Thursday, July 29, 2010

Elsa Peretti Creates a Must-Have Accessory For Tiffany & Co

Internationally renowned designer Elsa Peretti has created a  must-have fashion accessory for Tiffany & Co: a ring that captures the movement of the sea with precious metals and generous-size cabochon gemstones of cool, elegant colors.

With this striking ring design, the designer acclaimed for the stylisation of natural forms, including the heart, bean, teardrop and starfish, adds another sensual shape to her celebrated collection. A three-dimensional orb, outsized and beautifully rounded like the sun and moon that dominate the summer sky, is hand carved in lush water colors such as green jade and brilliant turquoise, along with pristine rock crystal and new black jade.

Each polished gemstone rises from a setting of 18 karat gold or sterling silver sculpted like a wave of undulating curves. Stone and metal blend perfectly, with the smooth, tactile quality and clean, simple lines that define Elsa Peretti’s exclusive jewelry collections for Tiffany & Co.

Though dramatic in scale, the ring complements summer’s easy silhouettes and color scheme from vivid hues to sun-washed pastels.

Elsa Peretti cabochon gemstone rings are available at select Tiffany & Co. locations worldwide. Visit

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Valentino Experience Package 2010 at Emporium Hotel

Brisbane’s multi-award winning Emporium Hotel is embracing haute couture in 2010 with the announcement of the Valentino Experience Package, in tribute to the latest landmark exhibition secured by Brisbane's GoMAValentino, Retrospective - Past/Present/Future –a major retrospective exhibition of stunning haute couture garments from the celebrated House of Valentino.

GoMA will be the only venue in Australia to feature this internationally high-profile exhibition to celebrate this major coup, the Emporium Hotel has crafted this new accommodation package valid for the duration of the exhibition - 7th August to 14th November 2010. The city is expected to be visited by thousands of regional and interstate visitors for the exhibition, as well as locals flocking to see this extraordinary experience.

Valentino, Retrospective - Past/Present/Future accommodation package is priced from $349* per night and features accommodation in the exquisite King Suite, a bottle of French Champagne on arrival, Valet Parking and two adult tickets to the Valentino Exhibition at GoMA.

The couture experience doesn’t end with Valentino at GoMA .... located in the heart of Brisbane’s stylish Emporium precinct in Fortitude Valley – the ultimate haven for lovers of fashion – the Emporium showcases the very best in Australian and international designers and is only ten minutes away from GoMA. Many of Emporium’s 35 plus outlets, those such as Jean Brown, Tengdahl, Maryon’s, Camargue, Samantha Ogilvie and Lotus 76 – are groundbreaking fashion retailers carrying global brands on an exclusive basis.


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Deshabille: Dreamy Resortwear

After the huge success of last summers resortwear capsule, Deshabille have released a full collection of stylised and sexy resort wear in their Summer 2010 collection, to see you through those long awaited days in the summer sun. With an offering from two inspiring collections, Indian Summer & The French Quarter, Deshabille designer Roslyn Bellerby has created covetable, well-rounded resort wear that will be amongst the must-pack items in every womans summer getaway suitcase.

The collection features an array versatile pieces in dreamy light weight fabrics including 100% broderie and soft cotton modal mixes, with a mix of gorgeous prints that resemble the Taj Mahal at sunrise in the form of florals and dip dyed fabrics. The nautical prints that have been inspired by St Tropez are every bit French chic and conjure images of days at a rustic beach house on the French Riviera.

Oozing effortless style, the collection can take you from beach to bar, with a nice mix of maxi dresses, beach pants and dresses, camisoles, wrap skirts and lightweight sweaters in nautical prints for when the ocean breeze becomes chilly.

The Deshabille Resort wear collection is available from August 2010 in leading boutiques across Australia and available online at 

Monday, July 26, 2010

Nivea Sponsors Australia's Next Top Model Cycle 6

Nivea, the world’s number one skin and beauty care brand has been announced as a major sponsor of Australia’s Next Top Model Cycle Six (ANTM6). Last year’s ANTM5 winner Tahnee Atkinson will represent Nivea Visage as the face of the campaign.

