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Italian Socialite Best Dressed at Venice Film Festival 2011

And the winner is:

Bianca Brandolini wears Giambattista Valli Couture

Italian socialite Bianca Brandolini made headlines being one of the first celebrities to wear Giambattista Valli Couture on the red carpet.

The designer made his first leap from ready-to-wear into couture recently at Paris Fashion Week 2011.

by Amanda Johnstone



Rosemount Australian Fashion Week: Street Style
May 9, 2011, 12:49 am
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When it comes to Fashion Week, watching the crowd is almost more fun than the actual runways (depending on the designer of course). Sydney this year managed to surprise with some interesting street style, carefully captured by Phil Oh. Below is our selection of the local fashionistas outfits.

Haute Heels

Haute Heels

Josh Goot Jacket & Dion Lee Dress

Josh Goot Jacket & Dion Lee Dress

Tanja Gacic

Tanja Gacic

Maison Michel Hat

Maison Michel Hat

Photos by Phil Oh



Tom Ford: Neroli Portofino Beauty Campaign 2011
April 14, 2011, 2:32 pm
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Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Beauty Campaign

'General Audience' ad campaign

Ever since I inhaled the mixture of luminous citrus oils with floral and amber undertones of Tom Ford’s Neroli Portofino fragrance years ago, I always thought it would make great scent for a bath range due to its’ crisp freshness and impressive longevity. It seems, I was right and this season Neroli Portofino has a revamped look and a full line of  bath and body products scented with the delicious fragrance. Now in turquoise and gold packaging, it’s ready for the Italian Riviera or your bathroom…

Oh! Almost forgot to mention the haute and steamy shots accompanying the latest campaign and starring the winner of the Elite Model Look 2006, Denisa Dvorakova in a true Tom Ford style.

Neroli Portofino 2011

Neroli Portofino 2011

Does anyone else think that the camera angle is slightly wrong?

Neroli Portofino 2011

Neroli Portofino 2011

Who could have thought that taking a shower can be this much fun!

by Olga Titarenko



Introducing The Revolutionary V12 Ferrari

Photos of the new Ferrari Four (with the nickname FF) arrived in my inbox in early January, however having just reviewed the new Range Rover Autobiography at the time, I felt this sporty four seater number needed enough cyber space of its own to convey her sexy purr.

Leaving the traditional Ferrari concept miles behind on the autobahn, the FF allows you to ride with a bigger posse, and brings a whole new scope to the traditional yummy mummy school drop off car.  I never thought I would use the words ‘Ferrari’ and ‘school drop off’ in the same article.

V12 Ferrari

V12 Ferrari

Ferrari press office notes: “The FF features the company’s first ever four-wheel drive system. Ferrari’s exclusive, patented 4RM (four-wheel drive) weighs 50 per cent less than a conventional fourwheel drive system, maintaining perfect weight distribution (53 per cent over the rear axle).”

Combine that with the 65-degree V12 engine and it makes for an exhilarating ride. One could easily forget they were piloting a 4 seater. The FF is also a thrill seekers delight, with a 7-speed double-clutch semi-automatic paddle shift system and top speed of 335km/h – the fastest ever for a four seater.

The Interior

The Interior

With enough room in the trunk for up to 800 litres of  designer luggage, three best friends or a few sets of golf clubs makes me believe this on road sensation should be renamed the Ferrari Fierce.

by Amanda Johnstone



Range Rover: The New Autobiography Ultimate Edition

The Range Rover Autobiography Ultimate Edition

Range Rover have upped the anti in the luxury stakes, releasing a new and much more luxurious version of their classic 4WD. The Range Rover Autobiography Ultimate Edition is the must have SUV for 2011. Only 500 units will be issued worldwide, and will be launched at the 81st International Motor Show in Geneva next month.

Chilled compartments for the sparkling sorts

The inside flatters its existing luxurious self, where leather, hand stitching and grain finishes are somewhat of the norm. In the Autobiography Ultimate Edition, Range Rover has added rear seats are separated with a console conveniently storing an integrated drinks cooler (for Champagne of course!) and aluminum tray tables. For the tech geeks, there are iPads mounted to the front seatbacks to entertain those in the rear – perfect for checking stocks, online shopping or signing in on asmallworld. The cargo bay has been trimmed with a polished teak deck to compliment your super yacht.

Teak deck trunk space for your luggage

Outside is a dark grille, door handles color keyed to the body (which is available with two exclusive new paint options) and custom 20 inch alloys. Buyers can select the Range Rover Ultimate Edition in a choice of either diesel or petrol. Your choice of a 4.4 litre LR-TDV8 or 5.0 litre LR-V8 supercharged beast. These engines offer 230kW/700Nm and 375kW/625Nm. Perfect for airport runs, a trip to see Mr Louboutin or everyday commuting in style.

The spacious interior looks and feels like a business class seat

by Amanda Johnstone