Fashion Coverage

Size Diversity

Australian model urges us to #DropThePlus

Stefania on Instagram.

KATHLEEN LEE JOE 3:52pm "I'm NOT proud to be called 'plus', but I AM proud to be called a 'model', that is my profession!"

Fashion Icons

Watch: Iris Apfel is totally charmed by Kanye West

Iris Apfel

KATHLEEN LEE JOE 11:39am "You're killing it, you look so good tonight," he says while holding her hand.

Neutral fashion

Why is everybody dressing the same now?

A Uniqlo shirt worn at London Fashion Week.

KATHLEEN LEE JOE When society is increasingly geared toward celebrating the individual, why are so many of us making the same aesthetic choices?

Fashion Police

Why we’re done with style shaming

The original cast of E!'s Fashion Police.

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Our main gripe with critiquing 'style' is when women become verbal dartboards for commentary that’s distinctly body shaming and inescapably offensive.

Puppy Love

This designer lets you wear puppies on your feet

A close-up of the puppy pumps in all their adorable glory.

Kathleen Lee-Joe Check out these adorable puppy-toed pumps worn with pastel socks and a heavy dose of whimsy.

Fashion diversity

Paralympians win the runway at Tokyo Fashion Week

Poet Ami Sano, born without arms and only one partially formed foot, models Tenbo's wedding dress.

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Tsurata designed a wedding dress for a wheelchair-bound bride as well as coats that close with magnetic buttons.

Body Image

Will banning thin models help curb eating disorders?

ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MARCH 17:  A model poses, bag detail, at the Ayse Deniz Yegin backstage during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Istanbul FW15 on March 17, 2015 in Istanbul, Turkey.  (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images For IMG)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Though it’s easy to demand a model present a doctor’s certificate and undergo regular weight checks, doing so ignores the many complexities of eating disorders.

Wearable Tech

The Apple Watch is mercilessly (and hilariously) mocked on Twitter

Apple CEO Tim Cook debuts the Apple Watch collection in San Francisco, California.

Kathleen Lee-Joe These tweets will make you un-sad for not being able to afford an Apple Watch to begin with.

Bacall Auction

Lauren Bacall's couture is going up for auction

'The Look'

Kathleen Lee-Joe Everything from the actress's Louis Vuitton luggage sets to her Chanel tweeds and Halston jumpsuits is going up for bids.

Second-Hand Style

6 tips for reselling your clothing

 Simone Hadfield, vintage clothing retailer, wearing Lauren and Hector cotton trousers and Orla Kiely shoes during London Fashion Week.

Kathleen Lee-Joe Trying to sell your closet overflow can cause some major stress headaches, but here are some strategies to help boost your profits.

Vogue Gaffe

Vogue editor deletes tasteless Instagram post

Elisabeth Von Thurn Und Taxis at Paris Fashion Week this weekend.

Kathleen Lee-Joe As it turns out, Zoolander was no exaggeration in its portrayal of fashion’s elite and how clueless they can be.

Curvy couture steals the show on Melbourne Fashion Festival catwalk

Tess Holliday

JANICE BREEN BURNS Model Tess Holliday is unapologetically body positive in a business bristling with size zero women.

Customer Service

Does working in retail teach you empathy?

Miss Brahms And Mrs Slocombe in Are You Being Served?

Kathleen Lee-Joe Behind the name tag, beneath the cheery smile, shop assistants are people, too.

Femmo trend

Could this be the most feminist trend from fashion month?


Kathleen Lee-Joe At Paris Fashion Week, models sashayed down the runway carrying boob-shaped saddle bags.

Marks & Spencer

Revival of the 70s denim trend


Denim is having a moment this season, with a revival of billowy 70s silhouettes and a modern take on dramatic, statement cuts.

Uniqlo Line

Uniqlo to team up with ex-Hermes designer Christophe Lemaire

Christopher Lemaire's quietly luxurious designs sent down the runway at Paris Fashion Week.

You can count on the designer to oversee each stage of this project, placing an emphasis on quality every step of the way.

Body Image

How the fashion industry has come to embrace pregnant bodies

Model Ashleigh Good – bump, baby and beyond.

Kathleen Lee-Joe As the diversity conversation amps up, designers are broadening their minds as to what body types to cast.


Gucci are making yeti feet fashionable

MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 25:  A model walks the runway at the Gucci show during the Milan Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2015 on February 25, 2015 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)

Kathleen Lee-Joe Can you look elegant when you have feet like a Hobbit? Gucci says yes.


Danish magazine apologises after underweight cover model backlash

Cover magazine photo shoot in question.

The hashtag #covergate took off after thousands joined a 'Corpse or model?'Reddit thread.