The sponsorship will focus on getting to know the real girls including how well they look after their skin in preparation for casting calls and photo shoots. Viewers of the show will also be able to track the girls “model behaviour” progress via a leader board online, which will highlight girls who have performed well in their challenges and have been behaving in a positive way in the competition.

Nivea General Manager of Marketing, Julia Braun states, “We are thrilled to be associated with Australia’s Next Top Model Cycle Six. The show enables Nivea Visage to connect to its audience via a relevant and aspirational platform. Skin is a model’s most valuable asset. With constant re-application of make up and cleansing, a model’s skin is under a lot of stress. Nivea Visage products are gentle, caring, yet effective. Nivea Visage is a perfect fit to model’s skincare routine”.

The Nivea Visage sponsorship will extend to online content, in-show integration and trade activation throughout the 11-week Cycle on FOX8. Nivea has launched a microsite featuring weekly beauty tips from Tahnee Atkinson and webisodes.

Australia’s Next Top Model is a format of America’s Next Top Model, created by international supermodel Tyra Banks. The Cycle follows 16 contestants through a Cycle of model-type challenges where one girl will ultimately be crowned Australia’s Next Top Model. The show airs on Fox 8 from 20th July 2010, Tuesdays at 7:30.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Bringing Summer Back with St Tropz

If you are anything like us, you will be tiring of the pale skin that winter so kindly offers... it's certainly no summer glow is it? Are you, like the BD team, dreaming of somewhere hot and beach-like, while reality is little more rainy and desk bound? Answered yes and yes? Then the realisation we had on the weekend may help you. We realised that, a little like Dorothy, we ‘had it all along’… Summer that is. In the handy 120ml pump format of St.Tropez Self Tan Mousse. It’s summer in a bottle, and the perfect pick-me-up.

Three simple sets to skin that has a gorgeous summer glow – minus the summer:

• Start with St. Tropez Body Polisher ($33.95) is an exceptional body exfoliator formulated to help gently remove tired skin cells and deliver red carpet approved skin

• Then apply your 
St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse ($43.95 120ml ; $65.95 240ml) a super lightweight, easy-to-apply, velvety mousse that delivers an ultra-even, all-over tan. Infused with conditioning aloe vera for a long-lasting colour, St. Tropez Mousse dries in an instant for an easy to apply, naturally glamorous result.

• Maintain with 
St. Tropez Body Butter ($33.50) a richly indulgent balm, bursting with cocoa butter and natural oils that simply melt into your skin. Created for the driest, thirstiest skin, the thick cream provides immediate hydration.

Available at David Jones, Priceline and online at

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Get Glowing with Divina Argan Gold Primer

Get glowing with new Divina Argan Gold Primer with organic Argan Oil & 24K Gold to put radiance, luminosity and some bling back into dull winter skin!

New Argan Gold Primer from Divina Australia is a silky moisturising make-up primer formulated with real 24K gold flakes to reflect and illuminate the complexion, and is also infused with the power of Argan Oil, a natural anti-ageing treatment known as liquid gold in Morocco due to its superior source of antioxidants, essential fatty acids and Vitamin E. Infact, Argan Oil has more Vitamin E than olive oil, grapeseed oil and avocado combined!

Argan Gold Primer glides on smoothly to create a perfect second skin; visibly improving skin texture, smoothing out fine lines, minimising pores and creating a flawless canvas for long-lasting make-up application. Simply smooth a thin layer over clean, moisturised skin. Wear it under foundation or bronzer for a lustrous look and to increase the longevity and durability of your make up, or on its own for a subtle glow of radiance.
Top Tip: Take down to your décolletage area as this is also a fantastic anti-ageing treat.


