Tagged: Summer

A N D A L U S I A

Vejer de la Frontera, a Spanish town in the province of Cadiz. Andalusia, perches on a hilltop, overlooking a stretch of water connecting the Atlantic to the Mediterranean. Here, the white stone buildings and soft skies blend into one as birds fly low out to the surrounding valleys, dotted with farmland, orange groves and orchards.

Photos by Kate Holstein of Cereal magazine.

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Z I M M E R M A N – R E S O R T – S W I M

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Australian swimwear label Zimmermann is continuing its global reign with the release of the label’s Resort Swim 2015 campaign.

Setting sail amongst the waters of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, the campaign captures the sleek sophistication and relaxed sensuality of the collection. Fashion photographer Darren McDonald shot the collection, in which his images encapsulated the modern bohemian spirit of the Zimmermann woman perfectly.

The new collection is heavily influenced by the 70s, with an elegant yet easy to wear aesthetic. The designs might on first glance seem playful and carefree, yet in true Zimmermann style, they are intricately detailed with corseted structure, sheer mesh panelling and custom trimmings. With collections like these, it’s not hard to see why Zimmermann remains front and centre on the global swimwear scale.

 

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

P I N K – L O U L O U

With only two days into Spring, would it be wrong for us to start thinking about Summer already? The Pink LouLou collection rightfully titled Australian Summer, will be releasing in October and has us already excited for the hot summer months.

Designer, Skye Campbell, draws inspiration from the thoughts, moments and feelings of a wonderfully long Australian summer. Imagine tropical fruits, sea shells, and the emotions evoked from sand sinking in between your toes on a hot summers day (yes please!). Pink LouLou is a brand celebrating memorable keepsakes, with a little bit of Australiana to suit everyone.
Love where you are from and where you have been. – Designer, Skye Campbell.
Check out some of the gorgeous pieces from the Australian Summer collection and be transported to a summers day filled with coconut scents and salty seas.

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Photographer: Pierre Toussaint
Model: Stephanie Cherry
Stylist: Nadene Duncan

C L E O N I E

Born out of a nostalgic European summer in Italy comes the Volare SS14/15 Collection. The collection is the latest from Australian swimwear brand Cleonie. The collection titled Volare, which means to fly is constructed from the finest of Italian lycras and each print has been lovingly hand-drawn by the designer and founder of Cleonie, Kitty Scott.

The all Australian made and designed beachwear label who rests their heads in Sydney have already had a lasting impact o the Australian swimwear scene, after only being in their second year. Each creation from the Volare collection is unique, vibrant and sophisticated. Reminding you that a summer in your Volare swimwear should be bold, exciting, adventurous and most of all memorable.

Photography by Ashley Russell ashleymichellerussell@gmail.com                                                                                                                                                   Volare collection modeled by Luana Sullivan, The Agency Models

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Z U L U & Z E P H Y R

SEASCAPE is the Fall 2014 Collection by Zulu & Zephyr.

Rugged, sharp, delicate & versatile – SEASCAPE is a collection drawn from the natural elements of a brooding coastline. A palette of navy, black, sky blue and fresh whites – coastal colours that cast an ethereal tone over a 65 piece collection. Leather, silk and cotton mesh fabrics feature across the full collection with beautiful attention to finish and detail. A refined collection that has been inspired by the versatility and energy of an ever changing coastline.

Zulu & Zephyr is made for the sun, the salt and the sea.

 

W H I T E N I G H T

The good people of Broadsheet Melbourne have put together a sweet itinerary of must-see events throughout this year’s White Night festival. If you’re unsure of what to do this weekend, these events will be sure to take you from dusk till dawn. White Night takes place this Saturday the 22nd of February, from 7pm to 7am.

7pm
Bells, Bells, Bells

Hear the bells at St Michael’s Uniting Church, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Federation Bells chime in unison to signal the start and finale of White Night. Make a visit to the NGV International where you can see the Melbourne Now exhibition, listen to the music outdoors, or get the kids busy with some family-friendly activities. On your way out, don’t miss the Tattooed City projections on the walls of the NGV. Alternatively, if you want to start big, head straight to Client Liaison at the Northern Lights Music Stage and boogie to some synth-pop-meets-swing.

