Jan Logan X Tilda Cobham-Hervey collection

JAN LOGAN  has unveiled the 30th anniversary Merindah Collection for 2020 – a celebration of Jan Logan’s personal journey from the sweeping plains of northwest New South Wales to a celebrated and iconically Australian jewellery company.

 

Merindah is a name, meaning beautiful. It comes from the indigenous Gadigal people off the east coast of Australia. Individual pieces in the collection are also a testament to this country’s unique landscape, from Brindabella to the Whitsundays.

In essence, the collection represents JAN LOGAN’s heritage with jewellery for the woman who appreciates ancestral design. Both unique and contemporary, each piece is feminine, fluid and wearable in every way.

From the splendid Tilda aquamarine and diamond earrings, to the strength of the Kimberley ring, the clean lines of the Merindah rings to the organic inspiration of the Brindabella pieces, the collection features a range of unique fine jewellery designed to celebrate life’s many moments, both large and small.

For this major milestone, JAN LOGAN is delighted to introduce Australian actor, Tilda Cobham-Hervey as the stunning face of the Merindah Collection. Tilda has been nominated for an AACTA Award in 2019 for Best Supporting Actor for her compelling role in Hotel Mumbai and is set to star in the highly anticipated Helen Reddy biopic, I am Woman in 2020.

“I was so thrilled when I was approached by the JAN LOGAN family to appear in one of their beautiful campaigns. With so many of my wonderful friends in the industry being chosen as faces of JAN LOGAN in the past and to be able to wear such feminine and luxurious but accessible pieces, how could I possibly say no. Having met Jan and hearing her story, she is clearly a visionary – someone similar to the roles I look for in my career. It is an honour and delight to work with such a special family and to be the face of the Merindah Collection in such a milestone moment for the brand celebrating 30 years of business recognition and success”.

JAN LOGAN has no doubt the Australian-born, LA-based talent’s impressive career is set to soar and will be watching her progression with anticipation and pride. JAN LOGAN dedicates this collection in honour of both our journey and our country.

Source: JAN LOGAN


Stuart Weitzman Launches Holiday 2019 Campaign Starring Misty Copeland

An icon meets an icon: The iconic ballerina and iconic accessories brand team up to debut a colorful array of holiday styles, plus an exclusive new augmented reality experience

Stuart Weitzman’s Holiday 2019 Campaign “Step Inside” is a continuation of the brand’s dedication to celebrating strength in femininity and illustrating it through bold energy, movement and dance. It marks the brand’s first-ever holiday campaign.

This concept is brought to life through the medium of ballet — a harmonious balance of physical strength and effortless femininity — and one of its leading stars, the esteemed classical ballerina Misty Copeland. Copeland’s own career embodies the campaign’s themes: Discovered as a dance prodigy at the age of 13, she became the first African-American woman promoted to principal dancer of American Ballet Theatre in 2015, which marked an evolution in the world of ballet. “Being a ballerina, we’re not just dancers, we’re also athletes,” says Copeland. “You’re dancing in tulle. You look beautiful. And there is just this crazy pow er that maybe people don’t see.

For the campaign, Copeland steps inside an SW shoebox wrapped in red ribbon and into a colorful, energetic fashion fantasy filled with the Stuart Weitzman Holiday 2019 Collection, signifying the surprise and delight that comes when opening the brand’s signature blue violet box. Throughout the short film, her graceful twists and turns — choreographed by Copeland herself — demonstrate the comfort and ease of moving in SW shoes and the brand’s DNA of empowering women to conquer every step of their day by melding fashion, function and fit in each design. It was filmed by photographer and director Lacey, a rising star known for her strong use of color and ability to capture movement in innovative and mesmerizing new ways

The iconic ballerina, who has become synonymous with the holiday season thanks to her performances in the ABT production of The Nutcracker, also shows off several of the brand’s iconic looks in “Step Inside.” She dances in both classics reimagined and new favorites alike, curated specifically for the season of gift-giving, festivities and more, including:

The MERINDA sandals: Inspired by the brand’s iconic NUDIST stilettos, this silhouette features a wraparound design courtesy of SW’s Head of Product Design, Edmundo Castillo. “I was inspired by the brand’s history and my own history as a designer to create a new timeless silhouette that makes the foot look beautiful,” Castillo says of the look, which has become a new red carpet staple and go- to for party dressing. “To do so, I carefully placed every strap to create a design that combines fashion, function and fit and will stand the test of time.”

