The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-01-15T04:46:06Z Local Women's Clothing Company Takes Out Award 2019-01-15T04:46:06Z local-women-s-clothing-company-takes-out-award Local Brisbane and Gold Coast business, Feather Fox Boutique takes out 2019 Retail Employer of the Year, Small Business Category from Retailworld Resourcing. The award values key contributors such as communication, business culture, team dynamic and also values such as social and environmental. Owner Trenton M said: Feather Fox is so thrilled to be presented with this award considering the size of the business but we are so humbled that our staff and customers think so highly of us. To be among such great brands is quite an honour. It proves that we are on the right track.  Feather Fox Boutique is an Australian based online women's clothing business in addition to its New Zealand online store stocking a wide range of bohemian, travel and holiday products. Feather Fox is a proud supporter of the Australian Marine Conservation Society 'Fight for our Reef campaign' and is a Business Supporter. Women's Clothing Australia Women's Clothing New Zealand James Pratt Announced Australia's Top 5 Under 35 2019-01-10T09:10:59Z james-pratt-australia-s-top-5-under-35-2019 Celebrity Listed PR Group, a leading public relations company representing some of the biggest names in film and television, fashion, professional sports, and online entertainment, has announced the 2019 Top 5 Under 35 in Australia’s Entertainment Industry. The list covers the most talented actors, models, and entertainment professionals in Australia, with those gaining international admiration and showing success across multiple fields in 2018 scoring highest. 1)    James Pratt  At the top of our list is talented actor and auctioneer to the stars James Pratt. Pratt had a breakout year in 2018, securing international acclaim as an actor, landing a contract for his own TV show in Hollywood, alongside hosting Season One of Conversation Hollywood and then continuing to set 14 records in auctioneering as the most in demand auctioneer internationally for celebrities. One of Australia’s hardest working performers, in 2018 Pratt also wrapped the filming of the feature film “On Halloween” (2019), in which he plays a lead character, Ethan Rogers. Previews of his performance are already gaining huge buzz in Hollywood.  Pratt recently finished hosting Season One of “Conversation Hollywood.” He has interviewed such guests as two-time Academy Award Nominee Bruce Beresford and American actress Jessica Ross, (Season One "Fashion Dolls" ). And in April 2018 Pratt signed a deal with Hollywood powerhouse production team The Company for his own TV show. Pratt has a slate of four film projects lined up in Hollywood for 2019. “James has one of those rare talents that lets him appear absolutely compelling and natural in front of the camera,” said Trisanne Marin of LA Management, Pratt’s Los Angeles-based manager. Pratt’s career as an auctioneer has also been extraordinarily successful, with a reputation of being the best in the world for celebrity and luxury homes. He holds 25 records and is the auctioneer of choice for the biggest celebrities in the world when selling their homes.  Pratt was the 2018 REB Australian Auctioneer of the Year Finalist, The 2018 REI NSW Top Communication Award Finalist, and the 2018 Australian Thought Leader of the Year Finalist. He recently auctioned the palatial home of handbag designer Gabrielle Tindale, the powerwoman behind the House of Tindale, for $7.8 million.  Pratt’s acting success and remarkable accomplishments in 2018 make him our number one pick for the 2019 Top 5 Under 35 in Australia’s Entertainment Industry list. 2)    Amy Shark Amy Louise Billings, known professionally as Amy Shark, also had a breakout year in 2018. She cemented herself as Australia’s reigning queen of pop, taking home Album of the Year, Best Female Artist and Best Pop Release at this year's ARIA awards. She was also the most nominated music act with nine nominations on the night. Shark who hails from the Gold Coast, also made headlines in the United States with appearances on The Late Late Show with James Corden and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, further growing her international fan base.That’s why Shark is our pick for number two on the 2019 Top 5 Under 35 in Australia’s Entertainment Industry list.   3)    Victoria Lee Some models are at the top of their game, Victoria Lee is one of them. The 27-year-old walked in the historic