Harris Scarfe - affordable fashion is unveiled.with their spring collection

Harris Scarfe has held their Spring Summer 2019 launch event to offer a sneak peek at the homewares and fashion apparel, available at Harris Scarfe in the new season.

Guests heard from Harris Scarfe Australia CEO Graham Dean, fashion ambassador and event MC Kylie Gillies, menswear ambassador, Barry Du Bois, cooking ambassador, Poh Ling Yeow, fashion designer, Jane Lamerton and homeware designer, Shaynna Blaze.

Harris Scarfe is one of Australia’s longest trading retailers with 170 years of experience and feature fashion brands including Simply Vera Vera Wang, Khoko, West Cape Women, JC Lanyon, Harris 1849 and Bronson. Jane Lamerton released her exclusive new womenswear collection in-stores from October, 2019.

Harris Scarfe homewares brands include Mozi, Soren, Shaynn Blaze, Gainsborough, Linen House and Simply Vera Vera Wang Home.

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Cheyenne Tozzi is the face of the new Bras N Things Vamp campaign

Feel strong and confident, without compromising on comfort, with the bold lace and daring designs of the new Vamp collection – exclusive to Bras N Things. Cheyenne Tozzi is the face of the Vamp campaign.

Each piece in the new Vamp collection features this season’s hottest fashion trends and colours, and is designed for maximum comfort and support.

Bras N Things’ National Marketing Manager, Natalie Chalmers said: “This campaign is about celebrating women who are confident in themselves and want to embrace their tenacious and daring side. Cheyenne embodies everything this campaign is about – she is a strong, confident woman, a musician and artist, television presenter and a mother. Photographing a fashion lingerie campaign in a boxing gym and locker room – previously and historically considered by many to be a ‘masculine’ space – gave us an opportunity to challenge these out-dated traditional ideas and have women take over this space, in the cheeky and fun way that Bras N Things’ customers embrace. Cheyenne brings this bold collection to life with authenticity and her own unique spark, which we hope every woman feels when she wears our lingerie.”

A fresh take on a classic white set, the Fate range brings a little luxe to your everyday wardrobe. Featuring crossover elastic details and multi-way shoulder straps for versatility, the Fate range uses soft-feel lace and includes super-soft brushed lining on the contour foam pad for added comfort.

The bra is available up to an E cup and you can complete the look with a high waisted Brazilian or v-string. Fate is also available in a stunning bodysuit.

Dare to be different with the vibrant yellow two-tone lace and snake print effect finishes of the Citrine set. Gorgeous strapping detail and diamante highlights are featured in all pieces for a touch of glamour. Pair the bra, available up to an E cup, with a Brazilian or mini-v and matching suspender.

Embrace your wild side with the Safari set, featuring stunning foil leopard print, rose gold finishes and delicate eyelash lace. Choose from a push-up style bra or full cup, which is available up to a G cup. Add matching Brazilian, mini-v and suspender to complete the look.

The bold red of the Crimson set stands out from the crowd, with gold eyelet detail and intricate strapping features throughout. The soft cup of the long-line bra, available up to an E cup, creates a relaxed shape and enhances comfort. Pair with the high waisted Brazilian and min-v.

Edgy strapping details make the Shiloh set perfect to layer for a worn to be seen fashion look. Stretch lace and elastic maximises comfort and soft cups give a relaxed but supported fit. Add a mini-v and suspender to complete the set.

The popular Selma set is back in all new dark green colour way. Designed to make a statement, the high-neck soft cup bra features dark green embroidery on nude mesh with satin details. The high-neck design gives extra comfort and support for most bust sizes. Rose gold hardware adds a touch of elegance and the adjustable back makes for easy, comfortable wearing. This style is available up to size 18F. Pair with mini-v and suspender.

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Fairfax & Roberts welcomes Italian luxury jeweller Mattioli to Australia

Discover a playful new jewellery line from Mattioli, one of Italy’s most prestigious luxury jewellers, exclusively at Fairfax & Roberts.

Inspired by the artwork of Kandinsky, Mondrian and Calder, the Puzzle collection combines pavé diamonds and mother-of-pearl pieces with a colourful palette that enables you to re-invent your style for every occasion and mood.

Conceived and crafted by Mattioli, the first goldsmith in the northern Italian city of Turin, the Puzzle collection takes a light-hearted approach to luxury jewellery, making it the perfect addition to every woman’s collection.

