Fashion Coverage

Watch Pharrell and Cara Delevingne sing Chanel's praises, quite literally


Chanel has unveiled a sneak peek of a splashy music video featuring US pop star Pharrell Williams and British supermodel Cara Delevingne.

Retail trickery

Beware: Stores may be using 'skinny mirrors' to convince you to buy their clothes


KATHLEEN LEE JOE A lingerie store in Sweden reportedly saw a 20 per cent boost in sales after Skinny Mirrors were installed in the dressing rooms.

Summer sandals

Six summer sandals that aren’t Birkenstocks


KATHLEEN LEE JOE The fashion pack has dubbed Birkenstocks this season’s ‘it’-sandal, but why be so predictable?

Body image

Why is the hourglass figure the only version of plus size that we see?

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Jes Baker 'What happens if you're a woman with less boob than behind or more stomach than ass?' asks body love activist Jes Baker.

Androgynous style

7 androgynous brands changing the fashion industry


KATHLEEN LEE JOE The clothes we wear help shape our identity. They proclaim who we are, both to ourselves and the people around us.

En pointe

The work that goes into a pair of ballet shoes


KATHLEEN LEE JOE Watch this mesmerising video and prepare to fall down a rabbit hole. There’s something completely soothing and ritualistic about it.

We <3 Amy

Amy Adams answers Vogue's '73 Questions' while limbering up in a dance studio


Effie Mann Amy Adams on Oprah, love and nachos.

Solange the bride

Solange Knowles ties the knot in Kenzo, adorably dances to 'No Flex Zone' with son Julez


Kathleen Lee Joe This aesthetically superior wedding just became the cutest too.

Femmo swimwear?

Feminist artist Petra Collins poses as swimsuit model


KATHLEEN LEE JOE Lonely, purveyors of the most perfectly pretty retro-inspired underthings ever, have recently ventured into swimwear.

Vogue x body image

Vogue's lingerie spread is a shout-out to curvy girls


KATHLEEN LEE JOE Could the timing be more perfect?

Fashion Q&A

Five minutes with Shopbop fashion director Elle Strauss


Elle Strauss, Fashion Director of the mecca of online shopping, Shopbop, shares some of her favourite things.

Pregnant mannequins

These mannequins look a lot like pregnant schoolgirls


Nick Kirkpatrick Pregnant schoolgirl mannequins shock shoppers in Venezuelan shopping centre.

Miss World Australia

The new Miss World Australia costume is as bad as you would imagine

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Here's your daily dose of cultural cringe.

Trolled for blogging

'People call me fat and ugly'


Radhika Sanghani Nadia Aboulhosn is one of Lena Dunham's favourite fashion bloggers. She's also a size 14-16 - something she faces constant abuse over. Radhika Sanghani speaks to her about online trolls and what it's like to have 160,000 Instagram followers.


Sophia Loren explains that iconic Jayne Mansfield photo

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Kathleen Lee Joe It was the photo that launched a thousand side-eye stares.

Robyn Lawley

Five minutes with plus-size model Robyn Lawley

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Robyn Lawley, photographed for Sunday Life cover story and fashion

Interview by Erin O'Dwyer The fashion model chats to us about food, body image and why women should never diet.

Charitable fashion

Why you should buy everyone you know Punjammies for Christmas

Why you should buy everyone you know Punjammies for Christmas

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Though pyjama sets usually carry associations with frivolous gift giving -- not these.

Conversation piece

15 shirts that will break the ice no matter where you are


Yohana Desta If you're wearing the right shirt, there's no such thing as being a wallflower.

Smog masks become high fashion accessories at China Fashion Week

BEIJING, CHINA - OCTOBER 28:  (CHINA OUT) A model showcases designs on the runway at QIAODAN Yin Peng Sports Wear Collection show during the fourth day of the Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015 at 751D.PARK on October 28, 2014 in Beijing, China.  (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)

Adario Strange How bad has the pollution in China become? Even high-end fashion designers have begun incorporating oxygen masks into their designs.

Stylish while cycling

Can you look stylish while cycling to work?

MILAN, ITALY - MAY 04:  (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Filippa Lagerback is seen on May 4, 2012 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE A legitimate conundrum.

Lady Gaga for H&M

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga are unlikely models for H&M


KATHLEEN LEE JOE Tony Bennett stars alongside Lady Gaga’s wig in H&M’s latest holiday campaign.

Could Hillary Clinton be getting another Vogue cover?

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Kathleen Lee-Joe Will Hillary Clinton run … on an upcoming cover of Vogue?

