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Summer is here, and there are plenty of good vibes and bright colors to light up our lives for the next few months! Lauren Johnson, with her natural ability to consistently dazzle her onlookers, radiates herpositive energy in her latest spread for the sixth issue of Awkward.World. In each issue, Awkward.World selects a message-embedded theme that is relatable to it’s audience, and then branches off into individual concepts to support their story.
For this issue, Awkward.World, chose to portray the teen world in all it’s love, glory, and of course, awkwardness! Lauren’s spread is titled “Rainbow Girl,” where she displays a wide range of expressions. Her choices of expressions reflect the various amounts of feels that one goes through while traveling through their teenage years, all while promoting an optimistic outlook when comforting self-doubt. “Live life to the max” is a popular message that has stood the test of time, and it is very stimulating to see it being intertwined with modern art. Whether you’re in high school or are at the peak of your adult-career, everyone can find something to relate to when glancing through this shoot.
To view the spread in full, take a peak below!:
“Be unique, be yourself” is the slogan that sums up LF Stores’ message to the rest of the fashion world, and we couldn’t agree more! That’s why we were ecstatic when our girl, Bridget Satterlee, had the chance to model for their Summer 2017 line, and the results were absolutely captivating.
The shoot took place in our own backyard of Venice Beach, California, portraying the beachy street vibes that we hold close to our hearts. LF Stores, with their keen eye for upcoming trends, turned our girl-next-door into an edgy and fierce street fashionista, making us want to sprint to their nearest location in hopes of scoring one of their latest fashion treasures!
Over the past decade, this brand has evolved into being recognized for their innovative trends, their level of variety and assortment in terms of stock, and their personalized styling sessions. Fearful about what to wear during the upcoming summer heat? Well, this breezy checkered-print summer jumper is bound to compliment your need to stay cool, all while looking chic! Also, speaking of checkered-print, it is apparent that checkered patterns are making a huge comeback in 2017, but with a contemporary spin. Cheers to being a style pioneer! 🙂
Want to see these trends in action? Take a glance at the full shoot below and become inspired by the electrifying wave that is sweeping the nation:
Whenever Lorraine Young sets her mind on something, you know it’s going to turn out amazing! This time, the creative guru took our girl Khloe under her wing, and the results couldn’t have been anymore magical!
This shoot’s primary focus is on skincare, turning what is usually a dreary daily task, into a process of creating avant-garde works of art. In each shot, Khloe captivates her onlookers by appearing tranquil, luminous, and sincerely flawless. Lorraine has such a spectacular eye for portraiture, and we are ecstatic for all of her future projects!
Love what you see so far? Take a look at the full shoot below!:
MUA – Debra Macki Instagram.
Wow! Emily Hall has worked her runway magic again in the prestigious Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Australia! After taking part in the New York, Milan, London, and Madrid shows last year, it’s only natural that Miss Hall would dazzle the world-down-under with her trailblazer vibes! With a superstar presence, Emily booked a total of eight shows. We’re so proud of you baby girl!
To view her journey, take a peep below!:
Surrounded by a naturally lit courtyard, first on Emily Hall’s list was walking down Albus Lumen‘s runway. Emily appeared radiant in her fabulous opaque black maxi-dress, making this line one to talk about! Albus Lumen’s message is to put forth value towards the confidence in simplicity. It’s name is Latin for “white light,” as it is not weighed down by trends. They also draw strength from detailed minimalism, providing both comfort and elegance in all their designs. I mean, what’s not to love about a fashion line with principle? We dig it!
To view more photos from Albus Lumen’s AFW 2017 show, click here.
Sass & Bide
Also, for her second show on day one, how sophisticated is this dress worn by Emily for Sass & Bide? With an eye for incoming trends, Sass & Bide has evolved themselves into a highly creative Australian designer brand, influenced by the bold and individualistic types of women. Emily looked absolutely fierce this season on their runway, blurring the lines between edgy and classic in her attire. We can definitely see this item being sold out in the near future, as boss ladies everywhere will love the way they look and feel in this style!
Click here to view more from the 2017 Sass & Bide’s AFW Runway Show.
