#RadiantOrchid!

Radiant Orchid blooms with confidence and magical warmth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination. It is an expressive, creative and embracing purple—one that draws you in with its beguiling charm. A captivating harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones. Check out celebrities blooming in the colour of the year!

Katy Perry

Behati Prinsloo

Krysten Ritter

The actress rocked a striking two-piece from Katie Ermilio.

Amy Adams 

Amy went for a patterned version of the shade in a printed silk chiffon J. Mendel dress.

Diane Kruger

Kruger suited up in a tuxedo-inspired 3.1 Phillip Lim sheath dress

Kelly Osbourne

Kelly wore a radiant orchid Zac Posen gown, which complimented her purple locks.

Emma Stone

The spiderman star colour blocked with the pantone colour of the year.

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The actress sparked wearing a Rachel Roy asymmetric gown in radiant orchid with a neon-yellow trim.

#RadiantOrchid

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Ask a Man Repeller! The art itself.

man·re·pell·er  [mahn-ree-peller]
–noun
she who outfits herself in a sartorially offensive mode that may result in repelling members of the opposite sex. Such garments include but are not limited to harem pants, boyfriend jeans, overalls, shoulder pads, full length jumpsuits, jewelry that resembles violent weaponry and clogs.
–verb (used without object),-pell·ing, -pell·ed.
to commit the act of repelling men:
Girl 1: What are you wearing tonight?
Girl 2: My sweet lime green drop crotch utility pants, of course.
Girl 1: Oh, so we’re man repelling tonight?
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Leandra Medine is an American author and fashion blogger best known for The Man Repeller, a humorous website for serious fashion. Good fashion is about pleasing women, not men, so as it happens, the trends that we love, men hate.

Medine’s first foray into blogging began in 2009, with her first humor blog, Boogers + Bagels, hosted by web-publishing service, blogspot. The blog’s final post was published on April 19, 2010, shortly after the launch of Medine’s second, and most famous, blog, The Man Repeller. Prior to the completion of Boogers + Bagels, Medine had started to incorporate “Man Repelling” terminology into her Boogers + Bagels blog posts, with such articles as “Daily Man Repeller” and “Man Repeller Du Jour” percursing her ultimate transition to The Man Repeller. blog.Medine started The Man Repeller blog in May 2010 as a hobby. The idea for the blog came during a trip to Topshop with friend Rachel Strugatz, now a reporter at Women’s Wear Daily.

To understand what the Man Repeller is about, all you really need to do is get hold of the home video of Leandra Medine playing with her brother at an Upper East Side gym. Their mother is holding the camera. Leandra is wearing, as protection against lice, a shower cap. She is 8 years old, and she says, for posterity, “This is my outfit. Do you like it? If anyone doesn’t … I don’t give a shit!”

Seventeen years later, Medine spends all day telling other women not to give a shit what anyone thinks about their outfits. At ManRepeller.com. Man Repeller is kooky from its words on the pages to the images related to the articles, here is just a snippet from a recent blog post called “I Found the Perfect Jeans”:

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Fact: locating perfect denim is akin to achieving ideal companionship, but here’s a question worth canvassing: what happens after you’ve uncovered your happy ending? Do all the fireworks and salsa dancing emojis continue to populate the movie screen that is your life? Do Taylor Swift songs play every time you and your loved one (be s/he human or cotton) are reunited? Are there fights? Ruts that seem insurmountable?”

For more of the blogpost jump on to manrepeller.com to read the fun yet fashion forward post. Man Repeller is a blog that i have been inspired from with the signature humour of the blog being infused with fashion referencing style in a unique way. With fashion being taken serious at times on red carpets with worst and best dressed, this is a refreshing take on fashion in a fun and creative way. This is well grounded with an audience and following of more than 184,000 Twitter followers, 547,200 Instagram followers and 144,000 Facebook followers.

In 2012, Medine was also featured in Forbes’s “Top 30 Under 30” as one of the year’s “most influential trendsetters, while The Man Repeller was recognised in TIME’s “25 Best Blogs of 2012”,and received “Best Overall Blog” at the 2012 Bloglovin’ Awards. Leandra Medine success as a blogger is something I inspire to achieve, gaining the readers and following to be influential in the fashion industry.

