The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2016-12-02T05:12:52Z Nick Ireland from The Diamond Jewellery Studio Shared His Thoughts On Argyle Diamonds 2016-12-02T05:12:52Z nick-ireland-from-the-diamond-jewellery-studio-shared-his-thoughts-on-argyle-diamonds The Diamond Jewellery Studio continues to be the #1 source of high quality handmade diamond jewellery in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. They have an exquisite collection of jewellery adorned with rare Argyle diamonds. Nick Ireland, the man behind their stunning collection, said: “At 15, I started a jewellery apprenticeship in my local town and then once completed moved to Hatton Garden, London and worked in some amazing jewellery workshops.“ Under the guidance of a leading diamond broker from the London diamond bourse, Nick has learnt “good from bad diamonds and how they were traded on the international market”. His knowledge and experience has helped him in creating his own name in the diamond jewellery industry.   Nick Ireland creates stunning pieces of Argyle diamond jewellery. According to Nick, Argyle pink and blue diamonds are incredibly rare. The mine was opened in the 1980s by Rio Tinto and produces 95% of the world’s pink diamonds. Nick shared that one of the reasons why he specialised in these rare gemstones is because it has the strongest colour of all pink diamonds found globally. Because of the intensity of its colour, it is perfect for creating amazing pieces of jewellery.   It was reported that the Argyle mine has already entered into its shutting down phase with the last diamonds to be mined by 2020. Nick said that: “Once the mine has closed, anyone with an Argyle Pink Diamond will have something truly unique and irreplaceable.” He added that: “Over the next few years, before the closure of the Argyle mine, we will be creating as many custom pink diamond pieces as we can.”      For clients who are planning to purchase jewellery with Argyle diamonds, Nick said that Argyle pink diamonds are suited to all types of jewellery be it engagement rings, wedding rings, eternity rings, earrings, brooches or pendants. He said that he prefers using them in rings where they can be matched against super white D colour diamonds which show off the beautiful pink hues when being flashed around on a moving finger. Nick Ireland assured that: “The Diamond Jewellery Studio hand make beautiful bespoke pieces of jewellery to cater to clients’ needs and will continue to do so in the future.”   For more information, visit their website: www.diamondjewellerystudio.com.au Book more clients and increase profits with the ‘More Brides’ eBook 2016-09-20T02:34:15Z book-more-clients-and-increase-profits-with-the-more-brides-ebook SYDNEY, Australia – 20 September, 2016 - With thousands of happy couples tying the knot everyday around the world, the demand for wedding photographers is at an all-time high making the industry hugely competitive. As a result, standing out from the pack can be quite challenging, especially for those entering the market.  This is what prompted Sydney-based wedding photographer Mark Condon to create ‘More Brides’, a e-book that provides unconventional advice for finding more clients and increasing profits.“It’s a sad truth that the financial success of a wedding photographer is largely determined by their marketing skills as opposed to their artistic talent.” said Mark Condon, Author of ‘More Brides’. “The most talented wedding photographers are rarely the ones making the most money.”As a working wedding photographer and founder of the popular photography website Shotkit (http://shotkit.com), Condon recognises the need for wedding photographers to work smarter to book their next bride. The wealth of knowledge available in ‘More Brides’ is drawn from 10 years of experience in online marketing, having worked with the world’s best wedding photographers via Shotkit and his own experiences in the industry.With over 15 chapters of step-by-step guides and illustrations, ‘More Brides’ aims to solve every wedding photographer’s number one dilemma – how to book more clients.Modern digital techniques such as search engine optimisation, keyword research and social media marketing are explained in detail alongside more traditional marketing strategies that have been given an unorthodox twist.One such chapter ambiguously titled “The Ghost Associate” will be sure to ruffle some feathers in the wedding photography industry…“I’m not an award winning wedding photographer; I haven’t shot hundreds of weddings and I don’t have thousands of Facebook fans...’ said Condon. ‘However, I am receiving 3 times more booking requests than I did last year, allowing me to increase my pricing, and be more selective about the clients I work with – I choose them, rather than the other way around.”Working with the perfect client is the goal for every creative professional, and nowhere is this more important than on the emotional rollercoaster of a wedding day.