Archive for July, 2011
With the average clothing size of Australian women on the rise it is important to find clothing that fits, flatters and is fun. As it comes in to summer, Australian women with curves no longer have to dread swimwear shopping. The task has been made a lot easier thanks to up and coming swimwear brand Betty Diamond.
Betty Diamond creates classically beautiful and sexy swimwear for sizes 10 to 18. Knowing that the fabric took designer Helen Hooper two years to track down means you can trust its quality is of the utmost best. The non lycra fabric is slimming and strong, holding you in comfortably and firmly. Betty Diamond swimwear will last you through many summers due to its fade and chlorine resistant quality. The swimsuits are designed to be flattering for a figure with hips and curves, with a quality finish that will leave you feeling confident to head down to the beach and enjoy an Australian summer.
Betty also offers a range of resort wear, featuring beach jackets, pants, sarongs, skirts and kaftans. These perfect summer staples offer sun protection and maximum style. Like Betty’s swimwear, the resort range is of great quality and made of luxurious fabrics.
With Betty Diamond having your cossie troubles sorted this summer what’s stopping you?
Betty Diamond can be found online at http://bettydiamond.com.au/
Lets us all raise a toast to the luxury life.
We present to you the Moet & Chandon x Mosley Tribes project.
Just a limited engagement, invited only by exclusive tastemakers. Not only does the Moet Chandon get past around like its water, each guest will be gifted by the amazing luxury brand Mosley tribes – with a pair of aviators that feature a stylish frame but also include; Photochromic mineral glass leans that adjust to different light conditions.
See ladies and gentlemen the fine perks of living the fine life of a connoisseur you can only just imagine what other aspects of higher living they get to experience.
The tour will kick off tomorrow evening in New York City, where the collab has gone above and beyond to gain the presence of Kelly Rowland in the company of 200 very lucky guests.
The crème de la crème will gather in The Rose Lounge to appear in New York, Atlanta, Miami and Chicago in the coming months.
Last night saw the anticipated wait for the 2011 Cosmopolitan Fun Fearless Female Awards! Held at the prestige Catalina Restaurant at Rosebay, it was a night of fine dining and serious celebration!
The pink carpet was a parade of celebrities including ANTM judge Charlotte Dawson, The Block’s Shelley Craft, Getaway’s Jules Lund and Natalie Gruzlewski, The Betties Favourite Didier Cohen, not to mention the main stars of attraction for the night – Jessica Mauboy and Stan Walker!
Guests arrived to the pink girly fix room treated by cosmopolitan cocktails (a must have for the Cosmo event), sweet-smelling red roses, scented candles lighting up every surface, and tables set for 125 people with an intimate dinner-party atmosphere. Awaiting in their seats, large, pink back-breaking goodie bags consisting of $493 worth of the finest and amazing products on the market…sounds exactly like an ultimate girls Friday Night (but on a Wednesday) get together doesn’t it?!
Shelley Craft was the host for the night and Stan Walker the entertainment. Stan definitely stole my heart with his great sense of humour and amazing voice. He finished the evening with Jessica Mauboy! (my fav part!) Both singing the hit ‘What Happened to us’.
In the awards’ 5 year history, a mammoth 326,744 votes were cast by Cosmopolitan readers to crown the most inspirational women in Australia.
Twelve awards were handed out to the most inspirational females in the country, with winners including Pro Surfer Stephanie Gilmore in the Sports Star category, Kevin Rudd’s daughter Jessica scooped the Author prize for her book Campaign Ruby, and The Farmer Wants a Wife host Natalie Gruzlewski won the TV Personality award.
The winners of Cosmopolitan’s Fun, Fearless Female awards 2011:
Actress: Yvonne Strahovski
Blogger: Katie Quinn Davies, whatkatieate.blogspot.com
Radio Host: Fifi Box, 2Day FM
TV Presenter: Natalie Gruzlewski
Sports Star: Stephanie Gilmore
Author: Jessica Rudd, Campaign Ruby
Designer: Natalie Wood, Something Else
Entrepreneur: Juliette Knox, TLBDE.com
Role model: Cat Edwards, Youngcare
Rising star: Robyn Lawley, model
Singer: Jessica Mauboy
Dying to know who the ‘Fun Fearless Female’ of 2011 winner was? Aussie actress and star of US series Chuck Yvonne Strahovski was crowned ‘Woman of the Year’ by Cosmopolitan readers at the magazines’ annual Fun, Fearless Female awards.
Yvonne beat off stiff competition from her fellow 32 Finalists to achieve the most votes overall in the competition, also winning in the Actress category against Offspring’s Asher Keddie and Packed to the Rafters star Jessica Marais. Ms Strahovski walked away with a $10,000 prize from event sponsor Libra.