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Bobbi Brown Shares her Pretty Powerful Message

We are a big fan of Bobbi Brown - not only are her products utterly divine, she also supports a range of charities and gives back to the community! Whether it's empowering a woman looking for employment or providing meals to a child struggling to survive, Bobbi Brown believes in using her resources, passion and energy to raise awareness and effect meaningful changes.

Recently Bobbi headed to the White House at the request of First Lady Michelle Obama to participate in the First Lady’s Leadership and Mentoring Program. Bobbi met with a specially selected group of girls from public high schools in Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland and spent the morning sharing her Pretty Powerful message. In addition to encouraging the girls to embrace their individuality and develop self-confidence, Bobbi also spoke about the importance of healthy eating. When you eat right, you not only feel your best, but you look your best too!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

BYS Nail Polish Nirvana - Over 200 Colours!

We all know how frustrating it can be when you have the perfect nail polish shade in mind, but can't find it anywhere! Well, we have great news for fussy fashionistas around Australia - BYS now have more than 200 colours of nail polish to choose from! 

The BYS range is known for being on the forefront of beauty trends, bringing you the latest and most daring shades. With more than 200 colours of nail polish to choose from, BYS is one of the most versatile and affordable cosmetics brands on the market. All BYS Nail Polish is made using a French Base and top-quality formula, is long wearing, chip-resistant and quick drying. With an offer of 200+ fun and fabulous shades you will never be out of options. 

Shown above are the new Muted Hues from BYS. These gorgeous muted hues embrace the new trends for spring and are the perfect polish. These stunning nude shades add a classic touch to any outfit. With undertones of pink, peach, chocolate and a beautiful soft pastel mauve, you will definitely be able to find a colour to match your outfit. Available in four shades: (pictured left to right) Enchanted, Lilac Love, Fairytale Florals and Spring Fling. 

Visit BYS

Monday, July 19, 2010

Fashion Trade with Country Road and Red Cross

Country Road and the Red Cross want to reward you for your social conscience and passion for fashion with Fashion Trade, a clothing donation program which aims to raise money for the community and reduce landfill by encouraging people to recycle their pre-loved Country Road clothing and accessories at Red Cross retail stores.

To get involved, simply donate any clothing and/or accessories, including at least one pre-loved Country Road item, to any participating Red Cross retail store and you’ll receive a $10 discount card to put towards your next purchase of $50 or more at Country Road*.

Olivia Cozzolino, General Manager Merchandise for Red Cross, explains it simply. "Good quality clothing and accessories are vital to the success of our stores which is why we are so delighted to partner with Country Road, a brand which embodies enduring style and exceptional quality."
Fashion Trade will help Red Cross receive an ongoing supply of high quality merchandise. The donated clothing and accessories will be sold at Red Cross retail stores to help raise vital funds to support its everyday work with vulnerable people.

Check out the Red Cross website for more info and a list of stores nationwide.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Australian Beauty Awards say Yes to Carrots & Cucumbers

Natural beauty brand Yes TO Carrots and Yes TO Cucumbers have won 2 awards at the 2010 Australian Beauty Awards. 

The country's biggest ever magazine media initiative saw 8 of Australia's leading magazine editors, beauty editors, journalists and industry experts process, test and judge this years submissions from over 2500 new release products from the categories of body, fragrance, hair, make-up and skin. 

Yes TO Carrots C Me Shine Lip GLoss won the Judges Choice - Face Award for Best Lip Gloss (overall), while Yes TO Cucumbers Complete Care Facial Hydrating Lotion won the Judges Choice - Skin Award for Best Facial Moisturiser (Sensitive Skin). 

"It's been a year of growth for the Yes TO Carrots range that expanded it's carrot patch into a fully fledged vegetable garden with the launch of Yes TO Tomatoes, Yes TO Cucumbers, and Yes TO Carrots Lip Gloss & Tints. To win one, let alone two, Australian Beauty Awards is an honour which directly reflects the quality and spirit that attracts so many followers to the Yes TO brand. We are thrilled to have received this wonderful endorsement by 18 of the industry's leading authorities" said Felicity Darcy, Brand Manager, Key Sun.

