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Local Stars Step Out for Thomas Sabo’s Sterling Silver Collection

Laura Dundovic at Thomas Sabo launch

Photo: Esteban La Tessa & Caroline McCredie/ Thomas Sabo

Masters of Opulence Thomas Sabo presented its debut sterling Silver Autumn 2015 collection at The Butler in Sydney’s Potts Point yesterday, July 14, with prominent local names stepping out to celebrate the occasion.

Fashion bloggers, models, musicians and more all jumped at the chance to drip in Thomas Sabo’s latest jewellery, sipping back on cocktails and nibbling on brownies while viewing the collection.

With every event is a chance to dress up, and, just like Thomas Sabo’s new range, the fashion offering was diverse yet chic. Check out all the looks in the gallery below. (more…)

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Baz Luhrmann’s Sydney Mega Mansion Is For Sale

Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin Chanel haute couture

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With Sydney house prices soaring through the roof, Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin‘s $16 million home seems like an OK spend.

The high-profile pair, who we can thank for films like Moulin Rouge!, Romeo + Juliet and The Great Gatsby, have put their Darlinghurst home in Sydney up on the market, and it’s the greatest house porn we’ve ever laid eyes on. 

Domain reports that the 1880s Victorian manor spans 2,700 square metres, and was used as the Bazmark production company’s HQ. (more…)

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Samantha Harris Opens Up About Embracing Her Insecurity

Samantha Harris

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Taking one look at stunning Indigenous model Samantha Harris, some could think, “What could this girl ever feel insecure about?” But just like every living, breathing person on the planet, the beauty has revealed she too compared herself to others when making personal judgements about her appearance.

The 24-year-old explained that growing up she felt insecure about her full lips, the kind of feature many, including, say, Kylie Jenner, could only dream of being born with. “Wished I had smaller lips like all my friends,” Samantha wrote on her Instagram.

But now, with a modelling career that appreciates distinctiveness, Samantha has learned to love what sets her apart from the rest. “Fast forward 10yrs [sic] and it’s one of the things that makes me stand out,” she continued. “Embrace what makes you unique what makes you stand out from the crowd.” (more…)

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Matthew Kerr Quits KORA Organics, Miranda Kerr’s Skincare Brand


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Miranda Kerr‘s little brother, Matthew “Matty” Kerr, has quit his role at the Australian supermodel’s skincare brand, KORA Organics. He wraps up work there this Friday.

Sydney Confidential reports that Matthew has moved on from KORA Organics in order to open up a family restaurant in the Hunter Valley, managed by himself and fiancé James Wright.

The venture will take over Emma’s of Lovedale on Wilderness Road and be renamed to Nanna Kerr’s Kitchen, inspired by Matt and Miranda’s grandmother, Anne, whose Gunnedah home was destroyed by a fire in 2011. (more…)

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Public School Shows Spring 2016 Presentation Against a Police Lineup

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Today, Public School showed yet another strong menswear collection, but this time, creative directors Maxwell Osbourne and Dao-Yi Chow attempted to make a bit of a political statement during the presentation. They put models (which included male style maven Nick Wooster) in a rendering of a police lineup setting to showcase the clothes and also as a comment on America’s criminal justice system. 

“We wanted to show unity and that everybody is the same when lined up next to one another,” Chow told WWD. This would be a valid point were it not for the harsh truth that to the criminal justice system, we are not all the same. Unity is a beautiful thing and there is a place for that, but the fact of the matter is that the American criminal justice system disproportionately targets black and Latino men and it’s a reality that a lot of people are uncomfortable facing. This notion of everyone being the same, while it is fundamentally true, kind of glosses over and dilutes the heart of the issue.

Still, one can argue that the display was a comment on humanity in general, rather than the criminal justice system. But using a police lineup was perhaps not the best way to demonstrate the concept when police brutality is making headlines across America.

But hey, at least the display was thought-provoking and the clothes themselves a delight to look at.  

[via WWD]

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Topshop Launches Sustainable Collection, Reclaim

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Image: Harper’s Bazaar, Topshop

Topshop is getting all eco on us. The high street retailer has announced the launch of Topshop Reclaim, a 20-piece range of stylish sustainable pieces to add some eco-friendly oomph to your wardrobe. From breezy floral rompers and zip-front skirts to airy camis and charming pinafores, there are both basics and standout pieces to create a look for any occasion. 

Topshop used leftover material from past collections to create the range, made in collaboration with Reclaim to Wear, which has partnered with the retailer for three previous sustainable collections. Reclaim to Wear has also teamed up with Livia Firth, Speedo and Central Saint Martins.

The new Reclaim collection is set to hit stores July 16. Check out what Topshop has in store in the gallery below. (more…)