The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-03-21T00:25:23Z Local Startup Launched to Help Australian Retailers Fight Against Amazon 2017-03-21T00:25:23Z local-startup-launched-to-help-australian-retailers-fight-against-amazon Local Startup Launched to Help Australian Retailers Fight Against Amazon  Brauz, created and developed in Melbourne, to help local retailers survive the impending arrival of Amazon. The technology provides personalised shopping experiences in-store and online, increasing customer engagement.   Melbourne, 21 March 2017 – Brauz is proud to announce the successful launch of their app, which is now available for download on iOS. Retailers can now establish instant personal connections and create stronger engagement with customers.   The Australian retail market is experiencing a serious shift. With the announced arrival of Amazon and high levels of store closures, it’s become clear that only stores who shift their focus towards customer experience will survive. The key is in understanding a customer controls their journey, extending beyond the four walls of retailers’ stores.  Brauz founder, Lee Hardham, realised local retailers and brick-and-mortar stores are struggling the most to maintain an online presence and develop a blended customer experience. Brauz’ initial technology has helped over 20 independent local designers and fashion labels find a way to reach their customers. Brauz aims to extend its services to all of Melbourne’s local shopping strips and beyond.  Lee explains: “We believe that brick and mortar stores are here to stay. Shopping and browsing preferences are constantly evolving, so it’s crucial for retailers to use sophisticated, cutting-edge tools. We have built a technology which understands shoppers and their preferences, and gives retailers the tools to tailor that experience to an individual shopper.”  The more a shopper interacts with Brauz, the more personalised their online and offline shopping experience becomes. This enables retailers to better connect with each customer, using individualised messaging and tailored notifications to fit each customer’s style and schedule.   # # # END # # #   Contact: Lee Hardham, Founder and CEO  |  0438 392 330  |  lee@brauz.com Ana Asanovic, Media and Communications Officer  |   0431 583 041  |   ana@brauz.com Monica Vedar, Marketing Manager  |   0403 284 296  |  monica@brauz.com Australians turn to new US ‘double chin’ treatment to boost self-confidence 2017-03-21T00:19:27Z australians-turn-to-new-us-double-chin-treatment-to-boost-self-confidence SYDNEY, 21 MARCH 2017 - Australian men and women are following their US counterparts and opting for Kybella(1), a new, non-surgical treatment that reduces the look of a ‘double chin’ to create sleeker, better defined facial features.   Recent global studies suggest that over half of women (55%(2)) and 40% of men(2), are bothered by fullness under the chin, or a 'double chin', with many changing their behaviour to hide the problem.   35% of people admit to shying away from photos, and 35% avoid video chats and conference calls because they are self-conscious about their double chin. 29% of men admit to growing a beard to hide the under chin area.   Globally, almost three quarters (74%) of women said they make the effort to look good primarily for themselves(2), with 42% saying that when considering cosmetic surgery, boosting their self-confidence was just as important to them as improving sagging skin(3).   Developed in the US, Kybella(1) is a new ‘double chin’ treatment requiring no surgical intervention. Fat cells under the chin are reduced through two to four quick injections spaced over a six to eight week period with no downtime required.   In Australia, the cosmetic industry is worth an estimated $1 billion annually(4) with facial procedures among the most popular treatments.   Medical Director at Cosmetic MD, Dr Herbert Hooi is one of the first medical practitioners in Australia to offer the Kybella treatment at his Sydney based clinic.   "Until recently, the main treatment option for the 'double chin' was surgical liposuction. But Kybella requires no surgery with only a few simple injections. Both men and women are having this treatment to achieve a more defined and sleeker chin and neck area," Dr Hooi explains.   "Treatment takes just 30 minutes, so patients experience no downtime and can return to normal activities and work straight away."   "For many of our patients, the plump area under the chin or a 'double chin' can cause them stress and anxiety when facing social groups. The Kybella treatment offers them a relatively quick fix that will help them be more confident in their appearance."   Sydney marketing professional, Michelle Flynn (42 years), has undergone Kybella treatment and says she now feels happier and more confident when going out.   "My chin area always bothered me, but I didn't want to have surgery. I work long hours, so when Kybella became available in Australia I knew that this treatment was a better option for me because it meant hardly any time away from work," Ms Flynn explains.   "I feel more confident now about the shape of my face and it makes me feel younger."   The active ingredient in Kybella is a naturally occurring substance made in the liver that assists in the digestion of  dietary fat. When injected into areas of unwanted fat, it  helps the body to metabolise and filter away this fat.   Kybella has been studied over 10 years and has been used safely in over 2,600 patients in worldwide clinical trials.   For more information visit www.cosmeticmd.com.au.   ENDS Media Contact: Maria Crema, m: 0402 239 929, e: maria@cremapr.com.au  More about Dr. Hooi and Cosmetic MD: www.cosmeticmd.com.au The owner and Medical Director of cosmetic MD, Dr Hooi has followed a singular path towards Cosmetic Medicine. With degrees in law, medicine and further specialisation in Emergency Medicine, he has a thorough grounding in all facets of acute medicine.  Dr. Hooi became interested in cosmetic procedures in 1990 and pursues his passion for cosmetic medicine in private practice in Telopea, Sydney. Dr Hooi’s training and experience led to his award as a Foundation Fellow of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine in 2009. Dr. Hooi is also recognised as an expert in the revolutionary IncontiLaseTM procedure, offering a non-invasive answer to the significant and debilitating problem of incontinence. Dr Hooi regularly presents workshops on platelet rich plasma (PRP) and has been an invited speaker at a number of domestic (LCMC, Cosmetex, A5M) and international (Biobridge Venice) conferences on aesthetic medicine.   Sources:   (1) Kybella is known by a different brand name in Australia. This is approved in Australia for the treatment of fat cell reduction under the chin (2)  New Survey Reveals Impact Of Double Chin On Self-Perception And Behavior (3) Allergan 2016: Changing Faces of Beauty (4) The Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery Myths Busted, 2015   Ethical retailer Mabel’s Garb announces new Winter collections 2017-03-14T03:04:10Z ethical-retailer-mabel-s-garb-announces-new-winter-collections Building on customer feedback, the new range introduces comfortable and elegant styles that suit all ages. The children’s lines offer simple, classical styles with room to grow, which means you don’t need to purchase new clothes every six months. The new lines are ethical-only, sourced from responsible manufacturing methods and supporting disadvantages communities around the world through fair trade. Mabel’s Garb Founder, Tiffany Yates, said that the new collection is the most exciting for years. “We’ve haven’t stopped talking about the 2017 Autumn/Winter collection. Our customers keep telling us they want more. More diversity, more choices and more classic clothing options for their children – and that’s what we’re going to give them.” The two standout pieces landing in March are the Condor Socks and stocking range and the extremely popular American brand, Soor Ploom. “Most of our last-season Soor Ploom stock has sold out, so we’re very excited to line the shelves with fresh choices for our customers. Designed and made in Brooklyn, Soor Ploom offer crisp and clean styles for children aged 0-9 years, while also being made using sustainable and ethical methods,” Yates said. Learn more about Mabel’s Garb’s new collection on their Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. International icons heading Down Under for the hair industry’s event of the year 2017-03-08T04:38:09Z international-icons-heading-down-under-for-the-hair-industry-s-event-of-the-year Wednesday 8 March 2017, Sydney: He’s worked the tresses of Lady Gaga; set global hair trends on the runways of fashion houses like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Stella McCartney; and worked on editorial campaigns for designers like Calvin Klein, Jil Sander, and Giorgio Armani. Lauded as a true visionary of the industry, hairstylist Eugene Souleiman will grace Australia’s shores in June for a rare appearance at Hair Expo Australia, where he will take stylists through his unique approach to cutting and styling during a masterclass in partnership with Mizutani Scissors. Joining the stellar line-up at Hair Expo 2017, Hollywood colourist and social media superstar Guy Tang will return to Australia on the Olaplex World Tour, following his celebrated appearance at Hair Expo 2016 in Melbourne. Guy has amassed a following of “#HairBesties”, with more than 1.5 million subscribers to his YouTube channel, 1.3 million Facebook followers, and 1.9 million followers on Instagram. These hair groupies follow Guy’s uniquely whimsical and vibrant hair colour tutorials, many of which go viral with styles like Unicorn Hair and Phoenix Neon Glowing Hair. This year, Sydneysiders will have their turn to witness Guy’s colour mastery in the flesh during a creative session in partnership with Olaplex and Haircare Australia. In an ode to the popularity of barbering, the illustrious Scumbags of Rotterdam, the Schorem Barbers, will also visit Hair Expo Australia in June to showcase their unique approach to classic men’s barbering in partnership