Ahh, school holidays … you love them at the start, not so much at the end. Happily we’re in the start phase and all is going swimmingly here.
Thought we’d share today some fresh newsy bites.
We have everything from an Ovarian Cancer awareness campaign to some exciting savings on fabulous beauty products and the raunchy new 50 Shades lingerie you can take home (wink wink)!
Megan Gale has joined forces with L’Oreal Paris as their public face in the fight against ovarian cancer. In Australia, one woman dies every 10 hours of this devastating disease, so together Megan and L’Oreal are working to raise awareness and funding for an early detection test. Host a high tea to raise some much-needed money whilst catching up with your girlfriends at the same time. Every cent counts. You can find out more, or make a donation to the Ovarian Cancer Research foundation by clicking here.
Since 1973, Molton Brown has been giving us the most luxurious bath and body products straight from London. Now they’re giving us even more for less. Effective October 1, 2013, there will be a permanent price drop on their most popular items. That’s right, Stylers; you can get all of your favourite candles, shampoo, conditioner and treatments for less. You can take advantage of the savings at both David Jones and Myer, as well as online at moltonbrown.com.au. Another brand to announce ongoing price reductions recently was shu uemura. With drops in the price of their cleansing oil, false eyelashes and bestselling eyelash curler, we’ll all benefit.
Who says sleepwear needs to be boring? Certainly not House on the Prairie with their quirky, playful designs that mix art and design to re-define the idea of what we wear to bed. Creative director Emily McIntyre says: “we are dedicated to challenging the banality of fashion, harnessing art and design as well as constructing concepts that are new and undiscovered”. By collaborating with local artists, the label delivers original prints with pieces that are constructed with organic fabric. Who doesn’t want to add something that’s bright and playful to the bedroom?
Still on the topic of bedroom attire, Target has just announced a new range of lingerie entitled the 50 Shades of Grey collection. Following the hotly anticipated announcement of the movie leads last week, this range is styled on pieces that Christian Grey gives to Anastasia. You’ll find the full collection online and instore from September 26. Ranging in price from $15 to $49 we can all add a little 50 Shades to our wardrobe.
It’s always wonderful to see new designers and their pieces being showcased. There was certainly a buzz in the room when Mia Brennan and Grace Lillian Lee were selected as two of 16 Australian Indigenous designers to participate in the inaugural AIFW Design Training and Mentoring Program. The two were incredibly excited to share their cultural stories via their contemporary designs to the fashion industry. We’re sure these two are ones to watch in the future as AIFW is set to become an annual fixture on the local fashion calendar.
Have you got any news to share? What’s caught your eyes at the shops or online? Leave a comment below.