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

@themorrisonsydney    #themorrisonoysters

Vera Wang unveils a fab Fall fashion campaign

Vera Wang is pleased to announce the release of its

Fall/Winter 2015 advertising campaign for Bridal, Collection, and Eyewear lines.

Chanel to open Mademoiselle Prive exhibition in London

“Mademoiselle Privé”

This autumn in London, Karl Lagerfeld and CHANEL will present an enchanted journey through the House’s creativity. Held at the Saatchi Gallery, the “Mademoiselle Privé” exhibition will highlight the Haute Couture, the re-editions of the High Jewellery “Bijoux de Diamants” collection created in 1932 and CHANEL No5. Opening the doors to reveal a dazzling experience and immersion into the origins of CHANEL’s creations, “Mademoiselle Privé” will capture the charismatic personality and irreverent spirit of Mademoiselle Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld.

Installed on three floors of the gallery, the enticing adventure will bring to mind the House’s essential elements: audacity, freedom and innovation whether it is the history of Gabrielle Chanel’s inspirations or Karl Lagerfeld’s inimitable take on CHANEL’s codes, symbols and icons.

Mademoiselle Privé Saatchi Gallery Duke Of York’s HQ King’s Road London SW3 4RY

From October 13th to November 1st, 2015

Opening hours: from 10AM to 6PM, 7 days a week (Wednesday until 10PM)




Class act from Harrolds with chic fashion campaign

Harrolds Australia’s Luxury Department Store today unveiled their highly anticipated new season campaign to welcome this year’s new Autumn/Winter 15 collections.

In collaboration with the team responsible for last season’s campaign, including luxury branding and communications agency, 3 Deep and renowned Australian photographer, Georges Antoni, Harrolds have delivered another strikingly powerful series of images marking the new season.

International modelling sensation, Jessica Stam features alongside emerging talent, Mathias Lauridsen for Harrolds’ second extraordinary male and female campaign. Stylist Michelle Jank has co-ordinated a series of elegant looks showcasing a collection of the finest fashion houses in the world including Tom Ford, Lanvin, Balmain, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga and Harrolds Private Label, hair and make up was provided by Darren Borthwick and Sam Addington on location in New York City.

Reaching their 30 year milestone this year and hailed by The Business of Fashion as one of the world’s top 30 Innovative Menswear Retailers, Harrolds continues to deliver cutting edge luxury fashion. The family-owned business continues an exclusive partnership with Tom Ford as the only Australian stockist of ready-to-wear, shoes and bags from the legendary fashion powerhouse.

In line with the new season, Harrolds also welcomes Lippes, Faliero Sarti, Gabriela Artigas, Ancient Greek Sandals and local talent Song For the Mute to their womenswear store. Acne Studios and Strateas Carlucci will also make their debuts at Harrolds’ menswear stores. Mary Poulakis, Marketing and Communications Director comments “The release of our exceptional new season campaign marks exciting additions to our growing curation of the finest fashion brands the world has to offer. We are thrilled to be expanding our illustrious repertoire and continuing to provide luxury fashion with an Australian home.”

Australia’s Luxury Department Store

Blundstone on the mark with cool boots

With festival season fast approaching, ‘Blundstone Urbans’ have feet covered for a weekend of camping and dancing in rain, hail or shine.

Whilst being durable, water resistant and super comfortable the boots are the perfect footwear for easy festival styling, taking you from camp side to centre stage in comfort and style.

The iconic Australian boot is the perfect addition to the festival wardrobe this season.