Meghan Markle fashion favourite: as Isabel Lucas unveils Outland Denim Collaboration

Actress, activist and environmentalist Isabel Lucas fronts Outland Denim’s Fall ‘19 Collection campaign, Alchemy.

 

Best known for her roles in Home and Away and Transformers, it was Lucas’ unwavering commitment to using her platform to inspire change that made Lucas, who splits her time between LA and Byron Bay, an obvious choice to represent the collection.

‘Outland Denim is a fashion brand with integrity and purpose, something that is very important to me and my beliefs for a more sustainable & ethical future’. Isabel Lucas

Outland seeks to align with others who are making a stand and a positive difference in the fashion industry, with a desire to affect positive change.

Lucas, who is driven by a deep, life-long connection to nature, has lent her support to a suite of causes close to her heart such as Greenpeace, Sea Shepherd, and World Vision. She is an ambassador for the Human Rights Arts and Film Festival and an advocate for climate justice and fashion with a purpose.

Outland Denim’s Alchemy Collection, produced with the utmost respect for people and the planet, represents a new standard in denim production.

This urban, elevated edit is played out in the juxtaposition of gritty ‘90s grunge washes and clean, refined lines and solid, sophisticated hues.

The collection pulls from denim’s tried and true heritage while imbuing it with the sustainability credentials that Outland has become synonymous with, most recently named one of Common Objective’s Sustainable Fashion Leaders for 2019 and receiving two Global SDG Awards.

Outland Denim’s Alchemy collection is available to shop from September 2019 at David Jones, Myer, Holt Renfrew, Sporting Life, select boutiques, and online at www.outlanddenim.com.

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Kendall Jenner: Face Of New Stuart Weitzman Campaign

Stuart Weitzman’s Fall 2019 Campaign SW Boot Camp continues with the debut of Scene II: #SWSTRENGTH starring global spokeswoman Kendall Jenner and featuring dance sensation Lil Buck. This installment follows the release of Scene I: #SWDANCE, which introduced the SW Boot Camp campaign and its concept of celebrating women making bold moves in their daily lives through dance. #SWSTRENGTH takes SW Boot Camp to the next level and continues the story of movement as a source of power through both a dynamic short film and commanding complementary images.

 

In this scene, dancer Lil Buck showcases his famously inventive style and brings his passion for creative movement forward, guiding Kendall Jenner through drill-inspired choreography. As the pair plays off each other, moving effortlessly and in complete synchronicity with one another, they both wear fall’s breakout style, the MCKENZEE combat boot. “I love the concept of SW Boot Camp,” says campaign star Kendall Jenner. “Fall really is the season when everyone is on the top of their fashion game, feeling powerful, confident and ready to make moves.”

This scene also underscores the idea that femininity is a source of strength for both women and men, while highlighting how SW boots inspire the ability to move with confidence and dance through life’s challenges. “Dance is innate in all of us,” says Lil Buck. “I truly believe dance can inspire you to tackle whatever you want to do in life, whether you’re a dancer or not.”

Meanwhile, the MCKENZEE style delivers SW’s take on the classic lace-up silhouette — the unequivocal trend of Fall 2019 — with a completely monochromatic approach. It took SW designers and artisans multiple trials to perfect the unique tonal style, as everything from the smooth calf upper to the hardware to the soles to the laces are designed to match. It is available in a range of rich fall hues, including white, dark emerald, red, walnut, black, taupe and the cranberry shade worn by Kendall Jenner in the campaign. The lightweight, rugged-yet-refined style features a molded lug sole designed to be as versatile and comfortable as a sneaker. As such, the MCKENZEE stays true to the SW brand DNA of melding fashion, function and fit.

In addition, the brand also released several limited-edition renditions of the MCKENZEE combat boot style.

Source:  Stuart Weitzman


Specsavers Spring / Summer '19 Collections Launch in Sydney

The Spring/Summer ‘19 Specsavers collection has been unveiled by Stig Engelbreth Hansen, the Global Head of Product Design for Specsavers.

He explained “Over the past few years, we’ve seen sunglasses get a complete makeover and this season they’re going from a supporting to a starring role. We are seeing customers moving away from more functional styles to more statement-making pieces that express individualism.”

With over 100 sunglasses launching throughout the season, key trends include XL oversized square frames, cat-eye sunglasses with sharp angles and acetate colours in shades of pink and rich and earthy browns.

“Vintage inspired, the return of oversized square frames is both glamourous and statement-making. Practical and trendy, these frames are ideal for the summer months, offering protection from the sun’s rays. The classic cat-eye is also getting a funkier look this season. A fashionable favourite for decades they aren’t going out of style any time soon. A cat-eye pair of sunglasses will always have you looking stylish by the pool or on the beach,” commented Stig.

The Spring/Summer ‘19 sunglasses collection is filled with designer collaborations and Specsavers’ own ranges. Highlights include a feminine take on the XL oversized square trend from Australian designer Carla Zampatti.

Sunglasses ranges from Australian designers Kym Ellery, Alex Perry and Collette Dinnigan showcase the best of the summer trends. While pop princess and Specsavers designer, Kylie Minogue, will also be launching a new range which features a pair of retro cat-eye shaped sunglasses in black with glitter cut-out detail.

Joining the Specsavers designer portfolio are Dutch duo Viktor&Rolf who will launch three sunglasses styles as part of their new exclusive collection, coming soon to Specsavers. Expect a collection that is a manifestation of Viktor&Rolf’s design aesthetics and brand values; unexpected elegance, conceptual glamour and provocative couture.

“When it comes to choosing sunglasses, my tip is to find the right ones for you and your wardrobe and then make them work with your individual style. Sunglasses might be a small accessory, but they can have a large impact on your look.While fashionable they are also practical and offer great UV protection. Lastly go for polarised lenses, it’s an option you’ll want: Polarising cuts the glare and is a must for the Australian summer,” said Stig.

Priced from $199 for two styles, ranges will launch throughout the Spring/Summer ‘19 season and will be available online and across Specsavers stores nationwide.

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ARIANA GRANDE IS THE NEW FACE OF GIVENCHY

The House of Givenchy has revealed its new face – a strong, independent woman of refreshing character and style: the multi-talented Ariana Grande.

“I am so proud to be the new face of Givenchy. It is a House I have forever admired and to now be part of that family is such an honor.” – Ariana Grande

As seen on the runway, this season’s ‘GV Midnight’ women’s style is an of-the-moment take on the mask frame, crafted in lightweight metal with a single lens bridging the nose and featuring a constellation of Swarovski crystals over the brow.

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Wedgwood Afternoon Tea in the Botanic Gardens

Wedgwood has celebrated the coming arrival of spring, and 260 phenomenal years with an unforgettable afternoon tea.

Wedgwood’s Wild Strawberry Gold, Vera Wang Jardin, White Folia and Globe stemware and flatware collections were stars of the spectacular table setting, as Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden’s heritage Palm House was transformed, inviting everyone into a wonderful world of Wedgwood.

Guests, including Sydney socialite Tash Sefton sipped on Mumm champagne, downed beautifully garnished Hendrick’s gin and Fever-Tree tonic cocktails and dined on Sydney’s most delicious afternoon tea menu, provided by the Langham’s brand new Kitchen on Kent restaurant.

The baby’s breath floral cloud installation by Bloomy’s was one never to be forgotten, and the carpets by Cadry’s completely elevated the Palm House’s interior.

Guests all went home with a fabulous gift bag, filled with Wedgwood fine china and tea, as well as Sisley’s limited edition spring packaging Ecological Compound.

Source: Wedgwood