KHÒLÒ CLUTCHES REVEALED - 5 ‘influencers’ battle it out for best in show

In what is a social media trend that will, no doubt, get bigger as ‘influencers’ influence their audiences more and more, 5 of the best – Megan MortonErin DonatiEmily GreenAlex Fulton and Andreea Birsan – have created, designed and oversaw the production of their very own clutches in collaboration with Khòlò The Label.

Design by Erin Donati

In a first of its kind global competition, a handful of the fashion world’s most influential trend-setters and designers will battle it out to see who will take out the Khòlò crown for best clutch. The winning clutch will feature in Khòlò’s upcoming ‘Daisies’ collection and will score the winner an all-expenses paid trip to Kolkata, to experience the culture, creativity and fashion that is India.

Design by Alex Fulton

The clutches that are each representative of the influencers who designed them feature Khòlò’s iconic craftsmanship techniques like 3D embroidery, delicate threading and use of beads and sequins for dimension and texture.

Design by Andreea Birsan

The influencers will be engaging with the Khòlò community via @kholo_thelabel Instagram stories, taking their audience for a never before seen view into each influencers’ daily life, their design process and the clutches that they have designed.

Design by Emily Green

Khòlò’s Head Designer, Karishma Kasabia is ecstatic for the competition clutches to drop.

“I feel like a collaboration allows for new exploration, previously unheard of. I’ve had artists tell me that our Khòlò 5×5 has opened a whole new product line for them.”

 

Design by Megan Morton

“It’s an honour to be in the space of fellow creatives, we’ve fed off each other’s energy and laughter and I’m so grateful I get to be a part of that, to be in the company of an artist who is living their truth is something magical. Often, they don’t even realise how significant it is. But I feel anyone who is so connected to their calling, is someone I want to be around.”

“Each designer has inspired me. Whether it’s with their confidence, their design approach, their business savvy acumen or their loyalty to their style. Each one has inspired me. It’s been a really lucky journey”

Pre-order for the clutches are open to the public at kholo.com.au.

Source: Kholo

 


Bras N Things Celebrates 30 years of lingerie love

It’s time to break out the balloons, bubbles and birthday cake!

Australian retail success story Bras N Things are celebrating 30 years of excellence in comfort, perfect fit and empowering women to feel beautiful from the inside out.

Bras N Things is the country’s leading fashion lingerie retailer with more than 170 stores across Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Bras N Things is also celebrating 2017 as the most successful year of its three decade history.

Over the past 30 years Bras N Things have continued to reinvent themselves and remain relevant for all women, with product that remains on trend, extensive training on fitting and exceptional customer service.

Bras N Things CEO George Wahby explains: “It’s quite fitting for our 30th Birthday that our customers have rewarded us with a record year. More than 12.5 million customers visited our stores last year alone and that is the result of our expert fitting service, on trend quality product all underpinned by our culture commitment to empower women to feel beautiful from the inside out.

“We have trained fit experts in all stores thanks to our 30 years of knowledge and extensive specialist training, unlike any other retailer. This allows us to guarantee our customers the perfect fit and comfort every time or their money back.

“I am proud to say Bras N Things are celebrating longevity in the very competitive retail landscape, this is an incredible milestone for any company.

“This year also saw further international expansion of Bras N Things with our launch into South Africa, and with other markets now being considered as part of our growth strategy.”

Bras N Things have created a special 30th Birthday collection and the campaign features Aussie model and wellness entrepreneur Steph Claire Smith and international sensation Natasha Barnard.

Bras N Things National Marketing Manager Natalie Chalmers said: “We really enjoyed pulling this campaign together. It allowed us to not only celebrate the 30 year milestone but, more importantly, to show how we support and empower women with our wide range of collections. Women keep coming back to Bras N Things because we offer them great choices and they can be who they truly are.

“There’s something really special about putting on the right set of lingerie, whether you want to be sexy in the bedroom, have fun out with the girls or just feel great about going to work. Great lingerie changes how you feel, there’s an empowering confidence that comes with it.”

With luxurious velvet, satin trimmings and opulent lace, the Bras N Things 30th Birthday collection is playful, fun and flirty.

To celebrate 30 years of success Bras N Things have great offers for customers including the Trinite and Chrome sets from the birthday campaign at $69.

The ‘Chrome’ set features balconette contour bra with velvet bow, luxe soft pleated satin over the cup and two tone lace

The ‘Trinite’ set is all about options – choose a plunge longline v-wire bra design, small boost for extra cleavage or multiway strapping. All feature rose gold hardware, rich opulent lace and soft satin highlights.

As part of the celebrations, Bras N Things are also launching a strictly limited release Retro Range which is available online and in selected stores.

The range, two bodysuits and two lingerie sets, is inspired by popular past campaigns in the 1980s and have been created especially for customers to celebrate Bras N Things’ 30th Birthday.

Official celebrations to mark Bras N Things’ 30th Birthday kick off on November 20. Keep an eye out for some famous faces who have been on the journey with Bras N Things – like Annalise Braakensiek and Tania Zaetta who will be joining in the fun and celebrations.

Bras N Things offers a wide range including lingerie, sleepwear, playwear, active, maternity, shapewear, solutions and swimwear that never compromises on style or comfort.

For a full list of stores or to shop online visit www.brasnthings.com

Source: Bras N Things


Barry Humphries: The Man Behind the Mask Tour announced

Celebrated Australian performer Barry Humphries AO, CBE will take Australian audiences on a revelatory trip through his colourful life and theatrical career when he tours Australia in May 2018 with Barry Humphries: The Man Behind the Mask.

In an intimate, confessional evening – seasoned with highly personal, sometimes startling, and occasionally outrageous stories – Australia’s best loved entertainer will be peeling off his mask to introduce the man behind the clown.

