Monday, January 31, 2011

Vivienne Westwood's Naughty Alice

Naughty Alice is a sensual and audacious new fragrance inspired by Vivienne Westwood’s playful and highly creative imaginary universe. Sexy, musky yet comforting, Naughty Alice enlivens the senses and is the perfect example of modern femininity. The fragrance transports you to a sensual dream world where everything is possible and your adventurous curiosity can be unleashed. This chic feminine and provocative new floriental perfume leaves you with a naughty twinkle in the eye.

Naughty Alice is a determined, vivacious and pioneering young heroine who lives in a magical universe. She is mischievous, independent by nature and dares to be different. Like the fragrance, she is whimsical and playful while being sexy.

At the very heart of Naughty Alice’s perfume is a luminous floriental which dazzles the senses. The modern powdery elegance of black rose and carnal violet is sublimated by the warm sensuality of the ylang-ylang. Perfumer Bruno Jovanovic (IFF) describes its creation as “a blend of naughty femininity in a magical universe.”

The bottle delicately reminds you of the unique quality and heritage of the Vivienne Westwood fragrance house, with its ultra feminine curves. The flacon is made of high quality heavy glass and has a voluptuous sensual shape, echoing that of a magical potion, enticing you to grab and hold it. The beautiful charm, adorning the neck of the flacon, a bracelet in Eau du Nil Blue enamel with gold details, makes the bottle bothprecious and adorable.

Maly Siri drew the Naughty Alice illustration for the advertising reflecting Westwood’s edgy twist bringing a touch of fantasy. All dressed up in Westwood, Naughty Alice poses teasingly next to the flacon.

Vivienne Westwood Naughty Alice is available from 6 February 2011 from MYER and David Jones stores nationally and rolling out to pharmacies and perfumeries in April 2011. For stockists please call 1800 812 663.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Alex Perry for Diva… Round 2!



Alex Perry has again teamed up with Diva to create another collection with the accessories label this summer. Featuring ultra glamorous statement pieces that are synonymous with the Alex Perry brand, most pieces will retail for under the $20 mark, making the new collection a great way to add a piece of Alex Perry to your style without breaking the budget!

Here's a sneak peak…







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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Kim Kardashian Dazzles in Vera Wang



Kim Kardashian was absolutely radiant in a stunning rust-coloured creation by Vera Wang at the Critics' Choice Awards. The gorgeous gown featured a crepe back satin bias sheath gown with a v-neck and pleated chiffon and French tulle flanges. The perfect hue for Kim's flawless skin and hugging Kim's famous curves in all the right places, Vera Wang's dress was an absolute knockout on Kim!

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Festival Chic from Lovisa



Lovisa introduces a range of unique pieces inspired by bohemian folk music and exotic tribal influences. Whether you’re a boho queen like Nicole Richie, or tribal warrior princess like Erin Wasson... Lovisa has the perfect piece for you! From Big Day Out in Australia to Coachella in the U.S.... This range was made for shaking it in style at summer festivals!

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Kylie Hawkes



We just love this gorgeous blazer by Australian designer Kylie Hawkes. The unique paneling on the shoulders sets this blazer apart and the combination of flesh tones and oyster hues ensures you will be decked out in this season's hottest colours!

About Kylie Hawkes
Defined by a sense of subtle glamour with a refined edge and cut to complement rather than complicate a woman’s body and lifestyle, the Kylie Hawkes label epitomises the high-casual look that has come to define Australian style.

An obsession with sumptuous fabrics and an imaginative eye for detail coupled with precision cutting creates a clean, modern aesthetic that radiates relaxed confidence. Consistently working to maintain the highest quality of materials and manufacture, Hawkes’ focus on ingenuity and reliable fit has quickly created a loyal customer base.

Constantly inspired by the world around her, Hawkes approaches her work with a curiosity and inquisitiveness that results in collections which are unique to her, yet draw from the global zeitgeist. Defying outmoded definitions of her customer, Hawkes’ women can be of any age and is easily recognised by her attitude and lifestyle. Cool and confident, she is aware of fashion but unlikely to be a governed by it; rather she builds her look around her personality.

Beginning her eponymous label in 2006 after winning a grant with her graduating collection, Hawkes’ beautifully-fabricated womens wear began as a sell-out destination at Sydney’s most fashionable markets and is now available Australia wide as well as in the UK.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Top 5 fashion trends for 2011 from Westfield



2011 looks to usher in some eye-catching new trends that we saw glimpses of in 2010. From the sexy seventies and the return of the wide-leg bell-bottom to underwear that is really outerwear; here are Westfield's predictions for the biggest fashion trends for the new year.