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Megan Hess launches Claris the Mouse High Tea at Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour

Ooh la la! Calling all mini-fashionistas and stylish young – and young at heart -francophiles, Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour is hosting decadent high teas this winter, inspired by Australian fashion illustrator Megan Hess’ acclaimed children’s book character, Claris, the Chicest Mouse in Paris.

Every Saturday afternoon from 1-4pm through October 13, Atelier restaurant on Level 3 of the French-inspired Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour will be transformed into a wonderful world of tea cups, cupcakes, choux and macarons, filled to bursting with style, Parisian chic and plenty of roses in the prettiest pink – Claris’ favourite blooms.

Created by acclaimed Australian fashion illustrator Megan Hess, Claris is everyone’s favourite mouse, whose tales of compassion, courage and innate sense of style are brought to life in the beautifully designed and popular rhyming picture books of Claris: the Chicest Mouse in Paris and now the highly anticipated follow-up, Fashion Show Fiasco.

“I was inspired to write about Claris after one of my trips to Paris,” says Hess. “I was sitting on my hotel balcony and I thought I saw a little mouse on a neighbouring rooftop scurrying across the building. I remember thinking how wonderfully chic it would be to live in Paris, even if you were only a tiny little mouse! At that moment I realised that this needed to be the story for my first children’s book, which is something I had wanted to write for years following on from the joy I have had developing my fashion books.”

But nothing matches fashion quite like compassion, which is why Claris is inviting all her readers to share in her high tea and enjoy some of her favourite French pastries, including delicious macarons, marshmallows, and delicate choux, all served on her specially designed, limited-edition fine porcelain plates with matching cutlery. And luckily for grown-ups, the experience is not just for children but for all those who appreciate a delicious French-inspired gourmet experience, washed down by the finest tea or French bubbles. Bon appétit!

“Being able to bring to life the colourful world of Claris with an iconic French brand such as Sofitel, which epitomises elegance and free-spirited joie de vivre, was just the perfect match,” Hess adds.

The Claris the Mouse High Tea menu has been specially created by Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour’s Head Pastry Chef, Puti Firmansyah, responsible for all the delicious dessert creations at the hotel. Greg Brady, General Manager, Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, comments: “Sofitel is all about living the French way – indulging in and celebrating life’s little pleasures, and having an innate appreciation of beauty, elegance and style. This is why we are delighted to be partnering with Megan Hess. With her intimate understanding of Parisian chic and prestigious collaborations with Dior, Cartier and Ladurée under her – stylish – belt, Megan was the perfect creative partner to design this French-inspired culinary experience.”

The Claris the Mouse High Tea at Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour costs $69 per person ($35 for children 11 and under) and includes free-flowing tea and coffee, pink lemonade for younger guests, a selection of savoury and sweet treats, and a chocolate fountain. Younger guests attending High Tea will leave with a Claris the Mouse gift bag. AccorPlus members enjoy a 15% discount.

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Hush Puppies are back: The Dad sneaker trend has been overtaken by Grandpa

Move over Dad sneakers. Grandpa’s here! This month, Hush Puppies Australia have thrown it way back to 1999, the year they first launched the original Power Walkers range.

In a league of their own, Hush Puppies have zoomed right past the ‘Dad sneakers’ trend, making wayfor the ‘OG Style’ (Original Grandpa Style), the newest sneaker trend for consumers to sink their feet into.

Just like your Nan’s signature hair do, since launching 20 years ago nothing about the Power Walkershas changed…until now! Everyone’s favourite geriatric shoe has had a colourful makeover, now available in fresh new hues of Silver Metallic, Seafoam, Surf Blue and Shrimp. Who doesn’t love ashrimp coloured grandpa shoe?

The bulky, colourful and let’s be honest, mildly orthopaedic style embraces the ‘ugly’, with Grandpatrend-setters able choose between traditional lace ups or a snazzy, double velcro strap. Featuring Hush Puppies signature comfort technology, Power Walkers are genuine leather, breathable and comfortable, adding a spring to your every step – if you don’t belive us, just ask your grandparents, they’ve be rocking their Puppies for years!

Retailing for $159.95, there’s a limited number of pairs available online so while you’ll be Grandpa styling, don’t be too slow to jump on this trend as these Puppies won’t last long.

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