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."

 

 


Bang! Crash! Kapow! Poof! El-cheapo 'power' Tee's . . . . . .

 

T-shirts. Online. Cheap. Cheerful. A new cyber store called Totally Irreverent Tees has gotten in on the superhero Tee act for kids and grown-ups and  some are just plan ole cute.

Totally Irreverent plans to become a one-stop-shop for unique and 'fashionable' licensed apparel for some of your favorite pop culture icons including Marvel, DC Comics, Star Wars, Family Guy and lots of other  'supes' you love, or sometimes loathe.

What's even better, each design is exclusive to the site in Australia and all of them are $20! Check out www.totallyirreverent.com.au

 


Jess Hart shows off sass & bide undies . . . and they're mighty fine . .

As one of Australia’s most iconic and successful women’s designer brands, sass & bide is exclusively launching a range of lingerie available at Myer stores this Spring Summer 2013.

The collection takes us on an enigmatic journey where unexpected cut-outs & bold bindings clash with whimsical motifs. Lace and mesh panels meet with graphic and bold prints to uncover a feminine exploration of the soft and the strong, with prices starting from $29.95 for briefs and $49.95 for bras.

A colour palette of ivory, black and French navy, pops against citrus panelling, and iconic sass & bide prints – star mesh, palazzo stripe and a signature leopard print.

Myer Group General Manager of Merchandise, Judy Coomber, said “We are thrilled to be exclusively launching sass & bide lingerie nationally into Myer stores. It’s a privilege to be in partnership with such a highly desirable brand, and we are extremely excited to see the brand expand its unique style into another area of the business.”

vely launching sass & bide lingerie nationally into Myer stores. It’s a privilege to be in partnership with such a highly desirable brand, and we are extremely excited to see the brand expand its unique style into another area of the business.”

Sarah-Jane Clarke commented on the new lingerie campaign, “Fronted by the free-spirited and stylish Jess Hart, the exclusive Myer collection really embodies the spirit of sass & bide. We hope the launch will excite Australian women (& their partners) this summer”

The collection is available in 30 Myer stores nationally from the beginningThe collection is available in 30 Myer stores nationally from the beginningof August. For stockist details visit www.myer.com.au or call 1800 811 611.

 


Game on World: Giorgio Armani hooks into Olympics social media

Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani congratulated (above) Valerio Aspromonte, Andrea Baldini, Andrea Cassara, and Giorgio Avola for winning gold in the Men’s Team Foil Fencing.

At the beginning of the London Olympics. the Armani house announced the launch of the EA7 APP, downloadable for free on Apple and Android platforms. The application is divided into three separate yet interconnected sections: BEA7, LIVEA7, and GAMEA7.

In BEA7 - "Train with champions", some of the athletes provide firsthand training advice for their respective disciplines as well as suggestions on the most suitable outfit to wear.

In LIVEA7 - "Live your sense of being", 7 selected bloggers from different countries will offer exclusive  tips and ideas on how to experience their respective cities to their fullest in true EA7 style, including sports, hotels, shopping, food, leisure, and more.

GAMEA7 - "Support your country with your sense of being" is a real-life virtual game in which users participate by simply choosing their own country and “checking in” when travelling, allowing users to earn valuable points in different locations. The country that achieves the highest score will reach the podium and will have access to the Winner Circle, a special area dedicated exclusively to the winners.

Smart and savvy social media activity from Armani indeed . . .