A new venture for model mum Megan Gale

TARGET has announced its newest ‘Designers for Target’ collaboration with Australian model Megan Gale, launching an exclusive range of homewares.

With the ‘designer’ series from the affordable store one of their most successful activations, there’s no doubt Megan’s range will prove popular.

Designing homewares was something Megan wanted to explore for many years and she

is thrilled to have reached a new period in her life where she can focus on projects outside of her career in the fashion, beauty and entertainment industries — as well as her greatest joy, motherhood.

With designs inspired by some of the world’s most picturesque cities, the collection combines sophisticated and luxurious styling with exceptional quality and attention to detail.

“I have always seen home interiors as an extension of personal style — and creating my own homewares range has been something I have wanted to explore for some time,” says Megan.

“I have taken inspiration from my travels to beautiful destinations such as Santorini, Paris, London and New York.

“I feel incredibly fortunate to have been able to experience these cities with my work. I have always loved decor and the designs of various hotels that I have stayed in — they are places that I have grown to love.”

With pieces priced from $35, the collection includes luxurious 100 per cent cotton quilt cover sets, detailed sheets and a selection of beautiful accent pieces including intricately detailed cushions, plush throws and towels.

“Comfortable, quality fabrications and attention to detail are all key signatures of my collection.

It’s essential for me that my range is accessible for everyone while offering something special, in both quality and design,” Megan says.

“Our homes are our sanctuaries, they are where we can unwind and be ourselves. It’s important for me to take the time, effort and energy to create a beautiful atmosphere and I want this collection to allow people to do that for themselves.”

Stuart Machin, managing directors of Target Australia said he was thrilled to welcome Megan Gale to the Target family.

“Megan is not only an international star but now an Aussie mum who oozes fashion and style.

“We’re thrilled Megan has chosen to partner with us for the next phase of her creative career,’’ he said.

“As you’ll see from her range, Megan has a keen eye for design — and we always look for Australian talent.”

Megan Gale’s exclusive homewares collection ‘MG AUSTRALIA’ will be available online at target.com.au and in 100 Target stores across Australia from September 10.

This article was originally posted on news.com.au


The week wrapped in the celebrity circuit

IT MAY be freeeeeezing in many parts of Australia, but it didn’t stop famous faces from getting out and being seen. Here are what some of out better known celebs have been up to:

Jodi and Kylie become revheads

In remote Tasmania, car brand Infiniti unveiled its first ambassadors in Australia to help launch the new QX80 luxury four-wheel drive — the largest one on the Aussie market.

Infiniti has been in Australia for just three years and its most famous brand ambassador is Daniel Riccardo. The Infiniti crew decided to give its first local ambassadors, Seven’s Kylie Gillies, Jodi Gordon and chef Adam D’Sylva, the first cars to test out.

The troika were announced as brand ambassadors in the scenic Pump House Point in central Tasmania at a dinner cooked by D’Sylva, who owns the well-known Coda and Tonka eateries in Melbourne. D’Sylva, Gillies and Gordon drove their new cars from Launceston to Hobart, via Cradle Mountain.

Eva Longoria charms the specs set

Eva Longoria arrived in Australia to take up the role of ambassador and star judge for Specsavers’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition — a nationwide search for the country’s most ‘confident’ and stylish glasses wearer.

The award-winning actor and philanthropist officially launched the competition today at Centennial Hotel, Sydney, with the support of Australian fashion and spectacle designer, Collette Dinnigan.

Longoria showed off her own confident spectacle style as she called on Australians to enter the competition, by accessorising her stunning Collette Dinnigan Josette dress, made from French lace and silk, with striking Collette Dinnigan frames from Specsavers. Stylish glasses wearers are invited to enter the competition now by submitting their best spec-selfie at: loveglasses.specsavers.com.au.

Awww shucks, it’s Back!

Sydney’s favourite oyster festival is returning to The Morrison Bar and Oyster Room in August.

The Morrison Bar and Oyster Room held their annual Oyster Festival launch event, in preparation for the official start on August 1.

Internationally awarded executive chef Sean Connolly worked with The Morrison to host a line-up of exciting oyster activities and an enticing feast.

The award-winning actor and philanthropist officially launched the competition today at Centennial Hotel, Sydney, with the support of Australian fashion and spectacle designer, Collette Dinnigan.

Longoria showed off her own confident spectacle style as she called on Australians to enter the competition, by accessorising her stunning Collette Dinnigan Josette dress, made from French lace and silk, with striking Collette Dinnigan frames from Specsavers. Stylish glasses wearers are invited to enter the competition now by submitting their best spec-selfie at: loveglasses.specsavers.com.au.

Awww shucks, it’s Back!

Sydney’s favourite oyster festival is returning to The Morrison Bar and Oyster Room in August.

The Morrison Bar and Oyster Room held their annual Oyster Festival launch event, in preparation for the official start on August 1.

Internationally awarded executive chef Sean Connolly worked with The Morrison to host a line-up of exciting oyster activities and an enticing feast.

“At Mumm, we are lucky to be able to source pinot noir grapes from some of the best Grand Cru vineyards across Champagne, thanks largely to our incredible vineyard holding established by the visionary René Lalou nearly 100 years ago,’’ said Monsieur Mariotti.