Visit Yes TO Carrots

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Lemon Detox Revamp!

Get excited about the amazing new revamp of Lemon Detox!

There are many skeptics out there about this amazing brand however millions of people around the globe can’t be wrong and Lemon Detox are here to prove them right! They’ve recently undergone a detox and makeover themselves and we’re excited that Lemon Detox is back and fresher than ever!

Through all the hype, it’s been hard to remember that detoxing is in fact a healthy, natural and beneficial process with many advantages for the body including improved immunity, clear skin, more energy and yes, weight loss!

With a brand-spanking new website, great competitions; a rocking (and rolling) promotional bus hitting the streets of Sydney giving away a myriad of healthy goodies you can stay updated on all the latest health news and products. 

Visit Lemon Detox for more information and for a free sample!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Sesame St Turns 40

This is set to be the biggest party that Sesame St has ever seen, trash cans will be rocking so all come a’ knocking! Sesame St is turning 40 this this year, and the cast haven’t seemed to age a bit!

To celebrate Jay Jays has developed an exclusive range of fashion tee’s sure to brighten up any grouchy day. Special prints include faux fur appliqué, and glitter, as well as a vintage cracked print!

Visit Jay Jays

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Chicks at the Flicks

Tickets are on sale now for Event Cinema's exclusive Chicks at the Flicks advance screening of Killers starring the yummy Ashton Kutcher and stunning Katherine Heigl.

Killers is the story of Spencer (Kutcher) who is just your average, undercover, government-hired super-assassin. When he meets Jen Kornfeldt (Heigl), he finds true love…and happily trades international intrigue for domestic bliss.
At the Chicks at the Flicks advance screening each guest receives a bonus gift bag containing premium items from Lindt, Moxie, ACP Magazines, Lorna Jane and even Rydges Hotels and Resorts - what better excuse to gather up the girls and get to the cinemas!

When: Wednesday 21st JulyTime: 6:45pm Tickets:
• Chicks At The Flicks regular cinema ticket - $20 including online booking fee and gift bag
• Chicks At The Flicks in Gold Class - $60 Includes – Online booking fee and gift bag; Glass of sparkling or Chicks At The Flicks cocktail served in cinema; Chocolate Cheesecake Dessert created by Lindt

To stay up to date with the latest Chicks at the Flicks offers become a fan at

Monday, July 5, 2010

Winter Skincare...

In the cooler winter air and indoor heating, it’s no wonder skin is left feeling a little dry and dehydrated. A well planned skincare routine can be the perfect solution. Keep your moisturiser handy in the bathroom, so you can moisturise all over as soon as you hope out of the shower - this is a great time to moisturise as your skin is nice and absorbent from the warmth of the shower. Then grab a heavy-dty mosituriser for problem areas such as elbows and knees, which can be particularly susceptible to dry skin conditions. 

For all over body mositurising we love...

Nivea Rich Nourishing Body Moisturiser, which contains a super-hydrating formula that enhances the skin’s natural protective layer, 24 hours a day. We love the way it leaves dry skin soft to the touch - must be the intensly rich and creamy Vitamin E and Almond Oil formula!

Daintree Body Butter with Vanilla and Mandarin is a gold class butter for the skin with added vanilla extract and mandarin reduction. This deluxe Body Butter gives an intense moisture treatment the skin will not forget. The combination of mineral packed essential oils, (derived solely from plants) carry a host of benefits – they may calm inflammation, fight infection, balance moisture levels and smell wonderful, all at the same time! 
For problem zones try....

