Elle Macpherson To Attend Lexus Design Pavilion On Derby Day

Australia’s Elle Macpherson will join luxury lifestyle brand Lexus as a guest of honour in the coveted Lexus Design Pavilion at this year’s Victoria Derby Day, the opening event of the Melbourne Cup Carnival.

Macpherson will visit the prestigious international race event coinciding with the first year of Lexus as the principal partner of the Victoria Racing Club and naming rights sponsor of the Melbourne Cup.

Elle Macpherson, co-founder of Wellness brand WelleCo – has long been an advocate for female empowerment. She has received numerous international business awards and continues to demonstrate a strong affinity between femininity and the future of women in business.

“I am excited to be coming back to Australia in November as a guest of Lexus. I’ll be spending Derby Day in the Lexus Design Pavilion – and this is their first year as the new principal partner of the Victoria Racing Club”, Macpherson said.

Lexus will also stage the Australian premiere of its all-new UX luxury compact SUV at this year’s event. Development of the innovative UX – which will become a new gateway vehicle to the Lexus brand – was led by the luxury carmaker’s first female chief engineer and executive vice president of Lexus International, Chika Kako.

Kako’s vision for the UX was to break with the conventions of the segment and create a compact design that is strong, stylish, distinctive and dynamic, and showcase Lexus as progressive global luxury lifestyle brand with leading levels of design, technology and innovation.

Lexus Australia chief executive, Scott Thompson said Lexus is thrilled to have the prominent Australian icon and businesswoman attend the Lexus Design Pavilion.

“Elle is synonymous with Lexus’ core brand values – progressive, innovative and sophisticated”, Mr Thompson said.

“As an entrepreneur in business and role model for young Australians, she adds an exciting dynamic to this year’s carnival”, he said.

“The Lexus Melbourne Cup holds a special place in people’s hearts and we are proud to be the new custodians of the race that stops the nation™. As the new principal partner, we look forward to driving the Melbourne Cup Carnival to new heights.”

The Lexus Design Pavilion, located within the exclusive Birdcage enclosure at Flemington racecourse, is Lexus Australia’s key annual design project. Its exquisite design reflects the timeless craftsmanship within every Lexus vehicle and is inspired by heritage Japanese design philosophies.

This year the Lexus Design Pavilion will reside at pole position in the exclusive Birdcage enclosure and cover an expansive 1000 sqm across three levels of luxury and opulence.

Designed with Lexus’ core values and guiding principles of Takumi craftsmanship and Japanese philosophies surrounding anticipation, consideration and hospitality — in mind, the unrivalled all-black structure features 1,280 louvre windows and will house up to 300 guests per day and service approximately 1,200 guests throughout the carnival.

Source: Lexus


Boohoo Bubbles & Breakfast

Global fashion brand boohoo.com have launched their exclusive Australian capsule to the likes of Australia’s top-tier fashion influencers at the picturesque venue of Hacienda.

 

With panoramic views of the iconic Sydney Harbour, guests stepped into the vista bar where they marvelled in the newest styles that were exclusively designed with the quintessential Aussie girl in mind, and many instagrammable moments were captured – from the oversized boohoo bunch of balloons, the pick & mix gifting station to the flawless interior styling and panoramic views from the bar.

The event guest list included influencers and trend-setters, Laura Jade Stone,Indy Clinton, as well as Nicole & Danielle of When Words Fail and Caroline Groth.

Up and coming DJ, Sally Judson was behind the decks playing old school tunes, whilst guests mingled and enjoyed the delectable gold dusted mini pancakes, granola pots and mini French toast topped with cream cheese and caviar, complimented by refreshing bespoke boohoo cocktails, sparkling prosecco and fresh fruit juices.

#boohoo #doyourthing

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Inside the BVLGARI new Sydney flagship boutique

Bvlgari celebrated the official opening of its new Peter Marino designed flagship on Castlereagh Street with 150 VIP clients, editors and friends of Bvlgari transported to a world of Roman decadence.

Arriving at the new Peter Marino-designed Sydney flagship, guests were welcomed with a breathtaking floral installation designed by renowned florist Mr. Cook cascading from the boutique’s façade, creating the perfect backdrop for to the red carpet.

A rich and vibrant colour palette of purple orchids and pink bougainvillea were selected in a nod to the bold designs synonymous with Bvlgari jewels, beautifully complementing the traditional black tie dress code.

Fashion names included Jesinta Franklin, Oracle Fox’s Amanda Shadforth, models Cheyenne Tozzi and Montana Cox and Harper & Harley’s Sara Crampton were greeted with Ruinart champagne, a degustation of curated canapés and fresh peach Bellinis, making for an evening that was reminiscent of an Italian sunset.

Illustrator Aaron Favaloro captured the guest’s glamour by creating personalised drawings backdropped by iconic Roman landmarks including the Spanish Steps, the Colosseum and the Trevi Fountain.

Around the boutique, models could be seen dripping in magnificent high jewellery creations, captivating guests to background sounds spun by DJ Alice.

From the flagship boutique, luxury transfers took the guests across to the Tea Rooms at the Queen Victoria Building where dancers doubled as unexpected centerpieces, showcasing jewellery and accessories from the latest collections as they moved to the rhythm of Italo-disco.

By Melissa Hoyer


Men's leggings: why Kapow Meggings are taking over. To a degree!

As fashions are changing, men are becoming more comfortable with their style choices and embracing the athleisurewear trend.

That’s why guys everywhere are absolutely loving Kapow Meggings not only for their colorful, conversation-starting styles but also for their high-quality, high-performance construction making them perfect for any type of workout, party or event. And with Halloween just around the corner, Kapow, of course, have some styles that are perfect for a last minute costume.

Kapow Meggings feature an Originals Collection and Performance Range with 49 different styles that are made with a high-stretch, sweat-wicking technology, making them perfect for the gym, yoga, streetwear, parties and festivals.

It was actually at Burning Man Festival in the Nevada Dessert that the idea of Kapow was born. Australian brothers Jordan and Ben Barnett noticed thousands of men all wearing ill-fitted women’s leggings, so they created Kapow Meggings made especially for the male physique.

What started as an e-commerce hobby quickly turned into a booming global business. After launching in 2016, Kapow has roughly doubled sales every three months and have opened stores in the UK, US, Australia and Germany to keep up with demand.


JETS Mastectomy Collection x Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In conjunction with the McGrath Foundation, JETS Swimwear has created a Mastectomy range to ensure every woman feels confident and looks fabulous pre and post surgery. The Mastectomy range incorporates amazing designs in striking silhouettes with practical features.

Timeless high neck styles offer coverage around the neck and bust whilst feeling secure. Soft construction and scalloped elastic offer further support.

These styles will also incorporate internal pockets that allow for a prosthesis to be worn in the swimsuit.

Source: Jets Swimwear