Editorials

STRANDED IN CAPE TOWN

After LOS ANGELES and TOKYO, pack your bags – we’re going to Cape Town! Photographer LUCA VINCENZO explores the ruins of an abandoned South African seaside resort, capturing the mesmerising coastal architecture (those surrealistic buildings!) and wandering to a nearby brick family house in typical Cape style. Model Caitlin strikes a pouty pose wearing mostly designer Tamara Cherie Dyson, a former winner of the Elle South Africa Rising Star contest, and a couple of pieces by Doreen Southwood, of South African boutique MEMEME. It’s warm, with a slight sea breeze, and we don’t want to leave…

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Posted 4 hours ago.

PHENOMENAL FASHION

CHEEKY CHEEKY ASHISH

Is that a…? And are they…? Ashish has got all flustered with his exclusive T’Aint t-shirt collection, featuring flocked prints of sexy imagery illustrated in a dot-to-dot format. “I wanted to combine my two favourite things; sex and fashion!” says the Delhi-born, London-based designer. Join up the dots and tell us what you see…

T’Aint by Ashish, available exclusively from V Files in May.

 

Posted 23 hours ago.

Instaplease!


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ART AND CULTURE

CATCHING THE SUN WITH ANAIS BOILEAU

Her “Plein Soleil” series won the Prix du Public de la Ville last weekend at the Hyères Festival. We take a closer look at Anaïs Boileau’s sun-drenched photography.

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Posted 2 days ago.

Beauty

BYREDO ON OUR HANDS

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Minimalist packaging, esoteric names and out-of-the-world scents: since their inception in 2006, BYREDO fragrances have been long-lasting hits – it’s funny how during fashion week you can catch whiffs of Blanche on every front row. Love the smell, can’t manage to fit the bottle in your tiny handbag? No worries: Byredo has launched its signature scents in the form of delicate hand creams, perfect allies for changing temperatures and fragile skins. This month, the American brand launches two new scents, Gypsy Water and Flowerhead, in practical 30ml creams. Let us help you pick your match…

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Posted 4 days ago.

FASHION TALKS

STYLE CONVERSATIONS: SARAH’S BAG

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No need to grab the Prozac when you have such an uplifting choice of accessories – any bags designed by Lebanon-based Sarah Beydoun are sure to give you an instant mood boost! Simply named SARAH’S BAG, her line of ultra colorful accessories is THE fun addition your wardrobe is after. We always like a good joke, and when we spotted her Retail Therapy collection and its playful take on our addiction to medecine, we were sold.  Fashion, yes, but with a conscience: aside from her fun designs and intricate techniques, Sarah, a sociology major, also works to help underprivileged women in Beirut, namely by giving female prisoners a job at the company and teaching them textile-related skills. We chat to Sarah about “crazy busy” modern life, the impact of a stand-out accessory, and women empowerment.

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Posted 1 week ago.

FANTASTIC JEWELRY

PIN ME BABY!

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They’re all over Instagram: what better way to update a denim jacket than with a couple of well-chosen, retro pins? A throwback to our 90′s youth, these enamel pins will have you starting your very own collection… the second time round, for most of us! Pop, girly or a little bit sexy – here’s our round up of the best places on the web to find these bad boys!

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Posted 1 week ago.