"The only thing more painful than the death of autumn was seeing Pippa Middleton wearing a summer dress, unfazed by the blistering cold"
(All photos courtesy Kris Baum Photography) How far would you go for your BFF? One woman went as far as carrying her bestie’s child. Australians Calie Fletcher and Jeni Mitchell have been friends for 20 years. When Fletcher couldn’t conceive a second child, her best friend stepped up to the plate and offered to be her surrogate.
In Hollywood, women can do a lot in high heels. Currently ranked 15th in the world, the Volcom-sponsored Australian seemingly accepted the challenge in order to prove that female pro surfers can be immensely talented and look glamorous. (Even if it is an advertisement for natural mosquito protection brand Para'Kito, one of her backers, as some suggest.) The 23-year-old’s not the first woman to take their high heels to, well, high places. Faith Dickey walked across a wire hundreds of feet in the air while wearing three-inch heels during the Women’s Highline Meeting in Ostrov in the Czech Republic. “Highlining is so hard already and walking in high heels isn’t easy either so combining them was very tricky,” the Austin, Texas-native said —after surviving. “Being on a highline is about learning to manage fear and remaining calm while adrenaline is flowing.
Tired of too-skinny models, one Australian designers are taking a stand and casting athletes instead. At this week’s Australian Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, We are Handsome opted to feature women that represent a healthier ideal.