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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Fashion Sale: Sydney dates for mega pop-up announced

The Big Fashion Sale is back with the return of an annual pop up! Sont miss this chance to shop over 50 brands at up to 80% off on Thu 20- Sun 30 June 2019, at 17 Oxford st, Paddington NSW.

Wed 19th June – Preview Night Invite only
Fri 21st June – 9am – 6pm
Sat 22nd June – 9am – 6pm
Sun 23rd June – 10am – 5pm
Mon 24th June – 10am – 6pm
Tues 25th June – 10am – 6pm
Wed 26th June – 10am – 6pm
Thu 27th June – 10am – 7pm
Fri 28th June – 10am – 6pm
Sat 29th June – 10am – 5pm
Sun 30th June – 10am – 5pm

The Big Fashion Sale Pop Up is on Oxford st, Paddington in the heart of the Eastern Suburbs shopping precinct. Only 10 minutes from the Sydney CBD and 15 minutes from the airport. The venue is easily accessible by car and public transport.

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Event Cinemas launches new designer cinema experience

Event Hospitality and Entertainment Limited (EVENT) have announced the launch of a new cinema concept, Event Boutique, at its flagship George Street cinema. Opening Friday 14 June, Event Boutique is Australia’s first Instagrammable cinema, drawing on the rich heritage of the EVENT- owned State Theatre and the iconic, quirky, QT Hotels, to deliver a theatrical, design-led cinema experience completely bespoke in its design aesthetic. Event Boutique brings this unique design together with unconventional food and beverage offerings, designer recliners and footrests, waiter service to seat, state-of-the-art sound, bigger screens and world-class pure laser projection*.

Leaders in cinema innovation including the premium Gold Class, V-Max, multi-sensory 4DX and the latest daybed, Event Cinemas, through Event Boutique, continues to offer a world of diverse cinema experiences designed for customers to truly escape and immerse in film.

Event Boutique brings a new level of premium to the out-of-home viewing experience; with each theatre boasting a unique style and design aesthetic, offering a completely different experience in every single auditorium. Sydney’s first two Boutique cinemas are “The Library” – paying homage to the art of storytelling and “Paparazzi” – celebrating the glamour of the red carpet. Event Boutique will offer customers a truly intimate movie experience with small theatres that will seat 28 guests (The Library) and 46 guests (Paparazzi).

The Event Boutique food offering has been designed in collaboration with some of the best artisan and local producers, including Sonoma Bakery and Vic’s Meats, to deliver menus that continue to push the boundaries of premium in-cinema dining.

Featuring designer platters of cured meats, hard and soft cheeses, pizzetta, more extensive dishes, a decadent sweet selection and candy bar favourites, the entire Boutique experience has been curated to deliver a cinema experience unlike any other.

Jane Hastings, CEO EVENT Hospitality and Entertainment said, “We don’t believe in a one- experience-fits-all approach to our cinemas or our customers. Through our research we understand customers want choice, even down to the style of their seat. Those seeking premium experiences not only expect the best seat, sound and vision, they want to fully immerse in a great experience. Event Boutique, our latest in a raft of new premium experiences, is a result of engaging fresh thinking to create a unique experience that immerses you from the moment you walk through the door. Customers who have been part of our design process and have trialled the experience tell us this is the best yet”

Following extensive customer research, Event Cinemas has tested and rolled out a range of new seat options for its customers, including new recliners and luxurious daybeds in some of its newer cinemas. The Boutique designer recliner and footrest was ranked best in market research for its appeal and comfort.

 Luke Mackey, General Manager of Event Cinemas said, “Our new Boutique cinemas enhance the viewing experience featuring unrivalled laser projection technology for the clearest picture, coupled with world-class sound, designer aesthetics and bespoke menus, everything about the Boutique experience is premium, unique and world-class.”

Another feature of the Event Boutique cinemas is that they are designed to be configurable, and will be available for private bookings and corporate functions from cocktail events, creative corporate team sessions, product launches to private screenings.

Event Boutique will be rolled out in select cinema locations in Australia and New Zealand, with Newmarket in New Zealand currently in development. Event Boutique at Event Cinemas George Street opens Friday 14 June. Similar pricing to Gold Class at $39-42 depending on the time of day, tickets can be purchased now at www.eventcinemas.com.au.

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