with Reuzel and Haircare Australia. The subjects of social media fanfare, the barbers are known to have queues lasting up to five hours outside their small Rotterdam barbershop, as men from around the world wait for a turn in one of their coveted barber chairs. Hands-on learning with hair heroes Hairdressers will have bucket-list opportunities at Hair Expo Australia 2017, with the chance to participate in intimate workshops with hair legends in a live setting. Direct from the UK, Mark Hayes and Edward Darley of Sassoon will lead three exclusive technical skills workshops, which will be limited to just 12 people. Stylists will have a never-before-offered opportunity to learn directly from some of the best in the international hair education industry. Also offering more personal, intimate education for hairdressers at Hair Expo is reality television star and expert business advisor, Tabatha Coffey of ‘Tabatha Takes Over’. Tabatha will take four roundtable classes limited to just 12 people per session, where she will consult on key business considerations from staff motivation and leadership; to how to best use social media to improve the success of your business and reach the right customers. These hands-on learning opportunities have been designed to equip business owners and salon managers with the tools to ensure guaranteed commercial success. Hair Expo Australia Event Director, Julia Erben, says “We are so thrilled to be back in Sydney this year at our brand new venue, which is complemented by exciting options to learn from some of the most iconic artists in the world of hair. This group of legendary talent from around the globe can’t wait to come to Hair Expo 2017, making this year’s program a firework of ideas and inspiration. It’s high time that Sydney gets back its very own Festival of Hair!” Three nights of hair couture, never to be seen again Be swept away by the art of hairdressing during Hair Expo Australia’s popular evening events, which have received a restyle in 2017. On Saturday 10 June, the new Masters of Hair grand stage will present intimate insights into the minds and craft of the biggest names in the industry, including Mark Hayes and Edward Darley of Sassoon; 2016 Hair Expo Australian Hairdresser of the Year, Frank Apostolopoulos; Tabatha Coffey; the teacher of all teachers, Sharon Blain; Jayne Wild with her legendary poppets; and 2016 Hair Expo New Zealand Hairdresser of the Year, Danny Pato, among others. On Sunday night, the GenNext Gala, designed to provide a platform for up-and-coming talent in the hair industry, will be injected with inspiration from our favourite reality TV shows (think ‘The X-Factor’ and ‘The Voice’), pairing eight creative teams with four sets of mentors who will guide them to success. Mentors for this year include Dmitri Papas and Justin Pace; Caterina Di Biase; Emiliano and Lisa Vitale; and Stevie English. On Monday night, the pinnacle event for the hair community – the Schwarzkopf Professional Hair Expo Awards Gala – will announce the winners of the distinguished Hair Expo Awards while the crowds are entertained by a spectacular Schwarzkopf Professional Essential Looks show. Expo space nearly sold out In 2017, Hair Expo is thrilled to be back in Sydney at the new International Convention Centre (ICC) in Darling Harbour, where visitors will be able to see and try the latest products from brands like De Lorenzo, Olaplex, Oribe, R+Co., TIGI, Glampalm, Trichovedic, Wahl, Mizutani, and Napoleon Perdis, among others. After Hair Expo saw a 35 per cent increase in visitors and 30 per cent increase in exhibitors in 2016 when held in Melbourne for the first time, the 2017 event is set to be bigger than ever, with 85 per cent of floor space already sold at a bigger venue. ENDS Notes to editors: Hair Expo Australia is the premier trade event for hair professionals and will take place from Saturday 10 to Monday 12 June (Queen’s Birthday long weekend) at the International Convention Centre (ICC) Sydney. The full programme, event registration, and early bird tickets are now available at www.hairexpoaustralia.com. For interview requests, imagery and further details, please contact Belinda Craigie: Belinda.Craigie@reedexhibitions.com.au ; +61 (0)2 9422 2986 The Ethical Fashion Decade: How Mabel Garb Is Leading The Way 2017-03-07T05:28:24Z the-ethical-fashion-decade-how-mabel-garb-is-leading-the-way When you try it on, what’s important? The fit. The way it hides (or reveals) your curves. The way it makes you feel. For most retailers, these are the key ingredients for creating a successful retail store. In a highly competitive online shopping environment, it’s a race to stock the cheapest items possible so that customers keep pressing ‘add to cart’. In a race to the bottom, fashion labels and clothes brands are missing the opportunity of the decade. Consumer trends show that price isn’t the only factor when making a decision about where to shop. Given a choice, 74% would pay an extra 5% for their clothes if they knew it was being sourced somewhere that paid their workers an honest wage in safe and sanitary working