Collette Dinnigan shows resort collection, Malibu Sunsets . . . .

Sydney-based fashion designer Collette Dinnigan is four months from having her second child . . . and if her latest collection is a reflection of her motherhood mood, she's in bright spirits.

Today, Collette's marketing team was showing her latest, exquisitely colorful and and spot-on 'resort' collection, aptly titled Malibu Sunsets, to fashion media from around the country.

Collette,  will be showing as part of AUDI Hamilton Island Race Week on Saturday, August 18.

I loved them all. Here are some of my faves that will start to be available in stores from September.

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Woolmark celebrates the best in international fashion design . .

'Riding off the sheeps back' used to be the mantra for enormous business success and wealth the Australian sheep industry once clipped into the country. While we may not able to claim global dominance anymore, it's refreshing to see that 'wool' is the focus of a very exciting and creative award collaboration . . . like that from European winning designing Belgian, Christian Wijnants (left).

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Fresh-faced 13yr-old Brissie girl wins Dolly model title: no need for outrage. She still looks like a teen

Just in from this morning's crowning:



Kirsty Thatcher from Brisbane has been revealed as the winner of The Invisalign Original DOLLY Model Search 2012.

Kirsty, 13, was one of six finalists vying for the crown. As well as appearing on the cover of the August issue of DOLLY and in an accompanying fashion shoot, Kirsty has won a year-long ambassador role with DOLLY magazine, a modelling contract with Chadwick Models and a trip to New York to meet with their affiliated US agencies.
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Gatsby glamor as Catherine Martin sets the looming 20s style vibe

Left: Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin ‘at home’

They held a chicer than chic party in Sydney to unveil them, so here are the deco-inspired 'rugs' Catherine Martin has designed as an ode to her latest film (with husband Baz Luhrmann), The Great Gatsby.

The ‘Catherine Martin Deco Collection’ is the second range created in collaboration with DesignerRugs and the Academy Award winning designer. CM has crafted a superb series of five designs, each of which pays homage to the unique period that is ‘Art Deco’, while remaining imbued with a fantastical quality of their own that is undeniably the signature of Ms Martin. "I have been tremendously inspired by living in the Deco metropolis that is New York - a city that surrounds me with monuments that encapsulate the miracle of the modern age" says CM.
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Lady Gaga and Giorgio Armani strike stage costume deal again for upcoming tour. FIRST sketches

Giorgio Armani is pleased to be collaborating once again with Lady Gaga. The designer has created a select number of looks for the artist’s Born This Way Ball tour, which kicks off in Seoul on April 27th. The Asian tour will then move to Hong Kong (May 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th), Tokyo (May 10th), and Singapore (May 28th). The tour will culminate with performances in Australia and New Zealand.

The custom Giorgio Armani wardrobe created for Lady Gaga is characterized by extreme forms and futuristic materials – latex, metal, studs, PVC – crafted with couture savoir faire. Each outfit is completed with detailed, other-worldly accessories.
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