Before there were fashion bloggers there was Elin Kling. The Swedish blogger and former fashion editor started her blog Style by Kling in 2007 because her friend “forced her to”. We think she owes that friend a massive drink because within two days of launching she was Sweden’s largest blog. Ever since then she’s gone on to co-found Fashion Networks International, is the owner of one of the world’s leading online fashion platforms NOWMANIFEST (which houses blogs by Anna Dello Russo and Derek Blasberg) and she’s also the fashion director of her own magazine, STYLEBY. Kling’s a favourite with big name fashion brands such as H&M and Guess both of which she collaborated with to launch her own capsule collections. She’s also appeared in campaigns for Louis Vuitton and NET-A-PORTER.
Kling’s style is laidback yet polished. Her go-to pieces are black blazers and leather jackets, jeans and silk blouses all worked back with structured heels or boots. She favours black and neutrals, but will on occasion add a pop of colour to add interest to an outfit. It’s a fashion equation that works, and clearly there’s nowhere else but up for one of the world’s biggest style bloggers.
Click through the gallery to see our edit of Elin’s best looks!
Images: Stockholm Street Style, Branch and Root, Disicouture, The Colour Stalker, Scent of Obsession, Collage Vintage, UK Vogue, Hidden Luxury, Street Peeper, Fashionolia
He’s the bespectacled, flannelette shirt-wearing photographer who has shot some of the world’s most attractive people, and now Terry Richardson is getting in front of the lens and trying his hand at being erm, a hand model. Valentino enlisted Richardson to photograph its latest campaign of Rockstud Rouge and Rockstud Noir heels and bags and instead of the usual long-limbed model beauty route, he decided to take some hand selfies instead! What do you think of Terry’s turn at hand modelling?
Leather Ankle Boots, $768.75, SAINT LAURENT
Quay Black Calf Boot, $275, SENSO
‣ Dior is releasing their second video campaign and judging from the images released, it’s going to be a fashion fantasy come true. The short film titled Secret Garden 2 – Versailles is set in an enchanted forest and was filmed by fashion photography’s dynamic duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. The film is being released next month.
‣ Who says e-vites have to be tacky? Paperless Post, a US e-vite company has teamed up with Oscar de la Renta to create a line of stationery inspired by prints from the designer’s recent spring ready-to-wear, resort, pre-autumn and bridal line. They’ve even offered the option of being able to buy the range in paper format for those who want to take the old-fashioned snail mail option for invitations.
‣ Speaking of Dior, the fashion house’s disgraced former creative director John Galliano is giving his first media interview since his drunken anti-semitic outburst in a Paris bar two years ago. The designer has largely been in exile since the incident and after losing his post at Dior, his only role has been as a designer in residence at Oscar de la Renta. Galliano was also due to start a teaching post at Parsons The New School for Design but the post was rescinded by the prestigious fashion school last week. The designer will be revealing all in the July issue of Vanity Fair as he tries to mount a fashion comeback. Only time will tell if the fashion world is ready to forgive and forget.
Images: Paperless Post, Style Noir, Refinery29
Target’s latest designer collab coup? Phillip Lim! One of fashion’s most in demand designers has agree to do a collaboration with Target in the US that will consist of 100 items that will include clothing, shoes, bags and travel accessories. Apparently Target has had their eye on Lim for quite awhile, with the designer revealing it was “a courtship for five years”. The collections hits stores on September 15 and we can’t wait to see what fashion goodness awaits. Until then check out Target’s sneak peek sizzle reel here.