The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) has just announced that in celebration of the House of Dior's 70th anniversary, NGV International are presenting a major, never seen before exhibition, The House of Dior Seventy Years of Haute Couture.
Created in collaboration of NGV International and House of Dior, the exhibition will run from August 2017 and features over 140 Dior garments designed from 1947 to 2017.
Chief Executive of Christian Dior Couture, Sidney Toledano, stated that it’s an “honour” to showcase the exhibition in Melbourne during the House’s anniversary.
“It is a great pleasure and honour for the House of Dior to be celebrating its anniversary in 2017 in Melbourne. This exhibition will be the biggest Dior retrospective ever held in Australia,” said Toledano.
Expect to be in awe of the colourful and breathtaking history of one of the worlds most famed couture House. You’ll witness Christian Dior’s early influences, the house's design codes and the work of the Creative Directors who continued Dior’s legacy after his death in 1957.
“(The exhibition) will cover seventy years of creation, presenting the emblematic work of Christian Dior and his successors, including Maria Grazia Chiuri, who arrived last July and is the first woman at the head of the couture house,” said Toledano.
From Dior’s iconic ‘New Look’ Spring 1947 collection that transformed the worlds fashion game forever, to sketches, accessories, photographs, haute couture toiles, multimedia and archival material, this moving exhibition is sure to make you feel all kinds of emotions.
Plus, the exhibition will also feature the David Jones Spring 1948 fashion parade, where 50 of Dior’s original creations were seen down the runway. Director of NGV, Tony Ellwood, announced that Sydney’s David Jones are once again supporting the couture House by being the exhibitions Principal Partner.
“The exhibition will be a celebration of Dior’s most landmark moments and designs, including their iconic ‘New Look’ silhouette, which revolutionised women’s fashion in the 1950s, through to the present-day contemporary aesthetic. We are also delighted that 68 years after the historic Dior fashion parade at its Sydney store, David Jones is once again helping Australia celebrate the House of Dior, as the exhibition’s Principal Partner,” said Ellwood.
We are literally shaking in anticipation for this amazing exhibition. If you need us, we’ll be booking our flights to Melbourne.
The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture will showcase at NGV International from August 27 to November 7, 2017. Be sure to book your tickets now.
Picture this. It’s Christmas day and you’re surrounded by all your loved ones. Your brother is sitting next to his wife of 5 years and their 3 kids, your cousins are all there with their partners, and your younger sister even managed to rope in her latest boyfriend to come along to the fam festivities, even though they’ve only been dating for 3 weeks.
And that’s when disaster strikes. Your uncle turns to you and says “so, got a boyfriend yet?” and just like that all eyes are on you.
No, having a partner doesn’t define you. But it’s especially during the festive season that your family loves to make your single status a major deal. Here’s how to survive your family when you’re single AF at Christmas.
It is the season of indulgence after all! One of the easiest ways to manage your family when you’re single AF is to ignore their questions, have a cocktail and be the life of the party. They’ll see how happy you are, and we’re sure a few of your fam members will be reminiscing on their single day antics when they see you. Unless, that is you dwindle into drunken despair about your love life. Nothing good is going to come out of that!
It’s no secret there’s safety in numbers. By bringing a friend or hanging out with another solo girl or boy, it’ll lessen the blow of your family’s questions.
This is only for very desperate measures. And while you’re at it, tell them that he’s visiting his family interstate for the holidays and photoshop him into the festive photo you send along with the card. Yep, he gets told he looks exactly like Zac Efron all the time!
When it comes down to it, your family just wants to know that you’re happy (even though they are so great at being annoying). So, by dodging all questions about your love life and answering them with how successful you are in your career, your family is sure to eventually let your single status drop.
It’s so easy to become slightly envious of couples during the festive season. Try not gag when you see PDA when presents are being excanged, get frustrated while watching Love Actually and rip down any traces of mistletoe you come across.
We get it. Christmas can make you feel vulnerable. But your ex is not the answer.
Remind yourself of how great being single is during Christmas! You can flirt with the cute guy from the office at your work Christmas party, catch up with friends for end of year drinks without feeling guilty for dragging your other half along or worry about what in the world to gift their mum for Christmas. Plus, because you don’t have to buy your partner a gift it means you can treat yourself to that Hourglass Palette you’ve been eyeing off at Mecca without feeling guilty! ‘Tis the season of giving after all!
While handling your family is torture now, just think how fun your New Year’s Eve celebrations are going to be when you’re partying with your single BFFs!