“Having the luxury of choice as a wedding photographer is a wonderful thing. Choosing clients who share your creative vision makes the job a lot more enjoyable, and increasing pricing rather than the number of weddings we shoot allows us an enviable quality of life.” said Condon.Mark Condon works from his home in Sydney, dividing his time between wedding photography, Shotkit and his two preschool sons. Author of four popular e-books, Condon and his Shotkit site have amassed legions of fans keen to improve their photography and grow their business with his tips and techniques.‘More Brides’ has already received praise worldwide by famous wedding photographers and creative professionals. The e-book caters for all levels of wedding photographer, both newcomer and world-renowned. In fact, over 50% of the book’s techniques can be applied to any genre of professional photography, particularly those chapters regarding marketing and managing an online presence.Having jumped from page 17 to page 2 in Google Australia in less than 3 months, it’s clear that Condon is following his own advice and applying it to his wedding photography business. Using the techniques found in ‘More Brides’, all wedding photographers can ensure their forthcoming wedding season is booked out.More Brides is compatible with all digital devices and available for download at www.morebrides.com for USD$48.“At $48 the book is an absolute steal! I have a copy and the layout is easy to follow, full of diagrams, step by step instructions and more detail than you’d ever expect from such a wide range of topics.” – Andrew Hellmich, PhotoBizXposed Podcast.About Mark CondonMark Condon is a British wedding photographer, living in Sydney but shooting weddings worldwide. Mark gives photography enthusiasts a peek at the camera gear of the world’s best photographers at Shotkit, and offers advice to wedding photographers in his 4th best selling e-book ‘More Brides’.www.goldhatphotography.comwww.shotkit.comwww.morebrides.comwww.lightroompoweruser.comwww.shotkitbook.com Australian jewellery designer raising the bar for unique pieces 2016-08-23T06:03:10Z australian-jewellery-designer-raising-the-bar-for-unique-pieces Australian Jewellery Designer, Simone Walsh, makes it easy for Australians to access unique, fine and fashion jewellery through her fascinating online jewellery shop: a great place to snap up delightful Christmas gifts for women (and men too). Simone Walsh specialises in designing contemporary and unique jewellery that is created from precious metals: particularly sterling silver, with gold and gemstone highlights. Visitors to the Simone Walsh Jewellery website can choose from a unique collection of charming and intricately designed jewellery that cannot be found anywhere else.  From stud and dangle earrings to statement necklaces and wedding jewellery, there’s nothing in the Simone Walsh Jewellery online store that doesn’t command attention. The collection is very appealing to those who want to stand out from the crowd and make a statement with their jewellery. Some of the most popular pieces in the shop include an Arabesque pendant with vivid red beads, a Lily of the Valley necklace with lustrous pearls, delightful Forget-Me-Not dangle earrings, and sets of elegantly simple textured silver stacking rings. Not all jewellery is made equal and when it comes to quality and authentic designs, Simone Walsh Jewellery is in a league by itself. Apart from the uniqueness of the jewellery collection, Simone Walsh Jewellery is committed to producing ethical jewellery. Simone seeks to use ethically mined or lab grown gemstones and recycles all gold and sterling silver. In addition, she endeavours to use as much recycled precious metals as possible. Simone has been designing jewellery for over two decades. Her pieces reflect the depth of her experience and the passion for her craft. When asked what motivated her to pursue a career in this field, she said: “I’ve always been drawn towards the sparkly and the ornamental. When I was a kid growing up in Adelaide I had a vast collection of ornate, vintage buttons that I would play with for hours on end.   Around 1992 my love of beautiful and intriguing objects came back into focus when I stumbled across a simple yet fascinating statement necklace. I got myself some pliers, wire and glass to see if I could replicate the unusual design. I was hooked.” Though based in Australia, Simone’s talent for art jewellery has captured eyes and hearts of many across the world. Simone Walsh Jewellery has customers from as far afield as Britain, France and the United States. One customer summed up the overall appeal of Simone’s jewellery. She said: “It’s so rare to find eco-conscious jewellery that has this sort of old-world elegance.” The uniqueness and authenticity of Simone Walsh Jewellery designs make them unique gift ideas for birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions.  As for Christmas gifts, Simone Walsh Jewellery creates Christmas pudding coins: a collection of 6 large, high quality silver coins that each display a different vintage Christmas illustration. These are very popular and are often gifted as family heirlooms. Simone Walsh Jewellery is backed by a money back happiness guarantee and - best of all - Australian customers get free shipping.  