TUMI x Russell Westbrook

TUMI, the leading global travel and lifestyle brand, has announced the brand’s latest addition to its lifestyle offering with a dynamic limited-edition collection in collaboration with Oklahoma City Thunder Point Guard and 2017 NBA MVP, Russell Westbrook. Westbrook, known for his ferocity on the court, as well as his generosity to his community and bold fashion sense, designed the collection to captivate travelers and athletes alike.

Leading the way as the fashion innovator of the NBA, Russell Westbrook worked hand in hand designing the collection with the TUMI team, knowing exactly how he wanted to blend TUMI’s known functionality and technical innovation with his trendsetting fashionable flair.

Looking to TUMI’s existing collections (which Westbrook uses for personal travel) for inspiration, the two conceived a six-piece collection of the brand’s high-performance ballistic nylon in a tonal red camouflage featuring black leather accents throughout the assortment.

“I couldn’t be more excited to collaborate with TUMI, a brand that I have been a loyal user of for years”, says Russell Westbrook. “I’ve always enjoyed the process of transforming an idea through the design process, and the creative team at TUMI really executed my vision. I’m proud to share the functional and stylistic collection we’ve created together with people all over the world.”

The TUMI x Westbrook collection is made up of an International Carry-on, Double Expansion Travel Satchel, both the Morrison and Warren Backpacks, Jetsetter Tote, Hanging Travel Kit, and the Westbrook Dangler. Each piece within the collection features Westbrook’s personal mantra, “Why Not?” providing a reminder of empowerment and perseverance.

“I’ve very much enjoyed getting to know and work with Russell over the last year—he’s been an incredible supporter of TUMI long before this collaboration ever began, so it’s made the experience in working together that much more enjoyable because he truly understands the product,” says Victor Sanz, TUMI Creative Director. “Russell has been extremely hands-on every step of the way; the respect, professionalism and kindness that he’s showed towards our entire team has been unparalleled.”

The TUMI x Westbrook collection ranging in price from $370-$1,280 and will be sold at selected TUMI retail stores worldwide and TUMI.com.au. For more information please visit www.TUMI.com.au

Source: TUMI

Baz Luhrmann directs fashion campaign - Erdem X H&M

There is no doubt about Baz Luhrmann.
Baz has turned his creative hand to just about everything and his latest sees him hooking up with fashion retailer H&M and renowned designer label, Erdem.

The visionary film maker Baz Luhrmann has created a unique and spectacular cinematic short film exclusively for ERDEM x H&M. “The Secret Life of Flowers” is set in a grand country mansion with a full cast of actors and models. The film will also debut an exclusive new track by Years & Years, “Hypnotised”. Treating the short film like a full movie in itself, it has all of the passion, drama and vivacity that has made Baz one of the world’s greatest living film makers.

“I wanted the film to be like a whole movie. It’s a very modern love story, set in a country house that is full of its own secrets and it’s like a metaphor for our times – it’s harsh out there in the world, but in here, the things that really matter keep growing in an eternal spring,” says Baz Luhrmann.

Baz Luhrmann’s film for ERDEM x H&M is set in a mysterious country mansion where it is “always spring”. The house is like its own private world that is always filled with flowers, influenced by ERDEM’s celebrated floral prints. When young friends come to stay, a magnetic love triangle begins, in the film starring upcoming actors Tom Rhys Harries, Hero Fiennes Tiffin and Ruby Dagnall.

They are joined by acclaimed actress Harriet Walter, as well as super models Saskia de Brauw, Imaan Hammam, Grace Hartzel, Fernando Cabral, Neels Visser and Tony Ward. Throughout, Baz used pieces from the ERDEM x H&M collection to define the characters and propel the narrative, while the new track by Years & Years captures the mood of positivity, friendship and love.

Baz Luhrmann has created some of the best-loved films of our times. He has directed Moulin Rouge!, William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet, The Great Gatsby and Strictly Ballroom, and most recently created the TV show The Get Down.

The ERDEM x H&M collection will be available in selected H&M stores from November 2.


Source: H&M

Bras N Things launches VAMP starring Elyse Knowles

Bras N Things, Australia’s leading fashion lingerie retailer has announced the launch of Vamp – a new, exclusive collection designed in Australia.

Available exclusively in stores across Australia, New Zealand and South Africa and online globally, Vamp is the ultimate in luxury lingerie – featuring luxe textures, metallic lace, strong style lines and sparkle that makes a statement.

Designed to be daring, without compromising on comfort, Vamp has been created by women for women who want to feel confident and sexy.

The Vamp girl knows who she is and owns it.  In her own way the Vamp woman is confident, daring, and comfortable in her skin. She likes to explore all sides of her personality and embraces the freedom that comes with transforming from everyday casual to glam.

Elyse Knowles is the face of the Vamp campaign launch. As a contestant on TV’s The Block she has become a household name and truly embodies the spirit of the Vamp campaign.

