The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-03-19T03:34:52Z VIVID SYDNEY 2019 ENTERS A NEW DECADE OF INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY 2019-03-19T03:34:52Z vivid-sydney-2019-enters-a-new-decade-of-innovation-and-creativity MEDIA RELEASE: 11.30am, Tuesday 19 March, 2019 VIVID SYDNEY 2019 ENTERS A NEW DECADE OF INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY ARGYLE CUT IN THE ROCKS RETURNS WITH PIXAR ANIMATION STUDIOS, CAMPBELLS COVE AND HICKSON ROAD RESERVE REJOIN LIGHT WALK, GAME CHANGERS SPIKE LEE AND ESTHER PEREL HEADLINE VIVID IDEAS PLUS THE CURE, RÜFÜS DU SOL, FKA TWIGS & UNDERWORLD ROCK VIVID MUSIC. 2019 PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT VIDEO CONTENT AND IMAGES ARE AVAILABLE AT:www.vividsydney.com/media-centre Vivid Sydney, the largest festival of light, music and ideas in the Southern Hemisphere, will ignite the Harbour City this winter from Friday 24 May to Saturday 15 June 2019 as it enters a new decade of innovation and creativity with an inspiring and star-studded program of events. Destination NSW CEO and Executive Producer - Vivid Sydney, Sandra Chipchase said, “Australia’s most loved and awarded festival, now in its eleventh year, will bring together light artists, music makers and brilliant minds to showcase Sydney as the creative industries hub of the Asia-Pacific. “This year’s Vivid Sydney program is bold, exciting and diverse, offering something for everyone so I encourage those who want to experience this unmissable event to start planning their trip now.” Vivid Sydney is owned, managed and produced by Destination NSW, the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, and in 2018 attracted 2.25 million attendees, delivering $172.9 million in visitor expenditure into the NSW economy. “I am proud to say our marketing activities saw a record 185,887 travel packages sold to domestic and international visitors for Vivid 2018 - an increase of 37 per cent over the previous year. Vivid Sydney is a must-attend event for travellers and motivates people to visit Sydney and beyond,” Ms Chipchase said. “It doesn’t matter your age or interests, whether it is your first time to Sydney or if you are a local - Vivid Sydney has universal appeal. The Vivid Sydney 2019 program offers inclusive and accessible installations, events and experiences that you can enjoy for one evening or over 23 nights.” Ms Chipchase also announced the inaugural Vivid School for High School students in years 9-12 to assist students to learn more about the creative processes involved in imagining, designing and delivering light-based artworks for this huge global event. “This initiative will enable students and their teachers to meet the professionals behind Vivid Sydney’s iconic building projections and light walk installations, and to hear from artists, designers and technicians about their career paths and how they harnessed opportunities to build their skills for future projects and employment,” Ms Chipchase said. VIVID LIGHT This year’s Light Walk sees over 50 radiant works curated into the largest outdoor gallery of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, stretching for more than three kilometres. In a partnership first, Academy-Award winning Pixar Animation Studios will illuminate Sydney’s heritage-listed Argyle Cut in The Rocks with a creative light projection that will delight visitors of all ages as they are transported through a visual feast of behind-the- scenes artwork and the evolution of iconic animation. The return of the Argyle Cut to the Vivid Light program will be a huge drawcard for festival goers featuring the captivating characters of Pixar films, including the beloved duo of Woody and Buzz Lightyear. For this year’s eagerly anticipated Lighting of the Sails, Los Angeles-based Chinese American artist-filmmaker Andrew Thomas Huang presents Austral Flora Ballet. This hypnotic tribute to Australia’s exquisite native plants and flowers incorporates a dancer’s movements in response to the sensuous arcs of the Sydney Opera House’s silhouette. Visitors can once again weave their way through the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney for close encounters with illuminated artworks that reflect and refract both light and nature. Glowing, darting, hovering above the ground, Firefly Field is a mesmerising installation of 500 flying light points that simulate the aerial ballet of these tiny nocturnal lampyridae. Viewers are encouraged to look beyond the night sky and wonder what secrets lie beyond the stars throughKA3323, a retro-futuristic satellite dish overgrown with alien plant matter that has mysteriously landed in the Botanic Garden. While at I Hear You (But Do You Hear Me?), an array of LED light poles generates a space between two people with their voices starting a conversation of light and sound, questioning inequality in the digital era. Across the Quay, the imposing art-deco façade of the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia will be transformed by award-winning Australian-Columbian artist Claudia Nicholson who, together with light veterans Spinifex Group, reimagine her vibrant artworks into Let Me Down, an animated cycle of creation, destruction and regeneration underscored by the cool and contemporary sounds of Lonelyspeck. Next door, in addition to an incredible experience at Foundation Hall, Samsung Electronics Australia will create a once in a lifetime experience at First Fleet Park using some of the most exciting features of the Galaxy S10 to reimagine how you see Vivid Sydney. Watch your chips! in The Rocks examines the collective behaviour of birds, mimicking the way gulls sometimes harass humans for food scraps while Nostalgia Above connects the romance of nature to data-driven climate technology, creating a virtual barometer that forecasts rain and thunderstorms, clear or gloomy skies. Campbells Cove is back with Ballerina, an eternal dance solo that shimmers along the harbour’s edge as if in a dream, while Let it Snow makes it seem that giant snowflakes have landed at Hickson Road Reserve offering great views from the water. Celebrating the International Year of Indigenous Languages, the southern pylon of Sydney Harbour Bridge is set to come to life with Eora: Broken Spear curated by Rhoda Roberts AO with projection design by The Electric Canvas. This powerful work reminds us to reflect, to call country, to read country and listen to country. The façade of Customs House is once again transformed to become an aquatic wonderland in Under the Harbour by Spinifex Group, sure to delight children and adults alike. The watery world with neon sea creatures, botanical wonderlands, and unclassified oddities will provide a playful and exquisite escape into an extraordinary underwater fantasy certain to inspire audiences and deepen the appreciation of Sydney’s aquatic haven. VIVID SYDNEY PRECINCTS Popular precincts Taronga Zoo, Darling Harbour, Chatswood, Barangaroo and Luna Park also light up in 2019. On the north shore, festival favourite Taronga Zoo’s Lights for the