Gail Elliott's LittleJoeNY label has a blazer to make you ballistic...

Mad about the blazer:

Little Joe NY designer, the Sydney-based  Gail Elliott has designed one of the cutest blazers/jackets I have seen all season.

Gail's On The Edge blazer is a softly taoolored blazer, with contrasting trim, which is a classic staple. It will add polish to any look and even if you are not an uber-model like the gorgeous Gail has been throughout her career, you'll get the vibe . . .

 

Pair it with a structured pair of pants for sleek office look or  team it with a pencil skirt or even shorts for a cuter, sexier look.

Made from silk crepe de chine, it's available in Peacock Blue with Gardenia Trim, Black Caviar with Gardenia Trim and Pink Musk with Gardenia Trim.

At $449, I LOVE it!

Visit littlejoeny.com

 


A fabulous 'throw' from Ellie Aitken . . . Prue & Trude would be proud . . .

Just how chic is this? Like the luxe designer Ellie Aitken, everyone would pretty much like seeing their luxurious 80% Cashmere and 20% Merino 'throw' featured in the current issue of Belle magazine.

Ellie says it is the perfect wedding present, Christmas or birthday gift or just a great addition to throw ofver your legs as you watch the tele or read a bok!

Go to www.ellieaitken.com to purchase one for yourself . . . Smart indeed . . .

(image courtesy of Belle magazine)


Design house Tommy Hilfiger gears up for New York fashion week . . .

 

The New York season of the spring/summer 2013 runway shows have kicking off, followed closely by the London, Milan and Paris seasons too.

For the uninitiated, and quite simply, these shows unveil/showcase the fashion trends we can expect to sweep into the mainstream. In some cases, we'll see the trends on some racks in a matter of weeks, due to the pace of High street and fast fashion chains whose job it is to get the new vibes onto racks as quickly as possible.

Much to the chagrin, of course, of the original designers who have spent months developing their collections and many of which won't get onto racks for at least 4-6 months.

With New York in the fashion spotlight (great to see Aussies Kym Ellery and Christopher Esber flying the antipodean flag) the Women's Spring 2013 collection for always popular and wearable American Tommy Hilfiger house has been inspired by 'American optimism'. Here a couple of drawings the Hilfiger had created just to give us an idea of their take on summer.

The Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2013 Women’s Show take place today, September 9, New York time . . .


Dom Perignon and David Lynch Champagne: for the person who has, well, nearly everything . . .

For no other reason than it evokes pure luxury, elegance and it is a mighty special drop of Champagne, this reads like a very sleek collaboration . . .

Over the last year, film-maker David Lynch and Dom Pérignon have enjoyed a close and fruitful relationship.

Dom Pierre Pérignon life’s work was guided by the single aim of experimenting and innovating to create what he named “the best wine in the world”. Today, each new vintage of Dom Pérignon is inspired by the same quest.  David Lynch, meanwhile, is one of the most influential artists of our time, is best known as a film-maker (Elephant Man – 1980, Blue Velvet – 1986, Wild at Heart – 1990, Mulholland Drive – 2001), however he is also a musician, painter, photographer, actor and art director. His personality, freedom and daring have elevated him to the status of modern icon.

The paths of Dom Pérignon and David Lynch, both master experimenters first collided last year when Dom Pérignon unveiled the advertising campaign of the Dom Pérignon 2003 Vintage, photographed by David Lynch.

After photographing the bottles of Dom Pérignon, David Lynch has given them a new look in a limited edition, designed and signed by the Californian director.

“Dom Pérignon by David Lynch” takes the form of a gift box for Dom Pérignon Vintage 2003.

What more to say than, you'll have to wait until December 2012, from at selected retailers for $299 RRP.

Start saving now . . . .

 


Over-the-top Italian designer Roberto Cavalli teams up for Target Australia . . . .

 

Media news, via release  just in from Target HQ . . . . .  wonder if this will create the same kind of retail Stella McCartney did when she designed for Target? We'll find out in October  . . . . .

"Target is pleased to announce the latest highly anticipated Designers for Target collaboration with world renowned international designer, Roberto Cavalli.

Designed exclusively for Target Australia, the Roberto Cavalli for Target collection brings the famed designer’s unique glamour and style to Australian women, just in time for summer.

Launching on 31 October 2012, the exclusive 42 piece capsule collection captures Roberto Cavalli’s iconic style with animal prints and beautiful embellishments. The collection will showcase a variety of styles including casual daywear, glamorous party pieces, footwear and will be the first ‘Designers for Target’ collection to feature swimwear.

“Target is delighted to collaborate with Roberto Cavalli, one of the world’s most famous and well regarded fashion designers,” said Dene Rogers, Managing Director, Target Australia.

“Roberto Cavalli has previously designed a hugely successful collection for other mass retailers and he builds on that success with a 42 piece collection specifically for Target Australia. We strive to provide good quality, stylish fashion for our customers at great value and this collaboration gives Australian women access to international designer pieces at affordable prices.”

The Roberto Cavalli for Target collection  (Cavalli, pictured above) will launch with a glamorous advertising campaign shot by international fashion photographer Giampaolo Sgura. The campaign, set on the stunning Mediterranean coastline, stars supermodel Karolina Kurkova living the high-life on the designer’s famous technicolour yacht.

“I'm excited to bring the joyful and positive spirit of my work to a new audience... when I set out to design this collection I had a wonderful party in mind with all women dressed glamorously and sensually. Of course there will be lots of prints as they are a part of my DNA... My inspiration for prints and for clothes always comes from the wonders of nature... fantasy, colour and fun!” said Roberto Cavalli.

The range (available in sizes 8 -16) will be available in 136 stores nationally and to buy online at target.com.au/designersfortarget from 31 October 2012 until sold out.

The majority of the Roberto Cavalli for Target collection will be priced between $49 - $99 with one statement piece for $129."