Sass & Bide x Make-A-Wish - Supernova Necklace Release

Sass & Bide are thrilled to be celebrating over $550,000 raised for Make-A-Wish with their release of the 2018 limited-edition Supernova necklace. Marking their seventh year collaborating with the charity, all profits will again be donated with the aim of realising more children’s dreams than ever before.

The limited-edition Supernova necklace comprises of a hand-crafted chain supporting gold stars and dusted glass accoutrements and can be worn long and loose, as a choker or around the wrist.

Sass & Bide encourage their customers to wear the Supernova necklace and channel their own star power — with the wonderful vibes that come from knowing they’re helping to grant special wishes to children who need them most.

Available from Wednesday 28th November for $59 at all sass & bide boutiques, Myer concessions and online at sassandbide.com

Source: Sass & Bide


The Official Skincare & Haircare Partner Of The Australian Open 2019

GARNIER has announced their new partnership with TENNIS AUSTRALIA as the official skincare and haircare partner of AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2019 (AO). 

Returning to Melbourne Park for the first time since 2009, tennis fans will remember Garnier World taking over the grounds of the Australian Open, queuing for up to three hours in anticipation of a free hairstyle or facial service. 

Now, in 2019 Garnier will bring to life an immersive, nature’s playground-inspired experience at the truly exciting Grand Slam Oval. This time tennis fans – of all ages -are invited to celebrate a new brand identity, By Garnier, Naturally. 

Launching on Monday, January 14 2019, Garnier is preparing to welcome approximately 25,000 fans through their doors during the two-week tournament. 

Inside, guests will be treated to a sensorial overload of colours, smells and textures in a haven for social media lovers, before leaving with a coveted Garnier goodie bag, containing the brand’s latest must-haves. 

Tim Plant, Garnier Australia Marketing Manager, explains his excitement in sharing Garnier’s new brand identity and iconic products with tennis fans this summer, ensuring they take care of their skin and hair under the Australian sun.

“Like the Australian Open, the Garnier brand has changed in many ways over the past 10 years, and we want to show everyone from professional players, spectators and all ages in between that Garnier is the affordable, natural and accessible brand for all their skincare and haircare needs” Plant said.

Garnier strikes that perfect balance between nature, inspiration and scientific know-how. The new brand identity, By Garnier, Naturally, is a seamless extension of the brand’s ongoing commitment to natural and sustainable production processes for the next generation to come.

With a long and incredibly successful history as a partner of the iconic Grand Slam of the Asia-Pacific, Garnier is excited to bring to life By Garnier, Naturally and be back on court celebrating summer with some of the world’s best tennis players, and of course, our Australian skincare and haircare fans!

What more could you ask for – an exciting summer of Garnier and tennis? Match point!

Source: Garnier


Gucci announces newly renovated Chadstone store

Gucci has announced the re-opening of its newly renovated store in Chadstone Shopping Centre, Melbourne. The store boasts over 4,305 square feet to showcase the complete collection of men’s, women’s and children’s ready-to-wear, handbags, luggage, shoes, jewellery, watches and accessories.

With a look that invites customers to feel welcome and relaxed, the interior design is discreet. Soft elements like velvet walls offset harder surfaces and industrial elements. Contemporary luxury is suggested not only by the employment of the beautiful herringbone parquet and optical marble carpet, but also through a determinedly spare use of space.

In keeping with the elegant and contemporary eclecticism that characterizes Gucci’s new collections, the store sees the combination of traditional and modern, industrial and romantic. The concept complements the House’s product offering, including the highly anticipated Gucci Cruise 2019 collection, which will be one of the first available in the new space.

Contrasting merchandising elements represent different design codes, combining to create curiosity, inviting customers to feel like they are constantly discovering new aspects of the store. This journey is mirrored in the fact that travel is a central theme of the new store design, referencing the history of the House, specifically through the use of the aesthetic codes of luggage – and the trunk in particular – to create decorative elements.

The mood within the store is one of discretion, where understated drama is created by the surprising and unexpected combination of materials. Marble polychrome inlays produce decorative three-dimensional effects on the floors, overlaid by vintage oriental rugs that are layered over each other for a textured effect.

Juxtaposition of this sort, where opposites forge a new connection, is repeated throughout: technical, mechanical display units contrast with the softness of the rich fabrics that adorn the rooms; metal plates with a burnished geometric pattern sit alongside round tables offset by rectangular ones; varnished iron wall finishes complement the marble carpet and red or dusty rose pink velvets, used for upholstery of the walls and fixtures. The result is a space that entices, surprises and feels personal to Gucci.

Source: Gucci


Swarovski SS19 collection and official 2018 Aria Awards red carpet launch

Swarovski celebrated the launch of the Follow The Light SS19 Collection with an exclusive rooftop summer  party for VIPS, celebrities and media. In association with the partnership for the 2018 ARIA Awards, the event doubled as the Red Carpet Launch, adding an additional level of glam to ARIA week.

