Origin: Away is the newest travel marketplace

The unique travel brand Away has celebrated its official launch into Australia. Away has partnered with a group of leading Australian entrepreneurs, inviting Sydneysiders to experience how travel can transform any idea, big or small.

‘Origin: Away’ offers a curated marketplace in the heart of Sydney, with panel discussions and fireside chats with Dion Lee, Hermione Underwood, Ryan Lobo and more.

“It’s a space that will celebrate the transformative power of travel and some of Australia’s leading entrepreneurs alongside Sydney locals.”
– Jen Rubio, co-founder of Away.

Origin: Away features six shoppable stalls that have been designed to echo the successful brands each entrepreneur has built around the world. For the first time, Sydneysiders are invited to shop Away’s full travel range, designed to work together seamlessly with notable features that solve real travel problems.

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Hublot Welcomes Cricketing Legend Ellyse Perry as a friend of the watch Brand

Famous Swiss Watchmaker, Hublot has proudly welcomed Australian female sporting icon, Ellyse Perry, as a new Friend of the Brand for Australia and New Zealand.

Arguably the best female athlete in Australia, Ellyse is the youngest ever cricketer, male or female, to have represented Australia at International and Test level. She is also one of the very few Australians to have represented her country in two different sports, and is the only person ever to have played for Australia in both cricket and soccer World Cups.

Currently the world’s top ranked women’s all rounder, Ellyse claimed the title to the 2017 ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year Award and twice winning Australia’s prestigious Women’s International Cricketer of the Year (Belinda Clark Award) in both 2016 and 2018. Philanthropic and accomplished woman, Ellyse is also actively involved in promoting Women’s sport in Australia.

“It is an honour to announce Ellyse Perry as our first Australian Woman friend of Hublot. Ellyse is not only a successful cricket player, she is also an ambitious and inspiring woman and her own personal values align with those of Hublot: First, Different and Unique. She joins the brand’s portfolio of great international sports friends including, among others, former National Australian Cricket Team Captain, Michael Clarke and current co vice-captain of the National Australian Cricket Team, Pat Cummins. We are extremely pleased to welcome Ellyse into the Australian Hublot family and we look forward to this exciting partnership” – Joel Ruiz, Brand Director for Australia and New-Zealand

“I am very proud to be the first Australian female Friend of Hublot and to be involved in a brand that always pushes the boundaries further and supports cricket globally. Hublot is bold, innovative and daring, it is fantastic to officially be welcomed into their family.” – Ellyse Perry, Australian Cricketer

This announcement comes in the lead up to Perry’s involvement in this year’s Women’s Ashes taking place in England from 2nd – 31st July – further cementing Hublot’s position as the official Timekeeper and Official Watch of this Summer’s ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, currently taking place in England and Wales.

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European Summer Essentials from Monte & Lou

Australian boutique swim and resort brand Monte & Lou believe all women should feel fabulous. Offering exclusive designs to compliment all women, Monte & Lou delivers the ultimate swim edit for a holiday lifestyle.

Whether it’s extra support in the bust, a high-waisted cut or strapless for those tan lines, Monte & Lou have a bikini for every woman, and every individual body shape to make you feel your most comfortable self.

Light-weight, compact and an easy throw over to cover-up in the heat. Monte & Lou have got you covered with their beautiful kaftan designs in matching prints to their swimwear range.

Lightweight and breathable, this lightweight and breathable throw over is the perfect summer piece to add to your wardrobe.

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Australian brand Everyday Lingerie Co celebrates 'every body' in model search.

Launching in August 2019, Everyday Lingerie Co is an innovative new Australian lingerie brand, creating pieces designed for every body, showcased on everyday women, to wear every day.

Growing up, founder Danielle Sady struggled with body positivity and quickly realised that brands did not cater for the real woman, and if they did, they made us feel embarrassed, dowdy and invisible.

