Georg Jensen Celebrates 110 Years

A Celebration of Art and Design with Vogue, Vogue Living & Wish Magazine @ Rockpool, Sydney

A Celebration of Art and Design with Vogue, Vogue Living & Wish Magazine @ Rockpool, Sydney

A Celebration of Art and Design with Vogue, Vogue Living & Wish Magazine @ Rockpool, Sydney

My husband and I attended the Georg Jensen dinner at Rockpool in Sydney on Monday the 25th August, 2014. I always look forward to Georg Jensen dinners and this one was particularly special as it marks Georg Jensen's 110th Anniversary. I was also excited to see the new space Rockpool Sydney occupies since its move from The Rocks.

Guests were greeted at the door by so many friendly warm Georg Jensen staff members and ushered upstairs to the bar area for champagne and nibbles. We were able to look at the Fall Winter 2014 Jewellery Collection as well as finding out more about what Georg Jensen have in store at the moment.

I will be looking forward to heading into the Georg Jensen Castlereagh St store for Vogue Fashion's Night Out this Thursday the 4th September, 2014.

I really like the Dune Collection we saw in the bar area (see picture 3 below) as well as the Fusion Range that could be seen downstairs near all the lovely table settings. The Fusion Range has been a solid favourite of mine for a while.

Guests then headed downstairs to be seated for the lovely dinner. Entrées were Chirashi Zushi of tuna, kingfish and squid - this is one of my favourite things to eat whilst in Japan and I was very happy to have the Rockpool deconstructed version. It was wonderfully fresh. The main was Roasted South Australian Lamb served with a red wine from France. Many of my Fashion Blender™ readers would know I am a BIG dessert fan - I think my favourite part of the dinner was the Rockpool dessert we were served last. Vacherin of Pandan Custard with Coconut Parfait. This was also wonderful, light and zesty which was a great finish to the meal.

We heard the Australian Chamber Orchestra between courses which was also lovely. I was transported to another world - this was particularly welcoming since my week had been so busy. Thanks once again Georg Jensen, Vogue, Vogue Living and Wish Magazine for treating us to such a lovely 110 Year Celebration!

Georg Jensen
60 Castlereagh St
Sydney, 2000

Photos - Georg Jensen Australia

A Celebration of Art and Design with Vogue, Vogue Living & Wish Magazine @ Rockpool, Sydney

A Celebration of Art and Design with Vogue, Vogue Living & Wish Magazine @ Rockpool, Sydney

A Celebration of Art and Design with Vogue, Vogue Living & Wish Magazine @ Rockpool, Sydney

A Celebration of Art and Design with Vogue, Vogue Living & Wish Magazine @ Rockpool, Sydney

The Dune Collection @ The Georg Jensen Celebrates 110 Years Dinner, Rockpool Sydney

The Dune Collection @ The Georg Jensen Celebrates 110 Years Dinner, Rockpool Sydney

The Vivianna Collection @ The Georg Jensen Celebrates 110 Years Dinner, Rockpool Sydney

The Vivianna Collection @ The Georg Jensen Celebrates 110 Years Dinner, Rockpool Sydney

The Australian Chamber Orchestra Play @ The Georg Jensen Celebrates 110 Years Dinner, Rockpool Sydney

The Australian Chamber Orchestra Play @ The Georg Jensen Celebrates 110 Years Dinner, Rockpool Sydney

David Meagher (Left) and Anne Sullivan (Right) @ The Georg Jensen Celebrates 110 Years Dinner, Rockpool Sydney

David Meagher (Left) and Anne Sullivan (Right) @ The Georg Jensen Celebrates 110 Years Dinner, Rockpool Sydney

Janna Taylor @ The Georg Jensen Celebrates 110 Years Dinner, Rockpool Sydney

Janna Taylor @ The Georg Jensen Celebrates 110 Years Dinner, Rockpool Sydney

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Creative Clothing Using 3D Printed Polymers

Just a quick one today. I came across these wonderful creations by Noa Raviv and just had to share them. In collaboration with Stratasys, one of the largest manufacturers of 3D printers in the world, Raviv has created a range of clothing that uses the grid as a motif. Many designers use the grid (in programs such as Rhinoceros, AutoCAD, and Illustrator) in order to understand size, scale, and proportion.

You can see in the photos below that the grid is represented by lines of black and white polymers that articulate ruffled and undulating silk and tulle fabrics in Raviv's collection. The orange accents which decorate the perimeters of the pleated textiles symbolize the action of selecting the edge of a volume or surface in modelling software.