• Trilogy Everything Balm will soothe, soften and condition skin anywhere on the face or body with our multi-tasking beauty tool. Combining antioxidant-rich Certified Organic Marula Oil and Certified Organic Rosehip Oil, both revered for their skin healing and preservative properties, as well as Jojoba, Olive, Avocado, Honey and Vitamin E to deeply nourish your skin. Softens dry elbows, knees, hands and feet; provides pure and natural skin care for baby and makes dry lips delicious again. The Everything Balm  is perfect for travel.

Daintree Cracked Skin Balm for Elbows Heels & Toes is a waxy protective healing formula designed for heels, toes, elbows, or wherever the skin is showing damage.  The Main active ingredient is Tropical Sugar Cane which has excellent exfoliating and re-moisturising properties, and is rich in minerals and vitamins (C and E) that help feed and protect the skin’s delicate mantle. It acts to hold moisture against the skin, which means it is effective for longer.

If your everyday all over moisturiser is not doing the trick, you may want to try a more intensive body oil...

Trilogy Aromatic Body Oil is an aromatic blend of pure plant oils that smoothes and softens even the driest skin. A lightweight 'dry' oil blend of seven of nature's most nutritious and nourishing pure plant oils, it is formulated to be super-fast absorbing and moisturising, this delicate aromatic oil conditions and protects long after application. Beware: this product is addictive!

Friday, July 2, 2010

End of an Era for Givenchy

Leni Andronicos for Tangent reports on the end of an era for Givenchy, as they announce plans restore the exclusivity of couture by no longer holding catwalk shows...

After 58 years on the couture runway, Givenchy has announced the end of an era. The label will no longer be showing its couture line on Parisian runways, instead presenting the collection by appointment only to exclusive clients and high-profile editors.

Ricardo Tisci has spent the past five years as creative director for the Givenchy Femme haute couture and ready-to-wear collections. He has announced plans to condense this season’s couture collection into ten looks, which will then be presented in an 18th century town house on the Place Vendome in Paris.

“I want to make couture even more special than it is, and not just another catwalk show,” Tisci told WWD. “People can really experience the couture moment – see it, touch it.”

The instillation is said to cost 35 percent more than a catwalk show and will be supported by a look book shoot by Vogue photographer Willy Vanderperre and special model appearances from Lara Stone and Mariacarla Boscono.

“After a crisis, a new era always starts,” the designer added. “It’s going to be a very good moment for creativity. For couture, it’s going to go back to being very exclusive.”

Givenchy’s latest couture collection will be debuted on July 6th in Paris and will possibly mark the beginning of a new era for couture.
To read the full article visit Tangent

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Free Give-Away - Fletcher & Grace Earrings

Fletcher & Grace and The Bride's Diary are giving you the chance to WIN a pair of gorgeous Antoinette Cushion Cut earrings, valued at $65 each.

The Bride's Diary team love to give our members free give-aways throughout the year. We are always excited when new products are launched and our members are 'in the know'! And like everything we do at The Bride's Diary, we only promote the highest quality products and services available. So enter today for your chance to win and don't forget to visit often to see what other fabulous products we are giving away.

Fletcher & Grace jewellery is inspired by vintage pieces from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. The collections are individual, bold and romantic and range from extravagant statement pieces to simple, yet elegant earrings, bracelets, necklaces and brooches.

These gorgeous cushion cut earrings are from the Antoinette Collection, a collection inspired by extravagant parties, palaces, crystal chandeliers, banquets, diamonds and jewels. Faceted gems and decorative patterns bring out the opulence of the occasion. Embellish luxurious fabrics with sparkly brooches, vintage earrings and crystal encrusted bracelets

Embellish your wedding day style with these fabulous earrings, and with three colours to choose from (dark smokey quartz, light smokey quartz and tea rose), you will be sure to sparkle on your special day.

To enter, simply tell us in 25 words or less how these gorgeous Antoinette Cushion Cut Earrings will help you sparkle. Please email your entry (including your name and mailing address) to with 'Competition – Fletcher & Grace' in the subject line, and be sure to indicate which colour you would like to win. Entries close 30th July 2010.