conditions. (Global Poverty Project, 2015) In the decade ahead, this trend is predicted to intensify. Customers are actively favouring brands that promote equality, human rights and ethical manufacturing. As of 2017, vintage Australian clothes brand Mabel's Garb is only stocking ethical brands. This means that Mabel Garb are partnering with companies to stock items that are sourced from places where employees are paid a fair wage and where the manufacturing and sourcing is environmentally conscious. Numero 74 is an ethical brand set up by a Women's Self-managed Cooperative employing over 400 women in Thailand. Tiffany Yates, Founder of Mabel’s Garb, is proud of the decision to stock ethical-only brands like Numero 74: “What I love about brands like Numero 74 is that we get the opportunity to hear the amazing stories of the women who make the products. Some of them come from terrible backgrounds, so the experience of supporting them and sharing their products with our customers is truly rewarding.” What Mabel’s Garb have found is that customers appreciate the fact that the company cares about social issues and looks to promote fair trade and women from disadvantaged countries. “After deciding to exclusively sell ethical products, the reaction from our customers has been fantastic. The word of mouth has helped our business grow and we love being able offer our customers ethical products from all over the world,”  Yates said To browse the latest collection of Mabel’s Garb ethical adult and children clothing, visit their website https://www.mabelsgarb.com/ New App to Change Shopping Experience 2017-02-21T04:02:19Z new-app-to-change-shopping-experience PRESS RELEASE   New app to change the shopping experience   Brauz app launching on March 9 at CTF Curated Melbourne, designed to change the way we shop local     Melbourne, 20 February 2017 – Brauz is proud to announce the launch of their new app on App Store during the CTF Curated Melbourne. The event will showcase the app in action together with emerging designers on Thursday, 9th March from 7-9pm, with speeches and announcements at 7.30pm, at L1 Studios, 1/377 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne. We are excited to invite press and media to come and experience the app: a truly personal shopping experience. The Brauz app was created to help local retailers establish a strong online presence that connects to their physical store, enabling them to connect with customers through personalised, carefully targeted messages and customised offers. Shoppers will now have a platform to follow their favourite brands and engage with them, based on their personal preferences in store and online. Brauz founder, Lee Hardham, realised that the future of shopping is in clever engaging with customers at the right time. In addition, knowing what customers need and when they need it is key to building lasting relationships. This is where the Brauz app comes into action. Lee explains: "We love shopping. We shop local and as consumers we love to know the stories behind the items we buy, where they've come from, and how they're made.   The future of retail is changing fast and we want to make sure local retailers are moving with it. We're here to help guide them through the process, while providing customers a more personalised shopping experience.” How does it work? Let’s say you are on Brauz app, looking for white shirts, for example. Wouldn’t you like to know exactly when they are available in store, in your size? Or maybe you’re passing by a retailer stocking the shirt you’ve been looking for? Brauz notifies you about the things you like, at exactly the right time. Come to CTF Curated, experience our app from your phone and join Brauz on our mission to bring the online and offline shopping world together.   # # # END # # # ABOUT BRAUZ Brauz is a retail tech start-up that integrates digital experiences, like online shopping, into the physical shopping space, like retail stores. Using digital innovation as the catalyst, Brauz makes it easier for customers to find and buy the things they like.  Brauz is a dedicated, vibrant, multicultural team based in Brunswick, Melbourne, brought together by the core idea of bringing the online and offline retail world together through personalized shopping experiences.  Brauz founder, Lee Hardham, set a mission of empowering the brick-and-mortar stores across the globe using industry leading technology, inspired by the vision to utilize technology as a human resource, not as a method of human redundancy. The next time you shop: Brauz before you search.   QUOTES "Brauz's business journey is fascinating to watch - the company symbolises the new business face of Melbourne’s North, which is rapidly transforming into a knowledge-driven economy", says NORTH Link Executive Director Chris James. Online:  www.brauz.com Instagram: @brauzapp Facebook: @brauzapp Office: Level 1, 4/35 Hope St, Brunswick VIC 3056 Meg’s Tailoring For All Things Bridal 2017-02-14T07:12:06Z meg-s-tailoring-for-all-things-bridal As much as we plan for our wedding day and quite rightly excitedly anticipate our big day, things can unfortunately go wrong, no matter how much planning we have done. Usually, if we have selected a great venue, the restaurant manager or our wedding planner will take care of any unforeseen problems, but what if something goes wrong at the last minute with our dress, or our bridesmaids' gowns?  