Weâve often believed in being spontaneous ourselves, so itâs great to see Chandon express this very notion in its latest campaign, starring Dasha and Colin Gold of TheTrendSpotter.net. Itâs a wonderful three-minute slice of life into the coupleâs journeys around the world as they cover fashion event after fashion event, filmed in Melbourne, London and Paris.
Thereâs no better way to traverse the world than with doing those unplanned thingsâand for the Golds, theyâre accompanied by Chandon at all the important moments, whether theyâre sharing it with each other, or entertaining friends. âItâs a mindset, itâs how we can all live,â says Dasha, and the sparkling wine, co-started by the MoĂŤt Hennessy brand, is as international as they come.
While champagne can only come from Champagne, Chandon is made with the same care and spirit as its more famous sister brand, from wineries around the world.
And unlike The September Issue, a wonderful film to all except those of us in the industry because it came across too much like our own diaries and what we had to do this week, the spot is entertaining in reminding us that the best stories, in this fashion media business, also come from those spontaneous moments. At fashion weeks, where we decide on a whim to catch something outside the catwalk grind, or exploring a little alleyway in a big metropolis away from the tourist traps. #LiveLifeUnplanned, then, is a reminder and a call for us to embody those unexpected moments, because only then do you live life to the full. Pop over to Chandonâs Instagram with your #LiveLifeUnplanned moments, and letâs create some great memories!
Schwarzkopf Professional has added four new products to its BC Bonacure Oil Miracle range: Oil Mists for either thick or fine hair, a light oil shampoo, and a warming treatment, exclusive to hair salons.
This collection uses nourishing oils to bring life back into dull hair. While other oil-based treatments can leave hair feeling heavy and damp, the Oil Miracle range revives hair and gives it an instantly dry feeling with a lighter, livelier texture.
The Oil Mists feature marula oil for light hair and argan oil for normal to thick hair, and with their micro-dispersion technology, the hair dries faster.
Some treatments strip hair of their natural oils to remove the greasy shine it can sometimes have. Schwarzkopf, on the other hand, uses healthy oils to revitalize damaged hair and to give it the natural shine it needs. Give yourself and your hair the love it needs with this luxurious new range.
The Oil Mists (A$34Âˇ90) and shampoo (A$34Âˇ90) are in stores now. For stockist information in Australia, call 1 800 251-887.âAlex Barrow
Top Kendall and Kylie Jenner with their new collection. Centre and above By using the same fabrics, mothers and daughters can have matching designs thanks to Plakinger.
The Kendall & Kylie Collection, designed by sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner, will hit Forever New stores in Australia on November 17. With 19 pieces, the limited-edition collection consists of ‘directional party looks’, with playsuits, skirts, crop tops and dresses featuring black, white and blush tones as well as an animal print. Details include lace work, exposed zips and sheer panelling. Prices range from A$79Âˇ99 to A$249Âˇ99 and the range is available from forevernew.com.au and selected stores nationally and internationally. Plakinger, the luxury label started by Russian motherâdaughter duo Svetlana Ziggel and her mother Galina Plakinger, has released 10 looks for mothers and their little girls, so that they can have outfits with the same fabrics. Made in their atelier in Germany, the label is available through Maison Bo-M in Riyadh and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia and in the concept stores owned by the Chaumont luxury group in China.
One might think that bottled water lasts forever, but it only has a six- to twelve-month shelf life, and less if stored in extreme temperatures. Los Angeles-based Blue Can (right) provides premium emergency drinking water for homes, businesses and vehicles, thanks to a filtration system and the use of pressurized aluminium cans. The company says the water can be stored for decadesâ50 years is regularly cited. It supports the Emergency Water Foundation, a California non-profit corporation, which assists public institutions, business organizations, and schools with their Disaster Awareness Plans.
Below Some of the looks from the limited-edition Kendall & Kylie Collection.
Nivea has released a campaign for the Australian and New Zealand markets, promoting its Q10 Firming Body Lotion.
Featuring lettering artist Georgia Hill and her mother, Judy, the video discusses how roles change. Mothers help their children find themselves when they are being brought up, and later in life, the video shows how children can return that sense of self-confidence to their mothers.
Hill said, ‘My mum and I wanted to do this campaign because we both relate to it. I think it’s something you don’t realize until you are older yourself, but I’ve always had my mum there to help build my confidence in a way that is so consistent you almost forget how it shapes youâuntil you need to do the same for her in return.’
