The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2017-04-10T11:48:15Z Grand Opening of Parklane Dream Squad Australia 2017-04-10T11:48:15Z grand-opening-of-parklane-dream-squad-australia Pioneer in the direct sales industry for 61 years, Park Lane Jewellery, has officially launched the newest franchise in Sydney, Australia beginning April 10th, 2017.  With Australia experiencing stagnant growth and growing unemployment, Park Lane will be committed to offering all of Australia the opportunity to own a home-based enterprise backed by a well-established, debt-free, Direct Sales Jewellery giant.   Business partners Mary Brigden and Laura Zammit will be the newest Park Lane Jewellery (Subsidiary of Jewels by Park Lane US) Franchise Owners/Operators in Sydney, Australia. Both have a long history of success within direct sales and business. Mary has been recognized Worldwide as a top direct sales leader, building multi-million dollar businesses as field leader, corporate executive, mentor and coach. Mary’s passion and energy drove her to find the very best Direct Sales opportunity in the world, and bring it to the women and men of Australia. Laura, with 14 years of experience as a top sales leader here in Australia, brings extensive field experience and creative marketing back ground to the Parklane Dream Squad team. Both are excited to be launching this amazing opportunity.  “We very are ecstatic to have Mary & Laura as franchise owners in Australia,” said Park Lane’s Vice President of International Sales Tom Judson. “Taking all that the World’s leader in Direct Sales Jewellery offers, and partnering it with such exceptional leaders creates the most amazing opportunity now in Australia.” Park Lane Jewellery, based in Schaumburg, Illinois, USA is a second-generation family-owned-and-operated company.  Park Lane was founded in Chicago, in 1955, by Shirley and Arthur LeVin.  Through their efforts, the company is today recognised as the leading fashion Jewellery direct sales company, known especially for its generous representative, hostess, and customer programs which include guaranteed products, no-product buy-in at startup, and high-quality fashion Jewellery.  Park Lane offers the perfect solution to mothers who wish to spend time with their children yet want the opportunity to generate income for their families.  It also can be a great part-time endeavor for anyone wishing to supplement income, start their own business, or create financial independence.  If you are looking to create your own work schedule, earn trips, Jewellery and prizes, then explore the opportunities available at Park Lane Jewellery. To find out more about earning free Jewellery by hosting a Park Lane fashion Jewellery get-together, or to learn about the new opportunities in Park Lane Jewellery Australia, contact at 0477 88 0121.  Visit the Park Lane website at www. parklanejewellery.com.au to see what all of the excitement is all about. TIVC Shows a Better 'Time' Ahead With Breakthrough Vegan Eco-Friendly Watches 2017-04-10T01:09:17Z tivc-shows-a-better-time-ahead-with-breakthrough-vegan-eco-friendly-watches Globally renowned Aussie startup TIVC speaks of a better time with its classic handcrafted 100% eco-friendly and vegan watches that are made from recycled materials in complete compliance with REACH requirements.  With animal cruelty on rise and environmental damage steadily reaching the peak, it’s high time that we step forward to do our bits for a greener kinder future. Upholding that very spirit, a rising Aussie startup Time IV Change is looking forward to shape the world for better “times” through its revolutionary classic handcrafted vegan eco friendly watches. The company harps on green yet highly fashionable classic timepieces made from vegan leather and recycled materials.    “In the light of the current environmental mayhem and unnecessary cruelty imposed on the innocent animals, it’s ‘time’ that we ring a call to conscience. This is why we come up with our game-changing 100% eco-friendly and vegan watches which will help to do your bit in saving our Mother Earth and ensuring a peaceful co-existence for all living beings around.  All our watches are PETA-approved and we are very particular about least impact on environment”, said Marko, one of the co-founders of TIVC.    Founded in 2016 in Geelong, Time IV Change has fast garnered global recognition for its game-changing efforts to make the planet a better place to live in. Its Kickstarter campaign last year (March 2016) fetched around $20,000 from inspired supporters that were ample to start its very first production. At present, the company stocks its watches to several international quarters such as Germany, Canada and many more.    “We believe in taking things forward for better and also each of ours infinite ability to shape up the world around for a positive change. It’s this very philosophy that inspired us to create something that will enable you to express your ideals strongly & feel confident about them at the same time”, Monique, the other co-founder added in.  The company makes vegan leather watch bands from recycled materials mixed with high quality polyurethane and different ultra-fine microfiber bundles. All the bands made are completely compliant with the REACH requirements for being eco-friendly. The company manager assures no presence of nasty chemicals or toxins in the watch bands as is usual with actual leather. The watch cases too are made from recycled aluminum.    Proud vegans can choose from two ranges of watches at the TIVC online store. One is the Kaizen range based on the powerful and inspiring Japanese philosophy which states that continuous improvement is always possible. The other one is the Pinatex range. A patented and innovative material, Pinatex is made from Pineapple leaf fibers. No extra water, land, fertilizer & pesticides are used to produce it.  