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Written by Rebecca Beaton
Hello! Bec here, welcome back to my Friday round-up of everything that’s caught our attention this week. Here, you’ll find a quick snapshot from the week that’s passed including new product launches, newsworthy gossip, and everything else in between to keep you in the know.
Champion has launched its footwear into Australian stores. The collection is made up of over 15 styles across both men’s and women’s categories, priced from $99.95 to $154.50, they’ll easily become your new go-to offering a nod to Champion’s 90’s basketball roots.
FAITHFULL THE BRAND has launched their Summer ’22 collection Islas in-stores and online. The collection is a subtle nod to the retro jet-set aesthetic that epitomised Slim Aarons’ iconic ‘70s Poolside body of work, the collection provides a repertoire of new season styles fit for an exotic vacation abroad.
GANNI’s highly anticipated collaboration with New Balance sneakers has sold out overnight on the official launch day! The iconic New Balance 2002R’s statement-making silhouette is a cult favourite amongst the #GANNIgirls of Copenhagen whose viable approach to fashion inspired the collaboration.
Bonds have assembled Australia’s rising stars to front their new Bloody Comfy Period Undies campaign, all about ditching traditional period rules, normalising all experiences and championing individuality. Bonds’ girl gang is led by rap-hero Tkay Maidza, model and PCOS / BDD advocate Mahalia Handley, upcoming Heartbreak High star Ayesha Madon and non-binary environmentalist Daila Melkins, the Bonds Class of ’22 is a force to be reckoned with.
UNICEF and Pandora have teamed up for Pandora’s #CharmsforChange initiative. Launching the limited edition Glow-in-the-dark Lightbulb Double Dangle Charm Pandora will donate $25 from every UNICEF charm sold.
Dion Lee has collaborated with Grimes for their SS22 Campaign. Showcasing the theme of her latest album which matches well with the collection featuring sculptural tailoring and engineered lattice netting.
Ethique has stepped into the beauty and makeup world with their first-ever lipstick launch in their signature plastic-free and biodegradable packaging.
My Soda has released a new range, featuring a Moisture Boost Recovery Hair Mask, Frizz Tamer Smoothing Oil and Beach Waves Sea Salt Texture Spray. Each will boast the same plant-based, vegan, and cruelty-free philosophy as the rest of the My Soda range, all packaged up in My Soda’s fresh, fun, signature aquamarine bottles and pouches.
Mermade Hair has released its newest hair straightener. The light, versatile and super powerful straightener features 28mm plates, made for that on-the-go lifestyle.
fresh has released their new and improved Soy Face Cleanser, consciously made with products that epitomise the fresh outlook being good for you and good for the planet.
Clarins announced the launch of their new Nutri-Lumière Revive – a revitalizing, enhancing and firming day cream on the 18th of April. The complete anti-ageing action cream promises revitalized, plumped skin and smoothed wrinkles thanks to 8 organic plant extracts.
Grown Alchemist has released an Age-Spot Corrector – this potent Vitamin C enriched dark spot corrector targets skin discolourations including age spots, hyper-pigmentation and sun spots while improving hydration and skin luminosity.
VS Sassoon has introduced two innovative new styling tools to their much-loved Brilliance Collection – the Cool Curl Brilliance and Air Style Brilliance. The latest in hair styling technology includes the two new hot tools and 5 must-have attachments that offer ultra-fast drying and styling.
A fancy hot pink dessert van ‘The planet-friendly fiesta‘ is popping up in Sydney and Melbourne to dish out 20,000 FREE plant-based treats to celebrate earth day. The van will be at Bondi on 20th April and Fed Square on 22nd April.
More info here
Carolina Herrera celebrates the launch of its newest fragrance this Mother’s Day with a limited pop-up – Café Carolina at KOI Dessert Bar available to the public from 20th April at KOI. Guests and their mums can experience the brand like never before, discovering the new Very Good Girl Glam as well as the rest of the fragrances in the line, receive free samples and taste a limited-edition Very Good Girl Glam dessert.
More info here
Rodd & Gunn has announced the launch of its global flagship The Lodge Bar & Dining. Transported straight from Queenstown to Queensland, the store is an innovative first for the Australian market.
Wilde launches Australia’s first-ever, non-alcoholic isotonic beer – Wilde Isotonic. A healthier non-alcoholic beer or sports drink alternative that instead of dehydrating you, actually puts lost electrolytes and vitamins back into your body post-exercise.
The Gantry is offering a uniquely Australian harbourside dining experience with a long lunch on Easter Sunday. Guests can indulge in NSW’s stunning seasonal produce with hero seafood dishes for a traditional Easter lunch.
The Brothers Café has opened at Darling Square and features an Asian fusion menu with key menu items including Japanese Souffle Pancakes and Thaibonara.
More info here
The Woollahra Hotel is welcoming back Live Music Sundays! The reinstatement will bolster the live music industry by platforming local, established and emerging performers in the newly refurbished Front Bar from 4pm – 8pm every Sunday.
More info here
Ni Hao Bar is now offering every guest that comes through their door $1 Oysters every Wednesday until 31 May 2022. Slurp down delicious freshwater oysters with delicious Cantonese inspired food as you sip on their cheeky $12 cocktails from 5-8pm for a mid-week treat.
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