Mini history

Was the miniskirt actually invented in Africa?

An image from a 1969 copy of The Drum.

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Though debate over who designed the first miniskirt has raged on for decades, the mainstream view cements its origins firmly in 1960s London. But a new article calls this belief into question.

Fugly footwear

A new dawn in fugly footwear at NYFW

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway at the Coach fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 on February 12, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Kathleen Lee-Joe Want to put your trendiest foot forward? At New York Fashion Week, the hottest things going are traditionally daggy shoes.

Best of Etsy

8 designers to bookmark on Etsy

Queen Bey

Kathleen Lee-Joe A decade ago, fledgling labels would push their wares at the local markets. These days, Etsy is the place to be.

Down Syndrome model

First Down syndrome model walks New York Fashion Week catwalk

Jamie Brewer became the first person with Down Syndrome to walk the runway at New York Fashion Week.

Actress Jamie Brewer has become the first person with Down syndrome to grace the New York Fashion Week catwalk.

'90s fashion

Here's the '90s fashion doco you've been waiting for

There's a new fashion documentary that's set to fully indulge your obsession with everything '90s.

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Stop reblogging vintage pictures of Kate Moss and listen here for a moment.

Llamas & Pajamas

Today, Vogue's website is covered in llamas

Trending: llamas.

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Click on Vogue's US website today and you’ll notice that almost every story featured on its homepage is about llamas - not luscious llama fur, actual llamas.

'Girly' clothes

Clothing that doesn't make girls choose between pink and dinosaurs

Colourful dresses printed with dinosaurs, maths symbols, pirates, and ninjas.

KATHLEEN LEE JOE These mums couldn’t find their daughters dresses with trucks and dinosaurs on them so they designed their own.

Star Wars Wedding

This Star Wars-themed wedding is actually gorgeous

Star Wars is Jennifer and Joshua's jam and they chose their wedding day to brandish their inner geekdom to the world.

KATHLEEN LEE JOE The best weddings are always a reflection of the couple. And the best-best weddings reflect a couple that just so happen to be mega-fans of an ever-popular sci-fi trilogy set in a galaxy far, far away.

American Apparel

American Apparel's new CEO wants brand to show less skin

A past American Apparel campaign image banned for being too 'sexually suggestive'.

KATHLEEN LEE JOE American Apparel’s first female CEO is taking the brand in a new direction.

Oh Kanye

Kanye predicted he'd be world's "best-dressed rapper" back in 2003

On stage in 2011.

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Kanye West has come a long way on the style front. Chicago's finest has transitioned from humble streetwear and Ralph Lauren teddy bear sweaters to Céline print blouses and high-fashion masks.

Cartoon Choupette

Karl Lagerfeld taps cartoonist for latest collection starring Choupette


KATHLEEN LEE JOE Karl Lagerfeld has teamed up with French cartoonist to create a spring-summer capsule collection starring himself and the most pampered cat in couture, Choupette.

Anti V-Day undies

A case against giving lingerie this Valentine's Day

Like Frida, we LOL at your feminine beauty ideals.

KATHLEEN LEE JOE ... and some suggestions if you absolutely MUST go there.

Ye olde fashions

Tudor style is causing a ruffle again

PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 28:  A model walks the runway at the Valentino Spring Summer 2015 fashion show during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week on January 28, 2015 in Paris, France.  (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)

Lisa Armstrong Capes, bodices, low-cut necklines - designers finally braved the forgotten era in fashion at the Paris Couture shows last week, says Lisa Armstrong.

Chanel couture

In Bloom: Watch how Chanel haute couture is made


KATHLEEN LEE JOE Chanel takes us behind the curtains at its spring-summer 2015 couture show in Paris last week with a mesmerising video posted to social media.

Freetown Fashpack

The fashion blogger documenting the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone

Miniratu is a surveillance officer who works at the Freetown Command Centre, a unit that coordinates the management of Ebola cases.

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Jo Dunlop is an Australian UNICEF consultant currently based in Sierra Leone. The creative force behind the street style blog, Freetown Fashpack, she dedicates her spare time to capturing the kaleidoscopic prints and eye-jolting colours worn by locals on a daily basis.

Heir apparel

Why Japanese fashion label Uniqlo is such a success

A model poses for Uniqlo.

GEORGINA SAFE Georgina Safe on how Japanese fashion label Uniqlo is pursuing world domination.

Fashion equality

Gender-neutral clothing goes mainstream


KATHLEEN LEE JOE Selfridges is creating the ultimate gender-neutral shopping experience.

Toast the dog stars in Karen Walker's latest lookbook

Karen Walker has tapped four-legged Instagram sensation Toast the Dog for her spring 2015 campaign.