The BELLE INFINITY capsule: SW debuts a new icon with a range of styles defined by a geometric double buckle hardware accent. These include the ANICIA slip-ons, SW’s modern take on the ballerina flat, available in a variety of enchanting colors, from chile red to foglia green to silver lamé, as well as the EMELIE clutch, the brand’s new must-have evening bag.

The 5050.20 capsule: This lineup introduces the iconic dual-material 5050 back-stretch boot in a variety of limited-edition hues, including foglia green, chile red and cerulean blue. It also reinforces SW’s renewed focus on handbags with the debut of the 5050 BUCKET, which takes the brand’s signature mixed-material design to the next level in the form of a fashionable, functional bucket bag.

To launch the 5050.20 capsule and celebrate its new handbag, SW unveiled its first-ever augmented reality program — THE 5050.ME EXPERIENCE — which gamifies the shopping experience through customers’ mobile devices. The immersive visual experience allows the viewer to interact with the brand in a completely new way, and is accessible via a link on the brand’s social media platforms @stuartweitzman.

Upon tapping the link, customers will see an augmented reality model wearing all five color variations from the 5050.20 capsule in motion and in their immediate environment, as seen through their mobile devices. Customers can also zoom in for a closer look, interact with the augmented reality model and shop the collection directly from the experience. THE 5050.ME EXPERIENCE is designed in partnership with London-based augmented reality company HoloMe. The collaboration also coincides with the opening of HoloMe’s New York office.

Source: Stuart Weitzman 


Felicity Hayward launches size-inclusive lingerie collection with Playful Promises

​Playful Promises​, the leading independent London lingerie and swimwear brand has announced the launch of its size-inclusive collaboration with ​UK-based plus model and activist​ ​Felicity Hayward​. ​The 26-piece lingerie collection offers ​both standard and plus sizing (70+ bra sizes A-K)​.

 

The Felicity Hayward x Playful Promises collection features high design details including sheer mesh, lace and cage strap detailing, leopard print and embroidery that isn’t compromised in larger sizing with the only alterations being strengthened bands, backs, and thicker straps to ensure better support.

“I wanted to create a lingerie range for everyone, so that no matter what your size or body type, you can be empowered to feel sexy. I’ve always loved Playful Promises for its wide size range, quirky designs and inclusive and diverse imagery, so to collaborate with them on this collection was an absolute dream,” says Hayward.

A brand known for its impressive size range of over 85 bra sizes, Playful Promises mixes unique directional design with all things flirty. With inclusivity at its core, the brand has collaborated on lines and featured campaigns with those of diverse size, gender, and age. Recent models include transgender model/actress Leyna Bloom, drag star Violet Chachki, plus influencer Gabi Gregg, plus model Hunter McGrady, and an “Ageless Fashion” shoot with models over 50. Felicity Hayward’s collection reflects the brand’s values in terms of design style and the promotion of body positivity.

Emma Parker, Director of Playful Promises says, ​“We feel Felicity perfectly embodies our brand values of body confidence and self-love, and she’s helped create some fabulously sexy pieces that are designed to really give that wow factor – whatever your size.”

Pricing starts at $25USD for bras, and $19.50USD for briefs. Sizing: 32-44, A-K / US 4-22. The collection is available exclusively at ​http://us.playfulpromises.com​.

Source: Playful Promises


Grey Goose Fountain of Goose GQ/Vogue VIP launch: now open to everyone

Whilst sitting at your desk or going about the hustle and bustle of your day, have you ever dreamed of stopping for a moment to sip a refreshing cocktail by a beautiful fountain basking in the warm summer sunshine? Even better yet, finding yourself doing so somewhere in Europe like the French Riviera.

It might seem like the sort of thing that dreams are made of, but French vodka, GREY GOOSE, have turned your fantasy into a reality with their tres chic, inner-city escape, the “Fountain of Goose”. Discover it popping up at First Fleet Park, Circular Quay, from 20 – 24 November, turning ordinary, everyday moments into a celebration that’s worth taking a moment to enjoy.

