Feb 21, 2013 6:21PM

Romance Was Born x Samuel Hodge AW13 Lookbook

Fashion fairytale.

Samuel Hodge, who shot July Beauty Daily last year and 'Hated and Proud' for our 100th issue, has done an amazing job on Romance Was Born's latest lookbook. Taking an antique store and what we assume to be a magical forest as its setting, the collection's inspirations are brought to life in the whimsical images.

There's a very regal feel to AW13 with ruffled yokes and sweetheart collars which take cues from the flamboyant Fauntleroy suit made popular by Frances Hodgson Burnett's 1885 children's book Little Lord Fauntleroy. The three-tiered, costume-cool corset gown (already worn by Nicki Minaj) is truly fit for a queen.

After curating the Johnston Collection, designers Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales were inspired by pieces from the museum and have worked Chinaware florals into the collection, as well as a print inspired by Saffordshire porcelain figurines.

Sydney-based artist Phil James created the collection's hero print — a modern take on Thomas Gainsborough's 'The Blue Boy' painting — which appears on a signature, long-sleeve dress. 

Ingrid Kesa


Artist Reimagines Terry Richardson As Francis Bacon

Terryworld goes creepy-figurative.


Celebrity Fad Diets In Still Life

Strange eating habits made into #art.


Top 10: NSFW Oyster Images

Because it's International Nude Day!


Oyster Fashion: 'Bali Kiss' Shot By Byron Spencer

The babes of Instagram in Bali.


Top 15: Haute Couture Week

The best of Autumn 14 from Armani Prive, Schiaparelli, Chanel and more.


Gallery: Skye Parrott's Favourite Photos

Plus info on her NYC exhibition 'Kind of Water'.


Maison Martin Margiela Artisanal AW14

Money, masks and scraps of vintage fabric.


Chanel Couture Fall 2014

Flip flops, Kendall Jenner and Le Corbuiser.


See Dior Couture Fall 2014

150,000 orchids, wearable sci-fi meets 18th century clothes.


Gold Star's Marlon Rabenreither By Zara Mirkin & Moni Haworth

Moni Haworth interviews the one-time Ryan McGinley model and musician.


See The Full Miu Miu Resort 15 Collection

60's psychedelia gets luxe.


Meet The Model: Raina @ Clyne

Shot by Adam Bryce.


See ASOS White's AW14 Collection

Featuring Californian cutie, Chaun Loose.