End of an Era

Despite the fact that i work and live (and breath life into) the city everyday, it seems i was the last to know that one of Australia’s designer icons ‘Collette Dinnigan’ has respectfully bowed out of the Fashion game.

Siting ‘Family’ as her reason for the sudden exit, Dinnigan will close up successful boutiques in Sydney, Melbourne and London to spend more time focusing on her husband and their 2 children. Dinnigan had apparently been searching for the appropriate manager/ investor for several years to carry on the business but we can only assume that no one made the cut. Designers, such as myself, running their own business in the hopes of imitating the labels success should keep succession and the future of the company in mind from birth.

Unwed women who planned to don a Collette Dinnigan frock on their big day should get in quick to make a purchase before the company’s close early next year. Anyone else should head to her stores for imminent sales with further sales expected as closing date looms.

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RAW: Translations Event Pics

We had such a great night mingling with fellow artists and designers at the RAW: Natural Born Artists ‘Translation’ showcase last month at Wollongong town hall. Thankyou to all the organisers and contributors for a fun and successful night…

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For view all the pics of this event head to

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rawartists/sets/72157636229222166/

Meet Your Style Icon

To celebrate the launch of new-season style, Chadstone – The Fashion Capital, Chatswood Chase Sydney and QueensPlaza Brisbane will host ‘Icons of Style’.

The celebration will be led by global icon of style Olivia Palermo who will travel to Australia for the first time for exclusive in Centre appearances and fashion events to launch Spring Summer 2013.

In honour of this event, Chatswood chase are challenging bloggers of style across the country to  share their own unique spring summer look for the opportunity to be one of 3 people who take a trip to meet Olivia in Melbourne on the 29th August or Sydney on the 30th August.

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Our 3 Bloggers of Style will receive:

– Return Flights to Melbourne or Sydney & 1 Night Accommodation (if required)
– Attendance at an event & meet and greet with Olivia Palermo in either Melbourne or Sydney
– $500 Gift Card for Chadstone: The Fashion CapitalChatswood Chase Sydney or QueensPlaza Brisbane
– Your blog about your experience published on Vogue.com.au & promoted across the Chadstone, Chatswood Chase and QueensPlaza websites and Facebook pages.

Enter here

http://www.vogue.com.au/club+vogue/competitions/wanted+bloggers+of+style,1034

RAW Artists – Sydney : Official photos


Finally i get to show you some of the pics from an amazing night participating in RAW: Natural Born Artists – Sydney showcase.

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Mink Pink Swimwear

I have to say i was really disappointed in Mink Pink‘s Bike Gang &   LA LA Land (Venice beach Shoot) Campaigns. I found them unoriginal, over the top and completely contrived. I didn’t get that feeling of caution-to-the-wind-youth that i knew the photographer was trying to express, IMO it just didn’t make it.

Fortunately for me their newly released swimwear look-book has completely redeemed the label for me. The shoot isn’t over the top, the photography is great and the pieces are nothing less than stunning. Check it out HERE.

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**Australiana**

Myer have started releasing their picks for SS14, with a perfectly appointed flock of Australian labels including Aurelio CostarellaFluer Wood, Arthur Galan, Manning Cartell, Karen Walker, BUL, Morrison, Ellery, Jayson Brunsdon, Kate Sylvester, Maticevski, Nicola Finetti, Sass & Bide, Wayne Cooper, YB J’aime & lots more.

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Don’t you just love a good behind the scenes shoot?

P.s. If you’re not already following Jennifer Hawkins on Instagram i think you should. She’s pretty amaze. @jenhawkins