Beyonce x Topshop

Beyonce partners with Topshop on activewear label

CHELMSFORD, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 17:  Beyonce performs live as she headlines the Virgin Media Stage on day 1 of V Festival at Hylands Park on August 17, 2013 in Chelmsford, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Beyonce is partnering up with Topshop to design kick-ass activewear for the fierce, ambitious, independent, powerful woman in you.

Style secrets

Style secrets of impossibly stylish people

PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 02:  (L-R) Zanita Whittington, Chiara Ferragni and Nicole Warne are seen during a photoshoot on October 2, 2014 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)

Elizabeth Clarke They embody relaxed glamour, timeless style and innate chic, and pull the whole lot off without any apparent effort. How do they do it, and more importantly, how can you?

Ellen DeGeneres

What can we expect from Ellen DeGeneres's clothing line?

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 20:  Ellen DeGeneres attends the #TGIT premiere event hosted by Twitter at Palihouse Holloway on September 20, 2014 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

Kathleen Lee Joe Ellen DeGeneres, our favourite funny lady and gal pal we wish we could get drunk and eat nachos with, has gone and pulled a Gwyneth on us.

Sex and the City

Sarah Jessica Parker is holding fashion shoots on Carrie's stoop and New York residents aren't happy

 Sarah Jessica Parker has angered Perry Street residents over her fashion shoot.

RACHEL CLUN Sarah Jessica Parker has annoyed Perry Street residents in New York after doing a photo shoot on the famous Sex and the City stoop without permission.

Fashion fail

Interview magazine's 'Pretty Wasted' fashion spread is plain disturbing

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE Unconscious, sexualised women aren't fashion fodder.

Oscar de la Renta dead at 82: report

NEW YORK - APRIL 26:  Oscar de la Renta attends the celebration of Oscar de la Renta's 35th Anniversary at Bergdorf Goodman April 26, 2006 in New York. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

According to the ABC, a family member of the Dominican-born designer has confirmed the icon’s death.

FKA twigs x Google Glass

FKA twigs just made a film for Google Glass


KATHLEEN LEE JOE Safe to say, this is by far the coolest the gadget has ever looked.

Drunk J.Crew

J.Crew models get drunk just like us


KATHLEEN LEE JOE We now want every one of their outfits -- and every one of their drinks.

Wang for H&M

Alexander Wang for H&M, coming very soon to Australia


JENNA CLARKE H&M's first American designer collaboration.

Australian supermodel Andreja Pejic returns home for first time as a woman

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 16:  Jean Paul Gaultier arrives with models Andreja Pejic (L) and Alexandra Agoston (R) to the opening night of The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier at the National Gallery of Victoria on October 16, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Luis Ascui/Getty Images)

‘‘I have a lot of memories here and it is nice to be back creating new memories and be more comfortable and confident than ever.’’

Chanel No 5

Watch Baz Luhrmann's new Chanel No 5 ad, featuring Gisele Bundchen


Lisa Armstrong What made an award-winning director take on a perfume ad, even if it is No 5? (And it’s not what you think.)

Gemma Ward makes her modelling comeback with daughter Naia


KATHLEEN LEE JOE We’re glad to report that those rumours of a comeback have been proven true.

Halloween costumes

Dress your kid as Ira Glass for Halloween

PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 23:  Filmmaker Ira Glass attends the

Kathleen Lee Joe Halloween costumes, the hipster edition.

Fashion Blogger

Meet the stars of 'Fashion Blogger'

Fashion Blogger

Kathleen Lee Joe You subscribe to their blogs, you style stalk them on Instagram and now you can follow their day-to-day moves on the small screen.

On wearing leggings in public

PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 26: Fashion Student Nina Sieber is Nike trainers and American Apparel leggings on day 4 of Paris Collections: Women on September 26, 2014 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images)

Lisa Pryor "I'm not a slob," I'd tell myself. "I'm sporty."

Crusader of chic

Vivienne Westwood: crusader of chic

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Image shot for Gentlewoman in January for their Spring Summer 2014 edition. Vivienne teamed up for the cover session with fashion photographer Alasdair McLellan.

Chrissy Iley She was at the forefront of the 1970s UK punk revolution, and today, at 73, Vivienne Westwood is still "proud to be called an activist".

Unrealistic beauty trend

Now you can buy a thigh gap with your jeans

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A new sketch advertising a pair of satirical jeans shows just how insane the unrealistic beauty trend is.

Comedy collection

This clothing brand replaces models with female comedians

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE BetaBrand has us fist pumping again.