The Fountain will be a little (but impressive in size) taste of the kind of decadence and treat yourself mindset that Grey Goose aims to offer as the celebratory drink of summer. The bespoke build with white marble look finish, is a captivating sculptural working fountain, inspired by the brand’s luxury French heritage with its ornate European architecture.

The world first Grey Goose brand experience is journeying the east coast of Australia, having visited Broadbeach in Queensland in October, before travelling south to Circular Quay in Sydney and then onto Federation Square in Melbourne. The Fountain of Goose will be open to the general public and those who stumble upon it.

A play on the Fountain of Youth, the Fountain of Goose is for those who are young at heart, complete with its own wishing well, visitors will receive a GREY GOOSE coin to toss into the Fountain – encouraging them to make a wish and ‘Live Victoriously’ with joie de vivre. The Fountain also doubles as a bar featuring the limited-edition GREY GOOSE x Maison Labiche Riviera bottle.

Serving complimentary GREY GOOSE Vodka, Lime and Soda mini-cocktails, the Fountain of Goose scene is a wonder-filled space brimming with endless photo opportunities underneath GREY GOOSE umbrellas and surrounded by deck chairs – with the Fountain as your backdrop, you could almost believe you’re relaxing in the French Riviera.

Visitors will also be surprised and delighted by the ‘out of the blue’ performances and experiences that will materialise like magic during each of the pop-ups. The acts will change depending on the day, so visitors to the Fountain of Goose will never know quite what to expect – which is all the more reason to visit twice!

For those who like to eat their cocktails as well as sip on them, GREY GOOSE has collaborated with Gelato Messina to deliver a custom-made, everyone’s favourite pick me up, Espresso Martini flavoured gelato to the Fountain of Goose at Circular Quay on November 22. Made using GREY GOOSE vodka, there’s no better way to celebrate the weather getting warmer than with a Vodka, Lime and Soda in one hand and a delicious Espresso Martini gelato in the other!

To keep the good times going, GREY GOOSE has partnered with Maybe Sammy and Quay Bar, where visitors to the Fountain can rendezvous with their friends to redeem a speciality cocktail token.

For those wanting to experience the Fountain of Goose, find it at First Fleet Park in Circular Quay on:  Wednesday 20 November, 2 – 6pm o Thursday 21 November, 2 – 6pm o Friday 22 November, 3 – 7pm o Saturday 23 November, 1 – 5pm o Sunday 24 November, 1 – 5pm. The Fountain of Goose will then appear in Melbourne in December.

Source: Grey Goose


WITCHERY SUMMER PARTY IN SYDNEY

WITCHERY has celebrated its new WITCHERY Summer Collection by hosting an exclusive event on the SeaDeck for VIP guests around Sydney Harbour.

Hosted by Kate Waterhouse and featuring a special performance by Singer-Songwriter Thandi Phoenix, guests were treated to cocktails and canapes whilst on the water as well as a runway show featuring the WITCHERY Summer collection.

The WITCHERY Summer collection is in-store and online now and features everything a woman needs in her summer wardrobe. Whether you’re heading on vacation, to work, or cocktails in the sun, Witchery has you covered.

KEY ATTENDEES INCLUDED:

− Kate Waterhouse – Witchery Summer Party Host
− Thandi Phoenix – Singer-Songwriter
− Laura Dundovic – Model
− Francesca Hung – Miss Universe Australia 2018
− Erika Heynatz – Model & TV Personality
− Tayla Damir – TV Personality: Love Island
− Yasmin Tuncdoruk – Model
− Brooke Lockett – Australian Ballet Ballerina
− Tiarnie Coupland – Actress
− Caroline Groth – Wellness Influencer
− Georgie Mitchell – Model
− Katie Williams – Influencer
− Krystal Hipwell – Ex TV Personality & Blogger
− Bella Varelis – Model
− Donny Galella – Stylist
− Lavinia White – Model
− Simon Schofield – Witchery, Trenery and David Jones Private Label Managing Director
− Gavin Gage – Witchery Head of Design and Creative

Source: WITCHERY