Bras N Things Turn Up the Heat with SS17 Blue Ruby Swim Collection launch

Get ready for beach days and sizzling summer nights, as Bras N Things turn up the heat with the launch of the Blue Ruby SS17 Swim collection.

Designed in Australia by the highly acclaimed Josie Iemma and exclusive to Bras N Things in store and online, the Blue Ruby Swim collection features bold statement pieces, sexy lines and fun tropical prints.

With pieces specifically designed to go from sunny days by the pool to balmy nights out, this collection is worn to be seen and is perfect for social summertime.

The stunning turquoise water of pristine Cable Beach and rugged red rock cliff face of Gantheaume Point in Western Australia was chosen as the backdrop for the 2017 campaign, which features Australian models including Perth local Nicole Harrison and rising star Megan Blake Irwin.

Guaranteed to set the scene for long days by the water and hot nights out with friends, this collection sees sophisticated classic black and white pieces featuring caged strapping, hardware detailing and strong, high cut lines alongside bright, festival inspired velvet, fun frills and boho and tropical botanical prints in two-piece sets and stylish one-pieces.

Bras N Things GM of Product Francesca Anderson explains the Ruby Swimwear collection takes inspiration from a number of summer influences for this season.

“There is really something for everyone, from our lingerie inspired layer crochet looks to boho tile prints or classic black silhouettes, there are styles to suit every woman no matter how she likes to spend her summer days and nights.”

“Luxe lace ups mixed with surface interest fabrics and gold hardware give the classic shapes a touch of glamour, we’ve included a nod to the 80s and 90s with retro frills and high leg lines, and everyone is loving our velvet two and one pieces – a big trend for summer. Our botanical tropical palm print, as part of our mix and match separates range, are a fun addition and include a fabulous full cup and high waist options.”

Best of all, with sizes ranging up to an E cup in selected styles and every piece coming with Bras N Things’ unique fit guarantee there is a style to suit every woman this season.

“The Australian Bras N Things design team crafted this collection using our specialised knowledge of the female form, and whether she is looking for comfort, sexy lines or playful fun in the sun, our trained fitting experts are on hand in all Bras N Things stores Australia-wide to assist customers to find the perfect addition to their summer wardrobe,” Francesca said.

The Blue Ruby range of swimwear is priced from $69.99 per bikini set and $79.99 for one-piece. For a full list of stores or to shop online visit www.brasnthings.com

Source: Bras N Things


VAN HEUSEN X GQ MENTORS EVENT

Some of Australia’s most stylish men were treated to a night of life and style advice from new Van Heusen Mentors, Paralympic Gold Medallist, Kurt Fearnley, Australian cricketer, Mitchell Starc, swim sensation James Magnussen and human rights activist, Deng Adut last night amidst the loft of Beta Bar, Sydney.

Guests on the evening included Jack Tyerman, Danny Clayton as well as Channel 9 presenters Sophie Walsh and Amber Sherlock, who watched on as each mentor spoke of their path to success – from how they’ve navigated their career highs and lows to their approach on life and what drives them to remain leaders in their field.

For the business savvy and budding entrepreneurs in the room, leading tech expert and Founder of Adventure Capita, Stuart B Richardson joined Entourage founder and self-made millionaire, Jack Delosa providing tips for start-up businesses and how to negotiate challenges and stay focussed to get ahead. All agreed that the key to success is a simple one.

“Ideas are worthless. An idea is worth nothing, it’s a thought that comes and goes. Unless that idea gets oxygen and movement it’s a waste,” said Stuart B Richardson.

All mentors agreed there are vital factors in anyone’s quest for success. Perseverance, overcoming obstacles, self-belief, self-confidence & dedication were just some of the common themes and beliefs discussed.

 

“We live in a 21st century and we are still backward and we are still trying to oppress people. I don’t need a politician to let me know what to think. It’s my human right and I value it. What gives you the right to question it.” Deng Adut, NSW Australian of the Year.

“Start now. Think bigger. And go as hard as you can.” Stuart B Richardson, Leading Tech Entrepreneur.

“Everyone talks about grassroots and that’s where we came from. What you need to remember is to stay strong, and stay true to your beliefs.” Mitchell Starc, Australian Cricketer.

“What keeps you coming back for more is those moments of success. That’s where passion and inspiration comes from.” James Magnussen, Swimming Sensation.

“Every time I’ve found myself in a position where it could go either way, the community has lifted me up.” Kurt Fearnley, Paralympic Gold Medallist.

“Van Heusen is delighted to be continuing our promise of sharing the best life and style advice to Australian men. Last night was a celebration of our new Mentors and their incredibly inspiring stories and life learnings, providing the ultimate guide for success.” says Janine Buckman, Marketing Manager, Van Heusen.