Barry Humphries: The Man Behind the Mask Tour Dates:

NEWCASTLE: Saturday 5 May, 8pm and Sunday 6 May, 1pm at Civic Theatre Newcastle

BRISBANE: Thursday 10 May, 3pm & 8pm at Concert Hall, QPAC

GOLD COAST: Saturday 12 May, 8pm and Sunday 13 May 3pm at The Star Gold Coast

CANBERRA: Wednesday 16 May, 8pm at Royal Theatre Canberra

SYDNEY: Thursday 17 May, 8pm and Friday 18 May, 8pm at Darling Harbour Theatre, ICC Sydney

MELBOURNE: Wednesday 23 May 8pm and Thursday 24 May, 8pm at Hamer Hall

ADELAIDE: Wednesday 30 May, 8pm and Thursday 31 May, 8pm at Festival Theatre

GEELONG: Saturday 2 June, 2pm & 8pm at Deakin’s Costa Hall

Pre sale starts at 12pm on Tuesday 21 November
General Public on sale starts at 10am on Thursday 23 November

VISIT TEGDAINTY.COM FOR TICKET INFORMATION

For more than 60 years, Humphries has held a mirror to Australia and Australians, revealing their virtues, their foibles, their triumphs and their failings through a gallery of adored characters, including Dame Edna Everage, Sir Les Paterson and Sandy Stone.

Now he will spin the mirror around, exposing his own highs and lows, the good times and the not so good. Themes include Humphries’ Australian childhood, family relationships, attitudes, career and his experiences as one of the world’s most acclaimed entertainers.

“This is a show in which I am the principal character; it’s not Les, it’s not Edna, it’s not Sandy Stone. It is really about this character called ‘me’. I’m not in disguise,” Humphries says.

“It is the story of my generation, it is a story of a life spent in the theatre and a life spent in comedy, and it will show what it is like to be a clown. In a way, this is perhaps the bravest thing I’ve ever done and I hope the most entertaining. I think people might be agreeably shocked and they certainly will learn much they didn’t know.”

Audiences can expect a virtuoso, comic, solo performance filled with laughter, drama and surprise. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and the magic of technology may even allow appearances – or interruptions – by unexpected guests.

“Audio-visual technology has made dramatic strides in my life and it’s now possible for me to be on stage with one of my own characters. They may intrude. I might be interrupted,” he hints. “I might even be upstaged!”

But while Humphries has retired from “relentlessly touring”, he can’t wait to introduce Australians to this new phase in his creative life.

“I’m rather proud of what I’ve done in my career. It’s constantly surprising, it’s very stimulating and it’s wonderful to look back on, and to look forward to. It’s still going strong, and with a vengeance.”

Source: Teg Dainty


Australian-made edible cookie dough delivered to your door: a public service announcement

For Melbourne-based siblings turned entrepreneurs, Chris, Alex and Jessica Reece, spoon-licking is no foreign concept. It is an impulse hatched from warm-hearted childhood memories of culinary delights, delicious kitchen creations, and endless days of mixing, baking and devouring mouth-watering cookies.

Inviting Australians to reminisce and relive their own childhood cravings, the entrepreneurial trio launched Cookie Doh Co. in 2017 to provide over 6000 postcodes nationwide with the spoon-licking joy of edible cookie dough.

Inspired by the American FMCG cookie dough phenomenon, Cookie Doh Co. sports 3 delicious flavours, Chocolate Chip, Apple and Cinnamon and Triple Chocolate, and is made from local shelved ingredients and Belgian Callebaut chocolate chips.

Cookie Doh Co. can sit unrefrigerated in ambient temperatures for up to 2 weeks and if refrigerated up to 3 months. Fun to eat on it’s own or as part of a cheeky kitchen creation Cookie Doh Co. can be squished, smashed, slurped or sprinkled in many indulgent treats including decadent sundaes, dreamy cookie sandwiches and delicious milkshake beverages.

Free from eggs and pasteurised substitutes, Cookie Doh Co. is safe to eat raw, anytime, anywhere. For more info and to order visit www.cookiedoh.co

Source: Cookie Doh Co.


The perfect towelling beach throw-over from MochO

Part cape, part hoodie, part towel – MochO (my original Cho) is a poncho like no other. Inspired by the ocean and designed by lovers of it, this summer must-have will take you from swim to sand and beyond.

Conceived over a post-surf coffee by two busy women tired of changing in car parks and carrying around cumbersome towels and accessories, the MochO was created to bring practicality and luxury to the beach experience.

“We love the rituals of surfing… scanning the waves, applying sunscreen, waxing the board, the après aqua coffee, and we wanted MochO to be part of that,” says co-founder Emma Saddington.

“But we wanted to create something not just for surfers, but for all water lovers – a garment that would free up your hands, just as the ocean can free your mind.”

“As women, we think a lot about what we wear and know what makes us feel beautiful,” adds co-founder Abigail Sheridan.

“The MochO provides an‘Après Aqua’ option that has been missing. It celebrates the laidback beach lifestyle we love while still looking gorgeous and distinctly feminine.”

Proudly designed and made in Australia from the softest Portuguese velour terry towelling, each cape in the brand’s launch collection, Pacific Soul, features a generous hood for sun and wind protection, two concealed pockets with a sweet pop of colour and versatile press studs down the sides, which can be left open for a relaxed feel or closed to create a wearable change room.

Launching MochO has been a three-year labour of love for its founders – both busy professionals and mothers – and their start-up story is an inspirational one.

Priced at $220, the MochO is available in a range of sizes and lengths and four ocean-inspired colour ways. To see the Mocho collection and kickstart your summer in style, visit www.mocho.com.au

Source: Mocho