Wild adds to its illuminated trail of interactive lanterns featuring endangered species. Joining the star-spangled Asian Elephant, a family of glowing Silverback Gorillas, the iridescent Marine Turtle and the Weedy Sea Dragon, is the Sumatran Tiger Cubs marking the birth of three new tiger cubs and highlighting the Zoo’s commitment to conservation. In its second year, the ever-grinning Luna Park Sydney dazzles again after dark. This year adrenaline seekers can get airborne in the new family thriller Volaré studded with thousands of LED lights which perfectly complements the light-laced iconic Ferris Wheel. Vivid Sydney at Chatswood, a family favourite, is set to radiate with peace and harmony. The Concourse will shine with Co-existence, a large-scale projection work by Hungarian artist collective Limelight while music fans can catch shows by Vince Jones and Lisa Fischer as well as performances by the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra. Vivid Ideas weighs in with a festival/conference for girl gamers and free sessions on clean beauty, fit- tech and wellness. Barangaroo offers a feast for the senses with Exchange Place set to become a wondrous Winter Camp each night with the glowing six-metre tall spirit Marri Dyin (Great Woman) visiting Thursdays to Sundays. Visitors are invited to join her to hunt and gather through illuminated bushlands and enjoy light-inspired fare at all price-points from over 40 restaurants, bars and cafes. At Darling Harbour, Robot SPACELand imagines a not-too-distant future where a new civilisation rises from our post-industrial debris. This is where you will get to meet mind- boggling electro-automotive super-bots that have been sent to sow the seeds of a brighter, greener tomorrow. Vivid Sydney’s inclusive playground Tumbalong Lights is back with the support of Access and Inclusion partner Cushman & Wakefield. Inspired by the next frontier, playSPACE will bring together super-scale installations that give intrepid explorers an opportunity to walk Under the Milky Sky, play with Spaceballs, and share different perspectives with See What I See. Low-sensory sessions will be catered for too. VIVID IDEAS Vivid Ideas brings to Sydney 23 days and nights of talks, hands-on workshops and industry- shaping forums delving into the meaning of love, loneliness and belonging in our fast-paced, ever-connected lives. This year’s Game Changers challenge assumptions on race and relationships. Hollywood trailblazer Spike Lee opens up about his personal politics, story-craft and tips for making movies that matter, while iconic psychotherapist and creator of the wildly popular podcast Where Should We Begin? Esther Perel investigates modern love in the digital age and looks at the ways relationships are being affected by technology. The New Horizons series tunes into signals from the future. Highlights include Future of Sex researcher and podcast creator Bryony Cole charting the frontiers of sextech, Marc Fennell exploring loneliness and how and why many people in Japan feel overworked and undersexed, and Eileen Ormsby shines a chilling light into the dark underbelly of the web. Scientists and researchers from UTS, the ABC and CSIRO will also shed light on what’s coming next in AI and ethics, space exploration and more. In The Mark Colvin Conversation: Net Worth, Pulitzer prize winner author Sebastian Smee, psychologistJocelyn Brewer and artist and author Holly Throsby look at the value of an ‘inner life’ and ask what price we’ll pay for our constant digital distraction. Vivid Art After Hours returns to the Art Galley of NSW for free Wednesday evenings that combine art activities, live music and talks by creative thinkers addressing issues of belonging - including comedian and ‘bad Buddhist’ Meshel Laurie, rapper, poet and author Omar Musa and artist Abdul Abdullah in conversation about cultural identity, and the team behind the hit ABC TV show You Can’t Say That celebrating social diversity. Citizens of the World workshops and other how-to sessions will unlock essential skills for living a more creative, better informed and fulfilled life and Semi Permanent returns with a jam-packed program of design goodness featuring vice president of design for Uber, Michael Gough and other luminaries. The Vivid Ideas Exchange will once again reside on Level 6 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia with 23 days of stimulating talks and skill sharpening workshops including future-facing industry forums, deep-dive conferences, panels and showcases where we brighten up your perspectives and challenge your ideas. VIVID MUSIC Vivid Sydney spotlights the city’s live music culture by both bringing in influential overseas acts and placing a firm focus on local talent, this year’s line-up is set to impress. Dynamic electronic act RÜFÜS DU SOL and genre-bending popstar FKA Twigs headline this year’sCarriageworks program while the warehouse party of the year, Curve Ball curated by Fuzzy Events returns featuring Hayden James, Touch Sensitive and Mallrat. The City Recital Hall presents four musically diverse highlights including Australian music legend Paul Kelly and leading Australian composer James Ledger performing thirteen new songs and soundscapes inspired by birds, pop-darling Kate Miller-Heidke, internationally acclaimed pianists ZOFO and Concertos on Fire. Vivid LIVE at the Sydney Opera House celebrates artists at the cutting edge of their genre and visionaries who create on their own terms. British alternative rock pioneers The Cure mark the 30th anniversary of their landmark album Disintegration with four sold-out Australian exclusive performances. Their compatriots, UK electronic titans Underworld are set to transform the Concert Hall into a euphoric dance floor with four exclusive shows, while rising American synth-pop star Maggie Rogers makes her Sydney Opera House debut bringing her singular fusion of melodic folk and percussive beats to showcase her incredible new record, Heard It in a Past Life. Acclaimed singer songwriter Sharon Van Etten also sails in for an electrifying one-night-only performance and legendary jazz ground-breaker Herbie Hancock’s only Sydney show will be unmissable. 2019 marks X|Celerate’s third big year and partnership between the City of Sydney and Destination NSW supporting the ongoing growth of Sydney’s thriving music scene. 