DITA VON TEESE INKS DEAL WITH DITA EYEWEAR AND FRAMES

The unequivocal Queen of Burlesque and international style icon, Dita Von Teese, is pleased to announce the highly anticipated launch of her signature eyewear collection via an exclusive license agreement with cult industry leader, DITA Inc. for the design, production and global distribution of Dita Von Teese Eyewear.

“I’ve known John Juniper, photographer and co-founder of DITA, for more than 20 years,” says Ms von Teese.

“We used to do photo shoots together. Later, when he and his friend Jeff started designing eyewear they considered a number of names for their new company. John always told me from the first time he heard my name, he loved the way it sounded. So when he suggested that he might name the company ‘DITA,’ I was flattered. I even had the opportunity to model the firstsunglass prototypes. We’ve remained friends for all these years and always talked about creating a Dita Von Teese collection. I’m proud and excited for this collection.”

“Dita Von Teese personifies the quintessential woman with a sartorial grace that is uniquely her own,” shares DITA co-founder John Juniper. His partner, Jeff Solorio, continues, “She evokes the American sensibility of a time lost, when people paid close attention to the details and became synonymous with accessories such as eyewear – what we consider to be the most important accessory.”

Internationally renowned as the queen of burlesque, Dita Von Teese has performed at exclusive events and parties for Victoria’s Secret, Christian Louboutin, Marc Jacobs, Cartier, and Louis Vuitton among others. This "Burlesque Superheroine" (Vanity Fair) has recently expanded into her own brands including lingerie, which recently launched at Bloomingdale's. In addition, her full-length revue "Burlesque: Strip Strip Hooray!" is currently touring, with upcoming performances in the Southern United States and future dates in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York.

The globally renowned burlesque legend has already added perfumer, lingerie and clothing designer to her empiric repertoire, and has appeared in advertisements for iconic brands like MAC Cosmetics, Cointreau, and Perrier. Her first-ever eyewear offering consists of 10 sunglass styles that are true to her renowned vintage-inspired style while adding a modern-day twist.“These are shades for both established and aspiring icons of glamour!“ she says.

Von Teese’s vision for the collection was to create “sexy, unique glasses that I dream about, but can’t find,” she says. “These glasses are all vintage inspired, but they're not your grandmother's glasses... They're sexy! Each frame is made for a woman like me, who wants to be perceived as elegant, seductive, glamorous and unforgettable.”

Arriving at select retail destinations worldwide, Dita Von Teese Eyewear will retail between $250.00 and $290.00 AUD.


Tod's open first Australian boutique at Westfield Sydney

TOD’S CELEBRATES FIRST BOUTIQUE IN AUSTRALIA AT WESTFIELD

Tod's, the world's most comfortable and innately chic shoe brand has officially landed in Australia.

The event, to unveil the 1st Australian Tod's boutique, had names like theToday Show's Lisa Wikinson, 7's Tom Williams, Grace Huang, Emma Lung and Michael Wipfli aka "Wippa" on the cast list.

To celebrate its first opening, TOD’S especially flew in an artisan from Italy to demonstrate the craftsmanship in making Tod’s classic gommino shoes, to show the true art of "Made in Italy".

The boutique adopts the brand’s new interior concept, features an exquisite combination of tones of ivory, black and grey and exclusively- made pieces of furniture, like leather sofas and steel and marble tables, to provide a comfortable, yet elegant and sophisticated atmosphere.Befitting the TOD’S brand, a selection of high-end interior design materials were used such as bright steel shelves on a background of grey Travertino marble, natural leather and elegant wood panels to enrich the walls as well as Pierre Bleu marbles for the floors.

In addition, the use of customized carpets, in light grey for the women’s section and dark brown with rhombus pattern for the men’s section, elegantly distinguishes the spaces and adds a modern design touch. This modern classic environment features a wide range of TOD’S bag, shoes and accessories, a beautiful collection with elegant shapes and color for both men and women with a contemporary lifestyle.