8pm
City Wonderland

The skies will be starting to darken enough for the Wonderland precinct to start lighting up properly. See as your usual commute route and its office buildings are transformed into a moving mass of light and colour by The Electric Canvas. Head towards RMIT to check out Purple Rain and be absorbed in the amazing visual and sound installation.

9pm
Molecular Kaleidoscope – Virus One Billion Times

Biomedical animator Drew Berry has blown up images of human virus cells a billion times and animated the cells into a giant 360-degree projection that will be projected on to the State Library’s dome. Herpes, HIV, papilloma, polio, small pox and the flu are never nice things to think about, but you’ll be amazed at how fascinating and even beautiful these nasty diseases can be when shifted from a medical narrative to an artistic one. If all that microbiology makes you hungry, Taco Truck, Beatbox Kitchen and more food trucks will be waiting in the Wonderland precinct.

10pm
Get Creeped out at the Cabinet of Curiosities

Among the spectacles in this over-18s-only venue at the Forum Theatre will be Lisa Roat’s Monkey Heart featuring footage from her own heart surgery and gnarly videos of artist Stelarc’s body suspension acts and videos of surgeries he’s done to his own body.

11pm
City of Lights

Check out the Crepuscular Beam by Paul Collison and Russell Goldsmith. Not unlike Hobart’s tower of light by Ryoji Ikeda switched on as part of Dark MoFo last year, visitors will be able to walk through the lights at Alexandra Gardens and the light will be visible for miles out of the CBD. Also check out The Vortex – a portal of light on the Southbank Pedestrian Bridge guiding your way to south of the river.

12am
Boogie down at I Could Have Danced All Night

Featuring 12 different styles of dance from Bollywood to West African, midnight is all about go-go as dancers from Anna’s Go-Go Academy bust a move on stage and take you through each shimmy and groove.
After that you surely will have worked up an appetite for a midnight snack. There are plenty of eateries that will be staying open (subject to demand on the night), including Chin Chin, Nieuw Amsterdam, Shebeen, The Toff, Supper Inn and plenty more; along with scattered mobile food vendors like White Guy Cooks Thai, Smoking Barry BBQ, Hoy Pinoy and Yogurddiction.

1am
Jazz sounds best after midnight. Boasting some of the best jazz musicians in the country (Eugene Ball, for starters), The Hoodangers bring a bit of everything from turn-of-the-century New Orleans jazz to pop, but always with a vibrant energy. They’ll be taking the J + R&B Music Stage at Bourke Street Mall from 1am.

2am
Spend a good hour or two at ACMI. Entry is free to the ongoing exhibitions as well as the ones held for White Night. Get euphoric at the Vladmaster Viewmaster Experience. Everyone in the audience will be handed a ViewMaster viewer and a set of disks. Participants will then be guided through the simultaneous experience with narration, sound effects and cues to change images. After that, sidle over to Title: Sequence, a compiled program of some of the most epic and inventive opening title sequences in film ever produced.

3am
Wander around the bucolic surrounds of the Queen Victoria Gardens and discover Arcadian Reverie, a multi-disciplinary exhibition featuring works from a mix of local and international artists inspired by the pleasure gardens of the 18th century. Take your time with it – there are hidden artworks between flowerbeds and behind trees to find.

4am
Next, check out the FashGif projections nearby at Rainbow Alley where Greta Larkins’ runway gifs will be taken off Tumblr and onto to the streets. Then make your way down to Young Prayer, an installation that will involve an electric guitar repeatedly lifted and dropped in a bizarre representation of punk and rock’n’roll culture at St Michael’s Uniting Church. We suspect there won’t be much left of the guitar by 4am, but it’ll still be worth seeing.

5am
See authors at work as they reach the last few chapters of The Book Of The Night. Writers will have their progress projected on a screen as they write. At 5am, it will be blogger and online editor of Writers Bloc, Sam van Zweden’s turn.

6am
Fraser A Gorman & Big Harvest is the last act on the bill at the Northern Lights Music Stage, so you know there’s going to be big energy. Walk back along towards the Yarra as the sun rises at about 6.30am, or head towards the Princes Bridge where the illuminated White Night letters will have transformed from monochrome to a full burst of colour.

7am
You made it. As the bells chime for the last time you’re probably feeling a satisfying sense of camaraderie with the sleepy-looking people standing around you. Time to head back and get some sleep (and tell all your friends who stayed home what they missed).

(These words are courtesy of Broadsheet Melbourne and I do not claim them in anyway)