Nirvana Jewellery: Fine jewellery range fuses craftsmanship with consciousness

International award-winning jewellery designer John Tarasin and global wellness instructor Lucy Andrews have teamed up to create Nirvana Jewellery, a fine jewellery range that celebrates exquisite craftsmanship and the power of meditation.

The Nirvana Jewellery range is designed as a daily companion and reminder of three simple meditation actions – Stop, Look and Breathe – forged in solid gold or sterling silver.

With more than 30 years experience, John Tarasin is renowned around the world for creating extraordinary bespoke jewellery that focuses on quality design and craftsmanship – values he has carried into his new designs.

“Jewellery speaks to those around you and the wearer through a rich and natural connection. By combining simple meditation actions with something people wear every day, we are encouraging people to embrace the present and maintain attention for both big and small moments in life,” Tarasin says.

The unique collection is a fresh and exclusive expression of self, tailored for both men and women. The silver and gold charm bracelets, earrings, pendants, cufflinks and rings are etched with unique spiritual motifs.

Yoga practitioner and global wellness instructor Lucy Andrews guided the meaning and expression carried by the charms and motifs, ensuring the authenticity and integrity within the range.

“Our beautifully crafted pieces are an affirmation of the power of meditation and self-inquiry, and are a poignant reminder for the wearer to live a conscious life and to Stop, Look and Breathe. This unique element elevates our jewellery beyond the usual role of adornment, making it a vital component of daily wellbeing,” Andrews says.

The limited-edition pieces are masterfully designed and meticulously handmade by craftsman in Sydney, Australia from premium components of pure and solid gold and sterling silver.

The new range features three variations: Mandali bracelets, Nirvana Bracelets and a Charm Collection that can be worn on black or tan leather, sterling silver, steel mesh and 18ct yellow gold mesh bracelets.

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ModelCo boss Shelley Sullivan takes home Executive of the Year award

This year, Australia’s executive elite gathered together at Crown Melbourne to celebrate some truly outstanding personal achievements in business.

The CEO Magazine’s Executive of the Year Awards is Australia’s most prestigious business awards event, recognising the individual excellence of senior executives.

One of the most hotly contested events for Australia’s leading executives, the awards do not celebrate a company’s success, but rather the exceptional contribution made by the CEOs and senior management who drive Australia’s greatest organisations.

The winners were announced by host Eddie McGuire, back for his sixth year as MC, at the glittering black-tie event attended by 550 of the nation’s business luminaries.


Finalists were judged by a 10-person panel including: Janine Allis, Founder of Boost Juice & Retail Zoo; Larry Kestelman, Executive Group Chairman at LK Group; Libby Roy, Vice-President & Managing Director of PayPal Australia; Shelly Park, Chief Executive & Executive Board Member of The Australian Red Cross Blood Service; Stephen Cornelissen, Group CEO of Mercy Health; Michael Derin, Azure Group’s CEO & Founding Partner; Holly Ransom, CEO of Emergent; John Karagounis, CEO & Managing Director of The CEO Circle; as well as The CEO Magazine’s Founder & CEO Chris Dutton and Managing Director Daniel Di Loreto.

Founder and CEO of ModelCo, Shelley Sullivan took out the Retail Executive of the Year Award.

With Shelley’s proven star-pulling power, she recently landed a lucrative collaboration contract that will take ModelCo to global heights. In a highly competitive market, her multi-channel marketing and embrace of innovation has driven impressive growth.

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KHÒLÒ CLUTCHES REVEALED - 5 ‘influencers’ battle it out for best in show

In what is a social media trend that will, no doubt, get bigger as ‘influencers’ influence their audiences more and more, 5 of the best – Megan MortonErin DonatiEmily GreenAlex Fulton and Andreea Birsan – have created, designed and oversaw the production of their very own clutches in collaboration with Khòlò The Label.

Design by Erin Donati

In a first of its kind global competition, a handful of the fashion world’s most influential trend-setters and designers will battle it out to see who will take out the Khòlò crown for best clutch. The winning clutch will feature in Khòlò’s upcoming ‘Daisies’ collection and will score the winner an all-expenses paid trip to Kolkata, to experience the culture, creativity and fashion that is India.

Design by Alex Fulton

The clutches that are each representative of the influencers who designed them feature Khòlò’s iconic craftsmanship techniques like 3D embroidery, delicate threading and use of beads and sequins for dimension and texture.

Design by Andreea Birsan

The influencers will be engaging with the Khòlò community via @kholo_thelabel Instagram stories, taking their audience for a never before seen view into each influencers’ daily life, their design process and the clutches that they have designed.

Design by Emily Green

Khòlò’s Head Designer, Karishma Kasabia is ecstatic for the competition clutches to drop.

“I feel like a collaboration allows for new exploration, previously unheard of. I’ve had artists tell me that our Khòlò 5×5 has opened a whole new product line for them.”


Design by Megan Morton

“It’s an honour to be in the space of fellow creatives, we’ve fed off each other’s energy and laughter and I’m so grateful I get to be a part of that, to be in the company of an artist who is living their truth is something magical. Often, they don’t even realise how significant it is. But I feel anyone who is so connected to their calling, is someone I want to be around.”

