Below are five pieces of online fashion content that we loved this week.
Sartorial spoof: What would happen if fashion advertisements cast normal women instead of supermodels? That seems to be what photographer Nathalie Croquet is exploring in her Cindy Shermanesque series of self-portraits, titled Spoof. In each image, Nathalie copies an iconic fashion advertising campaign, replicating the original models’ makeup, wardrobe and setting perfectly. We can’t explain what’s so uplifting about this lighthearted series, but maybe it’s the fact that Nathalie knows she doesn’t look like a supermodel and she’s okay with it. She’s not trying to be as conventionally beautiful as the models she replaces, but she’s not exactly playing the fish out of water thing for laughs. She’s just totally owning each image.
Sexy sideburns? Leandra Medine at Man Repeller makes a compelling argument for sideburns on women. After the unorthodox ’do made an appearance on the catwalk at Balenciaga’s fall/winter 2015 show and Marni’s spring/summer 2015 show, Medine is predicting the beginning of a trend.
Half-up hair: We ran a post on one of our favourite ways to wear our hair – the half-up. This style keeps your tresses out of your face, while still allowing you to showcase your mane.
Festival fashion: Racked ran an interesting feature by Nicola Fumo on the rise of festival fashion. With the explosion in popularity of music festivals over the last decade, more brands have begun to cater to the Coachella crowd.
Beauty science: A new semi-scientific experiment is making waves – literally! Over at xoVain, Maricar M. Santos tried sleeping with a different style of braid in her hair each night for three nights, then reported what kind of waves they created in her mane the next day. We’re especially fond of her post-rope-braid hair!