Hansen & Gretel
Day two began on a high note with the au courant Hansen & Gretel 2017 AFW Runway Show. Light and whimsical with a youthful flair is the perfect way to describe Hansen & Gretel’s latest line, pertaining a style that excites our inner-dolls. Emily wore a mildly-off-the-shoulder flower print dress that captivated her audience, skyrocketing the bar for next season. We can definitely see these trends doing well on the ecommerce market, and are very excited upon their release! For those that fear putting down all their money at once, they offer bargain layaway rates that will make your life much easier! I mean, what an original thing to offer? We totally just joined their fan club. 😉
To view more photos from the Hansen & Gretel show, peep here.
Continuing into day two, Emily had the privilege of appearing in the Project NextGen Runway Show. According to the official Mercedes-Benz Australian Fashion Week website, Project NextGen is “is intended to provide a platform to discover and support emerging Australian fashion designers.” Therefore, “by connecting these gifted individuals with an experienced panel of industry insiders, the program mentors Australian talent to help them hone a broad range of skills by elevating their profile through industry connections and ongoing business support.”
How cool! It’s always refreshing to see the fashion industry extend their hand out to the dreamers. After seeing Emily walk in this show wearing a stylish black leotard alongside a detailed red choker with fringe, we can’t help but be excited for where fashion is heading (it’s so cute!).
For the final show on day two, Emily walked for Zambesi, wearing three separate designs. For her first appearance, she wore a jet-black-long-sleeve-cover-up over a black slip. The cover-up is sheer in design, appearing airy and weightless in movement (perfect for breezy nights in the city). It’s an absolute must have for the woman on-the-go, aiming to look chic, without all the fuss!
For her second appearance, Emily mesmerized the audience in a tan mesh top, a pair of loose-fitting black shorts, and a lengthy black sheer jacket. Mesh has definitely made a comeback this year, and now we’re reminded why! It’s the perfect add-on to a simplistic tone of style, adding that extra “zest” that we all long for when putting together an attire.
Lastly, for Emily’s final appearance in the Zambesi Show, she rocked a multi-color embellished dress with an illuminating white-sheer underlay. Our fashion forecasters say that we are to see much of the material used in the underlay in the future, and we’re not complaining! We love this modern design, as it is as pretty to look at as it is unique.
What to view more photos for the Zambesi 2017 AFW Runway show? Click here, you won’t be sorry!
Ginger + Smart
Day three started out on a bright note, with Emily walking in the Ginger + Smart 18 Collection Runway Show. In this show, Emily stole the stage in a long and vibrant blue dress, with an added flair. For accessories, she came equipped with a bright pink shoulder bag, adding a dramatic contrast, providing the perfect “pop” of color. This line aims to embrace a joyful, optimistic celebration of women in the arts, and Emily couldn’t have been a better fit for this role, as she is a true work of art!
Want to see more? Take a look at Ginger + Smart’s full runway video to witness the magic firsthand!:
Day Three continued on with Emily rocking out in Romance Was Born‘s fashion show. This line is definitely the most edgiest in terms of design, having each of their models evolving into a complete embodiment of living art. Romance Was Born’s goal in design is to create clothing that is more than just a beautiful garment, but an immersive cultural experience that pushes to provoke an emotional response. After taking a peek below at the attire Emily wore for their Australian Fashion Week runway show, we are feeling all the positive feels!
To view more photos from Romance Was Born’s catwalk, click here.
Wrapping up day three, Emily did not go out quietly. Nope, she stole the stage again like the superstar she is, wearing two groundbreaking designs by VMajor. According to their designers, Victor Zhu and Nicole Lin, this line is “designed for independent and stylish professional women all over the world. It is about setting a standard, highlighting the international aspects and mixed identity of the brand and reflecting beautiful, confident, masculine yet feminine, modern women.” We can definitely see their message being shared through what Emily was picked to wear, as she looks absolutely chic!
In her first outfit, Emily flaunted a baby blue jacket over a patch-printed silk dress. This innovative approach to business attire is stimulating, as it leaves behind the outdated belief that to be professional, you must wear all black. If you love what you do, why not add a spice of color to wardrobe? It will make your day that much brighter!
In her second attire, Emily provided us with the denim kick we have been obsessing about over the past couple years, yet VMajor added a new spin: a denim fringe-like dress! How neat! This new take on denim is bound to make shopaholics out of all of us. I mean, how stunning does Emily look? We’re speechless!
To view more photos from the VMajor runway, click here.
& That’s a Wrap!