23 inner city venues including a hair salon, church and brewery showcase emerging grassroots acts across every imaginable genre, with acts like The Catholics, Set Mo, Carlotta and I Know Leopard, while Heaps Gay returns for the Qweens Ball at the Sydney Town Hall. Vivid Art After Hours returns to the Art Gallery of NSW with the fused Vivid Ideas and Music program on Wednesday evenings. Catch Andrew Bukenya’s Do the Spike Thing, OKENYO taking a sonic deep dive into the human condition andJZ Lunar Capsule presenting an Astronaut’s Playlist celebrating the music of space travellers as imagined by the Apollo 11 astronauts 50 years ago. VIVID SYDNEY SPONSORS Vivid Sydney thanks its sponsors for their support of Vivid Sydney 2019. American Express returns as partner for the third consecutive year with the American Express Lounge at Cruise Bar as well as supporting the Vivid Sydney Volunteer Program. Samsung Electronics Australia and official energy partner TransGrid also return as partners with Pixar Animation Studios joining as partner for the first time. Supporters include City of Sydney, Sydney Opera House, Technical Direction Company and 32 Hundred Lighting and ICC Sydney. For the third year, Vivid Sydney’s Access and Inclusion Partner is Cushman & Wakefield and the festival continues its sustainability partnership with the Banksia Foundation and Informed 365. Vivid Sydney’s collaborators include Art Gallery of NSW, Australian Museum, BEMO, Carriageworks, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Event Engineering, Kennards Hire, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service, PropMill, Spinifex Group, State Library NSW. The official charity party is the Royal Flying Doctor Service, South Eastern Section. The full 2019 Vivid Sydney media kit, program announcement and high-res imagery including 2019 Vivid Sydney light renders and broadcast quality video footage of 2018 festival highlights, are available to download at www.vividsydney.com/media-centre Media Enquiries Nathan McIlroy, The Mint Partners 0421 668 440 Jo Hocking, Destination NSW 0429 507 328 Pakistani Dresses Bringing Bridal Fashion Wear to Australia 2019-02-27T07:15:02Z pakistani-dresses-bringing-bridal-fashion-wear-to-australia Pakistani Dresses is the online fashion venture by Sahil Fashion & Alterations. The company aims to offer the latest in bridal wear to the Pakistani diaspora here in Australia. Their collection is not limited to just Pakistani clothes, the fashion store also sells a range of ethnic & traditional Afghan clothes, Punjabi suit, Saree, hazaragi dress that are much in vogue with people following Pakistani, Afghani and Indian designer wedding fashion. Pakistani Dresses specializes in Pakistani wedding dresses, Pakistani bridal dresses and Afghani dresses in styles, colors and fabrics to suit the tastes of a discerning clientele. Shoppers will find glamorous garments made by some of the most popular and highly sought designers in the world. Of special interest are collections of Pakistani wedding dresses that are highlighted by non-traditional colors, sparkling embroidery, and embellished with Swarovski crystals. From silk and silver lamè to velvet, cotton and linen, each garment is designed to impress. Selections are available for all occasions whether it’s a lavish wedding, a party frock or casual wear. The fashion also has opened a fashion store in Dandenong, Victoria. The store is a shoppers’ delight, the store houses designer bridal wear from leading fashion designers and labels like Maria B, Rang Rasiya, Zara Shahjahan and Zainab Chottani to Sobia Nazir, Sana Safinaz, Asim Jofa, Kashees, and Serene Premium. By offering designer clothing from some of the best known Pakistani labels in the business the company aims to become the first choice online store for Pakistani clothes in Australia.  Pakistani bridal dresses and Pakistani wedding dresses is something that the owner takes personal interest in. The owner understands that bridal dresses is something that is really aspirational for any bride and by exceeding their expectations the store would be delivering exactly what the customer wants. The store is currently offering a discount on designer wear by Maria B. You can buy Maria B silk collection priced at $160 for $140 and Maria B winter suits starting at $100 at a 30% discount and now available for $70.  About Pakistani Dresses Sahil Fashion & Alteration has been in the clothing industry for the past 15 years and served thousands of customers all over the world. When it comes to Pakistani bridal dresses and Pakistani wedding dresses we are the best, simply because we take the latest in Pakistani dresses and give our customers a real taste of what a Pakistani bride would love to be dressed in. At our store in Dandenong, Melbourne we have the latest range of Punjabi suits, hazaragi dress, Asim Jofa and more. We invite to visit our store and we are sure you'll be pleasantly surprised by collections of Pakistani dresses. Media Contact Sahil Fashion & Alterations 9/249-253 Lonsdale Street Dandenong, Victoria 3175 Australia Website: www.pakistanidresses.com.au Custom, Tailored Menswear Company, InStitchu announces partnership with Corporate Womenswear label 400 Co. 2019-01-30T00:44:10Z custom-tailored-menswear-company-institchu-announces-partnership-with-corporate-womenswear-label-400-co MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE InStitchu X 400 Co. Old World Tailoring meets Corporate Luxury. Introducing a New World of Luxurious Customisable Uniforms. Australia’s leading custom, tailored menswear company, InStitchu is proud to announce their partnership with Brisbane based Corporate Womenswear label 400 Co. The collaboration means that together the brands are able to create a customisable, distinctive, individually designed uniform for all businesses, at an affordable cost—a point of difference in the uniform market. Both InStitchu and 400 Co. custom, tailored garments are of the highest quality and thus make long lasting and luxurious, exceptional looks for clients. InStitchu along with 400 Co. have the ability to offer customisable, personalised uniforms to businesses, private member clubs and sports teams. With the large range of fabric and design options, the client has the opportunity to ensure every detail of their uniform is on brand. InStitchu along with 400 Co. will work with clients to ensure that their uniform represents their brand in the best possible way through custom options such as monogramming, fabric and lining choice and many more. Businesses now have the option to design a fashion forward unique uniform, one that their teams will be proud to wear; one that communicates the core values of the business and is tailored to the businesses brand pillars and people. A uniform that encaptures the identity of the business. Both brands are proudly Australian start ups, offering a luxe product at an affordable price, making the partnership a natural collaboration, having both dressed the corporate market since 2012, including ministers, politicians, CEOs and household names . With 10 showrooms and an online store customisable uniforms are now available Australia wide. About InStitchu InStitchu specialises in custom, tailored menswear for the modern gentleman. Launching in 2012, customers are given the choice to either step into a Showroom for their signature old-world tailoring experience over a whisky where they can be measured by a Stylist. Customer’s measurements are saved to their online profile making reordering online easy and convenient. Alternatively customers can enter their measurements and design their custom, tailored garment from the comfort of home, with all orders covered by InStitchu’s Perfect Fit Guarantee—if a customer’s garment is anything but perfectly fitted, InStitchu will alter or remake the garment complimentary. InStitchu’s fabrics are of the highest quality, including Woolmark certified 100% Australian Merino wool, luxurious linens, and crisp cottons and customers can choose from hundreds of customisation options. InStitchu’s garments are luxurious, yet affordable, made-to-measure and constructed by their Saville Row trained Tailors. InStitchu has been featured in AFR, Buzzfeed, Forbes, GQ and more, for information visit www.InStitchu.com. InStitchu currently has ten Showrooms across Australia, New Zealand and USA, including: Sydney CBD George St, Sydney CBD Clarence St, North Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth, Auckland and New York City. About 400 Co. Inspired by the 400 fashion elite that were selectively chosen by Mrs Astor, self crowned queen of New York, to attend her annual ball, 400 Co. is dedicated to providing fashion forward Australian women with stylish corporate clothing. 