There can be no more terrifying prospect than getting to a couple of days before the big day and, for some reason, our dress isn’t fitting properly. This can cause even the calmest bride to panic. However, this is exactly what the calm and experienced girls at Meg’s Tailoring are there for – to be on hand for any ‘wardrobe malfunctions’ that may occur, even one day before the wedding – even on the actual day!  Although Megs's Tailoring are famous for designing and creating some of the most beautiful wedding dresses imaginable, they are also very aware that ‘things can go wrong’ on the most important day in our lives and they are there for any wedding crises that arise. These can be as simple as a tiny tear in the bride’s gown to the very serious matter of the groom or his groomsman flying in from overseas and urgently needing his suit to be altered. The professional and friendly team at Meg’s Tailoring have experienced every type of emergency in their many years of looking after Auckland’s bridal parties and they always manage to calm the bride down and ensuring that her special day goes off without a hitch, and they have even known of a time when a bride came in two days before the wedding day, saying, “Make me a dress!” The Meg’s Tailoring girls simply got to work and made her a beautiful bridal gown in time for the ceremony – just! They also managed to make a stunning veil to go with the bride’s dress. The Meg’s Tailoring team are busy all year round designing, creating and fitting bridal gowns as well as restyling and altering any gown that the bride might provide and are very  adept at taking in or letting out bridal gowns and bridesmaids’ dresses, Meg’s Tailoring their experienced seamstresses can remake and re-model any gown that is brought into them, including hemming, and it is in the capacity of alterations that they really excel. All intending brides-to-be should go today to the Meg’s Tailoring website at http://www.megstailoring.co.nz . OXYMAX Australia are pleased to announce our newest Ambassador ANNA PAPPAS, Celebrity STYLIST, Skincare Enthusiast and co-author of You Can…Be Your Own Stylist. 2017-02-09T02:44:45Z oxymax-australia-are-pleased-to-announce-our-newest-ambassador-anna-pappas-celebrity-stylist-skincare-enthusiast-and-co-author-of-you-can-be-your-own-stylist Aligning Anna to our OXYMAX brand didn’t take much convincing or if any at all.  Anna’s background in Health Sciences, having worked for some internationally re-nowned skincare companies was the perfect fit for OXYMAX as Pappas knows how important skincare is to how you look, feel and present yourself.  Anna’s beliefs and holistic approach is not only in skincare but fashion too Pappas says “everything starts from the inside, to look and feel your best health and vitality is  essential”.   Anna Pappas background is not only skin but FASHION, she is the stylist that celebrities go to when they need to be red carpet ready, her keen eye for detail, on pulse with style and trends and her affiliations with the world’s best has seen her on the  Reality TV Show STYLE WARS’ for Fashion |One TV.   Pappas who has styled many celebrities and known faces over the years and is also the co-author of ‘You Can…Be Your Own Stylist.     We at OXYMAX are very passionate about our product and brand and wanted to partner with Pappas due to her holistic approach to skincare and fashion, combining both of these ingredients is a recipe for confidence and  looking  and feeling your best from top to toe.  Pappas experience in these fields will only enhance the OXYMAX Journey.    Follow the continued OXYMAX journey and allow for Anna Pappas to explain and demonstrate to her readers and fans what OXYMAX is about.  www.annapappas.com   Trezoro Jewellery introduces new unique contemporary design pieces 2017-01-31T01:23:09Z trezoro-jewellery-introduces-new-unique-contemporary-design-pieces Trezoro Jewellery, an Australian importer and online store of designer sterling silver accessories, has enriched its contemporary jewellery line with new unique collections.  The contemporary line now consists of the Geometry collection by San Francisco-based designer Shirley Hui, the Mystery collection from Thailand, and the Night Out collection by Korean designers. All three collections are made in unique modern style and target women who would like to emphasise their individuality and enhance their image with unconventional accessories.  All rings, earrings, and necklaces are made from genuine 925 sterling silver and adorned with natural pearl, larimar, amethyst and Cubic Zirconia. Many pieces are oxidised for an intriguing dark colour, others are plated with 14k gold or rhodium.  