Former Harper's BAZAAR editor Kellie Hush launches The Way

Former Harper’s BAZAAR Australia editor-in-chief Kellie Hush has launched The Way, a fashion accessories brand she is co-founder of. 

The Way was founded with a vision of creating a line of fashion accessories for the Australian consumer who is looking for great style at an accessible price. The Way will feature primarily bags and jewellery and will be collaborating with beauty brands, including LUMA by Jessica Hart and Salt By Hendrix.

Hush has pulled together a strategic group of investors to back The Way who are leaders in the retail, finance and digital technology industries enabling The Way to be a major player from launch.

“I travelled a lot internationally during my career at BAZAAR and time after time I found so many great shops that had great accessories at an affordable price and I’d kick myself when I got home that I didn’t buy a few pieces.” said Hush. “Over the years so many international fashion brands have opened here in Australia, but no one is doing awesome fashion bags and jewellery. Which is how and why The Way was born.”

The Way is a digital-first brand with the e-commerce site now live. Stores across Australia will follow in the second half of 2019.

“The Australian consumer is absolutely shopping online but we also want to ensure that our customer who still loves to shop in store can experience the brand up close, which is why an aggressive retail rollout will follow the website launch. A tactile experience is important for The Way as we want our customers to touch, feel and try on the brand,” said Hush.

Hush will also be sharing her fashion knowledge and experience with consumers via her blog, VIP events and through social media channels.

“I have two decades worth of knowledge I want to share with my customer. I will be working with The Way team to decipher trends, so our customer is armed with knowledge when she shops at The Way,” said Hush

Source: The Way

Bvlgari celebrates the 20th anniversary of B.Zero1

Bvlgari has hosted an intimate gathering inside the Italian Sydney flagship boutique to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of its iconic B.Zero1 collection in conjunction with the launch of the boutique’s new Thursday Evenings Aperitivo.

Los Angeles-based Australian Actress and new brand ambassador Nathalie Kelley was joined in conversation with celebrity stylist Marina Didovich to discuss Nathalie’s own personal style, and forecast jewellery and accessory trends.

This year marks the momentous twentieth anniversary of Bvlgari’s iconic B.zero1 collection. Inspired by the Colosseum, Rome’s most magnificent monument, the Italian Maison broke the rules of jewellery design in 1999 to capture the amphitheater’s fluid geometry. Known for its visionary craftsmanship, Bvlgari developed a first-of-its-kind technique that winds traditional Tubogas or gas-pipe into a new type of spiral with a hollow, cylindrical core. The result? B.zero1, a convention-defying design with universal appeal.

In the 20 years since, the magnificent Roman jeweler has collaborated with two creative powerhouses, sculptor Anish Kapoor and late architect Zaha Hadid, on special editions, establishing B.zero1 as an indomitable design icon. Through spirals of various heights and the use of innovative materials like coloured marble and ceramic, B.zero1, true to its spirit, has continually reinvented itself.

To mark the milestone, Bvlgari unveiled the original, iconic 5-band ring available in yellow gold and solid white gold, like the original 1999 edition, and for the first time in rose gold. All four designs are engraved with “XX Anniversary” on their internal ferrule, marking them as collector’s items. Built into the very design of the lavish limited editions is B.zero1’s ethos: Be a rule-breaker, be daring, be unconventional, B.zero1.

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On Norfolk Island - a Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

Enjoy a very special Norfolk Island holiday with a twist and lots of laughs when the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow rolls into town on 3 August.

Five of the Festival’s most loved and fantastically funny comedians from Australia and New Zealand have packed their bags and are island-bound for a fun-filled evening of great entertainment at this fabulous setting in the South Pacific.

Get ready for belly-laughs galore with an all-star cast featuring:

Urzila Carlson – A multi award winning stand-up comedian, Urzila is a TV regular on Australia’s Have You Been Paying Attention and New Zealand’s 7 DaysSuper City and Road Madness. She has also appeared on Spicks and SpecksDirty LaundryThe Great Debate, and ABC’s Comedy Up Late, and was the host of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Opening Night Comedy Allstars Supershow earlier this year. Urzila’s natural cheeky, straight up style will have everyone eating out of her hand.

Bob Franklin – Stand-up comic, writer, director and actor Bob was a recipient of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Comic’s Choice award, the Piece of Wood Award, and also received the Sunday Age Best Comedy Show of the Year Award. Bob’s television and film work includes Jack IrishThe Last Confession of Alexander PearceBad EggsThe LibrariansStupid, Stupid Man, Please Like Me and Thank God You’re Here. Bob has written and directed two short suspense films, two recent episodes of Little Lunch for ABC TV and Lano & Woodley’s stage show, Fly.