TIVC is the first company in the world to use Pinatex leather for watch bands.     The company supports 9 great organizations founded on the philosophy to give back to the community, including the likes of Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation Animals Australia and Sea Shepherd Australia. 20% of the profits for every band sold are donated to a charity whose theme color aligns with the shade of the band you choose.  To know more about TIVC and get yourself a vegan watch, please visit the official website or contact them below. Geelong Warehouse Traders hit the marketplace in Geelong Victoria 2017-03-29T04:02:23Z geelong-warehouse-traders-hit-the-marketplace-in-geelong-victoria Summary   Geelong Warehouse Traders hit the marketplace in Geelong Victoria recently offering unprecedented savings on many of the products they manufacture as well as on factory clearance items like clothing, shoes, jewellery and their spectacular canvas wall art.   They’re manufacturers, wholesalers, importers and they also sell direct to the public from their factory warehouse showroom at their 370 Thompson Road, North Geelong location.  They’ve been making jewellery through other varied businesses for over 50 years and their Jewellery Generation range of jewellery is a great collection of original designs using genuine gems and handmade materials like silver and handmade glass and ceramic beads. Most of their jewellery is individual pieces so its nothing like the regular clone jewellery you see around others stores or markets.   Story   Their factory warehouse is around 400 square metres and is packed full with clothing, shoes, jewellery and their very own special designs of canvas wall art mostly produced in huge AO size which would transform any wall into a major talking piece in your home or business. The designer John Boom has been doing this, making jewellery, writing books, and producing original songs as a  singer and songwriter also known as Johnny B.   John said. “On my Youtube page under johnnybaustralia I’ve produced well over 2,000 videos so as you can see I’ve always been a very busy person.” “I’ve been an avid photographer for many years having taken around a million photos of towns around Australia, wildlife and many other interesting things with many of my photos being used in books and through many other media outlets”. “I was making jewellery from the age of around 8 years old and have been doing that ever since as well as many other interesting things”.   “I suppose you could call me an adventurer in many areas of interest.” “I hope my new business Geelong Warehouse Traders will captivate people as well as I’ve tried to bring some of the magic I’ve experienced in my life into the warehouse.” “We also stock a range of gemstones and minerals for people to buy as well as that’s also been an interest of mine from a very young age”.       Always a busy man he’s also produced Australian Pictorials.com where he’s basically filmed nearly every Australian town and placed all those towns in picture on the website for the world to see. Click on any Australian town and you get a snapshot of every town in Australia that way.   John said “I came out of retirement not settling for little to do so I started up Geelong Warehouse Traders – www.geelongwarehousetraders.com It’s well worth a visit and has some most unique things on display compared to most regular type businesses of today”. “It takes a fair while to take in all the different things we have and at the same time many of our products are at some of best prices you’ll find anywhere in Australia”. You can look through the collectibles, shop for shoes or clothing and you won’t be bored at this warehouse clearance factory”. “Most of my wall art comes out to you and is striking as I designed them to be”.   They’re open from 9am till 5pm Monday till Saturday. And it’s very different to what most people can imagine.   Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EG30bZ9-Ts&t=3s   Address: Geelong Warehouse Traders  - 370 Thompson Road, North Geelong Victoria 3215 Phone: 03 4244 9289 Email:  admin@search-the-world.com Website:  www.geelongwarehousetraders.com Photos: http://www.geelongwarehousetraders.com/images/p2030869_small.jpg http://www.geelongwarehousetraders.com/images/Clearance%20sign%20with%20info-red.jpg http://www.geelongwarehousetraders.com/images/P2040395-reduced.jpg http://www.geelongwarehousetraders.com/images/p2030146_small.jpg http://www.geelongwarehousetraders.com/images/artselection.jpg http://www.geelongwarehousetraders.com/images/P2030401-2.jpg AMP Capital Bring The Face of Fashion to the East and West 2017-03-28T23:48:05Z amp-capital-bring-the-face-of-fashion-to-the-east-and-west Wednesday, 29 March 2017 - AMP Capital Shopping Centres (AMPCSC) is pleased to announce the launch of The Face of Fashion Magazine which will be available to shoppers in Queensland and Western Australia from this week. The bi-annual magazine, which will launch exclusively in AMPCSC’s Garden City and Karrinyup Shopping Centres in Perth and Pacific Fair Shopping Centre on the Gold Coast, will see an initial print run of 260,000 across all three centres. Led by editor-in-chief of 10 Magazine and 10 Men, Alison Veness, The Face of Fashion will celebrate Australian and international fashion, beauty and lifestyle. “I’m thrilled to be working with AMP Capital to produce The Face of Fashion, and supporting Australian designers and retailers,” said Veness. “Both cities are unique in their approach to fashion and lifestyle. This will be celebrated with curated content tailored to reflect both markets.” AMP Capital has recently unveiled its latest redevelopment plans for both