For a long time now, fashion week hasn’t just been about the people wearing the clothes on the catwalk, but it’s been just as much about the people off the runway too. Unless you’ve attended a fashion show, it’s really hard to grasp just how much of a circus whole street style thing is, and while the legendary Suzy Menkes might dislike it, I’ve come to accept that it is part of the fun of fashion week and a joy to see so many people enjoying fashion.
Arguably started with the likes of the late great Bill Cunningham and then continued by Scott Schuman’s Sartorialist, Tommy Ton and Phil Oh, it really kicked up a gear over the past 10 years, in part, thanks to Instagram. But that would be putting it too simply. While there are now scores of people posing outside fashion shows, there are the OG fashion bloggers who began in the late ’00s or ’10s are the ones who you now see on every fashion website. From Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine to Susie Bubble (aka Susie Lau), street stylers have become stars in their own right and are now sat front row at the biggest shows—from Chanel to Versace to Louis Vuitton and every other big fashion show you can think of.
Instagram, however, has just ensured that street style stars are given even more coverage and even more of a platform, which means street style images, especially those of the past few years have become indelible. Speaking to Vogue in 2016 about street style, Ton revealed: “When you’re able to see fashion on a face that’s more relatable, it’s not manufactured, so it feels more accessible. I think that’s why street style blew up. Everybody loves beautiful models, but it’s when there’s a personality behind it, that’s when the look comes to life.”
With that in mind, and especially as we enter a very different kind of fashion week (i.e. one that’s pretty much non-existent), here are some of the best street style outfits from recent years…
Style Notes: Anna Dello Russo outside the Dior show in February 2014, wearing a coat and boots from Tom Ford and a bag from Gucci.
Style Notes: A black leather jacket layered over double denim and a checked shirt is classic Leandra Medine. Worn during New York Fashion Week in 2013.
Style Notes: This gorgeous dress by Maggie Marilyn was worn by editor Elaine Welterworth during September New York Fashion Week in 2018.
Style Notes: The always chic Australia Vogue editor Christine Centenera wears a Balenciaga jacket, skirt and shoes outside the Valentino show during Paris Fashion Week in October 2016.
Style Notes: There’s no mistaking that this is a Gucci dress worn by Anna dello Russo in September 2016 in Milan.
Style Notes: In 2017, the Hadid sisters were suddenly everywhere. Bella loved outfits such as this skin-tight head-to-toe black look.
Style Notes: One of our all time favourite street stylers Giovanna Battaglia is seen wearing an all-red outfit in Paris in 2019. Those Prada heels are everything.
Style Notes: Susie Lau always makes the most of fun and interesting silhouettes. Here she is in 2017 wearing Molly Goddard, way before the designer was spotted on Villanelle.
Style Notes: While it’s usually bloggers and influencers who are snapped outside the shows, sometimes the A-list will be spotted too. Naomi seen outside during Paris Fashion Week in October 2017.
Style Notes: Another regular on the street style circuit, Emili Sindlev knows how to do colour clashing. Here she is in October 2019 during Paris Fashion Week.
Style Notes: Arguably one of the most-snapped of them all, Olivia Palermo’s outfits have graced many a street style gallery. In 2016 during Paris Haute Couture Week, OP wore these high-waisted trousers paired with a gilet.
Style Notes: Another one of our favourites, Tamu McPherson always look incredibly cool. Here she is outside the Chanel show last year.
Style Notes: There’s something about the layering of the floral dress over the graphic print tee that gets us. Yasmin Sewell during London Fashion Week in in February 2017.
Style Notes: I still think about this Tibi dress a lot. During New York Fashion Week in February 2018, I spotted it on so many street stylers and it still looks good today.
Style Notes: Ah, Mossy. There’s no doubt she will always be extremely cool. Outside the Dior Homme Menswear Spring Summer 2020 show on June 21, 2019.
Style Notes: While this look is very 2020, I couldn’t stop thinking about this Prada outfit after seeing it on model Winnie Harlow in September 2019.
Style Notes: Tiffany Hsu looks super chic in this blue suit with Bottega Veneta accessories in February 2020 during Milan Fashion Week.
Style Notes: Fun, ’70s vibes from Tamu outside the Sacai show during Paris Fashion Week, September 2019.
Style Notes: The effect one editor has on how we wear clothes can be seen in this one image: Vogue‘s deputy editor Sarah Harris wore this oversized belt/corset look during New York Fashion Week in September 2016 and everyone else followed suit.
Style Notes: One of my person favourite looks from the past few seasons is this Celine dress paired with chunky sneakers. As seen on Caroline Daur during September Paris Fashion Week in 2017.
Style Notes: Who What Wear’s editor-in-chief Hannah Almassi wearing a gorgeous red Rejina Pyo dress during London Fashion Week September 2018.
