Category: All I’ve Seen

M S F W # 5

From playful pastel crop tops to abstract floral and pop prints; to cut-out detailing and sculptural pieces made with textured fabrics – perforated neoprene, woven leather and cork – Melbourne Spring Fashion Week Runway Two showcased the latest contemporary spring and summer looks from Australian designers.

Carly Hunter, YB J’AIME, Alice McCall, LIFEwithBIRD, Neo Dia, Kahlo, Manning Cartell, LUI HON and Willow took to the runway, while poet (and one half of the talent behind Flume) Jezzabell Doran recited her beautiful spring-inspired words between shows.

The Love Kevin Murphy team created an incredible underwater look and Mecca Cosmetica complimented with a radiating sheen while making impact with dark lips and bold brows.

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Photos: Lucas Dawson Photography 2014

N A P O L E O N – P E R D I S – L I F E – S T Y L E

Napoleon Perdis is thrilled to announce the opening of his fifth Napoleon Perdis Life.Style Store in the newly refurbished Emporium Melbourne.

In addition to showcasing exclusive Ready-to-Wear collections, luxury accessories, jewellery and homewares, Life.Style Emporium Melbourne will introduce Parisian label American Retro, alongside accessories from Macon & Lesquoy and Royal Blush. This eclectic mix will sit alongside the already iconic Napoleon Perdis cosmetic collection.

Life.Style Emporium Melbourne store will showcases ready-to-wear pieces from designers including Clover Canyon, Robert Rodriguez, Milly NY, TOME and Demy Lee , as well as jewellery by Jean Marie Poinot and Macon & Lesquoy, and handbags by Cecile et Jeanne and Clare Vivier.

Napoleon Perdis has been a lead player in the cosmetics industry for over 17 years and has now evolved into a retail force across categories and continents.

“Melbourne has really embraced the Life.Style concept; the shopping experience is so diverse and the consumer is very discerning, so Emporium was the obvious choice for my fourth Life.Style store opening. ”

Napoleon Perdis Life.Style Emporium Melbourne joins the flagship store in the Woollahra Post Office, the Melbourne store located in The COMO Centre, South Yarra, and the newly opened Double Bay store in Sydney.

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Napoleon Perdis Life.Style Emporium is located at:
Emporium Melbourne
287 Lonsdale St
Melbourne VIC

M S F W # 3

Drama, striking detail and contrasting moods were the essential elements across the  MSFW: Runway One at the Melbourne Town Hall. Romantive collections from Anaessia, AURELIO COSTARELLA, Carla Zampatti, DOM BAGNATO, Gwendolynne, JASONGRECH, Michael Lo Sordo and nicolangela graced the runway as a live orchestra enveloped the space in sonic splendour.

The Love Kevin Murphy team excelled with elegant French fish-tail braid and Mecca Cosmetica showcased a perfectly paired back look in the makeup department, with clean, powerful structure, shimmering touches and some dark liquid lines around the eyes.

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Photos: Lucas Dawson Photography

M S F W # 2

Renowned for their spot-on spring racing style, David Jones ambassador Emma Freedman and Caulfield Social Ambassador Scherri-Lee Biggs, led a showcase of this season’s biggest trackside trends at the David Jones Spring Racing Runway at the MSFW: Hub.

Striking pinks, whimsical purples and chic black and white proved to be key trends for the coming season. Boys shone in tartan and varying shades of black, blue and navy.

Hair up styles from Love Kevin Murphy complimented feature fascinators and fresh make-up with feature lips from Mecca Maxima completed the look.

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Photos: Lucas Dawson Photography 2014

M S F W # 1

On Friday night the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week launched the extraordinary 2014 program with the MSFW: Opening Night Shop-Hop. This one-night-only shopping event invited Melburnians to embrace the thriving retail stores that make our city Australia’s fashion capital.

Little Bourke was transformed in to an urban runway, exciting events and live entertainment was enjoyed across the city and shoppers made the most of the exclusive offers as MSFW: Opening Night Shop-Hop, while major partner and newly launched Emporium Melbourne came alive.

 

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Photos: Kristian Dowling 2014

 

S A L T

“You shouldn’t put anything on your skin that you wouldn’t eat”

This is the SALT attitude, and for a beach bum like me, I think it’s a pretty spot on way of thinking.

SALT  believes in loving and nourishing your skin and body. Their products feed your skin with vitamins and minerals straight from Mother Earth, so you know you’re doing yourself a favour.

Here is a list of the nasty ingredients you will NOT see in any SALT products:

Fragrances
this is a broad term to cover hundreds of synthetic compounds and chemicals used to enhance or mask the smell of a beauty product. Many of these have been found to be Neurotoxins. Phthalates are one of the types chemicals used, this has been connected with hormone and fertility issues. Many people are allergic to fragrances causing allergies, skin irritation and immune system damage.

Mineral Oils
Mineral oils are derived from petroleum, this is fossilised fuel used to also make crude oil for petrol, plastics and other synthetic products. It is often used in skincare products as a preservative due to its affordability. Mineral oils can block the pores in the skin, this inhibits the skin to ‘breathe’, interfering with the ability to eliminate toxins and blocking sweat and oil glands. Due to this it is a major contributor to acne and uneven skin tone.

Alcohol
Ethanol can strip the skin of natural oils, this drys the skin out leaving the dermal barrier susceptible to absorb other chemicals from the environment such as pollution. By drying out the skin this also contributes to premature ageing.

Parabens
Avoid any ingredient with this word eg. methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben. Research as shown it is associated with Oestrogen imbalances and other hormonal issues such as skin problems, it also is now shown to be linked with cancers.

Artificial Colours
Are toxic to the skin and can cause allergic reactions and rashes. Your skin will absorb these chemicals, which can then make their way into the blood stream and may cause hormonal disruption and other health issues.

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