MADHATTAN - Mad about the Milliner - to air on Foxtel soon

The fascinating new film Madhattan will have its’ small screen debut on Tuesday 18th July on the Lifestyle You! channel and be available on demand afterwards.

The story follows one remarkable woman’s journey from the Aussie outback of the remote Kimberley in Western Australia to the catwalks of New York Fashion Week.

Former jillaroo and camp cook-turned milliner, Felicity “Flic” Brown, started re-working her jillaroo mates’ hats in time for the Kimberley’s racing season each year. Selftaught hatmaker Felicity “Flic” Brown has come a long way since then.

Filmmaker Carolyn Constantine (Wide Open Sky, Winner Audience Award, SFF 2015) was drawn into Felicity’s unique and creative world after a chance meeting and the cinematographer turned director knew that Felicity’s inspirational journey and wonderful hats would be worthy of the telling.

Madhattan is the fascinating and often challenging story of her journey as she takes her magnificent feathered and flowered creations, inspired by the incredible natural beauty of the Kimberley region, all the way from the red dust of Broome to the bustling sidewalks of New York.

Along the way, there are trials and tribulations as she faces one obstacle after another to get her to the world’s most famous Fashion Week in the Big Apple, including a skin cancer scare that set her NY adventures in motion.

She says” I wanted to make a film about a strong, creative female character taking on the world from a remote place and hopefully it will inspire audiences to pursue their own dreams and goals”. As Flic so passionately states in the film ‘life is short …so just have a go’.”

The film also features a beautiful country jazz fusion soundtrack from former Go- Between composer Amanda Brown and acclaimed jazz artist Jonathan Zwartz.

A national screening tour is planned for the second half of 2017 to bring this inspiring film about this go-getting milliner to audiences around the country.

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Source:Lifestyle on Foxtel


BARBIE x MISSGUIDED - The Fashion Collaboration

Global fashion brand Missguided and the Barbie brand have collaborated to launch with the BARBIEXMISSGUDIED collective featuring a diverse crew who are setting their own ‘girl power’ agenda.

The 43 piece collection designed exclusively in-house introduces Barbie into the Missguided world, offering a range of tops, accessories, bottoms, denim, outerwear, swim and accessories.

Staying true to the Barbie aesthetic, the iconic logo is reimagined and up-scaled across the back of oversized jackets and ripped denim cut-offs, whilst quilted satin bomber and camo print swimsuits provide stand-out, super cool pieces.

Officially launching on the 13th July, the collection encompasses female empowerment and is a reflection of pop culture.

Prices range from $7 – $70.

Source: Missguided Fashion


Serious luxe Sagitine - exquisite lust-after furniture from designer Tina Clark

Have you seen anything more chic for your bedroom or boudoir? Simply sensational!

Sexy and sophisticated might not be the most conventional way to describe wardrobe storage, but Sagitine is rewriting the rules with The Luxe Collection, a limited-edition re-imagining of the brand’s core range – with a seriously elegant edge.

The three most popular styles – The Shanghai, The New York and The Santiago – have undergone a material makeover with the newest option of a brass-finished stainless-steel frame and black leather top.

An antithesis to ‘fast fashion’, the collection has been designed to be as treasured and timeless as the pieces they hold.

“After a long search for a high-end manufacturer, I am thrilled we could work with such wonderful materials to offer these glamorous storage solutions to our customers, with more to come later in the year,” says Sagitine founder Tina Clark of The Luxe Collection.

FOLLOWING IT’S LAUNCH AT DENFAIR 2017, THE LUXE COLLECTION IS ONLY AVAILABLE THROUGH PRE-ORDER FROM NOW UNTIL JULY 14 2017, WITH DELIVERY IN SEPTEMBER.

Prices as below:
THE SHANGHAI LUXE (14-box stand) $3000
THE SANTIAGO LUXE (6 medium box stand) $3100
THE NEW YORK LUXE (20-box stand) $3300

To see this first limited-edition Sagitine collection, visit www.sagitine.com or visit Becker Minty in Sydney and top3 by design in Sydney and Melbourne.

Sagitine was founded by globetrotting Sydneysider Tina Clark following a tireless search for a stylish storage solution for her beloved fashion and accessories collection. The result is premium shoe and storage boxes that are both functional and fabulous.

Source: Sagitine


'Gabrielle Chanel' Party - What a Night!

CHANEL has unveiled its new fragrance GABRIELLE CHANEL during a private reception at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.