Victoria’s Secret show in Shanghai prior to starting 2018. The event was the world-famous lingerie brand’s first-ever show in Asia. Lee then became the official model ambassador for retail giant David Jones and has excelled in this position. She was also on the cover for Elle Magazine in May of 2018 and scored the cover soon after of Marie Claire Magazine Spain in July. While Lee says her own style is constantly changing, her career hit another high in 2018. That’s why we picked Lee for the number-three spot on the 2019 Top 5 Under 35 in Australia’s Entertainment Industry list.   4)    Adut Akech Child refugee turned global fashion superstar Adut Akech of Adelaide had a big 2018. Billed by Harpers Bazaar as Australia’s next supermodel, Akech won Australia’s top model at the 11th Australian Fashion Laureate awards in 2018. Karl Lagerfeld chose Akech to be the Chanel bride in the French fashion house’s July couture. And Akech starred in 33 Spring - Summer 2019 international runways, while also scoring the cover of Australian Vogue in December. Akech was born on Christmas Day, 1999, as her family made their way from war-torn South Sudan to the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. Akech’s transformation from young refugee to breakout modeling star makes her our choice as number four on the 2019 Top 5 Under 35 in Australia’s Entertainment Industry list.   5)    Troye Sivan In 2018, Troye Sivan Mellet, known professionally as Troye Sivan, first gained popularity via YouTube and in Australian talent competitions but is now a successful musician and actor who has performed alongside megastars like Ariana Grande, Russell Crowe, and Nicole Kidman. He has released two Billboard top-five albums. As an actor, Sivan portrayed the younger version of Wolverine in the 2009 film X-Men Origins: Wolverine. He has over 6.7 million subscribers and over 100 million total views. Already a huge success despite his youth, Sivan is our pick for the number-five spot on the 2019 Top 5 Under 35 in Australia’s Entertainment Industry list. 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 Model Madeline Stuart undergoes open heart surgery. 2018-12-14T04:52:47Z model-madeline-stuart-undergoes-open-heart-surgery After attending Madeline’s yearly routine check-up, she was advised by her doctors at The Prince Charles Hospital that the leaking mitral valve in her heart had deteriorated and she was now in advanced heart failure. The doctors informed her that she would require open heart surgery to repair the valve. Madeline’s surgery was scheduled for late November however she unfortunately fell ill with a chest infection and it was postponed.   Madeline was admitted a second time at The Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane on Sunday 9th December to undergo open heart surgery the following morning. In the complex five-hour surgery, the hospital’s surgical team successfully repaired Madeline’s mitral valve. The procedure went better than we could have hoped, if everything continues to go well she will hopefully never need surgery again. Madeline was admitted to the intensive care unit to begin her recovery. She remained in intensive care for three days with her Mother Rosanne and family friends by her side. Although it was a relief she was out of surgery, her time in ICU looked very dire at times. Thankfully Madeline progressed, and things are looking more promising.   Madeline is now at day 4 recovery and has been transferred from the intensive care unit to a private room at The Prince Charles Hospital, her road to recovery will be long and difficult but she is determined with her usual fighting spirit. We want to thank everyone for their well wishes with Madeline’s recovery it has been a wonderful support in such a difficult time.   If you would like any further information, please contact Rosanne Stuart on rosanne@madelinestuartmodel.com or 0428156688. Alternatively you can keep up with her progress on Instagram at @madelinesmodelling_ or @rosannestuart  Have Yourself a Happy Gut Christmas. 