One thing’s for sure when it comes to Barbie – that girl can really dress. While we might not be able to get the Moschino Fall ’15 gown she’s got on, here are some cool alternatives!
1 Lovisa glitter ball earrings, $12/ 2 Topshop graffiti motorcycle jacket/ 3 Mango metallic leather heels, $89.90/ 4 Moschino Barbie, $290/ 5 Kandeeshoes.com leather backpack, $532/ 6 Forever 21tiered choker necklace, $22.
Touched by an Angel
Ask any model and they’ll tell you being a VS Angel is the ultimate career achievement. We talk to Stella Maxwell on what it’s like to represent one of the world’s sexiest brands.
How did you become a Victoria’s Secret Angel and did you always want to be one?
I think for every model, being a VS Angel and walking the VS show is a goal. I had changed agencies to the Lions in NYC, and when I met my agent, everything fell into place.
What is a typical day like for a Victoria’s Secret Angel?
I would wake up and meditate for 20 minutes, followed by a balanced breakfast before heading to the studio or location. After shoots, I usually meditate again and then try to do some yoga or stretching. Then it’s time for a nice, calm dinner and some rest.
What are your secrets for staying in shape?
I drink a lot of water and eat clean. I also do a lot of core strength exercises and a good amount of cardio. Balance is the key.
Which Victoria’s Secret Angel do you look up to most?
Perhaps Candice [Swanepoel], because she’s someone I worked with and always admired.
What is your favourite piece in the Victoria’s Secret Collection?
Right now, I love their bralettes. There are so many cool colors and they make awesome presents!
Pet Shop Boys
Shoe or tiny animal? Either way, we’re walking these shoes with us in them or on a leash!
From left to right: Jeffrey Campbell from P.V.S fur heels, $179/ Brothervellies.com shearling boots/ Asos.com glitter and fur heels, $81/ ZARA suede heels, $89.90.
Colour Me Bad
Is your CNY visiting outfit this year auspicious enough? Check against our colour wheel to make sure your outfit is on point.
1 Emanuel Ungaro/ 2 Balmain/ 3 Rochas/ 4 Arthur Arbesser/ 5 Cedric Charlier/ 6 Acne Studios/ 7 Balmain/ 8 Ellery/ 9 Chanel/ 10 Loewe/ 11 Vivietta/ 12 Gareth Pugh.
In general, green is associated with health, prosperity and harmony. Try a pair of sneakers that’s comfy to travel in and easy to slip off when you’re going visiting!
Bimba Y Lola
Yellow or gold is prestigious and signifies neutrality and good luck, so a bright cross-body bag is just the thing you need to keep all your red packets in!
H&M tassel earrings, $9.90.
Red symbolises good fortune and joy, but if you want to resist looking like an ang pao packet, a pair of tassel earrings is a great way to add a hint of it.
Emanuel Ungaro Blue symbolises tranquility and calmness, so a satin blue blouse is a great way to keep cool when faced with difficult relatives.
What’s On Our Wishlist...
The CLEO team shares what their hearts truly desire.
“A dream vacation to New York (with pit stops in Las Vegas and Los Angeles as well)!”
Sophie Hong, Features Writer
“A pair of extreme flares from Aussie label Ellery that even John Travolta would be proud of.”
Janice Pidduck, Fashion Director.
“An eye-popping cross- body bag from Marc Jacob’s resort collection that’s bound to improve all my OOTDs!”
Cheryl Chan, Fashion Stylist/Writer.
In honour of Valentine’s Day, we award our fave celeb couples for just being #goals to us.
With the Met Gala playing host to their couple debut and a Vogue fashion spread, no one else even comes close.
After reconciling this year, the couple keep their relationship relatively private (apart from the odd paparazzi photo).
Blake Lively and
Most Picture Perfect
These two consistently provide a united front on the red carpet, and are constantly swooning about each other in the press!
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend.
Best Sense of Humour
Funny quips, oversharing and PDA seem to be their thing (well, more of Chrissy than John), but that’s precisely why we love this couple!
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