Unless you’re Kate Upton’s body double, chances are you’ve wished you could make your boobs look bigger at some point. If you are looking to voluptuously fill out those busty tops, we have some "not so sneaky tips" to to enhance your assets.
Every woman’s secret weapon: the chicken fillets. Pop a set of these into your bra and appreciate the boost. They’re great for taking up some extra room in tops that gape a little at the chest. Hot tip: tuck them under your boobs and slightly to the side, in order to push your girls up and together for some extra cleavage.
Yeah, contouring your boobs is a thing. Use some bronzer to enhance the curve of your cleavage and create the illusion of larger boobs. Hot tips: continue the line of bronzer down between your boobs, to create shadow and make it look more realistic. Don’t curve the contour lines around too much or it will either look very fake or like your boobs are really far apart! Start light and build up.
A halter-neck top is your new best friend! Make sure the straps come from the outer edge of the top, not the centre of your breastbone, as this won’t provide much support. Opt for a straight across or sweetheart neckline and watch as your boobs are lifted and pushed together.
Bustier tops and bodysuits are great for boosting your bust, as they tend to be more structured and supportive than a normal strapless top.
So a push up bra is the obvious choice for anyone wanting to get some lift but padding can be a favourite in various bra styles. You can get padded sports bras and bikini tops, so you don’t lose your curves when working out or swimming.
These don’t usually provide much of a boost – they’re really there to keep your shape in backless dresses. But if you want some extra va va voom, stick the cups a little farther out on your boobs and when you clip the halves together, you get instant cleavage!
Regardless if you are wearing a push up bra, water bra, chicken fillets or even a bustier, we leave you with one last tip to get the best boost while you are out and slaying: stand up straight in your outfit. Bend forward and reach into your bra, scooping your boobs up on top of the padding and in towards each other. They’ll be sitting up, perky and perfect. Just don’t do this readjustment in public!
Words: Hanna Sloan
Some of us are totally organised, planning and buying Christmas gifts months in advance and relaxing in December. The rest of us, however, experience these five normal human emotions when braving the Christmas shopping crowds.
Some of us can feel a little Scroogey when confronted with how much money we’ll have to part with to spoil our loved ones. Hey, it’s an expensive time of year, so we’re all allowed a little gripe over the damage done to our bank accounts.
This is usually the part where you’ve finally thought of the perfect gift and you can’t wait to see your loved one’s face when they open it! This is one of the most fun parts of Christmas – making people smile.
Usually right after you’ve gone through all this trouble to get a particular gift, gotten it home and pulled it out of the bag for a second look – and you suddenly think, 'what if they hate it?!' Fear not !If you’ve thought it out carefully, they’re sure to love it!
We’ve all got a little Grinch in us, especially when the gift you’re desperate to buy is sold out everywhere, or when you’re experiencing car park road rage.
There is no better feeling than getting home from your last Christmas shopping trip, knowing you’re bought everything you need to and can relax. It’s time to put your feet up and just look forward to the Christmas Day food now!
Words: Hanna Sloan
We've recently had an influx of shocking and hilariously embarrassing office party confessions hit our Fashion Weekly inbox. Some left us rolling around in laughter and while others left us cringing from the awkwardness. All in all, they were so entertaining that we had to share it with you.
1. "I used to get drunk on only 2 glasses of wine. I did a dance on a desk and fell off flashing my nickers."
2. "The most embarrassing would be the time I feel face first into the cake!"
3. "My colleague and bestfriend got so drunk they went up to my boss and told him what they really thought of him!"
4. "I got drunk and started removing all the men's ties."
5. "A colleague was serving fancy-looking ginger bread at our office Christmas party. Turns out they were actually doggy biscuits instead!"
6. "I was wearing a halter-neck top. I had too many champagne's and didn't notice when it slipped undone. Ages later someone said your boobs are out."
7. "Turned up in fancy dress, it wasn't fancy dress."
8. "A colleague proposed to his girlfriend of eight years - she ran off crying and they broke up that night."
9. "My colleague was trying to show me how they could do a high kick. Was wearing a dress and fell over and fractured their arm."
10. "Did the Gangnam Style dance... when it wasn't even the Gangnam Style song."
11. "Colleague came of the toilet with a trail of toilet paper hanging out of her skirt - sounds mean, but we did laugh."
12. "My colleague drank so much and told her boss she was a pile of sh*t."
13. "I got a little drunk and spent the night telling my boss all the things that he was doing wrong in the management of our team."