2018-12-11T22:00:30Z have-yourself-a-happy-gut-christmas The festive season is often a time of over-indulgence. It’s a familiar sight. Reclined on the lounge, hands resting on bloated stomach, sighs and moans of regret (and a little satisfaction, let’s be honest) after a big Christmas meal. For those of us who don’t want to scrooge on the delicious food, but would prefer to avoid the bloat, Hemple Nutritionist Liv Kaplan shares cleaner twists on classic festive recipes and a few helpful tips. Liv’s tips: 1. Keep routines and the right motivation... For many the holidays is an excuse to let health go out the window. While I’m all for letting go, when your motives for making healthy choices are in the right place you’ll find you naturally make good (or at least better) choices. This means eating well because you want to feel healthy and happy, and not to reach any specific weight or follow any diet. 2. Make gut friendly alternatives... These days with so many amazing gut friendly foods available, that taste amazing too, it’s so easy to say no to desserts and foods that may set off digestive issues. Since most of the time we’re celebrating with food, bring a platter of your favourite gut friendly desserts. What does this look like? Well for optimal gut health you want something free of gluten, wheat and refined sugar. Even better is to keep natural sugars like dried fruit to a minimum. Stuck for ideas? How about our gluten and dairy free Raw Vegan Mince Tarts, Christmas Hemp Halva Slice or Hemp Blinis for appetisers! 3. Keep calm and don’t stress... Easier said than done I know, but I think many if not most of our gut symptoms can be attributed to the mind rather than the plate. So relax! Focus on the fun times spent with friends and loved ones and stop stressing about food. 4. Breathe deeply... For optimal digestion, we want our bodies to be in the “rest and digest” state rather than the “fight or flight”. Unfortunately lots of stress, caffeine, lack of sleep and disrupted circadian rhythms leave us in this state constantly! It’s no wonder gut distress is at an all time high. So what do you do? Of course slowing down, less caffeine, yoga and meditation help. But immediately? Just 10 deep belly breaths is enough to take us out of fight or flight and into rest and digest. You’ll find your digestion is far better after doing just this one, simple thing! Recipes: Raw Vegan Mince Tarts Serves: 12 Prep time: 30 mins Typically a sugar-filled treat, Liv’s gluten-free version of a Christmas favourite, mince tarts, brings all the flavour of the original, plus plant protein and a low GI. Ingredients 1.5 cup almond meal 1/2 cup Hemple Raw 1/2 cup dried inca berries 6 dried figs chopped Zest of one orange 2 tsp mixed spice 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 cup coconut oil Avocado frosting 2 avocados 3⁄4 cup coconut yoghurt 20 drops liquid stevia 1⁄4 cup raw cacao powder (for the chocolate flavour) For serving: Fresh raspberries Dried orange slices Hemple Hearts Cacao powder Method 1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until a sticky dough forms. 2. Using your hands, press into a silicone mini muffin tin, or a normal mini muffin tin lined with paper cases. Place in the fridge to set. 3. To make the frosting place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth! For the green version of the frosting, omit the cacao powder. Or divide frosting into two and make one green and one chocolate! Christmas Hemp Halva Bites Serves: 20-30 To up this dish’s health cred, the traditional sesame seeds are swapped for omega 3 and 6 balanced hemp. This raw, vegan, gluten and sugar-free recipe has the nutty sesame-like flavour of the original, and since it’s Christmas, Liv adds all-natural plant pigments for a festive finishing touch. Ingredients 5 cups dessicated coconut 2 cups Hemple Hearts 20 drops liquid stevia 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped 1 tablespoon beetroot powder Method 1. In a high powered blender or food processor, blend the coconut and Hemple Hearts until the texture is smooth and liquid. ​ 2. Add in the stevia and vanilla and combine. 3. Split mixture into two bowls. Reserve one aside. Stir beetroot powder into the other bowl and pour into loaf tin lined with baking paper. Place in the fridge to set for 1 hour. 4. When set, remove from the fridge and pour in the other bowl. Place back into the fridge to set completely. Slice to serve. 