To view more on the Mercedes-Benz Australian Fashion Week, peep their website! Lots of style inspo to be shared. 🙂
It’s no secret that Chanel has heavily influenced the fashion industry over the past century, so what a cool honor it was for our Nous girl, Bridget Setterlee, to be able to take part in a spread wearing their recent beauty line! From having a wide variety of trendy lips tones, to introducing us to their pigmented shimmery eye-pallet (it absolutely dazzles in the sunlight), we adore Chanel’s artistic vision for summer twenty-seventeen!
Looking for the perfect daytime lip wear? This ultra-hydrating Rogue Coco lipstick carries tons of neutral-to-pink tones that will compliment any elegant vixen! Also- finding yourself needing a little more color on your complexion this summer, but are worried about the hazards of tanning? This Les Beiges bronzer offers a healthy glow sheer to keep the tan on your skin, without the hassle!
To view the full spread, take a peep below:
More products used on Bridget During this shoot that we adore:
Where are you from?
From a small town in Maryland called “Bel Air.” It couldn’t be more different than Los Angeles.
Where is the most beautiful place on earth and why?
Of all of the places I’ve seen, I’d have to say Madrid, Spain. The architecture, people, weather, everything is just so pleasing to look at and be around. I’ve never felt more at home in a place that was miles away from my own.
How do you kick back and relax?
Netflix, apple cinnamon candles, and a little bit of white wine at the end of the night is my favorite way to unwind after a long day.
Have you overcome one of your fears?
For a long time, I feel like one of my biggest fears was being afraid to be myself. It held me back a lot but now I’ve grown to be a lot more confident in myself and the choices I make. You’ve only got one life so you might as well live it the way you want to!
What are you most proud of?
My decision to move across the country to LA. A lot of people thought I was crazy when I told them I was going to move out here, but I think it’s important to do things in life that scare you a little. I didn’t know anyone or how I was going to do out here but that only gave me more motivation to really push myself in such a new place. I couldn’t be happier that I did!
What food will you absolutely not, under any circumstances, eat?
Anything that comes from an animal! Definitely a huge animal lover.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
Which emoji would best capture your essence?
Definitely this one 💁🏾 ! I think she’s so sassy and fun, which is quite like myself.
Who are you most envious of—real or fictional—and why?
Elizabeth Taylor. She was a woman of such natural class, talent, and not to mention of one the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen. Plus, she was born with extra set of eyelashes which made her eyes look even more stunning. Who wouldn’t be jealous of that?
Whose fictional wardrobe do you want most?
Hillary’s from the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Even if she was just lounging around her house, she was always dressed to impress.
What’s one goal you definitely plan on achieving this year?
I want to travel to at least two different countries. Seeing the world and experiencing different cultures is super important to me, so I definitely want to make that happen.
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For any aspiring model in the fashion industry, the idea of working for such an established and reputable company like GUESS is dream come true. With enthusiasm, Britt, Maggimae, and Tereza all shared this exciting opportunity to shoot for their recent line, and did so with show-stopping fashion!
Making each individual outfit appear trendy and versatile, Britt captivates us with all her latest looks for GUESS. Looking for quick light jacket to slip on without taking away from your outfit? This timeless leather jacket is the perfect piece to add to your closet! Also, Peep this elegant T-shirt dress worn by Maggimae: Can you say, casual date night? You’ll appear both comfy and elegant, which is something we can all cherish! Last, but certainly not least, check out this adorable sleeveless sweater dress worn by Tereza. This dress brings art to life by delivering a modern linear design, all while complimenting and highlighting her figure. We just adore it!
Wanting to see the rest of the shoot from our Nous ladies? Take a glance at the photos below:
“With messy hair and a thirsty heart, stay gold” is the slogan for Alex G‘s latest campaign with Na-KD and we’re all about it! This beach beauty dominates in their Spring 2017 line, reminding us that details are everything! From complementing your waistline with this pair of adorable silk rose-pink pants, to adding a savy backside bow on this newly-released white blouse, Na-KD highlights the female figure in such a magical way.
Also, we absolutely love how Na-KD aims to re-function how an individual is to wear their clothing. By styling jackets and shirts in a way that’s far from the norm, Na-KD reveals a strong sense of uniqueness and individuality that makes trailblazers out of all their admirers.
Having trouble looking away? Don’t! Take a peek at the rest of Alex’s shoot, as well as her campaign video below:
Photographer – Christian Harvey Instagram.
Creative and art direction – Sebastian Hammarberg Instagram.
Styling– Sebastian Hammarberg Instagram.
MUA and hair– Matisse Andrews Instagram.
Videography – Cobian Dewey Instagram.