fashion week


GEORGINA SAFE Akira Isogawa was so cash-strapped when he first showed at Fashion Week Australia 18 years ago, the young designer could not pay for shoes for his models.

Thousands queue for Melbourne opening of fashion giant H&M

Thousands queue up for the H&M opening.

Laura Banks More than 3000 people queued-up to experience their first taste of Melbourne’s newest fashion addition, H&M, this morning.

Fashion Blogs

Style Files, Paula Joye

Paula Joye has spent the last twenty years working in the fashion industry. The former editor of Cleo, Shop Til You Drop and Madison magazines, she believes in the healing power of shoes and that leggings should never be worn as pants.


Pretty in Pink

From delicate pastels to bold, fairy floss hues.

Celebrity red carpet watch

Festivals, parties and premieres. Where the stars have been spotted this week.

The Australian Women's Weekly

'The Australian Women's Weekly Fashion: The First 50 Years' by Deborah Thomas with Kristie Clements, National Library of Australia, $34.99.

Celebrity red carpet watch

Awards, dinners, premieres and parties. Where the stars have been spotted this week.

Indigenous Fashion Week

Indigenous models and designers showcase the very best of indigenous design in spectacular runway style at the Sydney Town Hall, beautifully documented by Fairfax Media photographer Janie Barrett. Like these photos? Go to Follow us at


Uniqlo CEO excited for Aussie debut

Tadashi Yanai is in Melbourne to launch his first Uniqlo store in Australia which opens its doors on Wednesday.

Inside H&M Melbourne

Step inside and check out the racks as the world's second-largest fashion retailer opens its first Australian store in Melbourne's GPO building.

Melbourne Fashion Festival: Camilla Franks

Kaftan queen Camilla Franks' wonderfully extravagant show included feathers, headdresses and body armour. (Vision supplied by Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival)

Adele Varcoe - showreel

Adele Varcoe - showreel

One-on-one with Gaultier's curator

From Kylie frocks, and mannequins with animated faces, to his earliest conical bras, designer Jean Paul Gaultier's offbeat exhibition is coming to the NGV this summer and we catch up with its curator.

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