Thursday, September 30, 2010

Hot Hot Hot: Via Uno's Summer Collection

For Summer 10/11, Via Uno has created a super feminine collection inspired by tropical heat and the promise of Brazilian beaches. Earthy and neutral tones, including sand, beige, almond, camel, ice, and chestnut, meld with bright candy pinks, reds and greens and represent a break from the sobriety of winter.

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Friday, September 24, 2010

It's All About The Hat at ivy's The Den

Sydney milliners Jessica Beattie and Peggy Stone will be showcasing their works at a one off event which will be held at ivy’s The Den next Tuesday 28 September just in time for the spring racing season.

The pair will showcase their new spring range at ‘It’s All About the Hat’ – a specially created workshop where the two will also call on their headwear knowledge to give the best advice on styles, shapes and sizes for this racing season.

Jessica and Peggy look at the shape of the face, colouring and hairstyle to determine the best look to help be the most glamorous on the field. The event will also see a special 10 per cent discount on a selection of their wonderful headwear creations, each ranging from $60 to $300.

Jessica brings her vivacious personality and a love of colour to her creations, with one former client going on to win the coveted Melbourne Cup Carnival’s ‘Fashions on the Field’. Peggy has been making ready-to-wear millinery for 12 years and has previously worked in London for the Queen’s milliner, Frederick Fox.

Guests at can enjoy a $20 cocktail and food offer which includes two cocktails from The Den’s Tuesday cocktail list and a tasting plate from Sailors Thai ivy. Guests can alternatively sip the night away in style, with $8 cocktails also on offer.

When:              6pm, Tuesday, 28th September
Where:             The Den, ivy, 320 George Street, Sydney
Entry:               Free of charge. $20 offer includes two cocktails and a tasting plate from Sailors Thai ivy
Bookings:        Essential on 0408 484 112

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Introducing Kim Kardashian: The Debut Fragrance

TV star, entrepreneur, model, actress and trendsetter - we have to be talking about Kim Kardashian. Now the pop culture icon adds another accomplishment to her portfolio: a trademark fragrance.

Named after the captivating beauty and magnetic personality who inspired the fragrance, Kim Kardashian reflects the sensuality, femininity and appeal of one of the most idolised women in the world.

Feminine, alluring and irresistible, Kim Kardashian gives fans instant access to Kim’s glamourous lifestyle.

Kim’s introductory scent is a gorgeous fusion of classicism, modernity and sensuality; she infuses it with her sense of style and love of beauty, which translates to women of all ages.

Created by master perfumer Claude Dir, in close collaboration with Kim, comes a sumptuous floral fragrance that evokes Kim’s trademark sultry style.

With crisp top notes, lush, floral mid notes and a sexy base, the fragrance captures the many facets of Kim’s personality. Gorgeous voluptuous florals reflect her captivating nature, while jasmine, tuberose and gardenia evoke her femininity. Tonka bean, jacaranda wood and sandalwood add a warm, sensual base, representing Kim’s softer side.

“Creating my fragrance was such a fulfilling process,” says Kim, “I learnt so much about what it takes to develop a scent, and the end result is the perfect extension of my own personal style,” she adds.

Echoing Kim’s own trademark combination of classic beauty and modern styling, Kim Kardashian is contained in a translucent black bottle with a pink pearl overspray. Designed by Scott Oshry and Sean Brosmith of Maesa Design, the bottle is emblazoned with a pink aluminum “KK” logo, which is also engraved in the bottle’s black cap. 

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Innoxa Couleurs D’été Summer Matte Collection

Innoxa, the heritage brand that has provided simple, classic and beautiful makeup since 1920 is launching a beautiful new summer collection of Matte Lipsticks that will put all other bright lippies firmly in the shade! 

Inspired by Innoxa’s classically beautiful, yet intrinsically glamorous French heritage and its 90 year anniversary this year, new Innoxa Couleurs D’été Summer Matte Collection is a range of amazing matte, bright shades that are straight off the catwalk, super long-lasting and incredible value at just $14.95.

Infused with Jojoba oil for moisturisation, these long wearing lip colours (seriously, they last all day) in gorgeous summer hues are the perfect addition to any summer outfit and guaranteed to be admired by everyone.

Straight from the catwalk, matte is set to be on everyone’s lips this summer. This season it’s all about creamy, fuller-looking and totally matte lips. Innoxa Matte Lipsticks are really easy to apply and have stupendous staying power, unlike any gloss.

From bright bold pinks alongside earthy shades such as Chocolate, Gold and Peaches & Cream, NEW Innoxa Couleurs D’été Summer Matte Collection has 12 shades, so there’s a colour to suit every skin tone, outfit and accessory!

