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


Anna Heinrich stars in Bras N Things' new lingerie campaign Enchanted - Undeniably feminine.

You’ll be enchanted by Bras N Things’ newest collection. A new look for Bras N Things, the collection celebrates women, redefines classic feminine style and is a nod to the constant evolution of fashion lingerie.

Exclusive to Bras N Things, Enchanted is a premium collection where the latest fashion trends meet luxury fabrics and decadent details, including embroidery and lace created exclusively for the range.

Anna Heinrich is the star of the campaign to launch Enchanted, a collection for women who are undeniably feminine, embrace their free spirit and never go out of style. Of the campaign, Anna said: “All women deserve to have the strength and confidence to be who they really are and Bras N Things really celebrate that. It’s one of the reasons I chose to do my first ever lingerie campaign with them. I love everything about this collection – it looks gorgeous, it’s made for comfort and I love the way I feel when I wear it. These are beautiful pieces you can wear every day, not just on special occasions.”

Delicate floral lace and embroidery conjure relaxed boho vibes throughout the collection while classic white, dreamy peach satin and quilting details create an elegant vintage feel. For a striking sophisticated look, choose caging details and pieces with vibrant teal, red and lime tones. Complete the set by adding your choice of a range of matching briefs including – Brazilian, v-string, high waisted and suspender.

Bras N Things’ GM of Product Francesca Anderson said: “We designed Enchanted specifically for women who love to be on trend and have fun mixing boho looks with luxury and vintage elements – like satin, embroidery and rose gold trims. This range includes lots of underwire options, which are very popular at the moment, but also offer soft bralettes, push up cups and demi-cups for a vintage feel. This is a new style of collection for Bras N Things but a natural extension of our range which both our new and loyal customers will love.”

Bras N Things’ National Marketing Manager Natalie Chalmers said: “Women deserve to feel beautiful and enjoy a little luxury every day, and our Enchanted collection is a gift every woman can give herself. This campaign is all about showcasing the feminine, free spirited and classic charm that sets the collection apart and Anna is the embodiment of these qualities. Working with Anna was an absolute dream and I know our customers will love her in this campaign which is inspired by timeless style that will leave you feeling Enchanted.”

Source: Bras N Things


Celebrating fashion's luminaries at the Australian Fashion Laureate

Established by IMG and the New South Wales Government in 2008, the Australian Fashion Laureate rewards and recognises the achievements and exceptional creative talent of the Australian fashion industry.

The winners of the 2019 Australian Fashion Laureate were:

BEST AUSTRALIAN ACCESSORIES Sarah & Sebastian
BEST AUSTRALIAN RETAILER Bassike
OUTSTANDING CREATIVE Jillian Davison
MODEL OF THE YEAR Charlee Fraser
SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION presented by GlamCorner Elk
BEST EMERGING TALENT presented by Etihad Airways Matteau
BEST AUSTRALIAN MENSWEAR Double Rainbouu
BEST AUSTRALIAN WOMENSWEAR Lee Mathews
AUSTRALIAN FASHION LAUREATE Laura Brown

Winners across all nine categories were revealed at Café Sydney during a celebratory luncheon bringing the Australian fashion industry together.

Laura Brown, was awarded the 2019 Australian Fashion Laureate. As the pinnacle fashion industry honour, the Australian Fashion Laureate category gives consideration to persons who have, over time, made a significant contribution to the growth and development of the Australian fashion industry. The Australian Fashion Laureate statuette was provided by Jan Logan, who has created the award since the inception of the Laureate in 2008.

Following their debut at MBFWA in May this year, Matteau received the Australian Fashion Laureate for Best Emerging Talent. The award is presented by Etihad Airways, showcasing their support for the next generation of Australian fashion designers.

For their ongoing committment to operating an ethical and environmentally minded business and promoting positive social practices, Elk were awarded for Sustainable Innovation. Introduced in 2019, the Sustainable Innovation award recognizes brands that are pioneering best practices or otherwise demonstrating leadership in sustainability. The inaugural Sustainable Innovation award is presented by Glam Corner, Australia’s leading online designer fashion rental service.

Source: The Australian Fashion Laureate


R.M.Williams join forces with designer Marc Newson

Iconic Australian bootmaker R.M.Williams and designer Marc Newson have announced the launch of The Yard Boot 365 – the first boots designed as part of the brand’s Undeniable Character platform.

The Yard Boot 365 has been developed as a future icon for R.M.Williams, with Newson’s interpretation of the classic Gardener Boot from The Yard Boot series, serving as a modern-day work boot for the modern-day worker.

The Gardener Boot, first introduced by R.M.Williams in the late 1950s, was hailed as the ultimate hardwearing work boot at the time. The boots were intended as the complete answer to “the combined effects of mud, water and sand” and specifically designed for the purpose of working in long grass, orchards, dairies, swampy or sandy conditions.

While the design philosophy of R.M.Williams hasn’t changed, designed with purpose for life’s adventures, the way we work has – considerably. It’s with those changes in mind that Marc designed The Yard Boot 365, ensuring that the modern worker, the global tastemakers and those that are leading change have an accessible and fashionable boot to support their goals.

The Yard Boot 365 designed for both men and women, draws its name from the iconic Australian term, the ‘yard’, and 365 because of its intent to be a boot that’s able to be worn all year-round, no matter the conditions. The boot is made from a single piece of leather, a fully engineered elastic gusset with R.M.Williams iconic tug, under foot comfort through the addition of Poron padding under full leather sock lining and a rubber outsole with a minimum 8mm depth in the tread.

The boots are available in six colours and three leather types, with the full range including:

Black: Greasy leather kip, Walnut: Greasy leather kip, Indigo: Soft Italian leather, Olive: Soft Italian leather, Quarts: Suede and Off-white: Suede.

R.M.Wiliams collaborator and industrial designer, Marc Newson, said, “As an Australian, I was thrilled to have been asked to design a boot for RM Williams, a brand that I have grown up with and have great appreciation for ever since I got my first pair of boots in my early teens. I have had the most fulfilling experience collaborating with this company and especially designing a product that I have always loved.

“The new Yard Boot 365 is a product which is I hope both modern yet communicates the values and craftsmanship of RM Williams. It is always very important for me to integrate the DNA associated with the brand I am working with and incorporate it in the design. It is not about re-inventing the wheel but respecting the DNA of the brand. There had to be a certain character, something about the new boot to make it different enough to appeal to a new audience as well as to the faithful.”

R.M.Williams’ CMO, Mathew Hayward added, “Marc is the epitome of an Undeniable Character. The pioneering vision, tenacious appetite in the pursuit of design perfection, mixed with his incredible humility – working with Marc has been a joy and an experience. Marc’s design sensibility paired with R.M.Williams blend of rugged elegance has produced something incredible that we can’t wait to share with the world, our new future icon”

The limited edition Yard Boot 365 will be available to purchase from 28 October onwards at $445 RRP, and has been developed and manufactured in R.M.Williams’ Australian workshop in South Australia.

Find out more about The Yard Boot 365 and the collaboration with Marc Newson at: www.rmwilliams.com.

Source: R.M.Williams