3 Ingredient Hemp Blinis Makes: 8 A light bite that’s gluten and dairy free, easy to digest, high in bioavailable protein and tastes even better than the original. Ingredients 1/4 cup Hemple Raw 1/4 cup hemp or nut milk 1 medium egg 1 pinch sea salt Coconut oil for cooking Method To make the blinis, combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir well. Heat a large pan over a medium heat and grease with a little coconut oil. Pour in two tablespoons worth of the mixture for each blini. Leave to cook and wait until bubbles appear, about 2–3 minutes. Flip with a spatula and cook on the other side for 2 minutes. Top with your favourite toppings to serve! For avo and hemp seed, top with sliced avo, Hemple Hearts, Hemple Cold Pressed Hemp Seed Oil and salt and pepper. For the salmon, top with smoked salmon, red onion, fresh dill, capers and coconut yoghurt. Drizzle with Hemple Cold Pressed Hemp Seed Oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. To request high res images or more information contact: Georgia Branch Ph: 0410 690 408 Email: georgia@hemple.com About Hemple: Stocked in over 350 stores nationally, Hemple worships your body with functional hemp-based nutrition supporting body and mind. For more healthy recipes visit www.hemple.com and for discussions on life-changing wellbeing search for the Hemple Podcast on iTunes. Link to: Hemple product images AFA Launches 2019 ACE Awards 2018-12-04T12:57:19Z afa-launches-2019-ace-awards The Australasian Furnishing Association (AFA) has launched the 2019 Australian Contemporary Emerging Design Awards (ACE). The official launch was held in the magnificent showrooms of Catapult Design Sydney.   The spectacular space that showcases the very best of current Australian Contemporary furniture and lighting provided the perfect backdrop to launch the 2019 Awards for Australian contemporary emerging design and address the need to improve communication between industry and the design community. The products at Catapult Design speak of how incredible Australian talent can be promoted, and the opportunities that exist for collaboration and innovation. AFA CEO Patrizia Torelli spoke openly and passionately of the industry. “The future of Australian furnishing design lies in the hands of emerging designers.   The role of the AFA is to provide an arena to acknowledge and showcase the work and the potential of these amazing creative Australians to national and international markets,’ she said.   ‘The Australian Contemporary Emerging (ACE) Design Awards reflect the vision of the industry and are open to students, emerging designers and masters from all fields related to the furnishing industry.   These NATIONAL Australian Furnishing Industry Awards represent a tremendous opportunity for all sectors of the furnishing industry to engage in a collaborative way to put the Australian Furnishing Industry on the world map – and help achieve the ultimate goal of Australian Furniture for every room in the world!’ concluded Ms Torelli.   Industry leader and ACE Ambassador, Andrew Brown followed on with a special announcement speaking of the philosophy of industry icon Tony Parker.   ‘Tony was unfortunately unable to attend but sent his best wishes to the next generation of Australian designers and reinforcing his confidence in the fact that they will bring renewal and growth to the industry,’ he said. ‘In my capacity as Ambassador for ACE, I have delighted in highlighting the works of the great masters of the industry who continue to support and believe in the evolution of the industry which includes future disruptive technologies and innovation in both design and distribution. Therefore, it gives me great pleasure to announce the new award category - the Rob Cooper Lightmakers lighting design award,’ he announced. ‘The importance of Lightmakers contribution to Australian lighting manufacture from the 70s to the 90s cannot be underestimated and should be held up as an example to young aspiring lighting designers to work toward,’ he concluded. Andrew cited the incredible lighting design on display at the launch by LAAL, Ben-Tovim, Lumil and Paul Townsin and the incredible international success of Melbourne designer Christopher Boots as additional inspiration for those emerging designers. The evening was indeed one of industry and design community coming together as one and finding that there is so much common ground and room for discussion and collaboration. In one of Australia’s best showcases of local design Catapult Design directors Leigh Johnson and Aaron Zorzo showed incredible generosity in providing the perfect venue for this sophisticated and intimate event where many new connections were made, and future collaborations planned. Nominations for the 2019 ACE Awards are now open and the winners will be announced in June 2019 # ENDS # MEDIA CONTACTS Joe Perri /AFA Joe Perri & Associates Pty Ltd  T:  +61 3 9324 0362  M:  +61 412 112 545   E:   jperri@joeperri.com.au   ABOUT THE AUSTRALASIAN FURNISHING ASSOCIATION The Australasian Furnishing Association (AFA) is the peak industry organisation representing Australian and International Members spanning national and global markets.  