White streaks on a tender blue Larimar stone which embellishes many of Shirley Hui’s statement jewellery pieces remind of sun dancing in the deep waters of the Caribbean ocean, the enigmatic place where this semiprecious mineral was found.  The black Tahitian pearl, another Shirley’s favourite, makes her rings, earrings, and pendants elegant and magnificent. Straight bars, curved lines, circles, triangles, rectangles, and ellipses – all geometric objects in this collection emphasise contemporary forms of this unusual jewellery. Shirley also loves using irregularly shaped natural pearls, showing that real beauty may be not perfect.  The Night Out collection is an elegant and refined variety of contemporary jewellery. Created for an evening adventure these accessories aim to attract attention. All pieces are presented in two or three colours: black - which is oxidised sterling silver, white rhodium plated, and rose gold plated.  The third contemporary jewellery collection called Mystery - a name that speaks for itself. Enigmatic eye-catching rings, earrings, and necklaces are made for women who dare to be different.  About Trezoro Jewellery Trezoro Jewellery is a South Australia-based online store that specialises in modern style sterling silver jewellery by designers from around the globe. “Trezoro” translates as “treasure” from Esperanto, which is a language without borders and nationality, like the products that the company stocks. Trezoro’s slogan “Where timeless is not boring” is reflected in each piece of its jewellery as bold and eye-catching design gets along with precious materials and traditional quality of fine jewellery making. New Designer Handbags - Marlafiji 2017-01-30T07:49:21Z new-designer-handbags-marlafiji Marlafiji an Australia based company manufacturing our own brand Marla Fiji all items are made in Italy and  we offer quality Italian made leather goods such as Designer Handbags, Travel Bags, Fashion Handbags, Briefcases, Wallets, Italian Handbags designed by international top model Marla Fiji at affordable prices in Australia.. Call us at 02 93324516. EVERKI Announces Release of ContemPRO Series 2017-01-23T23:37:52Z everki-announces-release-of-contempro-series Melbourne, Australia. 23rd January 2017 – EVERKI today announced the release of the ContemPRO series of products – their first line of laptop bags designed specifically for those starting a professional career. Like all EVERKI bags, expect quality construction, durable materials, innovative design and intuitive organization, everything needed in a professional laptop bag.  But the ContemPRO series is also designed for creative thinkers and self-expression with a personalizable window on the front of each bag that can be customized.   “There’s a new generation of young people entering the business world that’s decidedly different,” said Vyrio Ngo, director of sales at EVERKI USA, Inc. “They’re used to being able to express themselves in all facets of their lives; so we set out to make a line of laptop bags that allowed them to be actively engaged in conveying their personal brand and still maintain a professional image.”  The ContemPRO series provides the perfect combination of functionality and stylish design that the pro user desires.    Professional Style and Design The ContemPRO series is designed for the career professional entering the workplace. Every bag has dedicated spaces for carrying a laptop and a tablet, and both the laptop and tablet spaces are padded all around to keep the devices safe and secure. And, like all EVERKI bags, there’s a diverse array of intuitive organizational features, like multi-functioning side pockets, dedicated areas for water bottles and quick-access pockets throughout. The bags are robust enough to carry not only electronics, but have large main compartments big enough for binders, books and folders, as well as multiple slots, pockets and pouches to keep things neat and organized.   Quality Construction The ContemPRO series is engineered for the rigors of a daily commute. Like all EVERKI bags, the series line is defined by quality construction and intuitive organization – perfect for the mobile professional. Padded laptop and tablet spaces, rugged nylon construction and durable zippers and pulls continue to define the ContemPRO series of bags.     An Outlet for Self-Expression Each bag in the ContemPRO series has a window on the front that can be customized by the owner as an outlet of self-expression.  The bags come with a set of images, or the owner can design their own for ultra personalization. The personalizable window is a unique way to present a professional appearance and still maintain the consumer’s individualism.     A Diverse Line of Products Offering diverse designs including as the classic Commuter Laptop Backpack, Roll Top Laptop Backpack, Laptop Sleeve and urban Laptop Bike Messenger, the ContemPRO series of products has a laptop bag for every personality.   