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Tom Ford Stylist For Elle

For the March issue of Elle UK, Tom Ford is taking on the role of stylist. The first glance of Ford’s work… the cover which features Keira Knightley and was photographed by Terry Tsiolis (pictured above left)

Prada to float on the Hong Kong stock exchange

Prada’s family owned company is set to float on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. In what is set to mean big changes for the luxury brand, Prada will become a public company after 98years. Prada is also made up of labels: Miu Miu, Church’s and Car Shoe. While this is the fourth time Prada has attempted such a move; depending on how many shares Miuccia Prada and her husband Patrizio Bertelli (company chief executive) chose to sell, they could boost their personal fortunes significantly…

Speaking of Prada…. The New ‘Minimal Baroque’ Sunglasses Campaign

Not just your ordinary campaign, models share the limelight with both dogs and eagles (pictured right).  Pushing the boundary between fashion and art; three artists – Ivo Bisignano, Marcela Gutiérrez and Andrea Tarella – have been commissioned to draw illustrations for the limited-edition ‘Minimal Baroque’ collection…

Sydney Opera House Barbie

To celebrate Australia Day last Wednesday, Mattel created the Sydney Opera House Barbie doll. Mattel enlisted the help of Australian Fashion Designer, Alex Perry, who created a miniature couture gown and accessories for the Barbie which was inspired by the iconic Australian Landmark. This is the fourth Barbie in the Landmark Series, which also includes; Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty…

Abbey Lee Kershaw for Portmans

Top Model Abbey Lee Kershaw is the new face of Australian retailer Portmans. Currently ranked No. 5 on, Kershaw is adored by Karl Lagerfeld, and has also appeared in campaigns for Chanel, Fendi, Gucci and D&G. Kershaw’s Portmans campaign was shot in Sydney and one of the resulting images is pictured right. Portmans has previously cast other Australian models – Miranda Kerr, Jessica Hart and Elyse Taylor – before they went on to become international sensations…

Chic This Week… Diane Kruger

Diane Kruger had a super stylish week attending the Couture fashion shows. Kruger wore a Chanel Spring Couture dress (pictured below left) just 48 hours after it appeared on the catwalk! As one of Chanel’s ambassadors, Kruger wore the exquisite powder-pink, structured dress adorned with diamanté buttons, to a charity dinner in Paris. Kruger also looked amazing this week in Gucci (below centre) and another Chanel look (below right)…


Designer Feature

Alex Perry…

Alex Perry is often referred to as Australia’s most glamorous fashion designer.

A title apt for Perry whose spectacular Haute Couture gowns are easily identifiable for their exquisite beauty; whimsical cascading fabrics; and pure ‘fairytale’ red carpet glamour. 

About Alex Perry

With a long list of ever so stylish celebrity fans – from Jennifer Lopez to Eva Longoria, Natalie Portman to Miranda Kerr – Perry is renowned for his magnificent evening gowns, high glamour and prestige quality.

Opening his first atelier in Sydney in 1992, Perry has shown annually at Australian Fashion Week since 1997. The Alex Perry brand has since grown to encompass Haute Couture, Red Carpet, Ready-To-Wear and Bridal.

With his distinct style and quick wit, Perry is also an accomplished media personality. Appearing as a judge on Australia’s Next Top Model, Perry is the only judge to have been involved in all six seasons.

Alex Perry collections are available internationally in select boutiques and his flagship store in Sydney’s iconic Strand Arcade encompasses all of his labels.     

Alex Perry & Waterford Crystal

It was a world-first when Perry recently partnered with Waterford Crystal to create three spectacular couture gowns.

As the king of glamour, sparkle and beauty were always anticipated; however, the three exquisitely enchanting gowns exceeded to surpass all expectation – sweeping you away in pure romanticism, elegance and drama.  

Perfectly capturing the beautiful allure of the luxurious crystal label, Perry ‘s couture gowns align with his signature aesthetic. In a glistening colour palette of lilac and creamy nude, the gowns are made with hundreds of metres of tulle and embellished with Waterford Crystal chandelier droplets in an assortment of cuts and sizes. The tulle is wrapped, draped and perfectly placed to embrace the body around corseted bodices which are encrusted with crystal. The result… illuminating, couture radiance, virtually too exquisite for words.

While other designers have collaborated on stemware and giftware ranges with Waterford Crystal in the past (including the likes of Marc Jacobs, Jasper Conran and John Rocha), this was the first time a designer has extended and translated the brand in fashion. And it was a partnership that could only have been celebrated with such refined elegance and fairytale-like glamour with Alex Perry.

Alex Perry S/S 2010/11

Entitled Arabian Princess, Perry’s Spring / Summer 2010/11 collection is an enchanting mix of sharp tailoring, whimsical evening gowns, lace and embellishment.

The collection was a schooling in luxurious elegance, decedent dressing and shimmering beauty. Held at Sydney’s Fox Studios the 130 metre long runway, wrapped around a 1,000 strong crowd all eager to see the luxurious glamour Perry is renowned for.

There were feathers, sequins, beading and even an exotic zebra print – transporting the audience to a starry Arabian night. Models wore voluminous hair with dark, seductive eye make-up and a mask of shimmering glitter.

Sexy yet sophisticated, innately detailed yet not over done. From cocktail dresses to red carpet evening gowns, it is a collection that exuded fierce femininity with intricate beauty.

For more beautiful Alex Perry creations, visit the official website: .

What do you think of Alex Perry’s S/S collection? xx


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