400 Co. seeks to push the boundaries of "what is corporate" by ensuring that women bring their own personal style to the workplace through flattering fits and fine fabrications. We believe it's what is on the inside that counts and our designs reflect this. From our lush linings to our pearl buttons, our pieces are all hand tailor made with love to ensure that our clients receive the finest quality finishings. We take our experience in the corporate world and create looks that provide women with the outfit they need to brighten their day and make what would otherwise be “another day at the office”, something exceptional. For more information , interviews and high res pictures please contact: Hannah Croly P:0424 036 616 E: hannah@InStitchu.com Pakistani Dresses Aims to Become the First Choice for Pakistani Clothing in Australia 2019-01-17T04:06:20Z pakistani-dresses-aims-to-become-the-first-choice-for-pakistani-clothing-in-australia Sahil Fashion & Alterations launched their brand new online fashion store aimed at Pakistani people living in Australia and wanting to shop for the best Pakistani clothing available here in Australia. The company already has a showroom located in Dandenong near Melbourne and aims to expand their business in the coming months by opening new stores in the coming months. The company is also open to idea of selling their products at different outlets in and around Melbourne. Pakistani Dresses specializes in Pakistani wedding dresses, Pakistani bridal dresses and Afghani dresses in styles, colors and fabrics to suit the tastes of a discerning clientele. Shoppers will find glamorous garments made by some of the most popular and highly sought designers in the world. The company understands though Pakistani clothing and Afghani dresses are now easily available online people with a rich taste of styling always crave to wear clothing designed by famous designers like Maria B, Rang Rasiya, Zara Shahjahan and Zainab Chottani to Sobia Nazir, Sana Safinaz, Asim Jofa, Kashees, and Serene Premium. By offering designer clothing from some of the best known Pakistani labels in the business the company aims to become the first choice online store for Pakistani clothes in Australia.  Pakistani bridal dresses and Pakistani wedding dresses is something that the owner takes personal interest in. The owner understands that bridal dresses is something that is really aspirational for any bride and by exceeding their expectations the store would be delivering exactly what the customer wants. Hazaragi dress is another of the in demand clothing type that the store offers. Hazaragi dresses have a charm of their own and are available in rich fabrics, radiant shades and with stylish embroidery, some of which are highlighted with metallic work for shimmer and shine.  About Pakistani Dresses Sahil Fashion & Alteration has been in the clothing industry for the past 15 years and served thousands of customers all over the world. When it comes to Pakistani bridal dresses and Pakistani wedding dresses we are the best, simply because we take the latest in Pakistani dresses and give our customers a real taste of what a Pakistani bride would love to be dressed in. At our store in Dandenong, Melbourne we have the latest range of Punjabi suits, hazaragi dress, asim jofa and more. We invite to visit our store and we are sure you'll be pleasantly surprised by collections of Pakistani dresses. Media Contact Sahil Fashion & Alterations 9/249-253 Lonsdale Street Dandenong, Victoria 3175 Australia Website: www.pakistanidresses.com.au Kardashian TV House a Challenge 2019-01-09T04:51:25Z kardashian-tv-house-a-challenge Jessica is a successful actress, reporter and publicist of Hollywood. One of her most notable projects was getting the house publicity during the campaign in 2014 which ignited her career in lifestyle and entertainment public relations. Jessica commented “Iwas able to secure placements on many top outlets such as TMZ, Hollywood reporter, Variety etc. Many people think the Kardashians actually live in the home for. In reality, for privacy reasons, this house is not the real house, rather, it was used as the external shot due to security and privacy.   The 7843-sq. foot Studio City mansion recently sold for $5.25 million after being on and off the market for the past 11 years. Other key takeaways from Jessica’s appearance on the show included her excellent advice on how to manage a high paced schedule within Hollywood for which is vital for any entertainment professionals to thrive there.  She recommends using apps with daily planner alongside your regular diary it help keep you on track throughout the day.According to Jessica “Building a resume of verified credits on IMDB, press interviews, networking, prioritizing your schedule, consistent posting on social media to keep agents, producers, casting directors, and fans updated on what you are doing are all important to building an acting career”.    Host of Conversation Hollywood James Pratt said of the episode, Jess has the luxury of being successful with two separate fields within Hollywood so her advice across PR and Acting educates the audience with first-hand knowledge and advice, not everyone has the budget for a publicist so Jess’s advice to actors on how to get around this is extremely valuable.Another key takeaway from Jessica was her advice on when actors have a red-carpet event or film party in Hollywood, the most important thing is something you may not think about, - To factor in traffic and parking. Jess commented the most stressful thing for A list events in Hollywood is traffic, you have to plan ahead – I tell my clients to plan for the day and time at least 1 hour earlier. Jessica’s episode will be coming up on iTunes the website at www.conversationhollywood.com   The Aussie Bestie Duo making waves in New York and Miami 2019-01-07T03:13:01Z the-aussie-bestie-duo-making-waves-in-new-york-and-miami “Australians do swimwear best, it’s our lifestyle,” Sheree Lily Giles told press at Miami Swim Week in 2018, and she should know, she and her bestie Emma Knieriem are the designers