14. "Got drunk and drew on my face with our surgical marker - then proceeded to draw on everyone else's face. Not so fun the next day!"
15. "I did some dirty dancing with some colleagues. It was dirty and the pics were embarrassing."
16. "I got hideously drunk, threw up in the bathroom and walked smack bang into my work crush. After saying hi I realised I had pieces of sick in my teeth."
17. "I was caught in the toilets with a married man."
18. "Being drunkenly brave I joined the dance party, tripped in my heels, grabbed the decorations for support and brought them all down with me."
19. "A friend lifted up her top to show off her breasts and said: Small but firm for someone my age."
20. "At an office Christmas party, my hand hit the bottom of a beer bottle, just as a colleague put it to her lips, causing her to hit herself with it. After she cleaned up the spilled beer on her clothes, she said she was OK, but I noticed her front tooth had broken from the bottle hitting her face. It wasn't completely knocked out, but it was chipped well enough to be unmistakable."
21. "At my first job out of uni, I replaced a gal who had moved on to a new role. However, she was still friends with numerous current employees and was invited to our party as a guest. I went to grab something from my jacket in the coat room and found her on her knees, giving a bartender a bl*wj*b. In my drunken state, I left and then informed several people and they were literally caught in the act by the CEO and sales manager."
22. "At an office Christmas party, I told my colleagues while being heavily drunk, that I preferred the company of my cats at home to those I worked with, as my cats were much more interesting and intelligent. My relationships with my colleagues suffered as a result and I later handed in my notice."
23. "At an office Christmas party, I once attempted to do the worm dance while surrounded by my colleagues on the dance floor, but I got a little too excited doing the move and I accidentally kicked a female colleague in the face, breaking her nose."
24. "I had decided after very heavily drinking, that my office Christmas party would be the best place to tell my boss I was worth at least 5 times my salary and that my boss had until the end of the month to give me a rise. Instead of a rise, I was later demoted."
25. "While very heavily drunk at an office Christmas party, I lectured a colleague from another department about the effects of drinking whilst pregnant and scorned her for doing so, only to be informed that she wasn't actually pregnant, but was slightly overweight."
26. "At an office Christmas party, after I had several drinks, all I wanted to do was play strip-poker and I unsuccessfully tried convincing my female boss to get everyone involved. Then I went to the trouble of stripping down to my underwear to try and encourage everyone to join me. I received a verbal warning the next week."
27. "My workplace is predominantly female and I'm normally a pretty meek, quiet guy, but after getting heavily drunk, I started slapping women's bums and making creepy comments to all the women, plus I tried giving my manager a sensual back massage while dribbling wine all down myself."
28. "I was in a new job for 2 months and went to my first Christmas party where I was strutting my stuff on the dance floor. My dress came sliding down and I exposed my boobs to the entire office. I was beyond mortified and left the party fairly promptly, but I stayed with the company for 7 years."
29. "I embarrassingly re-gifted a present to the person who gave it to me. 'Santa' gave it to her, but she knew it was from me!"
30. "My colleague gave the CEO's wife a lovely lap dance...totally inappropriate which meant they did not return the following day."
31. "I ended up sleeping with a colleague and then having to drive him in to work the next morning with me so everyone knew!"
32. "I told my boss's wife I had a crush on him."
33. "Slipped on the dance floor while dancing the nutbush, I get embarrassed easily and wanted to cry."
34. "A colleague crashed the wedding in the function room next door and kissed one of the bridesmaids and then she came back to our Christmas party!"
35. "My boss got drunk and pretended to sack us all!"
36. "I sat on the photocopier and took some inappropriate pics. They were found and put on the notice board to look for the culprit."
37. "My colleague got so drunk that he grabbed the manager's boobs, fled the pub and was found the next morning wearing underwear in the office!"
38. "I was heavily pregnant, on the dance floor. Whoosh! My water broke. My GM bolted over to help me but slipped and broke his leg."
39. "With a belly full of drink, I flashed my boobs. Yep. Mortified for life."
40. "I declared my undying love for the boss in front of the whole team."
41. "I got completely drunk and jumped on the bosses back and asked for a piggy back because I couldn't walk."
42. "I stripped down to my bra and sang Anaconda by Nicki Minaj."
There’s nothing wrong with singledom – it’s a time to celebrate yourself and invest in friendships. But sometimes, when you’ve been single for a little while, you might start thinking a type of way - you know, to convince yourself that you have your sh#t together...