All TOD’S products are entirely made in Italy. This strategy has proven to be one of the greatest strengths of the company: a peculiarity that distinguishes the brand and draws customers who truly appreciate Italian craftsmanship.


by Johnny designer Johnny Shembri joins Myer

After a very successful and well received show at Australian Fashion Week, Myer has announceed a department store exclusive with the launch of one of Australia's exciting new womenswear labels, by johnny.

Founded by Australian designer Johnny Schembri in 2009, by johnny is recognised for its innovative 'fabric manipulation'technique, creating signature geometric patterns and digital prints across a range of contemporary silhouettes.

The by johnny Spring Summer 2015 Collection entitled 'SPECTRUM', on the runway at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in April, explored the idea of light and shade working through the colour spectrum, embodying muted sorbets – white, lavender, calamine pink; bold primary colours – bright tangerines, sky blue, grass green; and reflective metallic.

 

by johnny 'SPECTRUM' will launch exclusively at Myer in July 2014 and will be available in four stores nationwide - Melbourne, Sydney, Bondi and Chadstone. The brand will also be available online at myer.com.au

Myer Group General Manager of Women‟s Fashion, Nicole Naccarella, is excited about attracting the coveted label to Myer:

“We are delighted to welcome the enormously popular by johnny brand to Myer in August 2014 as a department store exclusive," says Ms Naccarella.

"by johnny is one of Australia‟s most sought-after fashion labels and its introduction heading into the new season is a major coup for Myer.

"The by johnny label is renowned for its unique design edge, eye-catching prints and contemporary clean lines that have fast become a favourite among celebrities and fashion lovers. We know Johnny‟s modern designs will resonate with our customers.”

by johnny will be a fantastic addition to the Myer portfolio of Australian designer brands, and will join other esteemed labels including Alex Perry, Maticevski, Aurelio Costarella, Ellery and Yeojin Bae.

 


Johanna Johnson unveils affordable Black Collection

Johanna Johnson launches affordable Black Label fashion collection

Renowned designer Johanna Johnson has just launched a fashion forward collection of bridal wear, debutant gowns and ready-to-wear pieces for the discerning follower of fashion.

Black Label is a fashion collection that holds true to Johanna Johnson's renowned design, quality and craftsmanship, at a modest price.

Hand-made in Australia the collection offers brides the indulgence of mixing andmatching new statement bridal pieces, featuring delicate silk camisoles, playful knee length tulle skirts, and metallic heels through to floor length heavy silk gowns.

Exclusive bridal gowns range from AUD $1000 - $2500, with luxury lifestyle pieces starting from AUD $580. As well as the more traditional bridal colour-ways, the collection is available to order in an exclusive colour palette suitable for debutant balls, formal events and red carpet moments.

The collection is available in the Sydney Flagship store and can be pre-orderedthrough the Johanna Johnson online store.

Shot on location in Melbourne, Australia, the Black Label film is Johanna's latest creative offering. Created and directed by Johanna, the film was shot, edited and produced by Scott Kingman (a founding member and co-writer of the Melbourne band ‘The Alternative’).

Johanna’s designs are requested from around the world by clientele including Meryl Streep, Christina Hendricks, P!nk, Madonna, and European Royalty. The same team of craftsmen that createJohanna’s gowns seen on red carpets around the world are the team producing this quality diffusion line, providing a luxury red carpet moment for every fashion budget.

 


Chivas and QT please the boys

Chivas Regal and QT get together for Sydney’s SpaQ.

GUESTS: Fitzy & Wippa, Gabrielle Weller & Jesse Arifien (Oliver Grand), Nick Smith, Damien Woolnough, Amy Cooper.

GOSS: A truly civilised affair – Tarlets of spanner crab, pulled pork burgers and arancini rice balls were washed down with a selection of scotch whisky from Chivas Regal – 18YO served neat with hand chipped ice and a sinfully good whisky sour.

Gentlemen were further treated to shoe shines, clean shaves from the SpaQ Barbers and the chance to sample the premium Chivas Regal 25YO in the SpaQ relaxation room.

Cool.