For further information or to browse Simone Walsh Jewellery’s collection of unique designs, visit the online jewellery shop: simonewalsh.com. * * * Full media kit and a selection of high res images: simonewalsh.com/media ESSENSE DESIGNS ADDS TO ITS TRENDSETTING SORELLA VITA BRIDESMAID DRESS COLLECTION 2016-06-27T20:25:10Z essense-designs-adds-to-its-trendsetting-sorella-vita-bridesmaid-dress-collection Award-winning bridal house Essense Designs announced today the arrival of additions to its Sorella Vita bridesmaid dress collection. The new collection additions bring the hottest runway styles and latest red carpet trends to the aisles of fashionable weddings around the world. Showcasing eye-catching details and sophisticated fabric, the new Sorella Vita bridesmaid dresses include glamorous sequins, soft boho styles, and trendy high-low hem details. Brides and bridesmaids will find new sequined bridesmaid dresses added to the trendsetting Modern Metallic designer series, soft boho silhouettes, and a new, romantic bridesmaid dress with a fashion-forward high-low hem. “Sorella Vita is designed for the bride who wants to add a little something different to her bridal party - a bride who wants a bit of fashion-forward style as part of her day,” said Chief Creative Officer, Martine Harris. “All of the dresses within the Sorella Vita collection can be mixed and matched with other styles, giving brides the opportunity to play with styles and create the wedding party style of her dreams.” No matter if the bride’s vision of her wedding day is trendy, glamorous, bohemian or romantic, the new additions to the Sorella Vita Collection will highlight the style of her wedding and bring confidence and beauty to each of her bridesmaids. https://www.essensedesigns.com/sorella-vita Essense Designs was founded by Wayne and Martine Harris in Western Australia in 1992 with the mission to exceed brides' expectations by designing, manufacturing, and wholesaling to retailers wedding gown collections with fashion-forward styling, superb fit, couture finishing, and extraordinary customer service. The company's Overland Park, KS, office in the greater Kansas City metro area, serves as the hub of its northern-hemisphere business, while its original office in Perth, Australia, serves the southern hemisphere. In addition, the company has offices in the UK and Switzerland, as well as over 1,000 retailers worldwide. Essense of Australia, Stella York, Martina Liana wedding dresses, and Sorella Vita bridesmaids dresses can be found in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, and throughout Europe. Dresses can be viewed online at the company website EssenseDesigns.com, and blog, PrettyHappyLove.com. ### WA-based Essense Designs Nominated for 2016 International Bridal Industry Awards 2016-06-13T15:51:18Z wa-based-essense-designs-nominated-for-2016-international-bridal-industry-awards WA-grown international bridal gown design house, Essense Designs, has been nominated in three out of three eligible categories for the 2016 Distinctive Excellence in the Bridal Industry (DEBI) Awards. The awards are regarded as the highest honor for design and manufacturing in the bridal industry, and are presented by National Bridal Market Chicago and New York International Bridal Week. Essense Designs is returning to defend its title in the the coveted ‘Bridal Manufacturer of the Year’ category for Essense of Australia as well as the Bridesmaid category for its Sorella Vita collection; both of which it proudly won at last year’s 2015 DEBI Awards. The ‘Bridal Manufacturer of the Year’ Award recognizes the manufacturer that excels in every single part of business including: customer service, design excellence, customer satisfaction, reliable delivery, and overall excellence. In addition, the Stella York collection has been nominated for ‘Collection of the Year’ for design innovation, quality, and customer satisfaction. “We are so honored to be nominated for these prestigious awards,” said Martine Harris, Chief Creative Officer. “One of our core values is to create mutually beneficial and truly long-lasting relationships with our stores, so to be selected by retailers in this manner is quite meaningful.” The award winners will be announced during National Bridal Market Chicago. This year’s award ceremony will be held at the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois on the evening of September 10, 2016. About Essense Designs Essense Designs was founded in  Perth, Western Australia, by Wayne and Martine Harris in 1992, with the mission to exceed brides' expectations by designing, manufacturing, and wholesaling to retailers wedding gown collections with fashion-forward styling, superb fit, couture finishing, and extraordinary customer service. The Perth office serves as the hub of its southern-hemisphere business, while its Kansas City metropolitan based Overland Park, Kansas office in the US serves the northern hemisphere.  