Everki ContemPRO Laptop Bike Messenger, up to 14.1-Inch/MacBook Pro 15 - Black (EKS660) The Laptop Bike Messenger from EVERKI is the original hipster bag for an urban setting. More street-smart than a backpack, the messenger has a stylish, metropolitan flair and is perfect for carrying multiple devices. The cross-body design gives complete hands-free capability, while giving you open access to your things without removing the bag. And, like all EVERKI bags, we’ve designed the Laptop Bike Messenger so you can store just what you need within reach, with multi-functioning side pockets that accommodate a water bottle and keys and a quick-access pocket on the large front flap.  You’ll also find the large and free-flowing main compartment big enough for a jacket, books and legal-sized folders; as well as multiple slots, pockets and pouches to keep things neat and organized. Urban style that’s office-ready. ·         Dedicated pockets for laptop and tablet ·         Personalizable window ·         Loops and strips for safety and security ·         Stabilizing cross-body strap ·         Trolley handle pass-through ·         Padded carry handle ·         High-contrast lining ·         Everki Limited Lifetime Warranty ·         https://youtu.be/q2ECNQkwfLU     Everki ContemPRO Roll Top Laptop Backpack, up to 15.6-Inch Navy (EKP161) The Roll Top Laptop Backpack from EVERKI is a stylish re-design of a classic favorite with a professional twist. But don’t let its preppy and relaxed look fool you; this bag is ready for the office with dedicated spots for both a laptop and a tablet. And like all EVERKI bags, we’ve designed this bag so you can have just what you need within reach, like the multi-functioning side pockets which securely hold your water bottle, and the quick-access pocket on the front for your phone and anything else you need easy access to. You’ll also find multiple slots, pockets and pouches to keep things organized and within reach. Add some interest to your office look. ·         Dedicated pockets for 15.6-inch laptop and iPad/Pro/Kindle/tablet ·         Personalizable window ·          Spacious and well-organized ·         Multifunctional side pockets with water bottle loop ·         Trolley handle pass-through ·         Reactive and conforming shoulder straps ·         Reflective strips and blinky light loop ·         Padded carry handle ·         Durable zippers and metal pulls ·         High-contrast lining ·         Everki Limited Lifetime Warranty ·         https://youtu.be/aGQvhVY9oXk   Pricing and Availability The ContemPRO series of products is available now at www.EVERKI.com. The products retail at $149.95. Exclusively distributed by Multimedia Technology     About EVERKI EVERKI manufactures stylish and innovative lifestyle products that carry and protect the digital equipment we use every day. EVERKI products combine comfort, convenience, durability and style. EVERKI distributes products throughout North America, Australia, Asia, Africa and Europe, and caters to customers looking for functional luxury. To learn more, visit http://www.EVERKI.com/.   About Multimedia Technology Multimedia Technology is one of Australia's premier national IT distributors, representing the leading IT/AV/Software and Communications vendors from around the globe. Established in 1990, the Company has experienced exceptional growth and is now a major player in the Australian IT industry. www.mmt.com.au Coach flies into Sydney Airport’s T1 fashion precinct 2017-01-23T22:58:25Z coach-flies-into-sydney-airport-s-t1-fashion-precinct The original American house of designer leather goods, Coach Inc., has opened the doors to its stunning boutique at Sydney Airport’s T1 International. Sydney Airport is the only airport in Australia to house the brand as it joins a line-up of 13 global designer brands including TUMI, Michael Kors, Kate Spade New York, Hugo BOSS, Emporio Armani, Tiffany & Co., Burberry, Max Mara and Oroton– with Gucci to launch in 2017. Sydney Airport General Manager Retail Glyn Williams said the store sits within the newly transformed, 1,900m2 fashion precinct at T1, and forms part of the improvements program at Sydney Airport to deliver a superior airport experience for passengers. “The enviable mix of designer brands within the T1 fashion precinct offers passengers a sophisticated shopping experience with a range of offers across different price points,” Mr Williams said. “We’re thrilled to welcome Coach to T1 – a brand that sits comfortably within the revitalised offering.” Set over 130m2, the store evokes a sense of effortless New York style and carries the brand’s signature collections, including women’s and men’s bags, small leather goods, footwear, accessories and fragrances. The store interior is modern and vibrant, featuring custom-designed cabinetry, warm lighting and rich textiles to create a sophisticated shopping experience for passengers. The store’s exterior boasts a striking double-height, illuminated façade framed with glass blocks and expansive windows. Coach is now open and is located after customs. It sits alongside our new premium dining precinct, City View, and a superior duty free offering with partner HEINEMANN Tax & Duty Free. ABOUT SYDNEY AIRPORT Sydney Airport is Australia’s gateway airport, serving 42 million passengers a year and connecting Sydney to a network of 100 international, domestic and regional destinations. Located just eight kilometres from the city centre, Sydney Airport contributes $30.8 billion in economic activity a year, equivalent to 6.4 per cent of the NSW economy.  