The touching, matter-of-fact video reinforces a study from Nivea that polled 400 Australian mothers and daughters about ageing. Eighty-seven per cent of women feel ageism is a reality, with over 76 per cent believing it is more prevalent toward women, and over 70 per cent see Hollywood contributing to this culture.
Sixty-eight per cent of women feel they are being made invisible by society as they age.
Ninety-four per cent of women believe they should be more mindful of helping other women feel more visible, and 94 per cent, similarly, feel mothers need to be reminded of their worth.
Nivea’s #standfirm campaignâvery likely an intentional play on wordsâwants to highlight how women can share affirmations. ‘Getting older does not mean we are not getting more fabulous and wiser,’ noted media commentator Bianca Dye in a Nivea release. Nivea invites people to watch the video and to share it with their affirmations.
Above Looking fashion-forward with Karen Millen (top) and Osiris.
Specsavers is getting ready for the southern summer with new designs from Karl Lagerfeld, Converse, Karen Millen, Collette Dinnigan, Alex Perry, and Osiris Eyewear.
Karl Lagerfeld has a 13-piece collection at Specsavers with, among others, a retro look for women with the KL 09 design, and the KL 25 is a richer, more jewelled style. For men, Karl Lagerfeld has classic, more geometric styles.
Converse has a more streetwise sensibility: the Converse Chuck Taylor Eyewear collection has modern colours in acetate and metal, while the Sun Rx 04 style has an unmistakeable, funky appearance.
We love Karen Millen’s animal print (KM 34), a sleek design that’s lifted with its leopard spots, while the Collette Dinnigan eyewear line reflects the designer’s creativity, with metallic embellishments on four designs, and more neutral tones for the other eight for summer.
Alex Perry has gone for an animal print, too, among the 13 in the Specsavers range, but it’s the distinctive temple designs that we believe will mark them out for the fashion-forward. Meanwhile, JĂ¸rgen Simonsen’s exclusive Osiris Eyewear sun collection for Specsavers showcase oversized frames and two-tone laminates.
Rembrandtâs springâsummer 2015â16 collection boasts an array of quirky prints, fine Italian shoes, and an ĂŚsthetically pleasing mash-up of modern and traditional in the tailoring of their suits. Since their opening in Wellington in 1946, Rembrandt has cemented its fine tailoring reputation throughout Australia and New Zealand, having opened ten main stores between the two countries, as well as a number of outlet stores. A fourth Auckland store at 41 Shortland Street will open in December.
This year’s collection puts a modern twist on the British dandy of the nineteenth century with an array of less traditional coloured suit jackets, double-buckled leather shoes (we rate the double monk, made in Italy for Rembrandt), silk ruffle lapel pins, and eccentric printed shirts, ties and pocket squares.
The company has identified marsala as the colour of the year, with it appearing through its accessories’ range as well as its Bryan dinner jacket.
Rembrandt’s Wayward Heir line, targeting a younger wearer, has straight lines and narrow fits for the season.
Rembrandtâs forte lies in dressing for black tie events, making the wearer of their suits stand out. With the option to purchase off the rack, order a made-to-measure suit, or hire one for an event, Rembrandt has its customersâ suit needs covered to a high standard. Furthermore, the menswear company also offers high-quality clothing for everyday casual wear.
With the motto âbespoke is in our bloodâ, the history of Rembrandt draws back to the world wars of the early twentieth century where immigrants from Holland came to New Zealand, specializing in tailoring. With an opportunity on the horizon the company was started and have spent almost seventy years building tailoring knowledge and expertise to create the reputation they have today of fine craftsmanship.
With the reputable work and class of Rembrandt, the company has partnered up with the Wellington Phoenix, South Sydney Rabbitohs and the New Zealand All Whites in officially tailoring the teams. Rembrandt gives back to the fashion community by proudly co-sponsoring the Fashion and Textile award of the ECC Student CraftâDesign Award for 2015.âAlex Barrow
The Australian branch of international sportswear line Fila has welcomed TV host Lauren Phillips to be the new face of its springâsummer 2015â16 line. The conglomerate, which originated in Italy in 1911, has developed into one of the leading lifestyle and fitness wear companies in the world and maintains fashionable yet practical sportswear.