In addition, the company has offices in the UK and Switzerland, as well as over 1,000 retailers worldwide. Essense of Australia, Stella York, Martina Liana wedding dresses, and Sorella Vita bridesmaids dresses can be found in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, and throughout Europe. Dresses can be viewed online at the company website EssenseDesigns.com, and blog, PrettyHappyLove.com. Contact Becky Rossman pr@essensedesigns.com +1 913 276 5601 ### Notes to editors: Full list of awards and finalists - Manufacturer of the Year Casablanca Bridal Essense of Australia Maggie Sottero Morilee by Madeline Gardner Collection of the Year (Design Innovation) Lillian West Madison James Sophia Tolli Stella York Special Occasion Nominees Jovani Mon Cheri Morilee by Madeline Gardner Terani Couture Prom Nominees Alyce Paris Clarisse House of Wu Morilee by Madeline Gardner Bridesmaid Nominees Allure Bridals Bill Levkoff Morilee by Madeline Gardner Sorella Vita Headpiece Nominees Bel Aire Bridal Marionat Maritza’s Bridal Veils, Inc. Richard Designs Flower Girl Nominees Amalee Accessories Joan Calabrese by Mon Cheri Lille Couture Rosebud Fashions Men’s Formal Wear Nominees Allure Men The David Tutera Men’s Collection Ike Behar New York Quinceanera Nominees Bonny Bridal House of Wu Mary’s Vizcaya At Meg’s Tailoring The Bridal Season Never Ends 2016-03-24T01:59:47Z at-meg-s-tailoring-the-bridal-season-never-ends We might think that summer is the ‘bridal season’ and we would be correct to some extent, but for the hard-working team at Meg’s Tailoring the bridal season never ends. Sure, there are certain times of the year, particularly in summer, when they almost have more brides than they can handle but that is exactly what they love as it sets their creative juices flowing more than ever. The imaginative and resourceful Meg’s Tailoring team are at their best when they are advising first time, or even second time around brides on their ‘big day’. Often brides come to them with their own pre-conceived ideas on what they want their gown to look like and the Meg’s girls are more than happy to totally accurately reproduce their client’s ideas. The Meg’s Tailoring service includes designing, creating and fitting a bridal gown as well as restyling and altering any gown that the bride might provide.  The professional team at Meg’s Tailoring are very adept at taking in or letting out bridal gowns and bridesmaids’ dresses, and can also do hand-beading and boned gowns. What they have noticed this season is that they are getting requests for all kinds of styles from vintage to the very trendy and modern ‘hippy chick’. The ingenious Meg’s Tailoring team just love a challenge and they also enjoy collaborating with their customers to produce the perfect dress on the day. They also appreciate that in today’s ‘image conscious’ world, their customers are all after the ‘perfect fit’. The experienced and professional team at Meg’s Tailoring can re-shape new dresses that are not quite the shape desired, putting in cups for ‘curvier curves’ and, of course, shortening, taking in, letting out the sides, and sometimes even lengthening a gown. The Meg’s team provide a ‘steam and press’ service, free-of-charge, and for those who are too busy before the wedding, they will deliver your gowns to your door by courier and even stay with the bridal party to help them fit their gowns. Also, with winter just around the corner it is useful to remember that Meg’s Tailoring has undercover parking in their Newmarket and Takapuna stores. For more information go to http://www.megstailoring.co.nz  . Meg’s Tailoring Are Open For All Those Urgent Alterations 2016-02-28T20:28:54Z meg-s-tailoring-are-open-for-all-those-urgent-alterations The friendly and hard-working team at Meg’s Tailoring are experiencing an upsurge in women, (and men) bringing in clothing they had purchased last year which is now too big for them! We can only surmise that they have been living up to their New Year’s resolutions, which is a good thing. It is also a good thing that the Meg’s team are there all year round to offer a wide range of cost effective clothing alterations to deliver perfectly fitted clothes every time. The Meg’s Tailoring team of seamstresses, tailors and machinists are particularly handling urgent alterations of bridal clothing. Also, we have all been guilty of buying a pair of expensive, brand jeans, only to find when we get them home that the waist is too big or the leg is too long. This is ‘bread and butter’ to the experts at Meg’s Tailoring and they love seeing their clients walking out in perfectly fitted jeans. Alterations while you wait! While you wait service! Same day service! Whichever way you put it, the Meg’s team want you to know that no matter what sort of problem garment you bring in to them, they can fix it in a jiffy. Going to an important meeting and the hem of your best skirt has come adrift? Off to a wedding and your trousers are falling down? Sit down, have a cup of coffee or a glass