VENROY x Paddington Store Opens

VENROY hosted the opening of their sixth store in Australia with a celebratory summer party. Spilling onto the streets of the infamous shopping strip, The Intersection, the linen clad crowd moved from their natural habitat in Bondi to the premium Paddington shopping strip, in celebration of the cult Australian label.

Having developed from the graphic swim shorts from which their name was built, their new range of womenswear, now into its fourth season, has signified an evolution within the brand. The rich cottons and hero linen fabrics in sorbets, mustards and blue stripe looked harmonious in the new premium fit out.

Founder Sean Venturi says, “When VENROY first started, we set out to capture the relaxed spirit of Bondi. It’s amazing to see how the brand has evolved from boardshorts to a more premium offering, now including suiting and our incredible range of womenswear. This store encapsulates our Australian heritage but also marks a new, exciting phase for the brand.”

Guests ate delicious bites from the stores new local and Intersection favourite, Jackies café. Canapes included salmon with crème fraiche and roast tomato tarts, as well as a selection of sushi including salmon, cooked tuna and avocado rolls along with salmon nigiri.

Stone & Wall beers provided by The Bellevue Hotel, as well as Chivas, Grey Goose, FIJI and C Coconut Water were in copious supply, ensuring guests were well hydrated throughout the evening.

The timeless resort wear is a great example of an Australian brand bucking the struggling retail trend. VENROY opens their Paddington store shortly after a successful launch of their James Street store in Brisbane in October.

The store is open now from Monday to Friday, 10am-6pm and Saturday and Sunday’s.

Notable guests included: Jarrod Scott, Tom McKeown, Luci Taffs, Jessica Lawson, Oliver & Sasha Benz and Britt Brock.

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Cara Delevingne: The new face of Dior Addict Lipstick

The house of Dior has announced Cara Delevingne as the face of the new lipstick, Dior Addict Stellar Shine, created by Peter Philips, creative and image director for Dior makeup.

Cara Delevingne is now a Dior makeup icon. The young actress and star top model lends her sassy modern beauty to the brand-new lipstick created by Peter Philips. Dior Addict Stellar Shine is a new iconic and avant-garde lip shine which incarnates the spectacular spirit of fashion.

Cara Delevingne, who is British and attended the prestigious Bedales School, began her modelling career at a young age, and within a few years found herself on catwalks all over the world, as well as on the front covers of the major fashion magazines. Adored by the younger generations for her audacity and outspokenness, she is now a committed young woman and a renowned actress who has appeared in a succession of films including “Suicide Squad” in 2016, “Valerian and the city of a thousand planets” by Luc Besson in 2017, and in 2018, “Her Smell” by Alex Ross Perry. She is expected to star in the upcoming show “Carnival Row” in 2019.

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TIDELANDS Sydney Premiere with cast and crew

The Sydney Tidelands premiere took place at the Bennelong Lawn With the highly anticipated Netflix Australian original series debuting on Netflix December 14th, 2018.

Tidelands, follows Cal McTeer, played by Charlotte Best (Home & Away, Puberty Blues), a young woman who returns home to the small fishing village of Orphelin Bay after ten years in juvenile detention then jail. However, Orphelin Bay is shrouded in mysteries.

Cal must uncover the town’s well-hidden secrets while investigating a commune of outcasts who live in a hidden pocket of the bay – a group of sexy and dangerous half-Siren / half-human “Tidelanders.”

Tidelands also features Elsa Pataky (Fast and the Furious), Aaron Jakubenko (Spartacus: War of the Damned), Madeleine Madden (Pine Gap, Picnic at Hanging Rock) Peter O’Brien (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Marco Pigossi (Caras e Bocas) Mattias Inwood (The Shannara Chronicles). The eight-part series is produced by Emmy™ and BAFTA™ award-winning Australian production company, Hoodlum.

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Ray-Ban store opening with Golden Features

Ray-Ban, a global leader in premium eyewear, has opened its largest South Pacific store at Chadstone – The Fashion Capital. The new 100sqm store showcases the largest assortment of Ray-Ban sun and optical wear in Australia, including over 107 brand new limited-editions, exclusive to the store. Following the recent Doncaster opening, this is the second step in a series of openings that will bring a whole new immersive Ray-Ban experience to Australians in new exciting locations in 2019.

The Chadstone store offers comprehensive eye-testing and full optometry services with a full-time optometrist trained in the latest eyecare technology. In addition, the store offers authentic Ray-Ban lenses (clear and prescription sun) to complement any of the 800 sun, optical and junior styles (both international and alternative fit available).