The innovative materials used to create Fila sportswear allow the skin to breathe, with lightweight fabrics which stretch appropriately with the bodyâs natural movement. As “fitspiration” has become somewhat of a global phenomenon, FILA understands and adheres to the demand for sportswear to be fashionable, as well as practical and versatile. Furthermore, there are various collections which cater to different lifestyle needs. The Barre collection, for example, is designed and inspired by dance, featuring cardigan wraps, tulle overlays and cropped Ts which suit lower intensity workouts such as yoga and Pilates. Other sportswear includes leggings, fun coloured tops and Ts, as well as accessories such as bags, hats and microfibre towels to provide for your everyday active needs.
The company hired Phillips due to her passion for living a healthy lifestyle by eating responsibly, engaging in regular active exercise, and being a good role model for children and adults alike. âLiving a healthy and active life is hugely important to me and having fitness gear that caters for all types of training, but also has plenty of fun and colour injected into it is a perfect fit for me,â says Phillips. The springâsummer range is in store now Australia-wide, as well as online.âAlex Barrow
Polarized sunglasses are the trend for the southern springâsummer 2015â16, says Sunglass Hutâand it’s a prediction we agree with.
Polarized lenses help with contrast, clarity and colour perception, but perhaps most importantly, they reduce reflections and minimize glare. The lenses contain a filter that blocks almost all glare, which can be eight times more intense than sunlight. It’s an especially important function in the harsh antipodean sunlight.
The retailer notes that while the lenses are more commonly associated with sport, they are hitting the consumer market more widely, and 50 per cent of its range is now available with them.
Prada, Ray-Ban, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace and Vogue Eyewear are among the brands offered with polarized lenses by the Luxottica-owned retail group.
Vidal Sassoon is adding the Infra Radiance Hot Air Styler to its range, which cleverly combines a styling brush and hair-drier in a single device. It adds infrared heat with the standard airflow through its 38 mm thermal brush, helping to heat the hair more evenly and preserve its natural moisture. There’s a soft, rubberized handle to help with grip, and a swivel cord for ease of use at home or at the office. With a retail price of ÂŁ34Âˇ99, the Vidal Sassoon Infra Radiance Hot Air Styler hits UK retailers, including Boots, Tesco and Asda, in September.
Above Adriana Lima models Vogue Eyewear for spring 2015.
Izabel Goulart in Georges Hobeika, at the premiĂ¨re of Ice and the Sky, on May 24, 2015. Jewellery by de Grisogono.
Tilda Swinton at Chanel cruise 2015â16 in Seoul, photographed by Aldo Castoldi. Full story at http://lucire.com/insider/20150505/chanel-shows-cruise-2015-16-in-seoul-with-gisele-bundchen-kristen-stewart-razane-jammal-shin-hye-park-alma-jodorowsky/
Taeyang at Chanel cruise 2015â16 in Seoul, photographed by Aldo Castoldi. Full story at http://lucire.com/insider/20150505/chanel-shows-cruise-2015-16-in-seoul-with-gisele-bundchen-kristen-stewart-razane-jammal-shin-hye-park-alma-jodorowsky/
Niamh Adkins attends the New York premiĂ¨re of Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation, from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions, at the AMC Lincoln Square IMAX theatre in New York, NY on July 27, 2015. Photographed by Aurora Rose.
Giorgia Surina at the Hotel Villa Laguna during the 72nd Venice Film Festival, September 6, 2015. Photographed by Annalisa Flori/Getty Images.
Dita von Teese visits the Avakian suite during the 68th Cannes Film Festival at the Carlton Hotel on May 23, 2015 in Cannes, France.
Fan Bingbing wears Ralph & Russo springâsummer 2015 couture to the Chopard Trophy Party at the 2015 Festival de Cannes, on May 16, 2015. The white silk crĂ¨pe off-the-shoulder fishtail gown features cascading silk organza and gazar ruffles.
Suki Waterhouse arrives at the Amazon Fashion Photography Studio launch party, in London, July 23, 2015. Photographed by David M. Benett/Getty Images.
Taylor Swift poses in the press room during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photographed by Jason Merritt.
Sara Sampaio attends the New York premiĂ¨re of Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation, from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions, at the AMC Lincoln Square IMAX theatre in New York, NY on July 27, 2015. Photographed by Aurora Rose.
At the 72nd Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica in Venezia, on September 4, 2015, Yvonne SciĂ˛ wears a Jaeger-LeCoultre watch. Photographed by Sebastiano Pessina.