The new resort collection from sass & bide: Kiss The Sky

An ode to summer for the global woman. kiss the sky captures the essence of sass & bide’s sprit; the strong, obscure & the beautiful. Experience a journey of architectural shapes softened by organic & flowing fabrics.

Pattern, texture & volume reflect the immense power of the ocean & the contrast of the tides. A contradiction in terms, unfolding & unfettered yet structured with purpose.

Bespoke metallic prints explore new heights in languid lines & flowing forms. Classics shapes have been reawakened with agile triangular cut-outs & silhouettes, creating both fluidity and a framework for each piece.

Shimmering, silver yarns tell the tale of twilight. The twinkle of stars in the sky & the moon glow on the ocean. The sass & bide spirit runs free, with translucid greens & denim blue hues cast amongst a primary palette of black & white. The S&B ‘mud ball’ is reanimated in small textured balls, accenting against sharp lines to create playful, feminine silhouettes.

Their hand woven Panama hat makes its debut with an exquisite deep brim. Celebrating it’s artistry routes, each panama is made entirely from Paja Toquilla, a plant only grown in Ecuador, hand woven in the same historic way passed from one generation to the next.

The ethereal tone across the collection is complimented with traditional silver accoutrement, adorned with the sass & bide heritage herringbone detail.

You are invited to kiss the sky.


Jennifer Hawkins gives her style tips for a new season of Myer fashion

FOLLOWING the good news that her mother’s cancer surgery had gone well, Jen Hawkins could breathe a sigh of relief as she sashayed around 450 of the country’s fashion A-team at Sydney’s Carriageworks.

Bursting onto the winding runway in a bright, fuchsia pink dress from her pal and Myer designer Alex Perry, Our Jen looked right at home in fashion-land.

While solid blocks of colour are a huge trend for the coming spring season, making its mark was a tonne of black and white with most designers giving a nod to the monochrome vibe.

While the former Miss Australia, Jesinta Campbell raised the roof at last week’s David Jones show, her fellow pageant queen, Rachael Finch rocked an incredibly tiny bikini from Sea Folly at Myer, with a body on par, in tone, with Ms Campbell.

Not to be outdone in the swimwear sakes, Jen nailed it wearing a brilliant black bikini from her own Cozi swimwear collection.

Joining Jennifer Hawkins on the runway were Myer ambassadors Rachael Finch, Kate Peck and Kris Smith along with 60 models and over 200 new season looks from the Myer fashion stable.

Model and DJ, Jye Emdur, son of television personality Larry Emdur, walked exclusively for new International menswear label Jack & Jones alongside high profile male models including Nick Youngquest. And it was great to Jye’s mum and dad, Larry and Sylvie Emdur in the front row supporting their boy.

Guests strutted around a meandering runway and through the historic columns of Carriageworks in Sydney’s Redfern on a 100 metre curved runway beneath dramatic installations of 5000 Birds of Paradise flowers on illuminated balls.

The styling of the show, by Thelma McQuillan showed delivered strong 60’s and 70’s tones while romantic and feminine designs featured heavily with ruffles, lace and florals.

Myer presented a strong collection of Australian and International designer collections including internationals like Roland Mouret, Christopher Kane, Peter Pilotto, MSGM and McQ while also welcoming the womenswear label, Aje to its fashion stable.

On the red carpet, Rachel Finch looked gorgeous wearing Aje while Kate Peck looked a total knock-out in Yeojin Bae on the red carpet before modelling collections by White Suede, Cue and McQ.

Kris Smith looked sharp in an M.J Bale tuxedo on the red carpet and then appeared on the catwalk three times showcasing leading Myer menswear brands Dom Bagnato, Scotch & Soda and M.J Bale.

The beauty looks were created by Napoleon Perdis Cosmetics who produced a bronzed and reflective contoured, summer look with a slight sheen, bronze toned eyes with glossy lids and lips stained in natural tones. Very Bond girl meets Bondi.

A-listers included Myer CEO Richard Umbers who sat front row alongside Myer designers Toni Maticevski, Alex Perry, Arthur Galan, Yeojin Bae, Jayson Brunsdon, Dom Bagnato, Johnny Schembri, Karen Walker, Wayne Cooper, Gail Elliott (Little Joe), Kate Sylvester, and new Myer designers Edwina Robinson and Adrian Norris from Aje.

Among the 450 guests names included Braith and Jodi Anasta, Nicole Warne, Samantha Jade, Margaret Zhang, Tanja G, Sam Frost, Didier Cohan, Ksenija Lukich, Dr Chris Brown, Fitzy & Wippa, Tim Robards & Anna Heinrich.

Jen closed the show in Melbourne designer Toni Maticevski, in a pure white and perfectly tailored skirt and cropped top.

The Hoyer Verdict: one of the best, sleekest and most accomplished Myer shows yet. Bravo.

Jen’s mother, Gail, underwent surgery to remove a cancerous kidney on Thursday morning, an episode in life that Jen told, ‘rocked’ her world, ‘made her numb’ and made her ‘re-evaluate’ life.

But ever the professional, Jen didn’t want to let the team down after they spent months preparing for the launch.

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So, I've started a five day 'Lucky You' juice detox/cleanse…

For the next five days, my only eating (or is that drinking) habit will only be about slurping six absolutely fresh juices per day.

The first three days of juices have been delivered and the next two days worth will come later in the week.

I’m test driving a 5-day detox cleanse from a crew called Lucky You (hopefully it will be lucky me by the end of it) but I’m really looking forward to having a total detox from all the ‘stuff’ I usually consume.

I’m not a bad eater, not at all, but kooky working hours sometimes have me eating at all strange hours or forgetting to eat and then I am starving by the end of the day and gobble down too much food.

So I’ve bitten the bullet and am looking forward to feeling re-energised, re-vitalised and maybe even shedding a couple of kilos the end of the week.

I’ll let you know how I go!

Dinosaur Designs unleash new 'Stone' collection & Toni Maticevski collaboration

For their 2015 showcase collection, Stone, Dinosaur Designs’ Creative Directors Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy looked to the subtle palette and patterns of marble for inspiration.

Stone explores the beauty of natural, white marble-like hues, and plays with almost crystalline accents of transparent charcoal to create textures and markings that are irrevocably connected to nature. Inky dapples, streaks and veins play across soft alabaster surfaces in jewellery and homewares, from boldly shaped bracelets and necklaces to platters and vases that are sculptural in their simplicity.

The Stone range also incorporates key pieces from previous collections such as Atelier, Modern Tribal and Earth, as well as newly designed metal cuffs and neckpieces, all of which come together under a unifying colour palette.

“Things are constantly shifting and evolving at Dinosaur Designs,” says designer Louise Olsen. “We are always working towards new colours, exploring new shapes, new materials, new techniques. With the Stone collection, we’ve developed a new way of casting inspired by the delicate patterns of marble and have added accents of brass and copper.”

Stone will be available in Dinosaur Designs’ Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, New York, London and online stores from 10th August 2015. The collection was shot in New York by photographer Nick Hudson and styled by the talented Michelle Jank.