of hugely successful swimwear and resort brand Lil & Emm. The powerful duo were first invited to showcase their sexy, chic and ultra feminine designs at New York Fashion Week in 2017, then at Miami Swim Week in 2018; both rare opportunities for Aussie designers. “There really are no words to describe the feeling of seeing your hard work being walked down the catwalk. It’s every designer’s dream to show at New York fashion week,” said Emma Knieriem. Showcasing their Moroccan Moment SS19 collection at Miami Swim Week was a huge moment for the Australian designers. Comprised of soft pinks, blacks and stark whites and highlighted by tantalising tassels and girly glitter, the collection was greeted with an overwhelmingly positive response. “There is no better place to showcase your collection than Miami Swim Week, as every swimwear buyer from around the world is in one place. It was another proud bucket list moment we ticked off: Showing at the largest swimwear event in the world!” said Giles. Lil & Emm’s dedicated customer engagement shows their brand’s success is thanks to their unconventional designs, and signature ethos of creating unapologetically feminine and sexy pieces; not for the faint-hearted. “We communicate with our customers to find out what is important to them in our designs and what we can do better” said Knieriem. “We want our customers to feel amazing and confident, sexy, comfortable and special.” After meeting in design school, the pair learned everything from sketching to pattern making, sewing and collection creation, together. Immediately best friends, they learned they worked exceptionally well together, and both had a passion for swimwear and the lifestyle that comes with it. “We brought our combined design knowledge and passion for swimwear and resort wear to Lil & Emm, but we had to learn how to run a business ourselves. We knew we had something special to show the world. We’ve come a really long way since the beginning,” said Knieriem. Their breathtaking sexy swimsuits and detailed resort wear is impressive, but their ability to maintain their friendship is equally impressive. “We get to travel the world together, share our passion together, and always have the support of one another,” said Lil. “Miami Swim was an incredible moment in our friendship. Standing on the catwalk with your best friend, knowing this is a moment that you will cherish for the rest of your life is so special,” said Emm. If going into business in the world of swimwear sounds too perfect, the two designers are keen to remind everyone it’s taken work. “Early on I learned to work hard and to never half-ass anything I wanted, which has never failed me this far in. I would fly back and forth between Canberra and Sydney every week just to complete an internship at Grazia before I made the move to Sydney. You get what you work for not what you wish for,” said Lil. Emm adds working with your bestie isn’t always the easiest thing. “Sometimes the lines of business and friendship become blurred and we need to remind ourselves to switch off when we are hanging out.” In a saturated market, it’s increasingly rare to encounter a stylish Aussie swimwear brand designed by ingenious designers from conception to retail. Lil & Emm’s Moroccan Moment Spring/Summer ’19 collection is the freshest swimwear and resort range you’ll see this year, and it’s is on sale now at https://lilandemm.com/ Honey Birdette Throws Wild Party To Celebrate First USA Boutique 2018-12-27T21:34:47Z honey-birdette-open-first-usa-boutique Australian lingerie label Honey Birdette have opened their first USA store located at Westfield Century City, Los Angeles. The luxurious new boutique will provide a unique shopping experience to delight and inspire, creating an exceptional world class shopping destination for Honey Birdette’s USA based clientele. Designed with the finest materials, the 500 square foot store features a gold tiled arch welcoming guests through an individually cut Italian glass mirrored store front. Redesigned product displays offer a more intimate feel and interactivity, while 2 private dressing rooms with custom-made whisky bar carts and press for champagne buttons ensure a VIP experience for every customer. Commenting on the new store concept Honey Birdette’s Managing Director Eloise Monaghan explains: We are focusing on unique designs concepts for all of our future boutiques and each footprint will have its own unique element. Some might have a champagne bar for example, a private salon in one, a peep show in another, a stage or a catwalk. The black and gold coloured palette reflects the class and exclusivity of the Honey Birdette brand, whilst the introduction of more subtle materials like dark gloss wall tiles and heavy pistachio velvet curtains in the fitting rooms, bring a warmth and richness that will appeal to the international shopper. While Honey Birdette release one new collection every week of the year, customers who visit the Century City boutique will also be privy to exclusive and limited- edition lingerie and accessories; such as the Chloe Red Corset and rose gold, rope and leather sex swings which won’t be available at any other Honey Birdette boutique in the world. Honey Birdette’s first USA boutique opened with an exclusive launch event. While VIP guests partied the night away with DJ Avalon Lurks, amidst champagne towers, confetti cannons and Santa’s naughty little helpers, a line of more than 500 shoppers eagerly awaited the moment when Honey Birdette opened their doors to the USA public for the very first time. VIP guests that joined Honey Birdette to celebrate the evening included: Arika Sato, Brennah Black, Cherie Noel, CJ Franco, Jennifer Lee, Jocelyn Binder, Johnny Cinematic, Kirby Griffin, Lorena Tav, Ludi DelFino, Makalya London, Miki Hamano, Misty Mason, Morgan Lynzi, Nargias Fakhri, Natasha Eklove, Sarah Stephens, Tiah Eckhart, Tony Kelly, Vendela Lindblom and Zienna Sonne. Watch the Honey Birdette USA Boutique Launch Event video here: https://youtu.be/s09g8WNzNEo Honey Birdette Opens First USA Boutique 2018-12-27T20:56:53Z honey-birdette-opens-first-usa-boutique Australian lingerie label Honey Birdette have opened their first USA store located at Westfield Century City, Los Angeles. The luxurious new boutique will provide a unique shopping experience to delight and inspire, creating an exceptional world class shopping destination for Honey Birdette’s USA based clientele. Designed with the finest materials, the 500 square foot store features a gold tiled arch welcoming guests through an individually cut Italian glass mirrored store front. Redesigned product displays offer a more intimate feel and interactivity, while 2 private dressing rooms with custom-made whisky bar carts and press for champagne buttons ensure a VIP experience for every customer. Commenting on the new store concept Honey Birdette’s Managing Director Eloise Monaghan explains: We are focusing on unique designs concepts for all of our future boutiques and each footprint will have its own unique element. Some might have a champagne