QVC has announced that model Christie Brinkley has a line of jewellery which she will sell through the network.
She will dÃ©but the Christie Brinkley Jewelry Collection on Sunday, August 1 at 9 p.m. (EDT). The line becomes available on the 1st, through qvc.com or at 1 800 345-1515 within the US.
Each piece in the collection is created especially for QVC. The range includes bracelets, cocktail rings and dangle earrings, with gemstones including sky-blue topaz and moonstone, supposedly inspired by the ocean waves near her Hamptons home. Flower motifs feature heavily.
The new line has been produced by Rossâ€“Simons Jewelry.
Libby McCollâ€”who told Lucire that she sign-writes as well, which might explain how she accurately interpreted the lettering on the train carriage
Donna Oâ€™Donoghueâ€”we defy anyone not to smile when they see her work
Philina den Dulk
Lisa Taylor-King, whose raw emotion worked itself into Trinity
Daniel Campion, taking apple cores and hundreds of thousands
Lisa Taylor-King explains to Lucireâ€™s Victoria Jones the inspiration behind her work, Trinity
If you are in Wellington, you need to head to the TSB Arena on Queens Wharf to the New Zealand Art Show, running till August 1 inclusive.
Lucire attended on Friday night, in the presence of Her Excellency Lady Satyanand, for a Wellington Childrenâ€™s Hospital beneﬁt. Our thanks go to Don Christie and Catalyst IT Ltd. for their support.
The event draws some 10,000 visitors and more art from New Zealandâ€™s established artists than you can imagine in one space. Sunday visitors can hear live jazz from 1 p.m.
I was dismayed to hear that the current Wellington City Council intends to cut its share of the the showâ€™s funding. I oppose this, and would reverse this decision if elected mayor. Not only do we get 10,000 visitors to Wellington, the city stands to earn a considerable amountâ€”far more than what is invested.
Where else, after all, could we see such talented artists as Donna Oâ€™Donoghue of New Plymouth (whom I have followed on Twitter for a while), Tracey Devlin-Bailey of Paraparaumu, Ann Skelly and Lisa Taylor-King of Wellington, Libby McColl, Nick Fedaeff and Matt Payne of Auckland, Philina den Dulk of South Otago and Daniel Campion of Nelson under one roof?
While these particular artists tweaked our interest, there are countless more. Visitors can buy at the event, and we, too, were blessed with live music and food at the charity gala on Friday night.â€”Jack Yan
[Cross-posted] My friend Edward Talbot (son of fashion designer Helen Talbot), and his friend and business partner Rowan Wernham, launched their Snapr (sna.pr) service today. Itâ€™s the ideal way to share geotagged photographs in the 2010s, and I expect these guys to do some great things as Snapr takes off.
Snapr was the only Kiwi (if not southern hemisphere) venture to show at SXSWâ€™s Accelerator competition this year, and is a perfect example of how New Zealand talent can take on and change the world.
I foresee Snapr having a big take-up by netizens, especially as we move more into greater smartphone usage, mobile snaps, and augmented reality.
In their release, Ed and Rowan state: â€˜Snapr is a big public channel for people to share whatâ€™s happening in their life. We love the idea of a map with crowdsourced photos, you can look in anywhere, discover new people, and ﬁnd neat things going on.
â€˜Mobile snaps are less about aesthetics, they are an immediate way to show what is going on where you are.â€™
The release goes on to describe the service. â€˜Photos on Snapr are viewed via a map based interface. Snaps from the same place and time are naturally brought together.
â€˜An iPhone application [a free download] allows users to upload photos, send tweets, and view the map on the go.â€™
The founders have their favourite images already grouped on the site, and you can begin to see how it works. Here are Rowanâ€™s, and here are Edâ€™s.
While founded in Auckland, this is the sort of business I see starting in Wellington under my mayoral policies: high-tech, creative, even game-changing. Itâ€™s where the level playing ﬁeld allows Kiwis to reach punch well above our weight.
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After losing Andrea Moore to Auckland, fashion label Basquesse has announced that it, too, will depart Wellingtonâ€”for the larger market of Sydney.
Basquesse founder and designer Viviana Pannell has said that the Wellington boutique will close at the end of October 2010. Basquesse reopens in Sydney in the ﬁrst quarter of 2011.
Pannell cited both family and business opportunities across the Tasman Sea, and acknowledged that part of Basquesseâ€™s income was from international buyers. Being based in Sydney brings the label closer to some of its clientÃ¨le.
â€˜During my years leading and designing for Basquesse here in New Zealand, I have met a great number of wonderful women (and men) who have inspired and encouraged me. Some have become not just my best clients but very dear friends. I thank them all from the bottom of my heart because no artist can ever be fulﬁlled without those who love her art,â€™ says Pannell.
There will be a closing sale, while the made-to-measure service is expected to continue till the doors shut at the end of October.
Mission Control aims to be an empowering brand in shapewear, with space-inspired graphics in their marketing to suit the image of an independent, decisive woman. The company says the apparel has hidden â€˜control panels with sleek microﬁbre, power mesh, and lace, acting as body armour.â€™
Shapewear helps wearers sculpt and get deﬁnition to different parts of their ﬁgures, and initial reviews indicate that there are no roll-down problems with the shorts. More information can be found at www.missioncontrolusa.com.
Lisa Matson, who has been associated with Lâ€™OrÃ©al Paris since it began sponsoring the inaugural New Zealand Fashion Week in the early 2000s, has been appointed make-up director of the companyâ€™s New Zealand outpost.
Matson will work on new product launches, product, fashion and beauty shoots and shows, trade education and events and work with beauty editors.
â€˜Internationally we have some extremely visible and successful make-up artists working with our brandâ€”the likes of James Kaliardos in the UK and Rae Morris in Australia. With Lisaâ€™s appointment we now have one of the best local make-up artists working with us,â€™ says Sally Giles, group marketing manager for Lâ€™OrÃ©al Paris in New Zealand.
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