The launch is the culmination of an exceptional year dedicated to the founder of the House, who, on the heels of the Gabrielle bag launch, is now being celebrated with a luminous and solar fragrance created by Olivier Polge in collaboration with the CHANEL Fragrance Creation and Development Laboratory.

A few short hours after the CHANEL 2017-2018 Fall-Winter Haute Couture Collection show, guests were introduced to the world of the GABRIELLE CHANEL fragrance through an immersive experience.

The launch was staged to reflect Gabrielle Chanel’s personality: choose your destination, take your own path, become the person you want to be and stay true to yourself.

Walls lined with faceted movable mirrors reflected images that multiplied and disappeared as guests moved through the space, and thus served as the antechamber of a maze peppered with Mademoiselle’s favorite quotes.

Like an anamorphosis, a giant mobile gave viewers the impression of diving into the heart of the golden-hued fragrance. Scented niches provided guests with the opportunity to smell the main ingredients of the fragrance (ylang-ylang, orange blossom, jasmine and Grasse tuberose).

A room plunged into darkness projected a hologram—an allegory of the bottle exploding into a bouquet of flowers. The scent of the new CHANEL fragrance wafting through the air only heightened the experience. The bottle was then revealed in a majestic play of shadow and light.

The journey came to an end with the exclusive showing of the new advertising film for the GABRIELLE CHANEL fragrance.

Ambassadors and friends of the House in attendance included Kristen Stewart, the face of GABRIELLE CHANEL, along with Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Cara Delevingne, Caroline de Maigret, Gaspard Ulliel, Alma Jodorowsky, Kaya Scodelario, Ines de la Fressange, Cécile Cassel, Alessandra Mastronardi, Blanca Li, Rossy di Palma, Zhou Xun, Liu Wen etc.

Guests were treated to a music performance by Pharrell Williams in the presence of Karl Lagerfeld and danced until the break of dawn.

Source: Chanel


Maggie in Japan Premieres August 2 on Foxtel's Lifestyle

Australian culinary icon Maggie Beer takes viewers on a gastronomic journey across three stunning locations in MAGGIE IN JAPAN, an exclusive new special premiering on Wednesday August 2 at 8.30pm on Lifestyle.

Produced by Lingo Pictures for Foxtel, MAGGIE IN JAPAN follows the celebrated cook as she travels from Tokyo to Noto Peninsular and finally Osaka, inspired by her love of learning and the exciting new challenge of producing a Japanese-inspired feast for her friends back in her hometown of the Barossa.

With the help of both traditional and new wave chefs, Maggie immerses herself in the local food and lives of her culinary guides, experiencing the essence of Japanese cuisine and some of the unique cooking techniques found across the country.

In Tokyo, Maggie joins Koji Fukuda, a former head chef at Luke Mangan’s Salt and now owner of two restaurants in Tokyo. Koji invites Maggie in to his home during her Tokyo visit, preparing her an everyday family meal that provides inspiration for Maggie’s own Japanese feast.

She also meets Kanejiro Kanemoto of Nodaiwa, who is a revered shokunin. A shokunin is a craftsman who devotes his entire life to mastering one dish, and Kanejiro has been cooking eel for the past 60 years.

Finally, keen to get a feel for the younger and more modern chefs of Tokyo, Maggie visits Hideki Ii of Shirosaka, where she experiences food that is a creative interpretation of both Japanese and Western cuisines – including a Japanese-influenced pate’ to rival her own.

Next, Maggie travels to rural Noto Peninsula where she meets Australian chef Ben Flatt and his wife Chikako who run a typical Japanese inn, upholding the ancient traditions of Chikako’s family. Here, Maggie finds a land which has so many similarities to the Barossa, and yet the flavours are so different.

Once again, in Ben’s cooking Maggie finds an amalgamation of cuisines, with Ben’s Italian background cleverly influencing the dishes he makes.

Finally, after crossing the country and going south, Maggie arrives in Osaka.  Here, she enjoys a “Kappo” style meal at a Michelin-star restaurant, run by second generation chef Osamu Ueno.

After her whirlwind tour, Maggie heads back to the Barossa where she adapts her newfound knowledge to create her own Japanese feast.

The unique dishes Maggie creates clearly illustrates that her search to understand and perfect Japanese flavour techniques has paid off – and has made its way into her own stunning food creations.

MAGGIE IN JAPAN premieres on Wednesday, August 2 at 8.30pm on Lifestyle.   Following its broadcast on Lifestyle, the 60-minute special will be available to watch from Foxtel’s on demand library, or streamed on demand on Foxtel’s newly announced streaming service, Foxtel Now.

Source: Foxtel