Marimekko Winter 2018 Home Range

The Autumn/Winter Collection showcases Marimekko’s art of print making through dialogue between prints: new contemporary folklore inspired prints by younger-generation print designers Sanna Annukka, Paavo Halonen and Kustaa Saksi are combine with soft yet graphical iconic archive patterns designed by Maija Isola and Vuokko Eskolin-Nurmesniemi in the 1950s, 60s and 70s.

The Svaale (Arctic fox) print features a charming fox – a very important animal in Nordic mythology – as its main motif. By using simple shapes, the designer wanted to capture the character and charm-like potency of the animal.

She drew inspiration from old Eastern European embroideries where animals were often quite abstract in their representations.

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Melbourne sisters and stylists launch first collection THE FLATIRON LABEL in store & online

FLATIRON is proudly designed and made in Australia by Melbourne sisters Penny Duggan and Sam Scally. Offering a completely hands-on design and styling approach, together the sisters have built this brand alongside the needs of their customer, resulting in an increasingly renowned range of multi-seasonal separates.

The clean, classic lines that Penny loves work perfectly back with the unique, short-run fabrics and textures Sam specialises in. With these strengths in mind, the girls do not put a pencil to paper at the beginning of the process without the other there. The sister’s dual style sensibilities then form one fixed vision, which is to deliver strong, contemporary high-quality fashion that the FLATIRON client demands and deserves.

The hero of FLATIRON is the details, the ‘get-stopped-on-the-street’ differences. FLATIRON does not run with the rest of the fashion pack. Penny and Sam’s customers are constantly relaying stories of being complimented on their pieces. This humble, increasingly growing word-of-mouth message is reflective of the girl’s intent to keep the range genuine, subtle, and yet outstanding.

As interest grows nationally, Penny and Sam have introduced national Styling Sessions, taking their range to their clients personally. As of June, this reach will broaden as FLATIRON goes online, complete with styling tips and educational fashion advice throughout the online shopping experience.

FLATIRON started from one summer dress Sam designed for her own wardrobe. ”I walked into a boutique wearing this piece one day and the owner asked to see the rest of the range.” Already running a successful interior styling business with Penny, the creative sisters decided to collaborate on a few more pieces they would love to personally own, and showcased them in salon-style sessions to peers and friends.

“The reaction could not be ignored and we knew we had hit a hole in the market,” Penny adds.
Six years on the range still demands this attention due to the girls staying true to their personal style. This is something the sisters know that their loyal clientele have now grown to trust.
“Each piece must work with the others – from seasons past also – so that the brand continues to evolve as an essential, one-stop answer for any modern, contemporary woman.”

“At the core of our brand is our service,” Sam adds. We don’t want you to buy off the rack. We strive to show you how each style can be worn when it gets home so you can treasure it, wear it with several combinations and enjoy it for years to come”, says Sam.

FLATIRON is an ethically and locally made label. The girls are conscious of maintaining its exclusivity, so rather than manufacturing massive units of each style four times a year, they keep runs small and multi-seasonal anchored with twice yearly signature seasonal ranges.

Style takes time and consideration, which is what the girls throw at the label with abundance. “We don’t do fast fashion, or disposable pieces” Sam insists. FLATIRON is built on quality, versatility and timelessness, Penny adds. “ In an industry full of white noise and fast fashion, FLATIRON provides timeless luxury and quality.”

The FLATIRON Label will be available online from June 2018. FLATIRON Main Features:
• Australian designed and made
• Loyal following that has shaped the brand season to season.
• This is not just a label, but also a styling service that has taken on a trusted aesthetic so
that pieces work with each other throughout all seasons.
• Style takes time. FLATIRON is proudly the antithesis of fast fashion. Longevity and
versatility remains key.
• Two sisters, varying aesthetics, combining to create a truly evolved and unique range.
• Accessories designed specifically to work back with every garment in the store.
• Growing interstate following
• Ethically made and designed and manufactured in Melbourne using only highest quality
fabrics used

FLATIRON is stocked exclusively at FLATIRON Store, 72 Willsmere Road, Kew VIC 3101 and online.

Opening Hours:
Monday – Friday 9:30am – 5pm Saturday 10am – 5pm
Website: Instagram: @theflatironlabel

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The Mumm Champagne Long Lunch, Thredbo Alpine Resort

And a real highlight of the long weekend in Thredbo?
The G.H. Mumm champagne ‘long lunch’ – where one very long table is placed down the Thredbo Village Square and the most extraordinary lunch was served to 150 people – it’s one lunch that sells out, well before it ‘officially’ goes on sale. They even had another 80 guests inside the restaurant of the Thredbo Alpine Hotel.

In between the social side of the ski season it was just so nice to wander around and get the chair lift up to the Eagle’s Nest cafe and have a hot chocolate and look out to what will, in a week or two’s time be full of snow. The team at Thredbo how old are so laid-back and relaxed and possibly full of some of the coolest ski peeps around.

