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Cool crown creator Viktoria Novak hits Myer in a big way

Detailed, opulent, handmade exquisite crowns and headbands by Viktoria Novak will be coming to selected Myer stores in early August 2015. Exclusively designed and handmade for Myer, the range of pieces will be available at the Sydney CBD, Melbourne CBD, Chadstone and Perth stores. For the modern fashion forward woman, the range comprises of vintage components, allowing some lucky customers the opportunity to purchase one-off luxurious designs by Viktoria.

Adorned with golden roses, luminous leaves and striking detail, the collection takes you on a journey through a time where ancient Greek goddesses and queens reigned. Appropriate for many occasions from spring races, weddings, hen’s parties, kitchen teas and birthday parties, Viktoria Novak’s pieces are timeless.

Renowned for her craftsmanship and winner of multiple “Accessories Designer of the Year” awards, Viktoria is both dedicated and diligent in achieving optimum brilliance for those who dare to enter headpiece heaven. For Viktoria, her designs have stemmed from a multitude of inspiration, working in her beautifully decorated studio to produce pieces of art for celebrity clientele, major fashion magazines and now, Myer.

For Viktoria, it is about the ‘experience a woman feels when wearing a headpiece’ which drives her endless passion. Hailed as a ‘milliner to the stars’ by the Daily Mail, Viktoria Novak will continue to dominate in her field, ensuring each design is as outstanding as the next.

Viktoria Novak is renowned in the bridal and fashion industries for her exquisite Millinery talent. With a background in Interior Design, Fashion Design and Millinery, Viktoria brings luxurious exclusive designs to the forefront of fashion.

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Watch alert: swoon-time for time-pieces

The Swiss luxury watchmaking Manufacture, Girard-Perregaux based in la Chaux-de-Fonds, unveils a unique piece in order to support the 6th edition of the biennial charity auction for the benefit of research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Authentic artistic icon, the Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 XXL Large Date and Moon Phases Only Watch reveals for the first time a case in titanium DLC and a transparent dial carved in blue polycrystalline, a hint to the color of the Foundation’s logo. Its genesis; a contemporary style, perfect symmetry and a mechanical manufactured movement.

At 12 o’clock, the large jumping date displays the date on a pair of discs one of which is transparent in an exclusive patented system of the brand. The moon phase indicator at 6 o’clock provides a perfect visual balance while the hands and the applied Arabic numerals indicates the hours in a sheer simplicity. The case-back side, open on the visible movement, features the emblematic signature of Only Watch.

Base Body Babes Instagram hacked: but the popular health chicks vow to regain followers

Base Body Babes is a health and fitness brand directed by Sydney sisters, Felicia Oreb and Diana Johnson. With one of the most successful fitness Instagram accounts @basebodybabes with almost 560,000 followers and several thriving businesses, Base Body Babes has become one of the worlds most recognised and well respected health and fitness brands.

At 4am yesterday morning (18th July), Felicia woke up to check their Instagram account @basebodybabes. When she tried to view their profile, she realised she had been logged out and the password wasn’t working. Confused, she picked up her husbands phone and checked the @basebodybabes page where she was shocked to see only 170 of their 765 images left on the profile. “Before my eyes, the images were being deleted one after another and within a few minutes, the entire account was deleted and the name was changed to “@dailyfitnessbabes”. It had been hacked!” Felicia said. The hackers name has been changed several times and is now “finestfitnessgoals”. The only thing that remained the same, were the girls 559,000 followers.

Felicia contacted Instagram instantly via email to report the hacking and seek some answers. They had some minor correspondence with the tech team, but have still had no promise that anything can or will be done to retrieve their account. They are still eagerly awaiting their response and are hopeful Instagram will be able to help them regain all of their followers and content and shut down the hacker.

Base Body Babes have now started a new page with the same name @basebodybabes and have accumulated almost 40k followers within 24hours. They are on a mission to get back all of their 559,000 stolen and very beloved followers that they have spent years gaining. Meanwhile the hacked account is quickly losing followers as the Base Body Babes confused followers unfollow this new unfamiliar spam account.

“We have started an Instagram campaign called #bringbackbasebodybabes and we have had the most amazing response from fellow Instagrammers, with hundreds of accounts sharing our images and encouraging people to follow us and report the hackers account.

We have been so overwhelmed with the love and support so far and are feeling positive.” Felicia said. “We will not let one person destroy everything we have worked so hard to develop, we are strong, motivated, passionate women and will be working harder than ever to recreate what was stolen from us.” Diana said.

Body Base update: the fit chicks have their Instagram handle and their followers all back.

New direction for David Jones – fusion of fashion & music in new season campaign

David Jones has amplified the relationship between fashion and music with its innovative campaign #ShotbySound. The iconic retailer has collaborated with enigmatic Australian musician Daniel Johns for its Spring Summer 2015 campaign, in the world’s first fashion shoot captured by musical instruments. An incredible series of images have been produced featuring David Jones Ambassadors Jessica Gomes and Montana Cox with Daniel Johns and his band playing alongside them. Fashion, technology and art combine in this unique, exciting and inspiring collaboration, with Daniel Johns also releasing a music video captured on set with David Jones as his film clip for his new single, “We Are Golden” from the album “TALK” featured above.