For gorgeous olive or tanned complexions, rich and earthy hues like Chocolate and Gold are very complementary, as are the stand out orange-based shades such as Coral and Tangerine. 

For pinky tones and fairer skin, shades like Fuchsia and Strawberry enhance delicate features. Lighter shades such as Sugar Frosted, Nude and Peaches & Cream are also wonderful for mixing with deeper colours, to create the ideal shade.

NEW Innoxa Couleurs D’Eté Summer Matte Collection is Dermatologically Approved and suitable for those with sensitive skin.

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Race into Sublime Jewels for the Perfect Spring Race Accessories

Springtime is racing time and Sublime Jewels in South Yarra, Melbourne has a range of stylish racing accessories that will take any outfit from stunning to sensational!

If you’re heading to the races,
Sublime Jewels has just the thing…..the Birdcage ring and matching pendant are the perfect accessories to highlight any racing outfit.  Made from 18 carat gold with fine, cage-like detail, the striking ring can ‘hold’ the jewel of your choice. Sold as a stand-alone piece or as part of a set, you can change jewel colours to match your outfit.  This ring is totally versatile and fashion forward.  If you can’t decide, let us help you choose as the Birdcage ring is perfect with a South Sea pearl; its rich, creamy lustre creates an individual and quality statement piece.  The matching Birdcage pendant mirrors the design and detail of the ring, housing a glorious South Sea pearl, completing the stylish set.

Sublime Jewels is situated in Melbourne’s shopping heartland, on Toorak Road, South Yarra.  Jewellery designer Carolyn Same designs and crafts her very individual pieces in her airy, light studio as well as stocking a range of accessories, from designers all over the world, to suit any look and style and complete your racing wardrobe.
Sublime Jewels
offers the discerning woman jewellery that wears like a piece of art and is a reflection of who she is.  Visit Sublime Jewels at 132 Toorak Rd, South Yarra or to see more of Carolyn’s work, visit <>  or call 03 9820 1233 to make an appointment to find the perfect accessory for your perfect outfit.

Friday, September 17, 2010

2010 Perth Fashion Festival Wraps with Coveted Industry Awards

Kristen Shadbolt

Perth Fashion Festival (PFF) ended last night with the prestigious Mercedes-Benz WA Fashion Awards held at Burswood Entertainment Complex.

Mariella Harvey-Hanrahan

Celebrating the best in WA fashion and the close of the biggest PFF yet, Perth's fashion faithfuls were dressed in their designer best mixing with the WA fashion industry's most notable designers, models and
up-and-comers, cementing the WA Fashion Awards as the hottest ticket in town.

The red carpet event saw the industry's elite - established and emerging designers, stylists and models - compete for 13 highly-coveted fashion awards - five industry awards, three model awards and five student award categories.
Teagan Sewell

Hosted by Basil Zempilas and Emmy Kubainski, the event opened with a performance by three-piece cabaret ensemble The Ruby Roses. The evening included seven live fashion shows, a performance by indie-electro-pop duo Tim and Jean (composers of Come Around the unofficial theme song of PFF 2010) and a live auction hosted by Tiny Holly.
Alister Yiap

PFF Director Mariella Harvey-Hanrahan said the sell-out gala event was a great success, with some of WA's most talented designers, models and creatives taking out the prestigious titles.

"The WA Fashion Awards are the pinnacle of Perth Fashion Festival and a night to celebrate the Western Australian fashion industry as a whole. They acknowledge not just our designers but also our extremely talented pool of models, photographers, boutiques, stylists, students and
creatives," said Mariella.

Sarah Pauley

"The strength of the WA Fashion Awards is that all winners are nominated and voted for by their peers - members of the WA fashion industry."

"This year's winners are among the finest talent in the country and I am thrilled to call them our own," said Mariella.

Via a pre-recorded message, PFF International Ambassador Russell James announced the winner of the big award of the evening - The Most Outstanding Collection for 2010 - Ae'lkemi designer Alvin Fernandez.

Industry category winners included: Of Cabbages & Kings for the 2010 Designer for Tomorrow category; the Fine Details award for accessories went to Alister Yiap; Dilettante received the Best Dressed Boutique award and The Creative Edge award went to stylist Teagan Sewell.

Model category winners included 2010 Perth Fashion Festival Face Sarah Pauley in the Runway Model of the Year category; Photographic Model of the Year was awarded to Fabienne Vanderhaeghen; and Dempsey from Vivien's took out the Hot New Talent award.
Student winners

Student award winners included Kasia Kolikow for Ready-to-Wear Women's, Jeromy Lim for Ready-to-Wear Men's, Alissia Gomez for Eco-Design, Ingrid Sing for Contemporary Eveningwear and Celene Bridge for Costume Couture.

