'Our' Jennifer Hawkins gets the Melbourne Cup to Sydney

The red carpet launch celebrations of this year’s 150th Melbourne Cup saw Myer Ambassador, Jennifer Hawkins, share the spotlight with another golden beauty (um, the Cup) as she accompanied the 2010 Emirates Melbourne Cup trophy to celebrate the upcoming ‘race that stops a nation’.

The Sydney city hot spot, The Ivy, went all equine as MC, Mark Beretta, from Channel Seven’s Sunrise joined a swag of fashion, entertainment and sporty types.

Guests at the exclusive Victoria Racing Club (VRC) event received a red carpet welcome from 1992 Melbourne Cup-winning thoroughbred, Subzero, before being treated to an exclusive look at the legacy of the Melbourne Cup and its impact on Australian culture and our national identity.
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Kardashian names cuts into clobber

If you wondered what those lavish-looking Kardashian sisters actually did, well, this may explain. Straight off the fashion media release sushi train comes the following morsel.

“THE KARDASHIAN SISTERS PARTNER WITH BRUNO SCHIAVI IN GLOBAL FASHION COLLECTION - SYDNEY, August 5th, 2010 – Today the Kardashian sisters announced their global partnership with leading international designer Bruno Schiavi and his apparel company, Jupi Corporation.

Kim, Khloe and Kourtney will collaborate with Schiavi on a complete brand launch encompassing apparel, home and accessories. The initial range to include a women’s RTW collection, handbags, belts, wallets and lingerie expected to be in-stores in 2011 in the US, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and Germany.
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David Jones: The Verdict and the odd bedfellows of fashion and a sexual harassment claim


Save the elephant in the room – that $37 million pending lawsuit against David Jones and its former CEO Mark McInnes – there was a real show-must-go-on mentality and surprise buoyancy about today’s spring season fashion launch in the Sydney retail HQ.

With a spring in their step and mega-watt smiles on a collective of corporate faces, it was lights, camera, well, you get the picture.

Fashion is usually dismissed by many as totally frivolous simply because people don’t understand it. And I don’t mean ‘understand it’ by knowing about trends (fashion was deemed so unworthy that every few months it has to be changed: a train of thought once so eloquently put by Oscar Wilde).
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Uggg-ly or amazing? You be the judge

There was much gab-festing during the week concerning the costume designed by Sydney designer Natasha Dwyer, which the Miss Universe Australia entrant, Jesinta Campbell will wear in Las Vegas next month.

And just in case you didn’t know, Australia do sheep. And yes, we do them very well. To the point, Ms Dwyer has used shearling on a “shrug” (like a little cape) just to top of the high-heeled “uggs”, swimming cossie and flamenco skirt.
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Maeve O'Meara hits the safari road with girls and Paspaley pearls

Cinderella Safari returns to The Kimberley for Broome Cup day...

Gourmet Safaris and Pinctada Cable Beach have announced a second ‘Gorgeous Girls & Pearls Safari’ to coincide with the biggest day on Broome’s racing calendar, the Broome Cup on August 14.

The second Gorgeous Girls & Pearls Safari will be held from August 12-17 2010 at Pinctada Cable Beach, Broome’s new award-winning five star spa resort.
Maeve O’Meara, Founder and Director of Gourmet Safaris, says The Gorgeous Girls & Pearls Safari, a travel experience created for women by women, reflects a worldwide trend in the growth of exclusive women’s travel experiences.

“Women’s exclusive travel is a phenomenon in other parts of the world, it’s growing in Australia and our first Broome safari ticked all the boxes,” she said. “Last month’s Gorgeous Girls & Pearls Safari was a sell-out and met all expectations. We hosted women of varying ages from a mix of rural and city backgrounds and something very special happens when women come together to share and enjoy experiences.”

The Gorgeous Girls & Pearls Safari includes several customised and ‘money can’t buy’ experiences including the opportunity to be dressed by Paspaley in their finest pearls for the safari’s final night gala dinner at Pinctada’s award-winning SELENE Brasserie. Maeve regards this experience as a highlight of the inaugural Broome safari and also an example of the fun and special moments that exclusive women’s travel offers.
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