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Karen Walker has tapped four-legged Instagram sensation Toast the Dog for her spring 2015 campaign.

Deadly Fashion

Watch what happens when fashion bloggers are sent to the sweatshops where their clothes are made

A scene from the new web documentary series 'Sweatshop: Deadly Fashion'.

KATHLEEN LEE JOE That pretty much sums up the premise for a new web documentary series out of Norway, Sweatshop: Deadly Fashion.

Models bare their penises at Rick Owens

RIck Owen's collection on the runway.

Marc Burleigh To quote GQ magazine the designer went "balls out".

Get shorty

Fashion trends that disadvantage shorties


KATHLEEN LEE JOE There are definitely advantages to being a short person, but fashion isn't one of them.

We heart Cumberbritches

Benedict Cumberbatch leggings exist and we're buying them immediately

Benedict Cumberbatch Leggings

Emma Day Introducing the $100 Cumberbritches.

Bruises on the runway

When bruises become a fashion accessory

A model walks the runway during the SANKUANZ presented by GQ CHINA show at the London Collections on January 12.

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Bruises are in vogue and we’re not just talking the celebrity back cupping craze.

Smart mirrors

'Smart mirrors' make trying on clothes a less painful experience

Neiman Marcus has entered the future of shopping, installing smart mirrors in three of their departments stores in the US.

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Though it sounds like something of out The Jetsons, 'smart mirrors' are now a thing.

Working style

How to pack for a work trip

Choose interchangeable pieces that go with everything

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Travelling for work is always a drag. Take some of the stress out of what’s essentially a four-day getaway with your boss with these handy packing tips.

Cara Delevingne suits up in menswear for DKNY


KATHLEEN LEE JOE Cara Delevingne is one of the boys in this latest ad for DKNY MEN.

Same-sex marriage

The wedding industry can't wait to celebrate gay couples

KATHLEEN LEE JOE As soon as legislation is passed and the ink dries, the good ol’ reliable wedding industry will be there, waiting to shower same-sex couples with expensive confetti and every other exorbitant trapping of the hetero wedding.

Tiffany for equality

Tiffany & Co.'s latest engagement campaign features real-life same sex couple

The new Tiffany & Co. advertisement.

EFFIE MANN A new Tiffany's ad proves gay couples are just as ridiculously good looking as straight couples... oh, and supports marriage equality. Hurrah!

Fashion Dads

This Instagram proves dads acting as fashion bloggers is the best

A sneak peek of Fashion Dads

Kathleen Lee-Joe A sartorial take on the dad joke, Fashion Dads is the best thing you'll click on all week.


When toddlers become style icons

Prince George showing off his #babyswag.

Kathleen Lee-Joe British GQ recently put Prince George on their best-dressed list. Welcome to the age of 'toddlercore'.

Didion for Celine

Joan Didion is the new face of Celine


In the words of Vogue, this is "achingly, achingly cool."

Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham lands cover of Elle magazine, rocks polka dots again

Lena Dunham for Elle.

A quick game of 'spot the difference', anyone?

Jourdan Dunn

Jourdan Dunn’s Vogue cover isn’t enough to change the fashion industry

Jourdan Dunn’s new British Vogue cover

Kathleen Lee-Joe Jourdan Dunn is the first solo black woman to feature on one of their covers in 12 years. But are we too quick to applaud Vogue?

The new Tavi?

Could Mappy be Japan's answer to Tavi Gevinson?

Meet Mappy, Japan’s 13-year-old street style star.

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Meet Mappy, Japan’s 13-year-old street style star.

Jenna Lyons

Jenna Lyons paper dolls will appeal to your inner cool kid

Jenna Lyons

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Enter Flatforms, a decidedly more high-end version of the ratty paper cutouts you used to play with as a kid.

Fashion 2014

10 key fashion moments in 2014

An image from Barney's 'Brothers, Sisters, Sons & Daughters' campaign, shot in New York by photographer Bruce Weber.

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Fashion highlights worth celebrating.

Lazy styling

Cute clothes to be lazy in this Christmas

Cute clothes to be lazy in this Christmas

KATHLEEN LEE JOE With no one to impress but your family, you have every excuse to embrace elasticised waistbands and loose cotton separates that allow for maximum face stuffing from December through to January. Heck yeah!

Fair Trade

If you’re going to spend a fortune this Christmas, spend it on ethically sound products


Catherine Candiloro Here's five things all shoppers can do...

Online shopping

What you need to know about buying online from US retailers

KATHLEEN LEE JOE COS. Sephora. Forever 21. Uniqlo. Australia is finally joining the big kids, but there are other brands the US has that we’d love to see hanging in our wardrobes.

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