Once a year, just after dusk on a warm summer’s evening, thousands of chic diners dressed head-to-toe in white flock into scenic city spaces around the world where they unfold white chairs and tables, cover them with white tablecloths and set up a fabulous picnic feast, replete with quality food and wine.
The occasion? The international phenomenon known as Diner en Blanc, or “Dinner in White”, an all-white secret flash mob picnic that makes its way across metro centres around the globe. (more…)
After over a decade slaying the Australian and international swimwear category, JETS Swimwear founder Jessika Allen and her husband, Adrian Allen, have sold their label to The PAS Group for an undisclosed sum.
Having owned the swimwear brand since 2001 with a recent expansion into the activewear market, Jessika will remain as design director for at least 18 months before moving into a consulting role. General manager Rob Schonberger will keep his position.
JETS is expected to contribute to PAS’ earnings straight away, adding to other brands within the group including Review, Marco Polo and Black Pepper. “In Australia, there are opportunities to increase its retail footprint and expand its online presence,” PAS chief executive Eric Morris said in a news release.
“We will also look to broaden its international distribution,” he continued, noting that the brand will provide a platform for growth in the ever-expanding activewear market.
Jessika said, “We are very proud of the business and brand we have built over the years and extremely grateful to the JETS team for their effort and support. Having considered many potential options, we felt PAS was best suited to take the business to the next phase, and we are delighted to be working with Eric and his team to further the growth of the brand.”
Robyn Lawley is overjoyed by how her life has changed since daughter Ripley entered the world earlier this year, however, the model has revealed that she won’t be having any more children due to health risks.
Opening up for Marie Claire‘s January 2016 issue, the body diversity advocate explained that she experienced “non-stop” pain after giving birth in February. “I had vision loss, ocular spots, difficulty operating my hands. I felt terrible and I thought I had cancer or MS,” she explained. “Everything hurt. It hurt to move. It hurt to walk. I’d rather go through childbirth 10 times over than the pain I was experiencing. It was non-stop.” (more…)
If you don’t want a lot for Christmas but there is just one thing you need, chances are it’s Mariah Carey’s new festive movie, A Christmas Melody.
Airing on December 18 on Hallmark Channel, Mariah’s directorial debut is an “inspiring” story about a single mother, played by Lacey Chabert (ahem, Gretchen Weiners) who moves back to her hometown with her young daughter. Said young daughter finds it hard to adjust to her new surroundings and leans on her music teacher, played by Mariah, to help her write a song for the “annual Christmas Variety Show”, which we’re sure will bring all the feels.
If you want to see what you’re in for, or just check out Mariah in a debatable pearls and Adidas tracksuit get-up, you can watch the trailer for yourself below. We’re sure it will be just as good, if not better, than Glitter back in 2001. You heard it here first.
Aussie actor Chris Hemsworth has one upped himself, proving he actually is the greatest human being to ever live, by paying off his parents’ debts.
Little bro Liam revealed the info to the Independent, recalling how Chris called their father, Craig, and told him to look at his bank account. “He [his father] called my brother Chris back and said, ‘I don’t know how to feel. Since I left home I have had debts and I thought I’d be paying them off until I died and have this weight hanging over me, and now to have them completely cleared’,” Liam explained.
“They are so happy now and able to spend more time with us, I would love to be able to do something for my parents like that,” he continued, admitting that the memory makes him tear up.
From Karlie Kloss to Abbey Lee, photographer Daniella Rech has shot some of the biggest models in the world. What some people might not know, however, is that she too used to pose up a storm in front of the camera just like the subjects she photographs today. In an exclusive sneak peek for theFashionSpot, RUSSH Magazine has given us a look inside their new feature with the Aussie talent, explaining her transition from model to photographer and how the move gives her a unique perspective within her work. Explaining that modelling didn’t really “sit well” with her, Danielle quit the line of work after giving birth to her first son, Rio, at 21 years of age. She still credits the job in her photography today, though. “I’m glad I did it [modelling] as I have no doubt without it I wouldn’t understand so much when it comes to taking images of women,” she explained to RUSSH.
Danielle was lucky in how her new career path kicked off, to say the least, scoring a backstage photography pass to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2010. “It was the first time I ever took photos with a professional camera and from that day I called myself a photographer,” she explained. (more…)