1. Loungerie - Inner as outerwear

The decadence of the 1980's was the last time fashion saw lingerie being worn as outer-wear with Madonna leading the way in the ‘big reveal' of exposed underwear. The 2011 twist on this will see a luxe chic combination of lingerie, swimwear and lounge apparel combine to form a ‘loungerie' fashion trend for 2011.
Think minimal fluid fabrics in neutral tones, sheers and whisper-thin fabrics exposing peeks of lingerie, underneath loose-fitting jumpsuits, long skirts, column dresses and wide-leg trousers.

2. Sophisticated seventies

Forget the Boho, flower child look of the seventies and get some vintage-glamour into your wardrobe for 2011. The 1970s gave us such sexy, striking and stylish fashion trends that seventies threads just keep reappearing year after year. Seventies glamour is that smouldering, sequinned, smokey look of the era and can be adopted day or night into your wardrobe.
By day, work the wide-legged trouser, floaty jumpsuit, super-high platform or wide-brimmed hat for a bold statement. When the night?falls, think long, slinky, sexy, glistening gowns that give a sense of movement - look for?high-riding splits or low hanging backs in luxe and shimmering fabrics like satin or Lurex.

3. Leather and lace

They may be poles apart in texture, but leather and lace are opposites that certainly attract in 2011. Both featured on 2010 catwalks and are back next season with a fabulous vengeance.
? Opt for the wider, antique-styles of lace that exude a vintage-feel rather than the finer, sexier weaves. Make a statement with lace rather than adding a girlie edge or try leaving out the slip and going for the sheer look that will carry on from last season.

Leather always has its place every season, but the biker look rocked in 2010 with biker pants, boots and jackets making a strong appearance. Teaming softer finishes like lace and floral prints with the toughness of leather looks to make resurgence again in 2011.

4. Bell-bottoms are back - the new trouser

Don't panic, skinny jeans are still in, and always will be. But the wide-leg, flared trouser is experiencing yet another revival as an on-trend alternative to the staple skinny. The Nu-vogue of bell-bottoms, do however, come with some rules. Firstly, the hem should be wide, at least as wide as your foot and on the longer side skimming the top of your toes.

Most importantly however, is that the 2011 take on the trend is a looser-fitting, cut generously at the knee rather than the thigh and knee-skimming cuts of a few years ago. Keeping the leg and hem wide means that a fitted high to the waist style will be more flattering and gives the fully fledged 1970s vibe.

5. Colour splash

In keeping with the vibrant, cheerful, swinging 70s theme, bold colours and all shades of tan, camel and neutrals will make a huge splash in 2011.
Think boxy shifts in pillar-box red, canary yellow, cobalt blue and a dash of burnt orange. Make a statement with colour or thread it through your neutral palettes with loud and proud accessories.

Block colour is mixed with printed patterns galore with digital prints, geometric shapes and animal prints making an appearance and keep your eyes out for more original looks like the Chinese porcelain print and other Asiatic finishes. Cool whites are hot this year from summer through winter and hit anywhere on the neutral palette from cappuccino browns to tans and camel or the coolness of silvery metallics and gun-metal greys.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Betty Draper Couture Collection



She’s a lady, prim and proper. She’s all about perfection. She oozes glamour... and charm, of course. Inspired by Mad Men, kick started by Louis Vuitton, Prada and Oscar De La Renta... Lovisa introduces the new, brilliantly priced, ladylike fashion jewellery and hair accessories range. All priced under $50, drape yourself in these baubles and dream of a time when it was acceptable to sip martinis before noon....

Betty Draper Couture Collection is the first range from Lovisa’s 2011 debut collection - Modern Glamour. 


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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Golden Globes Fashion

The award season is the time for Hollywood's stars to glam up and walk the red carpet in their gorgeous gowns. From one shouldered to fish tails and short hems to flowing full skirts, the Golden Globes this year saw a variety of styles, colours and fabrics. One thing is for sure though, the gowns were truly beautiful and provide a great deal of wedding style inspiration. While we may not all be able to afford January Jones' vibrant red Versace gown for our bridesmaids, or Angelina Jolie's stunning emerald green creation, you can look to red carpet events such as the Golden Globes for wedding fashion inspiration.


