Monthly Archives: May 2014

Launch of Royal Dragon Vodka to Australia

Royal Dragon Vodka celebrated the launch of its five-times distilled Russian vodka by hosting a cocktail party for 300 people at Casablanca in Double Bay. The vodka features edible 23 carat gold leaf flakes from Switzerland and a sculpted dragon inside each bottle.

Celebrity guests included By Johnny designer Johnny and sister Renee Schembri, fashion designers Phoenix Keating and Konstantina Mittas, Asia’s Next Top Model judge Adam Williams, Big Brother’s Tim Dormer and Jade Albany, and Chadwick’s Martin Walsh and his wife Michelle Walsh.

Guests were treated to five specially curated vodka cocktails including a Pineapple and Almond Cooler, Cucumber and Elderflower Tonic, and an Apple and Lavender Martini.

DJ Lady Tre got many guests into the dancing mood. A good night was had by all. And we loved the vodka!

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Royal Dragon Vodka Launch Dan Slater and Johnny Schembri 27th 5th_Casablanca_Double Bay Image_Guy DaviesDJ Dan Slater and Johnny Schembri

Royal Dragon Vodka Launch Hugh Stewart, Kristen Brennan, Phoenix Keating & Allya Bella 27th 5th_Casablanca_Double Bay Image_Guy DaviesKristen Brennan, Hugh Stewart, Phoenix Keating and Allya Bella

Royal Dragon Vodka Launch Michel Morren and Kharim Garbi 27th 5th_Casablanca_Double Bay Image_Guy DaviesMichel Morren and Karim Gharbi holding a 6 litre Royal Dragon Vodka bottle

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Royal Dragon Vodka Launch Tim Dorma and Jade Albany 27th 5th_Casablanca_Double Bay Image_Guy DaviesJade Albany and Tim Dorma

Samsung Sound Launch Party

Last night Flight Facilities kicked off Samsung Sound, a series of video and music events in Sydney and Melbourne celebrating Australia’s love for music. Samsung Sound will feature three influential artists: Flight Facilities, Cloud Control and Jinja Safari.

The Samsung Sound series ties into the launch of Samsung’s new stylish audio range that includes the new M5 and M7 Multiroom speakers, Soundbars and Home Theatre Systems that allow consumers with the appropriate hardware to connect a compatible smartphone to the Multiroom ecosystem of speakers so that they can listen to the artists they love in the lounge room.

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Suntory Whisky Australian New Range Launch

Three-time International Spirits Challenge “Distiller of the Year” award winner Suntory Whisky, the renowned Japanese house, put on a party at the Art Gallery of NSW to launch the expansion of its range of luxury whiskies that it has in Australia.

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The night was followed with more Suntory Whisky meticulously matched with sumptuous canapés.

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia New Generation Runway Show

Doris Q’s SS14 collection “Chasing Ice” was inspired by the collapse of glaciers and the imagery from the documentary “Chasing Ice” by James Balog. The collection incorporates a variety of pleat, digital print on sequins and neoprene, reflective printing on netting and denim as oversized tees to achieve the layers of glacier visual effect with a touch of sportiness. In addition to Doris being the design director of Doris Q, she is chief buyer for Tikka Boutique and contributing editor of Elle China magazine.

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Aquintic’s SS14/15 range expressed the style focus of a mix of the uniformity of menswear, the fluidity of womenswear and the nonchalance of minimalism.

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Rukshani’s debut collection is influenced by the city of Barcelona. Colours, prints and silhouettes were designed to echo the city’s beauty. The collection focusses on the bright colours of Barcelona, the intricate detailing on historical building and the unique architecture.

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RACHELALEX’s range of bold prints and dynamic proportions defines the label’s visual dialogue. The label presents a beautifully constructed collection that has a dream-like quality.

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Anna Quan’s SS14/15 collection ‘Cosa Nostra’ was inspired from the gang of notorious Italian mobsters and playing on the idea of respectability. The collection marries strong tailored notes with sheer and softer tones. Just as there is a contradiction between the respectable uniform of the Cosa Nostra and their actual activities, the garments are cut to reveal surprising contrast layers such as mixing traditional worsted wool with raw silk tulle.

Borrowing from the female silhouette of the 1950s – underwear becomes outerwear and is juxtaposed against masculine lapels and shoulders. Amongst the defiant tailoring are minimalistic silhouettes with windows of organza alluding femininity, whilst satin racer stripes and seams add a touch of modern luxe.

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The Daniel K SS14/15 range titled “The Invitation” introduces the fashion sphere to an androgynous collection.

The directional range features a pure colour palette of primary red and blue balanced with white and icy greys. Organza predominantly features fusing understated luxury with a modern minimalist feel. Elegantly oversized silhouettes from fluid wide leg pants to clean, boxy panelled shifts graced the runway bound for both commercial and critical success.

The collection also features whole garment technology, a vein that runs through each and every Daniel K collection. Lightweight breathable knitwear has been produced using a single yarn of merino wool resulting in seamless and relaxed knitwear whilst minimising the waste of fabric.

Cool, contemporary and understated is the Daniel K persona. No wonder the label has been worn by Jessie J, Kylie Minogue, Jennifer Hawkins and Margaret Zhang.

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Caslazur presented their Rocking Rococo range which is masculine and strong, yet evokes a sense of romance and feminity, inspired from the style and attitude of 1950′s male icons such as Elvis and James Dean.

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