Hush Puppies: The Future Is Retro

This March, Hush Puppies Australia is embracing ‘The Future Is Retro’ trend by bringing back an oldie, but a goodie – the much loved Upbeat classic trainer. Since originally launching 30 years ago, Hush Puppies have put a spin on the old-school style, bringing it back in fun retro colours, Golden Sun Suede, Cayenne Suede, Sky Blue Suede and a classic White Leather.

Reviving vintage nostalgia, ’The Future Is Retro’ trend encourages consumers to embrace the retro era, mixing the old with the new – just as Hush Puppies have done with the latest release of Upbeat. Think graphic tees, funky sunglasses and oversized windbreakers mixed in with your modern wardrobe go-to’s! For the perfect ‘Future is Retro’ inspiration, visit your local thrift store or why not raid mum’s wardrobe and pair your finds with the new Upbeats for an effortlessly 90’s look.

While the Upbeats have had a colourful makeover, they still deliver on comfort, crafted with Hush Puppies’ signature Bounceä technology, meaning you’ll be retro styling in ultimate comfort all day long.

Upbeat is available to shop online on the Hush Puppies website, retailing at $159.95. With only a limited number available, be sure to get in quick as they may be an old timer but they’re sure to move fast!

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Fashion week cancelled

Australia’s premier fashion event, slated for early May at Sydney’s Carriageworks, has been cancelled.

Following a slew of cancellations of major events locally and all over the world, the major Australian event that showcases our fashion industry to the world has taken the same path.

Natalie Xenita, Executive Director of IMG’s fashion events group for the Asia-Pacific region, commented:

“Due to the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC)’s mandate against holding non-essential, organised public gatherings of more than 500 people in light of global health concerns regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus), we regret to share that Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2020 will not take place.”

“We thank our incredible designers, producers, partners and staff for their support of the Australian fashion community and look forward to celebrating our 25th anniversary in 2021.”

The event also attracts a tribe on global fashion buyers, influencers, retailers and media.

There will be no postponement but instead total cancellation, the next fashion week will not be happening until 2021.


Ms World & Ms Australia Pageant Director in Broome To Crown Indigenous 'Visible Farmer' National Finalist

Ms World 2018/19 and Ms Australia and New Zealand World 2020 national director, Robbie Canner was recently in Broome, Western Australia, to meet and crown Ms Australia World 2020 national finalist, Darrylin Gordon – an Indigenous farmer from Halls Creek in Western Australia’s Kimberley region, who came to prominence after her appearance in the Visible Farmer documentary series.

The Visible Farmer project put the spotlight on two pressing issues: gender equality and food security, both which are vital for the future of Australia.

The goal of the unique documentary series was to change perceptions and inspire new generations of women to help shape the future of Australia’s sustainable food production.

Robbie Canner is committed to ensuring the Ms Australia and New Zealand World is an inclusive pageant welcoming and embracing women from all walks of life.

“My aim is for all women of Australia and New Zealand to be represented in the World pageant,” said Ms Canner.

“I like what the pageant stands for and as an Aboriginal woman, I hope to be able to create understanding and awareness of the issues faced by our First Nations women whilst promoting reconciliation through my representation,” said Ms Gordon.

“The pageant platform provides a much greater audience where women from all over the country can come together and share our stories, our diversity and our passion that drives us to be the strong women we are, building a strong foundation to advocate for women from all walks of life.

“The cause I am most passionate about is advocating for social change for our First Nations people ‘Working together for a better future’.”

The ladies will also shoot the campaign for a new range of Indigenous print wetsuits by pageant major sponsor, HUNTMASTER – an innovative Australian brand specialising in wetsuits and products for spearfishers, divers and surfers.

Ms Australia and New Zealand World 2020 pageant entry form and pageant information can be found at this link:

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Tegan Martin, Tia Provost, Basjia Almann and Jess Purchase star in 'My Kind of Confident' Bras N Things campaign

Whether you feel your best in a pop of colour or classic black, edgy designs or feminine boho chic, you’ll find the perfect piece to match your mood in Bras N Things’ new ‘My kind of Confident’ campaign.