“The Ray-Ban brand is rooted in music and pop culture and the Chadstone store is a reflection of the brand’s DNA, providing quality, fashion-forward eyewear collections alongside Ray-Ban classic and iconic styles,” says Alfonso Cerullo, Luxottica General Manager Optical Retail Australia & New Zealand.

The design of the new Chadstone Ray-Ban store takes inspiration from iconic Ray-Ban stores in Milan, Tokyo and New York. The spirit of creativity has shaped the store environment, bringing Ray-Ban’s heritage into the present, offering all generations a simulative, innovative shopping experience. In-store, digital tools will create an engaging journey where customers can dive into product stories and the history of the brand, in an environment that reflects the brand’s iconic DNA.

“This new Chadstone store plays a key role in Ray Ban’s expansion in Australia and follows in the footsteps of our openings in New York, London, Tokyo and Milan”, says Alessandro Chiarelli, Global Ray-Ban Brand Director. “We are constantly looking at ways to provide new, world-class experiences for consumers within our stores. We want to translate the core principles of the Ray-Ban spirit into a physical space, the best expression of the Ray-Ban brand.”

Among the key features, Ray-Ban Chadstone featured Ray-Ban REMIX, an innovative digital service that allows customers to personalize and customize their own Ray-Ban styles and have them delivered direct to their home.

Timeless style, authenticity and freedom of expression sit at the heart of the Ray-Ban brand, a pioneer in sun and prescription eyewear for generations. Since the introduction of the iconic Aviator model created for the pilots of the United States Army, Ray-Ban has been at the forefront of cultural change; a symbol of self-expression worn by celebrities, musicians, artists and public figures all around the world.

For the upcoming holiday season, Ray-Ban Chadstone will showcase two of the brand’s seminal hero styles – the Meteor and the Nina – both born in the 1960s. The Meteor is a practical, modern style rooted in nostalgia, reflective of America coming alive in a post-war era. Inspired by the Wayfarer, it comes with a rounder lens and larger bridge, and customers will be able to choose between a firmly 1960s style in black, a tortoiseshell finish, or an ice-coloured see-through frame bringing the style into a contemporary look.

The Nina features a sharp cat-eye frame, with a keyhole bridge and iconic rivets in a style that captures the spirit of 1960s sensuality. This style comes in distinct tortoiseshell prints, acutely coloured lenses in a flattering palette of washed violet, yellow or orange, providing small markers of individuality.

The Chadstone store also plays host to the Ray-Ban Titanium range, developed following the recent Luxottica acquisition of Fukui Megane (est. 1969), a prestigious Japanese producer of titanium and solid gold eyewear. Bringing together world leaders in production, craftsmanship and design with one-of-a-kind style, this exclusive Titanium capsule collection demonstrates Ray-Ban’s continued innovation. Iconic styles within the ultra-light titanium range include the Ray-Ban Aviator, Ray-Ban Caravan and Ray-Ban Round.

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Zimmermann hosts intimate end of year summer lunch party

To celebrate Sydney’s summer season, Zimmermann sisters Nicky and Simone held a fun end of year lunch party for industry friends at Bert’s Bar and Brasserie, Newport. 

Following a busy year for Zimmermann who headlined New York fashion week with their seasonal shows as well as opening several new international stores including St Tropez, San Francisco and Pacific Palisades on the West Coast of the USA, the lunch gave Nicky & Simone an opportunity to relax and enjoy the company of good friends in one of their favourite settings.

The lunch was held in Bert’s circle room, guests were greeted with champagne, cocktails and canapes while taking-in the laid-back lounge atmosphere, overlooking the sparkling waters of Pittwater.

Renowned for its coastal European menu in elegant surrounds, guests enjoyed a seasonally inspired BERT’s four course menu, paired with a curated white, rose and red wine selection.

Guests included Edwina McCann (Vogue Editor), Eugenie Kelly (Harper’s Bazaar Editor), Genevra Leek (Elle Editor), Nicky Briger (Marie Claire Editor), Kathryn Green (InStyle Fashion Director), Justine Cullen (Jones Magazine Editor) Glynis Traill-Nash (The Australian Fashion Editor), Anna Feller, Yan Yan Chan and partner Nathan Joliffe, Eleanor Pendleton, Sara Crampton, Talisa Sutton, Tanja Gacic, Zippora Seven and partner Terence Connors, Romy Frydman and Paula Joye. 

Attendees each went home with a gift bag that included a section of bespoke napkin’s featuring prints from the brands latest Resort 2018 collection, alongside a shell or ivory floral broach.

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