The overall top three performing student designers and winners of The Carton Award were also announced last night. The Carton is a fully-equipped "fashion incubator" studio space in which the selected top three WA fashion graduates will take up residence for six months to produce their own collections. The winning students were Alissia Gomez, Jeromy Lim and Celene Bridge.

All category winners received a stunning Kailis Inspiration Trophy.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Aveda creates a Modern Look for New York Fashion Week

Aveda lead stylist Antoinette Beenders created a strong, modern braided chignon using Aveda Smooth Infusion™ Style-Prep Smoother, Aveda Air Control™ Hair Spray, and Aveda Control Force™ Firm Hold Hair Spray at the Sophie Théallet Spring/Summer 2011 Fashion Week presentation in New York.

“The Sophie Théallet hair look for this season is strong and chic—with a polished, sensual sensibility to reflect the soft linen fabric in this season’s collection. Inspired by strong, confident women, the sides of the hair are clean and smoothed back. A twisted braid adds height and drama.”

How To Get The Look:

1. Prep damp hair with Aveda Smooth Infusion™ Style-Prep Smoother™ for smoothness. Use a fine-tooth comb to create a clean center part and then blow dry straight using a Mason Pearson brush.

2. Brush hair back tightly and secure into a high ponytail below the crown—at the back of the head—using an elastic. Spray with Aveda Air Control™ Hair Spray for shine and light hold.

3. Braid the ponytail. Gently massage braid with fingers for texture and spray with Aveda Control Force™ Firm Hold Hair Spray for maximum hold.

4. Attach a black taffeta headband around the base of the braid, at the crown of the head, and secure with hairpins.

5. Fold the braid in half and loop upward to create a vertical, braided chignon. Secure against the head with hairpins. Set the look with Aveda Control Force™ Firm Hold Hair Spray.

• Aveda Smooth Infusion Style-Prep Smoother
• Aveda Air Control™ Hair Spray
• Aveda Control Force™ Firm Hold Hair Spray 

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Napoleon Perdis storms New York Fashion Week

He conquered Rosemount Australian Fashion Week in May and today he’s taking Manhattan. Ably assisted by his team of Australian creative artists, Napoleon Perdis is directing the makeup for six shows at the prestigious New York Fashion Week. The schedule consists of:

• Kaelen (11.30am, Saturday 11th September) Shown Above.
• Venexiana (9pm, Saturday 11th September)
• Elise Overland (2pm, Sunday 12th September)
• Walter (6.30pm, Sunday 12th September)
• W. Tempest (8.30am, Monday 13th September)
• LaQuan (1pm, Wednesday 15th September)

Each designer has entrusted Napoleon Perdi to execute a gorgeous runway look, which will be scrutinised by the leading media outlets, editors and retailers from around the world who gather in New York each season for the biannual shows. Perdis is supported by seven of his International Creative Artists, including Kate Squires, who have travelled to New York from Australia for the occasion. It’s been a busy two months for the local makeup team, having created runway glamour at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane, Rosemount Sydney Fashion Festival and Melbourne Spring Fashion Week before jetting off to the fashion capital of New York.

“For me the New York shows are about collaborating with a mix of veteran and up-and-coming designers and we are thrilled to be involved with all six of these fashion lines,” says Perdis, who made his debut at New York Fashion Week last season with four shows. “They align our brand with the cream of US fashion and underscore our core message of runway to reality. And, of course, they allow for some creative, fashion-fuelled makeup explorations, too. I couldn’t have asked for a better way to kick off our 15th anniversary celebrations this month.” 

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Estee Lauder Introduces Your Beauty. Your Style. Your Profile.

If you are on a social networking site like Facebook, MySpace or RSVP your profile photo can be seen by millions of people every day – wouldn’t you like to put your best face forward? Instead of posting that snapshot from last year’s holiday, let Estée Lauder help you with
Your Beauty. Your Style. Your Profile.

Estée Lauder’s
Your Beauty. Your Style. Your Profile. event can help with simple makeup looks that make you look just right for just the right site. Then a professional will take your photo and e-mail it to you so you can immediately upload it to your social network profile, mobile or smart phone – it’s that easy!

With the increasing popularity of sites such as Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn, women around the world are in constant need of photos that show them in their best light. Not only will you leave with your best look and a pic to prove it, Estée Lauder’s makeup artists will show you the simple techniques to recreate the look yourself at home.

“We’re excited to bring such an innovative service to our customers. We wanted to be sure that our customer is always looking her best – in person and online,” says Alice Hocking, Communications Manager for Estée Lauder Australia.

This customised makeup service and photograph is available at David Jones Sydney city counter on Thursday September 9th from 5pm-9pm in celebration of Vogue’s Fashion Night Out.