Everyday Lingerie Co was born out of a desire to create a range of underwear that makes its wearer feel no prejudice towards their body. Designed in Melbourne, Everyday Lingerie Co’s pieces are made using the finest bamboo fibres Danielle could find, are breathable and effortlessly comfortable to wear while being oh-so-stylish (you may even say a little bit sexy!).

Unlike many lingerie brands, Everyday Lingerie Co does not cater to a specific age or size. The brand’s pieces range in sizes 8 to 22 for a reason. Danielle and the team want to be there to empower its wearers  to feel comfortable and confident in who they are.

In the lead up to launch of the brand’s debut collection, Everyday Lingerie Co is on the hunt for some gorgeous real women to showcase the range. The Everyday Real Women Model Search launches on social media this month, with a call-out to Australian women of all shapes and sizes to enter.

8 lucky entrants will go on to become the faces of the debut campaign, featuring across a look book, social media and the website. The team at Everyday Lingerie Co are searching for real women to star in the campaign, who are confident in their own skin and embody the brand’s inclusive and body positive ethos.

To get involved or apply visit Everyday Lingerie Co

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Giorgio Armani designs custom wedding looks for Katherine Schwarzenegger and Chris Pratt

Giorgio Armani was the designer of choice to create wedding attire for the nuptials that united author Katherine Schwarzenegger to actor Chris Pratt on the evening of Saturday, June 8th, at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California.

“Katherine and Chris are truly the ultimate beautiful bride and handsome groom. I am proud to have played a role in this couple’s wedding. For them and for the bridal party, I designed elegant and sophisticated outfits, that would highlight their radiant personalities,” said Giorgio Armani.

Noted Katherine: “I am so grateful to Mr. Armani, who created a once in a lifetime dress for me to wear, and for Chris, the perfect suit.”

Noted Chris: “I’m grateful to Mr. Armani, who created a once in a lifetime dress for Katherine to wear, and for me, the perfect suit. We feel nothing but blessed.”

For the intimate ceremony, Katherine wore a custom Armani Privé white crinoline lace bustier column gown elevated by a full skirt that extends into a lace train. She also selected a custom created lace embroidered short veil, paired with the tulle veil once worn by the Mother of the Bride, Maria Shriver, on her wedding day. Katherine completed her look with her grandmother’s earrings and Armani Privé white satin heels.

For the reception following the ceremony and for the wedding dinner, Katherine appeared in a custom Armani Privé ivory silk satin gown with delicately draped sleeves and covered-button detailing along the back of the plunging back gown. The dress was complemented by Armani Privé ivory satin heels.

The Maid of Honor, who is the bride’s sister Christina Schwarzenegger, wore a custom Armani Privé empire dress with a draped skirt in pale pink silk tulle and chiffon, with a draped bodice emphasized by delicate embroidery of tone-on-tone crystals and pearls. The gown featured soft sleeves veiling the shoulders and a thin two-layer crystal belt at the waist. The look was paired with patent nude Giorgio Armani ballet flats.

The six bridesmaids donned custom Giorgio Armani tea-rose silk chiffon dresses veiled with layers of delicate tulle and featuring deep V-necklines. The flower girl chose to wear a custom Emporio Armani white taffeta balloon dress with a full skirt, delicate striped pattern and a bow detail at the waist. Emporio Armani white ballet flats completed the look.

Chris Pratt wore a Giorgio Armani Made to Measure midnight blue two-button peak lapel tropical weight wool suit with a matching vest. He accessorized his attire with a white shirt, a silver neck tie and matching pochette, and Giorgio Armani cufflinks.

The groom’s son, Jack Pratt, walked down the aisle wearing an Armani Junior midnight blue two-button notch lapel wool suit with a classic white shirt. His look was completed with a silver neck tie and pochette, to match his father’s ensemble.

The nine groomsmen appeared in Giorgio Armani classic midnight blue two-button notch lapel wool suits, with classic white shirts and navy blue neck ties.

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