The AFA contributes to worldwide consultation, collaboration and developments on behalf of all Members, particularly in the Australasian region. AFA Members benefit from the AFA’s services in both residential and commercial environs and provides advocacy and lobbying leadership via government and industry led networks. AFA Members operate across all areas of the residential and commercial furnishing supply chain including education and training, design, manufacturing, supply of services and materials, installation, compliance, testing and certification, import and export of furniture, furnishings and components Snazzy App Surpasses 50K Downloads In 3 Weeks 2018-11-29T10:34:27Z snazzy-app-surpasses-50k-downloads-in-3-weeks 29/11/18- Three weeks ago, Snazzy Media Group Inc. announced the digital marketing launch of their latest application, The Celebrity lifestyle app, ‘Snazzy’. Snazzy is an application that allows you share in your favorite celebrity’s lifestyle, from their fashion and designer brands, to their accessories and the events they attend. Snazzy allows its users to gossip, share stories and talk directly to each other for the first time on social media. It allows them to chat and message thousands of other fans that share the same favorite celebrities anywhere, country to country in the fan gossip zone. Users of the Snazzy application get to see the very latest up to the hour, trending celeb news as it happens anywhere in the world, delivered directly to their smart phones from many global online media sources and is personalized just for them. Snazzy would also be launched in the USA, and would target the latest movie trailers, movie casts, celebrities, Top style brands and fashion influencers, including trending Celebs etc Another amazing and unique feature of this app is its news algorithm. The Snazzy news algorithm grabs hot new celeb stories and gives a ‘ranking’ for each trending celeb on the home page which is updated dynamically along with Artificial Intelligence embedded in the App to provide suggestions to the user. For more information about Snazzy, visit their website:   https://www.snazzymediagroup.com/ To download and enjoy this amazing application, go online to App Store or Google Play Store. Cashback World launches a smart browser plug-in for online shoppers 2018-11-28T02:28:32Z cashback-world-launches-a-smart-browser-plug-in-for-online-shoppers The new browser plug-in “Cashback Helper” is a source of great excitement for Cashback World’s international shopping community of 11 million members in 47 countries. The practical tool ensures that Shoppers never again miss out on Cashback and other shopping benefits. Cashback World Members receive up to 5% Cashback and Shopping Points on every purchase at one of their 120,000 Loyalty Merchants worldwide. Thanks to the “Cashback Helper” plug-in for Firefox, Chrome and Safari, it’s now even easier for Online Shoppers to reap these benefits. The Cashback Helper informs shoppers, via the Google search bar, that the company they are searching for is a Loyalty Merchant of the Cashback World and shows the users, in the information bar, how much Cashback and how many Shopping Points they have collected or whether they have any Deals which they can currently use. Having found the desired online Loyalty Merchant, you need only click on “Activate Cashback” to be able to use the Cashback World purchase benefits. It says a lot about how easy the plug-in is to use that it’s no longer necessary to log in on cashbackworld.com beforehand – it’s enough to log into the Cashback Helper with your login details. The minimalist, clear design makes the relevant information easy to find – displaying the top Loyalty Merchant, new Loyalty Merchants and their current offers. The hunt for the desired online or offline Loyalty Merchant becomes equally as simple; by clicking on the magnifying glass icon in the top right-hand corner, the desired shop is quick to find. Click on the below link for further info about how to install the Cashback Helper: www.cashbackworld.com/helper   About Cashback World The international Shopping Community Cashback World offers attractive shopping benefits (Cashback and Shopping Points) to customers who would like to save money by shopping worldwide with the Cashback Card online. In addition, Cashback World provides companies with an uncomplicated and innovative customer loyalty program, thus allowing them to become a part of this shopping world. Cashback World is currently active in 47 markets. 