Lavazza Italian Film Festival | Nicole Trunfio

Lavazza and Palace Cinemas Announce the Ambassador for 2013 Lavazza Italian Film Festival


The ambassador of the 2013 Lavazza Italian Film Festival has been announced as Italian-Australian supermodel Nicole Trunfio, a perfect match for the fashionably cultural role!

A regular to the runways of New York and Australia, the West Australian has worked with some of the best in the industry: Chanel, Versace, Fendi, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana and Roberto Cavalli included.
Lavazza National Marketing Manager, Stuart Smyth, said Nicole was an easy choice for this
year’s face of the Festival.

“For us Nicole is the perfect ambassador for the festival as she is young, stylish and well-travelled,” he said.

Brisbane Arcade Brings Harvey Graham Back to Life

Brisbane Arcade Brings Harvey Graham Back to Life


The iconic Brisbane Arcade has history in its foundations; an antiquity which will be complemented perfectly by the display of a rare selection of Harvey Graham couture frocks.

The glory days of one of Queensland's most prominent designers of the 60's and 70's will be re-lived as a collection of boxed and unworn dresses by Harvey Graham surfaced from a deceased estate.

The display will form part of the Brisbane Arcade's up-coming 90th anniversary celebrations as the pieces are returned to the original home of Harvey Graham Couture.

The Spring Racing Carnival | It is Here

The Spring Racing Carnival | It is Here


Ladies and gentlemen, it's time. Time for the year's most anticipated, most carefully planned and most competitive event of the nation's social calendar. The Spring Racing Carnival is upon us; complete with Melbourne Cup and made magical by the twilight cocktail parties, weekend race days and everything champagne-filled in between.

For such an occasion and such hype there comes the dress code, the season's trends and the what not-to-do's.

Getting your wardrobe Spring ready| Cull-a-thon

Getting your wardrobe Spring ready| Cull-a-thon


It's hard to believe that it's the spring cleaning time of year again! It is time to giving your wardrobe a makeover and get rid of all the bits and pieces that have been hiding away. I know this sounds awfully dull, but I have 3 simple rules for you to follow that will rid you of all your un-wanted clothing to make way for all the fabulous summer fashion that is on your wish list.

Rule 1: This is the old golden rule- If you haven't worn it in the last 12 months, out it goes. You need to be strict when going through your wardrobe and the first things to go are the items you haven't worn, for whatever reason, in this time frame.

The Essential Handbag Styles this Spring

The Essential Handbag Styles this Spring


With the change in season upon us, it's time to shed the layers we have hidden under and makeover our wardrobes. That includes our accessories, and first and foremost we start with the one you use day in and day out, the handbag. Whether it's a clutch, bowler, tote or envelope style, your handbag is a great way to add a point of interest to your outfit without a whole lot of effort and embrace the trends of this spring/summer fashion.

Out with the drab, in with the fab! This spring brings colour and that means the black 'old faithful' bag should be given a rest. A colourful handbag is an essential part of every woman's wardrobe. Match your outfit with your handbag using complimentary tones or colours for a complete look.

Making a Mark | Daniel Bentley

Making a Mark | Daniel Bentley


There's a fine silver line between commercial jewellery and art; a foreign domain to many jewellery designers. Australian and international jewellery industry icon, Daniel Bentley, works comfortably in this zone and produces collections with an eye for sophistication, style and beauty, modernity and innovative flair.

Daniel produces collection after collection of high-end statement jewellery pieces featuring silver, diamonds, 18 carat yellow gold, sapphires and natural gemstones. He and his wife, Lene, regularly travel the Australian landscape where Daniel finds inspiration from salt planes, seed pods, water, and life in the sky; the ultimate definition of culture.

"I spend a lot of time flying so there are many hours to fill with drawing and designing," he said.

"There are some amazing shadows created by the afternoon sun on the clouds as you fly over Western Australia."