Of the new Vamp range Elyse said: “This is such an amazing range, there are so many beautiful designs that I love and would wear every day. It’s comfy, which is what I’m all about, and when you wear it you feel good. Women should be able to wear something that makes us feel happy, feel good, feel confident in our own skin. Embrace yourself – curves, whatever you’ve got – because you are beautiful!”

From today Bras N Things customers, media and celebrities can get in on the fun to celebrate the launch across social media by sharing how they embody Vamp using the hashtag #iamvamp.

Bras N Things Designer Yasmine Shardlow said she created Vamp to combine the latest in fashion trends with a little luxury for every woman without compromising on comfort.

“When you wear Vamp you should feel like you can take on the world! This season in our amazing new Vamp collection you will be seeing some risqué new cup shapes, a lot of bling and even some gold lace. I loved to hear Elyse say she felt comfortable wearing Vamp.

Why should women have to sacrifice comfort for style? Vamp lets you have both! Whether it’s an everyday luxury, a statement piece worn to be seen or a fun night in – you’ll find the perfect piece in the Vamp range.”

This season, Vamp is all about decadence. Regal gold metallic lace meets diamantes, tassels and studded textures. Feminine lace combines with bold criss-cross strapping, or embrace your inner minx with leatherette fabric and gold hardware.

With a style to suit every mood and body shape, the range includes push up bras and push up demi bras, strapless bras, bodysuits, suspenders, brazilian, mini v and high waisted briefs. The range is also available up to an E cup in most styles.

To ensure a perfect fit and optimal comfort Vamp features an encasing so there is no chance of skin irritation. The range also features soft stretch satin fabrics, cotton lined or silky microfiber bra cups, and soft leatherette fabric. Who said support and comfort couldn’t be sexy!

Bras N Things Marketing Manager, Natalie Chalmers explains Vamp is all about a woman embracing what makes her feel fabulous in her skin.

“We all know there is something very empowering about wearing a beautiful, luxurious set of lingerie and that is what Vamp is all about. Bras N Things have 30 years’ experience as fit experts and creating fashion forward lingerie for women, and we used all of this knowledge to create this edgy but still very comfortable new Vamp range.

Whether they buy online or come in store for a free fitting, there is a Vamp piece to suit every woman. The Vamp woman is comfortable in her skin, confident and daring. You can still be the girl next door and feel like a sexy vixen in Vamp,” she said.

Source: Bras N Things

Jets Swimwear Summer 17 with Jessica Gomes

JETS Swimwear hosted an intimate breakfast to celebrate the launch of their Summer 17  collection, co-hosted by JETS ambassador Jessica Gomes.

Guests enjoyed a poolside alfresco Mediterranean breakfast in a private home in Sydney’s Darling Point. Key pieces from the Summer 17 collection were showcased throughout the morning with Jessica Gomes and models creating a relaxed scene reminiscent of the French Riviera in the golden days of the 1950s.

JETS Swimwear brought an air of the South of France sophistication to the latest Summer collection and for Jessica Gomes’ second campaign with the brand. Jessica made a sleek statement in this season’s must have styles, which take influence from the allure of the Cote d’Azur. The Summer 2017 collection launches October 2017 in JETS boutiques, David

The Summer 2017 collection launches October 2017 in JETS boutiques, DavidJones, and online.

Notable Guests included:
• Jessica Gomes, Jets ambassador (wearing JETS)
• Eric Morris, PAS Group CEO & Managing Director
• Matthew Blashki, JETS Swimwear Group General Manager
• Rebecca Mansergh, JETS Swimwear General Manager
• Kate Darvil, Fashion Editor, Vogue
• Emily Talyor, Editor, InStyle
• Kelly Hume, Fashion Director, GQ & Stellar
• Naomi Smith, Fashion Director, Harper’s Bazaar
• Billie Iveson, Fashion & Beauty Director, Russh
• Glynis Traill-Nash, Fashion Editor, The Australian

Source: JETS

Loquet London Christmas Gift Ideas - ok, ok, it's not that far away!

Loquet London is a British Luxury jewellery concept created by Sheherazade Goldsmith and Laura Bailey that Launched in June 2013.

The gold framed crystal ‘Loquet’ is designed to open and be personalised with collectable charms and birthstones. From a lucky horseshoe, a gold initial, a September sapphire or a diamond studded shooting star, each ‘Loquet’ is a unique and bespoke gift, a love letter coded in charms.

Sheherazade Goldsmith has taken a contemporary approach to the age old idea of a keepsake locket and created Loquet London in collaboration with her friend Laura Bailey.

A true labour of love, Sheherazade and Laura have developed Loquet London alongside a wealth of young creative talent and worked closely with established London jeweller Michael Ventura.

“Every ‘Loquet’ tells a story. Each charm represents an emotion, a special memory – What’s in your world? What’s in your heart?” says Sheherazade Goldsmith.

The bespoke brand is going from strength to strength and is now stocked at over 50 leading retailers across Europe, America, Asia and the Middle East as well as their own e-commerce site. The collection has evolved enormously and now includes Loquet rings, Loquet bracelets earrings.

Source: Loquet London