Leighton Meester in Burberry Prorsum
 Mila Kunis in Vera Wang

Julianne Moore in Lanvin
 Anne Hathaway in Giorgio Armani
Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace

Christina Hendricks in Romona Kevez

 Claire Danes in Calvin Klein 

 Eva Longoria in Zac Posen

 January Jones in Versace

 Leah Michele in Oscar de la Renta

 Natalie Portman in Viktor & Rolf

 Nicole Kidman in Prada 

 Sandra Bullock in Jenny Packham

Heidi Klum in Marc Jacobs

Images: Harper's Bazaar

Monday, January 17, 2011

It's All About the Curl…


Awaken eyes instantly with Estée Lauder’s new Double Wear Zero-Smudge Curling Mascara. The latest addition to the Double Wear line of high-performing, long-wearing products for face, eyes and lips; this innovative, new mascara was specifically designed to compliment a woman’s eye shape and lash line to provide an immediate “awakening” effect to eyes.

Combining an advanced formula and unique brush design, Double Wear Zero-Smudge Curling Mascara curls, lifts and defines lashes from root to tip for a beautiful, glossy, eye-opening look that won’t smudge, budge, flake or smear and lasts all day!

Advanced Formula
Double Wear Zero-Smudge Curling Mascara’s innovative formula maintains its curled effect for up to 15 hours, resisting heat, humidity and sweat during use. Thanks to the formula’s unique “double-lifting effect”, lashes instantly “wake up” with a defining lift and maintain their lifted appearance for up to 15 hours.

A complex of multiple polymers help to create both the immediate and lasting lifting effect of this innovative mascara. A fast former polymer immediately forms a strong, uniform film over lashes and delivers the instant lifting and curling effect, while a lasting former copolymer complex then works to increase the film’s strength over time, so that the curling and lifting effect is secured and maintained throughout the day.

In addition, this long lasting former copolymer complex has volumising properties that, when combined with smoothing powders, help thicken each lash, create a visually defined look and help enable a smooth glide through the lashes with no clumping. Lastly, panthenol works to condition lashes so lashes maintain a healthy and resilient glossy appearance.

Unique Brush Design
Double Wear Zero-Smudge Curling Mascara’s unique, curved, non-tapered brush was specially designed to comfortably fit the contours and curve of a woman’s eye shape and lash line. Easily reaching from the root to the tip of the lash, the curve of the brush maximises the formula’s eye-opening curling and lifting effects, while delivering exceptional definition and separation to lashes. The brush’s unique design also makes it possible to deposit ample formula to each lash effortlessly and uniformly without any clumping.

Double Wear Zero-Smudge Curling Mascara is available in black. Ophthalmologist tested, fragrance free, safe for contact wearers, Double Wear Zero-Smudge Curling Mascara removes easily with warm water or Estée Lauder’s Take it Away Total Makeup Remover or LongWear Makeup Remover Towelettes.
 
Availability: NEW Double Wear Zero-Smudge Curling Mascara will be available at all Estée Lauder counters nationwide and online at www.esteelauder.com.au from January 30, 2011.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Marc Jacobs + Polka Dots = Divine!



For an oh-so-cute summer party dress, we just love this gorgeous creation by Marc Jacobs. The latte hues, the scalloped hem and the polka dots… it's just divine! In fact, so divine that it has sold out on Net-a-Porter, but you can add it to your wish list and pray that more stock becomes available! 

Thursday, January 13, 2011

2011 Campaigns











Gisele for Balenciaga, Leighton Meester for Missoni, Daria for Celine… We are loving the launches of the 2011 Spring/Summer campaigns and seeing some of the new faces representing the various fashion houses we all look to for style inspiration…

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Glamorous Embellishments


Isharya's 18-karat gold-plated moonstone-embellished drop earrings will add the perfect finishing touch to your oh-so-glamorous outfit, whether it be cocktails with the girls, a fabulous night out with your man, or even for your wedding day!

£451.06 | Available from Net-A-Porter
 

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Serena Williams Collection - the Hottest Shades to Hit the Court!

OPI Serena Williams Collection is a design collaboration between tennis star Serena Williams, and nail gurus OPI. She's one of the greatest athletes of all time. She's also a bona-fide fashion icon. Did you know the tennis sensation also has a burning passion for nails? Just ask Oprah (who recently received an on-air pedicure from Serena herself!). It was only a matter of time before Suzi and Serena teamed up to create something fabulous, and the did – Grand Slam Australia.

The stylish duo-pack includes Simply Smashing, a radiant, shimmering green lacquer and one Black Shatter coat – a revolutionary new colour that creates a "shattered" effect when applied over dry lacquer. Fierce and fashionable, just like Serena, they're are the hottest shades down under!

Coming soon: Three more Glam Slam collections to kick off the three remaining tournaments: The French Open, US Open and Wimbledon!

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