Swarovski continues its mission to make women look and feel brilliant with the launch of this collection and keeping the Sunshine theme at the heart of Swarovski’s bright new collection.

Consisting of four programmes the collection includes: Spring, Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day and Summer and takes inspiration from a journey across the Mediterranean, channels a vacation mood, as well as celebrates the radiance and sparkle seen throughout Swarovski’s rich 120-year history.

The event, themed around Follow The Light, came to life through the ultimate summer rooftop party at Paramount Recreation Club, Surry Hills.

Guests were transported to a unique urban destination featuring a custom Swarovski ping pong table, striking light installation, Swarovski popsicle stand and roller girls against the Sydney city landscape. Guests were also treated to a special performance by Australian DJ act Kayex (Tom Derickx and Palassi Kailis) throughout the evening.

Two bespoke cocktails and delicious canapes were served to guests. A third custom Swarovski cocktail was revealed as Anna Hua, PR & Communications Manager of Swarovski raised a toast to the new collection and thanked guests, with Kayex bringing the event to climax by playing summer hit “Chameleon”, a song by Pnau while Swarovski roller girls dispersed coloured ‘fog in a can’ across the venue for the ultimate photo moment. @Swarovski  #FollowTheLight

Guests included:

  • Tahnee Atkinson **
  • Sammy Robinson **
  • Alina Barlow, Scott Barlow
  • Tom Derickx and Palassi Kailis (Kayex)
  • Luke Sales and Anna Plunkett, Romance was Born
  • Alli Simpson**
  • Christian Wilkins
  • Alison Fleming, musician
  • Amy Pejkovic**
  • Charlotte Coquelin
  • Holly White, musician
  • Jade Tunchy
  • Kasey Rayton
  • KLP
  • Max May
  • Rae Rodriguez – model
  • Amy Maree Comber
  • Simon Hancock

** Dressed in Swarovski

Source: Swarovski


IMG announces winners of the Australian Fashion Laureate 2018

On the evening of 20 November at Sydney’s State Theatre, IMG revealed the winners of the 2018 Australian Fashion Laureate Awards, honouring individuals who have made significant contributions to the growth, development and global promotion of the Australian fashion industry.

Celebrating outstanding contribution across established categories – Lifetime Achievement, Womenswear, Menswear, Retail, Emerging Designer, Accessories – the Australian Fashion Laureate also revealed two new categories for 2018, Model of the Year and Outstanding Editorial.

Additionally, IMG introduced a new special recognition as an accompaniment to industry-voted awards: The International Impact Honouree. This honour celebrates an individual championing and representing Australian fashion and culture to audiences abroad. The 2018 Australian Fashion Laureate Award winners and special honouree included:

AUSTRALIAN FASHION LAUREATE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
EDWINA MCCANN

BEST AUSTRALIAN WOMENSWEAR
ROMANCE WAS BORN

BEST AUSTRALIAN MENSWEAR
SONG FOR THE MUTE

BEST AUSTRALIAN EMERGING DESIGNER
ALBUS LUMEN

BEST AUSTRALIAN RETAILER
ZIMMERMANN

BEST AUSTRALIAN ACCESSORIES DESIGNER
LUCY FOLK

MODEL OF THE YEAR
ADUT AKECH BIOR

OUTSTANDING EDITORIAL
GEORGES ANTONI

INTERNATIONAL IMPACT HONOUREE
RUSSELL JAMES

The Australian Fashion Laureate was established in 2008 by IMG, with the support of the New South Wales Government, to shine an international light on the exceptional talent and creativity within the Australian fashion industry. Australian Fashion Laureate Awards are nominated and voted on by a panel of more than 30 industry leaders, including designers, media, buyers, creatives, brand executives and communications professionals.

“The announcement of the 2018 Australian Fashion Laureate Awards signals the culmination of another strong year for the Australian fashion industry and provides an opportunity to reflect on and celebrate our collective achievements in the company of esteemed peers,” said Natalie Xenita, Executive Director of IMG Fashion Asia-Pacific. “The introduction of new award categories and a special honouree allows our industry to both acknowledge and promote the efforts and accomplishments of individuals who contribute to this industry’s success, both locally and on the international stage.”

“Last night’s 2018 Australian Fashion Laureate celebration was an incredible success. We’re proud to have gathered the industry’s best and brightest to celebrate not only their accomplishments to date, but innovation ahead,” said NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall. “After ten years of Australian Fashion Laureate celebrations, the NSW Government is delighted to see Sydney further established as an essential destination for the global fashion community.”

The Australian Fashion Laureate is an IMG initiative, supported through a strategic partnership with the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW, with additional support from Etihad Airways, DHL, Moet & Chandon, Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, Sanpellegrino and Jan Logan.

The digital home for The Australian Fashion Laureate is @FashionWeekAus across Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Follow along through our official hashtags: #AustralianFashionLaureate #ilovesydney

Source: The Australian Fashion Laureate