bar for example, a private salon in one, a peep show in another, a stage or a catwalk. The black and gold coloured palette reflects the class and exclusivity of the Honey Birdette brand, whilst the introduction of more subtle materials like dark gloss wall tiles and heavy pistachio velvet curtains in the fitting rooms, bring a warmth and richness that will appeal to the international shopper. While Honey Birdette release one new collection every week of the year, customers who visit the Century City boutique will also be privy to exclusive and limited- edition lingerie and accessories; such as the Chloe Red Corset and rose gold, rope and leather sex swings which won’t be available at any other Honey Birdette boutique in the world. Honey Birdette’s first USA boutique opened with an exclusive launch event. While VIP guests partied the night away with DJ Avalon Lurks, amidst champagne towers, confetti cannons and Santa’s naughty little helpers, a line of more than 500 shoppers eagerly awaited the moment when Honey Birdette opened their doors to the USA public for the very first time. VIP guests that joined Honey Birdette to celebrate the evening included: Arika Sato, Brennah Black, Cherie Noel, CJ Franco, Jennifer Lee, Jocelyn Binder, Johnny Cinematic, Kirby Griffin, Lorena Tav, Ludi DelFino, Makalya London, Miki Hamano, Misty Mason, Morgan Lynzi, Nargias Fakhri, Natasha Eklove, Sarah Stephens, Tiah Eckhart, Tony Kelly, Vendela Lindblom and Zienna Sonne. ABOUT HONEY BIRDETTE Honey Birdette is a luxury lingerie and lifestyle brand led by Founder and Managing Director Eloise Monaghan. The first boutique opened in 2006 with a unique offering of high-end lingerie and premium bedroom accessories. Bold, innovative and just a tad naughtier than you would expect, Honey Birdette quickly became the most talked about lingerie brand in Australia. Honey Birdette has grown from one humble boutique in Brisbane to fifty-seven stores across Australia, three hundred and fifty employees and a highly engaged and devoted customer base. In September 2016 Honey Birdette opened their first international boutique located in Covent Garden, London and now have three boutiques in the United Kingdom. In December 2018 Honey Birdette opened their first USA boutique at Westfield Century City with an additional 6 confirmed locations for the USA in 2019. appConfig = { isGuest: JSON.parse(true), isJourno: JSON.parse(false), disableChats: 1 }; var pageConfig = { step: 'username', isFromPrWire: JSON.parse('false') }; Pakistani Dresses Announces up to 50 Percent off Select Designer Garments 2018-12-18T04:19:03Z pakistani-dresses-announces-up-to-50-percent-off-select-designer-garments Sahil Fashion & Alteration, announced the launch of their new online store Pakistani Dresses. To celebrate, the boutique shop is offering shoppers up to 50 percent off select wedding dresses now until the end of December 2018. Pakistani Dresses specializes in Pakistani wedding dresses, Pakistani bridal dresses and Afghani dresses in styles, colors and fabrics to suit the tastes of a discerning clientele. Shoppers will find glamorous garments made by some of the most popular and highly sought designers in the world. The company offers a wide range of Pakistani wedding dresses that combine the traditional with modern touches to celebrate the love of the wedding couple. Brides don’t have to travel to obtain the Pakistani bridal dresses of their dreams. Vibrant colors, intricate embroidery, and attention to detailing have made the offerings at Pakistani dresses highly sought by women around the globe. Of special interest are collections of Pakistani wedding dresses that are highlighted by non-traditional colors, sparkling embroidery, and embellished with Swarovski crystals. From silk and silver lamè to velvet, cotton and linen, each garment is designed to impress. Selections are available for all occasions whether it’s a lavish wedding, a party frock or casual wear. Every woman yearns for the flowing fabrics and stylish elegance embodied in Pakistani bridal dresses. The luxury designers understand the importance of a woman’s special day, creating wedding garments that will impress the groom and have celebrants talking long after the vows have been spoken. Afghani dresses are also available in rich fabrics, radiant shades and with stylish embroidery, some of which are highlighted with metallic work for shimmer and shine. The dresses are imminently chic and incorporate traditional styling with new features that have become one of the most popular fashion trends of today. Dresses are available for women and girls. The launch of Pakistani Dresses provides women with a multitude of choices from designers encompassing Maria B, Rang Rasiya, Zara Shahjahan and Zainab Chottani to Sobia Nazir, Sana Safinaz, Asim Jofa, Kashees, and Serene Premium. The celebratory savings of up to 50 percent off select garments provides shoppers with the opportunity to obtain some of the mostly highly sought fashions in the world today. About Pakistani Dresses Pakistani Dresses was officially launched by Sahil Fashion & Alteration, a registered clothing business of Australia. Sahil Fashion & Alteration has been in the clothing industry for the past 15 years and served thousands of customers around the world. Connect with Pakistani Dresses on Facebook. Media Contact Pakistani Dresses Phone: +61-469-310-418 Address: 7 Toombul Road Virginia QLD 4014 Website: www.pakistanidresses.com.au Noodz Boutique Added New Figure-Hugging Bandage Dresses in Its New-In Section 2018-12-03T06:53:22Z noodz-boutique-added-new-figure-hugging-bandage-dresses-in-its-new-in-section If you want to be the center of attraction at every party, then Noodz Boutique is here to help. Being one of the renowned online platforms, it provides you with an extensive range of bandage dresses, gowns, lace dresses, party dresses, and sequin dresses, catering to all your party needs perfectly. You can choose among them at amazing discounts. Recently, Noodz Boutique has added new dresses, namely Evita Sequin Gown, Sequin Beaded Lace Up Gown, Strapless Ball Gown, Emma Mini Bandage Dress, Winona Off Shoulder Bandage Dress, Freya One Shoulder Ruffle Dress, Lace Up Back Front Slit Satin Gown, etc available in different designs, sizes, and colors. To get extra $10 off on your order, just join their mailing list and receive a $10 discount. At Noodz Boutique, you’ll find a variety of stunning bandage dresses made of the best-quality clothing material that offers a perfect fit to your curve. Make sure you take a look at the New In the section for these newly added bandage dresses that can make heads turn around on every occasion. For the best-discounted range of stylish outfits, visit the website more often. Shop here https://www.noodzboutique.com.au/collections/new-in About Noodz Boutique Noodz Boutique is a Sydney based online Fashion Boutique, founded in 2015. Initially, the founder emerged with a figure-hugging bodycon dress. Gradually, they have introduced some variety in sizes, sequins work and style for wedding, casual