11 million Members enjoy shopping benefits at approximately 120,000 Loyalty Merchants around the world. More info at cashbackworld.com. 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 The New Snazzy App Makes Being A STAN Even More Fun! 2018-11-19T12:45:59Z the-new-snazzy-app-makes-being-a-stan-even-more-fun Being a fan these days goes beyond just having a favorite artist, it’s practically a whole stalking and follow-up affair! Personally, I try to limit my celebrity craze to just following my favorite celebrities on Instagram and liking their pictures and videos. You might be like me, or you might be the kind that doesn’t just stop Instagram and Twitter but prefer to run the whole ‘STAN’ course! For some fans, following a favorite celebrity goes beyond reading or viewing their posts. It’s a total package of keeping up with their everyday lives from sunrise to sundown! This would normally involve monitoring them on different apps and platforms just so they would be the first to know of any new trends the celebrities might be rocking. Now truth is, all this information sourcing from different places could be really stressful even though most fans would say they don’t mind. But what if you were to discover an app that gathered all the information about your favorite celeb in one place for you to peruse! From their videos, tweets, tours or even fashion adventures, a place where you could easily keep them in your crosshairs. Designed to be the one-stop for all kinds of celebrity information, Snazzy is a new innovative app for android and IOS where fans can get any and all the gist from their favorite celebrities. From celebrity fashion to celebrity lifestyle and upcoming projects they might be working on, Snazzy orders all this info for you. The app also has an exciting feature called the Fan Gossip Zone where you can chat and share information with fellow fans of the same artist from all over the world. Snazzy also updates you on which celebrity is trending at the moment, allowing you to view their activities while suggesting new celebrities based on your preference. One of the major aims of this app is creating a hub where celebrities connect even more with their fans, but also to allow major brands to work with these celebrities and increase their online exposure and sales. It aims to connect and maximize the Fan-base in the entertainment industry creating more exposure for the artists and their brands. From upcoming movie trailers to brand endorsements to even the latest entertainment gossip, Snazzy keeps you up to date with all the events and news as they unfold. Fans also join an online community of their favorite artists and have the opportunity to make new friends and foster new relationships. Some other features of the Snazzy app include: Edit feature to add a new celeb or brand Real-time direct ‘fan-to-fan’ gossip where fans discuss with other fans Trending Celeb Feed where you can join a gossip or start your own. Customized trending news delivery list With a user-friendly and exciting interface, Snazzy is definitely an easier more convenient way to be a ‘Stan’. So head on to Google Play store or the Apple store and start stalking! The app is currently available on the Online covering mainly USA and India with plans to expand coverage in the near future. CONTACT INFORMATION Website: www.snazzymediagroup.com Media ContactCompany Name: Snazzy Media GroupEmail: info@snazzymediagroup.comCountry: United States of AmericaWebsite: www.snazzymediagroup.com 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. Australian Menswear Startup, InStitchu Opens their Doors to Perth 2018-11-15T04:47:43Z australian-menswear-startup-institchu-opens-their-doors-to-perth InStitchu Opens Their 10th Showroom Tailored Menswear Startup Launches Perth Flagship For Immediate Release InStitchu opens the doors to their 10th Showroom, bringing old-world tailoring with a modern online twist to Perth. Launch Event, Wednesday 21st November, 2018 from 5.30pm Perth style seekers get ready for a convenient, affordable, yet luxurious custom, tailored menswear experience. Australian made-to-measure online menswear brand, ​InStitchu​, is opening their tenth Showroom, and their first flagship Showroom in Perth this November. Following the success of recent Showroom openings in Adelaide, Brisbane, North Sydney, and a Weddings focused Showroom on Clarence street in Sydney’s CBD, InStitchu is bringing affordable luxury to menswear fashion goers in