Gucci launches its jewellery advertising campaign starring Florence Welch

The new advertising campaign for Gucci’s distinctive jewellery collections channels the spirit of freewheeling, carefree travel and possesses a playful, bohemian period mood that perfectly showcases the aesthetic of the designs.

Featuring long-standing friend of the House musician, singer, songwriter and producer Florence Welch, who is Gucci’s jewellery ambassador, the setting is a retro style wooden wagon, overflowing with colourful furnishings and trinkets. Welch reclines on beds of cushions and decorative fabrics within, or sits outside dreamily peering out at the viewer, adorned in Gucci’s highly stylised rings, bracelets and necklaces.

Set-off beautifully by the colourful and evocative images, the pieces are principally from the Le Marché des Merveilles, Gucci Ouroboros, Gucci Flora and Dionysus fine jewellery collections and the House’s silver jewellery collection.

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VEJA x Lemaire sneakers - love them!

Sitting next to each other at a Greenpeace dinner, Sebastian Kopp of Veja and Christophe Lemaire formed the idea of a sneaker – uniting the cool of Veja and exclusivity of Lemaire.

Dropping in two different styles – a 3D-knitted recycled plastic aqua shoe and an Italian army inspired vintage model.

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Longines Golden Slipper ambassadors, Sam Margin & Rosie Tupper

Swiss watchmaker Longines has welcomed Longines Golden Slipper ambassadors, The Rubens frontman, Sam Margin and his international model wife, Rosie Tupper.

The couple will attend Sydney’s pinnacle racing event, Longines Golden Slipper Day on Saturday 23 March at Rosehill Gardens, where the finest two-year-old thoroughbreds will vie for the coveted title. The Swiss watch brand is proud to mark its six years as the Title Partner, Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of the Longines Golden Slipper Carnival.

Godolphin filly, Tenley, is the favourite to win the coveted Group 1 accolade and the 2018 Longines World’s Best Racehorse, Winx, is expected to take centre stage in the Group 1 The Agency George Ryder Stakes. Off the track, Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes will headline a live concert after the last race.

“We are delighted to have celebrities like Rosie Tupper and Sam Margin embodying Longines’ long-standing motto “Elegance is an attitude”, as we will celebrate later this year the 20-year milestone of the brand campaign,” said Mr. Walter von Känel, Longines President.

The pair will lead the style stakes by judging the Longines Prize for Elegance, where they will select the most elegant female racegoers of the day, with the winner announced at a special presentation on course. The lucky lady will be awarded a timepiece from the Longines DolceVita Collection. Since its inception, this line has illustrated contemporary elegance of the Longines brand worldwide and is inspired by the “Dolce Vita,” paying homage to the sweetness of life.

“Working in the modelling and fashion industry, I’ve always had a keen eye for style and elegance. I’m looking forward to seeing the ladies expressing themselves in bright colours, whilst also bringing the glamour that Longines Golden Slipper is famous for,” said Longines Golden Slipper Ambassador, Rosie Tupper.

“When Rosie and I started dating, I bought her a vintage Longines watch as a gift – we both have a special connection to Longines,” said Longines Golden Slipper Ambassador and The Rubens lead singer, Sam Margin.

Longines supports horse racing globally and has been associated with equestrian events for a century and a half. These partnerships reflect Longines’ intrinsic values of Tradition, Elegance and Performance.

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Sherman Centre for Culture Fashion Hub 5-14 April 2019 - Countdown & Programme Highlights

Founder, Executive and Artistic Director for Sherman Centre for Culture and Ideas (SCCI), Dr Gene Sherman AM will present the SCCI Fashion Hub for 2019, following a sell out debut in 2018. The success of the first year for SCCI marked a significant milestone in the growing influence of the not-for-profit Foundation that aims to educate and inspire through thought provoking Fashion and Architecture events.

The SCCI Fashion Hub 2019 programme includes over 40 stimulating seminars, workshops, symposia, films and teen’s events featuring a beautifully curated line up of local and international guests over 10 days at SCCI, Museum of Sydney, Sydney Living Museums, UTS, AFTRS and the Sydney Jewish Museum.