Raviv says that: 'the tension between the real and the virtual, between 2D and 3D inspired me to create this collection'.

Creative Dresses Using 3D Printed Polymers by Noa Raviv

Creative Dresses Using 3D Printed Polymers by Noa Raviv

Creative Dresses Using 3D Printed Polymers by Noa Raviv

Creative Dresses Using 3D Printed Polymers by Noa Raviv

Creative Dresses Using 3D Printed Polymers by Noa Raviv

Creative Dresses Using 3D Printed Polymers by Noa Raviv

Creative Dresses Using 3D Printed Polymers by Noa Raviv

Creative Dresses Using 3D Printed Polymers by Noa Raviv

Creative Dresses Using 3D Printed Polymers by Noa Raviv

Creative Dresses Using 3D Printed Polymers by Noa Raviv

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Australian Startup Willi Footwear

I am very grateful for all the people I meet and the interesting things I learn as a blogger. As you may be aware bloggers are approached by thousands of companies a year. I am VERY proud to be an independent Fashion, Design, Art, Photography & Lifestyle Blogger which means that when I am approached by businesses I can choose to represent products and services that I believe in. I can write articles on subjects that interest me and I feel like I have an active voice.

I received an email from Brad Munro of Willi Footwear about writing an article on their new range of thongs that promise the end to that pull-through problem that many consumers have when wearing their thongs.

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Their simple idea is a good one. Not only will the thongs appeal to Australians (as our national footwear in summer is the humble thong) but most people from around the world will love them too. Purchase a pair of Willi Flip Flops and you will be able to change your thong straps and thong base combination yourself, as often as you like in less than 30 seconds with no tools and no fuss!

Willi Flip Flops

Willi Flip Flops

So why do I like them so much you may ask? If you're an avid reader of Fashion Blender™ you may have heard that I prefer to reserve my thong wearing for getting a pedicure or taking the garbage out... I like Willi Flip Flops because their design has been thought about. And if I am going to be wearing thongs I'd like to wear some stylish ones! I really like the Willi logo pattern on the bottom which doubles as a non-slip grip plus I love their main design feature - the VERY AUSTRALIAN Boomerang shaped strap plugs (see picture above). They insert through the flip flop base and stay totally secure until you want to remove them. Plus this feature means I could create 24 different colour combinations of Willi Flip Flops in seconds whenever I feel like it.

It seems that lots of Australians are behind the Willi Flip Flop idea too. The Gold Coast based company started a crowdfunding campaign on INDIEGOGO and has already passed their funding goal of $30,000 AUD!! You can still head over and help fund the project if you'd like - there's approximately 35 days still to go.

Willi Flip Flops are super comfy, lead and dye free and will come in all sizes! They're set to arrive in November and I am already on the waiting list.
Willi Footwear

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A Fashion Blender™ Wish List

Well I've been super busy lately with freelancing, wedding styling and personal styling clients. I have a few photo shoots to attend soon too! However I thought I would take some time out to share two things I am currently coveting.

Diana Vreeland Perfume

Diana Vreeland Perfume

Diana Vreeland Perfume

Of course you should all be familiar with the late Diana Vreeland. Vreeland worked for fashion magazines Harper's Bazaar and Vogue and as a special consultant at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1964.

The above perfumes are lovely. The perfume line was created by Vreeland's grandson Alexander Vreeland and is designed to reflect Vreeland’s theatrical personality, love of words and passion for intense colours.

Rouge Louboutin Nail Polish

Rouge Louboutin - Louboutin Nail Polish

Rouge Louboutin - Louboutin Nail Polish

So I just have to get my hands on some of the new Louboutin nail polish. I have been trying to match my red Louboutin soles for ages and this nail polish will be the answer! It comes in the signature red of the Louboutin brand and will also include approximately 29 other colours in three different categories: Pops, Nudes and Noirs.

I love the packaging which has been inspired by the tallest 8 inch Louboutin heel (as seen above) - the the Ballerina Ultima. You can buy it on the Louboutin site here.

The Louboutin site sells the nail polish well:

The custom-designed, patented triangular brush picks up the right amount of formula, without air bubbles, to deliver flawless, chip-resistant coverage. A highly pigmented, super glossy formula delivers in just two coats the effect of 20 layers of traditional lacquer. Enclosed in a patent leather like finish presentation box with a red reveal.

I'd love to try some before buying it though - I hope the $50US price tag means that it will last a long long time without chipping.

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