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Giddy Up Fashion Lovers

The Melbourne Cup stakes were off and racing today, where fashion filled the race track with bright pops of colour and flamboyant designs. My favourite look of the day was the gorgeous Gigi Hadid who was pretty as a picture in a pink lace Alex Perry and Jonathan Howard jewelled star headpiece. http://resources0.news.com.au/images/2014/11/04/1227112/157744-aec6f34e-63c7-11e4-bdd3-73a977145716.jpg Of course Melbourne Cup is all about the fascinator, with the ladies trying to pick the perfect headpiece that will stand out from the rest. However standing out for all the wrong reasons was newly engaged Gabi Grecko, sporting her new engagement ring. http://resources0.news.com.au/images/2014/11/04/1227112/224176-7f20c32e-63c5-11e4-bdd3-73a977145716.jpg Swiss special guest Bec Hewitt was eye catching in a black and white Roberto Cavalli tassel dress and neon green Neil Gregg headpiece and matching accessories. http://resources1.news.com.au/images/2014/11/04/1227112/223869-2e90c948-63cc-11e4-a822-f0e45dcacc2e.jpg Red is a key colour of the spring racing season and looked radiant on Megan Gale and Rachel Finch sporting Yeojin Bae and Ward & Wylie headpiece. http://resources2.news.com.au/images/2014/11/04/1227112/094578-0bbcdd28-63ac-11e4-8f83-4f43733686cd.jpg http://www.mamamia.com.au/wp-content/gallery/2014-melbourne-cup/458354428.jpg Popping colours of red, orange and yellow were contrasted with pretty pastel shades of lilac, mint and pink trackside with most women opting for sleek and chic silhouettes. Rebecca Judd was slimingly opulent in a corseted Dolce and Gabbana dress and Hatmaker headpiece. http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/11/04/1415062344680_Image_galleryImage_Rebecca_Judd_in_the_Birdc.JPG Protectionist was the winner of the big Melbourne Cup day which sums up the ladies of the races in regards to their fashion perfectly. The spring races season has produced some amazing diverse looks with Derby Day being contrasted with blacks and whites, and Melbourne Cup brought out the bold and colourful putting a spring in the fashion step. The spring races fashion queen this year of course would have to go to Jennifer Hawkins. With a killer outfit at the Derby Day in a striking all black lace dress by no one other than Alex Perry of course! http://resources0.news.com.au/images/2014/11/01/1227109/249624-45134110-6169-11e4-a822-f0e45dcacc2e.jpg The dress was classy with an edge, with lace that looks like leather. Jen Hawkins definitely marked her 10 years since making her fashion debut at Flemington, the face of Myer can do no wrong! What was your favourite spring racing season look? Keep flippin’ through the pages, apaigeinfashion.

Fashion Snapper- Mario Testino

In celebration of one of fashion’s most sought-after snappers, Mario Testino’s 60th birthday, I thought I would share some of his amazing work as a fashion photographer.

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Mario Testino began his career by selling portfolios for 25 pounds in London to wannabe models. Today he is best known for his highly polished, strikingly bright ad campaigns and his exquisitely styled photographs of the couture scene all which possess a deceptive air of insouciance.

Testino has shot the likes of Madonna for Versace as well as the late Princess Diana for her famous Vanity Fair cover in 1997.

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His unerring ability to take beautiful pictures which sell clothes stems his popularity with designers and fashion editors.

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Repost from Instagram “SELFIE WITH ANNA WINTOUR AND BAZ LUHRMANN” at the Chanel show. 

Close to home, Mario Testino most recently shot the Vogue Australia November Issue cover featuring Blake Lively:

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Mario Testino has a perpetual connection with the best fashion supermodels, working alongside Kate Moss, Cara Delevigne and Miranda Kerr for campaigns.

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Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne are two of the most famous faces in the world of modelling but have never been shot together, until this year. Burberry released the campaign of the two for the My Burberry fragrance last month in which is another archive in Mario Testino’s career.

You can visit Mario Testino’s new YOUTUBE Channel for fashion films and behind the scenes at https://youtube.com/mariotestino

Another defining moment in Testino’s career was the release of the book  “Kate Moss by Mario Testino” 

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A photographer’s tribute to his greatest muse

Mario Testino is recognized as the ultimate fashion photographer of his generation but his pictures of Kate Moss transcend fashion. The consequence of two decades of extraordinary friendship, and phenomenal glamor, this iconic collaboration is an intimate insight into the lives and minds of two of the world’s definitive style leaders.

It follow’s the journey of one of fashion’s most creative collaborations, from early days backstage at the shows to behind-the-scenes glimpses of the ground-breaking editorials they continue to produce for the world’s most respected magazines.

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To top of his amazing career Mario Testino prevailed the “In Your Face” exhibition first shown in Boston 2012 and most recently in SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL. The exhibition gives the public an inside look at some of today’s most elusive and exclusive subjects through the lens of renowned celebrity photographer and Vogue and Vanity Fair contributor Mario Testino. Testino’s first US exhibition represents the brilliant range and quality of his thirty-year career and includes striking, larger-than-life images of international superstars such as models Kate Moss, Stephanie Seymour, and Gisele Bündchen, actors Brad Pitt, Nicole Kidman, and Gwyneth Paltrow, musicians Mick Jagger, Madonna, and Lady Gaga, and athletes David Beckham and New England’s own Tom Brady.