“SCCI Fashion Hub 2019 aims to deepen and expand upon the previously explored fashion thématique, as well as introducing new fields of inquiry. In the 2019 iteration, additional historical periods will be explored. Geographical spread will be amplified,” Dr Gene Sherman says.

Five headlining international speakers will investigate the transformation of contemporary fashion across geographic and ideological borders. Spanning four continents the keynotes for SCCI Fashion Hub 2019 are established fashion stalwarts.

The opening launch event on Friday 5 April will feature a keynote address by Angelica Cheung, Editor-In-Chief, Vogue China.

From global leaders to Australian household names SCCI explores both the positive and negative views shaping fashion in its evolving complexity.

Fashion Words gathers the brightest minds in fashion media with Edwina McCann Vogue Australia, Angelica Cheung Vogue China, Glynis Traill-Nash The Australian and Sammy Preston Urban List, together with Sydney’s most insightful literary and fashion critics covering topics including Fashioning Protest with Ollie Henderson (House of Riot). Saturday 6 April.

Jewish Fashion Stories travels from Vienna to Sydney, Weimar to Hobart, to explore the impact of Jewish émigrés in developing Australia’s fashion credentials with author Tim Bonyhady, Dr Peter McNeil and Jonathan C.Kaplan. Sunday 7 April.

Art and Fashion gathers leading Australian contemporary artists, sculptors, photographers, writers and jewelry designers including Alex Seton, Gerwyn Davies, Benja Harney with Alison Kubler (VAULT), Michael Zavros (Bulgari Award-winning Artist) and creative couple in conversation Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy (Dinosaur Designs) to explore how artists have enlivened history of fashion and continue to shape its future. Tuesday 9 April.

Two teen workshops titled Fashion-Forward Teens with fashion illustrator Leo Greenfield and Make Up Artist Emma-Lee Court invites tomorrow’s fashionistas to explore the creativity, fun and techniques of fashion illustration and stage makeup. Sunday 14 April.

2019 Fashion Hub is presented in collaboration with four venues: Sydney Living Museums, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) and the Sydney Jewish Museum. Explore the full programme at http://www.scci.org.au

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Ian Schrager premieres The Times Square Edition

Ian Schrager premiered The Times Square EDITION to an A-List crowd proving that sophistication has returned to Times Square.

A candlelit dinner was served at The Terrace Restaurant at EDITION by John Fraser followed by a surprise performance by Diana Ross and Nile Rodgers and Chic in the Paradise Club.

A start studded guest list included:

Cara Delevingne, Hailey Bieber, Kendall Jenner, Suki Waterhouse, Ellen Von Unwerth, Diana Ross, Nile Rodgers, Suki Waterhouse, Ian Schrager, Andy Cohen, Alanna Arrington, Alexandra Richards, Theodora Richards, Graham Norton, Derek Blasberg, Dylan Mcdermott, Elsa Hosk, Joan Smalls, Norma Kamali, Princess Olympia Of Greece, Mia Moretti, Rocky Barnes, Maxwell, Daniel Arsham, Jeffrey Deitch, Bill Powers, Cynthia Rowley, Alex Assouline, Carolina Alvarez-mathies, Marc Spiegler, Chelsea Leyland, Chloe Wise, David Maupin, Graham Norton, Stefano Tonchi, Harry Brant, Hilary Rhoda, Jean Pigozzi, Jenne Lombardo, John Pawson, Jacquelyn Jablonski, Juliet Angus, Laurent Claquin, Maxwell, Mia Moretti, Ian Mellencamp, Norma Kamali, Nur Khan, Peter Brant Jr, Princess Olympia Of Greece, Rocky Barnes, Roselee Goldberg, Shantell Martin, Telfar Clemens, Zoe Buckman, Venus X, Eric Rutherford, Waris, Magnus Berger, Kristina O’neill, Alex Brown, Jiajia Fei, Antwaun Sargeant and Jenny Cipolatti.