To participate a $100 purchase is necessary on the night and makeovers are by appointment only. Please call (02) 9266 5752 or 9266 5172 to reserve your place today.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

St Tropez 3D Tan

This summer tanning is even sexier and more defined! The St. Tropez 3D tan ensures your body looks sexy, streamlined and contoured – and can be done at home! The St. Tropez 3D tan was originally used at London Fashion Week S/S 2010 for the Louise Goldin show. These simple tips and tricks from St. Tropez’s Mel Sdao will have your body looking HOT all summer long.

3D Tanning HOW TO with Mel Sdao:

• You start working on your 3D tan after applying your normal tanning product (St. Tropez Self-Tan Mousse or St.Tropez Wash-Off Lotion) and it has developed.
• Apply St. Tropez Wash Off Shimmer Stick to the area/s that you want to accentuate eg. cheekbones, jaw line, décolletage, arms, abs or legs. This will give that area the appearance of a more defined look.
• Start off lightly and then gradually build up colour. Be careful not to use too much.

Accentuate your best features with St. Tropez:

• Legs: For the illusion of longer healthy legs, apply the Wash Off Shimmer Stick to the front of the shins only, apply this product down the shins and let it work its magic.
• Muscles: For more defined look of muscle tone, apply product to the outskirts of the muscle on each side. Don’t colour the whole muscle in - you just want to accentuate its natural formation.
• Décolletage: Highlight by applying a little St Tropez Bronzing Powder to the clavicle bones. Enhance your cleavage by dusting a little bronzer in between your breasts and even a little on top of your bra line.

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Monday, September 6, 2010

Paul Frank's Sophisticated Summer Looks

Neutrals, khaki, slouchy shapes and crisp whites feature heavily for
Paul Frank this Summer.

Think luxe silks, soft jerseys and cool cotton in all the wardrobe essentials for pulling together your hottest look yet.

Get your hands on: A trans-seasonal lightweight khaki jacket, slouchy boyfriend-style shorts (available in khaki or black), a bright silk kaftan, a cool printed tee, a classic long shirt (to be worn buttoned as a dress, or unbuttoned to layer – available in black or white) and a cropped top with an edgy hood (available in white or khaki).

Paul Frank

Friday, September 3, 2010

Trilogy Supports the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation

We share 97% of our DNA with Orangutans, but they are rapidly heading towards extinction due to habitat destruction.

Trilogy’s ongoing campaign to help endangered Orangutans in South East Asia was launched last year and has received enormous public support.

In 2009 Trilogy raised $20,000* for the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation, the world’s largest organgutan rescue sanctuary, through sales of limited edition boxes of Certified Organic Rosehip Oil.

This September Trilogy will again be donating $1.00* from the sale of each specially marked box of Certified Organic Rosehip Oil to the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation. This campaign will run throughout Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Increased demand for paper products and palm oil has lead to the deforestation of rainforests in South East Asia. Due to the loss of their natural habitat, the survival of Orangutans is under threat. The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation actively rescues and rehabilitates wild orangutans from oil plantations and releases them into wild, protected rainforest habitats.

Trilogy produces effective, quality natural skin and hair care products which are ethically and environmentally responsible. Trilogy supports ethical trade practices, is against animal testing and has recyclable packaging.

This cause means a great deal to Trilogy and we appreciate your support.

* New Zealand currency

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Get the Salt look with Jane Iredale

Paula Kelly, head make-up artist for the movie SALT, used Jane Iredale products to create a flawless, movie-star finish. See the step-by-step below to create the same looks from the movie.
What you need:

Lip Pencils 
Eye Pencils 
Dual Highlighter (Eye Highlighter Pencil)
PureGloss for Lips
How to get the look:

Complexion – Create a smooth, flawless canvas by applying Absence to the skin. Next, apply PurePressed Base with the Handi Brush to even the skin tone and provide coverage. Spritz with D20 Hydration Spray to set and smooth.

Cheeks – Lightly dust on PurePressed Blush in Barely Rose with the Fan Brush in soft, sweeping strokes to the apples of the cheeks.

Eyes – Apply Canvas Lid Primer to the entire eyelid using the Camouflage Brush. Next apply Bone PurePressed Eye Shadow to the entire eyelid using the Large Shader Brush. 

Line the top lash line with Black Plus Cream To Powder Eye Liner using the Angle/Brow Brush. Start thin and close to the lashes on the inner eye and make the line gradually thicker as you reach the outer corners.

Line the inner rim of the lower lash line with Basic Black Pencil. Prime lashes with PureLash Extender & Conditioner for added volume. Finish with Longest Lash Mascara in Black Ice.

Lips – Line the lips with Spice Lip Pencil. Next add Soft Peach PureGloss for Lips on top.