Style Notes: Scandi influencers Jeanette Madsen and Emili Sindlev wear clashing colours during Stockholm Fashion Week in 2018.
Style Notes: VB looking amazing during Men’s Fashion Week in January 2019.
Style Notes: These Balenciaga boots were everywhere in 2017 and led to a host of sock boot copycats.
Style Notes: The Gucci belt bag became a must-have street style item back in 2017.
Style Notes: This outfit, as seen on Camille Charrière, made me (and everyone else in fashion) want to try the fishnet socks and trainers look. Spotted at New York Fashion Week in February 2016.
Style Notes: Alexa Chung is always great at the street style thing. Outside Stella McCartney, during Paris Fashion Week, October 2017.
Style Notes: Eva Chen is a fashion week veteran so she knows what’s best to wear when running around the shows. Here she wears a Chanel jacket with jeans and black mules outside the Chanel show during Paris Fashion Week, March 2019.
Style Notes: No street style round up could be complete without Pernille Teisbaek. These heel-strap leggings spotted here made everyone want to go out and buy a pair. From London Fashion Week, September 2016.
Stye Notes: You’ve got to hand it to Pandora Sykes, she knows a trend before it becomes a trend. Here she is doing the oversized collar look in February 2019 during London Fashion Week before we all became obsessed with them in 2020.
Style Notes: Veronika Heilbrunner wears a gorgeous floral frock with a shearling jacket and Converse during Paris Fashion Week, Haute Couture January 2016.
Style Notes: Denim and denim is always a good idea. Here’s Chrissy Rutherford seen outside Chanel during Paris Fashion Week, October 2018.
Style Notes: Vogue’s fashion accessories editor Donna Wallace wearing an Ashish handbag during London Fashion Week, September 2017.
11 E-Girl Hairstyle Trends That Basically Scream Y2K
From regencycore to the coquette aesthetic and the “clean girl” look, TikTok has introduced the world to so many style movements it feels impossible to keep track. Currently, there’s another noteworthy trend on the rise: the e-girl aesthetic (short for electronic girl), a term you might recognize from Doja Cat’s e-girl makeup tutorial.
If you’re unfamiliar, the e-girl look is essentially a mismatch of trends pulled from pastel goth, anime, and indie sleaze styles — the result of which is rather reminiscent of Tumblr circa the late 2000s and early 2010s. And one of its most standout features is the e-girl hairstyle: think two-toned hair colors, pastel shags, and heavily accessorized Y2K-inspired hairstyles, all juxtaposed with ultra soft glam.
“The e-girl look is very cutesy,” says Lauren Milici, digital trends expert and entertainment writer at GamesRadar+ and Total Film. She describes the standard e-girl makeup as having blush on the nose, white eyeliner to make the eyes look bigger, and overlining the upper lip for a “pouty” appearance. As for why it’s so popular? It’s super versatile. “People are able to adapt it to their vibe, whether it’s gothy or bright,” she says. And contemporary TikTok can’t get enough of it: #egirl and #egirls have amassed a combined 19.3 billion views on the platform.
Feeling inspired? Read on for 11 trending hairstyles that’ll help unleash your inner e-girl.
Since the e-girl aesthetic is all about everything “cute,” it’s only logical that one of the most popular hairstyles would pull its inspiration from ultimate cute girl icon Baby Spice with ’90s-era pigtails.
For another way to rock just a pop of color, try a bright, face-framing money piece — think Bella Hadid’s copper-hued highlights. A little bit of color can go a long way.
Nicknamed “grunge buns,” this half-updo is easy to style, works with all hair types, and has been spotted on practically every e-girl imaginable.
The wolf cut, which is essentially a mullet and shag combo, is both edgy and chic — and it’s a look e-girl queen Billie Eilish has recently sported… so it’s a prime example of the aesthetic.
E-girls also love statement braids. You can clip in extensions for extra length or simply braid your natural hair and tie colorful tinsel or string (or any accessory) throughout for a bold Y2K aesthetic.
Sleek buns are forever chic, but for a more Y2K-style e-girl look, go with baby buns, a miniature version that’s customizable — wear them as a single bun or cover your head in them for ultimate cutesy vibes.
If you’re looking for some fringe, you could get some ultra-chic curtain bangs (another look sported by Billie Eilish). The face-framing chop is still edgy, but not too dramatic, and looks good no matter the hair color or texture.
Shags reign supreme in the land of e-girls, and so too do two-toned hair colors. Reminiscent of Cruella DeVille’s iconic ‘do, the look leans more into the “goth” side of pastel goth — and it’s just as legendary as the character who made it famous. (Wait, so was Cruella an e-girl?)