In a time when it’s trendy to be super busy, your hectic life leaves no room for dating. Or so you claim.
Like buying and eating that supermarket mud cake because there’s no one there to stop you.
Left, right, goodnight! Starfishing it all the way!
Independence is the best – nobody needs to be tied down!
This type of thought usually comes after a couple of glasses of vino, tbh…
Hey, sometimes a little attention is all a girl needs to boost her ego.
You go, #girlboss! Hustle!
Usually thought while you stand at the top of the mountain you just climbed. The view is Insta-worthy.
“I’m just on it for a laugh” you tell your friends.
Well, at least you’re getting some exercise.
No razor burn, no wobbling around on one leg in the shower…pure bliss.
This is so true. As long as you have your girlfriends, you don’t need anything else!
Words: Hanna Sloan
When asked what one of our most prized possessions are, the answer (besides our Sophia Webster heels) is without doubt our tresses. There's no denying that immaculate locks is a major confidence booster particularly when everyone is asking ‘who is your hairstylist?’.
It's important to find an artisan that not only understands your hair but also your personality. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce the hunt is officially over. Making a mark with their renowned salon, these maestro technicians will refresh and revamp your look.
At Ibiza Hair your strands are the mane interest. Located within the beach-side suburb of Melbourne’s Albert park, the multi-award winning salon is a welcoming escape for a style update. Looking to impress with a blunt bob, contoured locks or bouncy un-done waves? Then let us introduce you to owner and Creative Director, Michael Piastrino and his talented crew who will transform your tresses and exceed all expectations. Your next hair flick will be fearlessly fabulous!
The salon holds a number of accolades, but more recently, Adrian Rotolo was crowned the 2016 Hair Expo Colour Technician of the Year and the 2015 I.H.S. Colour Technician of the Year. Alongside their highly-trained and experienced hairstylists and colourists, Ibiza's reputation and celebrity clientele confirms why they're at the industry's forefront.
If you have a penchant for pushing style boundaries and turning heads then put these hair innovators on speed dial. Piastrino and his team’s thirst for education is what sets them apart. They believe knowledge is the gateway to creative fulfillment which ensures they provide only the best service and experience.
It’s no question that Ibiza Hair tends to the ‘It-Girls’ and ‘It-Boys’ of Melbourne. But if you’re a guy who’s after a quality barber experience in a masculine environment with a beer in hand, then step next door to Ibiza Hair’s brother, Code Black Barber Shop.
Each of the Code Black crew have been hand selected for their razor-sharp skills in men’s cuts and cut-throat shaves. With previous mafia boss, Michael Franzese flying especially to Melbourne to have his hair cut specifically by Piastrino, it’s a sign that with Code Black Barber Shop you’ll always walk away feeling like an entirely new man.
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When you read the word ‘fashion’ what's the first thing that comes to mind? Do you visualise a high profile runway show, Chanel bags or Valentino heels? Has designers and trendsetters inspired you to delve down your own style journey?
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It’s nearly time! As we gear up for December and start nibbling at the chocolates from our Advent calendars (a little early, whoops!), we’re getting ready to get some serious Christmas vibes going on our dining tables. If you’re after some inspo or some tips, check out these Instagram accounts for all your DIY Christmas table needs.
Designer Amy knows how to style a room, and her profile is currently flush with gorgeous Christmas inspo! Check out her profile for some non-traditional Christmas tables and décor with bursts of unusual colours like powder blue to liven things up.
Bessie does holiday decorating and gifts. She uses reds, golds and lots of florals to create a luxe, glam Christmas décor look to die for.
Rustic farmhouse chic is Louisa’s go-to style, and her account is full of homey, cosy decorations perfect for a relaxing family Christmas.
Normally an account full of the stylist’s photography, this time of year Lee Jack gives us #christmasgoals with colour schemes, glamorous centrepieces and sweet treats you’ll be drooling over.
People from the land of reindeer sure know how to do Christmas! Norwegian ‘grammer Hildegard fills her account with classic Scandinavian minimalist styling, lots of gold and lush green branches instead of florals.
This Finnish blog rocks the minimalism trend with crisp white linen starkly contrasted with pine cones. Simple, spartan and modern, for the elegant, no-fuss Christmas table.
Another Norwegian account gives us plenty of green, red and white, without looking overly traditional. Visit this account if you’re looking to take lots of inspiration from nature and change up the levels to give your Christmas table some extra dimension.
Words: Hanna Sloan