Monthly Moodboard - February '18
By Christina Karras and Ruby Staley
This months loves…
Click through the gallery to see a curated collection of things that we have been feeling, watching, listening, reading or doing.
Bobo and Flex
Bobo, a philosopher and influencer all the way from NYC, and Flex, who does it all; DJ, MTV presenter, author, speaker, professional Instagram boogier etc., are here to tell you should dump your shitty boyfriend. Recorded from two sides of the globe, they engage in a warm yet highly intellectual discussion - not shying away from controversial topics. Speaking on all things sex, relationships, race and feminism, Bobo and Flex articulate their truth with a healthy dose of humour induced cackling. Listen to the Bobo and Flex podcast on Spotify, iTunes or here on Soundcloud.
Oscars Red Carpet
While everyone’s still catching their breath over Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s duet, the 91st Academy Awards had more than a few fashion moments to talk about. Billy Porter’s rule breaking arrival in a custom Christian Siriano tuxedo-gown stole the show, while Zoe Kravits stunned at the Vanity Fair after-party wearing a Tiffany & Co. slinky triangle top made of a very fine 18-karat gold mesh - worth $24,000 USD. But it was her step-dad, Jason Momoa who elevated the traditional ‘hair-tie on your wrist’ by wearing a pink scrunchie to match his velvet Fendi suit.
Your favourite fiery red head from Orange is the New Black is back and better than ever in Netflix’s new comedy-drama, Russian Doll. Utterly surprising until its bitter sweet end, Natasha Lyonne portrays tough but highly love-able lead character. Lyonne’s character, Nadia, finds herself stuck in a time loop repeating the same revelatory, horrific night of her life over and over. Beginning at a New York City party scene, to which she is the guest of honour, Nadia cycles through her life and related trauma as the show’s layers fall away (like a Russian doll). In addition to starring, Lyonne co-created the show with iconic comedian, Amy Peohler, as well as being the writer and director for the sharp and intensely smart series.
French designer Jacquemes debuted his Fall 2019 Ready-To-Wear collection this month in Paris Fashion Week. The collection featured creamy neutrals and pastels, with pops of fuschia, tangerine and eggshell blue. Textured layers took the runway in forms of knitted skirts, jackets and ruched high knee boots. Jacquemes has a flair for tiny accessories, and his famously tiny bags have reached a new level of impractical and adorable, being dubbed small enough to carry only airpods, or maybe your juul. We love 2019 already.
It’s hard to believe it but Sydney-based artist Miranda Lorikeet paints primarily with Microsoft Paint, making vibrant shapes of colour into the picturesque scenes of summer, complete with naked ladies on the shore. Working in warm hues of pinks, reds and blues, the cliff side sunsets make us nostalgic for summer’s impending end, as we enter the final days of the season.
We all know the ‘90s silk dresses made famous by supermodels Kate Moss or Naomi Campbell are constantly coming back in style, and Aussie brand Bye Bambi are bringing us the silky silhouettes we love in abundance. From slip dresses to pleated skirts and dramatic flares with trim detailing, the designs are manufactured by the girls at @notastitchup, ensuring its ethical production. Coming in pastel blue, green and pink, the campaign photos are reminiscent of the power-puff girls, but spicier...
Haute Le Mode
Haute Le Mode Fashion commenter by Youtube, meme queen by Instagram, Luke Meagher (@hautelemode) keeps his followers updated with scathingly honest reviews of recent fashion shows and red carpets. As well as dabbling in more informative videos about the people behind the fashion and the environmental damage of clothing. If you love to chit chat about red carpet looks and tear apart fashion week shows, look no further than Haute Le Mode for the most brutally honest take on current fashion trends, shows and goings ons in a funny yet articulate way. Find him on Youtube here.
This month we got wind that US beauty giant; Glossier, is expanding. Known for their natural and radiant approach to beauty, it’s been reported by Elle that the names ‘Playroom’ and ‘Glossier Play Tetra Chrome’ have been trademarked under the categories of bath/body scents and eyeshadow/eye products. Founder of the brand, Emily Weiss, said that the brand had been years in the making - so we’re keeping our expectations high! Glossier Play is set to launch in March.
In the meantime, you can sign up for updates here.
Three years after her critically-acclaimed album, “A Seat at the Table” Solange has finally released the highly anticipated follow up, entitled “When I Get Home”. The 19-track album was teased on the platform “Black Planet”, posting clips and teases over Instagram, featuring artful imagery and lists Gucci Mane, Tyler, the Creator and Sampha as some of the many celebrated collaborators. The album is a 40-minute journey of Solange, and we loved every minute.