Broome gears up for Pinctada Cable Beach Polo festival. Chukkas!

Now this is sounding good as bikinis, board shorts and barefoot elegance is the dress code for Australia’s only beach polo event.
The Pinctada Cable Beach Polo 2013 will be played on the sands of iconic Cable Beach in Broome, Western Australia. Happening on May 18-19 the beach polo matches will also include an international clash being played during the weekend tournament.

The cornerstone of the Pinctada Cable Beach Polo Festival, the beach polo action is free to watch picnic-style from the beach or tickets can be purchased to the VIP marquee.

Festival Director Marilynne Paspaley is encouraging all spectators to dress for the occasion and participate in the ‘between chukkas’ fashion events on each day of the tournament.
Sand Chic will be held during Saturday’s beach polo action while Style on the Sand will be featured on Sunday with each day’s fashion event open to all spectators, whether they are enjoying the beach polo action picnic-style on the sand or from the VIP marquee.

“Pinctada Cable Beach Polo is an inclusive event and Sand Chic and Style on the Sand have been introduced to reflect this – these events are designed to involve spectators in the beach polo tournament and the emphasis will be on fun as well as fashion,” Marilynne says.

“The judges will also be looking for innovative styles that reflect the unique nature of Australia’s only beach polo event and its location. Pinctada Cable Beach Polo 2013 is played on the pristine sands of Cable Beach flanked by the azure waters of the Indian Ocean and the Kimberley’s distinctive red pindan earth – we are sure this landscape will inspire some stunning and stylish beach chic creations.”

A panel of judges, including fashion leaders and polo players, will determine the daily winners in the ‘fashion stakes’.
The female winner of Saturday’s Sand Chic will receive a Paspaley yellow gold necklace while Sunday’s Style on the Sand female winner will take home a Paspaley Australian South Sea pearl necklace. The male winners of Sand Chic and Style on the Sand will each receive a limited edition 6-litre bottle of Bunnamagoo 1827 Cabernet Sauvignon, produced from the vines of historic Bunnamagoo Estate, one of the Paspaley family's vineyards in central NSW.

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The allure of the Tiffany & Co blue box . . .

There is something about a little blue box Tiffany box that gives most people who have ever received one a kind of warm and fizzy feeling .

So it is with much excitement for the style pack that Tiffany & Co. is opening its latest store at Bondi Junction, the second store location in Sydney. And it opens just in time for Christmas.


Yep, next Monday, Christmas Eve, the approximately 230-square-metre store, which is perched in Westfield Bondi Junction will open for festive business. Can you imagine the rush?

“We look forward to welcoming our many customers to our new store in this exciting shopping centre,” said Glen Schlehuber, managing director of Tiffany & Co.Australia. “Our prime location within the centre is the perfect home for our renowned jewellery collections and conveniently located to service our loyal clientele”

Tiffany architects and interior designers have utilized time honoured and archival motifs to create an elegant store atmosphere.

The calming colour, Tiffany Blue™, has been incorporated in the façade, along with the wheat leaf pattern that frames the entrance of the Fifth Avenue flagship store.

In addition, the stainless steel showcases are trimmed with the Art Deco-inspired fluting detail that embellishes the entrance of the New York store.

To mark the occasion, Tiffany & Co. have collaborated with local Sydney artist, Dr Lisa Cooper, to design and create sculptural objects that pay homage to Tiffany's relationship with nature and true love. The sculptures will be displayed in the store windows from 7th January through to 15th February 2013.

The new store is Tiffany’s sixth location in Australia.





Robby Ingham expands fashion empire acquiring online destination, My Catwalk. Plus, there' a mega SALE.

The Robby Ingham Group headed by fashion icon Robby Ingham has announced the purchase of, the designer fashion website which stocks an array of designer labels including Sass & Bide, Camilla & Marc, Elizabeth James, AG Jeans and many more.

The Robby Ingham Group currently owns two fashion stores in Sydney, located at Double Bay and Paddington and the purchase of will now expand their offering to the online markets.

“The former owners recently decided to strategically exit the business and we are pleased to take over ownership and revamp the website, in order to enhance the online shopping experience to the thousands of loyal customers of,” explained Robby.


Robby Ingham is excited to be taking on a new venture and will launch a new website, with new labels, a new look and international designers in mid-December.

“With our experience in running the two shopfront stores in Sydney, we will certainly be bringing an array of new ideas, labels and styles to the brand,” continued Robby.

“Initially however, we will be marking the new ownership with a massive warehouse sale commencing this Thursday at Alexandria.

With stock starting from $19, the warehouse sale will be huge with bags, belts, shoes and designer clothes all marked down to extremely low prices,” added Robby.


The Warehouse Sale will commence Thursday 15 November until Sunday 18 November from 9am and will only be available at the MyCatwalk warehouse at O’Riodran Street, Alexandria.

When: Thursday 15 November to Sunday 18 November
Times: Thurs & Friday – 9am to 8pm
Sat & Sun - 9am to 6pm
Where: Level 2, 65 - 67 O’Riordan Street, Alexandria NSW
(Cnr of Doody St & above Audio Products Group)


Prince Charles & his wool moment with leading Australian fashion designers . . .





At an exclusive event held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) warmly welcomed the patron of the global Campaign for Wool, HRH Prince of Wales.

HRH Prince of Wales, wearing a double breasted Australian Merino suit by UK tailors Anderson & Sheppard, greeted the public on the forecourt of the Museum of Contemporary Art before being introduced to AWI Chairman, Wal Merriman and CEO, Stuart McCullough who escorted him to the 6th floor of the Museum where over one hundred of the wool industry and fashion industry mingled awaiting his arrival.

Included in the line up were some of Australia’s most prominent designers, all supporters of the Campaign for Wool, Camilla and Marc, Akira Isogawa, Dion Lee, Josh Goot and Kym Ellery who showcased their designs to HRH The Prince of Wales. Special guests also included three North Ashrose Merino sheep and a bottle-fed lamb from South Australia who grazed on the balcony overlooking Sydney’s famous harbour.

Now in its 3rd year, The Campaign for Wool, of which les is a patron, is being celebrated on an unprecedented global scale with more countries than ever before creating their own program of activity to celebrate ‘Wool Week’. With the next phase of the Campaign for Wool focussed on education, year 10 student and winner of the Wool4skool design competition, Brooke Pearce showcased her wool outfit and briefly met with HRH The Prince of Wales.


Peter Ackroyd, Executive of The Campaign for Wool who was in attendance commented, “Since its inception The Campaign for Wool has captured the imagination of both the fashion and design industries, and the public. With the support of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, it has been instrumental in driving a new demand for wool, the world’s favoured renewable and versatile fibre, and I’m delighted to see its continued growth in 2012 and beyond.”

“We are very pleased to be given this opportunity to meet with HRH Prince of Wales and present some of our important Campaign for Wool partners,” explained Stuart McCullough, AWI CEO. “With the support and endorsement of it patron, the global Campaign for Wool continues to connect to consumers around the world highlighting the benefits of wool in apparel and interiors.”

About Campaign for Wool

The Campaign for Wool was launched in 2010 to educate consumers about the benefits of wool and promote wool-predominant products to an international audience to help support and grow the wool industry. Run by a coalition of industry groups convened by HRH The Prince of Wales, the campaign works to engage consumers through exciting fashion, interiors, artisan and design lead activities centring around Wool Week each year.

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