Bubble braids, and their close cousin the bubble pony (as seen on Euphoria) are shockingly easy to style: All you need are a handful of rubber bands. Plus, they can be accessorized according to your mood, so while the style is simple, it’s still show-stopping (and Gigi Hadid and Olivia Rodrigo-approved).
You can never go wrong with late ‘90s, early 2000s-era butterfly clips. The bedazzled look is a whimsical way to add some color to your hairdo.
Miranda Kerr’s Nighttime Skin Care Routine Includes Affirmations
Though she truly needs no introduction, Miranda Kerr is perhaps most notably recognized as the founder of the certifiably organic, sustainable-centric, and completely vegan and cruelty-free brand KORA Organics. Powered by active ingredients native to her homeland (like the antioxidant-rich superfood, noni, which is a common thread throughout the entire range), KORA’s mission is to approach product creation with love for the body and mind, as well as Mother Earth.
Along with being a hands-on CEO and skin care mogul, she also happens to be one of the most sought after international supermodels, a wife, a boy mom of three, an author, a passionate wellness warrior, a home design aficionado, a crystal-loving yogi … and that’s only scratching the surface, as it’s her character, grace, and kindness that truly stood out the most during our chat.
With an exciting KORA Organics launch on the horizon, I had the opportunity to speak with Kerr about the newness, affirmations, and more — just as she was waking up (and fighting jet lag) in sunny Australia, and my afternoon sky began to turn shades of deep blue all the way across the world in New York.
Harnessing the power of the ocean by way of active algae, the KORA Organics Active Algae Lightweight Moisturizer brings something fresh to the brand’s range. After incorporating it into my own routine for the past few weeks, I would describe it as a bouncy, hydrating, and light-as-air formula that brings some much-needed calm into my daily routine. Giving my complexion a juicy glow, while working to heal and smooth any blemishes or texture I may be struggling with, the moisturizer’s formula is completely fragrance-free — though the natural aromatherapy quality is softly floral with traces of the crystal-clear ocean, fresh alpine rose, sweet basil, and earthy geranium.
Aside from the powerful formula (that has personally created my most radiant, glowing complexion to date), Kerr goes on to explain the added benefits of incorporating this moisturizer into your routine: “Every single KORA Organics product has its own positive word on the back of the bottle, as well as its own crystal infusion process in addition to the rose quartz crystal that every single product is filtered through. With the Active Algae Lightweight Moisturizer, it is energized with aquamarine crystals, which really helps calm and soothe your spirit — so it’s nourishing your mind, your body, and your skin. The affirmation on the back of this product is peace, and is part of that ritual for creating that calming and soothing experience — along with the aquamarine stone, and the actual physical affects of the formula.”
During my college years, when I was in such a state of discovering who I was (and who I wanted to be), I stumbled upon Miranda’s book entitled Treasure Yourself. As an avid journaler, I had always written positive quotes and poems for myself, but Kerr introduced me to the power of using your voice and speaking affirming words into the universe as an act of self-love and care.
In honor of my younger self who needed her words at that time, I asked Kerr about some of her favorite affirmations that bring her peace. “For me, words are so powerful, and I have quite a big toolbox of affirmations,” she tells me. One that she repeats frequently: I am a being of light that is capable of infinite possibilities.
“Even forgiveness affirmations can create a lot of peace in your life — we are all human, and we might think something that is not a high vibration towards ourselves or others, and having that little ritual and peace-making is so important,” Kerr says. “I’ll do forgiveness prayers while I’m brushing my teeth, or putting on my skincare to cleanse my skin and my spirit at the same time. I’ll say something like: I forgive myself, and I forgive anyone that has upset me intentionally or unintentionally.”
Expressing the importance of finding some time to pamper herself and be still each and every day, Kerr shares just how much she prioritizes routine — in more areas in her life than one.
“I’m pretty strict about my children’s routine. My grandmother had four children and many many grandchildren and great grandchildren, and she taught me from a young age that routine is the most important thing for them, so that really stuck with me. You can find consistency and moments for yourself around that routine, so when my children go to bed after reading three books together, I often dim the lights, put the lamps on, and light a non-toxic candle. If my husband is finishing work or perhaps at the gym, I’ll then take a bath maybe once a week, or do my skin care routine — and thats when I really lean into those products that are very soothing, and I feel as if they are giving back to me.”
After agreeing that we both love those nights when we get to turn in for bed early, she shares the exact skin care routine she has created for peace and pampering once the moon replaces the sun’s light.
This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.
Miranda’s Nighttime Skin Care Routine
Dua Lipa Wears Ugly ’90s Trends So Well
Dua Lipa is a head-turner, to be sure, marching to the beat of her own drum style wise. Be it on stage or off, she loves to take a questionable trend from decades past and turn it into a hyper-chic look worth copying. Ahead, all the times Dua turned the “ugly” so freaking cute.