and formal events. Now, it has become the all-time favorite dress for every woman who love to look special on all occasions. Fashion Entrepreneurs Launch New Womens Workwear Collection, Setting Unlikely Trend 2018-11-27T22:42:59Z fashion-entrepreneurs-launch-new-womens-workwear-collection-setting-unlikely-trend FASHION trends are persistent, and often inexplicable, which is why this Aussie duo has decided to ‘flick the fad’ and encourage women to wear what makes them feel comfortable and confident. Entrepreneurs and designers Karen Platt and Hayley Clarke have just launched their very first collection of simple and natural workwear through their environmentally friendly fashion label One P. After months of research, the duo found women had very limited options for buying work clothes made from Australian natural fibres. “We found that women were being asked to pay upwards of $200 to $450 for a pair of synthetic pants which is crazy,” says co-founder of One P, Karen Platt. Designed and manufactured in Australia, the new label is championing the idea of a minimalistic wardrobe – one that debunks trends and delivers timeless pieces to time-poor women. “We interviewed loads of women and found they were spending too much time figuring out what to wear to work,” says Ms Platt. “These conversations also confirmed our research, showing women spend on average 15 minutes a day deciding what to wear.” “Why are women expected to have loads of different clothes and never wear the same thing twice, while men can get away with rocking the same white shirt and suit to work every day?” says Ms Platt The new collection aims to stand up against fast fashion by designing classic, timeless clothes that never go out of style; in fabrics proven to last in the adventure industry. Following trends is a thing of the past said Ms Platt “The bottom line is, our garments do not follow or align with traditional trends.  Or, you could say, the One P trend is to eliminate the idea of trends in favour of giving back 15 minutes each day. “Because of this, One P is turning its back on trends and instead creating beautiful, timeless garments that mashup classic and contemporary styles.”   The new collection is designed to meet the needs of all work environments from casual office wear to more corporate attire. It boasts work pants, tops, skirts and dresses that are easily mixed and matched, taking the thinking out of dressing in the morning. “To achieve this, we needed a colour pallet that was cohesive and a set of pieces that paired well together,” says co-founder Hayley Clarke. “We also created a mix and match function on the website to save our customers time when choosing their own colour and style combination.” All of the designs are socially, ethically and environmentally responsible and made with natural fabrics including fully traceable and transparent wool.  “We wanted to ensure customers could purchase good quality natural fibres at an affordable price,” says Clarke.   “As a designer, I will only work with natural fibres that are easy to care for. Natural fibres are easier to wear, last longer, breath better and are far more sustainable on the environment.”  The garments are also said to outperform synthetic clothing alternatives on both comfort and longevity and are made with machine washable materials which can be easily cared for in the home. The new collection is available at www.onepdesign.com.au  The One P founders are also behind the Measured for Change campaign – an initiative that is set to create new sizing measurements for Australian women.   “Every woman in Australia has probably noticed the obvious variance between clothing sizes,” says Ms Platt.  “You might be a size eight in Cue but a size 10 in Target – it is frustrating and annoying and we want to tackle this issue by collating the necessary data to establish standardised sizing regulations in Australia.” So far, the campaign has collected the measurements of more than 630 women and shone a light on ‘vanity sizing’ and the inconsistencies in sizing across labels.  The campaign, run in collaboration with the Whitehouse Institute of Design and Fourt2Consulting,  aims to measure 2000 unique bodies and ultimately fine-tune sizing while highlighting the natural changes in a woman’s body as she ages.   One P will also donate $1 per order to one of their charity partners including the Gidget Foundation who support the emotional wellbeing of expectant and new parents and the Cowboys Community Foundation who seek to give the most disadvantaged young women in the country the opportunity to succeed in life. To read about the insights from the Measured for Change campaign, or for more information on the collection visit www.onepdesign.com.au ENDS Media Contact  Amanda Williams Yellowpanda  0414 605 850 amanda@yellowpanda.com.au Go bold or go home 2018-11-26T00:40:00Z go-bold-or-go-home By Tatiana Stutz, Guest makeup artist, The Institute of Makeup Artistry Just like any art, makeup expertise requires boundless enthusiasm and takes years of learning and practice. The Institute of Makeup Artistry, a cutting-edge, professional makeup artistry course allows you to work side by side with experts in the field, sharing their knowledge and experience to help launch your career. My top tips for summer 2018/2019 will see the transition from the extremely heavy contours to much lighter, highlighted, natural glowing skin with playful accents, metallic shadow and smudgy bold lips. Think, radiant creamy textures with minimal coverage. Fresh naturally looking dewy skin is all the go this summer. Skin is in – it’s time to put down the contour kits, brushes, sticks and wands for a more natural look. Tinted moisturiser is a great place to start. It’s about applying the right amount of makeup, so your skin looks healthy. Use natural tones and ultra-fine touches to get the perfect bare face effect. Embrace your natural glow with lighter foundations and spot concealing where you get the most shine to leave your face looking radiant. Bold is back! This is the year to experiment with bright eyeshadow palettes you never thought you’d try. Pushing the boundaries on your eyes with wild colour palettes, making a statement and taking your creativity to the next level is this season’s trend. Brightly hued, free-form eyes in pastel, metallic neon and tropic-inspired hues will sculpt your eyes and make them pop. Think cool 90’s chick, with full lids that are daring and fun. If that’s too adventurous for you, try a simple bright blue line across the lash line. Bright, defined lips are dominant again this season. Paintbox bright lips will really elevate a look. Red, orange and fuchsia are huge this summer. Try mixing liquid lipsticks with intense colour and gloss to add moisture and make them look healthy and plump. Making sure your lips are lined precisely with sharp, defined edges will also help create a fuller pout. Contour draping is the secret you need to know. Draping is essentially contouring with blush. While plums, hot pinks and peaches are nothing new, makeup artists are now taking