Xavier Michelides – An active writer and stand-up comic, Xavier has travelled to each corner of the country, performing at every club, pub, watering hole, cruise line, tent and stage. Xavier is currently a writer on Network Ten’s The Project and has previously worked on Good News WeekYou’re Skitting Me and Dafuq. Xavier has also appeared on television programs including ROVE Live, Stand Up @ Bella Union and ABC’s Comedy Up Late.

Mel Buttle – Mel is a hilarious bundle of contradictions and a package that is rapidly making herself felt in all mediums, right across the country. She has been heard across Australia’s airwaves with Mel’s Strongly Worded Letters on triple j’s Breakfast with Tom and Alex and as a guest on ABC Radio Brisbane. Mel’s TV work includes co-hosting’s Foxtel’s The Great Australian Bake Off and appearances on Network Ten’s The Project and as a regular guest on This Week Live, ABC TV’s Tractor MonkeysBack Seat Drivers and The Weekly with Charlie Pickering.

Dane Simpson – One of Australia’s rapidly rising stars, Dane has toured comedy shows across Australia. Dane’s TV credits include ABC’s Comedy Up Late, Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala and Network Ten’s Have You Been Paying Attention. Dane starred in the hit sold out stand-up comedy show, Aborigi-LOL, in 2018 toured Western Australia with his variety show, Great Danes, and in 2019 performed his first solo show Origins at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

The Norfolk Island Travel Centre has announced a 3-night and 7-night Norfolk Island Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow packages including:

  • Return Air New Zealand economy class ‘seat plus bag’ airfare to Norfolk Island
  • All pre-paid airline taxes
  • Meet and greet at Norfolk Island airport
  • Return airport transfers on Norfolk Island
  • 3 or 7 nights’ twin share accommodation
  • 3 or 7 days’ car hire (petrol additional and payable direct)
  • Ticket entry to Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow on 3 August
  • Complimentary cocktail at Black Anchor Bar
  • 10% discount on main meal at Castaway Hotel (excluding Friday night pizzas, small plates and beverages)
  • Complimentary Miniature Golf
  • Complimentary A Walk in the Wild rainforest walk plus bonus gift redeemable at The Bounty Centre
  • Bonus Norfolk Island discount shopping card

The package is priced from:

  • $1199 per person twin share ex-Sydney 2 – 5 August 2019  (3 nights)
  • $1299 per person twin share ex-Sydney 2 – 9 August 2019  (7 nights)
  • $1229 per person twin share ex-Brisbane 3 – 6 August 2019  (3 nights)
  • $1379 per person twin share ex-Brisbane 3 – 10 August 2019 (7 nights)

Snow in the forecast... Only days till Opening Weekend in Thredbo

Excitement levels are rising! Experts are calling fresh snow to fall early next week with a solid period of cold temps set to follow…Come on Mother Nature!

Opening Weekend is now only 15 days away. Thredbo have got a huge winter events & entertainment line-up of après, live concerts, parties, on-mountain events and lots more.

There are three great pleasures in winter – skiing, snowboarding and après …And not necessarily in that order. Thredbo has all three in spades…And while it’s famous for Australia’s longest runs…It’s almost more famous for its long nights and pumping après scene.

Over the past few seasons Thredbo has hosted the biggest après events with some of Australia’s biggest and best music artists performing free in Thredbo Village and Alpine Hotel…this coming season will be no exception…It’s going to go off!

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Life is a Beach... But also a catwalk for Blaiz

Meet the new couture swimwear hybrids.. joining the wave of brands from Colombia making bodysuits that are not only functional beachwear but also fashionable streetwear.

Founded on the shores of the Caribbean, in the city of Cartagena, Colombia. Maygel Coronel takes us on a journey through unexpected paths and magical places, allowing moments of joy through movement.

The brand firmly believes in the infinite beauty of women, body and personality. To achieve the perfect silhouette, all Maygel Coronel pieces are One Size; the fabric is 100% Lycra of the highest grade, giving each piece that amazing ability to stretch without losing its form.

Each piece is designed and handmade by a team, comprising of only women. The pieces are manufactured in a small, family owned company in the city of Barranquilla, Colombia, using the most luxurious fabrics and sustainable practices.

Source: Blaiz