of wine and the Meg’s magicians will have you out the door before you know it. Their comprehensive Alterations service is a big part of the Meg’s Tailoring toolbox. They also have a large undercover car park for their patrons, and a New Zealand and Australia wide delivery service. Having worked in Auckland, Sydney and London, the owner Megan Kenny has decades of experience in dressmaking, clothes design and interiors. She has brought together and trained an excellent team of consultants and seamstresses to provide the very best alteration and dressmaking service. Through word of mouth, great service and growing work from leading fashion stores, Meg’s Tailoring quickly moved to larger premises in Newmarket and then opened a further two stores in the City and on the North Shore. The team at Meg’s Tailoring provide excellent service with experience, and there is no job too large or too small and if someone is in a hurry the Megs team can do the job while they wait, same day or next day. If it is not urgent their standard turnaround is four days. For more information please go to http://www.megstailoring.co.nz  . NZL Store Philosophy Reflected In Their Products 2016-02-21T20:40:21Z nzl-store-philosophy-reflected-in-their-products NZL store is all about interpreting New Zealand in a new light; cinematic prints, candid snapshots, statement t-shirts and accessories; so that others visiting our land can take away a souvenir of something unique that in some way defines their stay. It is also about New Zealand and mythology; allegories of our land in a new light – it’s all about distances, taking the risk, a calling. To come here people travel forward through time, to the end of the earth, where the new day starts. NZL store is about an ethos of uncompromising freedom and individuality, uncovered in unexpected ways, offering a unique range of printed products and artisan gifts for travellers and locals looking for something new and surprising. The NZL store also offers exceptional great gift ideas for homesick Kiwis overseas. The Oxford English dictionary describes an Outlier as a person or thing detached or separated from the main body or system. From this point of view New Zealand could be described as an outlier. 4,000 km east of Australia and about 9000 km west of Chile, New Zealand sits all alone out in the middle of the southern Pacific. As a result of this isolation New Zealanders have developed some interesting traits. Described as having a number eight wire culture, early New Zealanders had to fix machines, clothes, furniture etc. way beyond their useful lives, often using things they could find in their local environment. Number eight wire was plentiful in the farming community and so became the symbol of this self-sufficient attitude. An example of the way NZL’s philosophy reflects their products is their Outlier Tee which replicates this interesting relationship between isolation and the rise of the number eight wire culture. The three dimensional line design looks formed from wire, but also hints at the idea of design drawings. Any new project needs to start with a plan and New Zealand as a new country is still in its formative years revealing a brand new country and culture forming all in physical isolation in the middle of the Pacific. For further information on NZL Store’s products and services, please visit the website at http://nzlstore.com . SARAH JEAN INTRODUCES AN EASIER WAY TO APPLY FALSE EYELASHES – NEW PRODUCT RELEASE 2016-02-19T03:54:34Z sarah-jean-introduces-an-easier-way-to-apply-false-eyelashes-new-product-release Australian company, SARAH JEAN PTY LTD launches on to the beauty scene with a collection of products aimed at making applying strip false eyelashes easier. The signature product, the eyelash adhesive, cleverly combines two existing items to create a unique product. The adhesive features a mascara style brush that enables the user to simply apply the adhesive directly to their real lashes. Brisbane based SARAH JEAN founder, Sarah Baker said she meticulously sought and customised a mascara brush and bottle that allows just the right amount of adhesive to be applied to the lashes – preventing any drips, mess or clumps. “By applying the adhesive to your lashes, and not just the strip on the false lashes, the area you’re applying the adhesive to is greater and thus the lashes are easier to apply and stay on longer,” Sarah explained. The SARAH JEAN adhesive is available in clear and black, and is anti-allergenic, latex-free, and water soluble. The lashes simply peel off, and using a foaming facial cleanser, the adhesive is completely removed without impacting your real lashes. The collection includes five lushes lash styles, which are also latex-free, synthetic, cruelty free and light-weight. “Styles SJ001 and SJ002 are light and natural – ideal for people with fair or fine lashes. Style SJ003 is the perfect lash for day to night, while SJ004 and SJ005 are super-glam and dramatic,” Sarah said. Also available is the tweezer applicator tool, which helps to hold and press the lashes