Perth. Robin McGowan, Co-Founder of InStitchu said, “This is not the first time Perth has been introduced to InStitchu—we held a trunk show in September 2017 in Perth, which proved to be a huge success. As always, we look to our numbers and audience data, and it seemed only natural that we open shop in this city so that we can bring our unique combination of old-world charm and technology to meet customer demands.” The new flagship Showroom is opening in a building that depicts InStitchu’s signature old-world tailoring experience— situated in the center of Perth’s bustling CBD​, ​with its brownstone walls, the building is heritage listed. James Wakefield, Co-Founder of InStitchu said, “​We’re really excited to open our doors in Perth, as we have many current customers in this city who shop online, but we’d love to bring a physical Showroom so that they can get a feel of the quality of our fabrics and get measured with our professional Stylists.” Launch Event To celebrate the launch of their new Perth Showroom, InStitchu will be hosting a Launch Night at their Showroom on Wednesday, 21st of November from 5.30PM. Attendees can expect an evening with exclusive offers, canapes and whisky cocktails, shaken up by Perth Bartender of the year, sponsored by Dewars and Aberfeldy Whisky in conjunction with Bacardi. Attendees will be the first to see the brand new old-world tailoring Showroom and will have the opportunity to meet with InStitchu’s expert Stylists, peruse their premium fabrics and learn about the world of custom tailoring. 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. Perth Showroom Address: Ground Floor, Old Cloisters Building, 200 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA 6000 For more information and to RSVP, please contact: Hannah Croly P:0424 036 616 E: ​hannah@Institchu.com - ENDS - Eden Hair Extensions Releases New Membership Benefits 2018-11-01T04:19:42Z eden-hair-extensions-releases-new-membership-benefits Leading Australian hair extension retailer Eden Hair Extensions, has released a new campaign providing new Exclusive Eden Members with over $70 worth of bonus goodies with their first order. Exclusive Eden Members already enjoy special discounts, but this new offering provides extra motivation to sign up. Individuals can unsubscribe at any time. All that is required to sign up as an Exclusive Eden Member is to visit the home page of the company website and fill in the form with your name and email address. Membership is free and provides a wealth of special discounts, membership benefits, invites to industry events and advance notice of new products and sales. Who Is Eden Hair Extensions? Eden Hair Extensions is an Australian retailer that is revolutionising the way that you can buy hair extensions online. With an innovative colour matching tool with 99.9% accuracy hair colour matching technology, Eden Hair Extensions allows you to find the perfect hair extension to complete your dream look. The range of premium-quality Remy hair extensions includes clip in and tape in hair extension in a massive range of colours, thicknesses and lengths. Shipping is free with convenient delivery options. There is also an impressive no-risk 60-day returns policy. To explore the entire range of hair extensions available, come and visit the company website today. Eden Hair Extensions Address: Balgowlah NSW, Australia Website: https://edenhairextensions.com.au/ Retail spend tipped to pick up speed as Melbourne Cup Day races closer 2018-10-31T22:42:30Z retail-spend-tipped-to-pick-up-speed-as-melbourne-cup-day-races-closer-1 Retail spend tipped to pick up speed as Melbourne Cup Day races closer Melbourne, Australia – 1 November 2018 - Figures from leading retail management software provider Vend shows that Aussie race-goers will be splashing the cash on new hairdos, as well as fashion, in the lead up to Cup Day this year. Vend’s data has found that last year retail spending in the week leading up to Cup Day jumped across the country by 6% compared to the October average. And while it was fashion and apparel stores that had the biggest spending increase of 8%, salons and barbershops also saw spending increase by 4% in that one week, followed by speciality food and drinks stores and florists both with a 3% increase. It’s also predicted that Adelaide, not Melbourne, will be most fashionable city for Cup Day as shoppers in Adelaide spent 11% more than the October average in the week prior to the Cup last year. Spending also jumped in Melbourne by 7%, Sydney (6%), and Perth (4%). While Brisbane stores had a 13% drop leading up to the Melbourne Cup. This year, retail spending figures for the past week have already leapt ahead, up 17% compared to the rest of October. However Vend cautions that this large jump is partly to do with a slower than usual October, and it will be retail sales in the coming week that show the true impact of the Melbourne Cup on spending. “We’re confident spending will continue to lengthen its stride over the next week, but overall it’s likely to be neck and neck with 2017. Currently the average sales value over the past week is actually three percent lower than it was last year,” says Dave Scheine, Vend Country Manager for APAC. “But even a six percent boost in one week like we saw last year is still a real win for retailers - and probably a far better return than most of us will see on our Melbourne Cup bets on Tuesday.” - ends - About the data Vend transactional data from a sample of 5,000 retailers.   About Vend Vend is cloud-based point-of-sale and retail management software that lets retailers run their business in-store, online, and on-the-go. Vend’s software includes inventory management, Ecommerce integrations, customer loyalty, and reporting analytics. Vend integrates with other world-leading business and payments applications including Shopify, Square, Xero and PayPal, and is a key retail partner in Apple’s global Mobility Partner Program. Vend is trusted by retailers in over 100 countries and is used in more than 25,000 stores worldwide. Founded in 2010, Vend has offices in Auckland, Melbourne, London, San Francisco and Toronto, and has raised more than A$60 million from top-tier investors. For more information, please visit: http://www.vendhq.com.   TJ Swim Launches First Stylish Men’s Summer Range 2018-10-31T03:13:17Z tj-swim-launches-first-stylish-mens-summer-range TJ Swim Launches New Stylish Men’s Beach Short Due to popular demand, Aussie swimwear label TJ Swim is set to release its first ever men’s collection on October 31st. Globally recognised thanks to its powerful social media campaigns and impressive 24-year-old founder, TJ Swim is already a favourite in the world of women’s swimwear, and now it’s the guys’ turn. After Tara Jane’s label successfully debuted at Miami Swim Week this year, she was inundated with requests for a men’s collection. Working hard on her SS19 Miami Heat women’s showcase meant she had to put the project on the back burner, until now. “All year we’ve been questioned by our customers about when we would be releasing a men’s swim line, and we agreed it would be a step in the right direction to design the perfect beach short,” said Tara Jane. Just in time for Christmas, the men’s collection is the epitome of simplicity and style. Available in three understated colours; Blue, Khaki and Stone Grey, the men’s beach shorts are timeless and transitional. Guys can choose to wear the TJ Swim beach shorts to a pool party, the beach, or paired with a casual button up for a beer at the beachfront bar. “They’re designed for the modern male, allowing him to transition effortlessly between his summer adventures,” said Tara Jane. Men who shy away from big logos and flashy branding will love the understated elegance of the TJ Swim beach shorts, as the only visible branding is a dainty embroidered ‘TJ Swim’ on the hemline. These shorts were created with TJ Swim’s theme of “minimal luxe” in mind. In a saturated market of poorly made men’s swimwear that rips and deteriorates with wear, TJ Swim beach shorts are built to last thanks to their composition of 100% cotton. They have a slightly shorter length than traditional board shorts, making them stylish for the modern guy’s market. Sporty guys will also love that they’re pre-shrunk, ensuring they won’t shrink in the wash. After all, no guy wants their new swim shorts transformed into hot pants, that’s not quality. “After weeks of research into what men look for in their swimwear along with what design details and colours would perfectly align with our brand, we have created an on-trend premium quality beach short,” said Tara Jane. Whether you’re after the perfect Christmas present, or you’re in desperate need of some new summer shorts to suit every activity, the TJ Swim beach short are the best news for guys’ fashion this summer. Link to images: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ZnmfVTWlHk9fy-u9hkGbrLKOgyBEBkDt?usp=sharing Link to videos: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1WC9kyLTR-Ik57bVtTBa6cfjV_Eda6qUQ?usp=sharing