Congratulations to Cosmopolitan’s editor Jessica Parry and the girls at Cosmopolitan Magazine – it was a huge success and a night to remember!
Until next year, girl power!
Tash and I on the door, Cat posing with the Cosmopolitan car and Chief Betty Roxy with Stan Walker
After the much anticipated arrival of their fabulously colourful online store, The cheeky lingerie giant, owned by Victoria’s Secret – La Senza rolled out the pink carpet last night on their decadently designed, signature ‘pink’ store, located in the recently renovated and relaunched Westfield Shopping Centre, in the heart of Sydney’s luxury shopping district – Pitt St Mall!
I was lucky enough to go along and assist at the event, and what an event it was! With gorgeous models walking around the store wearing only La Senza lingerie (the next Victoria’s Secret models I’d say!) and yummy food from numerous countries all over the world, I was in retail heaven on one huge pink cloud!
Bernie & I going through the runsheet for the nights events!
La Senza’s fun, flirty and affordable lingerie meets each and every girl’s needs – without burning a hole in your pocket. Whether it’s the “Perfectly Me” bra for the perfect you or the “Body Kiss” bra that is beyond comfortable, you will be a total knockout in the latest colours and prints on offer every season.
Since opening their doors for the first time in Canada in 1990, La Senza has been on a mission to provide ‘Lingeristas’ all over the world with the sassiest bras, panties, loungewear and sleepwear. La Senza first came to Australia in 2005, contributing to the global operation in 48 countries, with 780 stores worldwide.
La Senza’s icon brand image – the classic, 50s pin up girl – celebrates a fun, young, sassy and sexy attitude; and the La Senza shopping experience is just as fun and playful as the collections it holds.
An exciting and enticing ride, head to one of their stores or their online store ASAP for a girly but naughty fix! It will change the way you dress…under your clothes!
After the recent success of the Levis Print Workshop in San Francisco and the Levis Photo Workshop in New York, Levis announces the opening of its third Levi’s Workshop in Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art– The Film Workshop!
The story of graffiti and street art, as well as other cultural forms that have emerged from the underground subculture, has made this Film Workshop come to life. Through a series of collaborative film and video projects, robust educational programming and a city-wide screening series – this Film Workshop is one not to be missed!
As part of its additional support for the museum and the show, the Levi’s brand has also collaborated with MOCA to create a limited-edition collection of Levi’s Trucker Jackets featuring artwork by Art in the Streets artists including Shepard Fairey, Lady Pink, Chaz Bojorquez and KR. All proceeds from the Trucker Jacket sales will benefit MOCA.
The series of Levi’s Workshops are designed to celebrate the American pioneering spirit and inspire communities across the globe to engage in creative collaboration for the common good. Sounds like fun to me, and did I mention its free! Australia need something inrpired by this!
Get amongst it.
Thirty-three of Australia’s most inspirational ladies will be counting down the next seven days in anticipation of the annual Cosmopolitan Fun, Fearless Female awards – they are all in the running for a coveted award!
Yes, it’s almost time to find out which lucky ladies will come out top in the 11 categories, which include TV Personality, Actress, Blogger and Designer. This year’s Finalists read like a who’s who of cool and captivating; from the adorable TV presenter and model Rachael Finch (who has been drumming up votes on radio, Twitter, and Facebook!), to our favourite woman in the kitchen Poh Ling Yeow, fans of the cut-out mini dress Bec and Bridge, and turntable queen DJ Havana Brown – we have a feeling it’s going to be a close call in the voting stakes!
And one deserving Finalist who receives the most votes overall will be crowned ‘Woman of the Year’ – an accolade previously held by Black Swan actress Mila Kunis (in the US awards) and 2Day FM’s Jackie O.
Voting has now officially closed for the awards, but if you still want to get involved you can place a little flutter on your favourite female through bookmaker Tom Waterhouse - go on, think of it as an early Melbourne Cup!
And as for us, well we’re preparing for the grand Awards night at Sydney’s Catalina restaurant on Wednesday 27 July. With a few special surprises, to-die-for dresses and even a hot pink carpet, this is going to be one glamorous night to remember!
Stay tuned for this year’s winners! xx Amy
Comme des Garcons’ head designer Junya Watanabe brings luxury to the high street in a special collaboration for Levis Spring/Summer 2011 . . .
While the above “jeans” look like your everyday designer collab, Junya Watanabe takes it a step further. The jeans are NOT denim, yes you read correct, an indigo dyed 5 pocket sweat pant. Talk about comfortable whilst still being fashion forward! The sweat pant look-a-like jeans are printed with the texture of scanned Levis vintage 501XX. To encourage the confusion further, zippers, button, stitching and leather patch are made from real parts of Levis jeans but the pockets and belt loops are made out of cotton jersey fabric.
The betties cannot wait until to sport a pair!