in place – a beautician’s best friend, now readily available to everyone. THE SJ STORY The idea for the product came about when Sarah was trying to apply false strip eyelashes for a special occasion. She thought ‘there has to be an easier way’. “To determine if there was actually a need for the product, I sent a survey to my target market with questions on what they thought of the concept, how much they would pay, what type of packaging they preferred and so on, as well as asked for feedback. “The response from the survey was overwhelmingly positive and it was very clear that people wanted an easier way to apply false strip eyelashes. People said they often avoided wearing lashes because they couldn’t apply them at home.” Sarah began trialling and sourcing alternative applicator tools and adhesives. “It wasn’t long after that I determined the best method was to simply put the adhesive on to a mascara brush, and applying the adhesive as I would mascara – it was so natural since I applied mascara just about every day. To make the application even easier, I sourced curved tweezers, which traditionally, were only used by beauticians. Once the lashes are in place, you simply press your natural and false lashes together for extra hold,” Sarah added. After many prototypes were made and tweaked, survey participants received these for further trials. One survey participant said: “Seriously, the easiest lashes I have ever had to apply! Hurry up and get the products to market!” “That kind of feedback was consistent across the board, which was really encouraging,” Sarah said.   WHERE TO BUY The products are available online at sarahjean.com.au. Dispatch is March 2016 (*at this time, delivery will be longer than usual). People can enjoy free standard postage within Australia (international postage enquiries should be sent to sales@sarahjean.com.au). THE SJ COLLECTION The collection includes:  -  Five lash styles, RRP $17 – quality, synthetic, latex free - An adhesive in clear and black, RRP $18 – it’s water soluble, latex free and anti-allergenic (shelf life is 24 months unopened; six months once opened) - The applicator tweezers, RRP $17 – stainless steel with soft coating Kits are also available to buy via the website that allow people to save when they buy more. None of the products are tested on animals. The products are for anyone who wears false strip eyelashes. --ENDS-- MEDIA NOTES: - Sarah is available for interview and comment - Samples for review may be available upon request - High-resolution imagery, logos and additional information can be downloaded in a media kit HERE - Promotional opportunities or giveaways may be available – contact us with expressions of interest.  Onceit Continue To Access The Best International Designers 2016-02-17T03:31:22Z onceit-continue-to-access-the-best-international-designers Onceit was launched in May 2010 with a staff of one and a dream to become a leading destination for online designer sales. Five years down the track, Onceit has become a one-stop destination for luxury fashion and accessories within both New Zealand and Australia. However, the best news is they deliver all this at insider prices. With now over 250,000 loyal members they feature over 40 different designer sales a week with major brands in fashion, footwear, accessories, home-decor and more. Onceit have continued their goal to get the best designers internationally and locally and at the best prices, and this month Onceit features brands including Zara, Ksubi, Ecoya, Stolen Girlfriends Club Eyewear, House of Holland, Bendon Lingerie, Ben Sherman, I Love Ugly, Huffer, Smashbox and much more. Onceit now run sales on Saturday, so they have more brands and products live on the site to purchase from on the weekend. Currently they provide same day dispatch on around 15 selected sales a week, meaning that they ship to customers on the same day they receive the order and then, in many cases achieving same or next day delivery. Onceit consistently runs promotions and giveaways via Instagram and last month’s giveaways included Sass & Bide, Kate Spade, $500 Onceit credit, Ecoya and Kate of Arcadia.  For further information on Onceit please visit the website at http://www.onceit.co.nz . Weddings Make This A Busy Time Of Year For Meg’s Tailoring 2016-01-29T01:47:32Z weddings-make-this-a-busy-time-of-year-for-meg-s-tailoring It’s always a busy time of year at Meg’s Tailoring, but summer weddings make it even busier, and the lovely, friendly team at Meg’s Tailoring wouldn’t have it any other way. One thing they are really noticing this year is the predominance of wedding dresses being bought on the internet which, unfortunately, do not always live up to their photographs. The Meg’s team can change tears to smiles with their dedicated skills in re-styling and re-fitting so that the bride to be can walk confidently down the aisle on her big day. And, let’s not forget about the groom! Grooms also need to have their expensive morning suits altered to suit weight loss or gain or just to help them look the best they can