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The National Costume for Miss Universe Australia Has Been Chosen

The reigning Miss Universe Australia, Tegan Martin, had her pageant fate handed to her at the Elucent Skincare National Costumer Winner announcement show at Sydney’s Doltone House yesterday, where this year’s national costume was revealed.

The winning design, chosen from four finalists after a record amount of entrants, is a creation of Caitlin Holstock of Victoria. It’s inspired by Aboriginal art, with permission granted from the Wurundgeri tribe to showcase prints which were originally painted by esteemed elder William Barak in the 1800s. (more…)

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United Nude’s Fall 2014 Collection

We’ve spoken about our love for United Nude’s innovative shoes in the past, and who can resist such an endearing backstory? Armed with a broken heart, co-founder Rem D Koolhaas turned his architectural knowledge to shoe design in the hope of winning his ex-girlfriend back. It’s got Facebook written all over it! 

Just in case you’re not familiar with United Nude, however, the brand creates innovative and geometrically interesting shoes and has become known for extreme collaborations with the likes of Iris van Herpen. Let’s not forget that the brand was also invited to make a shoe for Lady Gaga’s Fame perfume launch. Remember the sky-scraping black heel boots embellished with little gold men? It’s hard to imagine how anyone could walk in a 12-inch heel, so Lady Gaga, we salute you! 

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Image: United Nude

At the weekend, we were invited to view United Nude’s Fall 2014 collection at its Covent Garden boutique. As the drinks flowed, DJ Garibay hit the decks and we were in awe of the rows of shoes illuminated by entrancing lights. It felt more like a cross between a gallery and a club than a shoe shop. (more…)

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The Missoni Family Just Put a Huge Deck Chair in Sydney’s Bondi Beach

The Missoni family unveiled a huge deck chair in Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach over weekend to mark the launch of Missoni for Target on Wednesday, October 8 (that’s tomorrow, you guys!).

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Photo: Missoni for Target

The chair, which is covered in a colourful Missoni zigzag pattern from the collaboration, stands an impractical 6 metres high and is complemented by matching beach umbrellas and pillows, making for one very attractive chill-out lounge. (more…)

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Link Buzz: Gwyneth Paltrow Hires Martha Stewart’s Old CEO, Here’s What You Look Like As an Old Person

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  • These 10 South Korean models have been killing it on the runway lately. [Paper]
  • Ain’t no party like a Riccardo Tisci birthday party because a Riccardo Tisci birthday party don’t stop. [Paper]
  • Amanda Bynes is engaged, ya’ll. [In Touch]
  • Yohji Yamamoto takes Nowness on a ride in his 1980s Nissan Cedric. [Nowness]
  • Dear Opening Ceremony, can we leave Birkenstocks in the summer where they belong? Thanks. [Styleite]
  • Seems like the fashion world can’t get enough of Saint Laurent. Two movies about the designer hit the silver screen this year, and now there are plans to release a book about the designer. [WWD]
  • Gwyneth Paltrow has tapped former Martha Stewart CEO Lisa Gersh to head Goop. [New York Post]
  • This computer program will show you what you’ll look like as an old person. [Esquire]
  • Here’s why people are questioning John Galliano‘s appointment at Maison Martin Margiela. [The Cut]
  • Harry Styles wears a cornrow, next week the Los Angeles Times will proclaim him the inventor of the man-cornrow. [Daily Mail]
  • Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell to appear on the U.K.’s Gogglebox. [Grazia]
  • Kanye West bought a bachelorette party champagne. [Vulture]

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Into The Gloss Launches Cosmetic Line Glossier; Is This the New Business Model for Bloggers?



Beauty junkies and Into The Gloss fans rejoice. Following a series of teaser photos on Instagram, the team behind famed beauty blog Into The Gloss launched makeup line Glossier today. CEO Emily Weiss notes that over the past four years, she saw a need for a beauty brand that engaged with its consumers beyond mass marketing. Weiss credits Into The Glosscontent-rich environment, which provides an ongoing conversation with customers on a daily basis, with uncovering this gap in the marketplace. Glossier’s first collection, Phase 1, is focused on skincare as well as makeup and includes the brand’s Soothing Face Mist, Priming Moisturizer, Perfecting Skin Tint and Balm Dotcom, which were made to work together to perfect skin. The products in this first collection range from $12 to $26 or can be purchased as a set for $80 on

We can’t help but notice the ongoing trend of bloggers taking their businesses to the next level by launching product lines. Sure, there is the occasional collaboration (ITG had a recent partnering with Warby Parker), but starting a new brand is becoming the norm amongst the blogger set. Last year, beauty blogger and YouTube personality Michelle Phan launched her line of cosmetics, em Michelle Phan, with backing from L’Oréal after successful collaborations with makeup giant Lancôme. The same scenario panned out for Italian power blogger Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad, who collaborated with Steve Madden before launching her own namesake collection of footwear. While the list of these entrepreneurs is not long (yet), it’s safe to say that readers and fans of fashion and beauty blogs are willing to become loyal customers when their favorites get into the business of launching a product. Could this be the new digital business model for passionate entrepreneurs who want to launch a brand complete with products? We’re willing to put some money on that.

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IKEA’s New Mirror Thinks You’re Gorgeous

Mirror, mirror on the wall…who doesn’t appreciate a morning confidence boost, especially on bleary Mondays before that coffee has kicked in? IKEA has created a “motivational mirror” that delivers custom compliments ranging from “That’s a magnificent beard” to “Your eyes are mesmerizing.” It’s the result of science, not sorcery, but we’d love to get our Evil Queen on with a morning reminder that we’re the fairest of them all. While IKEA currently has no plans to send this mirror into production, our editors agree that we certainly wouldn’t mind one (or three) around theFashionSpot offices! For now, watch the magical mirror in action below.

[h/t Adweek]

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