Sydney Airport is a major employer in NSW, generating more than 306,700 direct and indirect jobs, equivalent to 8.9 per cent of NSW employment. Some 29,000 of these jobs are at the airport itself. Tackling Australia's youth problem. 2017-01-15T08:53:49Z tackling-australia-s-youth-problem One reader's independent review of the first issue of 'Fearless Youth Magazine'  re-enforces the priciples behind the magazine and what it stands for. Karen wrote: We need to get behind this! Imagine a magazine that addresses the issues and challenges of being a young person right here, right now. A place where parents, tweens, teens, and in betweens can talk and learn about the real stuff. No sugar-coating; no labels, no stereotyping and NO ADS...by now you’re thinking I’ve been in the mushroom patch because this is sure to be some sort of drug induced fantasy. But I kid you not. Fearless Youth is set to challenge everything the advertising world would have our kids believe about themselves, others and their place in the world. More than that, it’s going to empower them to embrace their individualism, shake off the labels, and become happy, healthy adults.  It’s going to teach them (and us) to reject the prejudices of others, stamp out the ignorance, and have a lot of fun along the way. But don’t take my word for it, download your copy now! Without advertising revenue, the only way to progress this amazing concept is by magazine sales and donations. So instead of putting Girlfriend or Total Girl in your shopping trolley, do yourself and your kids a favour and purchase Fearless Youth instead. Fearless Youth contains important information on where to get help from experienced counsellors. If you suspect your child, a friend or loved one is experiencing mental health issues, you can have Fearless Youth delivered to their inbox. It may well save a life. Like us on Facebook The magazine can be purchased electronically at www.fearlessyouth.com.au Donations and the story behind Fearless youth can be read on chuffed.org Fearless Youth Magazine has launched 2017-01-11T12:39:45Z fearless-youth-magazine-has-launched Fearless Youth Magazine launched its opening issue just before Xmas. The magazine is the starting of a new venture that will help raise awareness about issues Australia's youth face from body image, bullying, mental health issues, sexuality, self harm and even suicide. Take time to read their story on their fundraising page or visit the Fearless Youth Website to purchase their first eMagazine. The fundraising will go towards printed magazines which will in turn help launch the first children and young adults fashion show in Perth. "It's time to bring that feelgood factor back to people, so please show your support, no matter how small every donation helps"   Helping to tackle the youth mental health problem 2016-12-23T06:16:22Z helping-to-tackle-the-youth-mental-health-problem Fearless Youth Magazine - Issue 1 is now available to purchase 136 advert-free page magazine that aims to change the way young Australian's see themselves and others Magazines can be purchased through the website at www.fearlessyouth.com.au Recent statistics show that: One in 16 young Australians is currently experiencing depression One in six young Australians is currently experiencing an anxiety condition One in four young Australians currently has a mental health condition That’s the equivalent of over 1.3 million young Australians with serious issues that need to be addressed, especially as suicide is the biggest killer of young Australians, even above that of car accidents. Body image is a main contributor to mental health conditions in young Australians. How much of this can we attribute to today’s media and the way it portrays body image to the public.  That perfect shape, that flawless skin. It's common practice and taken for granted that photos are edited 99 percent of the time, but most still aspire to achieve the impossible. Two people in Perth, Western Australia are trying to make a difference by launching a teen magazine with a goal of changing minds and attitude.  Focusing on real life issues and combining it with positive fashion images that promote a healthy body image.  Fearless Youth Magazine is aimed at educating young Australians to be happy with themselves the way they are, and if they have issues or concerns the magazine provides detailed help on many organisations that are there to assist them. For many young people having the knowledge on where and how to get help is vital to tackling the problem in its early stages. Also educating parents to identify the signs that their child may be struggling is simply un-promoted. Taking the magazine that step further it is using regular young Australians as the models for the magazine content to promote the magazines values. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FearlessYouthMagazine