on the day. There is also the challenge of dressing the wedding party, where many brides are buying bridesmaids’ dresses and having them altered and changed to fit all the different shapes of their blushing bridesmaids. They may have four or five differently shaped girls but have bought only one or two sizes of dresses – Meg’s Tailoring to the rescue! The Meg’s Tailoring team have also been called upon many times by brides and bridesmaids coming in from overseas who need their gowns altered at the last minute and, as they say, “We can sort out magic in a day and this has been done many a time by Meg’s wedding wonder-women”. Another phenomenon the Meg’s team are noticing is that in today’s ‘image conscious’ world, their customers are all after the ‘perfect fit’. The experienced and professional team at Meg’s Tailoring are busy re-shaping new dresses that are not quite the shape desired, putting in cups for ‘curvier curves’ and, of course, shortening, taking in, letting out the sides, and sometimes even lengthening a gown. There is also a requirement for making veils longer or shorter, and in every case, the bride and her wedding party leave with a smile, knowing they will now look their best on the day. The Meg’s team provide a ‘steam and press’ service, free-of-charge, and for those who are too busy before the wedding, they will deliver their gowns right to the door by courier. For further information on bridal wear and clothing restyling please go to http://www.megstailoring.co.nz/ . Lots Of New Innovations At Onceit.co.nz 2016-01-21T03:08:13Z lots-of-new-innovations-at-onceit-co-nz There is so much going on at Onceit.co.nz that it is hard to know where to start! As a traditionally totally online store, Onceit have recently opened up their first Onceit Pop Up Store, the first time they have crossed over into physical retail and this month are featuring in-store exclusives with up to 80% off, including Maurie & Eve, One Teaspoon and Sol Sana. Another treat in store for this month is available through Onceit’s innovative iPhone app, which they have recently developed for the convenience of their online shoppers. They have begun to release ‘app exclusive’ sales, including an $11 jewellery lucky dip, with RRPs ranging from $19.95 - $649, and an under $10 sale with up to 90% off Ray Bans, Wrangler and more. Continuing with their stated goal to persistently provide New Zealand’s best designer sales at the best price, this month Onceit have featured brands including I Love Ugly, Kathryn Wilson, Huffer, Stolen Girlfriends Club, Ecoya, Citta, Smashbox and more. Similarly, with their loyal customers in mind, the team at Onceit have introduced, for the first time, sales starting on Saturday for the months of December and January, and they are also currently working with their courier provider to provide same day dispatch on selected sales. What this means is that they can now ship faster than ever before, shipping to customers on the same day that they have made their order with Onceit. Finally, for the month of December Onceit are running at least one promotion/giveaway a week through their Instagram account, including Ecoya candles, I Love Ugly apparel and Smashbox Cosmetic packs. For more information and to discover more about their fabulous products and services, please visit the website at http://www.onceit.co.nz . Brides Love Summertime At Meg’s Tailoring 2015-12-16T02:27:50Z brides-love-summertime-at-meg-s-tailoring Although Meg’s Tailoring are busy all year round with dressmaking, garment restyling, clothing alterations and mending, for them  the bridal season never ends, and summer is the ‘bridal season’ which keeps them busier than ever. There are certain times of the year, particularly in summer, when they almost have more brides than they can handle but that is exactly what they love as it sets their creative juices flowing more than ever. The imaginative and resourceful Meg’s Tailoring team are at their best when they are advising first time, or even second time around brides on their ‘big day’. Often brides come to them with their own pre-conceived ideas on what they want their gown to look like and the Meg’s girls are more than happy to totally accurately reproduce their client’s ideas. However, it is more than likely that the bride-to-be won’t have a clue as to what she wants and this is where the Meg’s Tailoring team come into their own. Meg’s Tailoring service includes designing, creating and fitting a bridal gown as well as restyling and altering any gown that the bride might provide.  The professional team at Meg’s Tailoring are very adept at taking in or letting out bridal gowns and bridesmaids’ dresses, and can also do hand-beading and boned gowns, and don’t forget the bridal party, both bridesmaids and groomsmen, to whom they are happy to offer advice and to fashion beautiful dresses for the bridesmaids and really special ties for the groomsmen.  