Designer Jayson Brunsdon and Aaron Elias wed in Sydney

Australian fashion designer Jayson Brunsdon and his partner Aaron Elias could finally, legally, tie the knot after 19 years together . . . and a baby boy, Roman – who is now a toddler and was given the job as being ring bearer at an exquisite celebration, next to the Macquarie Lighthouse in Sydney’s Vaucluse.

Both Jayson and Aaron have been strong advocates for marriage equality for many, many years so it was only appropriate they decided to make their union legal exactly 20 years since they met.

Under the guidance of Design guru Alex Zabotto-Bentley and ‘VIP’ entrepreneur Karim Gharbi, the crystal blue day was the perfect backdrop as guests came out in their afternoon finery to a magical garden.

Guests included Leona Edmiston, Peter Morrissey, Marcia Hines, Nicole Bonython, Shelley Sullivan (who is off to Paris soon to unveil her beauty collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld) Nikki Andrews, Kellie Barker, designer Arthur Galan (who dressed the grooms), doctor Dick Quan, Jill Waddy, Louise Patrick, Jono Ward and the gorgeous Sophie De Bortoli.

Guests wandered around the gorgeous green grounds as waiters twirled around with food beautifully created by the families of the grooms and wines from De Bortoli.

A full moon. A sea breeze. Dancing. And lots of love. Who could ask for anything more?

By Melissa Hoyer


CABARET DE PARIS coming to Sydney's State Theatre 30 June

Sydney’s magnificent State Theatre will be transported by the atmosphere and excitement of Parisian-themed revue Cabaret De Paris when a parade of exquisitely bejewelled international entertainers reveal all (nearly all) with 2 shows only on SATURDAY 30 JUNE.

Cabaret De Paris is a stage spectacular celebrating old-fashioned showgirl glamour mixed with the skill of adagio dancers, aerial artists, pole dancers, comedy circus performers, quick change artists and of course the iconic and much-loved ‘Can Can’.

Audiences will fall under the charm of former Moulin Rouge star, Marissa Burgess, the legendary showgirl and toast of Paris who has starred in three multi-million-dollar revues earning the title of longest serving star in Moulin Rouge’s 120-year history. Marissa will be joined by the crème de la crème of showgirls who have graced the stages of Moulin Rouge, The Lido and other French
cabaret revues.

World-class illusionist Michael Boyd will perform some of the world’s greatest illusions, mindboggling disappearances and incredible magic that will keep audiences guessing and have the whole family entranced.

Cabaret De Paris is a pure spectacle that includes a quarter of a million dollars’ worth of exquisite costumes made in the traditional Paris style with feathers, sequins, rhinestones and jewels that light up the stage.

VENUE: State Theatre, 49 Market Street, Sydney
DATE & TIME: Saturday 30 June 2pm & 7.30pm
PRICES: From $62 to $116
BOOKINGS: ticketmaster.com.au or 1300 139 588
Note: The matinee performance of Cabaret De Paris will NOT feature topless dancers so is suitable
for the entire family.

Source: Cabaret De Paris


From Paris To Robina - Sephora Australia Is Coming For You Queensland

Closing out 2017 with 13 stores, global beauty retailer SEPHORA has today announced its first new retail location for 2018: Robina Queensland, opening in May.

“Following the success of our Pacific Fair store, which opened in 2016, it’s clear the demand from Gold Coast beauty lovers is there,” said SEPHORA Country Manager Libby Amelia. “Robina Town Centre is at the heart of shopping, dining and leisure for locals of the Sunshine State and we are excited to bring the best of global beauty to their doorstep.” 

On what SEPHORA will bring to Robina Town Centre, Amelia highlights the cult, luxe and exclusive offerings from local and international brands: “With key makeup brands like FENTY BEAUTY, Huda and Anastasia Beverly Hills; niche hair care brands such as IGK, Drybar and OUAI alongside our latest skincare launch Fresh, there will be a huge focus on the new and exclusive.” 

New brands aren’t the only thing Gold Coast locals can look forward to at SEPHORA, as the location will be the first in Australia to introduce Virtual Artist technology in-store. Virtual Artist allows customers to virtually try-on products and compare the latest shades of lip and eye must-haves. “Our teams of talented Beauty Advisors are on-hand to provide foundation matching and a wide variety of makeup services, but the beauty of Virtual Artist is that you can try on hundreds of colours all on your own, and from the traction we have via our app, we know our customers absolutely love it,” said Amelia.

Of the partnership, Robina Town Centre General Manager Shaine Beveridge added: “We are delighted to welcome global cosmetics retailer Sephora to our growing and diverse portfolio here at Robina Town Centre. The addition of this internationally renowned brand signals another exciting chapter for our Centre as we continue to strengthen our retail offer, and deliver our customers with an outstanding shopping, dining and entertainment experience.” 

The Queensland countdown is in full swing for the Commonwealth Games – and now you can add SEPHORA to that list.

Source: Sephora


Lane Crawford ‘call out’ for the Australian style set

Lane Crawford, Greater China’s leading iconic luxury department store, is continuing its commitment to supporting emerging fashion and lifestyle talent with the announcement that the luxury retailer is bringing its Creative Call Out initiative to Australia in May this year.

The eighth edition of the innovative initiative, which aims to identify and nurture new brands, designers and artistic talent, will mark the first time Creative Call Out will take place in Sydney and Melbourne in Australia, reaffirming the nation’s growing status as a global treasure chest for fashion, design and creative industries.

The Austalian callout closely follows the recent successful Creative Callout in Los Angeles held in January 2018 – the first to be held outside of Hong Kong and China. The nation wide Creative Call Out project is part of Lane Crawford’s drive to revolutionise its buying model by creating a platform to discover creative talents. This initiative sees Lane Crawford’s buying team travelling to Sydney to connect directly with designers and brands who do not show or present their collections in traditional design markets, showrooms, and international fashion weeks; along with other creatives, from photographers and stylists, to writers and multimedia content creators.

As well as hosting a physical event in Sydney, Lane Crawford has launched a Creative Call Out Digital Platform through which designers and creative talents can submit and share their work with its expert buying and creative teams. Successful applicants receive professional support and advice, including the opportunity to have their designs stocked at Lane Crawford, both in-store and online.

The Australian judge selection will be announced in May 2018. Through registration on the Creative Call Out digital platform, selected applicants will be invited to the event and present their work, products or portfolio to a panel of internal buyers from Lane Crawford as well as esteemed guest judges from Australia. Each interview will be a 20 minute session of connecting and exchanging ideas and interactive Q&As.

The winner will receive a 1 year partnership which will include instore and online content support, marketing support and key visability in store and online as well as a retail visit to Hong Kong and to take part in a newly created mentorship programme. The finalists will also
receive visability on Lane Crawford’s channels both online and instore, mentorship and advice as well as investment into their collection, brand or creative endeavour.

Source: Lane Crawford


Camilla and Marc - Warehouse Sale!

Design house Camilla and Marc are offering discounted past-season styles and rare one-off samples at up to 70% off.

Judging from the popularity of the label no doubt the sale will go off like a cracker!

When:

Thursday 5th April 8am-8pm
Friday 6th April 9am-6pm
Saturday 7th April 9am-6pm
Sunday 8th April 11am-4pm

Location: CAMILLA AND MARC Rosebery Boutique, Shop 2-4 108 Dunning Ave, Rosebery, NSW.

Source: Camilla + Marc