Lastly I would like to wish this amazing artist a big Happy Birthday, with many more defining moments still left to come in fashion photography from this man.

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Hello World: #Aussies Rule

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Cotton On’s Hello World campaign features MasterChef contestant Hayden Quinn, The Vampire Diaries star Phoebe Tonkin and Aussie models Rosie Tupper and Jarrod Scott.

Cotton On continually uses Australian brand ambassadors and the new Hello World campaign features a variety of Australians, being able to make a connection to customers with faces that differ from each other. Phoebe Tonkin is a new face to arise from Australia and try to make it big in Hollywood. The Vampire Diaries starlet, however can relate to teenage girls followers whom grew up watching Phoebe in H20: Just Add Water in Australia and her new following of American base supporters with somewhat of a cult figure among fans of Vampire Diaries. Phoebe Tonkin is the perfect face for Cotton On to allow for an expansion of the brand to rise in the US as a retailer introducing the brand in LA and also continue succeeding in the Australian market having claimed the up and coming star.

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The originals starlet Phoebe Tonkin also poses with the 2011 MasterChef star Hayden Quinn. The surfer and foodie fits the total look of Cotton On having created a repor with Australian households through the show MasterChef, with an up and coming show Hayden Quinn: South Africa that will premier on ABC3 soon. With a new show premiering he will be continually known within the household and can bring in a market of followers to Cotton On including foodies and surfers. With Hayden Quinn featuring in the campaign the brand consistently addresses the Australian customers by having a relatable figure that obtain the vibe of the brand and are a perfect match for the Australian public.

Meanwhile, Rosie Tupper and Jarrod Scott bring their professional model experience to Cotton On – both featured on the cover of Vogue Australia.Rosie Tupper was born in Perth and has a huge portfolio, featuring in advertisements for DKNY and Marcs and been on the cover of magazines in Australia, Japan, Mexico and Sweden. Among with the shows she’s walked for including DKNY, Nanette Lepore, Marchesa and Diane von Furstenberg.

With Rosie’s recent experience on the covers of magazines all over the world, allowed for Cotton On to not only see her potential but the contacts and articles they could feature in internationally. The Cotton On campaign can add to the models portfolio and be seen all over the world in castings and create a buzz in the international fashion market. Rosie contains the Aussie girl surfer look relating back to the consistent message and its Australian market approval.

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Jarrod Scott’s big break came in March when his ridiculously ripped physique adorned the cover of influential fashion bible Vogue Hommes International in a controversial pose that exposed pubic hair, hinting at the full-frontal nudity within. Since that exposure his career has gone stratospheric, with modelling jobs for the 
likes of Maison Martin Margiela, Armani, Hugo Boss and H&M. He also appears opposite a smouldering Nicole Kidman in the latest Jimmy Choo advertising campaign.

Jarrod Scott dreamed of playing AFL and went From a $200-a-week VFL footy player to a six-figure salary cashing in as an International model, this moustachioed local is playing a different code of Aussie Rules. Jarrod adds a diverse look to the Cotton On campaign giving a sporty look and appealing to men with a muscular physic.

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Cotton On has comprised a range of different looks for the face of the hello world campaign with Phoebe Tonkin, Hayden Quinn, Rosie Tupper and Jarrod Scott. From surfer, muscular, blonde and brunette with different styles that all embrace the look of Cotton On and are all homegrown Aussies that is a reoccurring nature within the Cotton On campaigns.

Cotton On brand ambassadors include huge names one such as Lara Bingle and with that has collaborated with Cotton On Body with a self-designed collection. Bingle’s Cotton On Body underwear features basics in classic black, white and grey, plus bright colourful hues and wild leopard print in soft cottons and easy-to-wear bandeaus and boyish bottoms. The pieces are a reflection of her own undergarment style. The collection reflects Lara’s effortlessly cool style; relaxed but with a sense of understated sexiness.

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Lara Bingle was the perfect match to create a self- designer collection and be the face and name of the brand, as she has previously worked with the company succeeding in all the campaigns. Lara Bingle is another Aussie girl abroad whom is known in Australian households and that girls aspire to look like.

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Throughout the years Cotton On is a consistent retailer whom continually reflect their brand messages with brand ambassadors who represents the brand and embodies Cotton On’s image in every way. These brand ambassadors mentioned promotes the company and its products and creates a positive image for the brand. In the meantime promote the brand internationally expanding the company and retailer all over the world.