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Afternoon Delight: Helmut Lang’s perfectly ’90s silk organza slip dress


Helmut Lang Silk Organza Dress

What says Good Friday like a brand spankin’ new party dress? Actually, I have no idea. I don’t celebrate. If I did though, Good Friday would probably mean something along the lines of a splurge and Helmut Lang‘s fuchsia silk organza slip dress fits that bill to a T. The label takes a page from its own 1990s book with this look, but the updated vibrant hue feels oh so 2014.

Helmut Lang silk organza dress ($581,

Kate Middleton puts DVF’s iconic wrap dress to good use in Australia


Kate Middleton Blue Mountains Australia DVF

Photography by Samir Hussein/WireImage

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When Diane Von Furstenberg hit the scene back in the ’70s, her wrap dress was the most significant piece in any working woman’s wardrobe. “Feel like a woman, wear a dress,” she often said. What she really meant was “Feel like a woman, while calling the shots like a man.” How fitting it is to see history’s most “real world” Royal sporting one of those iconic dresses today. And digging earth at that!

Earlier today, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Australia’s Blue Mountains. The rugged natural region is a hotspot for adventure-seekers and brushfires alike, the latter of which damaged over 200 properties in the area last year. Arriving by helicopter (Kate’s hair was in a pony for the ride, just FYI), the ever-dutiful couple met with brushfire victims and first responders as well as some adorable Girl Guides who opted to say “princess” instead of “cheese” for their Kate Middleton photo op. The couple also partook in a tree planting ceremony where Kate put that DVF to good use, as she dug some space for the red eucalyptus planted to commemorate last year’s damage.
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Afternoon delight: Miista’s see-through strap Ava sandals are a raver chic dream


Miista Ava Triple Strap Heels

These babies are just enough raver to satisfy my ’90s nostalgia need, with the kind of chunky platform action to ensure that long summertime walks are possible. For those who are freaked by a completely see-through strap, the teeny metallic flecks should accent your feet with an otherworldly edge.

Miista Ava triple strap sandal ($183,

Coachella 2014: Festival style season begins with rainbow hair, flower crowns and more!


Coachella 2014 Style

Photography by Raleigh Seldon

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From a surprise Beyoncé performance to the announcement of Alexander Wang x H&M, the first instalment of Coachella 2014 was probably the most major on record. Got FOMO? Us too.

And while the stage may have been full of surprises, what we saw on the fields was pretty much in line with what we’ve been seeing since music festival style became a thing: fringe, feathers and flower crowns. This year, the candy coloured hair trend made a nice accent, with our favourite festivalgoer pictured in a shark-print bathing suit and turquoise hair to match. Also spotted was an inside lip Coachella tattoo. Now that’s commitment.
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Afternoon delight: UNIF’s ying yang and paisley Zippy bikini


UNIF Zippy BikiniIn this new shopping column, our editors share the daily must-haves they’re lusting for IRL.

This weekend’s spring-like temperatures had me thinking of the next best thing: summer. I’m in the market for a new suit and am so into this “Zippy” bikini by Los Angeles-based label UNIF. High-waisted without feeling too retro, its ying yang-infused paisley print is so ideal for the ’90s-inspired poolside times I envision happening all season long. It’s also perfect for Rihanna devouts (me) with stomachs nowhere near as flat as hers (mine).

UNIF “Zippy” bikini top ($48, and bottom ($45,

MTV Movie Awards 2014: Our top 8 picks for best dressed on the red carpet


MTV Movie Awards 2014 Red Carpet

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Last night’s MTV Movie Awards was full of shirtless, star-studded surprises. It’s typically one of the most fun shows to watch if you’re into celebrity cameos (last night’s opener had a record 50), F-bombs and zygotes and last night was no different, offering a veritable poo poo platter of all of the above. Cameron Diaz, Kate Upton, Leslie Mann and Nicki Minaj brought the sexy while presenting the awards for best male lead to Josh Hucherson, Zac Efron lost his shirt and Jared Leto made another real talk acceptance speech. Johnny Depp was there too, showing up to preside over the event by presenting the award for best film to the Jennifer Lawrence-less cast of Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

On the red carpet, there were a variety of dressed up and casual looks, ranging from Rihanna’s head to toe lingerie look by Ulyana Sergeenko to Lupita Nyong’o’s kaleidoscopic Spring 2014 Chanel dress.

See our 8 favourites from the red carpet and vote for your pick in our poll!
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Forget your Saturday night: Alexander Wang for H&M was announced at Coachella


Alexander Wang HM Coachella

Photography by Jerod Harris/Getty Images

However cool you thought your Saturday night was, Alexander Wang probably has you beat. Again. The designer announced his upcoming collaboration with H&M last night, which in and of itself is a big deal. He’s the first-ever American designer to collaborate with the brand. He’s also just a liiiitle busy lately, but hey. Why not make top the major with more major—a throw down dance party at Coachella featuring surprise performances by Iggy Azealea, Major Lazer and Diplo. The designer also used the announcement to launch his Instagram account, which previously stayed update-less for two years. “We were really waiting for the right moment to do something with it and find the right project. We kept it going and it kind of accumulated followers without any posts and we thought, what a great idea for the first post to be this, so we did a really fun video,” the designer told WWD.
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Massive Party 2014: 35 photos from inside the AGO’s poptastic anniversary bash


Massive Party 2014 AGO

Photography by Jenna Marie Wakani

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As we predicted, last night’s tenth annual Massive Party at the Art Gallery of Ontario was sexy, stylish and the perfect start to spring party season. Sprawling much of the gallery’s 480,000 square foot space, it was one big ole Warholian ode to modern day pop art complete with larger than life dice, donuts and ironic hashtag banners. Guests were encouraged to bring their sartorial best, and awarded as such by a troika of hipster Joan Rivers who flashed everyone 10s as they entered past the red carpet.

Further inside, we were treated to a performance by the permanently moto jacket-clad Joseph of Mercury, who swapped his signature white mid-performance for a gold version designed by stylist Sarah Jay. Also in gold was The Collections’ Mel Ashcroft, who wore a lamé vest designed by Toronto designer Sid Neigum. And while many went wedding apropos (go big or go home, we s’pose), others kept it streetwise in X-ray imprinted fingerless gloves that were given out by scantily clad cigarette boys. A surrealistic post script: Mayoral candidate John Tory was there.

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