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


Fashion industry glitters at AMP Capital & AFC annual Vivid Celebration

150 of the Australian fashion industry’s most notable names descended on Circular Quay for AMP Capital’s and the Australian Fashion Chamber’s (AFC) annual party.

The event, hosted by Edwina McCann, Chair of the Australian Fashion Chamber & Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Australia, was held atop the heritage-listed AMP Building. The event was in celebration of the AFC’s third anniversary and treated guests to uninterrupted views of Sydney Harbour and the magical Vivid Festival light show.

Australia’s most fashionable export, famed costume designer and stylist Catherine Baba, flew in direct from the Cannes Film Festival to attend the event. The Paris-based icon of the fashion industry told the crowd that she still calls Australia home, and is passionate about the burgeoning fashion industry down under. Baba mentioned that she is “ultra-excited” to be a supporter of the AFC, and entertained guests with her colourful yet informative insights into the fashion industry and the Australian designers that are gracing the world stage.

The star-studded guest list included models of the moment Annabella Barber, Astrid Holler and Rosie Tupper, fashion designers Alice McCall, Bianca Spender, Camilla Freeman-Topper, Lillian Khallouf, Luke Sales, Margi Woods, Mikey Nolan, Pip Edwards and Tony Jones.

Miriam Gilroy, General Manager of the Australian Fashion Chamber, said “This evening is in celebration of the AFC’s third anniversary, and what better way to celebrate than with fashion eminence Catherine Baba. Our goal is to strengthen, promote and develop Australian fashion design by nurturing talent, originality and success locally and internationally. With the help of sponsors, such as AMP Capital, we can execute this through programs such as Designers Abroad, which will this year for the first time take Australian talent to show at New York Fashion Week in addition to Paris. We are very much looking forward to what the next years holds for the industry.”

AMP Capital is the major sponsor of the Australian Fashion Chamber, and recently completed a $670 million redevelopment of Pacific Fair on the Gold Coast, transforming the centre into largest fashion destination in Queensland with a mix of AFC designers such as Camilla, Carla Zampatti, Dion Lee, Scanlan Theodore, Alice McCall, and Zimmermann, Aje, Morrison, Bul, Alpha 60 and Manning Cartell, and in 2014 completed a $440 million development of Macquarie Centre in Sydney’s north.

In addition, AMP Capital is progressing with plans to redevelop Perth fashion destinations Garden City Shopping Centre and Karrinyup Shopping Centre, which are due to commence in 2018.

Source: AMP Capital & Australian Fashion Chamber


QANTAS TO HELP KEEP RACE-GOERS FED AND WATERED

Qantas will help customers travelling from Melbourne to freshen up after race-day events at the Spring Racing Carnival this year.

Qantas will operate a “Spring Racing Revitalisation” pop-up inside the Qantas Club at Melbourne Airport, which will bring indulgences like massages that are usually offered in Qantas’ First Lounges and Botanica cold-pressed juices offered on flights in Business.

Available to eligible customers with access to the Qantas Club, the pop-up will offer morning and evening revival options including:

  • Rehydrating beverages including Botanica cold-pressed green juice and fresh young coconuts, as well as relaxing tea blends
  • Hand, neck and shoulder massages by therapists from spaQ, courtesy of QT Hotels and Resort
  • Post-event breakfast options including bacon and egg rolls; and ham and cheese toasties
  • Post-event dinner options including hot chips with Sichuan salt, mini yeeros and Bloody Marys.

“Victoria’s famous Spring Racing carnival is always one of our busiest travel times of the year, right up there with Christmas, Easter and footy finals. We’re pleased to offer an extra comfort boost so race-goers feel a little more refreshed on their journey home,” said Philip Capps, Qantas Head of Customer Service.

Qantas will also serve sparkling wine and strawberries to customers travelling on Melbourne Cup Day in its Melbourne and Sydney Qantas Clubs and Business Lounges.

The “Spring Racing Revitalisation” pop-up at the Melbourne Domestic Qantas Club will operate during the following times:

Event Date Time
Post Derby Day Sunday 30 October 6am – 12pm
Post Melbourne Cup Tuesday 1 November 5pm – 10pm
Wednesday 2 November 6am – 12pm
Post Oaks Day Thursday 3 November 5pm – 10pm


ROCKS-TOBERFEST: OCTOBER BRINGS TWO BEER FESTIVALS TO THE ROCKS

Lovers of beer need not give into wanderlust and head to Germany for Oktoberfest. Sydney’s favourite heritage precinct, The Rocks, is offering up two incredible beer festivals this October. The Australian Heritage Hotel returns with their ever-popular Australian Beer Festival (14–16 Oct) while Australia’s oldest Irish pub, The Mercantile present the Guinness & Oyster Festival (16 Oct).

For the 12th year running, Cumberland and Gloucester streets will flow with Australian craft beer as the Australian Heritage Hotel hosts the Australian Beer Festival. Showcasing more than 34 different Australian breweries, the Festival offers up a plethora of activities including blind tastings, meet the brewers sessions, gourmet food stalls and live entertainment.

The Australian Heritage Hotel is one of the oldest pubs in Australia having opened its doors in 1824. Almost 200 years on, it remains one of the liveliest venues in Sydney, offering 25 rotating Australian beers on tap as well as more than 100 different Australian craft beer varieties in a bottle.

For almost 100 years, The Mercantile Hotel has earned a reputation as the home of Irish music in Australia and now The Mercantile’s Guinness and Oyster Festival promises to be a celebration of the very best of the Emerald Isle.

The Rocks is a unique heritage precinct with great food experiences, contemporary shopping and an atmosphere that attracts over 14 million visitors every year.  With recent investment by the NSW Government to renew and revitalise the visitor experience, now is a great time to come by and soak in the festival atmosphere.


Victoria Racing Club celebrate the 2016 Melbourne Cup Carnival over lunch at Chiswick in Sydney

The experience stakes of the Melbourne Cup Carnival are set to get even higher with the Victoria Racing Club (VRC) unveiling The Park, an exciting new fashion and entertainment quarter, FREE for all racegoers.

With a footprint of 10,000 square metres, The Park will be a playground of endless excitement and colour, including the world’s largest Myer Fashions on the Field enclosure, live entertainment and a myriad of activations and indoor and outdoor hospitality options.

VRC Executive General Manager Customer Engagement Caroline Ralphsmith said The Park will enrich the experience of loyal racegoers and entice new audiences to Flemington to celebrate the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

“The Park combines the excitement of world-class racing with an energetic mix of fun, irresistible delights and endless possibility. It will be Flemington’s official playground and will bring people together to indulge in the colour and escapism of Australia’s most celebrated major event,” Ralphsmith said.

We are excited to welcome back beauty giant L’Oréal Paris as the Official Beauty Partner of the Melbourne Cup Carnival with their ever popular L’Oréal Paris Powder Room and as a support sponsor of Myer Fashions on the Field.

“We also welcome support and enthusiasm from James Boag’s Premium, Tabcorp, Yellowglen, Lavazza, Pernod Ricard and Red Rock Deli, all of which will bring their own take for indulging the senses on a social experience to The Park. The opportunities will be endless.”

The Park will be situated behind the famous Flemington grandstands, previously home to The Precinct enclosure which has been repositioned to deliver a superior, front-of-house racing experience.

Popular with out-of-state visitors, The Precinct will be located at the east end of the front lawn in front of the Parade Ring and along with gourmet food and beverage offerings and roaming entertainment, includes an exclusive custom-built temporary grandstand with uninterrupted views of the track.