Coach Flagship Launch Party Wrap Up

COACH Australia celebrated the launch of the Westfield Sydney Flagship store with an exclusive cocktail party for VIPs, celebrities and media.

Themed around Coach Holidaze, the event came full circle with a bright, vivid backdrop of multicolour. A neon lit world that captures that first feeling of excitement of the holidays. Guests escaped into joy at the season’s wildest holiday party with bursts of glitter while letting their inner kid out to play bowling and nostalgic arcade games featuring Coach creatures.

Guests were greeted by a vintage mustang convertible blaring the best of the 40s in arrival before heading into The Standard Bowl to have their images captured in front of the glitter media wall.

Guests partied to nostalgic party tunes as they played bowling, pinball and tried their luck pick’n’mix machines containing Coach Creature Charms. The Standard Bowl was transformed with disco balls and fluorescent lights.

Endless Patron cocktails and American inspired canapes were served throughout the night before Ian Bickley, President, Global Business Development & Strategic Alliances raised a toast to the new Coach Flagship store and thanked guests who included Jarrod Scott, George Maple, Alys Hale, Joel Jackson, Marny Kennedy, Monika Radulovic, Sammy Robinson, Carmen Hamilton, Mimi Elashiry, Amy Pejkovic and more.


The perfect towelling beach throw-over from MochO

Part cape, part hoodie, part towel – MochO (my original Cho) is a poncho like no other. Inspired by the ocean and designed by lovers of it, this summer must-have will take you from swim to sand and beyond.

Conceived over a post-surf coffee by two busy women tired of changing in car parks and carrying around cumbersome towels and accessories, the MochO was created to bring practicality and luxury to the beach experience.

“We love the rituals of surfing… scanning the waves, applying sunscreen, waxing the board, the après aqua coffee, and we wanted MochO to be part of that,” says co-founder Emma Saddington.

“But we wanted to create something not just for surfers, but for all water lovers – a garment that would free up your hands, just as the ocean can free your mind.”

“As women, we think a lot about what we wear and know what makes us feel beautiful,” adds co-founder Abigail Sheridan.

“The MochO provides an‘Après Aqua’ option that has been missing. It celebrates the laidback beach lifestyle we love while still looking gorgeous and distinctly feminine.”

Proudly designed and made in Australia from the softest Portuguese velour terry towelling, each cape in the brand’s launch collection, Pacific Soul, features a generous hood for sun and wind protection, two concealed pockets with a sweet pop of colour and versatile press studs down the sides, which can be left open for a relaxed feel or closed to create a wearable change room.

Launching MochO has been a three-year labour of love for its founders – both busy professionals and mothers – and their start-up story is an inspirational one.

Priced at $220, the MochO is available in a range of sizes and lengths and four ocean-inspired colour ways. To see the Mocho collection and kickstart your summer in style, visit www.mocho.com.au

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November’s Birthstone: Citrine - exquisite designs from Plukka

Citrine, November’s birthstone, has been adored since ancient times. A member of the quartz family, its name is a reference to the stone’s warm, citrus hues.

Fashioned into talismans by the ancient Egyptians and rings by Roman priests, these fabulous gemstones have been given a creative and contemporary twist ina new range of citrine pieces by Plukka.

Shop this collection at www.plukka.com

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The Australian style scene gearing up for the MAAS BALL

The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) has announced the inaugural MAAS Centre for Fashion Ball, to take place on 1 February 2018. The MAAS Ball will be a celebration of the Australian fashion industry and will prelude the two MAAS fashion exhibitions for 2018: Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear 1715 – 2017 and Akira Unsaid. 

The MAAS Ball will be presented in partnership with NET-A-PORTER and MR PORTER and will be co-hosted by MAAS Director and CEO Dolla Merrillees, together with Edwina McCann and Kellie Hush, Co-Chairs of the Australian Fashion Chamber.

The MAAS Ball will fundraise for the Australian Fashion Fund, a Centre for Fashion initiative that will secure acquisitions of Australian fashion to strengthen the Museum’s collection for future generations and support the sector via knowledge exchange between the best international talent and the Australian sector.

MAAS Director and CEO Dolla Merrillees said “The MAAS Ball brings together the Australian industry to celebrate the ingenuity, vibrancy and legacy of the sector. Fashion in Australia has never been so visible and applauded, from exhibitions celebrating its significance to politicians embracing it as a form of diplomacy.

While many events and institutions focus on international designers our focus is on championing and supporting the Australian fashion industry in an international context and through our collection of fashion, arguably the best in the country. We are taking this opportunity to consider the role of the Centre for Fashion in producing and preserving Australian fashion for generations to come,” said Ms Merrillees.

NET-A-PORTER and MR PORTER President Alison Loehnis said “Australia has long been a very important market to us which is testament to the deep and abiding passion that Australians have for fashion.

We admire the genuine creativity, energy and dedication of Australia in the global fashion community and we are proud to be partnering with MAAS on the Centre for Fashion Ball, supporting the education, preservation and promotion of contemporary fashion while looking towards the future of our industry.”

The Centre for Fashion also plays a vital role in bringing to Australia outstanding examples of fashion and craftsmanship from around the world.

Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear 1715 – 2015, an exhibition from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), features some of the world’s most iconic menswear designers and will open exclusively in Australia at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney from 12 May – 14 October 2018.

Akira Unsaid celebrates Akira Isogawa’s unique design process over 25 years in fashion, from his formative years in Kyoto through his journey to Sydney and will open exclusively in Australia at the Powerhouse Museum from 8 December 2018 – 4 May 2019.

In addition to NET A PORTER and MR PORTER, The MAAS Ball is generously supported by time partner IWC Schaffhausen, Bentley Sydney, Bird in Hand and Moet & Chandon.

For tickets and more information visit https://maas.museum/event/maas-ball/

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Summer Venroy, Striped Linen Dresses from $125.00 - cute!

How sweet are these summer pieces?
Perfect for balmy days at the beach or the next BBQ or summer party, Venroy’s over-bikini beach dresses are cut from the house’ signature smooth linen.

They each boast a relaxed fit and utilitarian pockets and are just so practical and there simplicity.

Take a look at these three.
1. Venroy, navy and white striped 100% smooth linen with a relaxed shoulder and drawstring waistband, Robe Dress, RRP $130.00.

2. Venroy, navy and white striped 100% smooth linen with a structured shoulder and breast pocket darts, oversized, Shirt Dress, RRP $160.00.

3. Venroy, navy and white striped 100% smooth linen with shoulder straps, bust-fit detail and long length, Side Split Dress, RRP $125.00.

Source: Venroy