Stop and Stare

Stop and Stare | 9:45pm

This spring break the rules for a modern take on evening wear. Brights are the new black and the beauty of style lies in the intrigue of statement accessories.



Ultimat Vodka and Patron Tequila Serve Extravagance at Vogue Fashion's Night Out!

Ultimat Vodka and Patron Tequila Serve Extravagance at Vogue Fashion's Night Out!


Last night was the spectacular annual Vogue Fashion's Night Out, a roaring success highlighted by the amazing atmosphere at The Social Party and the delightful cocktails provided by ULTIMAT VODKA and PATRÓN TEQUILA. A global Vogue initiative, this one-night shopping extravaganza, held on 5th September, was a beautiful reminder of the flair, style and spirit of Sydney's fashionistas.

30 Days of Fashion and Beauty

30 Days of Fashion and Beauty: It Begins


It's one of Australia's premier fashion and beauty events, and its back for 2013. 30 Days of Fashion and Beauty is now in its seventh year and celebrations have already begun.

The fashion revolution event, introduced at an exclusive affair in Sydney last week, has the presence of International Ambassador Georgia May Jagger and National Ambassador Jesinta Campbell behind the month-long soiree.

Events are extensive and include beauty seminars, fashion workshops, a girls night out, exclusive shopping expeditions, how-to sessions, fashion and beauty trend showcases and so much more!

Vogue’s Fashion Night Out

Ultimat Vodka and Patron Tequila are Proud Official Partners of Vogue Fashion's Night Out


ULTIMAT VODKA and PATRÓN TEQUILA are excited to announce they are the new official partners for Vogue Fashion's Night Out. A global Vogue initiative, this one-night shopping extravaganza is held on 5th September, 2013. To celebrate the event, both premium brands will be raising the bar with incredible cocktails, a VIP area and outstanding entertainment.

The drink of choice for any fashionable party this year is ULTIMAT VODKA and PATRÓN TEQUILA. Fashion's Night Out takes fashion to the streets of Sydney for a one-night celebration of shopping and exclusive one-off events. Enjoy the opportunity to sip on refreshing premium cocktails and savour the delicious flavours during your VIP shopping experience. The unique event will include live runway shows, beauty sessions, exclusive offers and entertainment by some of Australia's favourite artists.

The central hub of Vogue Fashion's Night Out will be The Social Party, located on the 7th floor of David Jones from 5pm. This hot spot at Fashion's Night Out with be the central focus for designers, Vogue editorial teams and artists who have performed throughout the night on the culture stage.

MBFF Day Four: Ultimate Glamour

MBFF Day Four: Ultimate Glamour


Wrapping up day four of MBFF Brisbane was a well-deserved installment of ultimate glamour and high fashion, complete luxury and a vital injection of fashionable indulgence. Fashion Weekly has the news from the runway and the fashion shows.

EP by Easton Pearson took a note from the original Easton Pearson collection but added a touch of formality and colour. The crowd was left lusting over balmy summer nights with cheeky shorts, refreshing blouses and casual chic dresses.

Urbanna was all about the on-the-go but relaxed man with a collection of shorts and blazer combinations, the odd loafer, versatile suits and some distinctive colour. We'd love to see their floral blazer style walking towards us on the street!

MBFF Day Four: Luxe vs. Relaxed Chic

MBFF Day Four: Luxe vs. Relaxed Chic


In what seems an event dedicated to luxe high fashions of the most distinctive kind, day four of MBFF Brisbane began with the city's most prominent designers presenting a different interpretation.

The evening's first runway was all about soft-fitting and relaxed pieces with an almost sustainable approach. Fashion Weekly was front row and we have all the details!

Akira used a mix of pastel shades and toned-down nudes to create a naturally peaceful feel. Smooth fitted pieces in the form of trousers, blouses and a classic mid dress were teamed with kimono style pieces and maxi dresses. Sleek, straight hair, a bold red lip and a statement flower headpiece made for the most effortless aesthetic.