Fashion people

Miranda July designs urban lady survival kit handbag

VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 28: Miranda July (in Miu Miu) attends Miu Miu Women's Tales Dinner at Ca Corner della Regina on August 28, 2014 in Venice, Italy.  (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for Miu Miu)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Complete with a tiny pocket to hold a single almond, her snack of choice "in case of low blood sugar".

Shades of nude

'Nude' isn't the same for all women

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Helen Schwab Crayola changed the name of its 'flesh' crayon to 'peach' back in 1962 - but Google "lingerie" in 2014 and you'll find the name 'nude' still overwhelmingly refers to light-peachy-beige.


Is Liu Wen the face of Apple Watch?

PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 01:  Liu Wen attends the Louis Vuitton show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 on October 1, 2014 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Michel Dufour/WireImage)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Apple looks to be making inroads with the style set.

Carine Roitfeld

Carine Roitfeld throws herself a lavish 60th birthday bash

PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 30:  Carine Roitfeld attends the CR Fashion Book Issue N?5 launch party as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 on September 30, 2014 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Pierre Suu/Getty Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Joyeux Anniversaire, Carine, you fox!

'Man Repeller' Leandra Medine is coming to Australia

An image from Man Repeller's most recent blog post called

JENNA CLARKE The woman who has made a living by repelling men and is considered more influential than Vogue editor Anna Wintour is heading to... Brisbane.

Karl the feminist

Karl Lagerfeld stages feminist revolution for Chanel's Spring 2015 show

PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 30:  A model walks the runway during the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 on September 30, 2014 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

EFFIE MANN Could Karl be turning over a new leaf?

Breast brouhaha

What's with the brouhaha over breasts?

PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 29:  Model Kendall Jenner walks the runway during the Sonia Rykiel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 on September 29, 2014 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Robin Givhan Fashion designers seem terribly conflicted about what to do with them in spring 2015 shows.

Miss Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier stages high-fashion beauty pageant


KATHLEEN LEE JOE Jean Paul Gaultier bid a grand adieu to ready-to-wear on the weekend with a spectacular beauty pageant at Paris Fashion Week.

Fashionable friends

The 10 rules of borrowing clothes

PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 26: Fashion Blogger Irene Kim is wearing a Lucky Chouette top, Issey Miyake skirt, Suecomma Bonnie shoes and Chanel sunglasses with Fashion Blogger Aimee Song is wearing a Sachin and Babi skirt on day 4 of Paris Collections: Women on September 26, 2014 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Kirstin Sinclair/Getty Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Your fashionable friend is your best ally. Whenever you’ve a hot date, job interview or impromptu party invite, call upon that stylish, sympathetic gal pal and bags yourself an entirely new ensemble.

Fashionable charity

The most fashionable breast cancer awareness campaign, starring Kate Moss

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE To mark Breast Cancer Awareness month, Stella McCartney has designed some limited edition pieces in her lingerie collection.

Global shopper

Seven must-visit stores in Paris

PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 26: Osiris Martinez poses wearing a Jacquemus coat, Zara shirt, COS skirt and Furla bag on September 26, 2014 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Who cares about La Tour Eiffel and hunting down the best steak frites? When in Paris, we’ve shamelessly made these stores our first ports of call.

What Tavi did next

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Tavi Gevinson, photographed for Russh magazine.
Licensed for Sunday Life cover, Sept 28.

Emily Witt By the time she was 13, Tavi Gevinson was already an acclaimed fashion blogger and, tricked out in Dior, a precocious fixture at runway shows. So what next, now the mini-maven has reached the ripe old age of 18?

Could you go a year without buying anything new?

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Sash Milne & Bo
Sunday Life story - buy Nothing New

Josefa Pete Here's how one woman is meeting that challenge.

Three Suits

Lena Dunham is making a fashion documentary

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 23: Actress Lena Dunham arrives at the Variety And Women In Film Annual Pre-Emmy Celebration at Gracias Madre on August 23, 2014 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Lena Dunham, writer, producer and wunderkind, is ramping up her involvement in fashion.

These fast-fashion retailers just agreed to pay their factory workers more


KATHLEEN LEE JOE H&M and Zara are among eight leading fast-fashion retailers agreeing to raise the minimum wage for their factory workers in Cambodia.

Healthy boob-esteem

Meet Marie Claire, the gender-bending underwear model


KATHLEEN LEE JOE There’s nothing unusual about Bonds featuring buxomly blonde babes in their underwear ads – but there’s something different about this one.

Barbie girl

Barbie goes high-fashion at Moschino

MILAN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 18:  A model walks the runway during the Moschino show as a part of Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2015 on September 18, 2014 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/WireImage)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Jeremy Scott sent Barbie down the runway for his spring/summer 2015 Moschino collection at Milan Fashion Week.