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October 7, 2011

Round-up this week: from Brancott Estate’s Heritage Centre to Kylie Minogue’s honorary degree

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Nada Piątek

Orly

While all the attention was on the various fashion weeks, DeNada quietly released its spring–summer 2011–12 collection to a select VIP audience in Wellington. Designer Nada Piątek has pushed her styles, while staying true to what DeNada customers want, adding stripes and working with a fresh series of prints for the season.
   With brighter colours coming into style again, Orly has released its Happy Go Lucky collection of lacquers, retailing at NZ$24·99. They feature the Gripper cap to aid application, and are free of DBP, toluene, formaldehyde and formaldehyde resin. Available in selected Farmers stores, pharmacies and beauty spas nationwide; for stockists in New Zealand, call 0800 88-34-34.

Brancott Estate Heritage Centre

   New Zealand wine brand Brancott Estate coincided the opening of its Heritage Centre in Marlborough, New Zealand, with the Rugby World Cup kick-off last month. It’s getting huge visibility this month, with its sponsorship of the Rugby World Cup, especially as the quarter-finals are played this weekend, with the semis and final later this month.
   While Brancott Estate signage and retail outlets can be seen at the stadiums around New Zealand, the visitor centre, which overlooks the vineyard, celebrates the brand’s history with style.
   The Brancott Estate Heritage Centre has been designed by Jeff Fearon and Tim Hay of Fearon Hay Architects. It boasts wine-tasting facilities, cellar door, a 40-seat restaurant, meeting spaces and an unrivalled view of this region.
   Finally, singer Kylie Minogue has received an honorary degree from Anglia Ruskin University for her work in promoting breast cancer awareness. The video below, from our colleagues at ITN, shows an emotional Minogue grateful for her support from the public.
   Minogue herself was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005, and underwent surgery and chemotherapy. As a breast cancer survivor, she has been a strong promoter of breast cancer awareness.
   The timing is particularly fitting during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, though others are being recognized by the university.

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