The Denham, Keller, Schuss Bar and Thredbo Alpine Hotel were thumping. So the highlight: the G.H. Mumm lunch started with crispy chilled Mumm – of course – followed by a perfect winter lunch, created by the team at the Threbo Alpine Hotel.

We started with an extraordinary winter vegetable soup followed by shared platters of roast pork, creamed cauliflower & Baby carrots. Before the most luscious and most tender of lamb was served with winter greens. And the BEST trays of cannolis and tiramisu.

Considering the temperature outside was only just above freezing it was extraordinary to have all of the food arrive piping hot on the long, chilly tables.

A fun and very well-established lunch indeed, gearing everyone up for the start of ski season.

*For details and information about how to book visit the Thredbo website www.

Hoges returns to the Big Screen - Paul Hogan to star in ‘THE VERY EXCELLENT MR DUNDEE!’

Following on from the extraordinary success of the ‘Dundee’ Australian Tourism Campaign, Transmission Films is pleased to announce that the real Crocodile Dundee himself, Paul Hogan, is indeed heading back to the big screen in a new feature film entitled, The Very Excellent Mr Dundee! And this time it’s for real!

The Very Excellent Mr Dundee! sees Paul Hogan playing himself and on the brink of receiving a Knighthood for services to comedy. “Don’t do anything to mess this up”, his manager tells him. However, despite all his best efforts, the next six weeks sees his name and reputation hilariously destroyed.

The Very Excellent Mr Dundee! is to be directed by Dean Murphy (Charlie & Boots, Strange Bedfellows) who is producing alongside Nigel Odell. Executive Producers are Kathy Morgan from LA based KMI who is handling international sales, Christopher Figg & Robert Whitehouse from London’s Piccadilly Pictures, Sherman Ng from Singapore’s Salt Media and Andrew Mackie & Richard Payten from Transmission Films. Fulcrum Media Finance and several equity partners complete the financing.

The film will be set in Los Angeles and starts production in July with shooting taking place in Australia, Los Angeles and Vancouver.

Whilst the producers are being tight lipped about the supporting cast, Hogan said ‘to watch this space as I’ve been honoured to have many of my friends and colleagues, whose work I adore, agree to join us for this hilarious new adventure’.

Source: Transmission Films

Moët & Chandon long weekend Grand Day

Moët & Chandon announced its annual Moët & Chandon Grand Day on Saturday 9th June, a day of sparkling celebrations around the globe where, for 24 hours, friends and guests of the Champagne House come together to raise their champagne glasses in a worldwide toast to the memorable moments that bring joy to their lives.

This year, Moët & Chandon renamed the annual “Moët Party Day” rendezvous that debuted in 2016, continuing its festive tradition with an even more glittering lineup of extraordinary events planned for Moët & Chandon Grand Day in over 80 countries that will bring together over a million people from Hong Kong to Lagos and Geneva to Montreal.

From day to evening and well into the night, Moët & Chandon raised a bubbling toast at each of the worldwide celebrations with its full range of delectable champagnes.

Locally, Moët & Chandon partnered with leading hospitality group, Merivale, for the second year running. Together they hosted two exclusive #MoetGrandDay events on Saturday, 9th June – the Moët Grand Brunch at Sydney’s iconic Establishment Main Bar and Moët Grand Party at sophisticated cocktail bar, Hemmesphere. The Grand Party saw a stunning headline acoustic performance by Sydney icons and critically acclaimed band, The Preatures and DJ Set by electronic musician, Basenji.

Moët & Chandon Ambassador, Jesinta Franklin was excited to be returning to the event this year, “People have been celebrating their own special moments with Moët for years, so being able to bring the world together to raise a toast to these occasions together is really incredible, I’m excited to be involved!”

Since 1743, Moët & Chandon has been a master at creating memorable celebrations, and some of its pioneering celebratory installations, like the champagne pyramid, have become a worldwide tradition. Today the champagne pyramid is a signature symbol of the House and will be the spectacular centerpiece of the events planned on Moët & Chandon Grand Day, to set the “flow” for this day of overflowing and festive generosity.

As guests partook in the festivities, a countdown to the top of each hour culminated in a toast around the champagne pyramid to set the cheerful cadence for this magical day.

“The name Moët & Chandon is synonymous today with celebration because for 275 years, we have combined our ‘savoir-faire’ (know-how) with our own art of the fête to perfect a unique ‘savoir-fête’ that has made our champagnes a great choice for toasting both intimate moments and important milestones,” says Nathalie Normand, Moët & Chandon International Marketing and Communications Director.

“On Moët & Chandon Grand Day, we share the magic of champagne and celebrate a day dedicated to the joys of life.” Globally, Moët & Chandon Grand Day flowed from hour to hour with uniquely enchanting experiences, starting with day-time celebrations and gourmet brunches served at elegant poolside lounges, decorated rooftop bars and beach front venues.

Source: Moet & Chandon