In Australia, the Collection du Chef de Caves is now available in magnums from some of the country’s top restaurants nationally. In Sydney it will be available at Icebergs Dining Room and Café Sydney; in Melbourne at Vue de Monde; and in Brisbane at Gerard’s, Esquire, Blackbird and Wine Emporium.

Singing from the Montblanc Top

Montblanc showcased its international 15/16 collections to a selection of key media and influencers at a ‘Black and White’ breakfast.

Hosted by managing director, Leon Mervis, general manager, Randall Foote and Swiss fine watch trainer and consultant, Julien Miribel, the event was hosted at Doltone House in Pyrmont.

With a vast selection across all product categories including timepieces, writing instruments and leather goods, Miribel talked through the technical and intricate detailing behind the art of Montblanc’s watch making.

This article was originally posted on news.com.au


Tod's jump into a new season

The Autumn-Winter 2015/16 Men’s advertising campaign is a celebration of Tod’s Italian lifestyle and philosophy.

Even the smallest detail reflects Tod’s luxury aesthetic, which has always been founded on an intelligent fusion of forward-thinking design and technology with artisanal skill and heritage.

The Tod’s man is a modern person, who works and travels around the world and always searches for beautiful and high-quality accessories, able to dress him all day and in every occasion.

Formality meets sportiness in Tod’s fashionably elegant collection.

The advertising campaign features a Tod’s total look, where the iconic Gommino, the new Sneakers and the Loafers are combined with formal or casual outfits.

The advertising campaign is also a new occasion to show Tod’s growing range of accessories and ready-to-wear, clothes able to be functional without sacrificing elegance

The Autumn-Winter 2015/16 Women’s advertising campaign shows the new collection for women by Tod’s, which is sartorial and sporty, Made in Italy luxury expressed through a contemporary melange of graphics and threaded leather.

The dominant themes revolve around cosmopolitan skiing, sophisticated sporting style, and rebellious biker details in geometric metal that light up the accessories. In the shoes and bags, technology is used to move beyond the heritage echoes of saddlery.

Protagonists in the Tod’s total look are the accessories: both the bags – the iconic Cape together with the new Wave – and the shoes – the Gommino, even in a new bootie version, the Loafer and the high heel ankle boot.

Starring the top model Grace Hartzel, the advertising campaign was shot in a private home in Milan, where all the elements reflect the aesthetic of Alessandra Facchinetti, Tod’s Women’s Creative Director.

“I’m very excited about the new Tod’s ADV, fall winter 2016. It perfectly reflects the evolution of the brand towards the new fresh and crossing urban style. The young attitude of the contemporary woman who lives in the images. Surrounded by a perfect modernist private room, according to the sophistication of Italian Style, “said Alessandra Facchinetti.

Throughout the entire collection for women, Tod’s explores an interplay between the artisanal world of saddlery that speaks directly of its DNA, and the innovation of contemporary design. The result is both wearable and memorable, combining style and function in a way that is always sophisticated and feminine. And very, very Tod’s.


James Bond – Spectre - new trailer just released

A new trailer for SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond adventure, has been released today. A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE.

Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott), the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M (Ralph Fiennes). Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White (Jesper Christensen), who may hold the clue to untangling the web of SPECTRE. As the daughter of an assassin, she understands Bond in a way most others cannot.

As Bond ventures towards the heart of SPECTRE, he learns of a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks, played by Christoph Waltz.

SPECTRE will release in Australia on November 12.


Only in Australia would there be a Festival of the Oyster. Fun soirée!

Sydney’s favourite oyster festival returns to The Morrison Bar and Oyster Room this August

The Morrison Bar and Oyster Room held everyone’s favourite annual Oyster Festival launch event, in preparation for the official start on 1st August.

Internationally awarded Executive Chef Sean Connolly worked with The Morrison to host a line-up of exciting activities and an enticing feast, as a teaser for what’s to come throughout the festival in August.

Throughout the evening, guests were educated on the best way to shuck oysters, and were given the opportunity to taste the various types, while sipping on Chandon champagne, oyster cocktails and different kinds of Scotch whisky, with whisky ambassador Sean Baxter.

Located conveniently in Sydney’s CBD, The Morrison Bar and Oyster Room is already renowned for its seasonally fresh shucked-to-order oyster menu, managed by Executive Chef Sean Connolly.

Yet, The Morrison’s oyster passion becomes an obsession in August, which is all about celebrating Australia’s best oyster producers and showcasing an array of these delicacies that are impossible to resist.

“Every year is a success at The Morrison Oyster Festival, and this year we are excited to introduce a new variety of events, activities and masterclasses to suit all Sydney-siders”, says Executive Chef Sean Connolly.

There will be over 20 types of oysters on display throughout the festival from across the country, including the most prolifically grown Pacific oyster, the Sydney Rock oyster and uniquely giant Jurassic oyster, just to name a few. All oysters will be delivered from the grower’s daily; to ensure both the freshness and taste are flawless for each individual one.

The Morrison Oyster festival will run from Saturday 1st August – Monday 31st August 2015.

For more information or to book, visit www.themorrison.com.au

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