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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.
Saint Laurent has officially celebrated their newest Flagship Store in Melbourne’s luxury precinct – 80 Collins St. Amalgamating Saint Laurent’s French heritage with Australia, Anthony Vaccarello has commissioned Australian artist Thomas Jeppe to create a suite of exclusive artworks to be exhibited in the store. The “Paris End” exhibition will be on display until June 9 in the Saint Laurent Collins Street store in Melbourne.
Nine West has collaborated with Tony Award winning musical, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella to design a collection inspired by the glass slipper. The limited-edition Cinderella collection features statement heels with metallic and eye-catching textured glitter, perfect for shoe lovers looking for their own pair of Cinderella slippers.
Mejuri has co-created its first foray into the home in a limited-edition collaboration with Claude Home, the next-generation purveyor of vintage furniture and contemporary design. In collaboration with Maggie Holladay from Claude, they have co-created this sculptural vessel to elevate your space while keeping your jewellery on display.
VENROY has released their latest campaign for Track 22. Shot in Rome it is inspired by the ethos around the ‘leisure way of life’. Track is worn as a full set or mixed and matched with coordinating pieces in Italian, retro-colourways.
Tod‘s Aria d’Italia project has launched, celebrating contemporary Italian lifestyle and its values – talent and passion for quality in every aspect of life, from the pleasures of the table to art, a taste for Italian conviviality and loving care of traditions. A harmony in thinking and doing, that goes beyond nationality and can be embraced across the world.
Country Road has launched Our World campaign – a first for the Australian fashion retail industry, partnering with The Good Cashmere Standard® by the Aid by Trade Foundation. Supporting the responsible farming of this luxury fibre by promoting animal welfare, and securing a sustainable source of income for farmers.
Pandora has released their Ocean Stories collection to celebrate World Ocean Day on June 8. The collection captures the essence of the ocean with new styles inspired by sun-soaked travels and adventures by the sea. The new ocean-inspired collection features key pieces such as the Freshwater Cultured Pearl Blue Bracelet, Murano Glass Turtle, Octopus, Fish Dangle and Opalescent Ocean Blue Charm.
Luxury swimwear and lingerie brand Eres has collaborated with footwear icon Scholl. Iconic Paris-based department store (the first department store in the world) Le Bon Marche launched its X Exhibition, which celebrates surprising and left-of-field brand collaborations. Dedicated to bringing brands together, Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche provokes the unexpected, applying its avant-garde vision of women’s fashion to a fun project for brands to be involved in.
Susanne Kaufmann has announced a new definition of luxury with reimagined packaging and sustainable ingredients. From researching the latest developments in responsible packaging solutions to sourcing their beloved efficacious Alpine ingredients, Susanne and the team have spent the past two years building on their founding values of sustainability.
Biologi has launched its new product the Bg Defence Anti-Pollution Serum.
Luxury French lifestyle brand Christian Tortu has launched its latest fragrant collection – Tuberose. A powerful and modern floral accord that recreated the natural appearance of a tuberose bouquet, dressed in floral notes, the collection includes a candle; room spray, liquid soap and a decadent diffuser.
MECCA MAX has released their Off Duty BB Cream with SPF 15. The BB cream has a fresh feel and a sheer, dewy finish – this lightweight cream melts into the skin in seconds for glowy, barely-there coverage that won’t let you down. Now available in 15 flexi shades.
Benefit Cosmetics has launched an entire blush range – introducing the WANDERful World collection! The collection features 11 new Blush Shades in a silky-soft powder, featuring a smudge, humidity and sweatproof formula whilst being non-comedogenic, ultra-fine and weightless on the skin!
Mecca Athletica collection has released new products, featuring the Enzymatic Body & Scalp Scrub and Replenishing Body Serum. The new products complement the existing Mecca Athletica collection, supercharged with active, skin-loving ingredients, these body-focused formulas deliver on performance – and all-over glow.
Charlotte Tilbury has released their new Beautiful Skin Bronzer! A face and body cream bronzer that will give a beautiful, healthy-looking, beachy bronzed glow!
ECOYA is proud to be partnering with Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation (SCHF) to raise vital funds to help all sick kids, no matter where, no matter what. In support of Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation Sydney Sick Kids Appeal, ECOYA has designed a Special Edition candle and fragrance, created exclusively and lovingly for SCHF, with all proceeds from sales going directly to the front line of children’s healthcare.
Synergie Skin has launched their new Effica C- boosted vitamin C with antioxidant protection, anti-ageing, and skin brightening benefits resulting in the most amazing Vitamin C Serum, but not as you know it!
Three Blue Ducks Byron Bay have launched ‘The Sunset Sessions’. Every Saturday, Three Blue Ducks will be holding live music gigs and delicious snacks by the fire pit at their stunning 80-acre working Farm in Byron Bay. It’s the perfect Saturday evening activity for a chilled catch-up with mates or an extra cute evening with someone special, complete with a scenic countryside backdrop and drinks (of course.)
More info here
Melbourne’s Grand Lafayette is back in business, with a new menu, new chefs and a new mindset! While its famed all-you-can-eat is no more, Grand Lafayette plans to blow minds and tastebuds.
Future Farm will be offering FREE vegan burgers in Bondi on National Burger Day this Saturday. Future Farm is encouraging Aussie carnivores to ditch the beef and bite down on some plant-based patties in celebration of the day. Partnering with MasterChef 2021 alumni, Justin Narayan, the chef-made double smashed slider is available for one day only so get in quick and come hungry.
More info here
Ballarat’s Sovereign Hill has announced three award-winning Australian chefs will headline its Heritage Harvest Weekend on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May. Jo Barrett (Future Food System), Jung Eun Chae (CHAE) and Derek Boath (Underbar) will take over Sovereign Hill’s Victorian Theatre to showcase modern ways of using age-old food techniques in a series of cooking demonstrations.
Buy tickets here
CASETiFY has released its best selling collection, Basquiat for the second time. After a sold-out first release last year, CASETiFY is bringing back the best-selling collaboration to deliver a new collection of tech accessories and lifestyle products inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat’s most recognised works of art.
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