“Each designer has inspired me. Whether it’s with their confidence, their design approach, their business savvy acumen or their loyalty to their style. Each one has inspired me. It’s been a really lucky journey”

Pre-order for the clutches are open to the public at

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Bras N Things Celebrates 30 years of lingerie love

It’s time to break out the balloons, bubbles and birthday cake!

Australian retail success story Bras N Things are celebrating 30 years of excellence in comfort, perfect fit and empowering women to feel beautiful from the inside out.

Bras N Things is the country’s leading fashion lingerie retailer with more than 170 stores across Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Bras N Things is also celebrating 2017 as the most successful year of its three decade history.

Over the past 30 years Bras N Things have continued to reinvent themselves and remain relevant for all women, with product that remains on trend, extensive training on fitting and exceptional customer service.

Bras N Things CEO George Wahby explains: “It’s quite fitting for our 30th Birthday that our customers have rewarded us with a record year. More than 12.5 million customers visited our stores last year alone and that is the result of our expert fitting service, on trend quality product all underpinned by our culture commitment to empower women to feel beautiful from the inside out.

“We have trained fit experts in all stores thanks to our 30 years of knowledge and extensive specialist training, unlike any other retailer. This allows us to guarantee our customers the perfect fit and comfort every time or their money back.

“I am proud to say Bras N Things are celebrating longevity in the very competitive retail landscape, this is an incredible milestone for any company.

“This year also saw further international expansion of Bras N Things with our launch into South Africa, and with other markets now being considered as part of our growth strategy.”

Bras N Things have created a special 30th Birthday collection and the campaign features Aussie model and wellness entrepreneur Steph Claire Smith and international sensation Natasha Barnard.

Bras N Things National Marketing Manager Natalie Chalmers said: “We really enjoyed pulling this campaign together. It allowed us to not only celebrate the 30 year milestone but, more importantly, to show how we support and empower women with our wide range of collections. Women keep coming back to Bras N Things because we offer them great choices and they can be who they truly are.

“There’s something really special about putting on the right set of lingerie, whether you want to be sexy in the bedroom, have fun out with the girls or just feel great about going to work. Great lingerie changes how you feel, there’s an empowering confidence that comes with it.”

With luxurious velvet, satin trimmings and opulent lace, the Bras N Things 30th Birthday collection is playful, fun and flirty.

To celebrate 30 years of success Bras N Things have great offers for customers including the Trinite and Chrome sets from the birthday campaign at $69.

The ‘Chrome’ set features balconette contour bra with velvet bow, luxe soft pleated satin over the cup and two tone lace

The ‘Trinite’ set is all about options – choose a plunge longline v-wire bra design, small boost for extra cleavage or multiway strapping. All feature rose gold hardware, rich opulent lace and soft satin highlights.

As part of the celebrations, Bras N Things are also launching a strictly limited release Retro Range which is available online and in selected stores.

The range, two bodysuits and two lingerie sets, is inspired by popular past campaigns in the 1980s and have been created especially for customers to celebrate Bras N Things’ 30th Birthday.

Official celebrations to mark Bras N Things’ 30th Birthday kick off on November 20. Keep an eye out for some famous faces who have been on the journey with Bras N Things – like Annalise Braakensiek and Tania Zaetta who will be joining in the fun and celebrations.

Bras N Things offers a wide range including lingerie, sleepwear, playwear, active, maternity, shapewear, solutions and swimwear that never compromises on style or comfort.

For a full list of stores or to shop online visit

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Fendi party in Sydney to unveil Fendi Casa

Fendi Casa have launched their first boutique in Australia. And did so in fine style with a chic party in Sydney.
Palazzo Collezioni unveiled Australia’s first Fendi Casa boutique, joining the Palazzo Collezioni luxury brand portfolio in the design district of Sydney’s Waterloo.

Fendi Casa has joined the likes of Versace Home and Roberto Cavalli Home to create Sydney’s premier furniture home and lifestyle destination for home furnishings.

Fendi Casa’s arrival to Australian shores marks Palazzo Collezioni’s dedication to offering the latest and most luxurious lifestyle collections from Italy. Fendi Casa is at the forefront of international design, providing access to a lineage of artisanship and creativity by the Fendi maison in Rome.

“We are committed to providing the most renowned and exclusive portfolio of Italian luxury lifestyle brands for our Australian clientele,” said Michael Chard, Director of Palazzo Collezioni.

“The arrival of Fendi casa this year together with Fendi fashion boutique marks another unique occasion for our Australian market.” Fendi Casa Sydney showcases the latest in-home collection including furniture, lighting, rugs, soft furnishings, tableware, glassware and accessory collections. The Fendi Casa boutique is architecturally designed boasting a refined and grandiose atmosphere with architectural nods direct from Rome influences. The boutique expresses an obsession for design details, true to the spirit of Fendi Casa, perfectly balancing Italian tradition with innovation.

Photos by VixPix Photography