On the evening, all mentors were suited up in Van Heusen and groomed by American Crew. This season Van Heusen offers new relaxed essentials, encouraging men to diversify their dress code.

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MICHAEL KORS SPRING 18 SHOW & PARTY - Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Kate Upton

Michael Kors is pleased to announce that the following women wore Michael Kors to the Michael Kors Access party in New York, NY.

Nicole Kidman wore a sapphire-and-black douppioni shift dress with floral embroidery from the Resort 2018 Michael Kors Collection and white Jacqueline leather sandals from Michael Kors Collection.

Naomi Watts wore a lemon-and-black floral crepe-de-chine shift dress and pareo from the Resort 2018 Michael Kors Collection with gold-tone Lon sunglasses from MICHAEL Michael Kors.

Catherine Zeta-Jones wore a black jersey asymmetrical dress with plongé leather trim, a leather belt and black Christy leather clutch, all from the Fall 2017 Michael Kors Collection, with black Roswell leather sandals from the Transeason 2017 Michael Kors Collection.

Source: Michael Kors


The CHANEL Winter 2017 eyewear collection - Luxarama!

Ever since she made the Duke of Westminster’s tweed jackets her own, Gabrielle Chanel has established this English woollen fabric as a timeless luxury. Essence of the CHANEL look, it remains one of the great sources of inspiration at the House, for fashion but also for watchmaking and this season, for the world of eyewear.

The iconic tweed dresses up this winter’s sunglasses and optical frames in a unique version, its motif cast in metal, just like a real piece of jewellery.

5 designs to light up the winter months, conceived like essential accessories that slip instinctively into daily life, as their shapes subtly twist the classic lines.

The palette of black, navy blue, deep red, khaki and pine green, nude and tortoiseshell adorns urban and elegant frames enhanced with a bridge or temples dressed with this metallic tweed for a pure rock chic allure.

Two pairs of sunglasses, round and pilot, adopt a boyish appearance; ultra-flat and delicately encircled with metal, they have a double bridge: one that rests at the top of the nose and the other at the start of the forehead.

A second pilot design plays the featherweight abandoning metal for acetate and with just one bridge. It is echoed by a set of cat-eye frames. The timeless XL square joins this winter panoply, its temples embellished with a large metal ribbon with a tweed aspect for an ultra-feminine look.

The opticals adopt the same shapes as the sunglasses; lightweight and endowed with ultra-thin temples, they resume the same game of single or double bridges and are also finished with this precious tweed.

A collection of glasses that’s easy to wear, both casual and refined, to be discovered in the boutiques from September 2017.

Source: Chanel


Perth fashion festival: The TPFF 2017 OPENING NIGHT

Telstra Perth Fashion Festival’s new-look Fashion Paramount opened last night with a runway spectacle celebrating the beauty of the female form.

In one of the boldest shows seen to date, Opening Night  unfolded with a powerful line-up of leading local and national designers at Crown Pyramid on Tuesday September 12.

Alice McCall, Albus Lumen, Bec & Bridge, Christopher Esber, Empire Rose and Monster Alphabets revealed their latest collections in a capsule show dedicated to femininity and the modern woman.

Presented by AMP Capital Shopping Centres, the showcase proved how these six style influencers are shaping the Australian fashion industry with their design talent and brave vision.

Chic, bohemian and pretty, Alice McCall’s collection of playsuits, party dresses and statement pieces focused on intricate detailing and delicate hand-embroidery.

In contrast, Albus Lumen is low-key, minimalist and relaxed, letting simple shapes, striking contrasts and premium fabrications do the talking.

Bec & Bridge creates garments for the ‘it girl’, combining contoured lines with sleek silhouettes and confident colour palettes for collections that are contemporary and progressive.

Fresh from showing at New York Fashion Week earlier this year, Christopher Esber has been lauded for his precision tailoring and purity of expression and is a true force to be reckoned with on the Australian fashion scene.

Cult favourite Empire Rose is the most established brand on the line-up and is renowned for luxurious fabrics, majestic prints and a romantic sense of poetic mysticism.

Acclaimed emerging WA label Monster Alphabets rounds out the cast in fitting style, mixing an architectural approach with a sense of form, light and structure.

Telstra Perth Fashion Festival Director Mariella Harvey-Hanrahan said the Opening Night line-up was testament to the strength of the Australian fashion industry.“I am so honoured to have six Australian fashion powerhouses band together to officially open this year’s Fashion Paramount,” Ms Harvey-Hanrahan said.

“We always try to make Opening Night to be bigger and better every year and I think we have certainly achieved that goal with this incredible feast of style and creativity.