And, let’s not forget about the groom! Grooms also need to have their expensive morning suits altered to suit weight loss or gain or just to help them look the best they can on the day. What the Meg’s team have noticed this season is that they are getting requests for all kinds of styles from vintage to the very trendy and modern ‘hippy chick’. The ingenious Meg’s Tailoring team just love a challenge and they also enjoy collaborating with their customers to produce the perfect dress on the day. They also appreciate that in today’s ‘image conscious’ world, their customers are all after the ‘perfect fit’. The experienced and professional team at Meg’s Tailoring can re-shape new dresses that are not quite the shape desired, putting in cups for ‘curvier curves’ and, of course, shortening, taking in, letting out the sides, and sometimes even lengthening a gown. Let’s not forget that the Meg’s Tailoring team can advise on new summer gear, or just refreshing that summer wardrobe, so for all these services please visit their website at http://www.megstailoring.co.nz . Swarovski Falls In Love With Love Lockets: World First Collection Launched 2015-10-27T23:41:43Z swarovski-falls-in-love-with-love-lockets-world-first-collection-launched For the first time, anywhere in the world, Swarovski has come together with Love Lockets launching an exclusive collection. Hayley Birtles-Eades, Love Lockets CEO, said working with Swarovski, creating a unique range of cuts and colours never seen before, has been exciting. “This range is exclusive for our customers. The colours are stunning and beautiful, and combine with the distinctive cuts – you have a recipe for a gorgeous piece of jewellery,” Hayley said. “Anyone can sell Swarovski but they are not allowed to advertise the crystals with the brand’s logos – we are. That’s what makes this a true partnership.” Hayley said Swarovski has also chosen Love Lockets to launch its new product to the world. “‘Stardust’ is shimmering tiny faceted crystals and polished balls. They form the most amazing backdrop for the crystals and Love Locket’s other charms and gems,” she said. Love Lockets has five retail outlets across Australia – four in Brisbane and one in Newcastle. Hayley said three more stores will be opening before the end of the year. “Yes, you can buy a Love Locket online but building a one is such a personal experience. Coming into one of our stores means you can immerse yourself in the hundreds of gems, crystals and charms,” she said. “A floating locket is such a special way to capture treasured moments.  Every locket tells a story – of love, happiness, loss and adventure. Whatever the person wants to tell.” www.lovelockets.com.au New 2016 TV Show Series With Ricki-Lee Offers ‘Adventurous’ Brand Opportunities 2015-10-15T04:35:55Z new-2016-tv-show-series-with-ricki-lee-offers-adventurous-brand-opportunities One of Channel 7’s most exciting and inspiring new shows for 2016, Life Changing Adventures (LCA), has exciting sponsorship opportunities for complementary brands. The show features ARIA-nominated singer/songwriter and TV personality Ricki-Lee plus a multi-generational team of 10 people from different walks of life, taking part in challenges with the potential to transform their lives and those of others. Each Life Changing Adventure brings together an Australian charity and a state team. After months of raising funds and awareness for their charity, the team is challenged to take on a mystery adventure in an amazing location, such as New Zealand or South Africa, in order to secure a generous donation for their cause. The adventures are designed to showcase the beauty and drama of the natural environment and are as inspiring as they are daunting. For example, challenges could range from diving with sharks to extreme bungee jumping and every team member must complete the challenge for the charity to receive the donation. The first four episodes of the show are in production and will be broadcast on Channel 7 next March. Now the producers of Life Changing Adventures are offering up episode destination partner and a range of sponsor opportunities, which incorporate a donation to charity. Hungry potential partners can explore the series sponsor or single episode options. In addition, individual challenges can be linked to brands and those that like the team work touch can adopt a team and really get behind them and their missions. Lisa Browne, Executive Producer of Life Changing Adventures TV, says: ‘Life Changing Adventures will be a must-watch show on Australia’s most watched TV network – Channel 7. The show is exciting, inspiring and full of surprises. Even better, it’s TV with a conscience and will help raise significant amounts of money for really worthwhile causes. Our sponsors and their brands will be part of a TV show that makes a difference, with a variety of branding and messaging opportunities that can stand alone or be developed by sponsors to deliver even greater value. People all over Australia will be watching and talking about Life Changing Adventures and this is a great opportunity to be part of it.’ www.LifeChangingAdventures.TV   www.twitter.com/LCAdventureTV  www.facebook.com/LifeChangingAdventures