Tegan Martin, Tia Provost, Basjia Almann and Jess Purchase star in the campaign which is all about celebrating your individual style and what makes you feel confident.

Bras N Things’ National Marketing Manager Natalie Chalmers said: “We know confidence means different things to every woman. There is no right way or even just one way to feel or express yourself, but at Bras N Things we want to support and encourage women to feel comfortable and confident every day. This campaign celebrates women who have found power in being themselves – Tegan, Basjia, Jess and Tia express their individuality and own kind of confidence in different ways and there is something for each of them at Bras N Things.”

Francesca Anderson, General Manager of Product, Bras N Things said: “This collection brings together very different designs to offer women real choice when it comes to finding their perfect piece. There are bright colour pops with bold details, classic black lace, gorgeous satin and romantic feminine styles. Two body suits in this collection are absolute standouts. The Vevo bodysuit features black crystal mesh, lace and matt pleather in a very sensual design which can look great paired with jeans or under any outfit, while the Cassidy has real boho chic vibe with gorgeous lace patterning and crystal mesh in white.”

The Venus range has a selection of pieces that are designed to mix and match to create the perfect look. Choose from a corset or 1⁄2 cup bra and combine with Mini V, suspender or high waisted V- String. The 1⁄2 cup bra is available up to a size 18F. Each piece combines matte pleather, intricate patterned lace and elastic strapping details with timeless style.

A twist on a classic black set, the Romeo features high shine embroidery and pleather highlights with keyhole cut outs and strapping details. The push up bra is available to a size 14E. Pair with the matching Mini V or Brazilian, and suspender.

Embrace your boho chic side with the playful Abby set. Luxurious satin finished combine with stunning chartreuse lace featuring silver lurex details. The contour bra is available to a size 14E, match with the Mini V or French Knicker or style your way.

Treasure is designed to feel bold and fierce. High shine lace combined with luxurious satin finishes and front satin lace up detail on the bra make this a ‘must have piece’. The push-up style bra is available to a size 14DD. Pair with a Brazilian or Mini V and add a suspender to complete the look.

Vivid two-tone magenta lace with black caging detail makes the Electric set a stunning addition to any wardrobe. The longline bra features a front zip fastening and is available to a size 14DD. For the full set, add the matching Mini V or high waisted Brazilian.

The Radiance set combines intricate black caging detail with vibrant red and black floral lace. Match the longline contour bra, available to a size 14E, with a Brazilian or V-String to complete the style.

Available at Bras N Things stores Australia-wide and online at

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Dolce&Gabbana launches the #DGLovesAustralia project

A message of solidarity and closeness: Dolce&Gabbana has launched the #DGLovesAustralia project, with the aim of supporting the country, particularly those affected by the recent violent fires.

Colorful, majestic and ancient: the Waratah, flower of Australia, holds many meanings rich in history and value. Synonymous with strength, vital energy and healing, this red flower gives the courage to face and overcome the challenges of life. Only this could be the symbol of the exclusive #DGLovesAustralia project.

By creating an exclusive T-shirt depicting the Waratah and the slogan #DGLovesAustralia, Dolce&Gabbana intends to help support the country following the enormous damage caused by the recent fires, which have brought to its knees the island symbol for diversity of animal species.

The proceeds from the sales will support the Australian organization Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) to help the areas devastated by the recent fires.

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal is a not-for-profit organisation that harnesses the power of collective investment between government, business and philanthropy to improve the lives of those living in rural, regional and remote Australia.

FRRR has a long history of supporting disaster-affected communities to recover and build their resilience to future disasters, having provided more than $19m to locally-led recovery and preparedness initiatives since 2006.

Available for both men and women in a total number of 1000 pieces, the T-shirt can be purchased worldwide on the online store and in selected Dolce&Gabbana boutiques in Australia.

Source: Dolce & Gabbana