it to a whole new level using blues, greens, oranges and yellows. Reviving the 70’s bold cheek trend, draping gives your face a sculpted glow on the cheekbones and around the temples and brow bones. The key to make draping look chic, is blending. Use the darker shade to chisel, then buff it out with the lighter colour. The result is a softer, fresher approach to definition. Interested in staying on top of the makeup trends? The Institute of Makeup Artistry was launched in May 2018, and is a modern and innovative provider of e-learning courses, bringing together highly experienced professionals with a strong focus on skill orientated learning, to teach you how to recreate these makeup trends. Modules range from Face, Eyebrow, Eye and Lip Shapes, Glamour Makeup for Photography to Theatre Stage and Special Effects Makeup. Honey Birdette's Guide To Christmas 2018-11-16T03:57:19Z honey-birdettes-guide-to-christmas Australian lingerie label, Honey Birdette invites you to indulge in your most playful Christmas ever with the launch of their 2018 holiday campaign, Honey B’s Guide to Christmas. Set in the North Pole, the campaign follows Santa’s saucy little helper, Kristina Sheiter as she shares Honey Birdette’s secret rules for a racy Christmas while bound in the label’s decadent holiday styles and thigh high stockings. Featuring 11 new collections; including corsets, playsuits, robes, lingerie sets and a range of limited-edition pieces, the campaign is dominated by a monochrome color palette alongside red, emerald and gold. Lingerie crafted from metallic foils, soft satins, crystal tulle and light-catching lace take center stage. Perfectly complimented by the bold hues of Santa’s workshop, filled to the brim with Christmas trees, luxe gift boxes and large-scale ornaments. Honey B’s Guide to Christmas will be unveiled from mid-November with a series of campaign images and short films. Each revealing a new lingerie collection and another racy secret rule. Honey Birdette’s Christmas lingerie collections and limited-edition gift range will be available exclusively from Honey Birdette boutiques in Australia, the UK and USA (from late 2018) as well as via their online store. ABOUT HONEY BIRDETTE Honey Birdette is a luxury lingerie and lifestyle brand led by Founder and Managing Director Eloise Monaghan. The first boutique opened in 2006 with a unique offering of high-end lingerie and premium bedroom accessories. Bold, innovative and just a tad naughtier than you would expect, Honey Birdette quickly became the most talked about lingerie brand in Australia. Honey Birdette has grown from one humble boutique in Brisbane to fifty-seven stores across Australia, three hundred and fifty employees and a highly engaged and devoted customer base. In September 2016 Honey Birdette opened their first international boutique located in Covent Garden, London and now have three boutiques in the United Kingdom. Honey Birdette will open their first boutique in the USA at Westfield Century City, Los Angeles in late 2018. Avail Stunning Race Dresses at Amazing Prices on Noodz Boutique 2018-11-14T05:41:45Z avail-stunning-race-dresses-at-amazing-prices-on-noodz-boutique Being a credible online platform, Noodz Boutique provides you with an extensive range of women attires, namely bandage dresses, lace dresses, party dresses, and sequin dresses at unbeatable prices. If you are looking for a stunning outfit for your any special occasion, then Noodz Boutique is here to help. And the best part is you can choose from different designs, sizes, and colors.Avail Beautiful Race Dresses at Noodz BoutiqueRecently, Noodz Boutique has added new racewear dresses, namely Freya One Shoulder Ruffle Dress - Red, Mia Dress - Black/Beige, IVY Halter Bandage Dress - Chocolate, and Helen Dress in Berry that allow you to be the trendsetter among your group. Want extra $10 off on your race dress? Join their mailing list and receive a $10 discount.At Noodz Boutique, you’ll find a plethora of race dresses that offer a comfy fit to your curve Make sure you take a look at the Shop section for latest race dresses. Keep visiting the website to get the best-discounted range of attires. Shop here https://www.noodzboutique.com.au/collections/racewear About Noodz Boutique Noodz Boutique is a Sydney based online Fashion Boutique, founded in 2015. Initially, the founder emerged with a figure-hugging bodycon dress. Gradually, they have introduced some variety in sizes, sequins work and style for wedding, casual and formal events. Now, it has become the all-time favorite dress for every woman who love to look special on all occasions. Kourtney Kardashian spotted in Aussie Swimwear label TJ Swim 2018-11-07T05:53:46Z kourtney-kardashian-spotted-in-aussie-swimwear-label-tj-swim-1 Kourtney Kardashian was spotted wearing Aussie brand TJ Swim’s new neon green bikini while on her annual Kardashian family vacation to Bali. The stunning pint-sized reality star contrasted her dark locks with the fluorescent green Aussie-designed bikini, showing off her curves thanks to TJ Swim’s well known high cut, minimal luxe designs. The Kardashians are known for their love of figure-flattering bikinis, and seeing the eldest Kardashian sister in an Aussie-designed piece is an indication of TJ Swim’s ever-growing international popularity. Kourtney requested the bikini from TJ Swim’s latest NEON collection to wear on a family trip to Bali, where the clan was filming their popular reality TV series; Keeping up with the Kardashians. TJ Swim’s NEON collection launches next Wednesday 14 November, featuring the neon green ‘Candice Bikini’ as worn by Kourtney in Bali. The new collection was inspired by the popularity of fluorescent block coloring on the catwalks of high-end designers like Jeremy Scott, Gucci and Balenciaga earlier this year. Aussie designer Tara Jane has cleverly paired the release of the NEON collection with what is set to be one of Australia’s best summers with perfect beach weather guaranteed. “Our latest NEON collection has been in the works for a few months now and we’re so excited to launch it! The collection features 3 popular neon colours including pink, yellow and green as well as a futuristic silver metallic. These colours have been loved and repeatedly worn by the Kardashians over the past few months so we’re glad we have their tick of approval!” Seeing Kourtney Kardashian in Aussie swimwear label TJ Swim, created by 24-year-old designer Tara Jane, is a huge win for the brand and the designer herself. “I’m a huge fan of the Kardashians so I was thrilled when Kourtney requested TJ SWIM bikinis for her recent vacation. Definitely one of my proudest moments to date!” TJ Swim’s NEON collection is already set to sell out with just days until their collection launch. Stay tuned to shop Kourtney’s look before it’s too late. ___________________________________________________________________________ Kourtney wears the Candice Top and Zuri Bottoms by TJ SWIM Candice Top in Neon Green: AU$69 Zuri Bottoms in Neon Green: AU$69 Neon Collection release date: Early November 2018