Garden City and Karrinyup Shopping Centres, which will see the centres transform into leading edge, world-class retail, leisure, entertainment and fashion destinations. Meanwhile, Pacific Fair has continued to welcome leading local and global brands to its stable of retailers, cementing its title as Queensland’s leading fashion destination. Belinda Daly, Head of Shopping Centres Marketing has said, “At AMP Capital, we’ve always been a supporter of established and up-and-coming brands through our shopping centres across the country. By launching The Face of Fashion in Garden City, Karrinyup and Pacific Fair, we’re excited to give these brands and centres a voice, and showcase just how much talent and creativity is found within our coastal cities.” The first issue of The Face of Fashion will focus on the AW17 season, including a ten page spread shot by internationally renowned fashion photographer Simon Lekias, who has previously worked with Harpers Bazaar, Marie Claire and InStyle. The shoot was styled by leading stylist Mark Vasallo who is known for his work with leading Australian brands Scanlan Theodore, Bassike and Camilla. The Face of Fashion magazine can be found in-centre or online through: http://ampcapitalretail.com.au. The first Autumn/Winter issue is available now, while the second issue for Spring/Summer will launch in September 2017. ENDS Media enquiries Niki Aquino, Consultant Hausmann Communications 02 8353 5723 / 0435 098 085 niki.aquino@hausmann.com.au Booking enquiries Phebe Chan, National Business Development Manager AMP Capital Shopping Centres 02 9257 9526 phebe.chan@ampcapital.com About AMP Capital Shopping Centres: Established in 1971, AMP Capital Shopping Centres has a portfolio of 27 centres throughout Australia and New Zealand, which generates over $A7.9 billion in annual sales and attracts more than 158 million visitations annually. AMP Capital Shopping Centres employs a team of 300 professionals and has around 3,500 retailers. Its expertise includes property and asset management, property development, leasing, marketing, research, placemaking and retail design. AMPCSC’s purpose is to create inspiring shopping centre experiences for all its stakeholders and to be a world-class property and development team, delivering significant value to its clients. *As at 30 June 2016. Includes internally and externally managed centres Finally; An organic baby Sleeping Bag configurable for all-seasons and a Sleepsuit that grows with your child. 2017-03-28T04:53:54Z finally-an-organic-baby-sleeping-bag-configurable-for-all-seasons-and-a-sleepsuit-that-grows-with-your-child Temperature changes causing havoc on your little one's sleep patterns? Not sure how to keep baby sleeping comfortably at night? Worried about them kicking off blankets? Anxious at the thought of bub sweating against polyester fabric? Or simply frustrated at having to buy Sleepsuits and Sleeping Bags for every size and every season? 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Simply extend the arms and legs of the suit once the baby is ready for the next size.  Boasting handy features such as removable sleeves, hand and feet mittens and two way front zippers, it’s suitable for babies 6 months up to 7 years of age.  For babies 18 months and up, a unique extra-large drop seat feature makes nappy changes or middle of the night toilet stops so much more convenient.  The X-Tend Sleepsuit keeps baby safe and comfortable all night without the worry of kicking off blankets. Back by popular demand with brand new features and upgrades is the 365 Sleep Bag 2.0, the configurable baby sleeping bag that adjusts to all four seasons and temperature changes, eliminating the need for blankets and multiple tog sleep bags. Simply combine the Summer and Spring/Autumn bags to create your Winter warmer. It now comes with the X-Tend system to extend the sleeves to next size up, as well as handy features such as removable full-sleeves, hand mittens, and a travel vent. Made for babies 6 months up to 5 years old. The 365 Sleep Bag 2.0 offers maximum usage of each bag, so baby sleeps in complete comfort and safety 365 days a year. If the ultimate goal is to secure a good night sleep, both for parents and baby, then the new product solutions from The Sleepy Company are every parents’ dream.  Described by sleep consultants as ‘ingenious!’ both products are kind to sensitive or eczema prone skin and come in a selection of unisex contemporary prints and stylish designs. Organic, economical, environmentally friendly, practical and beautiful.  The 365 Sleep Bag 2.0 and the X-Tend Sleepsuit are available for pre-order on The Sleepy Company Website. 365 Sleep Bag 2.0 starts from RRP $149.95 (includes 1 x Summer and 1 x Spring/Autumn, combined for Winter).  X-Tend Sleepsuit starts from RRP $74.95. Free shipping and free returns for 100 days* Australia wide policy. sleepycompany.com facebook.com/sleepycompany I .instagram.com/sleepycompany I twitter.com/TheSleepyCo Local Startup Launched to Help Australian Retailers Fight Against Amazon 2017-03-21T01:25:23Z 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 2017-03-21T01:19:27Z 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 2017-03-14T04:04:10Z 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 2017-03-08T05:38:09Z 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 2017-03-07T06:28:24Z 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 2017-02-21T05:02:19Z 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 2017-02-14T08:12:06Z 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. 2017-02-09T03:44:45Z 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 2017-01-31T02:23:09Z 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 2017-01-30T08:49:21Z 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.